''Jeepers! This is swell!'' - The words uttered by Lauren when she first became Yankee Girl in Femforce #59.
Real name: Lauren Mason Other known aliases: Miss Span-XX Occupation: Hero and student, former spokesmodel and entertainer. Current group affiliation: Sentinels of Justice Past group affiliations: Vault of Heroes Major enemies: Vulture, Vacuum. First appearance: Red Seal Comics #17 Origin: Femforce #59 Description: Lauren is an attractive and shapely woman who appears to be 23 years old. She is 5'6'' tall and weighs 130 lbs. She has dark hair and blue eyes.
8/40 STR -2
14 DEX 12
13/23 CON 6
13 BODY 6
10 INT 0
14 EGO 8
20 PRE 10
20 COM 5
7/13 PD 5
8/10 ED 5
4 SPD 16
5/13 REC 0
26/46 END 0
24/45 STUN 0
Characteristics Cost: 71
Powers and Skills
16 +10 CON,Only In Hero ID(-1/4)
19 EC (24),Only In Hero ID(-1/4)
20a) 13/13 Armor,x1 Hardened(+1/4)
25b) 22" Flight,1/2 END(+1/4) 2
4 Instant Change,Incantation(-1/4)
8 10 Lack Of Weakness,Only In Hero ID(-1/4)
18 Life Support,doesn't breathe,safe in vacuum/pressure,safe in
radiation,safe in heat/cold,immune to disease,Only In Hero
5 6 Power Defense,Only In Hero ID(-1/4)
32 +32 STR,Only In Hero ID(-1/4),1/2 END(+1/4) 1
3 Acting 13-
3 Federal Police Powers
3 High Society 13-
12 4 Levels: With move by, move through and haymaker.,tight
3 Oratory 13-
3 Persuasion 13-
2 PS: Spokesmodel 11-
3 Seduction 13-
Powers Cost: 179
Base Points: 100
5 Distinctive,"Adept",easily concealable,minor
10 Distinctive,"Busty spokesmodel.",concealable,minor
15 Hunted,"By various forces of evil.",as powerful,non-combat
10 Psych Lim,"Ditzy.",common,moderate
15 Psych Lim,"Insecure",common,strong
15 Psych Lim,"Patriot",common,strong
15 Psych Lim,"Code vs. killing.",common,strong
10 Rep,"Super bimbo.",occur 11-
10 Vuln,"Magic",uncommon,x2 stun
10 Vuln,"Magic",uncommon,x2 body
10 Watched,"by U.S. government.",more powerful,non-combat
15 Secret ID,"Lauren Mason"
Disadvantages Total: 150
Experience Spent: 0
Total Points: 250
Explanation of the conversion: The two sets of Characteristics represent Lauren in human and Yankee Girl form. Her powers are only accessible in Yankee Girl form.
History: Lauren traveled with the U.S.O. during World War II. While in England she was caught in an air attack from Germany and she dove for cover in a basement. The bombs from the attack opened up a cave beneath her and she fell into a vat of Eternity Broth being prepared by the sorcerer Tolon. He was going to use the chemicals to make a new hero to act on his behalf. Although Tolon had intended to pick someone better qualified to grant the powers of the Eternity Broth, he did the best he could with Lauren. He learned she was a yankee, and granted her a costume based on the U.S. flag (recounted in Femforce #59).
In 1944 she fought the villain called the Vulture and defeated him.
Lauren enjoyed a brief career as a hero. Realizing super-heroines were not taken as seriously as their male counterparts she was among the heroes to volunteer for Project Vault and was put in suspended animation until called upon to fight in the Shroud War.
Seeing that female super-heroines were taken more seriously now, she resumed her crime fighting career.
Her family fortune was wiped out while she was asleep in the Vault. She had to take a job as a spokesmodel for Span-XX fabric. While trying on a costume made of Span-XX she confronted the villain known as the Vacuum, but lost him when he sucked the costume from her chest. When she caught up with him he jumped from the window of a tall building, but used his nuclear powered vacuum to survive the fall (AC Annual #2)
Although She-Cat wanted the position as spokesmodel for Span-XX fabric, Yankee Girl had already filled the position. The two fought and Yankee Girl defeated She-Cat. Yankee Girl also confronted Stardust (Good Girl Art Quarterly #7).
She joined the new Sentinels of Justice. Her first confrontation as a member was fighting a giant fear apparition which almost ate her alive, but she was able to overcome her fears and escape it (Femforce #59).
More trouble occurred for Lauren when she found out that the contract she signed with Little Igor Snack Cakes gave them the rights to the name Yankee Girl. They had fired her and hired an actress to be Yankee Girl for their commercials. While trying to get her name back she ran into a her old romantic interest, Corey Habot, who helped her fight a Fire Djinn. It ended up Corey's plastic surgery practice had paid off well and he was very rich. As a gift to his old flame he purchased her name back for her (Femforce #107)
Yankee Girl, Jet Girl and Kitten decided to enroll in college courses to catch up with modern days, and ended up in a biology class taught by their old foe the Vulture. When Lauren and some other girls in class volunteered for an extra credit assignment he hypnotized them and did tests on them. Learning Lauren had powers and was Yankee Girl, he used his science to grant similar powers to four other girls, gave them similar costumes to Lauren's, and sent the mind controlled evil Yankee Girls to commit crimes for him. Lauren eventually broke his hold on her and defeated him, but she didn't find out what happened to the other Yankee Girls (Femforce #108).
When the demon Gorgana tired to open up dimensional gates to lead a demon invasion on Earth, the members of Femforce and the Sentinels of Justice tried to destroy those gates. Ms. Victory was able to defeat nearly defeated by an eye-blasting demon, but was saved by Nightveil and able to destroy the first gate. Stardust was able to defeat demons of fire, wind and ice and destroy the second. When Yankee Girl tried to destroy the third she faced a giant rock monster with hypnotic eyes, but Ms. Victory was able to smash the monster and Yankee Girl destroyed the third gate (Femforce #114).
Powers: By saying the magic words ''Karma Madre Tolon'' she can instantly change into her heroic costume and gain her super powers. In this form she can lift 9000 lbs., is almost impervious to harm, and can fly at 32 mph.
Links to other Yankee Girl pages:
Character created by AC Comics.
Champions rules conversion by Mathew R. Ignash - email@example.com.
Last Updated - December, 2001