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The youngest of twelve and raised primarily by servants after her mother’s disappearance, Nina al-Darsah was spoiled as only the daughter of a king can be. She learned early on to poke people around her to see how they’d react, sometimes with her dawning powers but sometimes with her words, but soon found it was dull, tedious stuff. Servants feared her, as well they should, but that was no more satisfying than squashing an insect - and her siblings were far too old, with the exception of her brother Kirogi, who was just young enough to be vulnerable to a little sister’s taunts and manipulations, which in retrospect, she admits, may be why brother Kirogi left when he turned 18 to lend his tidal manipulation powers to the forces of Japan’s revanchist Imperial Resistance Army. He always was soft.


But then Kirogi was gone, and what was she supposed to do with herself? She supposed one day she’d strike out on her own to seek her fortune as her siblings had, or maybe marry someone very wealthy and very handsome, and in preparation for the former she began studying the so-called heroes who had so often bedeviled her father, figuring they would one day be her enemies too. Deciding that the best way to learn about her future enemies was to go among them; she successfully begged her father for permission to study in America (and learn about its ‘superheroes’, all the while planning to sample some of that decadent Western culture. As fate would have it, she got a chance to do both when Mark Lucas, aka Edge, was assigned as her bodyguard during her first trans-Atlantic plane flight.


Mark was a dalliance at first - he was good to her, and very handsome, and everything she was looking for in her first real lover. When she realized just how powerful he was, that was a source of a deeper attraction - what could she accomplish if a man like that was hers? But Mark proved hard to tempt, at least with offers of fame and power, and so she kept pushing, looking for the same weak spots she’d found in so many people over the years. But there was nothing - he wasn’t frightened of her father or of her, he didn’t seem to want anything from her except companionship that she rather enjoyed providing, and he had no ambitions to wealth and power. But he wasn’t a coward, either; calling her out when she stepped beyond the boundaries of Freedom City etiquette, but defending her right to believe and say what she wanted at the same time.


His friends, when she got to know them, were the same way - and it was baffling to her! Beings who were clearly her equal, at least in some ways, who saw their power as a duty to serve others while expecting nothing in return. It was baffling! It was like entering a realm of madness, or a realm of people speaking a language she didn’t quite understand. She fought alongside Mark a few times, but her interest wasn’t in superheroing.


Of course, the more she thought about it, she wasn’t sure _what_ she was interested in - her history major had made her a better writer and more comfortable in a library, it was true, but those weren’t really skills she could see herself using back in Socotra, and she had no desire to live the tedious life of a scholar. But her life as an aimless aristocrat idly toying with the other aristocrats and her father’s hangers-on now seemed duller than she wanted to live, and almost as bad - purposeless.


But as it happens, fate has a way of finding purpose for those who seek it out - even if it’s not what they might have wanted.


Complication: True Power, The Divine Right To Rule, Is Something You're Born With.
Nina’s getting better about this, but she still has a lot of issues understanding why people are so jazzed about freedom and democracy. Why should the masses be in charge of their own destiny, anyway?


Complication: Together, you and I will be the strongest couple in the entire world! We will dominate the Earth!
Nina loves Mark, for all that they see the world very differently, but still thinks she can get him to lose what she sees as naivete.


Complication: It's Terrible When You Can't Trust The People Who Are Closest To You.
People have a way of not trusting the mad despot’s daughter, for some reason - and she has her own issues with trusting them.


Complication: Do The Tides Command This Ship?
Nina will not accept defeat in water-related matters - ever!


Complication: Well, That Sounds Pretty Shallow And Stupid. Let's Try It!
Nina’s not exactly a hedonist - but she’ll try anything once.


Complication: Are You Sure? I'm A Pretty Good Liar.
Nina’s inner life is her own business, thank you.


Complication: No, YOU Miscalculated!
Having been the baby of the family her whole life, and now the partner of a very powerful superhero, Nina al-Darsah is eager to prove she’s just as tough as anyone else - even when she most certainly isn’t.


PL: 10 (150)


Abilities: 4 + 4 + 4 + 2 + 4 + 4 = 22 pp
STR 14 (+2)
DEX 14 (+2)
CON 24 [14] (+7/+2)
INT 12 (+1)
WIS 14 (+2)
CHA 14 (+2)


Combat: 16 + 16 = 32 pp
ATK: +8 (+12 Noahic Array/+15 Melee)
DEF: +13 (+5 Dodge Focus, +4 flat-footed), +4 Base
Init: +2
Grapple: +17
Knockback: -3


Saves: 0 + 5 + 5 = 10 pp
TOU +7 (+7 Con)
FORT +7 (+7 Con)
REF +7 (+2 Dex, +5)
WILL +7 (+2 Wis, +5)


Skills: 56 r=14 pp
Bluff 11 (+13/+17)
Diplomacy 7 (+9/+13)
Gather Information 8 (+10/+14)
Intimidate 8 (+10)
Knowledge (History) 4 (+5)
Languages 2 (Arabic, English, Base [soqotri])
Notice 4 (+5)
Sense Motive 8 (+10)
Swim 3 (+5)


Feats: 21 pp
Attack Focus: Melee 7
Benefit 2 (Status, Wealth)
Challenge (Fast Taunt)
Dodge Focus 5
Environmental Adaptation (Underwater)
Equipment 1
Move-By Action
Takedown Attack
Uncanny Dodge (auditory)


Equipment: 5 ep
Scimitar (Strike 3, PFs: Improved Crit, Mighty) [5ep}


Powers: 10 + 4 + 3 + 32 + 2 = 51 pp


Enhanced CON 10 (to CON 24/+7) [10 pp]


Flight 2 (25 MPH/250 ft per move action) [4 pp]


Immunity 3 (drowning, environmental cold, pressure) [3 pp]


Noahic Array 13 (26 points; PFs: Alternate Powers 6) [26+6=32 pp]
BE: Move Object 8 [Effective STR 40, Heavy Load: 6 tons] (Extras: Damaging, PFs: Accurate 2) {26/26}
AP: Blast 8 (Extra: Alternate Save [Fortitude], PFs: Accurate 2) {26/26}
AP: Move Object 8 [Effective STR 40, Heavy Load: 6 tons] (Extras: Damaging, Targeted Area [burst], Flaw: Range [Touch], PFs: Accurate 2) {26/26]
AP: Damage 5 (Extras: Linked [Drain Toughness], Penetrating) {10} + Drain Toughness 5 (Extras: Affects Objects [+1], Linked [Damage], Penetrating, PF: Slow Fade [5 rounds])  {16} {10+16=26/26}


Super-Senses 2 (Darkvision) [2 pp]

abilities 22 + combat 32 + saves 5 + skills 14/56 + feats 21 + powers 51 = 150 pts

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