Created by: Eric Hoffman
Guardians of Creation #4 (Forthcoming)
|Real Name: Jake Styles |
Hair: Green (although it looks more like leaves than hair)
Born in: USA
Ethical alliance: Evil
Jake and his sister Fiona were troubled teens, and as many before them, felt like they had no choice but to join a gang to survive. During their gang initiation with the New York City Rat Hunters they found themselves caught in a fight between the Guardians of Creation and the Society of Evil. The chaos that ensued caused the members of the Rat Hunters to scatter like rats.
They scurried through the sewers of the East River and found themselves in an area known to be a spot for the illegal dumping of chemicals. Tragically, as they ran among the haphazardly placed barrels, one of the barrel was struck and fell over, causing the hazardous chemicals to spill on Jake and his sister.
The two jumped into a nearby drainage ditch thinking it would help wash off the chemicals, instead, it caused the caustic chemicals to react violently with the polluted water. Jake and Fiona were in agony as the chemicals continued to burn and eat away at their flesh until they succumbed to their injuries and sank beneath the water.
Several hours later, Jake woke up in a drainpipe. He was horribly disfigured and mutated. His body was still weeping chemicals that left burns where they dripped. He soon found Fiona. She was in a similar state but also alive.
They knew they could never return home. They were freaks now. Monstrosities. They could never become the people they once were. Better let the world believe that Jake and Fiona had died.
And so, Jake discarded his name and took on a new one. He was now Cesspool and he would learn to embrace his monstrous appearance. It wasn't all that bad, he eventually learned. Cesspool had unique abilities. They would become useful to his survival and his sister's.
Yet although he learned to live with what he had become, his sister had a harder time. Still, in time, she learned to accept her fate and took on the name Foul Mouth.
Substance secretion: Cesspool can alter the very properties of the chemicals his body produces, from acids and irritants to healing salves and stimulants. The acid his body produces can burn thru all types of metal.
Super strength: He also grew over a foot and a half taller then he was and his strength has giving him the ability to lift several tons.
Healing factor: If he is injured, his body instantly produces a healing salve.
Healing: The healing salve his body produces also allows him to heal others.
Toxin immunity: He cannot be harmed by poisons or toxins.
Acid resistance: His body is highly resistant to corrosive agents.
Weaknesses: None so far