Fractal had always been the top of the line when it came to pharmaceuticals, their list of clients wasn't just large it was also a noble one. It made its reputation clear that no matter the check, they would not sign to a bidder whose intentions weren't pure. Founder and CEO , Abraham Jericho, lived life with a strict code of honor and justice this he took to his grave. Abraham was not alone his eldest son, Ethan, followed this code as well. He, like his father, made it clear Fractal would always work towards helping the world not destroy it.
With this he opened Fractals energy department, the goal was to harness the worlds purest kinetic energy to a point that it can be controlled for natural power, resources, and health boosting medicine.The project lasted years in development, scientists from all over joined Fractal to give their part in helping the world. It was from these scientist that Ethan met the love of his life, Melianna Silva, a shy and cautious Brazilian physicist. Together the two fell in love but due to circumstance were not able to marry until after the project was complete. As time continued to pass and hope was quickly leaving the team was finally able to find the formula they seeked, Seladon had finally gone from being a hope to a reality. The team had been able to gather bits and pieces from many different energies putting them all together to form a strong and stable energy, Seladon.
Happiness was found all over Fractals lab it seemed like everyone except Ethan's younger brother Caleb, was glad to finally see all of their work in action. Caleb however wanted the project to fail in hopes that Ethan's failure would spark his success and in theory start the production of his nuclear project. He found no other option but to have his older brother assassinated days before Seladon would finally be shown to the investors. With a few dark strings pulled, Caleb successfully managed to kill his brother and Seladon would unfortunately never meet its creator. It was not enough, the team had decided that in honor of their fallen leader they had to go through with the unveiling. Their worked needed to see the light of day so the memory Ethan would stand proud.
"Trust me, you do not want this baby having an explosion."
The project lasted years in development, scientists from all over joined Fractal to give their part in helping the world. It was from these scientist that Ethan met the love of his life, Mellianna Silva, a shy and cautious Brazilian physicist. Together the two fell in love but due to circumstance were not able to marry until after the project was complete. As time continued to pass and hope was quickly leaving the team was finally able to find the formula they sought for so long, Seladon had finally gone from being a hope to a reality. The team had been able to gather bits and pieces from many different energies putting them all together to form a strong and stable energy, Seladon.
Happiness was found all over Fractals lab it seemed like everyone except Ethan's younger brother Caleb, was glad to finally see all of their work in action. Caleb however wanted the project to fail in hopes that Ethan's failure would spark his success and in theory start the production of his nuclear project. He found no other option but to have his older brother assassinated days before Seladon would finally be shown to the investors. With a few dark strings pulled, Caleb successfully managed to kill his brother leaving behind his beloved Mellianna, Seladon, and his unborn child. For Caleb It was not enough, the team had decided that in honor of their fallen leader they had to go through with the unveiling. Their worked needed to see the light of day so the memory Ethan would stand proud.
"I'm a master of my own style."
Caleb had to make sure the project would fail and with Fractals control still not in his possession his project would again have to wait. Falling to his desires Caleb rewrote his nuclear formula into Seladon's leaving the scientist unaware of the dangers this edit would cause. As the investors gathered the scientists began to take their positions and prepare to show the world what Seladon was all about. Mellianna, still deeply saddened at the loss of her beloved, waited at the farthest end of the lab behind everyone else watching from a background.
The scientists then prepped the edited formula and began to process and showcase Seladon to the investors. There was a brief silence and before them stood a bright neon green energy ball, hovering in place as the investors watched in awe. Before the scientist could say a word the energy ball in a flash of light exploded causing the biggest explosion in Brazil's history. The lab, the scientists, the investors, the trees, everything except for Mellianna was wiped clean. Mellianna laid there in shock terrified at what took place around her, everything was cratered not a single flame but still everything was gone. She stared down at her belly which had a neon green haze briefly before then going back to normal and with the shock Mellianna fell unconscious.
Word spread quickly, everyone knew of the tragedy that took place in the Rain Forests of Brazil. Help was sent in hopes to find a survivor but unfortunately the only left was Mellianna. Everyone wanted to know, how? why? How could this single woman survive an explosion unlike any before and how was her unborn baby unharmed. Fractal did its best to find Mellianna and keep her and her baby safe and away from the media's cameras. Fractal had to act quickly to protect its reputation and an investigation took place to find how a perfected formula could go so wrong. There was also the issue of who would take control of Fractal now, since it had always been a family company. The only one left in line was Caleb but to his surprise Ethan had written a will.
