Pennie Power led a full life even after she left the spotlight of child stardom.
Although the tragic loss of her arm limited her actions as a hero, she remained a vocal advocate for heroes and victims alike and never quite gave up on adventuring. She founded over 30 heroic studies programs at universities around the world, has "assisted" on countless Portal expeditions to alternate universes, and so many rumors of time travel persist about her that some circles even address her with the title of "Mender."
5 years ago she withdrew from the public eye entirely. Her book, I Mistook You for Somewhen Else made the case that the mind was ill-equipped for experiencing vast numbers of alternate timelines or dimensions, coining the term "Alt-timers" for the erratic mental state of many a time-traveling or dimension-hopping mad scientist. It's been seen as autobiographical by many.
When asked why she chose now to return, she only explains, "It's time."
Losing her left arm put Penny Power's hero career on hiatus for a few years. Her body continued to send her energy-fist manifestation to the missing limb, destroying prosthetic and cybernetic alike (and even causing considerable damage to the stump in extreme cases) until Rikti tech was repurposed to shunt the energy away safely, creating a shieldlike energy manifestation. This allowed Prof. Power to re-join the depleted hero forces after the 1st Rikti war and provide much-needed relief to the city.
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Prof. Power and Pennie Power are often played interchangeably, as Pennie's time-travel exploits overlap Prof. Power's current timeline.
Prof. Power will often react to people with familiarity- sometimes friendly, sometimes hostile, sometimes with details right and sometimes dead wrong. She'll then get flustered and apologize, sometimes using lines like.
- Sorry, maybe that's later."
- No, that was another you. (types a quick note)... well, that makes 19..."
- "The hair's different this time."
- (points to a limb) Is that cybernetic or a cloned graft or... oh... (scrawls on the datapad) the Carnie / Malta alliance hasn't happened here, yet, has it?