Masters, Alicia Supporting Cast

Real Name: Alicia Masters (legally changed upon adoption from her birth name of Alicia Reiss).
Occupation: Sculptor.
Identity: Alicia does not use a dual identity.
Legal Status: Citizen of the United States with no criminal record.
Other Aliases: None.
Place of Birth: Unrevealed.
Marital Status: Single.
Known Relatives: Phillip Masters (alias Puppet Master, adopted father); Jacob Reiss (father, deceased); Marcia Reiss Masters (mother, deceased).
Group Affiliation: Ally of the Fantastic Four, former pawn of the Puppet Master.
Base of Operations: New York City.
First Post-Reboot Appearance: FANTASTIC FOUR #
History: Alicia was the daughter of biochemist Jacob Reiss, a friend and business partner of Phillip Masters, who would later become known as the criminal Puppet Master. Masters grew to resent Reiss's success, most notably his seemingly idyllic home life, and came to obsessively desire to possess Reiss's wife and daughter. One night, his bitterness overwhelmed him and he started to destroy Reiss's lab, only to be caught in the act by Reiss. The two men fought, which triggered an explosion in the lab. Unknown to Masters, Reiss's wife and daughter had accompanied him to the lab that night and were also caught in the blast. Although Masters, Marcia Reiss, and Alicia Reiss survived the explosion, Alicia was blinded by the toxic gases released by it. In guilt over his part in Jacob Reiss's death, Masters eventually married Marcia and legally adopted Alicia, resolving to try and cure Alicia's blindness. Marcia later died from cancer stemming from exposure to chemicals released in the explosion.

After Marcia's death, Phillip Masters moved to New York City; Alicia went with him. There, they opened an art studio in Greenwich Village while Alicia attended a school for the handicapped. Learning from her stepfather, Alicia soon proved to have a talent for sculpture, soon becoming an acclaimed artist in her own right. However, the elder Masters had become unstable and began to use the magical properties of a special clay he'd discovered for personal gain, a move which put him in conflict with the Fantastic Four. Unknown to him, Alicia had previously met Ben Grimm at one of her art showings and begun to develop feelings for the man under the rocky hide. When the elder Masters took on the identity of the Puppet Master, he forced Alicia to assist him. She rebelled, however, and came to the Thing's aid against her stepfather. Not long afterward, at Ben's urging the Fantastic Four began to investigate various means to restore Alicia's sight; this has led them into conflict with both the alchemist Diablo and the ancient Egyptian pharaoh Rama-Tut. Following their clash with Diablo, Alicia chose to remain blind rather than have her sight bound to Diablo's constant alchemical practices.
Age: 24.
Height: 5' 4".
Weight: 110 lbs.
Eyes: Hazel.
Hair: Strawberry blond.
Uniform: None.
Strength Level: Alicia possesses the normal human strength of a woman her age, height, and build who engages in regular exercise.
Known Superhuman Powers: None.
Other Abilities: Alicia is a skilled artist specializing in sculpture. Her other senses are more acute than a normal person's, though not to a superhuman degree.
Limitations: Alicia is blind.

58 points

ST: 10 [0] HP: 10 [0] Speed: 5.50 [0]
DX: 11 [20] Will: 13 [10] Move: 5 [0]
IQ: 11 [20] Per: 14 [20]  
HT: 11 [10] FP: 11 [0] SM: 0
Dmg: 1d-2/1d BL: 20 lbs.  
Dodge: 8 Parry: 8 DR: 0

Languages: English (Native) (Native Language) [0].

Cultural Familiarities: Western (Native) [0].

Advantages: Appearance (Beautiful) [12]; Fearlessness 3 [6]; Fit [5]; Gifted Artist 4 [20]; High Manual Dexterity 2 [10]; Reputation (Gifted Sculptor) 2 (Large Class of People) (10) [2].

Perks: Unusual Training (Blind Fighting, Non-Combat Movement Only) [1].

Disadvantages: Blindness [-50]; Pacifism (Self-Defense Only) [-15]; Sense of Duty (Friends and Family) [-5]; Wealth (Struggling) [-10].

Quirks: Devout Wiccan [-1]; Hollywood Homely [-1]; Humble [-1]; Responsive [-1].

Skills: Artist (Pottery) (H) IQ+3 [2] – 14*; Artist (Sculpting) (H) IQ+5 [8] – 16*; Artist (Woodworking) (H) IQ+3 [2] – 14*; Blind Connoisseur (Sculpture) IQ+1 [4] – 12; Detect Lies (H) Per-1 [2] – 13; First Aid/TL8 (Human) (E) IQ+0 [1] – 11; Swimming (E) HT+1 [2] – 12.

Starting Spending Money: $2,000 (20% of Starting Wealth).

* Includes +4 from Gifted Artist.

Role-Playing Notes:

Alicia is a kind-hearted woman who has found courage far beyond her life of a blind sculptress. She is devoted to Ben Grimm, and has several times chosen to remain blind rather than have her or any of her friends bound to someone's whims.