Power Man
Power Man
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Portrayed by Mike Colter
Statistics
Full Name Luke Cage
Age 34
Height 6'6"
Build Muscular
Eyes Brown
Hair Black
Skin Black
Factions The Defenders

Quoted!

Protector of Harlem

Reputation

Level-headed and down to Earth, with a heart that's loyal to Harlem and future wife.

Biography

Growing up on the streets of Harlem breeds miscreant children. Thankfully, Luke (or Carl Lucas at the time) grew out of it and thought to improve and protect the streets he grew up on. Unfortunately, all his good deeds got him was framed for a crime he didn’t commit and thrown into Seagate Prison. There, he was forced into sport fighting if he wanted his incarceration to go smoothly. The only saving grace was the prison psychologist who won his heart, Reva Connors, whom after he got into a spot of trouble that left him near-dead, ended up saving his life by getting him included in meta-human testing that left him (after some sabatoge) with super strength, impenetrable skin, and in the wind.

She helps Carl Lucas become Luke Cage, respectable bar owner before dying in a questionable bus accident that left him gutted. In the meantime, he’s still protecting Harlem the only way he knows how: as a vigilante.

Character Details

Warm and even charismatic, he's generally just a Nice Guy. Though he's had a shady past, he genuinely seems intent on doing right by his neighborhood of Harlem even if that means bending a few standard rules to get things done. Even with a propensity to put others before himself, he's still guarded and slow to trust. Oh. And don't mess with his bar. He's really defensive of his bar.

Relationships

RP Logs & Journals

October 23, 2018: Demons and Other Unwanted Things

Jake Lockley, a cabbie alter ego of Moon Knight, goes sniffing for information on mobster-related activity in Hell's Kitchen by talking with the staff at Luke's Bar. Owen Mercer and Luke Cage are more than a bit skeptical of the cabbie's intentions.

(permalink: log:8178 | tags: boomerang moon_knight nyc ouroboros power-man | posted: 24 Oct 2018 03:08)

October 21, 2018: Belated

Barbara stops by Luke's to give a belated thanks for helping Frank.

(permalink: log:8175 | tags: batgirl power-man | posted: 23 Oct 2018 05:22)

October 21, 2018: The Crane and the Bull

Colleen stops by Luke's Bar to promote her new dojo. Gets a job lead of a different sort.

(permalink: log:8165 | tags: colleen_wing kun-lun nyc power-man | posted: 22 Oct 2018 02:16)

October 16, 2018: Drunken Doubts

After Danny Rand comes across his dad's journal with references to K'un-L'un, he drunken texts Luke.

(permalink: log:8135 | tags: iron_fist kun-lun power-man | posted: 17 Oct 2018 02:02)

October 15, 2018: Kind of Perfect

Luke Cage has a case and a question for one Jessica Jones.

(permalink: log:8137 | tags: jessica_jones power-man | posted: 17 Oct 2018 04:48)

October 13, 2018: People Still Gotta Drink

Owen and Luke work a shift together at Luke's bar. They catch up on some of Luke's plans and firmly establish that Owen was not in fact flirting with Batgirl. At all.

(permalink: log:8123 | tags: boomerang power-man | posted: 14 Oct 2018 03:20)

September 28, 2018: TBD

The fate of Luke Cage's former self as Carl Lucas is up for debate.

(permalink: log:8083 | tags: daredevil foggy_nelson know_my_name power-man | posted: 06 Oct 2018 00:09)

September 30, 2018: Manly Feelings

Frank drops something off for Luke. They talk about their feelings. No, really.

(permalink: log:8077 | tags: from_the_ashes know_my_name power-man punisher | posted: 04 Oct 2018 06:40)

September 27, 2018: Clean Up, Aisle Five

Demons invade Danny Rand's house. Hilarity ensues.

(permalink: log:8047 | tags: inferno iron_fist jessica_jones power-man | posted: 28 Sep 2018 02:08)

September 27, 2018: Pier 41

Luke Cage and Owen Mercer get the call, and come to help Frank Castle and Barbara Gordon hunt down The Blacksmith.

(permalink: log:8044 | tags: batgirl boomerang from_the_ashes power-man punisher | posted: 27 Sep 2018 06:14)

September 23, 2018: Sleepless in Manhattan OR You've Got Text

A series of texts between Owen and Luke catching up on a few things and realizing they've been roped into the same whacky scheme. Rated R for Luke and Owen banter.

(permalink: log:8023 | tags: boomerang from_the_ashes inferno power-man | posted: 24 Sep 2018 01:25)

September 23, 2018: Brothers

Barbara calls Luke to get him to help Frank.

(permalink: log:8021 | tags: batgirl power-man | posted: 23 Sep 2018 21:26)

September 20, 2018: It's A Prank War

It's a montage! Owen & Harley are broken up. They're not talking. Only pranking.

(permalink: log:8010 | tags: boomerang harley power-man | posted: 20 Sep 2018 19:47)

September 18, 2018: A Man and His Dog Walk Into a Bar

Frank Castle happens by Luke's bar. The two meet. There isn't bloodshed.

