Jemma Simmons Jun 12, 2015 20:28:03 GMT
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NAME: Jemma Simmons
ALIAS: Fitz-Simmons (when working with Fitz)
OCCUPATION: S.H.I.E.L.D. bio-chemist (Level 5 clearance)
MEMBER GROUP: S.H.I.E.L.D. Agents
POWERS AND ABILITIES: Gifted scientist – Simmons is a gifted bio-chemist, graduating from the S.H.I.E.L.D. academy far ahead of schedule. With the help of her partner Fitz, there were few problems that can’t be solved.
Expert Physician - There's not a member of Coulson's team that she hasn't patched up by now. Cuts, scrapes, gashes, broken bones, burns. She's seen it all. Very little phases her anymore in terms of physical ailments.
PLAYBY: Elizabeth Henstridge
PLAYER NAME: Jemma
OTHER CHARACTERS: None
LIKES: Biochemistry – her field of research. Biochemistry is one of the things that gets Simmons really going. To her, it’s exciting in the same way that an engineer finds it exciting to pull apart electronics and see how they work, only with her its organic material.
Making new discoveries/working on a new project – nothing is quite as thrilling as learning something new. With a whole wide world out there, there’s so much left to discover and learn. Things we couldn’t possibly dream of! Of course immersing herself in her work excites and thrills her.
Reading – the perfect way to wind down after a long tiring day. A good book, a hot mug of tea, and a comfy chair to curl up in. What more could a girl ask for?
Coulson’s Team – it was like a family on the Bus. She’d do anything for them. There's so few people she can share her experiences with, given the secretive nature of their work. Having someone to talk with means the world to her
Curiosity – people who ask questions are Simmons’ favourite kinds of people. Talking aloud often helps her to thoroughly think through a problem, and if someone is genuinely curious it makes it so much easier to ramble on.
DISLIKES: Violence - an unfortunate part of the job. There always seems to be so much bloodshed. It's not the blood itself that bothers her (she'd be a poor biologist if it did), but she's never been particularly good at it herself. Even when necessary, it never sits well with her.
Whining – there is work to be done, and whining only slows them down. And yes Fitz, that means you and that stupid cat.
Misuse of Technology - the incident at the Academy opened her eyes to how quickly technology meant for good can be twisted into something terrible. She felt partly responsible for the fate of the boys at the Academy, and she'd hate to see more people fall into that trap.
Liquorish – something about the taste. It just lingers for hours and hours and always seems slightly stale.
Reality TV – what terrible tripe. Coulson always watches trashy TV when he thinks no one is watching. We see you Phil. We see you watching Super Nanny.
STRENGTHS: Optimist – always looking on the bright side. Whenever possible Simmons wants to believe in the good of a situation. If she can’t see the good, she’ll try anything she can to make it better.
Forgiving – although not as much as she once was, Simmons is known to be forgiving. She forgave Skye when she betrayed the team for the Rising Tide.
Brilliant – you don’t graduate from the S.H.I.E.L.D. Academy three years early for nothing. Above all Jemma is a brilliant scientist – her natural curiosity and passion for biology and chemistry make her the perfect asset to any research team. Though she is a bit of a workaholic.
WEAKNESSES: Terrible Liar – it’s been proven time and time again that Simmons might possibly be the worst liar on the planet. Concocting a believable lie is always a challenge for her
Curiosity - it killed the cat so they say. Once an idea gets into her head, she has to follow it through to completion. Even when she's explicitly told to leave it alone.
Panic – she’s known to panic under stressful situations. Although this is another element of her personality she is constantly trying to remedy, Simmons was never really trained to be a field agent, out in the thick of it all. She’s happy in her lab, thank you very much. She has been known to be a bit trigger happy when pressed.
GOALS: Learn More About GH.325 - this could save so many lives! Despite Coulson telling her in no uncertain terms to back off and leave it alone, Jemma can't get herself to leave it be. With the amount of strange goings, and mass destruction at the hands of invading forces, something like this could really turn the tides in their favour.
