Independent ContractorBase Of Operations:
A farmstead in Newton Country, ArkansasCitizenship:
Small framed small fry. Ashley is leanly built, often sporting a farmers tan/sunburn and has bright red hair and striking green eyes. She has a trim body, with small breasts but a shapely, round butt. Origin:
Ashley describes herself as a self made supervillain, which isn't quite the truth. Growing up in rural Arkansas, Ashley was denied the opportunity to develop her natural ability and talent with all things mechanical but it wasn't completely wasted. She spent most of her childhood fidgeting with farm equipment and other odds and ends she found in the county but never was able to translate her talent into academic success. She did a stint in the National Guard as a mechanic and used that to pay her way to an associates degree and various technical certifications.
But military life alone wasn't satisfying for her. She hated the fact she was doing grunt work and feeling unappreciated like she always had. Despising her place in life and blaming the military, she intentionally leaked information to HYDRA about sensitive security issues at her current military base in exchange for a ‘foot in the door’ so to speak to that terrorist organization. The raid was successful and Ashley was exfiltrated by HYDRA who, after amusing themselves by having her beg for her life, decided to let her in the organization as a provisional member. Ashley however, feeling humiliated by her new employers, never forgave them for making her feel so powerless.
She was put to work as a laboratory technician, developing and refining weapons for HYDRA but found HYDRA to be a lot like the military, where she did grunt work and was generally unappreciated. So she worked on a side project which would mark her independence. Using HYDRA resources, she developed her own ‘Tremor’ battlesuit which was based partially off using HYDRA Dreadnought power generation technology, specs from early Grim Reaper technology and Hammer Industries and AIM specs that HYDRA had gained access to.
Within a few months of work, she was able to create her Tremor battlesuit. Within minutes of donning it, HYDRA finally found her out. She declared her independence from that organization soonafter in an exceptionally violent manner. Ashley had never killed another person before that day face to face. She found it surprisingly easy to do, both literally and emotionally.
Having declared her independence, she pursued the only career option open to her that also allowed her the independence that she sought even though ultimately, she knew she was a ‘follower’ more then a leader herself. She became a part time mercenary, part time thief, part time tinkerer and full time supervillain and hasn’t regretted it since.Powers:
The Tremor Battlesuit is custom made by Ashley as her declaration of independence. It is a two piece black uniform. Layers of HYDRA beta cloth sandwich a specially made gel that Ashley developed herself which hardens when it detects external force and pressure, acting like an armor, as well as absorbing harmful excesses of vibration energy such as those used by sonic or concussion based weapons and powers.
Powered by a miniaturized generator similar to that used by the Dreadnought robot, the Tremor part of the name comes from the vibration based energy shield that is constantly emitted from the suit. Similar to ‘The Shockers’ weapon and suit her own vibro-blasters are not quite as powerful or versatile and instead work in two basic modes. A wide beam shockwave and a narrow, focused repulsor blast, based on stolen Stark tech. The other ability of this ‘field’ is that it can deflect all manners of small caliber bullets, dissipate low concentrations of energy or thermal discharges and help slow or deflect kinetic impacts as well as high resistance to sonic, shock and concussion based weapons or powers.
It is important not to overestimate her suits defenses however. She’s capable of deflecting small arms with a fair amount of reliability which decreases with the heavier ordinance expended upon her. Same with dealing with punches. Human beings of normal skill or strength will find it extremely hard to land a blow on her, even a glancing one, but those that are skilled or more readily, strong enough can penetrate her field with proportional ease. Same with higher power energy based attacks. Her suit increases her survivability, but does not make her invincible.
Intelligence- 3 (she’s naturally talented but nothing exceptional in any other regard)
Strength- 2 (athletically strong for her size, but still normal)
Speed- 2 (athletically quick, but still very human)
Durability- 3 (her suit is mostly bulletproof, but far from invincible)
Energy Projection- 4 (she can fire long range and narrowly focused repulsor blasts or short range, wide spread concussive/sonic blasts that can send people and small vehicles flying and tear up the asphalt)
Fighting Skills- 4 (barely can be considered an experienced fighter, especially in her suit)Skills:
Ashley is a talented gearhead, mechanic and general tinkerer who simply has lots of mechanical aptitude. She has show a talent for some fields of biology and chemistry as well in her development of the gel for her Tremor suit. She is also a fairly well skilled hand to hand combatant and growing up in Arkansas, has a natural affinity and skilled proficiency with both firearms and explosives. Crimes:
Robbery, Theft, Treason, Breaking and Entering, Terrorism and murder related charges. Enemies:
The Fantastic Four, Wakanda, DareDevil, Spider-Man, SHIELD, Teen Titans, and HYDRA.History:
Ashley’s biggest regret since leaving HYDRA and going independent has been the fact that her nickname was intended to be Tremor. However after commiting her first robbery, the local reporter only heard the last half of her name and thus assumed her name was Vibrator, based on the fact of her ‘vibration based powers’ and much to her chagrin, the name has stuck. Initially a sore point, she has learned to deal with it and rolls with any attempts to annoy her by using that name. Having lived a rough life, it takes more then that to get under her skin.
She’s worked as a villain for the Maggia and other organized criminals, Blockbuster, A.I.M., the Wizard, Secret Empire, Penguin and most notably the resurgent Kingpin as superpowered muscle. She has also worked together with The Shocker, Boomerang, Captain Boomerang, Captain Cold, Trapster, Klaw, and others in various jobs. Most of the time she avoids superheroes and has exclusively done all of her ‘independent side jobs’ well away from superhero hotbed cities. But she has teamed up with other organizations and villains and doesn’t shy from superpowered confrontations if she has no choice or an advantage. Her biggest 'victory' as she puts it was when she supposedly beat Nightwing so bad that she was certain he was hospitalized. Though she doesn't say it, she credits the victory to the experience of having gotten defeated by DareDevil not too long before.
She was captured by the authorities after an extremely short fight with the Black Panther where she found herself surprised and at a disadvantage. However she also realizes she was likely outmatched and outfought regardless of the circumstances.