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Spiral (Scenesys ID: 1959)
Name: Rita Wayword
Superalias: Spiral
Gender: Female
Species: Mutated Cyborg Human
Occupation: Dancer, Dimensional Sorceress, Cybernetics Installer, Troublemaker (semi-retired),

Henchwoman of Mojo (retired, until he grabs her again)

Citizenship: US / Mojoverse
Residence: New York
Education: Professional stuntwoman (on Earth), cyberneticist, swordswoman and sorceress (Mojoverse)
Theme: Marvel (VFC)
Groups: Mystic Arts
Apparent Age: 28 Actual Age: 28
Date of Birth 10 Sep 1992 Played By
Height: 5'10" Weight: 162lbs
Hair Color: Silver Eye Color: White
Theme Song: What's the Frequency, Kenneth? - R.E.M

Character Info


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An employee, victim and minion of Mojo, she has recently been banished to Earth and forced to make her own way in the world as a wandering six armed sorceress swordswoman. Unfortunately her abrasive, unstable personality, terrible reputation and inability to make many friends are going to make it quite hard.


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* 1992 : Born Rita Wayword, in Los Angeles.
* 2013 : Starts working as a stuntwoman in Hollywood. As time goes by gets a solid reputation as a professional in her field, sticks with it for a few years.
* 2018 : While on the set of a movie, exposed to a mutant, and attacked by extradimensional invaders from the Mojoverse. Defeats them. Later in 2018 joins a counterattack to unseat Mojo, and vanishes from Earth history.

???? : The captured Rita Wayword is transformed into Spiral by Mojo and his chief scientist Arize, spending an unknown amount of time being trained in sorcery and cybernetics, not to mention mutated.

* 2015 ish : First sightings of Spiral on Earth, associated with Mojo's plans, and also for those in the know the pro-priestess of the Body Shop, selling cybernetic expertise to the highest bidder.
* 2018 : Defeated by Rita Wayword and others in Los Angeles, retreats to the Mojoverse and is eventually pursued, but ends up capturing Rita and driving the other heroes off with Mojo's help, rather than being defeated.
* 2020 : Escapes the Mojoverse after some sort of disagreement with her boss. Is banished / flees to Earth, temporarily at least independent.

( There's no original Rita Wayword in this timeline any more, she vanished in 2018. Though I suppose if Spiral came back, a Rita could also come back too and coexist again. Time travel, it's all so confusing... ).

IC Journal

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She might not actually remember her own history very well. But she is at least somehow reminded of it in glimpses whenever she encounters something that she encountered in her skewed past. It tends to make her angry and lash out at things, but there's also a vulnerability there, on some level remembering a happier, two armed time.

Spiral has had a long career in the movies, in one way or another, and has a flair for drama. Whether it be a pithy comeback or an overly dramatic speech, fundamentally she likes to put on a show, even if it is quite often at the expense of other people.

Despite being a sidekick for much of her existence, Spiral is not naturally given to be accepting of authority. When forced to do so by a greater force she's makes for a particularly snarky minion, though she rarely goes as far as outright defiance, instead taking out her annoyance on her as-directed opponents. When given her freedom, she tends to do her own thing, even at the cost of legality or comfort, at least partly because she finds it impossible to really relate to people in her alien state.

Spiral's has been through a lot. Originally actually of heroic inclination, her mind has since been forcibly evolved to perceive other dimensions, and then for an unknown amount of time she was enslaved by Mojo. Her attitude varies from outright villainy - generally under Mojo's influence - to simply wanting to survive, to even, in rare cases, having a genuinely protective bond with someone.

Character Sheet


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Alien Body:
Spiral's six arms are each fully functional and she can use each one with equal dexterity, whether it be using six swords at once, or as part of an elaborate and intricate dance routine. Her physical abilities - strength, speed and toughness in particular - are mildly supernormal thanks to a combination of genetic tweaking and cybernetics.

