Solaris
Teresa Musculla
Cost Characteristic Value Roll Notes
5 STR 15 12- Lift: 200.0kg; HTH: 3d6; END: [1]
30 DEX 20 13- OCV: 7  DCV: 7
30 CON 25 14-
4 BODY 12 11-
5 INT 15 12- PER Roll: 12-
0 EGO 10 11- ECV: 3; Mental Defense: 0
10 PRE 20 13- PRE Attack: 4d6
7 COM 24 14-
7 PD 10   Total: 30 PD (20 rPD)
10 ED 15   Total: 35 ED (20 rED)
20 SPD 5   Phases: 3, 5, 8, 10, 12
0 REC 8   Running: 6" / 12"
0 END 50   Swimming: 2" / 4"
2 STUN 35   Flight: 15" / 60"
 
Solaris | Summary
Real Name: Teresa Musculla Hair Color: Brown
Concept: Energy Blaster Eye Color: Brown
Affiliation: The Brotherhood Height & Weight: 5' 5" (1.65 m) / 120 lbs (54.43 kg)
Played By: NPC Nationality: Italian
Created By: Noah Thorp Place of Birth: Milan, Italy
GM: NPC Date of Birth: June 2, 1986
Cost Powers END
52 Photonic Powers: Multipower, 52-point reserve
5u 1) Intense Photonic Burst: (Total: 52 Active Cost, 52 Real Cost) Sight Group Flash 3d6 (Real Cost: 15) plus Energy Blast 3d6, Attack Versus Limited Defense (Flash Defence; +1 1/2) (37 Active Points) (Real Cost: 37) 5
5u 2) Photonic Blast: Energy Blast 10d6 (50 Active Points) 5
5u 3) Photonic Flash: Sight Group Flash 10d6 (50 Active Points) 5
20

Photonic Manipulations: Elemental Control, 40-point powers

20 1) Photonic Body: Desolidification (affected by Darkness) (40 Active Points) 4
24 2) Photonic Flight: Flight 15", x4 Noncombat, Reduced Endurance (1/2 END; +1/4) (44 Active Points) 1
20 3) Photonic Shell: Force Field (20 PD/20 ED) (40 Active Points) 4
10 Light Resistant I: Sight Group Flash Defense (10 points)
10 Light Resistant II: Power Defense (10 points)
Cost Talents
4 Super Model: Attractive
Cost Perquisites
14 1967 Spider Alfa Romeo: Vehicle (70 Points Base, 10 Points Disadvantages)
6 Musculla Manor: Base (30 Points Base, 0 Disadvantages)
Cost Skills
3 Acting 13-
3 Artistic Skill: Photography 12-
3 Disguise 12-
0 Everyman Skills
AK: Milan, Italy 11-
Acting 8-
Climbing 8-
Concealment 8-
Conversation 8-
Deduction 8-
Language: Italian (Idiomatic, native accent)
[Notes: Native Language]
PS: Fashion Model 11-
Paramedics 8-
Persuasion 8-
Shadowing 8-
Stealth 8-
TF: Small Motorized Ground Vehicles
[Notes: Custom Mod is Everyman Skill]
2 KS: Fashion Models 11-
3 KS: The Fashion World 12-
3 Language: English (completely fluent)
5 Millionaire Playgirl Package
Bribery 8-
Conversation 13-
High Society 13-
KS: Lifestyle Of The Rich And Famous 12-
Money: Filthy Rich
Monitored: The Media 14-
3 Persuasion 13-
200+ Disadvantages
15 Dependent NPC: Boyfriend of the Week 8- (Unaware of character's adventuring career/Secret ID)
15 Distinctive Features: Glows When Powers Are Used
15 Hunted: Mystery 8-
15 Psychological Limitation: Attention Seeker
20 Psychological Limitation: Code Versus Killing
10 Psychological Limitation: Compulsive Carouser
15 Social Limitation: Celebrity
10 Social Limitation: Jerk Magnet
15 Social Limitation: Secret Identity
10 Social Limitation: Stalker
10 Vulnerability: 2 x Effect Darkness Powers
0 Experience Points
Solaris | Points Summary
Characteristics Cost: 130 Base Points: 200
Powers Cost: 171 Disadvantages: 150
Talents Cost: 4 Total Experience: 0
Perks Cost: 20 Spent Experience: 0
Martial Arts Cost: 0 Unspent Experience: 0
Skills Cost: 25 Total Points: 350
Background

The beat of the music was overwhelming. Boom, boom, boom. Teresa couldn’t get enough of it. Club Paradiso was an exclusive nightclub in Milan, and Teresa and her fellow fashion models were there and they were going to party. Just the night before Signor Maggiordomo, the head of House Luce fashions, had held his spring fashion show, presenting his latest fashions to the jaded public of Milan. And at the show, Teresa had been in the spot light, wearing a daring silk dress that would give her stuffy Papa a heart attack. Fortunately for Teresa, even though he had retired from archaeology, he still puttered around the house.

But enough thought about Papa, it was time to party, and Teresa was going to dance the night away. The lights, and the beat of the music swept her away. Without thinking she drank down the drink handed to her by Flavio, one of the photographers who worked for House Luce. It kind of tasted funny, but Teresa paid it no mind and kept on dancing.

However, about half an hour later, she started feeling sick. Rushing to the women’s room, she was barely in time to hurl up her dinner in the toilet. But even throwing up didn’t make her feel any better. Maybe she should have Flavio take her home. Walking over to the mirror, Teresa paused to splash water in her face; she was feeling really flushed. She had to resist screaming when she saw her face in the mirror. Her skin was glowing! And then she fainted.

