A completely different person has suddenly replaced the convulsing girl.
No, she has just manifested. That is still the same person.
Is that what happens? I thought there would be more to it.
There is, but that is for the only the person gaining power to see. We, the outsiders, don’t see the process, only the results.
We should check on her.
Guardian bends down over the girl. She never really got a good look at the girl.
At least my armour will contain records of what she looked like before.
Guardian checks out the appearance of the girl. She is clearly an Aphrodite like Alexandria, Glowbug and Iris.
Is it just me or does it seem like there are more female parahumans than males one?
Statistically speaking, there are generally two females for every male when it comes to parahumans.
How do you know that?
Using data that I have collected over time.
Anything else I should be aware of?
Adolescents are more likely to become parabeings. In the case of humans, that means teenagers.
That I have noticed already.
You might find it interest to know that over half of parahumans will be bisexual with a third of the rest being homosexual, another third being asexual and only the remaining third will be straight.
That could be useful to know. Maybe.
You might also want to know that parahumans are also more likely to be attracted to power regardless of their orientation.
Now that I’m sure will be useful someday.
The girl has long shiny black hair and glistering blue eyes in addition to her sleek and slender body. Her top seems strained due to her new chest while her jeans are now too short and tight.
“A little help please Guardian,” says Defender as she continues to fight the parahuman drug dealer.
Guardian pulls out a flashbang from her utility belt and throws it at the duo. It goes off, blinding the dealer while Defender’s armour filters it out.
With a furious swing, Defender’s armoured fist connects with the jaw of the dealer, knocking the man off his feet. Defender grabs the man’s leg and swing him over her shoulder and into the ground.
“Did the girl manifest or something?” asks Defender as she looks at the curled up girl, “Because I’m sure she didn’t look like that before.”
“She did,” answers Guardian, “I’m going to call Alexandria so she can arrest the parahuman dealer and help out this girl. She’ll be able to do it better than we can.”
“Is this normal to you?” asks Defender as she indicates the scene around them, “We go to take down some drug dealers and end up dealing with a pair of parahumans. And you just act so calmly about it.”
“I suppose this sort of thing is normal for me,” replies Guardian as she calls Alexandria’s number, “I haven’t experienced another type of life so this is all I know. Now please excuse me as Alexandria is answering. Hello Alexandria, this is Guardian.”
“Hello Guardian,” replies Alexandria, “What do I owe the pleasure of this call to?”
“Defender and I have taken down a parahuman drug dealer,” explains Guardian, “We also have a newly manifested parahuman girl on our hands and I feel that you would be better suited to dealing with her.”
“Okay,” replies Alexandria, “Flamefly and I were just about to go on patrol anyway. We’ll just swing by to your coordinates.”
“I’ll send you them now,” Guardian tells her as she does that.
“Thanks,” says Alexandria, “See you in a bit.”
Guardian ends the call.
“Alexandria and Flamefly are on their way,” says Guardian to her teammate, “Have you fought villains other than this one?”
“Not really,” replies Defender, “Protector and I did help Mr and Mrs Fowler fight off Vampiric and Invicta. But we arrived late to the fight and it wasn’t before long Darkness called them off. What about you? The first supervillain that you fought was Metal Man right?”
“That is correct,” confirms Guardian as she uses a bio-scanner on the girl, “Despite what people may believe, I feel that Metal Man defeated me that day.”
The girl is physically fine. There is nothing we can do help her.
I am aware.
“But didn’t you take him down and left him to get arrest?” asks Defender.
“No,” replies Guardian as she sends off the scan, “Contrary to popular belief, I walked into a trap and was lucky to get out alive. When I took down Metal Man and his gang, it was an act of desperation to give me the opportunity to get away with my life. I was expecting to end up taking his gang down over the course of the next couple of weeks.”
“Huh,” mutters Defender as she crosses her arms, “I’m- I’m not actually sure how to feel about that.”
“It isn’t a big deal,” replies Guardian.
“I wouldn’t spread that around if I were you,” says Defender, “Your attitude and reputation are doing you wonders.”
“What do you mean?” inquire Guardian.
“Well, you’re pretty cold and intimidating as the Guardian,” explains Defender, “Having been with you out of costume I know that isn’t the case, but that would be how the rest of the world sees you. Just a pragmatic and dangerous vigilante going around beating up people with minimal speaking.”
“I see your point,” replies Guardian, “I personally feel indifferent to how others perceive me.”
“Yeah,” agrees Defender, “I never really cared about how other folk have seen me. Especially since my accident. What matters was what I thought about myself.”
“That is a good outlook to have,” replies Guardian.
“Kind of the opposite of what we’re been told,” says Alexandria as she floats down with Flamefly trailing behind her as the weaker parahuman struggles to keep up with Alexandria, “PR is one of the things our bosses worry about the most and also want us to worry about.”
“We just focus on helping people and trying to do the right thing,” replies Guardian.
“We also try to do that, but we just have to look good while doing so,” replies Alexandria as she lands and bends over the girl, “So-”