Legs, Lyndsey Jackson (undercover), Jessica Jordan (publishing alias), Mercy (vigilante)Age/DOB:
26/October 23, 1985Height:
Athletic, big butt (enough to make a black girl jealous), long legs.Hair:
Changes, but typically brunette (she's a natural brunette) with blonde highlights. She often spends enough time outside that her hair gets naturally bleached turning her more blonde than brunette in the summer months.Skin:
She seems to have a tan all year round. It really comes from her heritage being essentially American Mutt, when it comes to where her ancestors are from.Eyes:
Dazzling blue. Cup Size:
A, borderline B. For those guys that say a handful is enough, that's her.Clothing: Work:
It really depends what she wears to work, whether she's going in undercover or going into the office. If undercover, she does something to draw men's eyes to her figure, often a tight or at least flattering top, with skin-tight leather pants, colors depending on where she's going undercover. Typically as a bartender so she wears low heels and something that'll show off what little cleavage she has.Casual:
Skin tight blue-jeans (most likely worn and with a few holes) and a shirt to fit the season. If she's lazing about her house it's typically just a pair of hot pants, bikini bottoms, or yoga pants with tank top or matching bra/bikini top. She likes her skin to breathe, but she's not quite bold enough to walk around her home in the nude.Date Night:
Between being an investigative reporter and the protector of Eden City, who has time for dating? However if it were to come up she does have her little-black dress that fits perfectly to her frame, make-up, and do-me boots.Sports:
Lauren likes to play sports. If it's full contact she goes with jeans, worn but without holes, and some kind of a sports bra or tank top. The former makes her flat as brick, but it keeps her from bouncing around.Occupation:
Investigative Reporter. (Publishes articles under an alias and fake picture)Income:
$175,000/year. (Going undercover pays the bills nicely)Belief System:
She'll be the first to admit that there are a few too may coincidences in life for there to be nothing bigger out there. What the something bigger is exactly? She hasn't a clue.Marital Status:
Single.Friends: Close Friends:
Mark (her editor).Community Friends:
James, Cameron, Robert, Jay, Marcus, William, Tyler, Taylor... (all the guys she plays sports with, and she treats more like brothers than potential dates)Family:
Lyndsey Rockwell (Mother), Jackson Rockwell (Father), Jason Rockwell (Older brother), Murphy Rockwell (Younger Brother), and Melissa Rockwell (Younger sister). AKA Diamond, The Rock (both famous superheroes), Light Speed, Amperage, and Alchemist (respectively).History:
Growing up in a family full of superheroes is something of a unique experience. Most heroes come about after some kind of tragedy or have been around forever origins no longer able to be traced of why they chose the side of good or bad. Her mom is invincible, her dad can cover himself with the hardest rocks (including diamonds) on Earth even synthesized ones. They both have super strength, although her dad's is far more than her mom's, an actual ability rather than some side effect of muscles not being able to tear. Due to the fact of growing up in a family like this, all of the children trained ever since they were able to understand what they were doing (about five years old).
Street fighting has evolved over the years and they always keep up with it. Her abilities surfaced when she was sixteen and that's the same time she donned her first pair of tights as Knight Hawk. She was a junior partner to her parents but her brothers and herself formed a team of teen heroes and heroines that still exists today, but she's no longer a part of it. The team always consisted of her two brothers and sister, they always figured more would join, but there are so few metahumans that few ever do. Just humans with the money to buy, or the smarts to build gadgets for themselves and join. Both the partnership of her parents and the team of her brothers and sister exist in Imperial City. Which is relatively full (meaning the family and the few "normal" people) of heroes and heroines and while they have crime rates they're fairly low, with The Rock and Diamond still patrolling (thanks to their bodies being practically ageless and still looking to be in their mid thirties).
Knight Hawk officially retired after she hit twenty one, or her fifth year in the superheroine business. Different people speculate on why and most of them are wrong. However Lauren isn't about to correct them. They can speculate all they want. The reason she quit was so she'd have the freedom after graduating from college on where to go. It gave her a year to finish her journalism degree and then switch cities without anyone being able to follow her. She used to wear a dark-silver bodysuit with a hawk emblem on her chest and black accessories, no cape and a full cowl with feathered "ears" coming off the top.
