Roberto da Costa
|Roberto da Costa (Scenesys ID: 565)|
|Name:||Roberto da Costa|
|Citizenship:||Dual Brazilian/US Citizen|
|Education:||High School and Advanced Business Classes|
|Groups:||Academy X, Xavier's School|
|Apparent Age:||18||Actual Age:||18|
|Date of Birth||17 March 2001||Played By||Henry Zaga|
|Hair Color:||Brown||Eye Color:||Brown|
|Theme Song:||Bruno Mars "24K Magic"|
Roberto da Costa, Robbie or Berto to his friends, is best known as the son and heir of Brazillian billoniare Emmanuel da Costa, currently living in the states while attending an elite private school. He does the rounds of society things, and gets himself on page six from time to time. Just another New York rich kid.
In reality Roberto is a mutant and a member of the New Mutants with the alias Sunspot, he hasn't gotten up to much in public so right now people are more likely to go 'who?' than 'wow!' when introduced to the solar powered mutant.
Rio de Janeiro born and raised
On the soccer pitch is where I spent most of my days
Chillin' out maxin' relaxin' all cool
Playing some football outside of the school
When a couple of guys were up to no good
Started making trouble in my neighbourhood!
I get into one little fight and my powers kick in?
Ahem. While that's shockingly accurate let's break things down.
2001 - Born in Rio de Janeiro to billionaire Emmanuel da Costa and his American archaeologist wife Nina. Roberto's early years are a life of luxury and soccer, though there is a bit of darkness to go with the light when he realizes his father is involved with some very shady dealings on the side.
2015 - Roberto gets into a fight with other players during a city wide soccer tournament where his powers manifest sending the other boys flying. The incident draws the attention of Professor Xavier as well as Roberto's father's enemy in the Hellfire Club Donald Pierce. Pierce kidnaps Roberto's girlfriend (as much of a girlfriend as a 14 year old has anyhow) to force him to surrender to him. Xavier and the new mutants intervene but Roberto's girlfriend Juliana is killed in the fighting. After some grieving, Roberto agrees to join Xavier and begins training as a New Mutant.
2015 - 2019 - Roberto gets into adventures with the New Mutants while getting an education at Xavier's while his grief over Juliana and anger over his family's involvement with the Hellfire Club has him be hot headed at first he becomes more patient and prone to strategizing as time goes on.
2019 - While doing things he probably shouldn't be doing, Roberto is captured by Gideon and subjected to experiments which (yay) increase his powers, they almost kill him (so much less yay) before he is rescued by the crew from Xaviers. Afterwards he takes time off to get a grip on his new powers
2020 - Returns to Xaviers and is on the road to graduation!
Hey who knew if you stopped a moment and thought about things you can usually figure out a better way to do something than if you rush in. Roberto has a talent for that kind of thinking, but right now he's struggling against his hotheaded impulses in order to use them.
Roberto has a short fuse when it comes to insults, take a serious shot at him or his friends is a good way to get punched.
This maaay not apply to dating but when it comes to friends and family, it applies 100. Once you're Berto's friend he's got your back for life, and it goes the same for blood, I mean he hates what his father does, but if someone messes with him Berto would be there in a flash.
Roberto has a direct line from his brain to his mouth and so he often says a lot of things without considering their impact, then, when he's called on it get's his back up and stubbornly refuses to apologize. At least until he's had some time to think. It's a constant cycle with him and one he's trying (unsuccessfully) to break.
Passion For Life:
Life is fricking awesome and Roberto wants to enjoy all of it. He works hard he plays hard and he does his best to enjoy all of it (though it's /way/ easier with the play side of things). This passion for life also gives him an almost unshakeable optimism, allowing him to find the silver lining on even the darkest cloud.
Roberto grew up knowing that the gifts he was born with (both financial and genetic) came with certain responsibilities. In the case of his wealth it means learning to be a businessman even if that's not what he really wants to do with his life. In the case of his powers it means using them for good. This quality keeps his anger and hedonistic impulses in check and makes him choose to be a hero when he could just skate on through life without a care in the world.
