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    Real Name: Lanuola Auva'a
    Superhero Name: Sunburst
    Playbook: The Nova

    Labels:
    Danger: -1
    Freak: +2
    Savior: +2
    Superior: +1
    Mundane: -1

    Conditions:
    Afraid
    Angry
    Guilty
    Hopeless
    Insecure

    Influence on:

    Mosi

    Hikari

    Moonshadow

    Tsunami

    Influenced by (Locked Down):

    Adults

    Moonshadow

    Ronin

    Potential:
    ø ø o o o
    Spoiler: Lanuola, the Nova
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    Real Name: Lanuola Auva'a
    Superhero Name: Sunburst
    Playbook: The Nova

    Spoiler: Appearance
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    Labels:
    Danger: -1
    Freak: +2
    Savior: +2
    Superior: +1
    Mundane: -1

    Conditions:
    Afraid
    Angry
    Guilty
    Hopeless
    Insecure

    Influence on:

    Mosi

    Hikari

    Moonshadow

    Tsunami

    Influenced by (Locked Down):

    Moonshadow

    Ronin

    Adults

    Potential:
    ø ø o o o

    Advancements:

    Take a move from another playbook - Wish I could be - When you comfort or support someone, if you tell them what you most envy about them, you can roll +Freak instead of +Mundane.

    Christmas Bonus Move - Unstoppable - When you smash your way through scenery to get to or get away from something, roll +Danger. On a hit, the world breaks before you, and you get what you want. On a 7-9, choose one: mark a condition, leave something behind, or take something with you. On a miss, you smash through, but leave devestation in your wake or wind up somewhere worse, GM's choice.

    Powers – Lanuola has control over the elemental force of light. She is capable of using her powers in a variety of ways, from destructive blasts of energy, to blinding flashes, to shimmering shields. Her own insecurities about both the nature and the safety of her abilities keep her from testing her limits, and has lead to a preference for more defensive expressions of her abilities.


    Burn and Flares

    Held Burn

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    Shielding

    You call up a fast protective field to stop a danger. Spend 1 burn to defend someone else from an immediate threat, rolling +Freak instead of +Saviour.

    Moat

    Spend 1 burn to create a barrier that will hold back threats as long as you keep your attention on it. The GM may call for you to spend another burn if the barrier is threatened by particularly powerful enemies.

    Reality Storm

    You channel a destructive burst with your powers. Spend 1 burn to directly engage a threat using your powers, rolling +Freak instead of +Danger. If you do, you will cause unwanted collateral damage unless you spend another burn.

    Snatch

    Spend 1 burn to use your powers to seize any one object up to the size of a person from someone within view.


    Relationships

    You hang out all the time with Moonshadow to blow off steam.

    You once hurt Ground Zero when you lost control of your powers.

    Spoiler: Backstory questions
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    "Uhh, sure... What do you want to know?"

    When did you first use your powers?"

    "I’m told I was pretty young. I don’t really remember when I started myself. It was, uh, it was pretty innocent to start with. I used to make lights so that I could play shadow puppets with Cindy… I’m told it freaked tama and tina out a bit. They didn’t expect to have a kid who was a meta, I guess. And, well, they kinda just got stronger from there. I couldn’t control the colour of the light, it’s always been just bright white, but I could do pretty much anything else with it. Accidentally burned through a lot of things because I’d focus it too much, sometimes I’d flare up when I was anxious. Crowds always got me nervous. Wasn’t too bad when I’d just glow a bit, but when I started to get blindingly bright? That wasn’t fun. Drew everyone’s attention, made it worse, got more people looking. Not a fun feedback loop. I can control it way better with tuafafine around, though. And she always wanted to make sure I was safe, too.

    Who was the first person you hurt with your powers?

    "… I… Couldn’t always have my family around me. Part of growing up is going to school. Unfortunately, part of school is bullying. I was fine for the first few years. I’d been looking forward to it, so I was relaxed through the first parts of school. It’s only when I hit my teens that my anxieties started kicking in with real force. Changing to a bigger school was worrying, suddenly there were a lot more people around, and I barely knew anyone. Cindy was there, and that helped a little, but she couldn’t come to class with me, and she had her own friends too. So I had to make my own way. I had a minor freak out in the corridors between classes one day, too many people around me, felt like people were staring at me. I started to glow, and that actually drew a lot of attention, that got me brighter and I ended up burning holes through some of my clothes. Somehow I made it to class, teachers had already been given a heads up with what was up with me, so I was quietly maneuvered to the back of the class room before anyone else could comment. Got myself more under control in class, still was glowing a bit, but not nearly as bad. Then the bell rang and it was time for lunch.