Lauren migrated to Eden City after her graduation, taking up the mantel of Mercy. At twenty-two she had her whole life in front of her, and where better to go for a vigilante and investigative reporter than the most corrupt city in the entire country? As Lauren she could investigate leads into corrupt political figures, cops, and the gangs and mobs that divided up the city. She could bartend at seedy bars, then write articles on them later. She always does it under a fake name and if someone researches that name, a fake picture. The girl she uses in the picture doesn't actually exist, except for a shape-shifter friend that helped her create the identity. By all rights Jessica Jordan exists, works for the paper and has a paper-trail going back to birth. She even has an apartment in Eden City.
Anyone that follows up on those leads finds her hard to pin down...make that impossible. Someone clearly keeps up with the apartment, but there's never anyone there. The paper pays Lauren handsomely for risking her life and exposing people that would rather not be exposed. Her facts always check out, and a lot of the time the FBI gets involved to arrest someone that just got exposed, landing them in prison along with a mountain of evidence leaving appeals in the wind.
A few months before Lauren showed up in the city there were reports of a masked man, someone finally taking up the duty of being the city's protector, taking out criminals and being as brutal as he could without killing them. Broken bones and hospital stays would get marked on the memories of the criminals in the city. No one could ever lay eyes on him, but with the sheer brutality few people would think of it being a girl behind that mask.
She'd set herself up perfectly and managed to keep the rumors flying about the new masked vigilante. Eight feet tall and bullet proof, a ninja, a ghost that could come through walls. They had no name for the man save for a calling card. "No Mercy." However too much for the papers and media to handle, it eventually got shortened to Mercy for short. An ironic name given the brutal nature of the vigilante. What Lauren couldn't touch as a civilian (even undercover) she'd be able to go after as Mercy. She managed to get the drop on everyone she ever went after, creating darkness by shutting out the lights, or "fog" with a few smoke bombs. Whatever the case, the villains and criminals never saw her coming.
Fear has settled in for those committing crimes, four years of an urban legend stomping them into the pavement everytime they think the wrong way, and it's overwhelming. The rumors are more ridiculous with every passing day and she does nothing to prevent them from getting out of control. The way she figures it, if they're too afraid to commit the crime, then they won't commit it. There's now a force in their midst that they can't corrupt or buy off. One they've never laid eyes on, though every photographer is dying to get a shot of this guy.
If only they knew it was a girl.
Between the articles and this new vigilante, the city is slowly getting cleaned up. There are actual safe parts of the city where it's fine if a woman goes jogging in the dead of night in nothing but spandex shorts and a sports bra. Not advised, but it could happen with no dire consequences. The area is ever expanding too, leaving everyone looking over their shoulders that breaks the law...or even the spirit of the law.Skills:Hand-to-Hand Combat-
Being taught in the ways of Krav Maga and other street fighting techniques since the age of five makes her a worthy combatant. She's trained with SEALS, Army Rangers, and several of the world's elite forces to hone her skills in this area. While she might not fight like a ninja, there are lessons to be learned there, like the element of surprise or the ability to use fanfare and distraction techniques to guide a person's eye away from her. Fact is, even if she weren't super human, Lauren isn't a person you want to mess with.Lock Picking-
She's learned that lock picking can be a girl's best friend. Especially when she needs to get into an apartment of an abuser without a key or forced entry. It also comes in handy when she's undercover and needs to show off some kind of useful skills when trying to go deeper into an organization.Marksmanship-
She's an incredible shot with her screams. She's able to snipe people from over a hundred yards away with the precision of hitting them in the nose or the eye. She also carries shuriken with her as Mercy, giving her the ability to hit targets from over a hundred feet away.Computer-
While she's not a hacker she does know how to navigate the internet to find quick and reliable information. She can often figure out a password, or at least use a friend to create a hacking program to get in the computer so she might find some very interesting information on different sources. Abilities:
Super ScreamPrimary: Super Scream-
- Huff & Puff: And scream your house down. At her loudest and most powerful she can produce a scream powerful enough to knock down a brick wall, studs, and everything on a first floor building. Otherwise she can scream loud enough to toss cars and trucks, and flip semis.
