From Unofficial Handbook of the Virtue Universe
The Outcast Hero
Jesse Laureen was born on the outskirts of Paragon City. She and her family moved into Atlas Park, as her parents both were needed after several years to resume the hero business. They put the adult oldest brother, Jared, in charge of taking care of the other two--Jesse at ten years of age, and the Autistic little brother at eight. To ensure everything would be alright while not present, Jesse's parents contacted their aunt and uncle to keep an eye on the kids. Jesse loves to see her parents when they are able to visit.
Since her brother Jared already had a hero suit and her Autistic brother had psychic abilities, the boys ranked into Atlas Park's hero schools and Jesse into the regular schools. Even at a young age she found herself unwanted by the other kids, despite how kind and sweet she was. They tormented her for years, leaving no room for discussion or attention, before she finally gave up on talking to them and shut herself away with a pained heart.
Willpower of the Heart
Life took its hold when Jesse was at twelve years of age. The day appeared as any other, the simple shove-out-of-way business and don't-make-eye-contact-with-weird-girl insulting shenanigans. Jesse was passing through the hall to her next class when she felt hands from behind shoving--only for once they weren't to get her out of the way, but rather lead her. Female voices accompanied the shoves. Jesse kept her head down as the girls lead her towards her locker and held out greedy hands.
In the next class was a test, and the girls obviously hadn't studied. They were demanding Jesse's study sheet from her, giving the typical threats of starting gossip about her or "making life miserable around here." When the leader of the group gripped the packet in Jesse's hands and yanked, for a change, Jesse did not feel the need to let go. Instead, as the bell for the 12:00 class rang, Jesse tugged her sheet back with startling speed and emotion. This pulled the leader into the locker, whom was a moment later blinded by a white-blue light. The paper was released, and semi-horrified at the light bursting from her Jesse turned and fled down the hall with alarming speed. She did not return to her classes that day.
Photon Cannon immediately took his sister to a mutant specialist. The doctor confirmed that Jesse was indeed human, but with low-and-behold, superhuman abilities. She tested Jesse, decoded what had caused the light. At last theories became law, and the specialist explained that the light was like a will's emotion taken form. Willpower, they called it. Somehow Jesse's systems had manifested this ability into a triangular loop--The rise of emotion causes the rise of adrenaline, which awakens the willpower, or "Will of Emotion", as Jesse proudly calls it. Hostile or defensive emotions sent the Will of Emotion to her hands, to form sharp solid blades. Automatically the adrenaline quickened speed and overall improved her physical traits.
Jesse was transferred to the hero schools with her brothers, and chose herself a personally-favorited hero name: Alpha Courage. Alpha Courage has found herself among the highschoolers as of late, now that she is fifteen, but even now still finds herself not much more than a lonely outcast.
Jesse’s Will of Emotion works in a triangle with her adrenaline and emotions. When her strongest emotions are displayed, her Willpower digs itself from being caged within her core, producing the visible light. The Will of Emotion gets her adrenaline pumping, and the adrenaline increases her emotions to higher levels. When the Willpower grows strong enough, the light shines through her skin’s pores. The Willpower acts as a very natural sort of thing.
Once the Will of Emotion takes hold, it first tends to shine through her chest, where the heart lies, and branches out through her nervous system. While each inch of her will shine when stakes are high enough, the brightest points will always be in the sternum, palms, and feet.
Her Willpower always is aligned with her heartbeat, the beat even at times being audible. It circulates through her nervous system and her adrenaline, transforming her into Alpha Courage.
In the nerves of her palms, her Willpower shapes strong, thick daggers of itself. She calls the daggers "Dragon Daggers", as they have intricate designs of a singular dragon on each blue hilt. Alpha still isn't sure why the pattern of her Will is the dragon. When the daggers are through being used, they simply vanish in a flash of her Will and zip back up to her sternum.
The Willpower draws itself through the bottom of her feet, allowing Alpha Courage to run at an inhuman speeds. The stronger the Will of Emotion, the greater the accelerations will be. Several foes are unable to track her great blinding speeds.
Holding On For the Ride
"For a girl that's so outcasted, I sure know alot of people..." -- Alpha Courage
"Warm fuzzy people~!" -- Photon Cannon
Photon Cannon: Smart. Hilarious. Kind. Geeky. Jared has proven himself a worthy big brother, aside from the few occasional fights the two will get into. Sibling rivalry will be sibling rivalry. When Jesse has needed someone Jared has always been there, even if it means to leave his post at his laptop. He keeps things interesting, whether they be thoughtful or downright randomly amusing. Jared invented the PhotoCommunicators for the "Team Cannon", as well as his own suit.
Mental Guardian: Jesse is rather defensive of her little brother Nathan when need-be. She still finds herself embarrassed if she's in public with him and he is acting up what others would call "a freak show". Still, she truly loves her brother, and hopes he will sometime soon be able to comprehend to the fullest, beyond the Autism, everything she says.
Cubby/Cubby Beast: At the young age of six, Jesse had been returning from ballet practice when she noted a frail kitten's mewling. The silver tabby shorthair had been cornered in the gutter by a pure-bred werewolf. Jesse rushed in, tutu and all, scooping the kitten and barely escaping the monster's gnashing jaws. Later on during a crucial moment against certain Zombies, it was discovered that Cubby was a mutant housecat with the tongue and mind of a human. She also could transform into a massive, tusked, red and black lion beast, and sense auras. Naturally, when Jesse joined the hero school, she took her best friend with her.
Destiny: The citizen Alpha Courage managed to befriend back in the regular schools. she still keeps in touch with her second only female friend, and the two love eachother's company. Sometimes, when the intensities of being a hero take its toll, spending normal time with normal people is always comforting for Jesse. Destiny appears to be the type that does not stay in groupies, but rather tries to befriend everyone, even if they are outside of the circle.
Thew the Slicer: On a day Jesse had been traveling home from school, she crossed a large form with a gasmask and red baseball cap taunting some looting Hellions. The Hellions shoved the business man aside and went at the boy, whom pulled forth two massive knives and did cleanly away with them. When the lead Damned of the group stepped forward however, numbers were outmatched, and Jesse acted without thinking. She helped to take down the Hellion and received thanks from the citizen. The boy introduced himself as Thew the Slicer, and when Jesse crossed him in the halls the next day, he leaned over to add "Matt" to the beginning of "Thew".
Matt-Thew was an amusing soul, one that bothered to try to make Jesse giggle. Yet despite his unfamiliar kindness towards her and constant trailing on her heels, Jesse isn't sure whether she should consider him a friend or not, as having a friend (male) is so foreign to her. Still, she truly adores Matt, and checks herself as a sign of gratitude every time she sees him to make no trouble for him.
Dragon Booster: Alpha Courage had been on a school mission in The Hollows to take out a gang of Trolls in their Tunnels. However when Alpha and Cubby reached their destination point, they found the Tunnels had been cleared out, except for one thing--according to the runaway Cubby Beast. Alpha had a difficult time finding Cubby Beast, but when she did, she found Cubby and a massive dragon of sorts named "Conzie" having intelligent conversation and joking subtly with one-another. Conzie uncurled from something hidden, revealing one of the juniors from the hero schools, whom introduced himself as "Z". Z wasn't fond of his first name Arthas, as he considered it sounded too much like a girl's name. His hero name was Dragon Booster, and when the Trolls poured back into the Tunnels from their retreat, it was revealed that Z could morph into a dragon, and for the second time the Trolls were evacuated from their cave.
Z seems to understand Jesse's state of loneliness far too much. He urges her to go beyond her limits, and when she tries to avoid him or turn away with uncertainty he just won't let her. But just like with Matt, she isn't sure what to do with the boy. He reminds her plenty of her brother with his oddness and silliness, yet there's always something inside of Jesse that tells her the two are different. Jesse still enjoys Z however, not minding the name "Jessa" she was given by him, and until she is sure that the two are best friends she will continue ducking and checking herself.
"How does a teenage hero-in-training get to know big-shot Arachnos people like me? Well, that's a long story. And I don't really feel like telling it." -- Angelfish
Angelfish: The Mistress of Arachnos Tower. A ruthless beautiful beast. A Coralax-shark. Lucky the two met in Pocket D instead of on the battlefield. Angelfish finds Jesse rather amusing, and treats her subtly like a second "daughter". Neither of the two seem against the other's goals, as Angelfish seems intensely keen on just leading her Tower and keeping things in order, and Jesse has no hopes of being any hero that will "DESTROY ARACHNOS FOR THE WORLD AND TAKE ALL THE GLORY AND SHINY THINGS". Truly, both girls have earned the others' respect, perhaps for reasons deeper than what the covers say.
Maestro Punkt: The two love music, and the two love to put on the "not giving a care" face. Their spirits match all too well, and no matter what, this cricket hides herself just like Jesse does. Both truly feel lonely, and both try not to show it. Of course they will be the best of friends.
Engel auf Holle: Painfully, Alpha Courage feels what Engel goes through with the ranks in society and loneliness. She treats Engel with gentleness, never intending harm, and Engel at the very least presents happiness around Alpha, showing how much trust the two have built up. Unlike most of the others, normal shy Jesse and Engel blend in the best, and mirror eachother.
Skull: The relationship between these two is one of a nightmare. One no one dares to challenge even bringing up. This Grim Reaper brings back too many horrific memories of how Jesse had obtained the scars on her left shoulder, when she was caught in a Zombie attack at a young age and nearly devoured before first-time-transformed Cubby Beast rescued her. On rare occasion one may see Jesse gaze with horror into a mirror, but real reason is never seen or specified. Best to avoid the subject of Undead, Jesse firmly insists.
Death Excell: No matter how serious and intellectual Darren can be, Jesse always can bring the kid in him out, unlike most others. She understands half of what he says when it comes to scientific necessities, but that does not waver the two's friendship. Death Excell is the only one so far to actually sit Jesse down and give her speeches on socialization, which she will absorb, which has come in quite handy. His encouraging smile and willingness to be a companion keeps both Jesse and Alpha Courage happy.
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