Bougainvillea

Name

Bougainvillea

Concept

Genetically Engineered Flower Nymph

Power

Thorny: Bougainvillea can temporarily grow the hooked thorns that cover much of her body. It takes a considerable amount of effort and thus she can only focus on small areas. For an Action Point, she can move 3 points from a mix of Melee Weapons, Physical Defence, or Athletics, into one of the other two.

Aspects

Small and Slight: Bougainvillea is very small and is easily carried off or thrown around. On the other hand, she often goes unnoticed when she stays quiet.
Photosynthesize: Despite her gloomy attitude, Bou is most active in the sun.
No bones!: Bougainvillea has no bones, and can pull off some pretty neat contortions because of this. However, the world isn't really built for a boneless humanoid.
Totally Botanical: Being flora rather than fauna, Bou is sensitive to low humidity, low temperatures and chemicals. Any of these things can make her quite irate, but she can detect impurities in the air.

Skills

  • Athletics: 2 (Fair)
  • Perception: 4 (Great)
  • Stealth: 2 (Fair)
  • Survival (Wilderness): 4 (Great)
  • Melee Weapons: 3 (Good)
  • Thrown Weapons: 3 (Good)
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  • Physical Defence: 1 (Average)
  • Mental Defence: N/A
  • Body: 1 (Average)
  • Mind: N/A
  • Action Points: 3
  • Load Limit: 3
  • XP Held: 2
  • XP Used: 0

Talents

  • Contortion: 7 (Legendary)
  • Gardening: 6 (Fantastic)

Possessions

  • Pot of dirt
  • Several spiders
  • Suicide watch flashlight
  • Radio
  • Practice grenade
  • Striped pants
  • Star suspenders

Personal History

Bougainvillea was created as part of a project to make intelligent garden helpers run by Prometheus Labs. The nymphs created soon started to develop complex personalities and struggled with emotions unfamiliar to them. The project was shut down and most of the nymphs were incinerated. Bougainvillea and another nymph, Atropa, tried to free the others and escape, but were separated. Several people were injured during her escape.
She spent a long time hiding behind an abandoned garden shed in a public park. One night, while fleeing from a stray dog, she opened the door to the shed and found that it leads to the Library.

Something happened, and the Library made everyone leave. Bou took with her the only things she owned, her rocks, spiders and the pot of dirt she'd been sleeping in. She took off through a nearby door. Finding herself in an unfamiliar place, she did what she does best. Hid and threw rocks at possible threats.

Miscellaneous

Bougainvillea stands a a mere 4', and has snow white "skin." Her body is covered in hooked thorns, some concealed by the leaves and peat moss that makes up her "clothing" and "hair." There are two orange flowers blooming from where her ears would be, had she any. Bou's "eyes" and "skin" are not very similar to a humans. Her skin is more like plant material, and her eyes are simply shiny, black coverings over where normal eye sockets would be. It's not fully understood how she sees or hears.

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