Gail Belrose Dec 18, 2018 2:59:02 GMT
Post by Gail Belrose on Dec 18, 2018 2:59:02 GMT
Maybe I'll spark your interest?
- [Abigail (Gail) Belrose]
Full Name: Abigail Belrose
Codename: Not on file.
Title: Please don't.
Nickname(s): Gail. Abbie if you want to get kicked in the shin.
Orientation/Sexual preference: About a 1.5 on the Kinsey Scale
Blood Type: A+
Gail is pretty much the Scandinavian dream girl that people expect to see posting on /r/gonewild to validate their lack of brains, at least at first glance. Though she’d never actually do something like that… okay, probably not at least, she fits the bill pretty well. Her body is lithe and toned, with enough definition to make it clear that she is far from dainty. Platinum blonde locks fall to just her shoulder, framing her face well enough to make it seem that she’s just left a stylist’s care.
Once your gaze actually falls to her face though, it’s clear she has no need for external validation. Beaming blue eyes peek out beneath stray strands of her golden hair. Most times the look in her eyes is simply pure confidence. She is full of herself to a fault, and her eyes often betray that in an instant. The rest of her face is elegantly tapered, nearly elvish looking, but it is not so far as to appear gaunt. No, she has a healthy, full face, though it should be made clear that it’s in no way pudgy. Her nose is a bit on the smaller side, and her ears are wholly unremarkable. Often, her full lips are the only place that makeup can be found. Even that is usually just a touch of gloss. As for the rest of her face, she is blessed with naturally fair skin and scant few blemishes, so she sees no need for any makeup beyond special occasions.
And then there is her body itself. Though a mere look from Gail is enough to turn lesser men into putty, the rest of her is enough to leave all but the strongest men (and some women) burning with desire. Coming in at a 32-24-33 with a C-cup, she has a nearly perfect hourglass shape. Though it’s not always visible beneath her clothing, her attractiveness is further amplified by a very high level of fitness. Her stomach is perfectly flat, though each individual muscle only shows up if she flexes. As for the rest of her musculature, at a rest it is clear that she has some force to throw around. With a bit of flexing, she can fairly easily offer an anatomy lesson for where each muscle is, as every last muscle in her arms, legs, shoulders, and back are all expertly sculpted. That said, as she is only 135 pounds of muscle, she is far from bulky.
On a typical day, her outfit depends entirely on whether or not she’s at work. If she’s just lounging around, or out on the town, she’s often found in something like a tank top, some yoga pants, sneakers, and maybe a hoodie. If she needs something a bit less trashy looking, a step up is usually made to a pair of slacks and a halter top. Beyond that, if she needs to actually look nice, she has a fairly decent collection of avant-garde outfits and dresses.
Weight: 135 lbs
Eye color(s): Blue
Body build: Toned
Extra extremities: None
Hair color(s): Platinum Blonde
Hair style: Varies from day to day.
Complexion: Fair, smooth even skin.
Discerning Features: Pierced ears, but that's nothing special.
General Personality: (What does your character act like? How do they act in any given situation? Be as thorough as you possibly can be.)
Most prominent personality trait: Depends if you ask someone that's her friend or not. If they don't know her well, then they'd probably guess that she's a rich snooty brat. If they took the time to get to know her, then they'd realize that Gail is actually realize that's she's down to earth and just wants to sit around at her computer all day.
Best traits: Her best traits would probably be a desire to help people. She had a fortunate upbringing, and is well aware of how much better she has it than others. She does want to give back with the aid of both her station in life as well as her unique talents.
Worst traits: Gail is, to be frank, fake. Until she trusts you enough for you to get to know her true self, the girl on the surface is nothing but a lie.
1) Classical Music and EDM - ”Weird mashup to like yeah? Try listening to the 1912 overture with a synth melody and a kickin’ bass drum… you’ll fall in love.” Sadly, the mashups are rarely done well, but she enjoys both genres fine on their own. Classical Music is pretty much the only part of high society she actually enjoys. The sophistication of the music is awe-inspiring, and the dedication of the best performers is jaw-dropping. As for EDM… there’s just nothing else out there that can make a girl feel the same way as standing in front of a 2000 watt speaker blasting a killer bassline.
