Physical description: Thanks to her parents and access to SHIELD training facilities, Sammy is athletic with a variety of skills suited for an agent fresh from the academy. Her strongest resemblance is to her mother, something her father gives thanks for on a daily basis. Her hair is worn below shoulder length and well kept as her one true vanity.
PB: Olivia Wilde
Abilities: Can stop time for sixty seconds within a thirty yard radius once every hour.
Weaknesses and flaws: Can stop time only once every hour. If she doesn't wait at least sixty minutes between each time stop it will drain her and she won't be able to perform for at least 24 hours.
Character location/Home: Avengers Mansion
Alignment: hero with political incorrectness
Relatives: Col. Nick Fury - father, living; Contessa Valentina Allegra de la Fontaine - mother, living; Mikel Fury - half brother, living
Backstory: During a routine inspection visit to a nuclear facility SHIELD was arranging to take over and staff with their own personnel, Valentina Fontaine was inadvertently exposed to radiation during an equipment malfunction and emergency evacuation. She was unknowingly several weeks' pregnant at the time.
The fears her parents had were unfounded when Samantha was born on time and with all the requisite fingers and toes. The Infinity Formula, naturally producing in her parents by this time, passed on to her and the incident at the nuclear reactor was forgotten when both mother and infant were given a clean bill of healthy.
As the adored daughter of the world's premier eagle scout, Sammy was protected at every level growing up. She teethed on her father's sidearm, played at his feet while he spoke to world leaders, slept with a teddy bear sporting an eyepatch, attended the private school her mother set up for the children of SHIELD agents, past and present, and associated with the children of superheroes. Her mother tried in vain to instill a sense of decorum in her daughter, but Sammy proved she was clearly Nick Fury's little girl every time she opened her mouth.
Because her life was kept as free from work stress as her parents could manage, and she didn't have a scared bone in her body, Sammy's power emergence didn't happen until late in her teens during a driving lesson. She was nearly hit by a car pulling out of a blind street, scaring her and upping her adrenaline. Everything around her stopped except her - the car, her father sitting in the seat beside her, the car in front of them. Just as she was about to panic, time began moving again and she hit the brakes with a squeal and a curse from Nick.
While a lot of seventeen year olds would have kept it to themselves, Sammy told Nick right there and then what she experienced. He didn't doubt her. Sammy was put through a barrage of tests to determine her physical condition and if she carried the x-gene. She didn't. Valentina's medical records provided the clue, the radiation exposure. It was finally decided that the radiation combined with the Infinity formula was responsible for her newfound ability.
Her newfound ability, however, would not work on command. It took an adrenaline jolt to kick start it and now that she knew it could happen, it was like waiting for Santa to appear on Christmas morning. The more she tried, the harder it was to recreate on command, yet startling her would make it work every time. It was clear she needed training if only to get it under her control.
As a longtime friend whose son Misha was also good friends with Sammy, Logan suggested to Nick and Val that Sammy be sent to Xavier's school. He promised to watch out for her, but Nick wouldn't hear of it. Xavier's mansion was too far away for Nick's liking, Sammy was too young in his estimation, and he just didn't want that level of hormonal imbalance that made up the student population around his little girl. The last excuse he kept to himself.
Once Sammy turned eighteen and began attending Columbia University with an eye for law enforcement, Nick finally listened to another suggestion, this time from Captain America. Sammy wasn't any closer to learning control and her parents had to provide full time security for her as they never knew when it would strike and if she would be able to stay conscious. The Avengers' mansion wasn't that far from SHIELD directorate, and they would provide training to help Sammy learn to use her power. With her cooperation, she moved into the Avengers' mansion and began training while attending college.
She sees her parents every weekend without fail, and calls frequently to assure them she's okay. It isn't out of daughterly affection she does it, although she loves her parents fiercely. It's the only way to keep Dad from setting SHIELD babysitters on her to keep him informed of her every move.
Nick put them on her anyway in secret. Three agents are earning a degree in Sammy's course of study at his expense. He's not a big fan of letting her do things her own way.
Sammy's learned a great deal from her time in the mansion. She's gained some control over her ability, learning to use it at will. Unfortunately she can't yet prevent it from happening when something starts her adrenaline pumping and hormones surging. Several dates have ended in disaster. Sex may be out of the question if she doesn't learn control.