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Vesper
Full name Vesper Lee Lovelace
Age 20
Height 5'10"
Pronouns She/her
Born in Fairford, England
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A character from my ongoing web novel, Revolving Door!
Personality

A leader with an overpowering drive to maintain order, Vesper likes to keeps things under control. There is nothing more appealing, or inspiring, to her than being a part of a larger system, and she is always passionately loyal to any organisation she serves, going above and beyond the call of duty for its sake.

Controlling the power of lightning itself, and bearing twice the workload of her peers as a captain of the British Commandos, Vesper is accustomed to shouldering too much responsibility. She is a pathological overworker, holding herself to impossible standards and seeing herself as responsible for everyone within the field of her influence. At times forgetting she is not a machine, she often does not realise she is in over her head until things start to slip out of her control—which happens often, even for someone of her capabilities.

Outside work, her severity melts away to reveal an individual with a wry sense of humour and a confidently casual demeanour, who makes everything look easy. She believes that stress over inconsequential matters is a waste of time. Her strict adherence to rules and systems can appear intimidating to some, but most will learn this regimental attitude is reserved for her responsibilities and obligations.

What doesn't kill her, only makes her stronger. She thinks of pain and hardship as things to be learned from, not avoided. She's quite good at handling extreme stress, but the war has left its indelible mark on her, and she can no longer enter hospitals like the ones where she first watched her friends die.

She favours functional but classy attiring and her wardrobe runs the gamut of longcoats and dress shirts—at least, when she isn't in uniform. Being as organised as she is, it does surprise some that she retains a childlike love for standing in the rain in the middle of a thunderstorm and feeling the static surge around her.

Story

Vesper was born to an engineer and a housewife living in the town of Fairford. Discovering her electromagnetic powers at nine years old, she learned to practice them in secret after her parents expressed fear and strong disapproval of them. All the same, she learned to make use of them to power simple circuits and homemade electromagnets, with wires easily obtained from her father's workshop.

War broke out two years later, and her entire family took to volunteering at the RAF air base in Fairford, Vesper included. She came to believe that her powers were meant to be used in service of her country's war effort.

Armed with this certainty, Vesper enlisted in the British Army as soon as she was of age. There her abilities immediately became a classified secret, and she underwent specialised training as a weapon against tanks. Her platoon were trained to complement her abilities, and together with them she was posted to the No. 60 Commando company. With her ability to generate and vast amounts of electric potential and control the flow of current, she works in an anti-tank unit as both soldier and weapon.

Relationships
Marcia Vesper is quite impressed with Marcia as a person, particularly considering her history of moving from home to home, pushing on through hardship and seizing opportunities as and when she found them. There seems to be a mutual admiration between them, and she enjoys their exchanges, which can get rather physical, in various ways. She may also find Marcia aesthetically attractive, but who doesn't?
Hong Yi In his own way, Hong Yi always reminds her how to have fun for its own sake. With him she lets herself be adventurous and childlike, doing what her abnegatory personality would not let her do at any other time. Getting along with him comes almost naturally, their personalities playing off each other to explosive effect. His irresponsible attitude has become a subject of envy somewhat: she knows he always manages to do what's asked of him somehow, even if it takes him till the eleventh hour. In a sense, this is quite liberating to her, though she'd never let anyone believe she didn't want to be perfectly responsible.
Artur As much as Vesper likes the other two, Artur's really the only one who understands the balance between sympathy and space. Like her, he has seen the death and havoc of war, and things only those who put themselves on the frontiers ever will. While the rest find themselves struggling to extend the scope of their powers, they are the opposite, afraid to destroy more than they mean to. They both feel at home standing in the middle of thunderstorms, something basically no one else can relate to.
Parents Vesper's parents, and unlikely couple living in the small town of Fairford, love her almost jealously, and were always intent on safeguarding her from the terrors of the world, moreso when World War 2 broke out. They were heartbroken by her decision to join the army of her own volition, certain they would lose her to the carnage. Every day she is out on the field, she wonders upon their wellbeing and renews her vow to return to them safely.
Facts
  • During the defence of Kapelsche Veer, a battle which they lost, Vesper was hit by a bullet. She got lucky and sustained only a rather nasty graze on her thigh, but she now wears that bullet on a chain around her neck as a reminder of the event.
  • The maximum voltage she has ever stored was a billion volts—when she was struck by a bolt of lightning from a low-pressure storm. The maximum she has generated from scratch was five million.