Merrow

History

Sloane was born an only child in Boston, Massechusets, growing up with
influence from both sides: Her father put upon her to learn and make the most
of herself, while her mother pushed for free expression and creativity. She
took piano lessons and played the guitar, attending just as many local rock
shows with friends as she did the opera with her parents. Art, volleyball,
piano lessons, a social life, even the attempted garage band (though without a
garage, in the city!)? somehow, she managed keep it all balanced without going
completely insane.

With sufficent grades and a scholarship, Sloane started attending Columbia
University in New York with the intent to take her education and become a
professional musician. Quickly, she became a fixture in arts and expression,
her well-rounded upbringing and parentage giving her the means to flourish in
the college setting. Though her parents would rather her become a concert
pianist, she had her eyes on being a singer and guitarist, belting out her own
work on-stage.

It all went awry a little over a year and a half ago: While attending a
musicial symposium with a professor and a few friends, a weaponized terrigen
grenade was thrown into a concert hall, sending people into a panic; the blast
killing some, wounding others, but having a much different effect on Sloane:
She was engulfed in a cocoon, with latent Inhuman genes activating in
response.

Terrigenesis is a genetic roll of the dice. Some emerge from the cocoon within
minutes, hours, or days — and the longer one stays within, the more dangerous
it is for the person within.

Sloane was in for over a month.

Radically changed (mentally and very much physically) by the experience, the
musician's life came to a violently crashing halt: She had powers with no
ability to control them. She withdrew from school; some friends turned away,
and her family rebuffed her. SHIELD was there for her in this time, offering
her psychological aid, a place to (temporarily) stay, and helping her get her
powers under control with training — as well as a healthy round of
self-defense courses.

As time marched ever-forward and Sloane started to find herself again, she
also found herself using her abilities to aid others in the public eye;
willing to dive into danger at a moment's notice. SHIELD of course kept an eye
on her activities, approaching her with options on her future: Leave, with an
open ticket, or … stay, and help protect others and the world.

Through the best and worst, Sloane spent the last two years as a trainee and,
eventually, becoming a full Agent. Despite some expressing misgivings of an
out, obvious meta in a government position of any kind, Sloane has presented
herself as a friendly face and an outstretched hand to metas worried about
being exposed or otherwise public with who they are.

Recent Events

While SHIELD publicly supports the Metahuman Registration Act, one voice in their ranks is openly *against* it. Though documented by the government for her work, she believes that no one should be forced to register for being who they are, and is actively campaigning within the organization to pull support from the legislation.

This may end up causing ripples — both within SHIELD and the broader metahuman community.

Personality

Sloane is passionate, artistic, driven, honest, creative, arrogant, scared,
and on top of all that, young. While she truly believes she may be doing the
best thing she can, there's still a lot about a lot she's learning at a
break-neck pace in the two years since her transformation. It is not unusual
for her to separate herself from others to clear her head, whether that means
retreating to home with headphones and music, or sitting at the bottom of a
pool for the better part of an hour trying to tune out the rest of the world.

Whether or not she admired heroes in the world, Sloane was one of those rare
people content to not have power. While not the most disciplined person in the
world, she knew exactly what she had planned for a day, or a week. She was
strong and confident. Now, she has to deal with the hand fate has dealt her:
With her life, her family, and her place in the world. She struggles to
balance dangerous work with creativity and also self-doubt, fear of what her
power could do if it were to run unchecked, and becoming the very kind of
problem people talk about when they speak in hushed tones of the dangers of
metahumans.

RP Hooks

  • Sloane is big into metahuman outreach and support. It doesn't matter if you're a mutant, inhuman, alien, or mystical creature, she'll try to help if asked.
  • Despite having a government job and being 'on the books,' it is an open secret that Merrow is campaigning from within SHIELD against metahuman registration laws.
  • Merrow was highly active during the demonic invasion, throwing herself into problem after problem and essentially giving free potable water to those hiding in shelters while things were at their most chaotic. Did you see her face?
  • Music fan? On one popular cloud site, Sloane regularly uploads original music under the handle 'dragonflood' — primarily rock and hard rock tunes.

