History / Attitude
Paris, France not a great deal is revealed in her dossier about Belladonna’s
youth and formative upbringing. Some reports seem to hint that she was recruited
from relatively accomplished Corpse parents in some arcology, while others seem
to imply she was a lucky find of a specialized program that aimed at snatching
up disenfranchised youth or orphans and running them through a battery of brutal
tests, both physical and mental, in an attempt to isolate and recruit a handful
of highly motivated soldier-types whose genetic predisposition to sociopathy
would lend itself to creating the perfect asset in the field.
Regardless of the reality or whether this is
merely more tinsel meant to mislead and confuse whoever might be digging,
Belladonna has had nothing less than a brilliant career thus far, in her service
to Babel. Ruthless almost to a fault, she is not above sacrificing or
brutalizing who and almost whatever is necessary to achieve her mission
objectives. This has caused her to be both feared, reviled and in some circles
respected by her peers and even those who work under her. Even the occasional
boardroom type has taken exception to her methods, though when push came to
shove it was the boardroom flunky who ended up jettisoned out into the void for
a messy death before re-entry did away with any evidence.
More than once she has been accused of having
quite a set of balls on her, but never to her face. Where some achieve notoriety
based on flamboyant risks and tactics, Bella achieves the same by methodically
working out the varied details of most Ops and closing off any and every escape
route that her prey might hope to avail themselves of. And though she can be a
supreme hard-ass, and even prides herself on that fact, she is not completely
There is a side of her that she rarely shows,
excepting to lovers more often than not. And when she takes a lover she doesn’t
necessarily restrict herself to one gender or even to the entirely human. After
a brief, torrid affair with the cyborg Riproar, for instance, she arranged for
his entire team to run afoul of a detonation that should have wiped them all
out. Riproar escaped, but Bella was wily enough to insure that there was no
longer any hope that the cyborg could safely contact, much less return to Babel.
Still, whether she is an innate black widow type or just struggles with finding
the happy medium that might exist between her professional and personal life
remains to be seen.
Understandably, it’s as much a curse as it might
be a blessing to earn her amorous interest.
While Belladonna’s specific degree of training in various
martial, corporate and covert arenas is highly classified it’s fair to assume
that she has extensive training in all of those variety of those, including covert and
overt small and large-scale tactics, heavy, advanced and personal weapons
systems and the like. It wouldn’t be a stretch to assume that she also has
training in psych-ops, media manipulation and the like, on those few instances
where she might come face to face with the global media machine.
Like any Babel
BlackOps operative worthy of continued existence she is an expert in piloting
most forms of vehicle-craft, from sub-orbital and space-worthy variants to
ground based tanks, hovercraft, standard vehicles and the like. In addition,
she’s capable of piloting most forms of helo-craft and VTOL with relative ease.
Standard BlackOps training likely also includes espionage, terrorism, counter
espionage and counter terrorism, exfiltration and counter exfiltration tactics
and so forth.
Like all Babel Field Assets,
Belladonna either doesn't sport any unique identifiers like birthmarks, tattoos,
piercings and the like, or possesses a means by which to cloak any of those from
obvious sight. It is known that she does possess an affectation for smoking
vanilla scented cigarellos, making them one of the few tell-tale giveaways she
rLike all Babel Field
Operatives she also tends to wear form-fitted cutting-edge body armor that
possesses mimetic properties and makes most forms of standardized body armor
seem pedestrian by comparison.
As is the case with
most Babel Assets, Bella has access to just about any sort of vehicle, gear or
equipment she might need for a given mission or operation, though she can't just
commandeer such in most cases without going through the proper channels.