| John Talbot
| The Cerulean Legion
| Player: @cyphre
|| Energy/Energy Blaster
| Security Level:
| Legionnaire Data
| Real Name:
|| John David Talbot
| Known Aliases:
|| None known
|| 207 lbs.
| Eye Color:
| Hair Color:
|| Dual Citizen of The United States + Canada
|| Engineer/Former Astronaut
| Place of Birth:
|| Toronto, Canada
| Current Residence:
|| Peregrine Island, Paragon City, RI
| Marital Status:
| Known Relatives:
|| Kirste Talbot (aka Kirste Kallunki, wife), Gary Talbot (father, deceased), Lauri Hogan (mother), Frankie Carter (half-sister), Jacob Talbot (cousin), Melinda Myles (ex-wife)
| Known Powers
| Energy-based blasts and energy-enhanced punches. Forcefield. Flight. Enhanced reflexes/healing. Low-level empathic. Mid-level mutant darkness control.
| Known Abilities
| Computer use (expert level), Inventor.
| Wrist comm unit, HUD, hospital transporter
- John is an avid Longbow supporter who regularly donates funds and has been asked to speak to graduating trainees on a couple occasions.
- Of all Paragon City/Rogue Isles villain groups, John dislikes Arachnos the most.
- Jacob Talbot, John's cousin, has the potential to become a Legion member, to take on a Source Shard, but resists... forseeing the damage the life of a hero could cause his young family.
John Talbot was created by Cyphre (global handle: @Cyphre) to be a Green Lantern/Nova Corps/Darkstars-type character... a "space-cop"... in a themed supergroup called The Cerulean Legion. He is the reluctant leader archetype, inspired in part by Cyclops, Hal Jordan, Kyle Rayner, Havok and Spartan. Powerful, but full of doubts. He has since learned a lot, evolving in this role to become a much more capable and confident Commander.
Talbot is one of the four founding members of The Cerulean Legion, along with Hugo Dak, Kiri Takase, and Jean-Luc du Lac. He is currently the commander of it's forces on Earth.
John is a deep, complex individual, who is also quite private and typically difficult to understand. He has a tendency to hold back parts of his personality, and can be secretive. Beneath his quiet, almost guarded exterior, he holds deep convictions about the weightier matters of life. Activists, patriots, and heroes... John gravitates toward such roles. All for the cause, not for personal glory or political power.
He desires to champion the oppressed and downtrodden. This is his passion. A "hero" complex, brought on by the mental and physical abuse he suffered as a child. He as a hero is often found in the wake of an emergency or crisis, rescuing those who are in acute distress, and sometimes fantasizes about having revenge on those who victimize the defenseless. The concept of 'poetic justice' is appealing to him.
Normally accurately suspicious due to an uncanny insight into people and situations, Talbot is not easily led and is a type whom you can rarely fool any of the time. Though affable and sympathetic to most, he is selective about his close friends and intimations. Such a relationship with him is a bond that transcends mere words or symbolic gestures.
Behind closed doors and among trusted friends, John has a greater knack for fluency in language and facility in communication, along with a typically very dry but sometimes even goofy sense of humor. In addition, his nonverbal sensitivity enables him to know and be known by others intimately. He is cautious and reserved, but also displays a very deep level of passion given the right circumstances. He is a gentle, caring and highly intuitive person...though much less gentle if you are a criminal or other evildoer.
Before the Shard :
John speaks little of his childhood. In truth, he also thinks of it as little as he can. It has been an uncomfortable topic for him. The only people who know the entire story are his wife, Kirste Talbot, and his ex-wife, Melinda Myles. What the few (and I do mean few) people close to John know or have been able to surmise are the following:
- John's father Gary was an Irish immigrant who had come to Toronto, Ontario, to make a new life for himself away from a dysfunctional family.
- John's mother was a young socialite by the name of Lauri Hogan. Her family did not approve of the poor fisherman, Gary Talbot.
- Lauri became pregnant and married Gary Talbot. They moved to King's Row and Gary worked the docks in Independence Port.
- Something happened in the relationship and Lauri became embittered towards her husband. They started to argue constantly and loudly, becoming known around their neighborhood as "The Fightin' Talbots". During this time, Gary began to drink far too often and Lauri finally left both husband and child, returning to the pampered life she'd known before. Father and son moved back to Toronto.
- Gary slipped deeper and deeper into alcholism.
- John was a quiet child, despite being an excellent student. He was adored by his teachers, who never seemed to notice or lived in denial of the bruises John seemed to have a little too often.
- John's Aunt Lana and cousin Jacob came to live in Toronto near Gary and John when John was eleven. Lana saw the state of affairs, and started helping take care of her nephew, attempting to bring him out of his shell and taking him to church with her and his cousin.
- At age 16, John was offered a full scholarship to the University of Montreal. His roomate was Jean-Luc du Lac. Though at first rivals, the two eventually became the best of friends and co-patented a revolutionary fuel injection system which was soon after sold to the Royal Canadian Air Force for an undisclosed amount.
- At age 20, John joined the Royal Canadian Air Force. Within a few years, he was working for the CSA (Canadian Space Agency). He soon became an astronaut.
- At age 26, John was approached by his old friend, Jean-Luc, to come work for him at Daedalus, Inc., the company he started with the earnings from the sale of their earlier invention.
- At age 29, John met Melinda Myles at a Daedalus-sponsored charity event. They were married within a year.
- At age 31, Daedalus, Inc.'s privately funded space exploration and research vessel, The Lancelot, was completed and a crew was assembled. John and Jean-Luc led the 11 member crew.
The Lancelot :
A Hero Emerges :