DONE, So excited!!BASIC INFO:Legal Name:
Bridgett Annabelle DesjardinsCodename/Nickname/Aliases:
("Twins")Citizenship and other legal info:
Born In France. Raised near her birthplace in a small town called Guebwiller. She was born with dual citizenship in America and France, and often spent her summers in a different house on the coast of Oregon.Place of Birth:
Private schooling, barely any general studies, major focus on french and american literature. This will be her 2nd year at Xaviers, and she's about 1/3 of the way through accomplishing her current goals. Please see below.
66 lbs.Hair color:
Black / dark brown (Bridgett colors her hair depending on her general mood, it's usually black, because of this.)Eye color:
Steel grey, light silver.Gender:
French (anglo saxin-french-italian)Age:
Bridgett is long and thin. Her breasts are very small, and her hips are narrow. She does have a womanly shape, she just appears to be stretched out. She looks as if she weighs about 120 lbs. She towers over most other women, and she often wears heels, making the effect more dramatic. Her muscle structure is weak, especially in her arms. Bridgett is kind of scary. She is naturally intimidating, and off-putting. It sort of looks like she's thinking about murder all of the time.OTHER INFORMATION:Orientation:
Mostly Straight. But, also, Sort of twisted. You'll find out why if you keep reading (disadvantages-psychotic). Like 99% straight. The 1% toward woman. But only one woman, and it might be sort of off putting for players even. She has had three male partners. Only one of them was courageous enough to stick around for more than a week. He lasted three months before Bridgett scared him away.Ons/Offs:
ONS- Sharing, kissing, blankets, fresh air, cigarettes, power outages
OFFS- nothing so far. She's a weirdo. And, sex is abstract to her in the first place. Nothing has ever been out of the question for Bridgett, in fact, she usually puts herself through much worse than any male partner has.Goals:
Bridgett wants ot have full control over power, especially since she has no idea what she actually capable of. She also wants to stay hidden from the public, and she wants to stop gaining pleasure from others fears. This has been a huge thing for her, and its the reason that she's come to the mansion. If Bridgett wanted to, she could be remarkably evil, and likely scare people to death, she could easily murder people, that's all I'm gonna say, and she's decided not to. Instead, she wants to make good use of her power, which is also why she wants to control it. It is sort of out of control, her first nature is to put everyone in a state of unease, and intimidate every person into an uncomfortable place. After a year at the mansion, she's literally, starting to lighten up a little bit.Wealth Level:
5 - Her parents are well off, and they know where she is at. They are not happy with their horror movie daughter, and getting rid of her as helped them alot. Bridgett knows this as well, and dealing with it is not exactly easy for her.Personality:
Bridgett likes to stay quiet, she enjoys watching people behave, as most things appear odd to her, staying out of them is more educating than trying to interject. Bridgetts first real friends are here at this school. And, they are coming along slowly. She had been amiable to other children before her powers had kicked in (see history). But, she had never liked them, and her parents heard a lot of complaining about her classmates that only grew darker and more disturbing as she aged. Her power gave her a bit of a mean streak, and controlling her became almost impossible. Her old personality was straight out of a horror movie, and keeping at bay takes most of her focus. Now, Bridgett does her best to keep things comfortable for those around her, but she sees a black lining around everything. People's intentions are always shaded on the selfish side to her. She doesn't trust easily, and death is always on the tip of her tongue. She's good at timing absurd jokes, making people react as offended as they are amused. Bridgett calls out other peoples bullshit, and she can usually do it without being offensive.
She's often snacking on something salty. Bridgett is a salt fiend, and she has a bit of an oral fixation. Potato chips, pretzels, nuts, etc. Her favorite thing in the world is kettle corn, and she is rarely caught without any on her person. Bridgett ultimately doesn't like people, but perhaps Xavier would be the only person that could truly know that. She has a number of contradicting layers. At first she seems off-putting, then she may seem friendly, then creepy, then inviting, then insulting, then some one may finally feel like they know her, and then she'll betray you just to make fun of you later; and so on. This bi-polar tendency has nothing to do with her mutation. Bridgett just doesn't truly enjoy other peoples company. She only knows that she is supposed to enjoy other peoples company. She makes her hatred for the human race as blunt as her love for her friends. She supports peoples dreams, and she also makes fun of them if they fail.
