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WATERFIRE

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Alexa "Spider" Kilmeade (Atherton)

Secret

United States/Villain

No

25

Married

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Waterspider, Spider

Maritime Marauders

NA

NA

Don "Major Deej" Finger

14 Dec 2008

RELATIONS:

Valdi Kilmeade AKA Waterhammer (husband)

Anthony Atherton (Father, deceased)

Marion Atherton (Mother)

History

 

Alexa Atherton grew up in New York City as the daughter in the rich and powerful Atherton Family.  She was educated at the finest schools and expected to be prim and proper all while being raised and taught she was 'superior' to those around her. She was anything but that.

From age six, Alexa was always getting into trouble. Bullying other kids at the private schools, forcing others to 'steal' for her (sometimes just for a simple kiss), and eventually hanging out with the bad boys in gangs is where Alexa took her natural propensity during her relatively young life. Her parents were beside themselves and did everything (and paid whatever amount of hush money) they could to keep Alexa's dangerous lifestyle from getting out into the press.  Wrought with an economic downfall during Alexa's teenage years, the Atherton's also found themselves practically in financial ruin. Alexa didn't care and instead left home at 15 under her street name of "Spider" and hooked up with any New York gang member she could, learning everything about how to perform thefts, robberies, breaking and enterings and of course graduating to larceny and grand larceny. She began stealing cars and jewels, but that wasn't enough of a rush for her; she discovered she also liked to set fires.

After hooking up with an arsonist gang member in the gang known as the Malcontents, Alexa learned how to rob places and set them on fire to hide any evidence of her being there. She learned all about the dynamics of chemicals and magnesium that could easily be bought and used for arson. It wasn't long before Alexa became quite the arsonist.

 

In one such crime, her arsonist boyfriend, whom was now of little interest to her since she surpassed him in his arson and theft skills (and he wasn't pleasing her with sex at all), decided to get rid of Alexa to save face and set her up at a secret warehouse robbery wherein he set up timed fire bombs at every exit to prevent her from escaping.  In the midst of the robbery, the timed fire bombs went off and in mere seconds, the warehouse was engulfed in flames with no way out. Alexa hunkered between some crates to escape the heat from the flames.  A burning beam fell down on her spot, cracking open the crates around her and pinning her under the fallen burning beam, burning her skin and face.  In desperation, she clawed at the broken crates to get anything to possibly pry her loose only to find an experimental US Navy dive suit and a bunch of its equipment fall out of one of the broken crates. The crate labeled it as "Suit, Diver, Underwater Welding - EXPERIMENTAL".  Prying herself loose she got to the suit and put in on, hoping it might help protect her long enough so she could escape the cauldron of the warehouse fire. After putting on the suit, she ran and dove into the river water outside the warehouse...

...and woke up at the bottom of the Hudson River hours later.

 

Alexa was still wearing the experimental dive suit and had been passed out for that last three hours. Oxygen was getting low according to the display on her visor, and swam to an area where there weren't as may police lights flashing across the surface of the water above her.  She emerged under a dock about 400 yards away and saw the warehouse was burned to the ground.  Alexa climbed up the dock's ladder to see her 'arsonist boyfriend' on the same dock, looking across to the burnt down warehouse, talking on his cell phone bragging about how he 'killed that psycho bitch in the best fire trap he'd ever set' and that he hoped she 'burned in Hell'.  Alexa, furious over hearing that, ran up to her boyfriend, while still wearing the experimental dive suit, and knocked him down hard onto the dock.  He came up with a gun and shot her five times, all of which were deflected by the dive suit. She jumped over onto him knocking him back down onto the dock, sat on his chest and said, "You remember me, your little 'Spider', right? Well, let me introduce you to a pissed off new version of her...with fire!" Engaging an arm mounted welding torch, she used the welding flame to 'cook' her now ex-boyfriend (okay, mostly his head...and private parts) to death, leaving a gruesome burnt body for the authorities to find later.

 

Police reports later released about the fire stated they'd found Alexa's DNA at the scene and believed she'd died in the fire (as well as eventually finding the burnt body of her ex-boyfriend), wherein is was deduced both died as a result of a botched robbery-arson they performed.  According to officials, Alexa was dead. The Athertons couldn't pay their way out of this news and scandal, and as a result, the Atherton's businesses soon dried up, leaving them with the 'pittance' of $1.2 million a year from their family's old money inheritance to live off of from thereon.

 

Days later, Alexa, still reeling from the pain of her 3rd-degree skin burns (20% of her body and face), she came across a Russian gangster whom she'd had an eye on recently (love at first sight according to both of them) named Valdi Kilmeade. Valdi was a lieutenant in his gang and had over a dozen others working for him, including an under-the-table paid doctor (who had a drug problem).  Alexa went to Valdi to ask for help, wherein Valdi was overcome at what had happened to her. Alexa basically collapsed into his arms, to which he carried her all the way tot he doc's office to get her treated.

