Super Name: The Psyentist
Affiliation(s): Formerly The Hellfire Club, The Hellfire Academy
Real Name: A.L.E.X. X Alpha
Hair Colour: Blonde
Weight: 120 lbs
Age: Appears to be in her mid-twenties, but her physical aging has stopped
Eye Color: Blue
Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
Marital Status: Single
Beliefs and Values: Agnostic Atheism, subjective morality/ethical egoism/individualism
Interests: Psychology, genetics, biology, philosophy, quantum physics
Obsessions: Power, knowledge
Super Power Origin: Mutation/scientific experimentation
Powers/Mutation: Omega level telekinesis (blast power, flight, force shield), possession via psy-jump, mind sensing, conditional phasing, regeneration, telepathy, immortality, temporary power absorption, telepathic connection with her male clone.
Occupation(s): Formerly Psychiatrist, academy headmistress
Education: Extensive schooling through college and internship including medical school with an emphasis on psychiatry and a PhD in Psychology, stolen mental information from various scientists by psy-jump
Place of Birth: Switzerland
Known Aliases: Dr. Alexandra Steele, Xandra, Psyence, Psy, Psyche, Mistress, Headmistress, White Queen
Mini Biography: ALEX X was born of a synthetic womb with her twin brother, and her psychic and telekinetic powers manifested during puberty. One of the experimental procedures performed on her was a synthetic form of vampirism. She was granted the ability of power absorption from the blood she has consumed in addition to her agelessness and vampiric regeneration.
Did Your Know?: Alexandra Steele has a twin brother, a male clone, a daughter, and even more genetic family members synthesized from her DNA.
THE PSYENTIST'S BIOGRAPHY
BLOG: The House of Q
Alexandra and her twin brother Scorn were conceived using the genetic material of the mutants Jacque and Angelique Quentin at a special, secret branch of a corporation called YOUgenics. With the aid of Jacque's half-brother, a lich named Gregory Rėza, created a unique strain of vampirism that bequeathed a kind of progressive immortality linked to the continual consumption of blood. When combined with the mutant genetics, another trait manifested, the ability to temporarily borrow and adapt to abilities held within a victim's blood. The company, who specialized in genetic alteration, gave Jacque, also known as Q, the opportunity to choose the kind of child he wanted. The scientists examined the DNA for composition and flaws and made a genetic copy of the female embryo changing the last chromosome to male. Combinations of their genes were used create nearly a hundred different variations. The twins were kept in a womb together for experimentation while the clone and other experiments were monitored separately.
After their ninth month, the twins ALEX X and ALEX Y were delivered from a synthetic womb and given to an interim foster family. The two were raised by Dr. Karl Lehmann and his wife but continually were sent to the laboratory in Switzerland for examination. It was difficult to separate the siblings even in their early years.
When ALEX X was thirteen she discovered what they were doing to her and her brother... the splicing of DNA in his case and the introduction of a strain of vampiric virus in hers. After discovering the horror each other had experienced, Alexandra's mutant powers manifested. She possessed telekinesis (the ability to move objects with the mind) and the ability to "psy-jump" by linking to the target's mind and phasing into his or her mind and body (giving her the ability to control every aspect of them, absorb their energy into herself, manipulate their mind and memories, even implant illusions that last after she has left them). The synthesized vampire virus granted her decelerated aging that eventually stopped and granted her the ability of power absorption for a number of hours after ingesting special blood. She adopted the name The Psyentist. The super-powered pair slaughtered the staff involved and destroyed the facility, killing many of the failed experiments in stasis. One of the few that escaped the carnage was ALEX X Beta who would become known as Queen Cobra. A more recent genetic creation in another branch of the YOUgenics Corporation is Rose (ALEX X Lambda). Xandra informed her horror-stricken foster mother who then smuggled the two out of the country to the United States. There the twins lived in an orphanage under the assumed names Alexandra and Alexander Steele.
BLOG: Predators--A story of Alexandra's time at YOUgenics and the struggle she has with her monstrous nature as well as her relationships with her clone Jean Quentin and lover at the time, Andres Knightfall.
