|Real Name:||Chernaya Petrova|
|Place of Birth:||Minsk, Belarus|
|Base of Operations:||Paragon City|
|Known Relatives:||Byelaya (sister)|
|Kheldian reformed Nictus powers, plus good singing and playing several instruments|
Chernaya Petrova was born in Minsk, Belarus on 25 March 1995, and has a twin sister from there as well (Byelaya). They were orphaned, and wound up adopted by a couple who then moved to Rhode Island. During their university years, their new parents were killed during the Shivan attack that ruined Galaxy City. In their near-suicidal despair, each (separately) wound up bonding with a Kheldian. Now, they're adjusting to their new lives, and trying to make sense of their new abilities.
She looks to be in her mid-20s, and her speech still has a Slavic accent. When she's tired or speaking quickly, her speech becomes even more obviously Slavic.
Chernaya has taken up being a full-time hero as best she can, though the pay isn't really enough to live on these days. She supplements with some session musician work, especially when her sister can get her a gig.
Chernaya finished her degree (with honors) in biochemistry, though that mostly allows her to supplement some investigations with minor forensic lab-work of her own. A mere B.Sc. doesn't get very far in that field otherwise.
Her favorite colors seem to be her namesake black, plus the blue seen in her usual costuming, though she's not above accenting with white. She seems to use white only with the light blues she wears. If she's using darker colors or bothering with jewelry, it's usually black accents.
The word "chernaya" means both "dark" and "black" in the various Slavic tongues which use it. It's pronounced kind of like chair-nigh-yah, with light emphasis on the first syllable.