Kayleigh Moira - Supers (PL 7)

Description

Appearance

Kayleigh Moira has a slim hourglass figure, with long black hair and red eyes; her clothes tend towards high quality with red as a common color somewhere in her outfit (black being next most common). While she isn't against wearing clothes made by others, she has the speed and finesse to make nearly whatever she wants; most of what she wears, she herself made. She doesn't feel particularly beholden to popular trends (and will do her own variations on them sometimes), but most would agree her fashion is well made, if sometimes a bit off; she has even accidentally started a local trend or three on occasion. She can often be found wearing a smile, though how reassuring that is varies from enthusiastic curiosity, false innocence, mischievous, or mocking; the more focused or predatory of those can be quite unnerving. It isn't uncommon for her to cultivate an air of mystery, even for things she didn't have a hand in, though the effect can be ruined if she starts inquiring partway through about basic human conventions she hasn't fully grasped yet.

Personality

While she's often interested in asking about or observing something or other, it is not always what your average human being would expect in a given situation; if pressed, she will sometimes comment that her family considers her a bit eccentric. Often though, she is far more interested in observing or being a background part of the action itself; she loves to watch plays, but would rather be in the audience or behind the stage than strutting on stage herself. She likes playing the part of the enabler (or disabler as the case may be) and loves to spread stories (sometimes with more or less artistic license). She has a critical eye for fashion, though she will normally reserve snarky comments on what others wear for fighting them; making clothes for others or volunteering to go shopping with them is something she will do even for those who dress well though. Watching the changes in stories as they pass through people is fascinating to her; the internet and social media are things she has the highest praises for… even if also sometimes her frustrated curses as well.
She always seems to have something at hand to take notes or pictures with, and seems to enjoy indulging her curiosity; she's made a job in journalism, somewhat, as a result. It has exposed her to an incredible number of situations up close, and a convenient excuse for nosing about. It's also let her indulge in watching heroics… sometimes ones that she has (behind the scenes) encouraged or even all but did herself. If asked, she'll even admit that she has a thing for heroic figures doing heroic things heroically; in those occasions where she's willing to accept credit, she's still slightly bemused that she is counted as a hero as well now.
Every once in a while, her view of something will be especially distant or nonsensical. Of course that horrible situation had to happen, or surprise people aren't worried at a specific turn of good luck. Most of the time, this just comes off as eccentric, but sometimes it can (correctly) be identified that her mindset is a bit more Other than Human. That she means well for humanity is only so reassuring to those more knowledgeable, but so far she has managed to stay positive… on balance, anyways. This isn't helped by her occasional attempt to express a concept that makes total sense to her in languages that seem to fail her; the frustration can almost be palpable even despite her refusing to be specific about what kinds of situation it would make more sense in.

Background

Having an innate avoidance to discussing her origin or kin, Kayleigh will still occasionally mention that her family doesn't quite approve of her going off on her own instead of following in the family business, with some offhand mention of weaving; this is when she's likely to point out she's just not doing it the same way as them and point out that she keeps time for crafting and journalism both, and launch into some story that certainly isn't changing the topic or point out some curious event that oh so conveniently just happened nearby. While her credentials and identity as Kayleigh Moira seem to check out, it is surprisingly difficult to find out anything more, even about her often unmentioned family. It's a good thing it isn't an entirely fabricated identity made up by an only partially human reality-warper.
She certainly doesn't mention that she's a descendant of the Fate Spiders that ensure Fate continues to run smoothly and reality itself doesn't unravel, or that her sisters and the generations before her helped with that task; while she makes a passable show at being human (and is one of the most human of her kin that she knows), she was raised to watch and manipulate reality from the outside, guarding against snarls and things from outside that would consume fate whole. She can't directly affect reality nearly to the same degree as she could on the other side of reality, but she isn't as limited in how she can affect things either; she's finding out new ways to do things and new things to do. While adopting her super-powered persona, she is willing to freely admit to the more visible of her powers, namely creating objects of surprisingly capable thread or yanking things around by the same; she is much more coy about admitting the extent of how much she can manipulate reality (if only because she is only so sure herself) even while villains fire shot after shot of dud rounds or repeatedly step onto rakes. She is loathe to even consider some of the possible ramifications of what she could do, and has been quite unhappy to find out she can now have nightmares.


