Savakis, Nyssa Supporting Cast

Real Name: Nyssa Savakis.
Occupation: Travel agent, reluctant adventurer.
Identity: Nyssa currently does not use a dual identity.
Legal Status: Citizen of Greece with no criminal record.
Other Aliases: Azura (a name given to her by Hera and Ares).
Place of Birth: Isle of Lemnos, Greece.
Marital Status: Single.
Known Relatives: Elissa Savakis (mother), Phelix Savakis (legal father, deceased), Zeus (biological father), Petros (half-brother on mother's side), Apollo, Ares, Dionysus, Hephaestus, Hercules, Hermes (half-brothers on father's side), Artemis, Athena, Eris, Hebe, Persephone (half-sisters on father's side), Aphrodite (sister-in-law), Hades, Poseidon (uncles), Hera (aunt, step-mother), Demeter, Hestia (aunts). For more details on her extended Olympian family tree, which includes all of the major gods and many of the ancient Greek heroes, consult Hesiod's Theogeny and other works.
Group Affiliation: Unofficially the gods of Olympus.
Base of Operations: Mobile, formerly Corinth, Greece.
First Post-Reboot Appearance: HERCULES: THE LEGEND CONTINUES #1.
History: As a young girl, Nyssa Savakis learned the stories of the ancient Greek gods and heroes. A tomboy while growing up, she would often play at being Atalanta, the only woman among the Argonauts. Like most modern westerners, she believed the ancient gods were merely mythological figures, or at best men of renown who in ancient times had come to be elevated to positions of worship by the ancients.

Unknown to her family, Nyssa's mother, Elissa, was descended from a number of women of the Isle of Lemnos in the Aegean Sea who had enticed the Argonauts to stay with them for a time (the accounts vary in the time spent there, from a month to two years). As such, she is descended from a number of the ancient gods. It was this mingling of divine blood, diluted as it was by several thousand years, in one person that caught the eye of Zeus, king of the gods. To this end, and seeing another age of heroes ascendant on Earth, he devised a plan to produce not just an offspring but an eventual heir. The end result was Nyssa, who in classical Greek fashion was born the same day as her half-brother Petros.

For the most part, Nyssa's life was rather uneventful. As an adult, she worked in a travel agency in Corinth which handled Aegean cruises. Recently, however, the man she believed was her father was killed in one of the terrorist attacks that seem to plague the Mediterranean on a regular basis. Unknown to her, the goddess Hera had learned of Zeus's infidelity and was determined to destroy everyone close to the Elissa, one at a time; it was Hera who had arranged for the attack through her son Ares and his son Deimos.

This attack occurred while Nyssa was on a business trip to Los Angeles, California. The day she heard the news, she was attacked by a biker gang known as the Warhawks, which were founded and led by Ares. Ares somehow sensed their familial connection – or was informed by Hera, who may have learned it from Zeus – but was unsuccessful in the attack when Nyssa's own lightning powers manifested, and by the intervention of Hercules, who had witnessed both the attack and her calling down lightning on Ares.

Nyssa was briefly mentally and emotionally overcome, but with Herc's aid started fighting back against Ares and Hera. Herc later flew back with her to Greece, where she discovered that her mother knew that Nyssa's father was Zeus, though hints were dropped that Elissa did not know which child was of divine origin. Herc has since taken Nyssa to both Mount Olympus and the realm of Hades in order to meet the rest of the family. While still adjusting to her new situation, she has formed a friendship of sorts with her half-sister Hebe, who is not only the daughter of Nyssa's nemesis, Hera, but is also Herc's wife, whom she often turns to for advice with how to deal with her divinely dysfunctional family.

According to Zeus, Nyssa is destined to one day peaceably supplant him as the leader of the Olympian gods. Hera fears this, and has redoubled her efforts to destroy Nyssa.
Height: 5' 6".
Weight: 115 lbs.
Eyes: Brown.
Hair: Black.
Uniform: None.
Strength Level: Nyssa possesses the normal human strength of a woman her age, height, and build who engages in moderate exercise.
Known Superhuman Powers: Nyssa has inherited a number of powers from her father, Zeus. First and foremost, she is able to call down lightning from the sky. She also possesses a number of other lightning-based powers, the full extent of which she is still learning.

