Priscilla "Chimera" Donovan Oct 27, 2012 20:14:41 GMT -5
Post by Priscilla "Chimera" Donovan on Oct 27, 2012 20:14:41 GMT -5
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Just go for it....Life's to short.
Full Name: Priscilla "Priss" Donovan
Code Name: The Amazing Chimera
Date of Birth: December 5th
Sexual Orientation: Gay
Alliance: Teacher at Xavier's, Part-Time X-man, Part Time Free lance Hero
Canon or Original?: Marvel OC
"Victory is MINE Baldy!
And if you had any hair I'd take that too!"
And if you had any hair I'd take that too!"
Hair: Shoulder Length, free flowing, dark black)
Eyes: Sky blue in color
Weight: 240 lbs
Distinguishing Marks: She's a Gargoyle with blue skin(Pretty much a Demona rip off)
Appearance: The former rock star is typically seen wearing things of questionable fashion, taste and function. If it some how doesn't involve leather, latex, skin tight or revealing, Priss probably isn't wearing it. The Exception of course is when she is teaching, but even then what she would consider as much more tame many people would still consider over the top.
As for physical appearance, she definitely sticks out of a crowd, literally, because she's so tall, get it? First and foremost, she has blue skin and huge freakin wings. She's also very tall, over six and a half feet, though if she goes up on her tippy toes she can probably reach six ten or six eleven easily. She has big feet, but they aren't normal feet, they're bestial. She actually walks on her toes with her foot angled up off the ground, her heel never touches. There are spikes coming off her knee parallel with her shin, same for her elbows. She only has three toes and each toe has huge claws at the end.
Her thighs are toned, I wont say ripped, but there's definitely some noticeable muscle definition, same goes for the rest of her, she's got an intense six pack and biceps to brag about. Her chest is large, perky but definitely far from the largest, she could probably give Power Girl a run for her money though. There's a noticeably interesting bulge between her thighs that most girls typically don't have, but it's only visible in tight clothing.
Coming down off her lower back is a six foot long prehensile tail that starts off about six inches thick and tapers down to about one inch at the tip. Situated at about two thirds the way up her back is the attachment points for her wings. They're huge bat-like wings that web down along part of her back and spread out from tip to tip at a length of about 14 feet. The joints in the wings are fairly flexible, making it entirely possible for her to drape her wings across her shoulders to form a sort of cloak or robe.
Her shoulders are a little broader than you might expect on a woman but the curves on her frame do a marvelous job of filtering any sort of masculine appearance that might result from such a division from the norm. Speaking of curves she has her fair share and they blend beautifully into her muscle tone and over all physique.
Her hands have three fingers and a thumb each and each digit ends in a razor sharp savage looking claw, she keeps them neat looking and polished, how ever you'd never know it since she has had a set of 'claw covers' made for herself. On the underside of each of her claws a small node was surgically implanted into the bone of the claw. The Metal covers are chrome plated and she has a variety of sets for various types of accessorizing. The covers simply clip into place with an application of force that a normal human couldn't muster without help. Being that Priss is much stronger than a normal human, putting them on and removing them is as easy as slipping on and off rings from a finger. These covers exist to keep her from shredding anything she touches due to the incredibly sharp nature of the claws. The claw covers at dulled at the tips and no more deadly than the blunt end of a sharpie marker.
Her facial features are strong, bold, they're a sensual mix of feral and feminine with a broad jaw and narrow chin, defined cheek bones and forehead. Her face is usually framed by wavy messy black hair that is usually not longer than shoulder length. She cuts her hair with her claws by using them as sheers, so her hair style is usually quite punk rock, aka very chaotic and spiky and generally a mess. Her teeth are a mix of normal human teeth and feral bestial teeth. She has molars and incisors, but also her canines are long and pointy, both top set and bottom set are about two inches long and razor sharp, her tongue long and slim as well, roughly twice as long as the average human tongue and about half as thick, you'd think this would add a lisp, but it doesn't. Rounding off the top of her head is a pair of long pointy elf like ears and two razor sharp gleaming horns.
