|Roberto Da Costa (Scenesys ID: 278)|
|Full Name:||Roberto "Bobby" da Costa|
|Citizenship:||Dual citizenship (Brazil, USA)|
|Residence:||New York City|
|Education:||London School of Business (MBA)|
|Groups:||X-Corporation, New Mutants, Xavier's School, Hellfire Club, X-Men, Mutant-OOC|
|Apparent Age:||21||Actual Age:||21|
|Date of Birth||7 August 2007||Actor:||Henry Zaga|
|Height:||175 cm (5'9")||Weight:||77 kg (169 lb)|
|Hair Color:||Black||Eye Color:||Brown|
Roberto Da Costa is a young man from Brazil. The son of a self-made Brazilian billionaire and an American mother, he was publicly revealed to be a mutant in his early teens. He is a graduate from the prestigious Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters, and known in some circles as an associate to the X-Men mutant team. Due to the recent death of his father, Emmanuel Da Costa, he has taken over the family business, Da Costa International, and is one of the world's wealthiest men.
Current Player Approved: April 16, 2021
His clothes speak of wealth and good taste. A tailored dark blue blazer and matching slacks, white shirt and often a red tie. Expensive but comfortable Italian shoes cover his feet. Jewelry is made of gold, and includes a thin chain around his neck, the crucifix usually hidden under the shirt, and the cufflinks.
Rio de Janeiro born and raised
On the soccer pitch is where I spent most of my days
Chillin' out maxin' relaxin' all cool
Playing some futball outside the school
When a couple of guys were up to no good
Started making trouble in my neighbourhood!
I get into one little fight and my powers kick in?
Now I'm living with Xavier in Westchester County.
I don't know why my music career never took off.
The son of the self-made Brazilian billionaire Emmanuel DaCosta and his American archeologist wife, Nina, Roberto was born in wealth and privilege. Nothing was forbidden to him, and he would have been spoiled rotten but for the influence of his mother (a highly moral political activist) and the demands of his father, which although certainly was not a good man, raised him to be diligent and hard-working.
Until he was in his teens Roberto attended the best schools and was privately tutored in a variety of subjects, from business direction, leadership, airplane piloting and anything else he cared to know. His passion, however, was soccer.
Roberto was also a mutant, and manifested rather publicly and violently during a soccer match in which some racist rival players attacked him. The event led to his kidnapping by mercenaries loosely associated with the Hellfire Club, the death of his girlfriend and his rescue and introduction into Xavier's School.
Among many other events and adventures he had to deal with his father's death, and was forced to acknowledge he had been a ruthless crimelord, not just successful businessman and stern, but loving father. In his memory, and determined to do better, become better, Roberto has taken his father position in the Hellfire Club and taken control of his massive business empire.
Roberto brought his Father's company to heel and even started his own endeavor in X-Corporation but soon after initiating this he realized he was not informed enough to fully realize his vision and he stepped back to pursue an MBA at the London School of Business.
Still, Roberto is full of fire and energy. And not just because of his powers! He thinks big, acts without fear, and has learned a measure of patience that makes him both cunning and dangerous. He is a firm believer on Xavier's dream, although perhaps a little more willing to spill blood and use underhanded means than most of the crowd. Fortunately he has some very loyal friends he trust to reign him and help his moral compass.
Roberto is one of those 'strong but not invulnerable' types. His skin is not bulletproof, and he can be cut by knives and swords. However, his muscles and bones, when he is Sunspot, are incredibly resistant to kinetic impact and pressure, so he can lift enormous weights without crumbling, and can take punches from super-human enemies without getting too badly hurt. This means that usually bullets and blades will make him bleed, but usually they won't reach internal organs or vital arteries.
Roberto can absorb other kinds of energy, including all kinds of radiation and electricity. He is extremely resistant to lasers, plasma, fire, shocks and most kinds of energy, and nearly impervious to heat and cold (his body regulates temperature almost perfectly). Roberto can drain energy from a small device such as a cell phone without triggering his transformation with a little bit of concentration in a minute or two. The energy provided does not affect his power levels.
