Thursday, April 21, 2011

V&V A to Z: Rainbow

Character Name: Rainbow     Secret ID: Sarah Nelson     Side: Good
Gender: Female     Height: 5'6"     Weight: 120 lbs     Age: 20 (physically)
Physical Description: An attractive young woman with strawberry blond hair and blue-green eyes.  Her costume is a bodysuit w/ half-mask that incorporates all seven colors of the rainbow, and also includes a black wig that is multi-streaked with those seven colors as well.

STR: 11     END: 14     INT: 13     AGL: 16     CHA: 15

Level: 3rd     XP: 7,176     Basic Hits: 3     Hit Points: 8     Healing Rate: 0.9/day
Movement: 41"     Power: 54  Carrying Capacity: 164 lbs     HTH Damage: 1d4
Damage Modifier: +1     Accuracy: +2     Detect Hidden: 10%     Detect Danger: 14%  
Inventing Points: 2.9     Inventing: 39%     Reaction Modifier: +2 good/-2 evil
Training: Endurance  

Powers (based on the colors of the rainbow)
Red/Power Blast (range 13", 1d20 dam, PR=1)
Orange/Telekinesis (move 330 lbs, range 48", flight 42"/turn, PR=1)
Yellow/Telepathy (range = 130")
Green/Plant Control
Blue/Emotion Control (love, range 1", PR=8)
Indigo/Weather Control
Violet/Mind Control (range = 3", PR=20)

Can only use one power at a time.  Can switch between powers freely at the beginning of each turn, or whenever her initiative allows her to take an action.  There is no power or movement cost for switching between powers.  Whenever using a power, a soft glow of light (of the appropriate color) surrounds her body.

Areas of Knowledge
Student, Fine Art

Character Notes/Origin/Personality: Born in 1950, Sarah discovered as a teenager that she had a number of superhuman mutant abilities, each seemingly corresponding with a color of the rainbow.  As she got older, she would occasionally use her abilities to fight crime and to otherwise help those in need.

In 1969, she had the misfortune to get in the middle of a fight between the time-traveler Khronos and the wizard Zarthwyn.  As Khronos was trying to escape the scene and travel back to his home time of 2010, Zarthwyn cast a spell to disrupt his enemy's abilities.  The result was that Rainbow, not Khronos, was propelled forward in time over four decades.

Shocked and disoriented by her new surroundings, Rainbow was eventually taken in by a local superhero group.  Shortly after that, she was approached by a man in his late 50's, who asked a number of probing questions, and who seemed to know much about her that no one else would know.  To her surprise, Sarah finally realized that this was actually her 'younger' brother Eric.

Eric took her in, giving her a place to stay while she adjusted to the brave new world she now resided in.  Eric, as it turned out, was quite wealthy; in the 70's he found success as the singer, rhythm guitarist, and primary lyricist for the hard rock band Saltlick, and after he retired from music he transformed that wealth into real estate holdings, which made him even richer over time.

Over the last year Sarah has been getting used to the 21st century.  She's attending college (rooming with Eric's youngest daughter), where she also is studying for a Fine Arts degree, specifically pursuing classes in creating sculptures.  She occasionally appears as Rainbow, when she is needed; much commentary has been made by the local media of her appearances at various GLBT gatherings, providing both support and protection.        

Campaign Use: As a woman out of time, Rainbow would be a logical person to go to should the PCs ever have to contend with a villain from the late 60's making a comeback.  Should the PCs ever come into conflict with Khronos, Rainbow would love to help them, hopefully getting some revenge in the process on the time-villain for disrupting her life.

No comments:

Post a Comment