Head to toe Priss is an exotic piece of art, she has built herself up into an image of what it means to be utterly different and alien and still maintain beauty. A lot of what she has is genetics, but she's also worked hard on her appearance, it's taken years to refine her style of dress and general demeanor. It's not something she actively works towards, but rather a seamless evolution of who she is and what she represents to mutant kind and mankind alike. She's taken what many would consider a bad hand of cards and turned it into a royal flush.
Face Claim: I am not THAT good with photoshop!
"I’m not interested in making new friends,
I don’t even like the ones I have”
I don’t even like the ones I have”
Likes: Music, Girls, Parties, kicking ass, flying, Teaching kids, fighting for mutant rights, negotiating peace between mutants and humans, Concerts (Both attending and performing at)
Dislikes:Bigots, haters, Drug Dealers, Villains, people who don't like music, Her Ex Girlfriend
Priss is one part hippy, one part party animal, one part philosopher and one part teacher. She can be blunt and openly aggressive, she likes to talk big talk though, but will often not back up her words with violence simply because she likes to avoid seriously hurting people.
On the outside, she's aloof, sarcastic, doesn't take anything seriously at all ever, doesn't answer to authority but tends to find creative ways of doing what's asked of her any ways. She's pretty smart to, not book smart though, her brilliance is a sensational mixture of social charisma and charming wit. She loves to make people laugh and smile, especially kids and pretty girls. She also has a hero complex, she likes to save people, but not necessarily as a martyr. If it came down to it, she'd sacrifice herself to save others, but that's very situational. She is, at her core, a very sweet and kind person, but a rough life has lead to her developing an even rougher demeanor that can sometimes be hard to get to.
"With great power comes great responsibility"
Aside From being a freakin sweet gargoyle
Priss is a gargoyle! There's actually a theory that Disney used her unique appearance as a template for the designs of their cartoon characters from the 90s cartoon show. There for, she's stronger, tougher and faster than the average joe. Being a Gargoyle confers the following powers:
- Natural Armor - Priss is basically bullet proof, small arms fire, arrows, small localized explosions and other typically aggravated damage is easily shrugged off by the mutant. Certain types of armor piercing bullets of high calliber could hurt her though, as well as extremely large explosions. She isn't invulnerable, just really really damn tough.
- Super Human Agility - Priss can perform several actions in the time it takes the average person to perform one, she has perfect balance and is a capable acrobat.
- Superhuman Speed - When running on all fours, Priss can reach speeds of around 40 miles an hour on ground. In the air, she can fly at around 240 miles an hour at full speed. in the upper atmosphere with the right wind, upwards of seven or eight hundred miles an hour.
- Super human Strength - Priss can bench press around 25 tons and can easily manipulate as much as 10 or 15 tons, half of this strength is present in her tail, making it relatively easy for her to crush various things by constriction.
- Natural weaponry - Her Genetics have daned that she have claws and spikes, horns and fangs, these things combined with her strength and durability are incredibly potent weapons. Her claws(and bones) are about as durable as Titanium alloy (but not nearly as heavy, in fact her bones are lighter than average) when applied with her strength behind them, these claws can rip through steel, concrete and just about any normal or above average building materials. They also make short work of living things, but priss rarely uses them on people.
- Longevity - Priss' incredible immune system and stamina will allow her to live about twice as long as the average human and the effects of aging will not begin to set in until about 140 or so
- Flight - As alluded to previously, Priss can fly, her strength also allows her to use her wings under water for added aquatic agility and movement
- Prehensile Tail - Her tail is long and agile and as dexterous as a third hand. Of course it has it's limitations by they are not for a lack of fine motor control. Yes, you read that right ladies.
She also can hear about as good as super man
Priss can detect vibrations so subtle that modern technology can not. She can hear better than just about everybody. Her large pointy elf like ears aren't simply for show, they definitely serve a purpose, how ever, there is an organ inside her head that normal people do not have and science has yet to fully understand the purpose of. Though it's hypothesized that this organ, and not her ears, is what is directly responsible for Priss' incredible, almost unbelievable hearing ability.
