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Tremor

Post by Mach2 » Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:54 am

Francine 'Frankie' Southam
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Age: 17
Height: 5'5"
Weight: 125lbs
Alias: Tremor
Alignment: Neutral
Occupation: High school student by day, small-time superhero by night


The Girl
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Kennedy High School Report Card
  • American History - D
  • Applied Mathematics - D
  • English - C+
  • Art - C
  • Physical Education - A
Excused Absences: 5
Unexcused Absences: 17
Suspensions: 4

Principle's Comments:
Francine struggles frequently in class. Arriving in the middle of a semester presents a unique challenge for many students, but it's worth nothing that her teachers were advised to be lenient as she adjusted to her studies. Unfortunately, this leniency has not seemed to benefit Francine. She is frequently late or absent from her classes. When she's present, she has difficulty focusing and complains frequently of migraines. Has she been to see a doctor regarding this issue?


Additionally, many students have reported violent incidents both on and off-campus, which is greatly concerning. Next semester, we'll be having Francine meet with the school counselor to work through some of these problems. If she were able to approach her studies with the same enthusiasm she has for Phys. Ed., I'm sure Francine could still turn her grades around by graduation.

To say that Francine hates school would be an understatement. She would rather be quite literally anywhere else. She would rather be working a shift at the grocery store checkout. She would rather be undergoing dental surgery. She would rather be practicing her shockwave powers, even if it meant concussing herself for what felt like the thousandth time.

It's frustrating for her mother, and Frankie knows it. She knows that her mother works a full-time job that doesn't pay enough, in addition to being a single parent. She knows that every letter and phone call from the school - whether it's about fighting, a failed test, or her falling asleep in class again - pushes her mother to the brink of tears. Frankie would love more than anything to make her mother proud, instead of forcing the woman who raised her to constantly question her capabilities as a parent. But she won't be proving herself in the academic field. Not when concussions and tinnitus from her underdeveloped powers leave her unable to solve problems without triggering a migraine. No, she'll have to focus on her other gifts to make her mother proud.

Joan Southam works as a reporter, and her job often requires her to travel to cover developing news stories. Sometimes the business trips are short. A few days in New York City, then back home for a week, and then a weekend flight out to Florida. On the short trips, Frankie usually stays at home. But when the job postings last two or three months, Joan and her daughter find themselves uprooted once again. Frankie needs to find a new part-time job, adjust to a new city, and transfer to a new school. She's given up on trying to put down roots in any one place. She keeps in contact with a few friends online, but mostly keeps her distance.

The Hero
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Powers and Abilities
  • Auditory Illusion: Picture the scene. Senior American History class. Frankie sits in the back row, slouched over at her desk, bored out of her skull and unable to concentrate. The teacher drones on, but none of it is reaching her ears. Then, without warning, someone lets one rip. The sound echoes through the quiet classroom, and everyone hears it. Students look to their neighbours in alarm, but no one is able to pinpoint the source of the flatulent sound. There's a moment of total confusion before everyone bursts out laughing. Even in a twelfth grade classroom, fart jokes are still the epitome of humour.
    Tremor is able to recreate sounds. Noises are convincing. A dog barking, the sound of birds, an echoing fart in the middle of history class. Human voices are a bit more of a challenge, and require intense focus. Focus has never been her strong point.
  • Screech: What could be worse than the shrill shriek of a teenage girl? The high-pitched scream of a teenage girl with superpowers. Tremor is able to amplify the sound of her own voice, pushing it to deafening volumes. At a range, it's enough to cause pain and drown out other noises. Up close, permanent hearing damage is inevitable.
  • Mute Mode: Creating sounds is easy. Deconstructing them is more of a challenge. Tremor is a struggling high-schooler. She barely understands soundwaves, nevermind the concept of active noise cancellation by means of destructive interference. But nevertheless, she can still dull the sounds around her by willing the air to be still. Very loud noises are something more of a challenge, and she can only slightly decrease the intensity of powerful shockwaves. Of all her abilities, this is the most frustrating. If she were to master it, she would have far more protection from her most powerful ability.
  • Shockwave:Sounds are waves, moving through the air. Know what else is a vibration? The shockwave that follows a bomb detonation. A sudden wave of high pressure, moving at the speed of sound, can be enough to break bones. Without a doubt, this is Tremor's most destructive ability. With the snap of her fingers, she can generate a blastzone with a radius of twenty feet. A clap of her hands, and the radius moves out to fifty.
    Most heroes have some degree of immunity against their own powers. When people whose powers revolve around flame light themselves on fire, they don't burn to a crisp. When someone with superstrength lifts a car, their bones aren't crushed beneath the weight of the vehicle. But for Tremor, the shockwave hits her with only slightly less force than it hits everyone else in the immediate vicinity.
Equipment
  • Motorbike: Tremor lost count of the number of shifts she had to pick up at her mundane civilian job to be able to afford this, but it's her most prized possession. Her mother calls it a 'crotch rocket', and Tremor thinks the name is appropriate. It's small, nimble, and probably dangerous. But it's also a quick way to get places, and gives her the freedom she so desperately needs as an angsty teenager.
  • Helmet: Triple duty! Tremor was only able to purchase her motorbike after swearing to her mother multiple times that she would always wear a helmet. In addition to biking protection, the helmet also serves as her superhero costume. It's just enough coverage to slightly obscure her identity. And lastly, it offers her a degree of protection from her own Screech and Shockwave abilities.
  • Knife: A small pocketknife, usually tucked into her boot or belt loop. For those sticky situations where powers don't cut it.

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Thread TitleWhat Went DownCast of Characters
  • Big fights at the Washington Monument
  • Tremor needs babysitting
  • Lots of babysitting
Cyrolus, Weltgeist, Capacitor, Concord, Terminus, Qaleroth, Atom, Azra, Mourning Glory
  • Very important mentorship
  • Tremor is told she needs to make friends
Tremor, Capacitor
What Went DownProgress, Angel, Camellia and company
  • Tremor makes a friend
  • 'Friend' = Immortal god of war from Mars
Tremor, Viroth
The First Seal - Detroit
  • Tremor straight-up kills people
  • Ailyn reacts quite poorly to being killed
Tremor, Viroth, Ailyn, Enlil, Dapple, Arthur, Talon
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Re: Tremor

Post by Annasiel » Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:56 am

Turmeric!
Alone she drifts from ancient mists
Nary a candle, nary a wish
But in the wont of wandering paths
Through wooded knolls, and windworn crags
She seeks a face she thought as friend
But now -- she thinks as judgement's end

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Re: Tremor

Post by Annasiel » Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:56 am

Try using Imgur or another hosting site and directly linking the images. Attachments are a bit finicky.
Alone she drifts from ancient mists
Nary a candle, nary a wish
But in the wont of wandering paths
Through wooded knolls, and windworn crags
She seeks a face she thought as friend
But now -- she thinks as judgement's end

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Re: Tremor

Post by illirica » Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:23 pm

It looks great! I'm sure she'll be awesome. Except, maybe, if someone hits her with a math problem.

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Re: Tremor

Post by Azra » Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:15 am

I love this bio!
Now excuse me while I remind myself to tuck my own ideas of a sound based character back into the idea closet

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Re: Tremor

Post by Mach2 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:48 pm

Oh noooooo. Sorry Azra!

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Re: Tremor

Post by illirica » Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:56 pm

It's okay, Azra has 5000 other characters planned anyway.

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Re: Tremor

Post by Mach2 » Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:29 pm

Update: Added a table for chronological order of threads Tremor is involved in.

It's not a pretty table like some people, but it's a table :P

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