Daph is 6'0" and lean-muscular, with longish blonde hair (usually tied up in some fashion). She's usually in jeans, some sort of women's t-shirt, and a fuzzy white hoodie with a large black-and-white butterfly on the back. Personality-wise, she is bold, bluff, straightforward, and speaks her mind.
She is a metahuman, but not a practicing super-hero.
Origin and Powers
On family vacation to the Greek Isles seven years ago, Daph got separated from her tour group on the island of Hykanthos, and found herself wandering into a dark cave, discovering inside that it actually had dressed stone floors, figures carved into the walls, and lit torches. At the end of the cave was an altar, and there she came into the presence of a self-described deity, Palomedes, who said that she would grow up to be his high priestess and bring freedom and joy to the world.
In the years since, Daph has grown, assumed the strength and proportions of a holy warrior, and found she has powers (which she can only attribute to that encounter) to detect "evil," to drive away the undead (worst Disney vacation ever), to heal injuries, and to summon a glowing holy staff to smite her enemies.name, but none of it seems to have a connection to the being she encountered, except for the butterfly symbol it adopted.)
It's all actually a bit embarrassing to her, though she's okay with being classified as a "Meta" in the school social hierarchy, and to be a whiz at girls soccer.
She's been drawn into adventures on a couple of occasions (a zombie invasion at Walt Disney World; an automobile crash), but has so far resisted the voices in her head, urging to heroic deeds. Palamedes recently escalated the issue, taking over her body to foil a crime. Alycia Chin, her friend, confronted the god, and counseled both the god and Daphne to consider the matter fairly between them (despite Palamedes' attempt to blackmail Alycia).
She is stalked by a boy at the school, Graham "G. T." Reijin, who claims that they knew each other in another life. She's pretty certain that's not the case, and isn't interested in him even if it's true.
It is currently dating Marion Halliwell, a fellow student and wannabe-radical activist at Gardner. It appears that sex with him has not been all that great.
- 29.5 - When Starts the Semester! - Alycia meets Daph.
- 33.2 - A Visit to the Library with Daph (and Boys!) - The growing friendship between Alycia and Daph.
- Texts in the Night - Marion asks Daph to the dance
- 51.7 - Sitrep! - Daph and Alycia talk about Marion.
- 53.2 - Backgrounds - Alycia and Daph discuss (or think about) their pasts.
- 58.1 - Exposed - Palamedes esclates his battle; Daph turns to Alycia; Alycia confronts Palamedes.