I also darkened her hair and skin and will do so for NightTide as well. I want to try and reflect 'Anna's heritage more in her design and appearance.
Anyways, back to what ya'll came here for. lol
Name: Kayanna Grace Sanders
Also Known As: Kay, ‘Anna
Age: S1: 14 S2: 19
Birthday: June 23, 1996
Blood Type: A-
Astrological Sign: Gemini
Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
Kayanna Grace Sanders was born to Koda and Elizabeth Sanders in Lansing, Michigan. She only has one sibling, an older brother named Derek. The family are very close and live a relatively normal life outside of superhero antics.
When Kayanna was seven years old, she found out her father was NightTide- a new hero who joined the business in 2002. Not too long after she was told her grandmother, Anyu, was a member of the All-Star Squadron and Justice Society of America in the late 40's/early 50's under the guise of Cascade. Ecstatic at the thought of being related to not one but two superheros, 'Anna was dead set on becoming a superhero herself. With a vivid imagination, she’d often be seen running around imagining herself with the abilities NightTide possessed, often chasing after her older brother whom she persuaded-
forced- into playing the villain.
Just two years later, when Kayanna was nine, her own powers came into play (much to the initial disappointment of her older brother, Derek). The girl was ecstatic and seeing as Koda wanted to ensure his daughter would be able to control her powers properly, he began to train her. Kayanna was ecstatic. However, little did 'Anna know, her father had no intentions of allowing her to become a hero. He just wanted to ensure she could control her powers to keep them hidden.
In summer of 2009, Kayanna and her family packed up their bags and moved to Gotham City where Kayanna and Derek started up school at Gotham Academy. It was also around this time that Kayanna began to pester her father more and more about joining him as his protege. He always said no simply because he knew the risks of being a hero and didn’t want to see his only daughter get involved in the life and get hurt. Anyu tried to persuade Koda to give 'Anna a chance, seeing a spark in the young girl that rivaled her own when she was her age, but Koda stood firm- not that Anyu could blame him.
Her begging only got worse upon the arrival of new teenaged superheroes showing up on the news around 2010- like Kid Flash, Robin, NightLight, Aqualad, Corvus and Speedy. Kayanna would throw at her dad that the kids on the news were her age and they were perfectly fine and capable heroes.
But still, he said no.
It wasn’t until a few months later, thanks in part to Shadow Hunter and Anyu, that Koda reluctantly agreed to let Kayanna become a hero, but only on a trial and error basis. So in May of 2010, a month after working on her hero identity and outfit, Kayanna entered the hero world as NightFall.
Seeing as she was still so new to the whole thing, NightTide kept NightFall on a relatively short leash and though all the protégés had been invited to the Hall of Justice, NightTide opted to not bring her because he felt she wasn’t ready- though she ends up tagging along with them to Cadmus when her father drops her off their for 'safe keepings'.
After her escapade to Cadmus with the other proteges, 'Anna almost lost her privilege of being NightFall and a superhero. Koda tightened her already short leash, causing a rift in the two's relationship.
A few months later and more persuading from Shadow Hunter, NightTide decided to allow Kayanna to officially join the Team.
Personality: Kayanna often comes off as a shy, closed off girl but once you get to know her, she’s the exact opposite. It honestly doesn’t take much for her to warm up to new people and make friends, but people often have to make the effort first. She can be described as a bit of a pushover, but take advantage of her one to many times and you’ll regret it. Kayanna is also rather stubborn. She likes to get her way and will often argue with people for the sake of arguing- though she gets better as she gets older. Overall she’s a compassionate person who cares fiercely about her close friends and family and won’t hesitate to stand up for them- though she tend to lack courage to stand up for herself.
- Relaxing in the water
- Learning new things
- When people play with her hair
- Being left out of the loop
- Being lied to
- Being carried
- The heat
- Sitting still
Hobbies: Sign language, collecting pressed pennies and stuffed animals, dancing, reading
Fears: The extent of her powers, losing her friends and family
Strength: Her capacity for compassion, leadership skills, her ability to listen, her powers
Height: S1: 5’1 S2: 5’5
Weight: S1: 108 lbs. S2: 138 lbs.
Skin Tone: A darkish- tan color
Eye Color: Bright blue/turquoise with some green hues.
- Color: Dark brown
- Length: S1: shoulder length S2: mid/upper back
- Style: Mostly straight with a small wave
S1 hero: Down, bangs splayed across her forehead with a blue headband.
S1 civvies: Bangs side swept the side with the rest in a braid tossed over her right shoulder.
S2 hero: Side swept bangs with one side pulled back. Small braid hangs down on the right side of her face, the rest is pulled back in a ponytail.
S2 civvies: Bangs side swept to the right, hair worn down.
- Scars: Plethora of small, not very noticeable scars from different battles. The most notable is a scar on her chin, but it’s usually hidden with make-up.
- Piercings: Her earlobes are pierced once in season one, but when she gets older, she gets her tragus pierced and cartilage pierced twice.
- Tattoos: None.
- Facial Features: Freckles everywhere.
Father: Koda Sanders
Mother: Elizabeth Schneider
Siblings: Derek Sanders
Relatives: Grandparents: Anyu Tatkret and Jacob Sanders & Daphne and Peter Schneider
Best Friends: Artemis Crock, Dimitri Spiros, and Bella Liu-Ayyagary
Friends: Barbara Gordon, Jayce Mallory, Dick Grayson, Jasper Hudson, Kaldur’Ahm
Love Interest: Dick Grayson, Jasper Hudson
Code/Hero Name: NightFall
Place of Origin: Lansing, Michigan
Residence: Gotham City, Connecticut
Affiliations: The Team, Justice League
Team Mates: Robin, NightLight, Kid Flash, Corvus, Aqualad, Artemis, Miss Martian, Superboy, Zatanna, Rocket
Allies: The Team
Enemies: The Light
Powers and Abilities:
-control water in it's three basic states
Weaknesses: Lack of water, her tendency to get a bit reckless in battle (more so S2), basic human weaknesses
Weapons: A bō staff
Transportation: The zeta tubes, her motorcycle
Theme Song: “My Turn” Shaun Canon
Food: Macaroni and cheese, broccoli
Drink: Cherry vanilla coke
Information hasn't changed too much since the last bio form thing like this I posted. Just added/changed a few things here and there.
More color options:
Dream Team app: Estrella-Angel
DC Comics/Young Justice: Not meeee
Body base for 'Anna made from the body of Tula and the head of M'gann.
Hair highlight inspiration: Estrella-Angel
lol now I am off to bed to sleep for a thousand years :')
i hope this isn't presumptuous of me but i might have used the transparent one as a suggestion form?
Also, it's kinda cute that she likes when people play with her hair. x3 And I love her freckles so much, yeeeeee!
you weren't kidding when you said you had other palettes to choose from lol
wow - you've really gone all out to think about her color scheme, and i totally give you the proper kudos, it's amazing the work!
i like the idea of you darkening her skin and hair slightly - somehow it suits her and her origins as an avatar/waterbending oc
as much as i love teal and greeny blues - i don't think those suit her
i like the blue/gray look for her or the dark blues (still debating the purple idea, just doesn't go with what her dad wears, tho obvs i know shes not her dad but still - there's a part of me that wants them to match in some way ya know? tho having it as accents might be cool to play around like you did with one or two of your palettes, just i just wouldn't go all purple)
i hope you're able to reach a decision~