The Ohio Gangster Background
Real Name: Milo Warren
Super Identity: The Ohio Gangster; based on Warren G. Harding, the most corrupt president in American history. Harding’s close group of associates (politicians and industrialists) who most often benefited from his nepotism were known as ‘the Ohio Gang’.
Powers & Abilities: Forceweave (force field generating) body armor made to look like clothes, kinetic force power rings, trickery & deceit
Costume: Warren G. Harding rubber mask, Tailored striped suit with bowtie (Forceweave), Ring on each middle finger bearing the presidential seal (power rings)
Background: Growing up poor in Los Angeles, you ended up involved with syndicate crime from an early age. Not liking the need to take orders, you struck out on your own when you were old enough, eschewing membership in a crime syndicate to become an independent smuggler and gunrunner. You quickly discovered the high demand for high tech arms and equipment; laser guns, force field belts, jetpacks, and the like. You specialized, becoming a techmonger, and enriched yourself.
You were approached by the Dead Presidents Gang when they needed high tech weapons but couldn’t afford them. You were convinced to join them in a bank robbery, using your equipment, the cost of which would be deducted from their shares of the haul afterwards. You acquiesced, and became The Ohio Gangster.
The gang was successful for several robberies, allowing you to enrich yourself. However, during one heist you were captured by the authorities. In exchange for leniency, you turned over everyone else’s real names (except for Tricky Dick’s, which you did not know).
After serving your time, you found that most of your smuggling contacts had dried up. You continued to operate as an independent super-criminal, using your knowledge to keep your own equipment top of the line. You were eventually captured again, and have agreed to a stint of military service in exchange for time served.