Character Sheet

Abilities (10)

STR STA AGL DEX FGT INT AWE PRE
Rank 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
Device 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 5(7) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Device: +2 STA

Skills (10)

Total Type Ability Mod Rank Misc
+0 Acrobatics AGL 0 0
+0 Athletics STR 0 0
+0 Close Combat FGT 0 0
+4 Deception PRE 0 5
+0 Expertise INT 0 0
+4 Ex: Weaving INT 0 5
+4 Insight AWE 0 5
+0 Intimidation PRE 0 0
+0 Investigation INT 0 0
+4 Perception AWE 0 5
+0 Persuasion PRE 0 0
+0 Ranged Combat DEX 0 0
+0 Sleight of Hand DEX 0 0
+0 Stealth AGL 0 0
+0 Technology INT 0 0
+0 Treatment INT 0 0
+0 Vehicles DEX 0 0
Understudy: temporary skill ranks

Defenses (9)

Total Type Rank Mod Device Misc
+3(5:10) Dodge 3 0 2 (:5)
+5(7) Fortitude 0 5(7)
+3(5) Parry 3 0 2
+5(7) Toughness 0 5(7)
+3(5) Will 3 0 2
Device: +2 Defenses/Stamina
Evasion 2: +5 to Dodge vs Area)

Advantages (15)

  • Benefit (Alternate Identity): An alternate identity, complete with legal paperwork
  • Benefit (Cipher 1): Your true history is well hidden, making it difficult to dig up information about you. (Investigation DC +5/rank)
  • Daze (Deception): Standard action deception vs target's resistance (best of deception/insight/will) to daze opponent
  • Eidetic Memory: Perfect recall of everything you’ve experienced. (+5 memory check; make untrained Expertise as if trained)
  • Evasion 2: +5 circumstance bonus to dodge vs area attacks
  • Luck 3: Re-roll aspect of Hero Points, (3) per session and refreshed per session
  • Move-by Action: Split move action to before and after standard action, but no change in total distance
  • Skill Mastery (Expertise: Weaving, Deception): May treat these skills as routine (take10) even under pressure
  • Set-Up 1: Transfer successful combat interaction skill benefit to (1) ally you can interact with (or can at least see the set-up)
  • Taunt: Demoralize with Deception instead of Intimidate (resist with Deception/Insight/Will)
  • Uncanny Dodge: Not vulnerable from surprise or when otherwise caught off guard

  • Understudy: temporary Advantages

Powers (61)

Skein Walker Causal Inertia
Action: None Target: Personal Duration: Permanent
Extras: -
Flaws: -
Type: Feature Descriptor: Luck
[1]: Feature
Even in her unusual state, she has a certain level of immunity to causality rewrites. While this will not prevent someone manipulating probability against her, it does mean she gets a fighting chance if reality is rewritten en-masse. Distinguishing between Reality-That-Was and Reality-Which-Is may take some effort, but is nothing she doesn't already do while walking the mortal realm anyways.
Acts similar to Temporal Inertia, but for shifts in Fate instead of Time

Fashion Sense Enhanced Trait
Action: None Target: Personal Duration: Permanent
Extras: -
Flaws: Removable
Type: Container Descriptor: Arcane, Device
[8]: Enhanced Trait (Stamina 2, Dodge 2, Parry 2, Will 2; Permanent), Removable
Having just recently found herself heroing and suddenly in need of more defense, she has imbued the concept of her clothes with fortifying metaphysical threads. Charged clothes look more solid, though they move normally enough and aren't any more durable; they do tend to stick around in at least scraps even if heavily damaged though. While she can move the charge between clothes, it is difficult for her to recreate it and can be stripped off of her by persistent foes.
Boosts Stamina and non-stamina defenses by 2, can be stripped from her like armor

Understudy Skill Download 1
Action: Move Target: Personal Duration: Sustained
Extras:
Flaws:
Type: Container Descriptor: Talent
[7]: 7r: Variable (Skills and Advantages)
She has existed outside of fate and had ample time to perceive all that is and was and could be…kind of. It was more limited than that, and is even more limited now that she has crossed over to this side of reality. Still, if she puts her mind to it and keeps her focus, she can recall how to do a truly astonishing number of things, at least for a time.
Sustained, Move-action to set/change 5 point container of temporary Skills and Advantages

Cunning Linguist Comprehend
Action: None Target: Personal Duration: Permanent
Extras:
Flaws: Quirk (takes at least a scene to pick up a new language)
Type: Descriptor: Talent
[5]: 2r-1: Comprehend 3 (Languages, Understand and Be Understood, Read), Quirk
She would be a truly unfortunate weaver of tales without an audience that could understand her words. Luckily for her, being exposed to all languages (albeit from a different perspective) has left her with a knack for picking up new languages on this side of reality.
Can understand/be understood in any language (and read), requires some exposure before she picks up the language

