- Basic Information -Superhero/villain Name
Alexandra Valinova "Nano Impulse"
- Nano ImpulseCivilian Name
- Alexandra Valinova (Presumed Dead)Origin city/Planet
- Central City, EarthHometown
- Central City, EarthSex
- 18Birth Date
- May 22, 2003
Appearing in what many would see as a rather tame outfit for a superhero, Nano Impulse wears a long black coat, typically with some layer of body armor hidden beneath it. She also wears a pair of tight shorts underneath the coat. Otherwise the only difference is whether or not Nano Impulse wears the half mask on the lower portion of her face. Otherwise her outfit does not change much from her typical attire, as the nanomachines within her body will usually move to harden her skin to levels similar to the body armor her fellow heroes might wear. Along with the fact that the girl is incapable of removing her robotic limbs, due to the limbs being made of the very nanomachines that are keeping the girl alive. Non-Costumed Appearance
Unlike the bright-eyed, hopeful little girl who lived in Central City before the Two-Month War, Alexandra is often enough not seen with the brightest of expressions on her features. Out of the costume, she dresses in a wide variety of outfits befitting of the teenager’s youthful age. Her eye bears a distrusting, hard glare that many may find unnerving. However, it is a trait gained from the fall of Central City and the years after as she led the group of survivors across the Shattered Scar. Her lost limbs still haunt the young girl with phantom pains as if they were being destroyed all over again. The nanomachines inside of her body the only thing keeping the girl alive, and also keeping her from aging very quickly. As they are meant to keep her within a prime state of being. Icon
- N/ACostumed Personality
Nano Impulse’s costumed personality is very much the same as her normal personality, as she had to live constantly under the hero persona for the last nine years since she woke up after Central City. She is a hardened hero, having seen some of the worst the world has to offer and struggled to keep her group of survivors alive. She has seen the death of many she was trying to protect, and hardened her heart because of it. While seeing the worst of the world hardened the girl’s young heart, it also drove her to further embody what she desperately felt was a hero the world needed now. While she does not act overly hopeful or outgoing, that personality long since buried to protect the young girl it embodied, make no mistake that Nano Impulse would not hesitate for even a second to try to save those in need. She tries to see the good in every person, and bring hope to a world that she has found to be severely lacking of it. Although the girl has much to learn about herself, and find out the kind of girl she wants to be now that she has reached relative
safety. Civilian Personality
Alex’s costumed personality is the same as her civilian personality.
Computer Hacking - Being that her brain is partially comprised of a computer itself, Alex is quite adept at hacking and programming various computers. This skill is something she learned over time, from the experience of learning how to manipulate the computer in her brain to better control her nanomachines.
Situational Awareness - Having had to protect a small group of survivors in the harsh environment that made up the shattered scar, Alex is adept whenever it comes to keeping situationally aware of a chaotic environment. - PowersSpeed Force Conduit
Much like homo magi, the source of Alex's powers is something beyond herself, a dimension full of energy that seems to be the very fundamental force behind space and time. This dimension has gone by many names throughout time, though it is universally known as the Speed Force. People like Alex don't just have a connection to this realm as the magisters do, they rely on the leylines to channel their arcane powers and without them magic would simply continue on as normal. Speed Force Conduits on the other hand, serve a mutually beneficial purpose. Their powers are both a gift to the user, and a very necessary action for the Speed Force itself, serving as a release valve for the indescribably vast energies within the dimension. This is why there is always at least one speedster somewhere in the multiverse, running as fast as they can.
NOTE: Alex does not have access to the speed force yet, she has an innate connection to speed force as a part of her relation to Velocity, but it is not yet awakened.Superhuman Speed
The primary power of a Speed Force Conduit, incredible speed. Because of the vast energies suffusing their body a speedster, as they are often called, is able to move at speeds beyond normal human ability. Currently, she is only able to achieve a speed of a mere mach 35.
NOTE: Alex does not have access to the speed force yet, she has an innate connection to speed force as a part of her relation to Velocity, but it is not yet awakened.Superhuman Stamina
Along with superspeed, comes the ability to sustain it for long periods of time. Alex's superhuman stamina means that what would normally exhaust normal humans, is as easy as rolling out of bed. It takes excessive use of her powers to break a sweat, and pushing the limits to even come close to tiring her.
NOTE: Alex does not have access to the speed force yet, she has an innate connection to speed force as a part of her relation to Velocity, but it is not yet awakened.Superhuman Reflexes
Another ability that comes paired with being a speed force conduit, is that of being able to perceive and react to things at superhuman levels. In an instant everything seems to slow down just for her, and she can easily dodge and redirect most direct attacks. No one is flawless though, and Alex's reflexes are only as good as her sense of awareness.
