Actual Age: 23
Actual Height: 5'5"
Actual Weight: 110 lbs.
Eye Color: Hazel
Hair Color: Light brown
Power: Age Manipulation
It was only after the incidents in New York City that Chelsea Stearns began to realize that she had power. Through moments during which she lost control of her emotions and thoughts, she realized that she could manipulate her age, and sometimes, in small doses, that of the things around her. Experimenting in secret, she soon honed the ability to change herself from a child to a middle-aged woman at will. Becoming younger was easier, as it was more about losing focus rather than keeping it, so she hadn't managed to get herself immensely old. She was making progress, however.
Even when she realized that she could do this, she did not tell her friends, though many of them came out with powers of their own. She kept it secret, deciding it was silly, and not immensely helpful in the long run. She also refused testing from Mohinder Suresh, vehemently denying experiencing anything out of the ordinary.
It was a combination of her power and her denial that kept her alive when the news broke about those with super natural powers.
Her friends fled in their various directions, each trying to get away as fast as they could. Chelsea lost track of them, and stayed in the area, hoping someone would come back someday. She currently lives in a small apartment in a slightly rundown area on the outskirts of the city, working at a bakery to support herself. She hopes that her refusal to make a connection with the "List" will keep her under the radar, and knows that if need be, she can always change herself and run. Because, after all, who really pays much heed to a child?