From Unofficial Handbook of the Virtue Universe
The costumed criminal Jacques O'Lantern discovered his mutant powers in his late teens, and found that he was able to heal others and protect them from harm using his psionic talents. At first he used his powers to help others, but quickly grew dissatisfied with the meager rewards and thanks he recieved. He moved to Paris, where his abilities proved lucrative when healing patients who preferred not to attend a hospital and explain how they recieved their injuries. He used his wealth to attract the beautiful Eloise, and they married within a year.
Jacque is able to repair damage and promote healing at extraordinary rates using his psionic abilities. This works best on others when he can concentrate on them, and can also mend inorganic objects. The power manifests with a very visible aura of green flickering flame manifesting around the target of his abilities. Jacque has also displayed the ability to imbue a person with some of this psionic energy which helps them shrug off pain and injury, until the energy is depleted.
With training, Jacque eventually learnt how to use his abilities to cause a target to bleed profusely through their skin. Although this actually causes relatively little damage, the blood loss and the distress caused by this gruesome use of his powers can severely weaken enemies. Jacque seems to find causing harm with his mutant abilities much more difficult than healing.
Jacques will happily make use of any technology or magical artefact he can lay his hands on, and his varied gadgets and tricks are a part of what makes him a more dangerous foe than the average mercenary.
Jacques initially stole a prototype ectoplasmic weapon from a Crey research program looking for new options for their Power Tanks. The program eventually abandoned the research because the ectoplasmic weapons proved inferior to existing options in terms of potency and reliability, and also because they were non-lethal. However, Jacques prized them for their ability to instill fear in opponents. Due to the high levels of spirit activity around him, the weapons are much more potent in his hands. The gloves can project ectoplasmic blasts, using the same energies ghosts and spirits draw upon. Victims report feeling extremely cold and sometimes left disoriented or nauseaus by the attacks, and although non-lethal it can cause the body to shut down. Machines and equipment are also affected, as the ectoplasm seems to disrupt positive energy flows.
Jacques O-Lantern employs a variety of modified ordinance, such as gas and sonic grenades, flash-bangs and traps. Many of them are painted to look like miniature pumpkins, ghosts or skulls. They have a variety of effects from paralysis to disorientation to lethal concussive blasts.
The Void Skiff is an energy disc generated by Jacques' boots, which allows for limited flight.
A typical Frenchman, Jacques is rude, pompous and dramatic. Unlike most of his countrymen however Jacques is a skilled fighter and quite capable of taking on the average metahuman.