Michael Powers || 19 || History || Mutant

Flight: Michael’s ability manifested itself when he was 12.  Growing up in circumstances that did not foster his power as a gift but rather a curse, he has learned to be very cautious about who he shows it to, and when he is nervous he sometimes finds himself involuntarily rising from the ground.  However, his power has grown and he is quite capable of controlling it under normal circumstances.  He loves the feeling of hurtling through the air, and as part of his fun-loving personality, finds the thrill of the wind in his air a better rush than any other sport he’s ever participated in.


Michael doesn’t remember his mom much.  She died when he was only three years old, so it would be nearly impossible for him to actually remember her.  Instead he grew up with his father.  His dad was great.  He loved him dearly and raised him happily, despite the fact it was hard to bring Michael up as both mother and father while he was busy trying to maintain his carpenter business.  But they were happy, in their own way, the small family of Michael, his dad, and their over-sized Labrador Mr. Grumpy (named by a young Michael because of the way he always sighed melancholically when he was sitting by himself).  They lived in a small town in North Dakota, where there were few secrets, and very little drama to amuse the young population with.  Michael grew up charming, friendly, and loved by most of the people in the town, though he had a slight trickster streak in him which reveled in pranking and practical jokes.  He smiled easily and laughed even easier, though he was always very conscious of how difficult it was for his father to raise him on his own.  

He discovered his power when he was 12.  He had been playing a prank on Mr. Grumpy, forcing the poor dog into the attack by tempting him with bacon, just to see what the dog would get up to in the dusty attic.  While up there, Michael found a box of old pictures, one with his mom in it, and was so immersed he didn’t realize he was leaning on a precarious shelf that broke.  He was fine, but it startled Mr. Grumpy, and in a panic to get away from the loud noise the dog jumped out the window.  Michael had no time to react and threw himself out the window to save the dog instinctually.  He would have died had not his power kicked in, causing him to float a few feet above the ground clutching a very confused Mr. Grumpy to his chest.  Michael was ecstatic, but unfortunately he was overseen by a neighbor.  Powers were hated in his town, and mutants especially were considered freaks of nature and devil’s spawn.  

That very night they heard a strange sound outside the house as they were eating dinner, and suddenly smoke started billowing through the house.  There was a fire, and Michael and his dad just had enough time to grab some photo albums and the dog before the house was consumed by the billowing flames.  It was called an accident, but Michael couldn’t help but think the sound he had heard before the flames surrounded them had been laughter.  That laughter haunted him, especially in later months as he watched his dad succumb to depression.  Though his father never blamed him, even expressing pride at the boy’s talents, Michael knew that the house had been something his father had built with his mother, and losing it was like feeling the loss of his mother once more.  They moved towns without a word, picking up and going to a more hospitable place for mutants, but Michael watched in growing concern as his father lost weight and threw himself into work.  He soon decided the best way to help his dad was by finding him a new love, and so he went around, using his flight powers, to pull up bits of roofs on the houses of single, appropriately-aged women, hoping one would attract his dad’s eye.  The attempts were all fails until Jane showed up.  Jane was a widower who also had a dog, and she seemed perfect.  Michael watched gleefully as his dad fell head over heels in love with her, and everything seemed to be going well until they got married, and Jane confronted the boy.  She told him she hated mutants and poisonously whispered that if she ever saw him flying in her house she would make sure his freakiness would be removed immediately.  Michael was shocked, but didn’t want to upset his dad, and so he kept silent despite the pain, bullying, and torture Jane put him through over the next few years.  His dad had taken care of him so long, it was now his job to ensure his dad was happy.  So he remained silent until he was able to graduate high school and go to university, pave a new life for him in a place where hopefully he could be accepted.


Positive:  Michael is a loving, charming person.  He cares deeply for those around him and always wants the best for the people he knows.  He is witty and loves joking around, always up for some practical jokes, but always meant in the best of fun, never hurtful.  While average at school, he enjoys history sincerely and therefore does fairly well because his interest inspires him to work harder.  He never lets things visibly get him down, and he is a fun-loving, positive person who works hard and stays cheerful on the outside no matter what he is going through.

Negative:  Michael has issues trusting people.  While he easily dedicates himself to helping others, he rarely opens himself up to allow others to help him.  He keeps pain and hurt to himself and doesn’t like burdening others with his problems, despite the fact most people want to help him.  He doesn’t really believe it when people say they care about him, and is always suspicious people might betray him underneath his fun-loving personality.  He is much more vulnerable than he likes to admit.


Yoona Song: Michael and Yoona both arrived at the university on the same day and their father’s ended up becoming quick friends, as did they, bonding over their lack of mother figures and general newness to the place. They’ve stayed friends ever since and Yoona often drags Michael along to hunt for fairies with her – personally he doesn’t believe they exist, but he plays along anyway. 

