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NAME: Susan Storm
ALIAS: Sue Storm, Invisible Girl
OCCUPATION: Public Relations
MEMBER GROUP: Superhuman
POWERS AND ABILITIES: Invisibility - Sue can become invisible at will, stretching light and energy to reflect an image of what is around herself rather than herself. Being used through her emotions, Sue can often be seen as invisible when she isn't intending to do so. When she's sad, lonely, or feeling ignored or neglected - that is often when she goes invisible, to the point where if she is going through a particularly long emotional trial, she cannot make herself visible at all - it can easily become her default state. Connected through her life source, if Sue is weak, it is actually difficult for her to become visible, she has no control over it at those instances.
Force Fields - Also by stretching energy, Sue can create a Force Field. She must be at the sourced center (meaning a full force field must have her at the center, but she can reflect one out of each "piece" of a circle. This can also affect the area around her, as she is the source, meaning that if she is pushing the force field out fast enough, without ensuring to wrap it around who or what she'd like to protect, she can push those objects away from her - including the ground beneath her feet. This is limited, however, and she can only create a force field with a roughly 50-foot radius, and that is only without any distractions and obstacles. Its strength is dependent upon Sue's life force - if she's weak, as a result, the force field is weaker. If she is not concentrating, it can easily get a weak spot or drop completely. This is the single power that depends not on her emotions, but her will and determination.
Shock Waves - Sue can essentially take pieces of a force field and send it at enemies. These can be sharp as knives, hard as iron, and the force and effects of it take on what form Sue wants. These are more difficult to do, as she has never fully accepted her powers and they are all sourced by her mind and emotions. For the shock waves, she must be frustrated, angry, even. If someone touches her against her will, it is easy to force their hand away. As these are a variation on her force fields, the limitations are much the same.
PLAYBY: Dianna Agron
PLAYER NAME: Auri
OTHER CHARACTERS: @phoenix
Classic Hollywood - The golden years, the Hollywood that always was and never will be. Sue has always been enchanted by how beautiful it all was supposed to be. But the bug was squashed in reality, soon enough for Sue to be able to still indulge in her belief in the glitz and glamour of it all.
Learning - Sue will never get tired of learning new things and discovering new things and reading and and and.
Family - Johnny's all she really has left, but Ben has become more of a big brother to her, just as dear as Johnny. These are people she would do literally anything for.
Dressing up - Sue has always liked getting glammed up, red lips and blonde hair in curls - it makes her feel like more than just another scientist and big sister. It allows her to be who she wants and needs to be.
Reed Richards - Inexplicably, considering how aloof he is, Sue's crush on Reed persists...to the point where Sue can sometimes feel pathetic. But the heart wants what it wants.
Terrorists - In Sue's opinion, there is no excuse for loss of life.
Her Brother Johnny is a love-hate thing. She adores her little brother, but he can be extraordinarily exasperating.
Modern Hollywood - The politics and drama are not what Sue dreamed of or wanted. The dream can be sacrificed to give that up.
Feeling Helpless/Useless - She wasn't able to help her mother when she died, nor her father when he spiraled. She was at the mercy of the system, and the mercy of the adults around her. As determined as she is not to become that way, again, she knows it's not always up to her, and that makes her panic.
Ignorance - Be it not seeing a situation as it is, acting aloof to avoid confrontation, or just not bothering to educate as an excuse to get around the rules, Sue hates many variations of this. It frustrates her endlessly, and finds no excuse for ignorance.
Fighting - And winning at it. Sue's job has become something that is very intellectual, and she has always been one to think, she's always been very smart. But when she fights, she feels more empowered than she ever could in a lab. It's something she can do, and has been good at, since she was a teenager. She picked up kickboxing in an after school club in high school and has escalated her studies to more than six different types of martial arts.
Knowing the Right Answer - Or at least knowing where to find it. Sue loves being smart, and though she's not one to love the sound of her own voice, she can certainly hold her own in a debate.
