Fury is a Martial Arts Scrapper. She is played by Hunter on the EU Union server.
Fear my fury!
Unlike most players, I had a pretty good feeling about ED. Fury used to a have mixed enhancement slotting (typically 1 acc, 1 end, 1 recharge and 3 damage in her attacks), so in many was this familiar ground to me. Also, I like the fact that 2 or 3 extra slots will be enough (or at least most cost effective) for the defensive secondaries.
I will finally be able to take Laser Beam Eyes for the glowing red goggles Fury has had since level 30. Very cool! Much as I like Warrior's Challenge, theres is no room for it in the build. Taunts can be simulated by using emotes ans scripted dialogue, and properly slotted Laser Beam Eyes (damage, acc, range rather than recharge and en reducers) can be used for pulling in solo missions.
I will also be able to slot Swift and Quickness for extra speed. Mmm... Increased run speed at no end cost... This should be a somewhat PVP capable build with good unsupressed speed. This build is intended for play on higher levels (30+) where the lack of Thunder Kick will not affect the attack cycle.
|1||Storm Kick||+5||Acc, End, Recharge, 3xDmg|
|1||Focused Fighting||+3||End, 3xDef|
|2||Focused Senses||+3||End, 3xDef|
|8||Crane Kick||+5||Acc, End, Recharge, 3xDmg|
|10||Practiced Brawler||+1||2xRecharge (on auto as perma)|
|26||Crippling Axe Kick||+5|
|32||Eagle's Claw||+5||Acc, Rech, End, 3xDmg|
|41||Focused Accuracy||+5||2xAcc, 2xEnd|
|47||Laser Beam Eyes||+5||Acc, Rech, Range, 3xDmg|
Too long to be used in the game.
Like the avenging spirits of legend, Fury punishes those who do evil. She is a daredevil vigilante who lives for the thrill of danger and adrenalin rush of combat, and she likes nothing better than patrolling the streets of Paragon City and beating up bad guys.
Fury bears a remarkable resemblance to the stern Dr. Diana Steele at Paragon City University. Dr. Steele is a British scholar in her early thirties. Her father was a British scientist who worked for Crey Industries, and Diana spent her early years in Paragon City. Her father was killed in a lab accident when she was ten, and she moved back to England to live with her eccentric aunt. Lady Penelope Steele was a former agent on her Majesty's Secret Service, and she raised her niece to be an intelligent and independent woman.
Diana excelled at most things in life, and as a result she was often bored and restless. She sought excitement in wild parties and travel to exotic locations. At her aunts suggestion, she transferred to Paragon City for post graduate work. There, she mastered a variety of subjects from history, mythology and archaeology to heroic studies. After finishing her thesis, Diana was awarded a research grant and joined the Cryptozoology faculty. Much to her surprise, Diana discovered that she actually liked the academic life. Her field of study was fascinating, and she often worked with heroes when taking inventory of strange creatures in Paragon City.
During her tenure at the university, Diana has published several papers, such as Quips, Taunts and Battlecries: The Image of the 20th Century American Hero (Steele, 2000) and the book Here There Be Monsters: The Speciation of Megafauna in the Amazon Basin (Steele, 2003). See the Paragon University Press website for details. Diana was one of the few survivors of the ill-fated Paragon University expedition to South America in 2002. During the harrowing trek back to civilization, she was forced to use her talents to protect the rest of the expedition. For the first time in her life, she felt truly alive.
Once she got back to back to civilization and had recovered from her injuries, Diana returned to the University. Somehow, the academic life had lost its allure. She felt guilty about the death of her colleagues and started drinking. Her life changed one night when she and two friends from the faculty left a bar in Steel Canyon. The Outcasts must have thought the small group of academics were easy prey. Even when drunk, Diana was able to defeat her attackers. Suddenly sober, she realised that she has found a new purpose in life. She registered as a hero soon after and took to the streets as Fury.
Bio (as displayed in game)
This should be short enough to be used in the game. The long background above has priority.
Like the avenging spirits of legend, Fury punishes those who do evil. She is a daredevil vigilante who lives for the thrill of danger and adrenalin rush of combat, and she likes nothing better than beating up bad guys.
Fury bears a remarkable resemblance to the stern Dr. Diana Steele at Paragon City University. Dr. Steele is a British scholar who has studied such diverse subjects as mythology, cryptozoology and history. She was a member of the ill fated University expedition in 2002, and one of the few to survive the harrowing trek back to civilization. The fate of the expedition is described in her book 'Here There Be Monsters: The Speciation of Megafauna in the Amazon Basin' (Steele, 2003), and she has also published several related papers. Her current work at the cryptozoology faculty includes taking inventory of the many strange creatures in Paragon City.
I have created a contact (NPC) version of Fury for use when roleplaying. It is intended to represent her civilian alter ego, Dr. Diana Steele. About this contact
Dr. Diana Steele is a British scholar at Paragon City University who has studied such diverse subjects as history, mythology and cryptozoology. In academic circles, she is known for her study of Legebu worship in ancient Africa. The general public knows her as a survivor of the ill fated University expedition to the Amazon. She was one of the few who survived the harrowing trek back to civilization, and she later wrote about her adventures in her book 'Here There Be Monsters: Megafauna of the Amazon Basin'. Dr. Steele was recently injured during a field trip to Striga Isle where she studied the werewolf population. Despite the loss of her hand and one eye, she continues to work with heroes and often enlists their aid in taking inventory of the many strange creatures in Paragon City.
Dr. Steele has access to Relics and Training Enhancements.
Notes for the Game Masters
Fury lost her arms during the Brukholder's Bane taskforce on Striga. She fell from the scaffolding, and as she made her way back up, she was severly injured by a Warcry Mech. Her arms were shredded (her right arm with the imbedded mediport chip was severed and fell into the lava below the scaffold). Fury opted to have off the shelf prostetic replacements fitted, and she was able to rejon her team. ((We had a long break after ut first defeat. I have no problems with heroes being cured instantly, but suspension of disbelief only goes so far when it comes to epic archvillain fight. After all, heroes do die, but not very often.))
I've updated the outfit for more accurate look her injuries. Now she looks more like the victim of an accident.
Relations with other Heroes
Fury was very close to her friend Prize, but they have since had a falling out. Fury has been very poor at forming long term relationships for most of her life. The only exception was her fiance Mark.
- Fury is the niece of Penelope Steele (Agent U89), one of my heroes on the US Infinity Server.
- Fury was a wild and rebellious teenager, but she has since settled down. No one is more surprised at this than she. Her wild side has made a comeback with a vengeance as Fury. She is intelligent enough to realise the potential psychological problems her double life may cause her, but she has no intention of stopping.
- Fury's mother died of cancer when she was very young.
- Fury lost her fiance, Marcus St. John Smythe (nephew of Jonathan St. John Smythe at SERAPH) during the expedition to the Amazon Basin.
- Fury still works for Paragon City University. For now, her life as a hero remains a secret, though that will probably not last very long.
- Fury's aunt taught her martial arts and a few other useful skills.
- Fury's father was killed in a "lab accident" which conveniently destroyed much of his research when he worked at Crey Industries.