|Tabitha Smith (Scenesys ID: 1284)|
|"Three... two... one..."|
|Full Name:||Tabitha Smith|
|Groups:||New Mutants, Xavier's School, X-Men, Mutant-OOC|
|Apparent Age:||23||Actual Age:||23|
|Date of Birth||4 July 2007||Actor:||Loren Gray|
|Height:||165 cm (5'5")||Weight:||55 kg (121 lb)|
|Hair Color:||Blonde||Eye Color:||Blue|
|Theme Song:||"Kickstart my Heart" by Mötley Crüe|
Not from a happy household, Tabitha Smith ran away from home when her mutant powers surfaced. Finding a home at Xavier's school, Tabitha is part of the team called the "New Mutants". Her power of creating plasma explosives and her short temper have earned her the nickname of "Boom-Boom". A terrible prankster with a sometimes-abrasive personality, people either love her or hate her. There's not much in between.
Current Player Approved: April 25, 2023
She's wearing a pair of pink denim jeans held up with a wide silvery leather belt with chrome studs here and there. Her top is slate with a green Velciraptor in a field of pink and yellow flowers on it, "Jurassic Park" above and "Clever Girl" below. She has a couple of silvery bracelets jangling loose on her right arm and a large silver ring on her right middle finger; a leather bracer on her left wrist, a thin thumb ring and a daisy flower ring on her little finger. Her shoes are made for running, with good ankle support. There's a silvery bracelet there too. Earrings that could double as windchimes dangle from her earlobes - pink plastic diamonds, ruby chip studs slightly higher up. She has silver rings at the top of the curve of her ears, too. She has a pair of huge purple sunglasses on top of her head that she flips down now and then.
Tabitha's parents weren't the nicest folks, most of it was a constant shouting fight. Once her powers appeared they decided that they liked her even less. The last straw was when she put a small plasma time bomb in her father's dinner - he was not thrilled and he beat her severely. Deciding to get out of this situation, she stole all the money she could find at home and took off on the train. After falling in with the wrong crowd for a while, she ended up in Westchester County, NY at Xavier's School for Gifted Children. There she joined the junior team as well as taking classes as her schoolmates do.
Post Xavier's Life:
Once they settled Tabby drifted aimless. She missed the hero life, she also missed the life of a thief. This led to her being targeted for recruitment by a privately owned intelligence and covert operations group. The paycheck was good for a while. The team she was assigned to was eclectic and dysfunctional to say the least.
But Tabitha was able to expand her skills with their help. A monster hunter taught her advanced melee combat armed and unarmed. An android taught her how to fly various aircraft. And an energy wielder taught her how to expand her own plasmakinesis beyond just spheroid time bombs. The last member just swore a lot and hit things really hard between binge drinking sessions.
The downside was their employer was using them as test subjects thrown against Unusual Weapons of Mass Destruction. One of the people assigned as their handler was a telepath that was psychicly bringing out some of the worst parts of the teams minds. The Android was hacked.
In Tabitha's case her ADHD was cranked up almost to the point of making her seem vapid. It helped make her a good honey pot on some missions. Her flirty tendencies going up with it. It did save Coachella from an outbreak of Social Media Models turned werewolves by keeping the pack in ove tent till they could be dealt with.
Other missions included stopping Kaiju and Giant Robots, a Mindless One incursion, destroying a farm for plant based mecha shock troops. Effectively wiping out a burgeoning new species in the process. Most of the civillians in these situations had already been wiped out by the time the team arrived, replaced by plant mecha. A lot of money was spent covering things up.
It was during a return to base briefing that when Tabby had to go pee that she stumbled on documentation of the plan to test all these weapons on her team. Management was not happy and the team had to fight their way out of their employment situation.
Once free they could not convince anyone what they did happened, the coverups were too effective and the team was considered to have been subjected to a shared mental break down. They weren't even given credit for the actions that did make it public. Best and worst Coachella ever.
Using the last of her money she bought an old van, strapped her bike to the roof racks. Lived off pettty crime and whatever she could con out of people to self medicate or not always sleep in her van.
Which is no way to live, expecially when dealing with PTSD in addition to ADD and unreversed mind altering. Luckily she knew a place that might be able to help her. A certain school in Westchester.
