ION (Voletta Todd)
Tom DeFalco & Steve DitkoFirst Appearance:
Machine Man #15 (June 1980)Role:
D-League Villain, Blessed With SuckGroup Affiliations:
NonePL 9 (134)
Close Combat (Unarmed) 1 (+6)
Deception 4 (+4)
Expertise (Science) 9 (+13)
Insight 3 (+5)
Intimidation 6 (+6)
Perception 3 (+5)
Ranged Combat (Blasts) 3 (+9)
Technology 5 (+9)Advantages:
Improved Aim, Improved Critical (Ion Blast), Power Attack, Ranged Attack 3Powers:
"Ionic Gas Body"
"Ionic Grab" Snare 9 (Feats: Reversible) (28) -- 
AE: Ionic Blast 10 (Feats: Split) (21)
AE: Move Object 10 (Feats: Precise) (21)
AE: Insubstantial 4 (20)
Flight 6 (120 mph) 
"Ion Field" Force Field 8 (Extras: Affects Others) 
Senses 2 (Detect Atomic Composition- Acute) Offense:
Unarmed +6 (+1 Damage, DC 16)
Ionic Snare +8 (+9 Ranged Affliction, DC 19)
Ionic Blast +8 (+10 Ranged Damage, DC 23)
Dodge +8 (DC 18), Parry +8 (DC 18), Toughness +2 (+10 Force Field), Fortitude +5, Will +4Complications:
Motivation (The Cure)- Ion seeks nothing more than the cure for her unnatural condition.
Prejudice (Obvious Metahuman)- Stuck as coherent energy in a green suit, Ion cannot pass for an ordinary human.
Involuntary Transformation (Harmless Energy)- If Ion's suit is ruptured or drained, she becomes a formless mass of energy particles.
Involuntary Transformation (Human Form)- Extreme cold can shift Ion back into human form temporarily.
Power Loss (Electrical Attacks)- High-powered electrical currents can damage Ion's powers, leaving her with nothing.Total:
Abilities: 36 / Skills: 34--17 / Advantages: 6 / Powers: 61 / Defenses: 14 (134)
-Ion's an odd-looking D-league villainess, being a genius nuclear physicist caught in an accident (thus becoming evil) who plagued a few heroes (Thing, Torch & Machine Man) as a minor threat. She hasn't been seen in years, despite a pretty good "stuck in this body" pathos play.
-Wow, for a moderately-powerful PL 9 Blaster archetype, Ion sure does have a swack-load of Drawbacks on her. Having her suit ruptured turns her into formless mass, cold turns her human, and electrical bolts can mess up her powers? That's some pretty awful stuff for someone who would be reasonably expected to face a lot of elementally-powered heroes. She's your everyday PL 9 character who focuses on Damage & Toughness over accuracy & defense, with some smarts, but not alot of battlefield savvy. Captain America thumped her good in a fight against about fifty other women, but then, he caught her unawares when her Field wasn't up.