Relationships

Character Sheet

ALTERED PHYSIOLOGY
Awakening to her unusual lineage has given Sloane a few advantages over other people— advantages that also help her in the field: Her eyes are adapted to deal with dim to near-dark conditions — incredibly useful underwater— with an increase in both muscle mass and bone density to aid with swimming and resisting the effects of deep water. Not only is her lung capacity much greater than a normal human's, but her cardiopulmonary system is much more efficent, allowing Sloane to stay underwater (and active) for over forty minutes before needing to come up for air.

ARMORED SCALES
Undoubtedly the most obvious and visible change to her body, Sloane is covered in swaths of blue scale. Smooth and cool to the touch, each scale is tough enough that it can double as a form of light armor, durable enough to deflect sharp edges and thrusts across their surface or even a glancing blow from a gunshot at range. For as strong as they are, Merrow's scales cannot handle more exotic metals such as adamantium of vibranium. Should her scales be damaged, plucked, or otherwise shed, she'll regrow them within a week.

HYDROKINESIS
After her change, Sloane quickly found herself with the ability to shape, manipulate, and create water. The versatility of this gift seems bound only by imagination: Agent Merrow can use this power to generate geyser-like sprays of water or focused high-pressure jets strong enough to cut common materials, break bone or create churning walls of water that can rob conventional ballistics of their momentum or otherwise redirect them to a more safe trajectory.

Sloane can likewise use this control to propel herself underwater at speeds in excess of sixty miles per hour, or create enough of a jet or upswell effect to blunt or otherwise save herself— and others— from falls of sufficently dangerous heights.

Miscellaneous

Gallery

Appearances

May 10, 2019. Pasts Divulged

Merrow, Moonstar and Warren gather to discuss what they've each found on Domino.

Posted On: 11 May 2019 13:51 (Related Tags: angel merrow moonstar)


May 04, 2019. Fish Out Of Water

Sloane and Drake meet. Minimal skulduggery ensues.

Posted On: 05 May 2019 00:48 (Related Tags: merrow volt)


April 29, 2019. SPYFISH

Warren catches up with Sloane on the matter of Terrigen, and asks a favor regarding a certain Domino.

Posted On: 30 Apr 2019 14:03 (Related Tags: angel merrow)


April 23, 2019. PARMSWEIR UNLEASHED

Thor has a surprise party for 98 year-old Margaret Carter. An unexpected guest arrives with tidings of his own

Posted On: 24 Apr 2019 19:45 (Related Tags: agent-carter atli doctor-strange fate-nassour jane-foster merrow rocket spider-man thor winter-soldier)


April 21, 2019. Danger Room Session: Kobayashi Maru

The X-Men practice against a Sentinel post apocalyptic world scenario. Otherwise known as 'how Dani turned into Scott for a day'.

Posted On: 22 Apr 2019 12:45 (Related Tags: angel dazzler domino meggan merrow moonstar negasonic-teenage-warhead sunspot surge x-23)


April 21, 2019. Crisis Hotline

Daisy takes Noriko on her prior offer to visit her at the Xavier Institute. Daisy encounters Sloane and catches up, and some friendships are sealed.

Posted On: 21 Apr 2019 22:46 (Related Tags: merrow quake surge)


April 18, 2019. EXTERMINATE EXTERMINATE EXTERMINATE

Protests HAPPEN! And so do consequences.

Posted On: 19 Apr 2019 12:15 (Related Tags: angel fairchild merrow moonstar psylocke quake surge)


April 01, 2019. We're Not Here For Popularity

In the wake of the fall of the Triskelion, three agents seek answers straight from the top.

