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Player Name: Maxine Walters

Character Name: Musique

Power Level: 7 (105/105PP)

Trade-Offs: +1 Defense / -1 Toughness

Unspent Power Points: 0

Progress To Bronze Status: 0/30

In Brief: Girl with psychic powers channels them into music.

Alternate Identity: Angela Rose (real name), Angel of the Notes (web critic moniker)

Identity: Secret

Birthplace: Freedom City

Occupation: High School Student, Internet Music Critic

Affiliations: Claremont Academy

Family: "oh, we could be sitting here for a while"

Description:

Age: 16 (DoB: October 1996)

Apparent Age: late teens/early twenties

Gender: Female

Ethnicity: Multiracial (her mother's heritage is African, Indian, Middle Eastern and Spanish; her father's is heritage Chinese, Filipino, Mexican and Italian)

Height: 5'5"

Weight: 130 lbs

Eyes: Green

Hair: Black

Angela is brown. Her very mixed heritage makes her features very exotic. She's been mistaken for every ethnicity under the sun. Her figure, top and bottom, belies her age; some thinking she's old as her mid twenties. Her hair is coarse and long enough to tie into braids on her side. When not in costume, she's almost always in a crop top, a long skirt that reaches her ankles and a pair of sandals. She doesn't have a costume, if she needs one she wears the Claremont issued suit. While not consciously doing it, her voice is somewhat sing-song.

Power Descriptions: She has psychic powers that allow her music to have mental effects on everyone that can hear it. It can make them feel better or worse. It can make them remember good or bad memories. Her powers are almost subtle, but if you listen to when she's using her powers there's a slight reverb even when there's not supposed to be. Be it her voice or an instrument, it's always is there.

History: From very early on, Angela was trained in the musical arts. Her family, being musician, want to instill their love for music. Even before she could understand, she heard music. All sorts of music, day and night. Her parents prided the her "first word" was a note. As she grew older she picked up musical instruments too, particularly strings and keys instruments. This all mixed well with her ability to sing. After years and years of practice it was ingrained into her, which made the next transition in her life unbearable.

Starting in her tween years she would get heavy headaches when things were quiet. The void of music would actively hurt her. She began sleeping with the radio on and an mp3 player in her ears. Eventually even that didn't work. The only thing that really worked is when she was actively making the music herself. It came to a head when, after about a month of sleepless nights, she fell into a deep sleep. She was met with her first dream in a while.

It was her, dressed up as an angel. The dream version of herself, a manifestation of her precognitive abilities, told her that all she needed to do was unleash her power. She had no idea what the dream meant, but she noticed she wasn't hurting anymore. The dream mentioned that if she really wanted some help that she would need to go to the Albright Institute and Claremont Academy. She was confused, was she some kind of superhero now? The dream told her that when she woke up she would be rested and to not ignore her own warning.

In the morning she found that she was rested, just like the dream said. She wasn't going to make light of this. She headed to Albright and they tested her her brain power and surely enough, she manifested her powers. It was when she sang that psychic energy trace began to show. Anyone who heard the lilting tune was filled with dread. She was asked to sing a more upbeat song. When she did, everyone was happy. They poked and prodded her mind until they found everything she could do. They then sent her to Claremont Academy to study how to control her powers.

Personality & Motivation: While not totally a space cadet, it is safe to say that she's not thinking on the same level as anyone else in the room. Being a cynic is something she puts into her online character, but outside of that she's pretty much an optimist. Also her curiosity is something she keeps satisfied all the time.

Powers & Tactics: Definitely not a fighter. She relies on her voice to soothe things down.


Complications:

Camera Obsession: She always has a camera and is not afraid to use it. She's also not shy about getting snapped either.

Curious: She will never pass up a chance to do something once. She will never pass up a chance to go see something that's caught her eye.

Internet Famous: She has a weekly show where she reviews top 40 songs. She's very noticeable amongst a subset of people. Also, this is her responsibility.

Mistaken Age: She looks very mature for her age. May be mistaken for a teacher around campus or hanging out with the wrong age group on the outside.

