Gamecrash, AMAZING DATA GODDESS, is gifted with the ability to inherently absorb electricity, converting herself into a power source. While this was known to be her primary power, it has come to light that she has a secondary ability. One she secretly honed. Her understanding of electricity branched out into data. Inherently able to understand the patterns of 0s and 1s that run through the data streams, and finding herself quite adept at understanding the myriad worlds of coding, Gamecrash began to make a name for herself as a hacker. From early on, she found herself at home with computers, and while with under the watch of the Silver Aegis, Geecee kept herself out of trouble... But it is like an addiction. And when they stopped paying attention, she stopped checking herself. With the resources of the Devocave at hand, Geecee began to see where she could tap into. Longbow. NCIS. FBSA. How many fun little places could she find? She tried it all, leaving her tag behind. Innocuous little pieces of harmless coding in the wake of her information borrowing. But someone caught on to her playtime and she was tracked down, brought in for questioning… and after four days, released… left under intense scrutiny.To be watched. Waited out..
Jane is… awkward. The quiet, socially shy young woman was brought up to be responsible, but seen and not heard.
Born in Gloucester, Rhode Island to a pair of unprepared teenagers, Jane was one of a set of twins. The small family tried their best, but the stress was too much for Jim and Erin and exhaustion and stress took its toll on the young marriage and they broke up.
Heavy on the adoration of books, Jane attended community college and then two years of state college to get her journalism degree. She worked for the local Paragon newspaper doing obituaries and general editing before deciding to quit and take a job as an editor out of her home, reading manuscripts and other freelance projects. Her best friends are her twin brother and a guy named Tobias who lives out in Seattle. Now and then, she’s known to game, going by the online handle SeeJaneRun.
Watching her cuddle her Siamese cat, you wouldn’t know it was the same person as the outgoing, vivacious Gamecrash.
Sometimes the line seems... confusing.
Growing up, her powers manifested early on, power draining in her bedroom as young as the age of four. Lamps would pop light bulbs and the little girl would be found giggling and sparking in her bedroom, the mattress or wall singed nearby. Bath times were just as bad. Long-term exposure to water, coupled with any accidental discharge at one point left the tiles in the bathroom warped and a young Jane terrified after having passed out for a few seconds. It took several weeks before she was able to take baths after that, the interim filled with lots of bribery for quick showers and wash downs with soapy washcloths.
With parents under the stress that they were, they couldn't handle having a 'different' child, and every effort was made to ignore her powers, and in time to teach her not to use them. To suppress them. They weren't wanted in the house, and Jane quickly learned that they only made things worse for her. Her brother was the clear favorite of the twins, being more normal, though he never let it come between them. He helped her figure out how to ground her powers and keep from using them at home or school.
Tobias, the class nerd, befriended her in fourth grade. They bonded over books and soon progressed into other topics. Tobias came from a tight-knit family and when he found out how messed up hers was, they grew all the tighter, his mother inviting her to a fourth of July picnic to get away for a bit. Jane jumped at the opportunity. In the middle of the party, Jane and Tobias wandered around the park, meandering back through the woods toward the lake to talk. While Jane had not learned to swim, she was willing to sit on the dock with him and chat, their legs hanging in the water. Too much goofing around left the girl falling in, her powers triggering in reaction to her fear. The overloading power reacted with the water around her and Jane passed out, sinking into the lake just before Tobias reached her and pulled her to shore.
After that, she told him everything. He was fascinated. And more supportive than anyone she had in her family, including her brother. He encouraged her to stop hiding that part of herself, though Jane couldn't bring herself to do that. Her father and his wife were getting ready to have another child. She couldn't risk jeopardizing anything with that relationship by suddenly acting like a Tesla coil.
Though he would bring it up now and then, it wasn't until her senior year that Tobias talked her into at least -trying- something. Genius that he was, he had ordered a pair of gauntlets off of the internet and then reworked the internal system into something that Jane could feasibly power with her own siphoned energy. He planted it in front of her and demanded she humor him, grinning like an idiot. After a good half hour of cajoling, he was still grinning when Jane put a one foot wide hole in his basement wall. With a squeal, she quickly pulled it off and stepped away, not sure that she could do anything like that. Even if it did feel good to actually be using her mutation instead of simply grounding it constantly.
The seed was planted. It began to grow. Between the two of them, the other identity was born. Bright colors, a wig. Contacts. Goggles to subtly shift the angles on her face for facial recognition. Shoes to add several inches to her height. ... lots of practice to change how she presented herself. Boots to add to the gauntlets... a suit beneath to tie it together... and a trip away from Gloucester.
In the middle of all of this, Jane was fighting addiction. Her ease with computer programming had turned into something else. Something bigger. She'd run into the world of hacking and found she had a knack for it because of her mutation. She tried it once. Just to see if she could slip into the school's system... and left quickly when she could. Full of mixed feelings. From there it snowballed. Could she? Should she? She didn't dare. Nope. It was too much... okay. Maybe just one more.
With the invention of Gamecrash came the opportunity to be something and someone she had not been able to be as Jane. Gamecrash was outgoing. People noticed her bright colors. They noticed her sparks. They grinned at her. She found herself becoming more outgoing in the purple wig. The more time she was Geecee, the more it seemed that there was a complete divide between the two.
Sometimes to the point where she doesn't even notice herself saying of Jane "She's not as fun as I am." instead of 'my other persona'.
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