|Danielle Moonstar (Scenesys ID: 707)|
|Groups:||Academy X, Xavier's School|
|Apparent Age:||20||Actual Age:||20|
|Date of Birth||11 Nov 1999||Played By|
|Hair Color:||Black||Eye Color:||Brown|
Danielle Moonstar is here to help make sure Xavier's dream succeeds. She's here to help mutants in trouble and to make sure all those she considers friends and family are safe and stay that way. She also has no issues with shooting many arrows to make certain things go the way they should.
* 1999: Danielle Moonstar born to Peg and William Lonestar in Boulder, Colorado.
* 2014: Everything seems to be going good for Danielle Moonstar until her powers manifest. With little to no control Dani manifests the fears and desires of the people around her.
* 2014: During one particularly terrible night Dani awakens from a nightmare and manifests a new vision - the vision of her parents dying at the hand or paw of a bear.
* 2014: Not long after that nightmare Danielle Moonstar's parents disappear.
* 2014: Dani is shuffled from family to family and alienates them all thanks to her out of control powers. Eventually she finds herself in the care of her grandfather, Black Eagle.
* 2014: While her powers continue to flare up life is easier with her grandfather.
* 2015: The easier side of life doesn't last long, however. Eventually Black Eagle sends his granddaughter away to his friend Charles Xavier. To help gain mastery over her powers.
* 2015-2019: Many hi-jinks ensue with the New Mutants, along with fighting and eventually defeating a dastardly demonic bear called The Demon Bear.
* 2020: Dani is still with the Institute itself and strives to help the mutant cause, especially with the devestation of Genosha.
Danielle Moonstar is many things but one thing she definitely is brave. However, brave doesn't mean you aren't scared, it instead means you do the things that need to be done even when you're scared. There have been many times in her short life where she's felt scared, terrified even, but she still stepped up to the plate to tackle whatever the problem may have been.
Moonstar has a dry sense of humor. She drops the one-liners pretty easily and she's good for dropping the dry word or two of sardonic amusement at times. Does that mean she doesn't laugh or truly joke and tease? Hardly, she does when she's around those that she's close with.
While it may take time to earn Dani's loyalty once given Dani gives her all to whatever or whomever it is. When that person needs her help she's there to help in whatever way she can, do whatever needs to be done, and shoot whatever needs shot. Conversely, the opposite is likewise true. Once her good favor is lost it's lost forever and would take a lot to get back in her good graces.
Danielle is that sort of person who's a natural leader, not that she herself would have admitted that in the beginning, but she is. Her training within the New Mutants has only helped polish this side of herself. She's comfortable issuing commands, as well as sizing up a situation and finding a strategy to fit a situation, especially in the heat of battle. She's also the sort to inspire from her own sense of right and wrong, alongside her loyalty to team, person and vision. On the flip-side, Dani will also take directives from those higher in the food-chain than herself and by and large she'll accept those orders as law, but that doesn't mean she won't toe the line as needed. Especially when she doesn't particularly agree with whatever decisions is being made. In fact, if she's so opposed to whatever directives is given she will even go so far as to argue against them and do the complete opposite if needed.
Dani is a passionate young woman who knows who she is and what she wants. This passion can sometimes come across as being hot-headed, or stubborn, or sometimes bellicose. She has learned to temper this part of her personality, but it can still crop up when Dani's faced with something that smacks of unfairness, or wrongness, and she's capable of possibly fixing or helping with it.
Danielle Moonstar is the sort of person that will make the hard choices. Including making the decision to be the one who stays behind, versus anyone else on the team. Along with that Moonstar will never *leave* anyone behind. She will be the first one to jump back in and drag that person home.
A portion of Danielle Moonstar's powers is the empathic ability to sense and communicate with the animal world around her. While she can't communicate in a verbal-psychic way, she can communicate in feelings, emotions and to some extent pictures as well. The animals she's able to communicate are those creature with higher mind functions. Mammals, lizards, birds, fish, even amphibians. The invertebrate world, however, are typically the animals she can't typically communicate with. Bugs, spiders, words to name just a few.
The second core portion of her powers is the ability to manifest psychic weaponry. Typically Dani manifests it into the shape of a bow or arrows, or both. When the energy manifests it's a bright, almost electrical, shade of gold/yellow. For Dani, herself, the psychic weaponry is completely solid when she holds them. Along with the solidity (for Dani) her psychic bow typically takes upon a shape similar to its counterpart in real-life. As for the arrows, they take on a much looser shape, for maximum hitting ability.
