Ohh, Right. I'm sorry! My North American Geography is clearly appalling because I thought Las Vegas was in California. A tiny little bit north of LA for some reason.
Danger Rank: N/A
Appearance: Dextra is not too concerned with her appearance. Her hair is long and messy; brushing all the way down to her feet in knotted bunches. Her hair spikes up along the edges, into small strands on each side that are actually straight and somewhat combed. At the top of her head, her hair is ruffled immensely, appearing as if someone recently ruffled her hair up into a mess. Her hair coloration is black and white striped, mimicking a zebra’s patterning. She claims it’s her natural hair colour, but no one has been able to explain that unnatural phenomenon. Her hair spreads out sometimes if she’s about to attack, surrounding her like a half sphere and making her seem much larger then she truly is. Her eyes are a flaming red color, appearing like the color of blood and fire mixed together in a flurry of colors. Her skin is almost a bleached white color, with only the slightest hints of colour on her skin. For attire, she wears a long robe, one that is simply slid on from the head. The robe itself is long and much too big for her, as the cuffs of the robe trail to the ground, and the robe base trails behind her. The robe is a base white color, with black flames embroided on the white cloth periodically. The robe, like her hair, does fan out as well when she is about to attack, showing an excellent warning to move out of the way. She only appears to be 7 or 8 years of age, only as tall as an average 7 year old as well. She often is bested from this size difference in physical combat, so she chooses to avoid it.
Personality: Dextra has possibly the nastiest temper you can come across. Whenever addressed in a negative way, her first instinct is to snap a verbal barb at the person. She will shoot glares at anyone that walks by, possibly for her own self protection from her size. When addressed, she will most likely ignore it, before growling at the speaker, then attacking. She hates to be wrong, so if you do correct her, she will simply glare and ignore you for the rest of the conversation. She is extremely stubborn to agree with you, sometimes saying no just because she was asked of something. Like any being, however, she does have her potential moments of weakness, which are few and far in between. Sometimes she will lose her entire temper filled mask and simply break down into tears, then try the best she can to re-gather herself and leave the area. Those times are few and far apart, however, so most of the time you’ll be speaking with a hot headed child who believes you’re going to be a nuisance with your life.
Powers: using any residue energy in the world, she can manipulate it to her complete will. This energy must come from a practical source (the SUN isn’t exactly practical, nor is the Higgs particle. Eruptions may be suitable, or flowing waters. Tectonic forces are a last minute and possibly fatal option), and in order to obtain it, she must either move (if the energy is from a non-living source) or overpower (stealing the life energy from others) the source using her energy alone. Therefore, she often just takes small pieces that she can manage, and she stores them in her necklace. This energy, once obtained, acts in a serpentine manner, sometimes taking substance and sometimes manipulating in adamant forces (rocks, water, etc.) to attack the target. To manipulate a living being, the energy mass must be larger than the beings. It can also explode into a large ‘bang’, which uses all the energy in the being. While controlling this energy ‘snake’, she is unable to move from the spot in extreme concentration, and an interruption will scatter ALL energy in current use. The ‘snake’ can gain a mind of its own, so she must constantly be on top of it while using it. When materialized, it takes the form of a four winged serpent, size varying on concentration and energy levels. While in use, she must guide the snake with her arms. Knowing signs are that her hair and robe is fanned out (as mentioned in looks), and that her pupils turn vibrant chrome.
Skills: lying. She is an excellent liar, and can often slip out of situations that her temper has caused. She can also run quite fast, and aim a gun at a suitable level. Overall, she simply spends her time improving her ability in the shadows.
Backstory: when she was a kid (around six or seven) her parents were both alcoholics, but didn’t exactly abuse her as one may as expect. They just let her do whatever, showing minimal care for her existence as they drank. From this, she was much more independent than any other kids, and she had taken it into her care to join a small group of street kids that stole candy bars from the store to feed themselves. She never took any, as she didn’t need it. However, she always helped feed them and clothe them as however possible. They had a good few years together, until her powers settled in at a remarkably young age of 10.
She had accidentally overpowered her own mother’s weak and drunken life energy, and had been forced to release it in an explosion in the forest. The blast was an average size, but didn’t kill anyone as it was isolated. The father, upon realizing what would happen if the UO found out about his daughter, stabbed the dead woman in the chest, wrote a claim of murder and suicide, and killed himself in order to cover up the death. In the end, he had saved the daughter he had neglected. She had spent a week crying over it, before standing and leaving the town.
