I was interested when I first saw the topic here but as I wasn't approved yet I was unable to post. Now I can though!
.Character you wish to portray: Kara Zor-El AKA Linda Lee Danvers / Supergirl
(Just a side note that this is Supergirl and what would happen to her as an 18 year old coming into her powers without the guidance of Superman)
.Hero, villain, or walking the line?: Walking the line.
.Powers and physical attributes:
While this is Supergirl and she is born with her powers she does not yet know how to fully utilize them.
-Advanced Intelligence- Kara spent 17 years on her home planet which is advanced much past the technologies of earth giving her superior intellect over the average human. (I know that it should be 15 years on the planet but I want to change it so she is 18 at the time of this RP yet still freshly arrived.)
-Durability- Kara as a Kryptonian has the ability to withstand strong onslaughts with minor injuries. While not invulnerable she can appear as such at times especially since bullets ricochet off from her. While she is not invulnerable it would appear as though the suit she wears while taking the role of Supergirl is.
-Enhanced Hearing- Kara has shown the ability to hear frequencies that humans cannot. She has also been shown to be able to hear sound waves that are breaking up meaning that she can hear even the slightest of sounds.
-Enhanced Lung Capacity- Kara can hold her breath for extended periods of time as she did while traveling through space.
-Flight- Due to being Kryptonian Kara has the ability of flight. She can fly at the speed of light however doing so on earth is not necessarily a good thing as there are many things for one to fly into.
-Healing Factor- Kara can heal from bad wounds naturally however she must have time to. This does not mean she can instantly heal, it just means that she can heal at an accelerated rate.
-Heat Vision- Kara has the ability to generate beams of radiation from her eyes that can melt steel. This is one of the skills that Kara has not learned how to master and while Superman can use this ability subtly to warm coffee or for other menial tasks Kara has not learned how to control it well enough to do so.
-Super Speed- Kara has exhibited the ability to move at speeds beyond that of a human yet she is not as fast as individuals whose speed is their specialty.
-Super Strength- Kara has the strength to accomplish amazing feats and supposedly can lift 100 tons however she does not know her own strength and therefore does not attempt such things.
-X-Ray Vision- Kara can see through any material except for lead.
.Origin and backstory (as you see it):
Kara grew up on a section of Krypton, Argo City, that was blasted into space during the crisis that Superman had escaped. She grew up and had enjoyed living where she was until she was in her teens when an unexpected meteor shower struck the city she lived in. Her parents decided to save her by building a spacecraft for her and sending her to Earth where her cousin Superman would likely protect her. She escaped just in time and saw the planet that she had lived her entire life on explode. She greived the passing of all she had known the entire trip to earth.
Her arrival on Earth didn't go exactly as planned however as she landed near Star City, not Metropolis as planned. It didn't take long before Kara started realizing the effects landing on earth had on her. After she had only been on Earth a few minutes she stretched and then started to hover which freaked her out. It was then that she remember what she had been told, being on Earth would awaken powers inside Kryptonians. At first she was worried but then she started to smirk, this could be fun.
As she arrived in Star City she realized that sticking out wouldn't be the best thing so she donned a brunette wig and some school clothes that she 'acquired' from a civilian along with their backpack which she put her suit into. It didn't take long for her to witness someone being mugged. All Kara did though was watch and continue walking, after all what was it to her if some human got mugged? Why should she risk her own health to protect someone that she didn't know? Her goal in coming here wasn't to protect people, it was to survive.
It didn't take long for Kara to come to a quick conclusion as she watched another act of crime; Humans were not as civil as Kryptonians. Kara made up her mind, she wouldn't help these people unless she had reason to. What kind of people would openly harm people of their own kind? This world wasn't what she'd thought it would be.
.The burning question - Why this character?: The first two comics I ever read were given to me by my now deceased uncle. They were the concluding issue of X-Men Vs The Avengers and the issue where Superman is killed by Doomsday. As a result I ended up being a fan of superman and the X-men (as there was an animated series at the time). Being the DC Universe, that rules out any X-Men and being that I don't like Rping as male characters that rules out Superman. So I decided to go with Supergirl who is the female counterpart of Superman. I'll be honest in that I don't know a lot about Supergirl, but you'll find that I'm willing to learn in order to fill the role and with the backstory I've given her and the lack of guidance from Superman it leaves a lot of free room to develop her as a character.
.What do you believe you can bring to the RPG?: I have 6 years of RP experience and am currently an Admin on a beta site that is half forum rp and half D&D not to mention I've been Admin and creator of a few. I too have a love for superheroes and while I don't have as much DC knowledge as I do Marvel, I still have a lot of knowledge of the characters and any that I lack I am willing to learn about. I am also very excited about this RP as I have never Rped in the setting of any Comic universe before.
.Provide a short sample post as your desired character, in three paragraphs or more:
As Kara walks through the streets of Star City she can hear several voices even those that are from people a great distance away. It becomes overwhelming to her as she covers her ears and closes her eyes. As she settles herself and looks up she sees a man dressed in a suit and carrying a briefcase walking up to her.
"Excuse me Miss? Are you alright?" He asks seemingly concerned about how she had been acting.
"Um... Yeah, I think I am now. Is the city always this loud?" She asks, not realizing she was hearing more than this man ever could.
"Oh? That's the trouble?" He asks chuckling. "You must be from the country. Yeah, it's pretty noisy in the city, even at night. My name's Todd Ginsey by the way. What's yours?"
Hearing this didn't make Kara very comfortable, she couldn't even here herself think a moment ago. It would be like this all of the time? She then hears the man introduce himself, "I'm...", she hesitates. All the names she had heard during the overflow of voices earlier were nothing like the ones from back home. She remembers the names she heard earlier and wanting to fit in and not seem any more suspect comes up with a name, "I'm Linda Lee Danvers."
"Oh, nice to meet you Linda." The man then looks at his watch. "Oh no, it's that late already? It was nice meeting you but I must be off." The man does a short bow and then leaves.
Seeing how this man acted was strange to her. So far all she had seen was mostly crime and chaos yet in the middle of it there was a random stranger that was considerate enough to see if she was alright. It was a lot to think about as she was making the mistake of trying to judge humanity as a whole, not as a group of individuals.
.Preferred roster pic? (No preference, and one will be chosen for you): The picture is below in spoiler.