Hadley "Volt" Ramirez (NPC)
Izzy "Canadian Lass" Traynor
NFN "99 Per Cent" NLN
Vieno "Huitzil" Lipponen
A young woman wakes in what appears from the inside to be an exceptionally crappy coffin. Baffled since the last thing they remember is being at the Occupy rally, she explores her environment. The lid lifts a bit, letting her see daylight and hear the voice of Jerry Wahl, low life to many but "Uncle Jerry" to her. This is a hopeful sign since Jerry's a friend of her parents but since Jerry is a professional crook, it's entirely possible he was hired to kidnap her.
This last would be an exceptionally bad idea since her parents used to be known as Dark Silver and Chicle. They may be retired but they still have all their superpowers and the skills they picked up as career super-villains in Canada. Still, best to be careful.
On examination she is in a hidden compartment in a van, the sort of compartment one might use to smuggle stuff. The shipping crate she is in has a label that completely fails to mention there is a woman hidden inside. It seems that someone was planning on smuggling her to Canada.
While straining to overhear the conversation going on outside the van, she discovers that she now has the ability to see and hear remote locations. Sweet! She'd always wanted powers. Using the vast body of knowledge that earned her a spot as io9's anonymous supers blogger, she begins to run through the standard checklist to see what powers she has, or as much of it as she can do in a crate.
Her remote viewing has enough range to see what is going in a room far above her in the office tower whose alley the van is parked in. She can see a young woman, what appears to be a teenager of indeterminate sex and a man-shaped form of crackling electricity. But they are not alone.( Read more... )