== Character Bio ==== Personal Information ==Legal Name:
Heterosexual with bi-curiosityTeam Role:
New Avengers Specialist== Physical Description / Clothing ==
Cessilys body is completely composed of a liquid metallic substance, making her silver from head to foot except for her bright red hair. When in human form, shes a lithe, athletic looking young woman with shapely curves, toned abs, and pert, well-rounded breasts. When in costume, she typically wears a red, form-fitting top roughly in the shape of a sports bra, red leggings with silver trim and red boots. Her eyes are featureless as they too are made of liquid metal. She has a languid way of walking because she doesn't possess any bones or joints.== Personality ==
Like many mutants, Cessily has dealt with a lot of crushing rejection in her life, including her parents turning their backs on her, and rejecting herself and hating her own powers. She strives to come to peace with her identity, practicing inner calm. She has cultivated this calm as it helps her to control her powers and retain her shape at will, which can be a challenge when she is stressed. When Cessily is happy, she is very happy and loves to joke. However, when she loses her temper, she really loses it as the pain of her past tends to stir. While she is a friendly person, she is suspicious of people who wish to get close to her and she will sometimes push them away or put her guard up. Despite her cultivated calm, she is deeply insecure and often aims to please others more than she should.
Cessily is also suspicious of scientists, as shes had some very bad run-ins with science types who wanted to exploit her abilities. Cessily has a love for stories, and enjoys telling them; sometimes they are true, sometimes not, but its often the only way she can open up and reveal a peek at how she is truly feeling. She is fiercely loyal to her teammates, she considers them her true family.== Key Skills ==Powers:Metallic Polymorph:
Mercury has a unique physiology composed of an inorganic, non-toxic metallic substance (not actually mercury). She is able to shift into different shapes at will, both solid and liquid. She can't form complex shapes but any simple shapes she can attain quickly.Natural Weaponry:
In combat she can use her ability to reshape her limbs into melee weapons, sharp, blunt, or whatever she needs.Surface Adhesion:
Mercury is able to cling to surfaces, such as walls and ceilings, which in conjunction with her shape-changing grants her phenomenal stealthiness. She can move along surfaces without any visible means of locomotion simply by sliding along it.Self-Sustaining:
She no longer requires food, water, or oxygen to survive. Although she does not need to eat, she does so anyway since it helps her feel more human. She doesn't need to breathe underwater, although she sees as poorly as anyone else when immersed.Invulnerability:
As her body is made of liquid metal without breakable bones, tissue, or parts, she is very hard to injure or damage with physical attacks. When Mercury's body is attacked in a physical assault, she can simply flow around the attack or reassemble herself. If a part of her body becomes severed from the rest, she can reabsorb it.Magical And Biological Resistance:
She has a degree of resistance to magical attacks, especially ones that are meant to target humans since she has no human physiology. She has immunity to biological assaults as she is no longer organic. Mental assaults are harder on her as her mind isn't housed in a conventional, organic brain, making it more difficult for telepaths to tap into her mind.Skills:Martial Arts:
Cessily has only basic martial arts training, as she has found there is no martial art style she is aware of that can accommodate her malleable body. As such, she has developed her own fighting style, incorporating hit-morph-hit tactics, and an enveloping style of grappling and restraining opponents.Weaknesses:Electricity:
Cessily is vulnerable to electricity. It disrupts her abilities and incapacitates her and takes her some time to recover her equilibrium and self-control after.Heat:
Very high concentrations of heat, such from a high-powered laser, can also damage her, although it doesnt disrupt her the way electricity does.Humanity:
She is unable to change back into a human form; it appears her physiology is liquid metal through and through.== Character Background ==
Before her powers manifested, Cessily Kincaid was a popular high-school cheerleader in an Irish-American family. When her powers manifested at age sixteen, her body began to transmute from tissue to metal and she turned into a polymorphic puddle on the floor. She and her parents were horrified at her mutant "condition. Embarrassed by this, they kept her inside and out of public view before sending her to the Xavier Institute for Higher Learning. Her parents never accepted Mercury after the activation of her X-Gene and were deeply ashamed of her.
Cessily found friends and companionship at Xaviers, becoming particularly close to Wither and joining the Hellions squad. She has found a close friend and benefactor in the Hellions squad leader Julian Keller, a.k.a. Hellion.
Throughout her superhero career so far Mercury has been on a number of teams, garnering experience with the X-Men, the Hellions, and various other incarnations of mutant-based squads. When Xaviers students were attacked by an anti-mutant religious zealot, Mercury was one of the survivors and was accepted by Emma Frost to join a team to strike back.
Cessily was abducted by operatives of Weapon X during and was used in experiments in their labs as they tried to construct mutant-hunting predators. They used her skin to graft onto their creations to give them increased protection. With the help of her mutant team-mates, Cessily was able to escape and reclaim most of her stolen body substance, although the entire experience had been agonizingly painful and traumatic for her.
Just prior to the calamities that befell the Avengers, Mercury has faded back from superheroic activities, taking a breather. However, the unexpected decline of the Avengers alarmed her enough to make her return to action. With a slot open on the New Avengers, Mercury decided it was time to fight and eagerly joined.== Character Extras ==
Mercury tries to be careful when she shapeshifts; if she goes totally liquid her clothes do not transform with her. When she reforms to her humanish self shell be naked, something she tries to avoid doing in front of others.== Face Claim: ==
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