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    Comickook

    [61]Jan 20, 2006
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    3StarvingArtist wrote:

    *bumps thread up*


    Thanks.
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    3StarvingArtist

    [62]Apr 20, 2006
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    Yo. Again, if it's possible, could we get this and the other threads featuring the char bios in them stickied?
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    Comickook

    [63]Apr 22, 2006
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    Here's one I'm posting for catfan1. It's one we worked together on, of course. And, of course, since the Justice League of Animals is specifically referenced in this file (as well as a few of the actual members), KnightMysterio deserves some thanks too. :-D

    Streaky the Supercat (WWKverse)

    Home Universe: WWK (World Without Krypto)

    Species: Tabby cat

    Background: Streaky the Supercat, along with Ace the Bat Hound (now Superdog II, thanks to a super-suit very similar to the one Thundermutt once used), due to tragic circumstances has become the major animal hero of the WWK universe. His history is extremely similar to the Krypto-verse Streaky up until the death of Krypto; who was captured by(Snooky thanks to a trap he set up with Thundermutt's help; from a Green Kryptonite-laced laser cannon blast, just a little over two months after arriving on Earth. The loss was a huge setback to the world's heroes and Streaky couldn't help but blame himself for his initial reluctance when the Dog Stars enlisted him to rescue Krypto from Mechanikat's clutches (though he DID manage to defeat Mechanikat AND do extensive damage to the villain's ship [despite the villain trying to silence Streaky quickly with a blast from one of his Kryptonite laced laser cannons {Krypto saw the blast coming and, though still weak from earlier Kryptonite exposure, courageously took the laser for his feline friend, the canine's self-sacrifice posting a lasting image in the super-cat's mind of what a true hero Krypto really was and making Streaky feel even worse about his own initial reluctance}]). But, encouraged by Superman and Kevin, who pointed out that Mechanikat and his lackeys were the ones truly responsible for Krypto's death, the super-cat recovered somewhat from his grief and decided to honor Krypto's memory. The first step in this was by taking in some heavy-duty power training with Superman (as to master ALL of his powers in a hurry). Following that, he then joined with Ace (sometimes Kevin and Andrea [the latter of whom is now aware of Streaky's Supercat identity]) and the other animal heroes and now started working much more seriously to fight crime and save lives (i.e. being the kind of hero he feels Krypto would have wanted him to be). Streaky soon found he now had little time for goofing off. In fact, between helping Ace and the Dog Stars (and, on occasion, Superman), he found he even had little time left to look after Metropolis.

    Then Streaky had an idea. In the stories he told the young members of his fan club (well, during those meetings he could actually take enough time from his busy schedule to attend), he had often referred to a Justice League of Animals, in which the world's animal heroes banded together to fight major challenges, Streaky and Ace agreed that, without Krypto, they would all need to work together more closely and they set out to round up the world's mightiest animal heroes  to join the new organization. With the heroes all dividing up responsibilities in an organized manner, Metropolis and Gotham City were both covered and Streaky hoped to be able to take a little time off to be with his friends.

    Streaky and Ace served as the first co-chairs of the JLAnimals. Their first mission was a joint effort with the Dog Star Patrol to defeat Mechnikat who, with Krypto gone, had been emboldened to set his sights on conquering Earth. After a long and furious battle, the criminal mastermind was destroyed  when he tried to unleash a massive doomsday weapon that was sabotaged earlier by Streaky, Ace, Brainy, Zipster and Verdant Victory. However, despite all the heroes' warnings (they wanted him alive to stand trial before an intergalactic court), Mechanikat ignored them (and even trapped them in specialized chambers that left them unable to save him directly [they needed crack teamwork just to free THEMSELVES before the big blast]) and the heroes were forced to watch helplessly as Mechanikat destroyed both his own ship and himself with his own weapon (only Verdant Victory's force field [with Verdant Victory's willpower telepathically augmented briefly by both Chameleon Collie AND Brainy Barker] put up at the last split second managed to save the heroes from the same fate as Mechanikat and his ship]). However, the bodies of Snooky Wookums and Agent 9L were not found in the wreckage of his ship (in fact, there has been evidence of at least one enemy escape pod successfully blasting off before the explosion that destroyed Mechanikat's ship), meaning the JLAnimals still faced potentially powerful adversaries. Streaky frequently works with Ace and other JLAnimals members.

    Abilities: Same as the Krypto-verse Streaky, but because he is a lot more used to long, hard hours AND really heavy work loads, his strength, speed and stamina are at a slightly higher level (just not as high a level as Lightning [Streaky's KWLS-verse counterpart] has when he's powered by the X-Kryptonite). Plus, under Ace's tutelage, this Streaky has also developed above-average skills as a detective, strategist and tactician.

    Description: Very nearly identical to his Krypto-verse counterpart, except that he also wears a black collar that, aside from the color, looks extremely similar to that of the one Krypto wore, right down to the Superman "S" tag (a little respectful nod to Krypto's memory)

    Personality: Much like his Krypto-verse counterpart, this Streaky knows how to enjoy himself and likes spending time with his friends (in fact, because of his very busy schedule, he actually appreciates what [admittedly little] down time he can spend with his friends EVEN MORE than his Krypto-verse counterpart); "After all, even Krypto liked taking a little time to relax when he could", he often tells Ace, who has also become a close friend. But he also has a more serious side as well that he shows more often than his Krypto-verse counterpart. Without having Krypto to rely on, he shows a surprising amount of intelligence and initiative in his crimefighting, but he is still known to make the occasional wisecrack.

