Lyric Locklin was born March 9th, 1962, grew up in Warwick, Massachusetts and graduated from Oxford’s college of medicine in 1992. She acquired her doctorate three years later in London, England after which she returned to the States to start her practice but even the most carefully mapped plans can take a detour. After consulting for the FBI she found that she loved the work so much that she joined the Bureau and two years later was a special investigating agent.
During the years 1993 to 2010 she worked for the Bureau attaining the position of Assistant Director in the Washington DC branch. After the Shift and the death of her husband of twelve years (no children) she fled west and found herself a part of the New World Defense Divisions Research Division.
As of March, 2017 she is now the Deputy Director in charge of the Research Division’s Eastern Branch in New York, replacing a demoted Dr. Atticus Gale.
Lyric can be described as steadfast and direct. She believes in the NWDD and what it represents. Her position as Deputy Director marks a pinnacle achievement for the career woman but New York is viewed as a stepping stone to her return to Washington DC, her ultimate goal.
An exceptional agent and medical doctor, Dr. Locklin has been and still proves to be an outstanding asset of the NWDD.
There is usually little need for Lyric to use her abilities except when in the field but since her employment with the NWSI her duties rarely take her out of the lab. High periods of stress can set them off, but being a very controlled individual this rarely happens.
Her ability can be detected medically due to the fact that part of her brain contains higher levels of alloy within it. She CANNOT undergo an MRI. Any magnetic or electrical affects on her will automatically unleash her ability; an automatic defence. X-rays will not bother her but she does have to focus on subduing her power when undergoing metal detection.
The ability to jam invasive forms of telepathy, specifically any kind of mind or emotional reading abilities along with those that can influence her perception. She in fact can sense the use of any such abilities within twenty five yards of herself and knows the instant that any such powers are being used against her. When employed, mind reading sorts are plagued with ‘white noise’ and those that use their abilities to ‘fool’ minds are simply negated within a twenty five yard radius of herself.
This ability also allows her to detect individuals possessing such abilities. Once they are within twenty five yards of her she will detect the power but will know no other details. A person able to hide their ability from other psychics will fool her ‘detection’ as well.
This ability allows her to block signals. Within a fifty yard radius of herself she can eliminate any kind of cellular or radio wave. Whether the signals be man-made or natural, she can completely clear the area of them — a signal free zone. Any form of wireless technology will simply not work. She is able to effortlessly maintain this interference for up to two hours. After that time she simply loses focus and requires an hour before she can employ the ability again. This also effects radar. She can make any vehicle (fitting in her fifty yard radius) invisible.
Not only can she block signals but when necessary can increase the effects of ‘DEAD ZONE’ to disrupt electrical currents. In a ten yard radius of herself she can interfere with electric devices. The effects vary. Some devices cease to work, some short out, she cannot control the affect she will have on electrical machinery. This ability is a burst lasting for up to 10 minutes and unfortunately accompanied by the affects of the Dead Zone signal interference.
This ability can also nullify magnetic waves. Any electrical pulses or magnetism will be disrupted by this Disruption Field. It would allow her to pass through an electrical field unharmed, along with all those within a few yards of her (this would not span the entire ten yards).