As to the psychic arrows, when a person is struck by them the arrow itself acts almost like a psychic taser. It overloads the person's brain with their (typically) greatest fear or desire, which causes them to fall insensate. The duration of how long they're unconscious is dependent upon the person themselves. Some people can find themselves knocked out for a handful of minutes, or fifteen minutes, and then others could find themselves unconscious for a couple of hours. However long each person is out is how long the person will re-live their greatest fear over and over again.
Psychic arrows are the mainstay of her psychic weaponry and can be much easier than her illusion casting. In battle, Dani oftentimes only uses her psychic arrows, as she can manifest and 'shoot' the arrows far faster and much longer than her illusion casting. The arrows themselves have a similar reach as a regular arrow would.
OOC: As with psychic illusions consent will be sought from the person before attacking with psychic arrows.
Danielle Moonstar's core concept of her powers are two-fold - psychic illusions and psychic arrows. For her psychic illusions, Dani can pull from a person's mind their greatest fear or conversely their heart's desire. These two things are based solely upon the person that Moonstar is trying to affect. When Danielle does pull forth their greatest desire and/or fear, for the person it seems alive, and honest-to-god there. For those not hit by the illusion casting the images are much less real, in fact it looks more like a hologram. Almost real, but obviously not quite real to those unaffected.
Along with humans, Dani can likewise target animals with her psychic illusions. Much like her empathy she can connect with mammals, birds, fish, amphibians, but not invertebrates. Sorry, she juar can't scare the buggos away.
Typically, with her psychic illusions she uses this power to distract, to shock, to get the attention off of herself, or the team, and to give them an upperhand when it comes to a fight. After all, there have been many a battles that were won simply because the surprise was great enough to throw them off their stride. Currently Dani's ability allows her to potentially pull the fears/desires from a half of dozen people with some concentration. She can go towards a dozen and a hair more, but that would require some effort and would require all of her concentration. This would definitely leave her wide open to any and all attacks, which isn't always the best during battle conditions. As she continues to train and develop her powers there's the possibility for her to be able to pull fears from larger groups, but that will obviously take some time to attain.
OOC: This particular power stunt will only be used when consent has been given by the player being affected by it.
Danielle Moonstar's powers are psionic based and through training she can psionically shield her mind from outside intrusions, scans and attacks. Of course, as with anything, should the person attacking her mind be stronger than she is she'd likely be unable to keep them out for long.
The bow and arrow are Danielle's life. She's basically grown up on this particular weapon and has a definite aptitude for it. She's skilled in both hitting stationary and moving targets and likewise adapting and compensating for weather conditions and high-stress conditions. Nine times out of ten she can definitely hit her target, unless there are mitigating circumstances. For instance, if a person has personal shields, grabs the arrow out of the air via a telekinetic hold, or goes intangible. Those sorts of situations will depend on whether she can hit her target at the time. Likely if she has the advantage of surprise, but also unlikely if she's lost that surprise. Along with her ability to shoot moving targets, Dani likewise understands the concepts that many bowyer's do. She knows how to create the type of bow she uses, as well as repair them, and also create and fletch the arrows she uses. Typically, however, for arrows and quivers, and those things like that, Dani buys them, but if ever needed she could create them from the appropriate materials found in the wild.
Danielle Moonstar is part of the Cheyenne Nation and has grown up with the stories, dances and songs of her people. Along with that, Dani lived with her grandfather for several years. Her grandfather is currently a Shaman, or Medicine Man, a person who holds even more knowledge about their culture. Of course, she may not have learned everything that Black Eagle knew, but that didn't stop her from learning even more about her people and their traditions.
Dani has skills with both armed and unarmed combat. For unarmed she uses a variety of martial arts from judo to karate and more. The same can be said for her armed combat which she typically relies heavily upon bow and arrow, though she also has skill with spear and sword. Combine all of these together and Danielle Moonstar is a proficient fighter and while not necessarily an expert level like some other X-People, she can still handle herself in a variety of situations.
Danielle Moonstar knows both Cheyenne and English. She's fluent in both and understands both on the same level, having grown up hearing both languages in her home. Along with Cheyenne and English, Moonstar has picked up words and some phrases from other languages (mainly French and Spanish) from the classroom setting.