(permalink: log:7996 | tags: power-man punisher | posted: 19 Sep 2018 04:05)

September 17, 2018: C-C-Changes

Luke, Danny and Emery sit down for some bro-talk about post Fisk and where their lives are headed now.

(permalink: log:8024 | tags: iron_fist know_my_name power-man samael | posted: 24 Sep 2018 03:03)

September 14, 2018: A King of Crime Falls

(permalink: log:7973 | tags: agent_carter boomerang daredevil foggy_nelson iron_fist jessica_jones kingpin power-man samael six | posted: 16 Sep 2018 04:58)

September 13, 2018: Long Story Short

Kinsey and Luke finally talk about her alter ego, and he gets to meet Five.

(permalink: log:7963 | tags: know_my_name power-man six | posted: 14 Sep 2018 02:35)

September 12, 2018: Don't Walk Into the Shiny Thing

Jessica Jones emerges from her week long coma to find Luke Cage by her side. A few blips in the conversation make it clear she's hardly at 100% yet.

(permalink: log:7956 | tags: jessica_jones know_my_name power-man | posted: 13 Sep 2018 02:59)

September 12, 2018: Defenders: Dark Mirror

After a harrowing two years of facing off through proxies and trading blows, the Defenders corner Wilson Fisk and the last and most dangerous of his supporters in an abandoned subway station deep beneath New York City. The finale to "You Know My Name."

(permalink: log:7952 | tags: boomerang daredevil iron_fist kingpin know_my_name power-man samael six | posted: 12 Sep 2018 05:23)

September 10, 2018: No Revenge for the Righteous

Danny gives Luke a more creative outlet for his rage to finally disarm that ticking time bomb.

(permalink: log:7949 | tags: iron_fist know_my_name power-man | posted: 11 Sep 2018 02:24)

September 09, 2018: No Shortcuts Out of Hell

As the Defenders prepare to take on Wilson Fisk, Matt Murdock and Luke Cage talk about crime, punishment, and what to do in the face of immeasurable loss.

(permalink: log:7947 | tags: daredevil know_my_name power-man | posted: 11 Sep 2018 01:23)

September 07, 2018: Mr. Sunshine

Owen comes to take Luke's mind off his vigil at Jess' hospital bed. It works for a little while.

(permalink: log:7941 | tags: boomerang know_my_name power-man | posted: 09 Sep 2018 21:21)

September 07, 2018: Defenders: Some Assembly Required

Daredevil escapes the Kingpin, crash landing injured back at Casa Rand. Owen delivers a tip once he's done digging glass out of his face.

(permalink: log:7927 | tags: boomerang claire_temple daredevil foggy_nelson iron_fist know_my_name nyc power-man samael six | posted: 07 Sep 2018 05:04)

September 04, 2018: In Deep

Captain Carol Danvers finds out about Jess' condition and rushes to her bedside, only to be met by the unmovable force Luke Cage has become.

(permalink: log:7942 | tags: captain_marvel know_my_name power-man | posted: 10 Sep 2018 01:37)

September 03, 2018: AKA J is Down

Jessica Jones is dying, Daredevil has been captured by the Kingpin, and it's up to Claire Temple to stop the bleeding and rally the Defenders.

(permalink: log:7906 | tags: boomerang claire_temple iron-man jessica_jones know_my_name power-man | posted: 04 Sep 2018 00:33)

August 19, 2018: The Death of Carl Lucas

Jess and Luke talk about the demise of his past self. Then they have Chinese food.

(permalink: log:7837 | tags: jessica_jones know_my_name power-man | posted: 21 Aug 2018 02:53)

August 19, 2018: Pouring Syrup

Owen learns a bit more about Luke's past, before they decide to stop talking about their feelings and go break something.

(permalink: log:7832 | tags: boomerang power-man | posted: 20 Aug 2018 02:57)

August 15, 2018: Mulling Motivations

Danny comes home after being threatened by Fisk and then meeting with his lawyers. He and Luke have a not-so-productive conversation about the motivations of the man called Kingpin.

(permalink: log:7893 | tags: iron_fist know_my_name power-man | posted: 02 Sep 2018 01:08)

July 30, 2018: It's the Great Flaming Rooster Spirit, Luke Cage

Not to be confused with the Great Pumpkin. Backscene, takes place prior to the Hell's Kitchen bombings. Constantine's attempts to imbue Luke's Bar with a friendly hearth spirit brings a little something extra to the building.

(permalink: log:7756 | tags: jessica_jones john_constantine power-man | posted: 31 Jul 2018 04:24)

July 24, 2018: Options Open

After shaking loose some news about Wilson Fisk's operations and potential whereabouts, three Defenders decide what to do about it.

(permalink: log:7726 | tags: daredevil iron_fist know_my_name power-man | posted: 26 Jul 2018 13:35)

July 18, 2018: Make It Better

Jess helps Luke try to reconcile the implications of their actions in taking down Fisk.

