White Widow
Emma Stone
Emma Stone as Gwendolyne Maxine Stacy
GENERAL
Name: Gwendolyne Maxine Stacy
Birthdate: 02/08/1947
Faction: Superhero Team
Codename: White Widow
Position: Position/Job Title/Rank
Hometown: Hometown
FAMILY STATISTICS
Partner(s): NA Height: {$height}
Father: NA Weight: {$weight}
Mother: NA Hair Color: {$haircolor}
Siblings: NA Eye Color: {$eyecolor}
Children: NA

Background

Gwendolyn Maxine Stacy was born in the “baby boom” era following the Second World War to George Stacy, a veteran, and Maxine, a waitress who George had proposed to before shipping out. They had both been ready to start a family after the horrors of war, ready to prosper in the postwar boom.

However, the specter of war arose again after only a few years, and George was called again to serve in Korea. Maxine soon became disillusioned with dealing with a baby and a missing husband. She did, however, wait until the cease-fire and George’s return from active duty.

The night after his return, George woke up to find Maxine had left him and Gwen, disappearing beyond the reach of a New York beat cop.

He had been fortunate. His partner had been able to wrangle a sister to provide daycare while George was at work. And Gwen seemed to understand that her father was becoming an important person at work, making detective in 1953, then lieutenant in 1957. Gwen herself was dealing with the aspects of being what would, in the future, be termed as a “latchkey kid.” And when her father was home, he began teaching her things normal girls did not learn. While Mary Jane down the street was learning her ABCs, Gwen was learning how to spot a tail, how to read people to tell if they were lying, if someone was carrying a gun or not.

By the time she was 12, Gwen Stacy was already getting a reputation. Billy Stevens had tried to tug that platinum-blond hair and Gwen had dropped him with a punch to the belly. That had earned her a detention. Her father had approved in private, but told Gwen the rules were in place for a reason. “Not everyone is as capable as you are, Gwennie.”

Gwen had groused about it to Mary Jane, to Peter Parker, that affable dork down the street. “I should have asked dad to arrest his father,” she grumped to Peter at the Fourth of July barbeque at his house.

His uncle, Ben Parker, had overheard. “Your father’s a cop, Gwen. That’s a lot of power for one man to have.”

“So?” Gwen had blurted out.

“With great power comes great responsibility. I want you both to realize that. Your father is doing the two toughest jobs in the world, being a cop and raising a child. Because they both HAVE TO BE the toughest jobs in the world. One day you’ll see that.”

Gwen thought about that a lot.

She was 14 when music began to call to her.

It was 1960, and folk-rock and blues-rock were coming on strong. She was offered her choice of instrument, but flute stymied her, clarinet sounded weak…

Then she tried drums, and it all seemed to click for her. She had great rhythm, and she took to the drums like a duck to water. Her father was only willing to get her a drum kit because one showed up at police auction and they had a basement she could practice in.

Captain George Stacy was a little intimidated by Gwen. He still called her Gwennie, but he saw a lot of Maxine’s fire in the girl. He wished she could have stayed, to see what their daughter had become. She had grown interested in the rights movement in high school—human rights, mutant rights—and had become a firebrand. And it got more intense as time went on. He could handle the occasional reprimand from higher ups, because everything she was doing was legal.

Gwen graduated from high school. She wasn’t valedictorian, but her father didn’t care. He felt he’d done the best job he had. Gwen was going to be a good person. And he was going to enjoy seeing the woman Gwen would become.

IC Events

THE BIRTH OF WHITE WIDOW. While Gwen Stacy was helping her former boyfriend Johnny, she ran afoul of a Svengali-type named "Ray," who engineered a break-in at Clarisin Pharmaceuticals Limited, in the attempt to steal data on genetic experiments being done there. Gwen foiled the robbery, but was left to die near a bomb set by Ray. A substance the scientists had called "Living Oil" had absorbed a genetically-altered spider, then merged with the unconscious Gwen. The resulting explosion maimed Gwen, but she recovered the next day, with spider-powers she is still learning to control.

Traits

  • POWERS LISTS
  • WALL-CRAWLING. Gwen can climb various surfaces using her hands and feet, and can easily carry others, her maximum load based on the strength of the surface—normally, she can carry up to four times her weight on a brick wall.
  • SUPERHUMAN STRENGTH. Gwen, with her new abilities, can lift up to 15 tons. This also enables her to jump distances of up to 60 feet.
  • SUPERHUMAN SPEED. Her enhanced strength and stamina allow her to run faster than the upper limit of maximum human norms, reaching up to 50 MPH.
  • SUPERHUMAN STAMINA. Gwen can operate at peak performance for hours of strenuous activity, as her body is more effective at handling fatigue.
  • SUPERHUMAN AGILITY/REFLEXES. Gwen can easily top an Olympic-level gymnast's ability, being able to handle complex physical maneuvers easily. With enough distance and awareness, she can dodge thrown objects, even gunfire.
  • SPIDER-SENSE. Gwen has an extreme level of "hyper-awareness," being able to sense imminent danger or provide enough advance warning of a threat so that she is seldom surprised by an attack. This hyper-awareness also allows her to process information and input at a very high level, enabling her to do complex combat maneuvers and websling at high speeds.
  • HEALING FACTOR. Gwen can heal minor injuries quickly, and major injuries like broken bones only take hours to heal. This also means she is immune to earthly toxins, poisons, drugs, and other airborne contaminants.
  • SPIDERSILK. With the application of the "Living Oil" to manipulate the DNA of the irradiated spider, she can generate spidersilk webbing from spinnerets in her inner wrists (the optimum location determined by the "Living Oil," based on her body type and physiology). By adjusting spinnerent aperture and valve, she can spin single strands, weblines that can support her weight, wide nets, or globs of sticky glue. A single webline is stronger than steel, being able to support five tons for an extended period. Reinforcement by multiple lines can increase the holding capacity, if Gwen has the time to add them.

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