Player Name: Angiejuusan
Character Name: Choko Hideyo
Character Alias: Iron Maiden
Student or Teacher: Teacher, Chemistry
Gender: Female (Modular)
Super Powers / Abilities: Technopath:
While not exactly a 'genius' (though certainly highly intelligent), she has an intuitive grasp of machines and the ability to psychically communicate with them. This is also the power that led to...Robotic Form:
She has rebuilt her body over the years to be entirely synthetic. Even her brain is mechanical. This allows her to customize herself to a ridiculous extent, and allowing her to have whatever powers she thinks she'll need for a given situation. One mission might have her with flamethrowers in the arms and rocket legs to allow flight, another might have her packing freeze rays and Hi-Jump legs.
Bio / History: Choko was born in Tokyo, and as she was growing up, showed a remarkable skill with machinery. Her father had an old car with an engine problem no one could figure out. Choko, at age 8, figured it out and fixed it (turned out to be a tiny little crack in just the right place to send the whole thing down the tubes). She was quickly found to be a technopath and sent off to a school for superheroes.
She was a bit of a showoff, however, acing a lot of high science classes with barely any effort. Her constant bragging, however, ended up making her friendless...and got her noticed by a magically inclined supervillain. The villain hatched a plot to drive her insane, which hinged upon the murder of her parents. He spent a long time divining her home location, and once he found out, he obliterated her home, and her parents with it. She was 17 at the time.
Stricken with grief, and without much in the way of emotional support (sure, the school helped, but only so much), she began her greatest work with one thought in mind. Revenge. She began the process of replacing her squishy, organic body with chrome, plastic, and steel. She more or less dropped out of school to do this, going into hiding while she worked this out. Eventually, she became the Iron Maiden, a fully mechanical superhero.
She sought out the villain that had caused her so much pain. She was smart. Her body was modular, and she had also created a body with enough magic absorbing material that his attacks would be less effective. They fought, long and hard at the top of his penthouse where he made his sanctum. Such a fight alerted the other heroes in the city. But before they could intervene, Choko was victorious. The villain, on his knees, staring down the barrel of Choko's 1.0 Plasma Accelerator, begged for mercy. She denied him, and pulled the trigger.
That was the one and only time she had ever killed. She was taken in by the many heroes that came to investigate, and sentenced not to prison, but to asylum. The courts believed her mentally unbalanced, and Choko even agreed. While in the asylum, however, she spent her time drawing up blueprints. Not for weapons, like one would expect. Instead, prosthetic limbs, artificial organs, all kinds of devices meant to extend and improve the lives of others. This sudden shift towards helping people did not go unnoticed, though she kept quiet about them to asylum staff. They asked her why she keep it quiet. She said she didn't want to show off, or seem like she was trying to prove herself "cured" before she actually was.
Five years after she began her time in asylum, she was released. Choko was confused why. The staff said that she was no danger to society or anyone else. She tried the hero game for a few years, with the fortune she made off licensing her patents allowing her to live comfortably. She couldn't shake, however, the fear and mistrust other heroes showed towards her. She applied for a position at the school she had not graduated from, having spent those few years of heroism also working on a teaching degree. She wanted to help the next generation avoid the mistakes she had made. She was accepted, and now, after five years of chemistry teaching, is finally in a position where she has a dedicated circle of friends (her co-workers) and is trusted enough to be given authority.
Life is good for Choko now...but is she truly free of doubt? Is she truly free of the grief that plagued her? Or does it hide just below the painted surface?...
Basic Ons: Technology! Also chocolate because chocolate is awesome.
Basic Offs: Magic (though she is civil with its users), poorly cooked vegetables, off-tempo singing, glitches
Sexual Ons: Pretty much anything, she's pansexual and genderfluid (literally, she can alter her body to be Male), except the offs:
Sexual Offs: Bathroom stuff, gore, vore, and anything involving water (she's waterproof but she doesn't like needing to depend on it)
Extras: I'm not demanding the school be in Tokyo, that's just where she's from. If you're playing a returning student, feel free to already know her. Also, anyone who googles "Iron Maiden Superheroine" will learn of her past, and she is not ashamed to discuss it.
Without the anti-magic armor, that she tries her damnedest to avoid, magic fries her. A lot.Heavy Impact:
Lots of force can cause her body to crumble. This includes bullets.Magnets:
Seriously, this is her heaviest weakness. She is entirely metal, a strong enough magnet can hold her in place. A really strong magnet can rip her body apart wire by wire. And she'll feel every single second of it.Electrical Surges:
Like every machine, an unprotected electrical surge is murder on her systems.