Mr. Lobster said I could post! Here is my character!
Autumn is the only child of a couple of ex-hippies turned tech gurus who made it very big in the 1990s and then vanished from the public eye into their mountain retreat near Tahoe. She had everything growing up, all the most expensive tutors, toys, and everything she ever desires was hers the second she asked for it. Yet her parents tempered their material wealth with zen and down to earth wisdom, and while Autumn never wanted for anything she was far from a spoiled brat.
She always had a fondness for snakes, and was fascinated by stories of snakes in mythology. She was admitted to Berkeley as an undergrad and among her many progressive political classes she focused heavily on biology and folklore. Her junior year she took a sabbatical to tour various old world temples where snakes were once worshiped, and get really high quite a lot along the way.
Her and many of her friends from Berkeley toured through the Pacific Islands and Australia and Southeast Asia before traveling through India. They gathered many stories of amazing and bohemian mind-expanding and body-embracing experiences and spiritual awakenings before they reached the location that would alter Autumn's life forever. Deep in a Keralan Tiger Preserve she had read stories of an ancient snake cult. Her friends balked at traveling through the dangerous jungles without a guide, but Autumn went on ahead alone. After three days of hard traveling she found the temple, an old ziggurat quite unusual for the region, and climbed to the top of it. In the midst of a monsoon rain she decided to get as one with nature as she could possibly be, and took all of her remaining drugs, including several she couldn't even tell you the name of that she had purchased on the edge of the preserve.
When she woke up, she had changed. Her eyes were serpentine, her hair now resembling living snakes, her lips and fingernails permanently a dark green. Her skin was at once softer and tougher at the same time, smooth as silk if pressed one way, sharp and resistant the other, like a snake's scales, able to sense the world through not only her now enhanced human perception but through smell and vibration as well. She felt incredible. Viewing it as more of a breakthrough than a tragedy she happily returned to her friends who, to put it mildly, freaked out. She was made to feel like a freak and a monster and left them, sobbing, as she returned home to her family.
Her parents were much more accepting, even happy when they found out Autumn liked being this way. They supported her in her efforts to try to recreate what had happened. She re-applied herself to school, taking it mostly through correspondence now, still somewhat afraid to show herself in public. After a few more years she had completed her degrees, opened a sanctuary for snakes in a large heated structure near her parent's home, and enjoyed herself immensely in the process.
Her tests though revealed that she was tougher, stronger, and quicker than she had ever been before and as she watched the stories of Justice League on the news she started to wonder if she didn't owe something to the world around her? When she heard of poachers in the nearby woods she felt it was a calling. She ordered a custom built snazzy green jumpsuit with a scale pattern and went after them, finding it startling easy to track them down with her enhanced senses, ambush them, and knock them all unconscious. She also found, completely by accident as she locked eyes with the last of them, that she the ability to paralyze people with fear who had a weak enough will, if she concentrated on it.
She was thrilled by this experience and decided to try to use her gifts to do even more good. Taking the name of one of her favorite snakes, she brought a condo in San Francisco and began to work out of it, wearing sunglasses and hoods during the day and patrolling the streets like a guardian angel at night. It was during this that she was approached by the Justice League, and offered a spot with them. Home City:
San Francisco.Civilian Appearance/Style Description:
The same, her appearance is permanent. Costume Description:
Your basic spandex with a snake scale pattern on it. Personality:
A transcendental hippie who is also a rigorous scientist, nature lover, bleeding heart liberal, and part time party girl when she isn't terrifying people.Powers:
Physically Enhanced - She's much faster and stronger than a girl her size should be, think just south of Captain America. She can also hold her breath for an exceptionally long time.
Super Senses - Very useful for tracking living things. Like criminals!
Tough Skin - Not exactly bulletproof, but pretty close.
Paralyzing Stare - a Psychic ability more than a physical one, a contest of wills and she can lock someone in place as long as she maintains eye contact.
Snake Hair! - Coral's snake hair is actually made of fully grown snake bodies, complete with usable mouths and fangs. Some of them are venomous, in all varieties, including painful, extremely painful, paralytic, and lethal. She can control her hair and make it fight for her, including extending the snakes out several feet from her head if necessary. While she isn't thinking of anything in particular, the snakes tend to look around, flick their tongues, sometimes snap at each other, and generally act like living snakes (although they are not, they have no brains or organs of their own). While she can control her snake hair, she doesn't know if the snakehead she has bite someone is venomous until they react, and so prefers not to do it unless absolutely necessary as any of them could be lethal. She is completely immune to her own venom.
Nascent Magic - She hasn't figured this out yet, but her experience left her magically gifted.
Shapeshift - Another power that hasn't developed, she will eventually be able to appear more snakelike and become more powerful in the process, or alter her skin to be as tough or soft as she wants it to be. Weakness:
Cold - She hasn't encountered this yet, but she is particularly weak to cold, people with freezing type powers will find her a very easy target.
Fear of Heights - She hates flying. Hates it hates it hates it. Especially when she can see down.
Substance Abuse - she often turns to mind-expanding substances when she doesn't want to deal with reality. She has a hard time saying no to a good time.
Uncertainty - She hates feeling like a freak, and while she normally can keep a happy attitude, enough people mocking her can make her break down.
Prior to transformation...