"Shields up!" - Flux (Joey Smith)
Joey was born just outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to a firefighter father and stay at home mother. He also had a younger brother who suffered from autism. When he was nine, his family moved into his mothers childhood home to help his grandmother who had recently become widowed, and that's when his troubles started. Even though he had good times with his family, his parents mostly seemed miserable and unhappy, his brother was sometimes impossible to deal with, and he, his mother, and brother sometimes suffered verbal abuse. He thought things would get better when he started at a new school, but instead found himself being labeled the class clown and being bullied by classmates, to the point of some physical abuse. This lead him to suffer from deep depression and anxiety. He also got into trouble at times, even if it wasn't his fault. Despite all of his troubles, Joey managed to pull through it by finding a few friends, getting into music, and even found faith in God.
When he was fourteen, Joey discovered that there was something different about him when his latent mutant powers started to surface. One day he fell from a ledge, but was stopped by a force field surrounding him. Later he mysteriously healed a friend from a stab wound and copied the skills of a classmate. The final straw was when he sent a bully to the hospital in a coma after the shock wave from a force field there him into a wall. The stress of not knowing what was wrong with him and even more stress from home and school caused him to run away. Joey was found some time later hiding out in Virginia by Professor Charles Xavier, who told him he was a mutant and offered help and shelter at his school for mutants. He was hesitant, but accepted. Over time, Joey learned to control his powers and found many true friends who finally understood him and he took the code name Flux.
Flux is classified as an Alpha Level mutant. Nick Fury has him as a Power Level 7, O*N*E* has classified him as a Severe Threat, and Nimrod as a Threat Level: High.
Psionic Force Fields: Flux is able to project fields of psionic force which he can manipulate into a number of relatively simple forms: rectangular planes, cylinders, globes, domes, cones, etc. The complexity and size of these fields are limited by his imagination. The smallest force projection Joey can visualize and maintain is the size of a marble and the largest solid force projection he can visualize and maintain is about 100 feet in diameter, though he can project larger force-objects if they are hollow. These force fields are powerful enough to withstand anything from gunfire to nuclear weapons. Joey can make these objects grow or shrink as desired, absorb and deflect attacks, bind enemies, contain explosions, reinforce weapons, disrupt communications, filter specific matter, protect himself and others from extreme cold and heat, and simulate telekinesis. He could even shape them precisely to conform very closely to his body’s form like armor and create multiple force fields at once. Later, Flux learned how to fly by creating a force field around himself and moving around at fast speeds. He could bring a limited number of people with
Flux is affected by inertial forces acting upon his projections as they are an extension of himself. Joey is able to control the surface of the fields rigidity to a certain extent by causing the surface of the field to become hard as diamond or as resilient as foam rubber. By making the field more resilient, Flux is able to absorb more of the inertia of impacts within the field without having them transmitted to his body.
- Shock Waves: Joey is capable of using his force fields as shock waves by throwing them at his opponents. These shock waves can also destroy small, fragile objects and damage larger, stronger ones.
Healing: Flux has the ability to heal others from malignancies and other bodily damage at an accelerated rate. Joey achieves this by transferring the life force from within himself to the target, causing bone, muscle, and skin to regenerate, leaving no trace of the injury on the body. With this power, Flux can heal almost anything from mere gunshot and stab wounds to broken bones, severe burns, and poisoning. Later, he learned he could heal mental trauma in another. Flux cannot use his healing to accelerate his own healing process or regrow lost limbs and organs.
- Resurrection: Over time, Joey discovered that he could bring another person back to life with his healing powers. This process causes great strain when used, so seldomly uses it.
Power Mimicry: Flux has the ability to mimic the powers, knowledge, talents, and physical abilities (whether superhuman or not) of another being. He can copy the powers of other mutants, Inhumans, and other enhanced beings such as the Hulk, Mr. Fantastic, and Ghost Rider. Joey is not limited to mimicking superhuman abilities: for example, he has copied the strength, agility, and sharp reflexes of an enhanced human. In copying another persons powers, Flux also gains the emotional responses to them. For the mimicking of abilities to be accomplished, Joey must be in close proximity to the target. He can only mimic the abilities and memories from living organic beings. When Flux mimics another person's powers, he gains some knowledge of how that power works and has some degree of control of that power. He can possess the powers of several superhuman persons at once. No upper limit has yet been determined for the number of superhuman beings whose power Joey can maintain simultaneously, or for the amount of power that he can copy.
Expert Martial Artist
Strength levelHas the strength of an average human who engages in moderate to regular exercise. Can mimic higher strength levels.
If he gets upset or angry, he could lose control over his abilities; formerly could not control his mimicry powers.
EquipmentFormerly Avengers Identicard.
TransportationFlight via force fields, X-Men Blackbird, and Gateways; formerly Avengers Quinjet and Mjolnir.
Quarterstaff, dual daggers, crossbow, and rifle; formerly Mjolnir.
- Joey was trained in combat and weapons by Cyclops, Hawkeye, and Black Widow.
- Joey is a Baptist.
- His hobbies include music, writing, and youth work.
- Joey is a fan of Christian, metal, and alternative music.
- Joey is a fan of Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, and Harry Potter.
- Joey likes to play ultimate frisbee, tennis, and dodgeball.
- He uses Facebook and Instagram.
- His favorite foods are bacon and peanut butter.
- His favorite drink is an iced chai latte.
- Joey can understand Groots' language.
- His closest friends include Angel, Nightcrawler, Rogue, and Spider-Man.
- His love interests include Husk, Quake, and X-23.
- Joey's biggest role models are Professor X and Captain America.
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