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Name: Alana Mark

Alias: *starts thinking about it but he might not*

Age: 35 (seems reasonable considering the story)

Gender: Um.....I dunno....this is hard...um.......Female?    Female (Yes, a female character for once, problem?)

Description: Alana is about the size of your average 35 year old female, save for height, in which she measures about 5'3" (finally a character I beat heightwise that isn't a pokemon), but for her age, her physical traits (i.e. speed and stuff) are quite impressive. Her eyes are a jade green and her hair a dark brown, which is always kept in a neat braid. To make up for this, she is a bit stronger than average and is more than capable of fighting someone if need be. Her legs are long and strong, so she's as fast runner. However, Alana is not the best when it comes to stamina, but it's still decent considering her age. The most remarkable thing about her is the Ankh necklace she wears that has a ruby in the loop part of the Ankh. The body of the Ankth and the chain are silver. Personality-wise, Alana comes off as a bit aggressive to those who are complete strangers, but she's actually more laid back than that, and sometimes is called scatterbrained and unfocused. When she does get stuck on a certain goal, she's relentless in pursuing it, leading her to be reckless at times. She's full of energy, but it is easily expended through her endeavors. Basically, Alana is a ball of fire that can fizzle out as fast as it appears. She's also eager to learn about her field, which is how she got her internship and got tangled in this whole timeline (see history).

Power: Alana doesn't really have a cut dry power that comes right from her body, but it is important. She has the ability to summon a hologram (more like an astral projection) from the ankh necklace she wears. The more rested she is, the stronger it is. It feeds off her physical energy to move and attack. Once enough energy is drained or if it takes enough blows, it shuts down and fades. However, in some cases it can continue, but for risk of injury will follow. Minor wounds to the projection will not harm Alana, but once it gets weaker, or the blows get stronger, she will start to feel them. Also, attacking her with a hard enough blow will sever the link and the hologram will fade.

The hologram avatar projection fighter thingy is a falcon headed fighter, which is at least a foot taller than her (exact height is unknown). It uses no weapons. (Basically, think Carter's avatar from the Kane Chronicles)

History: Let's skip to the important part. Alana, who is from the US, got an internship with an egyptologist over in the UK who's also part of the UN. Upon meeting him, he gave her a strange necklace. The first year of it went fine, when her superior one day said he had some business in the US to do and asked her to watch his house. While he was away, she decided to take a walk in some woods nearby, where she was attacked by a small group (about 4) of wolves (which had been reintroduced into the area for population control). Alana tried to kick one as it charged her, but she missed, however, it still fell. Another attempted to attack, but it suddenly was swept to the side. She looked beside her to see a glowing falcon headed warrior, almost like a hologram, which had taken the rest out. After the initial shock wore off, Alana made her way back to the house, uncharacteristically tired, where she called her boss, who had no idea what it did.

That was the last time he talked to her.

About a week later, she got the news that the US had been destroyed. Every human there was killed. Alana went through her stages of grief, but the 4th hit her hard. Despair, soul crushing despair. She was this way for quite a while, but eventually came to terms with it and moved on. As time went on, she became respected in her field continuing the work of her boss. Eventually, she got a call. It was from Fletcher. The head of the UN. He was offering her a trip to go see what was left and say her last goodbyes. He said there was a catch, that would be explain when she arrived at the location specified. Alana agreed as soon as he finished talking, since she hadn't been back since she was sent over, and hung up, hurrying to get ready.

Other: If she loses the necklace, she's pretty much useless in combat. Also she's from the U.S. (if you didn't read the history)

The Macintosh Ninja: SOH CAH TOA:
Hi guys.

Name: Milo Bell

Alias: LaPlace's Demon, or LaPlace for short. Though his colleagues sometimes refer to him as "Ridder", or "Thinker".