2) Comics - ”Batman is pretty much the best thing ever. Go read Tower of Babel and tell me more about how anyone can beat Batman without a sucker punch.” With comics, you get some of the most interesting characters every created, and art quality that makes most other forms of media look like amateur hour. Even Supes has a pretty damn good story if you actually go and read it. And if ya don’t like normal Supes, go read Injustice and enjoy him being a tyrannical dictator. What’s not to like?”
3) Freedom - ”No, I don’t need an escort Daddy. I can handle myself just fine.” If there’s one thing that Gail dislikes more than anything else, it’s confinement. She likes to do as she pleases, when she pleases. Having an overprotective father just means she wants to break out that much more.
4) Hard Liquor - ”I just wanna get fucked up.” The exact opposite of what would make Daddy proud. To Gail, alcohol isn’t something to be savored. It’s something to pour down your throat so that you can forget all the inane bullshit you had to spew to Mr. Moneybags to ensure that some stupid merger went through. She’s not an alcoholic by any means, but there are definitely nights when she enjoys herself a bit too much for her liver’s own good.
5) One Night Stands - ”I’m in town for tonight only. Let’s make it one to remember.” Partially because of the constant travelling, but mostly because commitment seems like a horrible idea to her, Gail tends to slut around rather than settling down with someone. You can call her what you want, and she’ll just shrug it off. To her, sex is just a way to blow off steam and have a good time.
6) Computers - ”Give it another decade and I’ll probably have JARVIS up and running. That’s gonna be a fun day.” Despite her father’s protests, she actually managed to get away for four wonderful years to go to college. She got a degree in Computer Science with a focus in Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality… and she loved every minute of it. She’s not normally philosophical, but she can debate about the potential for sentience in machines until your ears rot off.]
1) White Trash – ”What’s your excuse for being an ignorant cunt?” Is Gail racist? Probably… but more against people that share her skin color. She doesn’t have an issue with trashy people if they aren’t the dominant race of that geographic region. They have an excuse. The black man is oppressed by the White in America… so what’s the excuse for the White person that acts like an ignorant cunt? There isn’t one. Rednecks are just a waste of space.
2) Public Planes – ”Why should I trust this nobody with my life?” Gail likes being in control. She’ll take orders and follow instructions from those who have proven themselves just fine, but flying is a different story. You don’t know the pilot. You can’t know if they got their license yesterday or 50 years ago. You have no control over the flight whatsoever, and you have no control over the pilot selection. That lack of control is maddening. If you want Gail on a plane, it better be privately chartered.
3) Fancy Dinners - ”Which one is the salad fork?” Conversation with the upper class is easy enough. Just ask them about how their investments are doing, or inquire about their latest business venture. They’ll take for hours and hours. All you have to do is show a little skin, smile, nod, and giggle if they make a bad joke. Silverware doesn’t care about boobs. You can’t fake your way through knowing proper table etiquette, and Gail has never managed to get that down despite years of Dad dragging her to them.
4) Wine – ”Just because I can tell you exactly what bottle to buy, doesn’t mean I like it.
Part of having a good upbringing is knowing what bottle to get to impress someone with a certain taste. For most of a well to do upbringing, it’s something they at least know a little bit about. When your Dad runs one of the best known fancy brands of wine in the world, you know every last little detail about every wine ever made. She’s tasted it since she was a small child, and she’s damn sick of it. If you can actually get Gail to drink a glass of wine with you, it says a LOT about how much she respects you.
5) The Countryside - ”If I wanted to be bored out of my mind, I could always go visit the Amish.” Okay, you can go for a walk… stare at a few trees… and that’s about it. There’s absolutely nothing to do. The internet speeds are atrocious. There’s no cell phone connectivity. They only get like three channels on TV. It’s full of rednecks. It’s just… ugh. Why do people think living like they are in 1900 is “charming?” Give Gail a small flat in Manhattan over that any day of the week.]
1) Pregnancy – ”I remembered the pill this morning right? Better double check.” One of Gail’s worst nightmares is getting knocked up by mistake and being forced into motherhood when she’s not ready for it. She knows it’s expected of her to give the family business a proper heir so that Dad can retire before he’s 90, but she’s not at a point in her life where she wants to be weighed down with a kid. She values her freedom, and a kid is a fantastic way to ruin that.
