Acrobatics 4 (+8.), Deception 2 (+4), Expertise [Pop Culture] 3 (+3), Expertise [Figure Skating] 8 (+10), Insight 6 (+6), Perception 6 (+6), Ranged Attack [Bi-Polar Thermal Field Array] 5 (+10)
Agile Feint, Defensive Roll 3, Improved Aim, Language [Base: French; English], Ranged Attack 2, Set-Up, Teamwork
Powers: Bi-Polar Thermal Field Adaptations:
Immunity 20 [Fire/Heat Effects, Cold Effects]
Senses 1 [Infravision]
Movement 1 [Sure-Footed] (Flaws: Limited to Ice)
Bi-Polar Thermal Field Array:
Thermal Field Protection:
Force Field 3
Damage 6 (Extra: Reaction); (Feat: Variable Descriptor [Fire/Heat, Ice])
Ranged Affliction 10 [Hindered & Vulnerable, Prone & Defenseless, Paralyzed; resisted by Dodge/Strength] (Extras: Cumulative, Extra Condition)
-Boost Thermal Aura:
Damage 4 (Extra: Reaction); (Feat: Variable Descriptor [Fire/Heat, Ice])
Environment 5 [Impede Movement]
Affliction 10 [Hindered, Prone; resisted by Strength or Agility; ) (Extras: Area [Shapeable] 2) (Flaws: Limited Degree)
Create 8 (Extras: Increased Duration [Continuous]); (Feats: Innate, Precise)
Affliction 8 [Hindered & Vulnerable, Prone & Defenseless, Paralyzed; resisted by Dodge] (Extras: Area [Cone] 2, Cumulative, Extra Condition)
Ranged Damage 10 (Extra: Penetrating)
Damage 10 (Extra: Area [Shapeable] 2)
Ranged Weaken Toughness 10 (Extra: Objects Only)
Melee Attack +4
Ranged Attack +5 // Bi-Polar Thermal Field Attack +10
Toughness +8*/+5**/+2 [*Thermal Field Protection & Defensive Roll/**Thermal Field Protection]
Costs: Abilities 32+ Skills 12+ Advantages 10+ Powers 98+ Defenses 24= 176 pts.
Crux completely believes in the goals of Genesis Island and the Red King – namely the equal treatment of all methumans. She is willing to do anything to achieve that goal.
Crux can became angry and lose her focus in a fight, instead going after the source of her frustration. Something that an opponent could make use of if used properly.
Cristal Lemiuex wanted nothing more than to be a figure skater, but when genetic testing revealed she was secretly a metahuman all her years of training went down the drain immediately. Publically stripped of every award and trophy she’d earned during the course of her ten year career (she’d started skating competitively when she was ten) Cristal became angry, but when she was disowned by her parents she began hating nats (non-powered people) as much as some of them hated her.
Filled with an anger of a hurt child lashing out at the world responsible, Cristal quickly became a wanted criminal as French police began to close in on her. But Cassius Mass had heard of what happened to Cristal and he knew that he needed to do something to help the young girl, though he realized that her hatred limited what he could do for her as it would only really allow her to act out in a manner that was counter productive to what Cassius’ overall goals were with Genesis Island.
Then it hit him; he could use the girl like a weapon – point her at a target, and let her do the rest. All he had to do was keep her out of jail and supplied with places to stay that took care of all the basic needs. Cristal, along with the others Cassius eventually put her together with, could essentially function as an even more detached strike force than the Harbingers could. Their actions would be ascribed to the normal mayhem of super villains even though their targets would be the people Cassius Mass viewed as some kind of obstacle in his overall goals.
With the groundwork for what would become the Cadre in mind, Cassius approached Cristal through middlemen representatives and offered her a place on Genesis Island as a home where she could live in peace. Or if she wasn’t interested in that at least use it as a place to rest in between her rampages where she could truly relax and not have to worry about members of law enforcement coming after her. It took a bit of time to convince the angry young woman to make the journey but once she was on the island Cassius spared no luxury and showered Cristal with his attention, as well as his influencing powers.
Soon he’d wrapped Cristal around his finger and had a willing subject who would follow his basic directions and expand upon them in her own manner to keep her group, the Cadre, separate from Genesis Island while striking out at their enemies for the Red King.