Real Name: Vincent Williams
Age: 16
Identity: {$Identity}
Birthplace: Cove City
Date of Birth: May 15, 1994
Known Relatives: Adoptive parents, Ken and Allyson Williams
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 140
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Brown, curly
Grade: 11
Dorm: Prentiss


One mid-May night, just over sixteen years ago, the infant Vincent was left in a basket on the young Williams couple's front step, in the traditional fairy-tale manner. Following more recent traditions, the couple called the authorities and instigated a search for his parents that petered out after a few months. Citing the unusual circumstances and their impeccable references, the Williams's were granted an unusually swift adoption.

Vincent's childhood was a typical one: school, little-league sports, and the occasional spot of trouble with other kids. The last was often caused by kids calling him 'Basket Case', a cruel reference to the circumstances of his adoption and the local news outlets' habit of bringing it up every May. To this date it remains a source of anxiety for him, even though the news specials stopped when he was nine and he knows he was a wanted child. Adoption is fairly obvious that way.

Always active and athletic, an adolescent Vincent immediately took to high school sports: track, soccer, and even football, despite being much smaller than the rest of the team. His steadily improving ability to shrug off tackles prompted a round of biological and genetic testing, which revealed that hitherto undiscovered mutant genes had activated and were inducing alterations in his skeletal and dermal structures, creating additional muscular attachments and toughening his skin far beyond the human norm. Clearly a neohuman, and at the very beginning of manifesting his abilities, Vincent was quietly offered the opportunity to transfer to the Steranko Institute. Once again, after several years, the question of his biological parentage had come back to haunt him… but not in the way he'd expect. Vat-grown baby supersoldier, child of villainous parents going on the lam, would-have-been sacrificial victim, those are all terrible possibilities. Sent to earth by aliens from a dying planet? That's crazy talk.

In point of fact, Vincent's racial homeworld is thriving and the programme that found him deposited on Earth in the form of a human infant was operating as intended. After a brief survey of the planet, to determine dominant species, culture and the viability of a foundling child, Vincent was genetically disguised, hatched, and deposited on a doorstep to act as an unwitting, long-term cultural observer. Another scout group would swing by in twenty years to pick him up when the disguise began to break down, repatriate and rehabilitate him, and everything would be happily ever after. Unfortunately for him and them, the disguise has begun to slough several years early.

Vincent's parent species identifies itself as the Vespid race, upright mammalian bipeds, most easily described as 'wasp women'. They are superficially human in outline, ranging in height from 5'6" to 7'6", with an exaggeratedly feminine build ('wasp-waisted' to borrow a term), with a second pair of arms located near the bottom of the rib cage, and insectile wings sprouting from the upper back. Their facial features are humanlike, with a tendency toward narrowness and large eyes that cant up at the corners. They have no noses, and their eyes, while not compound structures, are a solid black. A pair of long, whip-flexible antennae sprout from the top of the forehead. Vespid coloration tends to lightness across the face and throat, horizontally banded with alternating dark down the torso, typically a combination of dark yellows and blacks. Their limbs match the dark bands across their torsos. Vespids are naturally crowned with human-like hair, which comes in a wide variety of shades.

A Vespid's hide is not exoskeletal in nature, though it is resistant to blunt trauma and serves as a secondary muscle anchorage, granting the species strength and agility that outstrips the typical human. They can use each of their four arms with equal utility, and their antennae sense both vibrations and scents to an acute degree. All Vespids have stingers that sprout from a muscular joint at the base of the spine, noteworthy mainly because of its nigh-uselessness in a fight.


Vincent is a bright, energetic young man who has discovered that maintaining a friendly disposition and doing well in campus sports is a good way to keep teachers from leaning on him to improve his grades… mostly. A solid 'B' student, he does just enough work as he has to, preferring to save the rest of his time and energy for biking around and exploring Cove City and its environs. With puberty chugging along and his powers developing, his focus has shifted to socialization and showing off, and he's definitely developing a daredevil streak.

Continued development into a fully-formed Vespid will come as a series of shocks, as it becomes increasingly difficult to disguise non-human and quasi-feminine traits. Vincent's sense of self will be challenged, and with his ride 'home' not due for another five years he will have to determine for himself whether biology is destiny or not.


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Str 20 (+5), Dex 20 (+5), Con 16 (+3), Int 14 (+2), Wis 12 (+1), Cha 14 (+2)

Toughness +8, Fortitude +8, Reflex +10, Will +5

Attack +4(+8M), Defense +8, Grapple +13, Init +5

Acrobatics 5/+10, Computers 1/+3, Diplomacy 2/+4, Drive 2/+7, Escape Artist 3/+8, Knowledge (Pop Culture) 4/+6, Knowledge (Current Events) 4/+6, Notice 4/+5, Perform (Dance) 4/+6, Stealth 3/+8

Athletic Versatility, Acrobatic Bluff, Ambidexterity, Attack Focus (Melee) x4, Defensive Roll x2, Uncanny Dodge (Vision)

Additional Limbs 2 (Not yet manifested; Alien; Cost: 1/Rank, Total: 2PP)
A second pair of arms, situated directly beneath the original pair.

Flight 2 (Not yet manifested; Alien; Cost: 2/rank, Total: 4 PP)
Flight via insect-styled wings.

Stingers (Not yet manifested; Alien; linked Strike and Fatigue, described below)
Long, retractable stingers usually hidden within the primary forearms, capable of stabbing through sheet metal and injecting soporific venoms.

  • Fatigue 5 (Extras: Linked +0 to Strike; Cost: 2/rank, Total: 10PP)
  • Strike 3 (Extras: Linked +0 to Fatigue; Power Feat: Mighty; Cost: 1/Rank+1, Total: 4PP)

Protection 3 (Alien; Cost: 1/Rank, Total: 3PP)

Scent-Based Spatial Awareness (Not yet manifested; Alien; Accurate, Acute, Radius, Ranged, Scent-based sense; Total: 5PP)
Vespids may not have noses, but the chemical receptors in their antennae are extraordinarily sensitive.

Attributes 36 + Combat 24 + Saves 14 + Feats + Skills 8 (32) + Powers 28 - Drawbacks 0 = 120PP


"Luke, I am your biological father."
Vincent's known that he was adopted ever since he was a kid, thanks to the 'Basket Case' specials that ran for several years. Apart from being a teenager and the shock of manifesting neohuman abilities, his relationship with his adopted parents is good, and living on campus has given him some much-needed space. Still, sometimes he wonders— he's got these 'mutant' powers. Are one or both of his biological parents neohuman? Are they heroes? Are they -villains?-

"That Delicate Age"
It's hard enough, being a regular teenager. School, hormones, parents, cravings for independence make it hard to keep everything running smoothly. It's harder still for a young neohuman, learning to control their developing abilities. Vincent has it even more awkward than that, in that he isn't just growing up, but also growing into something alien, and embarrassingly familiar. His powers are tied to his alien physiology, expressing themselves as he changes further, though not always in the most appropriate or helpful manner.

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