And there's that whole "vibration" thing
At the core of her 'mutant powers' is the ability to control vibrations between atomic particles. When she was younger, she and others naively assumed this control was over sound alone, but after further investigation and discovery, it is in fact a precise control over vibration itself.
She still employs this power in the form of sound control, but there are uses beyond sound for vibration. Mainly though, she just uses it for sound. She can mimic any sound she has heard before. Voices, animals, construction equipment. There's a large unusual organ centered at the front of her head that is paired with her ear canals down inferior lateral pathways from the front center of her brain. This is the source of her ability to control sound and after years of practice she has learned how to mimic many different sounds at once, or focus it so intensely that she can destroy walls or liquefy organs. It is an extremely dangerous weapon that she uses sparingly.
Normally, she simply uses it to play concerts in place of sound amplification equipment and instruments.
Alternatively, she can also null sound. She is able to perceive a sound a fraction of a second sooner than most people can and then she can vibrate the air around an area to cancel out a given sound, so she could literally mute a person or prevent a gun shot from being heard by a person standing five feet away. At the upper maximum she could probably mute an entire stadium of people, but such a feat would strain her to her limits.
Excessive use of this 'sound organ' will cause brain hemoraging, unconsciousness and even death for prolonged situations of excessive duress, nose bleeds aren't uncommon in combat with formidable foes.
Last but not least, Super Sonar!
Priss' super human hearing and incredible ability to control sound allow her to 'see' with sonar. She can see all details so long as they aren't flat. She can see in all directions around her and around corners and through walls in some cases. She can see with fine detail about a hundred feet in all directions, from there out things start getting a little blurrier, but after that she has about a mile and a half of 'viewable' distance, beyond that things become so cloudy and indistinguishable, she can really only see large shapes.
She also has perfect spatial awareness, allowing her aim with guns and thrown weapons to be exceedingly accurate. Imagine if you could feel the place you want to put a bullet before you fired the gun? That's how it is for priss. Sonar isn't simply a neat addition for her, it's more a sixth sense.
Weapons She IS a weapon! (oh yeah, I'm edgy...)
Professor of music theory and music history, she grew up playing the violin from a young age but gave it up when she began to learn to control sound. Now she doesn't play any musical instrument, but can teach the methodology to playing every single musical instrument that exists. She is practically as talented as Mozart or Beethoven in this regard. She often jokes that a couple hundred years after she is dead people will claim her music as legendary and it'll be held up as the standard all young musicians want to achieve.
She's also quit skilled in hand to hand combat with her own style of feral fighting involving lunges, tackles, claw rakes and all sorts of bestial combat maneuvers.
Oh yeah, She's also a freakin rock star. For a brief period in her life, Priss was a very very popular musician. She has four albums and several of her songs went platinum, she moth balled her own career though and has lost most of her former momentum, but there are still a few million fans out there and just about anybody that watches MTV or pays attention to the music scene in any capacity would recognize her. This popularity and fame carries with it the benefits of a loyal fandom and all the money and royalties that come with it, but there's also several downsides. This is as much a weakness as it is a strength for various reasons.
Weaknesses: (at least 2)
One unfortunate side effect to her coming of age and gaining her powers over sound was that she was also stricken blind in the process. The organ that enables her to control sound has applied pressure to her optic nerves as it grew and rendered her eyes useless.
A very experienced and high class surgeon once advised Priss than a highly invasive surgical procedure could be performed to restore Priss' sight, but at risk of possibly losing both her sight and her ability to control sound for ever, so she has never given it a second thought, how ever, some one with unique abilities may one day be able to return Priss' sight to her.
WORSE than a sore thumb, actually
Priss is a gargoyle, which is freakin sweet, but it makes it impossible for her to hide in any sort of way beyond like, behind an entire wall or around a corner. She cannot conceal herself in costume, she has no secret identity and may never have one. She sticks out in a crowd, not only that, but you can see her for blocks and miles, in a world full of green or grey, her blue skin, large wings and stature, make it exceedingly difficult for her to blend in any where.
