Identity: Ikegami Mai
Other Aliases: None
Height: 5’ 0"
Weight: 85 lbs.
Place of Birth: Inagi, Tokyo, Japan
Known Relatives: None
Group Affiliations: Defense Force Ultra
Ikegami Mai is an Asian woman of below average height and slim build. She favors conservative business suits when not operating in the field. As Psi Girl, she wears the Defense Force Ultra uniform in a violet pattern.
Ikegami Mai was a young high school student when her paranormal powers manifested. It started with potent, life-like dreams that invariably came true. Then she started to hear voices in her head, voices that she learned where the thoughts of those around her. Ikegami began practicing with her new abilities, although she was still uncertain to what purpose she would put them.
Ikegami was spurred into action when she received a nightmarish waking vision of a giant monster destroying Tokyo. Ikegami skipped school that day – an action that would have been unthinkable to her just a few weeks previously – to go into the city and warn others of the imminent danger. There she encountered the rest of the new heroes who would soon form Defense Force Ultra. Ikegami used her psychic powers to help coordinate the team’s efforts to drive off Kaijusaur and was instrumental in their success.
Ikegami and the others became overnight sensations. They soon had a corporate sponsor, a major toy company, which supplied them with uniforms, a headquarters, and a name: Defense Force Ultra. Though she was uncomfortable in the spotlight, Ikegami followed the rest of the team’s lead and assumed a superhero code name, “Psi Girl”.
Psi Girl dedicated herself to Defense Force Ultra and was vital to the team’s success. When the DFU lost their sponsorship and disbanded in 1998, Ikegami found herself cut loose with no friends or personal life to speak of. She tried her hand at teaching and government service, but found little fulfillment in either career. Ikegami was ecstatic when the DFU reformed in 2004 and has remained with the team since then.
Like most of Defense Force Ultra, Psi Girl’s identity is public knowledge. Ikegami is considered a sex symbol in nerd circles and is the subject of dozens of internet shrines, much to her embarrassment.
|POWERS & ABILITIES|
Psi Girl main paranormal ability is telepathy. Her range is impressive and Psi Girl can use her telepathy to locate known targets anywhere on Earth. She can also attack foes mentally, and even form sensory links with allies to experience everything that they do.
Psi Girl has total recall and retains the knowledge she picks up from thought-scanning others. She has gathered a wide range of knowledge from the minds of an eclectic collection of volunteers, and her ability to produce random scraps of knowledge has often come in handy.
Finally, Psi Girl is a gifted psychic whose visions of the past and future are uncannily accurate, even if Mai is not always in control of them. In combat, this ability allows Psi Girl to sense and avoid attacks before they are made.
|PERSONALITY & TACTICS|
Ikegami Mai had a very traditional upbringing and strives to maintain decorum at all times. She finds that this helps her maintain psychic boundaries between herself and those around her, as when she is relaxed or emotional she can easily pick up thoughts without meaning to. As a result, Mai can come across as cold and stand-offish to those who do not know her well.
When the DFU reformed in 2004, Ikegami found herself deeply attracted to her new teammate, Gun Ace. She was drawn to the carefree, passionate nature of the pistol-slinging paranormal, which stood in stark contrast to Ikegami’s own prim and proper persona. After a long and bittersweet affair, the two have decided to put aside their relationship until one or both of them retire from the team.
Psi Girl is not very effective in a brawl, so her is primary duty is coordinating Defense Force Ultra telepathically. She also tends to take on other critical tasks while her teammates are engaged in combat, and is the DFU member most likely to be deactivating bombs, performing first aid on injured bystanders, or deciphering ancient texts while a battle rages around her.
PL: 10 (155 pp)
|ABILITIES:||STR: 8 (-1)||DEX: 12 (+1)||CON: 14 (+2)||INT: 18 (+4)||WIS: 24 (+7)||CHA: 12 (+1)|
SKILLS: Concentration 8 (+15), Disable Device 8 (+12), Gather Info 9 (+10), Investigate 6 (+10), Language 4 (Chinese, English, Korean, Russian), Notice 8 (+15), Search 6 (+10), Sense Motive 8 (+15), Stealth 7 (+8)
FEATS: Defensive Roll 3, Dodge Focus 4, Eidetic Memory, Equipment 1, Inspire 2, Jack-of-All-Trades, Leadership, Luck 1, Ultimate Effort (Will), Uncanny Dodge (Mental), Well-Informed
- Sensory Link 10 (Sustained, Subtle 2)
- AP: Mental Blast 8
- Super-Senses 10: Danger Sense (Mental), Mental Awareness, Precognition, Postcognition
- Telepathy 10
- AP: Telelocation 10 (Sustained),
COMBAT: Attack +2, Grapple +1, Damage +8 (Mental Blast), Defense +12, Knockback -4, Initiative +1
EQUIPMENT: Combat Jumpsuit (+3 Toughness), Commlink.
SAVES: Toughness 8 (5 w/o Combat Jumpsuit) Fortitude 5 Reflex 5 Will 10
Abilities 28 + Skills 16 (64 ranks) + Feats 17 + Powers 64 + Combat 20 + Saves 10 – Drawbacks 0 = 155 / 155