Real name: Olga Xenia Yezhov
Age: 32 (born 1923 alternate Earth)
Height: 6 feet, 3 inches
Weight: 225 pounds
Eyes: Cold Blue
Hair: Short Black
Appearance: Tall and imposing, the Soviet Superwoman is a powerfully built amazon of a woman. Her body resembles a densely muscled, heavyweight-class female bodybuilder with ample curves.
Place of Birth: Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, USSR (alternate Earth)
Current Residence: Angel Falls, USA
Occupation: Former kolkhoz farmer, former старшина́ (Starshina) in the Soviet military, Hero of the Soviet Union as the costumed heroine Soviet Superwoman
Super-Strength: Olga was able to lift a German WWII-era battleship out of the water with some effort.
Flight: Olga can defy gravity and fly at a top speed of 1342.22 mph.
Invulnerability: Near indestructible, Olga can withstand almost almost all forms of physical or energy damage due to her incredibly dense-molecular structure. Her cape and costume cannot however. Extreme temperatures and radiation do not seem to bother her and she can survive in space for a limited amount of time.
Stamina: Ability to maintain continuous strenuous physical action for prolonged periods many times that of a normal human.
Laser Vision: Olga can concentrate electromagnetic energy into lasers generated from her eyes capable of melting or vaporizing almost any substance.
Super-Speed: Soviet Superwoman can move on foot at over 447.41 mph and perform actions many, many times faster than a normal human.
Fighting Ability: Fully trained in Systema & Sambo fighting styles.
History: The Soviet Superwoman, or Olga Yezhov, was born in the rural USSR on an alternate earth where she worked as a farmhand on her kolkhoz (communal farm) in the years prior to World War II. After Hitler invaded in 1941, her village was rounded up by the authorities and given injections to stave off disease. In reality it was an untested form of super-soldier serum that killed everyone else in her village but her. Olga was given vast superpowers as her genetic code was re-written. Over time she had become super-strong and durable, invulnerable to physical damage, she gained flight and the ability to concentrate lasers from her eyes, superhuman speed, regeneration and increased longevity. When she was ready, they gave her a new suit and a new purpose: she became the Soviet Superwoman, hero to the people of the USSR. In 1942-1943 she smashed the German armies at both Stalingrad and Kursk, before moving towards Berlin and putting Hitler's war in Europe to an end. The Soviet army marched forward with her at front, conquering everything the German army had been forced to relinquish all the way to France. After dropping the atomic bombs to defeat Japan, the United States ordered it's bombers to attack Moscow. Olga intercepted the atomic bomb and brought them back to Russian scientists to replicate. The Allied forces negotiated a non-aggression pact with the USSR, giving them all of the territories in Europe. The war was over, and Stalin had won.
Over the course of the next decade of Cold War, the Soviet Superwoman was a champion to the common man. She disrupted terrorists and criminals, saved lives and fought against injustices large and small. In 1955 an alien civilization attempted to conquer the earth, but one of the key problems they faced was the Soviet Superwoman. After weeks of battle, the aliens blasted Olga into a portal, sending her far away through time and space. When the portal reopened, it had dropped her in the city of Angel Falls in the year 2009. Since that time she has had to adjust to a world where the USSR has fallen, the technology is superior and the USA is the dominant superpower. She is still a hero first and determined to find her way back home while also winning the hearts and trust of the people of Angel Falls by fighting against the forces of evil.
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1: During the real war Churchill made a point of treating the soviets as allies rather enemies and had didn't try to drop a nuke Russia.
2: The second world war was thought on ideas over here. We didn't to fight Germany but did because it was right. This is like if at the end of Watchmen Rorschach had just thrown up his hands and said "Okay Ozimandius. You win". Out of character and underwhelming. Having decided to risk everything to crush fascism it makes no sense to surrender to an enemy without a fight. Imagine if the golden age Superman had threatened to flatten Russia if they didn't accept American rule after WW2. I think Stalin and the Russian people would have taken death over enslavement. I say this because it would be the same here. We brits have a long history of fighting bigger enemies and wining (including Russia at one point). I'm not saying we would have beaten a superwoman but that we aren't cowards who would calmly take forgien subjugation. "We will never surrender!"