2) Prison - ”The only thing worse than being locked up in the house is being locked up in a concrete cell with some unwashed monster truck of a woman named Bertha.” For someone who values Freedom so highly, there isn’t much worse of a fate than being sent to jail for life. Being told what to do, when to do it, and how to do it… that’s hell on Earth if it exists.
1) Find a Career - ”No clue what to do with my life… I can’t just hang out at clubs forever.” The biggest thing missing in Gail’s life is an actual career. With her disdain for commitment, it comes as no surprise that she doesn’t plan to be a housewife. Still, she hasn’t exactly found a good use of her life.
2) Find Someone Worth It - ”Just because I’m not ready to get preggers, doesn’t mean I’m not looking for someone who could make that worth it someday.” Eventually, though probably not anytime soon, she will need to settle down a bit and find a stable relationship. That day will come when it comes. She isn’t actively seeking love, but she knows deep down that if it happens, she shouldn’t fight it.
1) Reading – ”Weren’t expecting someone like me to be a bookworm were ya?” Gail is more complex than meets the eye. Depending on which side of her you see, you probably expect either an airheaded bimbo or a dutiful winemaker’s daughter. Either way, you don’t expect her to be the type of person that always has a book on her. Often it’s a fantasy book, but it could just as easily be Shakespeare or a Batman graphic novel.
2) Athleticism - ”You don’t get to look like this without working for it.” The gym is her home away from home… except for the fact that her most frequented gym is inside Dad’s mansion. She’s always been a fairly good endurance runner, and she started lifting and martial arts in college. The gym is one of the only places you can go to really get away from it all. When you’re in there, it’s just you and the iron. Nothing else.
3) Colorful Vocabulary – ”Are you a connoisseur of outlandish parts of the lexis, or are ya just a fuckwit?” This one really goes both ways. From her upbringing, she can pepper in enough fancyspeak to make an average person’s head hurt, or she can take it easy and make some sailors proud of how many different ways she can use the “fuck” in one sentence. That said, she can also do that in French or English. Gotta love living in a bilingual household.]
Current faith or religion: Atheist
Current superstitions/quirks: None
Alignment: Neutral Good
Marital status: Single
Occupation: Does having a rich dad count as a job? She's technically a "Vice President of Acquisitions." That translates to "eye candy that helps seal the deal on mergers."
Family: Daddy dearest is alive, kicking, and a pain in the butt.
Powers and Abilities: At first glance, Gail has a fairly simple ability. She can turn her entire physical body into electricity. While in this form, she can still sense things as if she had her normal sensory organs, and can still think, but in basically every other way, she behaves the same as electricity would if it had a will. This has a number of specific applications, which will be covered below. One thing that's worth noting is that while her clothing can come with her in form, anything that doesn't fit in her pockets will be lost. Yes, this means no purses. Sad.
1) High-Speed Travel - The most obvious consequence of her powers is that Gail moves at the speed of electricity while in this form. Depending on the medium she is moving through, this can vary from being incredibly slowly (through a good insulator) or at relativistic speeds in a vacuum. If she has access to a conductor, she can travel along the conductor, and even hide within it at will.
2) Electric Blasts - What good would being made of electricity be if you couldn't hurl bolts of lightning at people? As with all other aspects of her power, she can reduce the voltage as necessary, but can't turn it up beyond the power of a lightning strike.
3) Regeneration and Recuperation - By coming into contact with another source of electricity, Gail can restore her depleted reserves of stamina and repair missing chunks of her body. Attacking her with any other lightning type ability will heal her instead of harming her.
4) Electric Mind - One of the more interesting applications of her power is that her mind itself is no longer limited by the flesh and blood it used to be made of. As her mind is now an entity of pure electricity, she thinks faster than she used to, but there's even more to it than that. As her brain is nothing more than 1s and 0s in a cloud of electricity, it's actually compatible with computers. By touching a stream of data in an electrical conductor, or the computer itself, Gail can directly read and transmit data along that line. Even if she encounters encryption, the human brain can still calculate faster than the world's best supercomputers (as of 2018 at least), so not even the world's best security will hold her back long.