Her divine parentage gives her many of the attributes of an ancient demigod, primarily superhuman durability and stamina. She is immune to all terrestrial poisons and diseases, and has proven invulnerable to most common handguns.
Weapons and Paraphernalia: Nyssa owns a number of Zeus's thunderbolts, forged by Hephaestus and given to her by Zeus himself.


555 points

Attributes: ST 10 [0]; DX 11 [20]; IQ 11 [20]; HT 13 [30].

Secondary Characteristics: Dmg 1d-2/1d; BL 20 lbs.; HP 15 [10]; Will 12 [5]; Per 12 [5]; FP 20 [21]; Basic Speed 6.00 [0]; Basic Move 6 [0]; Dodge 9.

Languages: English (Accented) [4]; Greek (Native) (Native Language) [0].

Cultural Familiarities: Eastern European [1]; Middle Eastern [1]; Western (Native) [0].

Advantages: Appearance (Attractive) [4]; Burning Attack (Call Lightning) 6d (Costs 6 FP (Variable), -15%; Damage Modifier: Surge, Arcing, +100%; Increased Range: Line-of-Sight, +70%; Overhead, +30%; Takes Recharge (1 hour), -30%; Variable, +5%; Cosmic, +50%) [93]; Burning Attack (Lightning Bolt) 6d (Costs 6 FP (Variable), -15%; Damage Modifier: Surge, Arcing +100%; Increased 1/2D Range (×5), +10%; Reduced Range (×1/2), -10%; Variable, +5%; Alternative Attack, ×1/5; Cosmic, +50%) [16]; Damage Resistance 20 (Tough Skin, -40%; Cosmic, +50%) [110]; Destiny (Supplant Zeus) [10]; Electricity Talent 3 [15]; Fit [5]; High Pain Threshold [10]; Imbue 3 (Limited Skill Access: One Skill, -80%; Cosmic, +50%; Alternative Ability, ×1/5) [6]; Immunity to Disease [10]; Immunity to Poisons/Toxins [15]; Injury Tolerance (Damage Reduction (/3) (Cosmic, +50%)) [112]; Regeneration (Fast: 1 FP/min) (Fatigue Only, +0%) [50]; Wealth (Comfortable) [10].

Perks: Generator [1].

Disadvantages: Code of Honor (Professional) [-5]; Enemy (Hera; More Powerful; Hunter) (12) [-40]; Pacifism (Cannot Kill) [-15]; Selfless (12) [-5]; Sense of Duty (Friends and Family) [-5].

Quirks: Devout Greek Orthodox Christian [-1]; Natural Skeptic [-1].

Skills: Area Knowledge (Aegean Sea) (E) IQ+1 [2] – 12; Boating/TL8 (Large Powerboat) (A) DX+0 [2] – 11; Boating/TL8 (Motorboat) (A) DX-1 [1] – 10; Boating/TL8 (Sailboat) (A) DX+0 [2] – 11; Brawling (E) DX+1 [2] – 12; Computer Operation/TL8 (E) IQ+0 [1] – 11; Electric Weapon (Unarmed) (VH) DX-1 [4] – 10; Innate Attack (Beam) (E) DX+1 [2] – 12; Literature (Greek Mythology) (A) IQ+1 [4] – 12; Professional Skill (Travel Agent) (A) IQ+1 [4] – 12; Running (A) HT-1 [1] – 12; Scuba/TL8 (A) IQ+1 [4] – 12; Survival (Island/Beach) (A) Per-1 [1] – 11; Swimming (E) HT+0 [1] – 13; Thrown Weapon (Spear) (E) DX+1 [2] – 12; Typing (E) DX+1 [2] – 12; Weather Sense (A) IQ+1 [4] – 12; Wrestling (A) DX+1 [4] – 12.

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

Role-Playing Notes:

A strong, independent woman, Nyssa is also deeply religious, being a devout Greek Orthodox Christian. She is currently wary of the veracity of her extended family's claims of godhood, though she cannot deny the power they hold over their extradimensional realms. Nyssa is currently skeptical of the claim that she is destined to supplant Zeus as leader of the Olympian gods.