Abilities and PowersEdit
Edict can give one-word commands to any targets within earshot. If the commands are actions that take three seconds or less, failure to obey causes a variety of consequences, while if the commands can't be done that quickly, they can be canceled out by starting the action.
Failure to obey Edict's commands can cause colorblindness, hiccups, sneezing fits, tics, mutism, a temporary wound, falling, clumsiness, a disabled limb, paranoia, hallucinations, confusion, amnesia, blindness, mental deficits, general malaise, a trigger event or power flaw, mental grief, minor stroke-like symptoms, hallucinations, amnesia, compulsive tics, etc. The form of "penalty" is unpredictable.
These effects tend to fade after a few hours, with some notable and dangerous exceptions.
Edict had a brief career as a Protectorate cape named Tongue-Tie, but she decided her unreliable power and personality made her unfit to be a heroine after her power killed someone. After her career fell through, she rebranded with a new name and costume, turning to becoming an independent hero with her partner Licit in Stafford, New Hampshire.
Edict and Licit eventually began an on-again, off-again romance.