Nikita Myra West Physical Traits
hair is naturally red, but usually died black and brighter red. Eyes are grey, though turn yellow when powers are used. Only one tattoo, just below the belly button.
very good at school, due to years of practice in homeschool.
- sarcastically funny
- fun loving
- easy going
- dark sense of humor
- kind of a clepto
- likes going where she's not supposed to be
solid black suit over torso and legs. Combat boots, a long black leather trench coat, and a black cowgirl hat. Each decorated with silver spikes in an X pattern. Boots are tipped with steel toe plates on the outside.
turning intangible/invisible, which she calls Ghosting. While ghosted, she can possess inanimate objects. Also has minor illusions, and telekinesis. Normal haunted house stuff.
Nikita is terrified of losing her powers, afraid she may find out that she is actually dead.
Prior to Joining the School
Nikita was raised on a wannabe farm, in the middle of the BFE Texas to a pair of overly Christian parents that wished they were farmers. Her father had always wanted a boy, so when they had a girl, and couldn't have anymore, Nikita's father put her in that role instead. She grew up tending to the animals, which included a dozen chickens, a pair of geese, a pig, a turkey, a sheep, a horse (the only animal that was actually hers), and 8 dogs. She was also taught to hunt and fish, as her father's way of trying to bond. It didn't work for him, and he eventually quit going,, but she continued. She was homeschooled, isolated, and miserable. Luckily, her mother was a former highschool teacher, so her education was exceptional. Unfortunately, once the chores and homework were done, Nikita had nothing to do. Nikita used this time to explore the nearly untouched wilderness of the middle of Texas. She used to pretend she was a warrior princess, using sticks as swords, as she ran through forests and across the dry open plains.
When her father died, her mother sold all the animals, and began to teach again at a school nearly an hour away. Unable to teach her anymore, her mother was forced to enroll Nikita in the school she was teaching at. It pained her mother to do it, but it was the highlight of Nikita's life. She didn't get to hang out with her friends, which she made quickly, but every day at school was like a social club for her. She made friends with everyone who would talk to her, adopted click stereotypes, settled on a mix of Country and Goth, and settled in as the class clown, though maintained her straight A average.
Then the accident happened. Nikita was leaving school one day, laughing and joking with her friends. One of the school buses lost control and plowed into the small group of girls. And slamming them into the side wall of the school. Nikita remembered nothing after the initial touch of the bus, except for a vague feeling of fear and peace at the same time.
It took two days before she became self aware enough to try to wake up, and when she did, she found herself unhurt, laying on the ground in front of the damaged wall of the school. With grim fascination, Nikita watched as people's reactions to her being alive changed. Most were relieved... At first. Then as time went on, the shock wore off, and her powers began to manifest more often, things changed for the worst. They became scared of her, resentful, some even hated her for surviving while all her friends died. The hardest part, however, was when her mother stopped being able to hide how she felt.
One night, after a brutal day at school of being shunned, mocked, teased, and flat out insulted, Nikita broke into tears as she spilled everything to her mother. Instead of comforting her daughter, she began defending the other students. It was the last straw for Nikita, and she left her house that night, never to return. She took what little she could fit in her camping backpack, and headed in the vague direction of north east. She had wondered the woods long enough to know how to survive, but had no money. She had just made it beyond the lands she knew, planning on ways to get food and shelter along the way when she stumbled upon a vast open field. The field itself was not of, but the large expensive looking jet parked in the middle of it did. Once things were explained to her, they were quite obvious. The X-Men had come to her, instead of making her walk all thw way to them. She was eternally grateful for this, though she still curious to know if she could actually do it.
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Once enrolled in the school, Nikita burried herself in studies, and trying to control her powers. She tried hard not to make friends, not to get involved, and not to get distracted.... But eventually, her nature, and the general calm of the school, prevailed, and her desire to make people laugh broke free. She still tended to keep people distant, but wouldn't hesitate to tell a joke, or play a prank when one was available. She noticed that her life had turned her humor sarcastic and dark, but since none of her fellow students knew the old her, quick witted dark humor fit the gothic cowgirl fairly well.