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- Lord of Nothing
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Nicknames: “Jacque” (pronounced Jack, none of that French bullcrap), JJ, Jay, Bubbles, Chatterbox
Self-Assigned Titles: Pax’s Pink Prodigy, Jack-of-All-Skills
Official Alias: Lady Luck
Archetype: Low-Tech Hero with Vigilante prospects
Birthday: April 1, 2000 (that’s 19 years old, for those of you bad at math)
Weight: 140 lbs (not like ya need to know)
Equipment: One big freaking hammer [exactly what it sounds like], a limited supply of glitter bombs [like smoke bombs but they pick up the few rays of light this darn city has to offer, and explode more like water balloons than grenades. Great for distractions, not practical for fighting.], pink handgun [again. Exactly what it sounds like, and probably not legally obtained], an almost-full pack of gum [nervous habit].
“What can I say, I’m just lucky I guess.”
They say that “if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” Jacque doesn’t have to worry about that - because the first time she tries anything, she succeeds. Granted, her success is mediocre at best, but a victory is a victory.
Basically, anything JJ attempts to do, she can do. This extends to mental abilities, tasks, physical abilities - even, to an extent, superpowers. Her success is always average, and she cannot improve on it. Examples of each are...
Mental abilities: She’s a C-student. She has the mental capacity to pass every class she’s ever taken, but she’ll never be an honors student. She always has a general awareness of her surroundings, especially in combat, but she lacks the tactical genius to push every advantage offered to her.
Task success: She’ll get through anything she puts her mind to. If she wants to find someone, it might take a few weeks, but she’ll be able to get to them. If she wants to win something, no, she’s not going to take the prize, but she has an unusual tendency to reach second or third place.
Natural physical abilities: Speed, strength, and agility. If JJ wants to outrun someone, she’ll never get an excessive lead, but she can keep ahead. If she wants to flip a car, she’s never going to get it off the ground, but she will get it from its wheels to its hood. If she wants to dodge a bullet, it’ll graze her, maybe even hit something nonlethal, but it’ll never do any actual damage.
Superpowers: This one is much more likely to go on the fritz then the rest, but it follows the same principle. If JJ wants to fly? She can do it. She can’t get very high, she’s slow, and she’s average as anyone would be at steering, but she can get into the air for a while. If JJ wants to hit superspeeds? She’d never circle the planet once in a minute, but she might break the sound barrier. Durability? She’ll never be a brick but she could take a bullet as well as any Kevlar.
“Well, dang, JJ, that sounds like it’s not so bad. You must have it easy out there.” She doesn’t. In order for her ability to manifest, she has to actively try. Once she’s started to try, she can stop focusing on it - but the second she’s in a fight? She has to try to understand her surroundings. If she’s looking for someone, she has to make an effort from the outset. When she wants to hit something, she has to try to hit it hard enough to break. The only exception is superpowers: unless she’s constantly and actively focused on the task at hand, she’s got less than five minutes before her ability wears off.
Her need to actively try is her biggest setback to using this ability in combat. Should her concentration be broken, or if she loses active interest in a task, her ability becomes at the very least less effective, if not entirely neutralized.
Oh... and one more thing. While Jacque herself is aware of the nature of her abilities being rooted in some kind of meta-gene, knowing people would exploit her concentration liability if they knew about it will lead her to tell you that every near-miss or almost-impossible situation she finds herself in is “just lucky, I guess” - hence her name.
“Don’t let that cute face fool you. She’s a terror. A pink-haired, glitter-bombing, gum-chewing terror.”
JJ has all the marks of a typical teenage wannabe hero, from her colorful outfit to her talkative personality. She tries to be an optimist, which goes as well as one would expect, but it’s better than the alternative, especially in a dump like Pax. It’s good enough to keep her chin up and a smile on her face, but she’s not dense. She knows full well how bad this place can be. Maybe she’d be better at this if she wasn’t trying, but she doesn’t want to risk it.