The will entitled full control of Fractal and its riches to Mellianna Silva who was his wife to be, leaving her to decide Fractal's fate. This all was a lot to take in for Mellianna and Caleb who after hearing the will's reading attacked in rage leaving the authorities to detain him and put him away from Fractal after he gave his full confession to everything. Mellianna's first decision was to go into isolation with her son and a staff to provide her every need for a time of her choice.
For two years Mellianna stayed in an isolated Rain Forest, her pregnancy went perfectly and after what seemed like an eternity, Caio Silva, was born.
"Can't fault me I like to fight crime and I love to look good.."
The birth of the one and only, Boom Boy!
But Caio was not your ordinary baby no far from, from the outside he looked like a perfect baby boy but inside he was pure energy. Seladon and him had become one, his eyes glowing brightly blue and green. This didn't bother Mellianna she loved her son and made it her life's duty to protect him and to honor her fallen love. After two years in hiding and isolation, Mellianna and Caio traveled to America where she would take control of her company and honor it the same way Ethan did.
The experience of everything had made Mellianna change from being the innocent shy scientist to a now strong, independent but noble business woman. Caio however showed his warmness and kindness early being what some called a golden child. Kind to everyone around him but still adventurous and mischievous . Caio's abilities were also shown early, he began flying at age two, his extremely high IQ was shown at an early age as well. With fear of everyone trying to get a peak at the "Boom Boy" Mellianna hired the best teachers money could buy and had him home schooled. With work taking a lot of her time, Caio grew close to his already loyal butler Ricardo. Of course with mom busy with work, Caio also took time to play with his abilities. Flying everywhere he could and when he was ten he learned he could produce energy not only to blast everything in sight, he could also slow things down siphoning their energy, and he could heal things by giving off his own energy.
Life as a rich celebrity
Despite having everything a young boy could ask for Caio still wanted more. He didn't like hiding and often he would sneak out to see the world without his mother's security team who already had a hard time keeping up. With much kicking and screaming Caio was finally able to convince his mom to let him attend an outside school and despite her beliefs Mellianna enrolled Caio into Millenium City's highest middle school academy. Of course this brought some concerns, the media tried its hardest to get better looks at the boom boy but Caio's body guards always blocked them off.
To many people's surprise Caio was never bullied, early attempts showed that Caio embraced what he was and loved every minute of it. Caio rose in popularity both in a social aspect and an academic aspect as he became known as one of the smartest students and one of the most gifted Soccer players. Life was to be expected for Caio, filled with thrills and excitement all of which followed him to High School.
Caio loved every minute of his life, despite all the questionable moments with the media, and even Mellianna had grown to the idea of her son having a "normal" life. When Caio's senior year came to a close and his decision to whether at the time play professional Soccer ,since his medical records showed his condition had no effect on his play skills, or to go on and further his education in the highest of universities.
His friends said Soccer and his mom said school, the pressure was immense but Caio knew he wanted more than these two choices could offer. One day, behind his mothers back, Caio decided to finally after all this time come face to face with the media in the biggest way possible. He agreed to appear on a popular talk show. The interview was huge and everyone everywhere was sitting down to finally get to see the boy who survived the explosion.
Hello world! I'm Stopmotion!
Caio was a natural, charismatic as can be and the cameras loved him. He told them everything he wanted to say and he announced what his plan was for the future. Without hesitation Caio unveiled his hero suit and announced to the world that he would be taking up the mantle of Stopmotion and pledged to use his powers for justice. Most heroes have trauma to thank for becoming a hero but not Stopmotion, Stopmotion wanted to be a hero for the sake of being a hero. His whole life he wanted to not only protect the innocents, he wanted to protect them in a grand scale and that he did. Despite her better judgment, Mellianna allowed Caio to create his own team in what he called "Project Stopmotion". Together they made up his HQ, gear, training, and everything else he needed to be the top hero he is today.
Public Hero and Playboy
Stop on the cover the world's finest hero magazine, SuperWorld!.
Stopmotion's personality changes, depending on the situation. Despite his mood, however, he is always egotistical and blunt. Sometimes, his actions appear illogical, but in the end he achieves his goal. In a social scene he’s a playboy. He likes entertainment: he loves partying (despite not being able to get drunk) and women. He wants to have a good time. His flirtatious and cavalier attitude usually puts with him in the headlines. Caio is very public and he embraces it. He loves the attention and he will always show his charisma when the cameras are on him.
Even though he has a larger than life attitude, Caio thoroughly enjoys the simple things in life. He takes routine trips to third world countries to not only help, but learn of their culture. Stopmotion has foundations worldwide, helping everyone and anyone he can. His kindness and warmth always shows no matter how rich and famous he is, he always makes time for the little guys.
