Q.What superhero is your alter-ego?
What a fun question! I couldn't narrow it down to just one, so I'll list my three favorites who immediately came to mind:
Adora from She-Ra
Why She Rocks:
Even before Adora gains her powers as She-Ra, she is already a really strong character. She was separated from her family by Hordak, who kidnapped her and raised her to be a Force Captain for the Horde on Eitheria. Adora's strength isn't necessarily as physical as She-Ra's, but she has incredible internal fortitude, a solid code of justice and honor (Fitting, since her transformation phrase is "For the honor of grayskull!") Adora, not She-Ra, leads the rebellion with Glimmer and Bow. Plus, it's Adora who dates Seahawk, too. Further, while the character is more motherly as She-Ra, I always found Adora more real and relatable.
Jean Gray from X-Men
Why She Rocks:
Jean, how I love thee. Let me count the ways: I love the fact that she is so powerful that her powers actually needed to be hidden from her. She is not as certain or confident as some of the other X-Men because of this. It's not that she is timid or incapable, but rather that her situation makes her more vulnerable as a character. Which turns around in a complete 180 when Phoenix gets added to the equation (and don't get me wrong, I love Phoenix, too.) But she is also, essentially, the voice for the X-Men. She is incredibly smart both as a member of the team and in ways that are valuable outside of it. (She is a doctor, she speaks out about mutant registration, etc.) Lastly, she's with Scott (Cyclops), who was one of the heroes I was obsessed with as a kid. (Sorry Logan (Wolverine) fans, but I am totally Jean + Scott all the way.)
But if I have to choose someone that I want to be, I think I can narrow it down to...
Lita (Sailor Jupiter) from Sailor Moon
Why She Rocks:
What I love about Lita is that she is the balancing force of the Sailor Scouts. (The same could be said, to some extent, of Mina / Sailor Venus, but it takes forever for her to show up..) While Amy is knee deep in the (scholarly) books and Rai is dead serious about everything and helping grandpa at the temple, Lita often hangs out with Serena. But unlike Serena, Lita can go from being totally fun-loving and cheerful to being ready to kick butt in roughly ten seconds.
On top of this, there is the fact that Lita can be a very complicated character. Prior to joining the Sailor Scouts she had a rep for getting into fights. That temper can serve her very well when fighting the Negaverse and other baddies that the scouts deal with, but it keeps her character in check, preventing it from being perfect. Other fun facts include that she loves to cook, she is an amazing ice skater and she is totally, ridiculously 100% boy crazy (which my 14 or 15 year old self though was "so cool" at the time.)
It also doesn't hurt that her powers look totally awesome:
Tell me you wouldn't love having that at your disposal if you were in danger? Sign me up! (While we're on the topic and since Halloween is almost here, I actually *did* go as Lita when I was in the 8th grade.)
So, who did you pick as your super-hero alter-ego? I'd love to know, so feel free to leave a comment!