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    catfan1

    [64]Apr 23, 2006
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    Thanks for getting this posted, Comickook. I'm looking forward to using this guy in a story.
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    Comickook

    [65]Apr 23, 2006
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    Thanks, catfan1. I also decided to save you the trouble of posting the profile for the WWK-verse Thundermutt.

    Name: Thundermutt (WWKversion)

    Species: German Shepherd

    Home Universe: WWK

    Abilites: An above average canine actor (and, when required, a master of disguise and more than fair tactician) who is surprisingly resourceful (enough so to escape from a good-security animal control vet's office on his own; after he lost the super-suit but BEFORE he gained permanently internalized super-powers; and also enough so to survive on the streets for three months after his escape but before he started his revenge campaign on Streaky and Ace), Thundermutt also possesses flying ability, super-strength and super-speed equal to that Krypto had when he was alive (and Ace has now as the second Superdog) AND the ability to shoot powerful electrical blasts from his front paws and eyes.

     Personality: Devious, selfish, arrogant, obsessive, ruthlessly competitive and bitterly hateful of his world's Streaky and Ace (the last of which is very definitely mutual)

    Description: Physically identical to the Kryptoverse Thundermutt except that the "T" emblem on his super-suit's chest area AND the cape he wears are both electric blue and he DOESN'T wear boots over his front paws (any more), even if he DOES still wear them over his HIND paws.

    Background: Like his Kryptoverse counterpart, this Thundermutt was an actor dog who was bitterly jealous of his universe's Superdog and made a deal with Snooky Wookums in exchange for a super-suit that could allow him to rival Krypto, but this Thundermutt has all of his Kryptoverse counterpart's vices (as well as maybe a couple of others) and NONE of his redeeming qualities. Thus, none of the initial reluctance to lure Krypto into that titanium cage trap Snooky prepared for him and none of the nagging conscience to prod him to help Krypto after he WAS trapped. Just as he was getting used to being the top super-animal in Metropolis (especially after Krypto died in Streaky's failed attempt to save him), Thundermutt was confronted by Streaky (who had started to adopt his more serious crime-fighting attitude at this point) AND Ace (still very much Bathound at that time [Ace did the detective work needed to concretely link Thundermutt to Mechanikat and Snooky and, thus, find out about Thundermutt's indirect role in Krypto's death]), both hero animals determined to bring "the four-legged super-Judas" (as Streaky bitterly referred to Thundermutt) to justice.

    During a particularly heated combination chase AND battle with the two animal heroes, the super-suit enhanced actor dog ended up taking a massive dose of a mysterious gas deep within an underground sewer laboratory he stumbled on to. Something in the gas ended up feeding him a massive bio-charge that knocked him out for several hours (he passed out at the just approaching Streaky and Ace's feet very shortly after he got clear of the gas and woke up in the animal control vet's office), but he escaped from the vet's office, sans his super-suit. After that, Thundermutt spent a fair amount of time on the run, (the fight with Streaky and Ace, combined with the proof of his dark dealings [as provided by, again, Streaky and Ace], definitely killed his film career) , keeping himself low key enough to avoid another run-in with Streaky and Ace until he felt ready to face them again. After five weeks of hiding out on the streets, Thundermutt started discovering that, gradually, the powers he had while wearing that super-suit, as well as some added electrical powers, were becoming more and more internalized (and more importantly, permanent). This, of course, meant (to him) that it wouldn't be long before he could become powerful enough to stop hiding and exact his revenge on the two he blamed for ruining him.... neglecting the fact that, if he would have just been content with what he had in the first place instead of making that proverbial deal with the devil, his career would still be intact.

    Eventually, within five weeks of his internalized super-powers starting to manifest themselves (all the while, he has been training himself to be able to handle the powers... gradually stepping up the training as his powers increased), his powers reached full strength, meaning that it was time to take his training to the maximum level. After three further weeks of practice in which he had fully mastered his powers, Thundermutt decided that the time HAD come to stop running and start going on the offensive concerning Streaky and Ace, the embittered super-canine becoming a frequent and fierce enemy of both of them (especially after Ace started operating in a fixed and modified version of his old super-suit as the second Superdog). Thundermutt primarily wears an outwardly exact copy of his old super-suit (though he doesn't need the built-in gadgets of his old outfit anymore since his powers are internalized) minus the forepaw boots (since he now has the electrical blasts he can fire from his front paws) for his direct attacks, but HAS also been known to employ various disguises in his campaign against the world's top animal heroes.

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    3StarvingArtist

    [66]Apr 23, 2006
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    ComicKook, Catfan, you guys have some of the best "what-if" ideas for KTS I've ever seen. Ace becoming the second Superdog is a neat twist, Streaky is still cool as ever, and an evil Thundermutt intrigues me... He reminds me of movie-verse Doctor Doom.  Anymore WWK profiles coming up?

     I also really like MammalMage's idea of an alternate ending to "Puppy Problems", with Krypto and co. remaining pups and being raised on another planet. Keep up the good work, fellas.