Immune To Possession:
Spiral's warped mind is seemingly immune to effects that control her mind or steal her powers.

Spiral Magic:
Her primary power, Spiral is a powerful sorceress with a particular affinity for dimensional magic. Her spells are always controlled by movements of her many hands, sometimes forming part of an elaborate dance routine. While she has considerable power, the more powerful the spell, the longer it takes to cast, and sometimes requires her to be holding her swords. Her signature spells include...

* Teleportation, especially. Her main power, she's often used as transport for other people. Though she resents being a glorified taxi cab.
* Manipulating energy
* Invisibility
* Magical disguises
* Shape shifting
* Energy shields
* Stunning or paralysing her victims, though her spells have to actually hit them to do so
* Removing superhuman abilities
* Creating small pocket dimensions and accessing them
* While working for Mojo she can channel his own power, becoming capable of greater feats such as easy interdimensional and possibly even time travel. Her magic also generally becomes more powerful across the board.

Spiral is also aware through some mystical means whenever her name is mentioned - including somehow filtering out mundane uses of the word 'spiral'.


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Expert Swordfighter:
Spiral would be a deadly swordswoman if she just had two arms, but with six fully coordinated ones, she's beyond deadly. She's generally capable of handling multiple deadly combatants at the same time in physical combat.

Spiral has a twisted genius and has been trained in alien science. Her skills particularly focus on the use and abuse of cybernetics and genetic engineering - she takes a certain relish in doing to other people what was done to her, especially when they come to her willingly, not fully appreciating the cost. She also has considerable, if specialised, magical knowledge, especially concerned with magic that controls, crosses and creates otherworldly dimensions and pocket universes.

She was once a professional and sought after stuntwoman. While she rarely has to crash a car in a spectacular fashion as a movie requires, she's still capable of doing it.


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Body Shop:
Spiral has access to the Body Shop, a sort of bazaar of scientific gadgets and toys especially concerned with cybernetics and biotechnology. She has used this in the past to turn people into superpowered cyborgs, usually charging great sums to do so. She can also fix people, either cyborgs or not, if she has access to her Shop.

She possesses two swords of alien metal. These are stronger than any (conventional...) earthly metal.


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Bad Rep:
Thanks to past escapades plenty of people have a reason not to like Spiral. While generally the worst stuff was as a result of her being an agent of Mojo, people might not be too discriminating about that - especially if was them or someone close to them that Spiral screwed over.

Currently having "escaped" from Mojo and dumped on Earth, she has nothing. Aside from the Body Shop and her personal possessions (clothes, swords...) she's got very little. It's not like she can or has the personality to get a bank account and a job. Her interactions with mundane resources are limited to the basics - food to eat, somewhere to lair, the end. And no minions.

She is ultimately a slave of Mojo. Sometimes her attitude means he banishes her to Earth, but he can just as easily re-enslave her again. Her powers are derived from his, and she cannot directly stand against him.

With six arms and and a shattered mind, she won't be fitting into human society ever again. Her personality is such that she always considers herself an outcast even if people are accepting of her appearance (and her past). If she found herself in a team of some sort she would be the most unhelpful, snarky and unmotivated member of it, though she has formed bonds with individuals in the past on a one on one basis.

Throwing all cares to the wind is probably the main reason why she has been defeated so many times in the past, with divided loyalties as the close second.



