Characters: The Smoking Mirror
One of many individuals using the name. For more information, check out the disambiguation.
Name: Simon Echeverri
Weight: 185 pounds
Known relatives: Erwin Echeverri (father, deceased), Norma Echeverri (mother), Paul Echeverri (cousin, younger), Ron Echeverri (cousin, older)
Education: Bachelor's in Computer Science from the University of Miami
Aliases/nicknames: Snake Doctor, The Midgaard Serpent, The Smoking Mirror
Distinguishing characteristics: Bad singing voice due to being wholly tone deaf, constantly buying Florida water wherever he can, fear of needles.
Best known for: Dying to save the world as an early mission with The Line
Birth date: October 10, 1975
Place of birth: Orlando, Florida
Marital status: Single
Skills/abilities: The transdimensional goop from the Corroded King opened the Smoking Mirror to a host of ancestral abilities he'd previously been unaware of and unable to access, in concurrence with fragments of the soul of the Aztec god Tezcatlipoca scattering throughout spacetime and multiple dimensions. Those two occurrences found men named Simon Echeverri throughout hundreds of dimensions. With this incarnation, it gave him extrahuman durability and super strength. The Smoking Mirror has the ability to view and travel to other dimensions, parallel and not-so-parallel, and can use any reading implement (a book, a digital tablet, a newspaper, etc.) to determine information about other realities and whichever one he's in. He's also imbued with a host of magical abilities, from the Coils of Kukulkan, (binding spell) to Illapa's Hammer (sonic boom/electrical attack) to Mama Pacha's Mountain (seismic attack) to The Shield of Urcaguary (reassembling metallic protective fields) to the Balm of Cit-Bolon-Tum (magical healing) to the Winds of Tepeu (flight, levitating people and objects, wind blasts) to the Cloak of Konira Wirakocha (illusions). He can also visit any parallel Smoking Mirror at any point in their history, but never himself, and he often finds evidence of other Smoking Mirrors who have visited him, including a rogue doppleganger (The Flaming Mirror) who will (after the events of this one shot) lead him to spend twelve years in a dystopian futurescape learning how to survive. This elder version has fully mastered his powers.
Brief personal history: Little is known about the early life of the pandimensional combat shaman and superhero known as the Smoking Mirror before he was splattered with interedimensional slime from the inception of the Corroded King in 1991. It's known he enjoyed the food mote pillo on Saturdays as a child and has two cousins who he finds amusing and exasperating.
He worked in secrecy for years, teleporting from one dimension to a different timeline and back again. Three chronological years after the accident which awakened his powers, he watched the news footage as Olympus fell from the skies and realized the time for working in secret would not be forever. He began visiting his counterparts in other dimensions, helping them become heroes and cope with the awakening of their powers. Five years before the official start of The Line, he made his public debut saving Mexico City from his namesake's longtime rival Quetzacoatl, driven mad in a precursor assaultt by Aesir, restoring the elder god's sanity and saving millions of lives. Quetzacoatl gave the Smoking Mirror crucial information on the challenges that would come, and he began seeking out other heroes, befriending the fallen Olympian Hera, then called Majesty, and her two closest friends, the African hero king Pride and the American billionaire adventurer The Statesman. They began to organize their efforts, seeking out other costumed heroes and creating the beginning of a heroic age.
Knowing what was to come, he made certain to be a big force in the life of the hero Captain Contingency. Six months after her debut, the Aesir finally began their long-planned invasion of the dimension they called Midgaard and were defeated and forever sealed in their dimension by The Line. The cost was high, as the Smoking Mirror fell in battle, destroying the Bifrost bridge and its mad guardian Heimdall in the process. Still, appearances of "Old Simon" are noted throughout the multiverse as when he appeared to someone might not fall in the same chronological order as his own life.