Charlene 'Charley' McGee
F: Fe (02)
A: Pr (04)
S: Fe (02)
E: Ex (20)
R: Gd (10)
I: Gd (10)
P: Ex (20)
Resources: Pr (04)
Popularity: 0/-5 (In shadowy government agency circles)
None, although one could argue Student*
Charley is a true pyrokinetic, capable of creating fire out of nothingness, manipulating fire and heat, and seemingly unaffected by either. While still a child, charley has shown remarkable abilities, including:
- Fire Generation: Rm (30) ability to generate flames
- Fire Control: Although not expressly stated as such, Charley seems to be able to control fire at some unconscious level with Rm (30) ability
- Fire and Heat Immunity: Charley seems immune to fire and heat, capable of walking through fire around her with little problems. Whether this is unconscious manipulation of fire or true immunity is unclear, and King leaves it ambigous.
- Potential*:Through Charley's perspective, her powers are only at the beginning. Charley suggests and is later confirmed that her abilities to manipulate fire may exceed a plantetary scale, capable of affecting the Sun and other distant bodies.
Charley's only reliable contact is her father.
Child: Charley is a child of about nine years of age.
Hunted:Charley is being hunted by The Shop, a secret scientific think-tank within the government, responsible for the Lot-9 drug experiments that her parents went through. The Shop will stop at nothing to recover Charley.
Publicly Known: After the events of the novel, Charley published the account of what happened to her in a Rolling Stone article (which later became a book). As such, Charley is considered to have a Public ID in her later years.
A short write-up, mainly to focus on the younger version of Charley. I didn't opt to include a picture this go-round.
I believe her RIP scores are where they are due to the experiences and her resilience during the novel, as I feel that King truly intended for Charley to be superhuman as an older character. I also think it's safe to assume her Endurance is far greater than a child of her age...perhaps upper limits of humanity through the description in the book. I'd be tempted (and thought initially) her Endurance could be Gd (10). I feel Charley is clearly smarter than a child her age, and her willpower is fairly exceptional - she resisted The Shop's ability at manipulation, resorting to using Rainbird to coax her to use her powers after nearly a year of captivity. Finally, this is a short write-up....I'm not sure I'd like to speculate what she'd be like when she was older. I know the 2002 Firestarter: Rekindled sort of addressed it, but I didn't think it was accurate.