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Freak!Verse bios and such.

FREAKS:
The colloquial name for an emerging population of individuals with super-human abilities, or talents greater than the average vanilla human. It's much more prominent in males, and usually activates in the early teens. First time use of an ability causes the iris to turn blue--this change is permanent.

OVERTAXING, TALENT SHOCK, BACKLASH: (working name)
Happens when a "freak" extends their ability's use past their body's physical limit. They use it too much, too quickly. The body cannot cope with the output of energy, and goes into a shock-like state as a result. Involves upping metabolic rate and sudden B-12 deficiency I don't know Ratchet's working on it. Like the eye color change, the white hair is not reversable. Hair will always grow back in as white, not its natural color.

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Name: "Optimus Prime" (notrobojesus )
Age: Unknown
Faction: Autobot
Talent(s): Discovered to be one of the few, if not the only known "freak" immune to the "overtaxing" phenomenon. This comes from his ability to literally draw on the power of others. Catch being, it must be energy, strength, whatever you want to call it, freely given. The extent of his abilities is also unknown, but he has been, in the past, able to generate weapons from his own hands. He is able to persuade even the most stubborn of people, possibly with mental suggestion, but this may be due to his personality more than anything.
Bio:
His origins are classified. Some people speculate he, and Megatron, could be the original "freaks". It's unlikely, however, and when asked, Optimus merely smiles and shakes his head. He's been with the Autobot organization for as long as it has existed. His experience is valued, and he seems to know more about the enemy than anyone else. He is the only one to have direct contact with "the Queen".

Name: "Jazz"
Age: 32
Faction: Autobot
Talent(s): Speed, able receive to decipher, and understand information at a incredibly accelerated rate. Being sexy
Bio:
Originally a police detective, Jazz's talent remained under the radar for a good portion of his life. So long as he didn't use his speed too often, he was viewed only as "really damn smart", instead of labeled "freak". By some fluke of genetics, Jazz ended up having pale grey eyes to begin with. The change to blue wasn't noticed by many. And those who did weren't willing to give their fellow officer up. He made friends easily, and solved a lot of the more difficult cases. Such attracted the attention of unwanted individuals. As with Ironhide's squad, the precinct Jazz worked with was approached by the Decepticons, looking for recruits. The police refused, citing their duty to the city. As a result, normal officers suddenly found themselves transferred out, while those displaying anything close to a talent were rounded up on suspicion of civil rights violations, or other charges that appeared out of nowhere. Jazz, and another detective, were out of town on leave when everything went down. It didn't take long for them to meet one another, and ride things out. The Autobots found them fairly quickly, and took them in. Jazz works both as an operative, and in the complex's security division. But he's more at home hanging out in the research division, reading, or, strangely enough, in the company of Optimus.

Name: "Bumblebee"
Age: 24
Faction: Autobot
Talent(s): Can receive, transmit, and communicate through radio waves.
Bio:
Like everyone else, Bumblebee was absolutely normal. Had a lot of friends, especially close to a boy called Sam, and another young man who would later become "Cliffjumper". He was talented in music, mostly in the more "electronic" sense. He loved it. He went through school normally enough, eventually settling on a job as a DJ in an under 21 club over one summer in high school. It was his dream job. Nothing much of note went on until his senior year. It was then that the club was invaded by what the other kids were calling "freaks". They targetted Sam, for no reason other than the kid was there. Bumblebee and Cliffjumper stepped in. Bumblebee ended up getting punched back into the club's sound system, and something snapped. His talent kicked in, and somehow, he was able to attack using the radio waves his music had been playing on, using himself as the transmitter, and ended up shattering the other "freaks'" eardrums. The little stunt caused him to lose consciousness, while Sam and Cliffjumper dragged him to the ER. Bumblebee awoke with bright blue eyes... and no voice. Whatever he'd done at the club had almost entirely destroyed his vocal chords. He could make humming sounds, but that was about it. The hospital contacted a few people, and, shortly after awakening, Bumblebee and Cliffjumper were brought into the Autobot operative complex. He now works closely with Jazz, his ability to pick up communications proving invaluable to the complex's security, and his taste in music being much to both their liking.

Name: "Ironhide" (stillacaptain )
Age: 48
Faction: Autobot
Talent(s): Strength, denser bone structure, harder to damage than your average human.
Bio:
Ex-military. He served in the army since he was 18, specializing in heavy artillery. He and his unit saw occasional action, and it was on one such mission, when Ironhide was in his 30's, that his own talent surfaced. He wasn't even aware of it at the time. They were taking heavy fire, and Ironhide took a shot in his shoulder. Despite the injury, he kept fighting, only to discover later that the wound was nowhere near as serious as it should be. That, and his eyes had turned a bright, otherworldly blue. Since the phenomenon was so new at the time, nothing much was thought of it. It was only after the same thing happened to several other members of his squad, that it was thought to be odd. They were approached by military agents, who stated they served under a general who went by the name of "Megatron". Once the men got through laughing at the name, a few agreed to a transfer, but Ironhide and the rest, including "Sideswipe's" father, declined. They were summarily shot. Ironhide's talent kept him alive, and he dropped off the grid--only to be tracked down by Optimus Prime. He signed on with the man, taking him up on his offer. He now works in their weapons division, training new operatives, and going out on missions that call for the most heavy hitters--more force than finesse. He and Ratchet have been together a few years now.

Name: "Ratchet"
Age: 42
Faction: Autobot
Talent(s): Healing - others. He can't use his talent on himself. A near-photographic memory.
Bio:
Ratchet led a perfectly mundane life. He took an interest in anthropology and archeology, went to university, got his doctorate, dabbled in the medical sciences, and ultimately landed a position with a research team doing excavation work in the Valley of the Kings. He spent a number of years over there, poking around, getting distracted from his work by the team's medic, who he studied under when the work got slow. Nearing the end of their dig, the group encountered an unstable tunnel system, not typical of the type of tomb they were seeing. Exploring it led to an inevitable cave-in, killing several members of the team, including the medic. Ratchet did what he could, and ended up enabling his talent. In his attempt to save his team members, he over-used his abilities, pushing himself over the edge. Everyone he worked on survived, and Ratchet woke up in the Autobot operative headquarters a week later. His team still keeps in contact with him, out of gratitude. He works as their medic, learning as he goes--his talent making things a lot easier. He and Ironhide have been together several years now.

Name: "Jolt"
Age: 19
Faction: Autobot
Talent(s): Generating, absorbing and manipulating electric currents.
Bio:
Perfectly normal kid until he hit thirteen. That was when his talents first surfaced, and he accidentally electrocuted a neighbor's dog when it bit him. The dog didn't survive. Instead of trying to help their son, his family turned him out on his own, not wanting to be associated with the growing stigma of "freaks" surfacing around the world. Jolt never really fit in anywhere, thanks to his parents' abandonment, and learned to survive on his own, eventually developing a skill for technology somewhere along the line. He was picked up by the Autobot side at nineteen, working in their tech division, and training to understand and control his talent.

Name: "Sideswipe" (unf_corvettes )
Age: 20
Faction: Autobot
Talent(s): Speed, agility. Sex appeal
Bio:
Raised by a single mother, with intermittent visits and phone calls from "Ironhide" throughout his life, no one expected him to be anything special. He was always fairly quick on his feet, and athletic. On his seventeenth birthday, his house was firebombed by a member of the opposing faction. Sideswipe was in the garage at the time, and escaped relatively unscathed. The sudden trauma of losing his family was what kicked off his talents, and he chased the individual responsible on foot from LA to South America, attacking anyone who got in his way. The constant use of his talent on that run drained him, causing his bleached hair. He was pulled out of his revenge-induced bout of crazy by Ironhide, who brought him into their organization. He took up fencing, drawing on his talent to enhance the skills, and is rarely found without some kind of blade on him, much to the dismay of his peers. Somewhere along the way, he turned flaming, and is working on becoming one of the top operatives.