    Edited on 04/23/2006 11:34am
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    Comickook

    [67]Apr 23, 2006
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    3StarvingArtist wrote:

    ComicKook, Catfan, you guys have some of the best "what-if" ideas for KTS I've ever seen. Ace becoming the second Superdog is a neat twist, Streaky is still cool as ever, and an evil Thundermutt intrigues me... He reminds me of movie-verse Doctor Doom.  Anymore WWK profiles coming up?

    Yeah. As a matter of fact, catfan1 and I DO have at least ONE more of those coming up (possibly more depending on how hard inspiration hits)

     I also really like MammalMage's idea of an alternate ending to "Puppy Problems", with Krypto and co. remaining pups and being raised on another planet. Keep up the good work, fellas.



    I'll definitely do my best for sure, 3StarvingArtist. Anyway, I believe you once called dibs on Rosie Lane for the "Krypto Animal Cast As Full Anthros" universe a while back. :-D
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    catfan1

    [68]Apr 23, 2006
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    Thanks again to Comickook for working on the WWK alternate universe characters with me. In response to 3StarvingArtist, here is another WWKcharacter that was referred to earlier, Ace the Superdog.


    Name: Ace the Superdog (formerly Bathound) (WWK-verse)
     
    Species: German Shepard/hound mix

    Home Universe: WWK
     
    Abilities/Equipment: Like his Kryptoverse counterpart, this Ace possesses considerable acrobatic agility, finely honed detective skills, exceptional paw-to-paw combat skills and a utility collar loaded with gadgets (except THIS Ace's utility collar gear [laser torch, visual magnification equipment, radio equipment, gas pellets, acid pellets, grappling hook, nets, etc.]), while outwardly VERY similar to that of his Kryptoverse counterpart, is actually augmented by bits and pieces of Kryptonian technology [and thus, somewhat more powerful]), but he also makes use of a super-suit extremely similar to the one Thundermutt once used (in fact, it IS the same super-suit Thundermutt once used, except that it's been somewhat altered by Brainy Barker to carry an extra feature, respond to Ace's thought patterns [so he doesn't need a remote control to operate the suit] AND more closely resemble a canine version of the classic Superman costume). With this super-suit, Ace can fly and possesses strength and speed equal to that Krypto had when he was among the living (except, obviously, without the vulnerability to Kryptonite or red sunlight). In addition, the suit is ALSO made out of a nearly indestructible alien fabric AND has a built-in cloaking device can allow Ace to make the suit (but NOT himself) invisible at will (so that he doesn't have to waste time trying to get out of costume when he's in civilian mode; he can just will the super-suit invisible [Brainy Barker offered to design the cloaking device so that it could make Ace invisible too when he wanted to be, but Ace insisted otherwise so that he wouldn't risk getting sloppy as far as his natural stealth skills go] and he doesn't have to waste time getting INTO costume in an emergency; he can just will the suit VISIBLE)
     

     
     
     
    Personality: Extremely similiar to his Kryptoverse counterpart, actually; Intelligent, serious and extremely courageous and loyal, but doesn't like being called a "pet" (he prefers to be thought of as Kevin's BODYGUARD [see Background]). However, in keeping regular company with both Kevin and Streaky, this Ace HAS (very) slightly loosened up in comparison to his Kryptoverse counterpart (at least enough to play the occasional game of frisbee or entertain Melanie). Like Streaky, he feels a very strong sense of responsibility to not only keep order in Metropolis, but also to carry on the work of his fallen comrade, Krypto.
     
     
     
    Physical Description: Virtually identical to his Kryptoverse counterpart, except that, in action, he now wears a canine-style blue bodysuit with the classic triangular, red and yellow Superman "'S'" infringed on the chest area as well as red boots and a matching cape. His utility collar is nearly identical outwardly to the one he once used, except it has the Superman emblem on it instead of the Batman emblem.
     
     
     
     
    Background: This Ace's background was extremely similar to that of his Kryptoverse counterpart..... up until shortly after Krypto's death at Mechanikat's paws. From there, the timeline diverged only slightly at first (i.e. Ace working with a [to him] pleasantly more dedicated and much less bumbling Streaky on those cases when his Kryptoverse counterpart worked with Krypto, tackling the Isis, Bud and Lou joint fish-smuggling caper on his own because Streaky was busy on that mission with Superman and starting to take in and train a junior partner of his own so that, if anything happened to him, Bruce Wayne/Batman could possibly still have a  Bathound to assist him) up until the official formation of the Justice League of Animals and the wrap-up of their first mission. It had dawned on the Dog Stars early on that, in Krypto's passing, some of the super-dog's worst enemies might try to avenge themselves by going after Kevin and his family, but, up until the official formation of the JLAnimals, the Dog Stars all had to take turns protecting the Whitneys. With Earth's animal heroes operating in a much more organized manner, The Earth heroes could now select one of their own to protect Kevin and his family more or less full time.... and by luck of the draw, that turned out to be Ace. Forced to hand over the Bathound mantle to his protege' even earlier than he anticipated, Ace half-reluctantly took the role of the Whitneys' super-hero guard dog (though he INSISTS on only being referred to as a bodyguard.... NEVER a "'pet'"). Ace does, however, also find himself taking on the role of a mentor to Streaky, who is looking to further improve his crimefighting skills (which Ace doesn't mind because Streaky's a pretty fast learner and very professional on the job) and he eventually warms to Kevin, even if the (almost) humorless Ace isn't quite the gentle, understanding companion Krypto was. Kevin (along with Andrea) sometimes joins him and Streaky on their crimefighting cases.
     
