Ngoc Vo

Pronounced: Nahk Vah

The Go-Home Girl

Vietnam has a rich history of “long-haired warriors,” women who fight alongside the men. Given the resentment engendered by colonial injustices, the desire to drive out the Westerners was hardly restricted to a single gender.

Ngoc Vo grew up in toiling on the family farm. She was five years old when the Geneva Conference on Asia accepted Ho Chi Minh as leader of the north. Raised on stories of “Uncle Ho,” she volunteered for the NVA and was operating an air-defense battery during Amanda Sykes’ first surprise raid on Hanoi in May of 1968. Vo heard explosions and sounds of distress, but there was no sign of enemy aircraft, the reports coming on the radio were garbled and confusing. Fearing that US troops (or, unlikelier still, ARVN) had somehow reached the city without warning, she checked her rifle just moments before a green blur tore through her anti-aircraft gun, shredding the housing and barrel, hurtling the the ammo into the sky and igniting it with a searing blast of light.

Vo didn’t really think about aiming and shooting, and all it seemed to do was put a few new holes in the invader’s army fatigues. That, and get the mysterious American’s attention. The woman in green turned her mask towards Vo, paralyzed her with a gesture, then paused. The American’s language was strange to Vo, but the tone of surprise was clear. The attacker’s shoulders dropped a little and she shook her head before leaping into the sky.

It was three months before Vo could get the American’s words—“Good God, you’re pregnant!”—translated into Vietnamese. By that time, she’d lost the baby.

Realizing that the American Amanda had seen this in her, Ngoc Vo became deeply depressed. It came on her quickly, as a sudden desire to just go home… and when she raised her head, she was in the wreckage of her parents’ farm. She wasn’t alone. A squad of GIs spun to face her, eyes wide and rifles raised. But even though she was afraid, Vo realized she knew these boys. Yes, boys, afraid and confused and in each of them was the same longing she’d felt. At some level, even the most loyal of these soldiers wanted to be home.

So Ngoc Vo sent them there.

Lineage: Amanda Sykes
Power Level: Tier Two
Offspring: Amando Bell, Charles Dooley, Mike Kurlansky, Rick McEllen, Bill Stross, Robert Vaux, and two others

Personality: Quiet, melancholy and, in the postwar years, a bit dreamy and distracted, Ngoc Vo is a gentle soul at heart. After developing her powers, she never again harmed a single human being, with the exception of an ARVN metahuman who tried to assassinate her. Badly wounded and unable to read her attacker’s mind, she simply teleported him into space.

Values: Her Country (Initially this is Vietnam, later it's Atlantis), Peace, The Value of Human Life, ID/EA.

Known Powers

  • Ngoc Vo is able to read people's minds through Telepathy and tell where they want to go.
  • Her "Go-Home" power is the ability to use Teleportation to move her or others across the world.
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