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Title Date Scene Summary
Getting a Half-Life December 4th, 2020 Alyx Vance and Spidey foil a bodega robbery and have a run-in with Spiral.
The Dimensional Nexus strikes again! December 3rd, 2020 Alyx drops in at April's apartment when Spiral and Harley are lounging. Standoff ensues.
Aspiraling to Sally Forth. December 1st, 2020 Sally and Spiral find out they've met before and there's a surprise appearance from Rita Wayward! Wait, what?
Cleanin the nexus November 23rd, 2020 Harley is on clean-up duty after their adventure out of time when Ivy arrives after her own adventure mingling with Ace Chemicals execs. Spiral and her TROPES drop in and they mingle. Harley does dinner because she is nice like that.
Six Arms, One Brotherhood November 14th, 2020 Mystique recruits Spiral into working with the Brotherhood
I Keep You In, I Keep You Out. I Will Not Move, I Will not Shout. November 8th, 2020 Edward Nygma meets Amanda Waller,
Bank to the Future November 7th, 2020 Spiral, April and Harley make their way back to 2020 once more, via a bank. It makes sense to Spiral at least.
The Clown Prince of Crime November 7th, 2020 What's more fun than robbing banks? A visit to the Iceberg Lounge!
The Clown Princess of Crime November 6th, 2020 April, Harley and Spiral go back in time to avert shenanigans. Part 1 is April making sure Old Harley doesn't get in the way. Which she does with her vast knowledge of Harley's fave movies.
Karaoke is back in town, baby! November 5th, 2020 Karaoke, dancing, and Spiral's resume in a bar.
What Kind of Circle Never Ends November 4th, 2020 Spiral and Harley Quinn appear out of no where to question Edward Nygma. Even now, he has no idea what they were trying to recruit him for is the Suicide Squad, but it seems he's agreed to an additional meeting. Perhaps with The Wall herself.
The great game! November 3rd, 2020 Togther we will save this city!
April's Apartment : Multiversal Temporal Nexus November 2nd, 2020 April's apartment is a temporal nexus as well as a multiversal one. After it gets wrecked the three go back in time, to save the Joker!
Six Peace Signs October 31st, 2020 Wade and Spiral make peace.
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!

Group Therapy October 27th, 2020 Dr Kat the television personality finds the wrong trio to try group therapy on. Chaos ensues.
The Search for the Lair October 25th, 2020 Clock King and Spiral meet and Clock King finds his old lair
That's What I Want October 24th, 2020 Spiral runs into Negasonic and Surge in the Study Hall, and learns just why it's dangerous to push the button.
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.
Cyborg Wars October 20th, 2020 Spiral tries her hand at marketing the Body Shoppe through the medium of cyborgs brutalising innocent boxers. And is stopped.
Is That A Turtle October 19th, 2020 A dragon's slumber is disturbed, and heroes save the day from its wrath.
It Comes From Behind:Part 2 Whispers in the dark October 19th, 2020 A demon wants blood, but his land is seen. Now clues to find, one body to examine.
Six Leagues Over The Pool (And Other Arm References) October 18th, 2020 Wade, Harley, and Spiral all bond over their abnormalities, and vow to believe in themselves and that they're human after all!
Waller's Headache. October 15th, 2020 Spiral is put on the spot when Waller discovers what she has been doing at prison grounds. Luckily there will be a mission where she will be able to redeem herself! Debrief is made to both Spiral and Deadpool about it. The 'audience' app gasps in anticipation!
Spiral Productions : the Great Escape October 14th, 2020 Slips finds herself stuck in a prison. But is it just a movie? Either way, she escapes, and the ratings were good.
ZZGU: Suicide Squad Edition October 13th, 2020 The Suicide Squad is assembled once again! They go into a camp full of nazi-cultists, get slimed, pursued by tanks, shot with miniguns but miraculously come up on top and do the mission.

RIP Jawmaw and Mysterious Ninja.

