|Svetlana (Scenesys ID: 1640)|
|Full Name:||Svetlana Kuznetsov|
|Occupation:||Former Hydra Agent|
|Education:||Advanced Espionage Training|
|Apparent Age:||97||Actual Age:||97|
|Date of Birth||1 August 1930||Actor:||Gemma Arterton|
|Height:||170 cm (5'7")||Weight:||63 kg (139 lb)|
|Hair Color:||Brown||Eye Color:||Brown|
|Theme Song:||Slaying the Dreamer - Nightwish|
Shortly after Nazi Germany's defeat in WWII, HYDRA shifted the focus of its experimental operations to multiple locations in the Soviet Union. The Super Soldier program tested candidates from a variety of backgrounds, ranging from soldiers to athletes.
Svetlana Kuznetsov was a promising figure skater when she was selected for the program at age 18. The initial serum process went well, but there were side effects. Some subjects demonstrated uncontrolled aggression during the conditioning and programming process. Svetlana, or Subject 6, responded better than most.
Then there was an 'incident' at one of the other facilities. Five test Subjects nearly destroyed the facility before they were detained. The orders were clear and simple: shut the project down. All Subjects at all facilities were put into cryogenic suspension and hidden away. That was 1950.
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Svetlana Kuznetsov grew up in a small village outside of Moscow. She was a promising figure skater, and moved to Moscow in her mid-teens to focus on her skating. Svetlana was selected for the Super Soldier program at age 18 instead. The initial serum process went well, but there were side effects. Some subjects demonstrated uncontrolled aggression during the conditioning and programming process. Svetlana, or Subject 6, responded better than most.
After the administration of the serum, the Subjects were programmed and conditioned using accelerated learning techniques that used more of the mind's full potential. Combat maneuvers were reduced to rote muscle memory. It was a promising approach that initially yielded good results.
About two years into Svetlana's training there was an 'incident' at one of the other facilities. Five test Subjects nearly destroyed the facility before they were detained. The orders were clear and simple: shut the project down. All Subjects at all facilities were put into cryogenic suspension and hidden away in 1950. Since that time the Iron Curtain came down and the Soviet Union dissolved. Scientists moved on to other projects and old facilities were forgotten. Some test Subjects perished as their cryo units failed.
But at least one did not.
Svetlana's group in the Super Soldier program was made up of athletes, as a test to try and build upon natural abilities and competitive drive. So becoming Subject 6 didn't wipe her personality so much as augment it. Her competitive drive remained, but she focused on objectives related to killing people instead of throwing triple-axels on the rink. The program was shut down when she was 18, so she can still be drawn back to that wide-eyed teenager. At least until she puts on her 'game face'.
Much like her physical programming, Svetlana was subjected to experimental accelerated learning techniques. While her knowledge is extensive, it is entirely 'book' knowledge with little to no practical experience to back it up.
Subject 6 was programmed to be an expert soldier, at least by standards of the era. She is a precision marksman with firearms and weapons available to the Soviet military before 1950. This includes pistols, rifles, submachine guns, machineguns, bazookas, and the venerable AK-47. Svetlana can drive and operate any Soviet-era military vehicles and tanks up to and including the T-44 model. In addition, she can fly tactical and ground support aircraft that would have been state of the art in 1950. She is also an expert in military tactics, based on the 1950's Soviet military model.
Svetlana was a promising figure skater before being selected by Hydra for the Super Soldier program. It's quite likely that she could have made the Olympic team, with the right training. She is still quite good, and if given the opportunity she would be very capable of impressive jumps and turns.
Svetlana was programmed with the most up to date hand combat protocols available to the Soviet Union, both armed and unarmed. The overall result incorporates elements of Sambo, a softer style which is less strength-dependent and Systema, which includes harder strikes, firearms, and knives.
While her fighting skills are cutting edge, that is only as of 1949. Techniques introduced later would be completely foreign to her. And due to the nature of her programming, it's difficult for her to improvise in adverse situations.
Svetlana's native language is Russian. She is fluent in English, French, Italian, German, Japanese, Spanish, Korean, Chinese and a few other languages due to her uploaded education, although her speech would mark her clearly as a non-native speaker.
Subject 6 received a tremendous amount of tactical and operations knowledge during her accelerated programming. This includes espionage techniques, codes and ciphers used through 1950, radio operation, and unconventional warfare. She has the equivalent theoretical training of Spetsnaz GRU operative, just lacking the practical experience.
