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Invisible Woman

The Invisible Woman for Champions

Real name: Susan Richards, formerly Susan Storm.
Other known aliases: Susan Benjamin, Mistress of Hate, Invisible Girl, Malice II
Occupation: Full time hero, former model and actress.
Current group affiliation: Fantastic Four
Past group affiliations: Avengers, Brides of Set, Hounds of Ahab, Army of the Goddess.
Major enemies: Dr. Doom, the Skrulls, Galactus and Hyperstorm.
First appearance: Fantastic Four #1
Origin: Fantastic Four #1
Description: Sue is an attractive woman in her mid-thirties who is 5'6'' tall and weighs 120 lbs. She has blonde hair and normally wears the Fantastic Four team uniform, a blue jump suit with a white circle and a four on the chest.

 6     STR     -4
14     DEX     12
15     CON     10
 9     BODY    -2
13     INT      3
14     EGO      8
13     PRE      3
18     COM      4
 5     PD       4
 5     ED       2
 4     SPD     16
 4     REC      0
30     END      0
20     STUN     0
Characteristics Cost: 56

Powers, Skills and Equipment

 5     8 Mental Defense     
98     MP (123),"Invisible Force Fields",Concentrate(-1/4)     
 3u    12/12 Armor     
 6u    11D6 EB,"Force Spheres",vs physical defense,0 END(+1/2)    0
 2u    8" Flight,0 END(+1/2)                                      0
 4u    12/12 Force Wall,feedback,0 END(+1/2)                      0
10u    Invisibility,Sight,no fringe,Usable Against Others(+2),x16     
        Increased Mass,0 END(+1/2),Ranged(+1/2)                   0
 7u    4D6 RKA,"Force Knives",vs physical defense,0 END(+1/2)     0
 8u    14D6 Suppress,"Invisibility",0 END(+1/2)                   0
10u    55 STR TK,0 END(+1/2)                                      0
 1     Acting 8-     
 3     Deduction 12-     
 3     High Society 12-     
 3     KS: Public super humans. 12-,(INT based)     
 2     Local Police Powers     
 4     Martial Disarm     
 4     Martial Dodge     
 3     Paramedic 12-     
 3     Persuasion 12-     
 3     Systems Operation 12-     
 3     Tactics 12-     
 1     TF,Other Air Vehicles     
 8     4/4 Armor,"Unstable molecule costume.",OIF(-1/2)     
Powers Cost: 194


Base Points: 100
 5     Distinctive,"Beautiful blonde.",easily concealable,minor
20     Hunted,"By numerous villains.",as powerful,non-combat
        influence,harsh,appear 11-
20     Normal Stats
 5     Physical Lim,"Has problems in reproduction.",infrequently,
10     Psych Lim,"Loves Reed Richards.",uncommon,strong
15     Psych Lim,"Cocky attitude.",common,strong
20     Psych Lim,"Code vs. killing.",common,total
10     Public ID,"Susan Richards"
20     Rep,"Famous super heroine.",occur 14-,extreme reputation
10     Unluck,2D6
10     Vuln,"to emotion controlling attacks.",uncommon,x2 effect
 5     Watched,"by the media.",as powerful,non-combat influence,
        mild,appear 8-
Disadvantages Total: 150

Experience Spent: 0
Total Points: 250

Explanation of the conversion:

History: Susan Storm, the eldest of two children born to a physician Franklin Storm and his wife Mary, grew up comfortably in suburban Long Island. At age 12 she met her future husband, Reed Richards, then a Columbia University graduate student living in her aunt's New York City rooming house. Enamored of the shy but handsome scientist, Sue promised to keep in touch with him. When she moved to California to pursue an acting career, Sue again encountered Richards, and the two began a romantic relationship.

Sue & Ben An aeronautical engineer, Richards was working on a starship that would make it possible to travel to other solar systems. When the government threatened to cut off its partial funding of the project, Richards decided to make an immediate test flight. It would have been just him and his friend, pilot Benjamin Grimm, but Susan and her brother, Johnny, insisted on going along. In space, the starship unexpectedly encountered intense radiation, which caused the crew to abort the flight and crash to Earth.

Once back on Earth, the foursome discovered they'd been mutagenically altered by the cosmic rays. Ben was transformed into the orange stone-skinned Thing. Reed became the elastic bodied Mister Fantastic. Sue gained the ability to become invisible to the naked eye and became the Invisible Girl. Johnny gained powers over fire and became the Human Torch II. Richards convinced the others that the four of them should use their newfound powers for the good of humanity as members of a team he named the Fantastic Four (Fantastic Four #1).

''Ben, we've got to take that chance... unless we want the commies to beat us to it! I -- I never thought that you would be a coward!'' - Sue

Fantastic Four #11 The Fantastic Four faced their most unusual threat ever when the Impossible Man came to Earth and caused all manner of chaos. Unable to defeat the Impossible Man, Reed decided the best way to get rid of the annoying alien was to ignore him. When the Impossible Man became board with Earth, he flew away. Johnny then surprised Sue by throwing her a birthday party (Fantastic Four #11).

Fantastic Four #12 The Fantastic Four was then contacted by the army about trying to stop the incredible Hulk, who they blamed for sabotage in their missile testing. The Fantastic Four then flew in their new Fantasticar to a missile base in the south west where they met general Thunderbolt Ross, scientist Bruce Banner and his helper Rick Jones. At the time Bruce had an assistant named Doctor Karl Kort, who ended up being a saboteur called the Wrecker. The Wrecker kidnapped Rick and left a note for the Hulk that he had to get rid of the Fantastic Four if he wanted Rick back. Banner then changed himself into the Hulk and fought the Fantastic Four while looking for Rick. The Fantastic Four were able to find the Wrecker and saved Rick, so the Hulk left them. After a celebration over uncovering the saboteur, the Fantastic Four left the base (Fantastic Four #12).

