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



2019-08-21 - To Recover An Absent Agent
Summary: Clint ducks out of his medical observation and a group goes looking for him. Log Info:...
(clint-barton jemma-simmons jeriah-london laynia-petrovna social)

2019-08-21 - Teambuilding: A shot in the dark!
Summary: Darkforce power trials - Archery style! Log Info: Storyteller: None Date: Wed Aug 21...
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2019-08-20 - Checking Up and Dining In
Summary: Spidey drops by to check up on Laynia in her new digs which he helped arrange some weeks...
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2019-08-16 - Cats do not Fear the Dark
Summary: Catseye, Alex and Laynia meet in the quad at NYU. Self-Defense classes might be in the...
(catseye laynia-petrovna nyu phobos social)

2019-08-16 - An Unlikely Reunion
Summary: Natasha is having a relatively normal day at the Triskelion when she spots a familiar face,...
(black-widow jemma-simmons laynia-petrovna plot shield viralweapon)

2019-08-14 - The Wise Fear the Darkness
Summary: Fear, Darkness and Wisdom meet at school - no clash follows! Log Info: Storyteller: None...
(laynia-petrovna phobos social tommy-wisdom)

2019-08-13 - The Red Shadow Rises
Summary: Following a lead, people descend on an ex Russian spy. Or is she? Log Info: Storyteller:...
(clint-barton jemma-simmons jeriah-london laynia-petrovna plot sif viralweapon)

2019-08-13 - Slice of the Old Country
Summary: Dasha and Laynia meet while shopping. Log Info: Storyteller: None Date: Tue Aug 13 05:41:38...
(dashenka-ivashin laynia-petrovna social)

2019-08-08 - It's Difficult Being Legally Dead
Summary: Steve and Bucky meet Laynia and have a proper conversation, including a brief sneak-peek...
(bucky laynia-petrovna social steve-rogers)

2019-08-07 - It's A Resounding Failure
Summary: A disturbance in Midtown with a Canny Canuck of Courage, some flag bashing and KGBeast. All...
(clint-barton jemma-simmons jeriah-london laynia-petrovna social steve-rogers)

2019-08-04 - Obsidian Introductions
Summary: Jimmy, Darcy, and Laynia take Priscilla's invitation to the Obsidian. Log Info:...
(darcy-lewis jimmy-baxter laynia-petrovna priscilla-kitaen social)

2019-08-03 - At Face Value
Summary: Laynia foils a theft, and meets Jimmy and Priscilla, who take her joking confessions as...
(jimmy-baxter laynia-petrovna priscilla-kitaen social)

2019-07-28 - Pooling Darkness...or Something
Summary: Wade Wilson vs Bratva Goons - enter the Darkstar, madness ensues! Log Info: Storyteller:...
(action comedy deadpool laynia-petrovna plot)

2019-07-25 - How old IS that phone?
Summary: Maya Lopez and Laynia Petrovna run into each other when a lost Laynia gets directions. Log...
(laynia-petrovna maya-lopez social)

2019-07-25 - Coming in from the Cold
Summary: In which our Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man meets a long dead Cold War era mutant heroine...
(bugle daily laynia-petrovna peter-parker social)

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