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Profile: Gamma by LilBluestem Profile: Gamma by LilBluestem
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New character! :la: She is a wee bebe. She's also my first official female OC? xD I do have more female characters, I sweeeear!

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General

Alias: Gamma
Name: Amber Stiles
Age: 14
Family: No siblings, and she was orphaned when she was seven.
Affiliation: Teen Titans

Appearance

Height: 5’3”
Hair: Very dark brown
Skin: Tan
Eyes: Brown
Ethnicity: Caucasian/Filipino
Notable marks: None that are visible; she always wears the bottom layer of her suit, even under civilian attire.

Personality

Amber is a surprisingly happy, goofy kid for all the stuff she’s been through. She's a big sweetie and bounces back quickly after tragedy strikes, so it's hard to kill her positivity. She’s the type of person who wants to “suck out all the marrow of life,” and because her powers are slowly killing her, she doesn’t have a whole lot of time to do that. She’s lived with that knowledge for some time, so she’s mostly come to terms with the fact that there’s no way out for her. She’s a hero because she desperately wants to do some good with the powers she’s stuck with, and she wants to leave some kind of positive mark on the world.

She has a positive attitude about most things. She’s willing to work hard and will try almost anything at least once. She’s also fairly sharp. She wants friends and hates to be alone, but she’s always afraid of hurting people, so she can keep them at (literal) arm's length. She can be reluctant to use her powers because she’s afraid of going overboard or getting out of control.

Powers

Electromagnetic Radiation - She generates and manipulates EM radiation of every wavelength. This includes microwaves, radio waves, x-rays, gamma rays, and the visible spectrum of light. I’ll break down some of these aspects:
Communications - Amber can intercept or scramble communications. If she can find the right frequency, she can even open garage doors and things like that. She can’t “hear” radio transmissions in her head though (likewise, she can’t surf the internet or watch TV in her head, although she could shut down someone’s wifi by distorting the signal). She can manipulate the waves, but she needs some sort of receiver to convert the signals into meaningful information. Conversely, she can’t broadcast meaningful radio signals (like a sentence or music) with her mind alone. She needs technology to code the messages. ((This could be something she can learn to do in the future, though…)) She CAN send less complicated information through radios though, like a simple SOS signal, and she can amplify signals (free wifi to all of Jump City? :dummy: ) and distort existing signals in other ways.
Heat - Amber can use microwaves (and other radiation) to superheat objects and burn people.
Visible light - Amber can create and manipulate light, alter colors, etc. She can’t create full “illusions.” That’s too much work, and any attempts would be VERY cheap, flat, and artificial. If she’s sloppy, bursts of light could also contain UV or other harmful radiation, but she works hard to master the separation of things, so she’s fine unless she loses her cool.
Radiation - Some of the radiation (like gamma rays) that Amber produces can be damaging to people. She’s constantly emitting harmful high-frequency radiation in the background, which is (in addition to simply using her powers) part of what’s making her sick. She does what she can to minimize this, and usually she’s safe to be around. Her emotions do influence her powers, though, and if she gets upset, those emissions can spike and cause a lot of damage. She’s more resistant to radiation poisoning than the average person, but she’s not immune.
Enhanced vision - Amber’s eyes, like the rest of her body, are sensitive to EM radiation beyond the visible spectrum. She sees full spectrum images (ultraviolet, infrared) and can use x-rays (and other radiation) to see through objects. She tends to err on the side of caution when it comes to seeing through people, though, since people are actually susceptible to accidental radiation burns (whereas walls are not). She can also “see” other forms of radiation, like the radio or TV waves (or wifi) emitted by technology or the background radiation that flows through everything. This does give her some limited nighttime sight advantages.

