Francesca "Chess" Lang

Chesterfield Act Registry of the Evolved Database

File #11 Feb 2018 05:01

Name Francesca Liling Lang Aliases Yīngsù
Status Registered Evolved (Class C Kinetic) (COM) Ability Kinetic Manipulation
Gender Female
Birthdate December 13, 1993 Age 26
Height 5'5" Build 125
Eyes Brown Hair Blonde (At the moment)
Residence New York Safe Zone, Park Slope
Employment Freelance Demolition
Parents Adoptive Father: Winston Lang
Adoptive Mother: Thao Nguyen Lang
Siblings Alix - friendly
Kimberly - friendly
Vi - hostile
Val - hostile
Lanhua - presumed hostile
Marital Status Single Children None
First Scene M*A*S*H Last Scene
Profile Chess Lang is a young veteran of the Civil War, where she was a powerful resource due to the destructive power of her ability, kinetic manipulation. The cynical and still grief-stricken young woman has since come to the New York Safe Zone to help clear it for its revitalization.
Francesca "Chess" Lang
portrayed by

Chloe Bennet

We live and we die
Like fireworks
We pull apart the dark
Compete against the stars
With all of our hearts
Til our temporary brilliance turns to ash
We pull apart the darkness while we can



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Known by Many

  • Chess was a strong freedom fighter, sometimes dubbed "Boomer" (Thanks, Eve), with a knack for explosives and archery (and both, combined) during the Civil War, starting out in Colorado and gradually making her way eastward. She was one of the troops at Raven Rock.
  • She has helped in the Safe Zone by using her ability as a demos expert.

Known by Some

  • Chess was heavily affected by the death of her boyfriend Miles at Raven Rock and disassociated herself from many of her fellow soldiers and friends. Among her most cherished belongings, almost always with her, is a faded, yellowed, and dog-eared paperback of Immanuel Kant's writings that had belonged to Miles.
  • She works by short-term contract, preferring not to align herself with any corporations.

Known by Few

  • She has a few places she stays instead of renting an apartment. These include the 14th Regiment Armory in Park Slope and an abandoned VW van in Red Hook, among others.
  • She's a little prone to making bad choices these days and might be seen at The Crucible gambling or even fighting.
  • Chess always carries a courier bag full of things she can throw using her ability. She often picks up items to tuck inside.


  • War Stories She may have fought with (or against?) you in the war.
  • Boomer She's a demos "expert," if you need one (and you'll save on the cost of supplies).
  • Pour One Out She's not paying rent, so the money has to go somewhere.


alix_icon.gif IX: Chess saved this half-sister's life and it seems that she saved Chess'. She's trusted at the moment, but it's with a lot of reservations. Clairvoyance.
ivy_icon.gif IV: Her would-be assassin. And she thought her adoptive siblings were rude. Kinetic Absorption.


While she isn't going to win an Olympic gold for archery, Chess is a proficient archer. She first learned how at summer camp as a child; during the war, someone had the brilliant idea of equipping her with their hunting bow to see what damage she could do by charging the arrows before shooting them. It helps that her power can increase the distance and speed, but even without her ability, she's a good shot.



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