Roberto's cells absorb and store solar energy in the same way they store caloric energy from food. This allows Roberto to not only operate without food so long as he has sufficient stored solar energy, but also to use that energy in accelerated bursts granting superhuman power. When he uses these powers his works to absorb as much light as possible making it seem pitch black as no light is reflected from its surface. Using absorbed solar energy Roberto is able to demonstrate the following powers:
Flight: Roberto is able to fly through generating and manipulating the heat around him. He is able to manage stationary hovering as well as reaching speeds of 150mp without over exerting himself
Enhanced Strength: Roberto is able to lift 25 tons while empowered. He can use a fraction of that power while in his human form and is able to lift a ton with concentration.
Durability: While empowered or using his enhanced strength his body is durable enough to support the weight without injury and before Gideon's experiments that was the end of it. Now though Berto can take hits from some of the big boys like Smasher or a bomb at point blank range while empowered and live to dust himself off afterwards. Still hurts like hell though so he may not be dead, he is certainly not at his best after taking that scale of damage.
Thermokinesis: Roberto can manipulate heat and is able to raise and lower the local temperature by emitting or absorbing heat into his body. He is able to do the same with people's body heat and is able to cause intense discomfort and injury as a result.
Limited Photokinesis: Roberto can emit light at various levels of intensity as well as absorb light from the surrounding environment to darken his immediate area.
Dark Solar Plasma Blasts: Another 'gift' from Gideon Roberto is able to fire concussive plasma blasts from his hands at varying levels of intensity. At their strongest level they can hit with the force of 20 tons.
Fire and Heat Immunity: Roberto is immune to all forms of heat and fire as his mutant metabolism simply converts it to energy like it does with solar radiation. This includes heat attacks, fire and heat from the environment.
Not that he?d let you know, but Roberto does actually try hard at school. He has to, he?s going to run da Costa international one day. He is a solid student at his grade level and takes special classes in business after school. Also thanks to listening to his mother, he is fairly well versed in the latest happenings in archaeology. He actually likes history and museums, and occasionally likes to pull out historical tidbits to shock his professors from time to time.
Not only is Roberto a licensed driver, but thanks to learning at Xavier?s Institute knows a few advanced defensive driving tricks as well. He?s still practicing, but he?s more than decent behind the wheel.
Football (Aka Soccer):
Roberto is a skilled soccer player, and if he kept working at it and didn?t have a million other responsibilities he could probably go pro one day. That said, he /does/ have those responsibilities, so he has to settle for being the best player at Xaviers. So sad.
Hand To Hand Comabt:
As a New Mutant, Roberto has had some training in hand to hand combat from some spectacular teachers. Though not a match for some of the more talented and highly trained students, he can hold his own with most human combatants pretty easily and with his powers engaged take on superpowered opponents.
Growing up in Brazil and visting America often, Roberto speaks fluent Portugese and English. Also, like many Brazillians who travel he's a fluent Spanish speaker.
Sure, Roberto can fly under his own power, but flying the Blackbird is cool! Since joining the New Mutants, Roberto has taken flying lessons from the staff at Xavier?s and while he?s not about to be winning any Top Gun trophies he can fly the Blackbird and other airplanes without crashing them... most of the time.
Roberto is a big fan of music and old movies (y?know, like from back in the 80s) and quotes from both incessantly. This skill is more amusing to him than useful except on trivia night around the mansion.
You wouldn't know it from when Roberto first joined the team but he's got a brilliant strategic mind when he cares to use it, like one of those kids who you teach to play chess and three games later kind of brilliant, but while the resources are there, he's still learning to think first before he acts, but when he does he can pull off some truly magnificent schemes against some of the cleverest opponents.
Da Costa International:
As the son of the owner the people at da Costa International can be counted on to assist Roberto in times of need, and he is able to borrow some resources when needed, though larger resources like the company jet, require his father's permission. The company is also the chief source Roberto's trust fund draws from. That fund covers all his expenses and then some, ensuring that Roberto is never short on cash.
