Wonder Man
Wonder Man
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Portrayed by Paul Telfer
Statistics
Full Name Simon Williams
Age 23
Height 6'5"
Build Muscular athletic
Eyes Solid red
Hair Black
Factions watch this space
Occupation Actor/Action Hero
Alignment Hero

Claim to Fame

The Man of Ions!


Reputation

Failed at the family business, kidnapped and experimented on, a famous case of Stockholm Syndrome who snapped out of it. Spent a year dead for tax reasons (no.)
Now he's a popular action hero/stunt-man (because he doesn't get killed doing ridiculous stunts. Don't try ANY of them at home, kids!)


Biography

The Story of the Perfect Family and the Sad Thing That Happened

The Story of the Rising Company and the Bad Stuff That Happened

The Story of the Shadowy Figure and the Ionic Ray Machine

The Story of the Bad Guys Club and How Simon Died the First Time

The Story of How Wonder Man Became a Zuvembie but Got Better

The Rest of the Story

Recently1, Simon returned to the New York area for a six month hiatus from the movies, "To Find Myself" his agent told the trade rags, "Because I have community service to do," he told Good Morning, and "Why not?" when friends asked him what was REALLY going on. He confessed to the embezzlement, but was cleared because of his earlier pardon, along with the fact that he was actually allowed to use the money that way (as he had a plan in place to return it and he was the only remaining Board member with signatory power and so on - it's amazing how Business is set up to assist with legal pillaging from the top.)

So far, the response from his fans has been, "Wow, that's cool," while the public at large has mostly said, "Who? What? Oh. OK."
But there are still pictures of Simon in a too-small orange jumpsuit (top part tied down at the waist) enthusiastically punching down a to-be-demolished building, showing up in the social media. So it's all good2.3

After a few incidents of super-heroics, Simon was asked covertly to assist with the situation when Namor attacked an oil platform off of South Carolina. This led to his meeting the Blue warrior named Storm Surge, and then Mera of Atlantis,4 which led to him being drafted into becoming a sort of 'good will ambassador' to the Atlanteans at the behest of Aquaman. This was fine, though an inconvenience for his movie career, when Aquaman was shot down by unknown assailants during a diplomatic visit to Metropolis with his queen; the ensuing attack by Atlantis has temporarily dried up his box-office, and he's been at loose ends5.

Character Details

Hollywood
Simon plays the Egotist Actor Game but it's a cover, something that's kind of expected in Hollywood. It's not the real him. Get him away from the parties (which are pretty much "work") and the cameras, and he's a generally nice, not-egomaniac kind of person.
Temper Bomb
Simon can be taunted, provoked, or even build up to a major loss of cool, which with him can be really pretty destructive, especially if his powers flare up. It takes someone who knows him personally well enough to set him off - like his brother.
Stupid Loyal
Three things, Family, Friends, Lovers - Simon will do nearly anything for these. He's risked prison and death for his brother, he sacrificed his life for new friends, and (when that Love thing finally happens) he is not the one who breaks the commitment.
Easily Eroded Ethics
For the right reasons, presented the right way, Simon will do the entirely wrong thing. He's done it before, and will probably do it again. In fact, this is one of the hooks frequently used to get him into the Controlled Catspaw state.
So Slightly Insecure
Even though he's apparently immortal and invulnerable, Simon sometimes doesn't believe it, and loses his confidence in his “right” to be acting the part of a hero. He sometimes thinks it's just make-believe. When this happens, he can sometimes end up being beaten by things that shouldn't.
Good Guy At Heart
All other things notwithstanding, Simon is hero material. Flawed sometimes, but always striving for what he sees as good and right. He does charity work, he speaks out for mutant rights, gay rights, and supports progressive candidates, and he won't kick a puppy or kitten if offered one.
WYSIWYG
The saying about still waters running deep may be true, but by that metaphor, Simon's a swiftly moving stream. He's not that deep, no profound secrets or insights or wisdom beyond his years. What you see is what you get.

Relationships

Image Name Relation Notes
nopic-m.png Eric 'Grim Reaper' Williams Brother It's complicated. (Eric could be apped.)
nopic-f.png Mrs. The Late Sanderson Williams Mother Seriously, does anyone think Cynthia Rothschild-Williams gets off scot-free in all this?

Notes

Because Wonder Man's origin is so tightly bound to the Avengers in original canon, and because that isn't possible since, (1) no Avengers yet at incept, and (2) no 20 years of history and character development, Wonder Man's concept here is more focused on his acting career; being a costumed super-whatsis was something that the Shadowy Figure dude thought was important, but Simon, having worked in Hollywood, is more cynical about the very idea.

Recently Simon has been spotted doing occasional public relations work for SHIELD, mostly in the form of assisting with disasters or threats, and at least once appearing on a morning television show to explain why he was assisting SHIELD with an oil rig problem (and why it was anything SHIELD had to worry about). He was amazingly under-informative while being quite chatty.


Character Gallery


Logs

Justice League:Avengers GO!
March 15th, 2015: Hawkeye and Wonder Woman the leaders of the Justice League: Avengers Initiative call a public ceremony at the Hall of Justice in Metropolis to make announcements to the world and to introduce the newest roster of members in the team: Booster Gold, Hawkgirl, Hawkeye_II, Captain America, Falcon, Ozymandias & Supergirl. Many others are present and new recruits are welcomed.
(log: 20150315-justice-league-avengers | tags: booster_gold captain_america columbia fenris green_lantern hawkeye hawkeye_ii hawkgirl jla jl:a martian_manhunter metropolis mimic mockingbird namor nightwing oracle ozymandias power_girl supergirl wonder_man wonder_woman | posted: 15 Mar 2015 04:35)

Rescue One: Angel One
February 28th, 2015: Rescue One to the rescue… with help from an intrepid band of heroes… before the SRD Sonic bomb the area!
(log: 20150228-rescueoneangelsone | tags: kitty_pryde marvel-girl nyc shadowcat wolf_cub wonder_man zatanna | posted: 02 Mar 2015 23:23)

The Tides of Blood: Where's The King
February 22, 2015: Mera lets Rowan and Simon Williams know the Kings body is missing.
(log: 20150222-wherestheking | tags: aquawoman rowan wonder_man | posted: 13 Mar 2015 20:48)

The Tides of Blood: Releasing Simon Williams
February 5, 2015: Mera is reminded that Surfacer Simon Williams is still being held captive, and goes to see that he is returned to the surface. (Emits by Aquaman)
(log: 20150205-the-tides-of-blood:releasing-simon-williams | tags: aquaman aquawoman atlantis waterfolk wonder_man | posted: 06 Feb 2015 10:14)

The Tides of Blood: Ripples in the Pond
January 29 2015 A shot heard round the seas has serious consequences (emits by Aquaman)
(log: 20150129-the-tides-of-blood:ripples-in-the-pond | tags: aquaman aquawoman rowan wonder_man | posted: 16 Feb 2015 22:21)

The Life (Not So) Aquatic (Part 1)
January 16th, 2015: The conduit in Rain's basement (full of booze) is at it again. But this time, she's got some visitors of note! And they aren't even trying to eat her, bring pamphlets or anything.
(log: 20150116-the-life-not-so-aquatic | tags: aquaman aquawoman rain rowan wonder_man | posted: 17 Jan 2015 09:32)

Catch and Release
Jan 06, 2015: Rain is finally released from captivity. Sort of.
(log: 20150106-catch-and-release | tags: aquawoman namor rain the_sub-mariner wonder_man | posted: 07 Jan 2015 04:35)


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