Powers and Abilities
Cyblade can create energy blades around her fists, which look more or less like Psylocke’s psi-dagger. When using those in close combat, her EV with her strikes is 11, and she can also throw them with deadly efficiency.
She’s also an uber-competent martial artist, commando and ninja.
Dominique Thiebault is the daughter of the French viguier in Andorra ; her mother died when she was three. Her mutant power emerged early, and allowed her to escape an abduction attempt. She was, however, traumatized by this attempt and the fact that she had unwillingly killed one of her would-be abductors, and spent many years locked in her home as a result.
Her father hired a female sensei called Jocelyne Harness in order to help Dominique get out of her shell. The sensei’s program was extremely tough, both physically and spiritually ; it turned Dominique into a little clone of her mentor – efficient, lonely and ruthless.
When Patrick Thiebault died in a strange manner, shortly after having a fight with Harness, it was found that he had willed all his goods to Harness. Harness lied to young Dominique, telling her that her father’s death had been caused by another terrorist attack like the one that had wrecked her childhood.
Dominique thus became a merc. She accompanied Harness in the field, originally using a pair of katars as a focus for her power. She especially enjoyed anti-terrorist missions, feeling she was striking back against those who had killed her father.
Despite all the fighting, Dominique still had a normal life on the side. Between her natural intelligence and the money and discipline that Harness had given her, everything was extremely easy. She studied medicine at the Sorbonne, then worked for various humanitarian associations.
State of SHOC
Thiebault was later forced to become a Cyberdata SHOC – a sort of soulless cyborg commando, with her free will suppressed by specialised chips. Months later, a renegade Cyberdata researcher broke her conditioning and that of a handful of other SHOC, and fled Cyberdata’s corporate installations along with the newly-freed SHOC.
This small gang became known as Cyberforce, and dedicated itself to battling Cyberdata and other evils, in an attempt to make up for the horrors they had perpetrated as SHOCs.
Cyblade eventually became Cyberforce’s leader.
Cyblade is extremely attractive, with unbelievably blue eyes, long black hair and an impossibly lithe, supple and toned body. She wears some sort of metallic, skintight body armor which does not cover her arms, face or head. In her civvies, she dresses in a classy and sexy way.
Cyblade is a tough, deadly, classy uber-babe with an attitude (she’s not a “bad girl”, however. Just a bit fierce).
She’s not an unpleasant person, though, and generally comes across as a smart young woman trying to do the right thing.
DC Universe History
Replace Cyberdata with Lexcorp, and here you go ! The SHOC become variations on the Team Luthor theme, and the Kraken (for those of you who read Cyberforce) would have been a master weapon intended against Superman.
The Cyberdata mess in the last few months of 1996 would be replaced by the seeming death of Luthor and the appearance of Luthor II, so you’ll have to position Cyberforce in the early 90s.
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Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG Print Friendly
|Dex: 07||Str: 04||Bod: 05||Motivation: Justice|
|Int: 07||Wil: 07||Min: 05||Occupation: Adventurer|
|Inf: 05||Aur: 05||Spi: 05||Resources: 010|
|Init: 021||HP: 050|
Energy blast: 11, Iron Will: 02
Bonuses and Limitations:
- Energy blast is Diminishing (-1) and cannot go past a Range of 05
- Energy blast uses its own APs as the AV when thrown (+0 or +1 depending on house rules), thanks to her psionic control over the blade’s trajectory
Acrobatics*: 07, Martial arts: 08, Medicine*: 06, Military science*: 06, Thief*: 07, Vehicles (Air, Land, Water): 05, Weaponry (Melee, thrown)*: 07
Attractive, Connoisseur, Language (French)
Guilt (Past as a SHOC), Mistrust (Past as a SHOC)
BODY ARMOUR [BODY 08, Skin armour: 03, Limitation : Skin Armour is Partial (long coat level)]
Helper(s): Wouter Vlemmings’ site
Source of Character: Cyberforce (Image Comics, Top Cow Universe)