Vanessa Carlysle May 23, 2015 4:16:27 GMT
Post by Deleted on May 23, 2015 4:16:27 GMT
NAME: Vanessa Geraldine Carlysle
ALIAS: Copycat, Ness, Nessa, Nessie (ONE person gets to call her this)
OCCUPATION: Mercenary, Exotic Dancer
MEMBER GROUP: Mutant, Villian
APPEARANCE: Vanessa's real appearance is a bit striking. She has pure white hair and pale blue skin. Her eyes are the most startling: pure red iris' that tend to make people very uncomfortable.
POWERS AND ABILITIES: Vanessa is a Shapeshifter/Metamorph. She can change her appearance to match anyone she sees, this includes animals and even inanimate objects allowing her to blend in much like a chameleon. However, her shifting is so precise that given enough time with her intended subject she can duplicate them all the way down to the molecular level which includes memories and genetic abilities and even their clothes. This takes a few minutes upwards to a few hours to truly copy someone so completely and requires physical touch (though samples of their blood would be enough). She does not need to copy them entirely however, it only requires a few minutes if she's focusing on a specific thing, like their ability, but it would take a couple of hours to become them entirely. She can only hold one form at a time and is therefore unable to mix the abilities of her subjects. Her days with Weapon X sped up the process to it's current time needed to copy someone, though the side effects messed with her memories and her mind. Outward physical properties will always be easier and have become a second nature to her. In the beginning, she had minimal control over her ability, sometimes shifting into someone she happened to touch on the subway. As her ability does not require conscious thought, it is possible for her to absorb another person's abilities while unconscious. However, this means that she needs to focus to maintain a constant copy though this has gotten much easier with age. Since Weapon X, she cannot hold a form indefinitely without some way to constantly renew it, usually genetic material from her subject. The longer she spends around someone, the easier it is to become them. She does not have a catalog of shapes she can morph into at will, but is bound by the last person she was around, though she can take on the physical appearance from images such as photographs.
Retarded Aging: As her cells are almost constantly shifting and renewing themselves, Vanessa does not show the passing of time like others.
Psychic Defense: It's very difficult for someone to try and read Nessa's mind as she can change her mind to match those around her. She's even been known to morph into the very person attacking her so they just end up reading themselves in the end. If she has fully copied someone then there is no difference in psi-patterns between the two. Not even their own mother could tell them apart.
PLAYBY: Miss Mosh
PLAYER NAME: Violet
OTHER CHARACTERS: Victoria Matthews and Lady Sif
LIKES: Sweets, Sunshine, The sound of the rain, Lazy days reading a good smut novel, Massages, Dancing.
DISLIKES: People who try to kill her (goes double for those that have succeeded), being underestimated, mutant haters, watching horror movies alone, being manipulated, people playing with her things.
STRENGTHS: Vanessa is loyal to the death...usually more then once. Becoming her friend is difficult but once you get past the crunchy outer layers of morbid humor and attitude she would take a bullet for the ones she loves. She is not all looks however, there are brains behind the beauty, though it's mostly street smarts born of necessity. One thing is for sure, she is a survivor, unafraid to get her hands dirty if she has to. She has been professionally trained thanks to her time with both the X-force and the Weapon X program.
WEAKNESSES: Nessa has always longed for a place to belong, ever since being kicked out by her parents when her mutant abilities kicked in. Even though her mom came around eventually it was never the same. Her time with the X-force showed her what it was to be a part of something but they didn't even know the real her. She is a romantic at heart, oftentimes falling for the wrong guy just because he showed her a little charm and a few gifts, though she's worked real hard on learning to say no.
GOALS: Nessa is adrift, her goals seem unattainable due to the person that she is. Even her attempt at a normal life went up in radiation. She is looking for something that could give her a purpose, a reason to live beyond the next job.
FEARS: Dying without somehow making up for the things she's done.
