Bean smirked and chuckled softly as he replied to Samael, "It's always nice to see someone get themselves down a notch or two. When reality hits cocky kids, there's only themselves to blame." He nodded thoughtfully at the assassin's description of a "secret hero", and said quietly, "A hero through unconventional means...Sounds better than this basic hero thing everyone wants. That almost everyone is raised to be.” His expression fell into one of slight annoyance. “Some of us can’t be heroes in their eyes. Just cuz’ of who we were born into the world as.” He muttered. “Not like I know anythin’ bout that feelin’.” He added. He didn't want anyone suspecting who he was, after all. He looked over to Alexis when Samael gestured to them, nodding and then returning his attention to the conversation at hand.
He commented on the assassin's alias, saying with a smile, "The Burning Skull, eh? Cool little title." Chuckling softly, he added, "I don't have much skill in the naming category. Creativity is more of Mantis' strong suit. Never came far enough to think of working under an alias, either." Shrugging slightly, he continued, "A bit surprising I ended up 'ere." Resuming his sketching while they talked, Bean added absently, "Then again, people with superpowers only really had two career options: superhero or supervillain."
He went back to sketching a sword he had in his collection, which he had snatched from a pyrokinetic hero. He had thought the way the flames would dance around the blade was cool, so he took it. While it was a pretty cool collector's item, it wasn't very useful to him without the power. He mused that he would need to find a way to replicate pyrokinesis before it would be of any use to him. Maybe somebody else here could use it. The hero he snagged it from already had plenty of the same weapon, it wouldn't be missed.