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Player: @faithski
Biographical Data
Real Name: Samantha Layton
Known Aliases: Nitro
Gender: Female
Species: Human
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Place of Birth: Des Moines, Iowa
Base of Operations: Millennium City
Relatives: N/A
Age: 14
Height: 5'3
Weight: 117 lbs (8 stone)
Eyes: Blue/Green (Heterochromatic)
Hair: Blonde
Complexion: Fair / Smooth
Physical Build: Slender
Physical Features: Heterochromia - eyes faintly glowing.
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Identity: Public
Years Active: 1
Citizenship: U.S Citizen
Occupation: Student / Hero
Education: Ravenwood Academy
Marital Status: Single
Known Powers and Abilities
Creation and manipulation of flames.
Equipment and Paraphernalia
Power-enhancing gauntlets and boots.
Physical Attributes
Non-Physical Attributes
MaekadaBoxSlim created by @Maekada


Samantha was born to Christine and John Layton on March 7th, 1998 in Des Moines, Iowa. The birth was completely normal, and the girl's parents were thrilled after having been trying for a few years. For the first eight years of her life, Samantha grew up like a totally average young girl. She started school, passed through kindergarten and the first two grades of the education system with no issues and decent results. It was just as she started third grade that her powers began to manifest themselves.

Unlike a lot of people with pyrokinesis, Samantha didn't learn about her abilities through intense emotional drama or physical suffering - instead she was just concentrating incredibly hard while making a painting for her parents one night when the brush went up in flames. In a world of heroes and villains, Samantha knew instantly what was happening to her. Or rather, she seriously hoped she was correct in her assumption. Wasting no time in keeping the gift to herself, Sam started to teach herself to create and manipulate flames using her gift.

Never being one to keep secrets from her family, Samantha showcased her powers to her parents. Her mother was incredibly worried what their daughter's powers would mean for the family, but John reassured her that nothing would change. He was overjoyed by their situation, and applied for a position with the police department in Millennium, the city where superheroes are the norm. They packed up and moved when Samantha turned 13. The move was difficult at first for Sam, having to start afresh in a new school, but she had come a long way with her powers, and things were only looking up.

Samantha got a spot in Ravenwood Academy, having just started the new school term in the ninth grade. Alongside this, she has taken up the name "Nitro" and operates as a registered superhero within the city she now resides in.


Samantha is five-foot tall, just scraping scraping three-inches extra. In proportion to her height, she weighs roughly 117 pounds (8 stone/53 kilograms), which is very slightly under the recommended weight for her age and height range. This is probably due to her inhumanly fast metabolism, meaning she can't put on much weight no matter how much she eats. While not ideal, she isn't horrifically underweight.

Her hair is naturally a bright shade of sandy blonde, and forms a neck-length bob that frames her smooth-textured face and eyes. On the subject of her eyes, the most immediately noticeable thing isn't that they seem to glow very slightly - but the fact that she has heterochromia. Her right eye is a bright, vibrant emerald color, and her left is a paler sky-blue. Both irises are framed with slightly-glowing white.

Nitro's costume used for her hero work uses a simple color-scheme; being white, black and orange. The main bodysuit is just that, a Kevlar/spandex blend that fits her form to allow maximum movement while still protecting her fragile body and keeping her covered up. In addition to the suit, Nitro keeps a signature long, black scarf wrapped around her neck. She also only wears the "Nitro" equipment while in her costume.

Samantha usually picks bright colors for casual clothing; using whites, bright purples, greens, reds, blues - basically anything that looks cheerful and nice when put together, she'll wear it.



Nitro's main power - her pyrokinesis allows her to speed up the natural vibrations of atoms within the atmosphere to great speed, triggering combustion and causing ignition in the air. Once these flames have manifested, Samantha is able to control them effortlessly to do as she pleases. While stereotypically offensive in nature, Nitro has been observed to be able to change the purpose of her fire and use it for defensive and support purposes.


Nitro innately has the ability to run at very high speeds, easily breaking 30 MPH. However, the "Nitro" boots from which she drew her superhero name allow her to go even faster. The fastest she has been observed to run is 180 MPH, though this caused bleeding from the ears and nose.


Thanks to her incredibly fast body systems and functions, Nitro is able to heal over wounds and broken bones in a matter of seconds. While it hasn't been observed yet (thankfully), it is also believed by some members of the public and also other heroes that she may in fact be able to regenerate lost limbs should such a situation arise.


"Spitfire" Goggles - Samantha's goggles are a wide mix of materials including Kevlar, nylon, titanium and two-inch thick, orange mirrored glass. These are used to protect her eyes when running and high speeds and also when using her powers in a close proximity to herself.

"Nitro" Plating - This refers to the techy-looking armor worn on her wrists and feet. These pieces of technology amplify her powers in various ways, but generally just assist her in starting combustion in the atmosphere to generate fire.

Friends & Foes

((Coming soon!))


((Does your character have an opinion on Samantha/Nitro? Feel free to add it here! Put the character's name next to the comment, or just leave it anonymous!))


Beware the Nice Ones - Samantha is likely to be one of the kindest, sweetest people you'll ever meet - that doesn't mean she won't snap when pushed enough.

Good Is Not Soft - While crazy-nice outside of work, when she comes face-to-face with a truly evil villain, she won't hold back.

Wide-Eyed Idealist - Samantha sees the best in everything. Even villains. Until they hurt her or her friends physically, she will try to talk them down.

Underestimating Badassery - A lot of villains (and other heroes) see Samantha as nothing more than a teenage nuisance. They've been proven wrong before.

Playing With Fire - Of course!

((Have any other tropes you think fit Nitro? Please feel free to PM me in-game (@faithski) with your thoughts!))