''Cheer up, Atlas. Things aren't as bad as they seem. We'll get out of this you'll see...'' - Kidnapped by aliens and sentenced to die, Jolt II never gives up hope in Thunderbolts #13 - April 1998.
Real name: Helen Takahama Other known aliases: Hallie, Holly Tsuruta. She has impersonated Flatman and Joystick. Occupation: Full time hero, former student. Current group affiliation: Young Allies Past group affiliations: Thunderbolts, Redeemers, she turned down an offer to join the Masters of Evil VI. Major enemies: Arnim Zola, Masters of Evil VI. First appearance: Thunderbolts #1 Origin: Description: Helen is an athletic young asian woman with short black hair and brown eyes. She wears a black body stocking with a yellow and red thunderbolt on the chest. In her energy form she is composed of blue energy.
5 STR -5
14/24 DEX 12
15 CON 10
8 BODY -4
13 INT 3
14 EGO 8
13 PRE 3
12 COM 1
5 PD 4
6 ED 3
4/ 6 SPD 6
8 REC 8
30 END 0
19 STUN 0
Characteristics Cost: 49
Powers, Skills and Equipment
10 2/8 Armor,Linked(-1/2),"to EB Damage Shield."
20 +10 DEX,Linked(-1/2),"to EB Damage Shield."
30 EC (30),"Energy body"
20a) 4D6 EB (Electricity),Concentrate(-1/4),No Knockback(-1/4),
Damage Shield(+1/2),0 END(+1/2),Continuous(+1) 0
24b) 20" Flight (Electricity),x32 Non-Combat,Only In Hero ID
15 Life Support (Electricity),doesn't breathe,safe in
vacuum/pressure,safe in radiation,safe in heat/cold,immune
to disease,Linked(-1/2),"to EB Damage Shield."
36 MP (45),Only In Hero ID(-1/4)
1u PKG (Electricity),+0 Detect (Electricity),make into sense,
Desc: Electronic gear.,Discriminatory (Electricity),Detect,
3u 9D6 EB (Electricity) 4
2u 1D6 RKA (Electricity),"Electromagnetic Pulse",Only vs.
electronics and computers.(-1/2),No Range(-1/2),Area Effect
(+1 1/2),radius,x4 Increased Area,Penetrating(+1/2) 4
3 5 Power Defense,Linked(-1/2),"to EB Damage Shield."
13 +2.0 SPD,Linked(-1/2),"to EB Damage Shield."
3 Acrobatics 14-
4 Fast Strike
5 KS: Super heroes 14-,(INT based)
8 4/4 Armor,"Protective costume.",OIF(-1/2)
4 Radio XMIT/REC,"Costume radio.",IIF(-1/4)
Base Points: 100
10 Distinctive,"Covered with electricity when using powers",
5 Distinctive,"Pretty teeage girl in brightly colored
25 Hunted,"by various enemies.",more powerful,non-combat
20 Normal Stats
10 Psych Lim,"Insecure about friends motivations.",common,
20 Psych Lim,"Code vs. killing.",common,total
15 Psych Lim,"Must always do the right thing.",common,strong
5 Rep,"Hangs with former criminals.",occur 8-
5 Rivalry,"with Moonstone II.",professional
10 Watched,"By C.S.A., Avengers, etc.",more powerful,non-combat
Disadvantages Total: 135
Experience Spent: 15
Total Points: 250
Explanation of the conversion: The two sets of characteristics represent Hallie in human and energy form. The Only In Hero ID limitation are all dependent on her Energy Blast Damage Shield being activated.
History: Hallie moved with her parents from Ojal, California to New York when she was very young. Her parents were killed during the Onslaught incident which claimed the lives of the Avengers, whom she idolized. She was captured by the Rat Pack and experimented on by Arnim Zola, which is where she developed her powers. After escaping Zola Hallie showed up at the Thunderbolts doorstep looking for the Fantastic Four, and informed them that she and dozens of children were the subjects of Arnim Zola's cruel experiments. Thinking it'd be great public relations, the Thunderbolts took her along as they went to one of Doctor Doom's castles to take Zola down, and when the press got wind of it, Meteorite II decided it would serve her purposes to have Jolt II on the team. Jolt II didn't know her new teammates were really former Masters of Evil in disguise until the rest of the world (Thunderbolts #10).
While on the run from the authorities she and the Thunderbolts faced the Lightning Rods, formerly the Great Lakes Avengers, and defeated them (Thunderbolts #16).