- Voice Change/Mimic: She could make an excellent living as a voice actor or a singer. Though this ability allows her to perfectly mimic not only other voices she hears but other sounds. The whoosh of a small projectile is her favorite, and it often accompanies her chirps to knock out street lamps. It's not a particularly powerful ability, but it comes in handy. Especially for those that might otherwise recognize her voice from her alter ego.
- Breath Holding: Her body converts oxygen at the highest levels, making each breath she takes in used in an absolute manner to oxygenate her blood. So when she holds her breath, or even has her breath knocked out of her, she can keep going for a while longer than your average person. Or else if she needs to hold her breath to pass through a room full of poisonous gas while fighting, she can also pull off such a feat.
- Marathon Runner:The ability that her lungs provide extend to more than just holding her breath. She also has the stamina to last and last. Much like the energizer bunny for those that remember the bunny with a bass drum. She doesn't run out of breath easily, and when she does, it's easier for her to get it back. And with her blood getting more than enough oxygen, her muscles don't tire out as easily. Making her able to go for much longer periods of time without rest.
- Head Strong: Her head (and neck), being the thing channeling her voice, is extremely tough, her skin, muscles, and bones all are to compensate for the extreme forces put upon them by her house-leveling scream. Doctor's say she could take a fifty caliber round to the face, and live through it, though she's in no hurry to test that theory. Her lips, cheeks, her tongue, and the rest of the muscles and skin on her face are all made to endure her screams, shape them, and allow her to control her abilities better.
- Ageless: She's not truly ageless like Diamond had been, but she ages a lot slower due to the way her abilities help out her body. She'll look like she's in her late teens to early twenties for at least another decade.
- Strength Boost: Her muscles, skin and bones have a slight boost over that of a normal girl her size. While she's no where near invincible, it does allow her a minor ability to lift slightly more, closer to three fifty over one shoulder if need be.
She carries various things in her utility belt. Most importantly she carries things for a first aid kit (antibiotic ointment, eye flushing bottles, smelling salts, bandages, tourniquets, adrenaline shots, and a couple of other things), shuriken, smoke bombs, and flash bangs.Lenses:
She carries three different types of lenses in her utility belt. They fit and clip into place over the eyes of her mask. Each one having a different capability. They include telescopic/microscopic vision (the ability to see things really far away, or up close), night vision (seeing in low light or in perfect dark), and thermal vision (the ability to see how cool or warm something is...can be adjusted to see through walls).Gauntlets:
While a part of her suit, they house tiny generators that produce small amounts of electricity for activating her different pouches on her belt and the different forms of her cape (see Costume). They also house nano-fiber grappling "hooks". They're fibers that are woven together to support her weight (plus an additional eight tons should it ever come up) and woven into her suit for maximum support. They're activated and flung out at any surface to stick to them, then when needed they retract to the suit, allowing her to scale buildings quickly and without the hassle of pulling a grappling gun.Costume:
The costume is far from simplistic, although it does look
simplistic. The basics are her mask, bodysuit, utility belt, cape, and gothic boots. The mask is not just a mask, the underside forms perfectly to her face and held there with a sealant that can only be broken with an aerosol spray. It can
be removed otherwise but it may peel skin or otherwise disfigure her face, which would be worthless when trying to figure out her identity. On the bright side for those trying to remove it, knowledge of the aerosol agent is somewhat known in the right circles and perfectly attainable through a few back channels.
The bodysuit is perhaps the most complex piece of the suit. It covers from her neck all the way down to over her toes and her fingers. The black suit fits snug to her form and looks a great deal like spandex or leather. The actual material is called FlexSteel. This material is a relatively new and slightly expensive type of armor. As it's name suggests it can flex but it also can take on the properties of steel. When FlexSteel is impacted--whether it be with blade, bullet, or fist--it instantly stiffens and hardens temporarily like steel. The only things that ever have any success at getting through the FlexSteel's unique design are syringes or darts. Everything hurts less, but it still hurts, a bullet could easily knock her on her ass for the way that the FlexSteel disperses the energy over a wide area. It turns a bullet wound into a hard shove backwards. The bodysuit also has a hidden zipper along her back. After zipping up she seals the zipper with the same adhesive that keeps her mask on her face and it's nigh-impossible to find without knowing exactly where to look. Finally the FlexSteel costume, as with the rest of her costume, is fire and water proof, and offers a degree of insulation for cold or hot environments.
