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Energizer of the Power Pack (Marvel Comics) (Katie)

Energizer

(a.k.a. Energiser)


Power Level:
Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

If you are not well familiar with 1980s Power Pack, you should first read our Power Pack team profile for context.


Background

  • Real Name: Katherine “Katie” Power
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Known Relatives: James Power (Father), Margaret Power (Mother), Jack Power (Brother), Julie Power (Sister), Alexander Power (Brother), Roy Craig (Grandfather)
  • Group Affiliation: Power Pack
  • Base Of Operations: New York City, New York, USA
  • Height: 3’7” Weight: 41 lbs
  • Eyes: Blue Hair: Strawberry Blonde


Powers & Abilities

Known Superhuman Powers, part 1

Katie Power, the Energizer, has the ability to fire highly destructive blasts of force from her chest. The blasts are spherical in nature. Due to this she has named her blasts “power balls.”

She fuels this ability through a process that involves her breaking down the molecular bonds of any matter that she can touch with her hands, and then absorbing the released potential energy into her body.

Katie’s ability to breakdown or disintegrate matter is seemingly limitless. She can derive energy from solids, liquids or even gasses. However the latter are impractical unless they are present in large quantities. With practice, Katie has even learned how to absorb ambient energy in order to fuel her powers.

Energizer (Katie Power) disarms a Snark guard

Katie’s body gives of a visible golden glow when she absorbs sufficient amounts of energy. She can’t control or dampen the glow. It flares in direct proportion to the amount of energy she currently holds within her body. The only way to dampen the glow is to rid herself of her excess energy by firing off power balls.

Known Superhuman Powers, part 2

The concussive power of Katie’s energy blasts are limited only by the amount of energy she can absorb and retain within her body. In the past, she has absorbed and released enough energy to destroy the supporting structure of a building several stories tall.

Another time, when pushing herself to her utmost limits, Katie absorbed a vast amount of the mystical energy from Mjolnir and Stormbreaker, the weapons of Thor and Beta Ray Bill. She then fired a blast powerful enough to knock a being twice Thor’s strength unconscious.

Finally, like all members of the Power Pack, Katie’s body heals itself at a highly increased rate. She can fully recover from broken bones within days and has a high degree of immunity to terrestrial diseases.

With concentration, Katie and her siblings have discovered that they can increase their rate of healing exponentially. This allows them to heal grievous injuries or sickness almost instantly.

Paraphernalia

Katie wears a special uniform (created by the smart-ship Friday), which is stored “Elsewhere” until she commands it to materialize. The costume protects her from temperature extremes, is highly resistant to tearing and has a transmitter within it that allows her to communicate with Friday.

The costume also has pockets which are actually apertures into an adjacent dimension. Katie can store and retrieve objects from the pockets which clearly should not be able to fit within them. The maximum carry capacity of the “magic” pockets is currently unknown.


History

(A general history of the Power Pack can be found in the team’s own WORG entry.)


Description

Katie is an extremely cute and adorable 6 year old, with long strawberry blonde hair and bright, inquisitive blue eyes. Katie almost always wears her long hair (it hangs to nearly her mid back) in two tightly braided pig tails.

She has a “cute as a button” nose, and a dynamite smile. She’s of average height and weight for her age group, but her adventures as a super-heroine as well as countless hours of play have leaned out her baby fat and given her a much trimmer appearance.

Energizer (Katie Power) shoots an energy projectile

Katie’s costume is a bright yellow unitard that covers her from neck to boot. The right sleeve of the unitard is pitch black, as well as a stripe that runs down the right side of her body and a square patch that runs from her neck to the middle of her torso.

Within the centre of the black patch on her chest, is a stylized picture of one of her power balls. A pair of silver ridged boots complete her costume. The boots are reminiscent of those an astronaut may wear.


Personality

Katie is… well… six. So you can imagine what she’s like. She personable, excitable, loud, obnoxious (at times), bratty (at times), gentle, sensitive, jealous, etc.

She acts like a typical six year old in nearly all manners. She can be extremely possessive of objects and people she sees as hers, and will often taunt and tease the other children in her attempts to maintain control.

(Very) Young hero

There are several aspects of Katie’s personality that differentiate her from other six year olds. First and foremost, Katie is unbelievably brave, not just when compared to other children, but the same can be said when you compare her to an adult.

Her experiences have left her, not fearless, but capable of overcoming those things that scare her. Especially when it comes to the defence of her family or innocents. Whether or not she’s alone or with her siblings, Katie will always strive to protect innocents from monsters. Period.

Energizer (Katie Power) fires a power ball

She is also very assertive, and has a clear idea of what’s right and wrong in the world. Initially, she allowed herself to be goaded (or bullied in her own words) by her siblings into using her powers to cause destruction and harm to their enemies.

After she used her power to maim the Snark Prince Jakal, Katie resolved to never use her powers to knowingly harm an individual again.

Other traits

Katie is bright… really bright. For some reason, all of the Power siblings have a seemingly intuitive understanding of basic physics and natural science. Perhaps this is due to the teachings of their father who is a genius in both fields.

Moreover, Katie is bright enough to recognize that she is the baby of the group, which often makes her immune to the same punishments that would be given to her siblings. She often uses this fact to her advantage.