Musical Accompaniment: She needs some kind of music for her powers to work.

Not Too Quiet: If she can't hear anything musical, she suffers from debilitating headaches.

Abilities: 0 + 4 + 4 + 4 + 4 + 4 = 20PP

Strength 10 (+0)

Dexterity 14 (+2)

Constitution 14 (+2)

Intelligence 14 (+2)

Wisdom 14 (+2)

Charisma 14 (+2)

Combat: 6 + 8 = 14PP

Initiative +2

Attack +3 Melee, +3 Ranged

Grapple +3

Defense +8 (+4 Base, +4 Dodge Focus), +2 Flat-Footed

Knockback -3, -1 flat-footed

Saving Throws: 3 + 3 + 3 = 9PP

Toughness +6 (+2 Con, +4 defensive roll)

Fortitude +5 (+2 Con, +3)

Reflex +5 (+2 Dex, +3)

Will +5 (+2 Wis, +3)

Skills: 76R = 19PP

Bluff 8 (+10)

Diplomacy 8 (+10)

Knowledge (current events) 8 (+10)

Knowledge (popular culture) 8 (+10)

Language 4 (Arabic, English [native], French, Italian, Spanish)

Perform (keyboards) 8 (+10)

Perform (singing) 8 (+10)

Perform (stringed instruments) 8 (+10)

Notice 8 (+10)

Sense Motive 8 (+10)

Feats: 12PP

Challenge 2 (Fast Distract, Fast Taunt)

Defensive Roll 2

Distract (Bluff)

Dodge Focus 4

Fascinate (Perform)

Skill Mastery (Bluff, Perform [keyboards], Perform [singing], Perform [stringed instruments])

Taunt

Powers: 31 + 0 + 0 = 31PP

Psycho Music (28PP array; Feats: Alternate Power 3) (psychic) [24PP]

Base Power: Emotion Control 7 (songs of the heart; Extras: Area [Perception (auditory)], Selective Attack; Flaws: Range [Touch]) [14/28]

Alternate Power: Mind Control 7 (Extras: Area [Perception (auditory)], Conscious, Duration [sustained], Selective Attack; Flaws: Range [Touch]) [28/28]

Alternate Power: Paralyze 7 (bad memories; Extras: Area [Perception (auditory)], Selective Attack) [28/28]

Alternate Power: Stun 7 (good memories; Extras: Alternate Save [Will], Area [Perception (auditory)], Selective Attack) [28/28]

DC Block

Unarmed                Melee               DC15 Toughness (Staged)     Damage (Physical)

Songs of the Heart     Area (auditory)     DC17 Will                   Emotion Control

Mind Control           Area (auditory)     DC17 Will

Bad Memories           Area (auditory)     DC17 Will      (Staged)     Paralyze

Good Memories          Area (auditory)     DC17 Will      (Staged)     Stun

Totals: Abilities (20) + Combat (14) + Saving Throws (9) + Skills (19) + Feats (12) + Powers (31) - Drawbacks (0) = 105/105 Power Points

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Very nice! An interesting character. I have a few nitpicks unfortunately.

The Crunch:

Just about all 14s in your Ability scores will probably get eyerolls, but it's not a bad thing in itself.

I'm not one to talk ever about this but such low saves might not be a good idea. If you can, I'd advise bumping them up at least a rank or so.

Seeing as both Melee and Ranged are the same bonus, there's no need to separate them!

The Fluff:

You'll need a better description for Ethnicity than 'Multiracial'. While being of many different lineages would certainly keep them from looking like a specific ethnic group, I would suggest a short listing of what her family tree is like. Maybe her father and mother have very different kinds of names, or something.

Looking older than she is: that's a thing I do with Heraldo, actually >.>, so hypocritical to bring it up, but how do you want to bring it into play? I had it tie into his backstory with him sliding under child labor laws due to his appearance leading to him being granted his powers.

Who was the angelic figure? Was it herself? An actual angel? A symbol of her undeveloped precognition? Just putting a spoiler tag at the bottom explaining what the apparition was would be good. In-character it's fine if we don't know, but out of character this needs to be clear.

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