We're got a couple of new builds hitting the Aisle 2 shelves and they are part of our WALL CRAWLING SPECIAL
!I've said it before, I will keep saying it until the end of time...
GOD, I miss Michael Turner... SPIDER-WOMAN (JESSICA DREW)PL:
10 (195 pts) - OPL:
10 ; DPL:
STRENGTH 8, STAMINA 7, AGILITY 9, DEXTERITY 5, FIGHTING 9, INTELLECT 2, AWARENESS 3, PRESENCE 2 SKILLS:
Acrobatics 7 (+16) [Agile Feint
], Athletics 3 (+11), Close Combat [Unarmed] 3 (+12), Deception 8 (+10/+12) [Attractive
], Expertise [Spy] 6 (+8), Insight 4 (+7), Intimidation 4 (+6), Investigation 6 (+8), Perception 5 (+8), Persuasion 5 (+7/+9) [Attractive
], Ranged Combat [Blast] 2 (+10), Sleight of Hand 2 (+7), Stealth 4 (+13), Technology 3 (+5) ADVANTAGES:
Agile Feint, Attractive (1), Benefit (2) (SHIELD Clearance, HYDRA Contacts), Evasion (1), Languages (3) (Korean, Russian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, 4 others, Base: English), Move-by Action, Ranged Attack (3), Set-Up (1), Takedown (1) POWERS:Immunities:
Immunity 5 (Radiation Effects), Immunity 2 (Toxins, Flaw: Must be exposed to toxin first); 6 ptsSpider Movement:
7 pt Array; 8 ptsFlying: Flight 4 (32 mph/500 fpr; Quirk: Needs suit for stability); 7 pts
Does Almost What Spider-Man Can: Movement 1 (Wall Crawling), Leaping 2 (30 ft), Speed 1 (4 mph/60 fpr); 1 ptPheromones:
Perception Burst Area Affliction 4 (Resisted/Overcome by Will; 1st: Dazed, 2nd: Compelled, Extra: Burst Area [30 ft radius], Action [Reaction to entering into range], Flaw: Limited [to Two Degrees], Limited [to only pleasure in men, fear in women], Senses Dependent [Scent]); 8 ptsVenom Blasts:
20 pt Array; 21 ptsVenom Blast: Ranged Bio-electric Damage 10; 21 pts
Stun Blast: Ranged Affliction 10 (Resisted by Fortitude; 1st: Dazed, 2nd: Stunned, 3rd: Incapacitated); 1 pt EQUIPMENT:NONE OFFENSE:
Close Attack +9
Unarmed +12 [Unarmed +8]
Ranged Attack +8
Venom Blasts +10 [Venom Blast +10; Stun Blast Affliction +10] DEFENSES:
Dodge +13 [DC23] Parry +13 [DC23]
Toughness +7, Fortitude +9, Will +9 COMPLICATIONS:Enemy:
She is currently dating Shaft and she is very loyal to Nick FuryReputation:
Double agent? Is she with SHIELD? Or HYDRA? Or is she the Skrull Queen? Can anyone trust her INCLUDING herself? Abilities 90 + Skills 31 (62 ranks) + Advantages 14 + Powers 44 + Defenses 16 = 195 / 195Build Comments:
I was never much of a Spider-Woman fan until the Secret Invasion when Bendis used one of his faves as the form for the Skrull Queen. I still don’t think her being chosen as the one form she could take that would do the most harm is very accurate (I think Sue Storm, Storm, Ms. Marvel or Black Widow could easily have been better choices from a pure Marvel hero tactical standpoint) but she was in a good place to move the story along.
In my setting, she is part time with the Justice League/Avengers teams and is still working for Nick Fury whenever needed, but she still struggles to find people that trust her on any side outside of him.Secret Origins:
Jonathan and Miriam Drew were scientists who were trying to splice and harness spiders' environmental adaptive capabilities, in order to graft them into the human genome. Their research was funded by HYDRA, and their direct liaison/financier from the group was a General Wyndham. They moved to Wundagore Mountain prior to Jessica's conception, as they were advised by Wyndham but this caused his partner, Miles Warren, to finally decide to leave the project. He had long felt that there was more potential in experimenting with the cloning of human cells and the movement of their lab confirmed his decision to leave.