Roberto is a member of the New Mutantsand has access to all the things that come with that status, a custom made uniform able to protect him from small arms fire and adapt to his mutation through the wonders of unstable molecules, comms devices, access to the Danger Room and flight training on the Blackbird. Though the best benefits of being a New Mutant is the level of swag it gives Roberto around campus and the good friends who he can count on to have his back.
Roberto's family has been leasing him expensive wheels since he turned 16. His current ride is a 2020 Maserati GranTurismo. He made the sacrafice of getting a four seater instead of something cooler and two seater so he could give his less affluent friends a ride from time to time. The sacrifice is real, man.
Roberto is a student in good standing at Xavier's Institute and the school provides him with room, board and a top notch education in return.
Is sort of a punch first ask questions later kind of guy. He's not really angry per se, but he likes to jump in with both feet (or fists) in a given situation, which makes him reckless. Also, he doesn't take insults that well and isn't afraid to throw a punch to prove a point.
He's working on it, but there's still a lot of work to go.
Sure Roberto is a mutant with really awesome powers, but he's also just as squishy as a regular human when his powers aren't on and he still needs air and water to live, the only thing he really doesn't need that people do is food, but he likes eating anyhow because have you tried food?
Roberto's powers are solar bases and without a source of direct sunlight frequent use of those powers can run through his reserves quickly. It is believed that he will someday be able to absorb indirect light like that reflected from the moon, but that day is not today, and this limitation is very real.
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|The Watch Proceeds||January 7th, 2022||Michael Erickson meets and greets with a /bunch/ of people in Grand Central, as various volunteers show up to help fight the angels.|
|Drinking in Public||January 2nd, 2022||Paris and Victor go drinking, running into Roberto and Karla in the process. Posturing and one up'ing all around.|
|=A friend is back in town.||December 22nd, 2021||A night with friends.|
|It's Winter||December 21st, 2021||People drank cider!|
|Someone has a Magnetic personality||February 19th, 2021||Roberto and Paige chat with Magneto when Noriko arrives. Magneto and Noriko chat.|
|Build you up just to tear you down||February 17th, 2021||Scott, having just finished shop class, teaches Paige how to install her windshield wiper blades and Sam comes by to chat.|
|A History Lesson in Demons and Limbo!||February 16th, 2021||Megan gains a bit of insight into Illy and Limbo.|
|Training for Trouble!||February 16th, 2021||Megan confronts Illy about a little problem in limbo. Paige and Roberto dance around the Situation.|
|Cyke yo mind: It's team building||February 16th, 2021||Paige and Roberto are run through a training simulation by Scott and given homework after successfully defeating a Sentinel.|
|This is Roberto's fault, really.||February 13th, 2021||Roberto tells Sam that he is taking Paige to the dance. It went well.|
|Roberto and Paige hit up a Cafe||February 13th, 2021||Roberto takes Paige out on a first date, and to talk about the upcoming dance.|
|Happy Birthday Sam Guthrie||February 11th, 2021||Everyone comes out to celebrate Sam turning 21!|
|A Pirate's Life For Me||February 11th, 2021||Viola hosts a party pirate-themed birthday for someone who turns out to be a friend of Roberto da Costa's. Viola helps Roberto avoid a gold digger, and he may hire her to plan a party.|
|Workouts and Birthday plannings||February 11th, 2021||Plans are made, and lessons learned.|
|Emma Frost Presents: A NIGHT OF WONDER||January 28th, 2021||Emma hosts a gala style event at Xaviers for the students. Some fun is had, some trouble is had, some news breaks.|
