Monday Sparks — Writing Prompt: Character Sketch

fantasyw-3281907_1280So who is the person in the picture? He’s obviously a super-being, but what kind of super-being? Hero or villain?

When I first saw the picture, the costume reminded me of Quetzalcoatl, the feathered serpent of Aztec mythology. The sunrise or sunset made me think of a southern city baking under a tropical sun. I did some research and learned Quetzalcoatl was the god of the wind and the dawn. So here’s my take on a new superhero:

Name: Quetzalcoatl

Real name: Unknown

Location: Latin American city

Super powers: Flying. Commanding the wind. Powers strongest in the hours after dawn, weakest on moonless nights.

Antagonists: Criminals and anyone who preys on helpless people

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