Short hair, most often dark brown with red highlights, perfectly frames soft yet, to most humans, obvious Greek features. Thin eyebrows hover over intense blue eyes. Olive colored skin is athletically toned and devoid of imperfections. Long limbs and flat abs lead to her generous cleavage. Sexuality exudes from everything does from a simple smile to her gentle swayed walk, and soft sultry voice. Talia adores fashion and can often be seen in the most recent clothing to come from the runway.Personality:
Talia is fairly cynical and distrusting, however, once someone has earned her trust she also gives them her fierce loyalty and friendship. Talia is extremely insightful and empathetic and finds herself trapped more often than not by this, especially when she considers her past as she feels resentful and angry at the people who manipulated her while, at the same time, understanding why they did it. Sometimes confused, as she still has trouble differentiating her implanted memories from her real ones, Talia can become agitated, solemn, and withdrawn when this occurs. Instead of soul searching and dwelling on the past, Talia typically handles her problems by shopping or having fun with the people she knows she can trust. A residual personality trait of her brainwashing is her relatively low inhibitions. Because of her natural empathy and insight, Talia has a great sense of morality, justice, and a belief that she needs to help The Authority create a better world.Brief History:
Talia Constotalvos was born on an American Naval base in Greece. Her father was an American sailor and her mother was a Grecian tour guide. Having dual citizenship, Talia was raised in Greece where her mother had family. She had a normal and happy childhood where she excelled at dance and music. With her grandparent’s encouragement, her mother sent her to a private school that specialized in music when she was fourteen. By the time Talia turned seventeen, she was a pop icon in Greece and was a star on the rise across Europe and North America.
On her eighteenth birthday, the plane she was travelling in was believed to have crashed near the Bermuda Triangle. The search lasted for two weeks, but no signs of the downed airplane were ever recovered and the world as a whole believed she and the other occupants had perished.
In truth, a mercenary by the name of Joseph Strider hijacked the plane and made it disappear. He then handed Talia over to his employers, a group of extremists who wanted to take over the world known as The Trust.
With nearly unlimited funding and unsanctioned methods, they had been experimenting on different methods of mind control for the last decade. Ready to implement the last step of their plan, they simply had to wait for an opportunity to present itself. Talia’s flight was such an opportunity. After Talia was delivered to The Trust, they began turning her into their weapon. A decade of research had created effective ways of brainwashing and had invented a way to give the human voice the irresistible quality of being unquestionably obeyed. With full control over Talia, the rising pop star was the perfect vehicle to deliver their demands.
Six months after Talia’s disappearance, a new star began making waves and ripples in Germany. Disguised with blonde hair, green eyes, and full body reconstructive surgery Talia, now called Heidi, began to develop an unflinchingly devoted following. Anyone who heard her voice became instantly enamored with her. The commercials she spoke in created an unbelievable demand on the product the likes the world had never witnessed before. Eventually, Steven Walker’s task force discovered what was happening, followed the trail back to Talia, and confronted her. Knowing that her voice was what caused absolute obedience, the team subdued her without allowing her to speak. When they ran a DNA scan on her, they found that she was actually the missing Grecian pop star. With the help of Stormwatch, they slowly undid the brainwashing effect on Talia, reversed the reconstructive surgery, and returned her to a semblance of her previous life.
Fearing that she would be abducted again, Talia kept close ties with Steven Walker and the members of Stormwatch who helped her. She learned to control her ability, attended college, and renewed her singing career.
• Solo d8
• Buddy d10
• Team d6
• Voice of a Generation
• Empathetic Brainwashed Victim
• Insightful Pop Star
Power Set: With One Voice
Hypnotic Voice d12
SFX Mass Hypnotism: Add a d6 and keep an additional effect die for each additional target.
Limit Conscious Activation: While stressed out, asleep, or unconscious, shutdown With One Voice. Recover With One Voice when stress is recovered or wakes up. If character takes physical trauma, shutdown With One Voice until that trauma is recovered.
Pop Goddess Enhancements
Enhanced Senses d8, Enhanced Reflexes d8, Superhuman Stamina d10
SFX: Dance of Destiny: Step up or double a Pop Goddess Enhancements power for one roll; remove your highest rolling die from the pool, and use three dice t o determine your total.
SFX: Second Wind: Before you make a roll including a Pop Goddess Enhancements power, you may move your physical stress die to the doom pool and step up the Pop Goddess enhancements power for the action.
Limit: Deep Conditioning: Step up mental stress or complications caused by intelligence agencies or their directors by +1 step to gain 1PP.
• Psych Expert
• Cosmic Expert
• Combat Expert
• Business Master
The Hero of Heroes
You're rather insistent on proving that you belong on the team
1xp: When you stand up to another hero
3xp: When you prove that a decision you made was best for humanity, or best for the team
10xp: @hen you stress out the last foe in an Action Scene, or another character acknowledges your assistance was essential in saving the day.
New Goddess of Humanity
That attempt to turn you into the world's first memetically engineered pop god might not have been such a good idea...
1xp: When you are mobbed by adoring fans
3xp: When you allow someone to put their safety at risk out of freely given devotion to you, or refuse to use your powers to help prevent others from getting hurt.
10xp: When you accept leadership of a major world religion, or use your powers in an attempt to reduce the size of your fanbase and allow you to live as a normal human being.