|Hope Summers (Scenesys ID: 695)|
|Occupation:||Mutant Freedom Fighter|
|Citizenship:||Alternate Future US|
|Education:||Apocalyptic Future Cable Bootcamp|
|Apparent Age:||19||Actual Age:||19|
|Date of Birth||31 Oct 2000||Played By||Katherine McNamara|
|Hair Color:||Red||Eye Color:||Green|
|Theme Song:||"Whatever It Takes," Imagine Dragons|
The first mutant born after M-Day in her own reality, Hope was rescued from those who wanted to see her dead by Cable who raised her in a series of post-apocalyptic futures. She returned to her own time to defeat those who wanted her dead. Her return heralded the return of new mutants, who she trained until the return of the Phoenix Force threw her world into disarray. She claimed the Force long enough to defeat it, willing it out of existence, but in the process of shunted into this strange new reality to start all over again.
2007 (Alt-U): Born in Cooperstown, AK, the first mutant born after M-Day. X-Men and Purifiers race to find the girl. Cable wins, taking the girl into the future to raise her presumably safe from the dangers.
Unknown date, Distant Future (Alt-U): After several battles in the near future which break his timesliding device, rendering it only able to move forward, Cable takes Hope to the hidden settlement of New Liberty. She's raised in the isolated community for 7 years, until the outside world invades thanks to the machinations of Bishop. Hope's adoptive mother is killed as they flee.
Unknown Date, Even More Distant Future (Alt-U): Hope and Cable run into Stryfe and Apocalypse, who are interested in the girl as a potential vessel. They escape with the help of X-Force. While they are escaping, Hope resists, wanting to stay with members of the team, and is separated from Cable mid-timeslide, ending up two years apart from him.
Unknown Date, Super Distant Future (Alt-U): Hope spends two years among the descendants of the Stryfetroopers, living on the streets with the aid of a local. When Cable catches up to her, the pair flee into space where they make brief contact with the Brood. Eventually, they manage to scavenge material from Bishop to repair Cable's time machine enough to return to their present.
2010 (Alt-U): Hope and Cable return to their present, where Purifiers are waiting for them. After a great battle, the Purifiers are defeated, but Cable is presumably lost. Hope remains with the X-Men to determine what to do next.
2011-2012 (Alt-U): As new mutants are born again, Hope travels to stabilize their powers and build them into a team.
2012 (Alt-U): The Phoenix Force returns, attempting to bond with Hope. The threat of the force and what it can do causes the X-Men and the Avengers to take sides on what should be done about the girl. When Hope refuses it, the Phoenix splits into several hosts, which goes poorly for everyone involved. Eventually, Hope accepts the assistance of the Avengers, training with both Iron Fist and Spider-Man and joining forces with the Scarlet Witch to first accept the Phoenix Force, then will it out of existence.
Present: In the act of destroying the Phoenix Force, the firebird plays one last card, expelling Hope from her reality and into the present timeline.
Hope is by nature a cautious person. She makes sure to protect herself and protect those she cares about, and while she believes in people, she also takes precautions in case she might be wrong. She spent too much of her life running to trust easily.
Despite everything, despite her past, Hope believes in people. If nothing else, she believes in their potential. People can be good, they can learn to control themselves, they can be better. She has no tolerance for those who've clearly made a choice not to be the best person they can, but she's always willing to give a chance to someone who genuinely wants to work toward improvement.
Hope was raised in several post-apocalyptic futures. On the up side, this means that she's very, very good at making due. The bar is pretty low for what it takes to keep her alive and content. Give her just the most bare basics and she'll manage to find a way to get through.
Hope was raised with the prime directive that keeping her alive was the one and only priority. Not entirely for herself or because she was special, but because keeping her alive was the only way to save others. Because of this, Hope doesn't scruple against much. More than that, she expects other people to do the same. Sometimes that means making sacrifices and hard choices, but other times that means it's just not that hard a choice to end a threat, regardless of what normal morality would say about it.
Hope has the capacity to be a host to the Phoenix Force, and briefly was shortly before she arrived in the present timeline. Given that she was kicked to this timeline in the process of destroying the Force in her own timeline though, the current status of that relationship is most certainly in question.
An Omega-level mutant, Hope has the ability to mimic the mutant powers of those around her.
Range: In order to mimic a mutant's power, Hope must be within 100 yards of them. She does not need to be able to see them, or even be aware of their presence. Her powers pick up on another power like a radio receiver, without conscious effort (or control).
