America Chavez (ICONS Writeup)

American Chavez

Prowess 6
Coordination 6
Strength 7
Intellect 5
Awareness 5
Willpower 5

Stamina 12

*Boost (Strength, Super-Speed) 8
*Super-Speed 6
*Flight 8
*Damage Resistance 6
*Dimensional Travel – Star Portal Creation 7 (Extra: Time Travel, Teleportation)
*Immortality 1
*Cosmic Awareness 6
*Life Support (vacuum)

Aerial Combat (Expert +2), Athletics, Investigation, Linguistics, Power – Star Portal Creation (Expert +2)

*Confusing and Uncertain Past.
*Everyone wants her on their team — and she can’t say no!
*High-profile LGBTQIA+ hero.

Background: America believed that she hailed from the Utopian Parallel, a realm outside conventional time and space formed from the “unbinding of magic” by the multidimensional messiah Demiurge. When America was six years old, mysterious forces permeated the Parallel with dimensional rifts that threatened to fracture it, kill its inhabitants, and scatter its fragments throughout the Multiverse’s infinite realities. To stabilize the Parallel, America’s two mothers sacrificed their lives to seal the rifts, dispersing their atoms through them in the process.

America, in the act of grief-stricken anger and half-formed idealism, created an interdimensional portal to flee her home realm into the larger Multiverse to emulate her mothers’ heroism in other universes, rather than remain in the seemingly perfect Parallel.

She spent the remainder of her childhood adventuring in many dimensions, with her powers protecting her from harm. By her early teens, she resided on Earth-616. She has since formed many close attachments on this world, having been adopted by a new family. She has served alongside the Young Avengers, A-Force, the Defenders, the Ultimates, and the West Coast Avengers.

In the series America Chavez: Made in the USA, what Chavez knew about her background was called into question. Her previously unknown sister, Catalina, forced her to remember that her mothers were not aliens, but human doctors Amalia and Elena Chavez. The doctors took their daughters to a private island called the Utopian Parallel to attempt to cure the disease Edges Syndrome, but discovered their benefactor had evil plans for all the girls brought there. The doctors sacrificed themselves to free America and Catalina, but only America escaped. Catalina suggests that America made up the alien universe story as a coping mechanism.

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