From Unofficial Handbook of the Virtue Universe
The Amazon gene is believed to have appeared first around 300 BC in the Mediterranean, a double X-Chromosome triggered mutation bestowing its owner with increased strength and stamina. As the gene spread from mother to daughter over the following generations, small pockets of matriarchal culture developed and grew and hid themsleves from the surrounding patriarchal world. By the 26th century, the ruling class of Forest Amazons established a colony on Venus to further isolate themselves, using divinely inspired anti-gravity and force field technology to create their floating cities, and to enable less elegant mining outposts on the surface. These mining colonies were peopled by Desert Amazon descended underclass, and it is here that Xenii's story started.
The baseline Amazon mutation is prone to throw up the occasional secondary mutation, and those gifted are often referred to as being touched by the gods. Even so, Xenii Zixx's case was quite unusal in that she was born with bright pink skin. At puberty she began to develop the ability to project her thoughts into other's minds, often quite forcibly enabling her to make them act against their will and in accordance with hers. She used these to avoid her inevitably hard and short life in the mines and lived her teenage years on the streets, simply taking whatever she needed in terms of food, clothing or basic creature comforts, unchallenged and unstoppable.
Eventually, she came to the attention of the Science Police from Aerial City above, and a troupe of Hawkmistresses were dispatched to contain her. The first round went to Xenii, the second ended with her capture as she was brought down by long range Athenium tipped stun arrows from the cloudbanks, unable to see or target her pursuers.
Amazon culture can be harsh. The Shrikemistresses of the Science Police had no compunction about surgically removing her vocal chords to prevent her from exercising vocal commands. After a few weeks of tests they were able to replace her blindfold with the MindCuff tiara, a device that neutralised her ability to project her thoughts. Thus contained, Xenii was sentenced to exile on the Martian Penal Colony.
Luckily for her, her ship never arrived. A freak time storm sent her and her guard, ShrikeMistress Athenia Drakopolous, back to the 21st Century where they crashed in North America. Xenii's Mindcuffs were damaged, and she assumed control of her captor, and has since started to establish a criminal empire within the Rogue Isles.
Xenii Zixx usually operates with Shrikemistress in tow. She has been a member of the Dark Widows gang. Her search for a larger organisation has recently lead her to the Shadow Hunters.
Xenii is a hedonist, and has treated the earth as her own personal chocolate box since arriving.
She lives in a penthouse suite on the top floor of the Port Oakes Hilton, having "convinced" the concierge that she has paid for it, and more recently come to an arrangement with the Marcones who own it. Food, clothing and the occasional cute boy or two are ordered freely using her mental powers, and she has had Shrikemistress working relentlessly to provide the high tech home comforts she could never have back on Venus.
Xenii has a deep hatred of law enforcement. This extends to Shrikemistress, and Xenii can be quite "verbally" abusive to her during missions.
Xenii is mute, but has learned to communicate using mental pictures that she projects into the heads of those around her. These are usually cartoony, often quite humorous and a bit insulting. The process can be frustrating at times as the images are generally less clear than verbal speech. During particularly difficult conversations she occasionally co-opts Shrikemistress' mouth and speaks through her.
Xenii is not an initiated Amazon and has little education. She is quite superstitious, seeing the time storm as direct intervention by Nike, goddess of revenge. She has also adopted a couple of higher level villains as friends, believing them to be Hera and Zeus in disguise, on walkabout in the mortal world, depsite their denials. After committing a few crimes with them, Xenii has declared herself to be initiated woman.
Xenii has a mutant gift to control minds. Once she's made eye contact with another humanoid she can control its actions, controlling it either directly limb-by-limb or by higher level commands. The mind control is temporary, although prolonged eye contact allows her to place almost permanent mental blocks, such as Shrikemistress' inability to harm her. She is capable of projecting mental images across an entire city block, but these are purely cosmetic and cannot be used to control or influence others.
Xenii is in peak physical condition for an Amazon woman in her early twenties who engages daily in intense bodybuilding exercise, and very proud of her physical strength. She is capable of Bench pressing around 320lb, and can leg press 750lb or so. Xenii is a talented acrobat, and loves showing off her skills during combat.
Xenii uses a Hawkpack (solar powered wings) and guidance helmet to get around the city. Shrikemistress built these for her.
She still wears the MindCuffs tiara, although it is now dysfunctional and beyond repair without 28th century technology.
Weaknesses and Limitations
Despite her enormous mental powers, Xenii is just human. If taken by surprise and by enough separate targets she can easily be overpowered and defeated, since she lacks any superhuman resilience or passive defensive gifts.