- You wanna fight for the soul of New York, huh? Well here it is, baby! But you an outta towner - I DON'T THINK YOU CAN HANDLE IT!
- -- Power Man (Victor Alvarez) src
A resident of Hell's Kitchen, Víctor was the son of a marriage on the breaking point. His father was part of a protest of residents of a building which was scheduled for demolition. The building was destroyed by Bullseye, and the developers left the place, fearing the potential reprecussions of building on land associated with the death of 107 taxpaying citizens.
But there was a 108th resident: Víctor, who somehow survived by harnessing his chi, to transform his body into a thing like unto iron. Crawling from the wreckage, he stayed with his mother.
His activities are unknown, but when Daredevil extended the Hand's power over Hell's Kitchen, creating a blanket of fear, he chose the identity of Power Man, to protect his neighbours. This drew the attention of Luke Cage, the previous Power Man, and Iron Fist, who uses a technique similar to Víctor's. Víctor has expressed disdain for both men, in particular Luke Cage, who he accuses of "selling out".
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
According to Deadly Nightshade after Luke Cage left Vic (Shades) and Comanche's gang, Comanche and Shades, wanted to step up their game (criminal enterprising) and so they came to her, for new weapons. She gave Shades a new visor which generated optic blasts by pulling in bioelectric energy from the environment. According to her the absorbing crystal became embedded in Victor's skin when Bullseye blew up his city block killing 107 people and instigating the Shadowland arc.
However, according to Iron Fist Vic's powers aren't based in technology, but spirituality. Danny says that when Vic's building exploded he absorbed the lifeforce (chi) of all the deceased people in self-defense, including one of Iron Fist's Thunder Dojo students, Javier. Javier was the only student who mastered the "Screaming Eagle Slap" but was killed in Bullseye's blast. Danny surmises that this is how Victor knows K'un L'un technique without having ever practiced it himself.
Victor can absorb chi from his environment, granting him superhuman strength, generation of personal force fields and accelerated healing; Victor glows when empowered in the same way when Iron Fist powers up his chi fist punch. He can explode chi outward through punches, use chi to enhance the vitality or superpowers of others while in direct contact, and can channel messages through bioelectric frequencies. Victor once absorbed chi from multiple sources simultaneously, briefly growing giant-sized with increased strength. He sometimes experencies of those who died in the tenement explosion. Biolectric jamming devices can temporaly inhibit Victor's power.
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|* Heightened strength when harnessing chi|
AbilitiesThrough absorbing De Paz's memories and from direct training from Iron Fist, Victor is skilled martial artist
Víctor Álvarez wears a yellow and black body suit with metal embellishments, similar to the look of Luke Cage, the first Power Man.
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