Villain Bio: Breakpoint

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Name: Lucinda 'Cyn' Caparros
Height: 5'6"
Weight: 150 pounds
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
Ethnicity: Hispanic

Personal Quote: "Everything falls apart.  What makes you think you're an exception?"

Background:   Lucinda Caparros was born to illegal migrant workers in Mohave, Arizona, the first of two children born six years apart.  Born six years later, her brother, Eduardo (Yayo), was born with severe birth defects caused by congenital varicella syndrome.  Lucinda  lived with her parents, raised mostly by her mother, who was very much the traditional matriarch, until she was twelve.  When she was twelve, she returned from school with her younger brother in tow only to discover that INS had arrested her parents.  Before they were separated, Lucinda's mother made her promise to take care of her bronther.  Lucinda and her brother were made wards of the state and lived together in an orphanage in Phoenix for a year.  Shortly thereafter, both Lucinda and Eduardo were entered into the foster system; primarily through Lucinda's efforts, she managed to travel from home to home with Eduardo with only brief separations (very few foster parents were equipped to deal with the severe crippling and mental retardation caused by Eduardo's birth defects).

Upon turning 16, Lucinda applied for and was granted emancipated minor status.  On her own for the first time, Lucinda immediately applied for custody of her brother, but was denied.  Unable to attain custody legally, Lucinda broke into Eduardo's foster home and kidnapped him.  In the process, she ran afoul of the foster father and hurt him badly (cracked sternum, broken femur, and lacerated internal organs), making her a fugitive in Arizona.  With her brother in tow, she managed to elude law enforcement and escape to Angel Falls, where she and her brother were first caught by the Freedom City Mob to be sold as slaves, then captured in an FBI sting operation.  Fearing that she would be recognized and separated from her brother again, Lucinda blasted her way free of holding and, in the process, also orchestrated a jailbreak.

Now wanted by the FBI, local police, and state police, Lucinda has been living in Angel Falls as, essentially, a non-entity, committing petty crimes for cash and paying for her needs without establishing any sort of line of credit.  She is very much lost in the woods, not entirely sure how to proceed.  She has a deep mistrust of authority, though, and so has been trying to find ways to capitalize on her powers to find an in with the super-powered criminal element in Angel Falls.

Personality:   Lucinda is a mix of volatile emotions.  Fiercely loyal to her brother and determined to take care of him against a world that seems, to her, to be out to get them and determined to break them apart, Lucinda will do anything in her power, up to and including murder, in order to keep them together.  Lucinda likes to have things- having been raised in nearly perpetual poverty, yet surrounded by the benefits of wealth, Lucinda quickly learned that people with property and possessions were able to make themselves exempt from the rules that seemed to exist solely to bedevil her.  Finally, Lucinda is pretty insecure, and this is most evident in her violent and vengeful reactions to people that she feels have slighted her in any way.

Powers/Abilities:  Lucinda has several abilities that work in close conjunction to each other to make her a singularly dangerous foe.  First is her ability to intuit the physical weaknesses of anything she can see or hear; although the ability requires her to be able to perceive her target, she does not understand the information as visual or auditory data.

Her second power is moderate superhuman strength and speed, making her approximately three times faster than normal human maximum and capable of benching about a ton under optimum conditions.

Her physical powers coupled with her ability to determine physical weaknesses alone could make her a particularly deadly foe, even to opponents much stronger or tougher than her, but all of that fails to take into account her most dangerous power: sonic projection.  Lucinda can generate waves of sonic force.  These can be tightly controlled and can vary in amplitude from as little as 5 dB to as loud as 180 dB.  For comparison, a whisper in a library is approximately 30 dB, while a gun blast is rated at 140 dB.  The death of exposed tissue occurs at 180 dB, while the loudest noise possible is posited to be 194 dB.  Used in conjunction with her ability to find weaknesses, Lucinda can instinctively determine resonant frequencies to truly devastating effects, including the shattering of bones, explosions of brittle objects, and the collapse of hardened structures.

Lucinda is smart and capable, approaching genius level in some, limited circumstances.  She is fluent in conversational Spanish and English, but her written English is poor and her written Spanish is nearly nonexistent.  Similarly, her practical knowledge of math and science is reasonably well-developed, but she has failed to go much beyond that, and her knowledge of theoretical science and math is grossly inadequate.
The first villain I've made for Angel Falls, I tried some different stuff with her, most notably my attempt to answer all of the questions in this character guide:…

Without reprinting all of my answers, here, I will note that if anyone is curious, I do have the answers saved on my disc and I am more than happy to provide them.

Oh, and just 'cause it kicks ass and is totally Breakpoint's themesong:…

One last note: Breakpoint's first appearance (hopefully not her last) was in the Scene From the Edge series:…
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Knight3000's avatar
Good bio and piece