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Carolyne King




Late 20s












Don "Major Deej" Finger

31 May 2014



 King, Richard (Father, deceased)

Mother (status, unstated)

2 Brothers (deceased)

5 brothers (names unmentioned)

5 male cousins (names unmentioned)



Sergeant Carolyne King, a member of the Royal Australian Special Forces, was one of the best snipers in the Australian military - even though she never saw a day of combat with the Australian military due to their stance on women in combat.

Carolyne was raised in Perth, Australia with seven brothers, five older male cousins, and a highly decorated military veteran of a father who also happened to be the top sniper shooter in all of the Australian armed forces during his 20 years of service. Her father, Regimental Sergeant Major Richard King, saw combat throughout Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the Pacific theater in his career. During his service, he was crowned as the top sniper in civilian and military shooting contests for over 20 years. 


Carolyne's upbringing as the sole girl amongst 12 boys made her a tough-as-nails fighter, scrapper and athlete.  She won in her trials for the summer Olympics in women's track & field team events, the individual 500 km run and the individual decathlon. Her efforts garnered her 4th place in the individual 500 km run and a  gold medal in the decathlon. She arrived back in Perth days after her 18th birthday, to which she immediately joined the Australian military...against her father's wishes.


In the military, Carolyne excelled in all areas of her training, however what she wanted was sniper training, just like her father.  She was repeatedly told no by her superiors.  After months of being told 'no' she challenged her superiors; she challenged them to let her get the next spot in sniper school and become an army sniper IF she beat anyone else in the Australian armed forces in scoring on a sniper course test.  Her superiors agreed and set up the competition.

On the day of the sniper course test challenge, hundreds upon hundreds of Australia troops, officers, generals and enlisted showed up to watch the event. Private Carolyne King arrived at the event knowing that everything she'd learned from her father was going to get her the spot in sniper school...that is, until she saw who the competition was...

Her father.

Apprehensively, Carolyne took to the course against her father. For hours they competed against each other, with both of them earning the same ace scores of 400 for each set.  As night set in, the challenge continued until finally, Carolyn's father missed his mark by 2 inches, giving him a score of only 390 vice her 400.  She won and was allowed to attend the sniper school.


Her father walked away from the competition that day without speaking to her.


Although it broke Carolyne's heart, she believed that one day, they'd be able to reconcile.

For the next few years, she completed her sniper school training, worked with the sniper squads, and eventually was transferred to teach at the sniper school.  During that time, all her co-combatants saw action overseas, fulfilling their training as quality snipers.  Carolyne, on the other hand, was not allowed to go into combat due to the rules of no women allowed in combat.  She'd sent in hundreds of requests for waivers and demands to be shipped to the combat zones, but all fell on deaf ears.

One night, Carolyne was awoken by her sniper school commander who informed her that her father, while on a sniper run in Afghanistan, had been shot and taken hostage by terrorists.  Her father was to retire upon his return from that trip.  Carolyne requested to be assigned to the search and extraction team, but was told no once again.  Carolyne at that point went Absent Without Official Leave (AWOL) and made her way to save her father.  Several of her friends in Military Intelligence gave her all the latest info on the terrorists, the location and their activities.  Once in Afghanistan, Carolyne went rogue and went on a one-woman mission across dangerous territory to the location where they were holding her father.  She was informed (by her friend in Intel, completely against orders) that two of her brothers from the Search & Extraction Team were on their way to save their father.  Carolyne, running her own real-life decathlon to get to the site, was only minutes away from where her brothers' unit swooped in to to fight and extract their father..until the helicopter was shot down before they could save him.  All aboard were killed, her two brothers included. Carolyne swore she'd make the terrorists pay.

That night, after scoping out her targets and terrain, she started her attack.  One by one, she used her sniper skills to take out the terrorists guarding her father.  She then snuck into the terrorist camp and broke her father out of captivity. On the way out her wounded father fell, alerting the thirty other terrorists in the camp.  With one machine gun and seven clips of ammunition, all on semi-auto, she killed all thirty terrorists with head shots.  She took two shots, but her father bandaged them up. Together, they escaped silently across the desert.


Hours later, Carlolyne and her father arrived alive at a NATO base camp.  From the time of his rescue and throughout their trek to the NATO base camp, Carolyne's father didn't say a single word to her.  When they were both a mile from arriving at the NATO camp, Carloyne's father stopped her, shook her hand, hugged her, and from there walked silently the rest ofthe way to the NATO camp.


Carolyne's father retired from service a month later. Five days after his retirement, he died of a massive heart attack.

Carolyne, although honored with medals and accolades for her actions, was also drummed out of the armed forces for going AWOL and disobeying orders.  The day she walked off her post, she was greeted by the British superhero known as "Britannia", who asked her to join a new super-powered group for the Commonwealth of Nations simply named "The Commonwealth". Carolyne was happy to join.


Today, Carolyne, now code-named as "Lady Snipe", is the Commmonwealth's tactical leader, physical combat trainer and the marksmanship training to all the team members as well.  Being with the group, she's never been happier. She's found a home where she belonged, and after going toe-to-toe with some of the most powerful villains and organizations, she can now say she has seen combat that truly very few in the military could ever experience. Carolyne is a smart and focused woman, however, she is known to 'shoot from the hip' first and ask questions later.  As a sniper her amazing skills are unparalleled; she is most noted for her skills not in kills, but in precision targeting, taking out equipment, weapons and 'wounding' targets vice doing 'kill shots'. She is revered by her peers and fellow ex-military troops and students, and has become an icon for Australian women. She still goes to the annual international marksmanship competitions, and thusfar, has won 1st place for the last few the women's category (to this day, they won't combine the men and women categories).

On an additional note, as a result of Carolyne's actions towards rescuing of her father and her proven ability in combat, the Australian military has authorized all women in the Australian armed forces the opportunity to now volunteer for combat. 



Power Origin: Natural (no powers)


  • Custom Sniper Rifle ("Flankers")

    • Remarkable composite, lightweight material

    • Normal range: 500 yards

    • Can fire specialized ammunition to include:

      • Standard ammunition (Good piercing damage)

      • Explosive tipped (Excellent explosive)

      • Armor Piercing (=/< Incredible material)

      • Spent uranium (+20% standard damage,+10% range)

      • Rocket (+35% range)

      • Rubber (excellent stun; blunt physical/blunt damage)

    • Magazines/cartridges vary pending ammunition/mission needs​

  • Pouches

    • Carries a wide variety of mission-needs to include:

      • Survival equipment​

      • Camouflage material

      • Ammunition clips/ammunition

      • Sensors/countermeasures

      • spare goggles & earwig

      • Food/water

  • Goggles

    • Excellent flash protection​

    • Night vision, infrared, UV  


  • Marksmanship (Master)

  • Military (Professional)

  • Military weapons and vehicles (Professional)

  • Leadership (Proficient)

  • Street fighting (proficient)

  • Tactical Operations (Professional)

  • Martial Arts: Melee Fighting (Professional)

  • Martial Arts: Thrown Weapons (Professional)

  • Martial Arts: Dodge/Evade (Proficient)

  • Martial Arts: + Initiative (professional)

  • Martial Arts: Slam/Stun (proficient)

  • Martial Arts: Holds/Breaks (proficient)

  • Stealth (Expert)

  • Decathlon (Expert)

  • Long Distance Running/500 km Run (professional)

  • Women's Track & Field (professional)

  • Olympics (Proficient)

  • Night Maneuvers (can move in dark without penalty) (Professional)


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