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Short Summary:
"Nori leads some sad X-Men. They kill people sometimes. They also smoke a lot of pot and have sex and then cry about it later."

(Mostly joking, but actually not)

When given the decision to side with Wolverine or Cyclops in the split of the X-Men, Noriko decides that she's had enough of her squad being used as pawns between them and sets up her own faction. First order of business: go and recruit some old allies and get the Academy X gang back together.

Josh goes with Nori without a question. She's never led him astray before and he feels more at home with these friends. They've always had his back and he theirs. Nori, over the years since leaving the X-Men, helped get Josh back some stability--though he can still slide back into that dark, twisty mindset every once and awhile.

Especially when the team's goals became more serious and darker. More about proactive survival. Josh is the team's go-to healer and had to overcome the fears associated with his death touch and disease manipulation. It messes with his head every time he has to use them, but he's getting better and better at dealing with the repercussions thanks to his team's support.

Now in his early 20's, Josh does still have the tendency to fall back into bad habits. Like serial dating and sleeping around. However, to his credit, Josh is much more open about this now and likes to identify as polyamorous and pansexual. His relationships with his friends, while loyal and long-lasting, tend to go through a lot of ups and downs thanks to his moods and impulsive nature.

Tweaks to Josh's canon background:
- Cyclops' X-Force never happened.
- Necrosha never happened.
- After obtaining medical knowledge from Hank McCoy, Josh went a little unstable in the head for awhile trying to adjust to all of the new sensations and intellect. It was a lot for him to take in and it set off several long months of experimenting and self reflection.
- While Josh is interested in zen Buddhism, but doesn't consider himself a practicing Buddhist. He did get into the meditation, the yoga, and dabbled into some of the (western) tantra.
- Has reconciled with Dani over the years and they have a good relationship now; he sometimes even calls her mom.
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Name: Joshua Foley
Player: Kris [[personal profile] twbasketcase on DW & LJ; twbasketcase on tumblr]
Codename/Proposed Codename: Elixir
Canon: New X-Men: Academy X (Marvel-616)
Marvel Wikia entry here.
PB: Mitch Hewer. Though I'll say right away that I won't be photoshopping any icons to do the gold skin because I just don't have the skills to do that. It will be assumed!


Age/Birthdate: 15; born November 18, 1996
Family: Mother (Grace), father (Howard), and two older brothers (Michael, 17, and Tyler, 19).

History: A lot of Josh's AU history will parallel his canon history since he is a teen student coming to Xavier's for the first time there! I will have a few tweaks here and there, however, for AU's sake and to make this fit a little bit better with the new world build (pending mod approval, of course).

Joshua Foley is a young boy that comes from a working class family in Queens, New York. His family was always very straight and narrow, 'normal', and close knit. His father is a salesman for an investment company and his mother is a practical nurse. Because both parents work full-time, the sons were often left to their own devices when they weren't in school. In Josh's case, that often meant that he was forgetting about his homework and spending close to all of his time with his friends. That also meant that he had a lot of time to get into trouble. Josh didn't have any major brushes with the law, but he did tend to fall in with the wrong crowds, including bullies and boys who got into unnecessary fights.

It was during one of those group fights that Josh's powers first manifested. Being on the receiving end of two pairs of fists and kicking legs meant that there should have been cuts, bruises, and body aches. However, Josh was back to full health by the time he returned home that evening as his wounds all healed up before his very eyes. It'd frightened him, but he decided to keep that information to himself for the next couple of weeks. As time wore on, though, Josh ended up seeing this quick regeneration happen again and again including one day at the school cafeteria. While horsing around with his friends, some hot soup was spilled and scalded his hand. Again, it miraculously healed up within seconds only this time it was seen by others. What followed was relentless teasing and bullying, as Josh's classmates began referring to him as a freak and other such names.

Miserable and feeling rather alienated and lonely among his peers, Josh began acting out more. He was suspended from school twice for fighting, his attendance began to slip, and his grades dropped. Things were getting progressively worse and then one day he was confronted by a group of male students. Like usual, their altercation began with name calling and garbage throwing, but Josh'd had enough and lost his temper. The confrontation grew physical and Josh was beaten down quickly by the group, his injuries much more extensive this time. Thankfully the fight was broken up by teachers, but Josh was shocked to learn that his healing powers worked so hard this time that his skin had changed to a shiny golden colour. Frightened and still feeling threatened, he ran home to hide and attempt to 'change' back.