 

When Alexa awoke, Valdi was in the chair next to her, staying with her the whole time as she recovered; this was something even her parents never did when Alexa was young and got sick and was looking for comfort (and didn't get any). She quickly realized she was no longer pretty anymore either, with bandages covering her burns, she now considered herself a freak and believed Valdi would never accept her in her 'ugly' state. Instead, just the opposite happened; Valdi told Alexa he'd loved her since the first time he saw her and had been following her and getting info on her because he was so in love with all that she was, but respected her time with the 'ex' boyfriend until such time that Valdi would challenge said 'ex' boyfriend for Alexa's heart. Sadly, Valdi was doing a gang job the night Alexa got burnt in the warehouse fire and felt guilty for not being there for her then. Valdi also stated that the burns and whatever 'superficial' looks she was worried about would never keep the two of them apart, if she wanted to be with him.  And thus started one of the craziest romances in the criminal world.

 

Over the next few years, Valdi broke off with his gang and started doing his own crimes, selling his stolen merchandise to CANIS for a fair price. Alexa healed up and thanks to Valdi's 'connections', got Alexa plastic surgery to take care of nearly all the burn scarring, leaving only a faint yet visible burn scar across her cheek and forehead. Alexa used the plastic surgeon to also change her face a bit since Alexa was considered 'dead', she might as well be someone new.  To that degree, Valdi and Alexa got married and she became the new Alexa Kilmeade, complete with that new identity with drivers license, passport and a hefty bank account of her own.  Together, they both ran crimes and arson jobs, all the while Alexa had a couple of tech-heads modify her suit (and steal four other similar suit prototypes from the Navy yard (and the associated support equipment) as well).  After conning a chemistry scientist into building her a special device wherein she could use chemical reactions with and in water as a source of creating a 'flaming' aura and some heated/fiery abilities, she took on the name "Waterfire", which was also the name of an annual event that occurred in Providence, Rhode Island every year (that's where and when they got married). 

Not long after, Valdi was able to team with a group of river pirates on several heists and obtained another experimental dive suit from the Navy (as well as replacement suits that were made for Alexa's stolen experimental suit), to which he quickly took to. Together, they used their suits to come up underwater to ships, cut a hole either above the waterline in to get at the soon-to-be stolen goods, or cut a hole below the waterline, sink the ship, then readily loot it while submerged (and no one would see them or easily be able to get after them).  In one such raid, Valdi stole a disguised classified government crate that held an ancient and massive glowing metal hammer axe.  The item seemed enchanted and as such, when Valdi picked it up, it seemed to empower and strengthen Valdi and his suit.  With his new weapon, he became even more notorious and labeled by the media as "Waterhammer", along with Alexa, who made sure the media called her "Waterfire". Together, Waterfire and Waterhammer committed more brazen crimes and even fought superheroes.  They even helped save the boss of the river pirates, named "Rivermaster" from getting caught, and as such, they all joined forces and used their skills, knowledge and savvy to pull off even more profitable crimes; crimes that how reached further out than just New York City.

Eventually, Waterfire, Waterhammer and Rivermaster met up with another powerful pirate called "Captain Akula".  In short time, they all banded together and with others, formed a new powerful pirate gang called the "Maritime Marauders". 

Today, Waterfire, still deeply in love with Valdi AKA Waterhammer, enjoys the continued thrill of piracy and adventure. Her father died from heart failure, leaving her mother with what was left of the diminished family fortune, to which Alexa cannot claim due to her 'death'. Alexa is still working an 'angle' to somehow obtain what's left of the family fortune (which, truthfully, Alexa obtains more money through her acts of piracy than her parents had left in liquid assets). She's ambivalent of living a luxurious lifestyle, but, at times, enjoys staying in the 5-star hotels or taking over someone's summer mansion in Scarsdale during the winter.  She can be reckless, but not at the expense of the job. She hates superheroes and any other authority figures. She also loves her "Depeche Mode" music and loves to dance and do exciting (and sometimes exotic) things with Valdi. So long as the adventure continues, Alexa will be there.

Powers

 

Power Origin: Natural/Technology

She doesn't have any powers other than those associated to her equipment.