Empathy - Sue is someone who can seem very selfish, but when she taps into this side of herself, this side that concentrates on little else but the feelings of others, she is almost never wrong, and these are the moments that she's able to put aside any uncertainty, and know just what to do, at least in regards to one person.
Fear of Heights - Heights have always made Sue waver. She always tries to overcome this fear, but it is almost crippling - resulting in her being able to do little more than clutch the railing and try to figure out a way down off the blasted thing (whatever it is). Oddly enough, this does not relate to flying.
Overly Emotional - As hard as she tries, Sue has a heart. She tries to be professional, to set aside her feelings, but she cares too much, about everything. If she is not doing something with her whole heart, she's not doing it.
Short Temper - And this can often lead to her overreacting, because, frankly, she has a fearsome temper. Sue likes things in a particular way, and it can sometimes seem like things or people are purposely getting in her way. As irrational as it may seem, this pisses her off more often than not.
Reed - Maybe her interest in him prompted her major, maybe it was merely the discussions they'd had when she was younger. Regardless, he instilled a change in her somewhere, and her heart has yet to recover for it. She's always liked him, now she wants to instill a change in him, and get to know the man behind that strong chin on a more personal level...beyond science.
Change the World - She wants to educate the world, save it if she can. That's why she's studied teaching and now science. Because she gets it, where not everyone can - and if she can, maybe she can make a difference, too.
Losing Johnny - It has been the Storm kids for too long - but Sue still remembers the still terror that came with losing her parents, each in their own way. She's absolutely horrified at the thought of losing her little brother, in any way...which comes with its own form of exasperation. But she knows if she does lose Johnny, it will break her.
Ending up Alone - Sue remembers the love between her parents, which is probably why she doesn't hold as much against her father as she ought to, and she wants to find that powerful kind of love. But she knows her independence is hard to live with...so each year she spends alone tears her up a little inside.
OVERALL PERSONALITY: Sue is a realistic young woman - she's optimistic that the goodness in others can make a difference, if they can figure out a few things first. She, therefore, is determined to make herself open to the job. But she knows that the darkness in hearts is crippling, and it can easily get the best of even the most kind-hearted person. Despite her belief in others, she likes being the one who knows the answers to the tough questions, and has never minded the spotlight - unless she's blatantly uncomfortable. If Sue is being placed in a situation she cannot control - even in the smallest way - she would rather not be there at all. Despite her strength of heart and mind, she's easily embarrassed and, in those situations, has a tendency to lose her temper at whosoever is responsible.
The reason Sue has taken her life in the direction she has is very plain: she wishes to do good in the world. Her current position pays the bills, but she would never work for a company that she does not respect. She likes a plan - she appreciates the power of a checklist and a five-, ten-year plan. She tends to feel lost without them, at least until she can assemble a new one. As a result, she doesn't always do well in immediate situations that call for spontaneity and unpredictability, however she can hold her own with bullshitting...until she has to backup her words. This frustrates her and, again, her temper tends to flair. Despite that, if she does know a situation, exactly where she stands and what needs to happens, she's almost surprisingly in control.
Needless to say, she can rarely keep her temper in check around Reed. Ben gets this, and nothing is more comforting.
BIRTHPLACE: Long Island, New York
RESIDENCE: Manhattan, New York
PARENTS: Mary Storm (deceased in a car crash) and Franklin Storm (incarcerated for a several crimes, the most severe being murder)
SIBLINGS: Johnny Storm (younger brother)
IMPORTANT PERSON: Reed Richards (Sue has had a crush on Reed for years, and tries to garner his attention, but they tend to get caught up in the details on everything other than the chemistry between them)
OVERALL HISTORY: The Storm family held a great deal of pride - after all, Franklin was a successful doctor, and his wife was beautiful. He studied with his daughter, even before baby Johnny was born, when Susan was just nine years old. When Sue was eight, she skipped a grade, even, and the pride in her fathers' eyes was something she was determined to strive for.
When Johnny did come, Sue didn't become the despondent older sibling. Sue had always been very optimistic, the one who is ready to go for anything, and the one who drives to succeed in all she does. She was born, the eldest child of two, into a happy, normal, regular life. Sue was the girl who wanted to be a girl scout, who convinced the troop to go camping and learn how to build fires, and was just as determined to learn how to knit…even if she was awful at it.
