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Name: Mindy Marvel

Alter-Ego: Melinda Bridget Crane

Identity: Public

Marital Status: Married (John Crane, Detective - Angel Falls Police Department)

Family:

Cecilia Crane (daughter)
Dr. Richard Doherty (father)
Karen Doherty (mother)
Michael Doherty (younger brother)
Dr. Sabrina (Brie) Doherty (aunt)

Current Occupation: Professor of Law - Pianosa Academy

Age: 31
Height: 5'6"
Eyes: Green
Hair: Red

Hometown
: Hill Valley

Base of Operations: Angel Falls

Group Affiliation: The Guardians

Personality type
: Altruistic


Arch Enemy:  Dark Inferna



Powers
:

Mindy is able to tap into the Earth's natural electrical field and is the source of her powers which include:

Enhanced Physical Abilities

Superhuman Strength:  Mindy is able to lift up to 5 tons

Superhuman Speed:  25 mph jogging, 50 mph running, 100 mph sprinting

Superhuman Stamina: Mindy's musculature produces less fatigue toxins during physical activity than the musculature of an ordinary human. She can physically exert herself at peak capacity for several hours before fatigue begins to impair her.

Superhuman Agility: Mindy's agility, balance, and bodily coordination are enhanced to levels that are beyond the natural physical limits of even the finest human athlete.

Superhuman Reflexes: Mindy's natural reaction time is enhanced to a level that is beyond the natural physical limits of even the finest human athlete.

Superhuman Durability: The tissues of her body are somewhat harder and more resistant to injury than those of an ordinary human. While far from invulnerable, Mindy is able to withstand impact forces that would severely injure or kill an ordinary human with only mild to moderate discomfort.

Accelerated Healing:  Mindy is able to heal or recover very quickly from surface injuries and minor illnesses (usually the same day).  Small injuries and illnesses such as the flu would be at a 90% rate. Her ability decreases at a similar rate the more severe the injuries   Mindy is not invulnerable to poisons and is as susceptible to diseases, such as cancer, as a normal person.


Electricity Manipulation

Electrical Blasts:  Generated from her eyes, Mindy is able to shoot blasts that are equal in intensity to an average bolt of lightning (30 kiloamps).  She is able to increase the intensity to a larger bolt (up to 120 kiloamps) at the expense of her other abilities.

Polarity Wall:  Mindy is able to generate a personal force field that can withstand up to a .50 caliber heavy machine gun, granting her limited invulnerability,  Mindy can increase the size and strength of the wall, for a limited period of time, at the expense of her other abilities.

Shockwave: A method of crowd control and object manipulation, Mindy is able send pulses of electricity from her hands to physically push or throw objects away.  Used against people, it can temporarily (or permanently) incapacitate others.

Ionic Storm: Mindy is able to summon a large continuous bolt of lightning to strike a small target area or person, at the expense of her other abilities. Mindy would have to recover/recharge after use of this ability, increasing her vulnerability to attacks.

Flight:  By electrically manipulating gravitons, Mindy is able to fly up to a maximum speed of 200 miles per hour.

Mind-Reading/Lie Detector: Mindy is able to read thoughts by analyzing the electrical activity that makes up a person's brainwaves - limited to surface thoughts.

Pulse Heal: Similar to a defibrillator, Mindy is able to deliver a therapeutic dose of electrical energy to a person by placing her hands on them.

Electrical Absorption
:  Mindy is able to absorb the electrical energy from surrounding objects (i.e. car batteries, outlets, street lights) by direct touch.  This is used primarily to recover from extensive use of her powers but, if needed, it can be used to boost her powers/abilities temporarily.


Weaknesses:


Her powers can be disrupted by electromagnetic activity and prolonged exposure to a significant amount of magnetic material will cause her to develop symptoms similar to poisoning.

Since Mindy's powers are tied to the Earth's unique physiology, if she is in an alternate dimension then her body will not be able to recharge.  She will have use of her powers but they will deplete with use and, ultimately, Mindy will be rendered powerless.


Abilities/Skills:

Since arriving in Angel Falls, Mindy has been increasing her fighting skills by training in the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP), rising to a current rank of Black Belt 1st Degree.  MCMAP is a hand-to-hand and close quarters combat system that draws influences from several disciplines including Brazilian jiu-jitsu, wrestling, boxing, jujitsu, judo, sambo, krav maga, karate, aikido, eskrima, hapkido, taekwondo, kung fu, and kick boxing.  Training has been overseen by former Marine, Maj. Maia Bonner-Yezhov (Walkiria).

Mindy's education and experience has given her an extensive knowledge of the legal system.


Hobbies/Interests:

Mindy has played basketball her entire life with participation in sanctioned leagues since age 8.  Her skills and ability helped her obtain a scholarship to Camden College.  She continues to play as a form of recreation.