    When I left the class room, I got stopped in the corridor. Tamara was stood outside, waiting for me. She started making fun of me, saying how I must be poor to have holes in my clothes, laughing about how I lit up ‘like a christmas tree’. Wasn’t very original, or clever, but it got me embarrassed. I started to glow again. She, uh, she must’ve thought that was a sign of weakness. Started really needling me, calling me ‘lightbulb’, ‘tinkerbell’, ‘freak’…

    I could feel myself getting brighter and brighter as she kept going, could smell fabric burning. I tried asking her to stop, she ignored me. So I tried walking away, and she grabbed my arm. That… Was where things started going really wrong. I think she burned herself on me. Yelled out in pain, started drawing people from other classrooms out to see what was going on. She started cursing at me, other people started joining in, calling me a monster, a danger. I couldn’t handle it. Felt like my skin was on fire. Everything whited out around me, couldn’t see because it was all just too bright. Just heard panicked yells, Tamara screaming. Then I think I passed out.

    I don’t think I was out very long. Came to lying on the floor. Tiles were scorched really badly under me, could smell smoke and burned meat. There was a cordon in the corridor. Bunch of people being given treatment for minor burns. Tamara was lying not far from me. Could tell it was her from her bag and clothes. She had firemen over her, giving first aid for third degree burns…


    Who, outside the team, helps you control your powers?

    "I still can’t believe I wasn’t kicked out of school. I was suspended for a few months but, uh, but I was let back in provided I underwent mandatory counselling. Had to have a supervisor with me through the school day, too. She’s, uh, she’s called Dr. Fletcher. Specialises in child psychology and, uh, and how emotions impact meta-human ability expression. She’s really supportive. Taught me a lot of tricks to, uh, to fight back my anxieties when they flare up. Umm, and she’s on hand at school if things get really bad.

    I asked her once if, uh, if she was scared I’d lose control next to her like I did with Tamara. She said it was, uh, it was a risk she was willing to take. Said I was really special to her. I… Think she meant that in a nice way. I don’t think I’m just a, uh, a case study for her.


    Why do you continue to use your powers?

    "It’s actually tuafafine that made me want to keep going. She’s trying to be a hero, even though she’s got no powers at all. And… And I want to help her reach her dream. I don’t know how much help I can be but, uh, but she’s always been so helpful for me, I want to return the favour. And I’m hoping that I can learn to do some good in the process. It’s, uh, it’s hard work learning to be careful with my powers, but I think it’ll be worth it.

    Why do you care about the team?

    "They’re not scared of me. At least, I don’t think they are. I feel like they’re the kind of people that I might be able to just kinda hang out with. And of course Cindy trusts them. Which just kinda proves they’re the right people to fight with.


    Spoiler: Additional Questions
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    "Uhh, sure, what else did you want to know?"

    How old are you?

    "I'm, uh, I'm fifteen. Sixteen in, uh, in March."

    Who is your family? What are they like? Do they know about your powers or about you being a hero?

    "I've got quite a big family. I live with, uh, with my tuafafine, tama, tina, tamamatua, and tinamatua. We live near my tama's tuagane, too. He's, uh, he's the one we all listen to. Or I guess at least, the one we're meant to listen to. And then there's all the rest of the aiga too. It's... A lot of people. Kinda overwhelming at times. Pretty much all of them know about my powers, too. Some of them are wary of me, some of the younger ones think it's cool. A few of them even try and get me to join the marines.

    It's... Odd..? The way they see me being a hero, that is. I don't get as much flak as, uh, as Cindy does. Which is kinda unfair. She thinks it's because I don't know how to throw a punch. Which, to be honest, feels even weirder. You'd think they'd be happier if I did know how to fight.
    "

    What is your favorite place in the city? What do you do there?

    "I like relaxing in the park. It's usually kinda quiet, the people that are around keep to themselves. I can just lie down in the grass, or sit against a tree. Read some books. Even if I get embarrassed and start glowing, it's light enough in the day that people don't really notice. I see people doing yoga and Tai Chi from time to time too. I'm, uh, I'm trying to work up the courage to try and join in."

    What do you do when you're bored?

    "I like to read. Mostly fiction, sometimes not. People watching can be fun, too. Just, y'know, find a bench and watch the world go by. It's kinda relaxing though, uh, though I have to make sure I do it from a distance. Feels a bit too much like stalking if I'm right on top of the people I'm watching."

    Who knows about your secret identity?

    "I don't know if it's, uh, if it's really a secret identity. My family all know. Cindy knows. The, uh, the team knows. I... Don't know if people at school know, but they probably do. It's, uh, it's not hard to join the dots to figure out that the hero running around with light powers is also the one with light powers and a hard time with control at school."

    What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

    "It's... Kinda a weird answer, but I'd like to just work retail... I don't think I've got the, uh, the confidence for it right now. But, umm, it feels like it'd be a really grounded line of work. Just, uh, just nice and simple. Maybe I could end up with my own cafe or something, I think that'd be nice."

    What profession would you not like to do?

    "A lot of my family want to, uh, to join the army. I'd hate that. A lot. I think most of them know that, too. Nobody's really trying to, uh, to push me into fighting. At least, not seriously. It's, uh, it's kind of a relief to be honest."

    What is your favorite word?

    "Effervescent. It's cheesy to say, but I light up a bit when people call me that. It's never really used as, uh, as an insult."

    What is your least favorite word?

    "Lightbulb. Tinkerbell. F-freak. I-I, uh... Y-yeah..."
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