Build Earth's Defences - The Battle of New York was an eye-opener. Mankind is not prepared for invaders from another world. As it stands, there is no way the Earth could stand against aliens if they had to do so without the help of the Avengers
FEARS: Losing her friends – it’s so easy to lose people these days. All of the people closest to her are involved in highly dangerous work, and odds are they can’t escape the bullet forever. Every day she dreads hearing of some new disaster claiming the lives of the people she cares for.
OVERALL PERSONALITY: Jemma’s really a big sweetheart. She’s kind for the sake of being kind. Whether it’s helping with a project, listening to someone after a bad day, or making Fitz his favourite sandwich, she’s always happy to help. Sometimes it might seem like this trait could make her a bit of a pushover, but don’t let her soft heart fool you – this girl can be quite sassy if she wants to be.
Curiosity rules her life. There is nothing she enjoys more than immersing herself in a new project. Looking through research papers, synthesizing new compounds, and testing out new equipment is her idea of a good time. Thankfully she has someone to share in her enthusiasm, otherwise it could get really lonely in the lab. She and Fitz feed off each other, finishing each others thoughts and driving each other to think in new, abstract ways.
Sometimes, when faced with violent or life threatening situations, Jemma can let panic control her. Although trained in firearm use, she always hoped she’s never have to use those skills. The Night-Night Gun came as a blessing – at least her trigger happy panic doesn’t have to result in death.
BIRTHPLACE: Ashburton, Devon, England
RESIDENCE: The Bus
PARENTS: Mike Simmons (father) Susan Simmons (Mother)
Naturally Jemma’s parents have no idea what she actually does. She does still call them from time to time, and although she can never give specifics as to what she’s up to, she’d never want them to worry. Other than that they have little interaction except on holidays when she makes it a point to go and visit.
SIBLINGS: _____ Simmons (brother), ______ Simmons (sister) ** left blank in case another player wants to take up characters
IMPORTANT RELATIVES: --
IMPORTANT PERSON: Leopold Fitz – best friend. Confidant. Partner In Crime. These two are the closest friends. While they were at the academy Fitz captured her attention – she’s been known to say he was the only interesting person in the entire facility. The pair graduated together, and after some coaxing, took up field work together. To put it simply, Simmons couldn't imagine life without her Fitz. It would be like missing half of herself.
OVERALL HISTORY: Jemma Simmons was born in Ashburton Devon, England. It was clear almost from the beginning how special she would end up being. Even at a very young age she showed incredible mental capacity. By the time she was 17, she already held two PhDs and was being hailed as a genius in biochemsitry.
Of course all that ability naturally caught the attention of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Soon enough she started attending the S.H.I.E.L.D. Academy of Science and Technology in 2004. At first it was a lonely experience. Even surrounded by other gifted youngers, she still felt bored and isolated. And then she met Leopold Fitz.
Fitz changed everything; he was a brilliant engineer and utterly fascinating. It was amazing to finally have someone to talk to who could actually keep up when she started to ramble about a problem. Fitz not only listened to her rants, but actually added to them, lighting new sparks of innovation and finding new solutions she never would have thought of. They were the perfect pair, and therefore, almost inseperable.
It wasn’t long before the two of them were making their marks on the Academy. Separately they were good, together they were unbelievable. They pushed each other to be better. So it was no surprise to anyone when the dynamic duo graduated well ahead of schedule – three years early to be precise.
But now there was a new challenge – what to do now that school was over.
Of course some of their professors tried to convince them to go into pure lab work. But the thought of seeing nothing but the same sterile walls day in and day out didn’t really appeal to Jemma. Of course she loved spending time in the lab, but a part of her wanted…more. It took some major convincing, but Jemma managed to get Fitz to agree to seek out field work.
