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Ultra Boy

Ultra Boy for Champions

Real name: Jo Nah
Other known aliases:
Occupation: Hero and adventurer
Current group affiliation: Legion of Super-Heroes
Past group affiliations: Work Force
Major enemies:
First appearance: Superboy #98
Origin: Superboy #98
Description: Jo is a reasonably attractive man standing 5'8'' and weighing 155 lbs. He has brown eyes and hair.


10/70     STR      0
   18     DEX     24
   18     CON     16
   13     BODY     6
   13     INT      3
   13     EGO      6
   13     PRE      3
   12     COM      1
    6     PD       4
    6     ED       2
 4/ 8     SPD     12
    8     REC      4
   36     END      0
   27     STUN     0
Characteristics Cost: 81

Powwers, Skills and Equipment

15     Life Support,doesn't breathe,safe in vacuum/pressure,safe in     
        radiation,safe in heat/cold,immune to disease,Linked(-1/2),     
        "to Armor multipower slot."     
72     MP (90),Not near intense radioactivity.(-1/4)     
 7u    20/20 Armor,x2 Hardened(+1/2)     
 7u    PKG,"Speed powers.",11" Flight,x8 Non-Combat,0 END(+1/2),     
        +4.0 SPD     
 7u    +60 STR,0 END(+1/2)                                           0
 5u    PKG,"Vision powers",N-Ray Vision,Substance: Radio     
        activematerial.,Concentrate(-1/2),constant concentration,4D6     
        RKA,No Knockback(-1/4),Concentrate(-1/4),+6 Telescopic     
        Sense,Sight Group,Concentrate(-1/2),constant concentration   6
 5     Intl Police Powers     
 1     Navigation 8-     
 1     TF,Small Spaceships     
12     6/6 Armor,"Trans-suit",OIF(-1/2)     
24     10" Flight,"Flight ring",IIF(-1/4),0 END(+1/2)                0
 9     Life Support,doesn't breathe,safe in vacuum/pressure,OIF     
 4     Radio XMIT/REC,"Flight ring.",IIF(-1/4)     
Powers Cost: 169


Base Points: 100
15     Hunted,"by enemies of the Legion.",as powerful,harsh,appear
10     Psych Lim,"Cocky",common,moderate
15     Psych Lim,"In love with Apparition.",common,strong
20     Psych Lim,"Code vs. killing.",common,total
20     Psych Lim,"Uses powers responsably.",common,total
10     Public ID,"Jo Nah"
15     Rep,"Legionnaire",occur 14-
 5     Rivalry,"with Superboy.",professional
10     Vuln,"to radio activity.",uncommon,x2 stun
20     Vuln,"to positive PRE attacks from women.",common,x2 effect
10     Watched,"by galatic press.",as powerful,non-combat
        influence,mild,appear 14-
Disadvantages Total: 150

Experience Spent: 0
Total Points: 250

Explanation of the conversion: Ultra Boys' Multipower represent the four different ways he can focus his Ultra powers. The first slot is when he makes himself nearly invulnerable. When he activates this slot his Life Support also kicks in, so he can survive most hostile environments. The second slot is for his speed related powers. This slot makes him faster and able to fly. The third slot is when he makes himself super strong. I made this strength cost no Endurance so he can use it pretty much at will, only paying Endurance for the first 10 Strength points. The fourth slot is for his vision related powers. He can shoot laser-like flash vision from his eyes, seen through objects with penetravision and has telescopic vision. The flash vision cost him Endurance, the other vision powers don't. It should be noted that having Enhanced Senses in a Multipower slot requires special permission of the Game Master.

Ultra Boy's origin! History: Once, when Jo Nah was travelling through space in his one-man space-speedster, he was swallowed by an energy-beast. Fortunately for him, a Galactic Patrol Cruiser saw his peril and rescued him by slicing the creature open with a ray. Jo escaped, but his body was charged by the radiation of that mighty monster. He tried using his energy and discovered that he could see through anything, even lead, with his penetravision. He used his new-found ability in behalf of the law. Before long, everyone called him Ultra Boy. Later, he tried to use his ultra-energy in other ways and after experimenting, he found that his it could be used for many different powers, but with one serious limitation. He could use his ultra-energy for ultra-strength, or ultra-speed, or ultra-invulnerability or vision, but he could only use it for one super-power at a time.

Jo was contacted by Leland McCauley when he was seeking to assemble his own group of super-beings as a personal security force. Always interested in some extra spending money, Jo accepted his offer and joined McCauley's Workforce, taking the code-name Ultra Boy. During the first several weeks, he grew attached to Spider Girl, one of his fellow Workforce members. One of the first things he did was spy on the Legion of Super-Heroes to determine if any of their members could be useful to his new boss, and during this mission, he spotted Apparition in a heated discussion with her mother and felt pity for her. When he was spotted by Saturn Girl and thereafter attacked by Spark, the fight that ensued led to Live Wire's departure from the Legion, and Ultra Boy convinced him to join the Workforce.

Ultra Boy and Apparition Ultra Boy, upon meeting the Legion on a Workforce mission to Planet Hell, became further attracted to Apparition, and the feeling turned out to be mutual, much to Spider Girl's dismay. In time, they developed a true relationship, exchanging gifts and dating, but one thing came between them... Jo's inability, or unwillingness, to see working for McCauley as a morally reprehensible idea. Only after they fought together against the White Triangle Daxamites were they willing to fully declare their love for one another... but to late, as Apparition died in that battle in Jo's arms. Jo felt cheated of his chance to prove himself worthy of Apparition in life, and the shock and guilt of that knowledge made him resolve to do so after her death. He severed ties with McCauley and would have joined the Legion of Super-Heroes if not for President Chu's moratorium on new members. Despite his inability to gain actual membership to the Legion, he has been hanging around the Legion in the hopes that he can help them, and on some occasions, has actually been able to help, such as the effort to rescue Valor from the Stasis Zone. Cosmic Boy, unable, at the time, to make him a Legionnaire, had him recruited by Live Wire to join the Legion rescue squad, which saved the Legion from the Fatal Five. Immediately upon the arrest of President Chu and new president R. J. Brande's relaxation of membership restrictions upon the Legion, Jo became a full-fledged member.

Superboy #98 Powers: Ultra Boy is capable of focusing his Ultra power to gain similar powers to those of the original Superboy. While Ultra Boys powers are superior, he can only gain them one at a time. He can become invulnerable to harm, gain superior speed and flight powers, become incredibly strong, or have visions powers which include laser-like flash vision, pentravision and telescopic vision. Ultra Boy's powers can be negated by certain forms of intense radioactivity.

Ultra Boy wears a Legion flight ring which allows him to fly effortlessly and acts as a communicator. He wears a Legion trans suit which protects him from harm and in hostile environments such as outer space.

Links to other Ultra Boy pages:

  • Character created by DC Comics.
    Champions rules conversion by Mathew R. Ignash -
    Last Updated - March, 2002

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