Winona

From X-Men: rEvolution
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Introduction

xxxxxStoryteller, paranormal investigator, lab rat.

Description

xxxxxWinona is a brown skinned young woman with shoulder length hair that’s been dyed in pale rainbow colours, but faded some time ago to show plenty of the black roots. With an athletic, sinewy muscles kept so through lots of physical activity. Her resting expression is serious enough that some might misinterpret her as judgmental or hostile, though a smile graces her face enough to show her teeth, straight except for the presence of a visible chip on the left front tooth.

xxxxxShe stands at about five foot seven, and carries herself with a relaxed confidence. Her clothes tend to be in muted earth tones, and she usually wears a pair of earrings that are a cross within a circle, with black, white, red and yellow filling in the quadrants, as well as a beaded turtle necklace. Her preferred footwear are a pair of black combat boots.

Reputation

xxxxxAmong Prometheus, she's mostly known for trying to keep others entertained and having an interest in writing and telling stories, but also seeming very serious. Outside, she is known for her YouTube series, Uncovering the Uncanny, where she investigates paranormal phenomenon as a framing device for historical and political content. Rumours of her disappearance circulate among her followers.

History

xxxxxBorn in Stillwater, Minnesota, Winona was born the only girl in a family with three older brothers. Her parents being Lakota Sioux, they taught about (and made sure that Winona would be proud of) her heritage. The family would sometimes pile into their family van to go visit her grandparents a couple of hours away, and participate in community events there. Their family was not exceptionally well-off, but aside from a couple of rough patches, they managed to make ends meet.

xxxxxFrom a young age, Winona enjoyed telling stories and arranging activities for her fellow classmates, and would often be called a ‘bossy’ girl because of the latter inclination. Her teachers took note of her writing skills even early on, and as she progressed from elementary to high school, she would start to submit her work to all kinds of youth literary contests because of the encouragement of her teachers.

xxxxxShe started hanging out more with skater kids, skateboarding late into the evening with her friends in the town wherever they could, but also going to the library and talking to her parents (and grandparents when she had access) in order to learn more about the history of her family, her tribe and the area that she grew up in to get more inspiration for her writing.

xxxxxWhen she was fourteen, her mutant ability manifested when she was visiting with her maternal grandmother and examining a piece of old jewelry while listening to the older woman tell the tale. Winona felt as though she was transported into the past, seeing the moment that her grandmother received the pendant from her own mother clear as if she was just an observer. While she felt like she was observing the interaction between her grandmother and great-grandmother for minutes, it was only a few seconds that she remained in the trance. There was a slight glow to her eyes and the place that her skin had contacted the pendant, alerting her grandmother that something odd had happened.

xxxxxThey discussed what had happened as a family, and her parents were a little skeptical at first, but were convinced because Winona’s grandmother was well known to be very no-nonsense and because Winona seemed to be having a lot of emotions at the time. Ultimately, they were accepting of their daughter, and even thought that it was a gift to be able to connect to the past so clearly.

xxxxxWhile she did not make much use of her gifts to start, she started to practice more as she got more into her new (or at least additional) passion: film. With some of the images that she got from objects were more abstract, and others more clear, she was inspired to experiment a lot with visual styles. Sometimes her videos included doing crude stop motion, other times telling the story while creating a set, and still others adding action from climbing. At first, she used her phone or webcam to record most of her projects, her family pooled together on her sixteenth birthday to get her a nice camera and microphone, which she made great use of in her future video projects.

xxxxxShe started a series of videos where she investigated supposed hauntings in the town, which was ultimately a framing device to talk about the history of Stillwater with some added scary tales. The web series that she started around this time was called, ‘Uncovering the Uncanny: Stillwater Chills’. When she graduated, she was accepted into Tisch School of the Arts for film studies but decided to take a gap year to film the third season of ‘Uncovering the Uncanny’, where she would travel and explore some of the states in her old beater of a car, having been modestly funded on Patreon for the series.

xxxxxWhile she hit a couple of places in the midwest to start with and got some great footage for her next video, on one of the abandoned properties she had gone to investigate, a rural sheriff had followed her to it (having found her to be a ‘suspicious character’). When he pointed a gun at her to put her under arrest, Winona quickly and quietly complied with his demand. As the sheriff was putting the cuffs on her, his hand brushed against Winona’s and her powers activated. She read the man’s past, putting them both momentarily in a trance to view together the moment that he had beat his son in a moment of drunken rage. When he got his bearings he angrily shoved her into the squad car for a very tense, quiet drive back to the station.

xxxxxOnce there, he made contact with Prometheus, having heard that they can take mutants off of law enforcement’s hands. He did not want someone who saw his secret (and who knows what else she might have seen!) to be in his station, and it seemed like a quick way to make his problem disappear.

xxxxxDisappear she did. Winona was brought to the Prometheus facility, where she has remained for a year since. She’s been starting to lose hope that escape is even possible, that she may well live the rest of her days in the facility, that she would never see her family again or be able to attend the film school she had looked forward to for so long.

xxxxxTo those who had been following her story online, rumours started to circulate that Winona White had vanished, having become one of the very ghost stories that she had been investigating.

Powers

xxxxxWinona can read the pasts of objects and people.

Skills

-Languages: Winona can speak Lakota and English fluently. She knows pretty rudimentary Spanish, having taken it in high school.

-Writing and storytelling: Since she was young, she’s been writing essays, stories and poetry, some of which have won in the youth writing contest she enters.

-Film: Those skills eventually grew into an interest in making video content, and she has been experimenting with the medium ever since she developed an interest in her early teens.

-Skateboarding: She is a skater punk and has the skills to prove it. She has a good sense of balance, control of her body and has had plenty of practice to help her nail all the toughest tricks.

-Lockpicking: Sometimes nobody has the key for abandoned eerie places, and you just have to get the perfect shot. She has the perfect skeleton key.

-Amateur Historian: She knows a fair bit of history and always wants to learn more so that she can pass it on to others.

Connections

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And everything in between

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Winona White
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Codename None
Birthdate 2000-08-24
Birthplace Stillwater, Minnesota
Species Mutant
Affiliation None
Alignment Inquisitive
Powers Psychometry
Occupation Test subject
Registration Status (currently n/a)
Played By None
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Logs
  • (2020-10-25)
Believe In Ghosts
  • (2020-10-16)
Whoever sows injustice will reap calamity, and the rod of anger will fail.
  • (2020-10-14)
The last enemy to be destroyed is death.
  • (2020-07-25)
Not From Around Here
  • (2020-03-26)
Advisory
  • (2020-03-19)
Academic
  • (2019-12-09)
Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers
  • (2019-09-30)
For the living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing, and they have no more reward; but the memory of them is lost.
  • (2019-09-10)
And which of you by being anxious can add one cubit to his span of life?
  • (2019-08-19)
Room Service
  • (2019-08-17)
For freedom Christ has set us free; stand fast therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.
  • (2019-08-08)
Applejack
  • (2019-07-30)
But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.
  • (2019-07-29)
Glowering Meatheads
  • (2019-07-21)
Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.

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