About The Standard
Stanley Service was an Olympic pole-vaulter. He won the gold, setting a world record for height. He could have continued his athletic career, but he opted to become a soldier. An IED blasted the truck he was in off an embankment. He ended up underneath it. His legs were crushed. He was told he might never walk again.
A government research institute offered him a chance to take part in an experimental program that might help restore his legs. Stan accepted.
The success was unexpected and overwhelming. He'd taken his status as an internet celebrity and turned it back around. He became the first multi-media interactive superhero. His exploits were live-streamed. The US Marshal's office maintained a small staff dedicated to handling his cases. The first time he went into action, the massive swell in web-traffic crashed the server as people all over the world logged on to watch The Standard take down The Trapster. over the next few months they decided to create an entirely separate site and server at TheStandard.gov.
Stan's natural charisma and laid-back attitude turned him into a super powered government agent reality tv star.
Since everyone already knew who he was and he really didn't have anyone to protect by keeping his identity a secret, Stan never really felt the need to put on a mask. he didn't even really feel like a superhero. He was just a soldier turned federal agent who got stuck on assignments no one else could take. It was SHIELD who convinced him to try to stand out a little. Something about heroes needing to be symbols as much as people. He compromised with the Flag. It was how he gained his notoriety after all.
When in uniform, The Standard dresses for the job. He wears reinforced racing pants and lightweight tactical boots, a belt with a U.S. Marshal badge and a handcuff case, a black t-shirt with a white US Marshal logo on the breast, a handgun shoulder rig, and a reinforced black leather jacket with the words SPECIAL AGENT across the back. His Flagstaff collapses down to a small baton that sheathes along his belt at the small of his back.
He stands 6 feet 3 inches with the body of a gymnast. Every muscle in his body is corded and chiseled. His eyes are blue and his hair is blond and kept buzzed close to his scalp. His ancestry is mainly nordic and he definitely looks it with his tall lanky frame.
He keeps himself clean shaven and favors black wrap-around style sunglasses.
-Attributes- 140 points
-Powers- 90 points
Body Resistance 40 (Incredible) The Intensity rank number of the attack is reduced by this Power's rank number. The remaining Intensity is the actual damage the hero suffers. (-2 CS vs Energy Weapons)
-Talents- 40 points
-Contacts- 20 points
-Resources- 10 points