Name: John Grey
Hair: Auburn, pulled back in a tight ponytail at the base of his skull that reaches his waist.
Tall and lean, not particularly strong. Usually wearing a black leather trench coat, black hoody, blue jeans, and sometimes a gas mask when the situation calls for it (which is pretty much anytime things get exciting.) The nature of his talents leaves him with a physically chilling aura, afterall the heat has to come from somewhere, and it comes from him and the air around him.
He's a whole lot more scruffy than regular Illuminati, and utterly lacks their suave personal skills or any air of sophistication. If seen on the street, at best you'd think he's a regular, albeit cold, person, or at worst a crazy homeless man.
Interesting Mundane Skills:
Handy with a semi-automatic shotgun
Functional with a sniper rifle
Surprisingly stealthy, able to move and even run in near silence, and avoid notice in the shadows
Interesting Supernatural Skills:
The ability to make things explode in fantastic and creative ways using pyromancy.
John Grey does not have the most diverse skill set, mainly being combat oriented. His motto is 'there is no problem that can not be solved with the proper application of arson.' He is naturally gifted with potent eldritch fire, it is however very difficult to control, and not even slightly precise. He prefers to hurl explosive balls of flame at enemies from a distance, where the blast wont quite reach him. At medium range he is capable of projecting waves of fire away from him, but the potential for back draft tends to make this risky. As such, when things are too up close to 'safely' use his fire, he falls back to a reliable combat shotgun.
If the situation requires for a precise, single target kill, or cant draw a lot of attention, he'll use a sniper rifle, and kill only his target from a very long range, before slipping away in the ensuing chaos.
He will always prefer to strike from ambush after scouting everything he can, learning as much information about the situation.
Despite his rather... aggressive talents, he is as much a scholar as he is a killer. He possesses a vast knowledge of the arcane and secret, as well as less obscure things. He's just as at home in a quiet, dusty library as he is in the smouldering ashes of a battlefield.
When his arcane powers manifested themselves in a big way, John was forced to go on the run, fleeing arson investigators. He had always felt he was watched by something *other*, and when late one night the shadows began to move towards him, whispering madness in his mind, he glimpsed something that changed him forever. The truths he learned fractured his mind, but also awakened his latent potential. In his fear and anger he lashed out at the shadows, and set them ablaze. The fires burned out quickly, but in the ashes he found bones that most certainly did not belong to humans. Unfortunately, more shadows came, and the inferno roared in his ears, his vision giving way to red. As the world burned around him, he was lost in euphoria, willfully subsuming himself to the flames of madness. Until they sputtered and died, and he found himself standing amid the burned out ruins of a building. He quickly regained his senses and realised the shadows were coming again. Having no more than a mere spark of fire in him he ran. And kept running.
He would run and hide and wait until he burned once more. Then he would lash out at the shadows and the things they hid until he was forced to flee again. Eventually, he found himself in New York, and noticed to his surprise, the shadows did not pursue him so doggedly here. It wasnt long until he discovered the secret world of the arcane and occult. It also wasnt long until he was contacted by the Illuminati. They welcomed him into the fold, teaching him about power and control, turning him into a powerful tool of destruction. They learned that not only was he a valuable soldier (with the proper handlers), he was also a gifted scholar with a keen mind for tactics as well as the more esoteric. He found his place amongst their ranks, researching, learning, discovering anciet rituals and mystic teachings, until he would be called away to provide (heavy) fire support for teams going up against unruly, unnatural things that stood between the Illuminati and their goals.