Much to their surprise, the two were soon approached by Agents Phil Coulson and Malinda May. The season S.H.I.E.L.D. Agents were putting together a specialty team, and they wanted Fitz-Simmons. The two quickly accepted (though there was some weak protest from Fitz) and soon settled onto The Bus. There they were given almost unrestricted permissions to develop new technology and specialized equipment. They learned how to work on the fly in case of emergency. Now this was the challenge Simmons had been looking for.
Their first real fieldwork involved Michael Peterson, a man injected with the highly volatile Centipede Serum. Thanks in no small part to Simmons’ counter-agent, Peterson was saved.
Everything took a very real turn after that. For the first time, Simmons realized how much danger she was actually in when the team went to Peru to investigate and 0-8-4. The team fell under fire from Peruvian rebels and managed to escape only to face an armed take over of the Bus. The team eventually neutralized the threat and secured the HYDRA weapon that had been the source of all the trouble.
The team had barely settled back in when a message from S.H.I.E.L.D. directed them to a lorry attacked by a mysterious enemy. The message claimed the enemy had been invisible. Under further investigation, Simmons discovered that a rare element called Gravitonium was to blame. It was then that the team learned the ‘cargo’ carried by the lorry was in fact Fitz-Simmons’ mentor, Franklin Hall. Hall had been kidnapped by billionaire Ian Quinn. Of course the team sprung into action to save the man so dear to the pair. They couldn’t have known at that time that Coulson would be forced to kill him when he threatened to destroy the entire island and everyone on it.
Things didn’t get better from there.
On the next mission Simmons was infected with an alien virus carried by a Chitari helmet. When the team was originally called out to the site of a Boy Scout campfire, Jemma had few guesses as to what they were dealing with. The mysterious floating body of the late leader seemed innocuous enough, but one spark passing between the body and Jemma was enough to infect the young woman.
When Coulson realizes Jemma has been infected, she is quickly placed in quarantine. She tries her best to hide the mounting fear growing within her, but Fitz sees through her bravado. He knows how scared she is. If Fitz hadn’t been there for her, she likely never would have made it through – the panic alone would have consumed her.
Despite how much she needs Fitz to keep her calm, she also realizes the danger he places himself in just by being around her. When things look their bleakest she takes action to ensure his safety; she knocks him out with a fire extinguish and makes for the cargo ramp. Despite Fitz’s pleas to stop, she jumps from the plane.
If it hadn’t been for Agent Ward, she never would have made it out alive. Ward took the antiserum from Fitz, and managed to catch up with Simmons in time to deploy the parachute and save her.
A few missions later Simmons and Fitz are invited to visit their old stomping grounds; the S.H.I.E.L.D. academy. Although they arrive with a serious mission – students have been attacked using technology the pair helped to develop – the pair are quickly swept up in the excitement their visit causes. They are greeted like rockstars. The students are captivated as the two agents give a brief speech about their experiences working for S.H.I.E.L.D.
During their speech, another student is attacked and almost killed. Later they learn a group of students staged the attack as a way to lure Fitz to the academy so he could help them finish the design for a freezing device. The students are discovered and the technology is quickly confiscated.
Back on The Bus, Coulson gets word of Ian Quinn’s whereabouts. Although the team is enthusiastic to catch him, Jemma knows this mission in particular a skill she’s never been good at – lying.
She goes undercover on a train. To do so she is paired with Agent Coulson. She fumbles her way through their agree upon cover story – a father and daughter travelling together after the death of their supposed wife/mother. She may be a terrible liar, but she’s an even worse actress.
All hell breaks loose on the train, leading to Jemma eventually being stunned by a toxic grenade using a chemical compound similar to the toxin found in the Night-Night gun. She is woken up by Coulson, May, and Ward.
By the time the entire team is reunited, Skye has been gravely wounded – shot twice by Ian Quinn. Simmons springs into action, her mind immediately weighing her options. Eventually she decides she has no choice but to put Skye into an hyperbaric chamber to buy more time.
