Golden Boy (Jack Braun)
Walter Jon Williams
Big Jack is the archetypal blond, blue-eyed American boy with his craggy good looks and imposing frame — and he always will be. Born in the mid-twenties, he still looks the same as he did when the Wild Card turned him into a superman in 1946. Besides being one of the strongest men on the planet, his body is also surrounded by a golden force field which can deflect almost any attack.
Super-strong, invulnerable and immortal. Nobody could screw that up, right? Alas, while the body was up to the task, the spirit wasn’t. His compadres in the Four Aces faced the music during the HUAC witch-hunts in the late ‘forties, but Braun, to his everlasting shame, spilled his guts and as a result, seems cursed to spend eternity as a pariah. Still, at least he’s rich.
Positive attributes – Constantly trying to make amends for his mistake, thick-skinned (ahem).
Negative character traits – Weak-willed, impulsive, doesn’t like himself much.
In a nutshell – The golden ageless.