Bainsidhe Hero

Real Name: Theresa Rourke.
Occupation: Interpol liaison to SHIELD.
Identity: Publicly known.
Legal Status: Citizen of Ireland with no criminal record, in the United States on a special visa.
Other Aliases: Banshee (the Anglicized spelling of her code-name).
Place of Birth: Dublin, Ireland.
Marital Status: Single.
Known Relatives: Tom Cassidy (cousin).
Group Affiliation: Interpol, on loan to SHIELD.
Base of Operations: Arlington, Virginia; formerly Dublin, Ireland.
First Post-Reboot Appearance: UNCANNY X-MEN #
History: Theresa Rourke is a young mutant who had spent two years training her powers at the Xavier Institute for Gifted Youngsters before returning to her native Ireland to finish her schooling. After graduating high school, she entered the police academy, only to be essentially drafted into the Dublin, Ireland, Interpol office as soon as she completed her training due to her sharp mind and her powers. One of her superiors, however, regarded her youth and status as a mutant as inappropriate for the office, and arranged for her to be transferred to the United States as Interpol's liaison to SHIELD.

Bainsidhe was first seen assisting the X-Men in defending SHIELD director Gyrich's life from the Mutant Liberation Front, but was soon tasked with investigating and arresting them for various crimes. In the course of her investigation, she discovered the crimes were committed by anti-mutant extremists who had framed her former classmates. Since then, she has been conducting her own covert investigation into SHIELD's higher-ups, particularly Gyrich and Oliver Trask, designer of SHIELD's robotic Sentinel enforcers, despite Interpol regulations prohibiting investigations of racially-charged crimes. (Interpol does not prohibit investigations of corruption, however, which is how she's justifying it in her mind.)
Age: 20.
Height: 5' 6".
Weight: 112 lbs.
Eyes: Green.
Hair: Red.
Uniform: Green and yellow bodysuit with a green and yellow striped cape between the suit's arms, yellow gloves, yellow boots.
Strength Level: Bainsidhe possesses the normal human strength of a woman her age, height, and build who engages in regular exercise.
Known Superhuman Powers: Bainsidhe is a mutant whose powers are linked to her vocal cords. Her larynx is stronger than a normal human's, enabling her to "scream" for up to an hour before her throat becomes sore. She is capable of producing sounds in both the subsonic and ultrasonic frequencies; a side-effect of this is she is able to hear in those frequencies as well.

While screaming, she is capable of producing a number of effects, some of which are clearly psionic as well as vocal in nature. She is able to use her screams to fly, using the vibrations of her sonic waves to provide lift. By focusing her scream in front of her, she is able to produce a blunt force, able to knock a person through a wall, or cause items to vibrate to where they heat up. She is also able to stun or cause intense pain to anyone within a hundred feet of her with her screams; she is skilled enough with her powers that she can selectively stun people in that radius, or protect a handful of people from being stunned. Only those who are able to hear her can be stunned.

By modulating her voice as she speaks, Bainsidhe is capable of putting someone into a highly suggestible state resembling a hypnotic trance. With her training, she is able to produce more subtle effects, such as causing people to trust her or inducing them to tell the truth.
Other Abilities: Bainsidhe is a trained police officer and a skilled marksman with a pistol. She is said to be one of the fastest draws in Interpol.
Weapons: Theresa Rourke does not normally carry weaponry; however, as a member of Interpol and liaison to SHIELD, she has access to a number of high-tech weapons when necessary. When operating as a plainclothes agent, she often carries a .40S&W semi-automatic.

679 points

ST: 11 [10] HP: 11 [0] Speed: 6.75 [0]
DX: 13 [60] Will: 12 [0] Ground Move: 6 [0]
IQ: 12 [40] Per: 12 [0] Air Move: 13/52 [0]
HT: 14 [40] FP: 14 [0] SM: 0
Dmg: 1d-1/1d+1 BL: 24 lbs.  
Dodge: 10 Parry: 11 DR: 12/4* (uniform)

Languages: English (Native) (Native Language) [0]; Gaelic (Native) [6].

Cultural Familiarities: Western (Native) [0].

