Darkstar (Tyomneya Zvezda)

No PB as Laynia Petrovna (Laynia Sergeievna Petrovna Krylova)
Name: Laynia Petrovna (Laynia Sergeievna Petrovna Krylova)
Codename: Darkstar (Tyomneya Zvezda)
Faction: N/A
Position: N/A
Age: 32 (72)
Hometown: Born in Minsk, Belarus
Gender: Female
Height: 5'6"
Build: Mesomorph
Skin: Fair
Hair: Pale blonde
Eyes: Cinnamon


Laynia Sergeievna Petrovna Krylova, more commonly called Laynia Petrovna was born in Minsk, in Belarus during the height of the Cold War. The daughter of a nuclear physicist Sergei Krylov and his wife Marya Karlova, her parents were accidentally irradiated during an experiment. When her mother subsequently died during childbirth, Laynia's father was told that she and her twin brother had died as well. The mutant infants were then taken into custody by the Russian state and, when their superhuman abilities first manifested in adolescence, were turned over to a government-run school for training Russian mutants. After being given the codename Darkstar because of her mutant ability to manipulate the extra dimensional energy known as the Darkforce, Petrovna studied at the academy alongside her overly protective brother Nikolai, codenamed Vanguard, and both trained to become government agents by the KGB.

As it turns out, the staff at the school had been draining the powers of their mutant charges, using the stolen power in order to bestow them temporarily on themselves. Once discovered by another of the trainees, this plan was routed and the program restructured. Once graduated to field agent one of the first missions Darkstar was assigned sent her to the United States as powered muscle to support the assassins sent after the Black Widow once she broke ties with the KGB. When later they met again they trained together, Laynia unknowing of how the Red Room and Lock and Key were used to make the Black Widow a sleeper agent.

Eventually, Laynia became very disillusioned by her life as a government agent and attempted to defect to America with the aid of both the Black Widow and her sponsor in S.H.I.E.L.D., whom Laynia never met. Sadly, it did not go well and Laynia was shot by a sniper and thought to be dead when she seemed to explode, consumed in a nova of Darkforce energy. Her body was never recovered.

This is when her dual nature made itself known, though not for some time. At the moment of her apparent death, the Darkforce version of her denied this as she wanted to live and Laynia's death on Earth would kill her too. It is uncertain if this feat could ever be repeated, but Darkforce Laynia pulled her Earthly body into the Darkforce Dimension and spent the next several years repairing it. Time in the Darkforce Dimension is a tricky thing, it doesn't always pass at the same rate as on Earth so when (eventually) Laynia was returned to Earth she discovered to her shock that it had been a full 40 years since she last remembered!

Much had changed, but with her being listed as dead, she was able to finally make good her escape to the United States by way of France, where she was shot. Most of her resources were gone, but she still had knowledge of several money and supply caches from her espionage days and used them to make her way and enough spycraft to carry it off. Of course, there s no guarantees that there aren't those back in Mother Russia who remember the Darkstar, her return may very well trigger events that come back to haunt Laynia.

Primary Sources:
https: //marvel.fandom.com/wiki/Laynia_Petrovna_(Earth-616)
https: //www.marvel.com/characters/darkstar-laynia-petrovna



2019-12-15 - Uncooperative Fuzzy Patient
Summary: Lexi and Laynia struggle to treat and save Amur Khatun, and contact Thea for her help with...
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2019-12-15 - The Shot Heard 'Round Mutant Town
Summary: Darkstar and Whiplash set up a meet with Laynia's contact to find out about the Razors and...
(darkstar klavdiay-vasiliev klavdiya-vasiliev laynia-petrovna lexi-haze nadia-van-dyne okhotnik plot pride razors tendril wasp whiplash)

2019-12-15 - After the Heals
Summary: Everyone is finally recovered from the event, and it's time to start interfacing in...
(althea-harman amur-khatun catseye darkstar klavdiya-vasiliev laynia-petrovna lexi-haze plot razors river sharon-smith tendril whiplash)

