MARY ALICE WALKERTyphoid Mary
WITH THE EARTH OF A HUNDRED NATIONS IN MY SKINFull Name:
I'M AT YOUR BACK DOOR
Mary Alice WalkerNicknames:
Depending on the dominant personality at the current moment, Mary goes by a variety of names such as Typhoid, Bloody Mary and Virgin Mary, as well as a couple of alias' including Lyla Hughes and Mary Mezinis. The dominant personality will determine to which one she answers.Gender:
Heterosexual (most of the time)Usergroup:
Once again, her personality influences this area. Mary is an aspiring actress, hoping to one day make it big, whereas Typhoid is a mercenary and thief. Bloody Mary has no discernable occupation but it follows a similar vein to Typhoid.Canon or Original:
YOU WON'T RECOGNIZE MEPowers/Mutation:
FOR THE LIGHT IN MY EYES IS STRANGE
Typhoid Mary has a combination of abilities. Primarily she is a powerful pyrokinetic, and this is the strongest of her powers. As a pyrokinetic, Mary can create and manipulate fires. In addition to this, she is also immune to fire and the heat generated from them. The biggest limitation on this ability for Mary is that she can only create the fires within line of sight, so she has to be physically able to lay eyes on her target before she will be able to create the flames she desires. This can be quite the problem for her however over the years she has gotten faster at summoning her power and igniting the flames. Usually, providing her line-of-sight with the target isn't broken, and depending on the size, Mary can sustain her flames for about half an hour. If it is a small fire, she could hold it longer, but once her line of sight is broken and is unable to be re-established quickly, her control over the flames vanishes completely and they can then be put out with water or the like. Her line-of-sight is the biggest weakness her pyrokinesis has, and its one Mary tries to be wary of at all times. After all, if she's going to burn someone to death, she wants to actually succeed.
Along with her pyrokinesis, Mary also has a number of limited psionic abilities. Though no-where near the level of some other mutants, Mary can make quite good use of these powers regardless. She is able to implant suggestions into the minds of others, though of course this is limited by the strength of the mind she is attempting to influence and their mental shields. She can also use this as a hypnotic ability to induce sleep in weak minded people and animals. Perhaps as a result of these powers, Mary's own mental shields are fairly strong, though this could be enhanced by the psychotic breaks she has suffered during her life, thus making her mind a labyrinthine maze to navigate.
The power she very much favors though is her telekinesis. Again, it is a limited ability, but it serves a useful purpose for Mary and with it she can manipulate most blades, her favorite weapon, and other objects of a similar sort of size. Telekinesis is the ability to manipulate and control objects with one’s mind, and Mary enjoys using this to torment people she punishes by manipulating blades into cutting them repeatedly. Although she cannot move large objects, and they would take a toll if she tried, her ability to move smaller ones is quite powerful and using it doesn’t seem to affect her stamina wise at all.
Whether one could consider having multiple personalities as a power or not is up to them, but in the case of Mary, it is in these other persona's that her real powers become apparent.
Her original personality, Mary, does not have access to any of the abilities of the other three. In most senses, she is completely human and lacks any mutation whatsoever. This isn’t the case; it is more that her powers go dormant when this personality is dominant. That is not to say that the other persona's cannot manifest their abilities through her when they wish to influence her, but Mary herself has no control over them. Typhoid is a more powerful persona and has access to all of the powers. They are slightly weaker versions, but Typhoid still makes use of her pyrokinesis and it is a favorite of hers to set objects and people on fire on a whim. Bloody Mary has the most raw power of the four persona's and favors her telekinesis above the others. Mary Walker, the fourth and very elusive persona, is a perfect balance of the others yet does not have any access to these powers like Mary.Skills:
Through years of training, which started in her teenage years, Mary is skilled in martial arts, most notably those of Judo and Zen-Sword. As a result of this, she is very athletic and enjoys jogging by herself when she has the chance. She is also highly skilled with thrown weapons and her preference lies towards blades and knives. The more innocent personality, Mary, is trained in drama studies and is trying to put this to use by becoming an actress. Personality:
Over the years, many have tried to study Mary and classify the different personalities within her, but it is a very difficult thing to do, especially as only certain triggers can cause the appearance of Bloody Mary and Mary Walker. All four personalities have very distinct traits though there are others they do share.
