Mulatu is charismatic, intelligent, and tactical, with a grasp of strategy, and the ability to use his power to pull solutions to problems from his surroundings. In personality, he remains passionate, but his actions, especially those toward enemies, are barbaric.
As Ogun, he advocated for the equal treatment of women, parahumans, and even homosexuals, displaying relatively progressive politics for his country. However, during the four-year conflict that earned him his title, he became known as the butcher, alluding to some sort of bipolar disorder.
Mulatu is a tall and svelte African man, who is highly photogenic. When he was active as a warlord, he was not known to wear any sort of costume.
Powers and EquipmentEdit
Ogun’s power is implemented through a shaker aspect that manifests in patches near him that slowly grow and change. They eventually fill in an entire area, but Ogun must remain stationary for this to happen. If Ogun is in an area with enough technology or machines, his power will prioritize affecting them, transforming the machinery into a 'node' that will serve to propagate the effect of Ogun's power. The effect propagates particularly well along any wiring or cables. After Ogun leaves the area, the affected machines presumably convert back into its original configurations.
Known examples of this ability have included the creation of gigantic interlinked computer systems complete with monitors and interfaces, turrets(automation inconsistent), and teleportation devices that only operate within his area of effect. Further portable housings of tinker devices are created that let Ogun use his technology outside of his area of effect.
By all reports, Ogun has no conscious control over his power, yet this had never hindered him. It is almost like Ogun and his power are allies working together. Like many tinker devices, the objects affected by Oguns power have only ever worked for Ogun.
Ogun rose to prominence after he tried to mount a political coup in Addis Ababa against the resident warlord, Adroa, with the tacit support of western allies due to spouting a progressive agenda. After this failed, Ogun attempted a more martial takeover, embroiling the region in a four-year civil war.
At the start of the story, Ogun was embroiled in a four-year civil war that devastated the city of Addis Ababa and the surrounding region, killing thousands, including many noncombatants. His western allies turned on him, intervening and removing him from what little power he had. As an apology for their reticence to be involved, the western powers agreed to intern the otherwise elusive Ogun in the Baumann Parahuman Containment Center.
Ogun escaped the containment convoy transporting him to the Birdcage, along with three other prisoners. He had a kill order out for him along with his fellow prisoners, but avoided being killed.
Ogun was not distinguished in the initial prisoner release. As such, he was likely released later when the goddess collected the birdcage inmates deemed too dangerous for release for her war.
Ogun was given the general amnesty made available to all supervillains after Gold Morning. He retained his freedom with other birdcage inmates.
- Ogun is a powerful spirit in the Yoruba religion of Nigeria, governing crafts, smithing and war.
- Ogun's ability to effectively tinker things over a wide area without ever touching them crosses the classification barriers of Tinker (Sci-fi tech) and Shaker (environmental affecter) are irrevocably linked and as such are indicated with a slash(\).