For the most part her new identity was kept hidden as she continued her education. In college she met Jean Quentin. She helped him refine his powers, and the three became close friends. Through their relationship and psionic capabilities, Xandra and Jean developed a psychic link that would continue as long as they both lived. It wasn't until a few years later that Q informed them that Jean was really one of the surviving ALEX projects who had been adopted by Q, and that she and her brother were Q's biological children. The three were only some of the genetic experiments that had taken place.
She achieved a PhD in Psychology and received her medical degree to practice psychiatry. She works at her psychiatric office that is open to meta-humans seeking therapy or giving consultation to other mental hospitals dealing with meta-humans.
Being the White Queen, she adopted the white lingerie associated with the post, the raiment quickly becoming a staple of her attire. Her usual outfit consists of a white corseted bustier, bikini cut bottoms or sometimes pants, thigh-high and stiletto boots, and white gloves. She has also worn other variations emblazoned with an "X" for her name. Because of her vampirism, her lips are usually a vibrant red, though on occasion she colours them with silver colour. As a psychiatrist, she would usually wear a white suit. During the Hellfire conflict, her outfit changed to a golden breast plate in the shape of a phoenix after absorbing Abigail McCormac's pyrokinetic powers.
BLOG: The Return
As tribute to Jayden Knightfall during his days as Black King, Q offered the monarch an ultimate weapon to protect the Hellfire Club: The Triune. Now, the Triune was not a technical weapon at all nor even a singular entity. It was three triplet telepaths that had been created by Dr. Genetix as a part of the ALEX project in another YOUgenics facility. The three girls were created from Alexandra's own DNA. The three together were capable of cosmic level telepathy, augmented by a psychic chamber hidden within the bowels of the Hellfire Club. Since the Black King's fall, Alexandra took ownership of the triplets, disgusted that such capable children, her children, were being used solely as a defensive mechanism. She took to training them and enrolled them in her Hellfire Academy. During the Hellfire battle, the three linked with PsyKnight and the Psyentist to form a five psionic mutant connection that took down Andres.
Powers: mental communication, mind reading, mind control/possession, peripheral nervous system control, illusion casting, astral projection, mind link with each other, when linked power is drastically increased
The Hellfire Club
Alexandra Steele became White Queen of the Hellfire Club under the regime of Jayden Knightfall. Her lover Andres Knightfall was granted a throne as White King and ruled beside her. After Alexandra overheard Andres plotting with Quintus Knightfall (presumed to be his cousin and the son of Jayden and with whom she had a previous sexual relationship), Dr. Steele informed the Knightfall elder of the scheme. The betrayal tore apart the previously cherished relationship between Xandra and the Spaniard, her allegiance being first to the Hellfire Club. Her intentions of protecting Jayden and Grace Knightfall as the primary monarchs of the HFC faltered after her father Q revealed it was destiny that the previous court would fall and Andres and his new lover Valerie Huntington-Whiteley would rise as Black King and Queen. The proud doctor still softened from her romance conceded her loyalty to Andres as the new Black King.
But the board was not set yet as Valerie set her sights on the title of White Queen, insisting that it belonged to her. Andres, not wanting to go against his former love, claimed neutrality in their feud for the time. Xandra began to extend her influence through the club by reestablishing the Hellfire Academy and setting herself as headmistress. The event culminated in a battle (OoC) between Xandra and Andres and their respective forces. There were casualties on both sides. Despite winning the battle, Xandra's reign as White Queen would be short-lived...
A Shattered Mind
Soon after the Hellfire civil war, Xandra was captured by a hive of quantum machines called the Third Society. Her mind was put through rigorous reconditioning in which she shattered her consciousness to avoid losing her psyche to their machinations. It was also a plan to inform her daughter and clone of the plot hatched by Aphasic and Zedora to indoctrinate the rest of the humanoid population.
Her previous lover had also been snared by the Third Society but managed to escape their clutches. After a talk with Jean, Xandra's male clone sought out Santiago Porthos at his office in Avalon to see about reforming Dr. Steele's mind from the fragments he had collected. Her mind was restored, but her stint in space-time geometry left her weary and mentally taxed.
