' B a s i c s• Nickname/s
| Sage (Codename); Lady Tessa, Diana Fox, Britannia• DOB
| 2/23/1987• Age
| 24• Sexuality
| Heterosexual• Occupation
| Heroine, Adventurer• Loyalty
| Good, X-Men• Canon or Original
| Canon• Celebrity Face
| Serinda Swan
' A b i l i t i e s• Powers/Abilities
Tessa primary and main power is that of Power Bestowal, which is translated in the ability to bestow powers or jump-start latent powers. This power gives her a sort of genetic sight, which enables her to see the genetic code of a normal human or mutant. It also gives Tessa the ability to sense the mutant potential in others, activate it under the proper circumstances, and can enhance and beneficially modify existing mutations in other people, as it also gives her a complete understanding about how mutant powers work, even better then those who possess them.
Tessa also possesses cyberpathy which augments her ability to understand and catalog genetic information from her primary power with a computer-like mind that has unlimited storage capacity, uncanny speed and able to record everything she thinks and perceives, summon any stored data at will for total recall and possesses also a kinetic memory that allows her to run multiple simultaneous thought processes, interact with computer mainframes at an equal-or-greater rate of computing, and perform highly accurate analysis of her surroundings, enabling her to anticipate and counter physical attacks on reflex or concoct elaborate conclusions and strategies with great speed. Doing so Tessa is able to accurately track the probability of an event by piecing together stored data, as well multitasking without loosing focus on any of her tasks. This cyberpathy of hers also allows her to interface and communicate with computers, computer mainframes, and any data processors. She is known to send e-mails using only her mind.
Tessa is a low-level telepath, which enables her to read and project thoughts, send out her astral form, cast illusions and manipulate the minds of others. Although she possesses low-level telepathic abilities, Tessa is also a Sensor, which means that she can sense presence of the mutant gene in others who are in close proximity to herself, like a portable Cerebro. She had also trained hard and created the feat of consciously close off her mind, which prevents her from accessing her telepathy, but renders her mind immune to psionic probes and detection, and creates a defensive force that reflects any offensive mental action back at her attacker, something she called of Telepathic Ricochet.
Her genius level intelligence is a side effect of her mutation an she is also exceedingly smart.
Tessa is skilled in the martial arts, and is a formidable hand-to-hand combatant thanks to her having complete conscious control over her own body. Sage is also self-taught in a wide range of firearms, which she can use with considerable skill and accuracy. She prefers to use a pair of twin desert eagle firearms. She can also use items in her environment as weapons, including high heels at times. Tessa, having complete conscious control over her body, is also a formidable martial artist who is more than capable of holding her own against some of the more proficient fighters within the X-Men.
Tessa uses a pair of cybernetic sun-glasses that allow her to access and interface with computers and data networks. Tessa computer mind makes it easy for her to learn new skills, which have opened the door to a wide variety of talents from business and finances, hacking computers, espionage/spying, and even repairing mechanical things that she has seen or witness before hand.
Tessa is fluent in multiple languages, loves trivia games along with other things that require her to use her mind. She is also an extremely effective interrogator; fore, she can make people talk without touching them because they are able to sense on a primal level that she is capable of extreme violence. She was born with an indomitable will so with or without her powers she can be extremely hard to persuade as she makes known her will is her own.• Weaknesses
Tessa rarely sleeps, as her mind is constantly doing calculations, storing information, or just replaying the entire day back to her in her head. As her brain have partitions to do these things. Tessa will only sleep if she was seriously injured, or exhausted.
Tessa being human has little to no defense against bullets or high caliber projectiles given that she is definitely not invulnerable. She is also prone to any suffering from illnesses, diseases, or toxins natural or synthesized otherwise, which can harm her or potentially even warrant her demise. Attacks on her sensory organs through means of light or sound also are things that she, as a human, is susceptible to. Despite her formidable skills as a proficient martial artist her size and weight naturally leaves her open to be dominated by a much stronger and or massive opponent.
Sage, Telepathic Ricochet is controlled by her concentration and if she is taken by surprise or incapacitated she can’t block them. She can also be possessed, via her telepathy, like any other telepath. She also cannot forget anything, therefore even if it was something terrible she can’t block it. She also has a pressure point on her body that allows her to reboot her mind like a computer.