She spent the past two years honing her ability, and gathering the loose energy into her necklace (she realized that the quartz gem held quite a bit without cracking, possibly because of its electrical and energy related properties). She had spent a lot of time to build up her relationship with the Tsubasa hebi (that what she calls the four winged serpent, translates to ‘wing snake’ in Japanese). She traveled from city to city, town to town, drawing no attention to herself and ducking under the radar. Current location is unknown.
(i REALLY hope thats good and not overly powerful... i hope i limited it enough :/)
Dextra seems a little young is my first point and she looks about seven or eight years old? Well I mean, this decision is down to Idle and Hillan in the end but she seems a little young.
My second thought is of her appearance. You state that she wears a robe several times too big for her, now I may be wrong on this but I don't think that a robe would help her blend in. I think it would make her stick out more and that's not something mutants want to do in this time and age.
My third thought is this: Her ability, in essence is to absorb energy from almost any source be it sound, kinetic, heat and the like and then she manipulates this to create potentially sentient constructs of energy? Now the idea itself I find intriguing but the source seems to be anything that has energy, which is typically everything.
History seems to jump around a little as well but some normal cleaning will sort that right out.
I'm sorry if I seem to be a dick here but this is what I think. The power i'm not sure about but everything else I guess could be worked on a little though once again it's down to Teen and Hillan.
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Idle is going to have a field day with this CS
about the age and size, i often do that to dunk her ohysical abilities, as i often find myself going verboard in certain areas. i often try not to, and im usually good with much younger characters anyway. the robe, i usually do that, its amost like a trademark of sorts. i dont think to her it would matter that much, as she still is a kid and hasnt connected much yet.
ability wise, i specified that she had to either overpower or move the energy source, so it cant come from ANYWHERE. Certain areas and people, as well as any living creatures and extremley dense power sources are too difficult to munipulate. and i kind of thought first of the sun,how it uses nuclar fusion to make heat (energy) to make nasty solar flares. the snake thing isnt exacltly sentient, just anextension of her will, and, if any live sources were used in its making, it incldes their lingering exsistance as well. so if she used one humans life in it, then their conciouse would be dwelling in it if thats where the energy is from.
dude, i am thanking you at the moment. im still new at this, and i really appreciate it when people say what i did wrong. thanks
(Her torso, face and head are still completely fine unlike in the picture. The panels also aren't as pronounced on her body. Reed Richards isn't one to do shitty work.)
Victoria "Vicki" Nostrum
Andrii Oakley (A play off of Annie Oakley. Stage sharp shooter during the late 1800's and early 1900's.) But more so just "Oakley" due to the use of her abilities.
Danger Rank: E. She has only just been released from her capsule. No one even knows who she is yet, besides the team.
Personality: Victoria is a proud woman. She holds herself with a regal air, even in her most trying times. What others deem as arrogance and condescension are simply and observing eye and a tongue that stays itself when the timing isn't appropriate. She is forthcoming with her opinions of others or a situation when asked, and stands by her word. This is something she's always done, and it's essentially the way she's always been. Confidence, the ability to inspire and encourage, honesty, a slightly stubborn attitude are all in her repertoire. She's a person who doesn't give up easily, but she doesn't turn a blind eye to her limits. Though confident, she tries not overestimate what she can do, but will often do that for others when it comes to a fight. Her resilience when it comes to surrendering can be at her detriment, because once she's started a task, she usually won't stop.
Powers: Originally Vicki had the ability to manipulate light in all of it's forms and create hard light constructions. She could weave beautiful constructs in a matter of seconds. She could fly by riding light waves, absorb light and redirect, heal others with light, and a plethora of other things.
But alas, she's been unable to do most of those things since her body was virtually destroyed:
-Hard Light Construction: She's till able to create hard light constructs. And strong ones at that. The problem is, she doesn't have the range that she had originally. At this point, she can make contact weapons, spheres of varying sizes, barriers and beams of varying power.
-Enhanced Strength: with the new toys she's been given, she is able to lift a 1/2 ton easily before she feels as if she's going to overheat.
-Enhanced Speed: She is able to clock in at about 65 mph running. This however, does not translate to enhanced reflexes. She's still got much to learn about her new circumstances and she's not yet at adept at everything that's come with it.
