This is a hero I may use, or may not.
Thomas Wildwood (European badger) was an unpopular child at school and as many of them are wont to do, he retreated into the world of his imagination. He read widely and developed an exceptional imagination. As he reached adulthood, he discovered a latent superpower; the ability to generate illusions and shape fluids to anything his will demands. Training himself up physically and mentally, he joined the ranks of the supers but has eschewed real fame. His power is growing all the time and he can now create whirlpools up to forty feet wide. In life, he is an antique bookstore manager and a campaigner for social justice.