Mindy Marvel
Real Name: Melinda Bridget Crane
Identity: Public
Species: Human
Gender: Female
Citizenship: United States
Hair: Red
Eyes: Green
Height: 5'6"
Weight: 138 lbs
Occupation: Professor of Law - Pianosa Academy
Creator(dA name): brad328
Base of Operation(s): Angel Falls
Affiliations: Guardians
Marital Status: Married
John Crane
Children: Cecilia Crane (daughter)
Mother: Karen Doherty (mother)
Father: Dr. Richard Doherty (father)
Relatives: Michael Doherty (younger brother)

Mindy Marvel is one of the most outspoken Guardians in all of Angel Falls. She was among the leaders to create Guardian Hall, and structure their group. She also was bold enough to run for mayor.

History Edit

Early Life Edit

Melinda grew up in a middle class Irish Catholic family in the Midwestern United States. Her parents instilled a strong work ethic and a desire to help those less fortunate then her. This helped her throughout her youth as she excelled both in sports and school as she was able to attend USC on a combined academic and athletic scholarship (basketball).

It was there where she met John, a starting linebacker on the team and computer science major. Melinda graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Political Science and, three years after graduation, she married her college sweetheart.

Origins Edit

She was hired by the firm Poole and Schmidt LLC after passing the bar exam and worked on a few low profile cases. Her major break happened when John was framed by Petromerica, one of the largest oil producing corporations, of murdering James Caldwell, a powerful environmental activist. She led John's defense team and it was during that time that Melinda was exposed to the Transformatrix, a device that activated her dormant meta genes and granted her amazing powers. Using her new found abilities, she was able to track down key evidence and bring the man who orchestrated the plan to justice.

Abilities/Skills Edit

Green belt in the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP) - taught by Walkiria Third-Class Sportsman rating rank in Sambo - taught by Soviet Superwoman

Extensive knowledge of the legal system

Hobbies/Interests Edit

  • Basketball
  • Piano

Angel Falls Edit

John and Melinda moved to Angel Falls soon after to help set up the firm's newest office in the city. Displeased in seeing how the city was being run, she declared her intention to run for the office of Mayor despite her lack of political experience. It was at her announcement of her candidacy at the reopened Tartarus prison where she defended the crowd against the attack of the evil Dark Star, exposing her identity to the public at large.

After her mayoral campaign was derailed, Melinda accepted a position at Pianosa Academy, a prestigious boarding school whose goal is the training and education of children, aged 14 to 18, who possess superhuman abilities. Mindy currently acts as a legal adviser for the academy along with teaching and counseling those who would be the next generation of heroes for Angel Falls.

Powers Edit

Mindy is able to tap into the Earth's natural electrical field and is the source of her powers which include:

Super-Strength: Able to lift up to 10 tons

Super-Speed: 40 mph jogging, 80 mph running, 120 mph sprinting

Flight: Up to 250 mph

Accelerated Healing: Mindy is able to heal or recover very quickly from surface injuries and minor illnesses (usually the same day). Small injuries and illnesses such as the flu would be at a 90% rate. Her ability decreases at a similar rate the more severe the injuries Mindy is not invulnerable to poisons and is as susceptible to diseases, such as cancer, as a normal person.

Electrical Blasts: Generated from her eyes, Mindy is able to shoot blasts that are equal in intensity to an average bolt of lightning (30 kiloamps). She is able to increase the intensity to a larger bolt (up to 120 kiloamps) at the expense of her other abilities.

Polarity Wall: Mindy is able to generate a personal force field that can withstand up to a .50 caliber heavy machine gun, granting her limited invulnerability, Mindy can increase the size and strength of the wall, for a limited period of time, at the expense of her other abilities.

Shockwave: A method of crowd control and object manipulation, Mindy is able send pulses of electricity from her hands to physically push or throw objects away. Used against people, it can temporarily (or permanently) incapacitate others.

Thunder Drop: When Mindy is in air, she can crash down to the ground in a powerful explosion. The higher she is, the larger and more powerful the ensuing explosion will be.

Ionic Storm: Mindy is able to summon a large continuous bolt of lightning to strike a small target area or person, at the expense of her other abilities. Mindy would have to recover/recharge after use of this ability, increasing her vulnerability to attacks.

Mind-Reading/Lie Detector: Mindy is able to read thoughts by analyzing the electrical activity that makes up a person's brainwaves - limited to surface thoughts.

Pulse Heal: Similar to a defibrillator, Mindy is able to deliver a therapeutic dose of electrical energy to a person by placing her hands on them.

Electrical Absorption: Mindy is able to absorb the electrical energy from surrounding objects (i.e. car batteries, outlets, street lights) by direct touch. This is used primarily to recover from extensive use of her powers but, if needed, it can be used to boost her powers/abilities temporarily.

Possible Earthquake Detection: Mindy is able to feel variations in the natural electric field of the Earth, which may serve as precursors of strong earthquakes.

Weaknesses Edit

Her powers can be disrupted by electromagnetic activity and prolonged exposure to a significant amount of magnetic material will cause her to develop symptoms similar to poisoning.


Mindy Marvel Is a charter member of the Guardians and is consider a Founder.


Mindy Marvel Is on the Guardian Active roster. They are the ones who are the first responders and their membership is known to the public at large.


Mindy Marvel has a history in the City of Heroes online Roleplay game continuity.