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Real Name: Keira Hawke
Current Aliases: Paragon, Lady Superion, the Maid of Might, the Woman of Tomorrow, the Woman of Steel
Occupation: Scientist and Inventor at Hawke Industries and part time Secret Agent for Blackcat.
Base Of Operations: Metro City. Formerly, San Francisco, CA and New York City.
Affiliation: Blackcat, Hawke Industries
Citizenship: United States with no criminal record
Place of Birth: Seattle, WA (Unites States).
Education: College Graduate with top honors
Marital Status: Single
Weight: 145 lbs
Physical Form: Human with a very nice athletic build as well as curvy with nicely toned muscle.
Race: Caucasian. Although Keira is an alien/human hybrid, she does not know this and has not been told that one of her parents is an alien in human disguise. Ever since her powers have emerged, Keira has been lead to believe she is a Meta-Human.
Created by: ParagonxXx
Intelligence: 6): Super-Genius.
Durability: 6): Super-Human; Paragon can barely survive the detonation of a 50 megaton nuclear warhead.
Strength: 6): Super-Human. 100 Ton Strength Class. Can barely lift a mountain.
Speed: 5): Hypersonic; Top speed is Mach 100 (x2 in space). Top speed is Mach 90 while running on foot.
Agility: 6): Super-Human; Beyond the Natural Limits.
Stamina: 5): Super-Human; Able to sustain peak exertion for a day.
Energy Projection: 5): Long Range, long duration & Single Energy type.
Fighting Ability: 5): Master of a single form of combat.
Mental Power: 2): Latent & Untrained.
POWERS & ABILITIES
Physiology: Paragon's cellular structure is much more dense, resilient, and biologically more effective than human tissue. She does not possess super-human strength levels despite her enhanced cellular ability without her cellular structure charged with yellow solar energy. Without such charging, her physical capabilities are identical to a human of her height and weight who engages in regular physical activity. As an alien hybrid, Paragon possesses several organs whose functions are not yet disclosed or understood, but are believed to be part of, or the source of, her bio-matrix force field and reclamation aura. Paragon's body also stores energy actively within her bio-cellular matrix as an energy pattern that is linked to her body's electromagnetic field. This energy powers most of her electromagnetic capabilities such as flight, heat vision and other "sight"-based abilities while supplementing her physical abilities to super-human levels.
Solar Energy Absorption: Paragon’s cells function like a super battery, hyper metabolizing specific wavelengths of radiation as fuel to enable living functions and/or super-human abilities. Different wavelengths of radiation have different effects on Paragon's physiology and well being, but her cells cannot absorb or utilize all types of radiation. The wavelength of a red sun enables her body to function on an identical level of a healthy human while the Earth's solar radiation in both it’s raw and filtered state through the Earth's atmosphere acts as fuel to enable her to use all of her powers. Every time Paragon uses any of her super-human abilities, her body expends absorbed sunlight and she is capable of utilizing any of them to various degrees through controlled circumstances. The solar-based radiation of a foreign blue star proved to increase her known abilities under a yellow sun to a higher degree and enabled additional powers. The existence and constant exposure to proven "healthy" radiation sources is not required for Keira to live and utilize her powers, but prolonged periods without exposure to them and/or utilizing her powers will require Paragon to recharge in order to live and continue using her powers.
Heat Vision: Paragon can, as a conscious act, fire beams of intense heat at a target by looking at it. Typically, the power is seen as two beams of red light emanating from the eyes. These beams can be made invisible, allowing him to work undetected. The maximum temperature of her heat vision is said to rival the surface temperature of the sun. Paragon can also consciously determine the area affected, down to the microscopic level.
Over the course of time, and practice, Paragon is now able to manifest Heat Energy from her hands and direct the energy where she desires.
