Alright so I've been talking to Dread about what inspired some characters and decided to make this into a legitimate thread because I'm curious to hear some of these stories. I'll start off my telling my own story of inspiration with Captainess Boricua.
During the days that Eternal Chaos and Maelstrom haunted the Vine, myself and EC used to talk about random things and he one day mentioned he wanted to create a "Captain Boricua" account. Of course I immediately thought the idea was brilliant, moreso when he told me about what Captain Boricua's amazing super power was... slinging Goya cans at mofo's with precision aim! Needless to say I couldn't stop laughing for ten minutes straight. Goya and Hispanic people just go hand in hand, sadly. *Lol.* And it was just an awesome joke power. I kept trying to convince him to make the account but he never budged. So I finally told him that if he made the account I would make a sister account for him named 'Captainess Boricua'. Unable to wait I created the account and a day later I already had a history set up for her... by that time EC changed his mind and instead of going with Captain Boricua we started this whole play on the Captain America family so he ended up making PR Agent. So basically Capness was meant to be a joke account to an extent and she became something more... gotta love when things take off unexpectedly!
Now tell us your own stories.