Pauline Hightower
Portrayed By: Gina Carano
Status: Doing science and still alive
Age: 18
Calling: Forest Ranger
Pantheon: Yankee
Divine Parent: Paul Bunyan
Significant Other(s): None


Born in Three Rivers, Michigan, by the age of five, Pauline already had a small claim to fame. Unfortunately, that was that she was the daughter of Frank Hightower, a local man that had hit it big on Cable TV by becoming the popular personality "Survivor Guy." His rise to fame was sparked by an incident where Frank fought off a bear with just his wits and later developed into a full-blown TV series that pit man against wild animal. (Spoiler: man tended to win.)

Inspired by the heroics of her father and spurred by a natural love for the land, she strove to follow in his footsteps until one day she got to visit the set of the show her father was the star of. She discovered that the entire thing was completely staged with animals harassed and forced to "fight" her father and footage was heavily doctored. Torn betwen this betrayal and still pulled at by the land, Pauline resolved to abandon her father completely and become a caretaker-a forest ranger. Her teenaged years became rife with hard work as she balanced studying hard with a small custom furniture-making hobby. To become a ranger, she discovered, she had to have a Bachelors of Science in Forestry. Refusing to allow her parents (/especially/ her father) to pay a single dime of her college education, she funded her own way to the New York Institute of Technology with her own money made from her woodworking skills.

Not long after her high school graduation, she loaded up her old Ford pick-up truck and headed into the city, ready to start a whole new life. However, her mother Janice never told her about that one night during the winter when she was snowed in a heatless cabin with a tall stranger. She especially didn't tell Pauline about the intercourse they had either and she especially didn't tell Frank. Little does she know that in New York City, there's a tall stranger waiting for her, one that's been waiting for eighteen years.


Cheerful and sweet, Pauline seems fall in line with the textbook example of endearing country charm. A former member of the Girl Scouts (since they wouldn't let her join the Boy Scouts for some reason), she mostly strives to follow the virtues extolled in the Law they would recite at meetings:
"I will do my best to be
Honest and fair,
Friendly and helpful,
Considerate and caring,
Courageous and strong, and
Responsible for what I say and do,
And to
respect myself and others,
respect authority,
use resources wisely,
make the world a better place, and
be a sister to every Girl Scout."

…by no means does she get it all the time, though, her rather volatile temper occasionally rearing its ugly head. It becomes especially bad when it involves upheaval of her carefully laid plans. Completely new to the Scion scene, she's also very naive and a little too trusting.


Kailin - fellow pantheon buddy, Pauline taps him for advice on scion stuff pretty often and harbors a small crush on him. She likes fighting alongside of him, especially for pinata time.
Erika - another pantheon buddy, makes really great hamburgers!
Danny - bandmate, really well informed about stuff!
Durandal - bandmate, they train and often go on missions together
Marc - another bandmate, son of a monkey
Tybalt - yet another bandmate, very observant, dresses up during missions.
Wesley - another scion of Thor, her feelings around this guy are a bit complicated. On one hand he's a total idiot with a terrible opinion of mortals and considering that Pauline was one of said mortals not too long ago, this doesn't sit too well with her. On the other hand, he's a bad boy that doesn't let anything hold him back and she thinks that's kind of hot.
Sven - Pauline was a young impressionable teenager during Sven's early years and even saw his show on television (before she swore off of it completely at 16). She's not too pleased about him outing himself because that means people will try killing him.
Melanope - Pauline doesn't know her name, she just knows that she's dating Sven. Lucky.
Tychon - neat guy, good with his hands. Son of some god Pauline's never heard of but Pauline likes him anyway.
Dee - they've fought together a few times and Pauline would put her trust in her.
Faizura - Scion of Hel, a little mopey and pretty scary, but she's also kind of nice. Dating Wesley. Sorta. Pauline wants to repay her for giving her that golden sword.

Events Thus Far

American Gods - Mere hours after arriving in New York City, Amirah outed the existence of Scions and was nearly blown up in a subsequent bombing caused by an oddly invulnerable terrorist. During the explosion, a man larger than her covered her from the brunt of the force though she was smashed to the ground hard enough to split her skull open. Paul Bunyan introduced himself, indulged in an extremely brief visitation, and took off, disappearing into the rubble of a fallen building. Gene and Kailin passed her their respective cards before she fled the scene to check into a hospital. When she arrived, she found herself oddly woundless…

Forming the Justice League- Pauline joins a band. Monsters attack seconds afterward.

Scion critical mass - Too many Scions gather in one place at the same time. FENRIR ATTACK!

Confronting Sven - Pauline confronts Sven over coming out as a Scion and demands that he prove it. FENRIR AND GIANTS ATTACK!

Character Sheet

Strength 4 Charisma 4 Perception 2
Dexterity 3 Manipulation 1 Intelligence 4
Stamina 4 Appearance 2 Wits 3
Academics 1 Animal Ken 4 Athletics 3
Awareness 1 Brawl 3 Control (Trucks) 1
Craft (Woodworking) 3 Fortitude 4 Occult 2
Integrity 2 Medicine 2 Melee 5
Presence 1 Science (Biology) 2 Survival 3
Boots Made for Walkin' - 3 Mosquitobee swarm - 3
Safely Interred Echo Sounding Animal communication
Animal Command
Crushing Grip Holy Rampage Body Armor
Self-healing Raging Bull Fight With Your Head
Fast Learner Tactical Planning Armor Crusher
Benefit of the Doubt Charmer Impenetrable
Star Pupil Holy Bound Divine Wrath
Epic Attributes
Strength 3 Charisma 2 Perception 0
Dexterity 0 Manipulation 0 Intelligence 3
Stamina 3 Appearance 0 Wits 0
Valor 4 Duty 1 Intellect 1
Conviction 3
Legend 4 Legend Points 16
Wounds 0 0 0 Willpower 7
Health -0 -1 -1 -2 -2 -4 I D
Name & Rating Purviews & Powers Other Functions, Enhancements and Description
Boots made for Walkin' - Relic 3 Earth, Animal, allows Pauline to summon the Mosquitobee swarm by stomping one foot three times A very well made and very comfortable pair of boots, this was the sole birthright Pauline's dad handed to her during her visitation. Bits of iron taken from Babe's yoke are incorporated in the soles.
Mosquitobee Swarm - Creature 3 12 (Legend 2) bees with a modified bird (raptor) template: Strength 3, Dexterity 4 (1 epic dex), Stamina 4, Charisma 0, Manipulation 0, Appearance 2 (1 epic appearance (ugly)), Perception 3, Intelligence 3, Wits 3. Virtues: conviction 3, duty 3, intellect 2, valor 2. They have access to the Untouchable Opponent knack. Mosquitobees that are descendants of the two that survived "that incident" in which Paul Bunyan created them ("Two of the mosquito-bees wandered off into the forests. Paul Bunyan went chasing off after them, to make sure they didn't cause trouble, but Mister and Missus Mosquito-Bee were awfully well behaved in his presence. You see, these two mosquito-bees respected one good turn, and since Bunyan's idea had been responsible for bringing their parents together, they owed Bunyan. Bunyan made them promise not to go down into logging country, and they obliged; and still, they can smell that special potent mix of sawdust and whiskey that is Paul Bunyan's bloodline, and there won't be a surviving mosquito-bee who hasn't been raised with the proper piety to show due respect to it."), they're about half the size of the originals (see below). They drink blood but will accept whiskey as a substitute. Pauline's trying to get them to try other types of alcohol.

Oh S***, Mosquitobees

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