Odessa Price

Chesterfield Act Registry of the Expressive Database

File #21 Feb 2018 12:13

Name Odessa Gale Price (Birth Name)
Ourania Pride (Legal Identity)
Aliases Odessa Knutson, Brooke Lynwood, Joy Saint-Jacques,
Desdemona Luscinia Desjardins, Nightingale
Status Unregistered Expressive Ability Temporal Manipulation Clairempathy
Gender Female
Birthdate April 8, 1984 Age 36
Height 5' 8" Build Slim
Eyes Blue Hair Blonde
Residence Staten Island and Williamsburg
Employment Rossignol and Raytech Industries
Parents Colin and Rianna Price † Siblings Mateo Ruiz
Mateo Ruiz
Cindy Price
Lisa Ray
Marital Status Single Children None
First Scene Hubris Last Scene
Profile

Formerly of the Company, the Vanguard, the Ferrymen, the Commonwealth Institute, Humanis First!, Raytech Industries, and the Staten Island Trade Commission, and a prisoner of PISEC and Rikers Island.

Having reinvented herself as Ourania Pride, she hopes that she can start a new life in the Safe Zone and become a better person. She also holds a terrible secret that she prays can help avert the end of the world.

Odessa Price
portrayed by
Cara Delevingne

And all that is now
And all that is gone
And all that's to come
And everything under the sun is in tune
But the sun is eclipsed by the moon

— Pink Floyd, "Eclipse"

Appendices

Relationships

Ace ace_icon.gif This man is such bad news, and yet Odessa finds it serendipitous that she should have run into him again after nearly eight years. Ace Callahan is essentially the anti-her when it comes to emotions, and so Odessa finds him intoxicating. This also means she's disinclined to give up the chance of spending more time with him. When she was released from Rikers, Ace was there to scoop her up and welcome her to her new life of freedom. He's given her a place to live, funds to support a certain lifestyle, and inroads to a new career.

All the same, Odessa has misgivings about Ace. He's so like the person she used to be — someone incapable of remorse or compassion for others beyond the most intellectual understanding of these concepts. Unfortunately, she already owes him a debt she can't repay, except with blood.
Tete ruiz_icon.gif When Mateo disappeared into the portal, Odessa thought for sure she'd lost her brother for good. Fate, and their mother, had different designs. Instead, he merged with his otherworld counterpart. He's still Mateo, but also not. Regardless of what he may or may not be, he is still her brother. They are fiercely loyal to each other, even with her current circumstance of imprisonment standing between them.
'Nette lynette4_icon.gif Lynette is the one other person that seems able to appreciate the position Odessa was in. They both knew Ruiz for that brief moment, and knew there was something there that neither could explain. Lynette believed Odessa when she said she had a connection to her other selves, and she wanted to help her find a place in the world. Her friendship was offered instantly and without strings, and while Odessa didn't know how to take that, she was grateful. Even after all they've been through and the hurt her other self has caused the otherworld version of Lynette, the two are still close.
Amanvir aman_icon.gif To say that Odessa and Aman are connected would be impossibly true. Through some evolution of her new ability, Odessa inadvertently established an empathic like between herself and Aman. She's able to feel his emotions at any given time, no matter how far away he seems to be, and can use that sense to track him down. In return, she can project her own emotions on him. It's an odd sort of bond, and Odessa is certain he will be much better off once she figures out how to break it.

Odessa harbors feelings for Aman that she makes no secret of (to him). She's also honest about the fact that it could just be their link bolstering something that isn't truly there. All the same, he's the kind of person she wishes she could be. A good balance between walking the straight and narrow, and looking out for number one. She thinks if she could just keep close to him, she might have a shot at being a better person after all.
Kaylee kaylee_icon.gif Kaylee was Odessa's first friend, even though that friendship was short-lived. They both worked for Adam Monroe, and it was because of her concern for Kaylee that she threw away the years she spent growing close to the man. Because of her concern for Kaylee, Odessa learned Adam's true colors. Now, the two have been reunited and Odessa can't be happier to be back in her life. She's not always good at staying connected to her — Odessa is often worried that she'll bring trouble to Kaylee's door — but her gratitude for the fact that Kaylee vouched for her knows no bounds. There is little Odessa wouldn't do if Kaylee asked.

