Ambassador’s given name is Jonathan Cohan, and he was born aboard the FHS Justice. Family legend suggests that he may be descended from a super-hero of old Earth, but surviving records are inexact, and his ancestors tried to keep the family’s history secret. He can be seen and contacted on multiple decks of the ship, and will also give interested players at least one task force.
At an early age, Jonathan was attracted to the possibility of joining ship security aboard the Justice, and by his teenage years he had already begun to manifest certain super-powers, including amazing physical strength and resistance to damage, even from guns and energy weapons. Over the decades, Jon rose in the ranks of ship security, and eventually adopted an identity within the ship that reflected his prestige and super-powered status: Ambassador. The Justice needed super-powered heroes to take on frequent missions that even ship security squads could barely complete. To fill this need, Ambassador made a sideways move to establish and lead the Hero Corps. The Hero Corps is a super-powered citizen group that assists the official ship security department with maintaining civic order and with repelling attacks on the ship from alien species. In the most serious fights Ambassador is often joined by his closest friends, a group of elite fighters who call themselves the Diplomats. In his role as leader of the Hero Corps, Ambassador reports directly to Thomas Frakes, who is the head of ship security. Frakes reports directly to the Captain of the FHS Justice.
Ambassador wears full body armor which has been customized to him, making him easy to identify in any fight. The helmet can be made transparent so his face can be visible without reducing his defense or resistance. The diamond-shaped center panel of his breastplate glows when he is buffed by a teammate.
Up close you can see the slight wear and tear on the armor, but the advanced technology of the FHS Justice keeps Ambassador’s equipment repaired and fully functional between missions. It is designed to enhance his powers and give extra protection without hindering his ability to move. The armor is a product that emerged out of the ship security department, and is available to other heroes on the ship. Made out of special metal alloys, each piece can be separately recolored to the user’s specifications. The helmet has a built-in air purification system designed to handle unfriendly atmospheres and poison gas attacks.
In the Ship of Heroes character creation system, this costume includes items for helmet, shoulders, arms, hands, chest, pants, belt and feet.
In Ship of Heroes you can write your own short backstory for the unique character you create, which other players can read and enjoy. Your personal story will tie into the larger stories of the FHS Justice and the various planets as you explore them, so let’s talk about the setting, dialog, and themes of Ship of Heroes. We haven’t covered this subject much, though you may have seen pieces of the story in our public events and Betas.
This weekend marks the 15-year anniversary of the launching of the closed MMORPG, City of Heroes. We want to honor that anniversary with a newsletter that reveals more of the backstory for one of the signature heroes aboard the FHS Justice.
Meltdown is a half-human hero who was born on the planet Karschk to a human mother and a Vais father; the planet’s population is a 20-80 mix of humans and Vais.