Karen Foster, CableAge:
Karen was born to a poor family with no mother, no school, an abusive drunk of a father and several siblings, each with their own complex problems. And while she started off by simply wanting to help, it was because of this dysfunctional setting that she grew on the constant lookout for escape, ranging from the common like drugs to the bizarre such as selling her soul to a corporate.
It all began at the bottom as a temp, running small-time assassinations on Weekends while handing out company pamphlets on Weekdays, a life she adapted to eerily well despite how dull the latter could be at times. As for the assassinations, Cable found she had quite the knack for contract killing; all she had to do was picture her father’s face before blowing away the prospective targets. It was an affinity which her company quickly spotted and the reason she was soon hired on as a full time employee, perks and all, one of which was a free cybernetic implant. Before long, Cable was the proud owner of a new set of peepers, capable of switching through types of vision when necessary.
With her new enhancement, Cable instantly latched onto a new addiction, one which would trump all her old druggy habits by far; the addiction of cybernetics and the wondrous heights they could push her to. She swiftly began pouring most of her earnings into implants until bit by bit her humanity was replaced by advanced robotics. As Cable’s body changed, so too did her life, with each upgrade marking not only another victim but an increase in infamy. This continued until finally the growing assassin had acquired her own little nickname within the corporate underworld, “Cable”.
She picked the name up due to an experimental piece she had installed, a pair of cables which she’d shoot from the palms of her hands like a robotic spider-woman. Unfortunately, it not only became her namesake but her unintended calling card as her handiwork began to point in her direction, mostly thanks to the "shocking" deaths and distinct cable marks. This continued until she became too much of a liability and her company had to release her from her contract, an ultimately fatal act.
Thankfully, Cable’s ex-company had nowhere near as much influence or resources as some others, making escape easy enough. With her release from corporate shackles, Cable joined the dangerous but exciting world of freelancing. From there she adapted new methods of killing by training with a mix of blades and guns. This helped break the growing monotony of assignments as well as helped hide her tracks, especially if her old company came looking. She also took on a few leisurely pursuits such as martial arts, to sate the need for beating stuff, as well as night-classes and reading, to regain a little bit of her lost childhood.
Today Cable is between jobs while searching for new implants to add to her collection. To assist in these searches as well as jobless times, she’s already installed a type of relay device which helps keep her connected as well as provides a few other useful functions. Skills:
Unarmed Fighting Specialist – Cable can exchange fists and kicks with the best of them!
Small Arms Specialist – She’s quite adept at shooting stuff!
Katana Specialist – Nothing gets her blood flowing like an intense sword-fight, where each cut and slice could mean a limb or artery!
Pro Skater/Blader – She can't drive but she's an expert at the best and most fun ways to travel!Enhancements:
Cybernetic Upgrades – Cable has greatly enhanced strength, speed and jumping, thanks to a few cybernetic implants she's installed over the years.
Optical Implants – She can switch through several visions, including night, infrared, heat, etc…
Internal Relay – While she can’t hack, she can act as a conduit for those who can. She can also boost or drown signals, connect to the net, or make calls.
Cables – Cable can shoot thick cables from the palms of her hands which she uses to wrap, whip or shock targets. Each cable is attached to a small battery which can switch between a brutal electrocution and an EMP. She can also use them for a quick lift or to connect to a device.