D5: “The Bruiser”

Posted: August 20, 2012 by baki3626 in Comic Monday
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Name: Terri Burnes

Code Name: Dexx

Height: 5’5

Weight: 110

Age: 28

Background: S.W.A.T.

Expertise: Hand to hand combat

Weapon of choice: bare-knuckle

Powers/Abilities: Able to greatly heighten adrenaline for super-human strength, speed and reflexes

Quote: “Always leave ’em bleeding.”

Terri Burnes comes from a long line of crooks, hoods and all around lawless lowlifes. By her fifth birthday, Terri had already been an accomplice to over a dozen crimes with her parents. The family mainly stuck to carjacking and petty theft but was eventually persuaded to dabble in armed robbery by a dirty cop. During a bank robbery gone wrong, Terri’s parents were gunned down in a shoot out with the police. 

At the age of nine, an orphaned Terri was forced to enter the first of many foster homes. After a few years of neglect, abuse or both from several foster families, she decided to take her chances on the streets by herself. Terri successfully carried on the family business for a while and managed to fend for herself. Stealing what she could when she could and fighting who she had to when she had to.

At the age of fourteen, Terri got busted by an undercover cop while boosting a car. But it wasn’t just any cop. It was one of the cops that had shot Terri’s parents years earlier. Whether out of guilt or  a sense of responsibility, Sergeant Wiggins took in Terri and decided to raise her like she was his own.

To deal with her anger and violent tendencies, Sergeant Wiggins put Terri in an MMA gym four days a week. Before long, she was just as formidable as any of her male counterparts.

After high school, Terri decided to follow the family business again. Only this time, the business was on the other side of the law. She quickly earned a spot on S.W.A.T. and proved herself every step of the way. After working with Commander Allana Givens on a high-profile case, Terri was requested by the commander to be part of the “DEFCON 5” unit. 

During the infamous “Green Case” mission, that left every team member with special abilities, Terri ended up getting the ability to push her adrenaline well past the threshold of ordinary people making her temporarily stronger and faster than just about anybody else. However, this super adrenaline does temporarily age Terri as well. Her hair turns gray anytime she pushes herself and she crashes hard when she stops.

  1. geekgirlat40 says:

    I loved that you called a woman a bruiser! Yay!

  2. baki3626 says:

    The best bruisers usually are. 🙂

  3. Geeker says:

    good job setting up the characters for the story. looking forward to seeing what happens.

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