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Name: Mindy Marvel

Alter-Ego: Melinda Bridget Crane

Identity: Public

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

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

: 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 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.


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.


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.


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.
A more in-depth look at Mindy's background and updated powers and weaknesses. Any input or ideas are appreciated.

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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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.

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.
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
AzureVirgo Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
Sucks that I can't fav this twice.
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.
brad328 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
Would you be able to elaborate on the term "off"?
SouthernNerd Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Unusual, Odd, Similar, something that seems familiar.
brad328 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
Do you think it's something I should remove in deference to Aria?
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.
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.
SouthernNerd Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not really since it would depend on her being near electrical lines.
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. :)
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.
CrimsonVlkyrie Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
AzureVirgo Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
Intriguing character. Love the artwork and her power set.
brad328 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
I appreciate that, thanks! 
BelRhaza4017 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
finally able to read this, well done!
Soviet-Superwoman Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
I like the power tweaks, especially the lie detection. Subtle but incredibly applicable and useful! :thumbsup:
brad328 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
It would work in the courtroom and also when dealing with teenagers!
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.
MaragrizX Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
:bulletpink:Jessica-Nicole:bulletpink: always great to see a red headed super hero =p
fum316 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Student General Artist
Now that's what I call a hero
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.
Zespara Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
I just love Mindy! Great character!

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

JS-Graphics Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Awesome! I like it!
vince3 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011   Writer
Nice to see that Mindy now has a new job after her mayoral campaign disastered...
ong76win2 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
Nice work!
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
psiandco Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Student Writer
Every cell of her being is an Ultra-capacitor and mag-lev train. She can recharge her energy pretty much at will anywhere on earth, 120,000 lightning strikes per day makes for quite a bit Juice! her magnetic manipulation powers can tap into the geomagnetic field and draw on those charges. IF she "Super charges" her powers could be potentially unlimited; but she could also disintegrate. This is why Mindy doesn't dare go "ALL OUT" unless she can expend the full sum of the energy gained.
RedJoey1992 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Professional Filmographer
This is very interesting for me. Love the history. It captures my attention. Love the description of her powers.
Uriel32 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
Nice to see a more complete lists of her powers.
KaijuDuke Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
Very cool (been looking all over for bios on Angel Falls best and brightest all week, lol).

This transformatrix, whatever became of it? Does it still exist somewhere or was it destroyed?
brad328 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
It could pop up anywhere someone needs a plot device to create a super heroine/villain :)
Snowyowl0 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
You left out superhuman reflexes. It's not a very important power, but it helps avoid humorous slips happening just when you don't want them.

Example: "Oops, did I just fly straight through a brick wall? Sorry, I didn't see it coming. You try flying through a city at 1000 mph; it's harder than it looks."

Plus, that power is a requirement for catching bullets. And it's one most other characters don't explicitly mention.
leviadragon99 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010
Huh, an interesting mix of powers.
brad328 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010
Thanks, I'm trying to make her a little more unique than the Supergirl-type clone she started out as
cele7110 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice background, and love the pic. :thumbsup:
JohnMichael007 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009
Very cool character!!! :) It is unique for a superheroine to be married... I love that idea! I can't recall any heroine being married! I like her powers and background too. Such an awesome and beautiful force for good! :)
Mattkind Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Neat and hey She works for Denny Crane lol
hotrod5 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's nice to know about Mindy's alter ego.
Zal-Ta-TalOs Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
0_0 Hot damn! Seriously one kinetic and all so impactful like coming off themed profile drawing there as well as really nicely put together bio! :D
Fotography101 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009
Hah, i didn't realize it but i read this twice, lol its pretty awesome dude! lovin mindy
ladytania Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is a very nice presentation of her powers and I love the picture!
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