The gauntlets that cover her hands don't look too out of the ordinary from regular gloves. They have the ability to activate small electrical pulses in them that couldn't harm a fly. They house a lock picking kit as well as a small blade for cutting ropes. The electricity is used for her cape and her utility belt. It's more for electronic signatures than to do harm to anyone or anything. They cannot be removed as they are built into the bodysuit.
Nothing looks special about her utility belt. It has ten pouches, each one with an electromagnetic lock. The gauntlets design let her open and close each of the square-like pouches with minimum effort. All they hold are various tools for the superhero trade. Gauze, neosporin, stitches, tons of zip ties, another lock picking kit, another blade to cut through twine or rope, and finally a small LED flashlight. The belt itself is difficult but not impossible to remove. It comes down to finding the right electrical signature to unlock the belt from it's secure placement on her hips. Attempts to remove it without the electrical signature will result in a powerful shock.
The cape attaches at the shoulders but seems seamless with the rest of the costume. It falls down to her knees when she stands up straight, and can cover her entire wing span plus some if she is to hold it in her hands. The cape, like the belt, responds to the gauntlets' electronic signatures. It can become stiff and like a glider, or semi-stiff and take on the form of a parachute. The attachment at the shoulders can also be released if she taps her shoulders with another electrical signature. She can shield herself and others with the cape, jump and glide long distances with it, and drop from a tall building. It also can hide her movements in a fight and confuse the opponent. These advantages far outweigh the potential of the cape getting snagged in a fight, or pushed over her head which is why she has the ability to release the cape at a moment's notice.
Her boots are of a gothic style
. They are heavy boots designed to take the constant punishment of running, kicking, and otherwise enduring the high-impact world of being a superhero. The ties of her boots are protected by seven metal squares that are painted black down the front of the boots. These squares are to protect her shins when she gets into fights. The steel toes of the boots make for excellent additions to her kicks, but mostly they keep her feet safe if and when something heavy--or someone heavy--should drop on them. The plates on the boots also have the electromagnetic locks that can be activated by the gloves on her suit.Weaknesses:Throat:
As one would assume with a person that can scream as Lauren can, the throat is a particularly weak spot. While true on all human beings, this super tough girl still gets choked when hit in the throat. Furthermore, the swelling that causes, makes her unable to use her scream until the swelling dies down (unassisted it could be several hours).Gags:
Whatever gag is your fancy whether they be penis gags, ball gags, or cleave gags (or anything else really) so long as it blocks her mouth she's unable to scream and use her abilities. This also stands for oral rape as well. Ring gags, without anything else to block her mouth are about the only thing that don't work in this category. Darts:
The FlexSteel suit can stand up to a lot, high caliber bullets, blades, stabbing, slashing, tearing, even lasers. What it can't stand up to is darts. The way that it's designed, the darts actually wind up poking their way through about 75% of the time, even more in especially soft areas (read: her big ass).Blunt Force:
Blunt force is dulled with the suit on however it still hurts. She may not suffer from internal injuries, but a punch to the gut is still a punch to the gut. Soft Touches:
The FlexSteel suit is designed to flex so that the wearer can run, jump, and fight without the suit locking up. Thus when there's little or no force behind the touch, there's no reason for it to tense up. In fact, with the way that it stretches and breathes, the real flaw in this kind of suit is that it could stretch too much. Technically, if anyone could incapacitate Mercy for long enough, they can rape her through
her suit. But otherwise molesting her, vibrators, and so on work as if they were on spandex or even bare skin.Small Surface Areas:
The suit relies on the principles of being able to spread force out. Granted it does absorb some of the force itself, but there are places where that's not able to happen over a large enough surface. These places are the hands and fingers, the armpits, and the crotch. A punch, or kick to the crotch will feel almost like she's not wearing armor at all and put her down. Poisons:
Poisons, drugs, and such affect her like anyone else. Whether they be introduced through a dart or a drink, or even some kind of goop, her body will still respond the same way as everyone else in the world. The only ones that don't seem to work as well are gasses (though it's really more of an illusion, they work just fine, but she can hold her breath for a long time...often long enough to escape).