I've had an idea for an anti-heroic teen female assassin character, a street-level fighter that's extremely deadly. Lacks super strength but has all the skill for it not to matter. Overall, not unlike Cassandra Cain of DC and X-23 of Marvel. But I'm kinda struggling with her backstory so I thought I'd ask here and discuss with others. I'm open, and would like to play off and work with anyone who answers.
Details so far:
The basic idea I've had is that Glimmer has the ability to project darkness. She uses it to create shadows and deny enemies their vision. All the while, Glimmer can see in the dark just fine, having that as a required secondary power. Outside of that, she has an artificially-enhanced physiology that gives her the agility, reflexes, coordination and stamina beyond that of an average human. She's not a speedster so to speak, but is a jack-of-all-trades. Glimmer relies heavily on parkour, having cat-like reflexes, to traverse the field. Overall, she's at the very peak of non-augmented fighters.
She also carries weapons and gadgets with her:
- The most prominent being her gloves that extend cat-like claws from her fingers. They're useful against especially tough enemies.
- Throwing knives, which she uses to get enemies from a distance.
- Explosive pellets, to cause wide damage.
- Grappling hook, to scale buildings she couldn't do normally.
That's the gist basically.
As for backstory... I'm kinda struggling because I came up with the character before coming up with how she came to be.
The best I can think of was that she was that Glimmer was part of an assassin school meant to train killers for the corrupted 1%, and she broke off when she realized that life wasn't for her, and decided to take a more heroic (but still quite violent) path. But I'm just kinda struggling to fill in the blanks. Plus, I'm not quite sure how exactly she got her powers. If anyone is willing to lend a hand, I'll be happy to discuss with you guys.