The Bellyworks Database
(Who’s who & what’s what in the Bellyverse)
“Okay Ain that’s the final weld. Let’s see if the air
scrubber/re-generator works,” states the technopathic hero Tech-head. “Systems
are operational and pressure is holding Spencer,” replies the sentient computer
program and best friend to Spencer, Ain. “Sounds good Ain, this exo-suit
handles like a dream.” Tech-head maneuvers over to the group’s customized
shuttle plane and enters the air lock.
After stowing the armored work suit Spencer exits through
the opposite side air lock and enters the expanded Skydat station. “Wow, the
air smells like a fine spring day,” says Spencer inhaling deeply. The super
sized head of Spencer rests back in a lounge chair as the hero relaxes. Spencer
activates the database computer. “I see you added another file to the system,
mind if I take a look?” “Not at all Spencer. I will scout out the next closest
piece we can salvage.” Spencer opens the file.
Database entry: Belly Brigade (file: 005/Water Lilly)
Name: Water Lilly
Real Name: Areina Hornacku
Height: 5’ 6” Weight: 110lbs
Eyes: Brown Hair: Black
Origin: Areina Hornacku was born into the Open Hand
clan that lives on the small chain of islands off the coast of Japan.
The islands have mystical properties that keep them hidden from the world. The
Open Hand is the current ruling clan to the islands and bring justice and peace
to their little island homes. There are a total of five clans living in the
island chain with the Open Hand and its rival in size and power the Closed Fist
being the largest. The other clans are small and are devoted to studies in
knowledge and enlightenment.
Every five years or so a team from each clan are chosen to
compete for the magical energy of the Celestial Dragon. The clan that is able
to collect the Dragon’s Tear has the ruling control over the mystical islands.
This has led to many battles between the Open Hand and Closed Fist clans that
have shaken the very islands of the area.
Almost everyone born to the various clans have a degree of magical
ability to manipulate the mystical energies for various uses. Very rarely a
person comes along with no magical ability who is known to be magic mute.
Areina was born one.
All through her childhood Areina worked diligently in trying
to find her magical ability with no use. Becoming very frustrated in her
pursuit she channeled all her energy into the many forms of martial arts
offered by the clans. During the training Areina met and had a friendly rivalry
with Noriko Kazumi who would some day become the Black Scorpion of the Closed
During one of her many exhausting training runs Areina found
herself in a small clearing containing a strange shaped stone. The large
boulder sat in the center of the clearing with a hollowed shelf in the side of
it. A clear pool of water filled the bowl shaped recess. Working up a great
thirst from her run Areina tested the water and could not believe the cool
sweetness of the pool.
In short order Areina drained the pool. To her surprise the
pool of water revealed itself to be an ancient water elemental that wished to
transcend to its next level of existence. This water elemental took special
interest in the young woman due to her dedication in her studies. In its last
act in this plane of reality the water elemental bestowed its liquid
manipulation abilities to Areina.
Feeling the surge of power from the passing of the elemental
Areina could not wait to try out her new powers. After a lengthy discussion
with her parents Areina elected to hone her abilities by using them abroad. She
quickly learned of the Belly Brigade and sought out membership as the round
bellied Water Lilly.
Abilities: Water Lilly has total control over the
liquid state; water being her choice for is ease and various states to
manipulate. She is able to draw moisture from the air and use it in any way she
chooses. Areina quickly discovered that she could store a large amount of water
in her body to use as a reserve tank. She centralizes the stored water in her
abdominal region that causes her belly to swell up and resemble a pregnancy in
a normal woman.
Areina can project this water in powerful blasts of varying
pressures and size. Water Lilly is able to have the water blast to a thread
sized diameter with enough pressure to cut stone. She can also release the
water in a huge flooding wave. Areina commonly creates a wave of water which
she foot surfs on as her preferred form of transportation.
Areina has the ability to draw in water from around her at
great quantities. This causes her to swell greatly which she can only hold for
a short time. Water Lilly has used her ability to draw water from objects such
as plant life, dehydrating the objects to a dried out brittle state. Recently
Areina has expanded on her manipulation of water and its various states. Currently
she is able to project streams of high temperature steam as well as ice.
