Name: Gaiana Maddox
Age: Twenty Five
Mutation: Astral Projection
"No, life isn’t fair."
Growing up, Gaiana’s father, a mutant capable of much weaker astral projection than his daughter, wanted nothing less for her than the world. Unfortunately, he could barely give her that, and it wasn’t until she was fifteen that he could finally give her a home. She had never really known her mother, who had simply left her as a newborn with her impoverished father. Until she was fifteen, Gaiana spent her life between underpasses, gas stations, and homeless shelters, begging for food and money, never really knowing that being able to project one’s mind to a different space and time wasn’t just the product of an overactive imagination. Her father was too ashamed to tell her. At school, she suffered bullying for only a few years before an incident in high school in which a teacher broke into the waterlines and flooded the school, then frantically proclaimed that Gaiana had ‘invaded her mind and forced her to.’
When she was eighteen, she took on a job as an exotic dancer – but when she signed the contract, Gaiana wasn’t aware that lap dances and stripteases weren’t the only requirements on the contract. She had unwittingly signed on to an illegal escort business, one of which she was incapable of backing out of three years. With the implementation of MRAA, however, she was let go a year early, once her contractor, an unregistered mutant himself, was apprehended under the law. Her gratitude lasted only briefly before she had to leave the small apartment her father had managed to buy and take to the streets again. She has caught word of an ‘Underground’ of sorts, but her mistrust of people is too high to let her investigate it – yet.
While she is aware her power is much stronger than her father’s and has great potential, the repercussions of it terrify her, and she refuses to acknowledge it most of the time, believing if she just doesn’t use it, she won’t be in danger. As such, she knows very little about her power and what she can do, or how to use it, but she does the best that she can to her herself and her father from the public eye. Her father means the world to her, and while her power scares her, the more she observes the outside world and the closer the Sentinels get to discovering them, the more seriously Gaiana contemplates bucking up and abandoning her inhibitions about others, just for her father’s sake.
Face Claim: Rosario Dawson
Name: Faolán Mulryan
Age: Twenty Three
“No matter what’s encoded in our genes, we are miracles — all of us — because we have the power to reject our fears for love. “
Born in Ireland, Faolán’s parents emigrated to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania when he was still in diapers. Faolán was a solitary child, though those who took the time to interact with him found a warmth beneath the perceived lone wolf persona. After puberty, Faolán’s powers began to manifest in destructive ways and he began to question his budding sexuality. Though no one ever discovered his powers to manipulate and create ice and cold, he had a number of close calls that left him with constant anxiety. As a result, he retreated further into his shell. He surrendered friendships for books, digging deep into philosophy and religion. Through contemplative practice, he eventually learned how to control his powers. Despite a strict upbringing, Faolán developed an independent mind, rebelling against what his parents and society held to be true about things like race, religion, gender, and genetics. He found truths for himself in scripture and opted to change his life’s trajectory when he dropped out of college for something more fulfilling. Defying his parents expectations, he sought membership in an ecumenical mendicant order, becoming a Franciscan friar. In the order, Faolán found happiness with a like-minded brotherhood, but there was still an emptiness inside him; there was another kind of love that he wanted.
When anti-mutant legislation was being pushed in Congress, the Franciscans actively protested against it to no avail. Faolán and other friars began working on a network to establish sanctuaries for mutants trying to avoid discrimination and false imprisonment, out of fear that worse government actions could come in the near future. After establishing a few successful networks in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, the order redirected their efforts to establishing new networks in other densely populated states. They established a new base of operations in Los Angeles, California, shortly after one of the worst riots threw the city into chaos. Coming from a very different city on the East coast, Faolán felt like a fish out of water in LA.
While working to secure fake passports for refugees, Faolán came in contact with Abraham Howard. Faolán eventually came to act as an ally to the Underground while maintaining a facade that he is not a mutant himself. Despite his outward actions to help those facing discrimination, he still struggles with being honest with people in his religious community and in the mutant community of LA—unable to completely accept himself wholly for who he is and fearing rejection from the few serious connections he makes with other people.
Face Claim: Jacob Anderson
Congratulations Alyssa, your application for Lourdes Trujillo has been accepted! Welcome to the RP!
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