Solange claims her codename to mean "precious jewel", but other sources say:
- French form of the Late Latin name Sollemnia, which was derived from Latin sollemnis "religious". This was the name of a French shepherdess who became a saint after she was killed by her master.)
- Smiling her uncharacteristic and somewhat off-putting smile, the Assistant headmistress led the way deeper into the club towards the bar. "You like French codenames, Solange," Hartford said confidently. "Dague is old French for dagger. A dagger is an ambiguous weapon, used both in the symbolism of unconventional warfare units as well as connotations with espionage 'cloak and dagger' as it were, as well as some light overlapping as a tool of assassination. A dagger can be any of these things depending on how it's used."
- Tansy crossed her arms over her magnificent bosom, a hint of a frown on her lips. "Unless I misremember one of Madame Prudhomme's more interesting anecdotes, it also means an individual point on the rack of the deers' antlers."
- "Does it?" Hartford asked with an false innocence that wouldn't have fooled a child. She shrugged expressively as they arrived at the bar.
- Main Character
- Side Character
Her birthday is September 25, 1989.
She was fat and ugly as a child, and was picked on by the older girls of the Goodkind family, which she responded to by picking on their young brother Trevor (who would grow up into Phase). Now she's a blonde bombshell, with a model's body and 36C breasts.
As Phase says:
- That sow Tansy Walcutt ... has been out to get me since about second grade.
- As for why you don't hear about Tansy bullying Jadis?
- That's because Jadis and Tansy were actually part of the same girl-pack, the book-geeks who cluster together for protection and Literary Analysis. They weren't best buds or anything- if nothing else their respective positions on Walt Whitman prevented that- but they knew each other, and while Tansy would rather open a vein than admit it, her memories of hanging out in the Daibliku's kitchen, scarfing down Mrs. Barnes' caramel pecan clusters with the girls, nattering about Jane Austin, and yelling at Mal to leave them alone, is one of the few bright moments in her bleak childhood. If anything, Tansy regarded Jadis hanging with Trevor as a betrayal, which added to the venom of her bullying of Trevor.
- When Jadis discovered that Tansy was at Whateley, she tried to renew their acquaintance, but Tansy stonewalled that with a wall of ice. Okay, the fact that Tansy's telepathic, and Jadis' bound devil squicks out telepaths something fierce helped[.]
Appearance and physical featuresEdit
Tansy is your stereotypical blue-eyed blond bombshell—turned to eleven.
Solange is an Exemplar, Avatar and Telepath, although her exact ratings have not been definitely established in-story. In particular, she hasn't been formally tested for her Avatar trait, which she kept secret for a long time. This testing happened during the All Hallows Ball.
Her Exemplar trait is fairly evident: after manifesting, she turned from a rather homely fat girl into a stunning blonde bombshell. Physically, she is strong, quick, agile, but not really at a superhuman level—more like a highly trained baseline, suggesting that she's probably an Exemplar 2 or 3.
Her telepathy is not particularly strong, particularly if she is not in close physical contact with her subject, but she is very proficient and subtle in its use. One of her most effective tactics was to seduce her (male) victim and manipulate his mind while he was distracted by sex.
Even before manifesting as a mutant, Tansy was an experienced horsewoman and polo player and an accomplished sailor, those being the sports favored by her family.
As an Exemplar, Tansy has the capacity for quickly acquiring new skills, as she demonstrated by learning to play guitar to a passable level in just a few minutes.
Otherwise, she is a good fighter and shooter, as revealed in her Spring 2007 Combat Final.
Tansy has been known to carry a non-lethal force-pulse pistol on campus, as a hold-out.
Solange possesses a combat suit made by Cecilia Rogers, consisting in a glossy black body suit was military-grade Kevra, reinforced with Cemakote ceramic plates for extra protection to vital organs. It includes an utility belt with drop leg holsters for her pistols and plenty of batteries for them, besides collection of nasty surprises. High up each arm and on the outside of both wrists there are several pouches for smaller accessories, with hardened plates over forearms and biceps for better blocking.
When in full combat mode, she wears a domino mask over eyes blackened with sports eye-black.
- Tansy is just like many other girls in her situation. She has always been able to have everything she ever wanted... except the important things. Self-esteem, a stable family life, real friends who really care about her rather than caring about a gravy train, etc. She was the ugly, fat kid that the mean girls targeted (and this part is partly the fault of Heather and Connie Goodkind, mind you). She was another girl whose dad went through wives the way most people go through kleenex.
