Gabriel Hardy was a free-lance journalist for a local newspaper in Brighton, England. He was mainly known as the successful journalist from the newspaper, as his articles are always up to date and they always told the truth. He eventually was sent to New York to work with a bigger newspaper company, with his head held high and a quite impressive reputation. During one of his scoutings for completing an article, he met Mnemosyne. At the time, she was disguised as a fellow reporter named Marie Lou. Sure there was some competition between the two but, they managed to get along during the scouting. Soon after, they started to hang out more before eventually, they started dating. He soon started to fall for her, hard.
Quickly after, 'Marie' was pregnant with Gemma. During the pregnancy, Gabriel was called back to Brighton and he invited Marie to go with him. She was a bit spectacle at first, but she came along anyway. Soon after Gemma was born, Marie decided that it was time for her to leave. She left a note for Gabriel saying that she was Mnemosyne and for Madison's safety, she has to go to Camp Half-Blood, a special camp for demigods. Gemma and her father grew up in a small beach house in Brighton. During her early days, she would've been cared by her grandmother while her father was still busy being a reporter. He really wanted to spend his time with his daughter, as she was the only remembrance of Marie. He decided that he was planning to move to New York.
And they did. When Gemma was only 4, she and her father did move to New York. She lived happily with her father, who managed to temporarily resign from journalism until Gemma grew a bit older. But one day, Gemma's father disappeared two years later. At the time, she was staying at her grandmother's house since Gabriel went off in for a job opportunity to become an accountant in the World Trade Center. The father was running out of good stories, which eventually led him to work in the major he graduated in, accounting. At the end of the day, after Gemma waited and waited, he didn't return home. That night was the night that the family discovered that Gabriel was in the World Trade Center when it collapsed. His body was never found.
Gemma then lived with her grandmother after the incident. During her early school years, Gemma was always seen relishing memories one way or another. She was always the quiet loner at her school, but she still had a few friends there. One of them was Emma McAdams, a demigod daughter of Athena. The two became close friends when they were in first grade and eventually grew up to consider each other as a sister. When Gemma's grandmother died due to old age when Gemma was only eleven, it was Emma and her father who took her in. But here's the thing, the two had constantly been on the move as Emma's father's job, which was as a sales representative, requires him to move from time to time.
Her personality changed during that year. She began to socialize with other people and bring her video camera to school. Sure there were people who were freaking out that she wanted to record everything that happened at school, but they quickly got over it. And that left Gemma secretly recording anyone in candid mode. But of course she never let anyone know. She was still very close with Emma, and managed to add another girl into their little circle when they came to New Jersey at 13. Her name was Rose, who was secretly a rose nymph.
A few months after they met, a couple of harpies decided that it was the perfect time to swoop in. Annie immediately shot a group of rose thorns at the harpies. She managed to kill one and make the remaining one run away as a result. Emma immediately asked her on what those harpies were, why she shot rose thorns at them and why she smelled like flowers all the time. Annie simply replied that she was a rose nymph and quickly began to explain about the Greek gods. After she finished explaining, she grabbed a pen and notebook set and shoved them to Gemma. She also managed to shove an object of some sort in Emma's hands as well. Rose managed to call the Gray Sister's taxi and get to camp. Once they arrived at camp, Emma forgot to tell her father about this, as the two girls both knew that her father would get worried. So Rose decided to leave Gemma at camp and took Emma back to her father about the current demigod situation. After Emma and Annie left camp, Madison was immediately claimed as a daughter of Mnemosyne. She has stayed at camp ever since, but she eventually visited her home in New Jersey every once in a while.
Gemma doesn't talk much. She is terrified of people, especially strangers, touching her. She is also quite blunt and straight to the point. Gemma is almost always seen with either her video camera or her regular camera, happily recording the things around her. She also loves to see the results taken many times, as she loves to relive the moments. Gemma is also unsure about most things, almost always letting other people make the decision for her. She likes to observe other people and is able to figure out how they are like. Gemma is also very honest, and will almost always tell the truth.
Gemma has long, light brown hair that she is often seen fiddling with it. She also has pretty pale skin and hazel-brown eyes. She stands at about 5' 7" and is slightly heavier than average. She is always seen with one of her cameras. She is also quite 'girly' when it comes to her fashion sense, almost always seen wearing a dress or a skirt.
