For most of her life, Lil has been the tallest and strongest person in her peer group. Her father used to claim that was why she was such a pushy brat. Her mother, long after kicking the bum out, said that it was simply her body catching up to her personality. Regardless, at 16 and well before she's matured enough to temper herself, Lil is loud, brash, and has no idea when to back down from a fight.
This tends to make it hard for her to fit in and that hurts. Most of her friends have been nothing of the sort, interested in using her or baiting her but rarely anything more. As a result, those friendships were drama-filled and short lived and she's now generally distrustful of people who display kindness towards her. She gravitates to the troublemakers. She doesn't especially like them, but she feels that they at least, are honest.
In her quiet moments, which are generally only when she's either alone or with her mom, she'll write in a journal.
Diamond Lil’s body generates a bio-aura of nigh-impenetrable energy that permeates her molecular structure to grant her skin durability akin to that of diamond. Though able to deflect most forms of physical or energy-based impacts, Lil still feels the force of such blows. Similarly, Lil’s bio-aura also affords her protection against temperature extremes. Her nails and hair are similarly permeated, even after being removed from her body. Lil’s bio-aura limits her sense of touch.
Lillian can speak fluent English, passing French and a bit of Dene. She's a decent hand-to-hand combatant from a few years of getting into fights.
Lil's oldest interest is knitting (prompted by her mom who wanted to give her something to work out her aggression that wasn't someone else's face) and she's fairly advanced in her skills. She also likes older country music, cooking, and working out.
Lil was born and raised in Yellowknife, NWT. Her father and mother met at the bar they both worked at and were married a few short months before Lil was due.
The marriage was always rocky. Lil's mother, Anne, had a temper and Lil's father drank too much. Still, it took eight years to finally dissolve. Anne kicked her husband out, he moved south to Calgary, and only rarely made contact with Anne and Lil.
School was always too close to torment for Lil. She was a bright kid, but too out of the ordinary to get by without being a target. When kids learned she had her mother's temper, they targeted her for fun and fireworks. Since there was no way to hide, Lil's big personality became bigger until the kids who pushed her backed off in fear. She became a bit of a bully in junior high.
She always had her power although only her, her mother, and the family doctor knew about it. In fact, it was the doctor who first suggested she had some sort of field around her. Vaccination needles would break against her skin giving her invulnerability, but her sense of touch was dulled, implying that there was something between her skin and everything else. Lil never let anyone else know about it and grew up thinking of it as something more incidental than defining. It was her size that marked her out; a resistance to cuts hardly seemed important. It wasn't until she walked away from a horrific car accident at 15 that killed another child that she and her mother realized how powerful that resistance to injury was.
It was after this that Anne's family doctor quietly suggested she get in contact with a man who ran a special school. She did and after a brief exchange, a letter of acceptance was sent. It sat on her bedroom dresser for several months while she contemplated the wisdom of sending her daughter away, but Lil's social life deteriorated sharply in the aftermath of the accident as people looking to find blame for a teenagers death chose to target Lil. Powers or no, Lil needed a way out, and this odd American school seemed to provide it.
Lil boarded a small plane in Yellowknife and prepared to leave the North for the first ever when she was 16. When she finally arrived at Xavier's school, she was absolutely sure that her mother had made a huge mistake.