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    Comickook

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



    Nope. Nobody has any ideas for a Sandman-based character yet. If you have an idea for one, though, you're more than welcome to tackle it. :-D

    "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.  



    Well, actually, you had a good thought concerning Hermes, but there's already an alien rabbit with super-speed in the fan-version of the Krypto-verse with a similar name, so I was actually thinking somewhere along the lines of a squirrel (like Zipster in the fan-version of the Krypto-verse), a greyhound, a horse or a carrier pigeon.

    As for Joanna, I was thinking along the lines of either a rabbit (irony, since, Bugs Bunny and his ilk aside, you seldom see a rabbit showing a lot of backbone), a possum (again, irony), a skunk (not as ironic, but fairly appropriate because very few animals in the wild are better equipped to handle themselves than a skunk), a Saint Bernard (again, not really ironic, but since Saint Bernards are among the biggest and strongest dog breeds on the planet, it does seem fairly appropriate) or an owl.
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    3StarvingArtist

    [82]May 21, 2006
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    On Hermes: True, true. *ponders* Well, for some reason, I'm digging the carrier pigeon or the horse ideas the most.

    On Joanna: I think either a rabbit, skunk, or possum would be the best choices just because you'd never expect one of those animals to be a Wonder Woman/Wonder Girl analogue, and it would be wonderfully ironic like you said.

    And on a side note, I'm now highly tempted to write a crossover between the PoF and the Animal Allies.
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    Comickook

    [83]Jun 3, 2006
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    Hi there. Have another character for the WWK-verse. Once again, I have to think catfan1 for the help and KnightMysterio for coming up with the Justice League of Animals. :-D Anyway....

    Name: Snooky Wookums aka Cyber-Cat (WWK-verse)

    Species: Alien cat

    Home Universe: WWK

    Abilities/Equipment: Pretty much the same as those of his Kryptoverse counterpart, but he also has a bionic left eye that provides him with both noticeably augmented visual abilities AND a built-in, thought-activated freeze-ray, a bionic right front leg that gives him noticeably augmented strength in that limb (as well as retractable "laser-claws") and a thought-sensitive bionic tail that acts in a manner very similar to that of Tail Terrier's tail except that Snooky's tail is made of stronger material. He's also a reasonably capable actor (good enough to fool the usually pretty sharp Squeaky and his friends) when he has to be (albeit clearly NOT good enough to fool either Ace or the Ace-trained Streaky [and it's logically presumed that he couldn't fool Murphy either]). He's even remembered to water-proof the cat-bots and make them a lot more resistant to sonic attacks and temperature extremes.

    Personality: Is a lot more authoritative and ambitious than his Kryptoverse counterpart as well as even being somewhat more devious (given that he IS now completely in charge of the late Mechanikat's remaining forces), but does reward loyalty and success more generously than Mechanikat ever did; Is a much more careful planner than Mechanikat was (after all, he doesn't want to meet the same fate as his former master anytime soon) and does not tolerate fools easily, but he has been known to pull major capers when he is absolutely sure he has some method of putting the odds a lot more in his favor before he attempts the caper; Has a noted dislike of the Dog Stars and the hero animals of Earth, but holds a particular disdain toward Wanda the Wonderdog (whom he blames for the injuries that forced him to have his right front leg, his left eye and his tail replaced by bionics). He does, however, also have a strangely conflicted feeling of loathing and respect for Supercat (partially because the feline hero has been instrumental in foiling quite a few of his best schemes and partially because of the end result of one scheme in particular [see background]). Despite the ever-increasing respect he has gained for his arch-foe (he keeps a poster of Supercat displayed in his room, much to the amazement and consternation of his second-in-command, Agent 9-L [despite Snooky's mostly truthful insistence that the poster is merely there as a reminder of just how formidable Streaky really is and just how seriously the heroic feline needs to be taken]), he is still determined to defeat Supercat and his allies, thinking of the feline hero in much the same way a big game hunter regards a dangerous but worthy target.

     Description: Identical to the Kryptoverse Snooky except for his ice-blue bionic eye and his medium silver right front leg and tail.

    Background: This Snooky's history is virtually the same as his Kryptoverse counterpart's...... up until the successful capture of Krypto thanks to a trap Snooky set up with his Thundermutt's help. From there, the histories of the two Snookys altered gradually at first, but really altered about the time of his universe's JLAnimals' first offical mission. When Mechanikat destroyed his ship (and himself) in the failed attempt to eliminate the heroes, Snooky and Agent 9-L were already clear of the explosion thanks to the escape pod they both used, but Snooky was badly injured in a very brutal fight with Wanda... badly enough to require a replacement left eye, right front leg and tail.

    Having the knowledge to rebuild much of the late Mechanikat's forces and run the show himself, Snooky did just that after he had the required procedures done that inspired him to be re-nicknamed "Cyber-Cat". With Agent 9-L as his second-in-command, Snooky soon had a replacement ship built, acquired the materials to build improved versions of the cat-bots and even recruited a small army of super-powered feline space villains to supplement his forces.

    Despite these improvements to the organization, however, Supercat and his friends continue to make trouble for Snooky's forces, foiling quite a few of his carefully laid plans. Streaky's ability to consistently play key roles in foiling his best plans against seemingly all odds has caused Snooky to develop a strong dislike, yet also an equally strong grudging respect, for the hero. But there was one scheme that increased both his dislike of and respect for Supercat more than any of his others.

    Wearing a disguise that covered his cyborg features, he once infiltrated the Supercat Fan Club in an attempt to steal Krypto's old rocket. The attempt failed (Squeaky and his friends were fooled but Ace and Streaky quickly saw through the disguise despite Snooky's best acting job [it was only because he had the foresight to have six of his cat-bots lying in wait {including one that took Squeaky and his friends hostage} and acting as diversions that allowed Snooky to escape from the heroes]) and Snooky actually felt envious of the kittens he had fooled, wishing he could have enjoyed the same kind of carefree kittenhood and have had a hero like Supercat as a role model. This envy naturally evolved into bitterness ..... a bitterness he eventually channeled into a higher level of anger against Supercat and his friends than he had even before then.

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    3StarvingArtist

    [84]Jun 4, 2006
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    Wow, that's a cool idea. A neat approach to a villain, and way to make use of the char development we saw in Snooky in "Join The Club". I can't wait to see what you guys do with Delilah (er, assuming she also wound up getting changed somehow).


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    [85]Jun 4, 2006
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    One of my KWLS chars. A big thanks to ComicKook for helping out with this guy.

    Name: Puck.

    Species: Ferret.

    Home dimension: KWLS.

    Abilities/Equipment: Geokinesis up to 10 ft. around himself; can generate seismic shockwaves throughout the ground, manipulate stone as well as other earth-based substances (sand, gemstones, quicksand, etc.), and can partially or fully transform himself into sand. Only the earth in his immediate vicinity can be affected by his powers. The full extents of his powers are not yet known. Also possesses limited psychometry and clairvoyance. Puck wears a collar that, with the presses of the right buttons (much like Star’s utility collar) can launch a wirepoon that aids him in scaling heights, and dispense either sleeping gas or a gas that can make anyone who inhales enough of it open to suggestion (he mostly uses the latter to get people to tell the truth). Also, he is trained in paw-to-paw non-powered combat (namely Asian martial arts-based fighting) as well as a form of yoga geared towards animals (and mustelids in particular [actually something he developed himself after observing his master’s daily yoga sessions]). Puck is also a skilled detective, and in time, he may become as skilled as Star the Batmanx, or, at least Twinblades (of the Sirius Patrol).

    Background: This ferret was bought to be a companion by Sandman (KWLS-verse Wesley Dodd) and named Puck. Early on, Sandman decided to craft a special collar for his pet should Puck ever encounter an aggressive dog or cat while he was out busy fighting crime. While Sandman was working on a new experimental silicoid-based weapon one day, it accidentally discharged, ricocheting off a mirror and striking Puck. Sandman made sure his pet was okay (Puck was, just merely stunned) but over the next few days, the ferret began displaying superhuman (or rather, super-animal) powers, namely certain mental abilities and the power to control the earth and earth-based substances within a limited range. After a fair amount of practice, Puck mastered his newfound abilities and started secretly accompanying his master on crime-fighting capers, helping the hero as absolutely needed. Of course, it wasn't too long before Sandman found out about his pet’s tagging along on his cases and, getting the hint, started training him more formally.

    Though he occasionally accompanied Sandman on a few of his adventures with the human Justice Society, Puck actually had his first encounter with other animal heroes about the time the immortal villain, Vandal Savage, attempted to bring together a small army of the greatest foes of the Earth’s top heroes to assist him in his schemes (Luthor refused because he didn’t want to get so obviously mixed up in something that would very surely be concretely connected back to him and Catwoman refused because she didn't want to hurt Batman, but the rest of those invited didn't waste any time signing up ... so to speak). With all these villains banded together, it wasn't long before the human Justice Society (accompanied by Puck, the Atom's pet rabbit Dottie, and all the founding members of the JSAnimals [including the JSAnimals’ auxiliary members Krypto and Robby] in the latter group’s first official mission after becoming a team) got involved in this adventure. Working beside all these other animal heroes, Puck and Dottie both fought alongside them as true equals, proving both their talents and their courage to the point where, soon after the human AND animal heroes emerged triumphant in the climatic battle with Savage and the best of his forces, both Puck and Dottie were eagerly awarded full membership in the Justice Society of Animals (the very first sign-ons after the founders {though Dawson and Powerhound would both also join soon afterwards and Connie the Starhound wouldn't be far behind]).