Roberto is able to lift 30-50 tons while empowered. He can use a fraction of that power while in his human form and is able to lift one ton with concentration. The power variation is due to the vagaries of sun exposure, 30 tons on a cloudy day near the Arctic circle and 50 tons on a sunny day in the tropics. Berto has discovered that by using his flight to spend sometime in the upper atmosphere he can mitigate the discrepancies and even out his power range closer to 50 tons. However, while using his power at night or indoors this power level will drop off fairly quickly and drain completely after an hour of continuous use.
Fire & Heat Immunity:
Roberto is immune to all forms of heat and fire as his mutant metabolism simply converts it to energy like it does with solar radiation. This includes heat attacks, fire and heat from the environment. It should be noted that his body will subconsciously trigger the change to his Sunspot form to protect him and he can use this protect this within arm's reach from attack.
By generating thermal updrafts Roberto has learned to fly. He has learned to hover, and can maneuver in general terms. His top speed is around 150 mph, he enjoys flying and will do so during the day however, since it consumes a fair deal of power he prefers to stay on the ground unless he needs to move quickly a short distance, or flight would grant him an important tactical advantage.
Roberto can emit light at various levels of intensity as well as absorb light from the surrounding environment to darken his immediate area (50+ feet). This is dependent on the initial level of ambient light. He can create deep shadow on a sunny day but not blackness. He can create a single blinding flash emanating from his person but doing so drains his power stores. He also can act as a beacon, very bright but not blinding light for a half hour before depleting himself and as a flashlight for the full hour. He is working on triggering this 'flashlight' light without triggering his full transformation and has managed to maintain it for a minute or two.
Roberto's cells absorb and store solar energy and use that energy in accelerated bursts granting him superhuman power. When he uses these powers, his body works to absorb as much light as possible making it seem pitch black as no light is reflected from its surface. Roberto's powers are dependent on the solar energy he has stored or is taking in. The ranges below represent those he experiences on Earth, different celestial bodies may cause different power levels. He has discovered that flying higher in the atmosphere, where solar energy is stronger, can be used to enhance his abilities and increase his power stored. Using his power consumes energy, and although he can remain as Sunspot indefinitely in sunlight, he can store only about 60 minutes of power to use during nights or indoors. All of the power listed are based off this one Keystone ability.
Solar Plasma Blasts:
Roberto is able to fire concussive plasma blasts from his hands at varying levels of intensity. At their strongest level they can hit with the force of 20 tons. But he can blast only half a dozen times before running out of power.
Roberto was a solid student in high school and while his Father ensured that his business acumen was always up to snuff, his Mother oversaw the rest of his education granting him a love of the classics and a deep knowledge of history. In college he majored in Business with a minor in anthropology.
Berto is an Olympic caliber athlete who enjoys dancing, parkour, golf and jai-alai, though his true love is Futball, soccer is for gringos.
Roberto was considered one of the best soccer players in Brazil's teen leagues. At 13 he was a key player in a team where most players were 16 or 17. It is truth he had the advantage of personal trainers and the best gear. But it is also true that he worked very hard and he was very talented. Even today he plays when he can (unfortunately the Xavier crowd prefers Baseball - Americans).
Almost from the cradle Roberto was raised to take over his father's financial empire. Even his dreams to become a soccer star player where based in the assumption he would have to take over the family business when his father got old. Although in truth the DaCostas expected that would happen in his mid-30s.
From his father and the best private tutors money could buy Roberto learned about business management, economics, statistics, playing the stock market, game theory and boardroom diplomacy. By the time he went to Xavier's, he had already mastered the basics. By the time his father died, he had mastered his temper and added a good deal of tactical insight to the skillset. Underestimating his business savvy is easy because he is so young - most people fail to realize he has better knowledge than college graduates with ten years of experience.
Roberto has recently completed his MBA in international business from the London School of Business.
Xavier School teach self-defense. Well, and how to use mutant powers at best capabilities. And since Roberto powerset leans towards punching, he learned a lot of boxing, judo, and krav maga. Also Capoeira, because patriotism - although to be honest Capoeira is not well-suited for super-strong people. But it looks good. Dancing is also important and expected from a Brazilian boy.
Countless Danger Room sessions and training with older, very skilled X-Men have made Roberto a very competent hand-to-hand fighter. He is also a very competent tactician, being smart and quick-witted and having learned to stay cool under pressure.