Caio’s scientist side is also very different. Like most geniuses he is considered "nuts" when he's doing his work, but also shares the same curious and creative nature of his brethren. Only having an hour of actual sleep a week helps him stay up to date on any written theory and allows him to write his own.
"I never say no to a fan."
"Three heads are better than one is so over rated."
Hero of the People!
Even though he has different attitudes depending on the aspect of his life, they each have their own unique value, Stopmotion is always ultimately the same guy in every scenario. He is caring, humorous, courageous, intelligent, and most of all, confident. Caio fiercely loves his family, close friends, and his loyal "Motion Maniacs" also known as his fans. He loves his fame and his followers and will never say no to signing an autograph.
Seladon Manipulation - Stopmotion can use his Seladon to blast at foes. Seladon is also what powers his flight and what makes up the aura around him as he flies as well as allowing him to split and teleport. He can also use his Seladon to engulf foes in an energy casing to trap and hold them. It also provides a minor aura around him that reduces the impact of projectiles, physical blows, and his body temperature.
Speed Control - Stop's seladon manipulation also allows him to boost allies speed and it allows him to slow foes to almost impossible rates. Stop uses this often in order to get ahead of his foes and to have his allies at the best they can be!
Energy Siphoning - Stopmotion is able to siphon energy from almost any host. When he siphons he dramatically slows his foes' speed, recovery, reaction times, and more energy like features. He can also use his energy siphoning to weaken foes' physical strength.
Energy Boosting - Stopmotion can also produce and give energy to weakened allies. He can also boost natural energies like heat, force, etc. When Stopmotion gives energy it boosts natural healing, recovery, and overall soothes an ally.
Self Duplication - Recent studies and training have shown Stopmotion that like most forms of energy he too can split himself up into duplicates. Though he can only split himself into two other copies, Stop has found this to be quite the handy trick despite the toll it takes on his body. His copies work off the same brain unit causing Stopmotion to have full control over them and himself. The hits they take, he takes.
"A true hero lets his weaknesses better him not cripple him."
"I can talk the talk but I can also walk the walk."
Extreme Cold- Like most forms of energy, Stop is slowed by the cold. He becomes sluggish and so does the rest of his body causing his power to be reduced and his recovery to be reduced as well. Though Stop has adapted his fight style and his suit to accommodate for this he still finds himself often weakened by the cold.
Extreme Heat - Though in most cases heat helps Stopmotion, when its used against him it can be his worse enemy. It causes his energy molecules to go out of control causing massive headaches and for his powers to be out of control as well. He's adapted his suit to provide cooling agents for such scenarios but still when used right he is crippled by the heat.
Hero Complex - Despite priding himself on always going into battle with a right mindset, Stop is often hurt by his major Hero Complex. He doesn't believe in a no win scenario causing him to react irrational in certain moments. Even though he'll never admit to, Stop has many fears but his biggest one is to fail at being a hero.
Ethan Jericho (Deceased) - Though Caio never met him his father's influence is a heavy part of Caio, being his living breathing legacy. After the death of his mother, Caio recieved the rights to the House of Jericho. the old family mansion in the outskirts of the city. Caio knows that in this mansion he may find the answers to many of his questions.
Mellianna Silva (Deceased) - Mellianna is everything Caio loves and fears in one person. Down to the core, Caio is and always will be a momma's boy and his mother knows it. She also knows that no matter how hard she tries Caio will always do his own will and all she can do is support and hope her son's decisions will keep him protected. Mellianna's soft spots end with Caio, with everyone else she is a cold business woman who does not stand for any form of injustice or maltreatment. The image of angry Mellianna is in the minds of many former clients, Caio's love interests, and most of all Caio. Caio won't deny losing his mother was the biggest life changing moment he's ever had, losing her and his fiance-to-be during the same moment, not only hit Caio hard but changed him forever.
Emma Mason (Deceased) - Emma represented a life Caio thought he could have, she represented marriage, stability, everything a human could want. Unfortunately life did that pan out as planned when Emma Mason tragically passed away alongside Caio's Mother, Mellianna Silva, in an ill-fated plane crash.
Ricardo Del Toro (NPC) - Ricardo has raised Caio since he was a young boy. Heading Caio's personal staff he has a built a bond with him as if he was his own father. Caring for him for so long he knows Caio better than anyone but never once as he refused an order. Despite coming off as eccentric and sarcastic Ricardo is a very caring man. His past has made him a jack of all trades, being fluent in over 14 languages, a master chef, and a precision driver.