    Personality: An intelligent, but also very courageous and reasonably friendly sort. He’s generally quite the serious type, but does have a pretty good sense of humor at the appropriate times (he’s not much for MAKING jokes, but he CAN take one pretty well as long as it's harmless and in good taste). He’s also a bit of a classic movie buff.

    Physical description: Wears a blue and yellow gas mask (actually similar to the one Sand wears) modified for ferret wear, as well as a black utility collar. Later on, he gets a gas mask and collar specially designed to change with him whenever he uses his shape-shifting ability. Otherwise, Puck very much looks like a normal ferret. Most of his fur is a light tawny/tan color, except for his limbs, which are dark brown, as is his tail. His head and neck are white, and there is a tawny/tan-colored mask over his deep brown eyes.

    Ideal voice actor:

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    Comickook

    [86]Jun 4, 2006
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    Hey. Thanks for getting this up, 3StarvingArtist. I'm just glad I could help you out. Well, here's another one Catfan1 and I worked together on. Once again, thanks to KnightMysterio for the JLAnimals. :-D Also, the idea of this Iggy having an increased resistance to brain-washing and latent mental abilities produced by the same electrical shock that gave him his invisibility power is based on two stories written by Catfan1 (both of which can be found in the original "Episode Ideas" thread on this forum), so that's something else that Catfan1 deserves thanks for. :-D

    Name: Ignatius (WWK-verse)

    Species: Iguana

    Home Universe: WWK

    Abilities/Equipment: A high-level scientific genius with a knack for strategic thinking, this iguana has a seemingly unlimited stockpile of high-tech equipment with which to make all of Metropolis his playground and a special knack for devising weapons specifically for dealing with Streaky and Ace. His equipment varies with his needs but recurring pieces include a set of metallic gauntlets designed to increase his molecular density enough to give him the strength and toughness to withstand even the strongest winds (or hold his own in single combat against most super-animals). This Ignatius also has the power of invisibility (a side effect of getting zapped by a giant bug zapper), which has not only allowed him to remain completely anonymous even when he does his foul deeds out in the open, but has also helped him get out of more than one tough spot (note: anything Ignatius is wearing or carrying ALSO turns invisible when he does if he specifically wills it to, but this DOES require a fair amount of added concentration on the lizard's part). In addition to this, he also possesses a limited resistance to mental attacks (another positive side effect of the electrical shock that gave him his invisibility power) and, though they will remain mostly dormant for years (only coming out during periods of particularly extreme stress until he eventually learns to master them), a respectable array of fairly potent latent mental abilities (yet another side effect of the electrical shock that gave him his invisibility powera). He has also, on occasion, created temporary energy clones of himself to carry out his dirty work, making it even more difficult for Supercat and Superdog to keep up with his crimes.

    Personality: Prior to the bug-zapper incident, this Ignatius was extremely similar in personality to his Kryptoverse counterpart. Following that incident, however, this iguana became a lot less scatter-brained and a lot more openly malicious, which allows him to clearly show a level of intelligence rivalling that of his KWLS-verse counterpart, Apollo. Also, whereas he once typically caused his trouble by pursuing simple pleasures by over-elaborate means, this Ignatius now shows a pretty sadistic sense of humor that causes him to take immense pleasure in deliberately making others suffer directly in almost theatrical manners, but, at the same time, is also an expert at covering his tracks so that nothing can be traced back to him. He is much more menacing and intimidating in voice and manner than his Krypto-verse counterpart.

    Appearance: Physically identical to the Kryptoverse Ignatius, save for the metallic gauntlets he sometimes wears.

    Background: The background of the WWK-verse Ignatius is actually extremely similiar to that of his Kryptoverse counterpart, up until that world's Streaky came busting in on the iguana when the latter's giant bug zapper was sucking up a lot of Metropolis's power. In a panic, Ignatius tried to flee the feline hero only to end up getting zapped by his own bug zapper. Streaky managed to shut down the zapper, but Ignatius was seemingly gone. It wasn't until sometime after Streaky left the building following an extended, but failed, attempt to find Ignatius that the lizard re-appeared.... literally. Somehow, the massive electrical shock gave the iguana the power of invisibility. What's more, the massive shock also ended up significantly altering the iguana's personality.... causing him to end up a lot more focused than he used to be..... and a lot nastier too.

    After learning to master his newfound invisibility power, Ignatius started putting his scientific skills and the strategic brilliance made possible by his more focused and openly malicious mentality to work on devising a variety of high-tech perils (and utilizing his invisibility power to help him operate openly yet still in secret). Streaky has always been hard-pressed to stop these threats, even with Ace's help (either when he was still Bat Hound or after he became the second Superdog) and, on occasion, the help of the rest of the JLAnimals, but Ignatius has certainly not taken too kindly to his schemes being so frequently ruined by Streaky and Ace.

    At one point, though, Iggy unknowingly ruined a mulitverse conquering scheme concocted by Genesis, his super-powered evil super-genius SDWS-verse counterpart; when he was trying one of his own. As a result of this, Genesis decided that, when he could, he would have to make steps to ensure the same thing didn't happen again. However, Ignatius, while dodging the efforts of Genesis's lackies to get him, managed to escape (while Streaky, Ace and the visiting SDWS-verse Krypto were dealing with said lackies) and, realizing that many events have their parallels throughout the multiverse (i.e. a lot of what happens in one universe can indirectly effect what happens in others) and that the multiverse really IS a very vast area, got the idea to form an alliance with his assorted counterparts in other universes (including both Apollo and Genesis but EXCLUDING any universe where his counterpart is actually a HERO [because he knew full well that any HEROIC counterparts to himself would do their level best to STOP the conspiracy if they knew about it]), so they could all keep track of the events of their worlds and keep the other iguanas posted and use the info to further their mutual efforts to pursue their ultimate goals.

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    3StarvingArtist

    [87]Jun 15, 2006
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    Excellent profile, CK. Again, a good way of using ideas we've seen in the show, and it's also nice to see another more malicious Ignatius (tho canon-Iggy can be funny and does work for certain ideas). The 2nd Ignatius we see in "Lightning Strikes Again" also makes more sense now.
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    Comickook

    [88]Jun 16, 2006
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    Thanks very kindly, 3StarvingArtist. Here's another one Catfan1 and I worked together on. Actually this is an alternate universe version of a fan character Catfan1 created himself, so I have to DOUBLY thank him for the help. In addition, I have to thank KnightMysterio for coming up with the Justice League of Animals, which is mentioned here as well.

    Without further ado:

    Name: Murphy the Bat Hound (Murphy's WWK-verse counterpart)

    Species: Golden Retriever (female) 

    Home Universe: WWK

    Abilities/Equipment: Masterfully honed detective skills, canine senses (including superb tracking abilities), paw-to-paw combat skills, disguise mastery and acrobatic agility (though Ace is still better at this stuff, he's not better by much). She also has a utility collar full of high-tech gear that she uses as the current Bat Hound AND a high-speed doggie-jet for long distance travel.

    Personality: Used to be a rather dedicated police dog until she got soured on thinking about how short the so-called "long arm of the law" can seem at times. Still has a strong respect for the law, but knows full well that there are times when all the red tape sometimes involved in police work can be a hinderance to the pursuit of true justice, so she rather enjoys being in a position where she can work in tandem with the police, yet also JUST outside the law as needed. Is usually pretty serious, but is also somewhat friendlier than Ace is and has slightly more of a sense of humor than Ace does (although it has been diminished somewhat by the tragic events that prompted her to become Bat Hound, she slowly regained much of her old sense of fun). Courageous and committed to the pursuit of justice, but also knows how to enjoy herself on the rare occasions when she can spare the time and also works well with her fellow heroes, including Superdog and Supercat. Like Ace did when he was Bat Hound, she prefers being referred to as Batman's "partner".

    Appearance: Extremely similiar to the Kryptoverse Murphy except that she now wears a copy of Ace's old Bat Hound cape, cowl and utility collar.

    Background: Murphy was one of Gotham City's top police dogs until a series of tragic circumstances (including the death of fellow police dog Constantine, her longtime partner and mentor) somewhat soured her off of police work (not enough to make her lose all respect for the law, but still enough to frustrate her concerning how the law can sometimes be tied up in way too much bureaucratic red tape) and made her realize that, sometimes, pursuing true justice DOES mean working JUST outside the law. So she approached Ace, who was at first surprised that the dedicated police dog would want to become a costumed crimefighter.

    While Ace was at first reluctant, he couldn't help but be impressed by Murphy's abilities and determination to learn even more (it also helped that Ace, shortly after Krypto's death, had already came to realize that he would need somebody to act as a protege` so that, if HE should meet with an unfortunate end, at least it could be possible for Batman to still have a Bat Hound). Ace was especially impressed with Murphy when she, already operating as his protege` for a while by that point, proved a great help in a major case in which Isis, Bud, Lou, Artie, Griff and Waddles joined forces in an attempt to wipe out Ace and Streaky.