Solar Flare: In times of extreme desperation, Paragon can spontaneously release all her stored up solar energy in an explosive-like manner up to a radius of one mile. The heat of this explosion rivals the core temperature of the Sun itself and will destroy almost anything in it’s path. Since this power depletes all of Paragon’s stored up solar energy, she loses all of her super-human powers until she can recharge again. To a lesser extreme, Paragon can release a portion of her stored solar energy for a less powerful explosion. Doing this will not de-power her, but it will weaken her depending on how much stored solar energy she uses to activate this power. To a lesser extent, Paragon can make her skin heat up or even glow white hot. She has gotten to the point where he can easily cause her entire body, or a portion of it, to glow so bright as to cause temporary blindness to her enemies.
Super-Breath: Paragon can create hurricane force winds by blowing from her lungs. She can also chill her breath to freeze a target by stopping all molecular motion and reduce the overall temperature. Paragon can also breathe in large amounts of air to dispel clouds of gas by exhaling it.
Enhanced Senses: Paragon possesses a number of enhanced senses, which include:
- [1. Electromagnetic Spectrum Vision]: Paragon can see into all of the EM Spectrum. Keira can see and identify radio/television and any and all broadcast/transmitted frequencies, allowing her to avoid detection through radar or satellite monitoring methods.
- [2. Enhanced Sense of Smell]: Paragon has an enhanced sense of smell, capable of detecting scents from miles away even if the scents have been degraded over by time and weather factors.
- [3. Microscopic Vision]: The ability to see extremely small objects and images down to the sub atomic level.
- [4. Night Vision]: Paragon can see perfectly at night, even in the absence of any, and all, light.
- [5. Super Hearing]: Paragon has incredible hearing at extreme variances of sound and pitch frequency, allowing her to pick up noises from hundreds of miles away. She has shown enough control to block out ambient sounds to focus on a specific source/frequency. Part of this is believed to be physical and part of it is believed to be psionic in nature. How else can one explain the fact Paragon can hear a sound from hundreds of miles away in an instant when sound does not travel that fast? Thus, some scientists theorize that Paragon's Super Hearing must be at least partially clairvoyant.
- [6. Telescopic Vision]: The ability to focus her vision to see something at a great distance, without violating the laws of physics.
- [7. Thermal Vision]: The ability to see objects, or people, as blobs of heat in various degrees of temperature. Paragon can even see the heat left behind by a warm object or person who has recently moved.
- [8. X-Ray Vision]: Even though Paragon can ‘see through’ walls with this power, this is not true X-Ray Vision. Instead, Keira manipulates the electromagnetic radiation around an object in order to form a mental ‘image’ inside her mind, which allows her to ‘see’ through walls as if she actually had true X-Ray Vision. Since this power is passive, this ability does not generate harmful radiation in the same manner as a focused projection of hard X-rays.
Nigh-Invulnerability: Paragon’s body is Nigh-Invulnerable due to her super-human dense cellular and anatomical structure as well as her radiating bio-electrical aura. Keira is under some circumstances resistant or immune to different forms and levels of lacerations, blunt force trauma, energy-based assaults, falls from great heights, explosions, the cold void of space, toxins, gases and all known diseases on Earth. Paragon can also survive the blast of a nuclear warhead up to 50 megatons as well as entering the Earth's sun and emerging unharmed.
- : Paragon’s supercharged bio-electric "aura" acts as an invisible "force field" radiating within an inch from her skin. She can willfully utilize her aura by strengthening it's power to a greater degree to provide an additional defense against certain levels of physical and energy attacks for a considerably short period of time, but doing so can endanger her should the attempted feat prove inefficient for any reason. Paragon utilizes her aura by expanding it around a person(s) or object(s) to maintain their structural stability when lifting or traveling with them.
Super Strength: Different periods and intensities of exposure to Earth's solar radiation can cause Paragon’s strength to fluctuate over time. She is fully capable of lifting an enormous pyramid and flying it to Mars without any strain and having the strength necessary to shatter small mountains with repeated blows. Unhealthy levels of high exposure to solar radiation can exceed Paragon's "normal" strength level, however, but this rarely happens. Her great strength also extends to her legs, enabling her to leap at a height of half a mile and a full mile across.