Skills: -Vicki is an able fighter. Having trained in a couple of martial arts. She's no ninja. But against most people she can hold her own without much trouble. At this moment, she's a little clunky with her fighting, but she's overcoming the new extremities.
-She speaks multiple languages including Arabic, French, Egyptian, and Spanish. English is her primary language.
-She hasn't been able to definitively prove it, but she feels that, ever since she's come back, she learns at a faster pace. Almost as if she's "downloading" information. But she has no way of finding out. At least, not for now.
Backstory: Now, one could go as far back to her childhood, and talk about how Victoria coped with her powers. They could go over her childhood. They could touch on her romantic. They could cover a number of things. But none of these things are particularly pertinent to the story.
What is important, however, are the circumstances and events surrounding her immediate situation and current....."predicament" if you will. In a nutshell, Vicki was the student and pride of the one and only Doctor Strange, before things went to hell and back. Her time studying him wasn't necessarily focused on magic, but more on nether worldly occurrences and the science of alien races. Her mutant ability of creating hard light constructs were also very useful to Doctor Strange. Her wit, cunning nature, stout resolve, and general openness to other worlds made her a perfect protege to the Doctor.
During a mission to obtain a magical relic that had somehow transported itself from Mayan ruins to a nether world, Strange and Nostrum were confronted by a powerful demon. His name was M'tchlyan. He had taken the relic as his own and had possessed it, using the vast magic held within as a source of power. Strange new immediately that once the relic was used up, the demon would leave it and begin a rampage throughout the worlds. After a quick phase of planning, Strange and Nostrum lodged their assault. But as soon as they began, with Vicki trying to pierce the dark magic barrier the demon had brought up and Strange reciting incantations, the demon split himself in to two. A part of him stayed inside the relic and the other part of him launched at Vicki. The battle that ensued pushed Vicki to her limits, while Strange continued to break the demons hold on the relic, knowing that once he did that, the demon fighting Vicki would weaken. Unfortunately though, he was a moment too late. The demon broke through a barrier Vicki had evoked and possessed her body. To this day, Vicki doesn't remember what happened after that. She just remembers waking up, years later.
But the story goes like this:
Upon having her body possessed, Strange broke the last level of possession on the relic and the demon weakened his hold on Vicki. But in a last ditch effort he screamed at Strange in tongues. The message was clear though: "Since you have taken my body and my source of sustenance. Your precious innocent shall never leave this world!" A circle of glowing purple appeared around both of her shoulders, and thighs. Before Strange could react, they brightened and all of Vicki's extremities vanished, leaving blood gushing in it's place. The scream from Vicki was one that could only be described as maddening pain and a desperate plea to be killed at that moment.
The scream of a woman who had forgotten everything but pain. Maddening pain.
Strange rebounded quickly though, destroying the demon in one fell swoop as he left Vicki's body, and putting Vicki under a stasis spell.
With her frozen in time, she was safe, for now. As soon as they came back to Earth, Strange enlisted the help of two of the greatest minds he knew: Reed Richards and Tony Stark. They both owed him favors and he was cashing in. With the alien tech and knowledge that Reed possessed and the unparalleled engineering and robotics knowledge held by Tony, they were able to deconstruct an old prototype of Tony's and re-vamp it. Vicki actually held a soft place in Reed's life as she had originally been an apprentice of his a year prior, with his knowledge of extra-terrestrial life playing directly in to her goals. They toiled away, perfecting the the extremities that would replace what she'd lost, adding alien tech to make it more organic and Stark technology to make sure it would function for years to come. The metal and tech they created could almost grow, given proper stimuli and heal with the right rays and time. In just under a week, they had perfected it. The attachment procedure was a one-shot deal. Once Strange released the spell, they had a limited amount of time to attach the limbs before Vicki would die of blood loss and shock, or her mind would snap from the pain. As soon as Strange released her from the spell, Stark and Richards set to work.
A success! It had been a success!!
