Leyu Yoshida ORIGIN OF POWERS:
125 lbs.DESCRIPTION: APPEARANCE: POWERS: Solar Flare:
Leyu's mutant powers enable her to absorb solar and other radiation to generate the process of ionized matter (usually air) through a mentally-triggered unknown biochemical process so that it is converted to plasma, the superheated state of matter. Plasma is the state in which matter making up the sun exists; hence, Sunpyre refers to her projecting "solar fire". Hence she can sheath her body in flame. Flight:
She can use her powers to create super-heated air currents which push her forward through the air, enabling her to fly. Sometimes this super-heated air is visible as a trail of flame behind Sunpyre. The upper limit to the speed Sunpyre can achieve in flight is not yet known, although it is known to be greater than that of the Angel, who can reach 150 miles per hour. Plasma Blasts:
She also has the ability to project the flames she generates as powerful blasts of energy. Plasma Emanation:
Sunpyre can generate plasma temperatures which match those that can be generated by the Human Torch, reaching about 1,000,000 degrees Fahrenheit at maximum level. She can also use her power in a massive blast similar to Johnny Storm's "Nova Burst". However, Leyu has much more control over the area of effect, enough to where one person may feel like they have been sunbathing all day to total incineration of another target. Heat Signature Sense:
Ability to sense beings by the heat signature that they give off. Plasma Shield:
Ability to manipulate the plasma around her to form an aura that can melt incoming bullets are stave off other attacks. Solar Shielding Psi-field:
She is protected from the radiation she emits by a short-range psionic force field which automatically comes into being whenever air friction, and also prevents excessive amounts of light from the plasma from reaching her eyes so as to blind or damage them. Sunpyre's body emits a protective field whenever she uses her powers. However, it is speculated that she can generate power in excess of her natural protection. SPECIAL SKILLS AND OTHER:
As with most well-educated children of Japan, Leyu is multi-lingual. Japanese is her native tongue, but she is also quite fluent in both spoken and written English.
Leyu is a moderately skilled combatant. She has taken several years of karate, as expected by her family. And she has learned how to use her powers to fight. Of course, she has nowhere near the experience of her brother, but that's part of the problem, isn't it?
Leyu is moderately skilled in several traditional Japanese art forms, including painting, pottery, bonsai, flower arrangement, and calligraphy. These were expected of her, and she learned how. She is not exceptional at any of them.
The one thing she ever did for herself is learn the violin and Leyu has a great singing voice.WEAKNESSES:
Without using her powers Leyu is simply mortal… She has no defenses against telepaths either.EQUIPMENT:
Leyu is Shiro Yoshida's younger sister and cousin to Kenuichio Harada . It seems that their father Saburo remarried after the death of Shiro's mother. At some unknown time it was revealed that Leyu possessed similar mutant powers. She took the identity of Sunpyre in her own mind at least as her family looked upon her brother more favorably. The need to prove herself drove her to swipe Sunfire’s costume a couple of times to try and prove herself, but that didn’t go as planned.
The first time was, when she joined the X-Men for a single mission, to help fight Magneto. Jean Grey had summoned her brother, but instead got Sunpyre, as Shiro was unavailable at the time. Despite Jean not knowing Sunpyre at all, she easily accepts her offered assistance as the situation was so extreme. Jean's makeshift team of X-Men consists of long-term allies Northstar and Dazzler.
There were also civilians Omerta and Wraith. Dazzler had problems of her own and with a Jean-assisted telepathic conference, Sunpyre learns of the child-like Age of Apocalypse villains. Thus, Sunprye is one of the few in current continuity to have any idea the Age of Apocalypse actually had happened. Sunpyre fights valiantly against Magneto, but almost loses her life when the master of magnetism constructs a metallic cocoon around her. After the mission was completed successfully, Sunpyre chose to return to her home instead of stay in the United States with the X-Men.
The second time was when the Japanese Government reached out trying to get her brother to rejoin their team the Big Hero 6. Leyu once again swiped her brothers uniform and joined in his place. When her father found out he voiced his displeasure and claimed that no matter how hard she tried, Leyu could never measure up to her brother.
It was also around this time when she came to the conclusion that she was a lesbian. Leyu had suspected this as men just never did anything for her, but a failed date finally confirmed it. Knowing how her family would react, Leyu repressed it and went about her days trying to be the daughter they wanted. She happened to find out though that one of her classmates was gay as well, so they started a relationship. This eased Leyu’s mind somewhat as she had someone, that she could be herself with.
As everything does this came to an end in a fight between her and her parents. Leyu came out and told them that she was lesbian. Her family rejected her and all but formerly disowned her and her lover rejected Leyu as well as the girl had no plans on ever coming out. With nowhere to go now Leyu heads for the United States, where she plans to finally find a way to become her own hero. Leyu is finally going to join the school to learn from Doctor Hank McCoy...PERSONALITY:
• Inferiority Complex:
Leyu has spent her entire life with it drilled into her that she just can't measure up. Second born, and a daughter at that, she could never compare to her brother, the great hero of the family and of the Japanese people. Nothing she did was ever good enough to earn the sort of praise that seemed to be her brother's birthright for the asking. She has a major chip on her shoulder about this. In the past, this has caused her to emulate her brother in her heroic persona, believing she needs to be harder and haughtier, to demand the respect she never seems to get from the people most important to her. Naturally, that hasn't worked out very well; even people outside the family largely view Sunpyre as an arrogant and redundant follow-on to Sunfire.
• Eager to Please:
Desperate for acceptance and positive feedback in her life, Leyu has always been eager to please those in authority over her, doing whatever they demanded, no matter how unreasonable. Even when Leyu is rebelling against their authority, part of her is desperately looking for their acceptance and praise. If someone in authority were to actually give her that kind of positive feedback, it could very well change her life.
• Struggling Conformist:
The only way to avoid her parents' glowering displeasure for most of her life has been to conform to the ideals they demanded of her, as a very traditional Japanese family. She was to be a polite, well-behaved, proper and traditional Japanese girl, obedient to her family, accomplished academically without ever challenging the family's patriarchs. She has always sought to obey this ideal, even hiding her sexuality over time for fear of their rejection and displeasure. And honestly having faced that displeasure and rejection, Leyu is struggling just to stay mentally afloat. She will likely revert back to conformist, obedient behaviors in hopes of making a new place for herself, even as part of her longs - begs - to rebel and forge her own path, everyone else's rules be damned.
• Hidden Temper:
Leyu has quite the temper, though she has spent most of her life keeping it under very rigid check, almost never letting it out. Her few forays in her costumed persona as Sunpyre were really her only outlets for her temper, and they were far between. With the rejections she has faced, Leyu's temper is that much stronger, and she is struggling that much harder to keep it bottled up. That temper pushed her to finally confess to her family, and look how that turned out!
• Seeking Answers:
Leyu has a very curious mind, always looking for answers. She wants to understand why it is that her father could never love her the way he did Shiro. She wants to understand why it is she too was born with the powers Shiro has mastered and embodied to the Japanese people. She wants to understand why it is she was born lesbian, because she is sure she would never have chosen this for herself. All of this fuels her scientific efforts, and her life.
• Seeking Acceptance / Validation:
What Leyu wants most in this world is to be accepted for who she is, to have her sense of self and her choices validated by others. If she could find that, it would literally change her life.==CHARACTER EXTRAS==PLAYED BY:
Acceptance, movie nights, cuddling, tight clothingOFFS:
Stuff that belongs in the bathroom, put downs, rejection