Healing Factor: Despite her Nigh-Invulnerability to injury, it is possible to injure Paragon. If injured, Keira's body is capable of quickly repairing damaged tissue with much greater speed and efficiency than the normal human body. Minor cuts and bruises heal within minutes, a broken arm would heal within hours and more extreme injuries would heal within days. Paragon's ability to heal so quickly also renders her immune to all known Earthly diseases, toxins, acids, biological weapons, etc.
- : Paragon ages much slower and lives much longer than normal human beings, so long as she continuously retains enough yellow solar radiation in her body.
Super-Human Stamina: Paragon has the ability to maintain continuous physical activity for at least an entire day before showing signs of fatigue.
Self-Sustenance: Paragon does not need to eat or sleep (but is still capable of doing so) and can travel in space as well as underwater unprotected. However, she still needs to breathe and can only hold her breath for up to 3hrs at a time.
Flight: Paragon is capable of flying at Hypersonic speeds in a planetary atmosphere and she is two times faster while flying through space. Her upper limit is Mach 100. That is 76,726.9 mph, 21.3 miles per second and 1,278 miles per minute. She can fly from New York City to Neijing, China, in roughly 5 minutes & 20.4 seconds. From the Earth to the Moon, Paragon would arrive in a little over an hour & 31 minutes.
Super-Speed: Paragon is capable of moving, reacting, thinking and running at super-human speeds. She can use this power to disarm opponents, catch bullets or shrapnel and cross great distances in seconds. Paragon can even perceive her world in slow motion so that nano-seconds seem like minutes and seconds seem like hours. Her upper limit is Mach 90. That is 69,054.2 mph, 19.1 miles per second, 1,150 miles per minute.
Blackcat Agent Training: As an Agent of Blackcat, Paragon has been trained to adapt to most situations, and opponents, in order to defeat them. Because of this training, Keira is able to make the most effective use of her powers combined with her brain and brawn to take down the more powerful enemies.
Boxing: Keira is highly skilled in the fighting style of boxing, blocking, dodging and weaving. This skill was taught to her by her father who was the former Heavyweight Champion of the World. Due to her photographic memory and the ability to train at super-speed, Keira has mastered every known boxing style, but prefers to fight as a Boxer-Puncher.
As a Boxer-Puncher, Keira possesses many of the qualities of the out-boxer; great hand speed, an outstanding jab, combination and counter-punching skills, better defense and accuracy than a slugger, while possessing slugger type power. Sometimes, depending on her opponent, Keira is also more willing to fight in an aggressive swarmer-style than an out-boxer. In general Boxer-Punchers tend to lack the mobility and defensive expertise of the pure boxer (exceptions include the Sugar Rays, Freddie Steele, and Joe Gans). However, due to her super-speed and durability, Keira is quick and mobile on her feet with a great chin that enables her to take a tremendous amount of punishment. As an added bonus, she also worked on building up great defense just in case she needed it for certain opponents. As a Boxer-Puncher, Keira usually does well against out-boxers, especially if she can match their speed and mobility. She also tends to match up well against swarmers because the extra power often discourages the swarmer's aggression. Normally, a Boxer-Punchers only downfall is the big sluggers because once again, it only takes one punch and the lights are out. However, due to Keira's power set, she has great defense, chin and mobility against sluggers. This makes her incredibly hard to put down even by the hardest hitting sluggers.
: Keira trained heavily until she mastered the ability to be a highly skilled counterpuncher. This style utilizes a technique that requires the opposing boxer to make a mistake and then capitalizing on that mistake. Keira can utilize such techniques as winning a fight with the jab or psychological tactics to entice an opponent to fall into an aggressive style that will exhaust him and leave him open for counterpunches. Lone jabs of the opposing fighter that miss are often met with swift jabs or quick combinations. For these reasons this form of boxing balances defense and offense. When other tactics fail, Keira often falls back on counterpunching either when she is facing someone more skilled than she is or someone who is physically stronger.
