|Viola Fiore (Scenesys ID: 2059)|
|Name:||Viola "Vi" Fiore|
|Occupation:||College grad seeking employment|
|Residence:||New York City|
|Education:||Columbia: Sociology BA|
|Apparent Age:||22||Actual Age:||22|
|Date of Birth||12 Feb 1998||Played By||Ekaterina Zueva|
|Hair Color:||Brunette||Eye Color:||Dark Brown|
The daughter of a boss of the Manfredi Family, Viola is torn between loyalty to her family and her sympathy for innocent people hurt by the Maggia. As a teen she found a hidden room and the journal of her deceased grandfather, himself a former Don. Within, Vi found the information to unlock the mutant power that had skipped a generation. Now she has graduated college, and with her mutant power has the ability to become a protective force for good. Or she could follow her grandfather's footsteps and use the abilities to become a force within the Maggia.
1998: Born to Joseph and Clarice Fiore in New York City
2000: Viola's brother Gino is born.
2008: Hurtful comments by other children lead to internet searches by Viola. They reveal her father is Maggia, a member of the Manfredi Family. The Don, Silvio Manfredi, is godfather to Vi and her brother Gino. Viola's grandfather, Marco Fiore, had been Don before Silvio. She continues to grow up in relative wealth.
2010: During childhood, learns to play various instruments and starts to pick up other languages in addition to the Italian she was taught alongside English.
2012: Escorted to a school dance by Carlo Manfredi, Silvio's second oldest son. This starts Vi and Carlo dating off and on for the next eight years. Many in both families hope the pair will eventually wed. Both fathers would welcome the strengthened family ties.
2013: Viola has rare 'flashes' where her senses are overwhelmed by some new sensation, only to have it fade rapidly. Eventually she realizes in those moments she is sensing specific objects around her, always metal ones.
2014: One of these 'flashes' leads to discovery of a hidden room, and the journal of her grandfather Marco. He had a super power and he used it to become don. He could ingest certain metals, 'burning' them to fuel powers. Vi realizes she has the same power. She begins studying the journal and practicing. Like her grandfather, she keeps her powers a secret.
2016: Graduates high school and enrolls at Columbia. Works part time with a high-end event planner, gaining experience and more exposure in high society.
2020: Viola graduates Columbia with a degree in sociology and a minor in criminology. Education furthers her attempts to understand her father's Maggia business.
Viola grew up in a life of privilege which left her a fairly confident person. She was usually popular and other kids looked up to her and wanted to be around her. This has left her with a strong sense of self-worth and trust in herself as a person.
Viola is cursed by a strong enough sense of empathy that she's not been able to reconcile her family's wealth coming from criminal enterprises. She adores her life of luxury, and does not mind it coming from activities like running gambling. But when innocent people get hurt such as by protection rackets, it leaves her with feelings of guilt that tear at her.
Vi is more of an extrovert than not. She does keep some parts of herself private, but would tend to start a conversation in a quiet room, or take a position of leadership among others her own age. Especially if others do not step forward. She can be assertive, but it is a choice rather than a constant personality trait.
Viola has a strong sense of loyalty to her family. This has been instilled in her by her parents and the rest of the Manfredi family. However this loyalty is greatly tested by the acts of greatest harm that their criminal enterprises cause. It is possible her sense of loyalty will one day be enough to draw her into their criminal affairs as an active member.
Viola is not particularly judgmental about other people, their clothing, homes, cars or occupations. But that doesn't mean she doesn't crave for herself the finer things in life. She greatly appreciates luxury and is a touch materialistic when it comes to her own possessions. But she is not the type to lord such advantages over others.
Vi's mutant power requires her to swallow small amounts of metals, flakes or pebbles usually, of specific types and compositions. She can then "burn" the metals in her stomach to create specific effects.
Each metal must be a fairly specific purity, and alloys must be a fairly specific ratio for full potency. Just scraping iron off a barred window would give a fraction of normal strength.
Powerful effects burn through the fuel metals faster than weak effects. Effects in the middle scale accordingly.
All metals can be burned simultaneously (and some effects can only be done safely with the help of other metals). They can be started or stopped at will.
Metals can be replenished at any time by swallowing more, but Vi will get sick if she has too much in her stomach at one time. At ST discretion she might be able to go beyond her limits with other consequences. See the Sick Stomach weakness.