|Bem Vindo ao Brasil||September 22nd, 2020||No description|
|Ringing out like shots in the night!||September 21st, 2020||Stoped one crime, but it seems someone is pulling strings called the kingpin. Stephanie, Roberto, Daisy,Kate might have to do some digging.|
|A Friday Night Flight||September 21st, 2020||Steph and Roberto take flight to Brazil!|
|Up, Up and Away||September 10th, 2020||Roberto having revealed he is a mutant, takes Stephanie flying. So awesome.|
|Doing My Part||September 2nd, 2020||Roberto and Scott talk about Roberto joining the X-Men. He's in. Also, did you know that they made a 5 /AM/? Berto didn't.|
|Unmasked||September 2nd, 2020||An apartment fire and a broken necklace cause Roberto to realize that Stephanie is Spoiler. He reveals his own mutant identity to her as well|
|X-MEN: The Dark Down||August 29th, 2020||The X-Men venture into an unfinished abandoned subway tunnel, only to discover an underground race is in full swing! THE DARK DOWN CIRCUIT, only there's no banana peels in this race, just giant MAN EATING SPIDERS! And yeeting!|
|A Fire In Need Of Heroes||August 29th, 2020||A fire at the condo of Roberto's mother has Spoiler and Sunspot meeting for what they think is the first time.|
|War of the Worlds Finale||August 21st, 2020||Earth's defenders draw away the Warzoon and finally confront General Zod. They drive the rogue Kryptonian away, but at what cost for the House of El?|
|Movie Night||August 20th, 2020||Movie night! Friends! Fun! Opsec failures! And some gentle mindwiping.|
|Home Away From Home||August 18th, 2020||Roberto gets a tour of Stephanie's first college apartment|
|Giddyup||July 23rd, 2020||Roberto, Max and Kitty go for a ride on the school's horses.|
|Birthday Pryde||July 22nd, 2020||Xavier's people and Avengers gather on the beach to celebrate a birthday|
|Kitchen Chat||June 22nd, 2020||Roberto, Ororo and Kitty have a talk in the kitchen over pork, coffee and cereal, can you guess who had what?|
|A Gotham Graduation Party||June 20th, 2020||Friends and family gather for Stephanie's graduation party. No one is stabbed nor drowned. This was deemed a great success.|
|Hellfire Masquerade: The Public House||June 11th, 2020||Young folks socialize while old mercs gather in the Public House during the Hellfire Club Masquerade.|
|Forget Me Not||June 11th, 2020||Memories taken by Sinister's cronies, Roberto visits Stephanie in Gotham to try to recover them|
|Rest And Recovery||June 9th, 2020||X-men gather in the medical bay to check on the freed kidnap victims.|
|A Sinister Plot: The Left Hand Holds All The Cards: Team Two||June 6th, 2020||A hard fight, and the hostages are saved!!! But they are not whole, and it may be some time before they are...|
|A Sinister Plot: Chasing the Sun||May 25th, 2020||Backscene: Berto is surprised and kidnapped by the Marauders.|
|A Sinister Plot: Another Brick in the Wall||May 25th, 2020||Sinisters victims talk about their captivity and try and keep their hopes up... not entirely well.|
|Waiting For Acceptance Letters Sucks||May 20th, 2020||Roberto meets Stephanie's mother. Steph's acceptance letter to Gotham U arrives.|
|A Warm Day By A Cool Pool||May 15th, 2020||An afternoon pool party at Xavier's|
|Warren's House Party||May 4th, 2020||Warren invites friends over for a party to help ease minds off of the crazy things going on in the world as of late.|
|A Sinister Plot: A Shattered Star||May 3rd, 2020||Roberto and Gabby have their turn on the table, with varied results.|
|A Sinister Plot: I Was Working In My Lab One Night||May 3rd, 2020||Awakening. Doctor Nathaniel Essex has brought them together for a project... one that promises to be likely fatal.|
|A Motherly Meeting, Part One||April 30th, 2020||Brunch with Roberto's mother, and Stephanie is given an idea of what to expect with his father.|