    Fortunately, Murphy was already a well-trained and fairly experienced crime fighter who had been considered perhaps Gotham's most talented police dog, so the training required for the former police dog was surprisingly minimal. So, when Ace was forced to hand over the Bat Hound mantle to Murphy shortly after the first JLAnimals' mission (only to end up assuming the Superdog mantle very soon afterwards), Murphy was already ready, proving to be almost as good at being Bat Hound as Ace was. And in the event of really tough cases (such as cases involving one or more of the heavy-hitter super-villain animals), Ace and Streaky are usually both available to help out, much as Krypto often aids Ace in the regular Krypto-verse. She is often at odds with former colleague, Booker, who is much like his Krypto-verse counterpart (an ill-tempered, rule-breaking, but mostly well-intentioned police dog), but the two usually come down on the same side on major issues of crimefighting and he does have a grudging but healthy respect for her crimefighting skills.

     She has also quickly worked her way into becoming a valued member of the JLAnimals, much to the satisfaction of both Ace and Streaky, both of whom have vouched for her abilities and commitment on more than one instance. She has also proved herself to an initially skeptical Dog Star Patrol and is now a reserve member of that group.

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    [89]Jun 19, 2006
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    Y'know, having Murphy as the new Bathound for the WWK-verse is a pretty sweet idea. Here's another member for the JSAnimals created in collaboration with ComicKook.

     

    Name: Dottie.

    Species: Domestic rabbit (Havana rabbit).

    Home dimension: KWLS.

    Abilities/Equipment: The power to shrink herself to varying degrees, even to the subatomic level (while also compacting her molecules enough to be able to retain her full-sized physical abilities when she shrinks). This makes her an excellent spy. Dottie also possesses a decided measure of rabbit super-strength, agility, and durability. Although she is not as powerful as Lightning or Krypto, she can still press up to 100 times her own weight (which is somewhere along the lines of twice the proportionate strength of an ant) and is twenty times quicker and tougher then your average rabbit (with a particular resistance to most forms of radiation). In combination with her natural rabbit abilities, her physical stats make her an extremely efficient digger, jumper (she can jump up to 100 ft. in the air and make leaps across similar distances), and kicker (she has an "atomic kick" that's strong enough to allow her to out-kick a Kansas mule).

    Background: The rabbit who would soon become known as Dottie first encountered the Atom (KWLS-verse Al Pratt) when she accidentally got caught in the middle of a fight pitting the Atom (who had recently started developing increased strength, endurance, and agility thanks to the beneficial side effects of a clash with an atomic-powered semi-reluctant villain called Cyclotron), Hawkman, Hawkwoman, and the latter two’s pet Nefertitti against the time-traveling super-villain Per Degaton. During the battle, Degaton wound up getting off a lucky shot with his high-tech energy beam gun that hit the Mighty Mite and sent him flying. He landed near the rabbit, who actually wound up absorbing some of the Atom’s powers thanks to ythe energy blast, endowing her with mild super strength, agility, and toughness. The heroes finally managed to defeat Degaton, but when the Atom started searching for the rabbit that he had glimpsed earlier, he discovered she had scampered away. When the Atom subsequently spotted the rabbit a second time, she was engaged in alternately trying to escape and fight off a pack of dogs using her new heightened physical stats. Impressed by the fight the rabbit had put up, the Atom decided to take her in after seeing the remaining dogs off, naming her Dottie for her diminutive size and coloration. She eventually met several of the other superhero animals during a crisis in which Vandal Savage had assembled a small force of the JSA’s greatest enemies (refer to Puck’s profile). She teamed up with Puck and the founding members of the JSAnimals against the villains’ pets and, just as Puck did, earned her own JSAnimals membership on that mission.

    Ultimately, just as Atom had eventually started developing a shrinking power (while still being able to retain his full-sized physical prowess when he shrinks) as an added new power (a further side effect of the radiation that gave him a certain measure of super-powers, but the shrinking power took longer to develop), so too had Dottie started to develop this new power, which definitely increased her value to her teammates/friends in the JSAnimals.

    Personality: Known for being fearless, opinionated, and slightly reckless, but is honest with herself and others, especially her close friends Connie and Puck (though at first she had the same basic problem with him as she did with Auraius [more her in a bit]) and is generally good-natured and down-home. Initially got off to a rocky start with Auraius (what with her being a hawk and Dottie being a rabbit), but over time they’ve begun to work better together and eventually become friends. Dottie can usually get along with the other the JSAnimals (plus the Animal Allies) pretty well.

    Physical description: Small Havana rabbit doe with black fur.

    Ideal Voice Actor: (Optional)

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    [90]Jun 26, 2006
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    This is the rather clumsy magician character alluded to in Dawson's profile. I thought the char had potential to be a re-occuring character, but she's ComicKook's creation (and of course, I got his much-appreciated aid with her profile).




    Name: Darcee.

    Species: Virginia opossum (female).

    Home dimension: KWLS.



    Abilities/Equipment: Natural opossum abilities, including being a rather accomplished actress (her acting range even goes beyond the usual "convincing death scene" opossums are infamous for, though that IS still, by far, naturally one of her best bits). She is also a magician who can use her magic for a variety of purposes, including transmutation, scrying, controlling the weather, plants, or gravity in her immediate vicinity, inducing sleep in targets, or firing mystical bolts from her forepaws. While possessed of some formidable powers, Darcee’s biggest weakness, aside from having to carefully concentrate in order for the desired effects of a particular spell to properly work AND the fact that bigger feats exhaust her more, is the fact that she isn’t very experienced in their use yet (presently being only an amateur magician, but she IS gradually getting better).



    Background: Trained by an elderly magician in the mystical arts her native South Carolina, Darcee first encountered Lightning and Krypto while they were out working on their latest case investigating the lack of moisture in Metropolis’s atmosphere. Wishing to aid the heroes, she tried to cast a spell that would return the moisture, but instead it backfired and turned Lightning and Krypto into birds. She managed to reverse the spell’s effects (sometime after Lightning and Krypto, with the help of the super-birds Dawson and Ferdinand, managed to find out the source of the disappearing moisture and solved the problem themselves), but felt extremely embarrassed about the incident and promised the duo that they could call on her for help anytime (Lightning wasn’t particularly eager to take her up on her offer).



    Later, she ran into Lightning and Krypto a second time; this time when the two heroes were accompanied by Star the Batmanx and his partner Robby when the quartet were on the trail of Isis, who had recently stolen an African totem with eldritch properties. Krypto was willing to give Darcee another chance and Robby was willing to trust Krypto's judgment, but Lightning and Star were less sure about her. Later in the case, when the four heroes were busy fighting off magical creatures that Isis had summoned via the totem (the feline thief being careful to make sure that the creatures were something Lightning, Krypto, Star and Robby could easily handle between the four of them, but still JUST formidable enough to be a good diversion [given her feelings for Star and all]), Darcee attempted to cast a spell that would freeze Isis in her tracks, but instead made the totem too heavy for the felonious feline to carry, giving the heroes ample time to subdue her and the creatures. That time, Darcee managed to get the definite (albeit grudging) respect of Lightning, though he told her that she still needs A LOT of training (which she tries very hard to get, sometimes with the added coaching of Empress [who is much less powerful, but has much more control over her powers] when the latter is in Metropolis).



    Darcee eventually joins the Animal Allies, and with time, even gets her abilities under control (not without the occasional accident, but at least her cohorts don’t have to worry about accidentally being changed into frogs or something).



    Personality: Kindly and genuinely cares about innocents, but tends to be slightly absentminded. Although she may seem somewhat flighty and overly eager to prove herself sometimes, Darcee can be cunning when times call for it. Is also known for being a touch flirtatious with decent-looking male animals (at least those that aren't already otherwise involved; she's responsible enough not to deliberately get a male animal in trouble with his significant other).



    Physical description: Standard Virginia opossum; wears a dark midnight blue cloak embroidered with silver stars. Darcee also speaks with a southern drawl.



    Ideal Voice Actor: Kath Soucie.
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    catfan1

    [91]Jun 26, 2006
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    Very good job on this character. Darcee has definite possibilities.

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    Comickook

    [92]Aug 19, 2006
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    Here's one Catfan1 and I worked together on. In fact, this was based on an idea Catfan1 came up with in the first place, so double thanks should go to him. Anyway, without further ado.

    Name: Streaky aka Tabby Inferno and Arctic Kitty (KLE-verse)

    Species: Tabby Cat

    Home Universe: KLE (Krypto Landed Elsewhere)

    Abilities/Equipment: Unlike his heroic counterparts from the standard Kryptoverse, the KWLS-verse and the WWK-verse and his villainous counterpart from the SDWS-verse, this Streaky doesn't have Kryptonian-based super-powers (in fact, he's gone the second longest out of all the Streaky counterparts who have been discovered in the multiverse without gaining any super-powers at all [the Streaky of the Golden Age Krypto's universe actually went the longest before gaining super-powers]), but does now have a rather noted resistance to temperature extremes, 200 times peak feline strength, speed, agility and endurance, and the ability to split into two nearly identical cats (except that one is colored flame red with orange lightning bolt markings and the other is ice blue with white lightning bolt markings).

    When he splits himself into two cats, each of the two Streakys has the appropriate powers of their color (i.e. the flame-red-colored Streaky ["Tabby Inferno"] has fire based powers [in addition to the obvious heat blasts, he can also generate heat auras that can instantly incinerate most protectile weapons before they can hit him and manipulate heat currents enough to fly at subsonic speed for respectable, but still limited distances]) and the ice-blue colored Streaky ["Arctic Kitty"] has cold-based powers), but he doesn't have these powers in "normal form" since the fire and ice powers cancel each other out (though he DOES still have the augmented physical prowess and a respectable resistance to temperature extremes).

