Wednesday, April 14, 2010
My World : Blue Behemoth
Mortimer Kane was the very definition of the word "milquetoast". It didn't matter that he was one of the most brilliant graduate students at Major Technological Institute (MTI). He was so unassuming and timid that he was largely ignored by the vast majority of people on campus. In fact, the only person he could truly call a "friend" was his colleague Danny Graham. That wasn't really bad, except Danny was just as socially inept as he was.
Mortimer Kane's life changed forever the day he got caught in his experimental Reaction Rearranger. It affected an irreversible change on Kane, mutating him into a large, blue-haired anthropoid. His intelligence was left intact, but there was a noticeable change in attitude. He became more boisterous, opinionated, and outgoing.
Ostracized even further due to his condition, Mortimer Kane created the "Blue Behemoth" identity to fight crime and injustice and...well, for something to do. Joined by his buddy Danny under the name "Drone Man" in the crimefighting business, the duo forged a solid reputation at the college and in the surrounding area for their tireless efforts to keep the peace. By becoming even weirder, two losers had made themselves Big Men On Campus.
Blue Behemoth possesses tremendous strength and astonishing agility. Contrary to popular belief, his mask is not just an eccentric superhero affectation. One of the side effects of his transformation is that the Blue Behemoth is now color blind, and the mask contains corrective lenses designed by Drone Man to maintain proper vision.
Blue Behemoth and Drone Man were instrumental in assisting Roxanne Prize in creating her own secret identity. Kane harbors a crush on Prize, but so far has been unable to admit it to anyone. It remains to be seen if this uncharacteristic throwback to his old personality traits will persist.
Blue Behemoth was there when the Invincible Alliance was founded, and is currently one of the core members of the group. He can frequently be found loitering around its headquarters when not on a mission.
Blue Behemoth was born in the late 1980s, and was originally named "Blue Baboon". He is heavily influenced by both the Thing (Fantastic Four) and the Beast (X-Men & the Avengers - blue furry version, please). He has been remarkably consistent in his existence over the years. Other than his hero codename and origin details, the character is largely the same as when he first popped into my head.