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Player Name: HG Morrison
Character Name: Argonaut
Power Level: 8 (120/120PP)
Trade-Offs: +2 Attack/-2 Damage (Blast), -2 Attack/+2 Damage (Melee)
Progress to Silver Status: 0/60

In Brief: Omegadrone Agent of A.E.G.I.S!

Alternate Identity: Yves Zermeño, Yvejskrujanharbh'aar
Identity: Secret
Birthplace: Freedom City
Occupation: Freedom City University Student (Business Major)
Affiliations:  AEGIS
Family: Carlos Zermeño (Husband), Luz Zermeño (Eldest Daughter), Anna Zermeño (Middle Daughter), Sophia Zermeño (Zermeño)

Age: 45 (DoB: Born March, 16)
Apparent Age: 30
Gender: Female
Ethnicity:  (Lor Offshoot)
Height: 5'2
Weight: 105 lbs
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Brown


Yves is a slightly muscular brown skinned woman with no visible natural body hair.  The hair on her head was replaced with a very expensive lace wig.  The key difference between Yves the agent and Yves the mom is whether her hair is combed down for domestic motherly flair or spiked up with punk rock attitude.  She often dresses in modest fashions that leave very little skin showing.  Hiding the various scars throughout her body that she actually opted not to have surgically removed.  Never wanting to forget the monster that she became.

As Argonaut, Yves' MEGA-MAX armor bears the familiar design of the Omegadrone armor. The face pate is remodelled in a grim fashion having suffered tremendous battle damage in the past but it still is an all too familiar design. The power armor has been re coloured to match AEGIS favored bluish palette.  The right arm of the armor has a small shield, designed as a homage to the agency's namesake, which houses the retractable blast blade formerly belonging to her Power Pike.  The armor does not have wings but as the design is far sleeker than Steelgrave's bulky models the rocket boots can maneuver through the air with no issue.  The Armor's left breastplate has the AEGIS emblem engraved.

In another world in which the Lor's First Age never came to a close, the Lor Republic stretched to every corner of explored space.  The military existed primarily for the purpose of exploration and further colonization of Lor Space.  Quality of Life for citizens of the advanced civilization was such that only a sci fi novel could compare.  Yvejskrujanharbh'aar was a freshly graduated university student with a future as a star faring diplomat in all but certain.  Her life was pretty much uneventful.  She had friends, family, loved ones and her personal tragedies were no more exciting than a lost pet here or there.  Having never left her home planet, her dream was to engage in interplanetary relations perhaps to eventually take a seat as a Senator.
The Lor citizens born on the planet of Lor-Zul are known for being born with two very distinct features.  The first being a long life span in which they maintain a youthful appearance, only showing signs of aging during the last quarter of their lives.  The second a natural affinity with languages their mind able to comprehend all spoken and written word as if they were living ciphers due to a unique psionic mutation.  It was only the first trait that appealed to Shadivian Steelgrave after the Terminus came.  With no enemies to oppose the Lor the military was nowhere near qualified to handle the unified front of the combat drones that swept their world.  The Lor were crushed and in the end there was only the Terminus.
Life as a conquered slave with the Hundred Worlds was far different for the Lor.  Gone from Spacemen to cavemen one had to let a piece of himself die just to survive.  In Nihilor only the strong survive.  And what she lacked in physical might, Yvejskrujanharbh'aar made up for with sheer willpower and luck.  Engaging in brutal gladiatorial fights until she scrapped by on top of her opposition.  Her prize?  Her mind was torn asunder as she underwent the unspeakable acts that defined the Omegadrone conditioning.  Brainwashed by the Omegadrone conditioning Yvejskrujanharbh'aar had long faded she was merely a servant of Omega.
Many people remember the Terminus Invasion of 1993 differently.  Most of those memories are not looked back on too fondly.  But for Yvejskrujanharbh'aar it was her first real memory since her first shot at life had ended.  As one of those very invaders, she found herself barely clinging to life by the time the battle had come to a close.  Her armor was skewered onto a steel rod at her abdomen.  Recovered by AEGIS field agents, she was given medical treatment as the organization wasn't out to just let people die.  Even those part of a foreign invasion force.  Of course if it brought about the opportunity to learn more about the Terminus forces more power to them.
It took a think tank of the top AEGIS psychologists and doctors to match Daedalus efforts in deprogramming the Omegadrone conditioning.  They even crafted a new identity for her to live, monitored by a field agent, just outside of their Baltimore offices.  Yvejskrujanharbh'aar or Yves as she had now come to be known just had to agree to surrender her armor to them as well as acting as a consultant whenever the need struck the agency.  
When Dr. Doris Volk joined AEGIS in 1997 amongst the many projects she pursued was the development of MAX series Power Armors.  Shorty after completing the designs on the Super-Max armor Dr. Volk had already begun considering the process for advancing upon her design.  Searching through old AEGIS files for inspiration Dr. Volk eventually came to learn about the deal AEGIS made with Yves.  It took a decade to combine the technology of the Omegadrone with that of a SUPER MAX armor creating the first flight capable power armor, far before the distinctly more well known models used by Subjects V and V2.  The most problematic bit of integration was that the armor's neural interface would only respond to the armor's previous pilot, Yves.  
It was originally  designed to reinforce the Omegadrone conditioning and improve Nihilor's Mixed Murder Arts by recording combat data and aiding the pilot adapt in all situations.  Dr. Volk's attempts of repurposing the interface to aid field agents in saving lives could not completely overcome the fact that only a mind whom had gone through Steelgrave's brainwashing was the only one capable of conceptualizing such an idea.  So she requested Yves assistance in improving the combat data of the interface as Dr. Volk attempted to overcome the flaw in the design.  An offer that went through a very long series of refusals before Yves finally relented with some trepidation.  Spending weekends as a test pilot for the tongue in cheekily named MEGA-MAX armor.
Breaking away from the training simulation when the armor caught the transmission of a nearby alarm system in which a shoe store was being robbed by three heavily armed men.  Within the comfort of her armor she was able to easily able to deal with the crooks.  Disappearing before AEGIS latest line in experimental technology could be shaken.  Upon her return she wasn't admonished for taking off with government property as she expected.  Instead there was a congratulatory fanfare and applause and she was offered a real job with the agency.  After weighing her options and the sense of satisfaction that came with actually doing something good with the armor she took the job.
In her personal life, Yves and her handler had wed some years back.  Together they were raising three girls from his first marriage.   Although at this point the eldest was studying at FCU, so the children did not exactly outnumber the parents in the household.  Eventually the Zermeños requested a change in duty station from Baltimore to Freedom City.  Marking her return to the city after 20 years as the armored hero Argonaut.
Personality & Motivation
Yves may not have been quite herself when she worked as a soldier of Omega.  But she remembers every waking minute of that nightmare.  Every slash, every stab, every atrocity committed in the name of the Lord of the Terminus.  She tries not to let it weigh on her conscious too much and for the most part succeeds with bravado and gumption, but the memory is always there gnawing at the back of her head.  Despite that one would be hard pressed to find her without a smile on her face.  Whether it is forced or not.

