Lightning Blade PL 10Quote:
"Prepare to taste ancient power, fiend!"Concept:
Archaeologist empowered by god-powered swordOccupation:
Archaeologist, adventurerBase of Operations:
New York CityReal Name:
Sandra OwensLegal Status:
U.S. citizen with no criminal recordIdentity:
135 lbs. Eyes:
28 years oldAbilities
Strength 1, Stamina 6, Agility 2, Dexterity 1, Fighting 1, Intellect 4, Awareness 7, Presence 1 PowersEndowed Godly Skill:
Enhanced Advantages 11 [Accurate Attack, Defensive Attack, Improved Critical [Lightning Blade] 2, Improved Disarm, Power Attack, Precise Attack [Close, Concealment], Takedown 2, Uncanny Dodge, Weapon Break], Enhanced Dodge 6, Enhanced Parry 7, Enhanced Skill 3 [Close Combat: Lightning Blade 6 [+7] • 27 pointsEndowed Godly Stamina:
Enhanced Advantages [Diehard, Great Endurance], Enhanced Stamina 5, Immunity 3 [cold, heat, aging], Regeneration 2 • 17 pointsEndowed Godly Swiftness:
Enhanced Advantages [Improved Initiative 4], Speed 5 [60 mph] • 9 pointsEndowed Godly Wisdom:
Enhanced Awareness 4 • 8 pointsArmor of the Gods:
Immunity 2 [Critical hits], Protection 4, Impervious, Impervious Toughness 2 • 12 pointsLightning Blade:
Close Damage 13, Penetrating 8 • 21 pointsAdvantages Accurate Attack
, Benefit [Wealth, well-off], Defensive Attack
, Eidetic Memory, Great Endurance
, Improved Critical [Lightning Blade] 2
, Improved Disarm
, Improved Initiative 4
, Languages 3 [Base: English; Arabic, German, Greek, Spanish], Power Attack
, Precise Attack [Close, Concealment]
, Second Chance 2 [falling, triggering traps], Takedown 2
, Uncanny Dodge
, Weapon BreakSkills
Athletics 4 [+5], Close Combat: Lightning Blade 6 [+7]
, Expertise: Archaeology 8 [+12], Expertise: History 8 [+12], Insight 3 [+10], Perception 3 [+10], Persuasion 4 [+5]Offense
Lightning Blade +7, Close, Damage 13, 19-20 CriticalDefense
Dodge 9, Parry 10
Toughness 10, Fortitude 8, Will 12Power PointsAbilities 26 + Powers 94 + Advantages 7 + Skills 15 [30 ranks] + Defenses 8= Total 150 ComplicationsResponsibility:
Sandra has always felt driven to look out for others, with her new powers driving her to be a superhero. Honor:
Lightning Blade always fights fair and never uses lethal force. She will do anything to protect the innocent, taking any risks.Secret Identity:
Sandra Owens, archaeologist Temper:
Sandra has a soft spot for children and seeing them threatened or harmed will trigger a fury within her.Notes
DC Universe character who only recently became a superhero. A rookie with a lot of power and room to grow. Yes, she is capped in everything except most skills and Dodge defense, but that is how I envisioned her in the first place. Description of Powers:
The lightning blade was imbued with a small piece of Zeus' power and went into Sandra when the blade did. Thus Lightning Blade was endowed with the skills of a true warrior, allowing her to strike with power, speed and accuracy with ease. She can dodge, parry or duck out of the way of attacks easily for someone who has only ever been in a few fights before becoming a hero. Her stamina was increased to enhanced human levels, capable of withstand strong illnesses and toxins, granting her great endurance, making her unaging and immune to heat and cold and healing from injuries 4 times faster than a normal human.
She has superhuman reflexes and can run as fast as the wind, able to keep up with most cars. She was imbued with greater awareness, willpower and wisdom. When she summons forth the Armor of the Gods, she is immune to anything less than high powered pistols and greatly shielded from harm. With a simple act of will, she can summon the lightning blade into her left hand, a powerful blade capable of cutting through a tank and harming even impervious targets. History:Living in the Present, Mind in the Past
Sandra was always a curious young girl, wishing to know about the history of things. In school she excelled in most of her class, acing history in all areas. It wasn't long before she went off to collage and began to train to be an archaeologist. It wasn't long before she was working as an assistant in a local museum. But cataloging artifacts wasn't what she had dreamed up as a young girl. She want to go out and make discoveries, to see the world and explore lost civilizations.
