August 25, 2015
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Tulsa (Earth-1)

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Real Identity: Not Applicable
Appearances (Freedom Fighters: The Ray): Episode 3, Episode 4, Episode 5, Episode 6, Episode 8, Episode 9, and The Movie
Powers: Not Applicable
Voiced By: Not Applicable

Tulsa is a city in Oklahoma. After Tulsa Fair Housing was suddenly shut down by Donald, a newly elected official, Ray Terrill and John Trujillo found themselves out of the job. They drowned their sorrows at a bar. Trujillo mused there were some fights that couldn't be won then chided Terrill for being 22 years old, still living with his parents, and for not coming out to his parents. Terrill reiterated his parents were conservative and he had to go about it just right. Trujillo saw it as procrastination and tried to steer Terrill towards Jacob, a new prospect, across the bar. Terrill chickened out and returned home for a meat loaf dinner. He only told them about losing his job. After dinner, he went into the backyard and called Trujillo. Suddenly, a portal appeared and the Ray from Earth-X spilled out. He stopped Terrill from calling 911 and revealed himself to be another Ray Terrill. He gave him Red Tornado's Neuro-Cortex then transferred his photokinetic energy and vanished. Terrill went to Trujillo's apartment and went over what happened.

Terrill activated the Neuro-Cortex and a hologram of Red Tornado explained the Multiverse and Earth-X to them. Terrill inadvertently discovered he had the Ray's powers and levitated then the costume formed over his clothes. Trujillo deduced he got some of the Ray's photokinetic energy and became a metahuman. Terrill tried out his powers and zipped around as a beam of light but landed flat on his back. He decided to use a chair Trujillo didn't care for as target practice. Terrill's light blast instead shattered his TV. Trujillo suggested he test his powers somewhere else. They went out to a remote location. Terrill practiced firing light blasts then flew around with the flock of geese he almost hit. He lost concentration and nearly fell into power lines but regained flight. After landing, he discovered he could also vibrate the atoms in his body. They returned to the bar from earlier. Terrill blasted Jacob's glass on the sly. After Jacob went to the bar to order another drink, Terrill introduced himself.

Elsewhere, a lesbian couple was attacked by a bigoted mugger in a park. Ray Terrill and Jacob happened to hear their screams while they walked around. Terrill told Jacob to go get help while he watched. Once he was gone, Terrill changed into the Ray and confronted the mugger. He blasted a trash bin then blasted the mugger's knife when he was distracted. Once his captive ran off to her other half, Ray grabbed the mugger and made him apologize. He jammed the trash bin over the mugger then hung him from a light pole. Two police officers arrived and were perplexed. The people of Tulsa took notice of the Ray. Sightings increased with record rescues. Ray saved a freighter from a giant wave and carried to a beach. He saved a couple in a convertible who swerved off a road to avoid a fallen boulder. He stopped a mugger. He rescued a mother and her son from a burning building. He saved a worker who fell off his work station on the side of a building.

All the while, Terrill went out with Jacob to places like the Tulsa Expo Center and Oklahoma Aquarium. Terrill decided to use the Ray to make some changes with the local politics. He broke into Councilman Donald's office and demonstrated his abilities to get Tulsa Fair Housing reinstated with triple the funding then made some suggestions for the next city council meeting. The next day, at a press conference, Donald announced laws to strengthen protection religious minorities, prevent firing or eviction of such, and protecting the rights of LGBT workers and renters. The Ray later disrupted a daytime bank robbery. He zipped around and punched out a robber but he was shot in the shoulder by a third. He vibrated at the last second and tricked the last two robbers into shooting each other. As police arrived, Ray zipped away as a burst of light. Back at home, Terrill treated his wound and told his father a lie that he got injured in a pick up basketball game. Terrill excused himself to answer his phone.

After confirming a date with Jacob, Terrill took a flechette to the neck and lost consciousness as Cisco Ramon and Curtis Holt approached him. The Ray found himself helping taking down a giant robot in Detroit. Ray raced back to Tulsa to meet with Jacob at a bar. Jacob didn't want their relationship to be a dirty little secret anymore but Terrill still couldn't commit to coming out. Jacob broke up with him. Back home, Mrs. Terrill asked him where he was. Ray replied he was out with new friends and lost track of time. She inquired what kind. He insisted they weren't the bad kind. Mrs. Terrill reminded him he could tell her anything and she loved him completely without conditions. The house suddenly felt a rumble. Ray told her to stay put while he ran upstairs. Mr. Terrill left a room and asked if there was an earthquake. Ray told him to head downstairs. He entered his room and found Overgirl with the Neuro-Cortex. She asked if Earth-1 was devoid of Aryan perfection. He zipped outside with the cortex.

Overgirl followed and stomped him in mid-flight. She demanded to cortex but he powered up and blew her away. He ran to a tree and dialed his phone but Overgirl fried it with heat vision. She beat up Ray with several punches and took the cortex. She proclaimed it was the means for her to tear out the Resistance's root and branches. Ray vanished before she could finish him off. The next day, Trujillo found Terrill inside Tulsa Fair Housing icing his bruises. He regretted not destroying the cortex or asking heroes for help and was filled with guilt. Trujillo reminded him he always picked himself up and figured something out and that he did the right thing because that was the kind of person he was, not because of his brother. Ray Terrill returned home and told his parents he was going to leave town for a little while. They wondered if he was attacked because of his new friends. He denied getting jumped because he was gay but admitted he was gay.

Mrs. Terrill spoke for both of them that they were happy as long as he was. Mr. Terrill added they were proud of him because he grew up right. He asked if they wished he grew up to be like Michael. She countered they were both exceptional and never wanted him to be anyone other than himself. They hugged. Ray thanked them and told them he loved them. Ray returned to S.T.A.R. Labs and asked Cisco Ramon for help in finding a way to Earth-X.