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Name: Cadence 'Cadee' Cloud

Real name: Carol Miller

Gender: female

Species: enhanced human - arguably human/demon.

Date of birth: 21st June, 1995.

Place of birth: Sunnydale, Ca.

Group: N/A

Position: N/A

Cadee is played by Piper Perabo


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Cadee is a rather stunning young woman, with long dark blond hair, hazel eyes and a big smile. Tall and thin, she likes dressing in jeans and tops, although she also has a more feminine wardrobe for when the occasion calls.

She is highly independent, not that she has much chance – she’s been alone in the world since her mother passed away two years before.

She dropped school a couple of months before graduating and started working to support herself. She makes a living as a waiter and substitute bartender in a cop’s bar in Los Angeles, the 'Slainte' – where she sometimes sings as well – and she lives with a roommate in an apartment close to the bar.


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Cadence Cloud was the daughter of Susan Price and Graham Miller, both former members of the organization called ‘The Initiative’.

The Initiative was a secret US government organization that ran from the times of the Second World War to 2000, when the US government deemed it a failure and closed its operations. During the time preceding to its closure, it was located beneath the University of California campus in Sunnydale. Under the direction of Professor Margaret Walsh, military commandos captured and studied werewolves, demons, vampires and other supernatural creatures for the covert U.S. government operation.

Less well known was the fact that said commandos were also part of The Initiative and Maggie Walsh experiment programs. Well fit and trained men and women to begin with, they were ‘enhanced’ in their strength and durability by the use of a combination of drugs and supernatural DNA.

Susan and Graham were originally members of those commandos, posing as university students, as the rest of the group; actually, Graham posed as University student, Susan was slightly older than him and had a position as teacher assistant. Also, Susan and Graham had an affair five years ago, which had led to the birth of their only daughter, Cadee, or as they called her then: Carol Miller.

Upon learning that she was pregnant, Susan Price considered abandoning the Initiative, but Prof. Walsh – much more aware of how special the child would be than her parents – had been adamant about it. “We take care of our own, Susan,” had been Maggie Walsh’s words. “You won’t need for anything, and after the child is born he or she’ll stay in the facilities while you’re out in your duties.”

This solution fit Susan and Graham, who at the time didn’t want to be separated from each other and it didn’t hinder Susan’s projects for her future in the Initiative. However, by the time Cadee was two, Susan and Graham ended their relationship, but both shared responsibilities in the girl’s caring and upbringing.
Margaret Walsh had her own motives for wanting Susan to stay within the program; the offspring of two of her super soldiers would be special enough, but she saw the opportunity for further experiments. Without her knowledge, Susan was treated during her pregnancy with even special ‘cocktails’ of supernatural DNA which altered the child’s gene pool permanently. After the girl was born, Prof. Walsh continued her experiments and as Cadee grew up she started with behavioural conditioning.

Cadee's early years were not precisely ordinary, but which girl raised in the middle of a super secret military operation would have a normal childhood? She spent more time around doctors and teachers than her parents, but she wasn’t neglected in any way, after all, she was one of Prof. Walsh’s secret programs and she kept a hawk’s eye on the girl. However, Susan and Graham were never apart for long; and Cadee didn’t lack for love either. Cadee was surprisingly strong and healthy, and brilliant: her language skills were very advanced for her years and she showed an impressive talent for music. But most importantly, she was a happy child.

It wasn’t until the girl was almost four years old that Susan noticed that something had changed in her daughter. The girl lost her happy nature and started to sulk and undergo long periods of silence. She was usually affected with nausea and headaches. Some time later, Cadee started suffering terrible nightmares that woke her anguished and crying. Susan tried to speak to the girl only to find an iron solid barrier; she then spoke to some of the various psychologists that worked in the laboratories, but her fears were dismissed as ‘mother worries’.

Mother worries or not, Susan didn’t like the way everybody discharged the girls obvious change, even her father, and started to pay more attention to what was happening around her. What she saw she didn’t like. Cadee started to show signs of reluctance to leave for her lessons and was even more apathic when she returned to their rooms after what had been a pleasurable activity before, so Susan decided to learn exactly what was happening during lesson times. What she learnt horrified her. She saw her four-year-old daughter being put to sleep and treated almost as sub-terrestrials were treated. As she watched in horror how the doctors connected patches and plugs to Cadee’s little body, and later did routines of what could only be behavioural conditioning. Susan decided that she couldn’t allow this, she planned to tell Graham about her discoveries and take her daughter away the first opportunity they had.

She didn’t have to wait long and she didn’t have time to go to Graham either. While she was hiding outside the laboratory where her daughter was being experimented on, one of the vampires encaged got loose and started killing its captors. Taking advantage of the chaos that prevailed, Susan entered the laboratory, liberated Cadee from her restraints and fled the Initiative.

She hid in a cheap motel in Sunnydale’s outskirts, but her initial idea of telling Graham what she had done was delayed by Cadee’s condition. The girl suffered of what looked like a severe case of withdrawal, and a couple of days later, Susan started showing the same symptoms as well. Susan and Cadee barely survived, they were lucky the motel’s owner didn’t dismiss them as a couple of junkies and instead nursed them back to health. It wasn’t easy and it wasn’t quick. By the time Susan was sane enough to try and contact her ex-lover, she could find no traces of him.

Susan stayed around Sunnydale for a almost a week more before giving up her hope of finding Graham. She had no idea of what had happened to the Initiative and Prof. Walsh, and was afraid that if she stayed in Sunnydale her daughter would be in danger. So she moved to LA, assuming that they could get lost in a big city like that.

Once in the big city, Susan changed her and her daughter’s name and decided to start anew. Given her daughter’s affinity for music, she called her Cadence, and adopted the surname Cloud - Susan was a fan of the Final Fantasy games, and considered that the surname of a virtual super soldier was fitting enough for the likes of them. In the times that followed, Susan got a normal job and raised her daughter as a single mother, even if at nights she sometimes felt the old urge and left the girl with a nanny to go hunting.

With time, Cadee stopped having nightmares and regained her happy nature, but she continued being abnormally stronger, faster and healthier than normal kids. Susan realized that even if she had returned to normalcy after leaving the Initiative, her daughter would continue being special. She decided she needed to help Cadee in that respect too, and started teaching her martial arts and how to use weapons. When she considered the girl could understand it, she told her about the different kinds of creatures that peopled the earth, and started taking Cadee with her when she hunted.

By the time she was a teenager, Cadee had become a strong and deadly warrior, and she had surpassed her mother in every respect, reminding Susan of her old friend Riley’s girlfriend, the Slayer.

Guest starring Jessica Biel as Susan Price and Bailey Chase as Graham Miller


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Cadee has nearly all the powers of most renowned super-soldiers. She’s stronger, faster and more resistant than normal humans; her hearing and eyesight are much improved too. She is immune to most human illnesses and affections, along with fast healing rates. Basically, she’s an artificial slayer.

She also has a very good ear for music, plays the guitar and sings, although she doesn't believe she has a future with it.

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