Even as she tries to see the best in the world, though, she also doesn’t let it fool her when she’s fighting scum. She’s not afraid to hit a guy too hard over the head. She’s got no qualms about pulling her handgun on a rapist or mugger. And lord help you if you so much as breathe a word about the gum. But she is out there trying to make this city better. She might just be average at that, too - but it’s the thought that counts, and she’s willing to do whatever it takes to succeed.
This last fact stems from her main emotional weakness: an intense anxiety in the face of failure. For JJ, failure just isn't an option. She's willing to suffer from mediocrity rather than fail entirely on a task. Even if she'd be better at something by not trying, and just doing, Jacque isn't often willing to step outside the realm of guarantees.
She’s not a hardened criminal, she’s not a moral paragon, and despite the personality traits - she’s not a psychopath. She has her reasons for doing this.
They’re just none of your business.
“Why d’ya wanna know?”
Unlike some people, Pax’s Pink Prodigy hasn’t been training for years. She's still relatively new to the whole hero biz, and relatively normal by day. At 19 she attends an online college from the comfort of her apartment, working her way from becoming an average student to becoming an average reporter. Her lone homebody lifestyle means most of her daytime hours are spent at home or running errands, and the nights when she doesn’t have a paper pending are spent out having fun the only way a person with very few friends and a lot of time can, in a place like Pax.
Her mom is a costumer for a theater in the nicer part of the city, which is how JJ learned to get away with changing a little contour so nobody recognizes her face. Her dad’s got a comfortable, middle-class office job in the area, too, and her parents provide her with a small allowance. While she’s far from uncomfortable with “taking a loan” from the people who get in Lady Luck’s way, Jacque also works all kinds of odd jobs - short of the uncomfortable, dirty, or outright embarrassing, she’ll do anything you want during daylight hours.
Just be careful it’s not the kind of thing she’ll find you for at night.
Other Random Facts
(so I don't forget them tbh but have fun knowing these)
- She's a showtunes kind of gal, and often listens to or at least hums songs while on patrol. Her top five are, in order: Six, Wicked, Chicago, Hamilton, Into the Woods.
- She exclusively chews original pink gum. Won't take fruit or mint flavored even when offered.
- Makes a deliberate point of not swearing.
- The color at the ends of her hair is actually chalk, not dye, so she washes it out at the end of the night. She's been known to wear other colors of chalk during the day, but she's naturally blonde.
- She swings both ways. Violently. With a sledgehammer.
- Yes, she dresses like that. No, we don't discuss it.
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- The Successor
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- J. Brown
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- Joined: Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:29 am
He dedicated his life in service, to his city and his country. One of Pax's finest law enforcement officers, Jeremy Brown was the Ace student of his batch, the metahuman division of the police Academy, graduating with flying colours before joining the PD at the ripe young age of 22. Now 42, Jeremy is a proud asset of the department that has, through merit of his ability, risen to the rank of a detective.
|Name: Jeremy Brown|
Job: Detective [Pax PD]
Powers & Abilities
The man refused to sit behind a desk until retirement, why he avoided the post of police commissioner. As a detective, he mostly gets to lead investigations of homicide, an area he preferred to be in. Stressful and Gruesome as it can be sometimes, he wouldn't prefer to be doing anything else, not when the city is infested with scum and villains of all manners. Even if it was insignificant, he refused to stay idle and do absolutely nothing about it.
At home sits a wife and a daughter doing her senior year of college. He loves them dearly and wouldn't want anything bad to happen to them. He would be lying if he said no harm came to them, or schemes were not devised to harm them. Because that would be a lie. Life in Pax was never that certain, especially when you were on the right side of law, and corruption ran as high as the skyscrapers themselves.
Jeremy trusted few to none in his department to not be complicit in at least a few of the attacks targeted to his family. Yet, the most troubling thing is that he had no evidence to accurately paint a picture and say who would harm them.
Jeremy would have them move out of Pax, only none of them would. They wouldn't abandon Jeremy Brown.
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