5) Not made of flesh - This should kinda go without saying, but while her powers are active, Gail isn't made of flesh and blood. If you shoot her, it's not gonna have the same level of effect. If you try to poison her... well poison doesn't work on an electrical outlet either does it?
1) High Speed Travel - If you can control the battlefield properly, you can control Gail's movement pretty effectively. If you fight her in a room covered in insulators, then she can't really go anywhere. Amusingly enough, a padded cell (with no springs in the mattresses) would probably keep her put pretty well. Or if you just setup a ton of grounding rods, her body will naturally be drawn towards those if she tries to blitz you.
2) Electric Blasts - Same as above mostly. If you wear a bunch of tires, she can't really hurt you at all. Or if you just have enhanced durability. Normal humans have been reported to survive lightning strikes. Those with superhuman durability can easily tank an onslaught of her best attacks.
3) Regeneration and Recuperation - As with other powers, location control is the key. Fight her in Amish Country or the Wilderness and she won't be able to use this ability at all.
4) Electric Mind - One of the biggest limitations on this is that the highest-end networks can be potentially immune to this ability. Fiber-optic communications are light-based, not electricity-based. If your building has fiber going into it, she can't snoop from the outside. Sure, some creativity may still let her in, but she has to actually go inside if you have fiber.
5)Not made of flesh - Have I said the word insulators enough yet? Oddly enough, conductors are equally threatening. Insulators will disrupt her structure, but conductors will force her to move in certain ways as well. Yeah, conventional attacks might not work, but if you know what you're getting into, it's pretty damn easy to build tools that capitalize on the nature of her powers. Oh, and of course, her powers aren't always on, so you can just shoot her from a mile away with a sniper and she'll die just like anyone else.
Skills and Talents: Expert Computer Hacker, Computer Programmer, Computer...anything really. Decently athletic compared to the average Joe. Skilled conversationalist when she wants to be. Bit of a knack for sneaking around, but no expert.
Equipment: Her usual loadout is just a wallet, keys, iPhone, and a GPD Pocket computer. Maybe a stick of lip gloss.
Current residence: Washington D.C.
Birthplace: Paris, France
Memorable Figures: Luis Belrose, Daddy Dearest
General History: Some children are born in bedrooms or gutters. They live hard lives full of struggles just to stay fed. This is not such a story. No, this is the story of Abigail Belrose, the heir of Belrose Vineyards. Abigail was born to Luis and Mary Belrose in the exquisite care of Hopital Saint-Vincent de Paul. It was one of the best places anyone could hope to give birth. The grounds were beautiful. The technology was the best. The surgeons were miles beyond competent. It was the best that money could buy. That didn’t mean it was good enough.
Mary, Abigail’s mother, died hours after giving birth.
There was nothing that could be done about it, and Luis never blamed the staff, nor did he blame Abigail. He was a religious man, and believed that God had simply called her home to serve a higher purpose in Heaven. The truth, of course, was far more sinister. While carrying Abigail, Mary had been the victim of a mugging. During the course of labor, the old wounds had been reopened, and she bled to death shortly afterwards.
Though there was no blame placed on Abigail, she was treated as a replacement for Mary. Her childhood was her being bred to take Mary’s place. Not as a lover, but as a necessary business tool. Luis loved Mary dearly, and that was in part because she always helped him make impossible business arrangements. She had a wit and charm about her that made everyone feel special, and without it, the Belrose Empire simply could not advance forward. Luis was a good businessman and an excellent winemaker, but he lacked the social grace that Mary had brought to the table. They had been partners and lovers, and without either, it was all he could do to keep the business in one piece.
And so Abigail was raised to be the perfect partner for Luis’s business dealings. Her schooling was carried out by private tutors. Every aspect of being a lady was taught to her by the best motherly stand-ins that money could buy. It was all a worthy investment. When she was only eight, she was already learning about the way the family business worked, and had a grasp of the theory behind, though not the math of, high society finances. She had been trained to understand everything required of her.
At a mere ten years old, she was brought in to meet Antoine Delgato, the CEO of a Columbian coffee company. Her father had been struggling to close the deal to get a “tonight’s wine, tomorrow’s coffee” marketing agreement for joint sales together. They both knew it made business sense, but they simply didn’t click together. It was a cold and heartless discussion, until Luis brought her in. He had snuck her in under the guise that all of Abigail’s teachers had fallen sick at the same time, and he had no choice but to look after her for the day. It was a lie, but it mattered not.
