Portrayed by Sophie Turner
|Birthdate:||September 9th 1999|
I never really paid attention to how I get the magical energy to focus into my spells. It just happens.
Clea is a young magic user, happy to be at Xavier's with her two best friends, learning more about her powers...and of course getting into trouble.
Character Journal: xp_clea
Real Name: Clea Lake
First Appearance: August 4, 2015
Date of Birth: September 9th 1999 (on legal documents)
Place of Birth: Capital City of Dark Dimension
Citizenship: Dark Dimension / United Kingdom
Relatives: Prince Orini (Father), Umar (Mother- Currently Unknown), Dormammu (Uncle - Mother Side), Roslina Lake (Adoptive Mother), Marcus Lake (Adoptive Father)
Education: High School c/o 2018, Freshmen in College
Relationship Status: Dating Stephen Strange
Occupation: Admin Assistant Snow Valley Research Center, College Student
Team Affiliation: X-Force
Clea was born in the Dark Dimension, a parallel world to Earth. She was born during the Rebellions between Orini, the rightful heir to the Dark Dimension and Clea’s father, and Dormammu, an entity who had seized power. Her mother was Umar, Dormammu’s sister, who took human form in order to infiltrate the rebellion’s camp. She ended up having a one night stand with Orini in order to gain his trust. She betrayed the Rebellions location and Orini was taken prisoner. The rest of the rebels were able to escape because of Orini. The news of Orini’s death and sacrifice deeply hurt the morals of the rebels. It wasn’t until several cycles later when news of Umar giving birth to a baby girl, the daughter of Orini.
The rebels had several spies within the palace, they stole the princess but Umar was waiting for them. Chaos broke out in the palace as Umar’s guards went after the one that stole the baby girl, hoping to bring back her daughter. Hoping to keep her away from Umar and Dormammu’s influence, Leya, entered one of the portals. The portal they entered took to them to Modern Day Earth, the year was 2000.
The world was brighter and filled with more color and Leya was gravely injured from her wounds in the Dark Dimension and being away from the source that gave her powers she couldn’t heal herself. Leya found an orphanage that took in the baby girl and told them that her name was Clea and to keep her safe. She died from her wounds several hours later and Clea started her new life on Earth.
She was still an infant when she was adopted to a couple living in London, England. Their names were Roslina and Marcus Lake. She lived a normal life with her adopted parents who gave her the best life they could. They weren’t able to have children of their own and had been on a waiting list to adopt an infant. Starting at the age of 8 she started to attend a Summer Camp that slowly brought her out of her shell and making lasting friends – Sebastian Druid and Stephen Strange. They continued to be in touch, mainly via Clea as she would send them letters and care packages throughout the school years. When Clea hit puberty, her powers manifested. It was little things at first but she learned that she could do things that she would describe a witch doing.
She kept this a secret from her parents for as long as possible, but even they started to notice odd things going on around the house. Soon reports from her school started to file in claiming that there have been weird occurrences at the school with Clea usually at the center. She finally confided in her parents about what was happening and though she expected backlash she didn’t receive that. They were more open about it but encouraged her to not share this information openly with anyone.
Clea eventually entered High School that took a more demanding presence in her life. However, she found herself waiting for the school year to end so that she could be able to go to summer camp where her real friends were. Little did she know that her life was about to change come summer. It was the last week of Camp, when she found out that a T.V Show called "The Legendary Hunts of Bloodstone" was arriving to film the rumor of a large cat. Clea knew that they were talking about Cata. Clea, Bas and Steve decided to put matters into their own hands to save their friend from being exposed. Bas, using his power of shifting into a large cat with anime eyes, was used as a distraction to keep Ulysses Bloodstone busy. Clea and Steve used their magic to shrink their cat, it was successful but it ended with Cata never again being the same size she was once was. Their magic pinged the Occult Network and Amanda Sefton and Megan Gwynn went into to find the three teens. The following day Amanda met with their parents and it was agreed that the teens would be going back with Amanda to continue to learn how to control their magic, and mutations.
