Real Name: Lauren Pennington
Current Alias: Fahrenheit
Relatives: Peter Pennington (father, deceased), Tara Pennington (sister, deceased)
Affiliation: Stormwatch Prime, formerly Stormwatch P.H.D.
Base of Operations: NYPD 18th Precinct, New York City, New York; Skywatch a UN sponsored orbital station in Earth's low orbit.
Identity: Public Identity
Martial Status: Single
Occupation: Operative Combat; formerly Stormwatch P.H.D.
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 131 lbs
Universe: DC 52 Universe, Wildstorm Universe
Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois
Lauren's latent powers were revealed when she found herself trapped in a burning building as a young woman. The building was ravaged by the fire, reduced to ash and cinders, but when firefighters combed through the wreckage, they found her unconscious but otherwise unhurt. Hearing of her miraculous survival, Synergy tracked her down and activated her powers. After undergoing the rigorous training required of a Stormwatch operative, Lauren was offered a position in Stormwatch Two, the reserve team.
At this point, the UN was still under the control of the shadowy, paranoid group of multi-billionaires called the Special Security Council - and their claws were sunk particularly deep in Stormwatch. Thus, while they were heroes, the operatives of Stormwatch were quite ruthless and did not hesitate to violate the rights of a country in order to advance the agenda of the Special Security Council. Fahrenheit, an old Stormwatch hand, served under Bendix's leadership, then Synergy's. When Bendix was put in charge again and modified the teams' lineup, Fahrenheit was appointed leader of Stormwatch Red, the heavy fire team designed for deterrent display and retaliation. But the kind of missions she was sent to perform were not making her very comfortable - though she acted as a good, moral soldier.
After the Wildstorm reboot, Fahrenheit along withe Fuji, Hellstrike and Winter were brought back to life by The Authority's Doctor Habib bin Hassan after having discovered a way to resurrect Winter. Fahrenheit's memories indicated Monitors were involved. Though it could also be suggested that Fuji and the others were saved by a possible future version of Jackson King. She rejoined Stormwatch, but during the "Battle of First Avenue" she fell from a height of several stories. Fahrenheit survived the fall, but awoke without her powers. Jackson King placed her on the new Stormwatch PHD squad. Manipulating her though the grief of losing her powers, Lord Defile used Fahrenheit as a mole, but she sided with PHD when Defile finally came to kill the team. Her powers also returned at this point.
Powers and Abilities
-Pyrokinesis: Fahrenheit has pyrokinetic powers which enable her to agitate the molecules in objects, quickly heating them like a microwave oven. When used on combustible materials, they burst into flames. Her flame is hot enough to melt and mostly vaporize bullets, and she eventually learned how to lay streams of flame in front of her when fired upon.
-Flight: When using it on the air surrounding her, she can create and control updrafts strong enough to let her fly at formidable speeds.
-Hand-to-Hand Combat (Basic): In joining StormWatch, she underwent a bit of combat training (from the hands of Backlash) to get a solid level of hand to hand fighting skill.
Equipment: Stormwatch operatives can rely on the latest technology. They are far more advanced than what we know in all manner of communications, encryption/decryption, medical facilities, surveillance, counter-surveillance, and tranports.
Transportation: Skywatch teleportation system
Weapons: Specialized weapons used by certain members