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
Its not required but I wouldn't mind seeing your ideas,Lady Bennu (because of the phoenix-like symbol, it's not a true Egyptian one but it works)
Real Name: Ahti (Ameera Ba pseudonym for modern times)
Ahti, or Lady Bennu, was an ancient Egyptian from pre-New Kingdom Egypt. She devoutly worshiped Ra, and after a time was imbued by Ra with powers of light and fire, and virtual immortality to serve as Ra's messenger and guardian of Egypt on Earth. She fought and defended Egypt against outside threats for over 200 years, sometimes dying and being reborn from her ashes.
A vile servant of Apophis trapped her ashes inside an enchanted canopic jar, which was hidden among others within a tomb for an as yet unidentified mummy. Archeologists discovered the tomb and noted the odd number of canopic jars (five instead of four.)
The jar had noted warnings of the danger of its opening, so after it was discovered in 1956, it was placed in a museum, until it was forgotten and lost for many years. In late 2012, remodeling of the museum lead to her accidental rescue. While moving things from storage, the jar was inadvertently damaged which released Lady Bennu. Surprising everyone with her sudden appearance, many of the workmen fled in terror. An Egyptologist familiar with the time period was brought in while she was trying to find her way out of the museum and despite difficulties managed to communicate with her, after a short rough conversation her powers gifted her with the modern tongues of the world--as befit a messenger to know how to speak to deliver the messages of Ra, unfortunately, she has not been able to reach Ra through meditation or other means, and so has chosen to guard modern-day Egypt until she can receive further instructions or a message.
She has routed a modern cult of Apophis and destroyed a magically resurrected mummy, as well as a few tomb-robbers, she is often confused by modern religious folk (Christians, and Muslims, among others) and remains devoted to her lord. In her modern secret identity, she is an expert consultant on her time period for Egypt and acts as both an assistant to the Egyptologist who spoke with her and a tour guide.
She has even indicated the location of four "lost" tombs from her era.
Does anyone want Icons, MSH, or H&S stats for her?