|Featured In||The Reckoners|
Calamity, also known as Larcener, is an inhuman being who is the origin of the powers of the Epics. He is an Epic with every possible ability. He appears as a star in the sky and as Larcener on Earth. His appearance in the sky one year before people started to become Epics causes people to name him Calamity, though none know his true origin.
Appearance and Personality
Calamity appears as a bright, crimson-colored star to people on Earth. He creates the star effect by glowing brightly while on the International Space Station, which he turns to glass. As the fake Epic Larcener, he appears to be a tall young man with short black hair and pale skin. He has a childish and whiny personality, and frequently mutters about how horrible humans are.
Calamity is an inhuman being whose origin is mostly unknown. He is a part of group of similar beings who for some reason want to prove, by experimenting in different universes, that humans always misuse power. Calamity is born on Earth as a human, and finds life on the planet painful and confusing in comparison to the place where he originated. After ten years of living on Earth, observing mankind, Calamity decides that he has had enough, and starts living in the International Space Station, which he turns to glass. He uses his limitless abilities to glow brightly, making him appear to be a star from the viewpoint of people on Earth. After a year of being a star, he begins to gift powers to humans, creating Epics who are corrupted by him as they receive his hatred for the human race. Shortly afterwards, Calamity sends a clone of himself to Earth.[Citation needed] He pretends to be an Assumer Epic who people name Larcener. He joins the Coven and takes over the city of Atlanta, which he renames to Ildithia.[Citation needed]
Prof attacks Ildithia with the goal of becoming the city's new ruler, so Calamity's clone Larcener takes refuge with the Reckoners in their base. Larcener is very whiny and cowardly and doesn't want to be helpful to the Reckoners or do anything but hide.
Later, during a final battle with Prof, Larcener unexpectedly shows up and attempts to take Prof's abilities back.
Obliteration teleports David to the International Space Station to confront Calamity. Calamity reveals himself as Larcener to David, who proceeds to detonate a bomb made from Obliteration's powers. Calamity instantly reverses the effects of the explosion and tries to kick David out of the space station. Prof and Megan teleport into the space station to rescue David, and then Megan sends David and Calamity to the alternate reality where the real Firefight exists. David shows Calamity that the Calamity of this reality left after making people into Epics, and they do not corrupt while using their powers; they actually are heroes. When Calamity realizes that the corruption that he claims that humans have is actually just his corruption, he collapses and disappears. What happens to him is unknown.
Abilities and Attributes
Calamity is the source of all Epic abilities, and understands how to use all of them intricately.
Calamity is a member of an organization that nothing is currently known about.
Calamity, as a clone of himself, is a member of the Coven and the ruler of Ildithia. He forces lesser Epics to do all work for him.[Citation needed]
| The Reckoners|
Steelheart · (Mitosis) · Firefight · Calamity
|Characters||David Charleston · Megan Tarash · Jonathan Phaedrus|
|Places||Newcago · Babilar · Ildithia|
|Reckoners||Abraham · Cody · Exel · Mizzy · Tia · Valentine · Sam|
|Epics||Calamity · Conflux · Faultline · Firefight · Fortuity · Nightwielder · Obliteration · Regalia · Steelheart · Loophole|
|Other||Faithful · Coven · Great Transfersion|