Adam Stryker - Bros for life, Caio and Adam met a few years back when Adam was still competing as an olympic boxer. The two hit it off and became the best of friends. Whenever Caio needs a bro he knows Adam will be there, the two know the most about each other and they respect each other's difference. Adam despite being a teacher finds himself in crowds of supers mostly due to being best friends with Caio. Adam is also adored by Caio's mom treating him like a son, she enjoys Caio being friends with Adam and sees him as positive guidance for her son who sometimes lets his playboy lifestyle get the best of him.
Eternals Inc. - As Heroes Inc. began to flourish and idea of an alliance of heroes coming together had begun to settle in Stop's mind. He enjoyed the fact actually, and it soon became clear he himself needed to experience being in a team. Many teams came to mind but the one that stood out most was Eternals Inc. He enjoyed how the group handled their PR, he liked the sense of unity he found within the group. On paper Eternals Inc. was also the appropriate group for Caio to join simply because he fit the profile of what the group, he was heroic and focused. With a few phone calls and some paper work Stopmotion and Colosso were able to come to an agreement and Stop had become Eternals Inc.'s newest member. As the media gathered to hear the new Caio found himself focused as ever and ready to take on any challenges with his new found team.
Colosso - They say birds of a feather flock together, well in this case its egos of the same caliber that flock together. Colosso and Stopmotion quickly became friends after their initial meeting on the start of Heroes, Inc., the two share the same flash and flare for the media and for the work they do. Though the two can be dense they both share the same passion and care for their work and fans, Caio knows that in time the two will do wonders for the world and look good while doing it.
Rhapsody - Abby and Caio didn't start off close but the two have become closer than ever. Abby is one of Caio's many shoulders to talk to, he lets her into his mind freely and most times demands she does as such. The two have become best-friends and teammates along with their boss, Colosso.
Professor Smash - Smash is a close teammate of Caio's, he's confident in his department head as a friend and as a teammate.
Mister Fifth - Mister Fifth is one of if not the only person that can fully relate to Caio, the two have bonded over time and Caio constantly looks to Mister Fifth for answer.
Divael - Another trusted friend and teammate of Caio's, Nat's use of magic and her healing has convinced Caio to believe in its existance, and there is none he trusts more using it than Nat.
Jangala - Though they've only met recently, Jangala and Caio have hit it off. There was a mutual attraction that came to the open after a night of work in Monster Island and a date at House Jericho, the two have since began dating.
Change - Another of Caio's department heads, Change is focused and Caio likes that he knows she is a key element in the Eternals.
Heat Screech - Eddie is a trusted teammate of Caio's, he knows that despite his attitude Eddie knows what he's doing and his heart is in the right place.
Rocko - At first Caio had no clue what to make of Rocko, having seen him in the oddest of scenarios he began to believe that Rocko was a mirage. Caio quickly figured out that Rocko was indeed real and not only was he as wonky as he seemed he was an instant "bro" of Caios. Rocko's helped Caio out of some serious problems. Though Caio has yet to figure out where Rocko comes from he knows that as it stands now he's just a simple "Grond" away from instant Rocko Smashy.
Zero Line - Zero Line has gone from a comedic celebrity Caio knew to a great friend and ally. Caio has begun to admire Zero's scientific work much as his own and the two have already had their fair share of "geek outs" in various labs and missions. Recent times have shown Caio that there's much more to Zero than just a mask and funny jokes. There lies a great guy, a "bro" as he calls him and someone who he knows is going to take the Global Defense Force to great places.
Independence Eagle - Eagle is everything Caio loved about heroes as a kid. He's the embodiment of pure justice, freedom, and honor. He's also shown to be one of the strongest and greatest heroes Caio has had the pleasure to work with. Stop knows that alongside Zero Line, Eagle will do great things not only just for Global Defense Force but for the world. He looks forward to the working with him on a daily basis and to see what other battles the two will face.
Global Defense Force - Stopmotion has found himself working alongside the GDF numerous times. He's enjoyed the group's company and he has been impressed with the teams cooperation and work ethic. He's met a variety of the team's members and has gotten to know a few of them on a personal level. It was no wonder that when Stopmotion came up with the idea of Heroes Inc., that Global Defense Force had to be one of the founding components of the coalition. He expects great things to come from the group and he knows that with the right time they will excel in every aspect of being a super group.
"Battle of Titans."
