Name: Sergei Borzkoff
Eyes: Hazel Brown
Weight: 240 Lbs.
Birth Country: Russia
Birth City: Moscow
Occupation: Casino Manager
Group Affiliation: ANGEL Corps
Base of Operations: The Synidome
Character: Though Sergei is a
wealthy, confident, trendy party
boy, he also has a keen intellect.
He has a dry sense of humor, is
brutally frank, can be
confrontational and is sometimes
Origins: Sergei and his sister Katarina grew up in a wealthy Russian crime family but were insulated from the business for most of their early
life. As he hit his teens, Sergei started partying a lot at nightclubs around the globe. He first started hearing about the criminal dealings that his
family was involved in from his wealthy Russian friends, so he sought to learn the truth. Sergei’s father was honest with him up to a point and
alleged that the family fortunes were due to a string of underground casinos in Russia and a few discreet holdings in Las Vegas and Atlantic
City. This fascinated Sergei and he was placed in the charge of his uncle to learn the casino business in Las Vegas. In this role Sergei picked
up everything extremely quickly, rooting out con men and internal cheats by creating a reputation that such problems were dealt with harshly.
He had money, women, cars, jewelry, liquor and gambling and wanted for very little until the world-wide event that would come later to be known
as "The Neogen Flux." Sergei's powers manifested uncontrollably one night, nearly killing the escort he was with when their bed crashed
through to a lower floor. Though Sergei was unharmed, she suffered serious injuries but no construction flaws were uncovered. The next night
when he was standing next to his uncle, Sergei's mass induction abilities brought down a portion of the second floor crashing into the first floor
in a disaster that injured thirty-one patrons though, fortunately, no one was killed. The destruction, however, included the office preparing the
casino's deposits and the result was millions of dollars blowing about freely on the streets of Las Vegas. The expenses to rebuild the casino,
settle lawsuits and write off lost profits looked to cost the family millions of dollars. Sergei was removed from his casino manager position, sent
back to Russia and isolated like an outcast. His father brought in the finest doctors to examine Sergei but even one of the specialists became a
victim of one of his uncontrollable power surges. The doctor's mass underwent runaway reduction until he dissipated into nothingness. Worried
about the magnitude of damage that Sergei might cause the family and its fortunes, Sergei was flown to join the UN initiative to explore those
affected by "The Neogen Flux," the name given to the global phenomenon that triggered recent maximum evolutionary genetic advancements in
random members of Earth's human race. Sergei spent the travel time trying to exert improved control over his uncanny new abilities with some
measure of success. On one of Magnum's first training sessions with ANGEL Corps, he arrived smoking a cigar and carrying a magnum of
expensive champagne to kick off the session! The ANGEL Corps' venerated combat systems trainer, Exigon, was not amused and needled
Sergei by assigning him the code name Magnum from that day forward.
Powers: Sergei Borzkoff is called MAGNUM, the exiled son of a Russian crime family, able to manipulate the mass of any given field of matter
and rapidly increase or decrease it, including his own physical form. This gives him the power to make things super-dense or super-immaterial
(within a gravitational environment those things become super-heavy or super-light). By extension he can make those same things generate
their own attracting or repelling gravity field. Sergei is able to do apply these effects on his own form as well without adverse effects. These
forces are difficult to wield with precision but Magnum is improving every day. By precision manipulation of air and personal mass, Sergei can
create a mass-phasing wave that emulates flight. Growing up in a crime family, Sergei has adopted an insensitive, self-centered, arrogant and
cocky demeanor, but he is fiercely loyal to those he acknowledges as team mates.
Strength Level Unassisted:
Class 1-A Baseline Human Range.
Can press 400 Lbs.
Strength Level Power-Assisted:
Class 3. Hyperhuman Range.
Can press 25 Tons.
Arsenal: Sergei's wealth as afforded him the freedom to indulge his interest in guns and other weapons. He has an extensive weapons
collection and is an expert marksman with many of them.
Fighting Prowess: Sergei had the advantage of being able to work out in a home gymnasium with trainers for his entire life. His father had him
trained in Combat and Freestyle Sambo, a Russian form of martial arts. He rose to that form's highest level becoming a Distinguished Master of
Sports and winning many tourneys, but he eventually tired of the clean living discipline the art required. While he still works out routinely,
Sergei feels entirely comfortable drinking alcoholic beverages and smoking cigarettes from time to time. What toll that will take on his progress
through ANGEL Corps training is unknown at this time but he seems to be doing okay for now.
Standard Nanotech Armored Protection Gear (SNAP-Gear), lightweight uniforming system equipped with onboard computer array, variable feed
power sources, life-support, networking and armored protection. A voice-activated onboard computer ties into tactical local and wide-area
networks using a “heads-up” holographic transparent 17-inch display panel while it monitors its wearer’s physiology. A shield mode provides
operatives head-to-toe protection.
Adairian Adaptive memory molecules enable SNAP-GEAR uniforms to adapt to a host’s application of wide arrays of energies. SNAP-Gear is able
to transform into a small inventory of various non-combat outfits pre-loaded by its user.
ANGEL Com (Communications Device), a neural transceiver implant that responds to basic cybernetic commands. The device utilizes ultra-
sophisticated cerebellinguistic algorithm codes to translate human languages. Once set, the device automatically translates and feeds
languages or dialects in one’s native tongue directly into the ear with an average translatability percentage ratio of 94.6% for all known language