#4 Firesprite

| November 4, 2011 | 4 Comments

Lia Galloway had a happy childhood, being the child of British/Chinese parents.  No one would have guessed that she would become a criminal–a super-powered one, at that–in the future.

Sadly, Lia ended up as a member of Mitchell Baranovich’s enforcer unit due to the emergence of her powers during her third year of college.   The event was traumatic and sudden.  Terrified and uncertain of what to do, she was easily manipulated by Baranovich’s smooth words and easy manner.

Lia can use the mitochondria in her cells to generate an energy field which allows her to fly and also create plasma charges, or “fireballs” and hurl them at others.  The downside is that her hair, irises, and pupils have turned snow white.  Taking the name “Firesprite”, she carried out attacks against Baranovich’s enemies without question.

However, during a battle between the superheroes Windwalker and Astral, Lia started to doubt her place in Baranovich’s crime syndicate.  Also, despite all her efforts to deny it, she began to develop feelings for Astral (aka Billy Whittaker)–a reluctant hero who used his powers for good not for wealth or glory but because it was the right thing to do.  Lia then left Baranovich’s enforcers and now operates on her own, independent of any group.  Sometimes she allies with Astral, sometimes she does the wrong thing–but still, Lia, as Firesprite, considers herself truly free and finally able to pursue her own future following her own rules.


Category: 2011, Manga, Scifi, Superhero

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Hello everyone, I'm Marc McKenzie, and this is my second year taking part in of this challenge. I've been a freelancer for the past few years, working in animation and creating commissioned work for clients including the New York Times. There have been ups and downs, but...that's life. Honestly, though, I enjoyed taking part in the challenge last year, and I hope to do my best this year...but I hope that everyone does their best and has fun! Ironically, I never really set out to do art at first. I studied something completely different in college and it was only because of an art teacher that I changed gears. Currently I'm living in Hillsborough, New Jersey, working on commissions, trying to find full-time work, and being a doting uncle to my niece.

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  1. frodog28 says:

    I like your lines. Very smooth, and a cool pose.

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