Notes: And finally, the last primary member of the IFL, Solara. I really enjoyed creating this costume, and it’s very much what I imagined for the character.
Legal Name: Laura Brighton
Occupation: Dance instructor; Lab-rat; Superhero
Height: 5′ 10″
Body Type: Athletic, lean
Hair Colour: Blonde
Hair Type: Long, wavy
Eye Colour: Blue
Skin Colour: White/Light Tan
Powers and Abilities
Powers: Bioluminescence, light manipulation, flight.
Details/Limitations: Able to store light energy, convert it, and emit it from her body as light and/or heat energy – This can take the form of attacks such as powerful beams of heat and light from the hands or large ‘explosions’ of light from the whole body, or more subtle effects like raising the temperature of her skin or causing it to glow softly. The more solar energy she has stored, the more power she can use. She can also convert this energy into a previously unknown force that enables her to fly for sustained periods. Once drained, she becomes physically weak until recharged by a light source, limiting the use of her powers at night.
Abilities/Skills: Dance, gymnastics, acrobatics, first aid, Boxing, Taekwondo.
Costume: Lightweight, bulletproof, heat and impact resistant body armour, gauntlets, and boots; fireproof/waterproof ‘winged’ bodysuit; mask; utility belt.
Gadgets/Tech: Utility belt contains basic crime-fighting tools – cable ties, caltrops, bandages, etc. – and a couple of handheld emergency flares for use as an emergency power source if caught without power in darkness.
Physical Weaknesses: Enters a weakened state if deprived of light for an extended period of time or completely drained of power. Using extremely powerful abilities can therefore leave her vulnerable. Light deprivation can result in death after a few weeks, e.g. If imprisoned in a completely dark room.
Mental/Emotional Weaknesses: Vulnerable to psychic attack.
Personality and Relationships
Primary Traits: Warm, approachable, mature, indomitable, reliable.
Likes: The arts, especially dancing, Yoga, nature, sports, photography.
Dislikes: Any crime involving children, corporate crime, fast food.
Habits/Quirks: Described by friends as a ‘health nut’ and a ‘hippy’. Practical and independent, but with a deep maternal instinct for life and nature. A natural dancer and fitness enthusiast from a young age, she has a gift for teaching, which she enjoys. Generally approachable, friendly, and keen to help, with a charismatic personality and iron willpower that makes her a fierce enemy for those on the receiving end of her anger. Known to occasionally rant about world affairs, usually triggered when watching the news.
Fears: Claustrophobia, asphyxiation.
Family: Martin and Pearl Brighton (Parents).
Romantic Interests: –
Allies: Paragon, The Jetman, Mantis, The Magician, Overmind
Affiliations: International Freedom League, Society of European Superheroes, Astroforce, Terran Defence Corps.
Rivals/Nemesis: Memnon, Vendetta, The Hardman
Enemies: The Shadowguard, the Mutant Syndicate, Tau Magi, Church of the Fractured Dawn.