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MYSTO | TRACKER | BECKY | FELICIA | FOSA | MANGIA | SYLK | WILT | BOMBA | VAL | PATHOS | REVERSO | CASSIE | ZEB
Name:

Mysto, founder of the Institute and Leader of the Team

Form:

Cryptomorph ("hidden form")

Power(s):

Unknown

Origin(s):

Unknown

Name:

Tracker

Form:

Canine

Power(s):

Can sense and track psychic powers in others

Origin(s):

Works directly for Mysto recruiting members for the Institute and the Team. Also head Team trainer. Used to be member of POOP (Psychic Overt Operations Patrol). Often sniffs out super villains. Was born in the Louisiana Bayou origins of power unknown.

Name:

Becky

Form:

Galline Hen

Power(s):

Lays eggs that glow like a 50-watt bulb

Origin(s):

Hatched in a coop contaminated by an illegal dumping of nuclear waste in Kansas. Was nearly pecked to death and finally ostracized by her family until Tracker rescued her and brought her to the Institute.

Name:

Felicia

Form:

Feline

Power(s):

Emits a mild static charge with a constant effort she can maintain a flow, but not enough to be very useful as a weapon.

Origin(s):

Felicia lived in the alleys of New York until she was caught in a lightning storm while holed up in a factory where they made wool socks. Shocked Tracker a few times before he made her understand his mission was to bring her to the Institute where she could have food and shelter.

Name:

Fosa

Form:

Vulpine

Power(s):

Can become the focus of attention at will. With a little more concentration she can throw the focus on someone or something else.

Origin(s):

Tracker discovered Fosa at a beauty pageant in Georgia, where accusations of judge-bribing were beginning to focus you guessed it! on her. Her powers are the result of an ancient Voodoo curse on her family but she's just self-centered enough to be able to take it in stride!

Name:

Mangia

Form:

Caprine

Power(s):

Adamantine mouth and gullet: can eat and digest any matter

Origin(s):

Grew up on a farm in New England. One day when he was just a kid a meteorite struck nearby, and he swallowed it. Tracker found him by accident while he was tracking Sylk Mangia ate his rowboat.

Name:

Sylk

Form:

Phocine

Power(s):

Can make anything wet at will

Origin(s):

Grew up on the New England coast where a toxic spill forced her out of her natural habitat and onto dry land, where she discovered her new power. Tracker sniffed her out, but she had to rescue him, as Mangia had eaten part of his boat, and he was drowning.

Name:

Wilt

Form:

Lacertine

Power(s):

Makes plants wither

Origin(s):

Wilt worked in a greenhouse where chemical pesticides and artificial fertilizer changed him then he fled to the desert where he could do the least harm. By coincidence he wound up just outside of San Diego, where Tracker immediately sniffed him out. With special training he has learned to fine-tune his power to serve as an anti-fungal, keeping mildew out of the bathroom tiles and curing athlete's foot.

Name:

Bomba

Form:

Hystricine

Power(s):

Can make self (and sometimes other objects/people) heavier

Origin(s):

Bomba had apprenticed himself to a magician in hopes of learning levitation his aptitude tests showed he had a good chance of learning this talent but his dyslexia reversed it. He read about the Institute in a Sunday color supplement and called them up. Tracker spotted his indomitable spirit and recruited him to the Team soon afterwards.

Name:

Val

Form:

Mephitine

Power(s):

Can create illusions but only of clothing

Origin(s):

Val worked in a mall in the Valley when one day she was a victim of a bizarre accident. When she recovered from the accident she found her clothes had been ruined, and discovered her new talent of illusory fashion. All of her creations are of impeccable taste and coordinated to match her eyes. Tracker spotted her when he came into her store to buy a new cloak for Mysto.

Name:

Pathos

Form:

Lepine

Power(s):

Projected Antipathy

Origin(s):

One of the newest members of the Team, Pathos always thought everyone was out to get him and it turns out he was right. He has the power to project hateful emotions into others around him, but only aimed at himself. Consequently, anyone who comes within a few feet of him gets the urge to slap him. Pathos is beginning to learn to dampen his power (with concentration) and to direct it, so that only people in one direction may be affected. He was an orphan in the care of nuns all his life, so he is unsure how his powers came to be.

Name:

Reverso

Form:

Murine

Power(s):

On contact, reverses the psychic powers of others

Origin(s):

It took Tracker a long time to figure this one out. The near-comatose dormouse (he suffers from narcolepsy) was registering as a strong psychic until Tracker touched him - changing his talent to smelling people without psychic powers. In effect, having Reverso around makes some of the other heroes' powers much more useful, but unfortunately he can only do this trick for one person at a time, only with contact, and only (generally) while awake. Once his power was figured out, experimenting with the others' powers was a lot of fun. Reverso gained his power (and name) in a bizarre accident at a carnival involving funhouse mirrors. He's still not quite sure this isn't all a dream.

Name:

Cassie

Form:

Cervine/Gazelline

Power(s):

Antipathic precognition

Origin(s):

Cassie was hired to be the Institute secretary, a function she fulfills perfectly, as she can see what's needed before it happens. Unfortunately, if she mentions her precognitions to anybody she won't be believed, due to an unusual reverse-empathic projection associated with her precognitive ability. As far as the Team is concerned, she's just a secretary.

Name:

Zebediah Spivey

Form:

Canine

Power(s):

Strong Illusion and mind control linked with Musical Theater

Origin(s):

Zeb was abandoned by his conservative parents when he first showed signs of his PD. Taken in by an evil colt of assassin nuns, the boy was brainwashed and trained in deadly arts. His attempt to assassinate Mysto was thwarted, and he has been taken into the Institute. He now attends classes and tries to cope with guilt.