With the Thunderbolts, Jolt II helped stop a bank robbery in Boulder, Colorado and were approached from some kids who escaped from Burton Canyon. They reported that an army called the Imperial Forces had taken over the town and no one would help. The Thunderbolts infultrated the town and were confronted with Charcoal the Burning Man. After allowing themselves to be captured in civilian identities, Moonstone II snuck in with their costumes and they broke out the other captives and fought Charcoal. During the fight the Masters arrived told them they had to make up their minds soon about joining them, and Charcoal escaped (Thunderbolts #19).
Hawkeye became leader of the Thunderbolts. Charcoal joined the Thunderbolts after he escaped the Imperial Forces of America and he became good friends with Hallie. The Thunderbolts moved into a new base and Hawkeye insisted on Hallie and Charcoal attending the local school under false names, since they were both still minors.
While out with her friends from school Hallie was shot and killed by the assassin called Scourge IX.
The Thurderbolt known as Techno secretly stole Hallie's body from the morgue, hoping to use her body to study the relationship between energy and matter just as much as for the feelings he once had for her friendship, and Hallie remained hidden in Techo's private laboratory for many weeks. Then, when Scourge IX targeted Techno for assassination, Scourge left Techno's robotic body barely alive to begin to rejuvenate Hallie's body. Techno would have been able to rebuild a new body for himself by sacrificing the life energies of the life support systems, but decided against it. By sacrficing himself, he allowed Hallie to fully regenerate, and she was reborn, fully suffused with the bio-electric energy she generates. However, due to the rigor mortis her body sustained while deceased, Hallie's body was stiffened and deformed when she reverted to her normal, non-suffused state. She helped the Thunderbolts defeat Scourge IX and trace his activities back to Gyrich, twarting his ultimate
plans to kill all superhuman
beings on earth.
Although the Thunderbolts were forced to break up after their confrontation with Gyrich, Hallie and Charcoal joined the government's Council of Superhuman Activities' version of the Thunderbolts, the Redeemers, which was led by Captain America. Hallie trained with the Redeemers and performed several missions with them. In addition, Hallie's state of rigor mortis has continued to heal over time.
The Redeemers were ultimately confronted by the Thunderbolt's archenemey, Graviton. Graviton decimated the ranks of the Redeemers, and dispersed Hallie's energy form, leaving her for dead. The Thunderbolts returned, however, to fight Graviton, and Hallie managed to reconstituted herself to join them once more. Through a mixture of surprise tactics and negotiation, all of the Thunderbolts managed to fight Graviton to a standstill and revealed that the aliens known as the P'Tah were using Graviton's energies to open a portal to the P'Tah's dimension. The Thunderbolts fought back the P'Tah invasion, but it took Graviton's dying effort to cause the portal to implode, sending himself and the P'Tah back. At the same time, Graviton saved the Thunderbolts from a similar fate, using his powers to send them to the planet known as Counter-Earth (Thunderbolts #57-59).
On Counter-Earth Jolt II, Moonstone II, Fixer II, Atlas II and MACH-3 woke up in Russia confronted by that world's Thunderbolts. Fixer II and Moonstone II were able to fast talk their way out of being attacked. They decided to help some local people during a famine and work they way to Germany, in hopes of using their new space program to return to Earth. The Fixer II also learned that the digital essense of Baron Zemo II had been pulled out of Citizen V II and was now living in his tech-pack (Thunderbolts #60).
The Thunderbolts arrived in Germany and were able to get themselves close to a new communications satellite that was being launched by that world's Thunderbolts. Fixer II was able to download the essense of Baron Zemo II into the body of that world's counterpart. When the Thunderbolts were unable to take the satellite for themselves and discovered it was going to be used to control all the world's communications, they destroyed it rather then let Germany rule the planet (Thunderbolts #62).
The Thunderbolts began to establish themselves as the leading superheroes of the troubled Counter-Earth.
Note: There seems to be connection between Helen and the original Jolt.
Note: In the alternate future depicted in A Next #1, Jolt II is retired from superheroing and has become
a full time mother. She is also depicted as a former member of the Avengers. She was among the heroes who came to the aid of Kevin Masterson when he was attacked by Asgardian Trolls trying to gain the enchanted mace Thunderstrike on behalf of Loki.
Powers: Since her death and rebirth Helen's powers have changed greatly. She has the ability to assume a form made of pure electricity which can fly. She can fire bolts of electricity, sense electronic items in use, and fry any electronics around her. As an energy being she has no need for air and is resistant to harm.
Originally Helen's powers allowed her to absorb energy around her, store it in her body and use it to increase her physical strength and speed, as well as release bursts of electricity from her hands and eyes.
After she returned from the dead Helen suffered from a speech impediment and had difficulty moving in human form, but she had since healed from that damage.
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Character created by Marvel Comics.
Champions rules conversion by Mathew R. Ignash - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last Updated - January, 2004