Fantastic Four #13 Reed then invented a new super rocket fuel from fragments of a meteorite, which he used to build a ship that could take him to the moon. The rest of the Fantastic Four insisted on joining him. About the same time the Soviet scientist Ivan Kragoff planned to fly to the moon in a rocket he invented, aided by three trained apes. He also built his ship without any shielding, hoping to expose himself to cosmic rays and gain super powers like the Fantastic Four did. The two ships launched at the same time and Ivan and his apes gained super abilities. Ivan gained the ability to become immaterial at will and dubber himself the Red Ghost. Landing in the blue area of the moon the travelers discovered an abandoned city and the home of the mysterious Watcher. The Watcher insisted man's wars would not follow them to his home and had the two teams battle in the abandoned city. Reed was able to paralyze the Red Ghost with a ray he built, and then left the Red Ghost to his apes, who rebelled against him. The Fantastic Four returned home (Fantastic Four #13).

Fantastic Four #18 While the stratigic value of Earth in the Kree/Skrull war had dropped so that it was no longer worth invading, the Skrull leadership felt it should take revenge on those who had opposed them on Earth. Commander Kl'rt was bionically engineered by Skrull scientists to mimic the powers of the Fantastic Four and dubbed him the Super-Skrull. The Fantastic Four defeated the Super-Skrull by cutting off him off from his powers (Fantastic Four #18).

Fantastic Four #19 The Fantastic Four used Doctor Doom's time machine to travel back in time where they met Rama-Tut, who captured them with a device which drained them of their powers. When Ben was chained up he turned human again and slipped out of his chains, but later on he returned to his stone-like form (Fantastic Four #19).

Fantastic Four #37 The Fantastic Four traveled to the Skrull Galaxy and they loose their powers. Reed bargained with the Skrulls and tells them he will create a device to help them conquer the Earth. Instead, he built a gun that restored their powers (Fantastic Four #37).

Fantastic Four #38 In a battle with the Frightful Four, the Fantastic Four were stranded on an atoll when the Wizard's Q-Bomb went. The four were saved by Sue's force field but the after effect is that they lost their powers (Fantastic Four #38).

Fantastic Four #40 In a climatic battle of the Baxter Building against Doctor Doom, Reed restored their powers using the device he created on the Skrull planet. Reed did not use it earlier because it was recharging after having been drained of energy (Fantastic Four #40).

Sue's powers eventually expanded to make other things invisible, to make invisible things visible, and to project an invisible force field.

During her tenure with the team, she married Reed and eventually had a child, Franklin.

Incredible Hulk #279 Once it was established that Bruce Banner's mind was in control of the Hulk's body, the Hulk was treated to a celebration in New York City where he received a presidential pardon from Ronald Reagan, the key to the city, and praise from a number of superheroes, including the Invisible Woman (Incredible Hulk #279).

Sue investigated the disappearance of the Thing when the Thing was invited to take on the Champion of the Universe in a fighting contest at Madison Square Garden (Marvel Two-In-One Annual #7).

Due to their cosmic ray enhancement, giving birth was extremely difficult, and her second child was born stillborn.

Later, the Invisible Girl was the target of the Psycho-Man and Hate-Monger II, who succeeded in brainwashing her to attack her teammates as Malice, the Mistress of Hate, using her powers in deadly new ways. Reed soon helped Sue snap out of it. After that she decided to change her battle name to the Invisible Woman.

Later still, Sue convinced Reed to take with her a leave of absence from adventuring, to raise Franklin in a normal life. This did not last too long, as Franklin was kidnapped by Nanny and her Orphan-maker, drawing Sue and Reed into adventuring with the Captain and reforming the Avengers. Once the Avengers were on their feet again, Sue and Reed soon left their assemblage, finding their way back to the Fantastic Four once again.

During the Infinity Crusade, Sue was mentally controlled by the Goddess (Web of Spider-Man #106).

During a period of time when the world thought Mister Fantastic dead, Sue took Reed's place as team leader of the Fantastic Four

Sue was among the people invited to the wedding of Rick Jones and Marlo Chandler. He gave the bride away (Incredible Hulk #418). Sue eventually found Reed while battling their alternate future grandchild, Hyperstorm. Not long after, Sue was with the Fantastic Four fighting Onslaught, and apparently died with the other heroes while defeating him. Actually reborn into an alternate universe, Sue was among the heroes recently returning to our reality.

Sue was on hand when the Fantastic Four set up their new operations on Pier 4, and continued to serve alongside the Fantastic Four and as a member of the superhero community.

She was among the heroes incapacitated by Graviton when he attempted to take over the Earth once again (Thunderbolts #57).

Trivia: The origin of the Fantastic Four is a popular topic for stories of alternate realities. Their have been worlds where they didn't gain any powers at all, or they were killed while attempting to take the rocket. Even more interesting are worlds where they gained different powers all together. Their have been worlds where Sue gained Human Torch powers, became the Thing, where she gained stretching powers, and worlds where she became that world's equivalent of the Man-Thing.

Trivia: In the 1994 Fantastic Four film, the part of Sue was played by actress Rebecca Staab and Mercedes McNab.

Powers: Susan's powers are based on her ability to generate solid force constructs. All of her constructs are, by nature, invisible, and she can also turn herself invisible. She has developed several different uses for these constructs over the years and is now an extremely powerful character. Also as her namesake suggests, she can become invisible, turn others invisible and suppress other people's invisibility.

For a brief time she was transformed into a a stone skinned Thing-like creature with superhuman strength and resistance to injury.

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