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Basic Information:
Name: Dustorm
Identity: Janet Van Dyne
Player: Ralph Haen
Nationality: US Citizen
Legal Status: No criminal record
Occupation: none
Group Affiliation: Avengers
Base of Operations: New York City
Power Source: Altered human
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Gender: Female
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 122
Hair: Blonde
Eyes: Blue-Gray
Primary Attributes:
Fighting: Good (10)
Agility: Excellent (20)
Strength: Typical (05)
Endurance: Good (15)
Reason: Good (10)
Intuition: Excellent (20)
Psyche: Good (10)
Secondary Attributes:
Health: 50
Karma: 40
Resources: Excellent (20)
Talents: Business

Powers/Power Stunts:

Matter Animation—Solid—Amazing (50)
Janet has the ability to mentally control the shapes of solids. She usually limits herself to 'earth' (dirt, concrete, stone), but can reshape any 'mineral' matter, the changes are permanent, unless she takes the effort to "put stuff back" (which she usually does).

  • Golem Coccoon—Amazing (50)
    Although she can create "independent" golems, using both air and solid animation, Janet has developed the ability to surround herself in a "cocoon" of material, providing her with Material Str protection, and Material Str Str and End.

Matter Animation—Air—Remarkable (30)
Janet has the (lesser) ability to mentally control air, Including power rank winds, and power rank shields. She has developed many stunts under this mantle.

  • Flight—Good (10)
    Janet can fly at speeds of up to 120 mph, by creating lifting winds. Does not function well in enclosed areas, with the smaller volumes of air, her speeds are greatly reduced.
  • Kinetic Bolt—Excellent (20)
    Janet can "solidify" air and focus it in into invisible blunt attacks.
  • Radar Sense—Good (10)
    Janet can become extrememly sensitive to air currents, and can get a general "picture" of the layout of her enviroment.
  • Silence—Good (10)
    Janet can prevent the transmission of sound by stopping the motion of air waves.
  • Noises—Good (10) (1 use)
    Janet can cause noices, including voices, to appear from nowhere, by simulating sound waves.


Place of birth: Cresskill, New Jersey
Marital status: single
Known relatives: Vernon (father), Alicia (mother)

Janet is the daughter of world-renowned scientist Vernon Van Dyne who is involved in ground-breaking work using gamma-radiation beams to detect life on other planets. A couple of years ago, Vernon contacted Dr. Henry Pym for help in his work. Pym declined, since his own work was consuming most of his time.

Janet was attracted to the moody, intense Pym, who in turn was struck by Janet's resemblance to his late wife, Maria. Shortly, the pair became an "item" for the gossip-mongers in the tabloid press of New York. The affair seemed to be going well enough until Janet was introduced to one of Pym's financial backers, one Simon Williams.

Williams, co-head of Williams Electronics, was an unabashed racist, not at all shy about voicing his opinions about Blacks and Jews while singing the praises of Nazi Germany. Janet, whose grandfather had died fighting the Nazis as a partisan in Eastern Europe, confronted Pym about his friendship with Williams.

It was at this time that Pym revealed his sympathies with Williams's political cause. Disgusted, Janet ended her relationship with Pym.

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