Duration: Hope is able to mimic a power indefinitely so long as the other mutant remains in range. However, once they are out of the 100 yard range, her ability to mimic their power is limited. The longer she's spent with them and the closer the contact, the longer she'll be able to mimic their power.
Passing contact will allow her a single use of the power up to one day later. On the other end of the scale, constant proximity for more than one week will allow her to mimic a power for up to ten minutes up to two months after last contact.
Power: When Hope is exposed to a power, she gains access to that power at the level at which the mutant in question currently has access to it. (OOC: The power level as it exists on the PC's sheet.)
Control: Although Hope gains access to the full //power// of a mimiced ability, she does not immediately have any additional control over it. She has an instinctive feel for the power, but skill at using it is another matter. For example, while she would be able to execute a full-power Cyclops eye-blast, she wouldn't be able to gauge the angles and ricochets like Scott can.
Number: Hope is capable of mimicing a single power at a time. While she is within range of various mutants, she is able to switch seamlessly between their powers. However, once she leaves their range, only the last used power remains stored.
Hope was trained by Cable in various forms of hand to hand and improvised weapons combat. While she doesn't have the experience of many varied opponents, she has countless hours of physical training and life or death experience to fall back upon. She's tough and ruthless rather than relying on finesse or extensive skill, but she more than knows how to handle herself. To build on this, she also briefly trained with the monks of Kun-Lun and the Iron Fist, picking up some kung fu. That said, she's far more likely to fall back on the less refined methods of her childhood.
Growing up in constant combat with just herself and Cable, Hope learned early how to deal with injuries in the field. While she's no medical doctor, she knows how to set bones, stop bleeding, and get someone up and moving again in short order. She's not the person you want dealing with your injury in the long-term, but she knows how to keep people alive long enough to get them to real help.
Hope is a big fan of guns. This is what happens when you let Cable raise a baby. While she's not a sharpshooter, she's practiced and accurate to a high level. More than that, she can identify, disassemble, assemble, and alter various firearms at need, including creating her own ammo.
Hope learned from her childhood how to make things work with very little. She's a crack hand at building devices of surprising complexity from what is essentially junk. If something's broken, she knows a way to get it to work. She's a handy little scavenger when it comes down to it.
While she wouldn't recognize it as such, Hope is skilled at free-running. If you asked her, she'd say she's just really good at running away through the wreckage of civilization. The bottom line is she's much more used to half-collapsed buildings and destruction than open streets, so obstacles don't represent much trouble for her.
Having spent much of her life in hiding, Hope is practiced at stealth. Not just sneaking around, but also hiding her tracks, choosing a place to lie low, reconnaisance.
Hope is an expert at surviving, thanks to a post-apocalyptic childhood. Drop her in a desert and she'll manage to find a crashed spaceship and survive on ancient recycled astronaut pee. She requires very little assistance to get by.
Raised by the greatest soldier in history (or so she'll say), Hope has an extensive knowledge of tactics. What else are you going to talk about when you're the only two people in the world? She's skilled at taking into consideration the abilities and powers of those around her not only from early training, but from training in her own powers - if you're going to use someone's powers, you have to be able to think about how and why first. She's constantly planning and creating backup plans for any encounter.
Hope is very good at working as part of a team. Growing up, she always worked in tandem with Cable. After she returned to her own timeline, she was a team with the Lights, and focused on learning as much as she could about those around her in order to better utilize her own abilities. Between this and her understanding of tactics, as much as she's capable of handling things on her own, she's actually quite skilled at working with others.
While Hope is new to this timeline and reality, she's been exposed to quite a bit in her own. She's unlikely to understand or be aware of details, but she may be aware of who someone is or what their powers are.
Hope is aware of the X-Men and how to find them. If she shoud choose to seek refuge there, she knows it's a safe place.
While Hope mimics a power at its highest level, she gains none of the control that comes from having said power for any amount of time. As a result, she's often a danger to herself and others when first copying a power. Additionally, she's not always in control of her //own// power. She may find herself unexpectedly mimicing a power she accidentally picked up from someone nearby and manifesting wings or seeing everything in X-ray for an hour, with no ability to stop.
Not knowing things is dangerous. Knowing the //wrong// things is also dangerous. Hope spent enough time in her own timeline to learn a little bit about that world, which is just enough to let her think she knows what's going on. She's probably wrong.
Hope is only able to mimic mutant powers. Those of metahumans, aliens, or technology are beyond her.
