Real Name: Bridget Hart
Height / Weight: 5'8" / 110 lbs.
Hair / Eyes: Blonde / Blue
Place of Birth: Phoenix, Arizona (July 1, 1979)
First Appearance: Vindicators #602
Physical Description: Bridget is a stunningly beautiful young woman with almond-shaped blue eyes and long, blonde hair. Tall for a woman, Bridget stands at six feet in height. Typically, she hides her curvaceous form behind baggy clothes, wearing the form-fitting uniform of the Vindicators under a bulky trench coat.
Biography: At the top of the social food chain in Phoenix, Arizona sit the Harts and the Jennings. Bartholomew and Bethany Hart were very successful in their respective careers; Mister Hart was one of the most sought-after attorneys in the state and his wife was a world-renown surgeon. The two never dreamed of having children until their best friends brought a beautiful baby boy into the world. Kyle was the reason the Harts decided to conceive.
In 1979, they gave birth to twins… to Brian and Bridget.
From an early age, Brian clung to his mother’s figurative apron strings whilst Bridget was a daddy’s girl. The Harts had returned to their careers almost immediately, hiring Linda Lawlins as a nanny and tutor. Soon, the kids had proclaimed their intent to follow in their parents footsteps. The hemophobic Bridget never once considered her mother’s career- looking ahead to law school instead. Her brother had always resisted confrontation and dreamed only of saving lives.
When she was fourteen, Bridget began dating Kyle Jenner- the eighteen-year-old now attending law school with the hopes of one day joining their fathers’ firm. One evening, their date was interrupted by Linda’s younger brothers attacking the young couple.
Lyle Lawlins had kidnapped, molested and murdered five little boys- at his admission of guilt, Bartholomew Hart had refused to represent him. A state-appointed public attorney had done his best, but Lyle had been convicted and was facing execution. Linda had planned to use the children as ransom… but she had trusted her brothers with the task.
Lawrence, Leonard, Lester and Luke Lawlins attacked and restrained the couple; one by one the brothers began took turns raping Bridget, forcing Kyle to watch. In a fit of rage Kyle broke free and attacked his attackers, going so far as to kill Luke.
Lester scrambled for the gun Kyle had knocked aside and opened fire- shooting Kyle once in the shoulder and twice in the chest. In a panic, three more rounds were emptied into Bridget’s stomach and the two were left for dead. It was then that Bridget’s Neo-Sapien powers manifested- the ability to heal any wound she received and to heal those possessed by others. Though she spat out the slugs and sat up fine, her fear of blood kept her from touching Kyle and from saving his life.
She spent the next three years in a mental hospital. The horrific experience had left the young woman in a catatonic stupor. Still, her powers were of use to the government when building the seventh incarnation of Vindicators. While she had manifested her mother’s powers, her brother had manifested their father’s ability to transfer Neo-Sapien abilities to himself. Along with the fifteen-year-old Michuru Bradshaw, Bridget’s purpose was to stay close enough for Brian Hart to use their powers if need be. Michuru was resigned to her protector- transporting and safeguarding her while the rest of the team operated on missions. Still, over time the young man broke through her shell and the wounds on Bridget’s soul finally regenerated.
Years passed and the two became more and more involved in each other’s lives whilst also becoming more functioning members of the team. In 2001, however, five years after they had met, the two found themselves in the Himalayas, tracking the terrorist known as Atlas. The two found their target, but through a series of unfortunate events Bridget was impaled on a stalagmite and killed. The trauma drove her boyfriend insane and the young man’s true abilities as a Nephilim awakened. Literally bringing the mountains down atop them, Bridget’s body was buried under billions of tons of rock and earth. Still, she left behind a great legacy in the hearts of her teammates and in the world she selflessly defended.
- STR 10, DEX 12 (+1), CON 10, INT 16 (+3), WIS 14 (+2), CHA 16 (+3)
SKILLS: Bluff 4 (+7/+10 attractive), Diplomacy 4 (+7/+10 attractive), Knowledge (civics) 5 (+8 ), Profession (lawyer) 3 (+5), Sense Motive 4 (+6)
FEATS: Attractive, Benefit (Status [Vindicator]), Equipment, Set-up, Speed of Thought, Teamwork
POWERS: Healing 5 (Power Feats: Persistent, Regrowth), Regeneration 18 (Recovery Bonus +9, Recovery Rate [Bruised 3, Injured 6]; Power Feats: Persistent, Regrowth)
Equipment: comm. link, Vindicators Uniform (+2 Toughness, Immunity [cold and heat])
COMBAT: Attack +2, Grapple +1, Damage +0, Defense +2, Knockback -1, Initiative +3
SAVES: Toughness +2, Fortitude +1, Reflex +2, Will +6
Abilities 18 + Skills 5 (20 ranks) + Feats 6 + Powers 32 + Combat 8 + Saves 6 = 75 points
Michuru81 wrote:During NEW VINDICATORS: Radix Malorum est Cupiditas, there was the question of who was heading the Affiliation. One of the most plausible answers was Bio; actually, I worked hard to make it seem that way. The idea of the regenerator being killed by impalement registered as farfetched to most people (my players included) leaving most guessing that a jilted Bridget Hart was at the helm. She wasn't though, and no matter how prideful it sounds I consider the Affiliation's leader one of the greatest villains ever. Right after Aizen Sosuke, Padan Fain and nearly everyone in Rurouni Kenshin.