Born a very small and frail child, Owen Reece found himself an easy target for bullies throughout his school years while being raised by an overprotective mother, dreaming to be a magician one day.
But as Owen aged into adulthood, these childhood dreams would gradually fade as he began working at the ACME Atomics Corporation for the next twelve years as a lab technician beneath the notice of most, hoping to one day be properly recognized for his hard work.
However, tragedy would soon strike as a 'trillion-to-one' accident occurred during Owen's attempt to fix an atomic powered device as he was unknowingly bombarded by dimensional radiation through beings existing out of time and space itself known as the Beyonders.
Created by the Beyonders to unwillingly serve as a walking universal singularity for their twisted amusement from afar, Owen discovered that he could control the molecular structure of nearly anything on a whim and decided to attempt taking over the world upon being fired from his job as a byproduct of the accident, deciding to call himself the 'Molecule Man'.
This limitless power however would come with a terrible price on Owen's mental health as years of untreated psychological problems would cause him to fluctuate between the mindset of a scheming villain and a more well-meaning anti-hero on a whim if he exerted his new powers too much, placing subconscious blocks within his mind to limit his powers to render him unable to affect the molecules of organic lifeforms and avoid accidentally killing anyone.
Ultimately outsmarted in his first conflict with the Fantastic Four through a timely intervention by Uatu The Watcher, Owen would be imprisoned within another dimension by Uatu where time moved much more rapidly, hoping that he would die safely of old age to prevent his unrestrained power from potentially being unleashed across the universe.
Yet against all odds, Owen would survive and used his powers to create a cloned 'son' body that survived long enough to escape the dimension he had been imprisoned in, channeling his original consciousness into a wand-styled device that would be the cause of much distress for Earth-7150 long after the cloned body was destroyed by being away from the power-channeling wand too long, forcibly possessing the bodies of numerous innocents before a chance encounter with the Silver Surfer forced Owen to try and recreate a body from scratch using nothing but the wand his consciousness was trapped in to achieve this feat.
Succeeding and returning to the land of the living proper at last, Owen would continue to battle the Fantastic Four and the Avengers before being pulled alongside plenty of other heroes and villains to the strange 'Battleworld', forced to battle for the amusement of one of the Beyonders originally responsible for granting him his powers.
Meeting and falling in love with a recently assigned new ally to the villain ranks known as Marsha Rosenberg (now going by the plasma channeling Volcana), the two formed a fast relationship which lasted long after they returned to Earth, deciding to retire from a life of villainy as Owen gained much better control over his incredible abilities.
Though while this relationship would inevitably not last in mainstream Marvel continuity and the Molecule Man's mental stability would continue to decay once more, this would not be the case at all on Earth-7150 as Owen finally recognized that his childhood trauma needed to be properly treated accordingly and did what he could to make amends with his former enemies over time, Marsha remaining by his side through thick and thin as the two's love for each other grew all the more durable from sharing their mutual life experiences during therapy sessions with the legendary therapist known as John Cereus.
Unfortunately, the rogue Beyonder that had previously abducted him and countless others from Earth to Battleworld would reveal to Owen's horror, that he and himself were in actuality sentient Cosmic Cubes as the Beyonder prepared to destroy the universe of Earth-7150 for good after several prior failures at learning to better understand humanity.
Understanding what he ultimately had to do for the sake of everyone else's survival, Owen would give his now wife Marsha a tragic goodbye kiss before informing Mr. Fantastic to fire a device that would in theory merge the two walking anomalies into a complete Cosmic Cube as he held the Beyonder in place long enough for the energy blasts to strike successfully.
With Owen and the Beyonder now nothing more than an extremely powerful complete Cosmic Cube with no sentience of its own, Mr. Fantastic would ultimately hand it over to Uatu the Watcher once more to look after for safekeeping, as the heroes took time to mourn the Molecule Man's brave sacrifice for the greater good.
Fast forward a year later however and Doctor Doom has begun to enact his grand plans to take the power of the Asgardian god Odin for himself, his seemingly inevitable future actions causing much untold damage to the space-time continuum as countless heroes, villains and gods from many different worlds and realities across the omniverse found themselves all displaced at different points to Earth-7150.
Existential stability gradually tearing itself apart, this would eventually prove enough to successfully free Owen from his imprisonment with the Beyonder within the Cosmic Cube, discovering his previously subconscious barriers which had previously prevented him from altering the molecular structure of organic beings to be entirely gone.
Brought up to speed by Uatu (who had spied on the Masters of Evil's recent meetings during his non-interfering duties to merely observe), Owen proceeded to use his powers to transport himself quickly back to Earth within Stark Tower and use his temporarily renewed freedom as a result of this vast existential crisis to set things right again, knowing full well how much of a liability he himself posed to proceedings if he wasn't careful...
DISCLAIMER: For the sake of staying true to his overpowered nature in the comics but maintaining a proper sense of gameplay balance, Molecule Man's powers are intended to be utilised more strategically than most characters (costing varying portions of health instead of energy to use a given ability in reference to the strain his powers place on him in the comics if used too much). You won't get anywhere fast and will effectively turn Molecule Man into a glass cannon if you choose to spam his powers with reckless abandon, so ensure to use his incredible power wisely!
-4 powers, 3 boosts and an Xtreme
-Ability of 50% chance of resurrection
-1 hex-edited skin, HUD, loading screen, icons and voice/sound file using archived audio of Darin De Paul's voice for Ardyn Izunia from various Final Fantasy games.
-Uses assigned number #43 (will clash with Hulkling, Drax the Destroyer and Kamisato Ayaka in mannequin).
1. Molecular Shock: Owen expels a damaging portion of his powers upon enemies as a potent blast of energy, stunning all enemies across a specific radius for a full minute at the cost of 10% of his health.
2. Molecular Rumble: Owen leaps into the air and stomps the ground hard, dealing radial damage as enemies are knocked back from the impact generated by his unique energy, at the cost of 30% of his health.
3. Molecular Instability: Owen uses his powers to generate quick blasts of energy underneath enemies, sending them flying into the air as they're slowed down for a full minute, at the cost of 40% of his health.
4. Molecular Deconstruction: Owen uses his powers to generate an extremely powerful outward blast of energy, damaging enemies across a specific radius as they start burning to dust, at the cost of 60% of his health.
5. (Boost) Molecular Strengthening: Owen uses his incredible powers to generate impenetrable shields for entire team which last for 30 seconds at the cost of 80% of his health.
6. (Debuff) Molecular Twists: Owen uses his incredible powers to mess with the minds of enemies, dealing mental damage as they run away in fear of Molecule Man at the cost of 50% of his health.
7. (Boost) Molecular Reconstruction: Owen uses his incredible powers to raise health regen rates and remove active status ailments for entire team, reviving any fallen teammates at the cost of 70% of his health.
8. (Xtreme) Molecular Wipeout: Putting himself at great risk, Owen uses his incredible power to instantly wipe out all enemies on-screen across a specific range at the cost of 90% of his health.
Ceamonks890- Mod creation & coding, loading screen, icons etc
ak2yny- Invaluable assistance with power health cost coding
Agent Bachello- Mannequin
Waggens7uP- Skin, HUD
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