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MAXIMUM Mechanic's (Character Base)

Post by MAXIMUM MAN » Thu May 14, 2020 2:57 am



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Hammerhead's Auto Repair

Located about 20 miles outside of Duskburg there's an old (and previously abandoned) car garage and rest stop. Hammerhead's used to be a staple location for travelers and in MAXIMUM MAN's own timeline thrived long into his own racing career. It was the place he went to handle any car repair and they were his first sponsor. When he arrived in this Timeline however, he was upset to find the business had failed due to a number of more profitable meta owned shops.

Rather than let the place rot any further he took it upon himself to buy the land and make it his base of operations. He refurbished the buildings into a command center, a garage, and a small home where.

The command center is filled with enough of a system to get his heroing up and running with further upgrades planned as funds allow. This command center monitors not just Millenium City but, the entire United States for any major events. Minor crimes are kept local for now but, he has plans to expand his minor crime detection to cover the coastline.

This command center also manages his automated defense systems which respond with extreme non-lethal force to threats. Counter missiles, biometric locking systems, stun fields, and it can send push notifications to his cellphone in case of a break in.

The garage section is where MAXIMUM MAN can be found most often out of costume. Outside of a few open windows he keeps the press out and only allows in people he trusts to see his face. Not for the sake of maintaining a secret identity but, for maintaining his heroic image.


This is just a simple location that is here incase anyone wants to interact with MAXIMUM MAN and doesn't know how to do so. Just drop a post and he'll act accordingly. If you're a villain its ON SIGHT but, if you're a hero he'll operate on a case by case basis.

Also if you plan on attacking the base be prepared for a MAXIMUM Ass whooping.
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Post by illirica » Thu May 14, 2020 3:03 pm

In many ways, this felt familiar.

How many times had Teja and Garrick gone together to scout out some situation, or just to keep a watchful eye on things? Long, quiet hours, the best of them when nothing at all was happening, both of them just paying attention to the area - the sights, the sounds, the subtle electrical impulses. Both of them had been as much there to learn the subtleties of their abilities as to keep the city safe, though neither of them had needed to mention that. She’d been not too long distanced from her time in the military, still figuring out the limits of her abilities with the mandated limiters off, figuring out what she could do besides just power technology that sometimes worked, depending on how well the designing personnel had done their job on any given day.

He, too, had been figuring things out back then - learning to use his gifts as an ability, something that he could rely on, not just something he had to work around and find a way to manage so that they wouldn’t be too detrimental. More than anything, though, they’d learned to rely on each other, learned to understand what it was that the other needed, almost instinctively. They’d worked well together. Volksgeist had destroyed that - or tried to.

It was just one more victory she was going to have to take back from him.

Garrick was at her side again, and she gave him a hint of a thoughtful smile, but said nothing of her thoughts. He didn’t need her to.

The self-styled MAXIMUM MAN had built his base out of an abandoned garage. The former government agent in her was uncomfortable with such an obvious thing in the hands of a single agent, but she had the same thoughts about the Empyrean and her own AMPERE if she was being honest about it. As much as she would have liked to have thought that reasonable overarching powers could have held down such a thing... it hadn’t happened, and wasn’t likely to, and someone had to stop those like Surgath, and that meant having the power to do so when they needed it.

The part of her that had built a lab that transformed into a mobile mech unit that could fight demigods or extraplanetary threats was all in favor of places like this. One of these days, she would have to rebuild AMPERE - she just hadn’t had time. There was always another threat on the horizon. Right now, it was the dimension that was getting the moniker “Divergence,” which Teja thought was distressingly scientifically inaccurate - but they had to call it something, and she supposed it wasn’t the stupidest code name she’d ever heard.

Beyond that, though, there were always other threats. Bran Sunderson thought that the next one was going to be William of Magnus, Teja didn’t know if she agreed with that, but it was entirely possible that it would be whatever William of Magnus had come to guard against. Surgath was gone, but there might well be another threat lurking out there, some lieutenant of his eager to take control of his armies and bring about another execution. The Binaries, with all their power and their dystopian society, a potential disaster just waiting to happen.

And, from MAXIMUM MAN’s own altercation, his enemy Amaranth, who he had come here to stop, and who still might be lurking.

She knocked lightly at the door of the garage to announce their presence before entering, having made sure that the man of the future knew this was more of an informal call. Teja didn’t know what they’d end up discussing here, but she did know that it was likely that they were going to need his help for something in a future much less distant than his own - or he was likely to need theirs.

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Post by Deus Mortis » Fri May 15, 2020 7:08 pm

The air was warm today, the sun sparsely covered by white clouds. There would be no rain in the coming days, a fortunate thing to some. Garrick had always liked the rain. The way little droplets splattered against surfaces only to rise once more in invisible fogs of moisture. Even without his sight, the sound and feeling alone painted a clear picture to him, each droplet enough to give him the ability to see without his eyes.

