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Starblaze


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

This character is an original creation. We often call these “homemades” or “homebrewed” – think home cooking or craft beer.

Many of these characters were created to take part in tabletop role-playing game sessions. Others were invented as a creative writing exercise, often as part of a community event.

This specific character was part of a RPG campaign run by writeups.org contributor Kal El, set in Barcelona.

  • I already have worked the details of Starblaze past and amnesia, although the player has not yet discovered them. Should I add them to the History section or to a special “secret origin” section ?
  • 5 of the 6 members of this team still know very little about the source of their powers, and the other is going through a Power Complication subplot, so such a section could be important for the characters.
  • Again, it may just be integrated into the common History section noting those events are still unknown to the character.

Background

  • Real Name: Beatriz Ferrer i Siurana
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Known Relatives: None
  • Group Affiliation: Supernova
  • Base Of Operations: Barcelona
  • Height: 5’5” Weight: -TOP SECRET- Age: Maybe 23
  • Eyes: Blazing orbs of fire Hair: Auburn with crimson reflections


Powers and Abilities

Starblaze has a prodigious agility (she has extreme accuracy even with unskilled weaponry, and is capable of dodging a dozen gangsters shooting at her), flies as fast as a car and displays many different fire-themed powers — she can cover herself in flames hot enough to severely burn any non-meta, project a concentrated stream of fire which can melt steel, seeing the heat signature of her surroundings and is quite immune to most sources of heat found on earth.

But she has also some more puzzling capabilities: her body seems highly resistant to damage, still human level, but clearly enhanced (she has shrugged of a couple of low caliber gun shots). Even more: she heals most damage in seconds, and has recovered from a broken rib in less than half an hour. And to top it, she seems to need 30 times less air than normal people. La Fuente, the warlock of the Supernova team, has the theory she may be part Fire Elemental.

She is also a charismatic dancer, skilled in both classic and modern ballet, and even some exotic dance routines she uses to impress her public.


History

Alone without any known relative alive, Starblaze tries to make a life as a dancer, using her alter ego to secretely help those in need she finds on her way, and not trying to think too much on the gaps in her memory which is full of uncomprehensible information lighted by dying stars in the starlight, shining but for an instant.

Struck by amnesia, Starblaze has found herself a few times already bombed with strange memories at the sight of comets, like they were able to temporally unlock the secrets of her mind, though it’s often difficult to grasp on those bits of information once the fit is past. Her past, so far, seems a mirage, a movie, a life that’s not real or belongs to someone else… yet, she’s there.

The most immediate past is clearer in her mind: she found a job as a dancer at a club in Barcelona, disguised as her alter ego, while she spent her free time exploring the city where according to her unstable memories she had been born. Her parents, according to her hazier memories had perished when their flat caught on fire, and thus she, at the early age of 6, was given to the nuns of a convent in Girona to take care of her ’till she was old enough to escape from their grasp and their intention of making a nun our of her.

Most of that was told to her by the nuns themselves, as there’s practically nothing she remembers until the day she turned 18, the first day she can faithfully call to memory: she discovered her powers, fire (and… meteorites?) fascinated her, she was awed with her ability to fly and to regenerate, and to move as if she was made of air.

It was during one of her many flights over Barcelona, her Starblaze identity only recently stablished, that she saw some fire in the distance, at Collserola’s Range, Barcelona’s green lung and western border. Her curiosity pushed her closer to the fire that was starting to grow: there she found another hero who tried to extinguish the flames: Ulises XXI, a human chameleon and psionic. They were sighted and though guilty of the fire… and the death of two corpses who were found, charred, on it.

From that day on, she was persecuted by the police and despised by a great part of the citizens of the city, accused of something she hadn’t done. On every match against the forces of order she has claimed once and again her innocence, but only very recently have she and Ulises XXI started their own investigation to know who is guilty for the charges against them.

In 2006, Starblaze was rehearsing near to the S.T.A.R. Labs facilities in Barcelona when she and other heroes were attracted by the strange sight of a T-Rex let loose on the streets. The dinosaur resulted to be a robot, programmed not to cause any real damage by S.T.A.R., with the intention of attract any heroes for an urgent mission: earthquakes had started to grow dangerously in the zone following a mysterious radio signal from the moon, and the Patrulla Barna, the city hero team, was missing.

Mascara, La Fuente, Ulises XXI, Starblaze, Roc and Barret Blanc accepted the mission, relocated an awakening dragon hidden under the city whose dream was being put an end by the lunar radio signals and decided to keep the hidden Dragon’s Cavern as the headquarters of their new team: Supernova.