“Mary” is the most innocent of the four. She is what remains of the original Mary Walker before her first psychotic break. Mary is timid, gentle, pleasant, helpful, and artistically gifted, but also rather fragile, emotionally dependent on others, and she used to be prone to seizures and other disorders. Though she has frequently been confronted with evidence of her other personae, Mary tends to forget or block out this information and generally prefers to remain unaware of their existence. On occasion, however, Mary's strong feelings can allow her to exert influence on her other personae and potentially force her persona into dominance, though this is rare. Mary has minimal combat skills, but when threatened, she will frequently revert to one of her more aggressive selves.
“Typhoid” was the second personality that became part of Mary Walker. Unlike ‘Mary’, she is aggressive, lusty, manipulative, rebellious, uncontrollable, and violent, willfully malevolent, and even murderous. She is willing to use sex to get what she wants or for its own ends. She doesn’t hold a fear of people, or of the consequences of her actions and Typhoid enjoys manipulating others to serve her own purposes. She can be quite cold sometimes, but this is usually in response to a threat of some kind. Ruthless is another trait Typhoid possesses, and one she shares with ‘Bloody Mary’. Typhoid also runs a continual low grade fever, and her skin becomes erythematous (a reddening of the skin) due to her skin's capillary dilation. When Typhoid is threatened with defeat in battle or is enraged by abusive male behavior, she often shifts into her ‘Bloody Mary’ personae, but when that personae is more deeply submerged, Typhoid is much more prone to murderous and hateful behavior. Typhoid is generally able to manipulate ‘Mary’ to some extent, directing her behavior without her knowledge and sometimes manifesting telepathic, telekinetic, or pyrokinetic powers through her. When Mary feels strongly about something, however, she has proven able to defy Typhoid's will or even push herself into ascendance. Typhoid does not generally remember her time as Bloody Mary or Walker.
“Bloody Mary” is the most unforgiving of the persona’s. She is misandric (man-hating) and murderously violent. She possesses none of ‘Typhoid’s’ sexual lust or inclination, just a savage desire to slay and punish men. This is the persona born from Mary’s desire to never be hurt by another man again and, as such, she is all but dedicated to the punishment of men in one way or another. Sex means nothing to Bloody Mary, and she feels absolutely no desire for anything but the vengeance she can enact upon men. This persona is extremely deadly, but she is also sadistic, often taking her time with her punishments and preferring torture over the straightforward kill. She possesses the full range of ‘Typhoid’s’ powers and generally telekinetically uses knives or any metal present to form metal armor over her body.
“Mary Walker” or just “Walker” is the best of the persona’s. Literally. She generally tends to manifest the best of the other persona's trait, though she doesn’t manifest the powers of the others. She is capable and sympathetic, but lacks Mary's artistic skill, Typhoid's carnal impulses, and Bloody Mary's extreme violence. She can willfully revert to other personae, though certain situations may push one of the other personae into dominance. Aware of her different selves, though she does not remember their activities, Walker has tried counseling the other persona's and trying to heal the rifts within herself. So far, she has not had very much luck.Physical Appearance:
Though her physical appearance does not alter too drastically when her personality shifts, it is in other ways that Mary, Typhoid, Bloody Mary and Walker distinguish themselves from the other physically. Mary, as more in line with her personality, favors a more simple style of dress and pastel sort of colors for her clothing. She is innocent and conservative, so high necklines and long skirts are more her style. Typhoid, reflecting her more sexual nature, has no qualms about showing off her body. She prefers to in fact, so her clothing is often skimpy, yet not completely revealing, and is designed to attract the attention of those around her. Bloody Mary cares not for appearance. She only cares for punishment and pain, so she gives little thought to her clothing. Since she usually comes out in succession to Typhoid, she generally remains in whatever clothing Typhoid was wearing at the time of the shift. Walker is far more professional. She prefers professional clothing over the other persona’s styles.