     
    To be fair, though, the Dog Stars and the JLAnimals DID help Ace prepare a new heroic identity..... courtesy of the super-suit once used by the villainous Thundermutt (see individual file). With some careful alterations to the super-suit (the alterations to the suit, along with the acknowledgement of the good that the right dog could do with that suit, were the only two things that made Ace feel right about wearing the super-suit that once belonged to somebody who played an indirect role in the death of his friend Krypto) and the supplementing of his utility collar gadgets with Kryptonian technology, Ace ended up assuming the role of the second Superdog. He is also a full member of the Dog Star Patrol (where he is now very respected as both a great detective and for his new abilities), and alternates with Streaky as an additional member of that group.

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    3StarvingArtist

    [69]Apr 24, 2006
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    Comickook wrote:
    3StarvingArtist wrote:

    ComicKook, Catfan, you guys have some of the best "what-if" ideas for KTS I've ever seen. Ace becoming the second Superdog is a neat twist, Streaky is still cool as ever, and an evil Thundermutt intrigues me... He reminds me of movie-verse Doctor Doom. Anymore WWK profiles coming up?

    Yeah. As a matter of fact, catfan1 and I DO have at least ONE more of those coming up (possibly more depending on how hard inspiration hits)"

    Cool, I'll be looking forward to seeing more stuff.

    I also really like MammalMage's idea of an alternate ending to "Puppy Problems", with Krypto and co. remaining pups and being raised on another planet. Keep up the good work, fellas.



    I'll definitely do my best for sure, 3StarvingArtist. Anyway, I believe you once called dibs on Rosie Lane for the "Krypto Animal Cast As Full Anthros" universe a while back. :-D


    Yep, and since this is the last week of finals for me, I can finally try getting her bio up sometime soon.
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    Comickook

    [70]May 12, 2006
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    Well, here's a couple more members of the KWLS-verse main animal hero team, the Justice Society of Animals. Catfan1 and I kind of worked together on them, so credit where it's due. I also have to thank Knight Mysterio for coming up with Volthoom, the red hawk that was the partial inspiration for the GL-type avian. Auraius.

    Name: Auraius

    Species: Hawk (female)

    Home Universe: KWLS

    Abilities/Equipment: Possesses some measure of super-hawk strength, speed and agility (not nearly as much as Lightning, Krypto or even Bolt [as far as the speed goes concerning the last part], but she IS 4000 times stronger, faster and more agile than a normal hawk her size without using the power ring for assistance) and has limited range wind control even without using her power ring for help. She also wears a power ring around her middle left talon that allows her to generate force fields, levitate objects, fly at incredible speeds without flapping hr wings, fire off energy blasts and create semi-solid energy constructs of various sizes, among other things. In fact, aside from the fact that the ring needs to be recharged every 24 hours and is incapable of directly affecting anything made out of wood, the only real limitations to the ring's power are her own will power and imagination, both of which she has plenty of..

    Personality: Fierce and courageous, but also highly intelligent and extremely loyal to her friends (especially her BEST friend Bolt) and her master, Green Lantern. A little bit of a show-off once in a while, but it's pretty hard NOT TO BE with the kind of power she has at her command. Despite her occasionally show-offish tendencies, though, Auraius IS generally a very responsible heroine.

    Description: Your standard female red-feathered hawk, except for the emerald green tail feathers and the Green Lantern power ring she wears on her middle left talon.

    Background: Auraius was once merely an ordinary red-feathered hawk, until she got caught in the middle of a fight pitting the Green Lantern (the KWLS-verse Alan Scott), the Flash, (along with his pet super-sloth, Bolt) and Wonder Woman (along with her pet griffin Hephesta) against the Wizard, Solomon Grundy, Brain Wave, Wotan and Karkull. During the fight, the female hawk was saved from an accidental blast by the super-speedy sloth, Bolt (nowhere near as fast as his master, but Bolt IS still capable of circling the Earth in 45 seconds.... which means he can move at speeds well in excess of 32, 000 miles per minute) while the human heroes were distracted by the villains.

    However, Auraius DID still end up absorbing a VERY small part of the energy blast FROM contact with Bolt...... not enough to copy the sloth's full range of powers, but still enough to permanently magnify her pre-existing strength, speed and agility 4000fold AND give her a measure of air control powers. Her loyalty to Green Lantern came from the fact that the hero would save her life three times later on in different parts of the battle before she discovered her own powers. Eventually, when the only one of the villains still left standing was Solomon Grundy and he had Green Lantern at his mercy despite Wonder Woman, Hephesta, Flash and Bolt's best efforts (though the efforts of the four heroes WAS giving Grundy an excellent work out), the female avian flew to GL's assistance. Admittedly, her attack didn't really hurt the swamp monster; only distracted him; but the avian still provided a good enough distraction for Green Lantern to escape and rally to defeat the powerful brute with the help of Flash, Bolt, Woman Woman and Hephesta.

