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

Current Occupation:

None

Prior Occupations:

Mayor - City of Angel Falls
Professor of Law - Pianosa Academy
Lawyer and Senior Partner - Crane, Poole, & Schimidt LLC

Birthday: October 19th
Age: 31
Height: 5'6"
Weight: 135 lbs.
Eyes: Green (as Melinda)/ Electric Blue (as Mindy Marvel)
Hair: Dark Red (as Melinda)/ Scarlet (as Mindy Marvel)

General Appearance
:  Due in part to her superpowers, along with her lifetime of athletic endeavors, Melinda's possesses a lean, muscular physique.

Hometown
: Hill Valley

Current Base of Operations: Angel Falls

Prior Bases of Operations: Steel City, Queen City

Group Affiliation: The Guardians

Personality type
: Altruistic

Aims: Mindy's goal is to eliminate the criminal element in the city and make it safer for all the citizens of Angel Falls.  She also has a passion to train and educate the future heroes to help continue the fight when her days as a heroine are over.


Close Allies
: Crimson Dynamo/Crimson Valkyrie, FireBrandi

Arch Enemies
: Dark Inferna, Eviscerare



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 10 tons

Superhuman Speed:  Mindy is able to achieve running speeds up to 120 mph

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.

Taser: Mindy is able to generated modulated blasts of electricity from her fingertips that can be used to temporarily stun the nervous system.

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 250 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.

If Mindy absorbs an excess amount of energy, and is unable to discharge it, it will interfere with the electrical impulses in her brain and central nervous system causing mental confusion / disorientation and seizures.

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.


Weapons/Gadgets:

Mindy has a communications device built into her belt buckle that enables her to contact her fellow Guardians via their secured network, emergency services (fire department, ambulance, police, etc.), along with being able to listen to the AFPD scanner.  In addition, her cell phone is patched into this device for personal calls.  She is able to communicate through a specially designed Bluetooth headset.


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) and Olga Yezhov (Soviet Superwoman).

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 newfound 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. While Mindy was able to save the public at large from her attack, she later found out she was rendered sterile due to the radiation exposure from the damaged fusion generators.

The reaction to Melinda's public outage as Mindy Marvel was a boost to her campaign but it had an equally negative consequence to her private life.  Dark Inferna attacked Melinda at her work and John at their home.  Mindy was let go from the firm due to safety concerns. John was kidnapped and Mindy's was embroiled in a sex scandal with Olga Yezhov.  While this was later proven false, the media circus that accompanied was too much for the voters to ignore and she lost a close election. 

A bright spot in an otherwise dark time was the adoption of Cecilia Baldwin, who was recently orphaned following the murder of her parents and saved from a similar fate by the Soviet Superwoman.  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 acted as a legal adviser for the academy along with teaching and counseling those who would be the next generation of heroes for Angel Falls until another opportunity at the mayoral office presented itself.

Again her campaign faced hurdles, this time an assassination attempt, but Melinda ultimately prevailed as she was elected Mayor by a wide margin.  Although her term was short she was able to accomplish some of her promises, including balancing the budget without affecting the core services provided by the city.  She was forced to resign from office after discovering she was pregnant, a development thought impossible as she was previously rendered sterile from the exposure of radiation resulting from Dark Star's attack on Tartarus.  After safely delivering the newest member of the Crane Family, Melinda is looking towards the future as she ponders the next chapter.
A more in-depth look at Mindy's background and updated powers and weaknesses. Any input or ideas are appreciated.

Updated 8/29/15 with elements derived from a bio sheet created by pablodiablo316 along with bringing Mindy's history up to date

Also, taking suggestions regarding who would be considered a close ally of Mindy's.

Artwork courtesy of ARTGK with colors by Sean-Loco-ODonnell



Mindy Marvel (c) brad328 and is a proud resident of Angel-FallsDA
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:iconawrowland:
AWRowland Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Nice! I like this character. She's powerful enough to be a real contender, but grounded enough to have an interesting ongoing storyline. She's a fantastic, well-rounded creation. Bravo.
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Pathetic-Virgin Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015
Don't know if you've seen this sta.sh/01tetml2khco but there's Mindy right on the front cover
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:iconbrad328:
brad328 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015
That's pretty cool!  I can't wait to see the completed cover and the collected edition(s) of the handbook.
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White0wlsuperheroine Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool Pic, good definition.  And you're welcome back in Queen City anythime
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brad328 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015
Thanks!  I hope to come up with something for Queen City in the future. :)
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SXGodzilla Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
glad to see you back ;)
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AnyaStorm Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015
When I read her electricity manipulation skills, I have a lot of things to learn from her
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leviadragon99 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015
Mm, she's been through a lot... cool to see exactly how her powers work, I thought she was a basic flying brick plus energy, but that bio-electric energy field stuff makes a lot of sense.
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:iconbrad328:
brad328 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015
Thanks!  I'm hoping that these changes over the past couple of years have de-emphasized the flying brick concept she started out as.
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:iconpsiandco:
psiandco Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015  Student Writer
gruh...

