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Siryn for Champions

Real name: Theresa Rourke
Other known aliases: None
Occupation: Full time hero, former student and professional criminal.
Current group affiliation: None
Past group affiliations: X-Force, Fallen Angels. Former ally of Black Tom Cassady and the Juggernaut.
Major enemies: Juggernaut, Sentinels, Feral, Magneto.
First appearance: Spider-Woman #37
Description: Theresa is an attractive woman in her mid 20s with red hair and blue eyes. She is 5'6'' tall and weighs 112 lbs.

 6     STR     -4
18     DEX     24
13     CON      6
 9     BODY    -2
13     INT      3
13     EGO      6
13     PRE      3
16     COM      3
 5     PD       4
 5     ED       2
 4     SPD     12
 4     REC      0
26     END      0
19     STUN     0
Characteristics Cost: 57

Powers, Skills and Equipment

12     Sonar,Powers don't work if gaged, in a vacuum or under     
24     EC (Sonics) (30),Powers don't work if gaged, in a vacuum or     
        under water.(-1/4)     
21a)   2D6 Flash,Hearing Group,Linked(-1/2),"to 7d6 EB.",1/2 END     
        (+1/4),Area Effect(+1),radius                              3
17b)   3D6 Flash,Hearing Group,Linked(-1/2),"to 11D6 EB.",0 END     
        (+1/2)                                                     0
25c)   23" Flight (Sonics),x16 Non-Combat                          5
 5     5 Flash Defense,Hearing Group     
 9     5/5 Force Field (Sonics),Powers don't work if gaged, in a     
        vacuum or under water.(-1/4),Linked(-1/2),"to Flight.",0     
        END(+1/2)                                                  0
47     MP (Sonics) (70),Incantation(-1/4),Powers don't work if     
        gaged, in a vacuum or under water.(-1/4)     
 5u    7D6 EB (Sonics),vs physical defense,Area Effect(+1),radius  7
 5u    11D6 EB (Sonics),vs physical defense,1/2 END(+1/4)          2
 3     Ultra Hearing (Sonics)     
 6     2 Levels: with sonics.,tight group     
 3     Navigation 11-     
 3     Tactics 12-     
 8     4/4 Armor,OIF(-1/2)     
Powers Cost: 193


Base Points: 100
 5     Distinctive,"Wears colorful winged costume.",easily
 5     Distinctive,"Irish accent.",easily concealable,minor
10     Distinctive,"Mutant",easily concealable,major
20     Hunted,"By mutant hating groups.",as powerful,non-combat
        influence,harsh,appear 11-
20     Normal Stats
10     Psych Lim,"Alcoholic",uncommon,strong
20     Psych Lim,"Code vs. killing.",common,total
 5     Rep,"Mutant hero.",occur 8-
15     Secret ID,"Theresa Rourke"
10     Unluck,2D6
Disadvantages Total: 120

Experience Spent: 30
Total Points: 250

Explanation of the conversion:

History: Theresa Rourke is the mutant daughter of Sean Cassidy, the mutant now known as the Banshee, and Maeve Rourke. At the time of his marriage, Sean Cassidy worked as an Interpol agent, and not long after was sent on an undercover anti-terrorist mission which kept him out of touch with his family for about a year and a half. Neither Sean nor Maeve knew at the time he left that she was pregnant. Maeve remained at Cassidy Keep, the family castle, during her pregnancy and the time immediately following Theresa's birth and so relatively few people knew of Theresa's existence. Sometime later Maeve was killed in an I.R.A. (Irish Republican Army) bombing along with a number of other people. Those who knew of Theresa's existence assumed that she too had been killed in the explosion, which had left the corpses of its many victims unrecognizable, and decided not to tell Sean Cassidy that Maeve had had a daughter in order to spare him additional grief.

Unknown to Sean, the baby Theresa had been found after the explosion by his cousin Black Tom Cassidy, who, suspecting that she might be a superhumanly powerful mutant as he and her father were, decided to raise her secretly himself. Theresa's sonic powers, inherited from her father, emerged at puberty, and a few years afterwards Black Tom began enlisting her aid in committing crimes. However, Theresa's heart was never in a life of crime, and she pursued it only because the man who raised her, Black Tom, ordered her to do so. Although Black Tom Cassidy is actually Theresa's cousin once removed, she called him "uncle" as a mark of respect.

Spider-Woman #37 Eventually, Theresa accompanied Black Tom and his partner, the Juggernaut, to San Francisco to assist him in crimes. Here, employing the name Siryn, she battled the original Spider-Woman and several of the X-Men. This conflict ended in Black Tom's temporary capture. While in custody, Black Tom exonerated Theresa of responsibility for her crimes and wrote a letter to Sean explaining who she was. The X-Men brought Theresa back to their headquarters, where she was joyfully reunited with her father.

For a time Siryn joined the Fallen Angels, a band of young superhumans, hoping to keep them out of trouble. Later, she lived for a while at Moira MacTaggert's Mutant Research Centre at Muir Island. She eventually came to join X-Force, the mutant strike team organized by Cable.

Siryn participated in the assault on the home of the Gamesmaster in the Alps where she was attacked by Sena Blaze. She was saved from her when Speedball II blocked her attack with his kinetic field (New Warriors #46).

As a testament to her skills, Theresa was made the deputy leader of X-Force after Cannonball II left for the X-Men. Recently she has become romantically involved with the masked mercenary Deadpool.

Powers: Siryn is a mutant who has the ability to create various sonic effects through the combined action of her vocal cords and limited psionic powers which can only be used in conjunction with the sounds she produces. She inherited these powers from her father, who has the same abilities.

By focusing her sonic vibrations into an intense beam, Siryn creates what she calls her sonic lance, which can shatter any known solid substance except adamantium and vibranium. Siryn can use her sonic lance at a lower intensity to stun people into unconsciousness without doing them injury.

Siryn can use the sonic vibrations of her scream to propel herself through the air. Although it might be expected that emitting sound waves from her mouth would propel Siryn backwards, since for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction, this is not the case. Siryn's psionic abilities cause the acoustic energy to flow behind her. Siryn's psionic abilities enable her while in mid-flight to temporarily stop screaming to speak or to employ her scream to perform other sonic feats. Siryn can also use her sonic powers as a form of sonar (SOund Navigation And Ranging).

Siryn's vocal cords and the interiors of her throat and mouth are superhumanly tough, so that the intense pressures and constrictions that she produces do not cause her any injury. While using her sonic powers Siryn also automatically and psionically creates a force field which protects her body from the destructive effects of the sound she creates. The force field only protects Siryn against her own sonic vibrations and nothing else, and can only be activated when she is using her sonic powers.

Links to other Siryn pages:

  • Character created by Marvel Comics.
    Page setup by Mathew R. Ignash -
    Last Updated - October, 2001

    - Back to Matt's Champions Page.-

    Authored on Amiga.