This is something of an errata as I don’t think I explained the Alien Weakness clearly enough.
When an enemy Exploits the Alien Weakness by sacrificing her Weapon Attributes (see Chapter Nine: Weapons) and successfully inflicts damage she inflicts 2 boxes of the appropriate Damage rather than the usual 1. If the Alien succeeds in her Damage Resistance Test she still suffers 1 box of the appropriate damage from a glancing blow.
The reason this is somewhat slapdash in the book is because the Alien Weakness went through the most revisions of all of them. An optional alternative Weakness is presented below.
When an enemy Exploit the Alien When an enemy Exploits the Alien Weakness by sacrificing her Weapon Attributes (see Chapter Nine: Weapons) and successfully inflicts Damage the Alien must also make a mark by one of her Power Levels, suspending that level from play. The highest level of a Power must be marked off first
Last, but far from least, in our showcasing of the Origins we have the Supernormals.
These are perhaps the bravest (or perhaps most stupid) of all the Superladies these daredevils have no Powers of their own relying on their intensive training in their areas of expertise and some ingenious Gadgets.
You cannot expect a Supernormal to soak up punishment like a Supernatural or an Experiment but through their brilliant tactical and technical prowess they can stand toe to toe with veritable goddesses.
There is a secret supernatural history to the world of Kittiwake Comics. Though, just as in our world, the majority of women burned as witches, staked as vampires and exorcised as demons were just unfortunate mentally ill or counter cultural individuals, some of them actually were supernaturally gifted and many of their supposed “deaths” were just minor inconveniences.
With Kittiwake Girl’s example of how the odd and the powerful could finally come into the open and use their Powers without fear of persecution Supernaturals soon got in on the Superlady act.
The damage resisting gift that Supernaturals have as a default is far greater than anything possessed even by Aliens with their odd physiology. However they still must be wary as Weapons blessed by the Creator (in whatever guise He is followed) can overcome this ability.
As the bodies of Supernaturals are forever bound to their souls true death is depressingly permanent for them and they do their level best to avoid it.
Kittiwake Girl’s Personal “in crowd” of goody two-shoes heroines the Society to Preserve Order was founded after World War II to attempt to organise and regulate these spandex wearing vigilantes and war heroines into something more manageable and controllable.
It’s somewhat natural for an Archasian to come off as a bit of a control freak no matter how well intentioned she may be however Kittiwake Girl is pretty hands off when it comes to leadership.
She has one rule: No Killing. As mentioned before this rule is non-negotiable and is the source of the SPO’s split with the IHL.
SPO Superteams have quite a considerable Weakness in not being able to use lethal force however they make up with it with a resolve that having the backing of the Best (Magnificent Magda, The Widow, Kittiwake Girl and many more) can bring.