Name: Mindy Marvel
Alter-Ego: Melinda Bridget Crane
Marital Status: Married (John Crane, Detective - Angel Falls Police Department)
Cecilia Crane (daughter)
Dr. Richard Doherty (father)
Karen Doherty (mother)
Michael Doherty (younger brother)
Current Occupation: Professor of Law - Pianosa Academy
Hometown: Hill Valley
Base of Operations: Angel Falls
Group Affiliation: The Guardians
Personality type: Altruistic
Arch Enemy: Dark Inferna
Mindy is able to tap into the Earth's natural electrical field and is the source of her powers which include:
Super-Strength: Able to lift up to 10 tons
Super-Speed: 40 mph jogging, 80 mph running, 120 mph sprinting
Flight: Up to 250 mph
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.
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.
Thunder Drop: When Mindy is in air, she can crash down to the ground in a powerful explosion. The higher she is, the larger and more powerful the ensuing explosion will be.
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.
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.
Possible Earthquake Detection: Mindy is able to feel variations in the natural electric field of the Earth, which may serve as precursors of strong earthquakes.
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 of her powers but they will deplete with use and, ultimately, Mindy will be rendered powerless.
Green belt in the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP) - taught by Walkiria
Third-Class Sportsman rating rank in Sambo - taught by Soviet Superwoman
Extensive knowledge of the legal system
St. George's Cathedral
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 USC 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.