    However, when he splits into "Tabby Inferno" and "Arctic Kitty", each ALSO only has TWO of the augmented physical abilities (i.e. "Tabby Inferno" has the augmented speed and agility in addition to his fire powers [but not any greater than normal feline strength and endurance {at least with anything other than intense heat}] while "Arctic Kitty" has the enhanced strength and endurance in addition to his cold powers [but not any greater than normal feline speed and agility]) as well as the appropriate resistance concerning their color (i.e. "Tabby Inferno" is very resistant to intense HEAT, but is extra vulnerable to intense COLD and "Arctic Kitty" is very resistant to extreme COLD, but is highly vulnerable to intense HEAT).

    Even before he finally got super-powers, though, he was also pretty streetwise and very good at thinking fast in a tough spot (which, logically, made him a good tactician when he could stay focused). He has also learned how to be a good swimmer (though he still HATES the water) and paw-to-paw combatant (specializing in street-fighting style). He makes it a point to keep his previous skills sharp despite now having super-powers (just in case he still needs the skills) and has even developed above-average detective skills since getting his powers AND has noticeably improved his (already good) tactical AND paw-to-paw combat skills..

    Taking a cue from Ace the Superdog (Ace's WWK-verse counterpart), Tabby Inferno and Arctic Kitty both wear special utility collars (made out of heatproof materials in TI's case and coldproof materials in AK's case) loaded with detective equipment and; though both cats rarely need to actually use outside weapons (unless you count fights with Parasite's pet canary Prometheus); assorted gas pellets and super-strong ensnarement cable.

    Personality: Before he got his powers, he was extremely similar to his Kryptoverse and WWK-verse counterparts prior to getting their own powers, except that he was SLIGHTLY braver and smarter (because he's gotten a lot more used to getting by without either super-powers or a lot of friends, he's had to learn how to compensate). Now that he finally DOES have super-powers, however, his personality has gradually become more similar to that of his WWK-verse counterpart after his Krypto's death, except the KLE-verse Streaky is driven by the desire to live up to his tall tales and (somewhat more importantly) the examples of his heroic alternate universe counterparts rather than by personal tragedy.

    Physical Description: In normal form, he's physically identical to his Kryptoverse and WWK-verse counterparts in civilian mode in every respect. When he's split into two seperate cats, the two cats are physically identical to each other save for their aforementioned colorations (see "Abilities") and the fact that each of the two cats wears a special utility collar, cape and cowl impervious to their respective powers (golden yellow collar, cape and cowl in Tabby Inferno's case, white in Arctic Kitty's).

    Background: In this universe, Krypto landed on a planet other than Earth. He still ended up developing super-powers and becoming a hero like he did in several other universes, but it was on a world where dogs evolved as a dominant species. Thus, he and Streaky didn't formally meet for a pretty long while (though Streaky DID catch brief glimpses of Krypto and his Dog Star Patrol teammates when they were briefly on Earth to pursue the villainous Snooky Wookums, again when they foiled Mechanikat's attempt to break into S.T.A.R. Labs and steal Kryptonite and once more when the alien canine heroes were helping stop the massive flood caused by Ignatius's satellite tampering) and Streaky never got super-powers from the Kryptonian canine.

    Fortunately, he also very rarely directly enountered anything more dangerous than the Downtown Dogs... until he had a chance formal meeting with not one, but FOUR different super-powered versions of himself as well as five different "'Superdogs'" (including the one from HIS universe), three different super-powered versions of his by-that-point young adult nephew Squeaky, three super-powered young adult dalmatians and his universe's Dog Star Patrol when they were all trying to save the multiverse from a small army of super-villain animals from across said multiverse [the villains decided to start their conquest on a dimension where there was no Supercat or Superdog on Earth to stop them]).

    Though understandably majorly freaked out at first (I mean, what civilian WOULDN'T be more than a bit unnerved by trouble THAT huge and/or encountering so many different versions of themselves?), the initially non-powered feline; spurred on by concern for his Andrea and Squeaky as well as all of his closest friends (see somewhat further below) and many of his favorite hang-outs; pressed onward (despite feeling overshadowed by his super-powered counterparts) and actually proved more of a help than even HE expected to be; such as spotting clues that the super-powered heroes either missed or would have taken longer to spot if not for him or outwitting some of the super-powered bad guys who mistook him for one of his Kryptonian-powered counterparts (such as when he maneuvered Count Jagwire and the WWK-verse Thundermutt into a head-on collision).

    During one instance in the adventure, Streaky attempted to save the life of one of his Squeaky's super-powered counterparts (Duplicat) when the latter was in the main laboratory of one of the main villains. Of course, two of the three super-powered dalmatians also tried to save the cats and a freak accident occured, causing this Streaky to gain a greatly increased resistance to both heat and cold, somewhat enhanced strength, speed, agility and endurance as well as a bizarre mixture of the natural super-powers of Duplicat and both dalmatians (though he found he could only use the dalmatians' powers when he was split into two separate cats). Armed with his new super-powers, this Streaky was able to catch the main villain off-guard (by keeping his newfound advantages quiet at first [as in long senough to get in close enough to strike while the villains was still overconfident]) and prove instrumental in defeating said villains, much to the feline's pride (though he would have still thought this adventure was all just a weird (if ultimately enjoyable) dream if it weren't for the new powers that he now had as a sort of permanent souvenir of the epic adventure and the other-dimensional communicator/dimensional monitor/portal generator he was allowed to keep as both a trophy AND a means of keeping in touch with his heroic counterparts from across the multiverse).

    Streaky's friends include Alf A. Cat and his gang (reformed con artist ex-street cats who, in many respects, act as sort of mentors to Streaky) and Ginger, a former stray cat (and single mother of five) adopted by the Fritches, who live just two houses down from Streaky's owners, the Sussmans (in fact, Ginger's even a possible romantic interest for Streaky [the two briefly dated in their youth, but had eventually lost contact with each other for a human-year-and-a-half and they've been gradually getting closer and closer since re-establishing contact]). He has also made the acquaintance of firedog Old Smokey and his trainee, Blaze, although he was disdainful of most dogs until his formal meeting with the heroic super-dogs (which convinced him that there really were just as many good dogs in the multiverse as bad ones). He has also, relatively recently, made the acquaintance of his universe's Ace the Bat Hound (who is now a frequent ally) AND royal couple Tomaz and Princess, helping the former thwart the theft of Princess's jewelry while the two royal cats visited Metropolis for the second time (Isis was ready for Ace this time [the Bat Hound foiled Isis's last attempt to get the jewels more than a year ago], but Isis WASN'T expecting the then-newly super-powered feline [or rather FELINES, since each of his two alter-egos is counted as a seperate cat]). The somewhat snobbish royal cats expressed their appreciation but, separated by distance, have never really became close friends of either of the two forms of the superhero cat (then again, Ace only got a sincere "thank you" himself when he foiled Isis's first attempt to get the jewels more than a human year earlier).

    In addition to prowling the alleys of Metropolis and spending time with the friends he does have, Streaky enjoys entertaining Squeaky and his nephew's friends (which include Ginger's kittens) with somewhat exaggerated tales of his exploits (street exploits BEFORE getting his powers, super-hero exploits AFTER getting them [though, to be fair, his accounts of his super-hero exploits ARE actually LESS exaggerated than those of his street exploits {owing to the fact that his super-hero exploits are sometimes fantastic enough on their own where he can be more truthful about his accounts and STILL tell a thoroughly exciting story}]), including his narrow escapes from the clutches of his arch-enemies; including the Downtown Dogs or Viola Belle and Horatio (the latter two ESPECIALLY after they got their own powers). Squeaky realizes his uncle hasn't always been quite the great hero he makes himself out to be (though, to be fair, Streaky HAS still proven to be at least somewhat heroic even before finally getting super-powers [enough so to save Squeaky's life at least twice, help Ginger fish two of her kittens out of a sewer despite his own hatred of water and even help A.C. and his gang clear their owner, Mister Wallett, of some pretty serious charges that he got framed for on one occasion] on occasions of "generous impulse" [which, thanks to the encouragement of both Squeaky and Ginger, were already a lot more frequent than they once were by the time he met his assorted counterparts and all those heroic super-canines]). Despite this knowledge concerning the exaggerations in his uncle's accounts, though, Squeaky has always admired his uncle, even before the latter got his super-powers.

    Since getting his new super-powers, Streaky has been trying extra hard to live up to the examples of, well, three of his counterparts as well as back up the heroic image he has long been trying to paint for himself in the tales he's given Squeaky and his friends (though his heroics are generally restricted to the Metropolis area [with OCCASIONAL side trips to Gotham City in Tabby Inferno's case {since he's the faster traveller out of the two heroes, he always makes the trips while Arctic Kitty stays in Metropolis}] due to the limits of the travel speed of either of his two alter-egos). Despite plenty of initial stumblings when he was still getting used to the super-hero's life (primarily from being new with his powers [at least when he was starting out], having occasional difficulty in telling the good guys from the bad guys [again, only when he was first starting out] and bouts with both self-doubt and [on rarer occasions] over-confidence), Streaky has still eventually proven his heroic stuff in the end against a wide assortment of enemies, even a fair number of reasonably powerful super-villains (such as Saint Nick [Toyman's cybernetically enhanced pet monkey], Surge [Livewire's electrically powered pet skunk], Prometheus [Parasite's power-stealing, super-strong {for his size} pet canary], Metal Manx, Sky Wraith, the Insidious Trio, assorted members of the League of the Paw [though he doesn't know about the existence of the group itself] and powered up versions of Viola Belle and Horatio).

