Thursday, September 3, 2015
Meet the Team - Zara Thorne
(from The Fall of the Midnight Scorpions)
Name: Zara Thorne
Role: The Comm. Specialist
Country of Origin: Tektan
Known associates/affiliations: Graduate of Coral City University
Greatest accomplishment: Building devices and pioneering technology that (most of) her friends can't even understand
Biggest fear: Humiliation
Additional information: It's not specified in the book exactly what sort of skin condition Zara has; probably something along the lines of eczema or psoriasis. But, as Mielle says, we're not supposed to know about that (and Zara herself never directly acknowledges it).
Trivia: I guess I sort of set up a Betty and Veronica dynamic with Zara and Mielle without intending to. Oops. But just as every team needs some sex appeal, it also needs the shy, nerdy girl, too. Right? ;)
I don't always have people in mind when I create characters (either people I know or actors/actresses), but when writing Zara, and later helping with this artwork, I thought of actress Ariel Winter (from Modern Family) for some reason.