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|Occupation=Antiquities & Acquisitions
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|Citizenship=Irish (EU) and American dual citizenship
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Latest revision as of 19:59, 11 July 2019
|Theresa Cassidy (Scenesys ID: 1386)|
|"Ah have a lovely singing voice. Wanna hear?"|
|Full Name:||Theresa 'Terry' Rourke Cassidy|
|Occupation:||Antiquities & Acquisitions|
|Citizenship:||Irish (EU) and American dual citizenship|
|Residence:||Muir Island/Xavier's Mansion|
|Education:||Associate's/Univ. of Edinburgh|
|Groups:||Mutant-OOC, Xavier's School|
|Apparent Age:||24||Actual Age:||24|
|Date of Birth||30 October 2002||Actor:||Molly Quinn|
|Height:||170cm (5'7")||Weight:||61kg (134lbs)|
|Hair Color:||Red||Eye Color:||Blue|
Theresa Cassidy, daughter of Sean Cassidy (Banshee), has a checkered past - she has been heroine, villain, and many things in between. She is only recently returned to the NYC area after having finished her degree in Art History.
Current Player Approved: July 04, 2019
Theresa Rourke Cassidy was born to Maeve Rourke Cassidy while her father Sean was away on an Interpol mission. Maeve died. When Sean returned, he didn't even ask about the child his wife had been carrying -- the falling out between Tom and Sean would color Terry's entire life. Black Tom Cassidy was a criminal. He raised her to be one as well. She grew up learning the underworld of robbery and third-party sales. She never saw a thing wrong with any of it -- they weren't hurting anyone, right?
Wrong. When she was apprehended at the age of 13 while assisting in a robbery, Theresa learned the truth: Her father had never even known about her. Tom had lied to her for her whole life. He went to jail, but he bargained for her freedom. She went to live with Sean at Xavier's School. It was awkward... she tried hard. She wanted to love him. He wanted to love her too. Maybe he did. She certainly was learning to love him. Until the day he was called away again. At first it was only a couple of days here and there, but eventually Terry began being left at the school by herself regularly while her father went on about his career.
It's hard to care about other people when all the people closest to you have bailed. Terry found solace in the warm burn of whiskey in her gut. Oh, she kept it quiet. Never went to class completely pissed or anything. Her grades weren't great, but eh -- who needs book classes anyway? She snuck off from the school many times, usually returning within a few days to whatever punishments the teachers dreamed up. Some might ask 'why did you go back?' But where else did she have to go?
In spite of her determination to keep everyone else out of her business, people did creep in. They became friends and some even became like family. But Terry always waits for the other shoe to drop. At 16, she took off for what she thought was for good. She turned up on the streets of NYC and fell in with a street gang of kids called the Fallen Angels. They were mutant kids who had no where else to go either, and Terry felt a tug to stay with them. Some of the kids were real young, and she wanted to protect them. She was a REALLY good street thief and she made her bones with the group quickly. She lived with them for nearly three months, helping care for the younger kids and making sure that everyone had enough to eat. Teaching the smallest ones to read.
For the next two years, Terry would spend some time every couple of weeks in NYC for couple days. It was rather bedeviling to the teachers at Xavier's, because she refused to tell them what she was doing or why. She did manage to graduate, though. She also never told anyone at all about the nights she met up with one or two people from the Massachusetts mutant school either.
One night while she was with the Fallen Angels, one of the kids got sick. Fearing that if they didn't find the little boy some help, Theresa went for a risky score. She took two of the oldest members of the Angels and went to hold up an all-night pharmacy. The man behind the counter pulled a gun on the teens, and Terry was caught on camera. The use of her sonics was, thank goodness, invisible. But her face was plastered all over the news. Terry has still never quite figured out how he found her that night, but Jimmy turned up after the heist and hauled her ome to the mansion rather unceremoniously.
Terry's a complicated individual. She loves the people at Xavier's; they are genuinely considered family. She wants to be wanted and loved, and outwardly she tends to be open and warm and cheerful. There are occasional bouts of melancholy, but who could blame her? She lost her mother; the only father she knew for her whole childhood turned out to be a liar and a criminal; and her birth father ... well, in her mind, he put his duty before her, even after he learned of her existence. It's very difficult to let people close, to trust that they won't simply disappear out of her life one day. She wants to be the hero that she's trained to be. Most of the time she manages it. But she has a dark side too.
