Assignment Tracker 2.0/Echo DeMille
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Echo was profoundly affected when his eldest brother was killed while serving in Iraq. Later, Echo's troubled younger half-brother, Jesse, joined the military as well but was discharged during boot camp and was soon picked up the first of what would be a long series of misdemeanor and felony arrests. Echo was an early accomplice in many of Jesse's infractions but their paths diverged when Echo made his first breakthrough as a DJ.
According to an early interview with his local newspaper, Echo's self-described passion for DJing stemmed from a belief that music empowers humans on a subconscious level, increasing social potential and communication awareness. At one point, he described music as a way to hide as well as a way to get along. Apparently still unaware of his post-human abilities, Echo began to travel extensively to explore various cultures and their music traditions, and as a result, became increasingly known in club circles for both educating and entertaining his audiences through his unique, eclectic musical choices.
At the height of his success as a professional DJ, Echo announced his decision to become a mailman. He explained his choice by saying that he wanted the opportunity to serve his community and he had long admired the legendary consistency of the mail carrier to deliver "rain or shine." Shortly after joining the Postal Service, Echo's power began to manifest.
A sound manipulator, Echo can mimic and distort noise, replicate frequencies, and create sonic blasts of devastating proportions. Echo has noticed that his ability to manipulate sound increases greatly when his fight-or-flight reflex is engaged. He seems to regard his ability to manipulate sound in all its forms as both a blessing and a curse, and he actively continues to explore the extent of his power.
However, the subject perceives his decision to hide his power of sound manipulation from his romantic partner to be a marked departure from his internal values. As a result, he has been experiencing a significant amount of cognitive dissonance, exacerbated by the subject's overall psychological inflexibility as a result of his father's strict upbringing. This cognitive dissonance has caused the subject to acknowledge for the first time that he may actually be repressing knowledge of his power's true limits to avoid moral conflicts.
Another outcome of the subject's psychological inflexibility is a high resistance to traditional psychoanalysis and interrogation techniques. Recent observation proves that, despite his conscious moral resistance, the subject instinctively taps his powers to defend himself when threatened, particularly in a context where his core values are at stake, such as his loyalty to his friends. This aggressive response has been aggravated by his recent encounters with the Company, by which he judges himself to have been "wronged," a term which resonates deeply in the subject's psyche.This combination of factors indicates that extreme caution should be exercised in dealing with the subject.