Source’s Passion: Loves to sing and perform.
Character’s Power: Extreme Vocal Ranges and Volume.
The character’s voice is capable of stretching into ranges beyond normal human hearing, as well as reaching volumes that can cause actual physical damage due to the amount of the sonic vibration they cause.
There are certain tones that cause great discomfort to humans ears, often just below or above their actual ability to hear. By harnessing the range of notes available to her, Siren can disturb and distract those she faces. In many instances she can essentially scramble their minds making it impossible for them to think or focus (though it is usually a temporary effect).
Her power can have many drawbacks, such as being difficult to direct at a specific target. It has been known to inadvertently cause harm to bystanders and animals (triggering animal attacks on occasion). Deaf are softer immune to its effects up to a certain point, and the pitches at which they become vulnerable are tricky to determine since such experiments could be dangerous.
With more practice, she could hone her skills further, using it in combination with communication devices to work with a team through secret messages for instance. Controlling how much vibration her voice causes to inanimate objects could add to her bag of tricks with sound triggered heat powers. This would take a long time to get right.
Character’s Costume: With a theme of blues, silvers, and whites, her costume would attempt to be reminiscent of water. Her hair would be in a ponytail to keep it out of the way while fighting, and her face would be hidden behind a silver mask that swept up at the edges.
The main body would be a blue leotard, and her arms would be in blue elbow length gloves with a sort of gossamer cape that draped from the back of each gloved hang. The cape would be a lighter blue and silver sheen; and be tacked to her leotard between her shoulders and and at the small of her back. It would be flowing enough to allow free fighting motion without getting caught up on her surroundings.
The look is finished with silver fishnet tights and blue knee high boots.
Character Backstory: Having grown up feeling quite ignored, with her voice the one thing that brought her praise, and acting the thing that brought her pleasure, she moved to New York as soon as she had save enough for a one way ticket and a cheap studio apartment. The reality that hits all actresses soon enough came crashing down on her as audition after audition for off broadway productions shot her down.
Sure, in her small hick town, her voice had been amazing. And acting was her passion…but here, she was nothing but another waitress lost in a dream. She was just starting to think about giving up when the building she was walking past exploded, sending her flying into the (thankfully) suddenly stopped traffic. Horns blared, car alarms went of, and her ears were ringing. She could make out a vile smell from the sooty smoke that cloaked her.
It was a haze as she felt the sticky heat of blood against her skin in several places. The searing smoke burned her throat. Amazingly she was alive with seemingly mild injuries, if deep gashes bleeding profusely were mild.
Everyone in the explosion’s source had been killed. It was apparently some kind of illegal laboratory…cooking up a new drug, or serum of some kind.
It was a long recovery later that she first noticed the difference…whatever chemicals she had inhaled had some weird effects. She decided to splurge on a taxi to her apartment, but waving and shouting to one, she noticed her voice boomed. It more than boomed…The nearby buildings literally rattled.
Her voice continued to do weird things…very weird things. She broke bulbs in the lights at an audition. After a table of customers asked her to sing when they heard about her stage ambitions, her extreme soprano caused them agony…she hadn’t even known she could sing Mezzo Soprano!
It was another customer her pulled her aside that day. He recognized her from a photo in the paper after the explosion…asked her if their had been other weird developments. He told her he might help…he was a chemist, a Ph.D and a professor. He had a theory…
If not for him, her powers would have stayed a mystery. If not for him, Siren wouldn’t sing in the night.