Luke Cage

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Luke Cage (Scenesys ID: 762)
Profile
Name: Luke Cage (Carl Lucas)
Superalias: Power Man
Gender: Male
Species: Metahuman
Occupation: Hero For Hire
Citizenship: American
Residence: Above Boulevard Cinema, Harlem
Education: Public/Streets
Theme: Marvel (FC)
Groups: Defenders
Details
Apparent Age: 25 Actual Age: 25
Date of Birth 19 Aug 1994 Played By
Height: 6'6" Weight: 425 lbs
Hair Color: Black (Shaved) Eye Color: Brown
Twitter: Cage4Hire
Theme Song:


Character Info

Profile

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Luke is a locally famous hero in Harlem, and NYC to a lesser extent. The man runs Heroes For Hire, a company that hires out street-level heroes to help people at very reasonable costs. They are careful to not ending up mercs for baddies, too. He often ends up doing pro-bono work because people really need the help, but he TRIES to charge.

Timeline

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Timeline:
1994: Carl Lucas is born in Harlem to a retired police detective and his wife. Despite the former cop as a dad, Carl is a troublemaker.

94 - 2012 : Carl and his friends run rampant on the streets, eventually joining a gang called The Rivals. Over time, however, Carl decides he isn't interested in a life of crime, while his best friend becomes more and more involved. Not long after his eighteenth birthday, his buddy ends up planting a large amount of drugs on Carl over a dispute about a woman, and Carl end sup in Seagate Prison.

2012 - 2015: Carl serves time, and it is brutal and bad. The guards at the time are notoriously corrupt, and Carl spends a large amount of time in solitary lockup. Eventually the new Warden shows up, and he tries to clean the place up. Meanwhile, the new prison doctor offers Carl a chance. If he volunteers for experiments with his new serum, he can prove his willingness to help humanity and help his parole. In the middle of the treatment, however, the corrupt guard attacks and Carl ends up stronger then anticipated. He then uses his new powers to escape the prison, when he is suspected to be dead.

2015 - 2018: He changes his name to Luke Cage and decides to get to work as a hero?for pay. He starts up Heroes for Hire, taking smallish amounts of money to provide aid to those in need. He has a few issues with bad folks trying to use him as a merc, and becomes a bit more careful about who he aids. He is involved in a number of high-profile incidents, earning some fame in Harlem.

2018-2020 : In the wake of the chaos, Luke helps found the Defenders to protect their specific neighborhoods. After that he continues his work at H4H, while also teaming up with others now and again.

IC Journal

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Personality

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Heroic:
Luke does a good job of keeping his emotions hidden and acting tough, but under it all Luke is a good man. He'll put his neck out for others (Even if complaining the entire time) and go out of his way to help people.

Intense:
He's an intense guy. He can come off as a bit larger then life and even overbearing at times, whether being charismatic or scary. He feels his emotions very intensely, even if he hides them.

Stoic:
Luke feels emotion like everyone else, but it can be hard to tell sometimes. He can often come across cool and collected to the point of stoicism. He still feels it all, but he's good at hiding it unless -really- pushed.

Character Sheet

Powers

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Healing Factor:
He rarely gets injured, but even if he does he heals fast. He recovers from wounds at roughly one third the time it takes a normal human.

Super Speed:
His enhanced stamina and muscles allow him to book it at around 40 mph. He can also make enormous leaps, covering several blocks at a time. He doesn't have perfect precision, however, so he only does this in an emergency.

Super Strength:
Luke was granted super strength through the Burstein Process. At first he could only lift a ton or so, but over time he has honed and improved his abilities quite a bit. At this point he can lift 50 tons without pushing too hard, and under extreme duress he has shown the ability to push that quite a bit. He can send a person flying with the clap caused by bringing his hands together, and he can punch through thick steel. He has knocked out major foes with a single mighty punch.

Superhuman Stamina:
Luke generates less fatigue toxins in his muscles. This means it takes him a lot longer to get tired or worn out. He needs to sleep less then most people, and he can do hard labor or fighting for extended periods of time.

Toughness:
The Burstein Process granted inhuman toughness to Luke. His current level of durability lets him withstand high-powered firearms at point-blank range without bruising. Hands break on him and weapons snap. He can even be lit on fire without taking injuries. He can take hits from superhumans quite a bit stronger then he is, destructive energy attacks, and falls up to ninety to one hundred stories.

Skills

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Athlete:
Luke is a skilled athlete, even without his powers. He can run, jump and climb quite well, and he could perform admirably in most sports.

Charisma:
Luke can stir folks. He knows how to scare or inspire people, and he can stir up a crowd with well-chosen words. Locals tend to either love or hate him, and his raw charisma is hard to deny.

Combatant:
Luke is a brawler, but a skilled one. He has years of street fighting experience that he has blended with extensive boxing training. He can use weapons, too, but he is much better without them, and honestly doesn't really need them.

