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Wisp

(Julie DeCosta)


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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 Bil.


Background

  • Real Name: Julie DeCosta.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: None.
  • Base Of Operations: L.A..
  • Height: 5’11” Weight: 135lbs. Age: 26
  • Eyes: Green Hair: Black


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Powers and Abilities

Wisp, as her name suggests, can become immaterial and invisible. She vanishes into a wisp like her namesake.

While immaterial, she can pass through another person, and cross over her neural pathways with a target. This crossover does little to her, but can cause extreme pain or unconsciousness. Theoretically, she could kill with this attack. But she has never done so, nor does she seem willing to do so.


History

Julie DeCosta was being hunted by soldiers from the future. Snowblind and Springer accompanied her to the future, to find a despot who had decided her powers made her the only threat to his rule. As she had not yet gained her powers, she was confused.

The resulting conflict sparked her latent abilities. She thus helped the two heroes defeat and depose the despot.

Returning to the present, she did not want to begin adventuring, preferring a peaceful life. But events have conspired her to use her powers time after time.


Description

Tall and thin, she does not have a costume, per se. She is also known to the heroic community, but not to the public at large.


Personality

Julie is a quiet girl, and would rather do nothing more than read a good book, drinking a warm espresso. However, when she is put in a situation, she will do what she can to help others, despite her opinion of her own powers.


DC Universe History

Wisp could be Gypsy’s cousin, or perhaps she is a temporal anomaly, escaped from Monarch’s time…


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Wisp

Dex: 06 Str: 02 Bod: 03 Motivation: Unwanted Power
Int: 04 Wil: 05 Min: 05 Occupation: Reluctant Adventurer
Inf: 07 Aur: 06 Spi: 06 Resources {or Wealth}: 004
Init: 017 HP: 062

Powers:
Dispersal: 15, Invisibility: 11, Mind Blast: 09

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Dispersal: Energy Attacks treated like Physical.
  • Invisibility: Affects Sight, Affects Hearing, Affects Smell/Taste.
  • Mind Blast: No Range, Only when dispersed.

Skills:
Artist (Actor, Dancer, Graphic Artist, Musician, Painter)*: 07, Thief (Stealth): 09

Advantages:
Luck.

Connections:
The Alliance (Low).

Drawbacks:
Secret Identity, Uncertainty.

By William Chamberlin.

Source of Character: Homegrown.

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