     In spite of his newfound abilities and responsibilities, however, this Streaky still gets a lot of pleasure out of the simple things in life and, when he's not pre-occupied on a mission, he loves spending time with his friends (especially Ginger). In fact, on extremely rare occasions, he even joins his Kryptoverse and WWK-verse counterparts and the KWLS-verse Krypto for a friendly round of post-adventure "interdimensional dumpster diving" (this is ONLY when ALL FOUR of them can spare the time though).

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    Comickook

    [93]Sep 16, 2006
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    Here's two more KWLS-verse characters, Hephesta and Bolt's respective sidekicks, Joanna and Hermes. I definitely have to thank both Catfan1 AND 3StarvingArtist for the help both of them provided for these bios.

    Anyway, without further ado....

    Name: Joanna the Wonder-Skunk.

    Species: Female wild skunk.

    Home Universe: KWLS.

    Description: Reasonably fit-looking black-furred female skunk with robin's egg blue eyes AND a pair of standard white skunk stripes down her back. She also wears a pair of silver bracelets on her forelegs, a golden tiara on her forehead (which she can use as a throwing instrument), and a sky blue armored chest plate with the Wonder Woman insignia in gold on it (all skunk sized, naturally)

    Abilities/Equipment: Her physical strength, speed, agility, endurance, AND "skunk-spray" are all 10, 000 times greater than those of any ordinary skunk (she's even fast enough to use her near-indestructible bracelets to deflect most small projectile weapons); she can fly at a top speed of 2400 miles per hour (which is equal to 40 miles per MINUTE and just slightly over three times the speed of sound); she is also a capable tactician, has extremely good aim with her tiara (as a throwing weapon), AND pretty skilled in various forms of paw-to-paw combat due to the training she's received from Hesphesta. Her armored chest plate is, obviously, to provide a reasonable amount of added protection from physical impact attacks.

    Personality: Has a strong sense of justice and honor, which has become even stronger since she got her super-powers and started working with Hephesta, whom she idolizes. She is also almost fearless and incredibly spirited (even to the point of flat-out recklessness on occasion, but either Hephesta or Joanna's Animal Allies teammates [depending on who she's working with at the time] can usually keep this in check for the most part), and this is usually combined quite effectively with a quick-witted mind (in fact, she does ALMOST ALL of her thinking on her proverbial feet) and fierce loyalty to her friends. Her principle weaknesses are her habit of impulsively jumping to conclusions (which can be the WRONG conclusions if she happens to come along in THE MIDDLE of a situation), the fact that she DOES occasionally have something of a foul temper (which can cloud her judgment on occasion) and (as aforementioned), her bravery CAN occasionally lead to recklessness.

    Background: Joanna (named by Hephesta in honor of the legendary Joan of Arc) was once just a normal wild skunk living in the woods of the eastern United States when she and the homing pigeon who would come to be called Hermes (see his personal file) happened to meet for the very first time when both the skunk and the pigeon were looking for food.

    In the midst of their foraging, both happened to witness many of their fellow animals being illegally trapped by a group of well-equipped humans who capturing animals for trophies and furs. The she-skunk wanted to rush right in and teach the poachers a lesson, but the somewhat cooler-headed pigeon stopped her and insisted that they needed to come up with a plan and work as a team to beat those trappers.

    However, while the two animals were making their plans, the poachers found themselves tracked down by Wonder Woman, the Flash, and the two heroes' respective pets, Hephesta and Bolt. While the super-powered humans and animals were making quick work of the trappers, the skunk and homing pigeon worked feverishly to free the other animals, who had already been securely contained by the crooks.

    Unfortunately, the freed animals didn't ALL show gratitude for the skunk and pigeon's shared noble impulse -- a couple of the bears tried to attack the two much smaller animals regardless of knowing that the pair just saved their lives. The skunk's spray and the pigeon's agility in flight, however, allowed both of them to escape from the bears unharmed - and the skunk and pigeon even managed to help Wonder Woman, Flash, Hephesta, and Bolt against the poacher gang's LEADER, who, having half-expected trouble from one or more super-heroes, had stolen a pair of talismans belonging to Demeter and Artemis (the actual Greek Goddess; NOT Agent 9-L operating under her Earth codename) beforehand (the former talisman allowing him power over all plant-life AND the weather AND the latter talisman allowing him to copy all the abilities of any non-augmented animal).

    Thankfully, the pigeon and skunk managed to strike with the element of surprise on their side while the poacher was distracted by the super-heroes. Working as a team, the then non-super-animals proved instrumental in the head poacher's defeat; each going after and successfully obtaining one of the talismans. The pigeon then flung droppings, dirt, and other loose debris in the criminal's eyes AND the skunk finished him off by overpowering him with a well-aimed dose of skunk spray.

    Acknowledging the skunk and pigeon's efforts to save the trapped animals (as well as recover the stolen talismans and defeat the leader of the poachers), Wonder Woman, Flash, and their pets vouched for them with the Greek Goddess Artemis, who agreed to grant each of the animals one wish that was within her ability to grant. The female skunk wished for her strength, speed, agility, endurance, and skunk spray to be made 10, 000 times greater and that she be granted the power of supersonic flying speed so that she could be in a much better position to fight crime and save lives -- just like her heroine Hephesta. Her wish being granted (under the provision that the skunk NEVER use her powers for evil purposes [as using her powers for evil purposes would AUTOMATICALLY cause her to LOSE said powers])), the skunk (who subsequently earned the name of Joanna) quickly became Hephesta's sidekick and, almost as quickly, a valued member of the Animal Allies (in fact, she is one of the four founding members [the other three are Krypto, Robby, and Hermes {though Diamond and Ferdinand DID sign on before the team's first official mission and Darcee and Aureole joined up just a couple of months after the team's first mission}]).

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    Name: Hermes.

    Species: Male homing pigeon.

    Home Universe: KWLS.

    Description: A sleek, athletic-looking young homing pigeon with mostly steel-blue plumage, except for metallic blue-green on his head, throat, and secondary feathers (the shorter flight feathers along the inner part of his wings), and a lighter steel-blue chest. His eyes are brown. He also wears a small white band with the Flash insignia on it around his right leg

    Personality: Hermes is a cautious (he likes to plan out his moves in advance if at all possible) but still courageous avian with a major soft spot for the downtrodden. In fact, there are times when his compassion can override his common sense (i.e. he sometimes tries to help somebody out who turns against him immediately afterwards) and there are other times when, by the time he gets his plans thought out to his liking, the opponent is already out of any position for the plan to be any good. Regardless of these shortcomings however, Hermes really is an intelligent avian and very loyal to all of his friends.

    Abilities: The ability to fly at a top speed of 3, 000,000 miles per hour (with his reflexes and thought processes also sped up enough to compensate for this much greater-than-normal pigeon speed); super-stamina allowing him to travel at top speed carrying the maximum load his strength will allow for reasonably prolonged periods without tiring; is strong enough to comfortably remain fully aloft while managing a maximum load of 12, 500 pounds; the power to mentally manipulate the element of air within his immediate area, and the ability to emit bolts of optic lightning at will. He is also a capable strategist when he can get enough time to properly plan out his moves, is an excellent lock-picker, has almost unerring aim with his pigeon droppings (the last three are talents he had even before getting superpowers, and has kept sharp since getting them) and is competent at wing-to-wing (or wing-to-paw) combat (though he's not even close to being as good in that last area as Robby or Joanna are).

    Background: Before he became known as Hermes, sidekick to the Flash's pet super-sloth Bolt (and a member, in good standing, of the Animal Allies [in fact, he helped FOUND the group alongside Krypto, Robby and Joanna]), this homing pigeon was merely a clever and talented but fairly low-key avian with a soft spot for the underdog. Once he and a female skunk (see Joanna's profile) teamed up to help Wonder Woman, Flash, and their pets save a group of captured wild animals from a gang of poachers (and help apprehend the gang’s leader despite the fact that the leader had talismans stolen from two Greek goddesses that granted him super-powers that made him something of a legitimate threat to the heroes), however, this all started to change.

    Seeing Bolt's super-speed, wind powers, and optic lightning in action during the battle, the pigeon picked, for HIS granted wish from Artemis, to have his personal speed and endurance heightend 50, 000fold and to have the same optic lightning and air-control powers that Bolt has. Of course, with his wings strengthened enough to allow him to fly at 3, 000,000 miles per hour (fifty thousand times his previous top flying speed), the homing pigeon ALSO developed a noted measure of super-strength (ESPECIALLY when you consider how small he is). Of course, like Joanna's super-powers, these too came under the provision that Hermes (as the pigeon came to be called) could never use his super-powers for evil, but given that Hermes is a pretty good bird, this isn't really a problem.

    Edited on 12/09/2006 1:24am
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    3StarvingArtist

    [94]Sep 17, 2006
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    Aw, 'tweren't nuthin', ComicKook. Seriously, I must say I really like how these two came out.
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    Comickook

    [95]Sep 30, 2006
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    Thanks. Now here's two more members of the Sirius Patrol... two characters who had minor roles in "The Present and Future Dog Stars". Catfan1 helped me prepare these files and 3StarvingArtist kind of asked me for them, so...