Durable As a Tank Girl:
Years of being blasted around by being too close to her own explosions, Boom-Boom had developed an immunity to the forces involved. As secondary power result, she's also able to survive many a blunt force impact, including what could be potentially lethal hit like being thrown out of a car at speeds that could total the vehicle.
She is also not explicitly superhuman despite the ability to take a hit. Although least enough to match peak human or easily manhandle a vampire as far as she's aware. Her usual combat idiom is still her plasma bombs and blasts. She can fake a Dragon Punch or Kamehamehadouken. She just won't be flipping cars any time soon
Tabitha is not completely invulnerable, she's still susceptible to sharper, focused attacts. You can beat a drum all day, but a knife or bullet can still go through it. A lack of superhuman strength foranchoring also means she still can get thrown about with enough force.
120lbs of blonde woman is still 120lbs.
Plasma can also be manipulated in concentrates streams similar in style to many pyro kinetics with as much the same control. Due to the bio-electrical nature of her powers, she can conduct and charge plasma through appropriate materials that could carry electrical current.
Because of years working the heat and power generated by her plasma blasts she has developed an immunity to heat and fire from external sources but not external electricity. She is also durable enough to survive being caught in her own explosions. Though without anchoring strength she can still be blown around like a leaf on the wind. The benefit of this is it allows for some enhanced mobility such as rocket jumps and leting her survive otherwise lethal falls in a kind of simulated flight.
After her schooling at Xaviers was finished, she was recruited to be part of a private intellegence and operations organisation. While she already had a small level and grasp of squd tactics with the New Mutants and X-Men it was honed further with this new team. It also led to her improving her abilities as a thief and conwoman to 'Freaky Deaky Spy Stuff' as she put it. Not that she always follows the plans, but sometimes good leaders know to factor the hot headed Boom-Boom in.
Hand To Hand:
Tabitha has learned to defend herself physically in such classes at Xavier's school. And further beyond working a a freelance intelligence operative. Preferring hand-to-hand and with a more improvisational and aggressive style that incorporates her powers for extra oomph. She is also capable of fighting well with most melee weapons.
She is not a martial-arts master by any stretch but she can mop the floor with most minions. Adding in her explosive mutant abilities only makes her more formidable allowing her to hit and be hit well above her strength level.
In order to make some money as a thief, Tabitha often had to deal with a fence in Brighton Beach that only spoke and haggled in Russian. This resulted her leaning and getting to at least a barely conversational fluency in the language. Literacy is poor as heck as well but that's when you have a cyrillic alphabet. a fluent speaker would notice her grasp is terrible.
While always having been a closet gamer as a kid, Tabitha has always kind of had a knack for computers, and electronics that served her well enough as a thief. From basic end user and gaming rigs to security systems for breaking and entering. She's also a very serviceable hacker though she prefers gaining access via social engineering than just cracking passwords and authentication.
Tabby spent a good chunk of her childhood shoplifting for thrills, so she has a goodly amount of skill with the mechanics of theft - lying, misdirection, stuffing things down one's pants without anyone noticing, looking innocent, and the most important skill of all... runnin' like hell!
Two wheels or four she can handle most vehicles at the speed limit or way over. Though you might really want to hang on extra tight. Her time working BlackOps also resulted in her becoming a competent pilot of most aircraft as well.
Booming Is Addictive:
When Tabitha's powers first manifested, it was when she first noticed someone she found attractive. Ever since, using her powers has run bioelectricity along those same nerves. It provides a rush and a thrill and the urge to push herself. Conversely it also makes things dangerous when those nerves are utilised in the conventional ways. And not blasting can be frustrating if that energy is not let out in some way. Her power wants to be used.
Tabitha has a really short fuse. She's likely to get bored and fed up with a situation and do something impulsive just to make things exciting or to get back at someone she is holding a grudge against. Also, noone is safe from explosive pranks. These sometimes include collateral damage!
