The Shield (Alexander Powers)
: Code Name
: The Shield Real Name
: Alexandra PowersOther Aliases
: d Identity
: Known to Authorities Occupation
: d Legal Status
: Citizen of the United States of America with No Criminal Record Place of Birth
: city, state, country Martial Status
: single, engaged, married, separated, divorced, widowed, widowerKnown Relatives
: Rex Powers, corrupt police detective (father), Natalya Powers, martial arts master-owns her own dojo (Mother), Jason Powers, artist (Little Brother)Current Base of Operations
: city, state, country Extent of Education
: d (practicing/semi-practicing/non-practicing)Group Affiliation
: d Background Information/Origin
While Alexandra never grew up in the greatest home, she also didn't grow up in a terrible home. Sure her dad's a crooked cop, but he never let his little girl see that side of him. She'd always adored him, and both him and Natalya always taught her the values of right and wrong, not matter how grey they actually perceived the world for themselves. In fact, Natalya knew nothing of Rex's involvement in such corrupt schemes that would bring them home a paycheck every month that put just a little more food on the table.
Living on the rough side of the tracks came with some inherent risks, mostly gangs and street violence. While they lived on the fringes of such a society, Alexandra also had to go to school in the middle of such a place. It's the very reason that ever since she's been able to walk, that her mother has been teaching her how to defend herself. Not in sport, but in necessity. Natalya, in fact, is one of the founders of a martial arts called Kajukenbo, specifically made for self defense and combines a number of martial arts. Also, there are no such things as 'illegal' maneuvers in such a style.
Eventually, Alexandra started to grow up. She'd seen heroes and heroines on TV and thought them wonderous. Yet with no powers of her own, she couldn't see herself doing anything like that. Instead she also viewed the police above those heroes, mostly because of her dad, but also because they had to fight within the boundries of the law. And they really were risking their lives every day. Wanting to become like this, Alexandra decided to join the army. At eighteen she was into and out of bootcamp like it was nothing. Her sharp mind placed her among the top of her class, and into a special bomb-squad for those units in Afghanistan.
Their jobs were simple, go in, find the bombs, diffuse them, and then everyone would be fine. Their suits were made from an adamantium alloy weave that would protect them from high-caliber rounds, and even RPG's to an extent. Mostly it'd protect them if those bombs ever went off. They'd had a pretty flawless record until the insurgents got wise. They tricked the squad into diffusing a dummy, and just when their guard was down another blew up right under their feet.
Alexandra was the closest to the disaster, right on top of the bomb. It was a tactical nuke, meant solely for taking out their squad, which was having a devastating effect on the terrorists ability to operate. When all was said and done Alexandra was the only one left. There were black marks where her friends had been, Alexandra remembered everything. She woke up stark naked, her suit gone, her friends gone, and everything within a five block radius absolutely gone. But she, the closest to the blast, was still alive.
SHIELD was quick to swoop in and investigate, they even poked and prodded at Alexandra until they figured out that somehow her adamantium weave fused with her cells on a molecular level. Thus leaving Alexandra quite invincible. Still only a few months after her eighteenth birthday, Alexandra found herself being trained as a SHIELD soldier, then a special agent. Her skin had become impenetrable, her muscles unrippable, and her bones unbreakable. Even without the abilities that SHIELD was about to bestow upon her, Alexandra had become quite a force to be reckoned with.
SHIELD introduced her as The Shield, a program meant to place a SHIELD operative in each city in order to protect it and give them a good name. While most of their other operatives were male, the female The Shield made quite an impression. Originally she had no powers, other than her ability to remain unbroken. Bullets still hurt, as did fists and any other blunt objects, but they couldn't break her. They couldn't even bruise her. Giving her a suit of unstable molecules was the first step. Her vibranium round shield was the next, and her gauntlets with mini-vibranium shields were the next. Trained with each she's able to throw the shield with amazing accuracy and take out opponents without a problem.