    Name: Li'mmbiu'ss Ex'ccesso'rr Chann'zz aka Arachi-Kitty (Paw Pooch's KWLS-verse counterpart)

    Species: Alien cat most resembling a cross between a Siamese Cat and a mountain lion (male)

    Personality: Is a bit over excitable at times and, at other times, he seems to have an oddball sense of humor, much to the annoyance of Bull Dog, but he DOES know how to get reasonably serious in an emergency, always showing geniune courage, loyalty and intelligence when the call to action comes. Still, he DOES have an occasional habit of growing overconfident with the bad guys and can rarely resist making jokes at their expense OR trying to do a half-jokey-looking martial arts display (I say HALF-jokey because, while it DOES look pretty hammed-up, it still proves to be an effective fighting style a lot of times).

     Abilities: Thirty times peak feline reflexes and agility; Peak feline strength and endurance for his size; Razor-sharp retractable claws on each of his eight legs; Possesses the ability to firmly adhere to almost any inverted solid surface (i.e. walls, ceilings or mountain edges). Each of his front two paws contain little "spinnets" that allow him to shoot out extremely strong organic spider webbing (the amount and quality of the webbing being dependant on his concentration AND his level of physical health); Highly capable (if somewhat hammy-looking) paw-to-paw fighter and above average tactician.

    Description: Looks like an orange and brown furred Siamese cat, except for the facts that he has eight limbs, is reasonably (but not EXCESSIVELY) muscular for his size, has ears more closely resembling a mountain lion's AND is literally four times bigger than your average Siamese.

    Background: Little is known about the kittenhood of Li'mmbiu'ss Ex'cce'sso'rr Chann'zz, but it IS known that he hails from a world where cats not only evolved as a dominant species, but also evolved four extra limbs. It is also known that Arachi-Kitty was once a successful stuntcat for intergalactic action movies, where he developed a talent for not only paw-to-paw combat, but also theatrical timing (which he still likes to combine into an unorthodox, but effective, fighting style as Arachi-Kitty).

    However, Li'mmbiu'ss's life would change forever the day when, while the film crew he was working with at the time was shooting on location on a jungle planet, he got accidentally exposed to the rays of a "golden spider" artifact stolen from a nearby temple by agents of Mechanikat. As a result, the stuntcat ended up gaining spider-like abilities that made him 30 times quicker and more agile than he used to be, able to adhere to almost any inverted solid surface almost effortlessly AND able to shoot extremely strong organic webbing from little spinnets in each of his two front legs (the last of these powers ended up causing enough "webbing misfire" accidents where he was kicked off the movie he was working on).

    It wasn't long before Li'mmbiu'ss Ex'cce'sso'rr Chann'zz mastered his new super-powers, but, having done so, he found that movie stuntwork was now much too easy for him; given his augmented abilities; and decided to find another line of work where his powers could be used constructively and be appreciated. After he helped foil a bank robbery, the ex-stuntcat correctly thought he FOUND said line of work... super-heroing. It wasn't long after that when Li'mmbiu'ss became Arachi-Kitty and it was less time after that when, after he helped the Sirius Patrol stop a few of Mechanikat's agents, he was invited to join the cosmic hero group... an invitation he gladly accepted.

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    Name: Dragon Dog (Drooly's KWLS-verse counterpart)

    Species: Alien sheepdog (male)

    Home Universe: KWLS

    Description: A large, muscular, semi-anthro sheepdog with white fur all over the top half of his body (except for the ears; those are dark brown), black fur all over the left portion of his back half and bright silver fur all over the right side of his bottom half. He also wears a sky blue "dragon wing designed" cape.

    Abilities/Equipment: Ability to breathe powerful blasts of flame or exhale blasts of any type of gas imaginable (usually sleeping gas, tear gas or stink gas); His lungs and inner mouth are highly resistant (though still not immune) to flames and most gases so that he doesn't affect himself too badly with his own power; He also possesses the strength and endurance of a thousand ordinary sheepdogs his size, making him the only member of the Sirius Patrol aside from honorary members Lightning and Krypto who is actually stronger than Bull Dog is at full size (though Bull Dog is still better at paw-to-paw combat and tactics); In addition to this, Dragon Dog is actually twice as quick and agile as a dog his size and build looks like he should be, which allows him halfway decent skills at paw-to-paw combat (though, as aforementioned, he's not as good at it as Bull Dog, Twinblades, Arachi-Kitty OR Brainy Barker); Furthermore, he is also (while not a genius like both Micro Mutt and Macro Mutt are) a capable chemist and mechanic (in fact, he often acts as a "neutral party" assistant to both Micro Mutt and Macro Mutt) and his cape is capable of doubling as a glider.

    Personality: Mostly a pretty friendly dog (except to the villains) who definitely idolizes many of his teammates on the Sirius Patrol, though he is significantly less goofy than his Kryptoverse counterpart and isn't too big on wisecracks (though he DOES get along exceptionally well with the Sirius Patrol members who ARE a bit big on the wisecracks). While not a genius level scientist like Micro Mutt and Macro Mutt, Dragon Dog IS reasonably bright in his own right (despite a habit of occasionally getting a bit too focused on missions or villain pursuits [he occasionally has to carried out of a dangerous situation by a teammate because he hates seeing the bad guys get away even more than some of the other Sirius Patrol members do]). Like many devoted to the super-heroic lifestyle, Dragon Dog DOES possesses a lot of geniune courage (sometimes too much for his own good), compassion (again, sometimes to the point of his compassion over-riding his common sense) and loyalty to his friends.

    Background: Not much is known about Dragon Dog's past except that he's a mutant born with exceptional strength and endurance as well as a multi-purpose flame/gas breath power and that he's spent years devoloping his talents until he could completely control them. By the time Dragon Dog reached adulthood, he had already mastered his powers and was faithfully reading about the adventures of the Sirius Patrol, a group of specially talented dogs and cats who were using their gifts to fight crime and save lives all over the universe. Greatly admiring the heroes and inspired by their example, Dragon Dog decided to become a hero himself, using his own abilities (including his chemical and mechanical skills [which he also learned between puppyhood and adulthood]) to assist other sentients in need.

    Eventually, after being a hero for three Earth human months (during whidch time he had already helped save several worlds filled with sentient life and has helped put away no less than six extremely dangerous space crime bosses and their gangs), Dragon Dog felt confident enough to actually audtion for Sirius Patrol membership; a decision that came at a point where the Sirius Patrol was already nose-deep in one of Blue Shadow's schemes. Thankfully, Dragon Dog's timely assistance and clearly demonstrated abilities proved all the help the Patrol needed to foil said scheme and, out of gratitude, Dragon Dog was awarded Sirius Patrol membership without even really having to audition.

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    Isaac6356

    [96]Sep 30, 2006
    • member since: 06/14/05
    • level: 15
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    Very nice characters. Good job as always.

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    3StarvingArtist

    [97]Oct 3, 2006
    • member since: 08/18/05
    • level: 10
    • rank: Holy Level 10!
    • posts: 877
    I've managed to get only a glimpse of all the recent new chars here, but I must say that everyone has done a good job with them. Now, I have to think Comickook and Catfan for helping me create this guy.


    Name: Aureole, AKA Aureole the Golden Badger.

    Species: American badger.

    Home dimension: KWLS.

    Abilities/Equipment: Puck is training Aureole in many of his own skill areas, including close combat, detective work, and use of his own utility collar (containing such paw-pressed options as gas-spraying and grapnel hook firing). In addition to this, Aureole also has his own natural badger skills to fall back on, including respectable (though not super-species) strength and endurance AND being an excellent “tunnel rat” (meaning that he has an excellent instinctive knack for getting around underground, as well as knowing a lot about tunnels and excavation). As a result of a recent major Animal Allies battle (see Background), Aureole now also has the ability to fly at the speed of light [leaving a golden-hued streak as he flies], generate a powerful golden-hued personal force field at will AND shoot powerful golden-hued blasts of heat energy from his forepaws (though these three new super-powers DO take a lot of getting used to AND they are entirely dependent on direct bright light [i.e. he doesn't have these powers in pitch blackness]).

    Background: Aureole (who has been nicknamed Auri by his friends) was orphaned as a small cub when a villain, attempting to flood a town as part of an extortion plot, also caused the burrows where his family resided to also become flooded. Sandman and his sidekick Sand, who had arrived on the scene to stop the villain (and eventually succeeded in doing so), found the badger and decided to take him in, naming him Aureole for the golden stripe on his head.

    Aureole went on to meet Puck, who, feeling sorry for the young orphan, attempted to reach out to him. Although initially rather standoffish, Aureole began to develop a respect and fondness for the older animal over time. He also took a noted interest in fighting crime after meeting Krypto and Robby through Puck. However, Puck didn’t really want his young friend getting involved in the superhero business due to his age and how dangerous the business could be.

