Deathsight, Dexterity: 5, Healing: 3, Immortality, Speed: 1, Stamina: 2, Strength: 6, Teleportation: 10, Toughness: 5
Combat: 7 Rider: 6
Advantages: Asgard, Valhalla, Valkyrior
Flaws: Limited Immortality, Noticeable, Tourist, Vassal
Languages: Ancient-Norse and English
Mount: Aragorn (2)
Aragorn is a large, white, winged horse. He is capable of flying at over one hundred miles per hour whilst carrying multiple passengers. Through eating the hay of Asgard he has acquired a measure of Asgardian immortality, durability, strength and stamina. Exceedingly intelligent and well trained for a horse, Aragorn is capable of understanding and obeying certain verbal commands, and is an utterly reliable mount in combat.
Power: Deathsight (N/A)
In her role as a Chooser of the Slain, Valkyrie has been gifted with the ability to perceive when an individual is in imminent danger of death. This manifests as a "deathglow" that is only visible to herself and her fellow Valkyrior. An individual marked out in this way may still be saved from death if swift action is taken.
Power: Dexterity (5)
Valkyrie's Asgardian reflexes are significantly faster than those of a normal human. She is able to react swiftly enough to block incoming gunfire with the blade of a sword.
Power: Healing (3)
Asgardians naturally heal faster than mortals, which is a necessity given their rough and tumble lifestyle. It's not only difficult to put Valkyrie down, it's difficult to make her stay there very long, too.
Power: Immortality (N/A)
Through periodic consumption of the Golden Apples of Idunn, Valkyrie is near immortal. She ages extremely slowly, is more or less immune to disease, and is extremely difficult - though not impossible - to kill.
Power: Speed (1)
Again as a result of her Asgardian physiology, Valkyrie is able to run faster than a normal human. Even an Olympic sprinter cannot match her maximum running speed.
Power: Stamina (2)
Valkyrie is naturally more resilient and resistant to fatigue than a normal human. In addition, she has trained intensively and is at the peak of Asgardian physical fitness.
Power: Strength (6)
As an Asgardian, Valkyrie is possessed of greater than human strength. She is the strongest of the Valkyrior and one of the strongest of all the female Asgardians.
Power: Teleportation (10)
Valkyrie is charged with conveying the worthy fallen to Valhalla. To allow her to perform this duty she has the ability to open portals to any of the Nine Worlds, and also the Heavenly Realm itself. These portals can be large enough to transport herself, her flying horse Aragorn, and any passengers who can fit on him at the same time. She is also able to use this ability to call objects from the Heavenly Realm to her, such as her sword, her armour, or even Aragorn himself.
Power: Toughness (5)
Valkyrie has the natural toughness and durability of an Asgardian. She is largely immune to illness and disease, and compared to a normal human it is much harder to break her bones or pierce her skin. Due to the superhuman density of her flesh and bones, she can withstand conventional small-arms fire without serious injury.
Skill: Combat (7)
Valkyrie has trained extensively, over a period of hundreds of years, with many kinds of weapons, and also with nothing more than her fists and feet. She is an extremely dangerous combatant whether armed or not, but she is deadliest with a sword in her hands. She is the most accomplished swordswoman among the Valkyrior and perhaps even a match for Sif, the Goddess of War, herself. There are few, mortal or superhuman, who can match her with a blade. When armed with a sword, her combat rating is 8.
Skill: Rider (6)
Valkyrie is a skilled horsewoman, able to control her mount expertly even when in battle, and whether the horse is of the conventional, ground-based type or a winged mount such as Aragorn.
Weapon: Dragonfang (2)
Valkyrie's weapon of choice is the sword Dragonfang. Carved from a dragon's tusk by the wizard Kahji-Da and inscribed with the runes of the Valkyrior, powerful spells placed upon the blade allow it to cut through anything from physical armour to mystical barriers, and render the weapon almost indestructible. Dragonfang has a toughness rating of 9.
Though not born an Aesir, Asgard has become Valkyrie's home. She can always return there if need be.
As a member of the Valkyrior, Brunnhilde is able to move freely between the worlds of the living and the dead, and may remain in Valhalla if she chooses to do so.
Brunnhilde is the leader of the Valkyrior, and can call upon her fellow shield-maidens should she need their assistance.
Flaw: Limited Immortality
Valkyrie is immortal only so long as she has access to the Golden Apples of Idunn. If she does not periodically consume these, her Asgardian gifts will fade, and she will age more quickly. If she goes without the apples for long enough, she could become fully mortal once more.
Valkyrie is six feet and three inches of Norse Demigodess. She finds it extremely difficult to blend in to the crowd in Midgard, though far less so in Asgard.
Valkyrie has not regularly walked Midgard in centuries, and it is no longer the realm of her childhood. Many modern customs are baffling to her and she has almost no grasp of modern technology.
Valkyrie is not an entirely free agent, being subject to the orders of the ruler of Asgard. In addition, her calling as a Chooser of the Slain takes precedence over her own wishes. If her services are required for either reason, she has little choice but to obey.
In a time long past, Valkyrie was born Brunnhilde of Wrlstead Arms, a mortal princess schooled in the ways of war by her lover Sigmund. The people of Wrlstead Arms fought against Odin and were defeated, Sigmund falling in battle whilst protecting Brunnhilde. Odin found her cradling Sigmund's body, and offered her mercy, but she refused to leave Sigmund and prepared to battle Odin. Her bravery in defence of the fallen inspired Odin to make her the first of his Valkyrior, and charged her with bearing the souls of the worthy fallen to Valhalla, her eventual reward to be reunited with Sigmund in the Heavenly Realm. Brunnhilde accepted, and as Valkyrie fulfilled this duty for many centuries, gifted with the powers and longevity of the Aesir, and in time becoming one of the most formidable of all Asgard's warriors.
The duties of the Valkyrior were drastically reduced after Odin swore a pact with the other Skyfathers, forbidding them from seeking the souls of Midgardians. The hardy near-immortals of Asgard providing few souls for Valhalla, Valkyrie found the enforced idleness tedious. Occasional visits to Midgard over the years have proved diverting, with previous forays netting her the winged horse Aragorn and the magical sword Dragonfang, so now she has returned to Midgard more permanently, in search of adventure and a meaningful life.
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Valkyrie is a shieldmaiden and vassal to the ruler of Asgard.
Valkyrie is a member of the stalwart smiters of evil known as The Defenders.
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