    Grateful for the female hawk's distraction, Green Lantern decided to take the avian in as a pet, naming her Auraius. At first, Green Lantern was reluctant about letting his new pet accompany him on missions, but the avian's loyalty, cleverness and super-powers eventually convinced the hero to create an exact copy of his own power ring (with the help of Doctor Fate) and provide Auraius with it, being very careful to teach her how to use the power of the ring responsibly (which was a bit easier for the simple reason that, even before the ring was finished, he was already training her to use her natural powers responsibly). Eventually, Auraius went on to be a respectable heroine in her own right, even a founding member of the Justice Society of Animals (alongside Lightning, Star, Hephesta, Nefertiti and Bolt).

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    Name: Nefertiti

    Species: Phoenix (female)

    Home Universe: KWLS

    Abilities: Semi-immortality (she hasn't aged since young adulthood, and she heals from most injuries at a highly accelerated rate [though she DOES have a particular vulnerability to intense cold and very strong magic attacks {plus she still has to breathe, meaning she's also vulnerable to gas-based attacks}]); Flying speed rivalling that of even Lightning or Krypto; Potent pyrokinetic powers (she can start and control fires within her immediate range with her mind), even if these powers require a LOT of concentration; Peak species strength and agility; Highly experienced strategist and great skill with clubs and blade weapons that she can hold in her talons

    Personality: Very war-like, but having a soft spot for innocents in danger. She also has  a very strong social conscience AND an equally strong loyalty to her friends as well as both Hawkman AND Hawkwoman.

    Description: A reasonably large female bird with golden-yellow body feathers, flame-red tail feathers AND a bright orange beak.

    Background: A semi-immortal avian who has been the faithful pet of both Hawkman and Hawkwoman in many of their past lives.... including their original incarnations of a warrior prince and his bride... Nefertiti the phoenix has spent literally thousands of years honing her mind and body. In fact, she gradually developed a formidable regenerative healing factor AND some reasonably potent pyrokinetic powers. Fortunately, though, she had ALSO developed an ever increasing sense of justice and responsibility, which has even lasted to the present day, where she is the pet of the current incarnations of his original masters (the current incarnations being Carter and Shiera Hall..... aka Hawkman and Hawkwoman). Given her millenia-long life and strong sense of justice, it is pretty safe to assume that Nefertiti is THE first super-hero pet in this universe, and has used this experience to great advantage quite often as a founding mamber of the JSAnimals AND the second-in-command of the super-hero animal team.

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    Comickook

    [71]May 12, 2006
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    And here's another one for the KWLS. One of the two birds who helped out Lightning and Krypto in the KWLS-verse version of "Furry Fish" (which was alluded to in part two of "Lightning Strikes Again" which can be found in the "Episode Ideas 2" thread. I have to thank 3StarvingArtist for coming up with a name for the sorceress who accidentally turned Lightning and Krypto into birds. :-D 

    Name: Dawson

    Species: Seagull (male)

    Home Universe: KWLS

    Abilities: Well, being a flying bird, Dawson naturally has the power of flight (albeit his flying speed is 200 times faster than a normal bird of his species due to his mutation), but he also has the ability to telepathically communicate with and control most other birds AND many forms of sea life in his immediate area. He also has mutated lungs that allow him to breathe fresh air and underwater with equal ease, muscles conditioned to withstand ocean bottom pressures and then some  (meaning he has a decided measure of super-strength and endurance [he can lift about 25 tons with supreme effort; which IS incredibly strong, ESPECIALLY for a seagull]) AND the ability to unleash special droppings of his choosing (either an incredibly strong glue that, despite its strength [enough to instantly stop a twelve ton vehicle moving at a speed of 80 miles per hour should the vehicle happen to run right over a patch of this glue], is also bio-degradable enough to automatically disolve in two hours or an acid strong enough to eat through two foot thick thick steel in a single minute [though his insides have been mutated enough to be too slick for the glue he produces to stick to and too tough for the acid he can produce to eat through]). He possesses considereable resourcefulness and is reasonably skilled at unarmed (and non-powered) combat

    Personality: Mostly pretty friendly, but also very brave, quick-witted and serious when he is acting in the defense of others. He also has a pretty strong dislike of anything that smacks of being anti-environment and an especially strong sense of justice when he is trying to protect the eco-system (though he is, thankfully, nowhere near as fanatical as the super-powered eco-terrorist Sky Wraith [See the "Future Animals" thread]).

    Description: Much like a standard seagull, save for his sky-blue feathers.

    Background: Dawson was once merely a lab animal who was subjected to all manner of experiments until the seagull escaped with the help of Ferdinand; a South American condor Dawson befriended in captivity, the two avians freeing every other animal in the lab on their way out. It wasn't long before both birds discovered that they had developed some measure of super-powers (BOTH birds gained noticeably increased strength, endurance and flying speed, but Dawson also gained amphibious lungs, bird-life and sea-life based telepathy and a "special droppings" power while Ferdinand gained the greater measure of augmented strength, endurance and flying speed as well as super-breath and greatly sharpened retractable talons), powers they put to good use proactively (but carefully) striking against visible threats to the environment and innocents of ALL species.

    Of course, they kept it reasonably low key until the fateful day when they met Lightning and Krypto.... when the two heroes had been accidentally turned into birds by the amateur sorceress Darcee (and having lost all their usual powers except their super-strength and super-speed and even THOSE were only at about quarter-strength in proportion to their now much smaller sizes). Even with the greatly reduced capabilities of these new bodies, Lightning and Krypto were still determined to investigate a noted ever-increasing lack of moisture in the air. With the help of Dawson and Ferdinand, the heroes were able to figure out that the moisture was being stolen by a machine operated by Mechanikat's operative Artemis. After a considerable amount of effort, the four super-birds were able to defeat the villainess and restore the moisture to the atmosphere.... just as Darcee was able to find the counterspell to change Lightning and Krypto back to normal.

