A-Ganger

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REAL NAMES: 

IDENTITY: 

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MARITAL STATUS: 

Thomas "Tom" Patterson,

Richard "Dick" Shepard,

Henry/Hank Henderson

Known

Americans/Hero

Yes

20, 26, 33

Single, Married, Divorced

ALIAS(ES): 

CURRENT TEAM: 

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None

Seaguardians

N/A

N/A

Don "Major Deej" Finger

2 Dec 2007

RELATIONS:

(Tom)

Robert "Bobby" Patterson (brother)

(Dick)

Karen Shepard (wife)

(Hank)

Lisa Henderson (ex-wife)​

Tonya Henderson (daughter)

History

 

Fireman Apprentice Thomas "Tom" Patterson, Machinist Mate (Nuclear) 3rd Class Richard "Dick" Shepard and Machinists Mate (Auxiliary) 1st Class Henry "Hank" Henderson were all assigned to the Mechanical and Auxiliary Divisions (Auxiliary notoriously nicknamed "A-Gang" in the sub community) aboard the USS New Hampshire (SSN-778) in 2013.

 

The New Hampshire was performing a 'Spec Op' (Special Operation) spying on the dangerous Atlantic Kingdom, 5 miles outside of the Kingdom's major military stronghold, New Poseidon.  At one point, she was attacked by an Atlantic Kingdom undersea cruiser, leaving the sub's propulsion system damaged. The sub was taking in catastrophic levels of flooding and the reactor room and core were cracked open. The sub's emergency blow remote control valves in the Control Room were inoperative, leaving the three mechanics, Tom, Dick and Hank to have to go to each valve and man-handle them open.  This requires an enormous amount of torque on these valves, having to slam them open against 4500 psi air pressure.  One by one each Emergency Blow Valve was opened; the sub stopped sinking, but was still under attack...and moving at flank speed, in a bee-line to one of New Poseidon's most important buildings - the city's teleporter bay (a bay that was used to teleport troops, equipment, food and resources to and from any major Atlantic Kingdom city).

 

Just as the three mechanics opened the final valve, the sub crashed into the New Poseidon Teleporter Bay, causing a massive inter-dimensional power surge and warp.  The resulting warp 'phased' everything in the area making everything once solid now intangible and ghost-like.  The warp only lasted for a few seconds, but when it subsided, the warp subsided and everything phased back to normal exactly where it was; sub parts phased into teleporter bay equipment; kingdom troops fused into the crashed sub...and three mechanics fused into one another and making themselves a 'single' person.  The effects of the nuclear core exposure, the teleporter explosion and the sub's collision created a unique occurrence that left a gruesome sight to behold.  No one at the crash site survived - except for our fused mechanics, Tom, Dick and Hank, all now combined in one large, muscular mass of a man.

The Atlantic Guard of course blamed the United States for the disaster, demanding compensation and apologies.  As such, the 'fused mechanics' were paraded around as 'spies' over international websites, with King Dolphin demanding 'political prisoner' swaps for some of his incarcerated "Atlantic Guard" villains...which is exactly what happened.  For four Atlantic Guard villains, Tom, Dick and Hank (again, all in one body) were traded off.  Nonetheless to say, their homecoming was nothing but more pain and an even greater derision.

Tom's parents immediately disowned this 'new' Tom and instead had a formal funeral service, even though Tom was still alive in the massive body housed with two of his other fellow mechanics. The only one who would even talked to Tom was his younger brother, Robert (Bobby); a brother who considers Tom as a hero for what he/they tried to do to save the ship. Dick's wife, Karen, didn't know what to do and instead moved back home to her parents house. Although they are still technically married, she has yet to talk to him and according to WNN news, she's already 'seeing another man'.  Hank's wife, Lisa, went on a complete breakdown and tried to kill the 'new' Hank with a gun, calling him a 'monster'; she immediately divorced him, taking their daughter, Tonya, with her, while also suing the US Navy for what happened 'to her' as a result of her husband being turned into a freak.  People hated them for 'allowing' four villains to get traded for a 'freak', all the while the media (i.e., WNN) continued to be unkind to each of them, publishing story after story of their 'dubious' pasts and their asshole attitudes they had as A-Gangers in the Navy (a standard attitude for most).  That's when a certain Captain Seawolf of GUARD's Seaguardians came to them with an offer.

After performing some 'actual' tests on the three men fused into one body, they discovered that their strength in the new body had tripled; their endurance quadrupled; their skin was as strong as a thick sheet of aluminum.  They were super-powered now.  Each of their minds operated independently and were able to control any part of the body, however, they couldn't just 'turn their minds off' except for a period of  psycho-stimulated sleep; sleep that required certain brainwave (each of the three's brainwaves to be precise) functions to be neutralized to allow any form of sleep.  As such for the first time in months, the three actually were able to 'sleep', making their disposition better, their aggressiveness less, and their reasoning far superior.  As such, they all learned to 'take shifts' like on a sub to control the body while the others slept. The only time they'd all be awake was if they were in a fight, combat or needed three minds to solve a problem.  In the end GUARD, offered them a roll as a resident 'A-Ganger' on their incredibly high-tech sub, the GSX-1, Paragon City.  The three of them, for the first time since their fusion, all agreed in a split second to join the Seaguardians.

