Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

PB: Luma Grothe
Team: Alpha
Role: Surveillance
Codename: Morpheus

Dream Manipulation Can create, shape, enter and manipulate the dreams of others, including modifying, fabricating, influencing, manifesting, and observing dreams as well as nightmares. She is also able to attack people within their dreams, though as of yet has not taken to assassinating anyone as they sleep.

Telekinetic Combat (secondary) is able to utilize telekinesis in combination of physical combat, pushing/pulling, moving/lifting objects/people for attack and/or defense, etc. She is also capable of firing bullets of telekinetic energy that at their lowest level can stun a person, and at their highest can pierce through steel(depending on its thickness).

She's still pretty much a work in progress, but here are some tidbits that I have. Morpheus was born mute. Her vocal chords did not completely develop as she grew within her mother's womb, leaving her without the ability to speak. Her abilities manifested when she was in her teens, and it was soon after that that Ghost Corp got involved. She was entered into the Poltergeist Program, advancing on to Ghost Corp where she was placed in one of their established teams.
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Monday, August 15th, 2016

PB: Aidan Turner
Team: Bravo
Role: Surveillance #2
Codename: Bat though I was also considering Ears because then Bravo’s surveillance would be Eyes and Ears and I can’t be the only one who laughed? Okay, I'm convinced, his code name is Ears!

ENHANCED HEARING (primary) Sorry, was that phone call supposed to be private? Charlie heard every word from both you and the person on the other line… from two blocks and six floors away. His hearing works best when he can use it within a half-mile (or closer) radius to his target. Buildings, being on separate floors, crowds, and other environmental noise make it challenging, but so long as he’s heard a voice clearly at least once, he can pick it out. It’s nearly impossible to sneak up on him — he can hear the softest footsteps, the quietest breaths, and if he really focuses he can sometimes even hear heartbeats.
SOUND MIMICRY (secondary) To a limited extent, he is able to replicate sounds that he’s previously heard. Some sounds, like the ringing of a telephone or a police siren, are easier to replicate and thus are part of his permanent mimicry repertoire, whereas voices are much more difficult. To properly replicate a voice, he must have heard it in the last 12 hours for peak effectiveness, though he’s made it work with samples as old as 48 hours.
INAUDIBILITY (secondary) This is a power that Charlie can only use on other supers, and when he’s using it he can’t use either of his other abilities due to the staggering amount of focus and energy this one takes. When he does use this power, he can render either one other super entirely inaudible or up to three others 50% more silent than they would normally be. Limited to one hour of continuous use when cloaking one person, or 15-20 minutes when cloaking three people.

Brief History:
So Charlie’s been part of the program for five years or thereabouts, after his (ex-)fiancee turned him in. Bit of a charmer when he feels like it, but more often than not he’s equal parts grumpy, reserved, and generally quiet. And definitely not the most gullible ever when it comes to some puppy-dog eyes, shh. On days when his hearing is too sensitive post-mission or he just doesn’t feel like dealing with it, he can be found wearing modified noise-cancelling headphones to lower his auditory perception to something closer to “normal.”
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Saturday, August 13th, 2016

PB: Loupita Nyong'o
Team: Bravo
Role: Handler #1
Codename: n/a
Quick to laughter and indomitably nice; Eloise Okoye is a friendly, smiling, sweet, cinnamon roll of a woman who could snap your neck before you have the chance to scream and gosh! she's going to feel sincerely bad about it, but if crushing your trachea is for the sake of national security then r.i.p. She does not view supers as sub-human but they are security risks and security risks must be monitored and managed. Grossly pragmatic in weighing necessary risks and sacrifices; will flatly refuse compliance should said weight not balance out. Subscribes to the Rousseau theory that humans are naturally good when uncorrupted by knowledge and society. Loves reading local human interest stories about civilian heroes. Team Mystic on Pokemon Go. Watches a lot of bad television. Cried all through the Glee finale. Read every Twilight novel.

