"There was no long-term, and trying to cling to one would only spoil it all."
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Victoria had her personality modified by her sister, making her love Amy uncontrollably. Although at first she sublimated this into anger at the violation, Victoria was eventually reduced to begging to be reunited with her.
She was willing to help a self-described supervillain figure out the PHO interface, describing herself as "unfortunately afflicted with desire to help people" and noting that "you catch more flies with honey than with vinegar".
She was understandably upset when she was rejected from university. She wrote a list of fourteen "unreasonable ... semi-possible" reasons she might have been rejected, although the rational part of her knew that it was likely because there simply weren't enough places. She described herself as having "gotten good at effective brooding".
She stated that she didn't believe in forgiving and forgetting.
Despite only encountering Tattletale once, Glory Girl had a strong dislike of her. When Tattletale taunted Amy about her secrets Victoria became angered, threatening to have both jailed in the Birdcage.
Victoria had a very mixed opinion of Skitter; she acknowledges Taylor's heroism but also condemns what she saw as Taylor's needless brutality (in particular her murder of Alexandria). Nevertheless she was disgusted by what Taylor went through, criticizing Madison Clements when the latter admitted her role in Taylor's descent into villainy. She did not remember Taylor's involvement in the battle against the Slaughterhouse 9.
Victoria is a tall platinum blonde young woman. As Glory Girl, she wears a white one-piece dress that comes to mid-thigh with shorts underneath, an over-the shoulder cape, high boots and a golden tiara with spikes radiating from it.
Victoria has the classic Alexandria package of flight, invincibility, and superhuman strength. She also radiates an aura that makes her allies more inclined to respect and look up to her, while making her terrifying and intimidating to her enemies.
Victoria's invincibility and strength is the result of an invisible forcefield that extends a few millimeters over her skin and clothes. She or her passenger unconsciously controls whether others can make skin-to-skin contact with her.
It needs to recharge for 1 to 2 seconds after it receives a heavy impact, or after a few seconds of sustained fire (such as a beam or jet of water.) Even a strong punch can be enough to trigger this effect, and it takes longer to recharge after holding off a sustained hit. Her own super-strong punches and kicks cause it to flicker off and revive. Dealing with sustained fire causes her shield to take longer to regenerate. It doesn't consider machine-gun fire to be a single sustained attack, but rather a series of individual blows.
While active, it can block even a direct hit from Scion. The field protects her from the cold and bugs of flying, but still allows her to feel the wind in her hair.
Victoria can radiate an energy that makes anyone within her presence feel an emotional charge of awe and admiration. For those with a reason to be afraid of her, it is a feeling of raw intimidation instead. She has displayed the ability to ramp up this energy to increase its effects or tone it down in order to decrease it. This power is considered a Shaker ability, not a Master power. Long term exposure leads to severe consequences. She gained this ability by triggering while she was near Gallant. It's possible that she cannot entirely turn this power off, leaving it always subtly active.
Prior to gaining powers, Victoria wanted to be a superhero more than anything. This led her to play sports, an area she could finally shine, as well as to begin dating a hero. It was publicly known that she was dating Dean Stansfield. It was something of an open secret among the heroes that Dean was actually the secret identity of the hero Gallant.
Victoria triggered when she was fouled in a basketball game. When she jumped to make a shot, another player slammed into her mid-air, and she began flying.
At one point she met Madison Clements Emma Barnes and Sophia Hess at a photoshoot. Despite initially being friendly she was put off when they made fun of a disabled girl (never quite getting along with Emma afterwards.)
After spotting a thug guilty of assault, Glory Girl whooped and landed in a practiced motion before she gave him a head start as he bolted. She caught up to him quickly, told him the name of his victim and said that she would catch him if he tried to run. When he denied doing anything, she used her power to intimidate him, grabbed him by the collar, and lifted him into the air, above a dumpster. She then threatened to break his arms and legs if he didn't tell her everything. He swore at her and she threw him.
Glory Girl worried that she had killed him before she spotted him moving. She asked if he was ready to talk only for him to try limping away. Angry, Glory Girl kicked the dumpster and sent it towards the man. After it hit him and the man didn't get up, she checked his pulse, found the street address, and then called her sister for help.
Confronted with an impossible amount of stress, Panacea suffered a breakdown and made Glory Girl reciprocate her love. She forgot how to put Glory Girl back together and, in trying to heal her, warped her into a mass of flesh made of the body parts Panacea found most appealing.
At some point she set up a tarpaulin to try and prevent the abandoned house she used to live in from being wrecked by rain, but suspected it was a lost cause.
She had applied to Nilles University and been turned down a year before Y1.
Victoria would regularly visit Earth Bet through the portal in the east of the City to search through abandoned buildings. She agreed to provide some of the materials she had found to a library in the City.
She had a job connected to a highschool as an expert in parahumans. Students at the school had classes for half a day, and worked various jobs the other half. The school was linked to a group who used some of the students on security patrols.
She applied to Nilles University again, but after some time waiting - despite excellent qualifications and references - she was rejected again.
