Nate Lawrence, codename Miasma, is an avatar and member of the Underdogs. He lives in Twain Cottage. He's in the class of 2010. He has some unspecified sort of spirit that gave him super-flatulence. His farts have actually wilted a plastic plant and burned a hole into a couch. He has a preference for gas-producing food, like chili, beans and soda, which only exacerbates the problem, to the point that sometimes even his friends will keep him away. He also likes to "prank" much more powerful students by deliberately farting near them, making a frequent target of bullies. In February 2007, he pranked Venus Inc, meeting, destroying eight rolls of film. It isn't known if this behavior is because of himself or his spirit. On the other hand, his noxious emissions afford him some level of protection -- most other students will try to keep some distance.
They've actually installed a vent hood over his bed, to vent his nocturnal flatulence outside; his roommate bought Erlenmeyer a huge box of jelly donuts after it was installed, so Erl must have been involved.
|Mutant Identification Card|
|Techniques||Gas attack, Sneak attack, Jet blast|
|Weak vs||Normal human vulnerabilities|
|Backup / Team Affiliation||Underdogs|
Nate does not consider himself a fighter, and does not carry much in the order of equipment. His "costume" for the Combat Finals consisted just of an old-style gas mask somebody left on his bed; his only holdout was a pocket lighter, which he used to ignite his emissions.
This changed in the Spring Term, when he took Survival, and had several holdouts made for him by promising not to eat chilli or beans for a month. He now has gas grenades that contain a days worth of concentrated flatulance, which will eat through clothing and wires and is highly volatile. He also has sparkers that will blind opponents and set off his gas. His costume has also changed, now consisting of tough blue jeans, leather jacket and a domino mask (Odds and Ends Part 2).
Possible other usage of codenameEdit
There was a mention of someone called "Miasma" participating in a punitive mission with the Grunts at the end of A Single Fold. It's not certain who was this person, however. Context suggests it was Jobe, but Jobe does not use a codename. If it was Jobe, it was a one-time usage.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 A View to a Smell
- ↑ Straight from the Squirrel's Mouth: Chapter 6
- ↑ Straight from the Squirrel's Mouth: Chapter 1
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Odds and Ends: Part 2
- ↑ Ayla and the Great Shoulder Angel Conspiracy: Chapter 4 - Malakhim
- ↑ Ayla and the Great Shoulder Angel Conspiracy: Chapter 5 - Hashmallim
- ↑ Straight from the Squirrel's Mouth: Chapter 3
- ↑ Straight from the Squirrel's Mouth: Chapter 5
- ↑ A Single Fold