Nessa Donovan

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Nessa Donovan (Scenesys ID: 1523)
Name: Vanessa "Nessa" Donovan
Superalias: None
Gender: Female
Species: Homo Magi
Occupation: Diner Cook
Citizenship: United States
Residence: New York City
Education: College Dropout
Theme: Original (OC)
Groups: Mystic Arts
Apparent Age: 21 Actual Age: 21
Date of Birth 7 July 1998 Played By Skyler Samuels
Height: 5'5" Weight: 130 lb
Hair Color: Strawberry Blonde Eye Color: Blue
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Character Info


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A fiery young woman from an Irish family, Nessa is also an ice mage struggling to learn how to control all aspects of her magic. Unable to touch anyone with her bare skin, her determination has driven her to find ways to move on with her life. She's currently a short-order cook at a diner with dreams to one day go to culinary school, provided her magic doesn't get in the way. She enjoys drinking people under the table and singing in the shower. Also, don't call her Elsa. You'll regret it.


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1998: Born to Abigail and Arthur Donovan in Massachusetts.
2008: Learned about the magic running through her family. Proceeded to practice, showing an affinity for ice.
2010: Nessa's ice powers become much stronger and she has difficulty controlling them as puberty hits. It becomes necessary for her to avoid physical contact with most people and wear gloves to interact.
2015: Graduated high school, barely making it through due to bullying thanks to her avoidance of people and some accidental ice touches.
2016: Nessa takes a year off to find herself. She ends up teaching herself how to cook and enjoys trying out recipes. She's a fan of comfort foods.
2017: Tries college for a semester and makes herself depressed and miserable, both from the physical distance she has to keep from people and not being able to really find her way. She drops out, but ends up getting a job at a nearby diner.
2018-2020: Works a diner cook, never trying to bother finding a different job, but stubbornly refusing to give up on overcoming her weaknesses and becoming better with her ice abilities. She starts practicing in earnest and studying magic in a serious way to try and better her life.

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Closely tied to her stubbornness, Nessa is determined. While her stubbornness allows her not to let herself be swayed away from her purpose, it's her determination that allows her to carry through with a task. If she sets herself a goal, she strives for it and she doesn't let little things get in her way. She knows she can succeed if she believes in herself.

Call it her Irish blood or call it what you will, but Nessa's a fiery spirit. She's willing to challenge people, ready to jump into danger or circumstances she's uncertain about, try things, and go places she's never been. Her personality is untamed and she won't let people define her or put her in a box.

Nessa feels things deeply. She becomes invested in things and believes in them wholeheartedly. There are no real half-measures for her. When she's truly decided on something, she's as passionate as they come. She wants nothing more than success or happiness or freedom or whatever it is that she's passionate about. She just believes in things.

Protector of the Small:
Nessa's fond of the underdog. Years of being bullied for being different and struggling with her own feelings of rejection, she's not one to let anyone else go through that. If she sees a situation where she feels someone who can't defend themselves is being picked on, it's hard for her to just walk away. She's a protector, at heart, even if she doesn't always know it.

While she is fiery and fierce at times, she's also soft-hearted under all of that. She's kind when she feels she can be, she helps if she sees an opportunity, but she tends to keep all of this on the down low. Gotta keep up a tough exterior, after all--but she definitely cares. She cares quite a bit. It's just hard to see it.

If Nessa decides something's going to be a certain way, she doesn't let it be anything else. This is especially true if someone challenges her on something, and she sticks to it--even if she knows she's wrong. She goes down with the ship and is extremely reluctant to let something go.

Character Sheet


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Chill Touch:
Both a power and a weakness, Nessa is able to touch things with her skin and freeze them. While this is an ability she can do at will, it is also an ability that she does not have full control over. When done at will, she is able to focus the intensity of the touch, resulting in something from a mild chilly effect to something being frozen solid. There is always a chance that, when her skin is touched, she may accidentally freeze something. Objects and other people are often the unfortunate victims in this accidental power use. Objects may be frozen solid and people are subject to extreme cold and freezing conditions, often frostbite.