' A p p e a r a n c e• Height
| 5'8”• weight
| 130 lbs• Hair color & Style
| Black, you can see it wore loose or perfectly in a ponytail.• eye color
| Hazel• Overall Appearance
Tessa is tanned, her body is slender, but built like a dancer and a martial artist. Cut, she has lean muscle which makes her still look very feminine, but also relays the fact that she can and will fight if need be.
Tessa is very comfortable in a well tailored suit, as she is in stiletto heels, a corset and a g-string that accentuates her perfect body; it is uncommon to see her in anything that does not look like it was custom made for her.
' P e r s o n a l i t y • Likes
' one - Order and Reason• Dislikes
' two - Red Wine
' three - Men
' one - Overly emotional situations and Illogical decisions.• Flaws
' two - Stupidity
' three - Chaos
' one - Too independent• Habits
' two - Cold and manipulative
' three - Detached
' one - Constantly replays information in her mind.• Overall Personality
' two - Meditation
' three - Works out and surfs
Enigma is the most adequate and accurate word to describe Tessa. Little or nothing is known about her, except what people see, or what she wants people to see. She is a woman, who is extremely intelligent, to the point of being terrifying, but that is also sensual, beautiful, and drop-dead gorgeous. She holds herself with such grace and poise that people tend to forget, just how intelligent she really is.
In public, she is always poised, professional and precise. When gathering information, she can sometimes startle people with her silence, and her ability to section of, or prioritize the things she needs to do. Always calm and cold, Tessa will sometimes spout out information to something asked hours, and even days ago.
In private, Tessa is passionate and not afraid to express said passion. Up for challenges of all kinds, she will surprise and stunned anyone that underestimates her. She is as enigmatic in her private life, as she is in her public.
Tessa is a woman who knows what she wants, who she wants and how to get it... don't be surprised if she back stabs you on her way to the top. She will use her intelligence to get what she wants, and sometimes not care who she steps on in the process.
Her cold and frightening intelligence makes her omit something that someone else could consider useful…because it would make her to lose advantages over the said matter. Knowledge is power and for Tessa, that is extremely valuable…valuable enough to make a deal with the devil, so to speak.
' H i s t o r y • Birthplace
| Glastonbury, England• Mother
| Lord William Hartley• Father
| Lady Finola Hartley• Siblings
| None• Other Relations
| Large Family• Overall History
(Canon history credited to Marvel Database.)
Little is known of the life of the woman known as Sage except that she had lived in a small village in the Balkan region of Europe whilst still a young girl, and that she had spent time in a harem under unrevealed circumstances. Just prior to her teenage years, Sage found herself caught up in the Russian invasion of Afghanistan. She was forced to learn to fight to survive encounters with both soldiers and local bandits, and took weapons and equipment from the bodies of fallen combatants. One day, Sage felt herself compelled to enter a cave in the nearby Hindu Kush mountain range. There, she found the powerful telepathic mutant named Charles Xavier, who had been trapped under a massive stone block by the alien being named Lucifer. Initially wary of him, Sage rescued the critically injured mutant but soon after they encountered a United Nations aid convoy being attacked by bandits. Sage drove off the attackers and then avenged the death of one young U.N. worker by brutally murdering the bandit that had raped and killed her.
Years later, Xavier recruited Sage at the same time that he formed his original team of teenage mutant students he called the X-Men. Xavier kept Sage's presence at his mansion a secret as he intended to utilize her own mutant talents as a spy in his fight for peaceful coexistence between mutants and humans. Sage's first mission was to infiltrate the organization for the rich and powerful known as the Hellfire Club and to gain the trust of Sebastian Shaw, leader of the Club's Inner Circle at its New York branch. For years, Sage acted as Shaw's familiar, advising and counseling him in both his legitimate and illegal business practices, all the while gathering information for Xavier. Shaw found Sage's ability to function as a living computer invaluable and kept her in his employ for many years, even during the time he was deposed as leader of the Club.
Early in Sage’s time with the Club, its renegade White Bishop, Donald Pierce, attempted a coup of the Club's leadership. Pierce kidnapped Sage, believing that without her Shaw's position could more easily be compromised. She was rescued by Xavier and his team of New Mutants and, upon her return to the Club, Pierce was expelled.