Living At The X-Mansion
Living in the States was very different and it would mark the first time she would go to a mixed school (boys and girls). She quickly took a liking to Topaz upon her return and eventually became friends with newcomer Maya Lincoln-Lopez, even if the girl was quite angry. Clea joined Cheerleading and enrolled in AP classes and spent most of her time with Steve and Bas. She assisted in helping others out during a crash and helped Hank out. After a falling out between Xavin and Maya, Clea found herself a new roommate with Xavin. She was happy that she was no longer in a suite alone and welcomed the company.
In February 2016, she became a reluctant part of a rescue mission after several of her fellow GenX members were kidnapped to another dimension. The remaining students agreed that calling adults would be a bad idea, and forged ahead alone. Clea, however, put in a quick text to Topaz before helping Steve open a portal to the other world. They found their friends and were rescued by the X-Men and senior magic users.
Clea enjoyed a quiet life, after that. There was a bit of trouble at an end of year party, but she was lucky enough to avoid the police, and she got some quality time in with her BFF Stephen - who became her boyfriend at the end of the summer. Not bad all around. During Halloween, Clea brought to life some dolls all in the name of Halloween. She went back home for the winter holiday but returned to the States before the New Year started.
I am Small
The school year started and the homework was piling up as Clea was taking AP classes. In February during Magic Class, the spell they were performing backfired when Billy walked by causing them to shrink themselves. The class was attacked by the green army men brought to life by Topaz, vacuumed up, brought to the garbage room and had to escape from the bag. On the trek down a string, Clea found out she is terrified of heights but managed to make it to the ground safely. After failed attempts to get people's attention, Amanda decided that they could fix it themselves, they just had to get to her room to her wych. After escaping near death by a Rooney the Cat, and climbing a steep bookshelf, the class was able to restore themselves to normal height. She felt bad that she couldn't restore Cata back to normal size
Big Again But there are Spiders
A month after the incident, Cata brought Clea a green army man. She kept it in a jar until Topaz removed the spell on him. In April, the magic students all received a smooth rock that was half white and half black. Clea still doesn't know what it means. In May, Clea got heavily into manga and Anime. She decided to put her new hobby to work and in July decided to go to the New York Comic Con in October and cosplay. Clea found she had a knack for sewing and costuming and decided to put her hobby to use for the conventions coming up in the future. In the beginning of July, she and Steve stumbled upon a new game store in Salem Center. Though the owner was creepy, they purchased a game called "How to Kill A Spider". Gathering others to play a game, it turned out to be a cursed deck that unleashed hundreds of spiders. After a quick text to Topaz and Amanda, they came to their aid but the kids had to continue to play in order for it to end. Upon the ending of the game, Clea locked herself in her room for awhile, refusing to come out because of spiders. In August, Clea found out her best friend Sebastian who had went on Holiday at home, had decided to stay in England much to her dismay.
Dark Dimension: Homecoming
If spiders weren't bad enough, Clea started to have dreams about a ruined city. They were harmless enough until the start of October when they started to intensify with something chasing her. This lead her to avoiding sleep at all cost during the week, earning her detention and missing out on her first Comic Con. While in the Library, Clea drifted off to sleep and found herself in the familiar landscape once more. Again the figure appeared before her and then reached out for her, as if it was trying to grab her. Clea woke up with slash marks on her arm, deep enough to cause stitches. Topaz who was in the room found her a few seconds later and helped her to the hospital wing. Topaz also alerted the staff that something had attacked Clea in the library.
Later in the library, Clea was being attended to by Dr. Jean Grey and Amanda told them that an entire search was made of the grounds but nothing was found. There were a few questions asked and Clea revealed that she had been having dreams and they were only getting worse. Jean and Amanda talked Clea into letting them see the dreams in which they entered her mind a few minutes later. More suspicions were raised when the entity that attacked Clea turned to them and told them it was just a dream. In order for Clea to get some sleep and to make sure nothing else happened, Topaz was placed in charge of watching over the teen. The girls settled into Clea's room for the night. No sooner had Clea fallen asleep, it was waiting for her. Clea woke up screaming and Topaz rushed to her side. However, a portal opened behind them and sucked both of them into the Dark Dimension, both in the physical form.
The wards around the mansion as well as the electricity went haywire around the mansion and Clea's room was cornered off to make sure nothing else happened. Both girls landed in the other dimension and soon found themselves running towards the castle in the distant. It was revealed that the place once housed people but neither knew what could had happened. Upon entering the castle, they were greeted by a man calling himself Prince Orini and both girls followed him deeper into the castle as he revealed the history and Clea's connection to the place. Apparently, Clea was a long lost princess taken during the height of a revolution against the entity calling himself Dormammu. She was the product of the ruling family and Dormammu's sister. Once they were deep inside the castle it was revealed that Orini was in fact Dormammu in disguised and both girls ran for it. They lost the man and soon began to wonder the corridors finding themselves a kitchen. Both girls eat while Topaz tended to Clea's wounds that had reopened. After they ate food, they found an old nursery and made camp for the night. Clea mentioning that going outside might be out of the question due to the figures she keeps seeing in the distance.
Upon waking both girls wondered again until they were found by Amanda, Arthur, Doug, Jean, Megan, Miles and Sharon. Their happy reunion was put on hold when Dormammu revealed he had captured the other team. He will offer them a trade Clea for the group. Instead, the group broke into two and one part went to rescue the other team while the others went to distract Dormammu. There was a small battle of Amanda, Arthur, Topaz and Clea up against the deity. They retreated when they got the signal from Jean and left the castle back to the open portal that was made by the rescue group. They were greeted right away by Mindless Ones and were quickly rescued by the Ancient One and his followers. Clea was asked to stay for a moment more to add power to Ancient One, it was in hopes that it will slow Dormammu enough where he wouldn't make an assault on earth (or harm Clea any further) for a short time. Clea didn't see what happened as she went back through the Portal with Steve shortly afterwards. No shortly had she been back, she was in the Ancient One's house where it was revealed that he wasn't going to help them but had a change of heart. Clea was too tired and exhausted from the sudden shift of the lack of magic in the air and passed out soon after.
Dealing With The Past
The tea's that the Ancient One delivers helps with the nightmares, and in time, they almost completely vanished - if only she kept drinking them at night. For the Christmas Holiday, she went back home with the intent of telling her parents the truth of her past. But couldn't bring herself to it. When she returned after the new year, Clea had a talk with Amanda about when would ever be the right time. It was decided that the Summer Holiday would be a prefect time as her parents were visiting and Amanda would be there for support. The conversation also gave Clea and idea about working as she has no idea what college or what she even wanted to do with her life.
It lead her to another conversation with Kevin Sydney about possibly working as a Friday Girl at Snow Valley Research Centre, even if it was really a front for X-Force. A few days later, Clea received an email from MA giving her the position at the company.
Other Features: She has both ears pierced. Clea has some scars on her forearm due to the events of Dark Dimension when her stitches reopened.
Clea inherited the ability to generate her own magical energy that allows her to draw on it to fuel her own magical abilities. This ability is what she was born with as she is half Faltine. She cannot shield herself from others who wish to draw upon her own magical energy. Clea can copy a spell after watching someone perform it for the first time.
Currently she knows how to summon objects to her but they aren't always the objects she wants. Clea has to pronounce it correctly and visualize it. She can create mystic bolts, which are pretty weak at the moment. The most they can do is feel like you are being zapped by one of those joke buzzers. She is better at illusions, but even they only stay up for a couple of minutes before they start to melt together. She can't maintain her spellcraft for every long when performing by herself. Upwards of ten minutes when it is herself. With flying it is even shorter, a couple minutes at the most before she just wants to call it quits and eat everything in sight. Because she uses herself as a power source she gets tired easily and the longer she tries the more she is likely to fail at anything about casting spells - to the point where it won't work at all and she'll just curl up into a tiny ball and sleep.
As long as she is on Earth, she will never reach her full potential.
Examples: Illyana's Soulsword, etc
- Clea is 1/3rd owner of Cata
- Clea is terrified of heights
- Clea is terrified of Spiders
- Likes Anime and Manga
- Will be going to her first Con in Cosplay, of an outfit of her own design
Roadside Assistance - event
Player Icon Base: Sophie Turner
Clea is Rei's third character.