Aimee Alexander

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Aimee Alexander (Scenesys ID: 1954)
Profile
Name: Aimée Annette Alexander
Superalias: None
Gender: Female
Species: Mutant
Occupation: Unemployed
Citizenship: US and France
Residence: New York City
Education: High School
Theme: Original (OC)
Groups: Branches
Details
Apparent Age: 18 Actual Age: 18
Date of Birth 03 Oct 2002 Played By
Height: 5'6" Weight: 120 lb
Hair Color: Dark Brown Eye Color: Pale Blue
Twitter: @Aim-Musing
Theme Song:


Character Info

Profile

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Aimee was born into old-money. Two rich families with centuries of history each combined when her parents married, and Aimee is to be the heiress. Since the moment of her birth her parents have had very specific plans for how her life would turn out, and as she's grown older Aimee has chafed at those expectations.

The manifestation of her power might have aided her in achieving every dream her parents had for her, instead it revealed to her a world of fake people in a fake society. Wanting none of it, Aimee is determined to try and find her own more honest way in the world. Starting with a year of freedom from her parents plans, in a small apartment in New York City.

Timeline

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Timeline:
* 2002: Aimee Annette Alexander born with dual US and French citizenship to Richard and Genevieve Alexander.
* 2003: Richard and Genevieve plan out their daughter's life in exacting detail. While ultimately they love their child, they both care far more about the legacy they'll leave.
* 2008: Ballet lessons begin. Aimee isn't a fan, but wants to please her parents.
* 2016: Aimee's mutant power manifests, though nobody but her knows it exists. At the same time she undergoes a fairly abrupt transformation from antisocial wallflower to social butterfly. Her parents are pleased.
* 2019: Aimee begins to question her place in the world and what she wants from her life. Bargains with her parents to finish High School a year early and take a year for herself before continuing with what her parents had planned for her. Her parents hire her extra tutors on the condition she'll use the spare year for networking and not just a vacation.
* 2020: Aimee manages to graduate High School one year early, though only barely maintains straight A's. With a mixture of reluctance and pride her parents lease an apartment in New York for a year.

IC Journal

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Personality

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Blunt:
Aimee has Opinions, and if you ask for them don't expect her to pull her punches. As someone who has come to resent the way people say one thing while feeling another, she tends towards brutal honesty with people she cares about or respects. If you're someone she doesn't particularly care for she might be a little more willing to wear a fake smile, but it's far more likely that you'll get the same honesty in word and deed that everyone else does.

Disillusioned:
Aimee has become disillusioned with society. The ability to sense the feelings of those around her has opened her eyes to how two-faced even the most genuine people can be. Everyone wears a mask, putting on an act to one degree or another to fit in with what society expects. Aimee herself even spent the better part of her teenage years playing that game. But as she reaches adulthood she can't help but start to wonder if there is anything real in this world, or if it's all just one big ever- perpetuated lie.

Lonely:
Aimee was very much a shy introvert before her powers manifested. While years of abusing her powers to navigate the social hierarchy of High School has given her a little more confidence than she had as a child, she resents the idea that she has to be someone she isn't just to enjoy the friendships everyone else seems to make so easily. Feeling that none of the connections to people she's made with the help of her powers can be considered real, she has effectively cut all her old connections. She's determined to make new friends without having to use her powers or present herself as something she's not, but doesn't really believe it's an achievable goal.

Reliable:
For all her flaws, Aimee is incredibly reliable. She means what she says and she does her very best to say what she means. If she makes a promise it's because she intends to keep it. Having her words and actions match her thoughts and feelings is perhaps the single most important value she holds, so there is rarely a reason to doubt her motivations or commitment.

Sassy:
Alongside her bluntness comes a tendency for sharp-tongued jokes at the expense of others. Aimee generally isn't trying to hurt people with her jokes, but the bitterness and general negativity she bottles up has caused her sarcastic sense of humour to start to lean more towards the nasty end of the spectrum than the playful end. She's mindful of this and does try to bite her tongue when she thinks a joke might be too much, but when she's stressed or otherwise not in a good mood she occasionally makes a snarky remark that's perhaps a little too personal.

Character Sheet

Powers

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Emotion Manipulation:
Aimee's power is at its strongest when she is in physical contact with someone. She is able to read the full scope of their emotional state with a high degree of nuance. At this point she is additionally able to modify any of the emotions the individual is feeling, or even introduce new ones, for as long as she remains in direct contact with them and actively using her power. Interrupting the contact or her power usage immdiately causes the emotions to return to what they would normally be in the given situation. Aimee is able to manipulate her own emotions this same way, merely needing to maintain her power use upon herself to maintain her modified emotions. She cannot actively use this power on more than one person (including herself) at a time.

Passive Emotion Sensing:
Aimee's mutant power causes her to constantly have an awareness of the emotions of everyone within an approximate 5 yard radius. The insight she gains this way is fairly shallow, as she can only read the strongest emotion a given person feels at any given time. In addition, too many people being within her range creates 'noise' that can make it difficult for her to identify more subtle emotions or identify who is feeling what.

Skills

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Ballet:
Having a decade of ballet tutelage isn't often useful in and of itself. However, though she might be loathe to admit it, Aimee is thankful for the flexibility and grace the lessons left her with. The dancing itself also makes for a nice stress relief when she's able to do it in private and on her own terms.