Lastly, Katie is cute. Not just physically, but emotionally and intellectually as well. Katie has an almost unnatural ability to endear herself to adults of all ages, races or creed.

She has effortlessly made friends and allies of several of the adult heroes in New York City including: Wolverine, Thor, Cloak and Dagger, etc. Any single one of them would come to her aid in an instant and some have even revealed their secret identities to her in response to her simply asking.


Quotes

(While stomping her feet) “It’s my UFO. I saw it first ! I’m not leaving it and you can’t make me !”

Alex says I store energy like a battery, so I get to be The Energizer ! And Jack’s Jack-in-the-Box ’cause he pops up and down like one !”

“I want my MOMMY ! I WANT TO GO HOME !”

“I can disintegrate stuff ! WATCH ! Dagger, are you watching me ?”

“Humph ! Cloak’s not your real name, is it ? And Dagger’s not yours either ! What’s your name, really ?”

(While firing a powerball off at an alligator) “GET AWAY from my SISTER !”

“Power Pack doesn’t kill people, even if they’re trying to kill us !”

(Regarding her special Kymellian coin) “It’s MINE ! Give it back ! The tooth fairy gave me it when we were out in space ! It means I’m the most SPECIAL one…”

“Try it again Snark, I’ll blow you to smithereens !”

Alex: “Stop bragging Energizer, and get those neuro-fibers off of Lightspeed !”
Energizer: “That’s what I’m doing, dumb-brain !”

“See, Franklin ? See ? My Energizer power’s the best… I can disintegrate stuff and fire Power Balls…”

(While discovering that Franklin Richards parents are in the Fantastic Four) “What’s so great about that ?”

“LEAVE ME ALONE, YOU DOO-DOO HEAD !”

“Mister Spidey, is it true that all superheroes have to eat all their brussel sprounts like my big sister Julie says ?”

“I… guess… when he gave us his powers and told us to save our world… he meant this one too… even if it is full of crummy Snarks !”

“I like using my power to save people ! Alex… he’s my brother… he always wants me to hurt someone with it !”


DC Universe History

Katie and her siblings could be imported wholesale into the DC Universe where they would most likely be raised in Metropolis. There they would end up encountering a myriad of superhuman beings, the foremost of whom would be Superman, of course.


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Energizer

Dex: 02 Str: 00 Bod: 02 Motivation: Uphold the Good
Int: 04 Wil: 02 Min: 04 Occupation: Student
Inf: 03 Aur: 03 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}: 001
Init: 009 HP: 025

Powers:
Damage Capacity (Physical): 03, Damage Transference: 06, Disintegration: 12, Energy Absorption: 12, Energy Blast: 00, Flash: 06, Power Reserve: 12, Regeneration: 05, Shrinking: 02, Systemic Antidote: 05

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Damage Transference has the User does not suffer any risk of injury bonus (+3FC), has a Range of Touch (-1FC), can be used on herself (+3FC), and is Focused (-1FC)
  • Disintegration has a Range of Touch (+0FC), has no continuing effect (-1FC), and RAPs fuel Power Reserve (+3FC)
  • Energy Absorption is Contingent on Disintegration (-1FC), RAPs fuel Power Reserve (+3FC)
  • Energy Blast is Derived from Disintegration (-1FC) and has no AV (+0FC)
  • Flash is Derived from Disintegration (-1FC), and is Always on at APs of Power Reserve divided by 3 (-0FC), and provides Steady Illumination only (-2FC)
  • Power Reserve Must Be fuelled by Disintegration or Energy Absorption (-4FC, BC 100) and affects Energy Blast
  • Shrinking: 02 is Always On and Already Factored In (her OV vs. Ranged attacked is 04)

Skills:
Charisma (Persuasion): 04

Advantages
Cute, Familiarity (Physics), Insta-Change

Connections:
Power Pack (High), The X-Men (Low), The Morlocks (High), Franklin Richards (High), Cloak and Dagger (High), Wolverine (High), Thor (High)

Drawbacks:
Age (Very Young), Secret Identity

Genre:
Action

Equipment:
KYMELLIAN COSTUME [BOD 03, Cold Immunity: 02, Dimensional Travel: 10, Flame Immunity: 02, Radio Communications: 25. Bonuses & Limitations: Dimensional Travel has the Tesseract Limitation (BC 125) and only allows non-living matter to be stored within it (-1FC); Radio Communications is Scrambled (+1FC) and can only be used to communicate with the Smartship Friday]


New Advantage

In order to model Katie’s virtually “irresistible” ability to charm the adults around her, this writeup makes use of the list created advantage, “Cute”.

Cute (5HPs)
Cute functions like a weaker version of Attractive. The Character is so adorable (in the “Precious Moments” figurine kind of way) that he/she gains +1CS to the AV of any Persuasion attempt. It, however, works on nearly all NPCs, except for those who are automatically opposed to cute (grouches).

By Bryan Gittens

Source of Character: Marvel Comics Series – Power Pack, created by Louise Simonson and June Brigman

Helper(s): Chris Cottingham, Pufnstuff, Ethan Roe, Sébastien Andrivet

Writeup completed on the 16th of June, 2013.

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