Today, "A-Ganger" as they now call themselves are the strong arm of the Seaguardians.  Their remarkable strength makes them an outstanding asset in combat. To make a 'point' about their job, they had a titanium wrench made as a mace-like weapon that they could use in combat, or in shipboard repairs (other wrenches just 'broke' in their hands).  As such, A-Ganger is now considered a bit of a celebrity, although a much more 'salt of the Earth' type of person, seen drinking in bars and pubs, brawling, partying and of course drinking everyone they know under the table, all while being one of the best submarine mechanics ever.

A-Ganger, as mentioned earlier, shares three minds in one gestalted body. As such, they take 'shifts' to sleep, allowing for one of their personalities to 'rule the roost' for about 8 hours a day; sometimes they go long so they can have a different shift after the next sleep cycle. As it is, their personal lives are still a complete Hell.  Only time will tell if their families will ever get over the tragedy that happened to these three men. One day, one can only hope, that the rest of the world can understand that Tom, Dick and Hank are each suffering three times more than anyone else; they've lost their friends/family, lost their personal privacy and mostly lost their own body, never once wanting for any of this to ever happen to them in the first place. On the bright side though, they may have just become their own 'brotherhood'.

Powers

 

Power Origin: Science

Three Minds/One Body

  • Physical Enhancements

    • Remarkable level of strength

    • Incredible level of endurance

    • Excellent agility

  • Mental Enhancements

    • Amazing mental protection against psychic attacks

    • When all three minds are 'online' and working:

      • Reason increases to remarkable levels

      • Intuition increases to remarkable levels

      • Psyche is at amazing level; only an individual's self doubt or distress can lower this

  • Durable skin

    • Skin provides excellent protection against physical, energy, electrical and temperate damage

    • Provides amazing protection against radiation damage

    • Hearing and vision are also protected, but only to typical levels

Equipment

 
  • Titanium Combat Wrench ("Thor")

    • Fantastic material strength

    • When used at full strength, can inflict incredible physical damage

    • Can also be used as an actual wrench...or a vice, if applied that way

  • Psycho Sleep Stimulator

    • Pocket-sized device

    • Amazing material outer shell for physical, temperate, EMP, energy, electrical protection

    • Operates to allows remarkable level of manual or automated sleep cycles or awakening of sleeping mind of the three minds in the body.

    • In combat, can be 'turned off' to prevent energy/electrical damage

  • Earwig

    • Communications encrypted transceiver with 250 mile range; unlimited range when used in range of cellular towers and/or GUARD/commercial communications satellites

    • Amazing material

    • Power can be charged for 2 days of operation

Talents

 
  • Tom, Dick and Hank Common Skills:

    • US Navy (Professional)

    • Submarines (Professional)

    • GUARD (Proficient)

    • Mechanical Engineering (Professional)

    • Beer (Proficient)

    • Bars/Pubs/Naval Bases/Liberty Ports (Proficient)

    • Damage Control/Firefighting (Professional)

  • Tom:

    • Video games (Professional)

    • Internet/Computer Engineering (Professional)

    • Lock-picking (Proficient)

    • Hot-wiring cars (Proficient)

    • Access Control systems (Proficient)

    • Stealth (Proficient)

    • Legal System/Family Court (Proficient)

    • Marksmanship (Proficient)

  • Dick:

    • Submarine Engineering (Professional)

    • Nuclear Engineering/Power (Professional)

    • Nuclear Power Plant Operations (Professional)

    • Radiation (Professional)

    • Physics/Chemistry (Proficient)

    • Chess (Proficient)

    • Puzzles (Proficient)

    • Quality Assurance Process (Proficient)

  • Hank:

    • Hydraulic systems (Professional)

    • High Pressure Pneumatic Systems (Professional)

    • Atmosphere Control Equipment (Professional)

    • Ballasting/Pump Systems (Professional)

    • Plumbing (Professional)

    • Ventilation Systems (Proficient)

    • Diesel Engines (Professional)

    • Refrigeration systems (Professional)

    • Submarine Engineering (Professional)

    • Metallurgy (Professional)

    • Quality Assurance Inspections/Officer (Professional)

    • Submarine Control/Diving Officer (Professional)

    • Leadership (Professional)

    • Mechanical/System Drawing (professional)

    • Children's TV shows (proficient)

    • Administration (proficient)

    • Finance/budgeting (proficient)

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