Real Name: Michael Sopa
Place of Birth: Yonkers, NY
NEXIS Classification: Type-S (Spiritual)
Physical Stats: 6’1, 205 lbs
Enhancement: Flame resistance, iron skin, Flaming axe
Sopa “The Albanian Nightmare” from AOE Strike Team 3 has the ability to generate fire through a charmed axe or become as hard as iron. He will summon one or the other based on his tactical needs. His powers are derived from the Greek god, Hephaestus. Hephaestus’s agenda is to use Sopa as a pawn for his bidding, while Sopa uses his abilities as a strike team member. Like other spirituals, Sopa tends to take on the characteristics of Hephaestus himself. He becomes a womanizer and suffers periodic disabling of limbs. Sopa isn’t fond of taking orders from others, which causes problems with Hephaestus and his boss at the EOCC, Anne Richards. His partner, Gary Salters aka Sovereignty, covers for him often keeping Richards at bay.