From Unofficial Handbook of the Virtue Universe
Long ago, the Great Huntsman was stalking his prey in the light of the full Moon. He pulled back the taut string of his blessed bow and let loose one of his inerrant arrows. However, the arrow did not strike his quarry. It flew up toward the Moon and wounded her. In all her glory, the Moon shed only a single drop of flaming blood and cried only a single frozen tear. In shame, the Great Huntsman sacrificed all of his prey that night in apology to the Moon. The drop of blood and tear fell to the ground and the Moon told the Great Huntsman to retrieve them both and take them to the Wise Prophet.
The Wise Prophet looked at the Moonblood and the Moontear, now beautiful gems, and told the Great Huntsman to give the Moonblood to a tribe of mystics and the Moontear to a clan of warriors. One day, when great trouble is on the horizon, the stones would come together and two great heroes will arise.
The two gems did, perhaps by fate, come together many years later. In the King's Row district in Paragon City, the descendant of the Germanic warriors given the Moontear and the descendant of the Celtic druids given the Moonblood met and fell in love. James Krieger, a Skull (one of the precursors to the current gang) ganger, and Melody O'Neill, disowned daughter of a rich banker, were together only a few months when the horror started.
The demon let her go, no longer interested in the girl. When she got home, she fell into James's arms and cried as she told him what happened. It wasn't long before the heirloom necklace she wore and the heirloom ring James wore began to glow. The Moontear blue and the Moonblood red.
It was only five months later that the twins were born, full size babies and completely healthy. Normal little boys. Except for the little fact that their skin was greyish, their ears pointed, and their eyes were glowing, one a pure blue and the other a pure red. Melody had heard the stories from her grandfather, and she told James when she saw the gems glowing that night five months prior. They named their sons Moonblood and Moontear after the gems in the story.
The young couple called their sons by their middle names, as their first names might be considered too odd for everyday use, something they didn't see when they named the twins. Moonblood was called Liam and Moontear was called Ethan. As if absorbing the wisdom of the ancient mystics who once possessed the Moonblood stone, Moonblood turned out to be quite intelligent and interested in things mystical. Moontear on the other hand, as if himself absorbing the strength of the warriors who once possessed the Moontear stone, took more after his father. Moontear was interested in physical fitness and strength.
On the fifth anniversary of the rape, the family would suffer another tragedy. James protested being sent on an errand into the Gruffs' territory on the point that he had a family. But his boss was sure that he was the only one currently available with the skills to take on the task. So he reluctantly went and attempted to hijack a truck supplying the Gruffs with some weapons. While his team did succeed in taking the truck, James was fatally wounded in the process.
Melody took up an apartment she could barely afford and gave her sons the best life she could offer. She vowed to discourage the twins from associating with the gangs like their father. While Moonblood didn't take the news very well at first, he began to cope. Moontear, though, still revered his father. Fortunately, he never did join the gang.
The twins would both soon develop a sense of heroism, protecting their neighborhood from the dangers that surrounded them. They could never work together, though. Though his powers were flashier, Moonblood didn't particularly relish the attention it brought him. Moontear loved the glory. Moonblood would fight anything he felt needed taken care of, though smartly and from a distance when possible. Moontear refused to do anything about the Skulls in honor of his father. He also felt no problem in charging into battle and pummeling his foes. Their powers both reflected their styles, Moonblood's powers mostly blasting from afar while Moontear's mostly dealt with protecting and armoring himself and enhancing his punches.
Starting in his teenage years, Moontear began fighting in super-powered matches. First it was amongst his friends, but they soon found others to arrange fights with. As he grew from a teenager to an adult, he furthered this hobby into an occupation, fighting in various street matches against other super-powered fighters for money. Many of his fights are technically illegal, but he doesn't care.
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