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Player: @First Player
Biographical Info
Full Name: Maxwell Nash
Aliases: Amplify, The Sultan of Sound, That Freakin' Loudmouth
Occupation: Audio Technician
Age: 27
Place of Birth: Steel Canyon, Paragon City, RI
Physical Characteristics
Gender: Male
Species: Human
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Black
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 155lbs
Powers & Abilities
Powers: Sound Wave Manipulation
Abilities: Flight, concussive blasts, ability to cause nausea, disorientation, or unconsciousness
Equipment: Audio Stabilizers

Maxwell Nash always wanted to be on the radio. From the time he was a kid he always imagined being a radio DJ as the coolest job in the world. So when he reached college he majored in communication and audio engineering and set out to achieve his dream. It didn't go so well.

No, like a large portion of the freshly-graduated, Max was turned away from job after job and hit with the classic "You need more experience" line. The closest he managed to get to acquiring his dream job was as an audio technician at a local radio station, replacing and repairing faulty equipment. It wasn't what he wanted but it got his foot in the door, so he couldn't complain too much.

And then The Astrologer attacked.

Taking the radio station headquarters hostage and demanding he broadcast his message to the city. Max was repairing equipment in a sound booth when the super-villain took over the building, blasting his way through the entrance. Panicking, Max locked himself inside the booth and hid but when two security guards tried blocking The Astrologer's path, he blasted them with cosmic energy. The shockwave penetrated the sound booth, washing over Max as he was thrown through the wall and knocked unconscious.

Six months later he awoke from a coma in perfect health. He discovered his abilities shortly after that and decided to become a superhero. Because why not, y'know?

To this day Max has no idea why The Astrologer chose their radio station to attack. They weren't even the top third most listened to in the city. And everyone uses the internet now.

Pump Up The Volume!

Sound Manipulation: Amplify possesses the ability to manipulate and amplify any sound he generates. He is able to turn the snap of his fingers into a thunderous crack or the stomp of his boot into a deafening boom. He's demonstrated the ability to amplify sound to at least 140 decibels, loud enough to shatter solid objects.

Max's control is fine enough to where he is able to vary the tones of the amplified sound waves he generates, with each note on the scale inducing a different effect upon those who hear it, ranging from dizziness and vertigo, nausea, severe migraines and fatigue, blindness and hallucinations. By rapid oscillation between two notes he can combine effects.

Sonar: By radiating sound waves outward and reading the feedback, Max can locate and analyze unseen objects in a sonar-like fashion.
Sound Nullification: Max is also able to completely nullify any sound he generates, audibly masking his presence.

Max is not only immune to the effects of the amplified sound waves he generates, but his hearing and equilibrium are also immune to other similar sound/sonic-based attacks or harmfully loud noises.

Weaknesses: Max is only able to alter the sound waves HE generates. He is unable to manipulate sound waves in general.

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