Claws: Mayhem’s fingernails serve as a Typical edged attack.
Flight: Mayhem can levitate herself and travel at Typical air speed.
Paralysis Gas: Mayhem emits a green gas that affects everyone in the same area as Mayhem. Any open wound (usually from a fingernail scratch) must make and Endurance FEAT or be paralysed. It is unknown the exact length of the paralysis.
Mayhem also uses her “gas” as a truth syrum. Victim’s must make a Yellow Psyche FEAT roll or fall under the truth effects.
Law Enforcement, Detective
Cloak and Dagger
Brigid O’Rielly was a police detective in Manhattan’s 21st Precinct. She learned that two strange vigilantes were attacking pimps, pornographers, and drug pushers in her precinct. Finally, she saw the two vigilantes, Cloak and Dagger, fighting “chickenhawks” who had gathered runaway children to exploit. In the course of the battle, one of the children was killed by a stray bullet. Although neither Cloak nor Dagger had fired the shot, O’Rielly blamed them for the boy’s death, claiming she could have saved him if not for their interference. She was now determined to capture Cloak and Dagger, but they teleported away.
Later, Cloak and Dagger came to O’Rielly to seek her help in tracking down Duane Hellman, who was poisoning aspirin used by children. O’Rielly cooperated but was appalled when Cloak swallowed Hellman up in the darkness within his cape, sending him into another dimension. O’Rielly decided to bring Cloak and Dagger to justice, but changed her mind when Cloak gave up Hellman to her. After Cloak and Dagger told her their origins, she resolved to trouble them no longer.
Later, O’Rielly and other police officers investigated a warehouse allegedly containing millions of dollars worth of illegal drugs. The warehouse belonged to Marshall Pharmaceuticals, formerly owned by Simon Marshall, whose experimental drug had given Cloak and Dagger their powers. In the warehouse, O’Rielly and the others were entrapped by corrupt policemen including Roger Falcone, who were in league with the Maggia, an organized crime family, smuggling the drugs. The four captives were exposed to a gas created by Marshall in order to asphyxiate them. Furious at Falcone, O’Rielly said if she could escape, she would not wait for a judge and jury but would punish him herself. She said, “The mayhem I’d cause would purify the whole department of your kind.”
The other three captives died, but Cloak and Dagger found O’Rielly near death. To protect her, Cloak surrounded her and Dagger with his darkness, and Dagger tried to revive her with her “living light.” But O’Rielly died, only to rise alive but transformed into the being calling herself Mayhem. Mayhem aided Cloak and Dagger in fighting Falcone and his two accomplices, and Mayhem herself killed Falcone.
Mayhem has allied herself with Cloak and Dagger in hunting down dealers in illegal drugs. Mayhem is herself now a vigilante, showing no mercy to the criminals she pursues.