(permalink: log:7696 | tags: jessica_jones know_my_name power-man | posted: 19 Jul 2018 03:50)

July 16, 2018: Defenders Disassemble

A mixed group gathers to plot about Wilson Fisk, and disagreements separate them again.

(permalink: log:7682 | tags: boomerang claire_temple daredevil dr._jane_foster foggy_nelson iron_fist jessica_jones know_my_name power-man samael six the_winter_soldier | posted: 17 Jul 2018 03:13)

July 15, 2018: Trust, Redemption, and Video Games

Danny and Luke have a serious talk about recent events involving Owen and Fisk.

(permalink: log:7679 | tags: iron_fist know_my_name power-man | posted: 16 Jul 2018 01:31)

July 13, 2018: Welcome to the Neighborhood

Luke invites Owen to Pop's so they can talk on neutral ground and the gloves end up coming off when Cage hears to the full story of Owen's run in with Fisk. And then Owen gets an apartment.

(permalink: log:7671 | tags: boomerang know_my_name power-man | posted: 14 Jul 2018 03:49)

July 12, 2018: Overdue Apologies

Dani catches up with Luke Cage and offers an overdue apology for the demon bear nightmares.

(permalink: log:7666 | tags: moonstar power-man | posted: 13 Jul 2018 13:03)

July 10, 2018: Mending Holes

Emery and Luke talk about Princesses and Boomerangs.

(permalink: log:7656 | tags: know_my_name power-man samael | posted: 11 Jul 2018 18:05)

July 09, 2018: Keys to the Kingdom

Luke delivers Jess a little good news because they both need it.

(permalink: log:7651 | tags: jessica_jones know_my_name power-man | posted: 10 Jul 2018 03:03)

July 08, 2018: A Friendly Warning

Matt rings up Luke to give him a warning about Owen.

(permalink: log:7647 | tags: daredevil know_my_name power-man | posted: 10 Jul 2018 02:03)

July 07, 2018: Smack Smackdown

Luke and Danny hit the streets to shake down some leads.

(permalink: log:7635 | tags: iron_fist know_my_name power-man | posted: 08 Jul 2018 03:28)

July 03, 2018: Caring For Caretakers

More HK refugees show up at Danny Rand's House.

(permalink: log:7619 | tags: claire_temple daredevil iron_fist jessica_jones know_my_name moonstar power-man samael | posted: 04 Jul 2018 19:53)

July 04, 2018: Healthy as a Flying Horse

Claire Temple gives Luke Cage an exam to make sure he's ready to get back out into the fray.

(permalink: log:7623 | tags: claire_temple know_my_name power-man | posted: 05 Jul 2018 19:17)

June 30, 2018: Dropping Bombs

Finally returning to Rand's the morning after the explosions in Hell's Kitchen, Luke has to tell Jess what happened.

(permalink: log:7607 | tags: jessica_jones know_my_name power-man | posted: 03 Jul 2018 04:26)

June 30, 2018: Half Truths, Partial Lies

Owen tells Luke the truth about the bombing in Hell's Kitchen. Sort of.

(permalink: log:7592 | tags: boomerang know_my_name power-man | posted: 01 Jul 2018 04:35)

June 30, 2018: Cutscene: #HKBombs #WeAreAllHK

News coverage is all over the place on the matter of the massive bombing in Hell's Kitchen. Meanwhile, one hero takes a moment to rescue something precious.

(permalink: log:7588 | tags: know_my_name power-man tnp | posted: 30 Jun 2018 06:06)

June 29, 2018: Blowin' Up the Kitchen: Part 2

Hell's Kitchen erupts into fire and fury under the assault of one of the largest mass bombings in New York's history. Here's the story of the heroes who were right in the middle of the kitchen.

(permalink: log:7586 | tags: claire_temple daredevil domino harley_quinn iron_man kingpin know_my_name power-man samael six the_dark_devil | posted: 30 Jun 2018 05:06)

June 27, 2018: Caught Off Balance

Danny and Luke spar, talk zen, and then…

(permalink: log:7574 | tags: iron_fist power-man | posted: 28 Jun 2018 00:39)

June 16, 2018: Greeting Cards for the Blind

Luke is the next in line to try and get through to Matt Murdock and his self destructive ways.

(permalink: log:7540 | tags: daredevil know_my_name power-man | posted: 17 Jun 2018 02:22)

June 14, 2018: Pots & Kettles

Luke Cage lets Jessica Jones know when Owen Mercer turns up. Result? Lots of rooftop snark, of course.

(permalink: log:7534 | tags: boomerang jessica_jones power-man | posted: 15 Jun 2018 03:29)

June 07, 2018: HooDoo that You Do

John Constantine pops up at Luke's Bar to help ward off history repeating itself.

(permalink: log:7500 | tags: john_constantine power-man | posted: 08 Jun 2018 02:42)

May 09, 2018: Late Night Lowdown

Jess visits Luke at Danny's to share everything that's on her plate.

(permalink: log:7450 | tags: jessica_jones power-man | posted: 30 May 2018 00:06)

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