CHARACTER CREATION: JOSHUA RAUJE

Joshua Rauje is the short-tempered loose cannon of the Young Guardians.  I based him on one of my best friends, who wanted to be a kind of superhero who is fearless and possesses a powerful hatred towards criminals.  When engaging convicts, Joshua is not afraid to use violent methods to stop them, which makes his teammates nervous while around him.  The answer to his prejudice towards crooks is revealed in the second volume of the series.  Joshua’s powers consist of potent wind manipulation, which he can use to either create solid air balls that he could use to shoot from his fingers like bullets or overwhelming vortexes to blow his opponents away.  In addition, Joshua has a pair of eagle-like wings that he can use to fly.  Despite his short temper and unpredictability, Joshua is fiercely loyal to his teammates and a devout believer in their crusade against evil.