Out of Place:
Hope isn't from around here. On the up side, she's sort of used to that even from her own world and timeline. On the down side, there are a lot of things she doesn't know. She doesn't even exist here, which means she has no paperwork, no citizenship, no money...nothing to prove she even exists, which can obviously cause a lot of problems with authorities.
Hope was transferred to this reality in the process of destroying the Phoenix Force in her own. There's a very real chance that the Phoenix Force of this reality could get wind of that and not appreciate it.
In her own world, there was a prophecy about the mutant messiah / antichrist who would end the world. Such a prophecy could exist here as well, and if so, there's a whole new world of enemies waiting for her.
Hope does not have the most conventional education. Cable's priorities were keeping her alive, not math or classical literature. As such, she's missing countless references and common knowledge things. She's picked up a few things from her time in her own world...but now she's not even in that world. There are a lot of things that Hope just doesn't know.
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|N.O.W.H.E.R.E in particular.||April 2nd, 2021||Conner, Hope and Laura chat about the recent N.O.W.H.E.R.E attack and the more sensible team members consider some post mission relaxation. Laura on the other hand plans more training.|
|N.O.W.H.E.R.E. in the Narrows||March 30th, 2021||The Outsiders interrupt another N.O.W.H.E.R.E. operation, this time in the Narrows area of Gotham. NPCs: Warblade and Shadow Walker.|
|Guess who's cooking dinner||March 24th, 2021||Hope returns from an extended mission and cooks dinner. The kitchen does not burn down. This time.|
|A Gruesome Rescue||November 8th, 2020||X-Men and some notable Avengers come rescue Kitty, Noriko and others from Emma's mess. Some got away.|
|Ship happens.||November 7th, 2020||Conner had plans for a relaxing Saturday with Hope at Outsiders HQ which gets ruined when Laura stops in with something to investigate. Phoebe stops by just in time for the gang to head for some sparring.|
|He Kind Of Reminds Me Of Logan||October 25th, 2020||Jimmy Hudson is brought to the X-men's base along with a student of his whose mutant power emerged in a school|
|Spooktacular Justice Party||October 19th, 2020||The Justice League Halloween party!|
|Meanwhile, in Hawaii||October 17th, 2020||Conner takes Hope to Hawaii for some R&R|
|Oktoberfest in Salem Center||October 7th, 2020||Oktoberfest in Salem Center sees dancing and drinking and eating but members of Xavier's school and other guests.|
|What is fun||October 4th, 2020||Hope and Conner catch up and discuss phone etiquette.|
|Weekend Report||September 27th, 2020||Conner tells Hope about the missing in Buredunia and other recent things. Then they go in a date. Ish.|
|All she got was a new haircut||September 12th, 2020||Conner finds Hope playing games in the rec room. After talking about life, the go out to find food.|
|Outsider Kitchen||September 5th, 2020||Cookies in the Kitchen at the Robin Roost. At least Tim is happy.|
|Hitting Walls||August 29th, 2020||Tim and Hope chat opsec breaches and about setting ground rules for the team.|
|On Matters of Security||August 29th, 2020||There's a long conversation about security risks and breaches.|
|Mission: Some Folks Have Bad AIM||August 28th, 2020||Mission: Success. AIM beekeepers and MODOK are no match for the Outsiders! The data is downloaded, the backups destroyed, the macguffin is dispersed into space, and Cassie is over yellow-wearing goons with bad lasers and worse science.|
|Recon at the Spa||August 27th, 2020||The ladies of the Outsiders do some recon at a spa. Miraculously, no one bleeds and nothing blows up - except those blow outs!|
|Galaxy Ninjas 3||August 24th, 2020||And the first meeting of F RH of A|
|A Visit from a Large Bat||August 24th, 2020||An evening of pool and socializing turns awesome when Batman shows up bearing gifts of new transport. Also, Hope shoots Batman.|
|A Long Flowing Conversation||August 23rd, 2020||Conversations about many topics.|
|Surprise Training||August 22nd, 2020||Cass the Ambusher attacks again and tries to get Conner and Hope to learn some moves with mixed success.|
|It Came from the Deep: A King's Sword||August 17th, 2020||A group of X-men and Aquaman explore the King's Sword and come face to face with an ancient evil, a mermaid of old who was using her victims as zombies. Fight ensues and they are able to win the day. Featuring a Queen turncoat, a kitty playing with tentacles, deaf Atlanteans and, of course, explosions!|