Bridgett is not always fun to be around.SCHOOL INFO:Classes Taken or Taught:
General studies, advanced knowledge in American/French Literature, she has a number of collegiate level papers on classic novelists from each country. Her father was a writer, and most of Bridgett's youth involved, writing, reading, re-reading, and re-writing. So, Xaviers school is helping her catch up on other things that her father didn't press upon her, which would be everything else.Year:
High School SeniorClub Memberships or Sponsorships:
01 (feeble) - Agility:
03 (Typical) - Strength:
01 (feeble) - Endurance:
04 (Good) Reason:
02 (poor) - Intuition:
07 (incredible) - Psyche:
04 (good)POWERS: Bird Body, Bird Brain EMPATHY 'CROW THOUGHT'
- There are three aspects to this: Sensing emotions, projecting emotions, and at a peak level that Bridgett is still learning, physical transformation. Think of Bridgett like a broadcast tower of emotional frequencies. She can feel other peoples frequencies, and she can broadcast certain feelings while she actually feels something entirely different. Bridgett can put a sense of fear in the air, or anxiety. She often projects her 'psychotic' frequency to keep people away from her. Bridgett is not sure if she can project positive emotions on people. She has never tried to do it before. The advanced level, the physical manifestation of this power, is that Bridgett's physical appearance can change, and appear in one of four ways: Bridgett looks like a walking scarecrow, Bridgett looks like a girl with the horrifying aspect of a dead Crow, Bridgett is ghostlike and transparent, & Bridgett creates a duplicate of herself.
While sensing other people's thoughs, Bridgett cannot hear what they are thinking, she can only distinguish them if she knows them, and even if she knows them, she can only distinguish their mood, and emotions. Bridgett cannot put words or ideas into peoples heads, she cannot create illusions, or make some one see something that is not there. She cannot hear peoples thoughts, but if some one says that they feel like they are having a wonderful day, when they are clearly not having one. She can tell.
While projecting fake emotions outward, Bridgett is fairly creative. She uses this to keep people away from her personal space and her personal thoughts. Bridgett loves to make people wig out, even though, shes trying to stop.
further notes- Her body, in every respect, does physically change when she projects her emotions to an intense volume. The emotion that she projects takes over the physical form of her body, and morphs her into a different shape. When she turns it back down, she morphs back into her regular self. It is entirely painless, she cannot feel it. But, if Bridgett were to look into a mirror while projecting her 'Crow Thought' this loudly, she would see the horrific image, not her own face. It is always easiest to do this from a distance. Across a field, or from an upstairs window, or at the end of a hall. It was fairly easy to make regular humans think that a fallen angel had come to collect them, or that a ghost had appeared in their bedroom. Bridgette has a number of monsters that she can become, her favorite is the crow monster. These monsters have absolutely no effect on her inner skeleton, so all of them are humanoid, and they cannot help her fight.
She can also tune her 'frequency' down and blend into a crowd with ease. Regular people could look right at her, and just kind of not care, or notice, or even remember her face when they turned around. (Jubillee contains this power to some degree, allowing her to live in a mall for years without ever drawing undo attention.)DUPLICATION
- The Ability to make a single copy of herself. (Sort of like Multiple Man's 'Dupes'). Bridgett can only make one. Her Duplicate canNOT create its own duplicate. But her Duplicate is alive, with it's own identity, and, conceivably its own dreams and wishes. Bridgette calls her duplicate 'Beta', 'Her', and 'Bridge'. Her Beta calls herself by the same terms.
Bridge and Bridgette do not have a mind meld. Bridge is just a regular girl with only one mutation; Bridgett's physical body. Bridge has no ability to project different emotions, and she cannot feel other peoples presence the way that Bridgett can. If Bridgette and Bridge are both in existence, it makes Bridgettes crow thought limited. Her physical appearance is not modifiable, and her reciever is less sensitive to others emotions, and others' presences.
If Beta is harmed or killed Bridgett Alpha feels no pain, or loss, Bridgett can not magically tell that Beta is dead, although, this has never happened. If it were to happen, Bridgett would be able to immediately 'Dupe' out another Beta the moment that her previous duplicate is dead.
Both Bridge and Bridgett can move around independently of each other. Bridgett Alpha can absorb her duplicate whenever she wants. When the two of them merge into one again, Bridgett will retain all of the memories and life experiences that the duplicate had experienced before she ceased to exist. However, she will also absorb any damage or harm done to the duplicate in the process. That is COMPLETELY. If Bridgett were to absorb a duplicate without a left hand, Bridgett would no longer have a left hand, that is forever.