Description

Starblaze is a beautiful and attractive woman, her physical beauty being so much above the average that she can easily be labelled as a “head-turner”. A long, lush mane of silky auburn hair with fiery crimson reflections fall down her back, reaching past her rear and almost the back of her knees.

Thin stlylized eyebrows arch over predatorial-looking orbs of pure energy that faintly glow like they were twins balls of fire, whose pattern seems to change through the colours of a fiery blaze, that is: from pure white to a light orange. Her sensual black lips curl into an enticing bow, making a deep contrast on her lightly tanned, unblemished skin.

The skin looks warm and silky where visible, only covered in specific spots of her body, like her bosom where a grey top with bluish tones accomplishes the task of giving her some modesty while displaying plenty of cleavage. A pair of gloves cover her delicate and slim hands of the same light grey hue of her boots that rise up to her mid-calves.

Pants coloured like her top possessively grip on her narrow waist offering glimpses of her silky skin alongside of her legs, showing off the hourglass figure of her slender silhouette.

Beatriz looks almost exactly like Starblaze, but her eyes are black and she often sports her hair braided or collected up in a bun, kept in place by a pair of hairsticks. Of course, she doesn’t dresses in spandex as Beatriz… except when dancing.


Personality

Starblaze is like fire: unpredictable, passionate, ardent, yet loyal… to a certain degree. At the same time, many of the feelings of Starblaze remain hidden by a cold mask that may have much of real: her past is empty of memories, but also of relationships, and even of interest to recover it all.

Fierce and hot and she sometimes shows, there’s a very cold and sometimes even ruthless, under the right light. Life has proven over and over again that humans aren’t naturally good-willed, though that doesn’t mean that some are: she knows they do, and they’re a rarity in a world that seems to only reward those who exhibit high doses of stupidity.

Beatriz makes no real effort to make a difference between her normal and heroic persona, other than using different names and clothes, and hiding the fact she is Starblaze just so she can work and escape the police pressure. Thus, she doesn’t have the Secret Identity drawback although she tries to keep her identity secret: if her Starblaze persona was revealed she would have to search for a new job under a false name but she has no known family nor close friends outside Supernova, and she is cold enough to cope with it, so there wouldn’t be any personal lose.

Strangely for the rest of the team (specially her friend Ulises XXI), Starblaze doesn’t care a bit about her amnesia and she hasn’t made a single movement to discover her origin.

Ulises XXI, whom she knew before the foundation of Supernova, is her dearest teammate, the closer to a friend she’s ever had, and there are rumour’s they have even had some romantic relationship, although that has mostly been boasted by the blue guy and unconfirmed by Starblaze.


Quotes

“I don’t care about my past : I have too much future to live”

“I will help you in your quest, Ulises: I don’t mind who I am, but I want to know who framed us : that forest was in flames before we met there, and yet there seems to be people who saw us starting it… lies, like the nuns’. That sets me on fire”

“Sister Meri, this body was never meant to stay in your cold convent. It’s too hot for that.”


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Starblaze

A 450 + 50 Points Character

Dex: 09 Str: 02 Bod: 06 Motivation: Thrill of Adventure
Int: 05 Wil: 05 Min: 04 Occupation: Dancer
Inf: 05 Aur: 05 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}: 005
Init: 019 HP: 020

Powers:
Flame Being: 07, Flame Immunity: 05, Flame Project: 09, Flight: 05, Regeneration: 08, Sealed Systems: 05, Thermal Vision: 09

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Flame Project: Serious Power Burnout (R#: 3)
  • Flight: Cannot Substitute for OV
  • Sealed Systems: Power Ineffective Against Radiation Attacks

Skills:
Acrobatics (Dodging): 05, Artist (Dancer): 05

Advantages:
Attractive, Expansive Headquarters (Supernova), Familiarities (Barcelona’s nightlife, cooking, motorbikes, office suite computing), Insta-Change, Languages (Catalan, English, Spanish)

Connections:
Supernova (High), Ulises XXI (High)

Drawbacks:
Altered Anatomy, Mistrust, Traumatic Flashbacks (comets, Uncommon), Misc.: total amnesia of facts previous to year 2002 (campaign date is 2007)

By Jordi Rojo

Helper(s): KalEl el Vigilante… and an illustration found on the web, site unknown 🙁

Source of Character: “Patrulla Barna’s Barcelona” homemade DCU campaign

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