the Blonde Phantom
Louise Grant, later Louise Grant Mason, is simply a normal human, though one in great shape. She has taken it upon herself to fight crime, either on her own, with the All-Winners Squad, or more recently as the She-Hulk's occasional sidekick in adventure!
Limitations / Enhancements:
.45 Automatic: this hand-cannon allows Louise to fire shells at a body that will inflict rank value 6 Piercing damage per shot. These shells have a three sector range, and Louise can fire up to ten shots before she needs to reload (by changing her gun's current gun clip).
Dulled Sense / Vision: Louise has rather rotten sight, and as such, has to wear a rather thick pair of glasses these days. Without these thick spectacles, Louise is at a -2 RS on all Melee and Coordination ACTs - until she finally puts them on, that is.
Acrobatics: Louise is a naturally flexible heroine, in that she's prone to performing all manner of backflips and such - all while wearing an evening dress! As such, she can dodge, escape, evade, feint, and weave as if the applicable trait were +1 RS in value.
Crime: Louise has gained a certain insight into the criminal mind thanks to her work with Mark. This is represented as a +1 RS on all Intellect and Awareness ACT rolls involving criminal behavior, such as likely hiding places, where one will strike next, and so on.
Detective / Espionage: another facet of Louise's skills, gained via her work with Mark, is her ability to solve cases in a freelance manner. She gains a +1 RS whenever attempting to discover clues revolving around a crime, and has gained a free contact in the law enforcement arena.
Guns: Louise has demonstrated an efficient mastery of all manner of firearms, either standard, semiautomatic, or fully automatic in nature. This allows her a +1 RS when using them in battle, either to damage a body or to perform 'trick' shots at something or another.
Martial Arts style B: in addition to her skills as a gunner, Louise a competent brawler. This provides her a +1 RS on any unarmed attacks she may make, such as punches, kicks, elbow smashes, head butts, and the like (even if, of course, she's wearing her high heels).
Service: on top of her other skills, Louise is a highly trained secretary. As such, she is well versed in appointment keeping (more important than you think, for somebody with a secret ID), note taking, and keeping a private agency running smoothly.
In the Golden Age, Louise can claim several law enforcement individuals as reliable contacts, in addition to Mark Mason (who she eventually married) and the All-Winners Squad. These days, she can call the She-Hulk and NYC District Attorney Blake Tower her contacts.
In the late forties, Louise wore rather revealing (for her time) red evening gown into action; it had short sleeves, and revealed a tiny bit of her cleavage and her waist (the horror!). It was a floor-length affair, and had several yellow and white stars on it.
She also wore a black domino mask and yellow high heels (about an inch high, that is). Now, she only wears standard clothing into action.
Louise Grant a spunky heroine. She's quite easy-going in nature, and goes through life in a care-free, light-hearted sort of way. She even has fun while doing her heroic work, cracking wise and otherwise turning serious situations into a joke - much to the chagrin of her foes.
Real Name: Louise Grant (later Louise Grant Mason)
Occupation: secretary, crime fighter
Legal Status: American citizen with no criminal record
Marital Status: widower
Alias(es), if any: none
Group Affiliation: former member of the All-Winners Squad
Height: 5' 2"
Hair: blonde (of course), gray-brown before her rejuvenation
Weight: 130 lbs
Other Distinguishing Characteristics: though she's now in her seventies, Louise looks like she's still in her early forties, thanks to some bizarre, rejuvenative subterranean diamonds.
In the 1940s, Louise Grant was a secretary for the not-very prestigious Mark Mason Detective agency. In this capacity, she kept Mason's business functioning smoothly, and kept rather close to Mark, whom she liked... a lot. However, Mark never noticed, for he was himself in love with the Blonde Phantom, a local heroine that often assisted him in various cases he was working on.
Though he was a detective, Mason missed one rather obvious fact, however: Louise was the Blonde Phantom! She used her position as a secretary to find crimes to solve and criminals to bring in, until after the War, at least; after this point, she wound up becoming a member of the world's premiere super-team: the All-Winners Squad!
She went about the world with them, solving various crimes and handling several hot situations, until the team's eventual dissolution. At this point, she retired, revealing her secret identity to Mason, who promptly proposed to her. This was in 1949, and the duo was a happy couple until about a few years ago, when Mark died of old age. Though this was tragic, Louise quickly decided to get on with her life.
To this end, she got a job as the secretary to Blake Tower, then the District Attorney in New York City, and soon after managed to get a skilled lawyer, Jennifer Walters, a job with the DA's office. The two were good friends, and Louise began hanging around with the heroine (she was the She-Hulk, you know) while she busted up criminals; she may have no powers, but she's no pushover, either.
On one such adventure, Louise was exposed to the radiations of several bizarre, underground diamonds, radiations that have somehow rejuvenated her life processes; in essence, they regressed her in age to her early, early forties. This returned Louise to her prime, and has allowed her to resume her heroic activities, though she no longer uses her Blonde Phantom identity anymore.
It would seem that, in recent events, Louise is no longer partnered with the She-Hulk, and her current activities are as of yet unknown.
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