La Heroína Caliente
|Quotation||"Tradition is what you do when you can't think of anything better."|
|First Appearance||Westguard #1, 1993|
|Real Name||Consuela Hernández-Velasquez|
|Base Of Operations||Los Angeles, CA, USA|
|Range Of Operations||Local|
|Height||168 cm (5' 6")||Hair||Brown|
|Weight||56 kg (123 lbs)||Eyes||Brown|
Consuela is an attractive Mexican American woman in her early 30s, with brown eyes, long brown hair, and lightly tanned skin. When handling legal matters, she dresses in flawlessly tailored suits. When things are more casual, she dresses in stylish outfits which flatter her figure. As Flare, she wears a metallic yellow unitard with decorative flames at the wrists and boots, leaving only her hands and head uncovered.
|Power Level 6|
- Normal Lift: 55 kg (pony keg of beer)
- Max Lift: 120 kg (heavy adult)
- Throws (25 kg): 2 m
- Max Range: 100 m
- Max Area: 10 m radius
- Diplomacy (+)
- Hand-to-hand Combat
- Ranged Combat
- Pro From Dover: Criminal Law
- Standard action, Ranged, Normal
- Area Blast
- Standard action, Ranged, Area, Normal
- Damaging Aura
- Free action, Hand-to-hand, Normal
- Standard action, Ranged, Alteration
- Mass Dazzle
- Standard action, Ranged, Area, Alteration
- Move action, Self-only
- Force Field
- Quick action, Self-only
- Cell Phone (PL 1)
- Commlink (PL 1)
|Base Move||Double Move||All-out Move|
|Run||40 m||80 m||240 m (140 km/h)|
|Swim||7 m||14 m||42 m (25 km/h)|
|Fly||40 m||80 m||240 m (140 km/h)|
Consuela is confident and outgoing, and most people find her immediately likable, even when facing her in a courtroom. She is well known to the public, and is often approached by strangers for an autograph or a selfie; she is usually patient with these requests and accedes with good humour, unless she has a pressing need and her time is short. She is one of the more easy-going members of the WestGuard superhero team, making jokes or even playfully flirting with new members. She can shift gears in a heartbeat, however, and focus completely on the task at hand when it is time to get down to business.
- The character has an adventurous spirit and rarely turns down a quest.
- The character seeks to ensure that misdeeds are met with appropriate punishment.
Consuela grew up in the Mission Hills neighborhood of San Diego, the middle child of an affluent family. Her plasma powers manifested when she was in her teens, and she caused significant damage to her parent's house before she discovered she could turn her powers on and off. She shared this discovery with her parents, who dealt with the situation as well as they could, considering that the couch was still smouldering. After a long discussion, her parents insisted that Consuela should focus on her studies and finish her education before revealing her powers to anyone else, and Consuela wisely agreed.
Consuela attended Stanford University for undergraduate and law school, then joined the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office. She worked for the District Attorney's Office for several years, honing her legal skills while also secretly mastering her plasma generating powers. With her legal career established and her powers fully under her control, she revealed her posthuman abilities to the leaders of the Los Angeles superhero group WestGuard, and she applied for membership. After a grueling psychological evaluation, she was accepted. Flare has been a core member of WestGuard ever since, supporting the team with her posthuman powers and her legal expertise. Since joining WestGuard, she has become a celebrity. Her intelligence, comfort with public speaking, and personal attractiveness have made her popular on social media and as a news show guest.
Powers and Abilities
Consuela has the strength and stamina of a fit woman who engages in regular exercise. Flare can generate ionized gas, or plasma, with a maximum temperature in excess of 8,000 degrees Celsius. She has a limited amount of control over the plasma she creates, allowing her to use it to fly, to generate a molecule-thick force field, and to create destructive blasts. She is fluent in English, Italian, Japanese, and several dialects of Spanish, in addition to her native Mexican Spanish.
Character Points Spent: 50
Unspent Experience: 0
Attributes 30 + Skills 8 + Gifts 4 + Powers 7 + Modifiers 1 = 50 / 50