Statuesque in another costume variantMelissa Andrew worked primarily as a restoration archaeologist, preserving and repairing artifacts for various museums and universities. Fieldwork was rare for her, unless there was something that needed to be preserved in place. She had been called out to a dig in Greece, what appeared to be an old buried temple. While preparing to return to camp at the end of the day, she was trapped inside the temple when an earthquake sealed the entrance and collapsed some of the upper layers. She spent a few days working through the temple in darkness, until she stumbled over the shrine, unsealed during the tremor.
The curse on the shrine to Aphrodite was meant to turn intruders into statues, but because the magic had faded with age, she was instead turned to living rock. She managed to make her way to the surface with her new strength, much to the relief of her coworkers. Unfortunately, at first she couldn't continue her former work, unused to being far stronger than she had been before. Too strong to safely work on delicate artifacts.
She left her position, but got hired by a construction firm to help with demolition, more of a publicity stunt than anything else, though she did prove quite effective. When she stepped in during a supervillain's rampage and saved her crew and the other civilians in the area, she was scouted for the Gateway Guardians and the rest was history.
In the wake of Major Victory's temporary departure from the team, Statuesque has assumed leadership of Gateway Guardians.
?https://www.rpgpub.com/threads/supers-background-game.3128/post-131034 Was this not usable for some reason?
Belladonna (Annabelle Donnelly)
This is fantastic--as I said, my name for the duo was Pear Shaped and Bell Bottom--but I really like how you did this! Kudos!!Belladonna (Annabelle Donnelly)
Might: Average Superhuman
Agility: Exceptional Human
Toughness: Spectacular Superhuman
Intelligence: Spectacular Human
Knowledge: Spectacular Human
Resolve: Exceptional Human