John White was an undercover agent working for the National Security Agency, and was given the assignment to investigate the First Sons, along with Lucy Kuo and their inside associate, Sebastian Wolfe. Though, he was nearly successful in his time undercover, he was ripped apart and pulled into a vortex during a freak accident with one of the First Sons' inventions, namely the Ray Sphere. After some time, his sub-consciousness awoke, and was reborn as "The Beast", a Conduit with immense power.
Powers and Stats
Tier: At least High 6-C, possibly higher | At least High 6-A, likely 5-C
Name: John White, "The Beast"
Age: Mid to late 20's
Classification: Human, Conduit, Former Undercover Agent
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Fire Manipulation, Gravity Manipulation (Can create an anti-gravity field around himself that causes people and objects to float helplessly), Telepathy, Teleportation, Can bestow powers onto people with the Conduit gene, Transformation and Shapeshifting (Can transform into the gigantic Beast, his human form, or into his pseudo-black hole form), Matter Manipulation (Through his pseudo-black hole, he can break down, absorb and limitedly control matter, used it to rebuild his body after he was atomized by the Ray Sphere), Regeneration (High, rebuilt his body after the Ray Sphere atomized him), Longevity, Immortality (Types 1 and 3), Statistics Amplification (Amplified Cole's power when they teamed up in the evil ending, can most likely amplify his own powers similarly via Ray Field Radiation), Limited Reactive Evolution, Biological Manipulation (Can cause genetic mutations or cause people to develop the incurable Ray Field Plague), Limited Transmutation (Can transmute the matter he absorbs into the strange lava-esque matter that his body is composed of), Power Absorption and Power Nullification (Broke and drained Cole’s powers, weakened him to the point where he had to absorb several Blast Cores to regain his previous level of power), Electricity Manipulation (Can generate massive amounts of fiery-orange electricity from his body), Durability Negation via Ray Field Blasts (First drains an opponent of their neuroelctricity, and then releases it in an omnidirectional blast of Ray Field radiation, which is deadly to non-Conduits), Can transfer his powers onto others, Immunity to Disease/Sickness, Flight, Weather Manipulation, Resistance to Matter Manipulation | Same as before, Ice Manipulation (Froze people solid in Kessler’s timeline), Earth Manipulation (Can create volcanoes)
Attack Potency: At least Large Island level, possibly higher (The Beast was able to release large blasts that covered significant portions of the US, destroyed this much of Empire City with a single blast at the beginning of the game, Cole could release blasts of this magnitude when he received John's powers, was able to contend with RFI Boosted Cole for awhile, Conduits grow stronger over time and when exposed to Ray Field Radiation, of which the Beast is a natural producer of) | At least Multi-Continent level (Destroyed the moon in the future in the early days of its awakening), likely Moon level (Had several years to increase his powers before Kessler went back in time)
Speed: Unknown (Lacks any real speed feats besides crossing the East Coast in a few days and outpacing a human in a truck, chose to tank attacks rather than dodge, though whether he could dodge is unknown) | Likely Massively Hypersonic+, possibly much higher (Should be superior to Kessler)
Lifting Strength: Class G (The Beast was able to casually throw vehicles and a building-sized statue across the city with little effort. Far stronger than Alden, who turned a bridge into a giant golem)
Striking Strength: At least Large Island Class, possibly higher | At least Multi-Continent Class, likely Moon Class
Durability: At least Large Island level, possibly higher (The Beast was able to survive being torn apart within the vortex of the Ray Sphere, and regenerated atom from atom. Survived attacks from Cole MacGrath after being empowered by the RFI. Conduits get stronger with time and when exposed to Ray Sphere Radiation, of which the Beast is a natural producer of) (Regeneration makes him very difficult to kill) | At least Multi-Continent level, likely Moon level (Regeneration makes him very difficult to kill)
Range: Hundreds of kilometers (The Beast was able to cause explosions that were worth several hundred kilometers in range) | At least hundreds of kilometers, likely planetary (Destroyed the moon from Earth)
Standard Equipment: Nothing Notable.
Intelligence: Highly Intelligent (Used to be an undercover agent who managed to infiltrate the First Sons, avoided DARPA and Moya's forces, as well as the Dust Men from chasing him for weeks.)
Weaknesses: The RFI (Ray Field Inhibitor) weakens his powers and severely damages him. Otherwise, nothing notable.
- Power Giving and Boosting: Can give powers to those who have the conduit gene. Can also enhance their powers as a passive effect. Natural conduit abilities are enhanced strength, durability and regeneration factor. Typically done with explosions.
- Gravity Lift: Allows the Beast to manipulate gravity and cause anything nearby to float.
- Fireball: Can summon gigantic balls of fire that easily sinks large ships. Fireballs explode repeatedly.
- Shapeshifting: Allows John to transform into a gigantic titan of magma, or to his former self.
- Teleportation: First used with his encounter with Cole once he became the Beast. Also used in order to create a new body in another area.
- Gravity Hole: Allows John to create a pseudo-black holes that pull anything close to it. It also breaks down and absorbs any matter sucked into it. Created when regenerating.
- Ray Sphere Blast: City scale blasts that create new conduits and destroy anything else.
Key: Cole's Timeline | Kessler's timeline