Outwardly confident and upbeat she works hard at covering up her own insecurities of not being qualified for being a 'hero' due to her past a Terminus soldier.  Despite the fact that AEGIS already has a solid history of working with reformed criminals.  Yves is very good at seeing through people's intentions.  Above all else, she feels as if she has seen enough death in her lifetime and will go through absurd lengths to try and save everyone she can even if it cost her her own.  
She's willing to talk her opponents half to death before fighting.  Taunting and teasing them with veiled threats.  Feeling the dance of a fight within the armor almost therapeutic when not used to try and conquer a world.  In her daily life, Yves can be downright domestic.  Attempting to portray the image of a perfect mom next door type, Yves admittedly falls back on a predatory stare to get the kids in line from time to time.  An act that extends to how she deals with criminals, although they can't very well see it from beneath the helmet.  Still she loves her family deeply and will lash out at any who tries to do them harm.  
Powers & Tactics:
Yves relies on the Argonaut armor to do all her heavy lifting.  Even with her now rusty training in the mixed murder arts, she.  The Power Pike was smelted down into the right arm of the armor.  The long polearm portion of the pike converted into a miniature shield whose purpose would likely not come into fruition until Dr. Volk updates the armor again.  Combining into an experimental blast blade that can be retracted on mental command, it is just as combat capable as it was as a pike.  With the caveat that the MEGA-MAX armor does not have to worry about being disarmed.  Preferring to use her blast blade at a distance, Yves will pelt away at her foes with the cosmic energies of the Terminus contained in the blade.  If need be she can close the distance and strike at her foes with the actual blade itself.
The armor contains tiny nanofibers that are far stronger than human muscle fibers of equal size.  The tiny nano muscles allow her to perform feats of strength above what is humanly possible.  The neural interface allows her to react with split second timing with the armor actually acting semi autonomously for its best interest at times.

Astronauts vs Cavemen:  Yves came from a far more advanced civilization before the long arduous road to settling into society on earth.  Working modern technology has been very very backwards for her.  And even after two decades she still has her hang ups.
Duty:  Yves is given a lot of autonomy as her identity as Argonaut.  Mostly because any superheroics she pursues is still useful for data gathering purposes.  But she still is an AEGIS agent and as such does still have certain obligations expected of her.
Judge Not:  The Argonaut armor may have gone through a color swap, it may have lost the wings, it may even have an AEGIS emblem on the breastplate, and it may not be carrying around an ominous pike.  But it is still unmistakable as being an Omegadrone armor.  Local law enforcement or over enthusiastic civilians may not take kindly on that and begin firing upon her.
On the Job Training:  Yves doesn't have any semblance of proper training, not counting what she underwent over two decades ago as an Omegadrone.  Not handling every situation by the book isn't an outright concern, not knowing the book at all can be another matter entirely.
PTSD: Too much stress can occasionally drive Yves into a panic attack.  Whereas she's not likely to be frightened by much the very idea of walking around in her former metallic prison strikes too close to home on occasion.  Needing her to real herself back in.
Responsibility:  As a proud mother of three kids adopted from her widowed husband, Yves seeks to provide the best life she can for her kids.
Wait a Minute!:  The neural interface on the Argonaut armor is programmed with Yves former Omegadrone conditioning.  As such when moving to avoid an attack, it may occasionally take the helm and try to move in such a manner that it finds efficient that Yves does not agree with.  For example the armor attempting to dodge an oncoming attack that Yves wanted to take on so an innocent bystander doesn't instead get hit. 