Cold Immunity:
Nessa is immune to the cold. Subzero temperatures are comfortable to her, and she prefers weather that is generally lower. Being touched by ice or cold temperatures has no effect on her, ice blasts and attacks are reduced to only the force behind them rather than their substance.

Ice Magic:
Nessa's ability with ice comes from her family's bloodline as well as her own particular affinity with the element. This means that she can focus on her ice in several ways. These tend to be fully at range and are less effective up close in many cases. Offensively, this typically comes in kinds of blasts. Ice shards or hard-packed snow are common, the sizes and shapes varying. She's also able to do a blast of cold air as opposed to more of a physical object as a projectile. Additionally, she may shape things out of ice and snow, objects and shapes, though these creations have no life of their own, but may serve particular functions such as containers made of ice or some kind of tool. Lastly, she is able to form small amounts of cold weather. This is typically only able to affect one city block, but she is able to make it snow or hail to various degrees, or create a cloud of fog of the same approximate size. She is not able to, however, stop these storms once they are created and they must break up on their own.

Magic Sense:
Through practice, Nessa is aware of the magical essence in the world around her. This allows her to locate and understand magic in the world around her. She is able to detect magic nearby (farther away if it is particularly strong) and have a vague sense of the type of magic it might be (if it is any sort of element, if it has a particular purpose like warding, etc). This is both a passive and an active ability. Passively she is aware of things around her in her vicinity if they happen to be magical in nature. Actively she is able to focus in on the things and people around her and get more particular details.


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Alcohol Tolerance:
Nessa's family is Irish and they're certainly part of the Irish drinking culture. She's learned how to hold alcohol over the years and fits in just fine in extended family gatherings. This often means it takes quite a bit to get her actually drunk, so drinking games always amuse her. She can typically drink someone of normal human physiology under the table.

Nessa is passionate about cooking. She's enjoyed it for a number of years and made it her profession. While she mostly cooks diner fare these days, she's fantastic at it and has a heart for comfort food. While she's often thought of culinary school, sometimes her powers get the best of her. She's definitely better than diner fare, though.

Sharp Student:
While Nessa dropped out of school, it wasn't for lack of intelligence or effort on her part. In fact, she's a very good student. She picks up on what someone is saying when they're teaching, takes good notes, and pieces together clues to figure out the context and importance of things. This goes for any sort of learning--which is often helpful when she's studying magic of any sort.

Nessa is a secret shower singer. It's a secret because she's embarrassed about it, not because she's bad--in fact, she's actually quite good. She never lets anyone know, though, and has to be dragged into it if the situation comes up. Something about it just embarrasses her, even if she loves doing it.


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Ancient Family Line:
In addition to the love and support of her family, Nessa also comes from a family deeply seeded in magic that has been for several generations at least. She has access to whatever magical resources may be available to them including books and materials though it's certainly not a wealth of magic--they may have it, but there's little in the way of powerful spell-slinging going on with the Donovans.

Extended Family:
Nessa's extended family in Ireland is also an option for her to go to for help. Not only does it provide her an overseas location should she need to stay or hide out, it means that she has magical connections there with the same resources she has in the States.


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Chill Touch:
Both a power and a weakness, Nessa is able to touch things with her skin and freeze them. While this is an ability she can do at will, it is also an ability that she does not have full control over. There is always a chance that, when her skin is touched, she may accidentally freeze something. Objects and other people are often the unfortunate victims in this accidental power use. Objects may be frozen solid and people are subject to extreme cold and freezing conditions, often frostbite.

Painful Heat:
While hot weather and the sun make her uncomfortable, actual blasts of heat are extremely painful. If she's hit with fire or hot temperatures, while it doesn't actually burn her, it certainly causes a recoil of pain and discomfort. There have, in fact, been times where opening a hot oven has almost made her pass out when the heat hits her.