It was just a Halloween costume tryout! October 13th, 2020 Halloween costume tryouts chez April goes astray when a wild Spiral appears for a long due visit! They meet and arrange dinner. Spaguetti! And Spiral gets the drinks from her old friend Elizabeth.
It comes from beyond:Do that Funky Dance October 12th, 2020 Ritual goes off at a halloween party. Something awakens into this world.
Prison fun times! October 11th, 2020 Team bonding exercise at Belle Reve With Spiral, Harley and Cole! Harley doesn't remember how she got here...! Hard partying the other night. But they decide on what Cole's title will be. Colonel Cole!
What the Hey October 10th, 2020 Blue Beetle... caught in a Downward Spiral?
When the Doctor is away the mystics will play October 9th, 2020 Strange is missing, a magical frat party has broken out. A couple of couples show up and enjoy in the dancing and festivities.
Don't mess with the clown! October 8th, 2020 Spiral angers the clownette, so she shows her a bit of what makes her so feared! Then try to have a moment but the stupid prison guards and the inmates just won't shut up!
Spiraling Down October 7th, 2020 Spider-Man crosses paths with an eight-limbed non-spider.
Spiralling trouble at the docks October 5th, 2020 Gambit + Rogue battle with Harley + Spiral over some criminal dirtbag. Waller ends up getting the dirtbags body, but whether its alive or not, is anybody's guess.
The Mouth meets the Spiral October 4th, 2020 Turns out Spiral is a Deadpool fan. THINK OF THE RATINGS
A Strange day October 3rd, 2020 Strange meets Harley + Spiral. Rocky start, strange finish.
The First Thing... October 2nd, 2020 First evening at Belle Reve for Spiral. Good news is there is gumbo at the cafeteria.
Around the World October 1st, 2020 Around the World. By Daft Punk
The new Squad starts to be formed October 1st, 2020 Welcome to the Suicide Squad, Spiral.
Reggie just wants a sandwich! September 30th, 2020 Reggie has a very bad day, with Spiral's help.
Down with the Ship September 30th, 2020 Spiral, arriving on ship to dance, finds herself with a different partner. There is in fact dancing, and a lot of salt water in awful places.
I Guess We Could Maybe Prevent Forest Fires September 30th, 2020 Levian and Spiral meet at a forest fire!
Intruder alert September 29th, 2020 Someone parking outside the Body Shop now? NYC needs more wardens
Hangin' with the 'Borgs September 28th, 2020 Harley has *more* gifts for Spiral! Including a bat! But they are interrupted by a couple of cyborgs unhappy with how Spiral treated them... They intervene to save some innocents and while Harley gets to kick some ass Spiral actually talks one down from a fight! Impressive! Also, GROUP SELFIE!
In the Darkness someone Dances September 27th, 2020 Spiral meets a new teleporter.
HI BETSY September 26th, 2020 Spiral shows up in Betsy's nightclub. This time Betsy and a lighting technician are actually present. A lawyers card is exchanged, and then Betsy makes Spiral sound like she's awesome!
Children of the Atom : Black Canary DLC September 24th, 2020 Spiral and Dinah fight it out atop a truck.
Was it the Egg or the Bacon that came first September 23rd, 2020 Harley brings Spiral to Versailles, one of her favorite grease spots. They have Harley's favorite sandwich! And Spiral gets to ask Harley some questions about her past while Harley makes Spiral uncomfortable with her own questions!
A few bad men. September 22nd, 2020 Spiral gets invaded by idiots, two are get captured, one turns up in the bay.
Bully spirals down to the Shop September 22nd, 2020 Surprisingly pleasant, Spiral and Bullseye seem to get on...
Dancing down the spiral September 21st, 2020 A scared Reggie meets with Spiral. New Body Shop in Hell's Kitchen, good times for all.
The Harley Pizza Delivery Service! September 21st, 2020 Harley comes bearing gifts for Spiral along with Bud and Lou. Pizza and movies are a no go. But a vynil record player and a new outfit are a go! They also talk about Spiral's origin story. Mojoverse is weird!
An unwlecome investigator... September 20th, 2020 Spiral driven off, Jackson's diary stolen, Psylocke stops the cyborgs!
Cyborgs in New York September 19th, 2020 Some cyborgs get whacked. Spiral and Alexander have a chat.
Body Shop Lifting September 19th, 2020 The Body Shop is almost back in business!
Deals in the dark September 18th, 2020 Meeting to make a deal, coming to a long term agreement.
The Dancing Star September 17th, 2020 Harley and Spiral do an impromptu duo for a dancing competition at the Sion. Go team!


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