PL: 10 (165pp)
STR: 10 (+0) DEX: 18 (+4) CON: 12 (+1) INT: 14 (+2) WIS: 10 (+0) CHA: 16 (+3)
Acrobatics 6 (+10)*, Bluff 12 (+15)*, Concentration 12 (+12), Diplomacy 12 (+15), Disguise 0 (+3/+53), Knowledge [Tactics] 8 (+10), Notice 8 (+8), Pilot 6 (+10), Sense Motive 8 (+8), Stealth 12 (+16)*
Dodge Focus (12), Equipment, Improved Initiative (2), Improved Trick, Skill Mastery [Acrobatics, Bluff, Disguise, Stealth], Uncanny Dodge [Hearing]
Mind Shield 6 (6pp), Morph 10 (Humanoids; Flaw: Move Action [-1]; 10pp), Shapeshift 8 (Flaws: Check –Concentration [-1]; 56pp)
Attack +12 [Unarmed +0] Defense 24 (11 flat-footed) Init +12
Toughness +4 (4 flat-footed) Fortitude +4 Reflex +10 Will +4 (+10 vs. Mental Powers)
Morphic Uniform [+3 Toughness; Mimic Shapeshift; 4ep], Comm-Link [1ep]
Power Loss [All Powers; When in Contact with Cold Iron; 3pp], Weakness [-1 Strength / Round in contact with Cold Iron; 6pp]
Cost: Abilities 20 + Skills 21 (84 Ranks) + Feats 20 + Powers 72 + Combat 28 + Saves 13 – Drawbacks 9 =165pp
Twilight’s spy and infiltrator, Exile, is not of this world. Well she is of this world… just not of this dimension. She hails from an unknown parallel Earth that Twilight had dubbed Earth-W. On this world Meta-humans began to appear in the early seventeenth century, and by the dawn of the twentieth century they had instituted themselves as the lords of the Earth. However centuries of interbreeding and social control had given rise to various castes of meta-humans. The highest caste is the mind benders, who used mental or magical powers to alter the mind or perform amazing acts without actual physical exertion. Below them are the warrior caste, made up of those with purely destructive powers, serving as the enforcers and elite troops in the mind benders’ armies. The lowest caste of meta-humans are the Shadows, those whose powers rely on deception, such as teleporters, shape shifters, and the like. Normal humans and other races exist as slaves below the meta-humans, while especially powerful or highborn meta-humans make up a class even higher than the mind benders.
Exile, who has never shared her real name, was a member of the Shadow caste, the youngest member of a clan of shape shifters who claimed to draw their power from a bloodline of magical fey creatures. Exile’s clan served a particularly powerful highborn noble house in its schemes against the other highborn families. Exile was never happy with her station, her low caste set several social taboos on her. The most uncomfortable being that as a shape shifter she was not allowed to favor one gender over another and had to maintain a gender neutral form when not operating on her master’s orders. Exile swallowed her distaste for this rule always having much preferred to take female forms than male, however she was severely disciplined when she expressed these feeling to her family.
At age nine she was sent away from her family to her masters’ war college. There she was trained in the subterfuge that she would be asked to carry out as a career. She was trained physically to enhance her natural grace, and conditioned mentally to refute the powers of most mind benders. Exile was a very skillful pupil and on her seventeenth birthday she was inducted into the service of her clan’s ruling house.
For seven years Exile served masterfully, slaying her masters’ foes, collecting vital intelligence, all for the glory of the highborn house. The entire time however she hid the seceret in her heart. She truly enjoyed being a woman, she would spend hours in her quarters attempting to put together her ideal form, but knowing that she could never truly embrace this form.
It was only a matter of time until she was caught. The reaction was swift, Exile was taken away from her clan, and the highborn house placed her into a maximum security “re-education center”. For most inmates re-education consisted of an entirely new personality given to them by the mind benders amongst the senior staff. However, Exile’s mental protections prevented them from easily doing this. They instead resorted to physical punishment and what we would consider medieval psychoanalysis. The entire time Exile openly defied them, taking a different female form every day refusing to be beaten down by them. She was often beaten for her insolence, and thus spent a lot of time in the infirmary.
In the Infirmary she met another inmate, his name was Zell, he was a powerful mind bender who liked to use his telekinetic and telepathic powers in was that made him behave more like a member of the warrior caste. He was recovering from a near fatal session of electroshock therapy following him mind wiping the mind bender sent to mind wipe him. Exile appreciated the irony and the two became close friends during their time in the infirmary. They were kindred spirits and as time went on Exile even began feeling something more for Zell, she was falling in love with him.
One day while walking in the yard with Zell Exile struggled to tell him how she felt about him. She was preparing to chide herself for expressing this kind of feeling for someone that society taught her was beyond her station when Zell smiled to her.
“I love you too.” He said softly to her, having read her mind.
The two held one another close and kissed. It was that kiss that sealed both of their fates.
Guards had seen the kiss. They quickly separated the two putting them into solitary confinement. It was against the laws of society for members of two different castes to relate to one another like Exile and Zell had done. As the member of the lower caste Exile was quickly cast as the villain, using her powers to tempt a mentally troubled mind bender whose instability was the cause of his incarceration. That accusation hurt her more than anything, she had never attempted to use her female forms to seduce Zell.
The inquisitors were called in to discern the truth of the incident. It quickly became apparent that Zell was the son of a highborne house and that Exile had committed what amounted to a religious crime by kissing him, or sullying him as the inquisitors called it. During the investigations Exile was subjected to sensory deprivation, and interrogation for hours at a time before being tossed back into her cell.
One night she was awoken and dragged from her cell and thrown in front of the inquisitors. They proceeded to play a video recording of a shape shifter in one of Exile’s forms murdering Zell in his sleep. They then presented DNA evidence that said that she’d been in his cell, and that her cell had been empty during the murder. She was proclaimed guilty within fifteen minutes and condemned to the worst fate imaginable, Exile.
Earth-W’s experiences with extra-dimensional travel had all been violent and bloody, therefore it was assumed that all alternate dimensions were unimaginably deadly places. In a ceremony Exile was thrown into a portal to a randomly determined alternate Earth, ours.
Exile began wandering our Earth, as an outsider. She was scared of our world, unsure of everything. She longed to return home, she felt as though she’d landed on a savage world. That was until she met Robert Jones. Twilight had seen her using her shape shifting power to protect herself and knew that she was both skillful and powerful. He used his silver tongue to gain her trust, and then showed her his vision of the world. He told her that if she would work on his behalf that he would search for a way to return her to her home. Thrilled at finding someone she thought understood her Exile agreed, taking her current code name. She even designated a new “default” form as an attractive teenaged human girl.
In many ways Exile has been the victim, but do not let that fool you. She has been an assassin since the age of nine, she displays a cold blooded ruthlessness that even causes members of the syndicate seven to pause. She won’t hesitate to do anything to return home.
What she isn’t aware of is that Twilight already has a means to return her home via his servant Transit. Twilight has already planned for her eventual discovery of this fact however, and is prepared to play upon her fear of her status as a deviant in her home world to cow her into staying on this Earth as long as he requires her skills.