From Unofficial Handbook of the Virtue Universe
CLASSIFIED: TOP SECRET
|Real Name:||Francisca Verdugo|
|Known Aliases:||Condor, Agent Verdugo, Azul, Fran. Formerly: Francisco|
|Hair Color:||Dark Brown|
|Place of Birth:||Santiago, Chile|
|Base of Operations:||Steel Canyon|
|Martial Arts training, Shield fighting|
Name: Condor Azul
The first Condor appeared in Santiago in 1939, considered an urban myth at first and then a vigilante, his recognition and status grew however, when he decided to join the fight against the Axis. There are reports of Statesman and Condor working together on a few occasions.
Condor semi retired in the mid 50’s but returned to active duty in the middle of the 60’s, finally dying during the Military Coup that overthrew President Salvador Allende. Condor tried to reach La Moneda Palace to save the President, but was overwhelmed by soldiers and finally gun down a few blocks away. Pinochet’s regime declared Condor a communist and a traitor, and to add insult to his memory, they appointed a FACH (Chilean Air Force) officer as a new Condor, a hero for the Military Government, who was involved in the disappearance and execution of many dissidents. This second version of Condor used an Armor suit that let him fly and was later known as “Condor Negro”.
Francisco Verdugo, the current Condor (Condor Azul) was born July 7, 1983 in the city of Santiago. He was a normal student during his formative years, but despite his potential, he avoided getting the higher marks. To the disapproval of his parents he joined Military School after he graduated from the National Institute (Oldest Secondary Public School, founded in 1813, 3 years after Chilean independence). He graduated from Military School with the rank of Ensign; however he resigned claiming he preferred civilian life. Unconfirmed rumors claim that his political views (Social Democracy) clashed too much with the preeminently right wing view favored by the Army.
It is also theorized that during his years in the Military School, Francisco Verdugo found files concerning Condor’s death; making him decide to use the training he was receiving to become a new Condor.
His first public appearance as Condor Azul was on 2006, fighting drug rings and stopping some bank robberies. From 2006 to 2009 he operated in Chile and met other meta-humans and briefly leading a nameless super team, dubbed by the public as “Heroes Chilenos”
Recently Condor was investigating the disapearance of some heroines and was confronted by the current Condor Negro, the daughter of the original, and captured.
One of her agents performed a complete transformation on his body, making him incredibly femenine, in Condor Negro's words "a sissy slut".
Unknown to Condor Negro the Techsuit that performed the change is actually operating on her own, posing as one of her agents and Condor just became collateral in order for her to keep the façade.
With the help of a contact on the DA office, a new female Identification has been issued to Condor, and now must learn to live with the changes that are permanent.
The new Condor, however is determined to not let this ruin her life and to adapt, and is more focused than ever to hunt down Condor Negro for her crimes.
Psychological reports indicates that she is good both following and giving orders, though only does the later when there is no option, avoiding the responsibilities of leadership as much as she can. She remains cool under pressure, but will often keep a no one left behind attitude, putting her life at risk to save others. Although friendly, she is slow to trust others and that often gives her a reputation of a loner. However once she establishes friendship she integrates well into groups.
As she has become more comfortable with her life and knows exactly what are her limits, Francisca has relaxed and developed a rather sarcastic personality that can range from friendly banter to really caustic comments and insults, depending on the situation.
(Strategic Command Objective for Research, Protection + Interdictive Operations)
Condor was investigating some kidnappings when Celtic Arrow approached her and recruited her to S.C.O.R.P.I.O. in a moment of trouble for the organization, with the leadership dead or disappeared.
Condor remained with S.C.O.R.P.I.O. for over a year until Cyber Knight sent the message that the group was dissolved.
Skills & Equipment
Francisca Verdugo is a skilled hand to hand fighter, preferring the use of her own body, instead of relying on weapons. She carries a shield which had become a signature for her, and serves to protect others, cementing the image of a protector.
She also carries hand grenades, stunt grenades, a pistol, poisoned darts.
Wrist Comm Unit
The SCORPIO wrist communications unit is an interesting technology developed by Singer Defense Systems for SCORPIO Agents. It is in essence a highly advanced computer capable of tracking mission data, interfacing with satellite scans and collected intelligence, providing a communications interface.
- Unit acts as a basic datapad, able to store and retrieve data from robotic systems/androids/etc., the SCORPIO database, other computers (via a direct link or wireless transceiver), comm signals, and standard datacards.
- Standard issue S.C.O.R.P.I.O. device located within the lining of Agents' 'stealth' harness and belt.
- Can be used on 'low' for greater jumping in combat, 'medium' for a sort of 'super' jump, and 'high' for flight. Follows directional touch control commands located in the palm of Agents' gloves.
Condor got her normal uniforms adjusted with this technology and keeps using it even after her time with S.C.O.R.P.I.O. is finished.
- Monitors vital signs in the wearer and prompts a teleport to the nearest hospital in case of an emergency. Can also be activated manually.