Cobalt/John Corbet

Desert Storm vet, who acquired super strength, durability and stamina from a strange meteor crash.


Desert Storm Vet
Temper, Temper, Temper
Take Charge Attitude

Power set: Tough Bastard
Superhuman Strength
Superhuman Durability
Superhuman Stamina

Covert Expert
Combat Expert
Menace Expert


After coming home from Iraq, John Corbet searched for work as a policeman, but was turned down due to his PTS problems. He finally landed a job working as campus police for Baltimore University. Not ideal, but he hoped it would do until he could finally pass psych exams and become a real cop.

One day, while attempting to handle several problems on campus (student demonstrations and an unauthorized van setting up equipment on the grounds), John was caught inside the blast of a crashing meteor. The blast sent out waves of strange energy that changed John into a very strong, very durable man.

Teaming with other people who were also affected by the meteor crash, John has decided to become the super hero Cobalt, founding the group called The Protectorate.

A not-so-great side effect of the meteor crash is that John’s face is now horribly disfigured, and John now wears bandages on his head (this effect is at least partially psychosomatic). He is also a chain smoker and will always be seen with a cigarette hanging from his mouth.

Cobalt/John Corbet

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