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Jaycee Cahill

'Claudia Smith' 

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Physical Description

"Claudia Smith" is a pretty girl with long, glossy hair she's dyed reddish-brown and big dark eyes she keeps covered up (even indoors) using the same brand of designer shades that Ashley wears. Her personal fashion sense leads her towards below-the-knee A-line skirts in primary colors and poofy white blouses, personalized with tasteful jewelry with a gold cross around her neck. She speaks with a slight but distinct Southern accent. 

 

Pulse's costume consists of a dark grey and brown bodysuit and full facemask (with brown goggles over the eyes), over which she wears a leather jacket like Watchdog's and cargo shorts. When using her powers, the smart molecules in the costume turn the greys and browns much lighter. 

 

Character Backstory:

Jaycee Cahill was born in 2002 in Guymon, Oklahoma. She's the middle of three girls, all of them named after their father J.T. (who she still calls 'Daddy', especially when she wants something from him). Her family has deep roots in rural Texas County; her late grandfather's savvy business sense made him a millionaire (and the richest man in Texas County, at least for a while) when he sold his failing cattle lands to invest in the natural gas boom of the 1930s. Her daddy met her momma Rachel twenty years ago, when he was fresh out of Harvard and a graduate student at the University of Oklahoma and she was just finishing up her BA in nursing. Rachel left her family in Muskogee behind to settle in her husband's hometown and work as a school nurse; Jaycee looks a lot like her mom, with her mother's skin tone, petite build and dark hair. 

 

Jaycee  knows there was a time when her daddy wasn't a politician, but she can't really remember it. She wasn't yet in elementary school when her daddy ran for the Oklahoma State Legislature, a position he held for only a few years before deciding legislative service wasn't for him. The former political science professor at OPSU wasn't a man for legislative negotiations and dickering - he wanted to be the man in charge. Friendly to the oil industry, married to a Comanche woman, projecting a folksy-but-informed manner that let him speak cordially to both Tulsa suburbanites and farmers in the Panhandle, JT Cahill ran first as an outsider in the Republican primary, then was elected Governor of Oklahoma in 2010. 

 

Jaycee found that she liked being a governor's daughter. She was one of the most popular kids in her tony private schools in Oklahoma City, getting her attention she'd hardly ever won as a middle child back home, and living in Oklahoma City was a lot better than living in Guymon. It meant changes at home - she saw a lot less of her daddy and her momma, but she was reaching an age where that wasn't so bad. She got to travel too; out to DC and down to Austin, getting to know the children of other politicians and rich friends of her daddy's, and even got to visit. She wasn't old enough to be interested in boys the way her older sister Jaybee was, but she was sure that when she did, she'd have her pick of the best ones. She had a lot of plans.

 

Jaycee was old enough to have some idea of what they were getting into when her daddy and momma sat her and her two sisters down in December of 2014 to tell them something very serious. Her daddy had thought hard, he'd prayed hard, and he'd talked to their mom and his friends - and Governor Cahill was going to run for President in the next election. Freshly 13, Jaycee rolled her eyes but didn't actually backsass her daddy - her daddy had just been re-elected Governor earlier that year and she figured the campaign for President couldn't be _that_ different from the campaign for Governor. And besides, it probably wasn't going to amount to anything. She had to admit she loved her dad (privately, anyway), but the country wasn't going to elect her dad, with his corny jokes and his Sooner ties and cheerful belly, President, right? 

 

The headaches started around the time of Jaycee's fourteenth birthday, just a short time after her father had been elected President of the United States. They were small at first and she got aspirin for them, then stronger stuff - stuff the White House doctors had to prescribe, then hospital visits to get her on a new type of painkillers. Her daddy's people kept it out of the media, which made her feel a little better - running for President was _not_ like running for Governor at all, and the campaign had turned her life completely upside-down. She knew how important this job was to her family, to her sisters, to America; she decided not to tell anyone when the headaches came back after a few months of treatment - or when she started hearing whispers in empty rooms in the White House, and then seeing things she knew weren't there - strange colors and patterns that she blocked out by sheer force of will. She wasn't going to ruin everything for her family by being a freak! 