- And then... a miracle occurred. Tansy became the most beautiful girl ever. And every bad thing she ever suspected people thought about her? Turned out to be true. Being psychic can really, really suck. So now it's payback time. She just wants to hurt people the way she was hurt. (If she ever has a chance to be in the same room with Heather or Connie or any of the other mean girls who picked on her, bad things will happen.) She doesn't need money or a good job or a rich husband. She's already filthy rich. She just wants more power. And how much more power does one need if they have untold millions AND psychic powers that can be applied in a number of heinous ways? Her concept of 'more power' is a bit broader than that of the average citizen.
She is a beautiful, rich, spoiled, and horrible person. She was fat and ugly as a child, and was picked on by the older girls of the Goodkind family, which she responded to by picking on their young brother Trevor (who would grow up into Phase). Now she's a blonde bombshell, with a model's body and 36C breasts.
When Tansy manifested, she became an EX-1/AV-1?/PSI-2. As an exemplar, she is beautiful, blond, blue-eyed, and vain. She lives in Dickinson Cottage with Sahar as her roommate because no one else can stand her. She is promiscuous, largely because she is a homophobic closeted lesbian (in a really transparent closet), but also because she can use her psi powers to get people to do things for her, and it works best when the target is distracted. She will also randomly use her powers to hurt or embarrass people just because she can. She is not particularly intelligent, but will occasionally display some cunning. It has been suggested that Flicker was the real brain behind Tansy, though.
She has been known to use her powers off-campus to obtain business intelligence for her family.
When she first came to Whateley, she used and hurt Montana as a way to get into the Alphas. At the beginning of fall 2006, she sent an extortion note to Phase using a pawn. She later used her Avatar powers to kidnap Jinn, as part of a plan to become the Alphas' queen. This led directly to the Breakfast Brawl, and Team Kimba becoming enemies of all the Alphas. Tansy helped Hekate with her attempt to control Fey, and when that plan failed spectacularly, Tansy became leader of the Alphas for about a week at the beginning of winter term 2007, before being ousted by Kodiak and Loophole. During the same time she discovers that there was a webcam hidden in the Venus Inc. changing room pointed to her locker. Realizing that she had been filmed while she was changing clothes, she went berserk, assaulting Peeper (who she thought to be the webcam's owner) and almost killing Greasy (getting the Worn Wrench called on her). For this Headmistress Carson sentenced her to be Miss Grimes's Student Assistant for at least the remainder of the school year, and possibly her senior year as well. As Miss Grimes is the head of the Junior High Program this means that Tansy was saddled with the duty of babysitting the Three Little Witches.
After Fey suffered an emotional breakdown, Poise named Solange her chosen successor as head of Venus Inc. Accordingly, she was promoted to senior as President pro tempore of the fashion and modelling club.
- Whateley Class of 2008 (junior as of fall 2006)
- Dickinson Cottage Room 502 (Single) for her senior year
- Romantic Relationships
- Customer of
- "a mutant that could stimulate healing, cell regeneration, and the growth of hair and fingernails"
- Responsible for
- Personal Enemies
- Sukawakan(Hosting, spirit of the Mustang)
- French Third Year, Sixth Period
- ↑ A Pocket Full of Tansy
- ↑ Behind the Name entry for "Solange"
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 The Boys of Summer: Part One
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 The Banshee's Tale
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 Bottle a Jinn
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 Ayla and the Late Trevor James Goodkind
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 Bek D. Corbin in the Hall Forums - Assist Needed
- ↑ All Hallows Ball
- ↑ The Bear, The Bitch, And Everything: Part 2
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 10.2 Galatea Debutante
- ↑ The Secret of the Forger's List: Part 2
- ↑ Diane Castle in the Crystal Hall Forums (original lost in forum crash)
- ↑ Ayla and the Tests: Chapter 3 - The Ceryneian Hind
- ↑ Christmas Elves: Fey and Jade's Holiday Havoc
- ↑ 15.0 15.1 Even Murphy's Law has Loopholes: Chapter Six
- ↑ Even Murphy's Law has Loopholes: Chapter Four
- ↑ The Secret of the Forger's List: Part 1
- ↑ Pomp and Conspiracy
- ↑ Murphy's Laws of Whateley
- ↑ Tea and Dagger
- ↑ Ayla and the New School: Chapter 4 - Crunch Time
- ↑ 22.0 22.1 Jade 5 - Redefining Jade
- ↑ Even Murphy's Law has Loopholes
- ↑ 24.0 24.1 The Boys of Summer: Part Two
- ↑ Word of God by E.E. Nalley
- ↑ Ayla and the Tests: Chapter 2 - The Augean Stables
- ↑ Ayla and the Blackmailer
- ↑ Ayla and the Mad Scientist: Chapter 6 - L'Ecole des Femmes