z-Tempest Greer Posted September 28, 2014 Share Posted September 28, 2014 Personal Information:Identity: Tempest Alejandra GreerNicknames: Tempe, Pest, T&AHero Name: UndecidedOccupation: High Schooler/VigilanteLegal Status: United States CitizenMarital Status: UnmarriedKnown Relatives: Archibald Greer (father), Luciana Greer (mother), Nathaniel Greer (younger brother)Allegiance(s): family, the innocent, justicePhysical Traits:Weight: 122 lbsHeight: 5â€™6â€Apparent age: late teensGender: FemaleEthnic Background: Caucasian / LatinaEye Color: BrownHair Color: BrownHandedness: RightAppearance: Tempest is a stylish girl of mixed ancestry; like many children of two ethnicities, she has pleasantly blended features from both sides. Her hair is a dark brown, neither black like her mother nor sandy blonde like her father. Her eyes are like her motherâ€™s, dark and large. Tempest dresses elegantly, as her mother taught her, hiding a body that goes beyond toned into peak of human ability.Powers, Skills, and Personality: Known Powers: Tempest has no known powers. Instead, sheâ€™s been trained as an archer and gymnast, giving her the ability to do amazing feats of tumbling, balancing and shooting trick arrows. She can pull off various stunts using her arrows. Her bow was built for her by her father, and he crafts and designs many of her arrows.Abilities/Special Skills: Her skills are all aimed toward fighting. She can assess her enemies, knows how to check her environment to improve her aim, is a crack shot and knows where to put an arrow for maximum damage. Her ability to do acrobatics and athletics are incredible, and if her gymnastics coach knew how much Tempest was holding out on him, heâ€™d break her knees or fall to his weeping. Sheâ€™s wickedly good at hand to hand fighting, though her true skills are with her bow. Sheâ€™s learned tactics, history and investigation from her father. She can read people, and knows how to move their emotions and change their minds. She also knows how to make the shadows her friend.Personality: Tempestâ€™s personality is harshly segregated. At school, sheâ€™s lighthearted and bubbly, always kind and smiling. She doesnâ€™t pick on the non-popular though she doesnâ€™t directly stop it when it happens either. Itâ€™s a mask, hiding the warrior underneath. In the field, sheâ€™s focused and driven. Another word for her personality at that time is humorless; her father taught her his jaded cynicism and her mother has left her afraid of fighting crime. Her â€˜hard assâ€™ persona on the street is a reflection of both of these worldviews. That personality is also a cover for the sad, quiet girl who wants her brother to be happy and her father to let her be herself.Background: Tempest was born to a life of wealth and privilege. Her father is a descendant of one of the founding fathers of Los Angeles, and the Greers have always enjoyed the fruits of that connection. Orville Greer had made his fortune panning for gold; his descendants only increased his wealth.Archibald studied archeology in his youth and used his fortune to travel the world, studying whatever interested him. The era of tomb robbing was past, but there was plenty left to explore and he saw it all: dry, dusty tombs in Egypt, peat moss graves in Ireland, the Catacombs of Rome and a shrine to the goddess Tanit on Ibiza, as well as other places. He had adventures which honed his body to the peak of physical limits as he battled natives, jumped crevices and lived like he was Indiana Jones.It was in Ibiza that he met the beautiful Luciana with her warm, chocolate eyes, raven-hair and dusky skin. It was a rapid romance; he loved her looks and European elegance, as well as the way she would listen to his stories and how much they excited her. She loved his worldliness and how knowledgeable he was â€“ and of course, his being rich didnâ€™t hurt. They agreed to marry quickly and didnâ€™t have a long engagement.Sadly, both of them went into the marriage with expectations. Luciana expected that Arch would settle down and stop being so wild and dangerous; Arch expected that she would come out with him, being his sidekick and partner. Instead, they had a wonderful honeymoon, followed by a lifetime of fighting. Luciana came away from the honeymoon with child, giving her an easy out from adventuring. Arch hoped for a son, but got a daughter. He named her Tempest, perhaps as commentary on his marriage. Luciana chose her middle name.The couple waited two years and tried again. This time, when Tempest was three, a son was born, but it was a difficult birth. Luciana nearly died, and the baby was deprived of oxygen for too long at one point. Though Nathaniel appeared normal, it was soon clear that the child would never be completely whole.Arch was disgusted with his attempts at procreation, and Luciana refused to try again. She was afraid to try for another child and couldnâ€™t handle the heartbreak that Nathan had brought them. Of the family, only Tempest truly loved her younger brother without reservation. Something in him called to her, even as he grew older and his retardation and physical handicaps became clearer. His nickname for her is Pest, said lovingly.Without his deeply desired son, Arch went to Plan B. Tempest became his prodigal, his heir to not only his wealth but his mind and lifestyle. He pulled her out into the field several times, only on a trip to Sudan, they were accosted by bandits at a dig site. Arch was badly wounded and it was Tempest who fought them off with the help of their guides. She was eleven.When they returned home, they heard about the new superheroes. Arch remembered what Tempest had done and he devised a new plan for her. The girlâ€™s training shifted to vigilantism. In addition to the history sheâ€™d been learning from him, now she was also learning tactics and warfare. Luciana put her foot down at this point, but Arch wouldnâ€™t be dissuaded. They fought horribly about it before reaching a compromise of sorts â€“ Tempest would be trained, but wouldnâ€™t be actually fighting crime until she was sixteen. Additionally, she would attend public school, though Arch insisted that her focus be in sports rather than scholastics, since he could teach her far better than a public servant.Tempest adapted to school easily, aided by her motherâ€™s socialization and her money. It was something she worked out pretty quickly and left her uneasy; she was popular because she was pretty and had money, not because the other kids liked her. She joined all of the sports teams, determined that she liked gymnastics and cheerleading the best and dropped the rest.Meanwhile, Tempeâ€™s insane training regime with her father continued at home. He modified one of his compound bows for her, creating a set of trick arrows. He drilled her endlessly, worked her until she dropped and generally toughening her far beyond what a high school student needed. But he had grander plans than high school gymnastics for her.Just after her sixteenth birthday, Tempest hit the street for the first time. Her fatherâ€™s training proved effective, and soon the streets were buzzing with news about the new hero.At the same time, the schoolâ€™s quarterback, Logan Henderson, took an interest in her. Soon they were dating and Tempest was hopeful that sheâ€™d found someone who would see her. After all, Loganâ€™s family was rich; his father was part of the same Menâ€™s Club as her father. Someday, Logan would be a part of that club, hanging out to play poker and smoke together.Nemesis: One of the earliest villains that Tempest fought was the Headsman, a horrible serial killer who takes his victimsâ€™ heads. They have clashed a number of times, with neither one of them defeating the other. Sheâ€™s never been able to catch him, for heâ€™s as consummate a hunter as she is. They are well-matched, and Tempe has laid in her bed at night considering that heâ€™s a dark mirror of her â€“ a man who hunts the innocent, using his guns for evil.OOC, The Headsman is a gun-using Weapon Master who is a well-trained human. He channels his murderous rage into hunting the most dangerous prey. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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