Born in the 21st century in Maidstone, England, Lady Vanessa Brooks was born to heroes Lady Jacqueline Falsworth (Spitfire) and Eric Brooks (Blade). She was born like a normal human baby because both parents were half human. She showed no powers at all, just being a normal little girl with blue eyes like her mother and black hair and skin tone of her father.
At the age of 13, her life changed. Heading home to Falsworth Manor after gymnastics class after the sunset, the family car was attacked by vampires and they wanted Vanessa, calling her the new Eve. Both Blade and Spitfire went to work killing as many vampires as they could. Vanessa stayed in the car with her cyber wolf puppy named Wolf, a specially made toy/pet for her. When a vampire broke the window and grabbed Wolf, breaking the then toy/pet a change happened in Vanessa, she wasn't afraid, rather, she was angry. A fast and angry creature broke out through the car door with red eyes and fangs, and ripped out the throat of the vampire that hurt Wolf. She started attacking the nearest vampire in a primal rage, out of a hundred, only 10 were left. The vampires escaped into the shadows, Blade follows with weapons drawn, and Spitfire stays and talk slowly to her crying little girl.
The other family business
Vanessa trained with her father and mother everyday in order to learn about herself and her newfound vampiric powers. she had all of the vampire's strengths but none of their weaknesses. She had many enhanced physical attributes, psychic shielding, a regenerative healing factor, psionic gliding and mesmerism. Also, like her mother, she could control her blood lust and has no need to drink it. Wolf was repaired and was no longer just a toy puppy. He/it was now bigger and stronger and made for combat. The family went vampire hunting when Vanessa turned 17 and was ready. Blade had learned all he could about the group of vampires that attacked them four years ago. Der Blutsauger (the Children of Blood) were a cult lead by Baroness Blood and she appeared to be up to her old tricks. Vanessa fought against vampires and other supernatural threats, joining MI-13 (formerly MI-6), the department of British Intelligence which dealt with matters abroad, wanted to bring paranormal matters under their wing, the Prime Minister decreed that every British superhero now worked for MI-13.
Vanessa took the name Blade, and like her father is also called the Daywalker. She and Wolf now reside in America and work for New Shield 2099. She is also an acting liaison between New Shield and MI-13.
Powers and Abilities
Being born of both Blade and Spitfire she has the following:
- Hyper-Speed: Blade 2099 possesses the ability to move at superhuman speeds. She can run in excess of the speed of sound, and thanks to her vampire stamina can maintain this pace almost indefinitely.
- Adapted Physiology: Blade 2099's entire body is oriented toward the rigors of high-speed running. Her cardiovascular and respiratory systems are more efficient than a normal woman’s. She metabolizes an estimated 50% of the caloric energy content of foodstuffs. The chemical processes of Blade 2099's body are so highly enhanced that her body does not generate fatigue-poisons, the normal by-products of locomotion which force the body to rest, as quickly as a normal human being does. Her tendons and bones have somehow became stronger in order to withstand the stresses of high speed motion, and her joints are smoother and lubricate more efficiently than a normal woman's. Blade 2099's heightened metabolism afforded her great resilience to impact related injuries. Her reaction time was about twice as fast as that of a normal woman.
- Psychic Shield: Blade 2099 can block her mind from any and all mental intrusion.
- Vampire Abilities: Blade 2099 has been shown to possess some vampire abilities including fangs that appear when she is angry. However, she can control her blood lust and has no need to drink it.
- Superhuman Acute Senses: Blade 2099's sense of sight and hearing are heightened to levels comparable to those possessed by true vampires. She is capable of seeing objects with perfect clarity at much greater distances than an ordinary human. She retains this same level of clarity even in near-total darkness. Blade 2099's hearing is similarly enhanced, allowing her to detect sounds that an ordinary human can't and to be able to hear sounds an ordinary human can, but at greater distances. Blade 2099 is also able to sense the presence of supernatural beings or forces, whereas an ordinary human would be oblivious to them.