I had hope that the transformatrix was dead_and_Gone.
Sorry, but engineering degrees are not leaving me any free time.
barley have enough to click through my watches once a week.
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:iconbrad328:
brad328 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015
I appreciate the time you've put into the project and, once it's finished, I'll update the bio accordingly. 
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:iconlady-quantum:
Lady-Quantum Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Does this new, and updated bio mean that you are back in Angel Falls again?
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:iconbrad328:
brad328 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015
Yeppers.
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:iconlady-quantum:
Lady-Quantum Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay! :dance:
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Kmon13 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 29, 2015  Student Artist
Cool bio listing Brad.

But I thought they adopted a little girl? 
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brad328 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015
They did, I have Cecilia listed in the family section but I failed to mention her in the background section.  I'll have to add that in.
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:iconkmon13:
Kmon13 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015  Student Artist
Cool to hear.... 
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:iconazurevirgo:
AzureVirgo Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015
Congratulations to Mindy and John on the newborn. So Mindy is stay at home mom while she figures out what's next.
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brad328 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015
Yep, she has her hands full with a newborn and a daughter in Kindergarten.  Maybe I'll have her move onto the next phase of her career early next year.
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Knight3000 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good bio Brad
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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.

more...
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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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:iconsouthernnerd:
SouthernNerd 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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:iconbrad328:
brad328 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
Would you be able to elaborate on the term "off"?
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:iconsouthernnerd:
SouthernNerd 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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:iconsouthernnerd:
SouthernNerd 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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:iconsouthernnerd:
SouthernNerd Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not really since it would depend on her being near electrical lines.
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psiandco Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Student Writer
Mindy's cellular physiology has to stay intact; while other comic books have electric characters hitting light speed by converting into energy - it isn't something mindy could do.
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CrimsonVlkyrie Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
Can't believe I hadn't faved this before. Wonderful bio here and love the tidbit of how she is now teaching and advising students after her bid for mayor was unsuccessful. :)
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brad328 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
Thanks!  And Crimson's profile is one of my favorites as well and is a template of sorts to help me expand a bit on Mindy's powers, background, etc.  I hope to even include a costume description and details section at some point, similar to what you have done.
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CrimsonVlkyrie Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
:)
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:iconazurevirgo:
AzureVirgo Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
Intriguing character. Love the artwork and her power set.
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:iconbrad328:
brad328 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
I appreciate that, thanks! 
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BelRhaza4017 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
finally able to read this, well done!
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Soviet-Superwoman Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
I like the power tweaks, especially the lie detection. Subtle but incredibly applicable and useful! :thumbsup:
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:iconbrad328:
brad328 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
It would work in the courtroom and also when dealing with teenagers!
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:iconteri-minx:
Teri-Minx Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
You know, with Mindy's Electrical Absorbtion power, we should do a story where she receives an emergency recharge from Thunderbird via a lightning strike. Some grave threat that pushes them to their limits, and the combination of their powers working together saves the day.
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MaragrizX Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
:bulletpink:Jessica-Nicole:bulletpink: always great to see a red headed super hero =p
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:iconfum316:
fum316 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
Now that's what I call a hero
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:iconzzzcomics:
zzzcomics Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011   Digital Artist
Would be cool to see a story about the Transformatrix, how it works where its from etc.
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:iconzespara:
Zespara Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
I just love Mindy! Great character!

Of course, the artwork is certainly :drool:-worthy. ;)

Z
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JS-Graphics Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Awesome! I like it!
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vince3 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011   Writer
Nice to see that Mindy now has a new job after her mayoral campaign disastered...
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ong76win2 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
Nice work!
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Bob385 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
Any hero with Super strength NEEDS some degree of invulnerability, unless it some kind of "Magic"

Why? Well, Being able to lift 10 tons wont serve you very well if your bones break at 1...


Like the name, canīt help to think about "Mary Marvel" though xD
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