Having seen into the darkest corners of her mind and not walked away, Kaylee has only cemented the loyalty Odessa gives her. Understanding that their abilities whisper in similar ways gives Odessa hope that she can overcome her urges someday.
James woods_icon.gif While Odessa has known James Woods since she was a teenager, they only formed a bond in her young adulthood in her role as a Company physician and consultant on scientific matters. It was only after he was believed killed in action that she realized she might actually care about him. Then, through the overlays with her other selves, she discovered that the two always seemed to find one another and share a strong relationship. It's all terribly jumbled and confusing in her head, but she knows one thing with the utmost certainty: She loves James Woods with every fiber of her being. Knowing that he's also serving a life sentence breaks her heart, but at least he's alive.

Logs

Character Icons
A Fresh Start Goeth Before
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The Many Garden Paths of the Girl from Odessa
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Knutson
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Woods
Desdemona
Desjardins
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Destiny
Ruiz
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Virus Bright Prime Wasteland Flood
The Life That Came Before
Out of the Past Borrowed Time
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Click the tab to see the volume's logs.


Miscellany

Field Medicine: Odessa is an accomplished doctor and surgeon, thanks to schooling from the Company. While the lack of use of her ability means she no longer has the luxury of taking her time, Odessa is a quick thinker and able to succeed in field surgery more often than she doesn't.

Firearms: When the Company took Odessa back on as an agent, they began her training in firearms. The Institute continued this when they acquired her. Valentin further continued her education, drilling her with militaristic efficiency. She has a much better understanding of a much broader range of firearms and their maintenance. Coupled - incredibly sparingly - with her ability, Odessa's aim is perfectly precise. Without it? She's still not to be trifled with.

Blades: With an affinity for bladed weapons, Odessa favors ceramic hunting and throwing knives. A scalpel will do in a pinch, but she's learned a valuable lesson about that particular weapon of choice. Namely, don't choose it if you can get your hands on a much larger blade.

Demolitions: Bombs are a handy tool of destabilization in war, and Odessa knows her way around explosives both sophisticated and not. While she doesn't spend much time disarming them, she's built or assisted in building enough to know which wire to cut, were the need to arise. Knowledge of chemistry makes her a little more able to improvise and substitute when resources are limited.

Defensive Driving: Odessa didn't learn to drive until she was in her mid-twenties. Now, she's able to pull off some pretty spectacular maneuvers. Daring escapes are a necessity. Valentin's the better shot, meaning Odessa was often the one to drive the getaway car.

Languages: Years of study has made Odessa proficient in French, Russian, Japanese, and Spanish. The last is her most shaky language. She's read more of it than she's spoken, and she sometimes mispronounces things, due to her stronger background in French.

Celestial Navigation: An intense curiosity about the stars as a child means that Odessa knows constellations very well. Now that she's had some real world application, she can navigate by those stars in a pinch.

Musical: Odessa is an accomplished pianist, able to read sheet music, play by ear, and improvise. She derives joy from entertaining others in her new career as a pianist and singer. Theoretically, it keeps her out of trouble.

Biology, Genetics, Virology: Odessa's previous training has given her a strong understanding of biological sciences. She's put them to use in the past in her work as a biomedical researcher.


Music

A collection of playlists and IC mixtapes.


Trivia

Known to Most

  • Fought in the Second Civil War on the side of Humanis First!, owing her her steadfast allegiance to Michal Valentin.

Known to Some

  • Terrified of heights.
  • Cousin to Eve Mas through marriage of Odessa's uncle to Eve's mother.

Known to Few

  • Retained her ability to control the flow of time throughout the civil war and the years following, but lost it in a freak accident at the time of her surrender.
  • Manifested a new ability following an altercation between Donna Dunlap and Pete Varlane.
  • Currently maintains a persistent empathic link with Amanvir Binepal.
  • Always wears a chain around her neck: a pendant set with a 1984 penny.
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