Antigone Carlyle

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The first child of Deforest Carlyle and his wife Lauren Merritson, Antigone Miranda Carlyle is the younger sister of Julia Carlyle.



Background[edit]

Antigone (known to most people as ‘Annie’) is 5’1 and weighs 105 pounds, with cobalt-blue eyes and the trademark dark scarlet hair associated with the Clan Carlyle. She is unusually slender yet busty, especially for her height. Antigone is three years younger than Julia.

Unlike Julia and her brother Lexington Carlyle, whose metahuman powers manifested as a child, Antigone’s powers manifested at puberty. (The grand majority of Clan Carlyle family members possess traditional psi-powers or have psi-oriented powers that have a direct effect upon the body; in addition, they usually manifest before the age of ten. In addition, all direct blood-line Carlyles possess dark red hair and jade-green eyes.) Antigone possesses traditional Clan Carlyle abilities, but is also the first mutant born into the Clan Carlyle in over a millennium.

Due to several incidents involving Antigone's accidental use of her former pheromone powers (see below), she was allowed to apply for special Federal seminars designed to help meta-active civilians control their powers). She has also been given a prescription for 'flush', and has received a Mark 31 augmenter to help her learn how to control her abilities. Since giving up her former powers, she does not use the Mark 31 except on special occasions.

Powers[edit]

Telepathy: Antigone is a low-level Class Two telepath. She can fully scan and communicate with others up to three miles away, and her mental communication speed is five hundred times faster than normal verbal speech. Antigone can communicate through images as well as spoken language, and thereby communicate with animals and people in differing languages from her own.

Molecular Manipulation: Antigone has the ability to mentally manipulate molecular structures down to the quantum level. This allows her to effectively alter reality, but only within a three-meter radius and no further than forty meters from her current location. Antigone has used this power primarily as part of her stage-magic hobby, and for when she travels or goes camping/hiking (as it allows her to create instant shelter for herself and others).

Mental Invisibility: Antigone can mask her presence from all beings and forms of detection or psionic/neural attacks. Her power has a two-hundred meter radius; she can mask anything in that area for up to fifty hours before she has to rest.

Mental Shield: Like all members of the Clan Carlyle, Antigone possesses the hereditary power of an innate psionic shield that protects her from psionic, neural and emotion-based probes and attacks, regardless of the form or level of power involved. This shield is always in place. Antigone can use her mental abilities through her mental shields.

Astral Form: Antigone has the ability to project an astral form, which she can travel up to 1000 miles away from the location of her physical form; or travel into other dimensions (such as into the temporary 'pocket dimensions' of dreaming persons and animals). If her astral form is harmed, she instantly returns to her body.

Regeneration: Antigone possesses a limited ability to heal from any form of trauma. Like her sister Julia, Antigone can self-heal, but at a far slower rate than Julia.

Enhanced Physical Attributes: Despite her slender build, Antigone is more physically durable than she appears. Antigone can lift up to 500 pounds (200 pounds without effort), leap twenty feet straight up or across an area (or jump down from a a height of thirty feet without harm),run/swim at speeds of up to forty miles per hour until she is mentally fatigued, and hold her breath for well over ten minutes.

Former Powers[edit]

Pheromone Emission: Antigone has the ability to generate a chemical emission capable of controlling the behaviors and actions of anyone exposed to them. Her pheromones can be secreted through aerosol transmission, touch (even through clothing), or ingested through food or drink. Antigone has the ability to affect everyone within forty meters of her, and anyone affected by her pheromones will remain under her control for ten hours (per initial dosage; if exposed to a new dose, the ten-hour period starts over). People affected by her pheromones lose all inhibitions, become physically aroused, and retain all memories of their actions. Antigone must consciously release her pheromones (but has had accidental releases). While she is immune to the effects of her own pheromones as she generates them, she is vulnerable if she comes into physical contact with a person affected earlier, or if she is exposed to them independent of her actively generating them. After exposure to Antigone's pheromones wears off, those affect will fall into a deep slumber that lasts between ten to twelve hours, after which they return to normal.

Antigone's regeneration power also works with her pheromone ability; her pheromones also carry her regeneration factor (now vastly increased) which hyper-charges every physical function in exposed persons. Any person exposed to the pheromones becomes unnaturally fertile (women begin ovulation upon ingestion of the pheromones, while men begin massive production of semen which immediately replenishes itself upon ejaculation). Persons exposed are instantly healed of any physical aliments; their adrenaline levels are increased, fatigue poisons are instantly neutralized and the refractory period of exposed persons is eliminated while the pheromones are still active in their system (allowing for the person to engage in extended periods of intimate activity).

Globe Creation: Antigone has the ability to create golfball-sized globes that appear to be made of a cobalt-blue, crystalline-like substance; these globes can carry her pheromones and healing factor. She can create up to fifty globes, which can last until broken open.

Talents[edit]

Antigone is classified as a 'gifted child' (her intellect is not related to her powers). She was reading at age two, capable of college-level studies at age five, and engaged in doctorate-level mathematics at age seven. Antigone received several degrees in electrical engineering, computer science and artificial intelligence (including her doctorates) before her fifteenth birthday. (Antigone may be correctly be addressed as 'Doctor Carlyle', because of her achievements and awards.) Despite this, Antigone is currently enrolled at Fielding Academy (so she can spend time around people her own age). She has steadfastly refused any form of combat training, even though she could easily secure an appointment at USAES.

Antigone is an excellent stage magician (with a love of 'sleight-of-hand' tricks); unlike Julia, she enjoys being on stage and performing in front of audiences. (This has caused some slight friction from her parents and other elders, who do not want her to be a full-time entertainer, but allow her to do performances for children at hospitals and certain other locales). She is also an excellent motorcycle rider, and shares Julia's love for sneaking off and exploring. At her family's insistence, Antigone speaks excellent French, Gaelic and High German.