Dani has been trained to pilot the various aircrafts that the X-Men have and while isn't an extremely awesome pilot, she can pilot to get the team wherever they need to be.
Moonstar is basically an Olympic level rider when it comes to skill and abilities. She grew up riding horses and couple that with her empathic powers which allows her to read the various cues from the horse she's on. It would take a lot to unseat the woman should she not wish it, but it has happened occasionally.
Survival and Tracking:
Danielle Moonstar was raised on the reservation and her parents taught her many-a-things about the wilderness and how to survive and hunt. Later in life she lived with her grandfather - Black Eagle - was taught even more about survival, tracking and hunting. Even after she left the reservation she continued to grow her skills. From this Dani is capable of surviving with very little. As long as she has a way to find water and food, she can survive. The same can be said for her tracking and hunting skills, as long as it's not someone who's better skilled at hiding their trail, she can typically track a person. Her skills can be translated to a variety of biomes with forest and savanna being her best, and urban next. Artic is much harder for her to survive, hunt or track, it just depends on what she has with her to determine how long she could survive in such cold.
The New Mutants are friends, but more importantly they're also family for Danielle Moonstar. She grew up with them, trained with them, and weathered many of adventures and emotionals ups and down. Blood has been shed with and for this team. For Dani, this means she will always be there for the team. She could be a thousand miles away and if they needed her she would drop everything and go help pull whoever out of whatever fire they might currently be in.
While Danielle Moonstar doesn't have a massive stash of weaponry, she does have a stockpile of arrows and bows. Her arrows are a steel-head arrow and while other archers have trick arrows, Moonstar typically doesn't use any sort of trick arrows. Perhaps one day, if needed, she will make her own trick arrows, but for now she sticks with her tried and true arrows. Her bow is likewise nothing extreme, it's made of leather, bone and wood, in the traditional ways of the Cheyenne. If needed she could use a compound bow, or a store-bought bow, but she prefers to rely on what she grew up with.
Dani is part of the X-Men and Xavier's School, as such she can call upon their resources and people when needed. The same can be said in return, if they needed her help she would be there for them.
Jump Right In:
Dani is the sort of person that jumps right on in if she sees an injustice. It doesn't matter whether she can fix it or not, if there's an injustice Dani will try to help or stop. She has learned to temper this a *little* bit from her time with the New Mutants and the X-Men, but that kneejerk reaction can still pop up at times.
While Dani's powers are psychic in nature she's not a full telepath. She can't speak mind to mind, or talk with people over great distances, or establish links between people. Her power is specific in nature and only deals with her illusions, empathy and weaponry.
Psychic Illusions Limits:
One of the limits to Dani's psychic illusions is the person has to be in her line of sight. If she can't see them with her own eyes she can't reach to pull those fears and desires from their minds. Line of sight can be augmented by binoculars as well as telepathic assistance.
Dani has always been a stubborn sort of person. She could dig her heels in and not let go. Much like her propensity to jump right in Dani has also tempered some of her stubbornness. This just means that her viewpoint can be swayed a bit more easily than what it once was, but should Dani feel so strongly about something she likely will dig in deep and stay true to her viewpoint.
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|New Mutants.. now long time friends.||August 22nd, 2022||And the company prepares for their journey|
|A Simple Sunday In||August 14th, 2022||A couple nom some jerky and relax.|
|Unicorn Hunt II: Brooklyn Botanical Garden||August 9th, 2022||Epirote, the Ice Mist, had picked the Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Japanese Hill-and-Pond garden for its lair. This black-eyed and jagged-horned mountain-goat like Unicorn nearly drowns both Hope and Phoebe while Mike, Tabitha, Kora and Bart are left to contend with both the Unicorn itself -- and the eerie voice of the Ringmaster that had held it. .
