With a focus on the 'little guy', the Civic Defender is a moral compass for larger-than-life superheroes who sometimes are too busy looking at the forest to remember the individual trees. He grew up in a small town, living in a single-room apartment with his mom above her pie and pastry shop, and has never forgotten his roots. While his mother has since passed, he's found a new family with Beacon.
Civic Defender is able to generate force-walls, two-dimensional surfaces that can protect both himself and others from a variety of attacks. He's also highly trained in various martial arts and other skills.
Civic Defender is in a long-term relationship with Liberty's Angel, much to the disappointment of most of the rest of the planet's male population. His favorite flavor of pie is Apple.