"All it takes is one bad day to reduce
the sanest man alive to lunacy,"
the sanest man alive to lunacy,"
Born in so-cal to a portly political savy mother and stoner hippy musician father, Priss nearly killed her mother in child birth and it's actually a miracle she didn't die. When Priss came out, the physicians facial expression was horrified, but before he could drop priss out of shock, Priss' mother reached forward and snatcher her away. Shortly after she passed out and had to be rushed to Surgery. The point is, Priss is loved. She grew up loved by bother parents, though her father's reaction was to ask which person spiked his coke with acid, fret not, he thought it was funny. Later when he learned the truth, he thought it was amazing.
Priss' mother, Ginger Donovan, has an IQ of around a hundred and fifty and spent almost all of her life as a crazy liberal neck deep in politics and law. She fought against viet nam in the 70s, lobby'd for civil rights in the 80s, boycotted the war in the 90s and has never stopped. When Priss was born her entire life shifted to supporting Mutant rights. She devoted her entire life to that cause from then on. Priss' father, Apollo Donovan, is a hippy musician that paints with a scruffy beard and an overly skinny physique. His art is pretty popular today but back in the 80s when Priss was born, nobody would touch it with a ten foot poll.
They lived in so-cal for the first 11 or so years of Priss' life where Apollo helped pay the bills by selling weed, playing live music at local establishments and selling art for pennies on the dollar of what it was worth. Ginger was and still is an extremely zealous activist and had her head in politics. She served a number of local political positions over the years, served on the school board at the school that priss attended, she worked as a well paid lobbyist until Priss was born when she was forced to retire and persue a career closer to home. She wound up going into law and briefly operated a small firm that operated for cheap. She is self educated but has nearly perfect scores each and every time she renews her various licenses and certifications.
As you can imagine, growing up for priss was a terrible burden. Firstly, she is a natural hermaphrodite, through some miracle of genetics, both sex organs co-exist healthily in her body. Originally, she was raised as a boy, simply because it seemed easier, doctors weren't even sure if she would mature as a woman or if perhaps her exterior female genetalia weren't some form of mutation in line with the rest of her obvious mutations. Both of her parents decided against having it removed since so much of the rest of priss was different as well, they thought it best to leave alone. They called her Preston initially. She simply wouldn't have made it to the age of five if her parents hadn't been the loving compassionate and amazing people that they are or if she had, she'd have probably grown into a terrible villian. Despite protests from concerned parents, Priss began attending public school at age 5. She was taller than everybody in her class by nearly a foot, stronger than them to, but no mater how much they picked on her, she couldn't lash out. Ginger loved priss, but kept her on a short leash, pardon the pun. She was strict but given special privileges at home to help alleviate the burden of being so wildly different.
More than a few times Ginger was forced to step in and ensure that Priss' rights as a human being were maintained. Her expertise of law and government in tandem with a tenacious will and unwavering drive are the only things that allowed Priss the right to attend school. She employed everything but the kitchen sink some days and it was exhausting.
Eventually the community at large grew to tolerate Priss' presence, but she was always shunned, an outcast, unfit for society. She could attend, but she was still not welcome. She had three friends that were also outcasts thanks to social ineptitude or shyness or some other sort of deficiency. Teachers abused priss, graded her harsher, she was often pushed down or kicked in passing by random strangers. She was regarded as a curse, a demon. Nobody trusted her, nobody trusted the people she was friends with.
At age 11 a group of teenagers thought it would be fun to tie priss up and torture her. In 7 years she hadn't hurt any one but that night she simply couldn't stand it any more and she lashed out. She broke her bonds easily enough, even at 11 she was unbelievably strong. Shocked the boys tried to beat her with base ball bats and other make shift weapons they had laying around. In a blind rage she mauled one of them nearly to death and from that moment the small city became something of a boiling pot. Outrage exploded in all directions, the boys responsible claimed she attacked them out of no where, despite every single piece of evidence to the contrary. Police wouldn't help, courts were biased. Abigail was forced to illegally collect evidence herself and it was by random chance alone that they were allowed to take priss home after nearly two days of deliberation. The community at large though, was furious. Priss' memories of being locked in a jail cell still haunt her in the form of nightmares. Her greatest fear is to be locked away in a cage as an animal would.
