Tabitha Smith May 17, 2015 6:31:12 GMT
Post by Deleted on May 17, 2015 6:31:12 GMT
NAME: Tabitha Smith
ALIAS: Tabby, Boom Boom, Boomer, Meltdown, Timebomb, Firecracker
MEMBER GROUP: Mutant
POWERS AND ABILITIES:
Tabitha has the ability to create balls of plasma, which she usually refers to as “time bombs”. They explode with concussive force, though just how strong they are depends on the size. She is able to make small, marble sized balls that do relatively little damage, only really dangerous if someone was holding onto it directly, and they are typically used for harmless pranks. Alternatively, she can make them the size of beach balls, which explode with enough force to smash through metal. The spheres seem to levitate slightly, and are a yellow-orange in coloration—she can throw them at people, having fairly good aim and being able to hit a target within about 60 feet of her, though again it depends on the spheres size. If larger, typically she can only toss it about 10-15 feet accurately.
The blonde also has the power to control the amount of time until these “bombs” detonate, at least to some extent. Typically she sets them to go off mere seconds after creation, and can only really keep them from exploding for approximately ten seconds. Thankfully, these explosions do not actually harm her, so she does not have to worry about getting out of the blasting radius before they go off. Tabby has also discovered that she is able to reabsorb the energy back into her body, thus negating any explosion at all.
Her time bombs have more passive effects as well, such as causing loud popping effects (not entirely dissimilar to firecrackers) which could draw peoples attention if needed, or damage someones ear if set off close enough to their head. The spheres also cause a bright flash of light, and if set off close enough to someones eyes, could temporarily blind them. On a darker note, if somehow ingested, even the smaller explosions could easily kill a person, or at the very least do a lot of internal damage.
PLAYBY: Page Ruth
PLAYER NAME: Query
OTHER CHARACTERS: N/A
Shopping: She never really got to do it much growing up, and somehow it just relaxes her—especially when she’s using someone else’s money.
Partying: She likes clubs, loud music, and being able to just let go. Besides, she usually can get all the free drinks she wants.
Explosions: Probably a good thing considering her powers, and there’s nothing quite as satisfying as watching something explode, especially when you’re the one who caused it.
Sharks: They get a bad rep, but she never understood why. Ever since she was a little girl she loved them, and she even dressed up as Jaws for Halloween three years in a row.
The Beach: Swimming is fun, though she prefers to spend her time on the beach sunbathing or playing in the sand. She’s made some wicked sandcastles before.
Cops: Tabby has a special place in the crack of her ass for police officers, having run into them on more than one occasion. They’re incompetent, pompous jerks that have an inflated ego. She’s seen them do more harm than good.
Authority Figures: On the same vein as cops, but in general she doesn’t like being told what to do by anyone. This has caused a lot of friction between her and anyone supposedly “above” her.
Dolphins: Everyone thinks they’re these sweet, innocent creatures, but Tabby knows better. They’re soulless monsters that shouldn’t be trusted.
Split Ends: I mean, does anyone really like having split ends?
Wet Blankets: Tabitha believes in dealing with things as they come, and likes to have fun whenever possible. She can’t stand party-poopers and is quick enough to say so.
Free-Spirited: She doesn’t like being held down, and tends to just go with the flow. This can make her pretty flexible to new environments and situations, easily adapting to new things if need be.
Independent: After her mother died, she basically had to learn to take care of herself, and does a pretty good job of it (at least in her opinion). While she doesn’t shun the help of others, she can get by on her own if she has to.
Determined: Once she sets her mind to something, it’s kind of hard to change it. Come hell or high water, she’s going to get the job done, or kill herself trying.
Open-Minded: Tabitha is the type to judge someone based on her own opinions, not others, and has never been the type to judge someone without at least giving them a chance first. After all, just because she doesn’t understand something doesn’t mean it’s innately scary or wrong.
Reckless: Tabby doesn’t really think things through, whether it’s buying a pair of way overpriced shoes she’ll wear once, complain about the blisters it gave her, and never use again, or something more serious like jumping into a fight without a second thought.
Cheeky: She’s constantly teasing or poking fun, and while it is typically good natured, it can become a little more mean spirited, especially if she doesn’t like her company. She’s not really the type to even try and pretend she gets along with someone if she hates them.
Obstinate: She doesn’t like listening to others, especially if the person is acting like they know what’s best for her. She’ll stubbornly ignore advice or orders just to be a pain in the ass, even if it’s at her own expense.
Impatient: Waiting is terrible. She gets fidgety, agitated, and it can put her in an all around foul mood.
1) One of her main goals is pretty simple—not dying. Not in the sense of finding immortality, but being homeless isn’t exactly the safest thing, and she’s very aware of the dangers. She may live fast and hard, but she’d also like to at least see her forties.
2) She wants to find somewhere she fits in, whether with friends, other mutants, start a family—really anywhere that makes her feel like less of a freak.
FEARS: Have you ever been attacked by a dolphin? Tabitha has, and ever since she’s hated them, not understanding why people seem to think they’re such sweet creatures. They’re just lulling people into a false sense of security.
While most people assume she got the nickname “Boom Boom” because of her powers, people actually started calling her that because of her booming personality (well, and her odd love of explosions). There’s almost never a dull moment with Tabitha around, the girl being full of impulsive decisions and bad ideas. She’s probably more likely to get herself (and others) into trouble more than anything, but she’s just as good at getting out of it, so Tabby figures it balances out. She can be serious, but doesn’t often see the point of it, preferring to just relax and live in the moment—it’s how she deals with things, really. If she’s upset or hurt, she’s more likely to turn it into a joke than anything else, though there are some subjects she’s a little more…touchy about.