Being out here in front of MAXIMUM MAN’S reminded Garrick of the old days. Relatively speaking, half a year may not have seemed long to most but to people in their line of work, time stretched on. There was little rest and never enough time to do things. It was a miracle the last few weeks have been as calm as they have been.

It was slower things like this that he remembered missing greatly during his training. He’s done patrols with others before but none of them were quite like Teja. Even without asking, she took care to avoid unnecessary noises, speaking in whispers and only ever lightly patting him if she needed his attention. It was that sort of attention that really skyrocketed the amount of respect he had for her, though he suspected she would have gotten that level of admiration in one way or another. The Society had a way of surprising him.

Thinking about the Society now was saddened him. They've lost more people than he ever wanted to, in some way or another. Arno was the most recent member to just go, retired on tenser terms than Gyras had. He may not have agreed with Flint's views on the SOS but he understood where his anger came from. Garrick let the man go and do what he felt he needed to do. It felt like the right call to make, regardless of the repercussions they'd all suffer.

In the darkness of it all however, there were silver linings. Where they've lost people, others stepped in to fill the spaces now empty, not all as full members but everyone more than willing to pledge themselves as fellow heroes. They would never be able to replace the members lost. Garrick didn't want them to. The world would hurt from losing people like Michael, Hope, and Arno, but they would rise back up from having people like Ryoko, Mana, MAXIMUM MAN stand in their place. Garrick didn’t doubt for a second that they wouldn’t prove themselves to the world more than they already have in the future. Though it was a grim thought, something told him that the world’s troubles were far from over.

It was why they were standing here in front of the MAXIMUM Mechanic's Hammerhead Auto Repairs.

He inspected the smaller buildings around, examining them for any key details. Though he wasn’t worried that MAXIMUM MAN was going to suddenly betray them and open fire on them with automated defenses, it never hurt to know what you were dealing with. It helped immensely for worst case scenarios.

Teja gave him a smile and he returned it, his smaller. It was apparent he was mostly concerned about making sure there weren’t any hidden dangers awaiting them. It didn’t take away from the warmness in the small expression.

Garrick himself didn’t really react uncomfortably to the knowledge that MAXIMUM MAN had a base somewhere. Considering the type of vehicle he drove around, it only made sense that he’d have a base set up. More befitting that it was inside of a mechanic’s shop.

As Teja knocked on the door, he stood by, vigilant but seemingly idle. Garrick's unassuming nature in general made it easy for him to seem much less threatening or perceptive than he actually was. He preferred it that way. Made it less likely he'd be targeted and more likely to be underestimated. He didn't mind fighting dirty at all. Volksgeist hadn't after all, why would he?

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Post by MAXIMUM MAN » Sat May 16, 2020 5:47 am



Bradley Zolomon, the hero known to the public as MAXIMUM MAN, was spending his day off much like he spent his other days off; sitting underneath a hovercar making sure everything was in working condition. Today though he was installing a new computer system that would help the fuel injection deliver bursts of MAXIMUM ENERGY filled blood into the anti-grav engines faster. His ratchet was clicking away when his base alerted him to the knock at his door. Sliding out from under the car he saw Teja and Garrick's faces displayed on an old CRT monitor.

"Door open"

The lock to the door would audibly click a number of times before the slab of metal gently swung inwards allowing his guests to access the garage. The place was a mess with various tools and components scattered about the ground his vehicle(which was currently jacked 7 feet up). An older looking radio played the local rock station at a relatively low volume.

Bradley was out of costume when his guests arrived, opting for a grease stained white tank top and blue jeans. His chiseled jawline and slightly wrinkled features rested beneath a plethora of scars from various conflicts. These scars covered almost his entire body and told the story of being a hero. Brown, well kept, hair matched a set of kind hazel eyes.

He set the massive Anti-Gravity engine he was carrying down onto a workbench with a resonating THUNK and made his way over towards his comrades. Extending a handshake out to both of them before wiping the grease, oil, and sweat from his face with the towel he had slung over his shoulder.

"Capacitor and Noctua, pleasure to see you both. What brings you out here on such a fine day?"

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Post by illirica » Sun May 17, 2020 1:42 pm

MAXIMUM MAN set an engine of some sort down on a work table before approaching for handshakes. Teja gave it a curious glance, indulging in the momentary sensation of a desire to take it apart and see how it worked before bringing herself to the professional present and accepting his hand, carefully controlled as always. She'd drained out much of her stored charge before coming here, as she hadn't been sure how many civilians were likely to be in the area and she didn't want to hurt anyone on what ought to be a friendly reconnaissance.