She's the daughter of a Somalian refugee and and American missionary, born in Kenya, educated in a British charter school, attended Brown then Harvard for university. Prior to her present position as a handler, she dealt in CoveOps for the US Department of Defense.Her ability to pass for a ridiculously broad range of ages from seventeen to early forties has spawned the joke that her actual age is a national secret.

Two of her fingers are prosthetic. She lost them being tortured after she allowed herself to be captured to infiltrate an enemy base.
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PB: Elizabeth Gillies
Team: Bravo
Role: Infiltration #3
Codename: Siren


If you've seen Jessica Jones on Netflix, then you probably have a good idea what Siren can do. It's basically a super flunked up version of Simon Says: if she says it, you do it. And not only that, you may or may not want to do it. Even if she were to tell you to jump off the brooklyn bridge, while the back of your mind might be telling you it's a stupid idea, the rest of you - your stomach, your heart, every urge in your body will be screaming at you to do exactly as she says.

Thankfully, that's a super extreme example. She did tell someone to go play in traffic soon after her abilities manifested and suffice to say, it didn't go so well. Vanessa was wracked with guilt, immediately turning herself into the authorities. Her father, a Congressman, wasn't even powerful to stop her incarceration, based on the extremity of her ability. Upon being taken under Ghost Corp's wing, she was outfitted with a device that disables the majority of her voicebox. She can make sounds, but cannot form words. And that is just fine with her. She'd be too terrified to speak while not on a mission anyway.

Her second ability is damn useful, all things considered. She is able to allow other people to read her thoughts at will. More specifically, she will insert her thoughts into the other person's mind, like hearing her voice in your head.

Siren doesn't use her second ability unless absolutely necessary, essentially 'speaking' when spoken to and is understandably a bit withdrawn after accidentally making her philandering ex BF off himself. If she's tired or lazy or has a headache, she may even resort to writing out what she wants to say (emojis and all, you know how it is.)

Give me all of the things, please! :]
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Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

PB: John Krasinski
Team : Bravo
Role: Infiltration #1
Codename: Who
Powers: Furtive Assimilation. No matter where Nick goes, people instantly assume he belongs. He can disappear in a crowd faster than someone can blink their eyes, and he picks up the social norms, rules, and other patterns in a person's life very quickly. This means he can easily slip in and out of jobs and identities without being pegged as "not belonging." He's that familiar face everyone is sure they know from somewhere...

Omnilingualism. Nick can speak, read, and write in any language after a very short amount of time spent studying it. He picks up grammar rules and word definitions so easily it's close to instinctive, and his "mental bank" for foreign languages is apparently limitless. As far as his handler knows, Nick is fluent in English, French, Spanish, Latin, Japanese, Mandarin, Cantonese, German, Russian, Dothraki, Na'vi, LOTR Orcish...

Killing Instinct. Nick is the penultimate wolf in sheep's clothes. Every moment of every day and with every person he is with, he always has at least three different ways in mind of how he could kill them. It's a constant focus at the back of his mind that cannot - will not - be turned off. He gets a surge of power once committed to a killing blow that can enable him to take out those far more powerful than he is, but that is just the overt manifestation of his gift. The subtle manifestation is in how many knives he carries on him at all times, and how he can turn almost anything into a weapon... Nick feels absolutely no guilt for killing, and is always energized immediately after.

Nobody really knows where Nick came from. The name he gave them when being taken into custody is the only name they've been able to connect to him, and Nicholas Slice is clearly a pseudonym. He was taken into custody in the home of a handler that he had dismembered into individual pieces before being caught. Needless to say, he spent a while cooling in the Graveyard while the higher ups decided what to do with him. The handler who got him out of the Graveyard by deciding to take him on (who may or may not be his current handler) made a... Weird deal with him. Nick has agreed to kill anybody his handler points him toward, no questions asked. All he wants in return is the right to bring the dead bodies down to the morgue himself, where there's a very pretty quasi-mortician he will go to outrageous lengths to impress.

Nicholas is, on the surface, a friendly and personable individual. It's easy for people to feel that they really know him, and I'd love for him to have a lot of surface friendships. He likes literature and poetry, and fancies himself a bit of an 'artist' wherever killing is concerned.
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Thursday, July 28th, 2016

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