"Gemma at home..."
"Emma took Gemma's picture last week... Gemma was happy then..."
Children of Mnemosyne have the ability to write/read weapons out of pure energy which can be used for combat; however, only one weapon can be conjured at a time and it cannot be bigger than the one who conjured it. They can also write/read other objects that are for non-combative purposes
Children of Mnemosyne can launch orbs of ink which burst upon striking the target, temporarily obscuring their vision. They can only launch three orbs of ink at a time.
Children of Mnemosyne have the ability to write/read a shield of pure energy, roughly two to three times the size of the user, which will blunt most attacks but slow the movement of the conjurer.
Children of Mnemosyne have the ability to revert time around them for a short duration in order to dodge an attack that was unforeseen. After doing so, this ability cannot be used for a while.
Children of Mnemosyne gain memory of the contents of any written text - such as a book or a webpage - as soon as they lay eyes on it. They would still have to learn what it all means, however.
Children of Mnemosyne have an eidetic memory and can remember every detail of a previous fight with an opponent.
Children of Mnemosyne can see a few seconds into the future; allowing them to possibly predict the actions of others, but also obscuring their sight at times.
Children of Mnemosyne are able to force everyone around them within a 10-meter radius to remember and dwell on an event from their past that emulates a certain emotion from the affected. The child of Mnemosyne can choose which emotion they would like their targets to feel, be it anger, sadness, happiness, ecstasy or anything in or ecstasy. The user cannot hold the targets under their control for more than a few minutes, and the effects of the power can cause those around them to become positive and motivated from their happy memory
Children of Mnemosyne can use descriptive insults used both against themselves and their opponents to gain a temporary boost in speed and strength. The longer they maintain this boost, the more energy is drained.
Children of Mnemosyne can read/write wings into existence. This enables them to fly; the longer they maintain this state, the more energy it drains. They must rest between flights and cannot make long distance traveling without resting often. However the wings are vulnerable to injuries and magic; they can also be customized to the user’s preference.
Children of Mnemosyne have the ability to travel back and forth in time, but they are unable to interact with or change past events they are only able to see the events play out. When they go forward in time they only see “possible” futures, that does not mean those future events will come to pass.
Children of Mnemosyne can view the memories of another person that they can see, in real time. They may struggle to zero in on specific memories, however, and the target can notice and resist them if they are too forceful.
3 Months After Character is Made
Children of Mnemosyne can temporarily rewrite details about the battlefield they are fighting on in order to alter it and gain an advantage over their opponent. This could include things like temporarily eliminating the shadows on a battlefield if they are fighting a child of Nyx or temporarily drying up the water if they are fighting a child of Poseidon. The change takes effect gradually and only lasts for a moderate time. The more complicated the wording of the change, and the less clear their description of it is, the more the user is drained.
6 Months After Character is Made
Children of Mnemosyne can manifest a person or creature from any book in order to temporarily fight alongside them. The manifestation cannot be larger than 2-3 the size of the user and will dissipate after a short time. The person cannot be overly powerful and the user will have a hard time moving while the manifestation is in place.
9 Months After Character is Made
Children of Mnemosyne can morph into a state of pure imagination. This grants them flight, receive enhancement in some of their abilities (Offensive 1, Defensive 1, 3 Month and 6 Month) and invulnerability to attacks. This effect only lasts for a short time, leaving the user extremely drained and temporarily unable to move afterward.
Children of Mnemosyne typically have excellent memories, unable to forget details from their past and are therefore immune to the effects of amnesia and other memory-related illnesses.
Though most demigods struggle with dyslexia, children of Mnemosyne usually do so to a lesser extent because their mother is the goddess of the written word.
Children of Mnemosyne can normally learn and decipher other languages incredibly easy. Ex: Hearing a woman speak Chinese would mean the user could somewhat understand even if they never heard the language before. If they then have a lengthy conversation with the woman in Chinese, they’d be considered fluent in the language afterward.
Children of Mnemosyne often grow up to become great authors, English teachers, and historians.
Gemma has been a quiet girl during camp. She hasn't been socializing much during camp.