SHIELD, despite Alexandra's flawless record as a superheroine (over about six months) didn't feel this was enough. They used the belt and the pocket dimensions to hide machines which would contact the unstable molecules, and give Alexandra specific powers. Super strength, flight, and super speed during flight. With these capabilities, Alexandra would find herself to be completely unstoppable. And while she's just starting her superheroine career, she's becoming quite popular in Freedom City quite fast. Though she's also gaining quite a few enemies at the same time. One of which being her corrupt father, not that she's aware of it, nor he aware that The Shield is his beloved daughter.Known Meta-Human Abilities
Unbreakable (natural)- Alexandra's skin, bones, muscles and organs cannot be damaged. This is not to say she can't be hurt, but nothing is going to break
Flight (belt)- Through the combined technology of her belt and The Shield costume, she is able to achieve flight, and even hover.
Super Strength (belt)-The belt, or rather a pocket dimension holding technology, gives her enough strength to not only lift, but throw 10 tons for three blocks. Dead lifts above her head limit out around 40 tons, and bench press at about 25. Luckily she's learned how to pull her punches.
Super Speed when Flying (belt)- In addition to flying, The Shield can do so up to 200mph.Particularities, Limitations, and Weaknesses
Belt-As one might guess, her belt is a huge weakness. It's held to her body (in a nice form-fitting way) by a simple zipper in back. While the zipper is vibranium, and held closed with a latch. If someone figures it out to remove the latch, unzip, and remove the belt, The Shield will lose all but her natural powers.
Stomach- Given the make-up of the belt, it's not a big deal unless her belt is removed. However Alexandra has a particular stomach fetish, trailing fingers will turn her on, as will kicks or punches.
Crotch-Similar to her stomach, trailing fingers, fists, or feet might turn her on, wind her, or knock the fight out of her. It's mostly effective when she doesn't have super strength. Otherwise it'll hurt, but not enough to remove her from the fight.
Blunt Force- Fists and baseball bats do more damage than bullets in her case. Especially across her cranium, they'll hurt for longer periods of time than a sharp object (though sharp objects do hurt more immediately). In a fight these are a great way to wear her down. Or in a tight spot, throw her in front of a speeding bus, train, or Mack truck. All will knock her out instantly even with that special belt on. So will super powered fists or large caliber weapons.
Poisons- Possibly her greatest weakness. No matter what, she's still got to breathe. A simple rag of chloroform will put her out just like any normal human. Or tear gas, or any kind of gas. Goop and other topical poisons that soak in through the skin are also highly effective, and of course anything that has to be digested will work. The only things that don't work, obviously, are injections...simply because nothing can penetrate her skin.
Naive- While smart and cunning, Alex can be a little naive at times. She can think of what to do, and even execute, but sometimes the world isn't as black and white as she'd like it to be. And as of yet, few people have tried sneaking up on her, or luring her into traps, so she has no experience with such things.Equipment, Weapons and Paraphernalia
Belt- Her red and white striped belt holds multiple pocket dimensions. She most often uses these to get her riot-gear zip ties to tie up and arrest criminals and/or villains. The belt, though, also produces the energy required to make her other abilities be absorbed by the unstable molecules.
Suit- Her suit is made up of unstable molecules. It takes on the same abilities as her skin and body, but also those abilities that the belt produces.
Gloves- Her gloves are quipped with mini-shield shooters. These are vibranium in make, and she can shoot four off without having to reload. Each glove has two mini-discs for firing.
Shield-Her shield is a vibranium/adamantium alloy which is light enough to carry and throw for a normal person, but with her super strength it makes it a very long-range weapon. This shield also bounces off of other objects and with a calculated path (done by Alexandra in her head) can be thrown in a tight space to take out numerous badguys. Naturally, it also acts as a shield for The Shield. Giving her a reprieve from blunt force objects. As of yet, it has not been stolen from her. If it were, it might be used against her.Skills, Talents, Hobbies, and Abilities
Expert Martial Artist-Since the tend age of three, she's been learning to take care of herself with her mom as a teacher. She's quite adept at taking out the badguys even without powers other than being unbreakable, after all that's what she did for the first six-months as The Shield.