: Paragon usually switches to this style when facing an opponent who is shorter than her, when she is not taking the fight very seriously or when she is holding back and wants to test the limits of her opponent before switching to a more aggressive style. With this style, Keira seeks to maintain a gap from her opponent and fight with faster, longer range punches. Fighting as an Out-Boxer, Paragon is extremely quick on her feet, which often makes up for the lack of her power punching. Since Keira relies on the weaker jabs and straights (as opposed to hooks and uppercuts), she tends to win fights by slowly wearing down her opponent rather than win by knockout.
The out‐boxer tends to be most successful against the slugger, whose slow speed (both hand and foot) and poor technique make them an easy target to hit for the faster out‐fighter. The out‐boxer's main key is to stay alert, as the slugger only needs to land one good punch to finish the fight. If the out-boxer can avoid those power punches, he can often wear the brawler down with fast jabs, tiring the slugger out.
: When Paragon switches to this style, she tends to lack finesse, but makes up for it in raw power, often able to knock almost any opponent out with a single punch. As a slugger, Keira usually moves slowly towards her opponent. But if she's up against a faster moving enemy, she can easily close the gap with a burst of speed. With this style, Paragon usually throws harder, slower punches than swarmers and tends to ignore combination punching. Keira usually doesn't use this style very often since it has a predictable punching pattern (single punches with obvious leads) which can leave her open for counterpunching. Keira usually switches to this style when she knows she's about to win a fight and wants to put it to end by knockout.
: This style favors closing inside an opponent and overwhelming them with intensity and flurries of hooks and uppercuts. As a swarmer, Paragon becomes an in-fighter who attempts to overwhelm her opponent by applying constant pressure. She also tends to have a very good bob and weave, good power, a good chin and a tremendous punch output. When Paragon makes use of this style, she tends to be fast on their feet which can make her difficult to evade for a slower fighter. Due to Paragon's Nigh-Invulnerability, she also has an iron chin which is extremely useful since this style usually involves being hit with many jabs before she can maneuver inside where she is more effective. Usually, being hit with jabs is not a problem if Paragon uses her superspeed to avoid being hit even as she slips on the inside.
When Paragon is facing a taller opponent with greater reach, she often switches to the swarmer style of boxing, especially if she's losing a fight, happens to be desperate for a win or when facing an opponent more powerful than herself. With her power set, Keira often uses superspeed to land up to a thousand punches a second, all with the punching power to destroy mountains.
Like the Boxer-Puncher, swarmers tend to succeed against out-boxers. Out‐boxers prefer a slower fight on the outside, with some distance between themselves and the opponent. The swarmer tries to close that gap and unleash furious flurries. On the inside, the out-fighter loses a lot of his combat effectiveness, because he cannot throw the hard punches. The in-fighter is generally successful in this case, due to his intensity in advancing on his opponent and his good agility, which makes him difficult to evade.
: Paragon usually stands fully upright with the legs a shoulder-width apart and the rear foot a half-step in front of the lead. As a right-handed, or orthodox boxer, Keira leads with the left foot and fist (for most penetration power). Both feet are parallel and the right heel is off the ground. The lead (left) fist is held vertically about six inches in front of the face at eye level. The rear (right) fist is held beside the chin and the elbow tucked against the ribcage to protect the body. The chin is tucked into the chest to avoid punches to the jaw which commonly cause knock-outs and is often kept slightly off-center. Wrists are slightly bent to avoid damage when punching and the elbows are kept tucked in to protect the ribcage.
Business/Finance: Keira is learning how to run her own multi-billion dollar business from her mother.
Inventor & Engineer: Keira is a genius that is capable of inventing a variety of technological marvels that are way ahead of their time. She has the following skills: Artificial Intelligence, Computer & Programming Engineer, Cybernetics/Bionics, Battlesuit Design/Repair/Operation along with weapon systems, Biotechnology (Bionics only), Electrical Engineering, Weapons Engineer/Tinkering, Security and Encryption, Metallurgy (Study of metals and their uses), Gadgetry, Identify Gadgets, Mechanical Engineering, Repair/Tinkering, Robotics, First Aid, Energy and Particle Physics, Mathematics.
