-- 20-25 -- Jetstream-- Mutant
Haroum ibn Sallah al-Rashid is a young mutant from the Rif Mountains in Morocco, born to a Berber father and Iberian mother. Like Doug, Haroum was in a loving community and family group who accepted him for what he is; a mutant.
Haroum’s power is similar to that of Cannonball’s, though he flies via thermo-kinetic energy in his legs. The first time his powers activated, they scorched his lower legs severely and he might have lost them completely, had Emma not intervened. She provided him with the means to control his powers and flight via cybernetic enhancements placed in his legs, allowing him to not cause injury to himself and others he cared about around him.
By his sense of honor, Haroum felt obligated to serve Emma in her endeavors, as she made life better for him and continues to make life better for his people.
Unlike the other Hellions, Haroum is a mystery; he sets himself apart at times. He feels indebted to Emma, but aside from that, I’m not sure what their relationship is, SO feel free to explore it, everything. I do know that he probably dislikes both Empath and Roulette, as they are manipulative, petty people and he doesn’t seem to be.
He is probably the closest culture-wise to Sooraya, having the same religion though he eats Pork. Coming from a more traditional family, Haroum is probably not used to seeing women in the positions that they are in, but understands that America is a different culture and land.
An antithesis to Cannonball, since we do have one on site, you could have the two have a rivalry. As he owes Emma a great deal, Haroum is also one of the Hellions that will never betray her, or at least it would take a lot to push him that way.
Doug and him never interacted in comics, but I imagine he’s probably the closest person Doug has to a ‘male’ friend under Emma’s tutelage. I see them playing chess together often.
Suggested PBs: Omar Borkan Al Gala (Pictured), Serdar Kayabali, Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