Especially at loud volume, sound can be shaped into incredibly destructive concussion waves. These waves can travel in a 360-degree blast at the speed of sound (literally) or they can be shaped into cones for smaller areas of effect. When tightened down to a very focused area, see "Sonic Lance."
Terry can use her voice to 'ping' sound off solid barriers in the same way bats do, and her psionic sense can map the area around herself well enough to navigate in pure darkness if necessary.
Terry can use her sound waves to fly. Although physics would dictate that the sound waves she creates with her voice should make her fly backward, her psionic control of them allows her to focus the waves and therefore travel in whatever direction she wishes to go.
Terry's forcefield is very limited, really only protecting her from the damages that would otherwise be wrought on her own body by her power. It cannot be used to protect her from projectiles or debris in the same way a true forcefield could; it is only in use when she's using her abilities. This ability does offer resistance or even immunity to other sound manipulators.
In this way her power is different from her father's. Terry's psionics allow her to layer a hypnotic effect over the sound waves that she controls. Much like the Sirens of Greek myth, she has the ability to lure or control people to a limited degree -- she cannot force people to go against their own morals or their survival instincts. She can only plant strong suggestions that the person may or may not be able to shake off as soon as she's no longer actively holding them within her sphere of influence.
Also known as subsonics, these are frequencies from 17 Hz down to the 0.001 Hz range. Although they cannot be heard, their effects can be felt. It is this ability that creates dizziness, disorientation, nausea, vomiting, and even unconsciousness if the effect is held longer than a few seconds.
This is a specialized, very narrow-beam focus of sound waves that Terry can use with great effect. This laser-beam of sound can shatter even vibranium and adamantium. It can also be used at lower intensities to knock people out.
Theresa's ability to manipulate sound is one part physical, one part psionic. It is the interaction between the sounds she can produce with her vocal cords and the psionic enhancement of those sounds that create the myriad effects that she can evidence. Although humans do not have the ability to hear infrasound or ultrasound, Terry *can* sense and manipulate sound well into these levels. At the most basic levels, her command of volume and frequencies can blow out eardrums, among other effects.
Physically speaking, Terry is just a normal human young woman with the same strengths and weaknesses that all humans have. However, because of the frequencies and volumes at which she can use her vocal cords, her voicebox does have superhuman properties of resistance to sound trauma only.
Terry has spent the past two years in Scotland, traveling between Muir Island and the University of Edinburgh. She has obtained two-year degree in art history, and has managed to land herself her first job working as a museum liaison to an auction house.
Thieving aside, Terry spent time on the rough streets of New York City. As a pretty girl, threats were a way of life. She knows all the basics of how to watch for a tail, how to make sure she's never cornered, altering her routes, etc. She also learned other things on the streets and made some good friends there.
Growing up with Black Tom meant learning some ... shall we say 'less than legal' skills. One of those skill sets is how to identify antiquities and art that is genuine and what is forgery, along with how to get in and out to steal what is worth stealing.
Although this group of street kids are all growing up, the older ones are still looking out for the younger ones on the street. Terry's contact with them was cut off when Jimmy hauled her off the streets the last time, but she's sent word to a few trusted contacts that she's back in New York. They can call on her for help and she may call on them sometime too. Mostly because she wants to help the rest of the kids get OFF the street, if she can.
Muir Island & Moira
Terry has spent the better part of the past two years calling Muir Island her home. Insofar as anyplace other than Cassidy Keep is home, Muir Island and Xavier's come closest. If she needed help, she knows that Moira would be there for her.
Having lost her mother to death and having lost Tom Cassidy and Juggernaut to jail, Terry found herself mostly alone in the world except for a father who never knew she existed. Her relationship with him has run the gamut from that of the loving, do-anything-for-your-love, dutiful daughter to f***-you-you-git. Sean's duty took him away at crucial periods, and Terry... for all that she would like to believe that he loves her, she cannot see anything lovable in herself. Everyone leaves. No one stays. And she tells herself that she's fine with that; she hides her true heart behind a persona of careless humor (on a good day) and viciousness or silence (on the bad ones).
Terry has been an alcoholic most of her teen years. When she first reunited with Sean, things were going very well. And then duty called her father away from her -- having lost not only her mother, the only father she'd ever known (Black Tom), and the 'uncle' who came with that package (Juggernaut), the loss of Sean was a tipping point for her. From 14 onward, Terry refused to allow anyone close enough to emotionally hurt her again -- the bottle was her drug of choice, and she's VERY good at hiding her vice.
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