|Cajun Pool Party||August 16th, 2020||The Cuckhoos, Hope, and Remy Le Beau chat out by the pool and share a meal.|
|Outsider Downtime||August 16th, 2020||Casual hanging out at The Roost among the Outsiders. The only one without drama is the robot pirate butler.|
|Not Ideal Circumstances||August 15th, 2020||Lorna returns to Genosha and the X-men and allies convene.|
|Hellfire Purgatory Teen Club Grand Opening||August 15th, 2020||The grand opening is a hit! Drinking, dancing, socializing, loads of fun... oh, and a cameo by a very annoyed one-eyed security goon.|
|An Online Conversation||August 9th, 2020||Hope and Tim chat online.|
|Atlantis Needs Help||August 9th, 2020||Namor and Lorna address the X-men about the threat to Atlantis and the surface world and ask for help.|
|Of Irishmen and Autoparts||August 4th, 2020||Heroes raid a warehouse owned by the Irish Mob|
|Beaches and Bottles||August 2nd, 2020||Gabby and Hope come to visit Lorna on Genosha.|
|No Strings On Me.||August 2nd, 2020||Doug is working out in the Danger Room, Hope shows up, they have a conversation about current events.|
|Heist-Halting||June 16th, 2020||No description|
|Not Exactly Training||May 12th, 2020||Discussions of training and powers and what counts as each.|
|What Might The Future Bring||April 20th, 2020||A relaxing evening out back of Xavier's turns to a lot less than relaxing with Hope learning Bishop has arrived... and a surprise cameo by Deadpool.|
|Goth Goth Baby||April 7th, 2020||A group of teenage mutants end up storming the castl....err Hellfire Club. NOTHING BAD HAPPENS.|
|The Morning After - Repository of Secrets||April 6th, 2020||Ooh, future talk.|
|Lakeside Conversations||April 3rd, 2020||A handful of X-People converge on the shore of Breakstone Lake. Introductions are made, and discussions of current events are had.|
|Brotherly Love||March 28th, 2020||Emma brings Alex back to Xaviers. Scott and Jean discuss with them what (rather, who) caused Alex's mental block; as several of the students swarm like sharks. Hope does NOT have a gun in her room, grandpa.|
|A Sweet Surprise||March 24th, 2020||Illegal cupcakes! Bickering teenagers! Frustrated adults! Sugar rushes and sage advice from a child that listens to Dr McCoy too much. Emma's surprise birthday treats for the X Mansion were well received by the kids, but the adults... something something security risk.|
|The Delinquency of a Minor||March 22nd, 2020||Mutants at a human beach party. Nobody got hurt, Laura.|
|Home of pizza. And the Maggia.||March 21st, 2020||Pizza turns to gunfire turns to talking. For the non-gangsters, at least.|
|Exploring the Kitchen Fridge||March 20th, 2020||Pizza and chatting over various things.|
|We Just Keep Meeting Like This||March 18th, 2020||A Summers-Grey arrival and tactics discussion.|
|All Too Familiar Faces||March 18th, 2020||Scott seeks out one of the time refugees to see just what she's doing here.|
|Second Coming||March 17th, 2020||Hope takes some time for herself, Cable returns and a heartfelt reunion is had.|
|Genosha relief, Wakanda forever||March 15th, 2020||Lorna and Hope come to the Wakanda refugee camp for Genoshian survivors and have a conversation with the King.|
|Awkward Conversations||March 14th, 2020||A couple of people run into each other at the X-mansion. Bonding happens.|
|Little Blue Lost||March 13th, 2020||Hope Summers, Robert Markham, Vivian Vision, Illyana Rasputina, and Singularity run into each other just in time to watch Kate Bishop take down a purse snatcher. Phones are exchanged by Kate and Robert with Singularity as the heroes ponder what to do with the small blue girl who appears to be a pocket universe who's not entirely used to things like talking yet.|
|Just another day for Mutant girls||March 13th, 2020||More Summers reunions with a few others added in. Emotions flared, hijinx were had. Fun times for all.|
|Genosha: Ferris Air Charity Event||March 13th, 2020||The Charity event is a success. Gabby wins the plane ride.|
|Familiar Faces||March 9th, 2020||The arrival of Grey-Summers spawn #3. There might just be a gap in the universe over Westchester.|
|A Song of Ice and Fire||March 5th, 2020||Phoenixes and others discuss possible futures including this one.|
|Stir-Fry That Burns Like a Phoenix||March 4th, 2020||Laura and Hope eat spicy food and talk about the Future.|
|X-men Episode IV: A New Hope||March 2nd, 2020||Hope Summers emerges in our timeline and finds her way to Xavier's School.|
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