Just before an angry mob was able to burn down their house a mysterious benefactor arrived at the Donovan's doorstep with a moving van and a premonition of the horrible future waiting for them if they stayed in this town. Requiring nothing more than a thank you, this benefactor helped the Donovan's move away. All the evidence, police reports and any charges against Priss were dropped after that. It was as if the incident had never even taken place.
Around this same time Priss' outward gender began to change. She was forced to endure puberty nearly twice, but the female half of her went first. She grew breasts and her voice went up a few octaves. It was hard to go through it all at once, but Priss' parents were there and supportive the whole way. When she was reenrolled at her new school in north California where the Donovan's were relocated to, she did so as a girl. This community had a couple of mutants already present, only one of which was obviously a mutant. How ever, two of the kids at the school Priss began attending were mutants and over all the view on mutants was much less hateful. There was still a fair share of tension, but nobody was going to assemble a lynch mob any time soon.
Priss had been involved in several types of art by the age of 13. Middle-school was about as awkward as it was for most tweens, priss had an even harder time for various obvious reasons, but music quickly allowed her to take out her frustrations by plucking strings. Unfortunately, she also started having vision problems around this time. At first, her vision was blurry, then it just progressively degraded. She wore glasses for a couple years, which made her freshmen year at highschool pretty terrible.
She managed to make a few friends, also social outcasts, rather quickly, two in the same grade as her, another in a grade higher that was also a mutant, though much less obviously so. Though on thing made most of high school much more tolerable than her previous years spent in public schools. Her first day of high school she was approached by a cute, normal looking girl with blonde hair that was new at the school too. Her name was Tina and she wanted to tell Priss how pretty she was and from there on it was magic. Around this time Priss was enduring the second phase of her puberty, mysteriously, she didn't develop masculine traits as thoroughly as she did feminine traits, but suffice to say her hormones were going crazy.
At first Tina and Priss were friends, then this lead to that and the two became incredibly close. Romance set in pretty heavily by the time they were both in their junior years and it wasn't a secret either. Tina wasn't really gay but she loved Priss, Priss protected her, helped her, made her laugh, she was smart and strong and Tina just loved Priss as a person, still she didn't keep her love a secret, mostly because, she's already spending all her time with a mutant, the social stigma attached to being gay was hardly anything compared to that taboo. Priss on the other hand was particularly defensive, not of herself, but of anybody that made fun of Tina. Tina's parents weren't to thrilled though, in fact, they flat out didn't like Priss, so there was an awful lot of sneaking around going on. It put Tina at odds with her parents pretty harshly, but nothing serious ever came of it.
That is until Tina became pregnant. It wasn't real until she started showing signs, morning sickness, missing periods. Then the hammer fell. All hell broke loose. Priss was at odds with her own parents for being careless, they were disappointed in her. And after being shot by Tina's father with a 12 gauge shot gun during a shouting match that went horribly wrong she ran away thanks to a healthy dose of misplaced anxiety and went missing for a few weeks. When she finally came back, Tina was gone. Her parents had flat out uprooted and moved away. What ever happened to Priss' child and Tina is a mystery, to this day she hasn't heard from either of them. It was heart wrenching for Priss though. There are only four things she can remember the appearance of with absolute clarity. Her mother's face, Her father's face, A painting her father painted of her when she was 5 years old, and Tina's face and not a day goes by that she doesn't think about Tina or the child she has yet to even meet.
After that Priss' blindness set in fully, but Priss was jaded. She began using her Sonar to see, but it was a struggle. She graduated high school and went off to university. University was hard at first, but Priss set into the motions soon enough. Her control over sound was viewed as cheating by most of the people at university but the people in charge of the music department at the college she attended were completely fascinated by it and instead of grading her based on her performance often sought to give her unique roles in the symphony. They had her mimic instruments that were lacking in their arrangement in order to produce a fuller better sound, though as a practical joke during one of their performances, once the song the orchestra was playing finished, Priss continued playing onward using her power. She perfectly mimicked every single one of her class mates for a full minute before her conductor physically grabbed her by the arms and told her to stop. They were disqualified from the competition and she was nearly kicked out of the music program for it, but she has managed to inherit her mothers wit and silver tongue and managed to talk her way out of it.