OVERALL PERSONALITY: Vanessa's personality has changed over the years, from the naive young prostitute that Wade fell in love with to the woman she is today. While she couldn't match him in humor she could certainly match him in sarcasm. She has no problems telling it exactly like it is though she tends to have little tact in doing so. This makes her seem rude and even bitchy in general but it's more a defense mechanism. Still, she knows how to act, playing any part she has to should the need arise. Few people ever see the sweet and caring person she truly is, mostly because so few people ever actually see HER. She hates the odd looks when she does show her true form, the mutant beneath the mask, preferring to hide what she is with her abilities.
Still, she can be a bit crazy. Her time with Weapon X messed with her mind and while her Death seemed to reset a lot of her issues she still isn't perfect. There are quite a few holes in her memories though they seem to be small and unimportant thankfully. Her jealousy was a thing of legend, but her new life has mellowed her out quite a bit and she's more likely to ask questions first and then punch someone in the face later. She knows who she is, though it can get a bit fuzzy at times.
Her biggest personality trait is that she is biggest flirt known to mankind. She can't help herself, blame her upbringing if you must but there is nothing that Nessa can't turn raunchy somehow and she delights in making people uncomfortable with it.
BIRTHPLACE: New Jersey
RESIDENCE: New York
PARENTS: Dorothy and Burt Carlysle
SIBLINGS: None that she is aware of
IMPORTANT RELATIVES: Nessa has no one, everyone she's ever loved is now dead or hates her.
IMPORTANT PERSON: Wade Wilson AKA Deadpool.
OVERALL HISTORY: Vanessa's story could have easily ended just as soon as it had started. Her childhood wasn't anything to rave about, normal..at least up until her mutant abilities manifested around puberty. Her parents freaked out when they came home and found two dogs where there should have been one. Instead of trying to help their daughter, they tossed her out on her ass. From the streets of New Jersey, Vanessa made her way to Boston, learning that the pimps of world tended to pay very well for a girl who could literally become their clients wildest dreams. For a long time Vanessa only thought she was worth what people would pay for her, she dabbled in drugs...booze, whatever kept her numb. And then Wade Wilson walked into her life. A Merc looking for a good time. She'd been in a shouting match with her pimp, Paolo, when Wade walked around the corner to witness Paolo hit her and send her to the pavement. Wade set him straight and what should have been the start to a romance movie began. Unfortunately for Nessa and Wade, this was a near Shakespearean tragedy. For a few months things were alright, Wade had his job and Nessa had hers, albeit much better now that Paolo was scared shit less. They were saving up to leave Boston and start a normal life together. A number of things conspired against them however. Wade botched a job, let his mark live, and his employers came after Nessa. She never told Wade what happened that night, never told him about the strange woman that saved her, she never got the chance. When she got home, Wade told her he had cancer and that he was leaving. That she deserved better. Unbeknownst to her, Wade eventually signed on to the Weapon X program, but Nessa couldn't help but go looking for him. She became a Merc in the hopes that she'd eventually find the right contacts and be able to catch up with him.
Years passed and eventually she found him again, well more aptly, he found her. They ended up working for the same man: Tolliver. Nessa had been charged with infiltrating the X-force and killing their leader: Cable. She did this by taking on the form of Domino, one of the more mysterious members of the team. For a whole year she ceased to be Vanessa entirely and not even Cable with all his power could tell that the woman fighting at his side was not who he thought she was. During this time, Nessa found a purpose beyond searching for Wade, she started to like the feeling of belonging somewhere, of having people watching her back. That meant however that she failed at her mission and another mercenary was dispatched to deal with both Cable and her....Deadpool.
This started Deadpool and Cable down their long road of Frenemies, but Nessa managed to escape. Now with a target on her back she decided to lay low for awhile. She reacquainted herself with an old friend, pretending to be Tina's twin sister. Deadpool and his partner Sluggo soon found her however and Tina ended up caught in the crossfire. Technically they thought they'd killed Vanessa, which left her to try and find a new life yet again. What she'd seen of Deadpool led Nessa to believe that the man she had loved no longer existed beneath the black and red mask.