3: Despite what very dumb americans think Britain is not ruled by America and so Washington couldn't hand over british freedom as a peace offering. Or that of neutral countries like Ireland, Spain, Switzerland, Portugal, Turkey Etc.
As you know I think the "Russians is evil commies who wants to take over the world" attitude is, at best, an ugly relic of the cold war. But reading about the casual (comical?) demonization then subjection of my race and knowing that it's basically Olga's fault doesn't fill me with much confidence in that feeling. Respect cuts both ways is what I'm saying I guess. Still, thanks for taking the time to explain your ideas.
Did you write that story about her meting Churchill? If it's in your gallery I'll give it a read.
I take it that as well as Britain neutral countries such as Ireland, Spain, Etc. weren't handed over to Russia as being neutral and sovereign nations (and Spain just finishing up a civil war) the allies couldn't use them as peace offerings even if they wanted to. Sorry if I'm being pedantic here but that line "giving them all of the territories in Europe" does kinda suggest all of them. Even the neutral ones.
Hope that settles every thing. I might want to talk to you again in the future sometime. Probably about different stuff. I hope that's okay with you.
Going back to the idea of mutual respect I may as well throw in my bit by saying that as an animation student I really love the short animations made in the USSR during the 60's and 70's by people like Yuri Norstein, Ivan Ivanov-Vano, Fyodor Khitruk and Eduard Nazarov (I own the entire Masters of Russian Animation DVD set). It seems a shame to me that these great artist are (over here at least) only know to animation aficionados like myself.
I like her story, and the choice of powers you gave her ^.^
Tell me, what methods does she use in interrogation? I need to prepare myself mentally, in case she ever captures me.
Au contraire, as they said in the court of the Czar (where as you well know, Tolstoy informs us that the French language was preferred to the Russian!)
For you see, I am one of the bad guys!
Add to my crimes certain Troskyite sympathies, and you can see I very much have reason to fear liquidation!
(But if we simply MUST have a show trial, I have a song-and-dance number that I have been working on.)
Take a gander through my gallery, she's been knocked around and beaten on more than one occasion.
After that he was asked by the U.S military to sign up for a group of special test subjects to create super solders. They wanted to find away to match Soviet Superwoman and Genocide but couldn't figure out how to make someone quite as strong as Soviet Superwoman or give them the power of flight. However, Joe with his already enlarge bones and organs aloud them to try something a little different.
They were able to make stronger and faster than any normal human, he can pick up something like tank with relative ease, and run close to 40 miles an hour. But Joe's biggest advantage over the two superwoman is endurance and adaptability. He can weeks without food, water, or even rest, he can hold his breath for nearly one whole hour, he is able to digest any organic material, even if it's raw or rotten. He no longer gets sick, and poisons and drugs have almost no effect on him except in massive qualities. And thanks to his reinforced skeletal system he can do things like fall from thousands off feet in the air and land without getting hurt, even if he does get hurt he heals much faster than a normal man and will be back on his feet in a matter of days even if the wound is normally a mortal wound. His body is so efficient that he barley uses the bathroom anymore since nothing he eats or drinks goes to waste.
However he is not invincible, if he gets shot in the eye were their aren't any bones, and the bullet hits the brain, he would die before he would get a chance to heal. He can also be hurt by both fire and electricity, but if you were to hit him with something like a baseball bat or even a sword it would just snap in two and he may make you eat both half's, through you butt.
I hope you don't mind if I use Soviet Superwoman in some of the stories I'm writing for Joe, but I have a really good idea for how to get the two too fight without Olga just being able to over power him. Because, like his name says, he is a Bastard.
*In his "own" universe, he's more like Golden Age Batman and the Phantom, fighting crime and German and (at least before 1941) Soviet spies, sometimes helping Norwegian and Danish resistance fighters. He's not sanctioned by the Swedish Government (same applies to the Modern Age successor).
One other question, how much of Olga’s background, powers and personal life would be public knowledge (or at least public knowledge to someone with a high security clearance and access to some advanced code-braking equipment).