Day 19: 3 yrs ago for #BlackHistoryMonth I profiled a #blacksuperhero and/or a #blacksupervillain each day of the month and I decided to bring that back this year.
This character is Laura Wilson aka Persephone of #TheWickedandTheDivine#comic series created by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie in 2014 for #ImageComics .
Laura was born in or around late May of 1996, and lived with her parents in Brockley, South London. She came from a mixed race family and had a younger sister named Jenny. Laura's mother was into rave culture, and her father was once in a band in the 90s, but later became an electrician.
Laura's interest in the Pantheon predated the 2010s Recurrence. She attended Ragnarock 2013 and argued with David Blake, as he claimed that the current generation was uninspired and didn't deserve a Recurrence, but Laura passionately disagreed.
After having several encounters with the Pantheon of Gods it is later revealed that she too is the 13th God, Persephone.
Laura, since gaining the powers of Persephone has proven herself to be a very powerful combatant and performer. Largely surpassing the powers of most other gods, placing her at the level of even Ananke.
Chlorokinesis: Persephone is able to summon giant flowery vines from the ground, using them in a variety of ways in combat, such as whip-like weapons or a large vessel to fight the Valkyrie-Tech. The vines are even powerful enough to break through the seemingly impenetrable walls of Valhalla.
Displaying the Past: She has demonstrated the ability to show people past events through the use of a black aura that resembles her tentacle-like vines.
Underworld Teleportation: As an underworld god, Persephone has the ability to transport herself and others to the Underground, where she can evade the detection of non-underworld gods.
Pyrokinesis: Prior to her ascension, Laura was shown lighting a cigarette briefly with fire. Since then she has once projected a large ball of fire.
Performance: Persephone's performances slowly engulf her audience in a black tentacle aura, making them feel a variety of emotions, most of which seem both physically and emotionally painful. ...