So, far, Bridgett has only collected some disturbing memories and a few scars from her Beta, which as far as she knows, is the only one. She does not have a missing limb or damaged organs. The duplicate is capable of digesting, and eating food. However, she does not need to. Bridgett does eat constantly, implying that perhaps when Bridge melds back in, her empty stomach is also embraced by Bridgett's body.ADVANTAGES: ENERGY
- Bridgett doesn't really get exhausted, or sweat. This has everything to do with her mutated body. She breathes at an incredibly fast rate, but never in a panic or in a hyperventilating way, sort of the way a bird breathes. Her body temperature changes dramatically, but it never changes how comfortable or uncomfortable she is.DISADVANTAGES: ANATOMICALLY WRONG
- Calm down, Bridgett has a vagina. But, Bridgett only weighs 66 lbs. That was not a typo up there. And that's just the beginning. Bridgett's bones are not bones. When she stands up straight, or runs, or jumps, or does anything that supports her own weightless-like self, her bones are fine. They feel hard, they feel good, and solid. However, when stressed, her bones are flexible, and difficult to damage. There is something to the structure of her DNA that changed the consistency of her skeleton. Her bones aren't bones, and their not cartilage. It is painful when her bones do 'bend', but her body is built for it, and, the feeling passes quickly. Her joints, and places on her body that should be cartilage, are also made of this mysterious plastic-like bone material. She appears to be normal until some one starts to bend her. Needless, to say, she's never had any bones broken. More over, Bridgett bruises incredibly easily, and the bruises are always black, as if there is oil in her bloodstream.
Bridgett is unbelievably flexible, and her tendons stretch like rubber bands. She is also slightly anemic, and her blood has difficulty clotting. Open wounds can lead to excessive bleeding, and she is more susceptible to bleeding out than a regular human would be. But it's difficult to cut her, her bones are not hard enough to cause serious laceration, she is genetically designed to bruise easily, and painlessly. All of this does, in fact, make her brain rather vulnerable. So, if she were ever to be in a fight, a hard shell helmet would be a required safety precaution. This bendy bird body is the only part of her mutation that has been with her her since birth, and its the main reason her parents home schooled her; to keep her safe from head trauma.VIRTUALLY PSYCHOTIC
-Bridgett is more than one sandwich short of a full picnic basket. She rarely uses her Duplicate to do anything productive. She writes in a number of black and white composition notebooks, and then never lets anyone read them, for good reason, almost every page is littered with brutal murder scenes and bloody violence. It was mentioned that her duplicate never does anything productive. The two of them love to smoke cigarettes together. And they are often cuddling together in order to pass the time. She shares secrets with herself as if the other version of herself isn't going to know what she had just said.CROWS FIGHTING SPIRIT
- She has no idea how to throw a punch or take one. So, if Bridgett gets into a fight, she feels a lot pain, but sustains no permanent damage due to her gumby body. However, she could easily be knocked out of the equation with a single punch. BLOOD DISEASE
- Bridgett is a very bad bleeder, and a small cut can cause her to lose a lot of blood. A large wound could easily kill her. EXTREMELY PESSIMISTIC
- Bridgett is a coward. She is harshly afraid of dying (again- see below), and she always believes that the worst will always come to fruition. Bridgett would rather hide in a closet and turn down her empathy frequency than stand in the middle of a fight, back to back with her duplicate swing blades or large hammers.CROW STRENGTH
- Bridgett's muscles do not move a lot of weight around. It's a strain for her to pick up an industrial sized bottle of shampoo, or a laptop computer. She also removes herself from any kind of training regiment, so she doesn't have the will to become stronger either. In her rational, she would need to be a massive body builder just to be able to help somebody move out of their house, it's not worth it, shes fine being as weak as a seven year old child.SKILLS: Tennis:
-This is the one sport that Bridgett is good at, and her mother made sure that she knew how to play, Bridgette tried ballet as well, but she was too flexible and it scared the other children. As Bridgett got older she started to enjoy this game a lot more, because she could feel when her opponent was getting tired, or frustrated, or confident, or worried, or anxious. Also, she can play with her duplicate, which has done tons for her game, practice has ramped up big time since the age of fifteen. Tennis is the most normal thing that Bridgett is good at.Piano:
- Bridgett was trained to play the instrument from the age of four to the age of fiteen by an expensive professional, and she two of her own fine french pieces, one in her bedroom at home, and one in the study of her house in Oregon. Bridgett had always enjoyed playing, and again, her practice became more interesting and fruitful when her Duplicate could play the bass, and Bridgett could solo on the treble keys.Multi-tasking:
- Need I say much more? Bridge can do Psychology homework, while Bridgett learns a new song on the piano, afterward, they can meld together, Bridgett learns what Bridge had learned, and then her bread in the oven can finish cooking from when the two of them had done some baking earlier. Finally, Bridgett can go out and get dinner for the two of them while Bridge cleans the house.Possible medium:
- Bridgett claims that she can speak to the dead. This is possible because she also claims that she can speak to crows, and ravens. In her mind, these birds carry the messages of the dead. She does not squawk at them, but they do squawk at her. It is hard to argue with Bridgett, Crows, and Ravens do tend to collect around her, and will occasionally even ride on her shoulder. (Bridgett is not a medium, she's just convincing)HISTORY:
Warning-Dark, you have been warned.
