Donata Character in Tales of Justice | World Anvil

Donata

The mouse lady Alpha? meta? You know what I mean.

Yeah. She might be their team leader, I couldn’t figure that one out. But I did catch right away she’s got a scary good sense of tactics.

She also hits like a truck with those stinking stun batons…
— David "Puma" Ironhorse, thief and mercenary for hire
 
Donata is the shrewd tactician and inventor of the team, Mouse Force. Like her siblings, she is the product of a mutate process used by Dr. Overmind to ‘create a perfect combat drone’. Her calm, collected demeanor coupled with her deductive reasoning skills earned her the nickname of “Braniac” by those that know her.
 
The nickname is apt. Donata is always thinking, applying deductive reasoning to the world around her. As an inventor, she works at a staggering pace. However, at her core she is a thinker and an observer with an astounding ability to recognize patterns from the most innocent details around her.
 
However, this gift is also her curse. It doesn’t come with an ‘off’ switch. This power of hyper-observation, taking in a storm of data, is an event that is happening to her constantly throughout her day. She has been developing coping mechanisms, however it's a work in progress.
 

An Inventor by Any Other Name…

 
What? Donata is a nice name. If I recall, it means 'a gift'.
Tesla Coil, one of the inventors for the Knights Vigilant
 
Her name, at one time or another, has always become a topic of conversation. Unlike her brothers, who have the names of classical creators, Donata does not. Neither is it shortened. As the saying goes, truth can be stranger and more interesting than fiction.
 
Donata in the field by CB Ash and Hero Forge
Unlike the others, Donata has a more complete picture of their ‘birth’. Including who is actually responsible. Her ‘mother’ was a geneticist that was working for Dr. Overmind. Donata never learned if it was a willing business arrangement or not.
   
However, it was this mysterious scientist that gave Donata her name. Dubbing her ‘Donata’, the scientist declared the young mouse-human hybrid was ‘a gift to the world’, despite that the experiment was to further Dr. Overmind’s criminal enterprises.
 
 

Employment

 
Donata is the chief inventor and ‘gadgeteer’ of Mouse Force. When not whipping up some new tech for her teammates, she works as a partner with the superhero Telsa Coil in their engineering consulting business, Questworks Engineering, Ltd.
 

Two Sides of the Coin

 
In person, Donata has a quiet, yet cheerful personality. Ever thinking, she adores a good puzzle and is willing to share the joy. However, out working as a 'superhero' is a different story.
 
There, Donata is all business. A quiet, methodical detective, stalking either the mystery, criminal responsible... or both.
 

More Than Meets the Eye...

 
Despite her anthropomorphic appearance, serious attitude in the field and cheerful, Donata's strengths lie beneath the surface. Her primary attribute is her mind and what she calls 'hyper-observation' where she is constantly taking in, and mentally recording, hundreds of tiny pieces of information. However, she is far more than just a sharp mind with a knack for gadgets.
 
Her 'hyper-observation' and ability to quickly 'scan' or 'read' someone or something for patterns, carries over into other skills. Specifically the martial arts. She is a skilled combatant in both armed and unarmed combat. The physical training helps her focus while being constantly bombarded by a daily overload of information.
 
 
Ok, sure. She was right in guessing, and no I'm not going to call it 'deducing', that I might have been about to do something... let's go with questionable legality. But c'mon... it was Oscorp! They've earned it.

... and yes, there was a chance for collateral damage...
— David "Puma" Ironhorse, trying desperately to justify his actions.
 

Motivation

 
In general, she follows the mantra of "Responsibility of Power" or "With great power, comes great responsibility". Or how she likes to put it: "With great invention, comes great responsibility."
 
Outside of that, she has a kind heart and in a world teeming with greedy corporations, "super" criminals and more, she believes someone has to stand up for the "average person".
 
Did I mention she hits like a truck?
— David "Puma" Ironhorse, thief and mercenary for hire

Relationships

Donata

Dating (Important)

Towards Tesla Coil

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4

Honest


Tesla Coil

Dating (Important)

Towards Donata

4
4

Honest


While not a guinea pig, Donata, or Dona, is inspired by Juarez from the Disney movie G-Force, Donatello from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Gadget Hackwrench from Rescue Rangers. Oscorp is of course inspired by the Marvel Comics Oscorp, just as STAR Labs is inspired by the DC Comics' STAR Labs.

Donata of Mouse Force by CB Ash with Artbreeder
Alignment
Responsibility of Power
Current Location
Species
Conditions
Professions
Age
34 (approximate, from a study conducted by Dr Beast)
Spouses
Siblings
Children
Pronouns
she/her
Gender
female
Eyes
dark brown
Skin Tone/Pigmentation
brown-tan fur
Height
5' 9" (1.7 m)
Weight
160 lbs
Aligned Organization

Dark Secrets

Donata not only remembers far more than her brothers, she understood some of what was being done during the ‘process’. Since escaping Dr. Overmind’s control with the help of the Knights Vigilant, she has unraveled large portions of how she and her brothers were created.
 
They have rodent origins. However, she knows they are not just ‘altered’ or ‘meta-enhanced’ mice. They unique human-mice hybrids from a genetic point of view. Donata is certain that she and her brothers are clones. Clones of who? Or what? She isn’t sure.
 
This tidbit of information she keeps to herself, for now…


Ever The Detective

The greatest mystery that haunts Donata is the identity of her 'mother'.
 
Who is she? Where did she come form?
 
Donata remembers arguments between her creator and Dr. Overmind. Then one day, her 'mother' vanished.
 
These days, Donata collects any scrap of news or information that might lead to uncovering the identity of this mystery scientist. Currently, everything points to a researcher from S.T.A.R. Labs... or from the nefarious Infinity Inc...

Comments

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Dec 19, 2020 05:08 by Diane Morrison

I like this character and want to hang out with her. Good work!

Author of the Wyrd West Chronicles and the Toy Soldier Saga. Mother of Bunnies, Eater of Pickles, Friend of Nerds, First of her Name.
Dec 19, 2020 13:14 by C. B. Ash

Thanks! I've been wanting to get a full article up about her for some time.

Dec 19, 2020 08:03

Seconding the above, she sounds pretty great :D


Creator of Araea, Megacorpolis, and many others.
Dec 19, 2020 13:27 by C. B. Ash

She is. She's appeared in games a few times and everyone took to her really well. I figured it was past time to get a good article up about her!

Dec 20, 2020 13:42 by Morgan Biscup

Very well done! She sounds like a great friend.

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Necromancy is a Wholesome Science.
Dec 20, 2020 13:58 by C. B. Ash

Thank you! She's been a great friend and ally to the superheroes when they need a little consulting detective work!

Dec 20, 2020 15:22 by Morgan Biscup

I really like the layers you added to her personality, too. Particularly the quest for her mother scientist.

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Necromancy is a Wholesome Science.
Dec 20, 2020 16:56 by C. B. Ash

Oh that one just really sometimes consumes her. The other superhero, Tesla Coil, who is her business partner? He sometimes has to talk her down from getting a little *too* obsessed over that search.

Dec 20, 2020 17:22 by Morgan Biscup

You do have the best character names. Haha.

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Necromancy is a Wholesome Science.
Dec 20, 2020 17:33 by C. B. Ash

Heh heh heh. Thanks! :D