Seeing Skye struggling for her life, and knowing that her chances of pulling through are very low, Simmons excuses herself from the lab. As she walked towards the hold her mind was flooded with images Skye’s pale face. It hits her once again how quickly all these people who have become her family could be taken away from her. Although she tries to hold it together, Simmons dissolves into tears.
Fitz is the one to find her.
Good, old, reliable Fitz.
She cries into his shoulder, trying not to think of the task awaiting her. She’s the only one who can do this, and honestly, she doesn’t know if she can save Skye.
The team rushes to Zurich, Switzerland to get help from the Trauma Zentrum. But the doctors there say they can do no more for Skye than what Simmons has already done.
Just when everything seems hopeless, Coulson calls up Ward, Fitz and Simmons to explain what ‘actually happened’ in Tahiti. Coulson gives Fitz-Simmons a highly classified file he believes contains the secrets that brought him back to life.
The file is a revelation.
The methods described within are unbelievable. Many of the drugs used are completely foreign to Simmons – something she’s not used to.
As she digs deeper and deeper into the files, she begins to wonder if it’s all worth it. The process – though incredible – is terrible. To put a human being through all that…would they even want to continue?
Just as Simmons is pondering the morality of the whole thing, she receives a call from Coulson’s doctor. Dr Streiten has gone off the grid, but she learns Coulson was never really treated in Bethesda Maryland because the whole operation doesn’t even exist.
All those medical marvels – completely made up.
As Skye worsens, Simmons gets desperate. She clings to the hope that the file might have contained one nugget of truth – a drug known as GH.325 could save Skye…as long as it really exists. But even then, finding information on it will be like finding a needle in a haystack.
Fitz though, is especially good at finding the un-findable.
The pair look through an Echo Chamber, finding a file that points to the Guest House.
As the team goes to the Guest House hoping for a miracle, Simmons stays on the bus to look after Skye. There’s little she can do, but she couldn’t stand the thought of leaving her alone. While she sits with Skye, joined by Agent Triplett, Jemma realizes despite only knowing Skye for a short time, she already can’t imagine life without her. She’s become family.
Jemma has never felt so powerless.
The next hour is hell. Her mind runs in circles, considering every alternative and coming up blank. This could be the end.
But then the team returns with the impossible – a vial of GH.325.
Simmons wastes no time – she quickly injects Skye without hesitation. The only other option is too horrible to consider.
When Skye begins to react negatively, Simmons is horrified by what she’s done; what sort of scientist injects a patient with an unknown substance? For all she knows, she just killed Skye herself!
Thankfully, Skye begins to stabilise, and everyone breathes a sigh of relief.
Before Agent Garrett and Triplett leave, Triplett stops to give Simmons a compliment on her skills. Usually she only hears that kind of stuff from Fitz. What a pleasant surprise. She finds herself idly wondering when the next time she’ll see Triplett might be…
As the team goes out to chase a rouge Asgardian, and Skye continues to recover, Simmons runs tests on Skye’s blood, checking for abnormalities. A growing concern has firmly planted itself in the back of Simmons’ mind – there’s no telling what this drug will do now that it’s in Skye’s system. And if there are no adverse effects, it would be irresponsible of Simmons to not make every attempt to recreate the serum.
When the team returns to The Bus with an Asgardian possessing the power to control men with nothing more than her voice the air base is thrown into turmoil once more. The men quickly fall victim to Lorelei’s spell, leaving the women left to sort the powerful goddess out.
Fitz, under Lorelei’s control, locks Simmons and Skye in the med bay. With the help of Coulson and May, they manage to escape and subdue the boys for long enough for Sif to take down the temptress.
The team is finally able to focus on the Clairvoyant once again. But how will they find someone they have no idea how to even look for? And What's going to happen to Skye now that GH.325 is in her system? Could it be possible to unlock the secrets of this mystery medicine?