"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 caused Joey 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 and make a few friends, find an escape in music, and even found faith in God.
When he was thirteen, Joey discovered that there was something different about him when his latent mutant powers started to surface. One day, he created a force field after falling from a ledge. Later, he started getting headaches followed by hearing the voices of people around him and healed a friend from a stab wound. The final straw was when he was attacked by a bully and accidentally sent him flying into a wall, sending him to the hospital in a coma. 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 central Virginia by Professor Charles Xavier, who had difficulty finding him because of the mental shield he unknowingly put around his mind. Xavier 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.
Telekinesis: Flux possesses the ability to project psychokinetic energy that enables him to levitate, propel or manipulate people and objects however he wishes, lift himself and move through the air to simulate flight. With this power, Joey has a range of abilities including:
- Flight: Flux is able to to use his telekinesis to "levitate" in the air and fly for long distances and great speeds.
- Force Fields: Flux can create protective force shields that could deflect even the most powerful of attacks (even filter bacteria from the air, withstand Jovian atmospheric pressures, and even repel nuclear weapons). He has also displayed such control over the fields as to shape them precisely, even to conform very closely to his body’s form. Joey can create multiple force fields at once and use them offensively by throwing them at other people and objects.
- Telekinetic Healing: Flux has the ability to heal himself and others from malignancies and other bodily injuries simply by touch. This is done by transferring some of his own life force to the target. With this power, Joey can heal almost anything from cuts and stab wounds to severe burns and poisoning.
- Electric Blasts: Flux has the ability to fire blasts of electricity from his hands that can stun or even kill others. He can also short circuit technology.
- Intuitive Aptitude: Flux can disassemble complex devices explosively (separating every last component, such as screws, nuts, circuit boards, etc.) and, just as quickly, easily assemble complex devices. This also has enabled him to even attain awareness and control over objects as small as individual electrons in an atom and even detect and discern individual oxygen molecules, and determine the atomic weight of molecules, by the amount of atoms present.
- Teleportation: Flux has the ability to use telekinesis to transport himself, and well as other people and objects, to another location.
- Telekinetically Enhanced Condition: Flux is able to use his telekinesis in a personal fashion enhancing strength, speed, durability, agility, reflexes, stamina, and fighting skills to superhuman levels.
Telepathy: Flux can also read the thoughts and feelings of others, project and broadcast his own thoughts, as well as influence the minds of humans and animals with higher order intelligence (such as dolphins, ravens, or dogs). With this power, Joey has a host of other abilities including:
- Astral Projection: Flux has the ability to project his astral form from his body onto the astral plane or physical plane over vast distances.
- Precognition: Flux is able to foresee events before they've even come to pass. These visions usually come randomly (sometimes in his dreams), but Joey has gained control over them.
- Clairvoyance: Flux is able see far off places or events as well as present events and one's surroundings.
- Psychometry: Flux has the ability to divine information about an object or living subject, simply by coming into close contact with it or something associated with said object or subject. Joey can also experience talents or memories temporarily from touching an object previously owned by someone else, or tell the past or future of someone by touching an object owned by or associated with the person.
- Psionic Shield: Flux is able to erect a psychic shield for the protection of himself and other minds. Joey can even remove psychic shields around another persons mind.
- Telepathic Cloak: Flux can telepathically mask his presence and the use of his abilities from being detected by other mutants and psychic entities. These defenses can be extended to others around him as well. This cloaking is not perfect and powerful telepathic mutants may notice and 'see' through this ability.
- Telepathic Illusions: Flux can create realistic telepathic illusions and cause people to experience events which are not actually occurring.
- Mind Control: Flux is able to control the thoughts and actions of others.
- Mental Amnesia: Flux can erase any awareness of particular memories or cause total amnesia.
- Mental Paralysis: Flux is able to induce temporary mental or physical paralysis.
- Mental Detection: Flux can sense the presence of another superhuman mutant within a small, but as yet, undefined radius of himself by perceiving the distinctive mental radiations emitted by such a being.
- Mental Sedation: Flux can telepathically "sedate" one's victims so that, if already rendered unconscious, they remain so for as long as he continues to "sedate" them.
- Mind Link: Flux can develop a mental link with any person which remains as a connection to that individual. He can also create a link between two different individuals and control it at will.
- Psionic Blasts: Flux can project psionic force bolts which have no physical effects, but which can affect a victim's mind so as to cause the victim pain, unconsciousness and even kill.
Expert Martial Artist
Strength levelHas the strength of an average human who engages in moderate to regular exercise. Can increase strength with telekinesis.
If he gets upset or angry, he could lose control over his abilities
EquipmentFormerly Avengers Identicard and Cerebra
TransportationFlight, X-Men Blackbird, and Krakoan Gateways; formerly Avengers Quinjet and Mjolnir
Quarterstaff, daggers, and rifle; formerly Mjolnir
- His psionic energy signature is indigo.
- Joey was trained in the use of his psychic powers by Professor X, Marvel Girl, Psylocke, and Cable.
- 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 Jubilee, Quake, and Siryn.
- Joey's biggest role models are Professor X and Captain America.
- Flux 345's Talk Page
- Flux 345's Contributions
- Flux 345's Talk Page Archive
- Flux 345's Personal Image Gallery
- Flux 345's Favourites
- Flux 345's Blog
- News submitted by Flux 345