Despite all of Nessa's passion and spirit and bold exterior, she's extremely self-conscious down below it all. She spent many years being bullied and the combination of that and the inability to really feel like she could connect with people have left her self-conscious. While she's got a brave face on for everything, if she feels as if someone's making fun of her for something such as her magic, it really gets to her and while sometimes it brings her down, it also sometimes triggers a great deal of anger.

Weather Discomfort:
Hot weather and the sun, while they don't directly burn her, make her extremely uncomfortable. She prefers the cold and will avoid hot places and hot weather at all costs. You won't catch her on the beach.



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Title Date Scene Summary
Superhero Curves May 17th, 2021 At last, Herukage convinces Katsumi to begin training in earnest. The Avengers HQ is the venue.
Don't You Give Up On Me April 30th, 2021 (Scene follows: Family Matters) The trio return to Katsumi's hotel room. Nessa is let in on what's happening, and determinations are made to find a solution to this bizarre turn.
Family Matters April 28th, 2021 At last, the lingering question of where Nessa had gone for the past two months is finally answered. And it begins with a surprise phonecall...
Disassembling an Icon March 9th, 2021 Someone is graffitiing elemental glyphs around Queens. Luckily they're getting them wrong. Unluckily, they might eventually get them right. Abcde meets a mage, Nessa, who makes ice, and invites Abcde to join the LBC.
Renaming Shenanigans February 15th, 2021 No description
A Taste of Normal February 1st, 2021 Katsumi asks Nessa out on a date. You know, like normal people.
Let the Right One In January 26th, 2021 Via mystical measures, Nessa tracks down Katsumi. Despite an odd debate in which each tries to take the blame for causing the rift, both seem to agree they don't want to be without the other.
Two Wrongs Don't Make A Right January 24th, 2021 Katsumi comes to collect her suitcase from Nessa's apartment. Everything goes wrong in an attempt to make right.
Return to Hogwarts January 24th, 2021 Lucifer visits Nessa after returning from LA.
One-Two Knockout January 24th, 2021 Katsumi drags Nessa out to try to learn what triggers her bizarre powers. In the process, a lot of things get pulverized.
Crossroads January 19th, 2021 PANIC! The NLWF is leaving for Japan in an hour! Katsumi calls Nessa and finds herself at a crossroad with a very difficult choice to make.
The Great Stressing Bake-Off January 18th, 2021 Nessa tries to cheer Kat up with some baked goods, but it ends up being something unexpected that cheers her up instead.
Four Corners of the World! January 15th, 2021 The time has finally come! The long-awaited Four Corners of the World professional wrestling event is underway! VIPs enjoy craft services while watching the action and getting to know the talent. Meanwhile, things in the ring heat up! Until something goes horribly, horribly wrong.
On the Horizon January 5th, 2021 Katsumi Oshiro and Nessa Donovan get together to enjoy a little downtime together while trying not to think too much about Katsumi's inevitable and impending departure from the country...
A Night Out November 7th, 2020 No description
Post-Rabbitation October 20th, 2020 Lucifer helps Nessa deal with having been a rabbit.
Things Humans Like October 12th, 2020 Levian visits Nessa and brings her things humans are supposed to like. They talk about how complicated humans are.
The Un-Rabbiting Unraveling October 6th, 2020 Nessa's a rabbit. Lucifer helps.
About the thing. October 6th, 2020 Arthur gives Nessa a gross statue and she touches it.
Not A Drunk Text September 29th, 2020 Nessa sends Kat some weird texts. Or rather, a bunny does?
Can't 'Let it Go' September 28th, 2020 Nessa runs afoul of a pissed off Loki.