Jessica was born some time after they had moved to Wundagore. Jessica's powers derived from her mother's womb being hit by a laser beam containing the DNA traits of several different species of spiders while she was carrying Jessica. Afterwards, she was raised by her nanny Bova (who was human in appearance), as well as her mother.The Story so Far:
After Jessica's parents disappeared under mysterious circumstances, Jessica was recruited into HYDRA, under false pretenses, where she was brainwashed and made into a formidable fighter and assassin. She was trained and mentored by Taskmaster, who schooled her in many martial disciplines and more than seven different fighting styles.
Going by the name Spider-Woman, Jessica was ordered to abduct Alicia Masters, who was vacationing in London. During the resultant conflict with Masters’ boyfriend Ben Grimm, she recovered from her brainwashing and joined him in saving Masters. She and Grimm then encountered Modred the Mystic, who removed HYDRA's memory implants and restored her memories.
Jessica moved into an apartment in London, but found it impossible to get a job due to her complete lack of background and her tendency to inspire dislike and even fear in other people. Eventually she was approached by the mysterious sorcerer Magnus, who offered help. After defending him from Excaliber, who had been sent by Morgan Le Fay to recover the Darkhold, he suggested she relocate with him to Los Angeles. Magnus tutored her in the ways of civilization and informed her that her father had been murdered, leading her on a hunt for his killer that brought her into conflict with the criminals, the Brothers Grimm. With help from SHIELD agent Jerry Hunt, she identified her father's murderer, who died immediately after confessing.
Jessica had a number of adventures afterwards, meeting Spider-Man and joining the Avengers for a time. One day, her powers began to fail and she took time off from being a superhero and became a licensed private investigator and helped fellow PI Jessica Jones on a couple of cases. They became good friends from the experience.
One day, a HYDRA agent attacked her and offered her powers back if she would rejoin S.H.I.E.L.D. as a double agent. Knowing he would kill her if she said no, Jessica agreed and contacted Nick Fury, who confronted her securely and urged her to accept the offer. He told Jessica that he would feed her limited info until S.H.I.E.L.D. could analyze the HYDRA cell and then use the info to take it down.
Jessica's double-agent status was cause for a great deal of mistrust between herself and others. After Nick Fury is ousted as head of S.H.I.E.L.D., Jessica is confronted by the new director, Maria Hill, about her loyalties. Jessica remained loyal to Fury rather than the leadership in S.H.I.E.L.D. She also had conflicts with her teammates in the Avengers because of her divided loyalties.
It is later revealed that the Jessica who had joined the Avengers and was acting as a double-agent under the command of Nick Fury was not Jessica Drew at all, but instead a Skrull imposter. When she went undercover to regain her lost powers, she was ambushed by the Skrulls and replaced by their current Queen Veranke, who took her place in the New Avengers and assumed her role as Fury's spy, in preparation for the upcoming Invasion. In the climactic battle of the event, Veranke was killed by Norman Osborn, setting him up to be put in charge of America’s security.
After the defeat of the Skrulls, Jessica is revealed to be alive when Iron Man found a Skrull ship in orbit with all the replaced heroes. Carol Danvers runs up to her and gives her a hug. Unaware of Queen Veranke's actions, Jessica asks why the other heroes have been giving her strange looks, to which Carol responds that "No one knows what to think."Characterization:
Jessica has been called “the most screwed over woman in the world”. Between her time with HYDRA and double agent status, very few people trust her even though she has proven herself time and again to be an excellent superhero. Plus, her body exudes a high concentration of pheromones which elicit pleasure in men while repulsing women, though she uses a chemical "perfume" that can nullify this effect.
Jessica has lost and regained her powers more than once, but since her return from Skrull captivity, her powers were restored greater than ever.Friends and Foes:
Her closest friends are Carol Danvers, Jessica Jones-Cage and Clint Barton. She also has the support of Nick Fury but she and Maria Hill and Amanda Waller have never seen eye-to-eye.
Her relationship with HYDRA remains complicated. She still works to take them down, but there are factions within HYDRA that want to bring her back into the fold.