- Superhuman Strength: Blade 2099 is supernaturally strong and is capable of lifting about 1 ton.
- Superhuman Agility: Blade 2099's agility, balance and bodily coordination are enhanced to levels that are beyond the natural physical limits of the finest human athlete.
- Regenerative Healing Factor: Blade 2099, like full vampires, possesses an accelerated healing ability that allows her to heal mild to moderate injuries with much greater speed and efficiency than an ordinary human. Blade 2099 is capable of healing from severe slashes and puncture wounds within a matter of hours. However, she is not able to regenerate missing limbs or organs.
- Psionic Gliding: Through mental concentration, Blade 2099 is able to glide through the air over short distances. However, She can only glide at speeds of about 35 miles an hour. While she can run faster than that, She can use this ability while flying over rooftops.
- Mesmerism: Like true vampires, Blade 2099 can hypnotize others if they look directly into her eyes long enough. While under her control, Blade 2099 typically has full control over an individual. If an individual has sufficient willpower, they can resist or overcome this power.
- Immunity To Vampire Vulnerabilities: True vampires have numerous and very particular supernatural vulnerabilities, most of which Blade 2099 is totally immune to. For instance, she is unaffected by direct exposure to sunlight, whereas most vampires are either rendered comatose during the daylight hours or are quickly incinerated when exposed directly to sunlight. Vampires are also highly allergic to silver, supposedly because of the metal's mystical purity. As a result, silver blades or bullets are capable of killing vampires. If not killed, and merely injured, it will take a vampire much longer to heal than if the injury had been inflicted by another material. Blade 2099 herself could be injured by a silver weapon, much as an ordinary human would, but her healing powers would be able to heal it as if it were an ordinary wound. Blade 2099 is also immune to the effects of religious icons, such as crucifixes, whereas vampires are rendered almost powerless when confronted by them.
She is a highly trained assassin, skilled in long and short range combat. An exceptional natural athlete and fighter and has been trained by both her father Blade and her mother Spitfire in martial artist, she proficient in practically every form of weaponry known to man. She is also a trained pilot like her mother.
Blade 2099 possesses superhuman strength thanks to her vampiric state, lifting in excess of 1 ton. Thanks to her body's adaptions for running, her legs are stronger than her arms.
- Wolf: CyberWolf a synthetic life form AI with a sonic bark used as a weapon, and also has the ability to self heal/repair. It has titanium alloy housing, resistant to shrapnel and small arms fire. It has missile launchers, the rapid-fire G-28 grenade launching system and Gatling laser. Claws and teeth that can cut through titanium.
New Shield 2099 tech:
- Costume Specifications: Synthetic stretch fabric which has been augmented by Memory Plastics to be highly resistant to damage even small arms fire and high temperatures. The suit has highly effective and complex camouflage (a chameleon circuit), chameleonware allows Blade 2099 to take on the appearance of normal clothing, turn invisible to the eyes, an electric taser system, capable of emitting an energy shield bubble and advanced computer processing capabilities with built-in screens for data access in her wrists. Some suits enable enhanced strength.
- Blade 2099 eye-wear is a Cybernetic visual monocle with functions that include biorhythm detection, heat detection and telescopic vision. When the suit is in proximity, it gains additional functionality, including complete personal information on targets, and forensic data processing and computing.
- Blade 2099 suit also has an electronic Multi-tool: a hand-held device that features wireless frequency generation (capable of matching current model wireless car door locks and other devices), a fingerprint duster that is electronically linked to the eye-wear, a magnetic field generator, and a medical injector for various drugs from truth serum to stimulants and liquid silver.
Weapons: Blade 2099 uses a small arsenal of weapons: teakwood daggers; Adamantium, acid-etched swords; Omi-plasm cannon even can shoot hollow-point, garlic-filled silver bullets; and a variety of portable, custom-designed weapons that employ silver, garlic, sunlight, ultraviolet rays and anti-coagulants; Wolf.
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