Bridgett came out of the womb with black skin. The doctors were confused, but they could tell that it was from bruising, after a week or so, the infants body turned peach, healed up, and she was a normal child.
Bridgett's home was always the same, a three story mansion with a lake house and a barn. An eleven acre field that grew grain and grapes, and two large forests to the north and south. The northern woods led to the lakehouse, and the southern woods were sprouted from a large creek that eventually fed into a river. Her parents could tell that she was a different girl from a young age. She was off-putting, and strange. She would complain constantly, and her obsession with death was not funny. One of her first words was 'die'. And, to top it all of, when she was three and a half years old, she'd still only weighed eleven pounds. Her parents took her to the doctors often, and everyone seemed stumped. She's healthy, she's never been hurt, she's been sick, and yeah, her internal clock seems to be on hyperdrive. Bridgett took 110 breathes a minute, almost four times the norm, and her heart beat was at 178 bpms. But her circulation was fine, she was getting plenty of oxygen into her blood stream, she never seemed to be panicked, and she was learning at a normal rate.
She was still diagnosed with a mild case of Autism at the age of eight when she couldn't get along with anyone her own age, and she was starting to have problems with her parents. The doctors, and her parents had no idea what to do with death obsession. She was starting to draw, and write about it. And, her parents would catch her looking at horrific things on the internet. She never seemed depressed though, privacy was favored, and she often laughed to herself. Her parents never reported her having an imaginary friend, but she would often refer to herself as 'her'. No one seemed to notice too much, one psychiatrist considered that she might have been showing early signs of dissociative identity disorder, unable to commit to the idea of being alive in her own body, or unable to find an identity at all, always just seeing herself as some thing that is alive, not actually a person.
Bridgett grew up. She enjoyed her hobbies, she still didn't enjoy other children, and instead of forcing her to attend the private school that she had been going to, Her father decided to keep her home, and teach her how to write himself. He thought that if a young woman could write, than she could communicate. And if his daughter could learn to communicate better, than she would be able to mature, and blossom, and be normal.
In her early adolescence, Bridgett was on the right track, she was learning rapidly, her doctors were taking her off of medications, and she was starting to make a few friends in her youth groups and her tennis clubs. Bridgett was fourteen when she started to consider things that regular girls considered, she asked her mom if she would ever think about helping her dye her hair black. Naturally, her mother didn't like the idea of black hair, but it was good to hear the word dye come out of her daughters mouth, instead of 'die'. Bridgett never achieved a world class level, but she started to win regional tournaments for her age group in tennis. She was only 44 lbs at the age of fourteen, and gymnastics were appealing to her at that time as well. It was almost fun to be as light as a feather. Of course, she knew by that time that her bones were flexible, but no one else did. Boys could lift her above their heads as if they were moving a mattress. It was fun. Bridgett was enjoying herself, but the odds were stacked up against her.
Her friends were starting to envy her, or despise her for being rude, or too pretty, or weird, or just freaky in general. They said the cheated because of how light she was. Everyone was growing tired of her quickly, and no one had expected this to happen. It was when they found out that she couldn't be broken. She was climbing a fence, and she fell, and everyone saw her leg bend the wrong way, and everyone saw her cringe in pain, and everyone saw her shake it out. She stood up and started along like nothing had gone wrong.
There was something wrong. The kids were not okay with what had just happened. She had officially become a freak, it was instant. Before she was an anomaly, but in that moment, she became a freak. And, they beat her. They tested her bodies limits. Baseball bats to her knee wouldn't break her. She screamed in pain, and they only gagged her. It was when they through her off of the roof. It was the coma. Bridgett was almost fifteen years old. The kids escaped, her friends, and the groundskeeper of the facility that they played tennis at had found her. Everyone had attributed the fall to attempted suicide.
