Maria originates from a badifc in the Metal Gear Solid continuum. She was part of a 'beastman' unit made up entirely of half human Sues and Stus, who were 'the best in the world' in their fields of expertise, with the exception of Maria, who was only given a physical description, and that she was skilled at stealth and infiltration. She was absent for the rest of the fic (probably forgotten) and was recruited cue to lack of charges against her.
She was bitten by a Vampire!Sue during the 2008 Sue Invasion and became a vampire herself, she refuses to use her vampiric powers during missions, though will sometimes use them in HQ (the whole losing her clothes thing might have something to do with it).
Being a Discworld vampire has allowed her to sublimate her addiction to physical contact,and it is not unusual for her to glomp, or give out friendly hugs/punches. Given that she also wears a cat suit all the time to protect herself from the sun and bright flashes, many believe her to be Luxury in disguise. She has neither denied or supported these claims, finding them amusing. She has a low tolerance for badslash,and will sometimes react violently from too much (or just really badly written) slash. During an undocumented mission into the Redwall continuum and attempted to kill Cluny and Mathias during a very poorly written slash scene. She later admitted to reading the Cluny fic from That Series prior to the mission on a dare. She has since been banned from entering the continuum.
Maria's physical description is a mystery to almost all at the PPC, with the exclusion of the flowers, the agents who recruited her (who are hitherto unknown) and quite possibly Luxury. She stands at five foot nine, and appears to be in good shape. She has yellow slitted eyes (red when extremely hungry), and of course, fangs. Her eyes and teeth are the only visible parts of her face, the rest being shrouded in darkness(how she manages this is anyone's guess). She has confirmed she has cat ears as well as human ears, a long tail, and claws.
Her own secrecy is actually the chief reason for the mystery of how she looks-- she is meticulous and keeps all photos of herself safely in her possession. She has also used the neuralyzer before to alter the memories of those who knew her before the invasion, so even they can only remember her current secretive appearance. Some even believe that due to the many differing theories on her looks, and being of a Discworld species, she might no longer have an actual solid look, and she is just eyes, teeth, and darkness held together in a suit.
She is generally in a good mood, and is quite approachable at most times, though her mood can change at the drop of a hat. She also has a mischievous side to her, due in large to her affliction of Cat Girl stereotypes. She is also impulsive and curious (the whole Cat Girl thing really got her good) though she also has anger issues, stemming back to her abandonment in her home fic. She has had problems keeping a partner due to losing control of her anger and injuring them in the process, almost killing one. She fears actually killing or permanently damaging some one.
She has strong protective instincts (some would say possessive issues) over both of her new partners, thinking of them as her fledglings due to them not being scared of by her often alarming nature. She is Not Amused in the slightest when someone (Sue or other) threatens them in some way. Though this is not to be mixed up with maternal instincts, as she will not hesitate to mess with her allies herself.
She has taken a great liking to shinies (or rather taking plunder from missions) and has quite literally stuffed her Responce Center full of them. She appears to take things indidcrimately (Read; not both on fire and nailed down), and has quite a collection of useful, not so useful, and awkward stare inducing things. One of the most questionable is a full sized battleship anchor,which takes up a corner in her RC. She has offered no explanation as to how she got it, and no one asks for fear of becoming guilty by association. Due to her
theiving collecting nature, she has expanded her RC into two unoccupied ones through use of stress relief on walls, and these too are full of junk. Of course, having three consoles BEEP!ing at the same time is quite disorienting.
Powers & Abilities
As a Discworld vampire, she has access to a wide variety of powers, as well as weaknesses-- and unlike a Sue or Stu follows 'all' of her plusses and pitfalls. Though she has refused to use any of her vampiric powers during a mission unless for a dire reason, she will sometimes use them sparingly inside HQ. She prefers to simply use her increased strength, speed, and senses to aid her natural talents.
As from the little description she received from her author, she is an expert at stealth and infiltration, and has used these to her advantage against Sues who would pose a problem in a straight up fight. She mostly uses her stealth to help her glomp unsuspecting people. One has to wonder how she can be stealthy wearing a white baggy suit, and she has yet to give a satisfactory answer.
Minis and Pets
Maria is the proud owner of a female Tiger, which she has named Raksha, a Cat, which she has named Rasputin.
She was given the Mini-Rancor Bob Fett by Cadmar.
- Interlude 1: Agent Intro Cadmar and Mark are assigned to their partners,but must first brave HQ to get there. Maria lounges around having fun time.
- Mission 1: PPC For Eva! Cadmar, Mark, and Maria tackle their first Sue, and become best friends for 'eva!
- Mission 2: The Reason Cadmar Can't like Things. Cadmar, Mark, and Maria take on a short and confusing Deltora Quest fic.
- Mission 3: Dirty Rotten Cowards Agents Maria Nightingale and Mark Sienna team up with Florestan and Eusabius to track down a wimpy Harry Potter in Dirty Rotten Cowards.
- Interlude 2: Relationship Upgrade Mark finds a new friend, Cadmar gets jealous, Eusabius is attacked by minis, and Florestan and Maria get a Relationship Upgrade.
- Interlude 3:Truth or Dare, PPC style!
- Mission 4: Dragon Lady Mark, Maria, Cadmar, and Miah as they face Heather Draconius, the worst jerk!warrior!Sue any of them have ever faced, and deal with the consequences of poor planning and poorly maintained equipment, in Dragon Lady.
- Interlude 4: Picking up the Pieces In which the aftermath of the Dragon Lady mission are dealt with.
- Mission 5: Blinded by the Blight Agents Lucius and Cadmar go to Zombieland to spot a Bad Slash and character killing.
- Mission 6: Optional Miah 'Requests' another mission with Cadmar, Mark, and Maria.
- Interlude 5: Truth or Dare 2 Mark Siena, Maria Nightingale, and Cadmar invite Miah and Cali to play Truth or Dare again! And this time, Florestan stumbles in, and ends up getting roped into it. Awkwardness ensues.
- Mission 7:Plague of Stus In which Mark, Maria, and Cadmar team up with Florestan to kill off a Fallout Stu who's stuck in the Mass Effect continuum.
- Interlude 6: Bonding Time. Florestan and Maria Nightingale take their relationship to the next level.
- Mission 8: Agents Orken and Thomas try to take on a blue wolf with quills... FROM SPACE! Agents Cadmar and Maria drop in to lend a hand
- Interlude 7: Birthday Party Cadmar, Drew, and Lucius have a party! Drunken shenanigans ahoy!
- Mission 9: After Cali and Cadmar's first date, Miah interrogates Cadmar on her intentions, all while they try to deal with the youngest Sue to date in Sateda
- Interlude 8: McKaLoy's Fortnight What could possibly happen when a McKay based mini-Wraith takes apart the RA? Miah and Cadmar arrive a bit late from the Sateda Mission.
- Interlude 9: Christmas! It's Christmas for Maria, Mark, and Cadmar! However, it wouldn't be Christmas without friends, embarrassing stories, and heartfelt gifts!
- Mission 10: Against All Odds Cadmar visits Cali as he is recovering from injuries from his previous mission ( Re-run ), and they get assigned a fic where AU is only the beginning of the description. Read on to discover whether Cadmar's bedroom walls are covered with messages written in blood, what color Cali's eyes are, and what happens when one of the SGA guys gets pregnant.
My Inner Life