Follow the White Rabbit September 28th, 2020 With a Loki sighting at the reconstruction of the ice palace, SHIELD agents and magic users alike converge to get dragged by dogs and chase rabbits.
Old Books September 22nd, 2020 Nessa's studying of some old tomes draws out some very interesting details about Lucifer: he doesn't like embroidery.
Heartache Hotel September 20th, 2020 Katsumi's relocated away from the rest of her team for their sake. She reaches out to Nessa, the one person she considers a friend. They talk about (allegedly real) boys, Disney princesses, superhero costumes, and hope.
Pretty Woman September 17th, 2020 After a doctor's appointment, Nessa convinces Katsumi to help her find an impressive dress so she can have a Pretty Woman moment.
Ice Palace: Let Her Go September 16th, 2020 The team works to finally defeat the necromancer... he looks tasty, after all.
Ice Palace: Do we have a plan September 16th, 2020 The team discuss how to approach getting rid of the necromancer.
Ichi! Ni! San! Shi! September 14th, 2020 Team Japan is training for the upcoming event, and Nessa Donovan is delivering food! As it turns out, she has Elsa powers. And only just after coming to terms with that, it's revealed that Katsumi's condition hasn't improved.
It Starts With A Stumble September 13th, 2020 Katsumi arrives in the United States and is found by Nessa Donovan. Things seem fine, until the grappler's legs give out from beneath her in a bizarre and concerning way. Is it jetlag? Is it stress? Or is it connected to a recent blackout?
Ice Palace: In Summer September 8th, 2020 Nessa gives Lucifer a summary of what happened to the palace.
Warm Soul, Ice Queen September 7th, 2020 Levian follows Nessa like a creeper, but he just wants to be friends! She's not so keen.
Demon Fashion Sense September 6th, 2020 Lucifer is a bad influence, but Nessa gets more comfortable with her abilities.
Demons within and without September 6th, 2020 Levian the demon propels himself bodily into Lux, and discovers something other than misery. For now.
The Song of Ice and Fire September 5th, 2020 Sera and Nessa experiment with fire magic in preparation for facing Vega and his ice minions.
Ice Palace: A Swiftly Tilting Palace September 1st, 2020 In part 1 of the Ice Palace finale, Sera, Nessa and Agent May team up to stop the skeletons... and a Palace with legs!
Ice Palace: The Fox August 31st, 2020 The 'fox' speaks, and adds more confusing information to the pile, on what is happening with the Ice Palace.
Truth or Lies August 31st, 2020 Nessa visits Lucifer at Lux to try to shake her mind loose of lies.
Translation Services August 31st, 2020 Amanda and Nessa drop in on Lucifer, hoping he can translate the mysterious stone tablet.
Ice Palace: Sharing what we know August 30th, 2020 The Infinity Watch and friends devise several plans to deal with the Sorcerer Vega.. and Loki who seems to be pulling strings behind the scenes.
Zodiac Rising: The Henley Crowne Affair August 29th, 2020 Daytripper and her allies confirm Henley Crowne died because he possessed a piece of the Tablet of Zalmoxis. And they catch a glimpse of the mastermind behind the attack.
Drinks and Notes August 29th, 2020 Nessa and John share drinks and notes about ice golems, necromancers, and Loki.
Ice Palace: When I am Older August 28th, 2020 Another skeletal threat! Nessa, Thea, and Lucifer team up, and future plans are made to meet up again... eventually.
Ice Palace: Research Materials August 28th, 2020 Nessa goes to find some information and finds an unexpected lead.
Ice Palace: Spirit Board August 28th, 2020 Entering the ice palace for more information, Nessa finds the layers of lies are piling up.
Tripping Wards August 28th, 2020 Nessa turns up on Amanda's doorstep, seeking the source of the magical pulse that swept over the city some days earlier.
Dine and Dine Again August 19th, 2020 There are no spies at this diner. Nope.
Ice Palace: Quid Pro Quo August 19th, 2020 Loki gives Nessa some information. Some of it might not be lies.