Education:
Luke got his GED once out of prison. However, he has also extended his own education, and he has studied law, history, sociology and literature. He can quote the greats, but especially understands basic law. He also speaks Spanish, Russian and Italian, along with basic understanding of a few other languages common to the city.

Streetwise:
He knows the streets. He understands how street life works, and he understands its culture. He can identify signs of addiction, or pressure, and he knows the signs of gangs and mobsters and such. He knows who has what turf, and can find out who is moving what, etc. In Harlem it is even moreso.

Resources

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Apartment:
He has an apartment in Harlem as well as the office. It isn't an ostentatious place, but it's home. It has easy access to the rooftop of the old apartment building, which works well for him.

Defenders:
Luke is a founding member of the Defenders. The group of scattered NYC heroes can call on one another when things get really rough.

Fame:
Luke is considered a hero in Harlem. People who aren't crooks tend to love him. Some people like to complain, and they might cause issue, but generally he is liked and looked up to. Outside of Harlem he is a bit less known, but people who pay attention to the media and such might know of him.

Heroes For Hire:
He runs a small business out of an office above an old movie theater in Harlem. H4H are street-level heroes who help folks out for money. They are careful not to end up as muscle for villains and bad folks, and they do what they can to help people?while also keeping the lights on. They don't charge enough to put folks out TOO much, which is why the office is mediocre at best.

Weaknesses

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Enemies:
Luke has made enemies. He's pissed off most of the gangs and criminals in Harlem, for one, and he's drawn attention from super powered foes as well. In addition, he has enemies remaining from his original life.

Radiation:
Exposure to massive amounts of radiation can burn and even kill Luke.

Tough Skin:
His skin is incredible strong, which can also be a flaw. If he needs emergency medical work or something along those lines, he needs industrial level medical lasers to cut his skin, and those are not available in many hospitals.

Role-Play

Logs

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Luke Cage has 22 finished logs.

Title Date Scene Summary
A Fair Day In Central Park March 3rd, 2021 The first truly spring-like day of the year and a small fair in Central Park are enough to draw a large crowd.
Attack of the Shannon February 13th, 2021 Omega Shannon is sent to Limbo
The Bazaar - Pier 20 February 8th, 2021 The Defenders and the Avengers team up with Cloak and Dagger to take down a human trafficking ring!
Cloak and Dagger: Time to meet Hell's Kitchen most Powerful Man February 7th, 2021 Cloak and Dagger finally meets the boss of Hell's Kitchen. Maybe Ty and Luke will start a bro-mance.
An Evening at Luke's January 28th, 2021 A diverse crew hangs out at the bar
The Wail Of Sirens October 11th, 2020 Luke Cage, Niroko, Kitty, and Hiroshi Taka deal with a traffic accident that includes a tipped over and leaking gasoline tanker.
Sniffing Out A Shadowcat October 5th, 2020 No description
Streets come a knocking October 5th, 2020 Power-man meet Mr Fisk, opening a gym for the youth.
Welcome to the Jungle September 26th, 2020 Pro Union charity event, with Mr Fisk, Kitty Pryde, Elektra Nachio, Luke Cage.
Arabian Nights costume gala September 25th, 2020 The Avengers have an Arabian Nights themed costume charity event.
Long Time Away September 21st, 2020 Luke and Rogue catch up after two years of not seeing each other. Casual banter is had, compliments are passed around along with tea!
Untold Streets: Ghoul Killer September 9th, 2020 No description
Checking In Post-Brainiac August 23rd, 2020 Kitty checks in on Luke to make sure he made it through New York's woes safely
Oh Come On July 31st, 2020 Luke Cage makes a friend by accident.
So The World Is About To End July 4th, 2020 Kitty tries to talk Luke into leaving the city in advance of Brainiac's attack
Drinkin' Age! June 5th, 2020 Rogue steps into Luke's bar and meets the man himself!
Sometimes it be That Way April 30th, 2020 The Defenders meet at Luke's
It don't always make sense, at first. April 14th, 2020 Luke is fighting, Harley and Power Girl show up to hand out some justice with a capital J.
Gimme a beer Luke April 14th, 2020 Luke and Colleen share at the bar
The Hazards of Social Media April 11th, 2020 An attempt by HYDRA to ruin everyone's day is scuttled when Janet, Luke, and Steve manage to overcome the sudden attempt.
Hell's Weapons April 8th, 2020 An assault on weapon dealers down in Hell's Kitchen where Daisy finds some unexpected aid! Luke will need new clothes. Danny finally got his high five. Matthew shall pay for spreading the Tremors rumor.
Definitely Not A Dive Bar April 5th, 2020 After a night doing vigilante duty, Kitty stops in a bar in Harlem, name of Luke's.

Cutscenes

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