She would have been fine, it was only a thirty foot drop, but she had hit her head, and she had suffered a sever concussion, and she had slipped into a coma. She was no progressing. It was on the sixth week, and the third day, two weeks after Bridgett had turned fifteen. It was snowing on a cold December morning. Birthday balloons were still in the room, but her family had vacated. A nurse had been in the hall, two doctors were present, and one surgeon, but he was asleep in the break room of the hospital. Bridgett was no longer in the ICU, she had stabilized, and she was either going to wake up one day or die.
They hadn't figured that both would happen at the same time. Bridgett flatlined, her brainwaves stopped, her body started to twitch. The nurse ran into the room, and shouted for a doctor. The nurse checked the young girls wires and tubes, everything was fine, her bag was still inserted, and her iv was dripping. The nurse turned around when she heard a footstep. It wasn't the doctor. It was Beta. It was Her, It was Bridgett, as far as the nurse was concerned. The doctor then rushed into the room to find the girl standing in the middle of the room, while simultaneously laying down on the hosptal bed plugged into machines.
The cameras in the hospital room recorded the following events, but the doctor and the nurse were never able to explain it completely. The doctor started to escort Beta out of the room, but the Nurse made it clear to him that this 'person' had appeared from nowhere. The camera did in fact record that Beta had appeared from nowhere. The three of them appeared to converse for a moment. And Beta took command of the room, she seemed to be explaining something to the two medical professionals. Beta than reaches down and touches Bridgett's exposed foot. Then, a flash hits the camera, and static takes over the screan for a half of a second. At that point, Bridgett's vital signs return, Beta dissappears from the room, the nurse rushes over to the monitors, and the doctor looks around the room in confusion. He then looks down at Bridgett as the young girl rises from the bed, and out of her coma.
From that day on, Bridgett had full access to Beta, her telempathy, and her ability to project emotions through physical appearance.
It only took four weeks for her parents to bring in a priest. Their daughter had changed completely. She had been found in bed, naked and writhing with the other version of herself. Bridgett had vanished completely for days, and returned talking non-sense about other dimensions, and the world of people-music. Bridgett was starting to be able to morph her face, and her parents were convinced that a demon had possessed their child, the surveillance fottage from the hospital had not helped Bridgett's case.
Of course, the exorcism did not succeed. Bridge would not respond to latin or the holy cross, and the priest concluded that this girl was beyond help.
How she ends up at Charles Xavier's mansion is likely up to me and the teacher that recruits her. Addendum:
Bridgett has concluded that being an empath is her only power. Her body is a reaction to her overbearing empath brain, thus the darkside of her mutation. Or the bad side of the coin. Also, Beta, is a byproduct of her actual power. Due to the concussion and the coma, Bridgett is only half aware of how Bridge came to be.
When she died her empathic powers activated, dormant limiting her physical boundaries for her entire life. So, Beta was only a thing that happened when Bridgett died, this is the subtext in her history, and the death in the hospital. So...
Bridgett's coma caused her to die. The process of death caused her x-gene to activate. The activation of her x-gene combined with her particular power caused her to tap into her final potential. Bridgett created a form of herself that had two bodies in a last ditch effort to sustain her own life. Beta was a complete version of Bridgett, slight brain trauma and all, the only difference being that Beta wasn't about to die. Bridgett's vitals were shut down, but she was still alive. Bridgett was revived from a critical state by Beta when her duplicate at the instincts to merge together with her Alpha. Beta's motivation for taking this risk is impossible to distinguish, only Bridgett knows, and she is too insane to distinguish it from any other reason to live.
Bridgett spent an eternity dead, as she reports it. When she came back from her coma, she had two bodies and a very bad memory of how she had done something so fantastic. The time spent dead had distorted her psyche forever. Bridgett sees it kind of like this: Beta is who Bridgett used to be, before the activation. Beta is also what she would have been if she had never been activated. And Bridgett is the dead version of herself, coming back from another realm as the master-and-handler of her own soul . Of course, her view has changed since coming to the mansion. Bridgett knows that shes not from another dimension. She also knows that duplication is not written into her x-gene, it's a by-product of her power at the moment of her activation, that's why she can only produce one duplicate. She doesn't actually have duplication powers. Beta is just a form that Bridgett learned how to take, just the twin-like form of an empath's mind.