Wednesday, October 24, 2012
And now my "Marvel Universe" bio page! (text below)
This is going to be bookmarked on my sidebar for future reference. ----------------------->
UPDATE: More than one person mentioned that they had trouble reading the text, so I've enclosed the text of the bio below:
Real Name: Unknown
Occupation: Publicly: Superhero. Officially: Agent for the Federal Department of Superhuman Affairs
Aliases: (Facebook): Andromeda Perseus
(blog): The Mighty Andromeda is: Busty Superhero Chick
( http://bustysuperherochick.blogspot.com/ )
Place of Birth: Unknown
Marital Status: Unknown
Known Relatives: Unnamed parents and grandparents
Group Affiliation: Federal Department of Superhuman Affairs
Base of Operations: Washington, D.C.
First Appearance: Busty Superhero Chick blog entry for November 18, 2008
History: Superhumans were rumored to exist since prehistoric times, but it wasn’t until 1947 that actual proof of their existence emerged. That first contact took place near the small town of Roswell, New Mexico. The rumors of an extraterrestrial spacecraft crashing near Roswell were not started by the government, but it was convenient, so they secretly encouraged the UFO crash rumors so as to distract from the truth: The first positive proof of the existence of superhumans.
The identity of that first known superhuman has been classified, along with his or her powers, but arising out of that first contact came the Federal Department of Superhuman Studies (now a part of Homeland Security since 2007). The DSS operated in secret for decades, studying every superhuman that they caught, and in the process, the scientists learned the nature of their powers and most importantly, how to counter nearly all of them. The DSS was forced out of hiding after an uprising of superhumans in 2005. This very public uprising was how the rest of the country became aware of the existence of superhumans.
After months of battling at a standstill with the leaders of the superhumans’ uprising (including the takeover of some towns and cities), control was finally being regained by the government; due mostly to the five decades of knowledge on superhuman powers that was acquired by the DSS, but also because some superhumans came to the aid of the authorities. One of those superhumans was a young woman later code-named Andromeda. Those superhumans who weren’t killed or captured went back into hiding. After control was re-established, the DSS decided to enlist superhumans into the department so as to give the DSS a public face by way of utilizing the “superhero” mythos that comes from comic books. Very few superhumans – even among those that aided in the quelling of the superhuman uprisings – took up the DSS’ offer. This was largely in response to the outcome of the court case, Burgenstein vs. United States, which gave official government acknowledgement to the existence of superhumans, but without extending any rights to them.
With the superhuman uprisings and takeovers and the chaos that arose from it still fresh in everyone’s minds, even the courts weren’t ready to immediately hand over to superhumans the rights enjoyed by regular citizens. However, to prevent a second uprising of the superhumans, the court did rule that when reliable methods were devised to help keep the order, then rights granted to superhumans would gradually “evolve”.
The young woman code-named Andromeda took up the DSS’ offer in order to serve as a go-between between the government and the superhuman community. As a major in American History with an eye to history, Andromeda felt that one of her kind needed to step into the role of being that first superhuman who reached out to the government to start the process of healing in the relations between humans and superhumans. It is her hope that this will lead to those first few critical steps in which superhumans are granted full citizenship rights, and that humans and superhumans will one day live together in peace.
Height: 6’ 1”
Hair: Light Brown
Strength Level: Andromeda possesses a strength level beyond normal human strength. She bench-pressed 20 tons during her last test.
Known Superhuman Powers: Andromeda possesses enhanced senses, about 3 times the normal human average. She is also capable of unaided flight and can fly at subsonic speeds. She has an enhanced level of healing; making her capable of healing from even severe injuries in a matter of hours.
Abilities: Andromeda is knowledgeable in several martial arts, but not a master of any of them. She possesses a near genuis level of intellect that, along with her years of experience in dealing with superhumans, makes her among the most knowledgeable tacticians on the planet in regards to battles with superhumans.
Andromeda created by John P. Araujo.
Artwork by Chris Butler - http://bigchrisgallery.tumblr.com/