Mary’s hair is a vibrant red that hasn’t changed since the day she was born. She has dyed it several colors during her life, such as blonde, black and brown, but she has always reverted back to her natural red hair by the end of it. Her skin is usually a pale white, though, again, this is something that can change. As Mary, she is usually very pale because she is prone to sickness and being unwell. Typhoid’s skin is a more red hue, resulting from the constant fever she burns, and Bloody Mary is the same, though hers is slightly darker again. Walker looks perfectly normal with a natural rosy hue to her skin. Mary stands at five foot, ten inches regardless of her persona. Despite this though, and due to her radically different behavior and the fact her brainwaves, heartbeat and even body temperature always change, even those with enhanced sense find it extremely difficult to link that the different persona's are all one person.
Thanks to her training and exceptional physical condition, Mary has quite an athletic physique. She is strong and well proportioned, but she does have the legs of a dancer. Play by:
Deborah Ann WollHistory:
Where does one begin with Mary Walker? Oh the name sounds innocent enough, but that is deceptive within itself. Mary Alice Walker was born in Chicago, Illinois, to a pair of normal parents. It’s always the normal ones that hide the darkest secrets though. Her mother was far too obsessed with believing she had the perfect little family to help Mary when her father began doing to her the things he should have done to his wife. Mary retreated within herself at that point, finding it easier to lose herself in her mind whenever her father visited her room at night. Eventually she retreated so deeply within herself that, in a purely instinctual response one night, Typhoid was born. Typhoid was a fighter, unlike Mary. She clawed and kicked and punched against her father with all the strength she had, and it was also here that her powers manifested for the first time.
As a result of her attack and struggles, Typhoid blinded her father forever, and he never came to her room again.
The permanent break that Mary had suffered in her psyche had created a second persona within her, and she was quickly diagnosed as having dissociative identity disorder. Her first persona, Mary, was sweet and complacent around others, despite being prone to seizures. The second however, that of Typhoid who was named as such because of the constant fever she carried, was bereft of that and proved to be utterly unapproachable, uncontrollable, and murderous. Of course, as is often the case with those thought to be insane, Mary was then institutionalized. She spent a good few years undergoing test after test, yet unfailingly, she continued to baffle the scientific community. While Mary was institutionalized, her parents were killed in a home invasion gone wrong. She also remained completely unaware of Typhoid’s existence.
Typhoid could only be brought out of Mary when she was sedated, and even then, much like she had all those years ago, she fought constantly with the people around her whether they be doctors, the help or just another patient. She hated the testing and she fought tooth and nail to get out of them, unsuccessfully. The doctors surmised her belief in these 'powers' to be part of the psychotic break that created her other personality. One particular doctor always made Typhoid's hackles rise, and he was the most intent on forcing these problems out of her. Typhoid instead turned her attention to actually honing her telekinetic power. Granted she had limited chance to, what with her constantly being strapped down or Mary was forced back into dominance.
Eventually though, Typhoid escaped from the facility and Mary awoke a few days later in a hotel room, beaten and bruised with no idea as to how she had gotten there. Mary didn’t remain in control for very long, and Typhoid decided to head to New York rather than stay in Chicago.
At just nineteen years old, Mary began working as a prostitute in a high class brothel. She dyed her hair blonde and went by the name Lyla to hide her identity, and the work wasn’t too bad. All in all, it wasn’t a bad situation for her. During one of her shifts though, a man came stumbling into the brothel. He looked ragged, and like he was running from something. All the girls assumed it was the police and, fearful of what would happen if they came looking for the man, they tried to make him leave. He lashed out and, unfortunately, Mary was pushed out of a third story window. The fall should have killed her, but instead, with Mary fallen; Typhoid took control, unaware that as a result of that incident, a third and fourth break had occurred within Mary, creating another two personalities. It wasn’t long after this that Mary started becoming aware of the other persona's. Typhoid she had received glimpses of during her life, but the others were new additions and Mary has had to come to terms with having three others now inside her.
Deciding on a life on crime, Typhoid turned her attention to robbery and blackmail, two things she quickly learned to be adept at. She had partners come and go now and again, but they never lasted long in the wake of Mary’s switching personalities. One of them was even gutted by the most violent of her persona's, Bloody Mary, when he tried to force her into sex. Her abilities continued growing with each persona, and Typhoid and Bloody Mary are very trigger happy with those powers. When she has felt inclined to, Typhoid has been paid by various organizations and even the mafia to perform hits and assassinate targets for money.
For now she holds allegiance to nobody but herself, and goes about doing whatever she wants to.RP Sample: