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Scarlet Witch

Scarlet Witch for Champions

Real name: Wanda Maximoff
Other known aliases: Gypsy Witch, Wanda Frank.
Occupation: Full time hero, former mutant terrorist and mother.
Current group affiliation: Avengers
Past group affiliations: Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, Brides of Set, Force Works, Army of the Goddess.
Major enemies: Ultron, Ghaur, Immortus.
First appearance: X-Men #4
Description: Wanda is an attractive woman in her mid 30s with red hair and blue eyes. She stands 5'7'' tall and weighs 130 lbs.

 6     STR     -4
13     DEX      9
13     CON      6
10     BODY     0
13     INT      3
20     EGO     20
18     PRE      8
18     COM      4
 5     PD       4
 6     ED       3
 4     SPD     17
 8     REC      8
26     END      0
20     STUN     0
Characteristics Cost: 78

Powers, Skills and Equipment

 5     +0 Detect,"Detect magic.",make into sense     
 3     2" Flight,"Levitation",Concentrate(-1/2),constant     
        concentration                                                0
 5     9 Mental Defense     
90     MP (180),"Hex bolts and spells.",Gestures(-1/4),14-     
 2u    16" Change Environment,vary environment                       5
 6u    30D6 Dispel (Magic),"Dispel magic",vs SFX (one power),1/2     
        END(+1/4)                                                    5
 1u    6D6 EB (Magic),"Eldrich bolt."                                3
 7u    12D6 EB,Side Effects(-1/2),Desc: Something good for foe     
        happens.,Var FX(+1/4),SFX Group: Whatever is on hand.,1/2     
        END(+1/4),+1/2 Variable Advantage(+1 1/2)                    8
 2u    11/11 Force Wall (Magic),"Eldrich Shield",feedback            5
 1u    15 STR TK (Magic),fine manipulation                           3
 4u    30 STR TK,affects all parts,Only to make things fall.(-1/4),     
        Area Effect(+1),radius,1/2 END(+1/4)                         4
 5u    4D6 Transform,"Make mechanical objects break.",major,     
        cumulative,limited class of objects,Side Effects(-1/2),Desc:     
        Something good for foe happens.,1/2 END(+1/4)                5
 3     Breakfall 12-     
 3     Federal Police Powers     
 3     KS: Magic lore 12-,(INT based)     
 2     Lang: English,fluent w/accent     
 1     Lang: French,fluent conversation     
 1     Lang: Latin,fluent conversation     
 0     Lang: Transian,native     
 6     2 Levels: With multipower.,tight group     
 3     Linguist     
 4     Martial Disarm     
 4     Martial Dodge     
 3     Tactics 12-     
 1     TF,Other Air Vehicles     
 2     Radio XMIT/REC,"Avengers ID card.",OAF(-1)     
 5     4/4 Armor,OIF(-1/2),12- Activation(-3/4)     
Powers Cost: 172


Base Points: 100
10     DNPC,"Various Avengers duties.",normal,useful skills,appear
 5     Distinctive,"Adept",easily concealable,minor
10     Distinctive,"Mutant",easily concealable,major
10     Distinctive,"Beautiful red headed woman.",concealable,minor
15     Hunted,"Mutant hating groups.",as powerful,non-combat
        influence,harsh,appear 8-
20     Normal Stats
15     Psych Lim,"In love with Wonder Man/The Vision II.",common,
20     Psych Lim,"Code vs. killing.",common,total
10     Psych Lim,"Insecurity issues.",common,moderate
10     Public ID,"Wanda Maximoff"
10     Rep,"Former evil mutant turned Avenger.",occur 11-
 5     Unluck,1D6
10     Watched,"by the press and government.",as powerful,
        non-combat influence,harsh,appear 11-
Disadvantages Total: 150

Experience Spent: 0
Total Points: 250

Explanation of the conversion: Rather then go with a big VPP like most conversions of the Scarlet Witch I've seen, I want with a multipower of most of her common effects.

History: Wanda is the daughter of Magneto and a woman named Magda. She and her twin brother Pietro were born at Wundagore Mountain, the home of the High Evolutionary, after Magda fled Magneto. Magda disappeared after her children were born, leaving a note for explaining that she feared her husband might discover her and her children. Bova, a woman evolved from a cow by the High Evolutionary gave the children to Robert Frank whose wife, Madeline, had died in childbirth. Bova told him that they were his children. Frank, learning that his wife had died, fled in grief. The High Evolutionary gave the children to a gypsy couple, Django and Marya Maximoff.

As Wanda and Pietro grew they discovered their mutant abilities. They were soon driven from their camp when enraged villagers attacked the gypsies. They wandered Europe until Wanda accidentally set fire to a house. The townspeople descended on them only they were rescued by Magneto. Magneto forced them to serve as members of his Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, but when the Stranger banished Magneto from Earth they left the group and petitioned membership with the Avengers. Many of the charter members of the Avengers wanted to step down at that time so they, along with Hawkeye, were added to the group.

Avengers #188 She aided Ms. Marvel in tracking down the Tiger Shark (Ms. Marvel #16).

She saved the Beast from accidentially reading cursed passages in the Darkhold by hexing him into having a convulsion and drop the book. With the Avengers she faced the Elements of Doom while in Russia. She hexed up a strong wind to keep Chlorine at bay while the Avengers retreated, then hexed a dozen Russians technicians who were examining the Avengers Quinn jet into falling down at the same time (Avengers #188).

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 Scarlet Witch (Incredible Hulk #279).

The Scarlet Witch was there when the promoter for the Champion of the Universe invited the Vision II to compete against the Champion, but then revoked the invitation when he learned the Vision II wasn't truely alive (Marvel Two-In-One Annual #7).

Avengers West Coast II #53 Wanda was among the Avengers attacked by Avalanche, the Blob and Pyro during the Acts of Vengeance at Avengers Park. She used her hex power to make the ground collapse under Avalanche (Avengers #312).

Wanda was among the heroes who were mentally compelled into joining the Goddess in her Infinity Crusade (Infinity Crusade #1).

Avengers: West Coast #102 She served with the Avengers until the disbanding of the West Coast branch (Avengers: West Coast #102).

Force Works #1 Wanda was brought by Tony Stark into the team Force Works (Force Works #1).

Wanda served until that team folded as well.

Avengers III #1 She helped the Avengers in recovering a crashed plane from Project Pegasus, but was opposed by the Squadron Supreme, who were being mind controlled by the Corruptor. In the fray she used her hex powers to cancel the magic spells of Moonglow II, summon Wonder Man from the dead to fight Hyperion and make Skylark's mechanical wings freeze up (Avengers III #5).

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

Powers: Wanda Maximoff was born atop Transia's Wundagore Mountain, earthly prison to the chaos-demon Chthon, who imbued the future Scarlet Witch with magical abilities, through which he one day hoped to use her as a host to aid his escape. If not for the chaos-demon's intervention, the Scarlet Witch simply would have been an energy-wielding mutant like her father, Magneto.

Wanda can create probability-altering "hex-spheres," or "chaos-bombs", finite pockets of reality-disrupting, quasi-psionic force that cause disturbances in the molecular-level probability fields surrounding their targets. As a result, unlikely phenomena occur. However, Scarlet Witch's hex-casting ability has a 20-percent unreliability factor.

Note: I will attempt to list the effects of these hexes in each appearance I write up in her history.

Links to other Scarlet Witch pages:

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