Within minutes, it was clear that she was Mary’s daughter. Her childish appearance made it easy to gain Delgato’s trust. She asked him to tell her about his company, and listened with genuine-looking wide eyes as he described the importance of avoiding over-treating the soil of coffee plants. She couldn’t care less about coffee, but she still asked questions at all the right times to make it seem like she wanted nothing more than to go see the coffee fields herself. An hour into the conversation, she had Delgato doing whatever she wished. He simply couldn’t say no to this adorable little girl. She wanted Daddy’s business to succeed, and she made sure that Delgato understood that everyone, especially her, would be happy if they worked together.
It was all that her father could have hoped for and then some. There were no high pressure business tactics required. Instead, his daughter, Abigail, had simply said, ”I really do hope that you and father decide to work together. I would be ever so happy to have an excuse to keep learning more about how your world works Mister Delgato.” That feigned desire to learn about coffee came across as perfectly genuine. She seemed fascinated with it all, and Delgato simply couldn’t say no. That was how it worked, and the process continued on like that for many years, and through many more deals, until Belrose Vineyards was a household name in pretty much every wine drinking country in the world.
During her childhood, Abigail’s exposure to the outside world was limited. She didn’t get to go to a school with other children until 8th Grade. Once there, she made friends easily enough, especially since everyone already knew who she was thanks to her Family’s prominence. But she quickly grew a bit jaded as it became apparent that many just wanted to be her friend to hang out at the mansion and experience “rich people stuff.” Her social circle stayed small for all of high school, and she often spent more time online than with her friends from school. On the internet, no one knew who she really was, and that meant her friends there were her friends because they liked her, not her money.
Soon enough, she was no longer a child at all. She was 18, and much to her father’s protest, she was off to college at Polytechnique. While there, she studied quite a bit of Computer Science, with a specialty in Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality. While she was no artist, the coding end of that was at natural to her as socializing with CEOs. She excelled in her studies, but often remained closed off to many of her peers. Even at Polytechnique, her family’s reputation could not be escaped. She maintained friendly with only a few of her peers. It was during this period of her life that she seriously began to get into good shape, and she tended to hang out with the small crowd at Polytechnique that actually used the gym. At a school like that, it wasn’t exactly a large crowd, and that suited her well.
She graduated with relatively good grades, but she wasn’t the Valedictorian or anything. Still, it was good enough that she received a number of job offers her senior year. The one that caught her eye, and the one she ultimately accepted, was the plainest of them all. There was no job description. There was no information at all really. It was simply a white postcard with a few words on it.
You won’t be bored here.
You won’t be bored here.
That was all it said, aside from an address. She brought the card to the address listed, which was a fairly nice office building in Washington D.C. Without even introducing herself, they knew who she was, and why she was there. They seemed to know everything about her. She wasn’t given an interview, she was merely asked, “Do you want to study without restrictions?” Pure basic research? How could she say no? Knowing almost nothing about this organization, besides the fact that they had impressive intelligence services, she began to work for an organization more powerful than she could possibly imagine.
At present, she has been with DEW for nearly five years, and she’s been brought up to speed about a number of things that blew her mind. She’s already been taught about inner workings of the world of heroes and villains. Her day to day work focuses on whatever she wants, but because of what has been revealed to her, her work is now focused on slightly more practical systems involving the harsh reality of a life where people have powers.
Though it wasn't something she considered widely known, she also knows why she was really hired. It’s fairly hard to keep a Computer Scientist out of digital files that they want to look at after all. She knows that they’ve detected a trace of power in her, and she knows exactly what that means. She was hired to ensure that if powers emerge in her, that those powers are loyal to DEW. They even had her in the DC office in hopes that location would help bring out her powers faster. Was it kinda shady of them to do it like that? Yup. Does that matter all that much? Nope. Thus far, her life has been far better and more interesting than it would have been working for pretty much anyone else. Her loyalty isn’t without its limits, but if and when she does decide to make use of her powers publicly they will belong to DEW... at least at first. Who knows what will happen after that?