Name: James Black
Ability: http://theories.activatingevolution.org ... nipulation
Description: Just your average guy...about 5'10", 153lbs. Blue eyes, Blonde Hair. Has strange eyes, though...they almost always seem distant, even when he's paying the utmost attention to you.
Power: Probability Manipulation. When a situation is unfolding, his mind can see every possible outcome in the immediate future. If it's something simple such as making a roulette wheel land on a certain number, or make some poor fellow trip he can control it very easily by thinking of his outcome. If he's in a stressed environment, such as someone has just fired a bullet at him, his mind takes over and takes the best solution for him. As far as power goes, any probability between 5% and 100% he can control with ease. Anything below 5% becomes increasingly harder. Anything below 1% is damn near impossible (at this time).
Backstory: James was 17 when his power came to fruition. He was at school when he saw Natlie Swanson, the girl he'd been wanting to date for the last 4 years. Unfortunately, he knew, the only way she would go out with him was if pigs could fly (thankfully they did not). It was on his way back home from school and he saw her walking down the street and he just wished there was a way to prove himself to her. A couple of gang punks sitting nearby suddenly got it in their head to go after Natalie. James would later realize that he had caused that. As he went to stop them, he suddenly found himself dodging punches and knives without thinking about it. It was when a gun came out that things got nasty. A shot was fired, and against all odds, it missed him. Unfortunately, it hit Natalie. The punks ran. James was left with Natalie as she lay dying. Again on his whim, he wished there was a way to save her. Unfortunately, her wound was too great, and his power wasn't developed enough (not to mention he had no idea what he could do). She died.
After that, he ran from home. He started noticing things happen when he wanted them to. He would get the last ticket to a train, or the train would arrive a few minutes late when he was late. People would give him money while he was sitting on the street. When asked why they did so, most people would say that it just felt right. Once he figured out what he could do, he started using it to get what he needed. He moved to Las Vegas -- the capital of probabilities. There he started making a small fortune in casinos, always making sure to lose money enough to keep himself inconspicuous. He lives alone, bringing home the occasional woman who he usually gets by using his power, and uses it again to get rid of them. He's often obnoxious, but still a good person.
Control is an Illusion - Days of Thunder
Drive fast, Take Chances, and Don't look back - A damn smart bartender
A lot of people worship Ender Wiggin - Rorschach