And her chance finally came by the age of 22, when she went to Egypt with one of the museum's major archaeologist. Leaving New York for the first time, she saw a world completely different from that which she grew up in. And she loved it. The dig was hot and the weather brutal, especially the sand storms, but she wouldn't have it any other way. Heading home 6 months later was hard, she had tasted the true thrill of exploring and discovery and didn't wish to give it up. And she didn't have to, having done such a good job on the dig she was taken on all future digs. The Find of a Lifetime, Destiny Unfolds
Years later and she was one of the best archaeologist in the field, having helped locate lost artifacts all over the world. But her dream dig finally came, when a previously uncharted small island just 100 miles off the coast of Greece was found. Sent in with a team, the pieces found showed no signs of wear or even age. Taking a break from the dig to go for a walk, she discovered an old cave hidden beneath foliage nearby. Heading inside without telling anyone, she felt drawn to the site, as if by unseen hands.
Heading down tunnels for what seemed like forever, she finally came to a grotto with what appeared to be a stone coffin in the center. Shoving the lid off seemed like child's play to her, as if it were much lighter than it appeared. Inside she saw something which should be impossible, a glowing blue blade, seemingly made of electricity. Reaching in, the moment she touched the hilt images began to flash into her mind.
A tale of a thief in ancient times, one so bold or so foolish as to break into Olympus and steal one of Zeus' lightning bolts. Escaping with his life, it took it to an old smith, offering him the ultimate challenge. To forge it into sword of unequaled power in the mortal world. Working with a zeal, the smith spent 4 days and nights working on the lightning bolt. Til he collapsed dead from exhaustion. The blade was finished, one forged of godly might. But Zeus had discovered the theft and decided to finally act.
The thief was smote as he reached for the blade, nothing but ash left behind. Admiring the skill of the smith at turning one of his lightning bolts into such a blade, Zeus revived the smith and restored his youth. But such a blade couldn't be wielded by just anyone, the mortal world could not handle the havoc of it being in the wrong hands. Thus he found an island with only a small settlement, cloaking it from the minds of all who didn't dwell there. Placing the blade into a stone coffin inside a cave, one which could only be found by someone noble enough to use it justly. Lo, a Hero is Born
As the images faded from her mind, Sandra saw the blade sink into her body, merging with her and infusing her with great power. Reeling from the flood of images and power, she pushed it out of her mind for the remainder of the dig. Once back in her New York apartment, she began to have dreams, of Zeus telling her to take up arms against the evil plagueing the mortal world. Waking up in strange blue armor with the blade in her left hand, she knew it wasn't just a halucination.
On the night of her first patrol of the city, she halted a robbery in progress and without thinking charged them, blade in hand. In what felt like a blur to her, she subdued all 10 of the thugs. But what came next nearly ended her carreer and life. Caught from behind, the leader of the operation was wearing a blue power armor and definately was no pushover. Brushing off the first blow, she moved with lightning quick reflexes and struck with her blade, as if it were guiding her hand. But the power armor absorbed most of the blow and he fought back, firing a wrist laser which she barely avoided.
After almost 30 seconds of fighting this guy, she got lucky and hit a power cable on the back of the armor, shutting it down. Right as the police finally arrived, thanks to the silent alarm. The thug could only describe her as a woman "wielding a blade of lightning." And thus the name stuck, as the press dubbed the new herione Lightning Blade. Only 3 months later and she is starting to make a name for herself, although having to deal with a visiting Joker and his gang almost ended her, if not for Power Girl showing up and saving the day. Description:
Sandra is an attractive woman with a slender build and athletic muscle tone. Her skin has a dark tan from working outside for years. She keeps her brunette hair shoulder length and easier to manage, while her blue eyes show a strong spirit behind them.
She tends to wear simple shirts, slacks and tennis shoes or flats most of the time, prefering comfort over fashion. As Lightning Blade, armor of light blue that molds to her body appears on her, with the lightning blade in her left hand. A light blue helmet protects her head and hides her identity.