Roberto is multilingual. He is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese (with a strong Brazilian accent, of course). He can read and write classical Latin (he can also speak Latin, but Amara thinks his accent is the worst!). He is conversant in the other Romance languages including Italian and French.
Emmanuel DaCosta firmly believed laws and rules do not apply to a DaCosta. Which is why when his very young child told him he wanted to learn to fly, he immediately arranged piloting course for Roberto several years before any normal kid could qualify for them. Roberto was able to pilot small airplanes and helicopters by the time he was twelve (of course without a license). And with the X-Men he learned to pilot jets, including the famous X-Men Blackbird. Well, he has a license for small craft now, and he is pretty good, although certainly not the best among the Xavier's crowd.
While his Father was raised in the slums he wanted more for his son and Roberto has been given every advantage he is familiar with all aspects of his high culture. He knows how to act in any social situation and which utensil to use, he is familiar with art and fine dining, he knows wine. He can ride a horse, fence, shoot and is an excellent swimmer.
Like many of Xavier's students Roberto has been trained to resist mental intrusions and control, as well as hide his thoughts under a facade of calm nonsense. It won't deceive a determined telepath, but he is certainly able to pass a casual exam. He is much harder to influence psychically than most normal humans. He is also very willful and stubborn, so outright mind control and memory alteration against him is possible only for the most powerful and determined telepaths, and unlikely to last for long.
Tactics & Leadership:
Roberto is one of the five original members of the team of mutant kinds Xavier gathered while the X-Men were missing. Those five and a few more young mutants that joined the next year or two have formed an unbreakable bond born of deep friendship and shared tragedy. They were part a student class, and in part a platoon of kid soldiers constantly thrown into impossible situations. For Roberto, a single child, the New Mutants are more family than friends. There is nothing he won't do for them. And there is little they won't do for him.
Emmanuel DaCosta managed to raise a financial empire in a few decades to rival the greatest fortunes of the world. He was called the 'Brazilian Lex Luthor', going from a poor teenager to Brazil richest man in thirty years. When he died he left Roberto one of the largest fortunes in the world.
And a horde of enemies and vultures. Roberto has spent over a year fighting, rebuilding and finding reliable lieutenants to manage an empire built with a foot in the mud. He had to do a massive house-cleaning, closing profitable but inhumane and anti-ecological ventures all over the Amazon basin, and cutting ties with criminal gangs, terrorist groups and predatory corporations. All in all he can say DaCosta International is... mostly clean. Perhaps somewhat leaner than it was under Emmanuel. Ultimately Roberto has not cut all criminal ties, because he has decided he wants to know what the bad guys are up to.
Keep the enemies closer and all that.
He is still insanely rich. He has residences in Brazil, New York, Paris, London and Hong Kong. Owns a million square miles of farmland and mountain valleys rich in minerals. Hotels. Private beaches. Luxury condos. Whole buildings all over South and Central America. Also in some African nations. Malls. Transport ships. Factories and power plants. Pretty much half of Rio. A five star hotel in Gamorra and a stellar night club in Madripoor, he has vineyards in Italy, France and California. Also a couple private jets and some helicopters. In New York, he has a huge apartment overlooking Central Park and DaCosta International offices are in the Empire State Building.
Roberto is the Founder and runs X-Corporation, this is the world's first truly mutant corporation, it began as a political endeavor to buy influence and mold the world into the image it wished to see but has begun to change becoming more than even its progenitor envisioned.
Roberto has been raised to become a leader by his father and he has always strived to be the man his father wanted him to be. Even knowing his father was not the perfect businessman and visionary he believed in his childhood has not changed his expectations. If anything, he feels more pressured to strive towards greatness. Now not only he needs to be the man his father wanted, he also needs to make up for his father 'mistakes'.
As such, he can't become one of the idle rich. He needs to change the world for better. He feels he is one of the few trained to do it, and with the resources to do it. That he is also a powerful mutant is merely another tool. But he is not going to change the world because he is a powerful mutant. He is going to change the world because he is Roberto Da Costa.
He has a lot. His father didn't become rich by being a nice person. His death was not an accident either. And when Roberto took over, he had to clean house. His father would have done it through murder, but Roberto was less ruthless. He fired some, and had a few others jailed. And now faces quite a bit of opposition in Brazil, both in the business and the political arena. There are many that would like him dead, and some of those he doesn't even know.
