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Real Name
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Roberto da Costa Santos
Current Alias
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Aliases
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Berto

Identity
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Alignment
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Affiliation
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X-Men, New Mutants

Relatives
Emmanuel Santos (father, deceased), Nina da Costa (mother)

Universe
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Base Of Operations
Xavier Institute

Characteristics
Gender
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Height
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Eyes
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Hair
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Unusual Features
None

Status
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Marital Status
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Occupation
Student, adventurer

Origin
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Mutant

Place of Birth

First appearance

Unknown


History


===Origin===


Powers and Abilities

Powers

  • Solar Radiation Absorption: absorbs solar energy and can utilize it for physical strength. The cells of a normal human body convert energy from foodstuffs into a form of energy usable by the body. This energy is stored through converting molecules of adenosine diphosphate (ADP) in the cells into adenosine triphosphate (ATP); the energy is released when necessary by breaking a chemical bond in the ATP molecules, converting them back to ADP. Apparently Sunspot can store solar-derived energy in his cells through the same, or a similar method, and release it when necessary to enhance his physical strength. His body is cloaked in darkness because he drains all the ambient light from his skin. Previously, Sunspot would quickly exhaust his energy if he was not in direct sunlight. This no longer applies to his current state. With his increasing age and experience, he has become able to absorb sunlight even at night if there is a moon, as moonlight is nothing but refracted sunlight.
  • Solar Re-channeling: ability to re-channel the solar energy which his body absorbs, by which he takes the solar energy and uses it for a variety of related purposes.
  • Flight: ability to fly by propelling himself thorough the air, by force of will, by generating thermal updrafts. Bobby has also refined this ability to be able to hover in the air without leaving a heat trail, and can reach speeds of up to 150 mph maximum without over exerting himself.
  • Thermokinesis: ability to project heat in intense waves when he absorbs and re-channels solar energy from any part of his body to raise the temperature. Roberto can also absorb heat into his body to lower the temperature in his immediate area. He can also project and absorb heat directly into/from people, causing intense discomfort at their fluctuating body temperatures.
  • Limited Photokinesis: ability to project light in intense waves when he absorbs and re-channels solar energy, and absorb ambient wavelengths.
  • Dark Solar Plasma Blasts: ability to project concussive dark plasma energy blasts from his hands, with about 20 tons of force behind them at their most powerful.

Abilities

Roberto is fluent in Portuguese. He is a trained pilot and a highly skilled soccer player, at professional level.

Strength level

Roberto can release solar energy stored in his body so as to give himself superhuman strength. When he first manifested this ability, Sunspot could give himself enough strength to be able to lift (press) 25 tons under normal Earth conditions. As he grew older and bigger, his strength increased enabling him to lift (press) 50 tons. The extent of his strength can also increase further if he is exposed to more intense sunlight, and there has been no seen limit to the extent of his strength as it constantly increases based off of the stored energy in his body and the intensity of the sunlight.

Weaknesses

None known.


Paraphernalia

Equipment: None known.
Transportation: None known.
Weapons: None known.


Notes

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Trivia

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