Marksman-SHIELD has given her a crash course in how to use her weapons, the mini-shields and her shield for throwing, but her father taught her how to use a pistol at an early age. This gives her exceptional abilities both inside and outside of her costume.
Smart-In a high-IQ sort of way. Probably a genius level, and it makes things extremely easy for Alexandra to learn and execute. Hence to why she's so young but such a top-level superheroine.
Natural Leader-With the ability to analyze a situation, Alex is able to figure out who would be best where. This hasn't come into play yet, but is likely to come out if she's forced to work with other individuals.Physical Information
: Ethnic Group
: Caucasian Gender
: Female Sexual Orientation
: Homosexual (Lesbian)Age
: 20 (4 July 1989) Height
: 5' 11" (00x-00-00)Weight
: 165lbs. Hair Colour
: Natural Blonde, hangs to her butt. Eye Colour
: Bright Blue Physical Appearance
: Alexandra is an extremely attractive looking 19 yr old Caucasian girl in excellent physical condition for a girl her age, height and build who engages in extreme regular exercise on a daily basis. As such she's extremely fit and is well proportioned, with all the right feminine curves, including a bubble-butt that might make a black girl jealous.Normal Attire
: A nice, normally dark brown, pants suit. It fits to her legs though doesn't look ridiculous in either direction. Normally a light brown or white blouse, and a matching (to her pants) business jacket with two buttons fastened. Her hair is commonly up in a tight bun when she's working as well. Not to mention the heels, normally boots that stretch up the length of her calf. Casual
: There really are two different kinds of casual. The "lounging around at home" casual, and then there's the "any other place" casual. While lounging at home, Alexandria can be caught in anything from a robe, to pajama pants (or shorts) and a simple tank top. Any other place she's at, or going to, and is still casual, she'll be caught wearing form-fitting jeans and some kind of form-fitting top. Though generally long- or short-sleeved t-shirts in one variety or another. Date Night
: Date nights that are more than casual, find her often in a nice, long dress of some sorts. She likes silk, and figuring hugging, as well as sequented dresses. Backless is also a good form as well. Clubbing
: She has leather for these nights. Short skirts are alright, but she practically has to be begged to wear them. Otherwise she has an assortment of colors of skin-tight leather pants and backless shirts, or other stylish tops to go with it. Heeled boots are always a good fashion to go along with her choice. Though whether tall or low heels largely depends on her company.Costume Description
: Her costume, referenced above, is a solid blue bodysuit that appears to be spandex. It's actually made of unstable molecules (explained below). There's a red and white striped belt that covers her abdominal region completely and fits to her body quite well. It zips up in the back, and isn't obvious, but isn't hidden either. She has knee-high, thick-soled, red boots, and matching red gloves. Her sleeves are white and there's a big white star embroidered on her chest. Her mask is attached to the rest of the suit and pulls over the top of her head, having a hole in back for her hair to hang out of it... Quote
The Shield (<real name>)
: <age> <ethnic group> <gender> <class> <level> (Power Level 00). Saving Throws
: Toughness: +00/+00, Fort +00, Ref +00, Will +00. Attributes
: Str 00 (+00), Dex 00 (+00), Con 00 (+00), Int 00 (+00), Wis 00 (+00), Cha 00 (+00). Combat
: Attack +00, +00 (melee), +00 (grapple), +00 (unarmed); Damage +00 (unarmed), +00 (melee); Defense +00 (+00 flatfooted); Knockback +00; Initiative +00Skills
: d Languages
: d (native), d (fluent), d (fluent), d (speak-only), d (speak-only)Feats
: d Equipment