Hello there, everyone! In a post I made on reddit, I asked for inspiration for my Speedster character, and I got some. So, thanks to the amazing people on that Subreddit, I've got a ton of cool, interesting ideas, but now I've got to get down to the meat&potatoes, since I'm just starting out and know little about creating a fun and enjoyable character. So, I've got to make a character, now, and I'm wondering how to make one using one of the following ideas I was given. Here's a few I'd want to choose from:
An Elemental Speedster, focused on Friction/Heat. Basically, the Friction he generates from Super-Speed can create intense heat. Leaving a trail of flame, rubbing his hands together to superheat his punches, vibrating objects to melt, basically all kinds of friction based powers alongside Super-Speed
A Time-Manipulator, as this was suggested a few times. Instead of speeding up, all his abilities focus on slowing down others around him/stuff. I'd know the least how to pull this off well.
A more high-damage/warrior based Speedster, although my group already has one so I'd want to do something different likely. His source would be from the 'Others' that invaded the Earth before our campaign began (Lovecraftian beings that messed up Earth a bit). He could use Super-Speed endlessly, but starts to lose touch with reality the more he uses it, possibly driving him insane. Maybe he gains immunity to mental abilities while Running. Finally, he's also able to be in two places at once, with the Feedback flaw.
A Cold based Speedster, with the explanation being his abilities siphon the kinetic energy from his environment, 'slowing down' the water in the air and speeding up himself in the process. So his abilities would focus on still being a Speedster, but also working really well in frozen environments, while messing up others?
Finally, the least interesting, since the Flash already is lightning based, would be a Speedster that can run fast, turning into lightning, attacking by bursting right through enemies. He could also manipulate lightning, stun people, and manipulate electronics?
So, those are the ideas! They're basically listed in my interest of each, but now I need help creating a full character around them, mechanically. My team consists of a Warrior-Type character with a Magic Sword, a not-Punisher with insane Presence and the ability to speak with animals, and a Dr. Strange/Dr.Fate-like character with immortality. We also have a 5th player joining, and they'll probably fill the niche we have open. Our lore basically says some Lovecraftian beings (the 'Others') showed up from a portal over the Atlantic, and starting screwing up cities, and as such, multiple teams of supers went to stop them. When they were stopped, several teams disappeared and now crime is quadrupled. So, can anyone help me with all the mechanical stuff about creating the character, ie. Skills, Advantages, Abilities, and most importantly, Powers? Superhero name recommendations are also appreciated. Feel free to ask any questions if you need, thanks for reading, and have a good one!