From Unofficial Handbook of the Virtue Universe
"The only thing wrong with immortality is that it tends to go on forever." ~Herb Caen
Birthplace: Albany, NY
It isn't unusual to catch her showing off, whether it's picking a fight with the toughest looking gang member around, or doing a backflip off of a two story building; Keys will readily accept most dares just because she's certain she can.
However loud Morrigan might be when she does have something to say, saying anything of real consequence is rare. Preferring to keep herself shrouded, it's incredibly rare for the young woman to confide in anyone. She has become more and more reclusive over the past year.
Her skin was growing at such a rate that it was thickening, her muscles and bones were thickening, too. Her overall weight was increasing, which meant eating a lot more than the average person just to have the same levels of energy. This didn't just apply to skin cells - her hair was growing at a ridiculous pace, leaving it long, thick and pale.
Eventually, she did get busted on the west coast by a hero who mistook her for a thug. After some paperwork and a good deal of shuffling feet, she was shipped back to Paragon City for processing and placed on parole after a short prison term.
Being the only heir to such wealth had its perks; Morrigan was treated to the finest in educators, clothing, and food as well as entertainment.
The drawback to such a luxurious lifestyle was near-total confinement to their estate as well as the suffocating protective instincts of her overbearing parents. Her mother told her this fretting was due to Morrigan being such a delicate child, and the fussing turned into doctor's visits, and the doctor's visits turned, unfortunately, to genetic experimentation.
Despite her best intentions in attempting to boost Morrigan's immune system, the young girl's mother went overboard, and in an extremely painful mishap, permanently changed Morrigan's genetic make-up. The girl's skin and other soft tissues grew unbelievably resilient, and her bones became thick and heavy - near-impossible to break. Her little girl became a juggernaut.
After a few unfortunate run-ins with the NYPD, Keys was shipped to Paragon City's Juvenile Detention Facilities, due to the nature of her above-human strength. It was there that she was cut a deal - she could stay in juvie, serve a full sentence and keep with her old habits, or she could join one of the city's youth programs and put her abilities to better use.
The combined weight of her muscles and skeleton bring her to just under 275 lbs.
Her only real equipment comes in the form of a pair of combat gloves that she was lucky enough to lift from a fallen hood in Brooklyn. The gloves feature a switch-release pair of knives, which extend and lock as a series of shorter steel plates. They are retractable, making for a fair pair of concealed weapons and a surprise in a fist fight. They were, however, broken during a fight when the sheer strength behind her attacks snapped the blades off. She still wears the gloves, but has never repaired the knives.
♕ Dereck King (Cavity King): After a rather embarrassing failure in regards to this poor bastard's wallet, Keys got into a scuffle with the young runaway and unknowingly forged a rather strong bond with him - though not exactly a friendly one. It seems to be a bit of a love/hate thing.
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