|Superfluous Man II|
|Real Name:||Kevin J. Herbert|
|Place of Birth:||Confidential|
|Date of Birth:||Confidential|
|Current Residence:||Millennium City, USA|
|Affiliation:||Three Man Crime Wave|
|Known Relatives:||None known|
|Duplication powers; can create numerous copies of himself|
|Training / Abilities|
|No real powers beyond duplication|
Superfluous Man II is a mutant with the ability to create numerous copies of himself. He is a member of the small time villain group, Three Man Crime Wave
Kevin J. Herbert is a mutant, one born with an unusual ability. In Kevin’s case, it was the power to duplicate himself. This ability first manifested at a young age; even in pre-school, Kevin had a playmate in the form of “Kevin 2”, a duplicate he created. As he grew, he found that he was able to create more and more duplicates.
Always lazy and somewhat unmotivated, Kevin began using his duplicates to avoid hard work and effort. Getting a number of low-paying jobs, he’d send his clones to work each day while he stayed home and played video games. However, while it meant he was getting several incomes at once, he found that it still wasn’t much. He was greedy for more, and saw ways to get there.
Creating a small swarm of clones, he sent them out on a spree of armed hold-ups across the town, bringing him a fair take and confusing authorities as to how he’d pulled it off. Waiting a week, he struck again; however, this time, he attracted more attention. The supervillain Re-Pete had figured out what was going on and tracked him down. Demonstrating his own similar abilities, Re-Pete offered Kevin a place the villain team he was forming, the Three Man Crime Wave. Kevin accepted, seeing a chance to hit the big time.
Calling himself Superfluous Man II (The original Superfluous Man had been a villain during the 1970s), he became a vital part of the team’s operations, simply for his ability to be everywhere at once.
Superfluous Man II’s sole power is to create identical duplicates of himself. Each one of his duplicates is like him in every way, save for lacking the ability to further duplicate themselves. The exact number of duplicates he can create is unknown; he has been seen with approximately thirty of them, but their all being identical to him makes it hard to determine exact numbers. The duplicates can be re-absorbed into him at any time; when knocked out or killed, his duplicates simply vanish. Anything he is wearing or carrying will be duplicated with him, and similarly vanishes with them.
Aside from that, he has no real abilities. In essence, he is a normal man who has the power to make a swarm of identical normal men. However, that being said, his duplicates often have the advantage of numbers; thirty men armed with whatever comes to hand is a considerable force. Superfluous Man II takes advantage of this fact; he will strive to have a weapon at hand when he duplicates, or arm his copies.
Superfluous Man II is somewhat lazy and un-motivated; he wants to get through life and get rich without doing too much work or putting too much effort into it. His mutant power is the perfect means to this end; he gets his copies (His “Superfluous men”) to do all the work for him form going down to the shops to get more beer to, well, going to the fridge to get more beer.
Despite this, he is still more then willing to work with the rest of Three Man Crime Wave to pull off their super-powered heists. Much of this comes from the fact that he faces relatively little risk of harm; he sends his copies to do all the hard work for him. If confronted, he will try to lose himself in amongst the swarm of duplicates, hoping that nobody will be able to pick out the real one.
He gets along rather well with Re-Pete and Shotoclone; their similar powers create a degree of camaraderie between them. When drunk, the three of them are known to send their duplicates off to do stupid things for laughs.
Kevin J. Herbert is an unremarkable man in his late twenties. Somewhat scrawny, he has short brown hair and brown eyes. As Superfluous Man II his “costume" simply consists of whatever he was wearing at the time, topped off with a small mask and a baseball jersey with the number “2” on the front.