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Real Name: Drew Ortiz
Weight: 302 lbs
Place of Birth: New York City, New York
Group Affiliation: Black Panther Party (Formerly)
Occupation: Vigilante, Scientist
Aliases: Panther Incarnate, Pardus, Life of the Party, Black Vengeance
Marital Status: Single
A former member of the Black Panther Party, Drew identifies himself as a left-wing radical who recognizes and is against the absurdities in society. Drew is apparently a strong supporter of Revolutionary Socialism and this is strongly supported by his admitted admiration of revolutionaries like Che Guevara. A self-assured and independent individual, Drew is a proud supporter of socialism and communism, and openly criticizes capitalism for not benefiting the disadvantaged. A prominent feature of Drew's personality is his strong desire for greater unity between the black people of the United States. Drew has strong views regarding society, politics, religion and the media. He has condemned hip hop artists like Lil Wayne for being culturally poisonous due to the artist's materialistic lyrics which influence young fans. Immensely knowledgeable on African-American culture, Drew constantly makes it a point not to call his fellow black men by the "N Word" stating it as the ugliest word in the English dictionary. Drew holds a strong belief that well over eighty percent of the world's politicians are corrupt and that the United States' last true president was John F. Kennedy. He states that all American presidents after John F. Kennedy are ineffective and have not done anything positively significant. Drew has a number of different individuals he admires, some of these people being Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., Che Guevara, Karl Marx, and Muhammad Ali. As a left-wing extremist, Drew believes that the inequalities in society cannot be abolished simply through passive and peaceful action and stresses that certain moral standards need to be sacrificed in order to achieve success. Fully aware that racism still exists today, Drew actively attempts to eliminate it through strong speeches etc. An intellectual, Drew describes himself as a humanist atheist, suggesting that there is no God and that everything can be explained through a combination of human reasoning, science, metaphysics and philosophy. Whenever asked who runs the world, Drew usually responds by saying that wall street and large corporations run the world. Aside from these views, Drew has a strong desire for social justice. He has a strong sense of justice and heroism and feels that he must help those who cannot defend themselves. Having grown up in a society filled with injustice, Drew has always felt negative about that and has always wanted to fight against it and defend those in need. A man of passion and courage, Drew will fight for what he believes is right until his last breath. His bravery has been commended by many, and he himself has claimed that he is not afraid to die for what is right and thus is not afraid to die for the good of everyone else. Having always wanted to protect the innocent and the weak, Drew did not hesitate to become a vigilante hero when he obtained superhuman abilities. Drew is known to be a man who can hold himself like no other. He is very calm and composed, preferring to keep a cool mind so that he can analyze his situation and act logically. Never one to let his emotions control his actions, Drew is rarely enraged however, he is human after all and cannot always be in control of his emotions. Having witnessed the horrors of murder during his time as a Black Panther, political and civil rights activist, death is no longer something that shocks Drew. And while he does value life, he never hesitates to kill when necessary however, he has shown some honor in the sense that he claims he usually only kills those who have killed as well. While he is an incredibly brave man, Drew does harbor a deep fear. Drew fears the return of slavery of black people and thus does everything in his power to raise awareness that even today slavery still exists in secret. Although he is a scientist, Drew prefers the fields of politics and history. His vast intellect is quite useful when he is masked as Pardus, enabling him to formulate complex but effective strategies and tactics. Being a master martial artist, Drew prides himself over being a nearly unrivaled hand to hand combatant. While he is not arrogant about his skills, he is certainly not humble about them. Drew has an indomitable will that grew during his time with the Black Panther Party as he learned to hold himself and never break despite the vicious beatings he received at the hands of police officers and others. A determined spirit, Drew believes that because of his superhuman powers, he is responsible for the lives of those in his city and thus has declared himself the protector of New York City. At least once he has stated that he believes that people control their own fate and luck. While he identifies himself as a black man, Drew is in fact of a mixed heritage as his mother was Cuban and his father was African-American. Drew never hesitates to speak his mind and is quite a realist, often pointing out important factors that others cannot see.
Drew is quite a tall individual, standing at an imposing six feet and three inches in height. Drew has always stated that he gets his height from his maternal grandfather who stood at an astonishing six feet and eleven inches in height. While he is not completely black due to being half-Cuban, Drew identifies himself as an African-American. He has light brown skin and very short black hair. Drew also has striking brown eyes that have a sharp expression. Drew possesses a muscular athletic physique that can be intimidating to many. Drew is known to showcase a calm stern facial expression. Drew loves to dress casually and is never one to look too formal. He's been said by women to be relatively attractive and his light brown eyes apparently strike people the most, stating that when he looks at you, it's like his eyes pierce into their very souls. However, when he is not Drew and is acting as Pardus, his appearance takes a drastic alteration. As Pardus, he wears a black skin-tight suit that makes him look strikingly similar to a black panther. His attire as Pardus conceals his entire body, making it impossible to see his face whatsoever. In fact, as Pardus, Drew's eyes glow a distinct yellow color. At times, his Pardus suit is accompanied by a cape or at times a trench-coat that is either black or brown. Drew has suggested that his Pardus costume is meant to strike fear into the hearts of criminals by using a black panther as a symbol as it is an animal that many people fear. He chose the black panther theme not only for stealth purposes and to instill fear but also as a symbol to show that the Black Panther Party still lives within him and that he is its reincarnation. Drew is so dedicated to keeping his identity a secret that he uses a unique voice-changer in his mask. As Pardus, Drew is known to carry a deadly array of weaponry such as guns and sharp blades.