Madison Clements contacted her asking information about Taylor Hebert (and expressing regret for whatever role she may have had in Skitter's birth). Victoria admitted that she had deeply mixed feelings about Taylor; she acknowledged that Taylor had been a hero and while she didn't say it recognized that she had saved the multiverse from Scion. However, she also condemned many of Taylor's actions (in particular Taylor's murder of Alexandria). She also criticized Madison for her previous cruelty towards Taylor; in spite of this she gave Madison advice on how to try to be a better person (especially since Madison was planning to be a teacher), warning her that redemption was not about forgiveness but trying to do better.
Glory Girl appeared in an early draft of Worm titled "Myriad" where she assaulted Skitter during Skitter's first outing as a cape on the assumption that she was a villain. Glory Girl paid for this mistake, however.
Although her forcefield is similar to Manpower's, she does not have a Breaker rating like he does.
Amy and Victoria were considered early on as protagonists for a story set in this universe, called 'Guts and Glory'. The story would have alternated between each perspective on a chapter by chapter basis and covered many of the same events that have already occurred.
↑ 1.01.1Glory Girl – Member of New Wave, a teenager with blonde hair and a white costume with gold trim. She has super strength, flight, and invulnerability, as well as the ability to generate an aura of awe around her, encouraging allies and intimidating foes. - Cast (spoiler free)
↑As a superteam that is also an extended family, New Wave has several junior members that gained powers of their own. These individuals are nineteen year old Laserdream and fifteen year old Shielder, the children of Manpower and Lady Photon, and seventeen year old Glory Girl, daughter of Brandish and Flashbang.- Edit by Wildbow Not in the list of retracted edits.
↑"I can't do that. I'm calling your bluff, and if I'm wrong, I'll face the consequences of whatever you say."
"Very principled. Very self-involved too, that you think the secret and the consequences have to do with you and your overzealous nature. They don't. They have to do with her." - Agitation 3.12
↑ 6.06.16.2Glory Girl has demonstrated some anger management problems starting from Interlude 2. She is highly protective of her family. Her inability to be hurt coupled with her aura, which makes people inclined to like her respect her and look up to her has apparently made her somewhat arrogant or proud. Her sister (not related by blood), Panacea seems to have taken on the duties of keeping Victoria's ego in check. - Wiki edit by Wildbow
↑Unfortunately for me, Glory Girl saw it all unfold.
"Nobody fucks with my family!" she shouted, and her power cranked out full-bore. - Agitation 3.12
↑She's not really invincible. That's just an idea she likes to put in people's heads. She has a forcefield around her entire body, but it shorts out whenever she takes a good hit, comes back online a few seconds later. - Agitation 3.12
↑"Bullshit," Glory Girl said, "The brainpower you'd need to interpret and decode someone's unique neural patterns would need a head five times the usual size to contain it all. True psychics can't exist."
"Ooh, someone's taking Parahumans 101 at the university. Your parents pull some strings, got you into a university course before you were done high school?"
"I think you already know the answer, I'm just not buying that you read my mind to get it." -
↑ 11.011.111.211.311.411.5*Who's Victoria Dating, Gallant or Dean? I imagine it'd have to be one or the other in public or else his identity would have come out by now.*
Dean, but it's sort of open knowledge among the heroes that Gallant is Dean, and Tattletale succeeded in connecting the dots. The Wards and New Wave don't necessarily cross paths all that much. Jurisdictions.
Aegis is 17, very nearly 18, old for his grade level, he's already graduated high school and is taking prelim college courses (not the same courses as Faultline & Glory Girl). He triggered at 15. - Answer by Wildbow
↑“I knew I didn’t have a chance with him. He was way older, he was rich, handsome. He was dating Glory Girl, or they were just getting over a breakup, or he was starting to patch things up with her for the millionth time. There was never a good time to talk to him one on one, unless we were out on patrol together, and I dunno what I would have said if there had been a chance.” - Excerpt from Sentinel 9.3
↑"When I was at the lowest point in my life, when the boy I thought I might marry someday was dead, were you secretly elated? Were you happy Gallant died?" - Interlude 11h
↑ 16.016.1Glitzglam: K. Im visiting 2. field
exercises today tomorrow. team want to meet for drinks on day off.
I think I might take off nstead. home 4 sure. m/b u?
Point_Me_@_The_Sky: I’m okay. But do me a favor?
Point_Me_@_The_Sky: If you stop by? I set up tarps by house. Make sure they still there & no water getting through? Lost cause maybe - Glow-worm P.5
↑Glitzglam: and speaking of places. I got 2 take off becuz my place is 2 be doing drills
Point_Me_@_The_Sky: Be safe. Say hi to the family for me. I’ll drop by soon. - Glow-worm P.5
↑ 22.022.1Glory Girl, Victoria Dallon (Incarcerated; Asylum) – Possessed of flight, invincibility, and capable of deadlifting over a ton. She radiates an energy that makes her allies more inclined to like, respect and look up to her, while making her terrifying and intimidating to her enemies. Following the conclusion of the Slaughterhouse Nine arc, Glory Girl was altered by her sister, in both mind and body, and was placed in an asylum for parahumans, where she currently remains. - Cast Page (In-Depth)
↑ 23.023.1Victoria Dallon - Glory Girl -Emotion affecting aura focused on awe/intimidation, flight, enhanced strength, and personal forcefield that blocks one hit before taking 1-2 seconds to recharge - New Wave - Wildbow's Parahuman List, bolded edit by Wildbow.
