During World War I, wealthy technocrat Stefan Richter and his brother in law, Marcus Cole, marched into battle bravely until the Germans released a dose of deadly mustard gas that rendered Richter deadly ill. As such, the two close friends headed out to Greece in search of the mythical Foundation of Zeus. Once they found the foundation, they both drank from it and gained god-like powers. However, the source of the foundation's power, Pandora's Box, exploded in a blast of overwhelming power when they found and opened it, separating the two and sending them flying.
When Stefan awoke thanks to his friend Billy, who ventured out after Cole and Richter vanished,he became high on his new power and murdered Billy in cold blood before returning to land, determined to spread chaos thanks to his God complex. Stefan then grew eight spider-esque appendages out of his back via dark magic, organized a supervillain army named Arachnos, renamed himself to be Lord Recluse, and became archenemies with Marcus, who became the bold superhero the Statesman.
Powers and Stats
Name: Lord Recluse
Origin: City of Heroes
Age: Unknown (physically and mentally), well over a century old (biologically)
Classification: Human turned into a god-like entity
Attack Potency: City level
Lifting Strength: Unknown
Striking Strength: Unknown
Range: Melee Range
Standard Equipment: Eight armored arachnoid arms sticking out of his spine.
Intelligence: Extremely high (considered the most intelligent human on Earth)
Weaknesses: Recluse has no gazing weaknesses, but he is extremely arrogant at times despite having a searing hatred for narcissists.
-Can summon henchmen