Exit Stage Left Teleport 1
Action: Move Target: Personal Duration: Instant
Extras:
Flaws:
Type: Descriptor: Dimensional
[2]: 2r: Teleport
Stepping outside of reality for a moment, she returns momentarily in a different location. If she keeps it to short distances, there's hardly ever any rips in space-time, even. Typically she steps behind some scenery or otherwise isn't the main view focus of the audience, but a puff of quickly-dissipating multicolored smoke will do in a pinch to mark her entrance and exit.
Teleport 60'

  • Buff [7+6 APs]
    • Find Weakness 7 [1r]: Enhanced Extra (Penetrating), Variable Descriptor (Attacks), Quirk (Limited to Lower of Attack or Extra’s Rank, –1 point)
    • Analyze Style 5 [1r+2]: Perception Ranged Affliction (Resisted and Overcome by Will; Vulnerable, Defenseless), Conditions Limited to Your Attacks, Limited Degree, Insidious, Subtle
    • Lucky Dodge [6]: Immunity (Critical Hits), Enhanced Trait (Dodge 2, Parry 2)
    • Lucky Escape 4 [1r+3]: Healing, Limited to Self, Subtle 2, Persistent
    • Arachnophile [6]: Immunity (Entrapment, Poison)
    • Behind the Scenes [6]:
      • Visions of Fortune [2]: Senses (Precognition), Limited to Luck Trends
      • Spider Sense [4]: Senses (Darkvision, Danger Sense:Visual, Fate Awareness)
    • Roll the Dice [6]: Luck Control 2 (Behalf of others, Force ReRoll)

  • Main [19+6 APs]
    • Mysterious Ways 7 [2r+5]: Move Object, Perception, Resistible (Dodge), Subtle 1, Precise, Affects Insubstantial 1, Indirect 2
    • Stagecraft 6 [3r+3]: Create, Selective, Precise, Affects Insubstantial 2
    • Masterpiece 4 [4r+3]: Create, Permanent, Impervious, Selective, Precise, Subtle 1, Innate, Affects Insubstantial 2, Activation 1, Check Required (Weaving, dc10) 1
    • Binding 7 [2r+5]: Ranged Affliction (Resisted by Dodge, Overcome by Will; Hindered and Vulnerable, Defenseless and Immobilized), Accurate 4, Affects Insubstantial, Extra Condition, Limited Degree
    • Casting Call 7 [3r-2]: Progressive Perception (Hearing) Affliction (Resisted and Overcome by Will; Impaired, Compelled), Selective, Subtle, Insidious, Limited Degree, Check Required (Deception dc 12) 3, Limited (Can 'step down' to Impaired from Compelled if they keep to the 'narrative'), Quirk (Follows a 'narrative')
    • Artistic License 4 [5r-1]: Illusion (All Senses), Sleep, Precise, Subtle 2, Check Required (Deception dc 13) 4
    • Coincidence 2 [8r]: Variable (Probability Effects), Move Action
Impaired (-2 circumstance to checks) Hinder: halve speed (rank -1) Vulnerable: halve active defenses (round up) Immobile: no movement Defenseless: active defense of 0, allows routine checks to hit or crit with normal attack Compelled: limited to 1 free/1 standard set by controller

Complications

  • OUTSIDER LOOKING IN:
    • For an inhuman creature with a questionable grasp of reality, they can make a fairly reasonable show of being human. At least, human enough. Most of the time. Of course, sometimes that shared experience from cultural awareness just isn't there or is… twisted a bit.
  • ENEMY:
    • Luck-based characters may also earn enemies who consider them “cheats” at best, serious threats to the natural order and future of the universe at worst! An enemy may take up the task (reluctantly or otherwise) of safeguarding the world from a luck controller’s tampering.
    • Finally, envy often rears its ugly head where incredible luck is concerned, and enemies may try to steal or co-opt the character’s power to use it for their own gain. Perhaps they want to create a living “lucky charm” or somehow siphon off some of the character’s good fortune.
  • WEIRDNESS MAGNET:
    • Luck powers may make a character prone to strange “coincidences” of all kinds. Essentially, the GM can introduce all manner of weird complications created by the character’s presence: from stolen alien artifacts turning up in the character’s belongings to trouble literally falling through the ceiling!
  • FAN OF HEROICS:
    • They essentially changed their old job to working remotely just so they could be closer to heroics. Heroics (and villainy) are sometimes more real to them than the mundane, even when dealing with those who just want to get through the day. Sometimes they might accept something heroic or villainous at face value or take it for granted that others want to get involved in a situation.