The reformation of her mind after the tampering of the Third Society in addition to her extended recovery in the psionic plane unlocked her more expansive telepathic power including all the abilities associated with it including: mental communication, mind reading, mind control/possession, peripheral nervous system control, illusion casting, astral projection.
Even as a student, she had an obsession with gaining more power. One such way she saw to achieve this was to have a child who would exceed her own abilities and carry on her legacy. With this in mind, she studied various potential genetic specimens until her attention settled on the Knightfall family tree, Quintus Knightfall in particular. She seduced the young Quintus and became pregnant with his child. She named the daughter Sophia. The girl would grow up to become the Brainchild, a powerful telekinetic limited only by her imagination and even stumble upon her father in his Black Eden Estate.
The revelation of to whom Sophia was related was revealed by a shard of Alexandra's consciousness that had been severed by the Third Society. Previously, Sophia had been stolen from her womb, and Xandra thought her dead.
Sophia was kidnapped by the son of deceased Charlemagne LeBeau. The young Lucian also tortured Santiago Portho's associate and surrogate sister Lena Dante. When the two sought to bring Lucian to justice, they discovered the Brainchild had been turned to his designs. With this new information, the Black Viper and the Psyentist took a tactical retreat to regroup. The union was almost severed by emotional contention until a consensus was reached that Sophia should be sedated and stolen away from the LeBeau Legacy.
BLOG: The Q Family Reunion
The Psyentist CV PRIME
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She has a secondary, but also sometimes overlapping career as a pro-domme.
Alexandra went back to YOUgenics, the company that had made her, and manipulated the staff into helping her fulfill her desire to be immortal. Through an experimental blood transfusion and a bodily jump start, she gained regenerative powers. But now she must continue to renew her blood supply via vampirism. Other abilities acquired include the ability to psy-jump into deceased beings as opposed to just living humanoids. Also, when she drinks someone's blood she gains some of their powers and sometimes elements of their personality.
The Monolith of Lust
Alexandra was invited to join Malice's Arbiters of War to ultimately bring about the destruction of the known world. Alexandra became the Monolith of Lust. Malice granted her the ability to recall powers that she had absorbed via vampirism in times of stress. She keeps a list of all the people she has bitten and their powers for future use.
A New Loyalty
Now Alexandra joined Jean Luc LeBeau's Dark Utopia located on the continent of Africa for a season. Now she is employed as head mistress at The Hellfire Academy, a branch of the Hellfire Club of which Jean Luc is the White King.
A relative newcomer, born in this century, She is known for her attractiveness and her manipulative uses of this when combined with her intelligence and lust for power. She is incredibly egotistical and has been diagnosed with narcissistic personality disorder (the diagnosing psychologist she promptly mind-wiped so the information would not be common knowledge). She wishes to become the most powerful person on earth, a goal that isn't quite sinister in itself. Yet.
Notable people's blood that Alexandra has tasted:
Alexander SmithCalder BennettDeath's HandDonnieEzraelGideonGrey WolfThe HunterIcarus/Julian de FlammeKastielKatherineLance LaceyLeo LightshadeMarco SmithMikepoolOrttodrogOverkillPapermaidRavek Val'ChanRuhi TuguScornUmbraVeinViper
The REAL Me
Aliases: Jay August, August Anachronism
Favourite Colour: Silver
MBTI Type: INTJ
KTS II: Rational
Global 5/SLOAN: RLOEI
Joined: August 2007
Abilities/Powers: Profound Intelligence, the ability to hyper-extend her elbows, and pop her shoulder and hip in and out of their sockets. She also possesses the talents of art, music, acting, writing, and thinking as well as knowing completely random facts most of which make no money.
It is a widely held belief that she is crazy, but she is, in fact, simply eccentric. She possesses a strange mixture of humour including puns, sarcasm, and morbid humour and enjoys nighttime strolls in the light of the full moon or just staying inside curled up in a small place (such as under the bed or in a closet) and daydreaming or simply looking in the mirror. And occasionally she speaks in the third person.
I've been considered an enigma, a paradox, a walking deconstruction, and a non-entity...
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