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Security Level: 23
Online Name: Red Spectre
Country of Origin: Russia
Origin of Powers: Magic
Powers: Mind Control / Empathy
Battle Cry: Fear the spectre of Communism!
Favored Attack: Dominate
Favored Defense: Telekinesis
Hated Nemesis: Baron Zoria
the 1950s. He was instrumental in the success of the Sputnik launch in 1957.
His life changed forever shortly after the Sputnik launch when he was
severely injured in an explosion in his laboratory. He was left disfigured,
bound to a wheelchair and unable to continue his work as a scientist for the
space program. He visited the finest doctors in the Soviet Union but they
were unable to heal the damages done by the blast. With no where else to
turn for answers, Boris began to look to magic and the occult for ways to
heal himself. He devoted himself entirely to the study of the occult and his
great intellect learned much in a few years. He began to excel at empathy
and was able to walk eventually and heal most of his wounds.
His studies brought him into contact with a particular Russian mystic who
seemed to possess a vast amount of arcane knowledge. He took in Boris as his
student and taught him how to tap into the vast mystical powers of the mind.
Soon Boris learned how to use his mind to control others and move objects.
He learned how to use his psychic resources for astral projection and
mesmerism. After some time Boris also further developed his empathic
abilities and he fully recovered from his injuries although he was still
scarred. He even learned how to raise the dead and slow down his own aging
process. One day his mentor revealed that he was Baron Zoria, the founder of
The Circle of Thorns. He wanted Boris to join him in his plans for world
domination and to lead his cult in Russia. Boris felt betrayed and fled as
the Baron tried to have him subdued by cult members. He barely escaped with
his life and went into hiding.
Boris eventually headed a group dedicated to paranormal investigations
and used his powers to hunt down and combat the
Circle of Thorns whenever he could. Because of his ability to become
transparent and disappear he took the name The Red Spectre. His name
was also derived form the Karl Marx quote in the Communist Manifesto: “A
spectre is haunting Europe – the spectre of communism.” At the end of the
Cold War Boris, now as Red Spectre, began to defend the people of Russia on
his own as a hero. He eventually met up with his current team, the CCCP.