After that fiasco, She met and subsequently fell in love with Garrison Kane. The two moved in together for some time until Cable found her. She left Kane, who later was drafted into the Weapon X program in her absence. Her old boss Tolliver died while she was in hiding and the search for Tolliver's will began. Supposedly a weapon of immense power. All of Tolliver's former employees found themselves on the hit list as Mercenaries from both sides searched for clues. What no one could have predicted was the resurrection of Slayback and his intended revenge on Deadpool. He kidnapped Vanessa and lay in wait for Deadpool and Kane. In the ensuing fight, Vanessa threw herself between Slayback and Deadpool, while Kane activated the weapon they'd found in Tolliver's stash. The weapon was a protective unit designed to terminate any threat to humanity. It killed Slayback and then turned it's attention on Wade. He still held Vanessa as she lay dying, and used his healing factor to save her. This act of compassion saved Wade from the same fate as Slayback. However, sacrificing herself for Wade showed Kane that no matter how good he was to Vanessa, she would always love Wade more. Nessa blames herself for what became of Kane, all the good drained out of him. She told Wade that she didn't love him anymore, still believing that the man she'd known was gone. She returned to her life of Mercenary hits, there was always someone willing to pay for a woman of her skills.
The next few years get very fuzzy for Nessa, as this was about the time that the new Weapon X dug their claws into her, thanks to Kane. She was supposed to recruit Wade into returning, all the while they were experimenting on her to increase her powers. The side effects messed with her memories and her mind and she ended up forgetting her mission and going AWOL. With her metamorph abilities now supercharged, Vanessa had a hard time NOT morphing into everyone she bumped into. The only time she seemed to have some semblance of control were the times she impersonated various women in the attempt to get Wade into a relationship. However, Wade always knew it was her somehow. Her jealousy got the better of her one day and she did something that made Deadpool so angry with her that he all but threw her out.
This started a very dark spiral for Nessa, with the Weapon X treatments running rampant through her body, she began to lose herself. Unable to hold any form including her own, her copies began to blend together. Unbeknownst to her, Sabretooth had convinced Wade to return to Weapon X, this time as an Agent. As payback for a mission with Kane gone wrong, he was given the mission of hunting down and terminating an AWOL agent....her. Wade went against their orders and did his best to protect her. Animals were always easier forms for her to take and he left her at the Gorilla enclosure of the Bronx Zoo while he went to deal with Kane who had been dispatched to take them both out since Deadpool refused to complete the mission.
Sabretooth found her, a backup dispatched by Weapon X to make sure the job got done. In absolutely no shape to properly defend herself she lost the fight with Sabretooth. Wade found her as she was dying, and she proclaimed her love for him with her dying breath. Little did either of them know that Wade's blood had gotten into her wounds as he held her in his arms. Everyone believed Nessa to be dead, and technically she was. Her mutant ability however didn't need conscious thought and it absorbed Wade's blood, his healing factor transferring to her. It wasn't enough to completely heal her, but it was enough to save her. She awoke in the Morgue, nearly scaring the poor ME half to death who was about to process the strange blue woman lying on his table.
It took weeks for her to heal completely, dying seemed to have stabilize whatever had gone wrong with the Weapon X experiments. While she'd had every intention of returning to Wade once she was able, word reached her of his death and Vanessa realized that she was alone, this time completely. The very cute male nurse who had been taking care of her, a mutant himself, had taken a liking to her. His name was Jesse and the two of them started a relationship. In the years following, Nessa let the world think she was dead. She lived the perfect, normal, apple pie life she'd always wanted with a man who cared for her. They had plans and hopes and every single one of them was dashed by the very monster she'd been running from nearly her whole life: Cancer. But this time she wasn't left behind, she stayed with Jesse though out the entire year, holding his hand even on his deathbed.
After that, she returned to her old life, at least pieces of it. She did enough jobs to pay the bills and keep her in the loop. In the mean time, she danced at different clubs in town, portraying a different girl every night so no one truly knew who she was. She rescued a Rottweiler that had been beaten and left for dead in an alley, bringing him home and nursing him back to health. She named him Wade, and it never ceased to amuse her yelling things like 'Wade, quit eating the garbage!'. Of course, being back in the loop she learned that Wade was indeed alive, but after all this time...would he even want her? He seemed to have gotten more into the hero business of late but Nessa was still a gun for hire with loose ties to the Brotherhood.