2019-12-07 - It Gets Better Than This
Summary: A few of the residents and supporters of Mutant Town encounter one another at a food...
(darkstar klavdiya-vasiliev laynia-petrovna lexi-haze okhotnik plot pride rebecca-gadison whiplash)

2019-11-30 - Clinic Bake Sale
Summary: The homeless and their allies in Mutant Town stage a fundraiser, using donated supplies to...
(colossus darkstar klavdiya-vasiliev laynia-petrovna okhotnik piotr-rasputin pride razors social)

2019-11-24 - X Marks the Hunter
Summary: Laynia calls on Lexi to help her find the Hunter and arrangements made for Okhotnik to meet...
(klavdiya-vasiliev laynia-petrovna lexi-haze plot pride razors)

2019-11-23 - Shadows of Razors Past
Summary: Old K.G.B. communication starts working again using patterns of Red Room code. The Black...
(black-widow klavdiya-vasiliev laynia-petrovna plot pride razors)

2019-10-20 - Into The Dark Dimension
Summary: A trip into the Dark Dimension ends up being a dark disaster Log Info: Storyteller: None...
(keiko koa-turner laynia-petrovna plot)

2019-10-12 - Red, White and Aroo
Summary: A routine briefing turns into a Wolf wrangling session Log Info: Storyteller: None Date:...
(clint-barton jemma-simmons koa-turner laynia-petrovna melinda-may plot silverfanggang steve-rogers)

2019-10-07 - To Spar With Smoke
Summary: An orientation of SHIELD turns into a sparring match. Log Info: Storyteller: None Date: Mon...
(helena-wayne jemma-simmons kwabena-odame laynia-petrovna melinda-may social)

2019-10-05 - Bluelist
Summary: In which Mystique turns herself into SHIELD and learns exactly what the lobby floor tastes...
(bucky clint-barton laynia-petrovna mystique plot steve-rogers)

2019-10-04 - Reconsidering
Summary: A holographic cat, a darkforce cat and a merc meet in the Cafe Log Info: Storyteller: None...
(jemma-simmons kwabena-odame laynia-petrovna melinda-may plot steve-rogers superiority)

2019-09-24 - Darkling Pride, Hunter's Scorn
Summary: Hunter and Darkstar meet face to face - kind of. Plans are discussed! Two fuming Russkie...
(klavdiya-vasiliev laynia-petrovna plot pride razors)

2019-09-08 - Miss(ed) Information
Summary: Lexi Haze seeks out Laynia Petrovna (Darkstar) after being asked to watch for her by the...
(laynia-petrovna lexi-haze social)

2019-09-08 - Computers are Hard!
Summary: Agents Petrovna and Dimitriscu meet in a computer lab. Log Info: Storyteller: None Date:...
(chasietru-dimitrescu laynia-petrovna social)

2019-09-07 - It's Hazing Sort Of Day
Summary: Agent Petrovna is sent to WAND. Is this a hazing? Log Info: Storyteller: None Date: Sat Sep...
(keiko koa-turner laynia-petrovna social)

2019-09-06 - Won by a kiss...
Summary: Laynia and Pietro meet while working out at the Triskelion gym, a wager is made. Log Info:...
(laynia-petrovna pietro social)

2019-09-06 - No Cocktail Weenies
Summary: SHIELD Agents go to the apartment of Gwen Stacy to ask her about her encounter with the...
(gwen kwabena-odame laynia-petrovna plot superiority thea)

2019-08-27 - A broken promise of Black Razors -- Thankfully!
Summary: Russians abound in Mutant town apparently. Hidden sniper Klavdiya 'the Hunter' observes as...
(klavdiya-vasiliev laynia-petrovna mikhail-rasputin plot pride razors)

2019-08-24 - Hunter's Pride
Summary: Laynia explores Mutant Town and learns about The Pride. Thankfully the Hunter doesn't shoot...
(klavdiya-vasiliev laynia-petrovna pride social)

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