Name: Mae Ko
Hair: Red
Eyes: Green
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 155 Lbs.
Birth Country: Navajo Nation
Birth City: Chinle', Navajo Nation
Occupation:  Attorney
Group Affiliation: ANGEL Corps
Base of Operations: The Synidome
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Origins:  Mae’s parents died when she was very young so she lived with her grandparents, Niyol and Rayen, her great grandparents,
Nastas and Doli and  and a great, great grandfather named Ahiga in a remote Chinle neighborhood. Her grandmother, Rayen, was the
major income earner for the family, having written a moderately successful series of children’s books about a young Navajo warrior’s
adventures and ascension to power. When Mae was 8 her grandfather, Niyol, was 44 and he began teaching her the Navajo martial
arts “Plains Indian” system taught to him by generations of Navajo predecessors that many still believe is a lost art. He also showed
Mae how the Navajo once lived off the Earth fishing and hunting. She continued her training for 8 years until Niyol could teach her no
more and she expanded the system herself. As she grew up, Mae’s great grandparents, Nastas and Doli, made sure she understood
the great heritage of the Navajo dine’ (people), and taught her the legends and stories handed down generationally for hundreds of
years. Her great, great grandfather Ahiga was 62 when she was 8, but his family and friends regarded him as a loveable but silly old
man clinging to outmoded ideas about shamanistic magicks. Mae loved him very much for always making her laugh and for taking her
around to many of the wondrous, majestic sites on and off  the Navajo reservation. Through interactions at school and in town with
other teenagers, Mae learned about the American life off the reservation and craved to know more. Seeing better advantages to
gaining knowledge from within the American school system, she worked hard to put herself through Law School at the nearby
University of Colorado at Boulder where she earned a Juris Doctor Degree, a PhD in Environmental Studies and an American Indian
Law Certification. Though her enlightenment about modern day America and technology largely had her writing off Navajo stories
more and more as imaginative tales from a very old tribe, she decided to return to the reservation for some downtime before
launching her career. This was the exact time frame that the global phenomenon that would later become known as
"The Neogen
Flux"
would transpire. At home, Ahiga had grown very ill but he begged Mae to take him to a special spot they had enjoyed when she
was younger. Ahiga’s family would have no part of it due to his fragile state. Defying their will, Mae secretly brought Ahiga away to the
spot he craved where he spoke about the legends of Foxfire. He soon began to feel pain and clutched his chest, directing Mae to dig
at a certain spot. She dug down into the earth and found a weathered receptacle within which was a priceless stylized fox head with
twin blades on either side of it. It resembled a weathered clay mask Ahiga had kept over the headboard of his bed all his life. Earth
tremors kicked in when a dark evil entity burst forth from a nearby cliff face freed from imprisonment in the mountain.. Mae ran with
the fox head returning to Ahiga where he identified the evil entity as Muganthra, an ancient death-dealing monster reputed to have
been imprisoned inside the mountain by Navajo legends Monster Slayer and Child of Water. Muganthra advanced on the pair . The
Foxfire artifact engaged, allowing the pair to barely evade  injuries, and then it changed into a staff that transformed Mae into Foxfire.
Unfamiliar with her new powers, Mae barely survived the battle with Muganthra but she managed to drive the creature off. She used
her powers to strengthen Ahiga enough to get him to a hospital where he recovered (apparently he had snuck in and indulged in
some very spicy food) and survived to advise Mae on the powers of Foxfire.
Powers:  Mae's abilities stem from her affiliation with the Navajo Fox-Spirit imbuing her with a preternatural cleverness, guile and
stealth. She can borrow strength from the Navajo people selectively to enable her to lift 750 tons, can run at speeds of 200 mph and is
resistant to injuries. Mae possesses extrahumanly fast reflexes, wide band vision powers, a megahuman sense of smell and advanced
hearing. The Foxfire spirit allows extreme image casting and manipulation powers that enable her to create realistic illusions, fields of
darkness, fields of light and an instant invisibility that cloaks sight, smell and hearing.
Strength Level Unassisted:
Class 1-A Baseline Human Range.
Level 3.
Can press 200 Lbs.
Strength Level Power-Assisted:
Class 7. Megahuman Range.
Can press 750 Tons.
Arsenal:  Mae owns the Staff of the Dine', topped with a stylized double-bladed fox head made of armoridium, the hardest known
substance that can cleave anything in two.  The staff is made of dispersium, able to absorb and re-direct energy. The staff is also able
to facilitate a number of powerful effects such as control over super-hot flames, healing,  protective force fields, body takeover,
balance restoration, concussive blasts and flight. With great effort,Mae can  summon forth great Navajo warriors and shamans from
the past from hundreds of lost and current day Navajo tribes to aid her against opponents.
Fighting Prowess:  Mae has exceptional hunting, tracking and combat skills, particularly with a deadly Navajo martial arts fighting
discipline, called the "Plains Indian" system, a discipline that many thought lost. It includes weaponry skills with various bladed
weapons and staffs. Mae is also an exceptional marksman  with a long bow and arrow.
Gear:  Mae's attorney income has financed a large custom hogan that has a hidden  passageway to a secret  underground complex
loaded with high-tech equipment.
Standard Nanotech Armored Protection Gear (SNAP-Gear), lightweight uniforming system equipped with onboard computer array,
variable feed power sources, life-support, networking and armored protection. A voice-activated onboard computer ties into tactical
local and wide-area networks using a “heads-up” holographic transparent 17-inch display panel while it monitors its wearer’s
physiology. A shield mode provides operatives head-to-toe protection.   
Adairian Adaptive memory molecules enable SNAP-GEAR uniforms to adapt to a host’s application of wide arrays of energies. SNAP-
Gear is able to transform into a small inventory of various non-combat outfits pre-loaded by its user.  
ANGEL Com (Communications Device), a neural transceiver implant that responds to basic cybernetic commands. The device utilizes
ultra- sophisticated cerebellinguistic algorithm codes to translate human languages. Once set, the device automatically translates and
feeds languages or dialects in one’s native tongue directly into the ear with an average translatability percentage ratio of 94.6% for all
known language patterns.