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Here is a list of my level 50 toons. All of these toons are on Everlasting, except for the two PVP toons, which are on Indominable. Since the list has gotten long, I'm only listing biographies for select characters. I keep changing my mind about which character is my main. Currently, my official main (Bastille Boy) is my actual main.


Many of my characters are in the same story, involving the world's only minimum-security prison for superpowered inmates.

From the rogue warden's point of view: https://forums.homecomingservers.com/topic/20463-dear-ziggursky-correctional-officers-youre-doing-it-wrong/

Wikipedia-style article: https://fbsa.cityofheroes.dev/wiki/Port_Oakes_Penitentiary

The blueside characters are residents of Paragon City, classified as "heroes." They're doing their own thing.


Port Oakes Penitentiary: Corruptional Officers


Herocatcher Jake (Corruptor, Ice Blast / Thermal Radiation)

What drives a hero to inject a 5'5" property criminal with power suppressing drugs and throw him into a cellblock with violent people? Why don't heroes control their prisoners in a gentler way, like with damage resistance auras, operant conditioning, or stout irons?

It's not their fault that they're so cruel. They haven't experienced a loving home.

I'm the lead corruptional officer at the Port Oakes Penitentiary. It's my job to give captured heroes a good home. Better than the one they gave me.


Little Mikey (Defender, Empathy / Beam Rifle) (PVP)

Officer Bathtime (Defender, Time Manipulation / Water Blast)

Oliver Hobbes (Corruptor, Ice Blast / Nature Affinity)

CareBot v.0.8 (Defender, Electrical Affinity / Electrical Blast)


Port Oakes Penitentiary: Part-time Prisoners


Bastille Boy (Tanker, Invulnerability / Street Justice)

His striped uniform is tailored but has no pockets. It smells of institutional detergent. The back says, "DEPARTMENT OF CORRUPTIONS." He acts as if it was perfectly normal to be dressed this way in public.

He got the name "Bastille Boy" by escaping from prison on July 14, 2019. He had been serving 12 years for picking pockets and giving the money to the homeless. He was pardoned after two guards said he saved their lives.

He went back to playing Robin Hood, this time in the Rogue Isles. He's in prison again. Or he was this morning.

Full biography (which needs an update after i27p4): https://fbsa.cityofheroes.dev/wiki/Bastille_Boy


Nick the Felon (Stalker, Psionic Blade / Energy Aura) (PVP)

I'm Nick. I'm good at nicking things. I've been nicked twice. The first time, I went to the Zig. The second time, I went to the Port Oakes Pen.

The COs in the Zig complained that inmates will do anything for drugs. They were right. But they didn't get it. The rogue cops who run the Pen get it. They give us drugs that make us feel like supervillains.

I will do anything to keep getting those drugs. I will call cops "Sir" and mean it. I will pick berries on the prison farm. I will take "work release" to go fight the Council, and I will be back in the Pen at 6PM on the dot. No ankle monitor necessary.

If you need help redistributing wealth, I'm available. Please give my cut of the proceeds to my landlord.


Mikey Iodine (Defender, Radiation Emission / Sonic Attack)

People ask me why I don't run away. I used to be a hero, they tell me. Why do I let a bunch of rogue cops give me orders? Why do I come back to the Port Oakes Pen after every mission, turn over my earnings to the "corruptional officers," and go back to my cell?

They don't know what it's like to be radioactive. They don't know what it's like for someone like me to sleep in the healing auras of three other men. They don't know what it's like to be able to glow without hurting anybody.


Robby Lackey (Defender, Pain Domination / Sonic Attack)

If I were more of a man, I would have screamed at those dirty cops. But three years in the Zig and three weeks on the streets of Mercy had broken me. I put my hands on a wall and waited silently for the cuffs.  
"A Destined One, huh?" said the guard as he ran the clippers over my scalp. "Destined for the jailhouse, maybe. You're obviously not a real criminal. Boys like you do okay here. Humility is healthy for ya."
He rubbed my freshly shaved head. I felt unnaturally calm.


Jailbird Joe (Tanker, Willpower / Super Strength)

Growing up in Port Oakes in the 1990s, Joe Dell'Orso was a well-behaved child. The other Mook boys called him names he didn't understand. 

He was 15 when he had a bike accident near the RIPD's minimum security prison. Two officers from the prison found him. Worried the fractures could stunt his growth, they took him to their infirmary to heal in the regeneration aura. 

He was there for a week. The guards and the captured Longbow soldiers who brought him his meals were kind, Joe thought. Nothing like the brutish men in his family. And they were all so strong, and so handsome in their uniforms.

Suddenly Joe understood the slurs he heard from the other Mook boys. He knew the slurs were true. And he knew he needed a new family.

On his 18th birthday, Joe went back to the prison farm and scaled the fence. This time there were handcuffs.

Full biography: https://fbsa.homecoming.wiki/wiki/Jailbird_Joe


Slammer Max (Tanker, Shield Defense / Super Strength)

Arthur Ward (Tanker, Shield Defense / Energy Melee)

Jailbird Jim (Tanker, Super Reflexes / War Mace)

reroll of Jailbird Jimmy (Scrapper, War Mace / Super Reflexes)

Ricky Staccato (Stalker, Street Justice / Super Reflexes)

Neatnick Nick (Brute, Staff / Radiation Armor)

Lucky Lockie (Scrapper, War Mace / Invulnerability)

Mackie Mastiff (Brute, Super Strength / Super Reflexes)

Pit Bull Terry (Defender, Empathy / Sonic Attack)


Assorted Heroes


Nuclear Sub Nate (Tanker, Fiery Aura / Radiation Melee) (farmer on alt account)

Nate's captain looked panicked, but Nate knew everything was okay now. He smiled as he saluted.

"The engines are fixed, sir."

"You're on fire, Nate!"

"Thank you, sir!"

"No, I mean you're flaming."

"Sir, if you have a problem with an out sailor on the..."

"Nate! There are flames. On the side of your face."

The captain pointed at a mirror.

"...HOLY @#$%!"


Damon Glasseater (Brute, Radiation Melee / Fiery Aura) (Farming) (known as Fireplay before shard transfer)

Tim Sundae (Scrapper, Ice Melee / Willpower)

Boy Sig (Tanker, Electric Armor / Electrictrical Melee)

Brother Badley (Tanker, Radiation Armor / Radiation Melee)

Supersoaker Steve (Defender, Nature Affinity / Water Blast)


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On 7/25/2020 at 9:18 AM, Patti said:

I think I got to see some of yous.  Do you have pictures to share?

I do now! In order:

  1. Bastille Boy. The lack of trouser pockets is a recent development, not unrelated to the pose he is in.
  2. Herocatcher Jake. He isn't usually this stern. He really dislikes having his photo taken. He likes this photo because you can't tell that he's really short.
  3. Jailbird Joe. The work release uniform suits him well. It is quite unflattering on some other characters. His glasses were specially made to withstand impact.




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In honor of Jailbird Joe's 40th birthday and the second anniversary of his appearance on Homecoming, I've given him a full-length biography on FBSA Wiki.


Of my many level-50 toons, he's the one I come back to most often. He has the best balance between a concept I like and game mechanics I enjoy playing. I'd rank his powers as "A tier." In addition to the vulnerabilities of having Willpower as an armor set, he has one of the worst possible weaknesses for an outlaw: a powerful subconscious inclination to trust cops. As long as he stays in the Rogue Isles, this mostly works out for him.


P.S. I used to have a Time/Sonic defender named "Jailbird Joe," but I renamed that character.

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