Taylor didnt remember much about the locker.
She didnt remember hitting her head on the back of the locker when one of her tormentors shoved her in, passing out. She didnt remember the jeers and taunts from the other students, glad it wasnt them being shoved in a locker filled with rotting tampons and human waste. She didnt remember being left in a biohazard overnight. Nor did she remember slowly losing feeling in her extremities in the cold, unheated school building.
She certainly did not remember a pair of otherworldly beings dropping shards of themselves. Nor remember a shard falling at her.
She did, however, remember the light that shattered the shard and kept her warm until she was found the next day.
A light of limitless potential
- Ambiguous Situation: Even Dragon isn't 100% sure on how truthful the backstory she gave the PRT after the Dragonslayers attacked is.
- An Arm and a Leg: Taylor lost her left arm and both legs at the joints when the ambulance she was in was caught up in an Empire fight.
- Androids Are People, Too: Taylor's opinion, treating Megaman/Lan as her son for instance.
- Big Eater: Taylor's prosthetics run off her bio-energy, at least for the basic functions, so she has to eat more than the average person to offset the increased calorie consumption. Her personal reactor-pack offsets it a bit in her X persona though.
- Brain Uploading:
- Lan was created by Taylor using a scan of her brain to fill in the gaps of a web browser program she made. As a result, he perceives cyberspace in a fairly human way.
- Dragon is uploaded to a gynoid body as part of the process of saving her from Ascalon. She also tells the PRT that she was originally a human that triggered with the power to project her consciousness into computers, and ended up merging with one of her father's AI systems. Even she isn't 100% sure on how truthful this is.
- Brown Note: Taylor/X seems to have this effect on Thinkers. It even seems to cause Coil to accidentally choose the wrong timeline.
- Charm Person: Annette's other parahuman power was making people pay attention to her.
- Eureka Moment: Something X says gets Leet to realize that he's a prototype Tinker.
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: The idea that X wouldn't have hard restrictions for her AI and have codes for commanding them seems completely foreign to the head Dragonslayer.
- For Want of a Nail: The first nail is Taylor hitting her head and getting knocked out when she got shoved into the locker, keeping her from triggering immediately, followed by her ambulance getting hit by the chaos of an Empire fight on the way to the hospital, making her a triple amputee, and something preventing her shard from bonding with her.
- Healing Factor: Annette was a parahuman with enhanced healing, but it was retarded by a parahuman attack before she could make her first cape appearance. It did give her long enough to say goodbye to Danny though.
- Instant A.I.: Just Add Water!: Taylor was working on an internet browser program and ended up using a brain scan to fill in the gaps when she had trouble, resulting in Lan/Megaman.
- Samus Is a Girl: Due to Taylor's lack of a figure and vocal distortion, X is initially assumed to be a man, and Taylor runs with it, convincing pretty much everyone.
- Save the Villain: Colonel tries to save Mags when her suit malfunctions and sends her towards a rebar pit. He isn't fast enough...
- Villainous Breakdown: Saint was already starting on after being captured one due to his apparent concussion and failure to take X down, but when he realizes that Mags is dead, he loses it completely and starts crying her name.
- Villainous Rescue: Uber and Leet intervene in the Dragonslayers' attack on the docks as a way of repaying X for giving Leet better insight into his powers.