Joie P. Richards
Real Name: Joie P. Richards
Occupation: Student teacher
Identity: Publicly known. but not as active adventurer
Legal Status: No criminal record
Other Aliases: Epiphany
Place of Birth: New York City, NY
Marital Status: Single
Known Relatives: Reed Richards (father), Susan Storm Richards (mother) Franklin Richards (brother), Johnny Storm (uncle)
Group Affiliation: X Men
Base of Operations: XI
Height: 5 ft. 6 in.
Weight: 120 lbs.
Other Distinguishing Features: None
|Known Superhuman Powers: Joie inherited fractions of her parents genes, as all children do. In Joie's case, however, she also inherited their cosmic ray-spawned mutations. Koie Richards' psionic ability to manipulate ambient cosmic energy enables her to bend light around her body without distortion, thus rendering herself invisible. The cells of her body produce an unknown form of energy she can mentally project around other people and objects -- rending them invisible, as well. Richards' brain cells produce psionic force she can shape into relatively simple forms - such as rectangle planes, globes, cylinders, cones and domes. Also, she can mentally project protective fields that are highly resistant to concussive forces. And by projecting columns of psionic force beneath her, she can travel through the air.
In addition, she also inherited her father's expanded mental capacity. Her brain contains several small but significant mutations that her father grouped together and called 'transynaptic' in nature. In other words, her thought processes are generally faster, her memory more keen, and memory more elaborate than that of a baseline human.
Other Abilities: None
Weapons / Paraphernalia: None normally, although she is known to devise and construct mechanisms for teammates upon request. They don't always work as planned.....
Joie was one of the first students to arrive for the current class of students at the Xavier Institute. She had spent long and hard months debating with her father as to the merits of allowing her to leave the safety of the Baxter Building. Finally she won the chance to finally leave home and attend the school.
During this eventful period, Joie made friends for the first time in her life. She had been completely sheltered in her life by her overprotective parents, who had seen her older brother suffer at the hands of their enemies. Everything in the outer world was new to her, each day bringing new discoveries and revelations.In her first few months at the school , she seemed more computer than human. This was due to her lack of normal interaction and development with people her own age. As time has passed, Joie continues to grow and develop in the lively environment that is XI. She still studies people closely, both as a scientific observer combined with an intensely curious teen filled with questions.
Joie's intense hunger for normal interaction with people extends into the realm of romance. She has made errors frequently in her quest for companionship and understanding of the dynamics between men and women. Her curiosity has gotten the best of her upon more than one occasion. Still, she remains chaste for the day she finally discovers someone to teach her the next level of intimacy.
Secrets: Joie has many secrets, but only a few are known by others. She enjoys reading paperback romances, a strange counterpart to her typical highbrow scientific journals. She has had feelings for other students at the school, but usually events happen to discourage the pursuit of such. Her longest lasting romance was with Kevin O'Shaunessey, a student at the school. Unfortunately he returned home to Alaska and the relationship faded due to distance and Kevin's silence.