Alright, due to a rampant series of complaints about the originality of Anthem, some of which I share, I propose a challenge!
Build a better bio, a better story! Post your submissions here, I'll chip in too later on! :)
It's Writing Time! :)
*EDIT, Added by Doctor Tyche*
For those who remember, Anthem was originally one of a pair of art pieces made by Black Gold, centered around the unusual armored left arm. Both were patriotic themed, so a generalized history of them being mentor/student developed, with the white male, who gained the nickname American Star during the brainstorming being the mentor to the black female, then nicknamed Second Star (as in second star on the right and straight on till morning). During our development, we wanted to have some form of catastrophic event, so the Atlas Hurricane was developed, and the decision to have a hand-off from mentor to student was made, along with the name change to Anthem. The details have shifted, but that remains the kernel of the story, which you can still find on the old Titan forums if you do a bit of digging.
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