Heroes Inc. was a project Stopmotion had in works for quite sometime. The file was put on hold and until recent events Stopmotion thought he would never have to open it. Though he was hesitant he has no regret of ever going back to that file and blossoming Heroes Inc. to life. The idea started from networking, Caio wanted to unite the worlds best teams and heroes under one banner. He knew villains were constantly upgrading their forces and becoming too strong for even single teams to take them on. With numbers Caio knew an alliance would be the best plan of action for the time being. He started to branch out and get to know the worlds premier groups and what he found was just what he wanted. With Global Defense Force and the Eternals cooperation, Stopmotion's plan was able to kick start and begin course to better the world. As it stands Heroes Inc. is always looking for more like minded groups and individuals who wish to join the network powerhouse it has become.
Brother V (Luthor Damon)
Powers/Abilities: Super Strength, Invulnerability, and Increased Intelligence
Occupation: Criminal Kingpin and Terrorist
Goal: Global Control
Brother V seeks to control the will of the people through intimidation and power. By day Luthor Damon is an acclaimed urban hero of the people, fixing homes and providing opportunity for for income neighborhoods. Behind the scenes however, Luthor Damon is the kingpin and leader of the terrorist organization, the Vicious Vanguard. Brother V has become a very feared super villain, who made it clear to Stopmotion he wanted him dead.
Powers/Abilities: Death and Decay
Goal: Plague wishes to be the reason behind any and all suffering he can cause, his favorite being breaking the will of superheroes.
Information on Plague is minimal, but what is known isn't good. His craving for chaos has caused the death of many, most recently he was involved in the kidnapping and torturing of Stopmotion.
Tick-Tock (Wolfgang Krauger)
Powers/Abilities: Heightened IQ, Gadgeteering, Critical Thinking, and Bomb Making.
Occupation: Criminal Terrorist
Goal: To do time's bidding
Tick-Tock believes himself to be time's noble servant, he believes time wants him to teach the world it's power and it's control. Tick-Tock uses timed challenges to test who is worthy of time's free will, his favorite participants are super heroes, Stopmotion is one of his favorite.
Caio has many hobbies but his top three would have to be soccer (or futbol a he calls it), acoustic guitar, and cars of all kinds.
Caio has two pets who he loves dearly and talks to on occasion, he has Rufus, a Genetically engineered British Bulldog he rescued, and Marcelo, a Toucan he met as a child in Brazil. He also has a tank with various fish and a special Nurse Shark named Tony.
Caio loves cartoons, as a kid they were all he watched, his favorite without a doubt is Johnny Bravo!
"The sky is my playground and world is my court, what's not to like?"
Caio is also a movie buff, his all time favorite movie is The Big Lebowski.
Caio has over five floors in his building complex dedicated only to his car collection. He loves tuners and imports alike, and daily he works on one of his many project cars.
Caio is a huge fan of Soccer, both local and internationally, he is a die hard fan of his national team Brazil.
Caio's a music buff preferring classic over anything. Santana and Hendrix being two of his favorite Guitarist.
Caio prefers hikes in tropical mountains and horse back rides on the beach over any sort of city event. Though he is not oppose to any kind of fun.
Caio only sleeps one hour a week in a tube tank located in his HQ.
Caio almost always has glasses on especially at night due to the brightness of his eyes.
Caio runs different foundations across the globe, ranging from school programs to helping third world countries.
Caio has also been the winner of multiple awards, medals, and accolades.
Caio is an avid MMA fan, owning multiple gyms across Brazil. He often trains for fun never really going above just training.
Caio has posed for a few photo shoots in his life time, some of his shots on a more risky kind of tone.
Caio is often a public speaker, speaking in over 40 countries throughout his time.
Caio has his own clothing line, toy line, comic book, and two feature films depicting his life as a hero.
Caio's fan club has broken records in numbers and followers, his twitter page being one of the most followed in 2012.
In 2011 Caio was on the top 5 most googled people.
Caio often appears on talk shows, both on tv and radio.
Caio has been featured in multiple music videos filmed in Brazil.
Caio is a talented singer though he rarely shows it.
Caio is a closet nerd, loving sci fi and comic books. As a kid he had a huge toy collection a collection that is in perfect condition till this day.
Caio has published several journals and essays on various scientific matters.
Caio has written two award winning books on Kinetic Energy and Energy Mutation.
Caio hosts a yearly music festival in Brazil in which he invites artists of all styles.
Caio is a huge arcade fan, his arcade at home ranges from old school fighters to full on new age racers.
Caio's face claim would have to be a tanner Cristiano Ronaldo.
Inspiration for Stopmotion would be a mix of the Dr. Manhattan, Captain Atom, Booster Gold, Flash, Green Lantern, Mr. Fantastic, and Tony Stark.
"It's not about how you do it, its about why you do it."