[Pending mod approval:]

Things only got worse from there as his straight and narrow parents were mortified to see their son's new look. Needless to say, the visit from Xavier was welcomed and they were more than happy to see Josh off to his new school. Josh didn't take these new plans very well at all, and voiced his displeasure at having to go. However, his complaints were quickly quieted when his parents informed him that he was no longer welcome in their home.

Shocked and distraught, Josh had silently sulked to himself the whole ride up to Westchester.

Personality: On the surface, Josh has the tendency to be a bit of a personality chameleon; he acts and behaves in ways that are affected by his surroundings and the people he's hanging out with. However, he is consistently outspoken, caring, daring, and slightly prone to mood swings--especially where his quick temper is concerned. He's a troubled kid; he's bitter, angry, and has a hard time figuring out where he fits in. After Josh is disowned by his parents, he develops some rejection issues and this makes him act out at times as well as suffer from moderate depression.

Where it concerns social interactions, Josh isn't afraid to say what's on his mind even if it can hurt someone else's feelings. While he's quick to tell people off or give criticism, he surprisingly doesn't take it back all that well; his skin's not especially thick. However, he tries very hard to fit in with groups, going as far to change his style and appearance to do so (yeah, he's kind of a 'poseur'). While Josh isn't particularly awkward with people per se, he does have the tendency to push people's buttons (intentionally and unintentionally) and it gets him into trouble. He has a very assertive personality type that leans on the aggressive side. When it comes to people that Josh is really fond of, it should be noted that he can be very charming, openly flirty, loyal (he'll always have a friends back during a conflict), and fun.

A dominating trait of his is his competitive streak. Josh wants to be the best, look the best, and perform the best. This can be very true of his social life and his skills and interests, but not so much his academics. There is definitely some show-off tendencies of his, and he gets a kick out of being a 'sore winner' (and, in turn, is also a very sore loser). Needless to say, Josh has a bit of an ego issue, likely, in part, of his desire for acceptance.

The desire to spend time alone isn't really there all that much. Since the manifestation of his powers, however, Josh finds this to be even scarier. His powers effect his own body even more than when he is placing his hands on others and using them. His powers have a mind of their own--they're strong, intense, and always working. When he concentrates, Josh can feel his cells replicating and going through their life cycles, even. It tends to do a bit of a number on his head (mentally), so very recently has began teaching himself yoga and meditation techniques in order to deal with it.

Outlook: As of now, Josh's whole outlook on the mutant school thing is a mixture of curious, bitter, annoyed, and slightly willing to adapt. He's upset with his parents and his former friends, but he's also wanting to learn about what's going on with his body. He wants to get better at it and try doing something neat with it. Thanks to his slightly ignorant upbringing, Josh is rudely referring to his classmates as fellow freakshows, and figures that if they're all messed up like him then why not see what their deal is? Maybe make some friends. If they'll accept him, that is.

Powers:
- Omega level biokinesis. Josh has the ability to control the biological structure of the human body at a cellular level, including regeneration and cellular decay.
- Shiny, golden coloured skin.

Limitations:
- He is very young and new to his powers, so Josh doesn't have very much control over them. While he can push himself to do an intentional heal on someone, his powers do tend to work on their own accord a lot of the time and he doesn't understand how or why it happens that way!
- Right now, Josh can only use his powers on people if they are in direct skin-to-skin contact.
- Another big limitation of his is that he needs more bio-molecular knowledge to apply to his power use. If he were to obtain that in his schooling, his control and variation would be much greater.
- Finally, overexertion. If Josh pushes himself too hard, he will wind up in a self-induced coma.

Talents: Josh is very athletic. He's highly skilled in competitive sports like baseball, basketball, and soccer, as well as individual activities like skateboarding, yoga, and swimming.
Interests: In addition to sports, Josh also enjoys pop-punk music and popular rock bands, video games, socializing, frisbee, and biking.
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