Areina has taken her extensive martial arts training and
worked her unique physical make-up to create a fighting style that utilizes her
firm water filled round belly in both offensive and defensive moves. After
joining the Belly Brigade Areina has worked with the various members to
maximize their fighting techniques. Water Lilly has a gifted intellect and has
been a great assistance to Dr Holstrom as well as a great team member to the
End of entry
“Cool entry Ain. I have one myself for you to check out.”
Tech-head closes his eyes and uses his ability to mentally download the file.
“This one is near and dear to me Ain.” The sentient program accesses the file
Database entry: Renegade Force (file: 005/Midriff)
Real Name: Debra Huxton
Height: 6’ 0” Weight: 165lbs
Eyes: Brown Hair: Black
Origin: Debra Huxton lived an average childhood for
the most part. A tomboy in the beginning Deb seemed to have a near endless
supply of energy. With the onset of puberty Debra suffered from moments of
unconsciousness that seemed to hit her randomly. After a set of medical exams
the doctors discovered that Debra’s adrenal glands were three times the size of
a person her age.
Through medication the doctors were able to regulate the
amount of adrenaline that entered Deb’s system to prevent the overload which
was causing her to pass out. As Debra entered high-school and discovered the
world of sports, she began to experiment with her medication use to help
heighten her strength and stamina through the extra adrenaline in her system.
Debra excelled in volleyball and softball and obtained
scholarship offers from many colleges. She accepted one at the state university
and quickly took to the life of a college athlete. During her freshmen year she
met the man of her dreams in a computer tech by the name of Spencer Davasinski.
Spencer quickly fell for Debra who was the athletic yin to his nerdy yang.
During her sophomore year Debra met and befriended a
freshman by the name of Christen Cantz. The two spent much time together to the
point that Christen confided her secret ability to Debra. Deb accompanied
Spencer and Christen to a strange invite party. The party was a trap which was
set by a rogue group of scientists later dubbed the Tweekers Program.
The scientists took an interest in Debra because of her
physical mutation but not having a high mark in carrying the meta-gene. Debra
was subjected to series of tests and experiments by the doctors in order to
augment her natural ability. Through the guidance set by Spencer who was taken
and experimented on, Debra and Christen were able to escape the lab into a
series of tunnels used by the Tweekers Program.
During their journey through the tunnels Debra would
occasionally complain about a bloating and heaviness in her abdomen. The two
came across a fellow prisoner who was hideously changed by the experiments.
Debra used her enhanced strength to subdue and restrain the creature. After a
short rest the girls noted a drastic change in Debra. For some unknown reason
Debra’s abdominal region became rounded and greatly distended, making her look
as if she was with child.
With little time to worry the two young women were quickly
cornered by the pursuing Rat Catchers. Debra in defense instantly shifted her
molecular density of her big round belly to first a diamond hard state to a
near intangible one. Debra also used her enhanced strength to fight off the
The newly formed Renegade Force arrived to save the girls
who in turn quickly joined the team. With further information carried by Debra
who took the code name Midriff was used to help break up the Tweekers Program
and rescue others that were being held. Debra is a solid and confident fighter
who keeps a cool head during a mission.
Abilities: Debra Huxton has the ability to enhance
her strength and stamina for a limited amount of time. She accomplishes this
due to the extreme amount of adrenaline that she produces from her oversized
adrenal glands. Through practice she has learned to regulate the rate she can
sustain the boost. Her control has been further augmented due to the barrage of
testing and experiments that were performed on her.
Additionally Debra’s abdominal area became permanently
distended by the Tweekers Program. Debra has discovered she has the unique
ability to control the molecular density of her big round belly. Through minor
concentration Debra can compress her belly’s molecules to a density greater
then diamond making in impossible to hurt. She can also shift the density to a
near intangible state that allows matter to pass through it.
Through practice and training Debra has on limited occasions
be able to shift her entire body’s density. Debra is a natural fighter and has
excelled in hand to hand combat training that is enhanced by her super powered
abilities. Debra is loyal and refuses to lead a friend in need.
End of entry
Ain closes the file and runs the security program. “Thank
you Spencer for the entry.” “It was a pleasure to write that one Ain. However I
think we should be getting back. I’m missing my girl.” Spencer and Ain secure
the newly expanded Skydat and board the space plane. The ship is quietly
disengaged from the satellite and glides towards Earth.