Flying Iron Bear
From Unofficial Handbook of the Virtue Universe
The young woman who would be known as the Flying Iron Bear was born into a wealthy, loving all-American family who was more than ready to nurture and encourage her in her pursuits. That would've been a boring as hell origin, though, so fortunately things were spiced up a bit after the plane she and her parents were on crashed in the Russian wilderness when she was two, leaving her as the only survivor. Crawling from the wreckage, she was found by a family of brown bears who, in a rare fit of mercy, took her into their care and raised her as one of their own.
Against all odds the girl survived, eventually taking down her first deer at the age of five. The years passed, and shortly after the onset of puberty her mutant powers kicked in, as mutant powers are wont to do: She could subconsciously manipulate local electric fields, drawing together stones with traces of ferrous materials in them to create large mallets that could easily take down caribou and other large herd animals with a single solid blow to the skull.
Several years later, on a routine search of Siberia for more crashed UFOs to scavenge, Crey Industries discovered what was now a grey-skinned, grey-haired young woman wandering the frozen tundra with a herd of bears, clad in strips of iron "armor" that only covered about 30% of her body and carrying a large hematite mallet. Knowing an opportunity when they saw it, they subdued her, brought to the Rogue Isles and began preparations for the application of Bad Science. Granted, sixteen security personnel and nine scientists died in the process, but that sort of thing was part and parcel for Crey employees.
Fortunately a local branch of a anthropomorphic outlaws had caught wind of an abducted "bear-girl" and staged a daring rescue just before the Bad Science was slated to begin. To their surprise, they discovered that it was, in fact, a young woman that had been raised by bears and not a girl with the physical attributes of a bear. Their surprise quickly turned to terror when she killed three of their numbers with her bare hands (no pun intended) and severely wounded two more.
Following the survivors out of the facility, the young woman found herself in a land populated by gamey, fatty, slow-moving herd animals who were deathly afraid of her. Seeing the need for a better name than "oh God, run for your lives!" she dubbed herself the Flying Iron Bear in honor of her foster family, because the only thing more dangerous than a bear is a flying bear made of metal.
Being the forward-thinking people that they are, the Legitimate Businessmen were quick to give Flying Iron Bear a place to call her own, because it's better to be at the right hand of a bear than in its path.
Electromagnetic Field Generation/Manipulation
Flying Iron Bear is not a master of magnetism. I know you were thinking it; don't deny it. That said, she is fairly good at manipulating local electric current, capable of generating an electromagnetic field around her that slows down incoming bullets and plays all sorts of havoc with energy-based weaponry. Furthermore, she can use the selfsame EM force to pull together bits of metal scraps and stone with traces of iron in it to create large, blunt objects suitable for smashing the hell out of people.
The curiously skimpy iron armor FIB wears is, in fact, how she gets around: Through complex science that all bears are masters of, she can levitate and fly by generating magnetic fields that push the armor (and by extension, her) away from the Earth.
Being a Bear
Flying Iron Bear is, at the most fundamental essence of her being, a godless killing machine. If you stand and fight she will tear your head off with her bare hands, and if you run, you will only die tired.
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