Later, Sage ran afoul of one of the Club’s regular and valued patrons, a reclusive billionaire named Elias Bogan. Shaw had made a wager with Bogan during a game of cards whereupon if Shaw lost, Bogan would win the Club's then-White Queen, the telepathic mutant Emma Frost. Bogan had never lost a game before, but with Sage’s help Shaw won the bet. Bogan honored the wager, but knew who was truly responsible for his defeat and exacted his revenge on Sage, capturing her and branding her face with facial tattoos. Rescued by the X-Man Storm, Sage soon affiliated herself with the X-Men, acting as part of their support crew. In order to shield herself from detection by Bogan, Sage consciously shut down her telepathic abilities, relying solely on her computer-like mind to assist her new teammates.
When Senator Robert Kelly announced his intention to run for the Presidency on an anti-mutant platform, Sage met with him to persuade him otherwise by convincing him that his actions were no different to those of the mutant terrorist Magneto. Kelly was not so easily swayed, however, and it wasn’t until a mutant sacrificed his life to save Kelly that he realized his folly.
Storm soon recruited her into a splinter group of X-Treme X-Men who set out to search for the diaries of the blind mutant seer named Destiny that predicted the future of mutantkind. On the new team's first mission, Sage was instrumental in saving the life of her teammate the Beast after an encounter with the self-professed enhanced human named Vargas. Sage used a heretofore-unseen ability to advance the Beast's evolution to its next stage, healing him of his injuries and activating his latent Secondary Mutation.
Eventually learning of Sage's deception, Shaw allied himself with Lady Mastermind, the daughter of former Hellfire Club member Mastermind (Jason Wyngarde), to exact revenge on his former assistant. Lady Mastermind trapped Sage in a convincing illusion, making her believe that she was once again Shaw's assistant back in the Hellfire Club. Sage was freed thanks to the efforts of Heather Cameron, an Australian mutant with the ability to manifest various super-human powers depending on what the current situation called for, and the X-Men defeated Shaw once more.
Sage later catalyzed the latent mutant powers of Heather’s brother Davis, who subsequently joined the X-Treme X-Men as Slipstream, as well as evolving her teammate Rogue's mutant ability to grant her control over the manifestation of the powers and abilities she has absorbed over the years.
Sage often used her computer-like mind to assist her teammate Bishop in his activities as a homicide detective, such as when they were called upon to investigate the attempted murder of Emma Frost, now a member of the X-Men and an instructor at Xavier’s school.
Later, when the X-Treme team encountered Elias Bogan once more after a murder at his Alaskan estate, Sage and Bishop were called in to investigate. A young mutant named Jeffrey Garrett was wanted for questioning after Bogan had his family killed and, in retaliation, he teleported Bogan's associates onto the nearby glacier where they froze to death. Garrett fled to the Xavier Institute where he came under the protection of Frost. However, Bogan had secretly possessed the young boy and when Frost scanned his mind, Bogan took possession of her. Sage and Bishop followed the trail to the mansion where Bogan captured them, but the timely arrival of Storm allowed them to escape and defeat the villain.
Bogan returned to plague the X-Treme X-Men soon after when he captured and mentally enslaved Bishop, hoping to use him as a weapon against his teammates. With the aid of several of their former allies the X-Men were able to rescue Bishop, which allowed Sage to defeat Bogan once and for all. Sage then accompanied her teammates back to New York to assist in the rebuilding of the mansion following an attack by Magneto, after which they rejoined the core X-Men team.
Sage joined a new incarnation of the British super-team Excalibur. It appears that she had recently become romantically involved on some level with Pete Wisdom.
Later, she joined Exiles, but recently, she was absorbed by the crystal of the base.Merging Event
The Old Gods, returned Sage back to human form, when the merging happened. But they did change a bit of it. Her new human body is that of a British young lady.
Instead of being sent as a spy to the Hellfire Club, in this new life, Tessa father was a member of the inner club and thus Selene was the first to grab hold of Tessa, but thankfully, Tessa was a few months after contacted by Charles, who showed her the choices she had in life.
Tessa deemed that the offer of Charles was the most logical one and thus become a student of his and later become a member of the X-Men. She is still a valuable member of the team as well of the Institute faculty.
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