Hope (a.k.a. Real name: Ishtar Ninurte, Secret Identity: Sabrina Sage)
General Physical Condition
Long blond hair, blue eyed and beautiful. Hope is everything the world could hope for in a superhero. She dresses in a hero outfit that reminds the world who the world's heroes were, and still are.
Ishtar was named after the ancient Babylonian goddess of love and battle. Unbeknownst to her parents at the time of course was that maybe there was some truth to that naming. She proved to be an only child, and was showered with their love and attention, seeds of empathy and ethics well sown. Ishtar was overjoyed when as an infant, she saw the huge comic book collection her father had bequeathed her. That was how Ishtar saw it when she discovered her dad's collection anyway. Her dad very calmly explained to her how precious they were and how they needed to be handled gently, but he was tickled pink by her enjoyment of them, and especially when he saw her teach herself to read in mere weeks so she could enjoy them fully! From her infancy, Ishtar has steeped herself in the universe of superheroes, and that heroic ethic has burrowed soul deep in her. Ishtar was just thirteen years old when the vanishing happened. To her utter horror and dismay, that day her parents also both vanished. Her father's best friend, a Swiss banker named Eric Anders, hurried to Millennium City and took her in. Her father had been a careful man and had left not only a strong will, but an estate worth a tidy fortune, which Ishtar inherited. Eric took good care of it, and saw to it that Ishtar had a strong income with which to carry on. Ishtar was long oblivious to her powers, merely thinking herself unusually gifted in her pursuits of track and field and gymnastics. She realized the truth when at the age of fourteen, she tried a discus toss for the first time, and quite accidentally threw the discus all the way over the track field and clean through a building on the other side. Fortunately no one saw the throw. Even more fortunately, no one got hurt. At that instant however she realized two things, one that she had power she better figure out and learn to control, and two, that maybe she should be circumspect about it. Villains ruled the world and she'd better be darn careful. That's when she started experimenting, always in private, seeing just how much she could lift, which was a lot, how fast she could move, etc.. Her movement proved a bit disappointing till she tried to jump as high as she could and took off like a rocket! She can fly! When she discovered she was also remarkably impervious to being hurt, actually being literally bullet proof, the decision to do the superhero thing was a no brainer. She was one of them, the super heroes she had enjoyed reading about for so long! Again though, she urged herself patience. Train, practice quietly, till you are sure you are ready. Ishtar never even questioned her resolve to stand against the evil of the villains who now ran the world, as outnumbered as she might be. Someone had to, if for no other reason than to give the world hope. Give the world hope. Hope! She would call herself Hope! She would give herself, Hope, to the world. She confided in only one person, her guardian, Eric Anders. Perhaps oddly, Eric was not incredulous, but instead coached her to ever more extreme caution. Nor did he attempt to dissuade her from her announced intention to try to fight back, other than to advocate being really smart about it, to train and prepare first. The two of them worked to establish an alternate identity for Ishtar, Sabrina Sage, who would go on to university while Ishtar would get ever more obscure. This was largely to create a buffer between Ishtar and her trust fund, not to mention Eric, and the soon to be superhero. The trust fund would be useful as it would let her concentrate on her mission of being the world's Hope. Her flight was the dream for her. She was super strong and resilient, and that was really useful if she was to one day join with the heroes defending the world, but flight was a joy from heaven! One of the very first things she tried of course upon learning she could fly, was to see how fast and how high she could fly. It took her very little time to find herself floating in outer space, looking down at the blue green globe of the Earth. The very next day, she made her first trip to the moon. She developed quite the fascination for the subject of the moon and such. I mean she ought to no? She's a moon explorer! Her deep cover alter ego, Sabrina Sage, would go to Millennium City University to study astronomy and geology so she could be better with her moon exploration. Unfortunately Ishtar's youth, inexperience, and exuberance has come with a price. As cautious as she and Eric have been, there have been more than a few instances in which Ishtar has discovered situations in which she truly could, and did, foil plans of supervillains. A few have been foiled several times. Hope has been seen in the world, fighting back, and she has already incurred the enmity of Viper and others
Hope is brand spanking new to this, her talent is still completely raw, but she is deadly serious about being the hero she is clearly destined to be. She will rise to the challenge, she will do what is necessary, or she will die trying.
Wealth & Financial state
Trust fund provides an income of roughly $200K per year.
Hope is an idealistic teenager resolutely committed to the idea that the world needs hope, especially now that villains reign free. She's named herself Hope with that intent. She is a high strength, high flying brick.
- Current Location
- Millenium City
- Neutral Good
- Date of Birth
- June 19th, 2003
- Biological Sex
- Skin Tone
- 143 lbs
- Quotes & Catchphrases
- Upon making a dramatic entrance, "Surrender or I'm going to have to hurt you." “Oh, not this creep again...!”
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