Marla Drake, otherwise known as Miss Fury, is essentially a normal human, with little power to speak of. In her battle against the forces of evil, she merely uses her custom-built costume and her various fighting skills to war with those who harm the innocent.
Unyielding Will: lacking any true powers, per se, Marla has nonetheless demonstrated a remarkable capacity to absorb punishment. This capacity approximately translates into an intensity 6 version of this power, allowing her to temporarily offset a minor amount of harm in a pinch.
Hindrances / Augmentations:
Costume: her primary instrument of super-heroism, this custom-made, leopard skin bodysuit gives Marla a distinctive look as Miss Fury. Formerly worn by an African tribal shaman while performing rituals, and then customized by Marla herself, this suit has these capabilities:
* Battle Tail (s): a conspicuous aspect of Marla's Fury costume is its long, heavy tail. The tail isn't prehensile by any means, but it was quite effective in battle, being able to act as a club in a pinch (by means of a curious set of motions) which inflicts +2 damage.
* Claws (s): in order to properly punish evildoers, Marla wore a set of claws behind the knuckles of her gloves. These deadly slashing instruments are constructed of material strength 10 metals, and she can use them as +2 instruments with every harmful swipe.
Sports Cars (i): having a considerable amount of money at her disposal, Marla always utilized expensive sports cars on the road, in either identity. These cars, having been built in the 1940s and/or 1950s, have an effective m.s. of 8, and can move with intensity 3 speeds (90 m.p.h.).
Acrobatics (a): Marla is a very limber woman, having a preternatural balance to her movements. As such, when attempting to reduce falling damage or to dodge attacks, she can lower the inherent difficulty of such actions by one difficulty level.
Boxing (s): one aspect of Marla's martial prowess is her ability to strike fast in a scrap. In unarmed melee, she can divide her pre-cardplay action score between two attacks, the last of which will occur as a contingent action - giving her a considerable edge in battle.
Detective / Espionage (i): waging a one-woman war against evil, Marla has taught herself the fine arts of detective work. This allows Marla to easily spot small clues on a crime scene, operate spy equipment properly, and deduce whether or not she's being followed.
Driving (a): Marla is a highly skilled driver, and can use this expertise while behind the wheel, whether she uses a vehicle to attack or not. Essentially, this translates into a reduction in difficulty, by one difficulty level, of any auto-related action she attempts.
Martial Arts (a): highly adept in various forms of unarmed combat, Marla may reduce the difficulty of cardplay required when attacking foes unarmed, dodging incoming assault, or catching thrown weapons, by one difficulty level.
Marla, being a rich socialite, has hundreds of contacts in all walks of life. Be they politicians, policemen, or businessmen, Marla can count on a rather large number of people to lend her favors when necessary. However, her Miss Fury identity has few, if any reliable contacts to speak of.
Thrill-Seeker: the reason that Marla became a costumed adventurer gig was that she was bored. Bored with her life and what it represented. When she's wearing her 'union suit', she goes out of her way to find evildoers to combat, ranging far and wide in her search for trouble.
While battling various criminal-types, Marla wears a black, custom-made leopard-skin bodysuit, one that she complements with black leather boots. Her mask has large, yellow lenses through which she can see clearly, and covers all of her face save for her mouth and nose.
In her secret identity, Marla wears the newest fashions, uses the latest hairstyles, and drives the nicest cars. She is an extreme flirt, and has broken many a man's heart. When working as Miss Fury, however, she's a no-holds barred opponent, kicking, clawing, and even biting her foes!
Real Name: Marla Drake
Occupation: adventurer, socialite
Legal Status: American citizen with no known criminal record
Marital Status: single
Alias(es), if any: the Black Fury
Group Affiliation: none
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 110 lbs (give or take)
Other Distinguishing Characteristics: none
Marla Drake was a woman that arguably had it all. She was a well-known socialite who hob-nobbed with the elite of society, she had more money than she knew how to spend, and she had more than enough suitors to keep her busy. However, Marla was bored with her life.
Perhaps that's why she adopted an alter ego. Malcontent with her 'perfect' existence, Marla decided to turn her considerable resources towards the fight against the forces of darkness. To this end, she created a unique, skin-tight leopard skin costume with which to do so.
Calling herself Miss Fury (or the Black Fury, depending), she found herself in all kinds of messes, invariably trampling all over the schemes of various villains. She battled Nazis, South American dictators, and a motley crew of spies, all while taking impossible amounts of punishment.
Her most distinctive opponent, however, was the Nazi adventuress Erica von Kampf, a platinum blonde troublemaker whose long locks concealed the swastika emblem branded onto her forehead. These foes and more were defeated time and again by Marla's crusade against evil.
Her ultimate fate, of course, has yet to be seen, in that only a few of Marla's adventurous forays have been chronicled to date. However, considering her sheer force of personality and stubbornness, it is likely that she continued on as a costumed crime-fighter for many, many years.
The Miss Fury entry written with the Esteemed EmarZero!
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