Widow

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Widow

Super strong web-spinning acrobat

Widow, close-up
Widow
The Widow, in civilian attire
Quotation   ""
First Appearance   Legacies #5, 2011
Real Name   Charlotte McCoy
Identity   Secret ID
Player   Brandon Blackmoor
Team Affiliation  
Base Of Operations   Chicago, Illinois
Range Of Operations   Local

Appearance

Gender   Female Age   24
Height   5' 8” Hair   White (Brown)
Weight   148 lbs. Eyes   White (Blue)


Abilities

Prowess
Coordination
Strength
Intellect
Awareness
Willpower

Stamina: 10

Determination: 1

Power Points Spent: 55

Unspent Experience: 0

Powers

Wall-Crawling
Swinging
Binding
Strength 5 on first panel, 7 afterward
Invulnerability
Interface
No range – must touch

Specialities

  • Acrobatics Expert (+2)
  • Athletics Expert (+2)
  • Criminology Specialty (+1)
  • Law Specialty (+1)


Aspects

Qualities

  • Connection: Jacob McCoy, “Gravitar”
  • Identity: CSI Intern
  • Motivation: Adventurer
  • Motivation: Responsibility of power


Challenges

  • Social: May be mistaken for the Crimson Spider


Summary

Abilities 31 + Powers 21 + Specialties 3 = 55 / 55

Background

Charlotte McCoy is the daughter of Jonathan McCoy and Wendy McCoy, of Oak Brook, Illinois (a suburb of Chicago, Illinois). Charlotte has an older brother, Jacob, whom she has always idolized.

When Jacob focused on the natural sciences and physics at university, Charlotte focused on chemistry and forensic science. When he had a life-changing experience and began to participate in "extreme sports", so did she. Charlotte wasn't in competition with him: he was her role model.

With "extreme sports" come extreme risks, and after a particularly bad fall during a freestyle motocross competition, Charlotte found herself in the hospital with a mild concussion and several broken bones. As luck would have it, she was being wheeled into the emergency room at the same time as a local photographer, Carson Cross (ex-husband of the famous model and actress, Mary-Elizabeth Bell), who'd suffered a gunshot injury. What no one knew was that Carson Cross was in fact the infamous Scarlet Spider.

As Cross died, the extraterrestrial nanotechnological goo that granted Cross his Scarlet Spider powers sought a new host. Charlotte was the nearest candidate. Frightened and confused, both Charlotte and the entity fled the hospital. Later, authorities theorized that the Scarlet Spider had attacked and kidnapped Charlotte for reasons unknown. The Scarlet Spider had a history of irrational behaviour, so this was a reasonable deduction, given the facts available.

Eventually, Charlotte and the entity came to an understanding. She learned that the entity was designed by an alien race as a protective covering for space exploration, and that its original host had perished many years ago. She sensed a great relief that it had finally found a human host not plagued by insecurity and depression. For her part, Charlotte was excited when she realized that she would have the powers of the Scarlet Spider: strength, speed, and resistance to harm.

2037

In the year 2037, the Widow is the protector of Chicago. Whether that Widow is the same person as the Widow of the present is unknown.

Personality

Tactics