Missy Biron, known publicly as Vista, is a member of the Brockton Bay Wards.
Strong willed and focused, Vista is confident in her abilities. Despite being through major traumatic events Vista has always been able to bounce back, she is far more emotionally strong then anyone has given her credit for.
Vista saw herself more as "Vista" than "Missy", and took extra shifts to escape the oppressive atmosphere at home generated by her parents' divorce. Developed something of a fatalist mentality after the deaths among the wards following Leviathans attack. She saw herself almost as a child-soldier.
She was horrified at the prospect of Defiant modifying himself with cybernetic enhancements.
Went through horrible trauma and lost many loved one and teammates. Yet she continued to remain a hero.
She had a crush on Gallant and was devastated when he died, staying by his bedside when he expired.
Despite getting off on the wrong foot at first Vista connected with Weld following his counseling. She did the same with the more experienced Dr. Yamada and grew into becoming the heart of the team.
Was able to become acquaintances if not friends with the Dog girl.
Everyone in the know is aware of her abilities, and rightly fears her despite her age.
Appearance & EquipmentEdit
During the The Slaughterhouse Nine-Thousand event, Missy would caried a powerful Tinker weapon, likely given to her by Kid Win, capable of disintegrating a whole vending machine, as well as people. Two years after Gold Morning she updated her costume sonewhat, adding a scarf and showing off the skin on her legs and arms.
Over the course of her career as a hero, Missy gained a large collection of scars - small scars on her hands and legs, a dime-sized keloid scar on the top of one foot, and an inch-wide scar on the right side of her chest, among others. During Slaughterhouse 9000, she was cut across the face by a Murder Rat, whose scars do not easily heal.
Abilities and PowersEdit
Vista is a spatial warper. She has the ability to distort space (stretching, compressing, bending, etc.) by creating a series of events that modify the material. The presence of living creatures interferes with her ability. In the absence of people, her power was potent enough to distort the horizon, and alter travel times on a continental scale.
As with many shakers time is a crucial element for her, the more time she has in a particular area the greater amount she can shape. Her power and reflexes were too slow to deflect or redirect projectiles. However, she was able to reduce the distance Crawler's spit moved to a tenth it's usual distance, so projectiles passing through a prepared warped area may be affected. Further she learned to shape corridors the would curve bullets and presumably other projectiles.
Vista's power provided her with a mental map of the terrain. She usually needed solid matter to "anchor" her power to. She was able to target specific objects, which remained small and lightweight until her power wore off. Because of her skill in using her power especially compared to other shakers in Brockton Bay she classified as a Shaker 9.
Vista can anchor her space warping effects on Projections and tools vastly increasing their size. She can also do this by manipulating the space that matter creation and energy occupies to either decrease or increase the effect area. The parahumans may find this effect difficult to work around.
Due to an unstable home life between quarreling parents Missy triggered in 2008, joining the Wards a month shy of eleven.
Vista had been a parahuman the longest of the Brockton Bay Wards as of arc 9, though she remained the youngest. She had a scar on her chest where she was stabbed by a villain and sewed it up herself rather than risk looking like a baby in front of her team.
Vista was deployed alongside her teammates once news arrived of the Undersiders robbing a bank. Shortly after she arrived, the Undersiders released some of their hostages before Grue flooded the street with darkness. She took a few steps backward to avoid being caught in it and then used her power to swell and widen the street.
After Aegis and Clockblocker had been taken down, Hellhound rode Judas towards Vista. Vista raised a short wall to trip Judas and send Hellhound tumbling off. Gallant hit Hellhound with his power and Hellhound sent Judas after him before going towards Vista. Vista stretched out the space between them and then pinched the space behind her and crossed a third of a block before returning the street to normal. Grue stumbled out of the darkness near Vista, screaming about bugs, and then collapsed. Thinking that he was Browbeat, Vista approached to help, and Grue struck her against the side of her head, knocking her down. Grue then covered them both in darkness.
Later, Vista traveled to the PRT Building where her team was met by Director Piggot, who berated them on their poor showing. After the team, sans Kid Win, arrived in their quarters, Gallant asked Vista to grab two whiteboards. She grabbed the whiteboards, set them up, and blushed after Gallant thanked her.
After the new leader of the ABB went crazy and broke out her predecessor from custody. The other villains of Brockton Bay banded together to take on ABB operations while the Heroes focused on the leaders themselves. In capturing Bakuda in her workshop Vista and Clockblocker were able to stop Bakuda's final bomb. In doing so they saved the city from an EM Pulse that would have devastated the east coast.
With Weld called in to lead to Brockton Bay Wards, Vista was willing to give him the benefit of the doubt when it came to him serving as leader.
Weld assigned Flechette to Vista to get a second opinion on how she was acting. Meeting her, she gave her a pep talk about life and told her it was okay to cry. Getting into a confrontation with Shadow Stalker, she asked why the other hero was so disdainful of emotions and her attachment to Gallant. Shadow Stalker slammed her into the wall before leaving on patrol.
When Shadow Stalker returned, supposedly having captured the Undersiders by herself, Vista was suspicious.
During the attack by the new S-class threat, Vista was taken out early. Deliberately kidnapped before the Protectorate was fully informed about the threat. The replicates the threat created harried the responding forces and prevented them for disposing of the threat for hours.
She was reunited with her team.
Reacted badly to Flechette's defection, and blamed the supposedly surrendering Skitter for Flechette's actions. It is unknown if Vista participated at New Delhi like her fellow Ward teammates did.
Nearly fifteen now, Vista was one of the most experienced capes in the wards. She was chosen to deploy against the Slaughter House Nine due to her versatility.
Late in the story, on the near un-populated Earth Bet, Vista extends her power over a huge track of land, from one end of the horizon to the other, as she is not limited by the number of people there. She uses this in combination with another cape called Silk Road to provide transportation while Doormaker was unconscious.
She later joined the Wardens, and accompanied Miss Militia in her meeting with Hellhound, who preferred being called Rachel.
Helped deal with a broken trigger, was helped by Victoria and Laserdream.
Finally met up with big V during preparations for a clash of two villain groups.
- When asked about what was up with the attitude of Brockton Bay capes. “Make it a Brockton Bay thing. We’re motherfuckers, we’re survivors.”
- Echidna made copies of Missy are given the name 'Scap', as in landscape, mirroring Missy's cape name of Vista which also deals with a view.
- It is not confirmed that Missy has green eyes, the only description of her eyes while unmasked refers to a artistic picture portrait with modified colors.
- While Missy is sometimes a shortened form of Melissa, Vista's civilian name is only ever given as Missy.
- According to a Merchandise cape card by Wildbow; Vista is the highest rated shaker of the East Coast Wards.
|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|