 

And then came D-Day. 

 

Power Description

 

Subject's metahuman abilities reflect a biological connection to the lower end of the electromagnetic spectrum - particularly the VHF frequencies just above one meter. Her neurological and skeletal systems have a unique chemical composition that makes her a natural transmitter and receiver of these frequencies. In a 'resting' state, she has the ability to send and receive signals along these frequencies, visual data being transmitted to her optic nerve and auditory to her ear canal. However, subject's abilities are 'overpowered' (as is common among younger metahumans).

 

When in an environment with sufficient VHF energy (such as that found in any major metropolitan area), her body begins to act as a natural 'sponge' - absorbing and storing these energies throughout her cellular structure. Sufficient accumulation of these energies results in so-far uncontrolled discharges of energies cascading 'above' the VHF range into microwaves and infrared radiation. These discharges are extremely hazardous to her environment and others within it. Unless her abilities can be reliably controlled, there will be further D-Day events. 

 

Subject is not recommended for inhibitor technology for multiple reasons - in addition to the hazard her abilities pose to the sensitive environment where she lives, her neurological functions have become dependent on the VHF radiation she absorbs unconsciously. Without regular exposure to VHF radiation, her brain will begin to shut down and she will enter a persistent comatose state. 

 

Abilities: 0 + 0 + 4 + 0 + 4 + 8 = 16PP 
STR 10 (+0) 
DEX 10 (+0) 
CON 14 (+2) 
INT 10 (+0) 
WIS 14 (+2) 
CHA 18 (+4)

 

Combat: 8 + 8 = 16PP
Init: +0 
ATK: +4 [+7 Ranged] 
DEF: +10 (+6 Dodge Focus, +4 Base, +2 Flat-Footed) 
Grapple: +4 
Knockback: -2/-1

 

Saves: 3 + 5 + 3 = 11PP 
TOU +4/+2 (+2 Con, +2 Defensive Roll) 
FORT +5 (+2 Con, +3)
REF +5 (+0 Dex, +5) 
WILL +5 (+2 Wis, +3) 

 

Skills: 56R=14PP  
Bluff 1 (+5) 
Diplomacy 6 (+10) 
Knowledge (Civics) 5 (+5) 
Knowledge (Pop Culture) 5 (+5) 
Knowledge (Theology and Philosophy) 5 (+5)
Handle Animal 1 (+5)

Medicine 6 (+8)
Perform (Vocals) 6 (+10) 
Ride 5 (+5)
Notice 8 (+10)
Sense Motive 8 (+10) 

 

Feats: 14PP  
Attack Focus (Ranged) 3 
Defensive Roll 1 
Dodge Focus 6
Improved Defense 2 
Redirect
Set-Up

 

Powers: 2 + 1 + 29 + 1 = 34PP
Concealment 2 (all radio, Extra: Duration [Permanent, +0]) [2PP] 

 

Immunity 1 (starvation and thirst) [1PP]

 

Radio Control 14 (28PP,  PF: Variable Descriptor 1 [any electromagnetic])  [29PP]
BE: Damage 7 (Extras: Area [Burst], Linked [Dazzle]) {14} + Dazzle 7 (radio) (Extras: Area [Burst], Linked [Damage], Secondary Effect, Flaw: Range [Touch]) {14} {14+14=28/28}
 

Super-Senses 2 (Infravision, Radio) [2PP] 

 

DC Table 

Unarmed      DC 15      Bruised/Injured 

Damage       DC 22      Bruised/Injured 

Dazzle          DC 22      Ref/Fort Blinded 

 

costs 
Abilities (16) + Combat (16) + Saves (11) + Skills (14) + Feats (14) + Powers (34) = 105  

 

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