The metals that Vi knows about she learned of from her grandfather's journal, as he had the same mutant power. If there are other metals that Vi can use, she would have to encounter them in the correct pure composition before her body would learn how to burn them. Discovering additional metals and powers would require an approved +sheet entry by staff. There are coded sections of the journal she has not been able to translate. These could contain such information.
Enhance Body: Pewter:
Pewter lets Vi improve her physical abilities, and speed up healing somewhat.
At Slow Burn her Strength and Agility increase to Olympic athlete levels for an hour. Speed and Endurance for two hours. Flared can give 30 seconds of Strength/Agility equivalent to Captain America (physical only not skills), or 5 minutes of running Speed.
Durability- A Slow Burn would let her take punches like a heavyweight boxer for an hour, survive a big fall, and insulate her against low level detrimental effects of her own powers. Fully flared might let her take super strength hits, survive an explosion, only be nicked by a hit from a sword, or survive the most tremendous forces of her own powers. Fully Flared lasts a minute or less.
Healing- Can be sped up to 5x normal human levels by a Slow Burn. Heal a bruise overnight, a broken bone in a few days. No lost limbs or other things a human will not normally recover from. Pewter is the only metal that can be used while asleep (required for overnight healing). Flaring will not speed up Healing.
Note: Pewter is often required in conjunction with Vi's other powers at higher effects to strengthen the body to prevent those other powers injuring herself.
Enhance Senses: Tin:
A Slow Burn of Tin increases the five senses beyond human to the level of a sensitive animal for an hour. Increasing just one sense would last longer. Partial night vision, hear heart beats, recognize familiar people by smell are possible. Flared, she might manage a Daredevil feat like picking out a specific voice in the city, or detecting poison in a beverage, but would last for less than a minute.
Can be stunned by sudden sensory overload especially when Flared, though burning Pewter at the same time would prevent or at least lessen it. Touch is also enhanced, so pain can be worsened, a too-warm surface might feel like being burned alive while flared.
Pull Metal: Iron:
While burning Iron, Vi can sense all nearby metals within 100 meters.
Can Pull metals towards her in a direct line towards her chest. No up-down or side-to-side motion so this differs from telekinesis. Also, if an object's effective weight is much lighter it is moved. If Vi's is much lighter, her body is moved.
A Slow Burn could pull with 100 lbs of constant force sustainable for 3 hours. Flared fully might lift 5 tons for 20-30 seconds.
The following details apply to both Iron and Steel
- She gets a sense of the metal's mass and size only.
- Both the object and Vi's body feel the force same as if she was doing it manually by tugging on a rope. Burning Pewter is required to avoid injury at higher levels.
- This is not magnetism, just "a force" that affects metals only. So no extra effects inherent to magnetism like creating electricity.
- Does not work on adamantium, vibranium or other comic rare metals. Nor aluminum (her weakness metal), nor metals within and part of an organic being. Yes on a sword stuck into someone, no on surgically implanted metal pins or cybernetic implants.
- Can Pull more than one object at a time, it just depletes her fuel metal faster. To move an object that is heavier, she would generally Pull on an even larger object in the other direction to brace herself.
- By Pushing or Pulling off heavy or braced objects, Vi can propel herself into the air. This is more like Spider-Man using webs to change his direction, than it is like Superman going anywhere he wants. She can slow her fall with her powers if there are objects around, or burn Pewter to survive a hard landing.
Push Metal: Steel:
Identical to Pull Metal: Iron except it is a Pushing force rather than a Pull.
Viola attended one of the best preparatory schools in New York and went on to college at Columbia. Torn between duty to family, her love of a lavish lifestyle, and her feelings of empathy towards those harmed by her family's actions, she studied sociology. She thought she might use the degree to help others. She graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in sociology with a criminology minor. She also took courses in finance, political science and pre-law. The knowledge, combined with information picked up by her super-powered eaves dropping, help her gain a better picture of the Manfredi Family's affairs.
As a young girl, Vi was taught Italian alongside English and speaks it flawlessly. She has also is conversant in Spanish and French, and knows a small amount of Japanese. Trips abroad with her wealthy family, especially to Europe, helped her hone these language skills. She has a solid grasp of Italian culture.