Please sir, may I train with Loki August 18th, 2020 NO!
Evening Calm August 17th, 2020 Some citizens do a walk in the park and chatter about serious business and not so serious foods and maybe a measuring contest. Who knows.
Glitter and Glamour (oh come on, you knew it was gonna get used eventually) August 15th, 2020 Glamour intervenes in a food cart dispute. It goes ... about as well as you'd expect.
A Change of Atmosphere August 13th, 2020 Nessa speaks with Johnny and Ben about determining who to trust in a complex situation, with a side discussion about hero names that may have marketing potential.
Ice Palace: Show Yourself August 12th, 2020 Nessa meets Loki.
Ice Palace: Do you want to build a Skeleton August 12th, 2020 Frost magic and skeletons erupt in the Bronx! A fight is waged between the minions of a necromancer and our heroes. Loki is kinda snarky.
Ice Palace: The Magic Fox August 11th, 2020 Nessa speaks to the mage Tristan about the Ice Palace trouble, and Loki's name comes up.
The Winter of Our Discontent August 8th, 2020 Nessa meets with Pandora to get some expert help on dealing with the ice palace situation.
Life's a Beach August 7th, 2020 Sunset on the beach brings some people together, with a side of icebergs.
Ice Palace: Tristan's Story August 4th, 2020 Nessa talks to the boy she'd rescued at the ice Palace.
Ice Palace: Feel my Power Grow July 30th, 2020 Magical heroes defend an ice cottage from attack by skeletons!
Ice Palace: The Kid July 22nd, 2020 Nessa finds the ice palace under assault, and encounters a young mage needing rescue.
Hashbrowns July 21st, 2020 Johnny and Nessa continue their diner conversation over hashbrowns, followed by an entirely innocent shower serenade.
Greasy Spoons July 21st, 2020 Two symbiotes in a diner leads to some tense conversation while Johnny Storm is a smooth operator.
Ice Palace: Frosting July 21st, 2020 The Ice Palace in the Bronx has become dangerous: and investigation by the LBC and SHIELD finds more cracks to the mystery.
Do you want to build a Snowman July 20th, 2020 Johnny flies Nessa to Antarctia for some carefree practice of her abilities in her natural habitat, with nobody around to risk hurting! Fun was had!
Chilly for July July 20th, 2020 No description
Fantastic Fire Island July 19th, 2020 A small little party on fire island went off without a hitch, and no beacons visible from space were created in the making of this party!
The Ice Palace: 'Friendly' Creatures July 16th, 2020 An innocent butterfly terrorizes bystanders near the ice palace.
(bad)Magic in the air July 15th, 2020 No description
Keeping it Cool July 14th, 2020 Nessa and Johnny chat in the ice palace.
Citysoul: Vayechi July 13th, 2020 Infinity Watch is born!
Citysoul: A Wound in the Soul July 13th, 2020 The Heroes of the City gather to witness the birth of a new, dark god ... and get more than they bargained for!
Citysoul: The Cityscape July 13th, 2020 The Heroes of the City brave the ever-sprawling Ecumenopolis of Woe and make a tough choice ...
Citysoul: Left Field July 12th, 2020 Take me out to the ball game ...
Fire and Ice July 8th, 2020 Johnny and Nessa meet and chat about being polar opposites over fries and shakes.
Not every scene has to have Water in it! July 8th, 2020 There were things we were looking for. And no water!
Ice Palace, V2 July 8th, 2020 Nessa learns a bit more ice magic, and her teacher learns more about /her/.
The Doing of Things July 6th, 2020 No description
Christmas in July July 4th, 2020 Some individuals decide to explore the ice palace that popped up mysteriously in NYC.
A Touch of Frost June 25th, 2020 An abandoned warehouse becomes an ice palace when two magically-inclined people meet.
Walk Among Tombstones June 15th, 2020 The Ladies Book Club goes on an adventure and finds...talking marble angels and weird messages. Just a regular Monday!
Icy Inspections May 27th, 2020 Joel and Nessa test out their ice powers in common.


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