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Glorian

Real Name: Thomas Gideon
Occupation: Apprentice dreamshaper
Identity: Secret
Legal Status: Former citizen of the United States with no criminal record
Other Aliases: The Dreamer
Place of Birth: Rochester, New York
Marital Status: Single
Known Relatives: Gregory (father, deceased), Claire (mother, deceased)
Group Affiliation: Apprentice to the Shaper of Worlds
Base of Operations: Known Universe
First Appearance: (as Thomas Gideon) FANTASTIC FOUR #135, (as Glorian) INCREDIBLE HULK # 191

History: Thomas Gideon, son of billionaire Gregory Gideon, was flying in a private jet with his father and mother when it was caught in the heat-pulse and blast wave of a Russian nuclear weapon test. The plane crashed, killing all but Thomas and his father. Picked up by a Russian trawler, the two Gideons were eventually hospitalized. There they were told that they were dying of radiation poisoning. The elder Gideon spent his remaining months designing a device to tap the mutated genes of the Fantastic Four to somehow reverse his cellular decay (and that of his son) at the expense of the Fantastic Four's lives. His selfish scheme thwarted, Gideon was killed when his pawn, the Dragon Man, broke free of his control. In the midst of the wreckage appeared the Shaper of Worlds, attracted to the site by the dreams of one of Gideon's henchmen. Though the henchman's dreams proved inadequate, the Shaper took Thomas Gideon, cured him of his fatal disease, and helped him attain his true potential. As Glorian, the young Gideon has undertaken to learn the Shaper's skills.

Still an Earthling at heart, Glorian often returned to Earth and involved himself in the lives of its superheroes. At one point, Glorian tried to help the monster known as the Hulk by giving him his heart's desire. Instead, however, Hulk became involved in a plot against Glorain by the demon Satannish, who who was after Glorian's soul. In the end, the Hulk intervened on behalf of Glorian, and so saved Glorian from Satannish's grasp. Later, Glorian was attracted to the fevered dreams of the young mutants known as Generation X. Glorian helped the mutants from being lost at sea.

Height: 5 ft. 9 ft.
Weight: 155 lbs
Eyes: Pink
Hair: Orange
Skin: Gold

Strength Level: Glorian possesses the normal human strength of a man of his age, height, and build, who engages in occasional regular exercise. His Shaper-enhanced form has not been endowed with any additional physical powers.

Known Superhuman Powers: Glorian possesses the ability to tap and manipulate tachyons, a group of particles which travel no slower than the speed of light (as contrasted with our universe's particles, which seem to demonstrate the property of traveling no faster than the speed of light). Glorian uses tachyons to create hyper spatial bridges that resemble arcs of refracted light, or rainbows. Glorian can create these rainbow bridges at will, and by stepping upon them, is able to transport himself at trans-light speeds wherever he wishes to go. He can use the bridge to travel across the surface of a world or between star systems. The maximum distance he can bridge is not yet known. When Glorian steps upon the bridge, the particles of his body are converted to tachyon particle analogues, freeing him from such physical limitations as needing air or food during his travels through space. Glorian can also will the bridge to accept passengers other than himself, providing that he is there to "operate" it. Theoretically, Glorian could use the tachyons' rainbow effect for other uses than transportation, but he has not yet demonstrated any other capabilities.

As the apprentice to the Shaper of Worlds, Glorian is learning the Shaper's art of restructuring finite pockets of reality by mentally manipulating the cosmic energies that bind atoms along probability lines. At present, Glorian is able to mentally restructure the perceived reality of a volume with a maximum radius of 5.02 miles in all directions from his person. (This is in contrast with the Shaper's ability to restructure reality of a volume with a maximum radius of 5,023.2 miles.) Glorian is able to maintain this restructured reality for a maximum period of 23.1 hours (contrasted to the Shaper's limit of 4.23 years). Although Glorian's (and the Shaper's) powers enact a physical change upon matter, their power is frequently referred to as illusion. This is because the restructuring is only temporary (reality assumes its rest or normal state as soon as Glorian or the Shaper leave or fail to maintain the transformed state) and a mere re-creation of the outward perceptions of a person or environment, not that person or environment itself.

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