Equipment

 

WATERFIRE SUIT MARK III

  • Redesigned and Fitted experimental US Navy Welding Diver Suit

  • Protection

    • Provides excellent protection against water pressure, physical, energy, temperate and toxic/toxin attacks

    • Provides remarkable protection against radiation and electro-magnetic pulse (EMP) attacks

    • Provides good electronic countermeasures for any remote electronic/hacking attacks

  • Intra-Skeletal Physical Enhancements

    • Suit is lined with neuro-electrical stimulated dynamic energy generators that compress/expand the suit's composite material to not only provide protection (listed above) but also to generate small amplitudes of physical enhancements to include:

      • +1 Strength enhancement (max. remarkable)

      • +1 Endurance enhancement (max. remarkable)

  • Fire Generation

    • Uses a unique chemical mixture (or variation therein) of thermobaric chemical elements (Class D fire material) that, when in contact with water, will burn and create fire, even underwater

    • Chemical Thermobaric elements have to be loaded and/or replenished on suit for Fire Generation to work

    • Provides good chemical/thermobaric fire generation aura around suit for additional layer of protection (can burn even while underwater)

    • Can emit up to good fire blasts from gauntlets to a max range to 100 yards

    • When activated, a wrist 'welding torch' can emit amazing heat/energy to either cut or weld metals or other materials at a same area, close contact range (<6 inches) with enough fuel thermobaric fuel for 10 minutes of cutting/use (even underwater)

    • FEAT: Can disperse thermobaric elements into surrounding water around Waterfire's immediate area and create an underwater 'ball of fire' that can fill the entire area and affect adjacent areas that will burn at a remarkable temperate/energy rate (in the immediate area) until the elements are burned up (2 minutes max). Doing this, however, depletes her store of thermobaric chemicals and she will no longer be able to fuel any other fire generation until elements are replaced in suit.

  • Superheated Plasma Ball/Strike

    • Can take Thermobaric elements and heat them up with the welding torch, making a remarkably powerful thermobaric plasma ball that can be directed, tossed or aimed at a target up to 30 feet away max

    • Can only be done a max of 10 times before storage of elements is used up (have to factor in use of elements in other fire generation use as well)

  • Helmet

    • Provides personal head protection as listed above in 'Protection'

    • Encrypted Communications/Video Suite

    • Worldwide remarkably encrypted link to Marauders network, internet, cellular and commercial transportation frequencies

    • Visor

      • Provides normal, night, infra-red, electronic trace imaging and tactical overlay imagery

      • Provides amazing flash protection

  • Belt

    • Amazing material strength

    • Stores and distributes a 500-unit ready supply of chemical thermobaric elements that can be used for Fire Generation and Super-heated Plasma Ball/Strike purposes. 

  • Back Unit

    • Made of amazing composite material

    • Can get hot when in use (Feeble heat damage) especially when the rocket propulsion system is in use or within a minute's time after rocket shutdown (typical heat damage (dissipated over time) to anyone touching it without protection)

    • Oxygen Tank

      • Provides up to 5 hours of oxygen/nitrogen mix to user

    • Thermobaric Rocket Propulsion System

      • Uses 250 Chemical Thermobaric units to provide accelerated in air or underwater

      • Can go to a max speed of 80 knots in water or about 800 mph (>Mach 1) in atmosphere

      • Uses 1 unit for each .8 knots in water and 80 mph in air until elemental units are depleted or turned off

      • System required reloading elements for continued operations (Excellent resource rank)

    • Waterjet Thruster System

      • Provides a remarkably stealthy and quiet means of travelling through water up to 10 knots for 10 minutes on a single electrical battery charge

      • In an emergency, she can cross-connect power from the battery to the thermobaric rocket turbines, but there is a great risk; 70% chance the pack will explode (remarkable explosion) wherein, if it didn't explode, the Waterjet Thrusters would exceed 500% speed (and noise generation) for maybe 20 seconds before the thrusters would melt and be permanently destroyed.

    • Emergency Pack of Thermobaric Elements

      • Secretly stored in hidden compartment in pack

      • 50 elemental units that, if lit, could provide fire generation, a plasma ball or a thermobaric explosion of the units are contained/encapsulated in an object

      • Will burn for 2 minutes before elements are depleted. Cannot be put out with conventional fire extinguishing system (Class D material).

KNIFE (1)

  • Amazing material 8-inch long knife/blade

LOCKPICKING TOOL (1)

  • Remarkable non-ferrous material

  • Hidden under skin in left butt cheek

Talents

 
  • Piracy (Professional)

  • Arson (Professional)

  • Coercion/Manipulation (Professional)

  • Theft/Robbery/Larceny (Professional)

  • Thermodynamic Engineering/Science (Proficient)

  • Chemistry (Proficient)

  • Weapons (Proficient)

  • Art (Proficient)

  • High Society (Proficient)

  • Gangs (Proficient)

  • New York City Life (Proficient)

  • Knife Fighting (Proficient)

  • Acrobatics/Gymnastics (Proficient)

  • Martial Arts: Dodge/Evade (Proficient)

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