"No crisis right now," she answered the question with the most pertinent information. "But I thought we'd come see how you were fitting in and ask if there was anything we could do to help." His status as a hero was a little different than most of the others out there. While many had the background of their upbringing to give them context on the world and a place in it - even if that place was something to avoid - MAXIMUM MAN's status as being displaced from his time put him a bit at odds with everything that was going on in the world right now.

Teja was reminded in many ways of Brock LaVerne, who had never quite fit into this time exactly right. He'd done everything he could, but there had always been a part of him that lingered back in his old era. It was no surprise he'd gone so often to the Nomad Exclusion Zone, one more bit of temporal displacement that reminded him that he wasn't alone in being extemporal. MAXIMUM MAN, she thought, might be having much of the same trouble. Whenever he had come from, he had no doubt left all his people behind - friends, allies, maybe even family. He was alone here except for one enemy whom he pursued.

She knew well the worry of letting the presence of an enemy become so all-encompassing that it fundamentally changed who you were. It was why she'd automatically thought of Garrick, when she'd thought to come here. He, too, knew a bit about time and solitude. That, and he was calm and reliable, and a good counter to MAXIMUM MAN's MAXIMUM ENERGY. The man was so emphatic that one's thoughts turned to capitalization as the only way to encompass the essence of him.

Emphasis, she well knew, could often be used as a mask for isolation.

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Post by Deus Mortis » Thu May 21, 2020 2:20 pm

Garrick shook the MAN’S hand firmly, examining him with little more than a passing glance. MAXIMUM MAN carried the appearance of a long-standing veteran with the scars and confidence to match. While Garrick didn’t comment on them, he passed him a look of respect, leaving the MAXIMUM HERO to figure out exactly why for himself.

Teja took the initiative, explaining why the two of them were paying the temporal misplaced hero a social call. Garrick stood around quietly, looking around the MAXIMUM WORKSHOP with visible interest. Echolocation cataloged the various items and objects strewn around the room, but a closer inspection by sight gave him a greater amount of detail. Not that it was going to do him much good. Whatever was going on here was a little more advanced than checking oil or changing a tire. Garrick wasn’t too shabby as a mechanic but MAXIMUM MAN’S expertise in the field far surpassed him it seemed. It was that intelligence that broke his expectations of the larger hero so easily.

”Hanging out is fine too.” Garrick said, finishing his look around the workshop. ”Things have been really busy for everyone. It’s bad enough that we have to deal with things happening on Earth. Now we have to deal with an alternate dimension.”

Garrick wasn’t sure how common these sort of things were to MAXIMUM MAN but he figured even he could agree that the Society’s all had their plates full with preparation and responses to global threats.

”Wouldn’t be too bad to just talk.”

Although his voice was on the calmer side, his words were not cold. He spoke with genuine friendliness as he looked at MAXIMUM MAN, considering Bradley Zolomon as one of the Society's own. It was difficult not to with the heroic presence he carried with him. It was easy to trust him to do what was right.

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Post by MAXIMUM MAN » Mon May 25, 2020 10:46 pm




"I appreciate that, its hard to fit in when everything is so...old in comparison."

He moved up half a set of stair and took a seat in a small lounge area where he had a series of displays with various bits of information across them. There was information of strange animal attacks in South America, complex schematics breaking down the new computer system as well as two different engines he was planning to add into his car, medical reports showing the effects of MAXIMUM ENERGY application against the whole body, and a display tracking headlines and police radios for anything serious.

He gestured for his guests to sit in there with him, the couch being a kind of ugly old leather one that had come with the place. It was still comfortable, just a tad bit broken in.

"If I was to talk about one thing than I'd have to ask, what was the weirdest crime you both have had to stop?"

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Post by illirica » Tue May 26, 2020 8:18 pm

Garrick’s analysis that it wouldn’t be bad just to talk reaffirmed Teja’s instincts that bringing him had been the right call, for a number of reasons. She knew he’d been working with Ryoko to master the power that had been ‘gifted’ to him, and she knew enough about him to know that there would be no hours in which he was idle. If he’d not been here, he likely would have been finding another task to fill his hours - more training, more than likely.

If the only way to get him to take a break was to request he come along for meetings, she expected she’d be doing more of that in the future. In some small corner of her mind, her honesty compelled her to acknowledge that much the same could be said of herself, but she dismissed the truth without tending to it. Garrick deserved a break. Teja... just had too much she needed to do right now.

She hid a smile at MAXIMUM MAN’s description of the archaic nature of everything present. While the technology in the garage might have been greatly outdated from his perspective of hindsight, for her it was still rather contemporary. The displays were comforting in their way, as they came with the knowledge that one more guardian was watching over the world, ensuring its safety.