Viola has learned to play a few instruments and has a nice singing voice. Her favorite and best instrument is the cello, but she also plays the guitar, piano, and flute. She knows a range of pieces from classical to jazz and popular music. And of course, she knows quite a few Italian classics!
Shrewd and Manipulative:
Viola is smart in a practical sense, especially in areas of social interaction and particularly the Maggia's sorts of interaction. Years of eavesdropping on her father and other top members of the Maggia have given her insights. How to strong arm people or gain leverage over them. How criminal enterprises are run and how to stay ahead of the law. How to fend off rivals. She has the makings of an effective Maggia leader if she ever chose to pursue that direction. To be clear, Viola has the SKILL to be manipulative, but rarely does she reveal that side of herself. Her abilities there would surprise her family were she to ever make a push towards joining the family business.
Like many who grow up with the wealth to dress well and buy the nicest items, Viola has a well -developed sense of style. Her knowledge of fashion would let her hold her own in a conversation with a professional designer. Vi has a knack for putting together outfits, or doing small amounts of interior design. She has put these skills to use helping others put together gatherings, and during college worked part time with a high-end event organizer doing large charity balls, weddings, and other upper scale gatherings.
Members of the Manfredi family are usually happy to help her, and even other families are likely to treat her with respect. Though Viola's sphere of contacts goes outside of that group thanks to the influence of her father. Politicians, wealthy citizens, union members, and even just regular people in the communities dominated by the Manfredi may show her kindness out of respect, or fear, of her father. This can cut both ways of course, as those her father has wronged may try to take it out on his daughter in subtle ways. Or for those brave enough, more overt fashion.
She also has some knowledge of underworld figures such as fences and forgers, mainly from eavesdropping on her father and his associates. In many cases she may know of these people, but they do not know her, which might require delicate handling on Viola first approaching them.
During her time working part time with a high-end event organizer, Viola also made more of her own contacts amongst high society.
Vi's grandfather was Marco Fiore, who was Don of the Fiore crime family before Silvio Manfredi took over following Marco's passing. Vi's first brushes with her mutant power were flashes of sensing metal. Caused when iron in food and drinking water was enough to fuel her power for a fraction of a second. One such flash revealed metal behind a wall where she wouldn't expect any. And led to discovery of a secret room built by Marco.
It contained his journal which documented his rise to power, and also revealed he had powers fueled by consuming small amounts of specific metals and alloys. There was also a large cache of the metals as well. Vi has the same power and practiced using it in secret, guided by Marco's Journal. There are sections of the journal written in code which might contain info on more metals and their associated powers. Or could contain information with other uses. The journal also details Marco's journey as a person, including things like how killing his first person affected him. Those stories are going to be used for reflection on similar events that transpire with Viola.
Viola has an extensive supply of the metals that fuel her powers. She prepares small vials in advance with flakes or pebbles, some with a single metal, others with combinations or even all four. Vi also has a pouch of heavy metal washers, used as launch points to push herself into the air, or even as weapons. Some are encased in a layer of rubber or plastic so they will not be as noisy. She also has a number of sharpened ones but is not even sure she likes that she made them.
As far as a costume, she has fairly normal dark pants and shirt, sash and gloves, with a cloak to help conceal her identity, and also a domino mask. Every part of her outfit has spots to secret vials of metal. She has more than one cloak, and has one that she cut it into strips, wondering if it would help conceal her form sort of like a ghillie suit. It mostly doesn't, but she likes the look when she flies through the air wearing it.
Viola's father, Joseph Fiore, is one of the top ranking bosses beneath Don Silvio Manfredi in the Manfredi Family. Silvio is godfather to Vi and her younger brother Gino. With the family wealth gained from Maggia activities, Viola grew up in luxury with a large, powerful extended family. She first became aware of the nature of her father's business at the age of 10. Though it was during high school that she gained a solid picture of the Manfredi Family. After uncovering her grandfather's journal and discovering how to enhance her hearing, Vi was able to listen in on conversations of her father and his men which quickly showed her the realities of the activities that supported her lifestyle.
While her strong sense of empathy made her feel for some of the victims, a number of deadly clashes with other families helped instill a conflicting sense of loyalty about her family, and a desire to protect them. She could go either way, becoming a made member of the family, or ending up opposing them. She is supported by her father's wealth even after having graduated college.
