Ben Cothran, was a hero known publicly as Chubster, a name he picked out himself.
Ben was the sort to poke fun at himself, but he did have a serious side believing that he was doing good in the world as a hero.
He never actually met Skitter being unconscious at the time and what happened shortly afterward. Their brief encounter would affect the young villainess in the months that followed.
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Abilities and PowersEdit
Chubster gained durability and ambient momentum effect at will, tied to consequently loss of mobility. Essentially the slower he moved. the tougher he became, with a similar kinetic dampening field around himself while using his power. This made it difficult for him to receive CPR when he was unconscious.
His daughter Auroch had similar abilities.
After the defending capes evacuated following Leviathan's opening attack Chubster was knocked out by a wave sent by the beast. A fellow cape with a shotgun gave him CPR. Eventually the teen-aged villain Skitter took over for the departing shotgun cape, attempting to give him CPR, though she was hampered somewhat.
Hearing that another wave was incoming Skitter tried to move Chubster but proved to be too weak, given a split second to make her decision the villain choose was forced to abandon him in order to flee to safety from the incoming wave, and Chubster was killed.
His daughter would take his death hard but would eventually recover.
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