NOTE: Alex does not have access to the speed force yet, she has an innate connection to speed force as a part of her relation to Velocity, but it is not yet awakened.Accelerated Healing
Down to the cellular level, Alex's body is in tune with the speed force and infused with its energies. Among the many other benefits and abilities, is that of greatly enhanced healing. What would take weeks for normal humans to heal from, she can do in mere hours if not minutes, and even some of the mortal wounds are just a setback. Accelerated healing can be a double-edged sword however, in that she has to be extra careful when dealing with broken bones and making sure to set them correctly as fast as possible before new bone growth occurs. Otherwise the bone would have to be broken again.
NOTE: Alex does not have access to the speed force yet, she has an innate connection to speed force as a part of her relation to Velocity, but it is not yet awakened.Enhanced Mental Processes
Moving at superspeed is one thing, reacting another, but being able to understand everything is something that could become quite difficult. Luckily for speedsters, their minds are also accelerated to process information as fast as they receive it. As quickly as she can turn the pages in a book, Alex can read and understand it. While initially unable to retain more than fragments of information attained in such a way, over time speedster minds are capable of speed-learning entire subjects and referencing it later as if they had known it all along.
NOTE: Alex does not have access to the speed force yet, she has an innate connection to speed force as a part of her relation to Velocity, but it is not yet awakened.Electrokinesis
Lightning. She can throw lightning from her hands. Well, it's not actually lightning, more like the electrostatic build up of energy bleeding off her body from the speed force when she's running at high speeds. With a little bit of effort she can directionalize the current that surrounds her, usually towards something that needs zapped. Alex can channel this into her metallic limbs, creating a form of ‘taser fists’ or even the ability to shoot electricity from her tail.
NOTE: Alex does not have access to the speed force yet, she has an innate connection to speed force as a part of her relation to Velocity, but it is not yet awakened.Speed Force Aura
While running at high speeds the speed force envelops her body in an aura of energy, bleedoff from the buildup of kinetic energy that shrouds her and allows others traveling alongside her to be protected by the intense forces.
NOTE: Alex does not have access to the speed force yet, she has an innate connection to speed force as a part of her relation to Velocity, but it is not yet awakened.Enhanced Senses
Even without immersing herself in the speed force, Alex's senses are vastly enhanced by its energies. This leaves her able to see things unfold as if in slow motion in front of her, hear whispers across the room and detect the subtlest changes in temperature or charge around her. At the moment, her senses are enhanced above human levels, but not on par with that of a speedster, this is due to the computer in her brain able to process the information faster.
NOTE: Alex does not have access to the speed force yet, she has an innate connection to speed force as a part of her relation to Velocity, but it is not yet awakened.Nano-Morphing
The nanomachines that inhabit most of Alex’s body allows her to morph aspects of her limbs to a limited degree. This comes in the manner that she is capable of morphing her legs and arms to appear more human, limb density, or forming a sort of machine gun on each of her wrists. The more she tries to morph or create, the more nanomachines must be redirected from other parts of her body. Losing too many nanomachines on her internal organs will kill the young hero.Direct Data Interface
Due to the computer attached to her brain, Alex is capable of directly interfacing with datastreams. This means that she can view, and interact with, the internet at will without the need of a computer. She is also capable of tapping into wireless signals, so as to make calls directly from her mind or even in harder circumstances hacking into technology directly.Nano-Armor
The nanomachines within Alex’s body work to help the girl survive. The result of this being that her skin, and bones are both as resistant to damage as the body armor most other superheroes might wear on their costumes. - GadgetsCybernetic Tail
Alex’s cybernetic tail is perhaps her most defining physical trait. Capable of acting independently as its own limb, Alex has learned over the last few years to use it quite adeptly. It is capable of producing enough strength to lift and throw up to 230 pounds, and striking within the blind of an eye. The three prongs at the end can close to create a pointed edge, or grip onto something. Within the ‘palm’ of the tail, three nozzles sit which are capable of producing a flame. This flame can be controlled to be a gentle flame one might use for light, or to keep warm at night. All the way to the level of being able to weld, or cut through metal.
- Civilian Occupation
N/A - Alex’s civilian identity died among the rest of Central City, as such she has no other identity than her hero identity.- Character History
Born the second daughter of the infamous mercenary Julianna “Reverie” Valinova and Iosef Valinova, Alexandra was something of a surprise to the couple. After a particularly intimate date night, Julianna found out that she was once more pregnant. Months, Alexandra Valinova was born in Central City. The girl seemingly having not a care in the world in the early years as she, like her sister, was a particularly bright spark. The wide, bright-eyed little girl had not an issue making an impression and bringing smiles to the faces of those around her. However, these pleasant times would not last very long for the young girl. At the age of five, her father suddenly passed away, from cancer she was told. Her mother seemingly became more distant and became more interested in those adult drinks she wasn’t allowed to have than she was in being a mother. During this time, fits of tears and being difficult were common for the little girl, who just wanted her daddy back. However, her older sister also stepped up during this time to take care of the young girl, and the two grew very close with time.