    For the assistance Dawson and Ferdinand gave him and Krypto on this adventure, Lightning ended up nominating both birds for JSAnimals' membership very soon after the team's founding (and just after Puck and Dottie both joined the team), something Dawson, at least, graciously accepted. In fact, he eventually became a close friend of several of the members, especially Hephesta and Nefertiti. (Ferdinand respectfully refused JSAnimals membership, but he remains a close friend and frequent aide for Dawson and the condor HAS accepted Robby and Krypto's invitation to join the Animal Allies [which, in addition to Diamond the Bat Hound [NOT to be confused with Diamond, the leader of the League of Super Cats over in the Kryptoverse], also includes Hermes and Joanna, the junior partners of Bolt and Hephesta respectively] and, ultimately, the sorceress Darcee and Puck's sidekick, Aureole, the Golden Badger).

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    catfan1

    [72]May 13, 2006
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    Here is an alternate universe version of Stretch-O-Mutt, created in collaboration with Comickook. I'm a big Plastic Man fan and I wanted this character to be sort of a combination of Plas and Stretch.

    Elast-O-Lab  

    Species: mixed breed dog, primarily golden labrador heritage Appearance: Medium-size red colored dog wearing dark goggles. (a yellow-colored dog, primarily labrador in appearance in his civilian identity). 

    Home universe: KWLS  

    Personality: Friendly, wisecracking, with a bizarre sense of humor and love of practical jokes (much to Lightning's discomfort). Offbeat but less goofy than his Kryoptoverse counterpart, he IS, however, a bit of a flirt with attractive female dogs (such as Rosie, Connie and Diamond the Bat Hound), even if he's smart enough NOT to take it beyond flirting with any female dog who is already taken (or any female dog who is just not interested). His occasionally unpolished speech pattern and willingness to fight dirty betray his street origins, but he is also extremely courageous and completely loyal to his friends.  

    Abilities: Can stretch his body to incredible shapes and sizes, has extraordinary flexibility and coordination. The shape changing gives him the ability to disguise himself into a variety of shapes and and alter his body mass and face to impersonate other animals (he is a reasonably good actor, even if not QUITE as good of one as Powerhound), the main limitation being that altering his natural red and yellow color requires intense concentration that he can only maintain for a couple of minutes. Usually a competent strategist and an above average detective (though still not as good as Star the Batmanx OR the Sirius Patrol's Twinblades), he's also good at thinking on his feet,  has pretty good street smarts and reasonably adept at paw-to-paw combat (street fighting type paw-to-paw anyway) even WITHOUT using his stretching powers.   

    Background: Paddy was a once a typical street dog, scraping for a living on the streets of Metropolis, eventually falling in with a gang ruled by the Downtown Destroyer Dogs and becoming a low level messenger. But Mental Muttsey wasn't that impressed with the slightly goofy wisecracking mutt and Paddy, as a low level flunky, was subjected to some of Bear and Beazlebolt's worst abuse. Paddy was never a serious criminal and would probably have opted out of the gang if not for the continuing influence of Muttsey's mental powers which ensured his continuing loyalty as long as he continually remained in close range of the crime boss. One day, the Destroyer Dogs were putting together a gang of five dogs to steal an advanced robot from STAR Labs but ended up short one dog, so Muttsey reluctantly called Paddy into service for the job. But at STAR Labs, things did not go according to plan. The dogs, wearing gas masks, broke in and used sleeping gas on the guard dogs and stole the robot, but Paddy became lost and disoriented (away from the sleeping gas, he had removed his mask) tripping over a ball belonging to one of the unconscious guard dogs and falling into a vat of experimental elastic liquid. His fellow criminals looked on in disgust and left without their comrade, taking the robot with them. Fortunately Krypto was on solo patrol that day (Lightning was unavoidably detained on a case with Star at the time) and heard Paddy's cries for help. They noticed that Paddy now had shape changing and stretching powers and was already feeling remorse about his role in the theft. Paddy, who greatly valued loyalty, also couldn't help but note that his fellow gang members had abandoned him while Krypto had no hesitation about coming to his aid. Feeling he owed Krypto his life, he readily agreed to help retake the robot. Their plan went off perfectly and Muttsey was left fuming with rage at the dog he thought he had told to guard the robot but who insisted he had just escaped after being tied up by Krypto and he couldn't have been the one Muttsey talked to. 

     Lightning was at first reluctant to trust the reformed canine gang member, but the supercat had to admit Krypto was usually a good judge of character and it was clear that, away from the influence of Muttsey's mind control powers, Paddy was actually a decent, good-natured dog who soon became a trusted ally (ESPECIALLY after Elast-O proved an invaluable help to him, Krypto, Star and Robby against Mesmer, a megalomaniacal rabbit with formidable hypnotic AND magic powers). In fact, Muttsey, for a long time, was unaware that Elast-O-Lab was actually his former lackey, and Paddy sometimes returned to spy on his former bosses (with the aid of a disguise that mimicked his former yellow color) and sometimes took the opportunity to pay back his former tormentors. He occasionally spied on Apollo for Lightning but the evil genius lizard soon became aware of the ruse and it had to be discontinued as too dangerous. Elast-O-Lab is presently an auxillary member of the Justice Society of Animals and gets along extremely well with Rosie (they are strictly friends though, since Elast-O strongly respects her relationship with Krypto), given the fact they both started out as street dogs, both have super-powers, both had past dealings with Mental Muttsey and his crew and both were also reformed thanks to Krypto.      