Tune in on Friday, August 12 for The Last Unicorn: The Flamebound Achaean
|Bark of the Moonstar||August 7th, 2022||Rahne stops by to visit Dani and the two decide to see how things go between them|
|X-Folks: Everyone is Getting Older||July 30th, 2022||There's party, cake, booze annd people getting a year older and enjoying that they didn't end up dead. The hangover may change how they feel about the last part.|
|Ramping Up for the Birthday||July 28th, 2022||Party perparations are made. Tabby reveals new powers to her closest friends. Betsy make an even more impressive splash!|
|X-Folks - Dox-M: What Floats the Boat||June 12th, 2022||Mutants are rescued from flesh traffickers. The smell will wash off. And even some of the most violent types aren't all bad. The human traffickers though. They suck.|
|Snack Responsibly||May 28th, 2022||Dani and Warren run into each other in the kitchen, catch up a little, and touch base about some of the others at Xavier's.|
|By the power of the Moonstar!||April 30th, 2022||Dani comes home after along abscence and beers and memories are shared with Tabby|
|Excercise and conversation||March 29th, 2021||How do you solve a problem like James Proudstar?|
|Dani & Jim together again||March 5th, 2021||The Resistance grows|
|Happy Birthday Sam Guthrie||February 11th, 2021||Everyone comes out to celebrate Sam turning 21!|
|Hello Dani!||January 21st, 2021||Dani, Rahne and Rogue go on a mini-adventure to track down Rogue's wayward dog in the forest.|
|New Year's Watch||January 1st, 2021||Rahne and Dani keep an eye out for any last hijinks of the year.|
|New Mutants, Old Friends||December 10th, 2020||Wreaths are made, and snacks are sought.|
|Dancing the Spiral||July 10th, 2020||No description|
|Member Berries||June 22nd, 2020||The ANTI-Social Network|
|Senior Trip||June 11th, 2020||In Monaco, Roulette is caught cheating with her powers and a deal is made for her freedom and funds.|
|The Smell of Victory||June 11th, 2020||The collected young mutants face their new arch nemesis, the Swedish speedster, Fart!|
|A Sinister Plot: The Left Hand Holds All The Cards: Team Two||June 6th, 2020||A hard fight, and the hostages are saved!!! But they are not whole, and it may be some time before they are...|
|A Sinister Plot: Missing Friends||June 1st, 2020||The remaining survivors find Julian gone - morale is flagging.|
|A Sinister Plot: Beauty and the Beast||May 25th, 2020||Meredith takes turns with Dani and Hank. Sinister steps in to appraise her work.|
|A Sinister Plot: Another Brick in the Wall||May 25th, 2020||Sinisters victims talk about their captivity and try and keep their hopes up... not entirely well.|
|A Sinister Plot: The Aftermath||May 25th, 2020||Folks check on the wounded and the former captives, beginning the process of trying to heal and make sense of it all.|
|When Sentinels Attack!||May 7th, 2020||A Wild Sentinel from Genosha's attack, arrives in NYC and goes straight for Mutant Town, luckily some heroes are there to stop it.|
|A Sinister Plot: A Shattered Star||May 3rd, 2020||Roberto and Gabby have their turn on the table, with varied results.|
|A Sinister Plot: A Broken Crown||May 3rd, 2020||TW: GORE VIOLENCE NUDITY TORTURE - Sinister begins his experiments, and is not above taking what he wants from his patients.|
|Movie Night Pt 2||April 29th, 2020||It's May the Fourth and that means it's time to watch Star Wars at Xavier's. It also means time for some duel-related shenanigans.|
|On the First Day of Jenny's Birthday...||April 26th, 2020||On the first day of Jennymas, Jenny gave to everybody: cake. And got an awful lot of awesome gifts.|
|Happy Birthday: Segue||April 26th, 2020||No one is yeeted out of Xavier's. Thank Dani.|
|Movie Night at Xavier's||April 26th, 2020||Movie night is interrupted by -actual- dinosaurs! Maybe next time the denizens of Xavier's will actually get to finish a film...|
|Portrait by the Lake||April 25th, 2020||Piotr works on Dani's portrait by the lake.|
|Xaviers: Grill Out and Chill Out||April 24th, 2020||A fun time by the pool at Xaviers!|
|The Wonders of Internet Streaming||April 23rd, 2020||Piotr is introduced to 90s hit sitcom 'Dinosaurs' and the Kinney Dinosisters are warned to stay close to the school as a matter of precaution.|
|Taco Tuesday at Xavier's||April 22nd, 2020||Taco night! Food was had by everyone, Gabby is now a dinosaur, and Marie-Ange spoke with the cards to find out what's going on. There was also churro carnage.|
|Lurking Lanterns||April 20th, 2020||Danielle finds one of Illyana's little gifts hiding in the stables. Bobby and Gabby feed the horses, and nobody gets sucked into Limbo.|
|Burger Run!||April 18th, 2020||Carrie meets Henry McCoy for lunch, and they run into Warren and Dani. Dinosaurs are discussed.|
|And the favorite red wolf is back.||April 17th, 2020||And friends are reunited|
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