|First appearance||Developing a Sense of Self|
|Created by||Ave Messer|
|Alter ego||Vince Croche|
|Ethnicity||Caucasian, with some Native American influence|
|Place of birth||Anderson, CA|
|Team affiliation||Poseidon Prep student|
|Notable aliases||Myther, Creature Boy, Myth Marauder|
Protean is the heroic name of Vince Croche, freshman at Poseidon Prep.
It was just over last year that Vince began hearing voices and it was confirmed that he has schizophrenia, which his family had feared due to his uncle also experiencing the same disorder. It is thought that his disorder manifested early due to the fact that he has his abilities, that somehow his physiology is different from others. Vince didn't want to be hampered by these abilities, however, and jumped at the chance to go to his brother's alma mater. His brother was a legend of sorts, as a man who had the powers of a dragon at his command. This legend causes Vince to always be in his brother's shadow, and he is worried that he might be judged on those accomplishments. At the moment, however, people only see him as the crazy kid and leave him alone, in part because they misunderstand him and think he'll attack them. His powers don't help their view of him, as they think it's evidence of his supposed multiple personalities, as most of the students misunderstand his disorder.
On the first day of school, Vince saw Amber Sees seemingly talking to herself in a display case and thought she might be going through the same sort of things as him. He approached her at lunch and soon figured out what her situation really was, but didn't leave because she was interesting. He has become quite attached to her as the one student who treats him like a normal person, and also because he is attracted to her. This was revealed recently, as well as her attraction for him, though the two haven't acted upon it.
Powers and abilitiesEdit
Vince is a metamorph, a power which is relegated to the more mythical/magical creatures realm. He cannot take a form besides his base form that is human/humanoid.
Vince is a mathemetician and therefore analyzes a situation from such a mindset. As such he is a great strategist. He also has been learning Kenpo Karate in order to be able to defend himself while in human form.
Vince is quite friendly and willing to put up with eccentricities. This helps him get past Amber's chatty side. He wants to be seen for more than just "the schizo."