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    Isaac6356

    [73]May 13, 2006
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    Say. Anyone don't mind if I were to create some kind of alternate version of Kirin? And can someone explain to me the different alternate universes I could choose from? Which one is most used for episode ideas?
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    Comickook

    [74]May 13, 2006
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    Isaac6356 wrote:

    Say. Anyone don't mind if I were to create some kind of alternate version of Kirin? And can someone explain to me the different alternate universes I could choose from? Which one is most used for episode ideas?

    Nah. We don't mind, Isaac. The only real rule to these is to just have fun. As for the different alternate universes, that's ALSO part of the fun. You can choose any universe you want to...

     Examples include (but aren't limited to)

    KWLS: Krypto Works as Lightning's sidekick (you can find plenty of information about this universe by going back over and reading a lot of the previous posts in this thread [going all the way back to the first ten posts]).

     SDWS: Superdog Works Solo (in this universe, Superdog is the ONLY super-hero animal operating [Bruce Wayne/Batman never adopted Ace, the Dog Stars were taken down before they and Krypto even met and this universe's Streaky {aka Streakface} is a villain]; another one with profiles going back to the first line of posts on this thread)

    WWK: World Without Krypto (This is rhe most recent addition, with posts only stretching back as far as the last line. In this universe, Krypto met his end at Mechanikat's hands just a few weeks after arriving on Earth.)

    KRA: Krypto Replaces Ace (there's only one post on this thread concerning this universe [the first or second one of the fifth line I do believe], which involves Krypto's rocket landing in Gotham City and ending up adopting by Bruce Wayne/Batman)

    KACAFA: Krypto Animal Cast as Full Anthros (most of the posts on this thread concerning this universe on the fifth line, but there's one on the sixth line too, I do seem to recall).

    There's even one where Mechanikat's scheme in "Puppy Problems" actually worked AND a couple other universes Mammal_Mage has cooked up.

    Or you can even create your own universe and use that one. The real point to this is to just have fun with it.

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    Isaac6356

    [75]May 13, 2006
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    k. I'll probably stick with the KWLS universe, as I see it a lot. This guy will probably appear in an episode after the Raid on Ice Planet arc I plan to start soon.

    Nirik

    Species: Same as Kirin basically.

    Abilities: Same as Kirin. Except where as Kirin will learn to control Light, Nirik can control Darkness. He's more powerful in using Dark magic.

    Bio: Nirik was born the moment Kirin entered Earth's solar system. When Kirin's ship entered the solar system, Nirik was then created from the deep depths of space. How this was possible is a mystery. But whatever force caused this evil creation to be is now a threat to the world of the KWLS universe. For a time he remained in space, being able to survive there, developing his power over darkness. Since he is more used to darkness in his spells, he hardly used anything else once he got to Earth. When he did, he caused some panic and then just disappeared somewhere. It would seem that someone has gotten to him and wants to use his powers againest a certain supercat from a certain universe, and anyone else he might not like.

    Appearance: Basically the same. Except his suit is black instead of what Kirin wears, and he has an evil look on his face all the time. He also has those evil markings on the sides of his eyes.

    Personality: Evil. What you think of Kirin as a good guy, Nirik is the opposite.

    Ideal Voice: Well...He shares the same voice as Kirin.

    Univers: KWLS

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    3StarvingArtist

    [76]May 20, 2006
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    I like the KWLS concept, and I have a few questions about the KWLS-verse: going by the versions of the human heroes being used (Alan Scott and Jay Garrick to name a few), does KWLS actually occur in the 1940s, or what?

    And... need another JSA member? I've got a few ideas in the old brain factory, but nothing concrete.

    Btw, I was going to work on Rosie Lane's bio this weekend, but the disk with my KTS stuff on it is back at my place in Waco and I'm in Dallas. Oy.

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    Comickook

    [77]May 20, 2006
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    3StarvingArtist wrote:

    I like the KWLS concept, and I have a few questions about the KWLS-verse: going by the versions of the human heroes being used (Alan Scott and Jay Garrick to name a few), does KWLS actually occur in the 1940s, or what?



    Actually, it takes place in the present time. It's just an alternate universe where most of the primary human heroes are modernized versions of many of the Golden Age heroes. After all, the primary animal hero team in that universe is called the Justice SOCIETY of Animals so no harm in at least referencing the human JSA.

    And... need another JSA member? I've got a few ideas in the old brain factory, but nothing concrete.



    Well, If you have any ideas, I definitely don't mind you sharing them, even if it is via E-mail at first. That's immensely appreciated.

    Btw, I was going to work on Rosie Lane's bio this weekend, but the disk with my KTS stuff on it is back at my place in Waco and I'm in Dallas. Oy.