If Vi has aluminum in her stomach and burns any other metal, all of her fuel metals will disappear in a flash leaving her without a power source, briefly disoriented and slightly nauseous. She learned this from her grandfather's journal, and has not revealed it to anyone. However, that does not mean the knowledge might not be out there in the head of a rare someone who knew her grandfather and his secrets. It is also the one metal she cannot push/pull with her powers.
Vi's powers require metal in her stomach to function. Pewter, Tin, Iron and Steel each having a different effect. Without them she is essentially powerless. Purity matters. While she could scrape some iron off an object and swallow it, odds are she would get a weaker effect compared to a sample of the correct purity and composition. Generally they need to be prepared specfically for her to be full strength.
Since she was fourteen, Viola has been romantically linked to Carlo Manfredi, the second son of Don Silvio Manfredi. The pair dated off and on through high school and into college. Their parents would love to see them married. Viola's conflicting feelings about the Maggia have been one definite road block to that happening. She also isn't quite sure that she loves him. Nor is he particularly faithful to her. However she can't seem to fully break away from her orbit around him, even when she's seen other people. He is one of the more powerful forces that pull on her sense of family obligation and have prevented her empathy for the Maggia's victims from winning out.
Technically Viola could run for hours at Captain America speeds as long as she had enough Pewter on hand to keep replenishing it every few minutes. However, flaring Pewter for so long comes at a price. When she finally stops she would encounter what her grandfather called Pewter Drag. An incredible sense of weariness that would leave her sluggish and tired. Burning more Pewter would temporarily relieve the condition, but the only true cure for it would be prolonged rest and sleep, preferably with Pewter being slow burned for Healing.
Too much metal will make her sick to her stomach and she will eventually vomit up the contents of her stomach, which limits how much of each metal she can hold. The maximum -strength- of her effects is independent of amount of fuel metal. But the -length- they can be maintained depends on how much she has in her stomach. At ST discretion she might be able to swallow metal beyond her limits with other consequences, such as nausea, headaches, not being able to hold down metal at all for a time after, etc.
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|Delectable Deli||April 14th, 2021||A rainy night brings Knox, Heather, Viola, Rahne and Piotr together by chance at Katz's Deli.|
|A Night For Sushi||April 6th, 2021||Viola heads to Gotham for dinner at Gotham's premiere sushi restaurant with Harvey.|
|Lucky With Lost And Found||March 24th, 2021||Harvey Dent loses his phone at a party, stopping back and finding the item has been found by the cleaning crew.|
|A Tale Of Treasure||March 22nd, 2021||Jovian shares tales of the treasure hunt he's on with Viola over fish tacos|
|Learning the HFC Ropes||March 16th, 2021||Elektra runs into Viola at the Hellfire Club and tries to determine how much Viola knows of her Maggia father. Viola learns more about the Club's management.|
|EXTREME HOTEL MAKEOVER||March 14th, 2021||Watch the worker bees raise a building in one week!|
|Some Nights You Just Need A Drink||March 11th, 2021||Viola stops by Luke's Bar for a drink after seeing Mysterio's attack on a street fair. Danny Rank is nursing his wounds and the two talk about heroes and villains.|
|Branches: The Bus||March 10th, 2021||A traffic accident sends a city bus into the drink. Cinque, Sara Pezzini, Lydia and Viola rush to save the passengers from drowning.|
|So You Want a Pony||March 10th, 2021||Jason stages a fake combat and fake tramau making it look like Mysterio did it and sneaks in to the city jail.|
|Zoo Days||March 7th, 2021||A yen for hotdogs, a Little Brother, coffee going down the wrong pipe, and other coincidences bring people together. What happens when 5 random strangers stop being polite, and start getting real? The Real World!|
|Peaceful Ocean View||March 7th, 2021||Bruce Banner's quiet day at the beach is interrupted by a Latino gang attack on Viola's father, a Maggia consiglieri. Hulk stops the attack and saves the girl from an exploding gasoline pump.|