Either way after that she realized she didn't really need a university concert hall to be amazing and started rushing through school to get done as soon as she could. She didn't really want to even attend university any more, but her mother made her. She slowly adopted an aloof position in her classes. She made relatively straight A's, though a few subjects really did not agree with her, history and some forms of science she simply sucked at. She graduated with a 3.5 GPA but wasn't interested in getting a job any more, by that point she was making a name for herself as the Amazing Chimera.
She kick started her career as a musician by doing all the heavy lifting herself. She could show up any where and start playing a full on concert with zero set up. This gimmick is what got her in the door of many places, not to mention she had a knack for creating truly catchy tunes and she can sing like no ones business. When one of her songs went platinum after it was recorded and released onto the internet, big record labels started to notice her. She became a brand almost over night.
Fame followed shortly after as people recognized what she was only after hearing her music. This was the first time priss was judged on her own terms and it felt amazing. People liked her music first and then realized she was a mutant second. It really revolutionized the way she viewed the world. While she never truely became as popular as the legendary greats such as the Beatles or Lady Gaga, Priss definitely left her mark on the music world.
The life of a rock star didn't suit her well though, the girls were nice, the drugs were fine, the money was amazing. But to many hallow people and double crossers. To many people willing to tell you what you wanted to hear for a quick buck. It was a fake world that she could tolerate for only so long. That and she realized she was beginning to lose touch with reality, she developed an addiction to cocaine and thanks to her super human constitution bought the stuff by the pound. Beyond that any where she went, people recognized her. Controversy followed her every where, people were either screaming for autographs or hurtful names. Unlike most popular faces in show biz, Priss cannot blend into a crowd, which only made her even more popular in the long run, but for the wrong reasons. People started seeing her as a mutant first, and ignored her music. She fell off the map shortly after being sued by a major music artist whom she used to regard as a legend for using a mimicry of his voice in one of her songs without his permission. After that it was nothing but drama, upset, scandal. She was being pulled down into the life sucking abyss that is the dirty dark side of hollywood and she simply didn't want any part of it.
For six months nobody heard a thing out of Priss, nobody, not her friends, not her family. She fell off the face of the planet and when you're as noticeable and recognizable as Priss is, that is a feat in of itself. Truth is, Priss needed a vacation from her life, and there was a part of her she'd been ignoring for a long time. Her animal side.
She went to the most remote parts of the world, the most savage of lands she could think of. She spent time in the frozen artic, Australia, south America, Africa. Flew to these places herself. Lived like an animal. When she was young, she was taught not to behave like an animal, but a good part of priss is feral. She doesn't simply just look bestial, she is a beast in her own right.
When she returned to society, she did so subtly. She simply went home to her parents ranch out in the middle of no where in the California country side and lived happily off the small fortune she'd acquired before realizing what she really wanted to do with the rest of her life.
About a decade prior the Xavier institute had contacted Ginger about Priss, but Priss hadn't wanted to leave Ginger, she's a momma's boy if there ever was one, but now that she's an adult, it's time to actually do something worth while with her life. She gave Xavier's a call and put into motion the necessary ground work to become a teacher at the institute.
A month later she was moving in and was well received. She became the campus music teacher and taught both musical theory, and music history, as well as how to play various musical instruments.
When the big universe merger happened, Priss was pretty relaxed about the whole thing. She is mostly devoted to her students these days, she freelances as a hero when needed, but she doesn't regularly go out into the night to fight crime. She also goes out with the x-men when her extremely specific skill set is required.
"Next time guys, we should just
rebuild this place outta Lego."
rebuild this place outta Lego."
I can write one if required, but, PG's seemed to work with Ivy's, so i'll use that excuse again :D.
"I'm through talking, get out of my cave,"
Your name/alias: Gwendolyn, PG, etc
Timezone: Central Standard
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