Gear -She carries some special gear besides her communicator:
Radiation meter - she wears a meter on her belt that tracks radiation levels and alerts her (and others around her) when exposure levels have become harmful or lethal. This is helpful if Amber is getting emotional and doesn’t realize her emissions have spiked, or if she’s using her powers purposefully in a fight and needs to tone it down.
Suit lining - the base layer of her suit, excluding her gloves, acts as an insulating barrier from her radiation. It helps contain emissions to protect others around her, while keeping her hands free as a controlled outlet for her powers.
Receiver - She keeps a receiver that she can tune with her powers. That way, she can comb through radio signals and actually hear what those signals are saying. It has speakers, but she usually listens through an earpiece.

Background

Amber was born a meta to a human mother, but neither of them had a full grasp on what exactly she was capable of until her mother became increasingly sick and finally passed away when she was seven from a long battle with complications resulting from exposure to radiation.

When Amber was under foster care, people began to realize that she had some special problems, so she finally got some help, and doctors determined that she was a hazard and had been the cause of her mother’s death. Because of the dangerous nature of her powers, government authorities stepped in and took over her care. In that more constructive, safe learning environment, she was able to discover more about her powers and how to control them. She also learned that her powers were killing her, just like they’d killed her mother. Her own body is slightly more immune thanks to the rewiring that gave her those powers in the first place, but the effects are inescapable, even if they’re slowed. She isn’t expected to live beyond her twenties.

As a teen she’s capable and well-educated/trained regarding her powers, and she’s learned how to live a (mostly) normal life in spite of them. She’s determined to make a positive difference with her powers, though, and she feels like she has them for a reason (which is not solely so that she could inadvertently kill people and be hazardous to others’ health). She doesn’t have much time, she wants to make a difference in the world with whatever time she has. The Titans picked her up for that reason, and also because they have the resources and experience dealing with powerful young people to better help Amber now that she has a good foundation to work with.

Fun (?) facts:

:bulletyellow: Her powers are killing her (in case you skipped reading the rest of her profile)
:bulletyellow: Cobalt is immune to all of her powers, because his body acts like a walking Faraday Cage and neutralizes her emissions (like a microwave oven neutralizes the microwaves to keep them from spreading outside of the oven).
:bulletyellow: Falconer is her Titans mentor. C: Because apparently he has a lot of free time, since he’s always hanging out with those Backdraftians.
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Linzerj Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah Amber is such a cutie! Her everything is just beautifully thought out Lil just guh.

BUT I WAS THINKING - you say she wants to have friends but she's afraid of hurting them, and so now I have it stuck in my head that she and Liz need to meet, because Liz is already dead so Amber's powers won't harm her at all, and Liz is also chipper and would love hanging out with Amber doing whatever.
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LilBluestem Featured By Owner Edited Apr 14, 2015
Nnnng thank you!!! C:

AAAHHHHHH. Aaaahhhh!!!! Okay. So. I love this. I think they would get along reeeally well, which I guess shouldn't be surprising because they're BOTH the kinds of people that get along with ... everybody. xD In other words, it's PERFECT? And like... Amber can't hurt her, which would be awesome in everyday circumstances, but especially if Amber were ever in a situation where her powers were acting up and volatile--Liz could approach her and help talk or down or whatever and it's completely safe. O: PLUS if they're hanging out a lot (and I can't really imagine them meeting and then NOT hanging out a lot), they'd develop a kind of friendship where Liz really WOULD be a huge comfort in those situations. Am I getting ahead of myself??? xD Forgive me, I'm excited. :la:
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Linzerj Featured By Owner Edited Apr 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
No it is PERFECTLY OKAY! :la::la: And ugh I've been staring at this for like ten minutes or so now because I don't really know what else to say on this since you've basically covered all of the major bases? But man I really need cute Liz and Amber bonding time now :eager:

OH just kidding I actually remembered something - part of Liz's thing as a ghost is that she can get really protective when people she loves are threatened/in danger. So if she and Amber end up bonding and having a great friendship, then Liz is gonna be super protective of her if she's ever in danger during a battle situation.
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LilBluestem Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015
I just found this again and UGH the urge to draw these two is strong. :< I can't tell you how much I love the idea of these two being friends AUGH.
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Linzerj Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes these precious cuties~! as a gift please accept this wip that has most definitely NOT been sitting in my sketchbook all summer haha Stare Sweat Emote 
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LilBluestem Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015
OH MY GOSH I DIDN'T REALIZE THAT TEXT HAD A LINK IN IT UNTIL JUST NOW. >xD AAAHHHHH. They are freaking precious CINNAMON ROLLS IS RIGHT. Hnnngggg beautiful. Ugh I want to draw them now too. AGAIN. Dangit. xD Maybe I wiiiillll. :eyes:
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Linzerj Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol yes do it draw the cinnamon rolls dO IIITTTTT :eyes:
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Hannah-Little Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Have I ever mentioned how much I love Amber?
So
so
so
much >:I

Seriously man I want to keep her as a bebe of my own!
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LilBluestem Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
Bawwww. Thanks. x3

BUT YOUR PILE OF ABDUCTED BEBES IS ALREADY TOO HUGE. Nooooo. :c Leave her alooooone. My bubu. :<
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ThePsychoArtist Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow. The feels I have for this character is....is.......making me sad! She is so FREAKIN adorable and she's DYING!!! But her personality makes me weep even more. I am here feeling bad for her while she accepted of what is going to happen to her and is so optimistic! She is someone who will be able to brighten up anyone's day, no matter how down they seem.......but that's what I am getting. The point is, you made a character that I can weep for but be happy at the same time! She's dying, but makes the most of her life. I really love this character, Lil, you did an amazing job!!!!!!!
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LilBluestem Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
This has been sitting in my messages forever because it was a lovely comment and I didn't know how to properly respond. xD But thanks so much dude. Really. C:
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manateemuffin Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
I love her! Another amazing character from an amazing artist :D
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LilBluestem Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
Thank you. c:
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manateemuffin Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
:)
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Sockless-Sheep Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013   General Artist
AMBER :iconsupertighthugplz:

I absolutely adore this child. She's a beautiful addition to your little OC crew and is just as thoughtfully thought-out as the others :heart:

Her design is GREAT and I actually love that she's been helped by the government in the past (rather than being a weird government experiment who is now on the run or something, which is often the case when people involve powerful businesses and such in characters lives. I'm a little guilty of that myself by plaguing Lu with doctors who were literally just trying to help her xD but pft.). Think I've said it before, but it's just nice that she's had such positive people in her life so even though she's got some SERIOUS crap to deal with, she's a little ray of sunshine and bubbles and I just want to squish her until she can FEEL my love D':< (...I actually think I said that about Josh come to think of it. Either way! I like it when characters have positives in their lives. It's nice and good and makes sense why they'd be heroes!)

Her powers are so cool too and just everything about this is lovely. Design, history, personality. EVERYTHING. Have I said how much I love Amber? Because I love Amber.

~ Sheep xx
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LilBluestem Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
Aww thanks! Thanks so much! I'M GLAD YOU LIKE HER.

And yeah, there are so many characters who've been created and kind of ruined by various horrible government things, so I wanted to do something different. c: (It's totally appropriate what you put Lu through though!! They were trying to help... in a way that was deemed helpful at the time... >> ) I suppose you can say that about both of them! You're right--it's something that's a heroic quality, and seeing as how they're both heroes, it's very appropriate. xD

C: :heart:
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Sockless-Sheep Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013   General Artist
Love herrrrr :heart:

Exactly. It's cool you didn't fall into that trap and actually subverted it from the cliché. GOOD JOB. (fft, thanks girl! I'm glad you think so at least D: ) And yes it is very appropriate! Good people making good peopllllle~

:huggle:

~ Sheep xx
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akrex Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Shes so sweet D8 she really is going to die?i aoidjiajwdajdij feels
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LilBluestem Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
Well, since she's going to be Josh's buddy, that means she's going to have a friend named Melanie, so I think she'll be okay. c;
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akrex Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
83 yey
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