Astrid von Shroeder
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Astrid von Shroeder

Known Aliases: "Valkyrie"
Species: Sigil-Bearer
Age: 25
Height: 5'4"
Weight: 115lbs
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Blonde
Nationality: Scandinavian
Occupation: Justiciar
Education: Some College, Marine Basic Training
Marital Status: Single
Known Relatives: Parents
Powers/Abilities: Wings
Equipment Blunted Sword and Shield
Played by: ff0ecaf (Rick)
Model: Britney Spears

Valkyrie hero.

History

There was a time I wanted nothing more than to be a cop. Then again, there was a time I wanted nothing more than to grow up to be a grizzly bear, so dreams aren’t always entirely possible. It was ok though, because I’d found something else that I enjoyed even more. I enjoyed singing and performing, and I enjoyed partying, perhaps a little bit too much.

That’s what got me through the end of high school, and made me miss out on college, almost. See, my grades had been terrible, and I’d blown any scholarship opportunities I might have had. Sucks, don’t it? Well, that was ok, because even though my parents refused to pay to send me to college to drink away their money, and I couldn’t get free money for it… I could get someone else to pay for it.

My ever generous, ever loving Uncle. Uncle Sam, that is. I enlisted in the Marine Corps, because, well, it called to me. I could be cop and grizzly bear combined, if not literally. I worked harder in basic training than I ever had before, and I served my tour. I went to school, and the discipline I’d learned allowed me to excel there, too. And then? In my first year of school the Shockwave happened. People died, and weird, weird things happened.

Such as the wings I found sprouting out of my back. Yeah, try to explain that one to the guy you’re dating. One minute you’re just chilling, the next you’re a freaking bird woman.

Took me a while to get used to it, and one time while saving some people I was referred to as a Valkyrie. Makes sense, with my heritage. Chooser of the slain, though I don’t do much slaying these days. It kind of doesn’t fit with the ‘super-hero’ image that we’re going for at the Justiciars. Yup, saving the right person in front of the right people has gotten me an invite to a real life team of super heroes.

I can dig this.

Personality

Astrid has very little patience for those who would hurt others, and is very quick to jump to stop them or defend innocents. In her personal life, she's a mixture of extremes, always living 'in the moment', and jumping from one side of the spectrum to the other. When at work, though, she's very severe and business-like, the lives of her teammates and the people they are protecting are her first priority.

Powers

While activated, Astrid’s sigil causes her to shapeshift into a form that grants her a large pair of white wings.

While flying she is fast and agile, and while she has no enhanced strength, her workout routine and training as a Marine grants her an impressive physique.

She is well trained in multiple forms of hand to hand combat, multiple forms of gun use, and she is no slouch with a sword and shield, which is her Justiciar gear. The blade she uses is blunt, as she does not want to go about slaying those she fights these days.

Affiliations

Justiciars