It was the wind that roused Teresa from her stupor. Opening her eyes, she saw that she was in her 1967 Spider Alfa Romeo, and Flavio was driving. Teresa wasn’t sure how she got there, but at least her skin wasn’t glowing anymore. Flavio gave her a look, almost a leer, and he switched gears and the Alfa picked up speed. The increase in speed did nothing for Teresa’s stomach, and she asked him to slow down. Flavio just gave her another look and took a turn at an even greater speed. And then before she knew what was happening, they were parked. Teresa had no idea where they were, certainly no where in Milan. Somewhere up in the Alps.

Before Teresa could ask Flavio where they were he attacked her; kissing her violently, tearing at her clothes. Teresa tried to fight him off, but the drug that he had put in her drink was making her feel weak. Horror dawned on Teresa, Flavio was going to rape her, and there was nothing she would be able to do to stop him. And then her skin started to glow.

The door to the house exploded inward as a glowing woman floated in, tears streaming from her face. Teresa didn’t know how she made it home, and barely remembered Flavio’s attack on her. Looking around, Teresa floated towards her Papa’s study. However, before she was able to get to the door it was violently thrown open. Standing in the doorway was Papa. Teresa paused in confusion. Her Papa was wearing a suit of ancient centurion armor that just didn’t fit his scrawny body. Thank God that Mama was dead so she didn’t have to she Papa like this. It was too funny, and Teresa couldn’t help herself bursting out laughing. Papa didn’t look amused.

Taking off the silly helmet, Papa glared at Teresa. “All right now,” growled Papa, “enough of that young lady. Show respect to your elders. You come in here causing all sorts of chaos, and...” Papa grew silent when he saw that his only daughter was not only glowing, but floating as well. There was a loud clanging noise, and Papa fell down in shock.

“Teresa,” shouted Papa, “what happened to you?”

“I don’t know,” exclaimed Teresa as tears once again came to her eyes.

“And Papa,” asked Teresa “what is that costume that you’re wearing. You look ridiculous.”

Doctor Vito Musculla took a moment to look down at his armor. Groaning loudly; his secret was out of the bag. Carefully getting back to his feet, Vito motioned his daughter to come into the study. After Teresa had found a comfortable chair near the roaring fireplace, Vito closed the door and walked over to stand before the mantle.

“Teresa”, said Papa, “I’m afraid that you’ve found me out. A long time ago, I was the super hero known as Solar Centurion.”

Teresa only gave him a blank look, she was too young to remember the exploits of Solar Centurion. Over the next hour, Papa explained about finding the magical suit of armor in the ruins of a lost Apollo temple near Mount Eta, and when he and his assistant, his future wife Maria, were attacked by looters, Papa put on the armor and he became Solar Centurion. After many years of fighting crime, Papa had retired from the super-hero business and hoped never to have to put the armor on again.

“But Papa,” asked Teresa, “why am I glowing?”

“All I can think of Teresa,” said Papa, “is that the magic in the armor has in some way been imbued in me, and that I have passed it on to you.”

All of this was quite a shock to Teresa, it was strange enough that Papa had been a super-hero, but that he had inadvertently passed it on to her. However, the shock was enough for Teresa to stop glowing. Life was funny that way.

“Papa,” asked Teresa, “how am I to have control over this ‘glowing’? Am I too meant to become a super-hero?”

Papa smiled warmly at his daughter. While he didn’t approve of her working for House Luce, he was proud that Teresa would follow in his footsteps as well.

“So,” said Papa, “I’ll teach you how to control your powers. But what name will you be known by?”

Pausing for a moment, Teresa thought to herself. No she didn’t want to be known as Solar Centurion II - it was too masculine anyway.

“How about Solaris?” asked Teresa.

Personality

Teresa has always considered herself the life of any party, and any party that she’s attending is the party. She just can’t help herself. While Teresa does take life seriously, she always tries to find time to unwind at a discotheque, or a nightclub, so long as the music is thumping, and there’s plenty of dancing.

Teresa likes to be seen, and whether she’s fighting crime or fighting for a place at the bar, she likes to be the center of everyone’s attention. A sure way to upset Teresa is to simply ignore her. She hates being ignored. Many a villain has learned the hard way for not paying any heed to Teresa.

Being a good Catholic, like Madonna used to be, Teresa has very strong feelings about the use of her powers. She’s quite aware of how much destruction a single burst of her photonic energy can cause to non-living things, and she’d consider it a sin to willfully take a person's life using her powers.

Quote

“Illuminate in su la mia vita.”

Powers

Teresa is an uber whose body is constantly generating photons. Normally the photons she generates are invisible to the naked eye, but with concentration she can dramatically increase the generated photons a million fold. As Solaris she’s able to use the photons in a number of different ways. For protection she can call on the photons to form a shield that protects her from most attacks. Offensively Solaris can produce blinding bursts of photonic light that is quite painful and blinding.

Appearance

Teresa is a lithe young woman who’s also extremely attractive. Men just can’t help themselves, and stare when Teresa walks by. Of course their wife or girlfriend makes them pay for it later. Teresa has curly brown hair that reaches down to her shoulders. She has a habit of flicking her hair over a shoulder just at the right moment to drive men to distraction.

For a costume, Teresa wears a House Luce original. It’s a yellow leotard with plenty of cleavage. She wears white high heeled boots that reach to her thighs, and matching gloves with the fingers cut out. Around her supple waist is a white belt with a sunburst for a buckle. Finishing her ensemble is yellow cape.