Long story story, this all started when my dad was in high school and he created this character called Mallardman.
When I was younger I found his old sketch book with that drawing and then together we created his origin story. We also created another character for me... which my dad insisted on calling Ducklingboy and I wanted to be something else so we compromised. He starts out as Ducklingboy when he's Mallardman's side kick but when he get's older he makes a name for himself as Neptune. Sort of like how Robin became Nightwing except without the hate for his former mentor.
Now as an adult I care for a disabled child with Cerebral Palsy. Ideally I'd like to be having this discussion with him to create a new character the same way my dad an I did when I was a kid but because of his disability he can't really talk to me.
Cerebral Palsy is a bit of a misleading name. Mentally he's totally fine, but his muscles are all screwed up so he can't really do anything he wants to, it's like being a prisoner in his own body.
I've had a couple ideas for a super hero based on him and considering how there aren't a lot of super heroes with disabilities it makes me want to base a character on him even more. I've had a couple of different ideas and I'm thinking I'll just do both and then let him pick which one he likes better after they're done.
He normally chooses things by eye contact since he can't communicate verbally. Like we know his favorite color is red cause his eyes tend to be drawn more towards things that have that color. Also he tends to show excitement right away for things with that color rather than just blankly staring at it like he tends to do when given other choices. That being said I'm probably going to end up using that color for the super hero costume.
I've got two ideas who what his super hero should be.
1. Is a mech suit that he can control mentally to help do what his body can't but also gives him enhanced strength and is bullet proof. He's also be a telepath similar to Charles Xavier but that'd be the only way he can actually communicate and he'd be much cooler cause of the whole mech suit rather than being confined to his wheelchair all the time.
2. Is to make his character a mutant with the ability to astroproject himself. It's basically like a spirit leaving the body without actually dying so he can return to his body. The spirit form would have similar powers to another character I've already created who is actually dead except without the ability to possess other people. Plus there'd be a time limit that he can't leave his body for more than 8 hours at a time cause he could actually die if his physical body goes too longs without a soul.
Now the thing I really need help with is I've been thinking about this for ten years now and I still don't know what the super hero name should be.
I'm probably never going to actually do anything with any of my characters at least in terms of story but I at least want to make his character and hang it up in his room some where he can see it. If he could talk I'd just ask him what the character's name should be but since that's out of the question and I'm having the worst time coming up with a name, I thought I'd ask a bunch of strangers on the internet to help me name my disabled super hero.
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