Abilities: 2 + 2 + 2 + 6 + 4 + 0 = 16PP
Strength: 12/22 (+1/+6)
Dexterity: 12 (+1)
Constitution: 12 (+1)
Intelligence: 16(+3)
Wisdom: 14 (+2)
Charisma: 10 (+0)

Combat: 10 + 12 = 22PP
Initiative: +1 (+1 Dex)
Attack: +5 Base, +6 Base in Armor, +9 Terminus Blast
Grapple: +6 (Outside of Armor), +13 (Inside of Armor)
Defense: +8 (+6 Base, +2 Dodge Focus), +3 Flat-Footed
Knockback: 0 (Outside of Armor), -7 (Inside of Armor)

Saving Throws: 4 + 0 + 4 = 8PP
Toughness: +8 (+1 Con, +7 Armor, 7 Impervious)
Fortitude: +5 (+1 Con, +4)
Reflex: +1 (+1 Dex)
Will: +6 (+2 Wis, +4)

Skills: 40R = 10PP
Intimidate 10 (+10)
Knowledge (Cosmology) 2 (+5)
Knowledge (Galactic Lore) 7 (+10)
Notice 8 (+10)
Sense Motive 13 (+15)

Feats: 3PP
Attack Focus (Ranged) 1
Benefit  (AEGIS Rank)

Powers: 6 + 4 + 10 + 1 = 22PP
Comprehend 3 ( Languages [Read All, Speak All, Understand All] ) [6PP]
Device 14 ( 70PP Container, Feat: Restricted to Omegadrones; Flaws: Hard-To-Lose) [57PP] (MEGA-MAX Armor MK I)
Argonaut Weaponry Array ( 16 PP Array; Feat: Alternate Power 1 [17PP]

Base Power: Damage 7 ( Extra: Ranged; Feats: Alternate Power 1, Accurate, Incurable )  (Blast Blade Blast) {16/16}

Alternate Power: Damage 4 ( Extra: Penetrating [2 Ranks only], Vampiric; Feats: Improved Critical 2, Incurable, Mighty, Precise, Subtle {16/16} (Blast Blade Strike)

Communication 4 ( Radio; 1 Mile ) [4PP]
Enhanced Attack Bonus 1 [2PP]

Enhanced Feats 3 ( Dodge Focus 2, Precise Shot [3PP]
Enhanced Strength 10 (Nanomuscles) [10PP]
Flight 3 ( 50mph, 500 ft./rnd [6PP]
Immunity 9 ( Life Support [9PP]
Protection 7 ( Extra: Impervious [14PP]
Super-Senses 3 ( Darkvision, Radio ) [3PP]
Super-Strength 1 ( 27 effective STR; Heavy Load, 1k lbs. ) (Nanomuscles) [2PP]

Feature ( Temporal Inertia ) [1PP]
Immunity ( Aging; Flaw: Limited to Half-Effect ) [1PP]
Drawbacks: 4PP
Normal Identity ( Full-Round to don suit, Frequency:Common; Intensity: Major )[-4PP]

UnarmedMeleeDC21 ToughnessDamage (Physical)
BlastRangedDC22 ToughnessDamage (Cosmic)
StrikeMeleeDC25 ToughnessDamage (Piercing/Cosmic)

Totals: Abilities (16) + Combat (22) + Saving Throws (8) + Skills (10) + Feats (3) + Powers (65) - Drawbacks (4) = 120/120 Power Points

So I went through many many versions before I settled on this one.  So reformed Omegadrones aren't new.  But unlike Prometheus who is trapped inside his armor or Harrier who is the armor, Argonaut has to actually go to the trouble of donning the armor.  I got rid of the pike in this version of the design but successfully fought the urge to not add giant War Machine gatling guns.  She's less trained than a proper agent, which is fine.  Although she might have come off as less capable than someone from an advanced civilization.  Can't even work a computer or actually use diplomacy, but some skills had to be sacrifice to come in on cost.  I suppose getting rid of her knowledges could help that a little seeing as her information is over 20 years dated and based outside this reality.
Yes she's not blind any longer.  I scrapped that portion of the idea.  Else I'd be spreading Matt Murdock everywhere.  Okay scrapped it to not have two blind characters as I'll eventually give Foreshadow a blind precognitive sidekick instead.  The pike was designed with AA's Omegadrone design in his oddballs.  Though didn't go with the exact same result. Edited by HG Morrison
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