Age: 27

Gender: Male

Description: Milo is a very average looking individual. His only striking features are his above average height (6'2'') and his gray eyes, which are often hard to see behind his black-framed thick lensed glasses (he doesn't have very good vision). Milo's hair is black and close cut, he has a 5 o'clock shadow due to laziness. He wears a simple dress shirt with the sleeves rolled up to his elbows, nice jeans, and a jacket as weather permits. He has on a pricy, military-grade wrist watch that isn't flashy, but keeps time very well and can survive a good deal of damage.
Personality-wise, Milo is what you'd "expect" from a researcher working for a quantum computing company: anxious when it comes to situations he isn't familiar with and analytical in all aspects of life. He isn't a social butterfly, preferring to play video games or card games with friends (a very mature hobby he insists). He has a strange quirk where, when in deep thought, he'll raise his hands at about chest level and move his fingers around as if writing or calculating something on an imaginary whiteboard. He tries to keep a low profile, though he is known to grow irritated quickly and strike in ways highly unexpected. Milo has an unfortunate compulsion to display his intellect, especially when challenged (by, say, a riddle or a puzzle), and more so when someone calls his intelligence into question. Though he strives to be a decent person, he has used his skills to injure those he thinks (sometimes rightly so) have wronged him.

Power: This power is kinda hard to explain, so I'll try my best and provide some examples in the "Other" section.
Milo can see all statistical likelihoods from events and can "manipulate" them within reason. He can follow chains of probable outcomes to sway scenarios in his favor. This requires some studying beforehand for the best results, but he can pull off some impressive stunts going solely by what is expected to occur. He's limited physically and logically: he can't jump over a moving car nor can he account for something entirely unexpected. Using this power, he is essentially manipulating "luck", though he's taking a more deterministic approach.

History: Born in the US, Milo was visiting family in Mexico when the UEA annihilated his home country. Though he was too young at the time to understand the intricacies of politics and military tactics, he was old enough to realize that killing so many people was an atrocity of high caliber. This event lead to him seeking a future where he could help humanity as a whole. When he was old enough to enroll in higher education, he started in Political Science, then (quickly) changed to Economics, then (even more quickly) to Physics. His studies lead to him finding work for an energy company that was experimenting with the Xenon isotope found on the moon (a gas he'd call "moon farts"). On paper, it could be put to use to create batteries that could power machinery for a lifetime. In practice, it wasn't as easy. With the pressure to help figure out how to get this isotope to be of some non-country-obliterating use and the stress from his doctoral studies, Milo turned to medicinal studies on nootropics, intelligence enhancing drugs. His compulsion to prove his mental prowess caught the eye of several high authority officials and eventually led to Milo being recruited in a program to augment his comprehension through decidedly experimental (and, looking back, risible) methods. While in preliminary trials, the researcher was exposed to radiation from the Xenon (a small dose). The radiation accelerated the rate that the nutraceuticals functioned, exponentially rising his cognitive reasoning to a level that made him an asset to MI5's data analysis division.

Other: Some "examples" of Milo using his power:
After studying people at a café and noticing a bully from years past, Milo places a napkin on the floor near a table. A passerby stops to pick up said napkin, causing them to be in the path of the door as it opens. The door opener jumps back a bit, startled, and knocks down a salt shaker on another table. The person at the table bends over to pick up the salt shaker in time to avoid a passing server's arm. The server, now moving slightly faster than they would normally (having not needed to slow down to avoid the person), places a plate with the omelette the bully ordered in front of them, who had previously lowered their arms and moved a cup of coffee in anticipation of the server placing the food down. But as the person who picked up the salt sits upright and the server turns to return to their duties, the server has to readjust their center of gravity, causing them to stumble and knock into a large patio umbrella. The umbrella spins, dropping leaves on the bully with the omelette. In frustration, the bully shields their eyes, raising their arms and hitting their table from underneath. The table jiggles, spilling the cup of coffee. In panic, the customer stands up to avoid being doused in hot coffee and knocks the dish to the floor, ruining their breakfast.

Another example. Milo studied recordings of a professional boxer, then requested 3 minutes in the ring with him (as a friendly wager for charity). LaPlace's Demon left unscathed, but very exhausted after dodging and ducking under every attack.

Lastly, here's the inspiration for my power. From Fringe. Major points to anyone who realized my power's inspiration before this video.


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