Origin and the JLA
Josiah Power was in Metropolis meeting with a Lexcorp attorney when he was caught in an explosion during one of the first wave of attacks in the Alien Invasion. With the aid of Daxamites, Earth's super heroes fought and won against the Invasion forces. Life was returning to normal for Josiah and the rest of the world when the alien Metagene bomb exploded and affected Earth's heroes. Josiah was mysteriously affected by the bomb but instead of mixing up genes it activated his own dormant metagene. Lab tests showed normal results and Power was released from the hospital and returned to practicing law in San Francisco. A few weeks later during a court case his powers began to manifest.
Reluctantly he resigned from the law firm. Power began to let life pass by him until he replied to a mysterious email about a meeting regarding his "condition". Upon his arrival it became apparent that the same email had been sent to other people affected by the bomb. "The Agent" and his associates announced that everyone were now prisoners to be trained and used as super villains. Josiah was kept drugged and had tests performed on him during this time in an attempt to learn how to trigger his transformation.
During this time several trial runs with other prisoners were made. Each of these met in failure and remotely triggered death. Josiah had secretly been trying to trigger his change with very limited success. A week later, the Justice League arrive to thwart a team sent to raid the Chicago branch of STAR Labs. In their escape attempt, The Agent and associates decide to blow up the building killing all the prisoners. That is until Josiah steps up and singlehandedly puts an end to their imprisonment. The Justice League arrives too late to do anything more than clean up. He and Superman have a word about the preceeding events and about what to do with his life and his new powers.
Working his way through a short depression and other problems, Josiah eventually found a way to combine his old skills and newfound abilities. He decided to found a business of superheroes for hire, structured like a law firm, with partners and associates.
He called his new team, the Power Company. During his tenure in the team, he was put into a coma from a gunshot wound and Firestorm became an associate. He has since recovered and has continued active duty. Josiah lives with his life partner Rupert.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
Rock Form: When he activates his powers Josiah transforms into a monstrous, grey, stone-like seven foot giant. During his time in this form an energy corona begins to spark about his body.
- Superhuman Durability: While in his rock form he cannot be hurt by conventional means, it would take a superhuman effort and then some to even dent his hide.
- Enhanced Strength: A lesser form of Superhuman Strength, Josiah has been seen throttling many number of thugs about as well as lifting very heavy objects and lofting them around.
- Energy Absorption: A sort of manipulation, Josiah Power can absorb large amounts of ambient and focused energy and project them forth.
- Energy Projection: Part of his manipulation/absorbtion powers, Josiah can project the energy he absorbs forth in a destructive manner.
- Lawyer: Before he became a metahuman with active abilities he was a successful lawyer.
- Businessman: Unsure as to how to use his new powers inconjunction with his previous law-related abilities he decided to found a company that turns super hero's adventures into a legit business he calls, "Power Company". He is the owner and manager of this team.
- Josiah is one of the few DC Comics character that is openly gay. He lives with his life partner Rupert.
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