Maggie Auger is an attractive woman in her early thirties, she is often seen wearing the latest fashion, but is not above “slumming it” when the situation requires.
Powers : Maggie has no inherent powers other than her inventive genius. She also has a near-eidetic memory as well as being able to speed read. Given enough Red Bull or Amp she could go hours without sleep.
Skills: Mags is an expert in Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, and Quantum Mechanics, and is a masterful electrical and mechanical engineer. Her ability to construct hi-tech devices is very impressive and she is able to analyze and deconstruct many types of technology. Some types of tech might be beyond her understanding but she can easily grasp concepts even if she cannot replicate the gear behind them. She is an expert when it comes to writing software as well. Her code isn’t very elegant but it gets the job done.
Mags has some experience with martial arts (as well as taking a rape training course). By no means an expert, she is able to defend herself to some extent. If she is for one reason or another forced into a hand-to-hand fight it would be inelegant and bloody as she would immediately go for the eyes, screaming all the way.
Mags has explored the worlds of finance and big business and has become quite rich through a wide range of ventures, from her technology firm (Awesometech) to her first venture, Caped Catering. She recently became a billionaire and is actively pushing the concept of Moon colonization, mostly for commercial purposes, going so far as to install permanent offices there. Awesome Inc. and all it’s subsidiaries are privately owned.
Mags is a competent driver and pilot of various aircraft as well as water craft. She is fluent in Spanish, Canadian French, German, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Japanese. She has mastered the drums and loves to rock out.
Background : Magdalena was born to a nice couple in Edmonton, Jude and Lara. Her mother repaired computers, while her father was a high school music teacher. Almost immediately the couple could tell their daughter was…different. She would constantly build exotic and fascinating Lego constructions. At age six she got ahold of her father’s old Erector set and quickly mastered it. She tore apart the family PC and put it back together, then tore it apart again and using spare parts her mother had left lying around improved it’s memory and graphics card.
Clearly, Jude and Lara thought, their kid was a little strange.
As she grew up Mags discovered her uber-geek personality alienated classmates. Oddly enough, she figured out that posing as a mutant with magnetic powers went over better than someone with a triple digit IQ. So she and her parents set up “The Big Lie” and Maid of Awesome, Mistress of Magnetism was born. In the mean time her parents proceeded to manage Maid’s finances, patenting some of her inventions for serious coin. Exposure to The Vindicators made Maid realize The Big Lie sucked and she decided to come clean with the world. Briefly working with The Vindicators, she found that teaming up with the Neo Phyters was a much more enjoyable experience. While her team mates found her a little strange they were all misfits and got along very well.
Over time Maggie’s priorities changed and she super heroed less and pursued business interests more. Recently, however, she has returned to super heroics, realizing there is a potential global conspiracy afoot that affects Science City directly.
Maggie is always equipped with a small arsenal of useful and potentially dangerous items, most often in the form of seemingly innocuous objects. Her clothing is often made of teflex and duraweave.
When outfitting herself for super heroic action Maggie is festooned with an arsenal of gear. She wears a harness under her clothing that generates a protective force field. The field can react with the Earth’s magnetic field so she can fly, although Maggie also employs her “sky board” which provides her with more maneuverability. She wears a pair of goggles that provide her with both eye protection and a broad sensor suite.
Maggie’s most versatile weapon is the specially designed automatic shotgun her daughter designed.
The AWESOME (Automatic WEapon System, Ordnance Multifarious, Extreme!), shotgun has a twenty round drum that can shift to any particular specialized round on a verbal command from Maddie or Maggie, it is designed to only fire when one of the two are employing it, recognizing only their DNA. Among the rounds (and the normal load) are:
Solid slug (both lead and rubber, 2 of each)
Taser round (2)
The AWESOME’s effective range is twice that of standard shotguns, up to 200 meters, due to the extracting vanes on each round, this is why the weapon has a gun site. The weapon can load individual rounds so Maggie keeps a few on her person for reloads. The AWESOME can also fire standard 12 gauge shotgun rounds.
WORLD FAME: 7
LOCAL FAME: 5