Tabitha’s got a big mouth, and knows how to use it (in more ways than one), though she has a habit of speaking before thinking. She’s a pretty straightforward kind of person, and doesn’t really like to gloss over things if she can help it. Sure, she wouldn’t be a total jerk if she can help it, but if she doesn’t like you…well, she definitely won’t try to spare your feelings. In fact, she’d probably go out of her way to do the opposite.
She’s phenomenally stubborn, willing to deny herself something if only to spite someone else, though she does draw the line at some of the more obviously self destructive tendencies that, that could imply. Of course on the flip side this can work to her advantage, not one to give up easily, or at all if she can help it, even when the chips are down. Tabby’s also an extremely loyal friend, not one to turn her back on them, even if she doesn’t totally agree with what they’re doing—she’s slow to demonize people, and depending on the slight, quick to forgive.
BIRTHPLACE: Roanoke, Virginia
RESIDENCE: She doesn’t have a home of her own, but usually crashes on friends couches of women's homeless shelters.
Amanda Smith (Birth mother)
Marty Smith (Father)
Wanda Bialowsky (Step-mother)
IMPORTANT RELATIVES: N/A
IMPORTANT PERSON: N/A
Tabitha was the first and only daughter to Marty and Amanda Smith, a “happy accident” as her mother put it, though her father never seemed to share that sentiment. He was an angry man, and while he never actually raised a hand to his family, he was verbally abusive and seemed bitter and resentful toward others. On top of that, he also hung around some…unsavory people, and managed to rack up quite a bit of debt. Due to this, Tabitha grew up in poverty, and wasn’t exactly the most popular kid in school. She had difficulty focusing, and wasn’t so great when it came to authority figures, only really listening to her mother.
She was also usually the class clown and quite rambunctious, meaning her teachers often called her parents to complain. Amanda did her best to hide most of the problems from her husband, not wanting to exasperate his constant bad mood. She did what she could to raise Tabby (after all, she might as well have been a single mother considering how much use Marty was), and while the girl loved her mother she was still a handful nonetheless, full of energy and always ready to jump headfirst into trouble. She definitely gave Amanda a few early gray hairs, but Tabby’s mother loved her nonetheless.
When Tabitha was just nine years old, her mother was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. They hardly had the money to treat it, and it had already metastasized, which lowered her chances of survival severely. The girl was forced to watch her mother wither away and die, spending as much time with her as possible, even skipping classes if she could (though her mother did not approve of this). After months of suffering, her mother finally passed away, “comfortably” drugged during the last few days of her life. That meant Tabitha was left with no one but her father to care for her, and his wife’s death did nothing to even his temper.
After her mothers passing her behavior only worsened, and her father did nothing to really help—he only yelled and threatened her, ignoring some of the teachers suggestions to get her grief counseling. Worse yet, only a year after his wives passing, he remarried a woman by the name of Wanda Bialowsky. She was about as attentive as her father was, treating Tabby like she was invisible more than anything else, which the girl was almost grateful for. She held resentment for the both of them, wondering why her father even bothered to marry Wanda when all they did was fight and bicker anyway. At least she was invisible though, fading into the background and not having to deal with it.
That changed when her mutant powers finally manifested at twelve years old, sparked by seeing her crush in the lunchroom at school. Her heartbeat increased, her face flushed…and she blew half the lunchroom apart. Thankfully no one was seriously injured, but she was kicked out of school, and received quite a few angry phone calls from parents. To her surprise though, her family started to take more of an interest in her, especially her father. He encouraged her to use her powers, and even bought her impromptu presents from time to time. For a little while, things actually started to look up.
Then he began asking for favors, small things at first, like blowing up soda machines and stealing the quarters out of it, then they got bigger and bigger, and before she knew it he had her going out on “heists” with him. Tabitha didn’t mind it at first, most of the robberies were harmless enough, and for once her father was actually paying attention to her, but things began to escalate and she became more and more uncomfortable. Tabby felt like she couldn’t say no though, her father having dug himself farther into debt than she realized. He manipulated her, twisting her emotions and making her feel guilty for things that weren’t her fault. It took a long time for her to realize he didn’t care about her, just the money she could make him.
This went on until she was sixteen, Tabby finally putting her foot down and refusing to help him. Marty became agitated, continuing to push until he finally convinced her to do one last big robbery—he promised they would move somewhere nice, get a new start, he even promised her a new car. Wanting to believe he was telling the truth, she went along with it, though was unaware their target was actually a charity raising money for breast cancer awareness. Things went sour when she realized what he planned to do, showing obvious reservations about the whole thing, and when push came to shove she abandoned her father once the police surrounded them. Marty was arrested and Tabitha got away by just the skins of her teeth (and the help of her time bombs).
She tried to visit her father in jail, but he was none to pleased with her, disowning his daughter, though not before calling her some choice names. Wanda wasn’t anymore understanding, having never been really fond of her (or her mutant powers), only tolerating her since she was a good cash cow. Her step-mom threatened to turn her into the police, but Tabitha left before that could happen. She used what her father had taught her to commit petty crimes and survive, drifting from place to place, homeless shelter to homeless shelter. Eventually she found herself in LA, and just decided not to leave. She continued to commit petty crimes (mostly just stealing from vending machines), and tends to crash on her friends couch (or her boyfriend of the months), living life in the moment and trying to forget about her old one, especially the people in it.