Lily, also known as Flechette, was a member of the New York Wards. Following Leviathan's attack on Brockton Bay, she was transferred to the Brockton Bay Wards. She eventually left the Brockton Bay Wards and joined the Undersiders under the codename Foil.
She initially hoped she could become friends with Shadow Stalker, the only other female Ward her age in Brockton Bay. She noted that her work would "drain the life out of her if she had no friends to do it with". However, she was shocked by how comfortable with violence Shadow Stalker was.
She kept to an exercise regimen, and spent four nights a week in the gym.
Appearance and CostumeEdit
Lily is described as a Japanese-American girl, of above average height.
As Flechette, she wore a skintight, deep purple costume with a visor, quiver, and narrow platinum-white armor panels that flared out at the upper edges and tapered at the bottom - mimicking the vague shape of an arrow or darts. Her costume included metal cleats on her shoes, that could dig into the environment under the influence of her power, or help her grasp the chains her arbalest launched.
She carried a Tinker-made arbalest to launch needles three feet long – needles that carry the effects of her power, ignore gravity, and benefited from her secondary power of enhanced sense of angles and timing. The arbalest produced an unlimited supply of sturdy chain, and her needles remained fused in place where they hit, allowing her to use it as a grappling hook as well as a weapon. She also carried nine-inch throwing darts, her primary weapon before she acquired the arbalest.
After Lily became Foil, she donned a black costume with asymmetrical belts, boots, armor and gloves. She also wore a black opaque mask with silver trim at the edges. As a weapon, she used thrown blades augmented with a rapier, the same tools she originally used when she first discovered her powers.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
Lily has the ability to temporarily imbue nonliving material with the power to ignore select laws of physics. Most notably, they could punch through anything. She is not restricted to her hand when she uses this power. If her power wore off while an object was moving through another, it would be stuck in place. She could use her ability on her costume to reduce the effects of friction or make her shoes bite into surfaces. Another trick she could do was to make her costume frictionless and allow her to move around.
Scion described her power as "charging objects with energy [...] the small pieces of alloyed metal unfolded, taking shape in not just this world, but all realities, at the same space and time, bristling with an effect that would sever their attachment to most physical laws." Although this is widely interpreted to mean that they extend into every Alternate Earth, this may not be the case.
Lily also has an intuitive understanding of angles, trajectories and an enhanced sense of timing that she uses for aiming and applying her power. It also gave her a defensive advantage being able to dodge blows easily and even catch arrows out of the air.
Foil can destroy an Endbringer's core if it is exposed. However, once the sheer amount of damage she could do to Endbringers was realized after the Battle against Behemoth, the Endbringers changed their tactics.
Using her power on Chevalier's sword would have broken it, This is due to the fact that Flechette'a ability to warp space beat Chevalier's, much like the Endbringer's core was able to withstand Chevalier's ability. It caused the Siberian to flicker and vanish on contact, and Lily would have had a similar effect on Clockblocker's field.
The Entities referred to her power as "Sting". It was originally used for fighting other Entities. They haven't found a way to improve it for aeons, but it was still useful to see how other powers interacted with it.
She was able to reliably damage to the Endbringer.
Was brought onto the Brockton Bay Wards team.
Almost succeeded in capturing Skitter, however, Taylor talked her way out of it and shook Lily's belief in her own righteousness.
She eventually talked about the incident with Ms. Yamada.
Defected from the Wards and started a relationship with Sabah.
Has settled into a routine as Parian's lieutenant. while preparing to deal with a hostage situation she caught up with some of her old Ward teammates. She had takien to imbuing a dagger with her effect and letting Parian incorporate it into her creations, like a fluffy scorpion.
During her battle against Scion, Khepri noticed that he was dodging shots from Foil. When he gave up hope, Foil was able to wound him, opening a hole to his true body through which he was destroyed.
- Her name being Lily might be a reference to Yuri, which can mean both lily and lesbian fiction in Japanese.
|Staff||Jessica Yamada (parahuman psychologist) • Morgan Keene(Parahuman Liaison)|
|Leaders||Legend • Chevalier • Prism (second in command)|
|Members||Adamant • Astrologer • Cache • Clay • Ursa Aurora|
|Members||Flechette • Shelter|
|Directors||Emily Piggot • Thomas Calvert • James Tagg|
|Staff||Renick (deputy director) • Jessica Yamada (parahuman psychologist)|
|Leaders||Armsmaster • Miss Militia|
|Members||Adamant • Assault • Battery • Challenger • Clockblocker • Dauntless • Dovetail • Sere • Triumph • Velocity|
|Team captains||Battery • Triumph • Aegis • Weld • Clockblocker • Crucible|
|Members||Browbeat • Chariot • Flechette • Gallant • Glory Girl • Kid Win • Shadow Stalker • Toggle • Vista|
|Leaders||Grue • Skitter|
|Members||Bitch • Foil • Imp • Parian • Regent • Tattletale|
|Minions||Atlas • Barker • Biter • Cassie • Charlotte • Forrest • Bryce Kiley • Sierra Kiley|
|Tattletale's Soldiers||Brooks • Dmitri • Jaw • Minor • Pritt • Senegal|
|Associates||The Ambassadors • Bitch's Dogs • Coil (see also: Coil's Organization) • The Heartbroken • The Needlepoints • The Sons of Bitch|