|The Right Way To Talk On The Phone||March 4th, 2021||A chat on the phone between Grant and Viola|
|It Is An Interesting Bar||February 27th, 2021||Viola is out drinking with college friends, and runs into a man who may or may not be an IRS agent, Grant Ward.|
|The Bakery Around The Corner||February 27th, 2021||Text messages turn to coffee. And poor Nevel's tongue got stuck in the napkin dispenser.|
|In Search Of More Branches||February 26th, 2021||Viola returns to the park that was the source of a coincidence that led her to help two SHIELD agents. Billy Kaplan is there and shares some coffee and then passes on a magic coin to her.|
|Courier Is Not Just A Font||February 25th, 2021||Grant Ward and Lara Croft quietly escort a courier, until he's waylaid and they have to jump into action. Viola Fiore sees the firefight and tries to lend the agents a hand without revealing herself as a mutant.|
|The Dreaded Review With The Boss||February 19th, 2021||Viola gets a positive review from Shaw on the Mardi Gras party.|
|Mardi Gras Afterparty||February 18th, 2021||Off on a tour!|
|Cold Day. Hot Coffee.||February 16th, 2021||What happens when a winged mutant, an assassin sigh sais, a hidden mutant, and a ghost whisperer all gather for coffee? Um, they get coffee.|
|Happy Birthay||February 14th, 2021||Jovian takes Viola out for her birthday.|
|A Pirate's Life For Me||February 11th, 2021||Viola hosts a party pirate-themed birthday for someone who turns out to be a friend of Roberto da Costa's. Viola helps Roberto avoid a gold digger, and he may hire her to plan a party.|
|Double Tap||February 11th, 2021||Typewriter got away with about $10 million in cash. A few tarantuls were scuffed up. The zoo gets another Hippo. Bolo's dopple is toast.|
|Party Planning with Hellfire||February 6th, 2021||Shaw and Viola plan a Mardi Gras party at the Hellfire Club|
|Hellfire Cub Mardi Gras Party!||February 6th, 2021||The Hellfire Club threw a successful Mardi Gras Party! Nobody died!|
|Conversation in a Sedan||February 5th, 2021||Jovian makes sure Viola gets home|
|Peaceful Protests||February 5th, 2021||At a Senator Kelly rally, a riot breaks out.. and the brotherhood of mutants make their presence known.|
|A Meeting Of Maggia Minds||February 3rd, 2021||Viola's father takes her on a business trip down to visit Carmine Falcone. During a break in the meetings, Carmine gives her a tour of his estate.|
|Dungeon Meeting - Shaw and Vi Fiore||January 31st, 2021||Shaw achieves his objectives: he gets a new alcohol and drug supplier in the Maggia, and he finds a event planning prospect.|
|Don Falcone's Birthday Bash||January 29th, 2021||Carmine's birthday is crashed by a strange interloper who kills his wife Louisa with a mysterious toxin via hypersonic syringe ending the night of celebration early.|
|The Best Day Is Spa Day||January 27th, 2021||No description|
|A Beer At Josie's||November 15th, 2020||Viola gets stood up, and runs into Foggy at Josie's Bar.|
|Empire State Students Probably Like Pineapple On Their Pizza||November 4th, 2020||Columbia vs ESU! Round two! Johanna gets introduced to Viola by Alexander.|
|Branches And The Strongman||October 27th, 2020||Viola meets up with Hercules, post saving, for a talk in the park.|
|Baby Shanks||October 21st, 2020||Alanis stops by the Bushwick clinic after a tumble, while Viola stops to help one of her father's men. Robert Marksman does the doctor thing.|
|Heavy Things In Need Of Lifting||October 19th, 2020||Vi gets driven off the road, mistaken for her sometime boyfriend. Hercules saves her from getting crushed by a falling statue.|
|Mack Bolan and Bolognese.||October 19th, 2020||Viola threatens Alexander with violence, then flees the scene! (She actually didn't, not really -Viola)|
|It comes from beyond:Do that Funky Dance||October 12th, 2020||Ritual goes off at a halloween party. Something awakens into this world.|
|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.|
|Social Media, Social Meetings||October 8th, 2020||Nico reveals more of Vi's fortune that she hadn't mentioned. Friends are made.|
|Coney Island Tales||October 6th, 2020||Nico tells Viola's fortune, while Jackie Estacado stirs the pot.|
|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.|
|The Return Of the Pumpkin Spice||October 3rd, 2020||October means a certain coffee treat is back for sale.|
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