Unkillable Are The Dead
Enhanced Endurance: ultimate
The earth soaked in his blood.
He wasn't just a man who would have sacrificed himself for others, he was a man who had already done so. For this, the Powers That Be saw fit to "reward" Rick Crowley.
Crow smiled the smile of crows, and when has one ever seen a crow smile?
He was to have been returned from the dead. Made undead, but not alive.
Crow interfered, as Crow was wont to do. Crow would not allow such a travesty to occur. It wasn't that Crow wanted to save Rick from the mockery of justice that was to be played upon him. It was simply because Crow was, is and ever will be a bastard, even to the gods. No, especially to them. Thus, where They would have merely granted Rick unlife, Crow gifted him with Quantum Life.
The faintest sliver of existence. So faint that it couldn't even be considered as actual life. And where there is no life, there can be no death.
Try as one might, killing Crow-Man may well be an impossibility. Even were he to be shuffled off his mortal coil, his life would persevere and he would return anon.
Acts of Crow-Man
Reality Warping: ultimate (rank 4)
- Ranged Attack
- Long Ranged Attack
- Area Affect
- Super Area of Effect
- Target Seeker
Miraculously, the crew of the Challenger survived the explosion of the space shuttle. But as the crew compartment careened toward the ocean at 200 miles per hour, their fates were nonetheless sealed... until their descent was somehow slowed and the compartment mysteriously brought ashore. Not everyone survived, but four of them did. It was better than a complete loss of life.
The Indian Ocean earthquake claimed an estimated 230000 to 280000 lives. But as investigations would reveal, it could have been much worse. If not for several incredible happenstances, experts say the death toll could have easily exceeded 300000.
The 3rd Nibiru Impact would be averted altogether, saving the whole of humanity.
All over the world, across space and time, both seen and unseen, lives were saved. The majority of these "interventions" went unnoticed. Sometimes, not all were saved, but things could have been worse. Most times, it would be just a few individuals involved, but it all added up. Always, life was prioritized. Unlike some purveyors of justice, collateral damage was kept to a minimum.
Call them beneficent acts of god, luck or just plain happy coincidence.
I call them the works of Crow-Man.
The Strange Origin of Morality
Creature Form: standard (rank 1)
His mother was a liar. He knew that. She was also a gambler, though he never knew how much that contributed to her leaving because of the sharks. He barely saw his father before the divorce, and it wouldn't be for years before he knew just how much debt his dad had to pay off to the sharks. Regardless, that only made him respect his father more.
But respect or no, dad wasn't around during his formative years and he always knew his mom was a bad influence. So as silly as it may seem, the one who taught him to do good rather than bad... was television. It may seem ludicrous, he knew TV was fake, but still, he wanted to live in a world where people were basically good inside and that karma favored the kind.
He held onto his naivete for as long as life would let him, and just when he thought life finally beat the "rightness" out of him, it came back and got him killed.
And now, upon the grave of Crowley Sr, the unnatural mist that covered it coalesced into a crow and flew away.
The right thing wasn't going to do itself.
Flight of the Crow-Man
Flight: standard (rank 1)
By flapping its wings, a bird can achieve lift due to the lower pressure above its wings and higher pressure below it. After that, it's just a matter of further flapping the wings to create thrust as well as more lift. Gliding is interjected to maintain or control speed and altitude while reducing calorie usage.
This is not at all how Crow-Man flies of course. He could do it this way, but that's not how he usually rolls.
The precise mechanism of how he flies is pointless to describe simply for the fact that it is utterly impossible. But he does it anyway.
Crow, the entity who had a hand (or claw rather) in Crow-Man's rebirth, would approve. Chaos and impossibilities were almost always welcomed. Crow does not approve much else of Crow-Man though, being as Crow is malevolent by nature while Crow's creation is just the opposite. The former mere mortal paid Crow no heed.
Crow-Man was happy. The petty squawking of both gods and the masses did not bother him at all. Power without consequences.
It might never be a perfect world, but he could work to make it a better one.