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Lightspeed of Power Pack (Marvel Comics) as a kid

Lightspeed


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: Julia “Julie” Power
  • Former Aliases: Molecula, “Mistress of Density”
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Known Relatives: James Power (Father), Margaret Power (Mother), Jack Power (Brother), Katie Power (Sister), Alexander Power (Brother), Roy Craig (Grandfather)
  • Group Affiliation: Power Pack
  • Base Of Operations: New York, New York, United States of America
  • Height: 4’8” Weight: 76 lbs
  • Eyes: Blue Hair: Strawberry Blonde


Powers & Abilities

Known Superhuman Powers

Julie has been granted the gift of unassisted flight. While her top speed is unknown, she has in the past demonstrated the ability to break the sound barrier with effort.

Julie achieves her flight by projecting a stream of energy directly behind her body in order to generate enough thrust to propel her body through the air. While in flight, she subconsciously focuses a small amount the same energy around her body, thus rendering her immune to the hazards of flight.

Julie can generate enough thrust to carry herself and approximately 50 pounds of additional weight before it starts impeding her ability to fly.

Finally, like all members of the Power Pack, Julie’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 ordinary disease.

Julie and her siblings have discovered that they can increase their rate of healing exponentially if they concentrate hard enough. This allows them to heal grievous injuries or sickness almost instantly.

Paraphernalia

Julie 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. Julie 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

Julie is an average looking Caucasian girl, shoulder length strawberry blond hair and lovely blue eyes.

She has the appropriate build for a youth her age and height, with none of the hints of awkwardness that accompanies the tween years of many children. Unlike her siblings, Julie usually has a serious countenance and quite often appears pensive.

Lightspeed (Julie Power) rescues a sibling

Julie’s costume is a bright pink 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 a beam of light being refracted through a triangle . A pair of silver ridged boots complete her costume. The boots are reminiscent of those a pop fiction astronaut may wear.

When flying, Julie leaves a rainbow colored trail in her wake.


Personality

Julie acts as the den-mother and conscience of her siblings. She always has words of warning or advice for everyone (in other words, she takes charge), Alex in particular. She worries intensely about her siblings’ safety and openly yearns for a return of normalcy for their lives.

Lightspeed (Julie Power) tries to disarm some guy

More than any of the Power siblings, Julie struggles with her confidence and seeks to establish her identity among her peers. Julie worries that her powers aren’t unique enough and that her siblings will continue to outshine her in other aspects as well.

She is actually quite jealous of Alex’s natural heroism, Jack’s ingenuity and precociousness and Katie’s undeniable charisma.

Despite all of that, when push comes to shove, Julie is as brave and selfless as any of her siblings. She will put her life on the line to save innocents.

Even if it was done some reluctance or apprehension, she has faced villains as horrific as the Marauders, demons, and Snarks and never backed down.


Quotes

“No ! We were given these powers ! We’ve got to stop him. It’s up to us ! At least we have to try Alex !”

“Don’t cry, baby ! We’ll get mommy back ! I promise !”

(Scolding Katie and Jack immediately after Katie threatened to disintegrate her brother) “Katie ! Don’t even think it ! But honestly, Jack, I don’t blame her ! You don’t have to act so conceited !”

Lightspeed (Julie Power) and the rest of Power Pack (plus Franklin)

“We’re home ! Everything’s just the same… just the way we left it !”

(About revealing their powers to their parents) “Why do we have to tell them, Alex ? Why can’t we let everything just be the way it was ?”

“So little brother, you did go looking for Spider-Man yesterday ! I knew it, you liar !”


DC Universe History

Julie 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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Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG Print Friendly

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Lightspeed

Dex: 03 Str: 01 Bod: 02 Motivation: Uphold the Good
Int: 05 Wil: 04 Min: 03 Occupation: Student
Inf: 03 Aur: 02 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}: 001
Init: 011 HP: 025

Powers:
Damage Capacity (Physical): 03, Damage Transference: 06, Flight: 07, Regeneration: 05, 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 himself (+3FC), and is Focused (-1FC)
  • Flight cannot be used at less than 1AP (-1FC), and leaves a visible glowing rainbow trail (-0FC)

Skills:
None

Advantages
Familiary (Physics, Science Fiction and Fantasy), Insta-Change

Connections:
Power Pack (High), X-Men (Low), The Morlocks (High), Franklin Richards (High)

Drawbacks:
Age (Young), Secret Identity, Uncertainty, Misc.: body mass is 1 AP

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]

By Bryan Gittens

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

Writeup completed on the 16th of June, 2013.

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