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NAME: Psycho Silver
AGE: 20
IM: psych slvr on AIM

CHARACTER NAME: Eddie Bloomberg aka Red Devil.
FANDOM: DC Universe
CHRONOLOGY: Issue #66 of Teen Titans, before he lost his powers.

Eddie Bloomberg is the nephew of Marla Bloom, a Hollywood producer who was close to Dan Cassidy aka Blue Devil. Eddie idolized Blue Devil, and built his own power suit to become his sidekick, Kid Devil, though he was unwanted. Eddie's parents, tired of raising their son, let him live with aunt Marla. Unforunately, Marla would die a few years later in a helicopter accident while scouting locations for a movie about the life of Blue Devil.

Eddie attempted to make a name for himself in Hollywood as a gopher, but was frequently fired due to his tardiness and day dreaming. Upon hearing of Lex Luthor's Everyman Project, one that would grant ordinary people powers, Eddie spent all the money his Aunt left him on a flight to Metropolis to take part in it. However, he was rejected due to "psychological problems." Pennyless and homeless, Eddie was approached by the demon Neron, offering a him a deal that would grant him powers. Eddie would become a real devil and keep his soul, so long as he kept his trust in Blue Devil. Otherwise, he would lose his soul on his 20th birthday. Eddie was transformed, but immediately, Neron revealed that he had made a deal with Blue Devil just before Marla's death, leaving Eddie in doubt.

Eddie joined the Teen Titans and became friends with Rose Wilson, the Ravager and daughter of Slade Wilson, Deathstroke, developing a strong attraction to her. Eddie tracked down Blue Devil and confronted him about his aunt's death. Blue Devil revealed that he had made a deal with Neron to became a movie star again, if he shut down a few power station in the desert. This led to the lights guiding Marla's helicopter being turned off and directly causing it to crash. Enraged, Eddie stormed off, and planned to live the last few years of freedom as best he could.

Eddie would go on to develop a grudge against fellow teen hero Jaime Reyes, the third Blue Beetle, for stealing Rose's attention and generally being in higher regard by others. However, this grudge was settled when Jaime revealed that he had no interest in Rose and they became friends. Eddie learned how to create fiery portals and changed his codename to Red Devil, adopting a new costume reminiscent of Blue Devil's.

Eddie is a typical teenage boy on the inside. One of his favorite bands is Guns N' Roses, and he likes junk food, video games, and especially cheesy sci-fi and horror movies from his time living in Hollywood. He has not had a full formal education, but he is highly observant and more intelligent than he seems, having extensive knowledge of special effects and his creation of a power suit when he was 12. His catch phrase is "Hot Damn."

He has a bad habit of not thinking and making bad decisions, such as spending all his money and selling his soul to become a superhero. Eddie lacks responsibility, having been fired from numerous jobs for being late, and sometimes getting in the way of his team's plans. He has once invited over teenagers to his team's HQ to throw a party which quickly got out of hand.

Despite his demonic appearance, Eddie is rarely confrontational or ill tempered, always trying to be nice to everyone he meets. He is easily made to feel guilty when he causes someone to be mad or disappointed in him. However, he can be pushed too far, and will fly into a violent rage if mocked over such things as being innefectual, unloved, or weak.

Eddie has low self-esteem, often doubting himself and his ability to help others. His parents abandoning him to live with his aunt and Blue Devil's refusal to accept him as a sidekick are the cause of this. Eddie sometimes feels that his peers do not respect him. He can be envious, such as when he thought Blue Beetle was stealing Rose's attention from him. All of this can lead to bouts of depression that is difficult for him to remedy without help.

Unlike many superheroes, Eddie deliberately chose to become one. He is obsessed with being a hero, as he believes he is unable to do anything else with his life after failing to make a name for himself in Hollywood. Eddie honestly wishes to help people, which can sometimes be clouded by his need to raise his self-esteem.

Eddie relies on his outward appearnce of being funny and laid back to hide his insecurities to the people around him. He does not like things to be complicated or dramatic, prefering to simply be a super hero who fights villains and criminals. Eddie may act naive, but after the death of his aunt and being betrayed by his hero, Eddie knows that life isn't as simple as he wishes. He has resigned himself to the fact he will lose his soul in a few years and just wants to have as much fun as he can before his time comes. He trusts very few people with his secret, and will not fully trust someone after losing his trust in Blue Devil.

CLASS: Eddie is a hero and will gladly keep his tags.
ALTER EGO: Eddie Bloomberg. He's a gopher.
POWER: Physique of a devil (enhanced strength, agilty, and stamina), fire generation (fire breath and setting himself on fire), and creating non-interdimensional portals.

Hey, this is Red Devil, and I've just been teleported here. I'm probably not as phased by that as I should be, but I've been teleported to Hell and back, so yeah.

If anyone knows how to get back home, that would be nice. Not that I'm in any hurry. As long as I've got a roof over my head, three meals a day, and get to beat up some bad guys, it's all good. It would be nice if I had my TV. And my PS3. And games. And comics. And all my downloaded music. And if I didn't have to go to work....damn it, this sucks. If there are any Titans reading this, please give me a call or something, because I don't know anyone else around here and some of these people are just weird, not to mention it's hard to socialize when you look like Satan's minion.

Are there any jobs around here for demons? I don't think that being a Wal-Mart greeter is one of them. Geez, I hope I don't have to be a gopher again. I became a superhero so I wouldn't need to get a job. I guess it's better than just sitting around the Tower and eating chips all day....oh who am I kidding, I loved that.

Oh whatever. I'll probably get fired sooner or later anyway. Just so long as I get to be a superhero, I'm happy. Maybe I'll even get lucky and score with a chick from a different universe who thinks demons are sexy. And doesn't know what a massive geek I actually am.

Eddie stands at the edge of the roof, overlooking the city skyline as the sun set. He'd spent most of the day just roof hopping and snacking in between roof hopping. Eddie had been avoiding work, and it seemed like he would be fired soon if he didn't get his act together. Being a superhero was the only thing he knew how to do, and he didn't even do that well at times.

The past couple of weeks had been lonely. He wasn't living in the tower with the other Titans like he used to. They weren't hanging out like they used to, and Eddie was left on his own, again. At least this time he wasn't homeless. There was plenty of time to think.

Eddie wondered if Neron existed in this mirror world. Maybe Neron wouldn't find him here. Eddie didn't want to get his hopes up though.

His tail traces a circle in the air, creating a fiery portal. Eddie steps through it and is back in his room. He strips to his boxers, throws his costume on a chair, and lays face down in bed. He didn’t talk to a single person all day. He hadn’t even stopped any crime. The thought of spending the rest of his life in this kind of mediocrity was utterly revolting and soul crushing.

Eddie rolled over and stared at the dark ceiling. He needed to do something or he would lose his mind.
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