Eye Color: Pale green
Hair Color: Black
Loren is an attractive young woman with tanned skin and pale green eyes framed by dark lashes. Though with her lithe frame and slight curves, Loren knows she's not going to be selected for lingerie modelling any time soon. Probably never. Therefore, she has taken it upon herself to remedy that by dressing to accentuate her long, shapely legs. She keeps her dark, waist-length hair in a ponytail or loose braid most of the time. Her side-swept bangs are highlighted in purple and black
Loren is an outgoing girl who loves to have fun. She likes solving problems, taking risks, meaning as soon as the novelty or the sense of satisfaction for completion wears off, she would get bored and move on. Though she can be selfish at times, Loren cares for her friends. She is honest to the point of being blunt, and has trouble thinking about something before it comes out of her mouth. As she has an expressive face and is a horrible liar, she sees no point in hiding how she feels. She is a nice enough person, except in the mornings as she has mild insomnia and doesnt get much sleep. It makes her cranky, sometimes bordering on bitchy in the mornings. Having lived with a lesbian couple, she is pretty open minded though she isnt usually into random hookups. She loves to dance and has integrated the easy grace of it into her walk and posture. Loren is unable to play videogames, much to her eternal chagrin. She has a tendency to accidentally overload the platform when she gets frustrated, which is what usually happens as she isnt the best gamer.
Loren is able to generate, harness and manipulate charges of electricity ranging from minor to high voltages.
She can generate and direct bolts of electricity strong enough to stun and severely burn a target. The bolt is only as powerful as the highest voltage she can generate, which isnt high enough to vaporize or cause instant death. She can also harness energy from naturally occurring or artificial electricity and unleash it as a shockwave, receding in power as it nears the edge of the discharge radius. Loren prefers to use this as a last resort as harnessing higher amounts than she can generate causes cellular deterioration. She can by no means store the harnessed energy as it would kill her instantly.
While her offensive capabilities are quite impressive, using them continuously tires her out quickly. Loren's ability to manipulate her own bio-electricity allows her to run an electrical current over her body ranging from a slight tingle to momentarily stunning anyone who comes in contact. While this ability is immensely useful in shaking off enemies that get too close, she cannot use it to attack any targets not in direct contact with her. It is also her only defensive ability. She is unable to use her other abilities simultaneously with the aura.
As an Electrokinetic, she needs to be mindful of the circumstances and environment while using her powers. Although she cannot be usually hurt by electricity, under unfavorable conditions (such as while standing in water, drenched etc) it affects her the same as anyone else.
Growing up, Loren spent most of her time hanging out at her aunt's club. Observing all the different patrons fascinated her she developed a keen sense of perception. As she grew older, while helping her aunt, she learned how to placate and charm patrons. She also developed a passion for dancing and spent her free time reveling in it.
Born to Valerie and Alexander Summers, Loren doesnt remember much about her parents as they died in a plane crash when she was barely 4 years old. Being workaholics, they had been returning from a business trip when their plane ran into a freak storm and crashed. After a rushed funeral and proceedings of which she understood nothing, she was sent to live with her maternal aunt, Ashley Spencer.
Auntie Ash explained to her that mommy and daddy had gone to a nice place, that Loren was going to stay with her now. Her parents, while they werent really ever around for her, had left her a trust fund, securing her future. Life with her aunt was happy and uneventful. She was well cared for and needed for nothing. When she was 14, a headstrong teenager, Ash brought around her girlfriend, Natasha. By then, Loren had grown bored with her life, having been homeschooled as per her parents' wishes, and was craving excitement. Tasha was beautiful and exotic, she was a dancer. She was fun to hang out with and taught Loren how to dance, sometimes taking her to her studio.
A year later, Ashley bought a little club downtown. With a lot of pleading and help from Tasha, Loren managed to convince her aunt to let her come along. Observing all the different, colorful patrons, Loren learned how to read people. Together, the three of them managed to turn a nondescript little club into one of the most popular spots in town. She was proud of her aunt and happy for her too. Late one night as she was walking home, she got cornered by two guys. She was helpless against their brute strength as they held her down. Loren had never been more terrified in her life and in her moment of helplessness, her x-gene was triggered. There was the sound of electricity crackling and suddenly the two men slumped forward, knocked out cold. Loren didnt look back or even think about what had happened as she ran away as fast as she could. By the time she got home, she was freaking out about the incident and the unnatural way she had knocked them out. She called her aunt and waited for her, afraid of what her reaction might be. Loren didnt want her aunt, the only person she had in the world, to think of her as a freak or send her away.
Fortunately, her fears turned out to be unfounded. Ash was just glad that Loren was safe. She and Tasha were very supportive, insisting that her powers were a good thing, as they had saved her. They also agreed that Loren needed to learn how to better control her powers, for her own safety and everyone else's. But no, they werent going to force her to leave, the choice was hers to make when she was ready. She loved them even more, for giving her time. A few more months went by, uneventful as Loren tried to come to terms with her newly acquired abilities. She was curious to learn more, to meet others like her, but she was also a little bit afraid to leave everything she ever knew behind. Shortly after her 16th birthday, Loren had a fight with her aunt and accidentally ended up shocking her. Thankfully, Ash wasnt hurt, just stunned but it was enough to snap Loren out of her procrastination and face reality. The very next day, she apologized to her aunt and said her farewells. She was sad to leave them, but knew it was the right thing to do. They may not have gotten along always, her aunt and her, but she would miss her and Tasha dearly.
Loren was nervous and excited at the idea of meeting others like her. Life at Xavier's Institute for Higher Learning was different, and it made her feel a bit wary at first. Pretty soon she found herself relaxing and even enjoying her new life. A year had passed and she had made friends, gotten into trouble and learnt so much more about her powers.