Riley Boetje


Riley was an excitable boy, the second youngest of six males, in a home where rough housing was the most common form of entertainment. As a child, his voice ranged from loud to painfully loud. He played rugby, soccer and football, he wrestled. He roared at sporting events and got in shoving matches in taverns and joined the Marines. He served a tour in Vietnam before coming home with half his left hand gone.

In 1969 he stumbled into a demonstration that was getting ugly. Without really contemplating any long-term consequences, he picked up a cinder block and readied himself to hurtle it at the protesters who offended him. But then he suddenly didn’t want to.

He suddenly felt calm.

Suddenly, he was more tranquil than he’d ever been in his life.

It took Riley a while to realize someone must have used dark energy on him, and then only after he’d discovered his own powers. But he doesn’t resent the ancestor who remains, to him, unknown. He likes himself better now, and he feels he’s doing more good than he ever did as a soldier.

Lineage: Amanda Sykes - Lyndon Baines Johnson - J. Edgar Hoover - Martin Luther King Jr.
Power Level: Tier Five
Offspring: Unknown

Personality: In his unguarded moments, Riley is still a butch, boisterous, hard living ex-Marine. He still loves a tightly contested football game. But with people around, he tends to be exactly as loud and gung-ho as makes them comfortable, and not an ounce more.

Values: The USA, Harmony Between People and Nations

Known Power

  • Riley has a Total Grasp of Motive which lets him understand the struggles of his fellow humans.
  • He also has a Scalable Grasp of the Emotional Gestalt which lets him read a crowd at a glance.
  • Riley also has incredible control with Hyperpersuade and Hyperempathy.
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