Posted On: 23 Apr 2019 02:59 (Related Tags: merrow nick-fury phil-coulson ulysses-arngrim)


March 24, 2019. Attack on the Triskelion: Blowback

SHIELD is attacked by the Brotherhood and from within. Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch tear the building apart.

Posted On: 24 Mar 2019 16:49 (Related Tags: finesse hawkeye-bishop jade merrow nick-fury quicksilver scarlet-witch speed ulysses-arngrim wasp-pym wiccan)


March 13, 2019. Keeping Clear

A wandering Sloane returns to the Xavier Institute after a series of unnerving conversations about the problems with SHIELD, and is found by Warren.

Posted On: 14 Mar 2019 04:56 (Related Tags: angel merrow)


March 08, 2019. Order of Importance

Phil Coulson touches base with Sloane Albright at last. Is this goodbye?

Posted On: 09 Mar 2019 05:47 (Related Tags: merrow phil-coulson)


March 05, 2019. Belief But Not Trust

Sloane and Peggy discuss the recent events at the Triskelion and Sloane's desire to resign

Posted On: 08 Mar 2019 00:19 (Related Tags: agent-carter merrow)


March 03, 2019. College Days Re-Visited

Sloane is hanging at Xavier's and Dani checks in on her.

Posted On: 06 Mar 2019 01:02 (Related Tags: merrow moonstar)


March 04, 2019. Birds the Word

Invaders from another world attack The Met, and three heroes make a difficult choice in an attempt to preserve life.

Posted On: 04 Mar 2019 05:39 (Related Tags: atli merrow namora nico-minoru)


March 03, 2019. Free Choice

Sloane finally has that encounter with Warren she has been dreading — and finds it is not so bad(?).

Posted On: 03 Mar 2019 06:42 (Related Tags: angel merrow)


February 26, 2019. The Hungry Bassline

A guest in the house Xavier built has a solid conversation over eggs, bacon, and some smooth guitar.

Posted On: 27 Feb 2019 05:50 (Related Tags: meggan merrow)


February 23, 2019. Somewhere Safe to Go

"I'm going home. I'll decide if I'm coming back later." Spoken as she stormed out of the Triskelion, Agent Merrow did not in fact go home, returning to a safehouse she used with Rachel Grey-Summers during the hell invasion — a safehouse that was in fact owned by Tony Stark. At wit's end, Sloane finally reaches out for help…

Posted On: 23 Feb 2019 14:26 (Related Tags: iron-man merrow rachel-grey-summers)


February 18, 2019. Unofficial Visit

Daisy tracks Sloane down to a Freaking Awesome Apartment WTF?!

Posted On: 18 Feb 2019 21:03 (Related Tags: merrow quake)


February 16, 2019. The Time You Screwed Me Over

Agent Sloane Albright is finally being discharged from SHIELD Medical, but receives a surprise visit from none other than Captain Marvel. Belief is tested, worlds are shaken, and facts are illuminated — and there is at least one crisis of faith.

Posted On: 17 Feb 2019 03:32 (Related Tags: captain-marvel merrow)


February 12, 2019. My Swedish Fish

Eddie comes to poke at Sloane's wounds. With friendship.

Posted On: 13 Feb 2019 04:28 (Related Tags: hashmark merrow)


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Merrow
Full Name: Sloane L. Albright
Code Name: Merrow
Occupation: SHIELD Agent
Aliases: Sloane Brightscale (Atli);
Reg. Status: Registered
Alignment: Hero
Home Turf: NYC
Affiliations: SHIELD
Physical Information
Gender: Female
Species: Metahuman
Species Detail: Inhuman
Age: 22
Height: 5'5"
Build: Athletic
Hair Color: Red
Eye Color: Orange
OOC Information
Portrayed By: Marisha Ray (voice)
Theme Song:
Character Type: OC
Universe:
Wiki Tag: merrow
Played Since: 12/12/18

Last Posted Activity: 11 May 2019 13:51

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