Photographic Memory: Keira can remember almost any information that she comes in contact with regardless if it’s in written form, a recording, a book she reads or even a person she meets. She makes next to no effort to remember anything and it’s stuck in her mind as if it just happened. Because of this, Keira can often replay any event that she experienced in her mind with perfect clarity. Unfortunately, this also means that anything bad that happens to her is remembered just as well and any traumatizing events effect her more deeply than most. For example: If Keira suffered the loss of a loved one, the pain of that loss would be remembered for the rest of her life as if the event happened yesterday. This would result in Keira needing some form of therapy to help her cope.
WEAKNESSES & LIMITATIONS
Chrysonite: Maxine Maxima worked long, and many, hours inventing a weapon that could beat Superion and Paragon. When she was met with success, she called her secret weapon, Chrysonite, and it’s effect is directly poisonous to Paragon. Chrysonite, which appears as a glowing green crystal, is extremely rare and hard to find. It emits a deadly radiation that poisons Keira’s body, bringing her intense pain and, with a long enough exposure, it will kill her.
Thanks to the Suit Paragon wears, anyone attempting to scan her body to find a weakness in order to replicate the effects of Chrysonite will be met with failure as the the Suit warps and defies any and all scans because of the constant warping field effect it emits.
Confidence: Paragon's powers are based on how confident she is in any given situation. If, for example, she believes she can lift an entire city the size of New York, then she can. If she doubts herself, then her powers weaken and she is not able to accomplish the desired feat.
Lead: Paragon cannot see through lead or lead-based substances.
Magic: Paragon is vulnerable to magic since it has been able to harm her, to varying degrees, on several occasions. However, magic doesn't seem to be able to outright kill or destroy her. This could be due to Keira's will to live since the current Sorceress Supreme, Brenna Luther, commented that Paragon's willpower is one of her greatest assets when facing magical forces.
Ultrasonic & Similar Sound Devices: Any device, or Super power, that emits extremely loud, or powerful, sound waves can take advantage of Paragon’s super sensitive hearing and do some serious, but temperary, damage.
Solar Energy Dependency: Paragon’s powers will eventually weaken without replenishing her energy reserves with normal (yellow) sun radiation, especially if she doesn't have any direct contact with yellow sunlight. When exposed to the same red solar radiation as a red sun, it causes Paragon to slowly lose her powers over the course of days, depending on how often she uses her powers, until the exposure to yellow sunlight will reverse this effect.
: The technology built into Paragon's suit negates this weakness.
Suit & Clothes: Due to the events with the President of the United States, Keira and her mother, Nora, felt it was necessary to install anti-damper technology into Paragon's suit and any civilian clothing they wear. Microcircuitry has been weaved into, and underneath, every piece of clothing Keira and Nora wear that is designed to prevent psionic dampening, draining and any other kind of power dampening or draining device and/or super power, from robbing them of their powers. Even better, the microcircuitry is so small that it is completely undetectable. One would need a special kind of device, or super ability, to not only detect the microcircuitry but also to see it. Even then, one would need to know what they are looking for in order to spot the circuitry as they can easily be missed or be mistaken to be something else, such as clothing fibers or stitching.
Another huge benefit of this wondrous technology is the fact that it changes Keira, and Nora's, biological signature so that they pass as completely normal human beings even with an in-depth biological scan from either technology or super abilities. This means that devices, or super powers, that can detect aliens, mutants or metahumans will NOT work on them because Keira and Nora will pass as completely human. Even better, Keira and Nora will still have access to their powers and are able to use them with impunity even as they pass for human by any and all scanners.
As an added defense, the microcircuitry is also immune to any, and all, EMP's and cannot be powered down by those methods. Nanotechnology has recently been integrated into the suit so that Keira can change her outfit into anything she desires. The nanotechnology can even repair her clothes should it become damaged. She can reprogram the nanotech with her Holo-Communicator Wristwatch as well.
