Ray McKenzie
Ray McKenzie

Ray McKenzie

Known Aliases: Ray-Ban, Amp
Species: Human
Age: 28
Date of Birth: 11/20/1985
Height: 6' 1.5"
Weight: 210 lb.
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Dark blonde
Nationality: American
Occupation: Field operative, Shockfront Alpha (Shockfront Initiative, maintains cover job as security consultant for Kx International.)
Education: B.A. in English, University of California, San Diego
Place of Birth: Capitola, California
Marital Status: Single
Known Relatives: Alicia McKenzie (mother), Joseph McKenzie (father, deceased)
Powers/Abilities: Electricity manipulation (electrokinesis)
Played by: Zxaos
Model: Paul Walker

Ray McKenzie is a sigil-bearer character played by Zxaos.

History

Ray was born and raised in Capitola, California. His father died when he was ten years old, leaving him to be raised, an only child, by his mother. While not exactly precarious, the family's financial situation was poor, with Ray's mother often having to work long hours to get by. As a child, Ray often had very little money and himself held a part-time job from a young age to as to be able to keep up with his friends, for whom surfing was the popular pastime.

Ray worked for a year to raise some money before enrolling in a B.A. in English program at the University of California, San Diego.

Following his graduation from university, Ray moved to San Diego permanently and was hired as a flight attendant, as he wanted to travel both within the US and internationally but did not have the means to do so. This job allowed him, at least briefly, to experience the sights and sounds of many major cities in the the US and eventually some other countries. During this period he continued pursuing his interests in surfing, as well as learning how to play the guitar.

When the Shockwave occurred in 2009, Ray was luckily at home. He was sigil-branded on his upper right leg, and had significant difficulty controlling his abilities in the first few months afterwards, sometimes having difficulty being near electronics without damaging them, and having moderate pain when exposed to large amounts of water. Due to the risk of having him on-board a plane, he was let go from his job as a flight attendant. Forced to give up (temporarily) his surfing as well until control over his abilities grew, Ray began bouncing from job to job and also resorted to stealing money from ATMs using his abilities on a few occasions when he could not make ends meet. Even after he had his abilities well under control, he was not able to resume his job at the airline due to liability reasons.

Recruited into the Shockfront Initiative in 2013, Ray was one of the first set of members that joined to form the original Shockfront Alpha team, along with Jax Tempest, Anna O'Hare, Mason Paulis, Michael Thorne, Aria Daylewis, and Cole LeGault. For this role he, along with the other members of the team, was given extensive training in modern combat, martial arts, tactics, and training in the use of their sigil power.

Personality

Ray is outgoing and fun, as well as loyal and protective toward those he cares about. He also enjoys parties, pranks, and practical jokes.

Powers

Ray's powers centre around the use and manipulation of electricity. His current powers include the ability to exude electric bolts from any part of his body, or simply electrify his skin. He can manipulate the strength of both of these effects as well as localize them to one body part. He also has the ability, when near death, to convert his entire body to electricity and travel for short distances through wires. This ability appears to be beyond his conscious control, and is very taxing.

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