    Despite Puck's well-meaning protests, however, Aureole would ultimately end up helping not just the ferret, but also Star the Batmanx out of a jam involving some rather nasty animal villains (Aureole's tunneling skills allowing him to get the element of surprise on the villains, and he managed to use quick wits to distract them long enough for Puck and Star to escape from their own predicament and defeat the bad guys). After that incident, Puck had to concede that maybe Aureole could handle himself as a crime fighter – though he would need plenty of training first. Thusly, Aureole became Puck’s sidekick as well as a member of the Animal Allies, operating as Aureole the Golden Badger. For a good length of time, Aureole's skills and confidence improved as his experience did and the badger has managed to fight alongside the other Animal Allies as an equal despite the fact that he was the only member apart from Diamond that didn't have super-powers -- at least until the teams’ relatively recent battle with the megalomaniacal rabbit sorcerer Mesmer, when Aureole ended up gaining solar-based powers of flight, force field generation AND heat blast firing (ALL with a golden hue to them) as a side effect of some mystic energy residue as a result of one of Darcee's mystic bolts (which Mesmer deflected and sent flying toward the badger). Now Aureole's got the extra trouble of having to learn to control his newfound powers in addition to sharpening his skills and keeping the skills sharp, but so far, the young badger has been adjusting quite well for the most part.

    Personality: Fairly calm much of the time, and is a pretty friendly type, but also rather serious for a teenager and known to be a bit old-fashioned as well. He tends to bottle up his true emotions, often putting on an upbeat front instead. However, he is good-hearted, pretty intelligent, and can usually cooperate quite well with his Animal Allies teammates. He IS, however, extremely self-conscious about his new powers (especially since he is still trying very hard to get the hang of them) and still much prefers to rely on his wits, courage, skill and equipment when at all possible. This, in combination with his tendency to shoulder responsibility by himself, can hinder him.

    Physical Description: Aside from the golden-tan stripe starting at the tip of his nose and ending on the back of his head, Aureole is pretty much your average and reasonably fit-looking American badger. He has a tannish-grizzled gray coat, a black-furred face, except for a white crescent-shaped marking on each cheek, and black paws. He has hazel eyes, and wears a gold utility collar and a gasmask like Puck’s while out crime fighting.
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    Comickook

    [98]Oct 8, 2006
    • member since: 06/17/05
    • level: 9
    • rank: Door Number 2
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    Thanks immensely, 3StarvingArtist, both for the thanks and for getting this profile up. Now to get THIS newest profile up. Special thanks are in order for both 3StarvingArtist and Catfan1 for this. Both deserve equal credit for this piece:

    Name: Mesmer

    Species: Rabbit (male)

    Home Universe: KWLS

    Abilities: One of the most powerful sorcerers in the KWLS universe, Mesmer possesses semi-immortality, extremely strong hypnotic powers as well as the abilities to, among other things, control gravity, plant life and the weather within his immediate area, emit powerful bolts of mystic energy from his forepaws, create semi-solid objects out of pure mystic energy, transform living and non-living matter to fit his desires, teleport himself and others and infuse his underlings with lesser (but still formidable) powers of their own. His chief weaknesses are that the effects of his powers only last as long as he is in the area or conscious (with the exception of his power-infusing spell [the only way somebody he has infused with super-powers can lose those powers is if HE decides to take them away]), his lungs are still vulnerable enough to where a well-aimed gas attack could subdue him temporarily and, like all sorcerers, his powers require a certain measure of concentration to operate (and the more formidable the mystic feat, the higher the level of required concentration), which means that sensory extremes (bright lights, loud noises and especially foul odors, for example), anger or fatigue can throw him off if he isn't careful. He is also a very crafty tactician, as well as a gifted criminal mastermind and leader.

    Personality: He is a shrewd and charismatic, but very arrogant, rabbit who is incredibly angry at the way humans have been treating and stereotyping rabbits for so long, and is very determined to conquer the entire Earth if necessary to make absolutely sure that fellow rabbits finally get the respect he thinks they deserve. Of course, in his zeal to fulfill his ambitions, Mesmer doesn't really care much if any non-rabbits get hurt in his crusade. Despite his noted ruthlessness towards non-rabbits, however, Mesmer actually shows an immense amount of care concerning his fellow rabbits and not only generously rewards the loyalty of his followers but also acts in the defense of other rabbits when one or more is in trouble, something that can be used to distract him on occasion. Mesmer also has a SLIGHT crush on the super-powered heroine rabbit Dottie, owing to the fact that he greatly respects her skill, honesty and courage (despite the fact that he thinks that she "fights for the wrong side") and has a habit of holding back considerably in battle against her (he also refuses to use his hypnotic powers on her in order to get her onto his side because he would prefer for her to "'see the light'" on her own).

    Physical description: An average-sized, reasonably fit white rabbit garbed in a black tuxedo with matching cape and top hat.

    Background: The megalomaniacal "rabbit's rights" extremist known as Mesmer started out as the pet of a stage magician with a genuine talent for alchemy, which the magician pursued in private. However, the magician was nowhere NEAR as friendly OFF-stage as he was on.

    It seems the magician had a habit of being rather abusive to poor Mesmer and, in fact, even had a habit of using his animal partner as a guinea pig for his alchemical experiments. The cruel treatment Mesmer received from his master and the magician frequently using the rabbit as a test subject for assorted alchemical brews alternately caused Mesmer to develop both a formidable arsenal of magical powers AND a strong hatred for non-rabbits.

    Practicing using his powers in secret, Mesmer bided his time until he gained enough control over said powers where the rabbit could exact a brutal revenge on his now former master. However, Mesmer came to realize that most rabbits didn't have the sort of power he now did AND rabbits have been too long generally thought of as timid and weak... sometimes even considered pests by the humans. Thus, the mystical powered bunny decided to make it his life's mission to make sure rabbits get treated with much more respect.

    In the early stages of his "rabbit's superiority" campaign, Mesmer ended up running afoul of Lightning the Supercat, Star the Batmanx (as well as their respective sidekicks Krypto and Robby) and the then-new super-hero, Elast-O-Lab. Though the rabbit proved more than a match for Lightning, Star and their sidekicks, Elast-O-Lab's super-stretchable diversionary tactics still ended up distracting the megalomaniacal extremist long enough for the other four heroes to regroup and defeat the rabbit. Soon after this, Mesmer got the inspiration (from the way the five heroes fought as a team) to gather together and empower a small group of like-minded rabbits to aid him in his crusade.

    Foremost among Mesmer's allies include:

    1. A Native American-bred rabbit called Great Spirit, who was given the ability to increase his own size up to fiftyfold (with the appropriate increase in proportionate strength and endurance), strong aerokinetic powers, invisibility AND the ability to shoot strong electrical blasts from his forepaws.

    2 and 3. a pair of orphaned male and female Belgian hare siblings named Loki (the male of the siblings, who was given the ability to assume any other animal form [an ability he uses for infiltration purposes and tricking targets into fighting amongst themselves] OR any water based form [including stream or ice-based], as well as strong cryokinetic powers and the ability to create any tool he can imagine merely by thought [providing that the tool is his size or smaller and he knows the inner workings of the aforementioned tool to begin with]) and Madame Chaos (who is, obviously, the female of the two siblings and has the ability to alter probabilities as much as 20, 000fold {either making something that much MORE likely to happen or LESS likely to happen, depending on how the winds of fate blow} as well as strong telepathy and telekinesis, hypersonic speed [her top speed is 16,000 miles per hour and her reflexes, healing speed and thought processes have been sped up to 16, 000 times faster than peak rabbit] and the ability to speed up the vibrations of the molecules of almost any material within her immediate proximity to the point of causing the material to explode [it is unknown whether or not this last power works on living beings, as she has yet to use this power ON living beings]).

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    4. A fellow former magician's pet, a Californian rabbit named Mirage Master (given the ability to create incredibly realistic illusions at will as well as limited mind reading abilities and limited range teleportation).

    Since his initial defeat at the paws and wings of Lightning, Krypto, Star, Robby and Elast-O-Lab, Mesmer has been a persistent and formidable foe for the Justice Society of Animals (though he DOES have issues about hurting Dottie) and has even, relatively recently, done battle with the Animal Allies (a group that, except for Diamond and Darcee, is comprised entirely of the sidekicks of several members of the Justice Society of Animals) while the JSAnimals were unavoidably detained on other business, coming dangerously close to victory, but still getting tripped at the finish line, so to speak.

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    Comickook

    [99]Dec 23, 2006
    • member since: 06/17/05
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    Well, here's another addition to the Alternate Universe files; the Golden Age Krypto. My thanks to Catfan1 for his help on this one. Anyway, here's the file

    Name: Krypto the Superdog (GAK-verse version)... though he's used too many aliases to count over the course of several decades.

    Species: Kryptonian canine. (male) 

    Home Universe: GAK (Golden Age Krypto)

    Abilities: In addition to aging at a rate much slower than a normal Earth dog (in fact, he aged about the same rate as a human being for the first 25 years of his life, but his aging speed halves every 25 human years [so now it's more like ONE-EIGHTH the rate of a human being]), this version of Krypto possesses, like many other versions, a highly respectable arsenal of physical abilities, but, as with his master, Superman, it's an arsenal that developed quite gradually over a period of many years.... the power level being dependent on his age (for the first 25 years of his time on Earth, his power was equal to the number of years he's been on Earth squared [i.e. the number mulitpled by itself], the NEXT 25 years being equal to the number of years he's been on Earth CUBED [i.e. the number multipled by itself and then multipled by the original number again], the 25 years after THAT being equal to the number of years he's been on Earth multipled by the fourth power, and so on).

    For example, in 1918, just two years after he and Kal first arrived on Earth, Krypto's strength and endurance was "merely" four times peak canine for a relative toddler his size (four being equal to two squared).

    By 1926 (ten years after he and Kal first arrived on Earth), Krypto's strength, endurance, speed and agility were heighted to literally a hundred times peak canine by the standards of a youth his size (a hunded being equal to ten squared).