Mindy has played the Piano since age 6 and has a moderate skill level comparable to a person with a few years of structured lessons.


Memberships:

St. George's Cathedral



Background:

Melinda grew up in a middle class Irish Catholic family in the Midwestern United States. Her parents instilled a strong work ethic and a desire to help those less fortunate then her. This helped her throughout her youth as she excelled both in sports and school as she was able to attend Camden College on a combined academic and athletic scholarship (basketball).

It was there where she met John, a starting linebacker on the team and computer science major. Melinda graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Political Science and, three years after graduation, she married her college sweetheart.

She was hired by the firm Poole and Schmidt LLC after passing the bar exam and worked on a few low profile cases. Her major break happened when John was framed by Petromerica, one of the largest oil producing corporations, of murdering James Caldwell, a powerful environmental activist. She led John's defense team and it was during that time that Melinda was exposed to the Transformatrix, a device that activated her dormant meta genes and granted her amazing powers. Using her new found abilities, she was able to track down key evidence and bring the man who orchestrated the plan to justice.

John and Melinda moved to Angel Falls soon after to help set up the firm's newest office in the city. Displeased in seeing how the city was being run, she declared her intention to run for the office of Mayor despite her lack of political experience.  It was at her announcement of her candidacy at the reopened Tartarus prison where she defended the crowd against the attack of the evil Dark Star, exposing her identity to the public at large.

After her mayoral campaign was derailed, Melinda accepted a position at Pianosa Academy, a prestigious boarding school whose goal is the training and education of children, aged 14 to 18, who possess superhuman abilities. Mindy currently acts as a legal adviser for the academy along with teaching and counseling those who would be the next generation of heroes for Angel Falls.
A more in-depth look at Mindy's background and updated powers and weaknesses. Any input or ideas are appreciated.



Artwork courtesy of Jeffach



Mindy Marvel (c) brad328 and is a proud resident of Angel-FallsDA
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psiandco Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Student Writer
Man, I could have used this a long time ago.

in the alternate origin I had written for you;
 1. Mindy has two brothers. that needs to be changed somehow (the older brother has to die? or never exist).
 2. I thought John Crane had met Melinda through classes related to Law, civics, and history, I have erred in thinking that John Crane was studying Law enforcement with dreams of becoming a police detective.
 3. I don't have a transformatrix device in my writing as the implications are rather sticky

 I had Melinda as a *MYSTERY Origin (is she a mutant or an experiment*) She seemed sick in the presence of electrical devices and her presence affected electronics in odd ways. Melinda was seemingly normal  until she was exposed to a T.M.I. (Tesla magnetic imaging) device which used world record MEGA-TESLA magnetic fields to scan a person with detail down to molecular scale.  The TMI aligned her with the earth's magnetic field and She absorbed Several bolts of lightning. 

  I also had John Crane discovering Melinda's potential and helping her learn to use her powers; prior to the death of James Caldwell. I had Mr.Crowe, alister Lee (a shadow partner of PETROMAERICA, frame john crane. James Caldwell had been a MOLE inside petromerica and he discovered "Something" so terrible that he had to give someone the proof right away. Caldwell's death and john being framed for the murder would serve to keep the secret conspiracy hidden. The conspiracy was a distantly linked bio-tech, was producing the newest drug to sweep angel falls; Rage. a Super-powered steroid being issued to the street gangs of angel falls to propel a massive crime wave.

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brad328 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
This profile is old, in the sense that the back story that is being used is from the original story 7 years ago.  It actually is fairly fluid so things can be (and are) changed.  Originally, Mindy was about 10x stronger, faster, etc and didn't have all these electrical abilities.  Her origin will be replaced by an updated version which will change the prior timeline, which is fine.
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dagame2578 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014   Traditional Artist
very cool update.The interesting part is her not being able to use her powers if she's in an alternate dimension,now that was a nice twist
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AzureVirgo Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
Sucks that I can't fav this twice.
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Plasmoid70 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice biography and interesting connections with her powers to the Earth.

The only thing I notice that is off is that her Thunder Drop move is similar to Aria's spell.
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brad328 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
Would you be able to elaborate on the term "off"?
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Plasmoid70 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Unusual, Odd, Similar, something that seems familiar.
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brad328 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
Do you think it's something I should remove in deference to Aria?
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Plasmoid70 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It would be best; however, I offer its replacement. Given more training she is able to break down into electricity and travel along electrical lines.
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brad328 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
It has been removed.

As far as your suggested replacement, I've considered that.  If it would end up being implemented, I probably would remove the super speed and flight aspects since it would be quicker to travel via power lines/circuitry.
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