Issues

  • MASTER OF FATE:
    • On occasion, they have to protest that they can't control every bit of fate and that people think it's just a casual effort to massively warp fate. And as much as the character protests otherwise, those people aren't entirely wrong. Certainly, they have the capability of altering fate to far greater expanses than normal… but so too are the potential consequences.
    • Unbalance fate enough and, sooner or later, it may correct itself, possibly with serious consequences. A fate-weaver may be a “jinx”—suffering bad luck or inflicting it upon friends and colleagues. Where powers influencing probability are concerned, the GM can come up with a wide range of “accidents” to befall the heroes. If there’s any chance it could happen, then it may.
    • More than just unfortunate accidents, fate manipulation may have serious implications for the whole of reality! A character’s fate powers could place stresses on the space-time continuum or the very concept of causality. If overused (or misused) they could cause things like fractures or tears in the cosmos itself. Not to mention increased attention from those who maintain such balances.
  • WHAT TANGLED WEBS WE WEAVE:
    • If it has to do with webs or weaving, actual or metaphysical, then they are surprisingly competent. Whether understanding the nuances of braiding disparate materials, fashion intricacies, marketing, or networks both social and electronic, they have a surprisingly intuitive grasp…to a point. They view computers and the internet as one of the more incredible and wonderful things available to the modern world; the ability to network with others and express your words to an arbitrarily large audience is amazing.
    • Of course, understanding how things are woven together doesn't necessarily help one understand the things themselves. While she's fairly certain about thread and words, weaving together other things may be entirely possible but highly undesirable. Their instinctive understanding also is often found wanting regarding things normally thought of as related; they can for instance easily comprehend that a machine can connect across the world…but still needed explanations that the ATM isn't actually making the money it spits out. Being able to notice, counter, and track those who intrude on the website is right up there with a daunting command of word processors… and having to be taught that downloading random files off the internet from shady sites may lead to viruses.
    • On the other hand, with such control over words and a love for convoluted situations, sometimes everything starts looking like it could do with a bit more drama. Sure, you could just ask the neighbors to turn down the music or just directly threaten them… but why do that when you can stage an impromptu musical, secretly conduct a minor but world-wide conspiracy, and then engineer a freak lightning storm? Surely their colleagues appreciated addressing the manner in this way and would be willing to get a little extra ozone in their life. What's worse is that sometimes she's being entirely truthful that such was necessary given the vagaries of fate; removing a snarl from the weave of fate can easily be anything but straightforward.
  • FAMILY AFFAIRS:
    • They come from a rather extensive family, to put it mildly. Their family tends to be organized in generations, with each having a fluctuating number; the earlier generations are significantly more like their Fate Spider patrons, while more recent generations can even pass for human with some effort. There is an incredible amount of knowledge and power among the generations with the Fate Spiders themselves possibly having even more…but managing to get their family to exert that power or share that knowledge can be frustrating and often futile. At other times, involving yourself with them could easily lead to involvement with all manner of schemes, regardless of your own intentions. Additionally, it can be difficult at the best of times just for the generations to get information and understanding from each other. Even talking to the earlier generations is taxing, much less the Fate Spiders themselves. There's also a certain amount of existential worry around their purpose, as it seems the Fate Spiders could, and have, done the job without her family. Finally, near all of her family has a distinct aversion to direct intervention; it took her generation to even start regularly and openly question this, and her example may signal a shift in the times.
    • They technically haven't skipped out on the family job, even if they're on the other side of the loom of fate at moment. Some things difficult to do from outside of fate are simple matters from inside, and vice versa. Regardless, she still has a duty to undo snarls in fate. Sometimes, those snarls are caused BY her though, and (some of) her family doesn't appreciate the extra work from those tasks she isn't focusing on as much now from. While many won't do things to directly and intentionally hinder her, they may well let her deal with consequences that would automatically get taken care of normally; that said, some may even appreciate the odd favor or even (mildly) approve. And some few of her generation take it more personally yet, and may interfere more directly. One sister in particular has taken a special aversion to her love of heroics and has grasped enough of the concept of irony to consider villainy a suitable balance.
    • It can be convenient to have access to an area outside of fate and adjacent to reality to call home. The experiences on both sides of the loom don't translate well however, and moving between them is not something simple for those of her generation; this maaaay have more to do with her not just visiting for a short stint though. Theoretically, she can just return there, even from otherwise certain death…but getting back to this side of the loom wouldn't be easy or without cost. Technically though, short hops even with others may be feasible, if almost certainly undesirable.

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