Secret Identity – Anna Bourke
Codename – Hack-cula and Robostein 'Robbie'
Age – 19
Anna, being a direct descendant of a watered down vampiric bloodline, retains few of her ancestor's powers, but still retains a few. Her strength, endurance and speed are slightly higher than that of your average 19 year old girl, but nothing to gawk at. She probably has the attributes of an athlete and no higher, going toe to toe with a super strong brawler would no doubt end in a broken back for her. The main power she has gained from her bloodline is her ability to turn into a small vampire bat. This combined with her enhanced speed means she can escape from harm quickly.
Anna's main power is her intellect, she is extremely intelligent and a prodigy at most intellectual pursuits. She was introduced to robotics at a young age, and just about finished her magnum opus(so far) recently. That being Robostein, a 7 foot tall metal machine man ready to fight crime with her. Furthermore, she brings a variety of inventions out with her the two main being her goggles and her pistol
Her goggles are an invention of Anna's that allows her to take her hacking expertise to the street. They are capable of targeting and accessing most computer or computer related systems which can then be hacked using a small keyboard fastened to the wrist of her costume. Furthermore, they are also capable of nightvision and thermal vision.
Her pistol is her main source of defense when not under the protection of Robostein. It fires electrified rubber bullets used to tase and subdue criminals who get a bit too close. The butt of the pistol can also be electrified when used to pistol whip.
Robostein is an extremely durable, extremely strong brawler. He is capable of tossing small cars and shrugs off bullets. While unable to speak or a huge amount of higher thought, Robostein is still somewhat sentient and responds badly to Anna being hurt. If distressed enough he can fly into a fit of rage and exceed his physical limitations, at the cost of damaging himself possibly until destruction.
Anna has all the weaknesses of a normal human - or vampire bat if in that form. Robostein, however is a bit more hard to pin down. His exterior is very durable, meaning small arms fire barely affects him. However, if one were to somehow tear off the outer parts of his armour to reveal his inner components a small pistol could potentially do a lot of damage. Furthermore, a battle with another super strong brawler could be rather dangerous for Robostein as he is not invincible and could be beaten into destruction.
She also burns easily. Not like full vampire burn to death, but she does need to apply a bit of sun cream before heading to the beach.
Personality – Outgoing - Reliable - Inquisitive - Insecure - Quirky
Experience – About a month and a half
Day Job – Studies engineering and linguistics at university on a scholarship.
How did Arrowcaster find you?
Anna's hacking exploits brought her up on his radar, but she only really got his attention after going out with Robostein into Mega City at night.
BRIEF Bio –
Anna was born in Berlin Germany, to a watered down bloodline of vampires stemming from her father's side mixing with the entirely human family tree of her mother's side. Her life was actually rather normal growing up, her parents never revealed her vampiric heritage to her until she was older and her fangs never really grew in until puberty anyway.
However, she did have something else that set her apart from the crowd - a genius level of intellect and the ability to progress rather rapidly at intellectual pursuits. She rapidly advanced through school and was toying with mechanics at the age of 12. She was offered a scholarship to Mega City university at the age of 18, and gladly accepted the chance to leave her hometown and live in the states for a while.
It was in Mega City she got the inspiration to hero-up. Seeing the heroes saving citizens of the city inspired Anna and she decided to use her intellect and what little supernatural ability she had to help people. She started off doing what she knew, hacking. She went under the moniker "Hack-Cula" and began targeting deep web red rooms and corrupt government conspiracies. All the while she was doing this she began developing her crime fighting gear. The biggest project this 'gear' involved was Robostein, her own personal sidekick.
After the completion of Robostein she hit the streets, and has began making a small name for herself in Mega-City.
How will your character be different one year later?
If possible I'd have Anna's latent vampiric abilities come forth after her 20th birthday. Of course, nothing too powerful, but enhanced abilities would be cool. Also I was thinking she might gain a thirst for blood along with these powers, and have to begin dealing with this without harming innocent people. I was also thinking that along with being weaker without blood she could fly into a sort of hunger induced rage if she is without it long enough and have to be subdued by the rest of the team?
I'd also like her engineering skill to develop quite a bit, and maybe have a Robostein 2.0 built or being built a year later.
Sample Post –
Anna sat on the edge of the building, pizza slice in hand as she strolled through twitter on her phone. Next to her sat her robotic companion, the towering 7 foot behemoth confusedly shoving pizza into his mouth and not understanding fully what he was doing.
After about a minute of procrastination the headphones on Anna's ears stopped playing her playlist and buzzed in to a police disturbance, she hurriedly pulled her goggles down over her eyes, stuffed her phone into her pocket and stood up, placing a hand to her ear to listen in.~-~-~BzzzZZttt~-~-~ "We have a vehicle speeding down Mccafferty street containing stolen goods and a hostage. Perpetrators are armed and dangerous units please respond" ~-~-~BzzzZZttt~-~-~
The radio buzzed out as Anna clambered onto the back of Robostein, gripping onto his jacket tightly as he dropped off of the building, cracking the concrete of the valley below as he landed before taking off running. Anna's goggles were a whirr of screens, a circle bounced around her vision before finally settling on the corner of her vision, marking a waypoint for the two."Robbie that way!"
She pointed, the metal giant rapidly changing direction and sprinting as fast as he could.
A few minutes later and the two had arrived, hiding in an alley next to the street as a white van peeled around the corner being tailed by a police car. A masked gunman leaned his way out of the van's window, aiming an assault rifle down the road and opening fire at the police car, piercing one of the tires and sending the police car tumbling down the street.
In a flash Robostein leapt from the alley and in front of the van, bracing himself and holding his arms out to catch it. The robot was pushed back about an inch before his metal fingers dug themselves into the sides of the van and stopped it in its tracks, smoke billowing out from the engine as the men inside sat mouths agape.
They quickly got out raining bullets upon Robostein as the robot struggled to get his fingers out from the van when suddenly a bat flew out from a nearby trash can, knocking the aim off from one of the armed men who sprayed the rest of his magazine up the wall of a nearby building. Suddenly the bat transformed in the blink of an eye into a rather extravagantly dressed girl. Anna swung around the man's neck holding him in a choke with one arm while she fired off a bullet from her pistol at another gunman, the rubber bullet landing directly in the side of his head and knocking him unconscious. She jumped up, wrapping her legs around the back of the gunman and properly choking him out as Robostein's arms finally got free.
Anna rolled to her feet just in time for the remaining two gunmen to point their guns to her. A jolt of fear shot through Anna's veins and for a second she thought she was done for, until she heard the wrenching of metal. Robostein dived in front of Anna gripping the door to the van as it ricocheted bullets. He took slow heavy steps towards the gunmen before using the door to slap one of them across the face and then threw it at the other, knocking them both out.
Anna wiped a bead of sweat from her head, leaning on her robot companion."Good job big guy, I was almost a goner there!"
She sighed, her response being the low guttural groan of the robot. For a moment Anna forgot herself, before remembering the hostage in the back of the van. She went in, untied the hostage and let them loose just in time for the police to arrive. In all honesty Anna hadn't dealt with the police yet during her time as a hero. She was unsure if what she had just done was completely legal and even if it was if there was any paperwork that had to be filled out to do with it. Frankly she didn't want to find out, transforming into her bat form and fluttering off on top of a nearby building as her robot companion made off back to a safe spot.
She breathed a sigh of relief on the roof, transforming back to normal as she watched the police sort out the chaos below. She felt a hand on her shoulder as Arrowcaster got ready to invite another young hero to the team.