Monday, February 20, 2012

Villainy and Blackguards Incorporated #5: Stoner

Villains and Blackguards Incorporated (VABI) is an organization found on Earth 32aa which has dedicated itself to protecting the interest of those of differently enabled morality and enhanced humanity. They take care of legal expenses and investments. It has become a very successful organization and is considering spreading to other Earths. In case they do here are some of it's members.

Modern villainy has been around since at least the twenties.  VABI recognizes that there are dynasties where powers and costumes have been passed down through the generations.  VABI also recognizes that it is not always an easy process and has programs for mentoring younger villains in how to use their powers.  This service was needed by Eric Glace also known as "The Stoner."

Nearly everyone on Earth 32aa has heard of Black Gargoyle.  He was a member of both The Elementals of Evil and Deathstrike.  Given his ten foot frame and rocky composition people would be surprise to learn he has a son.  That included the Black Gargoyle himself.  It turns out there was a point in time when he was in the authorities care when all sorts of samples were taken.  One of these was a sperm sample, and somehow that sample went astray.  Eric Glace was the result of that lab accident.  Perhaps not as impressive as being bathed in Octagonic radiation, but nearly as unlikely.

When Eric was 15 the genes that Black Gargoyle gave him kicked in.  Though he had no idea how it happened one look at his suddenly changed body gave him a clue as to who his biological father was.  He went out searching for the Black Gargoyle partly so he can understand his powers and more importantly to ask how this all happened.  The meeting did not go well.  After a large scale super power altercation both men were apprehended by authorities.

VABI came in and freed Eric and gave him the help he needed.  He's not as large (he's only eight feet five inches tall) or as strong as his father, but he is now a much better combatant.  He has also learned to create stone missiles that he can throw.  These can be either incredibly sharp or explode upon point of impact.  At their next meeting Eric gave a much better accounting against his father.  They still hate each other, but Eric now at least feels better about himself and his condition.

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