|Winds of Change: Savage Lands Part Three||April 22nd, 2020||Sauron has been found, and punched a lot to get the information and the data to reverse the dinoplague!|
|Boldly Gone||April 21st, 2020||A Star Trek Convention becomes all too real ...|
|Winds of Change: Thought We Were Having Fish, Not Raptor||April 17th, 2020||Fish tacos are interrupted by Laura and Jean having extreme makeovers|
|Dressed To Kill||April 12th, 2020||Roberto takes Stephanie to find a dress for the HFC gala benefiting Genosha.|
|Hellfire Club Genosha Spring Benefit Part III||April 10th, 2020||During the Spring Gala, a collection of Hellfire Club VIPs and their guests enjoy(?) the company of the Black Queen....|
|The Knights Table||April 2nd, 2020||Cass, Carrie, Stephanie and Roberto hit a Gotham Knights sports bar during the draft.|
|DANGER: The Ice Fields||March 31st, 2020||Ice spiders bad, cocoa good, and shovels are valuable mutant adventuring gear!|
|You Can Take The Girl Out Of Gotham||March 31st, 2020||Spatula City gets scope out for mob ties. Also, Jumanji 2 and pizza.|
|Rock Climbing In Manhattan's East Side||March 28th, 2020||Barbara shows up to join Roberto and Stephanie at a rock climbing gym|
|Talking Someone Off a Ledge, Literally||March 27th, 2020||Roberto and Stephanie help a depressed man under the influence of The Straw Man.|
|A Sweet Surprise||March 24th, 2020||Illegal cupcakes! Bickering teenagers! Frustrated adults! Sugar rushes and sage advice from a child that listens to Dr McCoy too much. Emma's surprise birthday treats for the X Mansion were well received by the kids, but the adults... something something security risk.|
|The Delinquency of a Minor||March 22nd, 2020||Mutants at a human beach party. Nobody got hurt, Laura.|
|Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous||March 22nd, 2020||a few VIPs chat and drink and discuss VIP things.|
|Family Reunions||March 18th, 2020||The Magnet kids meet up.|
|Life Of The Party||March 18th, 2020||A first college party experience turns out to be something entirely unexpected|
|Out Of The Lab and Into...Affluence||March 15th, 2020||Ellie makes it to the upper levels, meets Jubilee, it doesn't go well.|
|Campus Visits From Near And Far||March 12th, 2020||A visit to Gotham U brings Stephanie Brown into contact with Roberto da Costa. Coffee is drank. Jokes are made. Glorious.|
|Smol Screm!||March 11th, 2020||A cat causes terrible trouble.|
|Four mutants walk into an opera house...||March 7th, 2020||Sam Guthrie, Roberto da Costa, Douglas Ramsey and Illyana Raputina venture deep into Enemy Territory for the sake of Sam's love life. No joke.|
|A Ride To Westchester||March 7th, 2020||Roberto gives Kitty a ride back from the Genosha memorial, the two navigating around the topic of her father's death|
|Miss Caradenza, I Presume||March 6th, 2020||Sam Guthrie and Roberto da Costa confront Alexis Carr after the Geonosha memorial. Alexis denies that she is also Allegra Caradenza, the poster child for Pro-HUMANA, but being pressed by Sam and Roberto admits not only that it is, but says she's intent on performing at the Gala on Saturday.|
|Oh he did, did he||March 6th, 2020||Doug, Illyana, and Berto hatch a plan.|
|A Lazy Afternoon||March 5th, 2020||Chats and drinks are had.|
|Genoshan Memorial||March 3rd, 2020||Various speakers share their thoughts on Genosha, the tragedy, and come together to share their grief.|
|And I Think Doug Can Even Speak Demon||March 3rd, 2020||Roberto enlists Kitty's aid in setting up a couple of their friends.|
|Waking Up To A New Reality||March 3rd, 2020||Negasonic wakes up in a medical facility, connected with wires and tubes to beeping machines. Is she safe...?|
|X-men Episode IV: A New Hope||March 2nd, 2020||Hope Summers emerges in our timeline and finds her way to Xavier's School.|
|Talking To You Is Easy (If You're Dead)||February 24th, 2020||Nobody gets a black eye.|
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