With the baby, helping around the house became Sue’s favorite pastime – spending time with her mother, helping put baby Johnny to bed, waiting for her father to come home so she could learn something new. As Johnny grew up, Sue began cleaning up his messes – more just in fun. He could be taught, and Sue could teach him.
Their happy family ended when Sue was just twelve years old, and her parents didn’t come home.
Mary had been killed in a tragic car accident, and Franklin had forgotten about the children, as distraught as he was. Sue assured Johnny that everything was fine, even if she was terrified herself, tucking her little brother into bed and waiting for her father. It was three in the morning when he stumbled in, smelling of whiskey and cigarettes and rain.
Seeing his daughter perched on the edge of the overstuffed chair seemed to sober Franklin slightly, but he still needed help getting to bed. Sue pulled off his shoes, tucked him in and promised she'd be there...before she went to her own room, pulling the covers off her own bed and curling up in a ball, knowing that this was the only chance she'd have to shut out the world before it all caught up with her.
For a while, it worked. Sue picked up the slack, working to make sure the house was livable, that Johnny was clean, happy, and fed. Maybe, if Sue hadn't been that way, if she'd been a normal preteen, Franklin wouldn't have spiraled. But things were taken care of, so he could bury himself in his misery, drinking and gambling. Things began disappearing. First, his bed, then her own. She stopped him from taking Johnny's...but her mother's jewelry was gone. And then the car. Sue tried to make sure Johnny didn't know, pretended little things were a game, that eating Ramen everyday was because they were on an Asian culinary adventure...rather than because that was all they could afford.
For a while, Sue didn't know something was wrong. Since losing the car, their father would sometimes not come home, so it wasn't strange. But when the police came, she knew he had finally broken. Though no one told her directly, Sue was smart enough to find out that her father had been incarcerated for murder.
The siblings moved in with their Aunt Marygay, and Sue couldn’t stand the sadness, so she tucked it carefully away, distracting herself with studying. One of her aunt's boarders was studying at Columbia, and she was interested in him, despite their age difference. He had the young professor thing going on, and she understood some of what he was studying. They actually discussed some of it - well...Reed Richards (wasn't that such a name? She loved it) would use her as more of a sounding board, someone to sit soundlessly while he rattled off various theories.
Marygay was a good woman, though not attentive, so the young blonde had the added responsibility of watching out for Johnny. But Johnny didn’t want to be watched – he grew more and more rebellious as time went on, and by the time Sue was set to go to college, she was grateful for the relief. The only one she had to care about was herself...and Reed. After all, she followed him to California.
College was a completely different experience. For a while Sue tried her hand at Hollywood, thinking maybe that's what she should do, that it would make Reed see her as a woman rather than a sounding board for scientific theory. So, despite a relative amount of success, Sue turned back to concentrate on her college career. She started out majoring in education, but found there was too much she wanted to study, too much out there not to be ignored. Sue dove into everything she could, finding the sciences were what held her interest – physics and anatomy and astronomy. She had a certain knack for it all.
During her studies, she ran across Benjamin Grimm, who grew to be a great friend, someone who she knew she could trust completely – he had such a big heart, but was so fierce. Through him, she finally met Reed Richards. Sue was never certain if he recognized her, but Sue went from smitten to a full-on crush. He was brilliant, and they could talk about science effortlessly – he was the only person who had managed to challenge her in anything - and he did. She wasn't a sounding board anymore.
As they entered the "real world", Sue picked up a position as a Public Relations expert for a research company, because she knew how to explain the difficult science and make other understand, plus she had experience being in front of crowds. She kept in touch with Ben, but Reed was more difficult. Word has reached her about his new project, and if she can get her employer interested - hell, even if they're not - she knows she can be an asset on the mission. It helps that Johnny is interested, too...
Now comes the issue of making sure she can reach Reed without completely embarrassing herself along the way. He does, after all, have a way of making her feel invisible.