Demihuman body- Pisean: The Terrigen Mist gave Triton’s body a fishlike appearance. Although his overall body shape remains human, his epidermis is covered in fine, green scales and his internal organs are modified to meet the needs of an aquatic existance:
Water Freedom: Triton doesn’t suffer penalties in under-water battles and is +1CS Fighting, Endurance and Strength.
Water Breathing: Triton is a water breather. He cannot survive unaided outside of water.
Body Resistance: Triton’s scaling exterior provides Excellent protection against physical attacks and energy damage
Resistance to Cold: Amazing
Hyper-Swimming: Good water speed
Triton often employs a water circulation system to enable him to function outside water for extended periods of time. The system consists of lengths of plastic tubing running along his torso and limbs which constantly exude a mist of water. Two tiny tubes connect directly to the gills in his throat. In his wrist and ankle gauntlets is a 4-quart supply of water, which is constantly re-oxygenated by means of a selective molecular filter, which allows oxygen molecules to enter the system and respiration waste molecules to exit. The amount of water in the system is continually replenished by a miniaturized moisture condenser located at the rear of Triton’s belt. The water is circulated through the tubing by a body-heat powered electric micro-demand pump located next to the selective molecular filter
Outside of a watery enviroment and without the aid of a water re-circulation system, Triton begins to suffocate. After 15 turns and each turn thereafter he must make an Endurance FEAT roll to remain conscious. Normally a Yellow roll is required. Humid conditions lessen this to a green FEAT while arid raise it to red. In addition Triton loses 1 point of health per turn he is out of the water. This damage is automatically healed as he immerses himself.
Inhumans, Fantastic Four, Avengers, Submariner, Stingray
Triton is the eldest of two sons born to the Inhuman priest/philosopher named Mander and his wife Azur. Triton was placed in the mutagenic Terrigen Mist when he reached one year of age, and emerged with a number of aquatic mutations. No longer able to breathe air, the young Triton was raised in a specially designed alcove on the shore of the island of Attilan. Triton’s mother, a biologist, undertook the study of ocean biology in order to help understand and care for her son. Eventually a cumbersome breathing apparatus was designed to enable Triton to survive out of water for extended periods of time.
Triton’s mother Azur died in an undersea mishap when he was fourteen. At the age of eighteen, Triton became an undersea scout for the Inhumans, keeping watch over human ocean-going traffic in the vicinity. When Triton was captured by sailors, Black Bolt decided that Attilan was in danger of human discovery.
Attilan was subsequently moved twice, first to the Himalayas, then to the moon, neither site being close to water. Triton now occupies his time exploring the ancient subterranean water tunnels beneath the moon’s Blue City. He occasionally teleports to Earth by means of Lockjaw’s power, to swim the oceans and renew old friendships such as that with Prince Namor the Sub-Mariner (see Lockjaw). Triton has since returned to the Atlantic Ocean with the city of Attilan. With Attilan’s unexpected return to Earth, Triton once more must deal with being an Inhuman in a human world.