Roberto was outed as a mutant in his early teens, during a very public soccer match. There was no way to cover it up, not even for Emannuel DaCosta. Now he is such a wealthy and semi-famous man, his mutancy is reported every few days in some media or another. He faces prejudice also from his skin color in Brazil too, but in the USA his mutation is what really gives him more trouble. It harms his business enterprises, too.
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|Even the Homecoming Queen cries||June 21st, 2021||Mr. DaCosta finds a ragged-looking Shannon crying on stage at Evolution. He offers a listening ear, and a bit of hope in the form of Seraphim Studios.|
|A Moment in Time||June 4th, 2021||Dancing and discussion|
|Coffee Talk||June 1st, 2021||Coffee Talk|
|X-Corp||May 20th, 2021||Plans Laid|
|In the middle of the night..||May 18th, 2021||Roberto finds Megan and gives her a ride home out of a thunderstorm.|
|X-Corp Tour||May 13th, 2021||She got the Job|
|Angry Robots vs Angry Fairies!||May 4th, 2021||Megan trains with Roberto and a friendship is formed.|
|Electronic Emporium||May 3rd, 2021||Spider-Man has an impromptu tea up with Sunspot and Jubilee to battle some supervillains.|
|Recruitment and Interns||May 1st, 2021||Interns Recruited|
|lunch||April 27th, 2021||Friends made?|
|Welcome to X-Corps Willow Rosenberg||April 26th, 2021||A date is made|
|Alternate Instructor Flight School||April 25th, 2021||Some of those drops sparkle|
|Futbol||April 23rd, 2021||Grab it with our own hands|
|The talking to||April 22nd, 2021||And that, as they say, is that.|
|A Late Night Song||April 20th, 2021||Megan finally meets Roberto but awkward things happen.|
|House shopping with Roberto||April 19th, 2021||Roberto takes Andrea shopping for overpriced Penthouses, because he can.|
|Catching up at Club Evo||April 16th, 2021||Andrea practices a new single at the Club and meets up with several friends and a photographer.|
|X-Corp: Meeting of two rich mutants||April 15th, 2021||Roberto takes a visit to Andrea to catch up on current events.|
|Savage Lands: Waking Up||February 7th, 2020||Lorna and Roberto wake up in the Savage Lands, groggy and unaware their powers have been cut off.|
|Going South in South America||January 26th, 2020||Lorna and Roberto are kidnapped! (Savage Lands start!)|
|Confronting Fears||January 20th, 2020||Lorna has a panic attack on Roberto's private jet on the way to Argentina|
|Home Sweet Whatever||January 13th, 2020||Lorna, Roberto and Rogue catch up on current events.|
|In Search Of A Belle||January 12th, 2020||Rogue returns from outer space while the other X-men are still searching for her.|
|Popcorn Night||January 7th, 2020||Lorna and Roberto order in.|
|Holiday Evenings||December 28th, 2019||Lorna and Roberto give each other gifts.. and Lorna gets a mysterious letter... about a twin sister?|
|Christmas Cookies!||December 24th, 2019||Cookie making and decorating was interrupted with the arrival of several people and some rising tensions that were kept in check in the holiday spirit.|
|Undercover Princess and Rich CEO's Tropical Island Adventure||December 20th, 2019||Lorna and Roberto run into Clarice on their 'incognito' Genoshan vacation|
|Of Kings and Queens and Everything in Between||December 14th, 2019||Roberto picks Lorna up after she falls apart.|
|Inventing a New Language||December 8th, 2019||Doug agrees to invent a new Mutant Language|
|Friends meeting Girlfriend... No pressure.||December 3rd, 2019||And they all seem to get along well.|
|Monetary Chaos||December 2nd, 2019||Lorna has a chat with Roberto|
|Putting the Ack in Black Friday||November 29th, 2019||Shopping goes well. Instantpot is purchased. No one is dead, except a boat and a manager's pride.|
|Snow and Business||November 28th, 2019||Finally back to NY, Roberto and Lorna make plans|
|The Club VIP Experience||November 23rd, 2019||10160 Roberto takes Lorna to a nightclub and Blink arrives for a visit!|
|Hot Times in Brazil||November 20th, 2019||Roberto and Lorna make plans for the weekend.|
