#4 “Shade Maiden” Amelia Baxter

| November 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

Universe/Storyline: The Band

Universe details: In the isolated city of Crescent where these characters live, superpowers spring from close encounters with death. Only people born in the city can gain these powers, and since this is a relatively new settlement, the first generation of people born there are just starting to show signs of super-fication. This means mostly kids and teens. Of the teens, Camille, Max, Amelia, Walter, and Rin decide to team up and form a band. They take it upon themselves to help other kids who are just getting powers/dealing with death. Eventually, when The Band realizes that everyone deserves to be informed about the city’s unique predicament, they try to reach every kid in the city at once by putting on a live concert.

Height: 5’ 4”

Body Type: Average

Hair: Black, with very subtle hints of gray. Length is choppy, the longest bits are chin length and the shorter parts are about ½ inch above the chin. Straight. Some bangs, also choppy.

Eyes: Gray, dark circles underneath

Race: White (skin very pale)

Age: 15

Appearance detail: Always has at least part of her face hidden in shadow. Sometimes the shadow stretches across her eyes like a mask.

Attire: A long, worn out dress in faded gray, black, and purple. Accessorized with a skull pendant choker and, sometimes, thin arm warmers or fingerless gloves that extend to the elbow and black and white pearl bracelets.  (Subject to change, but always in the same theme.)

Superpowers: Illusionary Projection, Conscious and Subconscious (primary)- Amelia can alter the appearance of anything within her range of vision, making objects seem to appear and disappear or change in shape, size, color, etc. However, the objects (or lack thereof) do not physically change in reality, for they are only an illusion, and these illusions can be discovered to be so when someone tries to interact with or physically touch them. Amelia is constantly using her power to hide her identity by casting shadows over parts of her face. She never looks exactly the same twice. No one can ever really be sure what she actually looks like. The subconscious consequence of her power is that Amelia sometimes ‘receives’ illusions in the form of visions from people around her with highly active subconscious minds. This means that if she is sleeping near someone sleeping, she participates in their dreams (and nightmares) as if they were real. Sometimes these visions cause her to feel real pain, and compel her to do things she wouldn’t normally do. She has some conscious control of this power when she is awake, allowing her to see the dreams of people sleeping nearby.

Necromancy, Subconscious- When Amelia becomes extremely upset, the dead rise from beneath her feet to punish the living until she is calmed. She has little control over them, but they do not attack her.

Personality: She is the opposite of Camille when it comes to trust. Any newcomer is a threat until proven innocent. But, once you earn her trust, she will do anything for you. She is defensive emotionally and doesn’t often tell people how she is feeling. She keeps secrets, especially about her past. She is not totally dreary, however. Once she finds love with Walter Chen (below) she becomes quite pleasant, even fun, and lets her more quirky side show through. She is still distrusting of outsiders, but works well with her teammates.


Power Source/Backstory:

a.      Projecting Illusion (wide range, primarily visual, some sound esp. silence)- mysterious background…? Something to do with the foster home she was raised in. She was young, she saw someone die randomly in an accident or from a stroke, etc. She wished she hadn’t seen it and made the body disappear.

b.      Necromancy- Watching Walter’s grandfather dying in a hospital bed, she begins to feel his pain and uncontrollably pulls the plug, hiding the fact with illusion. She instinctively touches the metal filament of the plug. Later, at Walter’s grandfather’s funeral, she raises the dead.


Theme Song: Bring Me to Life- Evanescence

Category: 2011, Superhero

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