Helper(s): Wouter Vlemming’s site
Source of Character: Cyberforce comics (Top Cow)
Writeups.org & Amazon.com recommend Cyberforce: Tin Men of War then WildC.A.T.S/Cyberforce: Killer Instinct then Cyberforce: Assault with a Deadly Woman -- plus Cyberforce Universe Sourcebook #1-2
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|Dex: 05||Str: 02||Bod: 05||Motivation: Unwanted power|
|Int: 04||Wil: 03||Min: 03||Occupation: Cyberforce member|
|Inf: 03||Aur: 03||Spi: 04||Resources: 001|
|Init: 022||HP: 035|
Powers: Invulnerability*: 05, Super-speed: 10
Bonuses and Limitations: Velocity does not have enough combat skill to substitute her Superspeed for her AV or EV, unless she uses a big enough object as a weapon (-1)
Skills: Acrobatics*: 05
Advantages: Rich Friend (Cyberforce)
Connections: Cyberforce (High)
Drawbacks: Age (Young), Innocent, MIF of danger
Real Name: Carin Taylor
Marital Status: Single
Known Relatives: Cassandra Taylor (aka Ballistic, sister)
Group Affiliation: Cyberforce
Base of Operations: Mobile
Height: 5’7” Weight: 115lbs
Eyes: Green Hair: Red
Powers and Abilities
Velocity is a mutant whose body and brain have been enhanced to allow her to run at extremely high speeds. A cybernetic chip in her head allow her to navigate and manoeuvre at high speeds. Her skin is toughened with Kevlar (hence her high BODY and Invulnerability) in order to prevent friction damage when running.
Velocity’s origin is unclear, as she lacks most of her early memories since Cyberdata operated on her. Since it has been determined that she’s Ballistic’s sister, it could be theorized that she’s a gamma 2 Reinbeck mutant (for details on Reinbeck mutants, see Stryker’s writeup). However this is probably false, as she has apparently none of the natural accuracy of a gamma 2. It is thus more reasonable to postulate that she is a special strain of Reinbeck mutant (perhaps gamma 5).
Carin was born to an abusive family, and often taunted because of her peculiar looks. Her mutant abilities surfaced early, which marked a changed in her young life - instead of wishing that she could run away from practically everything, she became able to actually do it. She ran away form all foster families, and the various institutions she was committed to. In fact, she always managed to run away until Cyberdata got her.
Despite her age, the nefarious corporation was interested in using her as part of their death squads, the SHOCs (Special Hazardous Operations Cyborgs), and started the necessary procedures on Carin. In the same time frame, a Cyberdata researcher broke the cybernetic and mental conditioning of a small group of SHOC and fled the evil corporation along with them.
These people would become the super-heroic Cyberforce, fighting against Cyberdata in order to undo the terrible evil they had done while brainwashed by the corp. Carin managed to flee from Cyberdata and join them in their early days - escaping from Cyberdata in time to avoid receiving SHOC conditioning.
Carin’s skin is ivory-white, and she has a strange, pine green birthmark in the shape of a thunderbolt over her right eye. Her red hair goes to her shoulders. Her Velocity costume is skintight pine green spandex with dull orange trim in the shape of zig-zags and thunderbolts. In her civvies, she dresses like a normal teenager.
Velocity is about 13 ; she’s a nice but scared and soft-hearted kid thrust into a very dangerous situation. Cyberforce is her only family, even if they scare her a bit. She’s afraid of her own fears, and lacks confidence and assertiveness ; she’s also too caught up in her own problems to notice that other people have their own problems and lives.
However, she’s gradually managing to gain self-confidence, and as her teen angst recedes she may become a competent fighter and scintillating young woman.
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.
In the DCU, Carin does not know how to use the Speed Force yet, but there is no reason a DCU Velocity could not develop into a full Speed Force character later on.