Teja took an offered seat, perching on the arm of the couch and drawing one leg up underneath her with a benign casualty. It wasn’t a fighter’s stance, one of the poses that would be easy to spring into attack or defense from. She did not need to look at him to know that Garrick would be taking just such a pose. It had taken Teja a great deal of time to train her own self out of the habit - time, and manipulation - her command over the electromagnetic spectrum meant that any position was now an attacking position, and the very casualty had become a weapon in and of itself.

It was not an edge she would be needing today.

She did not allow his question to take her by surprise, unexpected though it had been. “I’ve always been more of a soldier than a crime fighter,” she offered an insubstantial response. She supposed that they were all crime fighters from a certain perspective, but most of her battles were about stopping meta-terrorists, not about persecuting wrongdoers. Those events where she had done such a thing... ‘weird’ was not the word to describe them.

She thought of David Hudson, one step too far, and wondered what he’d say to her now, after Alaska. Whether he’d try to hunt her down, as she’d done to him. She would understand. In many ways, she was surprised that no one had tried it yet. In many ways, she thought she deserved it. She wondered if the self-syled Meshindi ever thought he deserved what she’d done to him.

“Crime fighters have to be just. Soldiers...” An amused twitch that might have been a smile, somehow. “have to just be. A shrug, one-shouldered. “Although if I had to pick something on the auspices of ‘weirdness’ alone, stopping my extradimensional variant from killing me with my sword in the hand of my partner would be up there.” Her hand twitched in her lap, feeling the solid hilt of the blade that... was not there. Her scars tightened, alerting her to its displacement, and she made herself relax once more.

Neither here, nor there.

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Post by Deus Mortis » Thu May 28, 2020 1:43 pm

Teja was right in her assumption of Garrick. After being offered a seat, he sat down in a neutral position, one where he was ready to spring into action at a moment’s notice. The act itself was not one from a distrust of MAXIMUM MAN in particular, spawned instead from general paranoia. Garrick himself doesn’t even realize he does it half the time.

He looked over at the various displays around. Unsurprisingly, he didn’t understand a lot of it. The schematics were mostly beyond him, his entire expertise revolving more around siege weapons and war-related contraptions in general. That sort of stuff came naturally to him now. He knew how to build ballistas and trebuchets, but a 31st century engine? Not so much.

At Teja’s reveal of what she thought was one of her weirdest crimes, Garrick chuckled. Even though Revolt had tried to kill the two, there was amusement in looking back at that event with a broader, more distant look.

”Yeah, that was pretty weird.” He avoided speaking on her comment about soldiers. He’d never served in a modern day army and as such, felt his view on things wouldn’t be appropriate. Not that they were any different. Heroes had to be just before they were anything else.

”I think my weirdest crime was up in River City. There was a cold spell sweeping through the U.S so I was doing some humanitarian work, making sure the homeless found places to stay so they wouldn’t freeze to death. It turned into a fight with some telekinetic named Diva who thought she was in a show or something. Talked about heroes were getting boring and they were forgetting about what made the whole hero and villain dynamic fun. She tried killing me and invited me for coffee after.” He shook his head at the end, remembering the woman clearly even now. He wondered what she was up to nowadays. ”Invictus was there too. It’s uh, how we actually met. He gave me a watch and…”

He scratched the back of his head.

”...I’m pretty sure I stood there awestruck for like, at least five minutes.”

Though he was a bit embarrassed, Garrick let out a small, quiet laugh. He didn't let an ego get in the way of how funny it was looking back at it now.

"Anyways...what was your weirdest case? I can't even imagine what sort of crime happens in the future."

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Post by MAXIMUM MAN » Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:53 am




"Now we both know that's not correct." he said in partial jest to Teja's comment about being a soldier over a crime-fighter. "You're just as much of a true blue hero as the rest of us. People don't run from you they run towards you because you and I and Garrick and everyone else who dons a costume, whether its camo or colorful, accepts their role as a beacon in a dark world."

He listened to her story and broke his own serious tone with a powerful laugh. When Garrick told his story MAXIMUM MAN slapped his knee and wiped a tear from his eye.

"Phewwww...I can't say I would've reacted much differently." he headed over to his fridge and grabbed three bottles of water. He set two of them down ontop of a car magazine he had on his coffee table and took one for himself.

"Now that I have to think about it...it was definitely a tough question to answer...my strangest had to be this one guy who had the power to move the mass in his body around. I finally tracked him down to his hideout beneath New Detroit and when I had him on the ropes he shot himself up my nose. I had to use my powers to sneeze him out with enough force to knock him unconscious."

He sipped the water and set it down on the floor next to him.

"Future crime is alot like crime you have now just with better technology on both fronts. That and the police are more equipped to handle meta-human threats. We often work directly with the cops to apprehend a target rather than having them handle solely crowd control."

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