· Mutant Hero ·
· Other Affiliations ·
October 9, 1995
Paragon City, Rhode Island
United States of America
All-Terrain, The Monolith
· Known Relatives ·
Doctor Prism (Deceased)
It all started back during the Cold War, when many of the West's Finest were covertly dropped behind the Iron Curtain, skirmishing with Communist Heroes and stealing valuable secrets. It was when an atomic scientist exposed himself to harmful nuclear radiation and became Doctor Prism, that would eventually become the reason for his grand-daughter's mutant abilities. When Doctor Prism died in 2012 of cancer, his close friend, the Vietnam War-era super soldier, the All-American, persuaded her to take on the mask and become a hero like her grandfather. A year later, the aging super soldier had a new sidekick, All-Star! She fought beside him for five years until he retired.
No longer a sidekick, and now on her own, All-Star forges her new destiny. At age 24, she is struggling to juggle her college life, internship, and her heroic persona at the same time. She has set up many social media accounts as All-Star to easily connect with the normal day-to-day people that look up to these heroes.
The Cold War
In the late 1950s, Doctor Ryan Haas became accidentally exposed to radioactive nuclear fallout from one of the rockets he tested out in New Mexico. The radiation warped his genetics in such a way that he could emit light from his body. Once the medical doctors reported that he had became a meta-human, Haas was drafted into government service as soon as he got out of the hospital, thanks to the Might for Right Act. The CIA turned the atomic scientist into a full-fledged spy and routinely sent him over across the Iron Curtain to disrupt Communist activities. Adopting the moniker, Doctor Prism, Haas would bend light to his whim and cloak himself to get behind enemy lines and steal Soviet secrets that were vital to the CIA. The game later changed for Haas when he was assigned to partner up with agent Dale Rowland, the All-American.
The girl who would become All-Star was raised in the Paragon City neighborhood of Jannissey Heights. The neighborhood only had seen few major conflicts as she grew up: The Rikti War, and the Council's attack on a Congressman. Watching from her neighborhood, seeing heroes fly into action truly inspired her to become great. In Paragon City, it never felt strange to live in a family that once had a superhero. It was a fun story to tell. Other than that, the girl lived a pretty mundane life until her powers manifested when she reached high school. She gained the powers of manipulating light, almost mimicking her grandfather, who could emit light particles from his body, Doctor Prism. But, she never wanted to be a superhero. Fighting crime was deemed too messy for her. She wanted to help in other ways, so she studied to try to become an English teacher.
That feeling changed when her grandfather was diagnosed with cancer, lying on his deathbed in the hospital. His last wish for her was vague, but he wanted her to make the world a better place. Dale Rowland, the All-American, later came by to check on his dear old friend. He was given a wish, too. That he would take his grand-daughter as a mentor and train her to be the next superhero. At the funeral, the All-American brought it up to her and gave her some time to think about it. Half a week later, she accepted the challenge to become the All-American's sidekick.
The All-American and All-Star
Photokinesis: Born with mutated genes thanks to her grandfather's atomic mishap, she gained the ability to manipulate the photon particles around her. GIFT and SERAPH scientists labeled her as a photokinetic. The All-American took her to many professionals to let her master her powers. She has had over 5 years of training.
- Lightbolts: With her expert control over photon particles, she can shoot beams of light from her fists directly to her target!
- Hard-Light Armor Though it doesn't look too much like Hard-Light at first, the warm glow that is concentrated around her body can stop bullets in their track!
- Invisibility: By bending light around her person by whim, she can turn invisible to the naked eye. This has made her extremely valuable in missions that require infiltration and espionage.
- Flight: A subtle warm glow radiates from her when she takes flight. What is actually happening is that she's forcing the photons to her feet and arms to lift herself off the ground, and she can fly through the air pretty quick. This technique was possibly the hardest for her to master and control.
Enhanced Strength: Another genetic trait she developed was super strength, though she has limits and she is not the strongest patriotic hero around. Her mutant strength makes her capable of lifting around 800 pounds.
Martial Training: Training closely with Freedom Corps instructors over the years, All-Star has gotten pretty good at close-quarters combat. She's been trained in Krav Maga, judo, and mixed martial arts typically taught to Longbow recruits. She is by no means a master in any of these forms, but as a hobby, in her secret-identity, she has been taking Tae Kwon Do classes in Talos Island. Not the most efficient style for combat, but definitely the most fun.
Tradecraft: Being that the All-American worked with the CIA for many years, he gave All-Star many, many lessons on espionage and intelligence gathering. Though she knows that wearing a bright red, white, and blue costume makes her stick out like a sore thumb and she won't be acting as a covert agent anytime soon, these spy tactics have come in handy for dealing with crime fighting.
Star Band: Her belt was made by Carson from Icon. Inside each metal segment is a compact pouch which can hold things like a cellphone, mediporter, business cards, autograph cards and pen, ziptie handcuffs, micro binoculars, and her hero communicator.
- Chromeheart: First person outside of All-Star's family and mentor who was shown her identity. They're competitive and train daily to form the duo team American Steel. Her best friend.
- Torched: Torie is a close friend and her Number One Fan. She's pretty clumsy. All-Star finds that to be hilarious.
- Bonezone: Her nemesis! A member of the dreaded Sinister Squad. An old classic villain who controls bones!
- Booker: After All-Star launched a dumpster at the guy and foiled his bank robbery, this speedy villain holds a long-standing grudge against her.
- El Cadejo: They aren't together!
- Frosty Chill: As much as he claims it, if All-Star had an arch-nemesis it wouldn't be this guy. A low-time criminal with a freeze gun.
THOUGHTS AND OPINIONS
“Having All-Star on your side is like having a whole team of back-up! She's wonderful!” - Medicate
“First things first. All-Star? More like no brains! I didn't rob that record store, I was on a date, and this... ZERO! Ruined it. She trashed the store, was ALMOST hit by a truck, by the way I saved her, and then tried to arrest me. I did nothing wrong! But I still did the time? Is this Justice? I think not. This is a bias that I'm not willing to tolerate. So I'm going to kill All-Star. And then freeze the city. Also it's not a freeze gun, it's a freeze RAY!” - Frosty Chill
"My analysis on All-Star? Fine I can give you that. All-Star is an aggressively adequate hero. I would rate her fighting skills as passable. Her investigation skills are something I would consider as fine. Her mental game is somewhat lacking and she is easily frazzled. In summation she has some strengths and some weaknesses." - Chromeheart
- All-Star is has a Twitter account and a Facebook fan page to spread her thoughts, encouragements, and details on special events (especially charity), to her followers. She also has a Tumblr and an Instagram page where she posts not only of herself and other superheroes she encounters through her journey, but of dogs and very PG-13 lite memes. Perhaps your character follows one or all of her accounts and knows her that way.
- All-Star attends a lot of charity events. Maybe your character has met her at one of these.
- All-Star works very closely with the FBSA's GIFT branch. She can be seen helping new mutants control their powers and help them feel more accepted into society and gain confidence.
The All-American and All-Star started out as Mutant and Masterminds NPCs in a game I ran with my friends. Literally, they were just Superman and Supergirl analogs, where All-American was a hero from the late 30s and became world famous. All-Star just sort of tagged along. She didn't really have an epic backstory. She was mainly just a mutant who could shoot energy beams at people and a cheerleader from Texas.
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