28 Heroines – Marla Hertz

No other paramedic in the city has the success rate that Marla does. When asked she says it’s down to her trusting her training and plenty of practice. She daren’t tell them the real reason, that she has powers. After the clash of powers left huge craters across most of the world, the rest of humanity chose to act and made the use of superpowers illegal. Marla first became aware of her power last year on what was going to be a normal call out to a nightclub. Amongst the noise and the flashing lights, Marla saw reality split and form little fragments that only she could see. When she looked at them, she could see alternate realities of what the next few minutes would be like, each one different based on her decisions. Seeing that the patient needed adrenaline minutes before Marla got through the crowd meant she had the hypospray ready in time.

28 Heroines

RPG character inspiration for each day in February. Heroines with personality, depth and a problem to resolve.

With time she learnt how to control the visions and summon them at will. It takes a lot of concentration to sift through what she can see in the fragments and to others it looks like she’s glancing at thin air. At first she was tempted to use her powers for everyday situations but found that at best she can only see ten minutes into the future and then only for one possible fragment. Marla knows that every use of her powers could see her exiled but is determined to use them to save every life she can.

Day 13 Marla Hertz

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