The Counterpart (Part 1)
Powers & Abilities
Chemically Enhanced Physiology:
After testing an experimental drug on himself in hopes of finding a cure for cancer, Drew instead accidentally gave himself superhuman powers. The first superhuman ability that he noticed was his chemically enhanced physiology. The drug altered his body in such a way that Drew's cellular structure is slightly denser than normal human tissue and thus he possesses superhuman strength. Pardus is so physically powerful that he is capable of lifting a maximum of 30 tons. He has performed astonishing strength feats such as lifting and tossing a truck with ease, smashing through a bulldozer and ripping out a human being's skeleton from its body. Because he only kills when necessary or if his opponent has killed before, Pardus usually restrains a great deal of his strength so that he does not always cause fatal injuries to those he is fighting. Aside from his incredible lifting strength, Pardus also possesses a great deal of leg strength as well. Pardus uses his leg strength far more than his arm strength due to the fact that he is constantly patrolling New York City and therefore, he is constantly jumping over entire buildings and has been recorded jumping at a maximum of 80 feet. This essentially means that a kick from Pardus is exceptionally powerful, even more so because he is a master martial artist. Pardus' body is physically tougher and more resistant to some types of injury than the body of a normal human. His body is more resistant to impact forces than anything else. He can withstand great impacts, such as falling from a height of several stories or being struck by an opponent with super strength, that would severely injure or kill a normal human with little to no discomfort. The capacity of his durability was shown when Pardus was shown effortlessly shrugging off bullets from a machine gun, indicating that he is clearly bulletproof. In fact, Pardus claims that his skin is fireproof and he has even survived a blast from a rocket launcher. In addition to physical power, Pardus is also superhumanly fast. Capable of moving at 200 mph, Pardus usually has no need for a car and prefers to rely mainly on his speed and agility. Drew's agility, balance, and bodily coordination are all enhanced to levels that are beyond the natural physical limits of the finest human athlete. Drew is extraordinarily limber and his tendons and connective tissues are twice as elastic as the average human being's, despite their enhanced strength. He has the combined agility and acrobatic prowess of the most accomplished circus aerialists and acrobats. Drew also possesses the ability to achieve a state of perfect equilibrium in any position imaginable. He seems able to adjust his position by instinct, which enables him to balance himself on virtually any object, no matter how small or narrow. Drew's advanced musculature produces less fatigue toxins during physical activity than an ordinary human. This allows him to exert himself physically for much longer periods of time before fatigue begins to impair him. Drew is also capable of healing at a much faster rate than ordinary humans.
Pardus' primary superhuman sense is his incredible vision. When using his great vision, Pardus' eyes usually glow yellow, making him appear quite menacing. His vision grants him a near 360 degree view field vision with a blind spot resting right behind his neck. His eyesight extends to twenty miles and he can see with perfect clarity even in darkness. Due to this enhanced vision, Pardus' eyes are stronger and more resistant to damage than ordinary human eyes. Pardus is capable of seeing perfectly fine even in the presence of an exploding flash grenade however, he is still incapable of staring directly into the Sun. His eyesight is at such a level that he can switch from normal eyesight to thermal vision enabling him to detect heat making it quite difficult to hide from him. Drew's hearing is enhanced in a similar manner, allowing him to detect sounds ordinary humans couldn't hear at a greater distances, enough to hear a teardrop in another room that have thick walls with enough focus. He is able to recognize people and objects by scent, even if they are well hidden. He can track a target by scent, even if the scent has been greatly eroded by time and weather factors, with an extraordinary degree of success. Wolverine can also use his keen sense of smell to detect lies due to chemical changes within a person's scent. These senses stem from, at least partially, his constant cellular regeneration, as are his enhanced physical capabilities. These superhuman senses render him a great hunter. Aside from superhuman hearing, his ears are superhumanly strong and can resist powerful sonic screams, suffering only slight irritation. One unique sense that he possesses is the superhuman ability to sense the emotions of animals, especially felines such as tigers, lions, leopards and panthers. This unique sense of his is so powerful that he is capable of conveying his own emotion and even intention to animals nearby which is a form of limited animal control. However, it is essentially the ability to communicate with animals. Pardus has stated that it is difficult to communicate with a large diverse group of animals. However, this isn't the last of his senses. His final superhuman sense is one that is not particularly unique but it isn't common either. It enables him to detect the presence of telepaths by sensing the invisible psionic energy involuntarily generated by all telepaths. This sense is powerful enough that Pardus possesses a limited resistance against telepathic assaults which is enhanced by his indomitable will. Pardus possesses an ability believed to be possessed by many animals, and this is the ability to predict future natural disasters. How he can predict them is not entirely known yet as even Pardus himself cannot completely explain it.
Skills & Talents
Weapons & Equipment