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|Returning to the Whisperer||November 11th, 2023||Magneto, Tabitha and Lorna meet with the Whisperer to discuss the next steps of dealing with the Segment of Death and finalise plans.|
|Riding Lessons||November 11th, 2023||Jubilee is about to start learning to ride a motorcycle. Tabby will be coaching. What could go wrong?|
|Never Forget to Cover Your Food||November 7th, 2023||Illyana and Tabitha share a late meal and life lessons.|
|Cooldowns are Important.||November 5th, 2023||There are post workout plannings of a trip for winter break when it comes. Somewhere tropical is considered and borrowing the keys to the Blackbird is added to the plan.|
|Wading Wings or Tabby Things||October 17th, 2023||The first rule of Undergarment Shopping is that you talk about Underground Cage Fighting.|
|Long night.||October 8th, 2023||Angelica visited with Tabitha, telling her a little nightmare fuel story. Alek came through and made for good background noise, hopefully we will meet again.|
|Saving Private Kessler||October 4th, 2023||The X-Men rescue Tobias Kessler, a young mutant being attacked by the Friends of Humanity. They offer him a home at the Institute.|
|Up in Flames, not Down and Out.||September 30th, 2023||Tabitha comes inside after helping a kid with flame powers had a stress moment. She and Emma discuss the perils of being a teacher, a telepath, and a mutant teacher. At the expense of Tabitha's clothes. Unstable Molecules are expensive.|
|From Student to Teacher||September 28th, 2023||What was just submitting receipts turns into a wellness check for both Tabitha and Jean! Boom-Boom needs to go back to psychic defense classes though.|
|The King's Tomb part 2||September 23rd, 2023||Magneto and his team continue to explore the Tomb of the Desert King recovering the Segment of Death for the Sceptre of Eternity. On the way out they run into Israa's assistants.|
|A quick drink amongst friends.||September 12th, 2023||Angelica invited Tabitha for a drink and conversation. Tabitha has her new address and knows where Angelica will be now.|
|The King's Tomb||September 10th, 2023||Magneto leads a group to explore the Tomb of the Desert King|
|Meeting the Whisperer prt 2||August 26th, 2023||The meeting with the Whisperer conlcudes with information regarding the whereabouts of segments of the Sceptre of Eternity|
|Meeting the Whisperer||August 7th, 2023||Magneto and Sabertooth meet with the Whisperer - to be continued|
|Honk if you Love Cookies||July 30th, 2023||Tabby gets busted swiping cookies. Powers get discussed while Vanessa gets an idea of what Tabby goes through with hers via shapeshifting.|
|Mutant Power Wheels!||July 16th, 2023||The Barbie Kart Test was a success! There were witnesses and no injuries! This time!|
|Birthday Buddies||July 5th, 2023||Jubes brings some booze and good cheer to help Tabby after a tough birthday.|
|The Magnetic Storm||June 28th, 2023||After an explosive incident in Madripoor, Magneto, Magik, Boom Boom, and Psylocke investigate and discover a lead to Cairo|
|Cults are a C-Word||June 25th, 2023||Tabitha is almost abducted by one cult looking to screw over another. Thankfully she's saved by Raven and America.|
|Alien Inquisition||June 4th, 2023||A few of the Xmen question the alien possessed kids for answers.|
|Making dinner||June 2nd, 2023||What started out as cooking for fun turned into Angelica feeding a crowd.|
|Danger Danger!||May 22nd, 2023||A danger room session turns chaotic as some students turn against each other|
|Almost Summer||May 9th, 2023||Emma and one of her fellow teachers, Tabitha, cross paths by the pool.|
|A Wreck of a Rec Room||May 7th, 2023||Tabitha and Penance share Twinkies in the rec room|
|Car Hold Up a Minute.||May 6th, 2023||It's brief but Dani and Tabby catch up. This could lead to fun trouble!|
|School Reunion||May 5th, 2023||Tabitha and Jean catch up. Tabby gets a job and might just be the Auto Shop teacher for now. There is also an update about Penance for Jean to follow up on!|
