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100 Sentences About Victoria Paracelsus
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I've done things I wasn't proud of, but that I didn't see any way around at the time. And I've done a few things that were, in retrospect, just plain mind-blowingly stupid ill-advised. (I am never going to try hacking my own brain again, no matter how good an idea it seems at the time. My central nervous system is far better off in its default caffeine-dependent, sleep-dependent, telepathy-vulnerable, mildly cyclothymic state.)

However, I think that for an individual in my occupation, I'm not doing too badly. I have never attempted genocide, sacrificed my own followers for greater power, enlisted the aid of high-level supernatural forces to avenge petty slights, hurt innocent third parties simply to make my personal rivals' lives difficult, provoked a nuclear war, leveled New York City, or stuffed anyone's love interest into a refrigerator. And I have much better fashion sense than some people I could mention.
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What can Vick do?
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Lots of things! At this journal's default "now" (when she's thirty-five), she can:


* Sense the vital signs of living creatures
* Perform scalpel-free surgery - everything from facelifts to SRS to bonesetting
* Influence natural biological functions (growth, immune system, body temperature regulation, blood clotting, hormones, etc.)
* Manipulate plant growth and control living plants
* Make cosmetic changes to physical appearance
* Manipulate hair (there's a reason she doesn't have more of a problem with split ends and knots)
* Psychically control body fluids - her own or others'
* Muscle control (from people puppetry to curing hiccups)
* Bone control/manipulation
* Tzimesce-ish fleshcrafting
* Control breathing and heart rate (self or others)
* Accelerate natural healing process, stop bleeding, prevent/remove scarring
* Immobilize someone by controlling muscles and nerves
* Influence growth of microorganisms (fighting infections, making yogurt)
* Manipulating nerves and neurochemistry - crude mood alteration, putting people to sleep, hallucinatory sensations.
* Decorative fruit carving without a knife, peeling vegetables
* "meat origami"
* Wood manipulation - the greener and less processed the wood, the easier
* Sticking people to wooden walls
* Manipulation of ivory, coral, etc.
* Muscle/tissue manipulation of dead organisms (zombie puppets). The more surviving cells, the better.
* Telekinetic control of living/once-living matter, which led to:
* Levitation/flight: this is quite new. She was flinging around a bunch of coral sand, and thought "If I can do that to this stuff, I should be able to do it to myself!"
* Enhance or weaken superpowers (mutant or otherwise) with a physiological component (like Tomo's healing factor).
* Control and repair the organic technology she builds.
* Limited ability to reproduce mutant or other superpowers with a physiological basis.

She tried manipulating her brain chemistry to allow her to go without sleep for days on end, but it didn't end well.

"Biokinesis" is actually two different mechanisms - manipulation of biological processes and telekinetic control of organic matter - that she's integrated and uses as one, very versatile power, although her bio-manipulation is stronger than her TK (which is why she finds it easier to move around living than dead things - it draws on the stronger aspects of her abilities.)

Projects she's done a substantial amount of work on (not necessarily completed alone) include: a biotech computer that can run Tetris (and various security systems), a living luxury submarine made out of, among other things, bioengineered manipulated coral (lift this, Magneto!), a drug to trigger latent mutations, bioengineered laser sharks, bioengineered small pterosaurs, a working (although not equally effective for all strains of the virus) AIDS vaccine (which she used to bribe her way out of some potential awkwardness with the authorities), mass-produced spider silk, et cetera. Her overall career has an approximately three to one ratio of cool to useful.

She and Galatea can enhance each other's powers if they team up. This has the potential to be really cool and very awkward, given what their combined personal neuroses could get up to with access to amped-up versions of both women's power sets.

Who would win in a fight - Vick or Magneto?
This would depend on several factors: both parties' condition and place in their timeline, the terrain and available materials, who won initiative, whether Magneto's resistance to psychic attacks extends to biokinesis, and so on. But probably Magneto, just because he's used to operating with much greater volume and range.
However, she'd have a decent chance of taking him out if she could get the drop on him and he couldn't resist or block it. Single living opponents are one of her strong points.

Victoria or Wolverine?
Assuming that Wolvie didn't just run her through when she was still processing "this strange small hairy man wants to kill me," Victoria. Her range is much greater, and she could turn down his healing factor for long enough to mess him up pretty thoroughly.

Victoria or Squirrel Girl?
Vick knows her limits. :P
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* Antivillain: when she's a bad guy. Mostly a Type 3.
* Badass Labcoat
* Boxing Lessons for Superman: studying biology and medicine gave her more insight into her powers.
* Broken Bird
* Combat Medic
* Dark and Troubled Past
* Drink Order: tea, retro cocktails.
* Evil Genius
* Green Lantern Ring: biokinesis is crazy versatile.
* Heel Face Revolving Door: currently a Face.
* Morally Ambiguous Doctorate
* Noble Demon
* Pale Skinned Brunette
* Rapunzel Hair: biokinesis is great for combating split ends.
* Romantic Two-Girl Friendly Enmity: with Galatea, although they've dropped the enemy part currently.
* Tall, Dark and Bishoujo: with Tea as her moe complement.
* Visionary Villain
* Well-Intentioned Extremist
* Wicked Cultured: one of the reasons she's a sympathetic villain and not an antihero. She lacks the requisite grittiness.
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Name: Victoria Promethea Paracelsus. Metamorphosis is her nom de guerre, Doctor Metamorphosis if she's feeling very Silver Age.
Her birth name is Isaiah Nicholson, but nobody calls her that but her Aunt Judith.
Powers: biokinesis/biological manipulation. Which covers a lot involving living or once-living matter.
Sign: Scorpio.
Alignment: difficult to determine, since her villain persona has traits of Chaotic Neutral and mild Lawful Evil. The Heel Face Revolving Door complicates things. When working towards something constructive, she's generally antiheroic Chaotic Good.
Ethnicity: Irish, Welsh, Georgian (Nicholson is an Anglicization of Nikoladze), Cigani (Serbian Roma).
Religion: secular.
Appearance: 5'11", statuesque, long black hair (below the waist) with a greenish tinge in certain lights, intense green eyes, very fair skin with a tendency to freckle slightly in the summertime. Good looking in an intimidating sort of way. Wears mostly black and jewel tones.
Voice: difficult-to-trace American accent, more Pacific Northwestern than anything, although this can shift around a bit when she's in rant mode. She uses a fair amount of Gratuitous German when she's frustrated. Lower-mid-range alto voice - deeper than average, but on the side of sultry rather than manly.
Mannerisms: normally fairly dignified, although she's very expressive when she has strong feelings about her subject. Quite dramatic when she's getting her supervillain on.
Supernatural: reads as a powerful human.
Mental/emotional: intense and full of feelings. She thinks with lots of bold and italics and CAPITAL LETTERS, or the psychic equivalents thereof. She's very smart, although not always sensible or particularly emotionally stable. She's been through some hard times, and has a bundle of unresolved issues and hostility simmering below the surface, but her current mental state is mostly positive.
In-universe contact info: Fearless.Leader@gosa.gov.rt
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