    By 1931 (fifteen years after Kal and Krypto first arrived on Earth), Krypto's strength, endurance, speed, agility and senses of hearing and smell were 225 times peak canine by the standards of a relative teenager his size (225 being fifteen squared).

    By 1938, (22 years after he and Kal first arrived on Earth AND the exact year that Krypto began his career as Superdog) Krypto's strength, endurance, speed, agility and senses (that would be ALL the senses [eyesight {EVERY aspect of normal eyesight, INCLUDING seeing from a distance and how well he could spot small objects and/or see in the dark}, hearing, smell, taste AND touch]} were all developed to 484 times peak canine by the standards of a young adult dog his size (since 484 is equal to 22 squared).

    By 1941 (25 years after he and Kal first arrived on Earth and three years after Krypto started operating as Superdog), Krypto's strength, speed, agility, endurance and senses had developed to 625 peak canine (being that 625 is equal to 25 squared), he had developed the added powers of flight (up to 625 miles per hour) AND X-ray vision (he could see through anything except lead or something that happens to be either constructed or shielded by magic) AND his aging speed had already slowed down to half the rate of a human being.

    By 1942 (26 years after he and Kal first arrived on Earth and one year after he developed the power of true flight),  however, Krypto's strength, speed, agility, endurance and senses had developed to 17, 576 times peak canine for his size (given 1hat 17, 576 is equal to 26 CUBED) and his flying speed had increased to 17, 576 miles per hour (though his X-ray vision still couldn't [and still CAN'T] penetrate lead or anything shielded by magic). 

    By 1966 (50 years after Krypto and Kal first arrived on Earth), Krypto's strength, endurance, speed, agility and senses had developed to 125, 000 peak canine by the standards of a dog his size that, in dog years, happens to be in his late-30s (given how 125, 000 is equal to 50 cubed), his flying speed had increased to 125, 000 miles per hour, he still had his X-ray vision AND he had developed the new powers of heat vision (a maximum temperature of 6250 degrees Celsius by 1966) and super-breath (he could exhale and maintain extremely strong, 125 mile per hour gusts of very cold air) in addition to his aging speed slowing to one-fourth the rate of a normal human.

    By 1991 (75 years after Krypto and Kal's first landing on Earth), Krypto's strength, speed, endurance, agility and senses had developed to 31, 640, 625 peak canine by the standards of a middle-aged dog his size (since 31, 640, 625 is equal to 75 multipled by the fourth power), he could fly at 31, 640, 625 miles per hour, his heat vision had increased in power enough to allow him to generate a maximum temperature of 25, 000 degrees Celsius and his super-breath had increased in strength enough to allow him to exhale and comfortably maintain 250 mile per hour gusts of extra cold air equal in strength to the mightiest hurricane on record, plus his aging speed has slowed to it's present rate: one-eight that of a normal human being.

    Presently (90 years after he's first arrived on Earth), This Krypto's level of strength, endurance, speed, agility and senses are at a level that is 5, 904, 900, 000 times peak canine by the standards of a middle-aged dog his size (since 5, 904, 900, 000 is equal to 90 mulripled by the fifth power), he still has his X-ray vision, his top flying speed is 5, 904, 900, 000 miles per hour, the maximum temperature his heat vision can reach is 50,000 degrees Celsius and his super-breath has improved to the point where he can exhale 375 mile per hour gusts of extremely cold air one-and-a-half times stronger than the mightiest hurricane.

    However, no matter how powerful he had gotten, Krypto was (and still IS), like his puppyhood master and still many time partner, Superman, quite vulnerable to Kryptonite and magic and can lose his powers in environments perfectly simulating Krypton's red sun and heavy gravity.

    Krypto is also an extremely capable actor (owing to decades of helping to keep both his identity AND his master's secret), an above average detective and tactician AND a competent paw-to-paw fighter even without his powers (owing to the many tricks he's learned over the course of his well-over 65 year super-hero career).

    Physical Description: Actually looks very much like a middle-aged, but still quite vital, version of the standard Krypto-verse Krypto; albeit with a slightly larger and more old-fashioned version of the Superman "'S'" tag. In the many civilian identities he's assumed over the decades, he strongly resembles a normal Earth dog (albeit using make-up applications and good acting jobs to keep others from catching on that he's Superdog [he even changes collars and "owners" every few human years for good measure]).

    Personality: Off the job, he is every bit as friendly and playful as the standard Kryptoverse Krypto. ON the job, he; also much like the Krypto we're more familiar with; is an extremely courageous and moral canine who is fiercely loyal to his master and friends (which is why the fact he has outlived some many of his non-super-friends DOES cause him a fair bit of emotional pain at times). He DOES, however, have a noticeably more solemn and more serious manner of fighting crime than his standard Krypto-verse counterpart does.

    Background: The Krypton of THIS world's Krypto wasn't THAT different from the Krypton's of other universes, other than the fact that scientists there have bio-engineered dogs to age at the same rate as them (to help improve the odds of the pets surviving as long as their owners). Kal-L and Krypto were just a baby and puppy respectively when they were both launched from Krypton to Earth JUST before Krypton exploded. When the rocket landed safely on Earth and was discovered by passing motorists Jonathan and Martha Kent, the couple adopted the infant and his pet back in 1916.

    Naming the infant Clark and the puppy Skip, Jonathan and Martha watched as their adopted son and his pet grew up over the years (in fact, they noticed that "Skip" truly DID age at literally the same rate as Clark).

    Due to the combination of Earth's lighter gravity and yellow sun, the refugees from Krypton both started gradually developing ever-increasing strength, speed, agility, endurance and senses and, by the time they reached 22 years of age and Clark graduated college, both the young man and the surprisingly youthful dog had developed 484 times peak species physical prowess.

    This was back in 1938, just shortly before Clark and Skip adopted the identities of Superman and Superdog respectively (the latter posing as his own great-grandson and adopting a new "owner" while he was in "civilian mode" in order to minimize the clues to his childhood owner's dual identity [since Krypto HAD learned, by this point, that all dogs aside from himself (at this point in time anyway; he would meet other super-canines later on} aged at a much faster rate than humans], just as Clark adopted a meek, mild-mannered civilian persona to keep his dual identities as seperate as possible).  Of course, both heroes experienced gradual increases in the power as the years went by, just as they also made an ever-increasing number of both friends and enemies.

    Still, up until 1949, neither SuperMAN, nor SuperDOG had any idea they were actually extra-terrestrial by origin. This changed when a case involving arch-enemies Lex Luthor and his pet iguana Ignatius (BOTH being among the most brilliant, but also most evil, scientists on the planet) and some bits and pieces of alien technology the villains had uncovered forced them to discover this fact.

    One of the pieces of alien tech the mad scientist and his pet uncovered was a certain space rock that, by sheer chance, proved to render Superman and Superdog weaker than kittens, but was harmless to the villains themselves. Narrowly escaping with their lives, the Man and Dog of Steel then tried extremely hard to figure out why that piece of space rock affected them so badly; until they uncovered a pair of "memory disks" that revealed the full truth about the two heroes' origins (the memory disks were also among the bits and pieces of alien technology Lex and Ignatius covered, but Superman and Krypto managed to grab the disks before being forced to beat a retreat). Finding out that they hailed from the distant planet Krypton, Superman and Superdog decided to dub the substance that Luthor and Ignatius uncovered to keep them at bay "Kryptonite" and also learned that many of the devices uncovered by Luthor and Ignatius were ALSO Kryptonian, and this made the heroes more determined than ever to find a way to stop their old enemies, but that's a story for another time.

    In addition to Superman, Krypto's list of still-living friends include Streaky (a smart-alec but good-hearted and streetwise private eye cat who now possesses the same powers as Krypto or Superman [albeit at a, relatively speaking, SLIGHTLY higher level] thanks to some half-successful, half-failed experimentations by Ignatius), Ace the Bat Hound (the canine partner of Superman's best friend and frequent ally Batman [Ace has maintained, not only life, but also a surprising measure of vitality thanks to the beneficial side effects of the trace chronal energies absorbed in a battle with a time-travelling bad guy AND residual energy residues from semi-regular close contact with many super-powered allies and enemies]) and the All-Star Canine Patrol (a small, but powerful, band of the top canine super-heroes on Earth, who have maintained much of their vitality through various means).

    In addition to Ignatius (he's still alive thanks to semi-regular rejuvenation treatments), Krypto has naturally fought MANY other villains over the decades. Among the most formidable include (but aren't limited to) Metal Cat, an escaped lab animal turned super-powered megalomaniac that Krypto first fought in 1942; Visch-Uss, a canine Phantom Zone escapee with all of Krypto's powers and none of his moral restraints (Krypto and Visch-Uss first fought in 1951 after Lex Luthor, researching other dimensions in the hopes of finding weapons that could help him in his campaign to crush Superman and Superdog, discovered the Phantom Zone); Merton, an immortal rabbit sorcerer with formidable mystic powers and a major mischievous streak (Krypto first fought Merton in 1944); Surge, an extortionist skunk with potent electrical powers (Krypto and Surge first fought in 1940); and Saint Nick, the Toyman's utterly insane pet cyborg monkey (Krypto and Saint Nick first clashed in 1943).

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    Isaac6356

    [100]Dec 23, 2006
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    Woooowwwww....That was like reading something out of Wikipedia. Nice bio.

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