At age eight, Alexandra was in elementary school and had a difficult time getting along with some of her classmates. Often bullied over the fact that she did not have a father, and her mother wasn’t even around all that much. It was also during this time that the hero Velocity made a sudden appearance on the scene in Central City. The girl began to idolize this hero, owning several posters and dolls of the hero that had come out in the weeks following her appearance. The girl’s apparent idolization of the hero became another point of which the kids showed their cruelty to the girl. Often sending the girl home in tears to her older sister, which eventually led to the highlight of the girl’s whole life. When the hero Velocity showed up at the elementary school to have lunch with the young Alexandra. During this lunch, the girl even got to take a picture with the hero, which she then autographed. Something which Alexandra still has on her to this very day.
Yet only six months later, even the popularity from this little incident was suddenly thrown to the wind when the chaos of the Two Month War rolled through Central City. The first being that horrid night when kids were turned into monsters, and the streets ran a deep crimson. Much of that night was too much of a blur for the girl to really remember beyond that she had seen her hero in action. The following two months were terrifying for the little girl, as her sister suddenly went missing for extended amounts of time that the little girl couldn’t even begin to fathom a reason for. At the same time, people disappeared and were turned into monsters while the coven started attacking the city. She only remembers little bits of the chaos that followed, as it was simply too much for a young girl of her age to take on all at once.
After the conclusion of the war, the worst day of her life quickly came around the corner. While she was in school after things had finally calmed down one day, a wave of red energy screamed through the building and send everyone into a panic. Nothing immediately happened, just the cries and screams of panicking kids after the strange magic similar to the chaos of the past two months had suddenly appeared. Then, the horror began truly as Alex watched as her friends started to slowly turn to ash. It was not quick, and their pained screams echoed down the fall as their skin seemed to blacken, and cracks of red chaos magic shown through before their voices cut off and they fell to a pile of ash. Fearing whatever was happening, the young girl ran. Not in any particular direction, just away from the school even as she citizens of Central City all around her suffering the same fate. Alex screamed, she screamed from her sister, her mother, her daddy, God, Velocity. Anybody who would listen as she ran, begging for somebody to come and save her.
Then an unimaginable pain tore the girl’s limbs as she looked down in horror at her blackening limbs. Red magic burning through the cracks and her whole body as her voice raised in pitch and volume. The pain unimaginable as her vision clouded from the tears pouring forwards from her eyes. She didn’t want to die, she wanted to find her sister again. Yet the girl would not get this pleasant future, instead fell to her knees as the pain overtook her. Then to her side in the street as her vision faded away into darkness. All feeling left her body as she lost consciousness, her final thoughts being nothing but pain, fear, and sadness. The eight year old wanting nothing more than to go back in time and change everything.
Then she woke on a cold, hard surface. A bright light burning directly into her eyes, and blinding her as she heard voices all around her. With a sudden jolt and a scream of panic, the young girl shot off the table she had been laying on. Her tail grabbing the nearest man around the neck in a panic. Then in the few seconds after, it released the man as she slowly turned her attention towards the cybernetic tail that had responded to her will. How it seemed to feel a natural part of her. Looking around in surprise, she studied the six gathered around her. The dirt and wounds of survival evident on them as their clothes were torn and their faces dirtied. In the minutes after this, the scientists managed to calm her down enough to explain the situation. That she was in S.T.A.R. Labs, just outside of Central City. The people here had found her as she had fallen, before she had faded completely from the chaos magic. Rushing her back to their labs, the team had desperately injected her with an experimental nanomachine. The self-replicating machine had responded to the computer attached to her failing brain, and the machines spread throughout her body to save the young girl. Then miraculously, went even further so as to enhance the girl. It had taken nearly a year for them to stabilize the girl, and now here she was. Yet unknown to everybody in the room, the chaos magic that had tried to kill her before still existed within her, slowly eating away at her even as the nanobots managed to keep her alive and functioning.
In the 10 years since, the girl has been protecting this group of survivors and a few survivors from Central City that she picked up along the way. The group had been trying to make it back to civilization, but with the hostility of the shattered scar and its residents found themselves in a rather uphill battle. Many times sent in the wrong direction, or spending some time hiding or fighting off their enemies. Still, even as their numbers began to fall off the group tried to make it back home. Several times, many wanted to simply give up and try to make a deal with the cult. Yet the young girl leading them was always there to inspire hope they would make it home, as she led them across their hostile lands. Now they rest close enough to the border that they can see civilization in the distance, but still they must rest for the older or sick of the group before making the final push the next day.
The chaos magic slowly killing her from the inside.Allies:
N/A Team VelocibootyOther: