15-year-old pyrokineticist Defender with a talent for trouble
Brian Tanner (a.k.a. Backdraft)
General Physical Condition
Brian is a normally active teenage boy. He does not go in for any serious sports, but he likes jogging and he loves hiking. He also takes regular classes in self-defense as one of his Physical Education electives at the school.
Brian wears contact lenses. He is incredibly relieved to finally have extended wear contacts, but he left his backup glasses in Susie’s toolkit, just in case.
Energy Shield: 5 (fire-based)
Flame Project: 4
Apparel & Accessories
When dressing in "civilian mode", Brian Tanner tends to wear well-made but not often well-fitted clothes in layers. He likes soft knits in his shirts and, ideally, a vest during the school day or a hoodie on weekends.
He avoids what he calls "flame colors" and "smoke colors" as part of protecting his Secret Identity. This means almost no orange, few dark reds or sooty browns, and lots of muted or cooler colors in his wardrobe.
He never quite manages to get the idea of "casual outfit" right in the eyes of his peers.
The body pieces of the armor tend more toward "mottled dark brown with bright orange trim" near most of his vitals, but gradually become more brightly fire-orange near his shoulders. Backdraft wants any intense attacks to aim for his best insulated areas on the armor.
His superheroic outfit includes a mask and a technologically-enhanced frame that goes around top and sides of his face. Unfortunately he does not wear a helmet. At least one member of the staff at the Gironde School is willing to pay off a "gray mask" such as Puma to start firing gumballs at Backdraft's hair in hope that the lad will decide on his own that armored helmets might be okay -- even if an adult did suggest it first!
Regardless of whatever else Backdraft may have packed along in a belt pouch, he absolutely has a camera (for recording evidence), three different kinds of writing implements for all situations, and at least one autograph book.
Custom Body Armor ( BODY 05, Skin Armor 05, Flame Immunity 03 FI)
Susie made the armor that Brian wears when he knows he is going into a dangerous situation. He likes having that extra protection, but it’s a pain to clean and after a while it starts to itch. Susie says the itch is because it’s not air-permeable, and she has ideas for the next prototype.
Brian Tanner, age 15, is a pyrokineticist with an unfortunate propensity for trying to tank way beyond his actual capacity to handle combat. At this rate, he’s going to keep putting himself in exponentially more dangerous situations without forethought until it gets one of his rescuers very badly injured, because he’s convinced that he and his buddies can handle everything life can throw at them.
He’s one of the “Three Investigators” who got impressed into Wyldfire (and, importantly, its “extracurricular studies” program) since they threw themselves bodily into clandestine busybodying. In early December of 2009, one of the quieter students in his peer group came to him in a panic, saying that "Doctor Don" had sent her to him because she had a vision of black-jacketed soldiers coming after her and some of the other students. Brian immediately brought his fellow Investigators into the problem. Susie got more information from Cindy about her visions. They collected the other students most in danger, added Amy Prinz, and went into action to foil the bad guys.
That was the founding moment for Young Justice!
Savvies & Ineptitudes
Acrobatics (Dodge): 4
Artist (writer): 3
Detective (Clue Analysis, Research): 5
Martial Arts (Defense, Blocking, Techniques and Holds, Battery aka Basic Punch/Kicks): 3
Thief ( Stealth ): 7
Vehicles ( Land Based ) : 4
Likes & Dislikes
Virtues & Personality perks
Area Knowledge ( Gironde School for the Gifted )
Connection, High: The Three Investigators
Confined Headquarters: secret lair inside Gironde School
Scholar (debunking urban myths)
Vices & Personality flaws
Contacts & Relations
Wealth & Financial state
FI Reminder for GM: “Flame Immunity” adds to the RV versus any fire or heat-based attack.