    Awww, that's all right, 3StarvingArtist. Stuff happens. Just get around to it when you can.
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    3StarvingArtist

    [78]May 20, 2006
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    Comickook wrote:
    3StarvingArtist wrote:

    I like the KWLS concept, and I have a few questions about the KWLS-verse: going by the versions of the human heroes being used (Alan Scott and Jay Garrick to name a few), does KWLS actually occur in the 1940s, or what?

    Actually, it takes place in the present time. It's just an alternate universe where most of the primary human heroes are modernized versions of many of the Golden Age heroes. After all, the primary animal hero team in that universe is called the Justice SOCIETY of Animals so no harm in at least referencing the human JSA.

    Oh, I see now. *nods* Y'know, that's a neat way of acknowledging the Golden Age comics.

    And... need another JSA member? I've got a few ideas in the old brain factory, but nothing concrete.

    Well, If you have any ideas, I definitely don't mind you sharing them, even if it is via E-mail at first. That's immensely appreciated.

    Cool, I'll send my ideas out sometime this week. Namely, I was thinking about a hero who could be a combo of sorts of the Ray Palmer-Atom (so he'd have shrinking abilities) and the Al Pratt-Atom.

    Slightly OT, but will Hermes and Joanna eventually be getting profiles? I'm kind of intrigued by them now, since all we get of them are brief mentions in Dawson's profile and no more.

    Btw, I was going to work on Rosie Lane's bio this weekend, but the disk with my KTS stuff on it is back at my place in Waco and I'm in Dallas. Oy.

    Awww, that's all right, 3StarvingArtist. Stuff happens. Just get around to it when you can.

    It'll be something else I'll tackle this week (and with two holidays coming up, that'll give me even more free time).

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    Comickook

    [79]May 20, 2006
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    3StarvingArtist wrote:
    Comickook wrote:
    3StarvingArtist wrote:


    I like the KWLS concept, and I have a few questions about the KWLS-verse: going by the versions of the human heroes being used (Alan Scott and Jay Garrick to name a few), does KWLS actually occur in the 1940s, or what?



    Actually, it takes place in the present time. It's just an alternate universe where most of the primary human heroes are modernized versions of many of the Golden Age heroes. After all, the primary animal hero team in that universe is called the Justice SOCIETY of Animals so no harm in at least referencing the human JSA.



    Oh, I see now. *nods* Y'know, that's a neat way of acknowledging the Golden Age comics.



    Thanks a great deal.

    And... need another JSA member? I've got a few ideas in the old brain factory, but nothing concrete.



    Well, If you have any ideas, I definitely don't mind you sharing them, even if it is via E-mail at first. That's immensely appreciated.



    Cool, I'll send my ideas out sometime this week. Namely, I was thinking about a hero who could be a combo of sorts of the Ray Palmer-Atom (so he'd have shrinking abilities) and the Al Pratt-Atom.



    (nods) Yeah. That has some possibilities. A combination of limited super-strength (Al Pratt DID kind of start developing super-strength toward the end of the Golden Age as I recall) AND shrinking powers coud be quite interesting.

    Slightly OT, but will Hermes and Joanna eventually be getting profiles? I'm kind of intrigued by them now, since all we get of them are brief mentions in Dawson's profile and no more.



    They, will, indeed, get profiles; it's just something that will have to wait until inspiration ultimately kicks in. I mean, odds are that they will have abilities at least similar to those of Bolt and Hephesta respectively, but I still haven't decided on the animal species OR quite how they got the powers.

    Btw, I was going to work on Rosie Lane's bio this weekend, but the disk with my KTS stuff on it is back at my place in Waco and I'm in Dallas. Oy.



    Awww, that's all right, 3StarvingArtist. Stuff happens. Just get around to it when you can.



    It'll be something else I'll tackle this week (and with two holidays coming up, that'll give me even more free time).



    Too true, my friend. Too true. But, as I said, no rush. This IS a strictly for fun activity. :-D
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    3StarvingArtist

    [80]May 21, 2006
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    [QUOTE="Comickook"][QUOTE="3StarvingArtist"][QUOTE="Comickook"]
    3StarvingArtist wrote:

    "And... need another JSA member? I've got a few ideas in the old brain factory, but nothing concrete.

    Well, If you have any ideas, I definitely don't mind you sharing them, even if it is via E-mail at first. That's immensely appreciated.

    Cool, I'll send my ideas out sometime this week. Namely, I was thinking about a hero who could be a combo of sorts of the Ray Palmer-Atom (so he'd have shrinking abilities) and the Al Pratt-Atom.

    (nods) Yeah. That has some possibilities. A combination of limited super-strength (Al Pratt DID kind of start developing super-strength toward the end of the Golden Age as I recall) AND shrinking powers coud be quite interesting."

    Thanks (and I believe you're right on Al Pratt having super-strength). No one has plans for a Sandman-based char yet, do they? Because I think I have an idea for said char.

    "Slightly OT, but will Hermes and Joanna eventually be getting profiles? I'm kind of intrigued by them now, since all we get of them are brief mentions in Dawson's profile and no more.

    They, will, indeed, get profiles; it's just something that will have to wait until inspiration ultimately kicks in. I mean, odds are that they will have abilities at least similar to those of Bolt and Hephesta respectively, but I still haven't decided on the animal species OR quite how they got the powers."

    Well personally, Hermes sounds like he'd be a jackrabbit of some kind, what with them being so swift and all (IMHO). Joanna... hmm, no idea.  

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