Submitted by Brian Mendus

Real Name: Ayla Ranzz
Base of Operations: Metropolis, Earth
Marital Status: Single
Race: Winathian
Advantages: Acting Ability, Acute Balance, Ally (Legion of Super-Heroes), Attractive Appearance, Contacts (Winathian Government), Technologically AdvanceD
Disadvantages: Age, Impulsiveness
Reflexes: 3D
Acrobatics 5D, Brawling 6D, Climbing 4D, Dodge 5D, Piloting 4D (Legion Cruiser +2D), Sneak 5D
Coordination: 2D
Marksmanship 3D (Lightning Bolts +5D)
Physique: 2D
Running 3D
Knowledge: 2D
Computer Ops 4D
Perception: 3D
Hide 5D, Know-How (Electricity Manipulation) 6D, Survival 5D, Tracking 4D
Presence: 3D
Animal Handling (Lightning beasts) 4D, Charm 6D, Persuasion 5D, Willpower 5D
PDV: 3
Unarmed BDV: 4D
P/L Bonus: + 1
Hero Points: 3 Body Points: 28
Character Points: 38 Powers: Electricity Manipulation 7D

Equipment: Legion Flight Ring [AV 15, BP 50, flight +4D, Flight 3D]

History: Alya Ranzz is Garth Ranzz’s twin, and received her electrical powers at the same time as her brothers. When Garth ran away to search for Mekt, he left Ayla behind, leaving her for the first time to face life without her twin (Winathian society is built on the assumption that most important tasks will be accomplished by a team of twins working together – it’s especially difficult for an adolescent to suddenly be forced to cope with twin-less existence). Ayla coped with the alienation, however, and actually managed to become a bit of a local hero through using her powers for the good of others.

When the Winathian government learned that Garth was an illegal runaway, they demanded his return, and named Ayla as their official planetary representative in the Legion. Eventually, Garth was readmitted to the team, and now both Lightning Twins are members in good standing.

Ayla is one of the most outgoing Legionnaires. She is easily moved to either sympathy or annoyance with others. In general, however, she is extremely well-liked on the team. Ayla is extremely easy to talk to, and even Brainiac 5 has been known to share confidences with her in an unguarded moment. Cham developed a profound crush on Ayla from the moment he saw her, sending her notes and keepsakes as her “secret admirer.” Once it was discovered, the crush blossomed into a close (but apparently platonic) friendship. Ayla has become a bit of a ringleader among the female legionnaires, particularly when it comes to schemes to get out of the clubhouse and have fun.

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