Starbolt (PL 10; 150PP)Real Name:
Alison Brave Occupation:
Starbolt's nineteen, 5'4, with lightning-blue eyes and waist-length blonde hair, and a hefty dose of teenage-girl moxie in her confident, wickedly mischievous smile. She's lean, fit but not muscular in the way a gymnast or dancer might be.
Her costume's a sleeveless, backless leotard with matching opera-length gloves and thigh-high boots with sensible heels. All of it is made out of some silvery, metallic material that gleams in the light. The outfit is highlighted in blue and gold - a horizontal blue stripe near the top of each boot and glove that brings to mind garter straps, and a golden four-pointed star emblazoned across her chest over an inverted blue triangle; the downward-facing point is longer than the other three. A silver domino mask hide just enough of her features to be considered a disguise, and her blonde mane is tied up in a high ponytail.
She was a bright girl on her way to study marine biology, well-liked and athletic but otherwise unexceptional; it was a soldier of vast and incomprehensible cosmic powers, routed and fleeing some terrible war waged among the stars. When their paths met in her last year of high school, Starbolt was born and Alison's life would never be the same again.
She came upon it while swimming: a smoking, silver-blue orb of light buried in the silt at the beach. The alien, severely hurt and snared by the Sun's gravity well, had crash-landed on Earth days earlier and was dying fast. In its final moments, its essence left its failing body and latched onto the the nearest lifeform - her - and both were merged forever. Alison doesn't remember much else of what happened that day, other than being carried into an ambulance by paramedics. What she does remember is waking up in the hospital the next morning and being able to see perfectly well without her glasses, the first sign that her close encounter of the third kind had made her more than human.
Over the next year, she discovered what it meant. It meant that she could do all sorts of cool things: fly (in space!), shoot lasers, create solid energy out of thin air. It meant that she got to see Earth as it was pictured in that NASA photo - the Blue Marble - with her own eyes. And between the remmant of the alien warrior's sense of duty, plus her own realization that it was a beautiful world that so many were fighting to save, it meant that she had to be a heroine.
Today, Starbolt has made a name for herself as a superhero. It's occasionally occured to her that she might want to find out how exactly what the thing that gave her powers is - but between blasting killer robots, fending off a pair of overprotective parents, and keeping her GPA up to keep her university scholarship, she's got too little time to worry.
In her free time, she still enjoys basketball, swimming and curling up in bed with a good book.
STR 12 [+1]; DEX 16 [+3]; CON 14 [+2]; INT 12 [+1]; WIS 14 [+2]; CHA 16 [+3]SKILLS
(15pp / 60 ranks)
Acrobatics 6 (9), Bluff 7 (10/14 [Attractive]), Concentration 8 (10), Diplomacy 7 (10/14 [Attractive]), Gather Information 6 (9), Notice 8 (10), Knowledge: Pop Culture 2 (3), Knowledge: Earth Sciences 4 (5), Knowledge: Life Sciences 4 (5), Sense Motive 5 (7), Swim 3 (4)FEATS
Attack Focus (Range) 4, Attack Specialization (Cosmic Energy Control) 1, All Out Attack, Attractive, Dodge Focus 8, Environmental Adaptation (zero gravity), Equipment 1, Improved Initiative 1, Move-By Action, Power Attack, Quick Change 1 (Flavor: Uses her Energy Construct power to materialize her costume), Teamwork 1COMBAT
Attack: +2 (Melee +2, Ranged +6, Cosmic Ray +10, Comet +8)
-- Unarmed +1
-- Cosmic Ray +10
-- Comet +12
-- Shooting Stars +10
Defense: +8 (Flat-Footed +0)
Toughness: +2/+12*; Fortitude: +6; Reflex: +9; Willpower: +6;
* With Force FieldPOWERS
ARRAY "Cosmic Ray" Cosmic Energy Control
 (Extra: Autofire) (Feats: Accurate, Precise, Improved Range 2, Progression Range 2 (Increment 50ft, Max 5000ft))
-- AP "Comet"
Blast  (Extra: Penetrating, 6 ranks only) (Feats: Homing 2, Improved Range 2, Progression Range 2 (Increment 50ft, Max 6000ft))
-- AP "Shooting Stars"
Blast  (Extras: Area Burst, Selective Attack) (Flaw: Full Action)
-- AP "Healing Light"
Healing  (Extras: Range, Standard Action)
-- AP "Energy Construct"
Create Object  (Extras: Continuous Duration, Movable)"Wings of Light"
Flight  (500mph)
Space Travel  (1c)"Corona"
Force Field "Starborn"
Immunity  (Own Powers, Environmental Vaccum / Radiation / Suffocation / Heat / Cold)
Super-Senses  (Feat: Extended [Normal Sight] 2)EQUIPMENT
Smartphone (as cellphone + camera + PDA, 3ep), Laptop, CommlinkAttributes 24 + Skills 15 + Feats 22 + Combat 4 + Saves 14 + Powers 71 = 150COMPLICATIONS: Enemy:
Starbolt was endowed with her powers from a dying member of a race of energy beings appointed to serve as interstellar guardians against some vast, star-spanning horror. Those enemies could make life very tough indeed for the young heroine if any of its minions showed up on Earth. Alternately, Starbolt's cosmic patrons may not be happy that a fragment of their power has fell into human hands, and may demand that she prove herself worthy of it.
Starbolt needs to keep her grades up to renew her university scholarship. This means cramming for exams and pulling all-nighters to finish assignments. She also needs to reassure her parents that she's doing well and not getting into any trouble, which can be awkward when she's dodging heat-seeking missiles - and they're likely to start asking questions if calls are not answered promptly!Secret:
Civilian identity. Alison's quite sure dad wouldn't be too pleased if a horde of aliens came to take the family hostage, and mom wouldn't much like the idea of her flying around in a swimsuit...Power Loss:
Starbolt's alien half needs high-energy cosmic rays to catalyze its energy conversion process. During the day, the sun's light interferes with this radiation, so she needs exposure to starlight to use her powers. The amount required is not a lot, but long periods of being underground, being locked indoors, persistent bad weather, or just lots of heavy fighting with little rest in-between might drain her powers.