Advantages: Affliction (Sonic Scream) 5 (HT-4) (Area Effect: 32 yds, +250%; Dissipation, -50%; Emanation, -20%; Irritant: Terrible Pain, +60%; Selective Area, +20%; Selectivity, +10%; Sense-Based (Hearing), +150%; Temporary Disadvantage: Cannot Speak, -15%; Elemental: Sound/Vibration, -10%; Mutant, -10%) [243]; Appearance (Attractive) [4]; Burning Attack 6d (Armor Modifier (3), +100%; Damage Modifier: Non-Incendiary, -10%; Increased 1/2D Range (×5), +10%; Reduced Range (×1/2), -10%; Resistible (HT-4), -10%; Temporary Disadvantage: Cannot Speak, -15%; Variable, +5%; Elemental: Sound/Vibration, -10%; Mutant, -10%; Alternative Attack, ×1/5) [9]; Combat Reflexes [15]; Crushing Attack 6d (Damage Modifier: Double Knockback, +20%; Increased 1/2D Range (×5), +10%; Reduced Range (×1/2), -10%; Temporary Disadvantage: Cannot Speak, -15%; Variable, +5%; Elemental: Sound/Vibration, -10%; Mutant, -10%; Alternative Attack, ×1/5) [6]; Danger Sense [15]; Enhanced Move (Air) 2 (Elemental: Sound/Vibration, -10%; Mutant Psionic, -10%) [32]; Flight (Temporary Disadvantage: Cannot Speak, -15%; Elemental: Sound/Vibration, -10%; Mutant Psionic, -10%) [26]; High Pain Threshold [10]; Legal Enforcement Powers 2 [10]; Mind Control (Requires Hypnotism Roll, -0%; Sense-Based (Hearing), -20%; Suggestion, -40%; Elemental: Sound/Vibration, -10%; Mutant, -10%) [10]; Police Rank 2 [10]; Smooth Operator 1 [15]; Sound/Vibration Talent 2 [10]; Status 1 [0*]; Subsonic Speech [10]; Ultrasonic Speech [10]; Very Fit [15]; Voice [10]; Wealth (Comfortable) [10].

Perks: Alcohol Tolerance [1]; Classic Irish Features [1]; Courtesy Administrative Rank 5 [5]; Penetrating Voice [1].

Disadvantages: Code of Honor (Hero's) [-10]; Duty (Interpol) (9) [-5]; Guilt Complex [-5]; Impulsiveness (12) [-10]; Overconfidence (12) [-5]; Pacifism (Cannot Harm Innocents) [-10]; Stubbornness [-5].

Quirks: Congenial [-1]; Devout Catholic [-1]; Dual Identity [-1]; Proud [-1]; Thick Irish Accent [-1].

Skills: Aerobatics (H) DX+1 [8] – 14; Boating/TL8 (Sailboat) (A) DX-1 [1] – 12; Body Language (Human) (A) Per+1 [4] – 13; Breath Control (H) HT+0 [4] – 14; Computer Operation/TL8 (E) IQ+0 [1] – 12; Connoisseur (Music) (A) IQ+0 [2] – 12; Criminology/TL8 (A) IQ+1 [4] – 13; Current Affairs/TL8 (Headline News) (E) IQ+2 [4] – 14; Diplomacy (H) IQ+1 [1] – 13†‡; Electronics Operation/TL8 (Security) (A) IQ+1 [4] – 13; Electronics Operation/TL8 (Surveillance) (A) IQ+1 [4] – 13; Fast-Draw (Pistol) (E) DX+4 [8] - 17§; Fast-Talk (A) IQ+3 [4] – 16†‡; First Aid/TL8 (Human) (E) IQ+0 [1] – 12; Flight (A) HT+1 [4] – 15; Forced Entry (E) DX+1 [2] – 14; Guns/TL8 (Pistol) (E) DX+2 [4] – 15; Hypnotism (Human) IQ+3 [8] – 15#; Innate Attack (Breath) (E) DX+3 [8] – 16; Intimidation (A) Will+2 [4] – 14†; Judo (H) DX+1 [8] – 14; Karate (H) DX+1 [8] – 14; Law (International) (H) IQ+0 [4] – 12; Lip-Reading (A) Per+0 [2] – 12; Observation (A) Per+1 [4] – 13; Savoir-Faire (High Society) (E) IQ+1 [1] – 13†; Savoir-Faire (Police) IQ+2 [2] – 14†; Shadowing (A) IQ+0 [2] – 12; Stealth (A) DX+0 [2] – 13; Streetwise (A) IQ+1 [2] – 13†; Typing (E) DX+0 [1] – 13; Ventriloquism (H) IQ+2 [4] – 14#.

Starting Spending Money: $8,000 (20% of Starting Wealth).

* Includes +1 from Police Rank.

† Includes +1 from Smooth Operator.

‡ Includes +2 from Voice.

§ Includes +1 from Combat Reflexes

# Includes +2 from Sound/Vibration Talent.

Role-Playing Notes:

Bainsidhe is a steadfast and loyal ally to her friends, and has a tendency to take the lead rather than waiting for others do do so.

TL Weapon Damage Reach Parry Cost Weight ST Notes
Karate Punch 1d cr C 11 11
Karate Kick 1d+1 cr C, 1 n/a 11
TL Weapon Damage Acc Range RoF Shots ST Bulk Rcl Notes
Sonic Scream HT-4 aff (32 yds) 3 25/50 1 1
or 6d (3) burn 3 25/50 1 1 [1]
or 6d cr dbk 3 25/50 1 1


[1] Lacks an incendiary effect.