Name: "Breakaway"
Age: 21
Faction: Autobot
Talent(s): Flight
Bio:
Probably the only operative to maintain contact with his family. His very large family. Scoffing at the idea that their son was cursed, his family considered his talent a gift. He could do things no one else could. He was special. They almost didn't allow him to go off and join the Autobot organization, wanting him to stay at home and live a normal life. Despite, you know, being able to fly. He eventually convinced them that it was for the greater good, that he'd be helping more people with the organization than outside them.

Name: Alicia, "Arcee"
Age: 30
Faction: Autobot
Talent(s): Originally speed and agility, ability to duplicate herself up to three times added.
Bio:
Arcee is the only Autobot operative to retain her real name. At least, part of her does. On a mission, somewhere, four years ago, she was captured by Decepticon forces. Seeking to augment their forces, and research the talents themselves, they conducted a series of experiments on Arcee, trying to separate out her two gifts. What happened instead was Arcee gained a third--the ability to copy herself. But with it, and her subsequent escape came side effects. Each of the three "copies" has a separate personality along with it. While they're all still technically Arcee, once divided, they are separate entities entirely--one of which takes the name of her original self.

Name: Prowl
Age: 35
Faction:
Talent(s): He's a human lie detector. Being a dick.
Bio:
He was in the same unit as Jazz, only a lot less well-liked. He was much more serious about the job, more focused and determined. His story, and current position in the organization were much the same as Jazz's. Only he tended to keep to himself. He was sent out on a recon mission, and never returned. He is currently MIA.

Name: Cliffjumper
Age: 24
Faction: Autobot
Talent(s): Like his name implies, he's capable of leaping tall buildings in a single bound. Well, not really, but it's close.
Bio:
He was one of Bumblebee's close friends, and came into his talent around the same time. He was always more outspoken than his friend, more willing to take risks. Unfortunately, he took one too many. He was on the mission that landed Arcee in Decepticon custody, and was lost sometime during the fight that ensued. Cliffjumper is currently MIA.

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Name: Megatron
Age: Unknown
Faction: Decepticons
Talent(s): His talents are a mirror of Optimus', almost exactly the same. However, unlike Optimus, he has no need to draw only on willing people for an extra energy source. He can take whatever he wants--and he often does.
Bio:
Much like Optimus, no one's quite sure where Megatron came from. No one except, perhaps, Optimus himself. He seems to have some kind of military background, but no records of a man matching his description can be found in the armed forces of any nation. Much of the strength of his forces, his location, and even his abilities are shrouded in mystery. His reason for launching his attacks against humanity, his operations against governments, are pretty much what one would expect of someone in his position--humans, mundanes, endanger those like him. They must be put in their place.

Name: Soundwave (tentacles_exe )
Age: Unknown
Faction: Decepticon
Talent(s): His brain is, for lack of a better description, a living computer. He can interact directly with computer mainframes and communication devices by merely touching them.
Bio:
Soundwave's origins are mostly unknown. He was, according to various inteligence sources, working in computer security for a freelance company. His talent surfaced early enough, but, because of Soundwave's quiet, taciturn nature, and his affinity for working alone, no one... noticed. People always found him strange, and avoided him. He had a cat, and that was about it. The Decepticons found him first, and in Megatron, Soundwave found a lot of things--approval, acceptance, a purpose beyond planting credit card tracking viruses in porn sites. All that was asked of him was to give everything to the cause--something Soundwave did without hesitation, without reservation. Because of his talent, it was easy enough for his new employer to demand changes in him. His entire personality was summarily deleted, his memories purposefully erased. Soundwave willingly became the living computer his talent implied, caring only for the duties his leader assigned him. ... And his cat. He could never quite erase that part of his personality. And it remained a sort of "berserk button" for him.
Tags: !transformers (movie), *red, +planning
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