Manipulation:
Her insight into emotions, and a lot of practice during her high school years, has given Aimee a good grasp of more mundane methods of manipulating people. Whether it's garnering trust, starting a friendship, or securing a deal, Aimee has a knack for it that often doesn't require any supernatural effort beyond the passive sensing that she has no control over anyway. Though less unethical than the actual use of her power, she still does her best to avoid this type of behaviour for the dishonesty it represents. Still, when left with few other options it's a skill she can always fall back upon.

Resources

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Old Money:
Aimee's family is flush with more cash than they could spend in a lifetime. While Aimee's trust fund is inaccessible until she either graduates University or turns 25 (whichever happens first), her parents provide her with a monthly stipend and are more than happy to pay for anything she can't afford so long as she can justify it as being a benefit to her future or their family's reputation.

Weaknesses

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Desperate For a Friend:
Aimee is a lonely girl. More than perhaps anything else she's desperate to make real connections with people. While her ability to sense emotions often protects her from those who would take advantage of that, anyone who is immune to, can fool, or otherwise bypass her power will find her especially susceptible to manipulation if approached under the pretense of friendship

Empathic Overload:
Even though the emotions Aimee senses with her empathy are not experienced so much as they are simply recognized and understood, there is still a similar cognitive stress accumulated as if she had experienced them herself. Usually this only leads to headaches and irritability when spending long periods of time around large groups of people, but extreme situations can lead to dizziness, debilitating migraines, nose-bleeds, or even unconsciousness as the net cognitive stress overworks her brain.

Hates Her Power:
The passive effect of her power alone introduced Aimee to a world full of the two-faced and the disingenuous. But she can live with that. The active ability of her power to manipulate emotions on the other hand is considered by Aimee to be a gross violation of someone's identity and as such she refuses to use it on others except perhaps in the most extenuating circumstances. She's slightly more willing to use her power on herself, and the temptation to give herself a little extra confidence here or a little less sadness there can sometimes be too much to bear. She hates the weakness that reliance on that ability implies however, and does her best to avoid making its use a habit.

Role-Play

Logs

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Aimee Alexander has 18 finished logs.

Title Date Scene Summary
Harley and Aimee's Cross-Country Cavalcade: Part 3 - Meeting the Parents June 29th, 2021 Harley meets Aimee's parents, and Aimee drops a (figurative) bomb.
Harley and Aimee's Cross-Country Cavalcade: Part 2 - Grand Theft Auto April 12th, 2021 Harls and Aims do a favour for a mob boss who makes a mean pizza.
Harley and Aimee's Cross-Country Cavalcade: Part 1 April 11th, 2021 Harley and Aimee end the first day of their road-trip by admiring Niagara Falls.
Holy ground is sacred March 17th, 2021 Harley brings Aimee to taste the best sandwiches in Gotham but they are attacked by Quallazaire's goons! Noone respects holy ground anymore...
A clownette comes a-knocking February 20th, 2021 Someone's been naughty and the clownette breaks into Aimee's apartment to cross the i's and dot the t's!
A doll for me, a gift for you. February 10th, 2021 After the 'doll incident' Harley calls Aimee over to the scene of the ritual once again (April's apartment, where else?). She is introduced to Bud and Lou and Harley has a gift for her.
Hello, Dolly February 5th, 2021 You're never too old to play with dolls, right?
Peaceful Protests February 5th, 2021 At a Senator Kelly rally, a riot breaks out.. and the brotherhood of mutants make their presence known.
Hanging out after the party! January 4th, 2021 Harley and Aimee go the Hanging Tree in Gotham after the New Year's Eve party. They are perhaps a bit drunk. But that doesn't stop them from daringly climb up the tree and perform a duet.
Wayne Foundation Charity New Years Eve December 22nd, 2020 A lovely time was had by all, and a Happy New Year
Shenanigans! November 17th, 2020 No description
Roll out! November 13th, 2020 It's derby night with Tenderloin again visiting the Brooklyn Queens! Harley 'recruits' Aimee to play on their game and chaos ensues!
Karaoke is back in town, baby! November 5th, 2020 Karaoke, dancing, and Spiral's resume in a bar.
Dancing with the Stars: Wildways Edition October 29th, 2020 (Note: This happens the day after scene 3760)

Turns out there was magic in the drinks and Harley got a bit of it. By works of strange magics, coincidence, and copying Spiral's dancing patterns she teleports herself, Spiral and Aimee to the Wildways where, of course, chaos ensues. And they meet Spiral's nemesis, Swift Vengeance!

Bubblegum and Karaoke October 22nd, 2020 Harley drags Spiral down to the Sing Sing bar for karaoke where Spiral and Aimee literally crash heads together! Harley comes to the rescue with some 'Get Lucky' and then they find out what more about their new friend.
An Opportunity! October 8th, 2020 An opportunity to learn comes in the form of a webbed heroine. Aimee asks some questions, gets a broken arm, all that fun stuff!
Planting Roots October 6th, 2020 The universe has decided some Girl Scouts in a park need some extra help, so some helpers arrive to do helpy things.
Wrestling Ain't Fake September 22nd, 2020 Aimee thought she was safe to walk home. She was wrong. Professional wrestling saves the day. Surprising as it is, Katsumi finds a lot of familiarity in the younger American.

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