|The Bummer about Biometrics||May 5th, 2023||Tabby gets caught trying to sneak down into the sub levels by Lorna. Domino comes and goes probably avoiding possible collateral damage. Lucky that. And Penance is investigating while trying to find more help that isn't the weird blonde.|
|This is how mooching starts!||May 3rd, 2023||Tabitha gets caught raiding the fridge by Vanessa, discuss similar backgrounds and maybe employment opportunities for Tabitha. Kit's magic adding to the smells of good foods being cooked!|
|Lakeside reading...sort of.||April 29th, 2023||A little reading turns into a good conversation with Tabitha.|
|The new teacher||April 26th, 2023||Boom Boom has returned. Angelica got a chance to welcome her home.|
|One's Penance||April 23rd, 2023||A wild Penance falls from the sky! And Tabitha is there to see and offer assistance to the mute creature.|
|Kaydin's Pizza: 30 Seconds Or It's Free.||October 10th, 2017||Summary needed|
|The New Kid||October 6th, 2017||Summary needed|
|Feast Fit For a Faerie||October 2nd, 2017||Summary needed|
|We Have Cancelled The Apokolips||October 2nd, 2017||Summary needed|
|Log 2649||September 30th, 2017||Summary needed|
|Apokolips Now: Justifiable Violence||September 23rd, 2017||One of Apokolips' Generals arrives to capture mutants for conversion to the Apokoliptian Army.|
|Balls out||September 19th, 2017||Summary needed|
|Log 2519||September 19th, 2017||Summary needed|
|Log 2403||September 10th, 2017||Summary needed|
|Leave It Like you Found It||September 9th, 2017||Tabitha and Lexi meet the newly arrived Miss Monet St. Croix, and are unimpressed.|
|Queen of the Mallrats||September 4th, 2017||Summary needed|
|Putting Out Fires With Gasoline||September 3rd, 2017||Summary needed|
|How deep does it go||September 3rd, 2017||Summary needed|
|Getting Familiar||September 2nd, 2017||Summary needed|
|Feeding Tigger||September 2nd, 2017||Summary needed|
|Midnight Deviled Eggs||September 1st, 2017||Summary needed|
|Currently Binging: Vengeance||September 1st, 2017||Summary needed|
|School Daze||August 31st, 2017||Summary needed|
|Tigger Momma Boogaloo||August 31st, 2017||Diya has remained at the Mansion for over a day, and has remained human in all of that time. Tabby has some things to say to Lexi's Tigger Momma, and she's going to get them said while there's an actual person instead of a giant killer tiger. Language skills count, apparently.|
|There's a WHAT Outside||August 29th, 2017||Klavdiya Vasiliev|
|A Magical Shopping Tour||August 28th, 2017||Summary needed|
|No, Seriously, Tiger!||August 24th, 2017||Lexi decides to go find Tigger Momma, and ends up involving Tabitha and Dani. They conclude the tigger may well be a shapeshifter of some variety.|
|The X-Scoop||August 22nd, 2017||Summary needed|
|X-Changing Ideas||August 21st, 2017||A meeting is called between the X-Men and New Mutants on various threats, including Starro, and Mojo.|
|Apres Paris, La Vie Continue||August 21st, 2017||Summary needed|
|Close Encounters of the Mutant Kind||August 20th, 2017||Summary needed|
|The Beast Within||August 19th, 2017||In the underground tunnels, the hunt is on for Alexia who has gone feral.|
|Paris: An X-Men Wedding||August 18th, 2017||Summary needed|
|An X-men Wedding||August 18th, 2017||Two X-Men getting married... what could go wrong? EVERYTHING!|
|An American Valkyrie in Paris II||August 17th, 2017||Summary needed|
|The Perfect Thingee||August 16th, 2017||Summary needed|
|Didn't I||August 15th, 2017||Summary needed|
|Tick Tick Tick BOOM||August 15th, 2017||Tabitha, Dani, and Wednesday talk boys and girls|
|Bughunters Triumphant!||August 13th, 2017||After a 'Danger Room' Session in the gym, the girls relax, Boom-Boom goes off.|
|Darts & Sodas||August 12th, 2017||Summary needed|
|Danger Room Session||August 12th, 2017||Colossus helps run a program in the Gym (aka student Danger Room) for some new students, and some old.|
|Water You Doin||August 11th, 2017||Just chatting poolside.|
|No Horses in the Pool||August 10th, 2017||Sleeping by poolside... what could possibly go wrong?|
|Kiss the cook!||August 10th, 2017||Summary needed|