↑6:05 PM<•Wildbow> Victoria's powers resemble Manpower and Brandish on a level.
6:06 PM<•Wildbow> And because Manpower's shard fissioned off, it was pretty exclusively Photon Mom's power that went to Shielder and Laserdream. - Wildbow archived on SpaceBattles
↑Q.Is Glory Girl's shard a bud shard from Brandish, or is she a first generation cape that happened to trigger in the Dallon household?
A. Yes. - Wildbow on Spacebattles
↑Brandish was living more of a life, she had her existence as a lawyer. So Glory Girl was more of a 'push' of a second gen. Less 'let's copy this person who isn't as active right now' and more 'let's mix it up'. - Wildbow on Reddit
↑Re: Glory Girl, I’ll just say that her super strength and invincibility are linked. Hard to distinguish hitting something and being hit. There’s still that big impact, so Glory Girl’s invincibility does shut down briefly after she whacks something hard enough. Wearing armor that requires super strength to lift could be problematic if her strength comes and goes. - comment by WildBow on Interlude 15x
↑ 28.028.128.2Strong enough to tank a shot from Scion. Would hold up to a few seconds of sustained fire (as in, actually sustained; fire hose or beam, but not machine gun patter), but collapse immediately, with recharge suffering considerably for having to take the sustained hit. A punch/kick probably wouldn't bust it, unless it was delivered well enough to KO, augmented by brass knuckles, etc. But that's about the tier it's at where it starts breaking, and at that point it reacts in almost exactly the same way as it would to a blast from Scion... down for a couple of seconds, then popping right back up. Delivering a strong punch, kicking a dumpster or landing hard has the same effect, causing it to flicker off, then revive.
- Wildbow on Reddit
↑Glory Girl could take a direct hit from one of Scion's lasers.
↑ 31.031.1She threw him. Since she could bench press a cement mixer, though it was hard to balance something so large and unwieldy, even a casual toss on her part could get some good distance. He flew a good twenty five or thirty yards down the back road before hitting the asphalt, and rolled for another ten. - Interlude 2
↑Then she kicked the dumpster below her hard enough to send it flying down the little road. It rotated lazily through the air as it arced towards the retreating figure, the trajectory and rotation barely changing as it knocked him flat. It skidded to a halt three to five yards beyond him, the metal sides of the dumpster squealing and sparking as it scraped against the asphalt. - Interlude 2
↑First of all, she’s invincible. Second, again, bad idea to irritate someone who can swing a schoolbus like a baseball bat. - Agitation 3.11
↑“I’m strong enough to lift a SUV over my head,” Victoria muttered, “It’s hard to hold back all the time.” - Interlude 2
↑Glory Girl was flying over the stampeding dogs, a cell phone pressed to her ear, in Bitch's general direction. Ink and Bruno leaped to the side of a building and then leaped from that point toward Glory Girl. She struck Socks across the head, sending him flying to the ground, and Bruno slammed into her, knocking the phone from her grip. She brought her knee up into the dog's side and pushed herself away before he could drive her down into the ground.
The heroine went for Bitch, who had only Angelica at her side. Angelica positioned herself between enemy and master, and Glory Girl hit the dog broadside. Angelica barely reacted, turning instead to snap at Glory Girl. Her teeth rebounded off the heroine's outstretched arm, and Glory Girl darted backward, to hover in the air. Catching her breath? - Interlude 11a
↑She can shut this off, but the effect is described as being fairly subtle, and it is implied she usually has it on to at least some small degree. - Wiki edit by Wildbow
↑Wildbow: @ the topic - Glory Girl wanted to be a hero more than anything, she couldn't, she was frustrated, joined a sports team where she could give her all and actually shine, and connected with another hero in a romantic sense, out of that deep-seated need.
Wildbow: Which isn't to say she didn't care about him, mind you.
Wildbow: Took a bad hit, pent up frustration came to the fore, bam - Wildbow on IRC
↑Unsportsmanlike conduct between players. She jumped to make a shot, someone else slammed into her in mid-air, and she didn’t fall to the ground until she stopped flying. - Comment by Wildbow on Interlude 18; Donation Bonus #2
↑I watched the individual members of the swarm touch ground. The girl with healing powers had been placed deliberately next to a living pool of flesh with multiple heads of golden hair. The healer’s hands were covering her face, but she didn’t step away.
Her hands slowly lowered, and she laid her eyes on the monster, which was actively, ineffectually reaching out for her. - Excerpt from Speck 30.7
↑Point_Me_@_The_Sky: Might go for long trip before h.school semester starts + I get busy with work. Visit home. - Glow-worm P.5