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Thermal of Brigade (Image Comics)

Thermal

Alternate Marvel Universe version

  • This is a version of Image’s Seahawk, as adapted for the Marvel Universe.

Background

  • Real Name: Rebecca Haller
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Known Relatives: None
  • Group Affiliation: Brigade
  • Base Of Operations: Brigade H.Q. in Malibu, CA
  • Height: 1,70m Weight: 50kg
  • Eyes: Blue Hair: Blonde


Powers and Abilities

A classic flyer/blaster, who wields heat/flames energies. She’s physically fit and trained in hand-to-hand combat, but not to any exceptional degree.


History

Rebecca Haller, a German journalist, was determined to make Brigade her next big subject. Like Gunther Walraff had disguised himself as an immigrant to expose the dismal live immigrants had to live in Germany, she was determined to infiltrate Roxxon Oil’s superhuman team, Brigade. Brigade’s very existence was hotly denied by the oil giant, and Haller wanted to expose their violent and illegal ways.

After some remarkable investigative work, Haller found the Clandestine Operations branch of Roxxon, and petitioned to join Brigade. Roxxon accepted and, using classified tech from the supposedly-closed Brand Technologies labs, enhanced her low-level mutant powers over fire to a level enabling her to fly and turn concrete and steel into slag.

However, Haller found the salary to be had as a member of Brigade much higher than anything she could hope to earn as a journalist, and it strongly appealed to her rather material nature. Even though she lives in fear of being uncovered as an infiltrator, the money has made her a reasonably loyal member of Brigade.


Description

See illustration.


Personality

Haller is a good-meaning woman with compassion, but her desire for money is overwhelming. She spends her considerable earning with great taste, in contrast with the rest of the teams whose tastes are not as luxurious. It may be partly due to her mortal fear of being uncovered.

While she’s not a casual killer, she kills just as well as the other members of Brigade – a further reason not to go back to her old life. Not being as rough or as closed as the others, most social interactions in the team revolve around her, esp. for the Barros brothers. She’s about the only one to whom Coldsnap can talk about his condition.


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Thermal

Dex: 04 Str: 02 Bod: 03 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 04 Wil: 06 Min: 03 Occupation : Brigade operative
Inf: 04 Aur: 03 Spi: 03 Resources {or Wealth} : 006
Init: 012 HP: 030

Powers: Flame immunity: 15, Flame project: 10, Flight: 06

Bonuses and Limitations: All Powers are Contingent upon Flame Project

Skills: Artist (Writer): 04, Detective (Legwork): 04, Vehicles (Land): 04

Advantages: Credentials (Roxxon Oil, Low), Language (German), Expertise (Corporate structures)

Connections: Brigade (Low)

Drawbacks: Public ID, Dark Secret , MIA toward Greed

By Sébastien Andrivet

Source of Character: Alternate, homemade, Marvel Universe version of Brigade.

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