|Welcome to Brazil||November 14th, 2019||Roberto asks Lorna out to a breakfast date|
|Around and About||November 13th, 2019||Roberto convinces Lorna to go to Brazil with him.|
|Belated Birthday Presents||November 6th, 2019||Roberto and Lorna chat about her recent discoveries, and also create localized auroras.|
|Chance Encounters in the front yard||November 3rd, 2019||Fans are met and declarations made at the meeting of many in mid-autumn.|
|A chat about future plans with Berto.||October 25th, 2019||Sam gives Berto something to think upon.|
|X-Corporation: New Clients||October 11th, 2019||Summary needed|
|Planning for a show.||October 9th, 2019||And the Devil went down to bludhaven|
|So About This Club...||October 4th, 2019||Lorna goes to Roberto for help regarding the HFC.|
|Business Meetings||September 30th, 2019||Andrea meets Roberto to discuss the future.|
|Diplomatic Visit||September 22nd, 2019||Darkstar visits X-Corp. Diplomacy!|
|The Xers Go Scouting||September 10th, 2019||Jamie Madrox, Roberto, Theresa, Sam, Ororo and Kitty go looking for locations in Mutant Town that might be useful to X-Corporation|
|From Genosha to the School||September 8th, 2019||The Professor manages to convince Roberto and Lorna to work together in terms of business.|
|Crule Intent||September 5th, 2019||Doug and Roberto are interrupted by an unwelcome visitor.|
|Social Studies and Future Forebodings||August 28th, 2019||Kitty, James Proudstar and Roberto discuss school starting, and then help Lorna deal with worries spawned by tales from a time-traveler.|
|Retcon Recon||August 27th, 2019||Polaris and Sunspot bring Cable up to date on some of the past. He sheds a light on some futures.|
|X-Corp One||August 19th, 2019||Brainstorming for the X-Corporation. Decisions are taken!|
|Something Coming||August 18th, 2019||Several mutants practice handling ambushes in the Danger Room at Xavier's.|
|Nothing bad happens on school trips||August 13th, 2019||It started as a field trip. It turned into a trip mine. BUT DID YOU DIE THOUGH?!|
|Roberto's Birthday||August 7th, 2019||Roberto birthday party. No real injuries. Achievement unlocked.|
|Worldly Ambition||July 29th, 2019||Plans to change the world. Or maybe pick a new one.|
|Sunny Side Up||July 27th, 2019||Roberto shares with Rogue and Kitty his idea to improve employment and conditions within Mutant Town.|
|Repairs and Security Upgrades||July 25th, 2019||New security is hired|
|Happy Butterfly Day||July 21st, 2019||Betsy celebrates a happy birthday at the Hellfire Club, completely disregarding liquor licensing laws!|
|Summer By The Lake||July 16th, 2019||Kitty, Betsy, Illyana, Josh, Lorna, Megan, Pietro, Sunspot, Samuel and Siryn come by the boathouse, and some go out sailing together on the Lake|
|One Small Step For Man...||July 14th, 2019||The X-men go to the moon seeking a crashed Cybertronian probe.|
|Sentinels: Having Sentinels In The Scene Name Is Foreboding, Isn't It||July 10th, 2019||Illyana, Roberto, Beast and Scott save a civil rights activist from mercenaries of the Black Dragon tong|
|Breakstone Lake July 4th Extravaganza||July 2nd, 2019||Students, friends, and faculty of Xavier's School gather by the Lake to celebrate July 4th!|
|Getting Up to Date||June 30th, 2019||Roberto stops by the school and catches up with Kitty|
|Breakfast of Heroes||June 7th, 2019||Summary needed|
|So You Got Detention...||June 6th, 2019||Steve, Janet and Tony visit Xavier's school and meet the students and staff for a cookout and then a motorcycle race against Cap. Doug Ramsey wins!|
|Uptown Funk||June 2nd, 2019||Summary needed|
|X-men Natural Disaster||May 29th, 2019||The X-men, Scott, Doug, Emma, Kurt, Nate, Storm, Rogue, Sam, Sunspot, and Kitty, respond to a suspension bridge collapsing after an earthquake. Blinkdog arrives to help survivors|
|Kentucky Fried Get together||May 20th, 2019||Samuel's fried chicken draws a bevy of students and staff|
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