One final benefit of Paragon's Suit is that it's capable of absorbing any, and all, ambient energy around Keira and convert it into solar energy for her to use. This enables her to operate under any condition that prevents her from absorbing solar energy from a yellow star. During dire emergencies, like when facing a planet busting opponent, the solar suit can temporarily boost Paragon's power level to match to enable her to beat her opponent. Under ordinary circumstances, she ignores this option because activating it is exceedingly dangerous and she would rather not accidentally cause the death of innocent people.
Tracer Shells: Capable of tracking and zeroing in on a target, hidden in a secret compartment on her right wrist as Paragon which she can either grab and throw or point and shoot.
Holo-Communicator Watch: Embedded on her left forearm sleeve as Paragon with hidden controls, Keira has access to a number of options . Aside from telling the time, date, month and year, this device is also capable of holographic projection of people and objects. It also acts as a two way communications device, much like a cell phone does. It can also track targets that have been tagged with a tracking device and with one touch of a button, send an SOS to any of Paragon's allies to call for help if she needs it.
Hand-held Device: Given to her by Yoshi Senju, Paragon has since stashed it away in the Heimdall Space Station in a secure safe with heavy encryption that would take even the best of hackers several hours to hack into. This device contains proof of the President's cover up of Gothic City.
All of Keira’s life, she has always wanted to be a Super-Hero and save lives. Unfortunately, her mother wanted her to take over the family business one day and Keira’s father would not allow her to become a boxer like him.
As a girl, Keira was fascinated with building and controlling machines. At every science fair, she always won first place and gained the attention of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) due to her brilliance. There, Keira became the undergraduate in the electrical engineering program and graduated with two master’s degrees by age 19. Keira went to work for her mother at Hawke Industries shortly afterwards and got to work inventing new technology and gadgets.
One night while walking home, a group of thugs cornered Keira and tried to rape her. That night is a night that she will never forget because it’s the night that her latent powers finally emerged. Easily taking care of the would-be rapists, Keira’s dreams of being a Super-Hero were finally coming to pass. Originally, she had planned on inventing some kind of super powered suit but this was far better. Creating a costume of her own design, Keira gave herself the name of Paragon to represent the hope of being the best she could be.
Unfortunately, being a Super-Hero was not at all what it was cracked up to be. Paragon ended up botching up her very first case and nearly got blamed for the murder of the villains she was trying to apprehend. At every turn, the media and reporters cut her down with harsh news coverage every time Paragon made a mistake. But little did she know that her worst enemy was manipulating people and events behind the scenes in an elaborate scheme to destroy Keira Hawke.
It was around a month later, and after mentoring a sidekick, that Paragon’s life seemingly hit rock bottom. In a grand display, Keira’s silent enemy finally revealed herself as Nemesis. The Super Villain had kidnapped Paragon’s sidekick and her own mother, forcing Keira to make one of the hardest decisions in her life. Two people she cared about, one life to be saved and impossible to save both. In the end, Keira ultimately chose to save her own mother and both watched in horror as Paragon’s sidekick was brutally murdered before their eyes on live TV that was being broadcast to the entire city of San Francisco. As if things couldn’t get any worse for Paragon...
The news of Paragon’s decision to save her mother (thankfully the media did not know this bit of information at the time) stirred up a hornets nest and Keira’s Super-Hero identity was ripped to shreds over the failure to save her sidekick and blaming the would be hero for being partly responsible for the death of Hawke’s poor sidekick. The police department even sent out an APB on Paragon.
As Nemesis implemented the final piece of her plan, the villain used her powers to attack Paragon who was no match for her archenemy in her current emotional state and Hawke fell in defeat. Keira awoke to find herself in an underground bunker with a floating camera recording her every move. Trying, and failing, to break the bonds that held her, Paragon listened as Nemesis explained that she put a power dampening collar around Keira’s neck that served to seriously weaken Hawke’s use of her powers. And then Paragon watched in horror as Nemesis activated a nuclear melt down of a power plant overhead by remote control. This was to be Paragon’s final failure to save a city that never wanted her.
