Miss America

Miss America for Champions

Real name: Madeline Frank (formerly Madeline Joyce)
Other known aliases: None
Occupation: Hero and adventurer.
Current group affiliation: None at time of death.
Past group affiliations: Invaders, All-Winners Squad and Liberty Legion
Major enemies:
First appearance: Marvel Mystery Comics #49
Description: Madeline is an attractive woman standing 5'8'' weighing 130 lbs. She has red hair and blue eyes.


45     STR     35
14     DEX     12
25     CON     30
13     BODY     6
23     INT     13
18     EGO     16
18     PRE      8
18     COM      4
15     PD       6
15     ED      10
 5     SPD     26
14     REC      0
50     END      0
49     STUN     0
Characteristics Cost: 166

Powers and Skills

 5     5/5 Damage Resistance     
20     10" Flight                      2
 3     Life Support,safe in radiation     
20     N-Ray Vision     
30     39" Superleap                  10
 2     PS: Nuclear Lab Technician 11-     
 1     SC: Nuclear Physics 8-     
 3     Systems Operation 14-     
Powers Cost: 84


Base Points: 100
10     DNPC,"Uncle",incompetent,useful skills,appear 8-
20     Hunted,"by various villains.",as powerful,non-combat
        influence,harsh,appear 11-
25     Hunted,"by the Axis.",more powerful,non-combat influence,
        harsh,appear 11-
 5     Physical Lim,"Poor eyesight.",infrequently,slightly
 5     Psych Lim,"Nosey",uncommon,moderate
10     Psych Lim,"Reluctant to kill.",common,moderate
10     Psych Lim,"Enjoys Fighting",common,moderate
15     Psych Lim,"In love with the Whizzer.",common,strong
20     Psych Lim,"Super Patriot",common,total
10     Rep,"American Heroine",occur 11-
 5     Rivalry,"with the Whizzer.",professional
15     Secret ID,"Madeline Joyce/Madeline Frank"
Disadvantages Total: 150

Experience Spent: 0
Total Points: 250

Explanation of the conversion:

History: One night during the early 1940's, Madeline Joyce, niece of a millionaire who was financing unknown electrical experiments in a converted lighthouse on the Eastern coast, visited that lighthouse in the middle of a large, violent thunderstorm. While inside, she was caught in an electrical discharge form the equipment that was caused by the outside storm. Instead of being instantly killed, Joyce miraculously survived the charge, but lay in a coma for a week afterwards. She recovered and found out that the jolt of electricity had somehow released her latent mutant ability to negate gravity and thereby fly as well as somehow increasing her physical vitality.

She decided to join the home front effort of WWII and fight for liberty and justice. She put together a costume and dubbed herself Miss America. Miss America had gained limited fame in the United States as a spy-smasher when she met fellow hero Robert Frank, the Whizzer, while battling a Nazi spy ring that had hijacked a railroad in New York. They were working together on that case when Captain America's sidekick Bucky Barnes called on them to join the Liberty Legion and help the Invaders out of a tough situation. They became members of the Liberty Legion and the Invaders and, after the war, joined the All-Winners Squad.

After the All-Winners Squad disbanded, Madeline and Robert quit their costumed adventuring careers and were married. In 1949, they began working for the United States government as non-costumed super-powered guards at a secret nuclear facility in Manhattan. While working there, Isbisa, an enemy of the All-Winners Squad, staged a nuclear accident that exposed the Franks to dangerously high levels of radiation. Isbisa's heinous crime did not kill Madeline or Robert Frank, but she was pregnant at the time of the exposure. Consequently, she gave birth to a radioactive mutant son who was dangerous enough that the U.S. government took custody of him and placed him in a chrono-module to contain the radiation. Many years later, he would emerge from the module and be known as Nuklo.

With the large government pension, the Franks decided to travel the world. Madeline became pregnant during this worldwide journey and when the baby was ready to be born, they were in the tiny Balkan country of Transia. Acting on the advise of the villagers, the Franks went to the scientific citadel on Wundagore Mountain, belonging to the criminal scientist known as the High Evolutionary. Bova, a cow evolved into humanoid form, acted as midwife to the birth but the child was stillborn, more deformed and radioactive than the first child. Joyce, weakened by her exposure to radiation, didn't survive more than 2 hours after the birth. In grief, Robert Frank raced from the mountain. Bova buried the body of Madeline Joyce Frank at the base of Wundagore Mountain in a unmarked grave.

Trivia: Madeline is the mother of the hero Nuklo, a member of the secret hero group called the V Battalion.

Powers: Flight, x-ray vision, the "strength of a thousand men," and the "wisdom of the ages." Madeline has the ability to psionically negate the effect of gravity around her persons allowing herself to float into the air. In coordination with planned jumps, she could simulate the power of flight.

Links to other Miss America pages:
  • http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/4775/missam.html
  • http://www.sigma.net/ozbot/marvelhandbook/jklm/msamerica.htm

  • Character created by Marvel Comics.
    Champions rules conversion by Mathew R. Ignash - mathewignash@comcast.net and based on work by John Desmarais - john.desmarais@attglobal.net
    Last Updated - September, 2001

    - Back to Matt's Champions Page.-

    Authored on Amiga.