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)
Dr. Sabrina (Brie) Doherty (aunt)
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.