After a grand monologue that revealed her plans not only to the city but also to Keira, Nemesis revealed that if her heart stopped the nuclear meltdown would be averted since the device controlling the countdown, and meltdown, was connected to Nemesis’s heart as part of her sick scheme. Surprisingly, Nemesis then freed Paragon from her bonds and collar. The villain challenged Paragon to kill Nemesis and if she did then she’d save the city but would be guilty of murder. If not, the city would be destroyed and Nemesis’s villainous career would begin in earnest.
Paragon would not compromise her principles and threw herself at Nemesis. The two fought a brutal fight that ended in the defeat of Nemesis. But the fight to save the city was not yet finished. Rushing to the terminal and typing as fast as her hands could possibly go, Paragon just barely managed to stop the countdown seconds before the meltdown of the nuclear power planet. The city that was watching through the lens of the floating camera breathed a collective sigh of relief.
All of a sudden, Nemesis picked herself up off the floor and pulled out a strange looking gun and fired. Keira felt searing hot pain as she screamed and fell on the floor. Too exhausted to finish her off, Nemesis stumbled outside the bunker where she made her escape. But it was short lived as she was apprehended by the police a mile or two from the bunker. Paragon herself barely escaped the bunker before the police arrived. Much to Keira’s horror, her powers were gone so she couldn’t even fly away. Barely escaping the police on foot, Paragon made her way home.
At home, Keira reflected back on the worst month she ever had in her life. Breaking down in tears over the loss of her sidekick, over everything that happened and the crucifixion by the media, Paragon was no more. Without powers, with a trashed reputation and the death of someone close to her on her conscience, Keira decided to hang up her cape and retire. The dreams of being a Super-Hero were over in the worst way imaginable.
To Keira’s utter surprise the next day after the most harrowing events to take place in her life, the morning news actually thanked Paragon for going beyond the call of duty and saving the entire city from a nuclear disaster that could have cost millions of lives. Paragon’s heroic actions and her final fight against Nemesis were all recorded on live TV because of Nemesis’s floating camera on the scene and many people were praising Keira’s heroic alter ego for being a hero. Not all the citizens of the city were convinced, however, because many still held the hero responsible for her first botched case and the death of her sidekick. But, at least the city viewed her more of a hero now than as a menace. The police even rescinded the APB on Paragon and Keira sat back in shock as she clicked off the TV. Maybe, just maybe, being a Super-Hero hadn’t been so bad after all...
It was just unfortunate that Keira’s powers were lost. But a few weeks later, a silver lining happened as Keira was able to fly again for a brief time before her power cut out on her. It seems that whatever Nemesis did to her was slowly wearing off. Perhaps Paragon would return once again. If she does, Keira vowed that her second chance at being a Super-Hero would be better than the first time.
NOTABLE INVENTIONS (So far)
- Incredible transistors and revolutionary microcircuits.
- Holographic imaging transfer camera (allows Paragon to appear as someone else on TV)
- Android Duplicates of herself and others
- Shadow Zone Projector (banishes anyone shot with it into the Shadow Zone, which is another dimension that Paragon has recently discovered)
- Flesh healing serum (closes open wounds in two seconds with synthetic liquid tissue)
- Paragon is one of the strongest beings on the planet, but this also comes with a heavy price. Keira must constantly keep on her guard lest she accidentally crush someone's hand with a handshake or kill someone with a simple hug. The fear of that happening causes Paragon to never truly relax around others. Her brother, Superion, also has this problem. They often talk to each other about it and this helps each one deal with it in their own way. Still, it's a constant worry for them.
- Paragon puts on a front of being a woman of virtue, honor, respect and inspiring others. Although this is true, what she doesn't show to the public is that she fears she doesn't live up to her name most of the time. She suffers from insecurities about herself and knows she isn't perfect even if the public thinks she is.
- One of Paragon's greatest fears is becoming evil and destroying everything she has built and killing those she loves. The phrase, "Power corrupts and it corrupts absolutely" is constantly on her mind and helps keep her in check.