From Unofficial Handbook of the Virtue Universe
|Cap'n Contradiction, looking heroic...and eating a donut|
|Real Name:||Katherine Joan O'Riorden (Kate)|
|Occupation:||Apprentice Mechanic/Part-time Hero|
|Place of Birth:||Michigan|
|Base of Operations:||Confidential|
|Known Relatives:||Jack O'Riorden (Brother and minor superhero)|
|Ice projectiles, Firesword|
|Hyperion Force Personal Comm, Custom battlesuit, Enchanted Sword, Magic Wand, Handgun, Bow and Arrow|
|No additional information available.|
Kate O'Riorden is an active member of the Hyperion Force and often works with its members. Before joining the Force though, Kate often joined forces with plain clothes Longbow officer Pebble and the dark hero J Kurayami, the former of which has unfortunately since left Paragon City whereas the latter has recently joined the Hyperion Force.
Friends and allies
- Pebble - Plainsclothed Longbow agent and Kate's friend and rival. Left Paragon City to find a way to control her mutation and hasn't been seen since. Kate still thinks about her from time to time.
- Kherai - Arekhorean warrior priestess. Kate fought off many Rikti attacks alongside Kherai during the Second Invasion.
- Emergency Break - Fellow Force member and now roommate(both staying in Alexia Dale's apartment). Holly, as she is otherwise known has been taking care of Kate after she was attacked by Katherine Nerezza.
- Arroan - Friend and rival, Arroan has also been taking close care of Kate since her attack. He also played a major role in Kate's eventual healing.
- Mango - Kate's beloved kitten
- John Flag - One of the three leaders of the Hyperion Force, John has assisted Kate numerous times as her heroing career continues to grow.
- Misogyny Man - A minor villain and infamous chauvinist. Misogyny Man has declared Kate his principle antagonist after she foiled his plot to rob the King's Row bank. Kate on the other hand tries to pretend she doesn't know him.
- Photinus - While she doesn't consider him an enemy persay, Kate is wary of the recent Hyperion Force recruit and believes him to be hiding something.
- Katherine Nerezza - The Preatorian counterpart of Alexia Dale, she recently attacked Kate in a particular brutal fashion, causing grevious physical and mental harm.
Kate is a lively and enthusiastic soul with a gung ho personality. She oftens finds humour in even the most dangerous of situations. However, she is very protective of her friends and has on more then one occasion confronted enemies vastly more powerful then herself in their defense.Arroan Eunuch Boy, which eventually led to a short live rumour that Arroan was indeed a eunuch. Just like her speech, her actions sometimes lack forethought, which have resulted from mild annoyences of others to actually putting herself and others in danger. However, for all its shortcommings, her light hearted recklessness is generally welcomed.
Sometimes, she exibites an almost childlike curiosity towards whatever catches her attention. She has been known to tug on wings, tails, horns and other strange growths which adorn some less then human residents of Paragon City.
Kate received her powers after being cursed by a rogue M.A.GI agent, therefore her powers are magical in nature. However, she has recently taken to augmenting them through technological means via her battle suit.
Also, as befitting her hero name, the effectiveness of her powers is directly related to how much she contradicts herself. The nature of her 'curse' is that her powers increase exponentially whenever she contradicts herself in word or action, inversely any prolonged stretch of continuity causes her powers to fall. Lately, she has learnt to exercise better control over her powers, though this has proven to be a double edged sword; her power does not fall as considerably during continuity, though she also struggles to reach the height of her power when she contradicts herself.
Her main powers generally fall into two categories; ice based projectiles that she flings from her left hand and a firesword that she can create in her right.
Kate is capable of forming ice in the immediate area around her left hand. This allows her to fling shards of ice of veriying density at enemies. While these ice blasts form the basis of her ice based powers, she is capable of other feats including freezing targets in blocks of ice, sending forth chilling winds and even summoning hailstorms.
Arguably the power Cap'n Contradiction is most associated with, the firesword is Kate's favourite weapon when engaged in melee against her enemies. However, in a rather cruel twist of irony, Kate is only capable of summoning the firesword in her right hand, which would have been fine had it not been for the fact that she heavily favours her left.
Because of this, she has a nigh iconic uncordination about her when fighting with the firesword, nevertheless the sheer power of a sword made of scorching flames is often enough to get her through sticky situations.
FlightKherai and has attached them to her battle suit, further augmenting her speed and control in the air.
Due to her job as a mechanic, Kate is no stranger to machinery and has been able to fix quite a few minor mechanical failures within the Hyperion Force base. Her skills however are nothing compared to in-house gadget guy Revibe, nevertheless she is an able substitute should Revibe not be able to land a hand.
While not an ability persay, Kate has an effect of making her adversaries underestimate her, mainly due to her at times childish nature and her almost complete lack of knowledge about superheroes and villains in Paragon City (she rather infamously still believes that Arachnos the name of a cartoon show). This often gives her the advantage of suprise in battle as villains find out rather painfully that she is a lot more competent at throwing shards of ice.
Also, her left hand is uncommonly strong for a woman of her weight and build, unfortunately this is offset by an inversely weak and uncordinated right.
Weaknesses and Limitations
Kate's custom made battle suit which she claims to have stuck together with discarded parts she found in Founder's Fall. It is equipped with rocket boots which aid Kate in her flight as well as a teleportation system, though the latter is currently malfunctioning. The suit has two main layers, an inner black heat retardent fiber mesh and an outer metal plating, the exterior plates are spaced apart between sections to allow Kate maximum mobility.
Enchanted Sword Sally
One of the three magic artifacts given to Kate by the Cabal, Sally, as Kate now calls it, is an enchanted blade which deals great damage agains't supernatural enemies. Also, unlike her firesword, Kate is free to use Sally in her dominant left hand, thus resulting in stronger and more skillful sword fighting.
Magic Staff Earl
Another of the three magical artifacts given by the Cabal. Earl (Again named by Kate), has the power to create protective force fields around her, shielding her from harm.
Mystical Ungeneric Bow
The last of the three artifacts and unable to come up with a name for it, Kate has turned to calling this bow Ungeneric Bow. So far, it hasn't really shown itself to be any different then a normal bow, but Kate keeps it with her anyway.
((Will finish filling this all out when I stop being lazy >_>))