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Gideon Aloysius Tate
Looks remarkably like: Timothy Omundson
Birth Date:July 29, 1936 (Looks about 50)
Empathy- (30 Points) [+2 Power] This Metahuman can feel the emotions of those around them. At base this power allows you to feel emotions from those of lower power by touching them. Perhaps at higher power without touch or many people at once.
Empathy II-(50 points)[+3 power] Meta can manipulate the emotions of people, animals and other creatures of equal or lesser power. Extended use of this power can cause migraines and nosebleeds.
Empathy III-(80 points)[+5 power] Meta can bring the emotional energy to a physical level, heightening their strength, speed and durability. The power provides above human strength, speed and durability, but the user still wouldn't beat a vampire or lycanthrope in an arm wrestling match. Extended use of this power can cause migraines, nose bleeds and blackouts. Some advanced Metas are able to slow aging but are not immortal, reaching up to 150 yrs old.
Psychic Vampire- (50 Points) [+3 Power] Able to feed off of intense emotions such as hatred, fear, or love. This sates their physical hunger. Feeding on those of higher power than yourself can cause great pain. Perhaps at higher power feed on many at once or further away.
Gideon Aloysius Tate was born the third son to a family of seven in nineteen thirty-six, the family recovering from President Hoover's reign in office and embracing Franklin D Roosevelt. For a large family, money was pretty scarce in the early nineteen thirties. The unemployment rate was high and People did whatever they could to make ends meet, FDR doing his best to try to help the economy out of the Depression. The family struggled, as did most in that period of time yet they persevered. With the end of the nineteen thirties came the threat of war, Gideon still much too young to completely understand. He was five years old; just starting school, when Pearl Harbor was bombed and World War Two came into effect.
Coming out of the Depression but going in to War, Gideon's life continued to be hard. His Father was a Farmer, they were used to living off the land, but due to the war, there was a shortage of Workers. His Mother and siblings found themselves out in the fields, tending to the gardens. His older Brother, Alvey was one of the young Men shipped off to the War, never to return home. His Mother took on a Factory job, trying to keep their Family afloat after his Father was enlisted. However, his Father made it home and their Family was back together albeit his oldest Brother. It was nineteen forty-six; at the age of ten when he saw his first movie and was hooked, The Yearling capturing his heart and tugging at it. He'd always been relatively sensitive to others but in that moment, in that theater, he began to feel strangely satisfied. All around him; there were tears and while he was also saddened by the movie, he realized that he felt utterly fulfilled at the same time. It confused him, unnerved him, he'd always been a little different but this didn't make sense to him.
He kept his emotions to himself and over time, Gideon learned that it wasn't just his emotions, he was sensing others. When his Father was irritable; he could pick up on it despite a calm exterior, when his Mother was feeling depressed, he knew to try to cheer her up. At first; it was like a flood gate had been opened suddenly, he was bombarded with all sorts of feelings. Bringing on headaches, migraines, it took him awhile to be able to sort through the emotions and try to focus on something other than what he was being slapped with. And as he grew older; his gift in sensing others grew with him, he didn't have to physically eat as much as other Humans because he could feed off of emotions. So he often found himself in places where emotions ran high, the movie theater one of his favorite haunts. The nineteen fifties though, brought on a whole new heightened community, the Civil Rights Movement lighting a fire in the Public. Gideon was well aware of how most White Families felt about segregation, but his Family had always been open-minded and while it did get him into many scrapes, he voiced his opinion on the injustice of African Americans.
He did well in school, despite being distracted by all the emotions he felt coming from other children. With graduation came the work field, he took up a job at the local Movie theater part-time and the rest of his days was spent driving a bus around town. He met his Wife; Agatha in nineteen sixty-two, they had a short engagement and married quickly. By nineteen sixty-five; they had two children and Gideon was drafted for the Vietnam War, vowing to do what he could and hopefully come back home to his Family. He was thirty-four when he finally made it home from the War in nineteen seventy-four, immediately taking a Factory job to help support his Family. During his time at War; Gideon's power grew, he was able to feed off multiple People's emotions and the War was some of the best sustenance he could get. He also seemed to be more durable; he didn't injure as easily and he was fast...strong, for someone of thin stature. The War changed Gideon; he wasn't as optimistic as he had been going in, his relationship with his Wife and children were strained. Yet, the couple stayed together for another five years and two more children before calling it quits.
With the nineteen-eighties, life bloomed again for Gideon. He'd found himself a Lover, a Male Lover though it was hush-hushed. Presenting themselves as the Best of Friends and nothing more, this relationship lasted about four years before they too parted ways. He wouldn't call himself devastated when life with Derek ended; it had been a mutual understanding, both agreeing it was best to call it quits. He found his second Wife in the Spring of eighty-seven and had three more Children before he became a Widower. He began working two jobs to help cover the costs of having so many Children, still working at the Factory and then going back to driving buses. It was in the nineteen nineties when Gideon first realized that he wasn't aging like most People his age; he was quite healthy in fact, it was like the aging process had slowed for him. He wasn't going to complain, but it did look suspicious and he decided it was time to pick up where he had been living and move. Boston wasn't his first stop on the list; no, he actually lived in various other places long before he found his way to Boston in two thousand and twelve. Taking odd jobs here and there, working for Busing Companys and once even as a janitor at a High School. And during that time; he'd had other Lovers, both Men and Women, though more open about it now. He fathered two more Children, the youngest just graduated from High School. He keeps in touch with all of his Children and while it was hard to explain the fact that he wasn't aging at a normal pace, his Family were content with still having him around.
When Gideon got to Boston; he did something he had been dreaming about doing for decades, he bought an old Movie Theater, spending every cent he had to his name and then getting a loan from the bank. He took his time in fixing it up; making it creepy, spooky, all things dark and thrilling. He only shows Movie Thrillers; Horror and Mysteries, whatever could get the heart pumping so that he could feed off the crowd's emotions. There are oddities and novelty items that are also sold within the Theater. He aptly named the place, Chills & Thrills, which is where you will most likely find the Man at any given time. Since his aging process has slowed, he's been playing the part of one of his own Sons. Paying a pretty penny for Fake documents and IDs, just so he could pass as someone younger than he actually is. He stays away from any conflict or something that might call attention to authorities, his IDs are good but he is still cautious. As far as he can tell; his feeding off Emotions seem to be the key to him staying younger, there is no other explanation. He liked Boston, plans to stay awhile until he has to pick up and move again.
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[witch][b]Character Context:[/b][/witch]Metahuman with a slowed aging process. Likes all things odd and thrilling, runs a Movie Theater and feeds off the emotions of his crowd as a Pyschic Vampire.[/size]
[size=100][center][human][b]Gender:[/b][/human] Male [human][b]Preference:[/b][/human] Both [human][b]Relationship Status:[/b][/human] Single [/center][/size]