A gymnast and dance instructor from England, Laura Brightman has mutant genes which allow her to absorb, store, convert, and manipulate light/heat energy. Hiding her abilities into adulthood, she finally made the decision to use her powers for good when two of her students were kidnapped. Rescuing the teens, she donned the alter ego ‘Solara’ and began her crime-fighting career in and around the cities of the UK.
Even though being kept in darkness – away from any light – causes her to become weak and powerless over time, the potential of those powers at full force is almost limitless. After saving London from a supervillain attack by going full supernova, she was invited to become the youngest founding member of the IFL, and she is the sixth flagship hero of the VSU.