Saw a few of my favorite OC's being interviewed and thought the Ace should join in. She disagreed. Something about maintaining a secret identity and how it was necessary for her safety and the safety of her loved ones. Said I'd pay her. She said she still had cash from the patents she sold in high school, she's got an adjunct professor gig at the University, and, besides, she was getting a part-time job at a pizza place to earn a little extra so she didn't really need the money. Told her all the popular OC superheroines were doing it, and, surprisingly, she reluctantly agreed. I guess I hit a nerve from childhood. She has always wanted to fit in with the cool kids.Choose One of your OCS.The Answers Must be written in your OC’s Point of ViewYour OC cannot lie.Your Journal Entry should be "Super OC Interview"Tag as many people as you want.Have fun!1.- Hello, and welcome to 20 Questions with Fourth Wall Magazine! What is your real name and nickname?
Um, okay. My real name? Sofia. Sofia Piñero. As for a nickname? In my heroic identity? People call me all kinds of things, mostly unprintable and nothing I'd want as a nickname. In my real identity? Some of my friends call me Sof. A few of the boys in high school called me "Algún Día Sofia," it meant "Sofia Someday." They said it to tease me, but I used it as motivation.
2.- Very Nice to meet you, what is your current age?
22.3.- What is your alignment in the great never-ending battle of good and evil?
I believe I'm on the side of good, but, not to get too philosophical, as a Catholic, I'm not without sin.4.- What is the origin of your powers?
God? My only given power is my brain and I try to use it to my potential. As for the stuff like jumping higher, hitting harder, running faster, bullets bouncing off me, that's because of the bracelets I invented. They create a magnetic force field that repels force coming towards me. My powers are the direct and indirect result of that little gadget. I also do tae kwon do, and I exercise and keep fit and strong. I played lots of sports when I was younger, but I went into high school a couple of years early and wasn't really physically developed enough to make the high school teams. 5.- Fascinating! Now, superpowers and such aside, what do you feel is your greatest strength as a character?
I don't give up. I keep working on problems until I solve them Greatest strength - sticktoittiveness.6.- Here's what may be a bizarre question: What kind of Universe do you exist in? Is it serious? Comical? Sexy? Noir? Horror?
My universe seems pretty normal to me. Sometimes it's comical, sometimes sexy, sometimes horrifying, sometimes dark.7.- A lot of super-people have certain recurring elements of tragedy in their background. The readers would like to know if you do as well. For instance, are your parents still alive and/or did you come from a destroyed planet? Stuff like that.
My dad is a police officer in a town in Puerto Rico near El Yunque. He'll be up to visit over winter break. He always comes at that time, even when I was at Purdue working on my master's in mechanical engineering. He came to see me on the East Coast last year to see the new school. It was just after I started crimefighting. Hiding it from him was tough, especially because it was soon after my first time getting captured and I wasn't in a good place emotionally. My mom died when I was 16, my first semester of college. That was probably the roughest time of my life. I was so young to be away from home, the environment around me was, let's say, not conducive to mental health, and then my mom had a stroke and was gone, just like that. I think that answers the question sufficiently. I'd rather not think about that time. Dad was supportive but he was in anguish, too, y'know?8.- Who made your costume?
This old thing? It's mostly nothing you can't buy at any clothing store. I've got some sewing skills, so I bought some fabric and made the mask and sash, and made some additions to the suit to reinforce it so that it would offer better support when I was moving around. When I first tried it on and started simulating fighting in my room, it was painful! So, I added a little more undercarriage, if you know what I mean. 9.- Do you have siblings?
I have a younger brother. His name is Alex and he's 10. My aunt Maria, my mom's sister, is pretty much raising him. I don't see him often enough.10.- What is your biggest fear/ worst nightmare?
Dying. I can survive anything but that
Second biggest fear - having something happen to me that made me wish I was dead.11.- Are you a solo act, or part of a team?
Solo act. However, I've made some friends with some pretty awesome people who trust me to help them and who I trust when I think I could use some help.12.- Who is your worst enemy and why?
I don't know the name of my worst enemy. I just know he sits on top of most of the crime here and he's trying to find out who I am so he can eliminate me.13.- Huh, okay. interesting. Then, who is your best friend?
Teresa Piñero, my cousin through my father's brother. She's my age and was really my only friend growing up. Of the people I've become friends with through crimefighting my closest friends are a private eye named Jenn and Professor Aguilar. Alina's a botanist. Jenn introduced us. Alina's funny as heck, but tough. I love her toughness. Jenn's kind of like a surrogate mother to me, and as clueless as my mother was about "modern stuff." She's getting better though. I wish we lived in the same town. 14.- Confession time; Who is your lover?
When I get married, there'll be an answer to that question. For now, I can be truthful and say "not applicable."15.- Existential question: What would you do if you could ever meet your creator?
Existentially, I've met my creator who is within me always.16.- What is your lifelong dream?
To do good things and help people and get married and raise children who do good things and help people.17.- What would you do if your dream came true?
Help my children to teach my grandchildren to do good things and help people.18.- As a character, do you have any personal demons or overarching regrets that haunt you?
I have self-doubt about a lot of personal things that stem from having skipped a couple grades and always being either mousy and invisible or teased for being smart or not as developed as the other girls in my class. Objectively, I know I've made up all that ground, a fact I now choose to hide when I'm not in costume, but the old feelings creep in sometimes and I'm still not very socially adept because of all the awkwardness between me and my classmates in high school and college. Part of being the Ace is that she's almost like a different person than shy, awkward, Sofia. Very confident and sure of herself. The disguise is almost like therapy.19.- What does your "secret identity" do for work?
I'm a doctoral student in the field of electromagnetism, and, entering my second year in my PhD program, I've taken a position as an adjunct professor teaching an introductory finite math class to freshman and sophmores.20.- Last question, and it's a DOOZY for a super: What is the WEIRDEST thing that has happened to you?
Okay, so this is super weird. When I was in high school I was on a field trip to Cerro de Punta, it's the highest peak in Puerto Rico, and we were standing next to some college kids from Chicago, and they were talking about this rare fern, elaphoglossum serpens
, that can only be found near the top of that mountain. Fast forward to meeting Professor Aguilar and when she learns I'm from Puerto Rico, she asks if I know about this fern on Cerro de Punta. She says, I was there back in college and actually saw it in the wild with my own eyes. She says it solidified her inclination to go into botany as a field of study. I asked her where she went to school and she said in Chicago and, after we figured out the years and timing, it turns out she was one of the college students on the mountain that day. Weird!
As a superhero, the weirdest thing is that every year around Halloween, I have really vivid dreams/nightmares where I'm one of a bunch of superheroines and we all die. In really terrifying ways. I see not only what's happening to me, but to the other superheroines, and it's some weird stuff, but I wake up every November 1, and the nightmares go away until the next Halloween. Done! Now tag some people!Make it extra fun and suggest specific OCs of theirs that you want to know more about!
I'm not really tagging them and they're welcome to ignore this but I'd love to learn more about
's Super Michelle,
's Tamara Blackwood/Lady Watamaraka, and
's Rayne if they'd be willing to participate in this interview chain.