Lana worked as a mercenary for a while after being away from SHIELD. She made a name for herself as a skilled, capable soldier and she still has a decent list of names to call.
Since leaving the SHIELD compound, Lana has been working as a mercenary. She mostly takes security jobs requiring military expertise, and after being in the business for even a short time she has made a pretty good name for herself. Lana's income is enough to maintain a modest apartment in a low profile neighborhood, as well as keep her suitably stocked in weapons and ammunition.
One of the side-effects of Subject 6's batch of serum was unusual aggression in some subjects. Svetlana showed an increase in aggression during her programming and training, although her time in cryo tempered that somewhat. She still tends to choose violent solutions as first recourse to solve problems.
Subject 6 has been in cryo freeze since 1950. Finding herself awake now, she is in a very unfamiliar world. Cell phones, the internet, and pop culture are but a few things she won't understand. Not to mention needing to catch up on decades of world history.
Subject 6 is a HYDRA asset. Just because they put her in cryo-freeze, cancelled her project, and abandoned the base doesn't mean they won't want her back. If she's spotted out in public and positively identified, she'll be back on their radar again.
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|Mentors and Munchables||March 20th, 2020||Summary needed|
|Question's incoming||October 28th, 2019||The Question visits Svetlana and asks her some questions|
|Asking the Proper Questions||October 11th, 2019||Summary needed|
|Times they are a changing||October 4th, 2019||Svetlana and Nadia get into a brawl at a protest that turns ugly.|
|Magic Moments||September 30th, 2019||Zachary shows an undercover Svetlana around his high school and a magic trick.|
|Wrong time, wrong place||September 2nd, 2019||Svetlana and Darkstar meet up in Hell's Kitchen, and they have a girl's talk about....various things|
|Going Back||August 7th, 2019||Lana returns to the Triskelion, catching up with Bucky and meeting Samantha.|
|Crimson Guard: Recruiting Svetlana||April 10th, 2019||Summary needed|
|Stalking the Stalker||May 15th, 2018||Lana and Marc come up with a side quest.|
|Back at the Office||April 25th, 2018||Sam Gwydion (Loki) and Lana discuss next steps. He endures shopping!|
|First Day||April 24th, 2018||Lana accompanies Sam Gwydion (Loki) on her first job. Important choices are made.|
|About that Offer...||April 16th, 2018||Summary needed|
|Darkness Falls||April 13th, 2018||Conflict in Queens, lots of fighting, bad guys caught, random interactions, boom, pow, pew-pew.|
|Catching Up||March 15th, 2018||Three super-soldiers cross paths in the SHIELD Triskelion workout room.|
|Dat Ass Tho'||March 12th, 2018||In which Lana asks Darcy about thongs, lesbian booty calls, and if her ass looks fat. Or this is why Darcy needs a refresher on Sexual Harassment in the workplace.|
|Acclimation||February 26th, 2018||Svetlana and Natasha meet for the first time since Lana was awakened.|
|Blind Man's Bluff||February 25th, 2018||Lana comes to Matt Murdock's rescue they talk on the way home.|
|Winter in the Park||February 16th, 2018||Lana runs into Loki (in his P.I. persona). Introductions are exchanged. An offer is made.|
|Settling In||February 15th, 2018||Svetlana, Darcy and Bucky talk about adjustments. Valentine's Day is explained.|
|Unconventional SHIELD Training||February 4th, 2018||A sparring session for Svetlana turns into an outing with Darcy and May, including a classic American lunch and lessons on cussing in public.|
|Plans for Shopping||February 2nd, 2018||In which Svetlana meets Darcy and plans are made to catch up to the 21st Century. Or Darcy is this Century's Best Amabassdor; SHIELD needs to give her a raise and an expense account!|
|The Director and a Guest||February 1st, 2018||Nick Fury stops in to question a thawed-out Svetlana. He makes her an offer.|
|Waking Up||January 30th, 2018||Svetlana wakes from her cryo sleep. Bucky explains things to her.|
|Old Secrets||January 26th, 2018||Black Widow and Captain America chase down a lead on an old Hydra base in Siberia. They discover a former experiment (Svetlana) still in cryogenic suspension and bring her back to base for thawing.|