Isaac Niles: Michael has only recently met Isaac since the boy came to work at the local bakery, but the two of them became friends quite quickly. Although the two of them don’t have matching personalities, Michael thinks Isaac can be a fun person when he wants to be and encourages him to not be so serious about everything in life.

Jimmy Sanford: Jimmy and Michael also met through working at the bakery but that was a while back; they’ve been good friends for ages now. Michael tries to instill confidence in him and often is the one forcing Jimmy to be more social and try to make more friends though he knows when to draw the line. 

Michael is portrayed by Josh Hutcherson and he is OPEN!

Yoona Song || 19 || Agriculture || Mutant

Arborkinesis: Yoona is a plant manipulator.  Her power is quite strong due to her excessive love of nature.  She speaks to plants and has even used her dorm room as her personal garden, growing flowers and even small shrubs all along the walls and ceiling of it.  She is under the impression plants speak back to her, and she is unparalleled in her ability to grow and nurture plants no matter where she is. 


Yoona was born in California to Korean parents who had moved to America a few years previously. Both her mother and father were mutants. Her mother was an empath, and her father was a water manip. They were both very much in love, and had moved to California because they had won a significant amount of money in the lottery and saw an advertisement for some land in California for sale. When they moved, they turned their few acres of land into a farm, where they created fresh produce.  When Yoona was born, they had a  peaceful, idyllic life.  Yoona loved reading books, and her mother and father encouraged her imagination, allowing her to believe whatever she wanted.

However, when Yoona was 6 years old, her mother was killed in front of her in a hit in run on a shopping trip to LA.  Yoona was horrified, and the event made her retreat more into her fantasy lands.  Her father nurtured her as best he could, and made her some space for a personal garden in their farm.  Soon she began spending all her time there, and her father began to realize her skill with green things was more than just talent.  Yoona spoke to the plants like they were her friends. She named them, and sang to them, even read books to them.  And in response, her plants grew the most stunning blooms ever.  While Yoona was still sad about her mother’s death, she was able to cope with her plant friends and her father.

In high school, Yoona was treated like a freak.  She was constantly made fun of and bullied, but because she was so oblivious she often didn’t realize it.  She knew she was a bit different, but she couldn’t really tell why, and so she carried on in her dream worlds, not realizing what it was like to have real friends.  While she had plants, she did wish she could get real friends.  University has been much kinder to her.  People are more accepting of her weirdness, and there are venues for her imagination.  She is a very dreamy person.  She loves mystery and detective novels, as well as fantasy novels, and will often slip words and stories about local legends into her conversations.  She is a firm believer in Bigfoot and the Abominable Snowman, as well as Dracula and any other vaguely fantastical creatures, so much so that she is in a “Bigfoot Believers Club” with some other quirky members of the university.  She quite often goes exploring for mystical creatures, and gets hopelessly lost in the process. She finally finds her way back to wherever she was meant to be a few weeks later, completely unperturbed.  Her grip on reality is not very secure, but she is a very sweet, open person who loves easily.


Positive: Yoona is very friendly and sweet. She is nice to everyone. She does not hold grudges if people are mean to her, and is very accepting of all sorts of people. She is very empathetic, a trait picked up from her mother, and while she is quite unused to normal social interactions, when she likes a person, she would do anything for them.  She is dreamy and extremely creative.  She is also very smart, but her take on knowledge and what she views as important to know is slightly skewed from normal.

Negative: Yoona is very much in her own world. While she is extremely smart, she often does not understand why she is supposed to learn things in certain ways, when other, more interesting things keep her interest. She has a tendency not to pay attention to her surroundings and easily gets lost. She wanders around, trying to find clues for whatever mystery or creature she is trying to uncover, but ends up in a place with no real memory of how she got there. She is also very easily taken advantage of because she is so trusting and accepting of people. She had been repeatedly bullied and taken advantage of by people in high school, but she does not understand cruelty so she continues to trustingly open herself up to everyone.


Rajesh Singh: Yoona and her are both believers in the unusual.  Raj founded the “Bigfoot Believer’s” club, which she excitedly joined when she entered University.  Raj realizes her grip on reality is less than strong, but is fond of her anyway, and they have an unlikely friendship

Michael Powers: Both Yoona and Michael arrived at Northgate on the same day and at the same time.  Their fathers immediately got along, and the two of them bonded over their newness, powers, and lack of mother-figure.  Yoona treats Michael kind of like her pet, and forces him along to discover fairies with her.

Yoona is portrayed by IU and she is OPEN!