Publisher: FarCorners Studios
Created by: Lincoln Farquharson
1st appearance: Team Genesis #1
Real Name: Gerald Petworth
Team Affiliations: Team Genesis
Legal Status: US Citizen (presumed dead)
Height: 6’1 Weight: 215 lbs
Eye color: Blue Hair color: Black
Relatives: Marion Petworth, Father; Yanina Petworth (nee Guzman)
Skills and abilities: Possesses the ability to cool the air around him, decrease his body temperature, and generate intense coldness. He can, almost instantly, drop his body temperature from 98.6 to a -87.8F. He can direct the waves of coldness he projects in certain ways so as to create ice in any shape he desires and freeze objects. His skin is resistant to incredible degrees of coldness. At will, Gerald’s skin becomes covered in a maneuverable icy layer that can act as armor against physical attacks. The strength and regeneration of the ice armor is dependent upon Gerald’s will. He is also capable of flight.
Gerald was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and lived the majority of his youth in Penns Grove, New Jersey. His mother was a homemaker and his father worked for Premco Pharmaceuticals as the Senior Director of Quality Assurance and Compliance. He was the couple’s only child. At the age of 15, his powers started to manifest themselves. At 17, government agents appeared at his home and offered him an opportunity to work for them. With his parents’ blessings, he agreed. For two years he was trained in the use of his powers and how to control them at a secret government installation in the deserts of Arizona. During his training, he was partnered with a female, Kari James.
On a mission to infiltrate a Cuban airfield, they were to commandeer a cargo plane headed to Russia. They made off with the airplane and set a course for Nevada, but Benjamin Axon, using the alias Benjamin Grant, had revealed to them a bomb planted on the craft that was soon to go off. The US government had paid the Cuban government to allow the duo to hijack the plane so that they could kill them, destroying the last remaining evidence of a program the government wanted to disavow. Once Grant explained the plot, they managed to escape and never returned to the service of the US government.
Gerald now leads Team Genesis as Field Commander on various missions to round up what GEHMs they can for reasons he doesn’t know. He is loyal to Grant even though he is known to challenge the decisions he doesn’t agree with. Kari James is the only member on the team he trusts completely.