Each member of the team is immortal, but it goes beyond
that. Their immortality is just a secondary bonus compared to the main power
they got when they respawned the first time. Each one is different.
He can turn any liquid into alcohol. Hand him a coke, he’s drinking whiskey.
Orange juice turns into moonshine. It’s cool to watch, because it swirls
without being stirred, then is suddenly perfectly clear. But it’s more than just
drinking though. He’s turned water bottles into a Molotov cocktail. Ever try to
run a truck when it’s only Everclear in the tank? It doesn’t work well.
But there is a dark
secret to this power, and he only does it when he is pissed off. He can turn the
bloodstream into alcohol as well. It kills quickly, not instantly, but quickly
and it’s painful. It’s even more painful if Geoff decides to set them on fire.
And he can do it not only with blood, but with any human fluid. Snot, piss,
spit, tears, all of it.
He doesn’t let himself torture people anymore.
Jack shapeshifts. She can turn into any animal that she’s seen (and she spent a
decade on safaris just to expand her horizons). She can also change her human
form, but she only has two shapes for some reason, her cute red-headed female
form and a large male form with an impressive beard. She likes her bearded form
for driving to heists and when the boys get into the car, she’s back to her
female form, tearing down the roads like a crazy person.
She has also spent entire days curled up in a sunbeam as a
ginger Mancoon cat. She has sat in Ryan’s lap as a dog. She enjoy spending time
in various animal forms in the apartment, just to surprise or comfort her
She also tore an entire rival gang apart as a bear because Michael
bet her $1000 she couldn’t. She hasn’t done it again and doesn’t talk about it much, mainly because that bestial
rage is a little more addicting than she wants to think about.
Gavin spent the first fifty years of his immortality thinking he didn’t have a
power. He thought he was broken. Then the industrial revolution happened, and
suddenly it all made sense. Gavin’s power was with machinery and technology.
He can make anything work. Computers are like an extension
of himself, and they do his bidding. He spends hours in front of a screen every
day, perfecting and playing, hacking into things that he shouldn’t. He’s coaxed
information out of the most secure databases on the planet.
For some reason, it doesn’t extend to video games. Michael
and Ray beat him on a daily basis without trying. Gavin just cannot convince
games to do what he wants, and he always loses.
Ray doesn’t miss. It’s physically impossible for him to miss now. It doesn’t
matter what he’s got, once a projectile leaves his hand, it hits what he’s
aiming at. Even if he isn’t really aiming, it’ll hit the target. He can’t miss.
He wins extra cash off of dart games when he’s running low. He
wins carnival games when the guys drag him out to them. He always ends up
getting banned at some point in the evening. He likes making random bets with
Gavin, mainly because he knows he’ll win.
“Bet you I can hit the dumpster on the other side of the
building.” And ping, somehow ricocheting off three buildings, a car and a freaking
phone line, the bullet goes straight through the dumpster.
Jeremy – He shrinks. It’s part of the reason why he’s an infiltration
expert. He can shrink down to any size he wants and can go anywhere. He used to
hate it, used to hate the fact that he was smaller than everyone else, but he
finally came to just accept it.
It’s when he joins the Fakes, and Michael jokingly yells “Lil’
J!” as he shrinks down to get on the other side of a door, that Jeremy starts
actually liking his ability. Every team name is a short joke, and he goes along with it, finding the humor in it.
He keeps getting dragged into stupid pranks too. He’s lost
count of how many times he’s been asked to shrink down and infiltrate Gavin’s
room jut to move everything three inches to the left.
There is reason behind the mask and the face paint. He
started wearing something like it a long time ago, when he finally realized what
his power was. He is ridiculously charming. He can convince anyone to day anything
with a just a wink and a smile. He’s conned people out of their livelihoods
before, just to see if he could do it. He was a real vagabond for a very long
time, knowing that he could always get food with just a grin.
There are people who are naturally immune to it though.
Geoff proved to be one, as did Jack, much to Ryan’s relief. It was part of the
reason why Ryan decided to join the Fakes. Being exposed to it for a while can
also help build up an immunity too, though it fades if Ryan’s gone for a while.
That’s why Ryan was one of the Lad’s favorite people in the beginning.
He is naturally angry, always has been, and that anger translates into his
power. He gets stronger the angrier he is, almost like the Hulk. It’s a gradual
thing, where he starts off small and happy, but as he gets more and more
pissed, he starts to be able to throw things that’s beyond human comprehension.
It goes further than that too. He also becomes impervious to
damage the angrier he gets. Not particularly useful one would think since he’s
already immortal, but it’s gotten him out of hot water before. Pissed off and
swinging a shotgun like a sword, he’s been shot at with a minigun and shrugged
it off like it wasn’t even a bee sting. He’s gotten high on rage and walked
through a mine field just to see if he was in one piece on the other side. He
He has to be careful in the apartment though. He once got
angry at a video game and threw a controller at a television. The controller
went through the Tv, the wall, and shot off into the sky where it hit a passing
helicopter. It went straight through the cockpit, killing the pilot instantly.
The helicopter crashed in the middle of the interstate, causing one of the
worst pile-ups Los Santos had ever seen.
Geoff screamed himself hoarse over the television.