So I got tagged by to present eight facts about my character Bluestar. Personally I'm not into memes, but I like the idea behind this one. I was originally going to do this in the form of a deviation but I wasn't satisfied with it. I might make another attempt later.
So the rules are:
1. Post the rules
2. Post 8 thing about your character
3. Tag 8 other characters
4. Post the characters along with their creator's icons
Again, I'm not really into stuff like this so I'm going to take a few liberties with that third rule.
I have my eight facts below divided into four categories.
Creation and Influence:
- I created Bluestar in 2004. He was initially the protagonist of a story called 996. In the story he was sent 996 years into the future to the year 3000. The story was described by some as Futurama with superheroes. Blue-Star was "retired" after I discontinued 996. Aside from a handful of drawings I didn't use him again until MOCC.
- Bluestar was heavily influenced by The Green Lantern. At the time of MOCC he was in a transitional period where I was further fleshing him out and trying to differentiate him from the Green Lantern. Following MOCC I altered his power set and did away with his Corps. I actually have more changes planned for him and may use MOCC2 as a catalyst for those changes.
Background and Education:
- Bluestar is from Atlanta, Georgia. He is the son of two army veterans and was raise alongside two older sisters and a cousin. It was his intention to follow in the footsteps of his parents, but they encouraged him to earn a degree and get commissioned into the military instead of enlisting. Because he got his powers as a teenager and immediately became a superhero he never joined the military. However he did continue his education.
- Bluestar studied physics and engineering in college. He earned a M.S. in mechanical engineering and a PhD in astrophysics. He's not quite a genius but he's fairly intelligent and his ability to personally explore outer space gives him an edge over the other scientists in his field. There are many other heroes he works with who are considered genius and when it comes to working amongst them he often jokes that he’s the “dumb guy” in the room.
- Bluestar is generally considered to be enthusiastic, upbeat, and friendly. But he tends to think rationally and prefers to deal with facts and tangible concerns. He tends to have a clear vision of things and adept at accomplishing tasks. He takes commitments and responsibilities seriously and holds himself to a high standard, as well as others. According to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Bluestar is a Guardian (Extraverted, Sensing, Thinking, and Judging).
Views on Good and Evil:
- While he could be considered a lawful good, Bluestar considers himself to be more of a neutral good. He has no qualms with bending the rules or going against authority for the greater good. This is partially because he is a black American that benefitted from the civil rights movement. He knows that sometimes one may have to go against authority to bring on necessary change.
- Bluestar believes that good and evil are on a spectrum. He believes that someone can be "pure evil", but he believes that being "pure good" is an unrealistic standard. He sees a distinction between "bad" and "evil", depending on where a criminal lies on that side of the spectrum will dramatically affect how he approaches them.
- Bluestar doesn't hold grudges against villains. He deals with them all on a case by case basis. Any time things get heated it's just in that moment. The closest thing he has to an archenemy is a villain called the Red Nightmare, and even that is more of a competitive rivalry. Bluestar’s tendency to not get emotionally invested in villains greatly upsets villains who hold personal grudges against him.
I'm not really tagging anyone, so if anyone reads this they can just ignore it if they want to. Heck, some of these people have already posted theirs.
's Gilead Samson