Work in Progress (I'll add the rest of the character sheet soon)
Amber Anne Luster
Amber was born to a mercenary father (Coldshot) and a shapeshifter mother (Dilettante). Her mom, a former undercover spy, gave up her career to become a housewife after genetic scanners rendered her morphing abilities moot. Her father, who was very nondescript and plain-looking, would spend months away from home on contract missions around the world. She is the youngest child and has three older siblings and a twin brother, Flint, with whom she was always very close.
Early in life, she proved to be very skilled at dance, and was hailed as a sort of prodigy. She became well known throughout the state and won several competitions. However, her parents refused to let her go too far in dance, and encouraged her to pursue tennis instead. Regardless, she was left with a whimsical heart.
Her mother returned to work when she was an adolescent, and an elderly neighbor started babysitting the children. Miss Katie gave Amber her first brooch, and she started collecting them where ever she could find them. She also taught Amber how to cook, and as a teenager, she was doing most of the cooking for the family. She always kept the kitchen neat and tidy, which carried over to her room as well.
At 14, her father insisted that she and her brother attend Talbot Military Academy in up state New York. While she was nervous at first, she found everyone greeting her very warmly as if they were old friends. This made her more comfortable, and soon she was excelling in her studies. They taught her ranged combat, martial arts, wilderness survival, weapon repair, survival sense, mountain survival, and combat driving.
Shortly after graduation, Amber and Flint were hired by Zexxon Industries as security guards. They were even lucky enough to be put on the same shift and would often meet up during their tours of the facility. One night during a thunderstorm, Amber was checking on an alert in the hazardous waste vault when Flint came to help her. Finding the vault wide open, Amber insisted they check it out against Flint's concerns. Once they were in the room, the vault door slammed shut, locking them inside. Moments later, they noted a beeping noise just before a violent explosion.
Amber awoke in the hospital wrapped in bandages, her body covered in 3rd degree burns. Flint was nearby and burned much the same, but still in a coma. Filled with anguish, Amber was vexed with horrible nightmares of the fireball that had engulfed her and her brother. Then one morning, she awoke to find herself on fire. Screaming, the nurses ran in, but just as she begged them to put it out, the flames vanished, leaving her completely unscathed.
After months of healing and some skin grafts, Anna recovered her beauty, although viscous scars plagued most of her body. Flint awoke as well, but his face was burned much worse, leaving him horribly scarred. Bitter and angry at her for the mistake that had cursed him, he said he never wanted to see her again.
Leaving the hospital, Amber returned to her parents home. Telling her mother about the dreams and the flames that had engulfed her, the former spy sought to test her daughter for metahuman abilities. They quickly discovered that Amber could control and emit fire, but also generated a defensive field and could fly. The fire that manifested around her body formed in a pale pearlescent white and was almost completely transparent.
In a settlement from Zexxon, Amber was taken on as their new corporate meta-spokesperson. Her identity still kept secret, she has just begun to travel the country to speak and perform on Zexxon's behalf.