Parker, May Supporting Cast

Real Name: May Reilly Parker.
Occupation: Office manager.
Identity: Aunt May does not use a dual identity.
Legal Status: Citizen of the United States with no criminal record.
Other Aliases: "Aunt May".
Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York.
Marital Status: Widowed.
Known Relatives: Ben (husband, deceased); Peter (nephew).
Group Affiliation: None.
Base of Operations: Queens, New York.
First Post-Reboot Appearance: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1.
History: Much of May Parker's early life has yet to be revealed. It is known that she married Ben Parker at an early age, but that she proved incapable of having children. After Ben's younger brother and his wife were killed in a terrorist bombing, Ben and May took in the couple's young son, Peter, and raised him as if he had been their own child.

Ben Parker was recently killed by a carjacker, and Peter has entered college at Empire State University in Manhattan. In attempting to fill the loneliness, May has re-entered the workforce. Still an active woman in her early 40s, she has accepted a position as office manager for one of Osborn Industries' offices in Queens. She respects and is even somewhat attracted to Norman Osborn, although she chides herself over her feelings.

An intelligent woman, she suspects that Peter is Spider-Man, but is willing to let him tell her when he is ready. Her suspicions were first raised when she suffered a gunshot wound as an innocent bystander in a drive-by shooting not long after Ben died. She received a blood transfusion from Peter while in the hospital, and her health improved almost immediately, as did her eyesight. (Formerly extremely nearsighted, May Parker now enjoys perfect 20/20 vision. It should be noted that Peter's eyesight corrected itself at the same time he gained his powers.) It is unknown whether any of Peter's spider-powers were transferred in the transfusion.

She has asked all of Peter's friends to call her "Aunt May" rather than "Mrs. Parker".
Age: 42.
Height: 5' 5".
Weight: 110 lbs.
Eyes: Blue.
Hair: Blond.
Uniform: None.
Strength Level: May Parker appears to have the normal human strength of a woman her age, height, and build who engages in moderate exercise.
Known Superhuman Powers: None.
Other Abilities: Aunt May has been said (by her nephew, Peter) to wield a mean rolling pin; however, this may just be hyperbole. She has proven to be a capable office manager.

75 points

ST: 10 [0] HP: 10 [0] Speed: 5.00 [0]
DX: 10 [0] Will: 11 [0] Move: 5 [0]
IQ: 11 [20] Per: 12 [5]  
HT: 10 [0] FP: 10 [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 (Attractive) [4]; Charisma 1 [5]; Goodwife 1 [5]; Longevity [2]; Merchant Rank 3 [15]; Rapid Healing [5]; Resistant to Disease (+8) [5]; Resistant to Poisons (+3) [5].

Perks: Job Hunter [1]; Pet (House Cat) [1].

Disadvantages: Honesty (9) [-15]; Pacifism (Reluctant Killer) [-5]; Sense of Duty (Peter Parker) [-2].

Quirks: Attentive [-1]; Careful [-1]; Congenial [-1]; Devout Protestant (Methodist) [-1]; Humble [-1].

Features: Sterile.

Skills: Accounting (H) IQ+1 [8] – 12; Administration (A) IQ+1 [4] – 12; Computer Operation/TL8 (E) IQ+1 [2] – 12; Cooking (A) IQ+0 [1] – 11*; Current Affairs/TL8 (Headline News) (E) IQ+0 [1] – 11; Housekeeping (E) IQ+1 [1] – 12*; Musical Instrument (Guitar) (H) IQ-1 [2] – 10; Professional Skill (Office Manager) (A) IQ+1 [4] – 12; Sewing/TL8 (E) IQ+1 [2] – 12*; Typing (E) DX+2 [4] – 12.

Starting Spending Money: $4,000 (20% of Starting Wealth).

* Includes +1 from Goodwife.

Role-Playing Notes:

May is an intelligent, charming, and above all independent woman in her early 40s who is striking out on her own again after suffering "empty nest syndrome", losing her husband and seeing the man she raised as a son heading out on his own. She's always willing to give life advice to her nephew and his increasingly large – and certainly unique – circle of friends. She's well aware that some of his friends are superhuman, mutant and otherwise.

Designer's Notes:

1. I have avoided making May Parker an old woman in the Reboot mainly because I didn't think Peter should have an aunt old enough to be his grandmother, as has been depicted in the comics (as well as on television and film).

2. It has been suggested that Aunt May's own longevity in the comics is due to a blood transfusion she received from Peter early on. I've adapted this to hint that May Parker may have gained powers of her own, although it remains to be seen whether she'll display any.

3. The "terrorist bombing" in which Peter's parents died is alluded to be one of the attacks on the World Trade Center.