This had been the year of 2016. And as most things go in the life of a hero, as soon as something good comes to fruition, something unimaginable comes to overshadow it. It wasn't long before all hell broke loose. Reed and his team vanished. Stark was gone, and Strange vanished just like that. But before they left, Reed put Vicki in a cryogenic capsule. Unfortunately, the timer malfunctioned, and what was supposed to only be a year turned in to 6. Strange and Richards had been smart enough to leave her instructions when she came to though and she was able to deduce what had happened in her time frozen. A video file activated the minute the capsule opened in Strange's lair as she stepped out, explaining most of the circumstances to her, her body, the modifications and other pertinent information.
The transition in to the year 2022 hadn't been an easy one. Her mind had been fragile for a couple of months before she started adjusting to her new body.
Now, she resides with the remaining X-Men and is slowly building herself back to how she was before the accident.
Hello? Hello is this...? Of course it's working. Dammit Reed, you don't have time to fool around like this!
Anyway, Vicki. I'm not a man of superfluous words. So, I'll make this brief. By now, you've noticed the date and that no one is anywhere to be found. Strange will explain that in a later message. Do no. I repeat: DO.NOT. panic about your body. Let me explain what it does, and just know that this was the only option. Then let Strange re-count the rest of the story. Anyway, in a couple of moments a detail of schematics will pop up on your new body. They're old and aren't tailored specifically to you, but instead to the android shell your body was heavily based on. It's an amalgamation of Stark tech and alien technology.
I should also tell you, before I forget, there's a plethora more of the alien metal, it has traces of Skrull tech in it as well, in one of my labs. If you're smart, you'll be able to find that lab......granted they haven't already found it. But I have confidence in you.
I.....I don't have much time. Stay well. Stay strong. Find others like you.
-CC: Crowd Control
-GR: General Range
-SG: Security Guard
-PG: Proximity Guard
Operating System (OS): The iKill Brunts, as do all Standard iKill cyborgs, operate on the "Meta-human Omega Protocol" (MOP) v2.04 system.
-Shutter opening in the palm of both hands. Able to fire plasma energy.
-Micro Bullet compartments in all fingers. Able to fire at a rapid rate.
-Micro Missile Compartments in both thighs.
-Vibroblades extruded from both wrists' articulator joints.
-Miniature Rotary Magnetic Accelerator Barrels hidden within lower legs.
-Propulsion Poly-blend Fiber Cables (able to shoot at a rate of 150 mph) hidden in shoulder compartments.
-Refined copper rods that rise from and extend down the length of both arms. These rods allow the iKills to redirect electrical currents and launch them back at the opponent. These can also be used to route the electrical current to their back thrusters, allowing them to propel themselves forward at a rapid rate.
-Calf Thrusters that expel from the calf panel. 6 small jet-like turbines operating in a rotatory cuff fashion. This allows rapid bursts of speed, albeit short, and maneuverability.
-Internal hydraulics system allows the Brunt to jump to heights of up to 10 feet vertically.
-The iKill Brunts are the most mass produced of any in the iKill Standard line. They have the most generic of weapons out of the rest, used mainly for foot soldier purposes, crowd control, and generic guards. Operating on a hive-mind system and through tactical analyzation of every situation in a matter of nano-seconds, these iKill's fit well in almost any situation. Their generic layout in frame-work allow them to serve a variety of purposes, as noted further upward. The armor hits a healthy medium, allowing them to withstand fire (up to varying degrees), bullet fire from medium artillery, and the force of a speeding car.
-The Brunt is able to reach a speed of up to 65 mph with streamlined hydraulics and Efficiency Ops propulsion systems in 10 seconds. Maximum distance coverage in this mode is dependent on the terrain of the environment.
-Able to lift approx 1 ton with no risk of malfunction to the framework or hardware. Energy re-routing systems and override options are available with correct input of codes for greater strength output.
-Electronic HUD display is outfitted with video communication capabilities with human commander and operator. Visions include thermal, night vision, x-ray, electron emission, ultra-violet, even negative (feature added in by an intern.) (Standard with all iKill v3) *Note: More settings can be added or removed. These are the base standard ones.
*Note that the parts that are crossed out, do not apply to Vicki. Because of certain limitation, they had to sacrifice some elements. The armaments left in don't contain ammo, Vicki has been supplying it herself via her mutant ability and has become pretty adept. But since she also doesn't have unlimited resources (especially if she has to provide the light herself) there's only so much she can do.
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Damn. That too long to do.
Boom. Mic drop. Out.
Last edited by Stein; 01-30-2013 at 10:22 PM.
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That appearance alone....