Another of my “Not-Titans” from DCU Online, as well as, chronologically-speaking, the first of them all: this toon goes by “Tech GirlWonder” due to all variants of “Wonder Girl” being marked as errors in the Character Creator, and I actually originally created her back in the 90s, sometime in-between “Reign of the Supermen” and John Byrne’s run on Wonder Woman (and his creation of Cassie Sandsmark, aka Wonder Girl II). Her name is Hoda Nasuur, the canonical younger sister of Davood Nasuur, aka “Sinbad,” a minor character from the late 80s/early 90s Superman comics.
Davood was a young Muslim metahuman of Quraci decent (Qurac being one of the DCU’s many fictional countries, this one a Middle Eastern nation that would, years after Sinbad’s last appearance, get nuked off of the map by popular Titans foe Cheshire) who gained weak telekinetic powers from the Gene Bomb dropped by the Dominators at the end of the 80s “INVASION!” crossover. When his mother accidentally acquired an alien belt that boosts metahuman powers, enabling Davood to gain near-Phoenix level teke, Lex Luthor orchestrated a race riot in the “Little Qurac” neighborhood the Nasuurs lived in in an attempt to get the belt back…I suppose it somehow made more sense in the comic, but I doubt it. Anyhow, the belt ended up being damaged during a fight with Superman and, despite promising Supes he’d give up heroics, Davood would discover it still worked, just at much lower power levels. The last time anyone ever saw Sinbad was later when he attempted to use the weaker, damaged belt to protect his neighborhood following Superman’s death in the “Legacy of Superman” one-shot, resulting in the belt breaking for good and his mom deciding that living in Metropolis without Superman around was just asking for trouble.
My idea at the time was that his little sister, Hoda, was a tech genius prodigy on par with Tony Stark (or, to use DCU characters, John and Natasha Irons) and that she would get a hold of the belt and repair it enough to give herself a telekinetic field that replicated superstrength and flight (which was the explanation for Superman’s powers back then); since she idolized Wonder Woman, however, she’d follow HER example and take Donna Troy’s place as the new Wonder Girl, wearing a costume largely cobbled together from hand-decorated ordinary street clothes.
Of course, once Cassie Sandsmark appeared, I shelved my idea for a decade or two, until a hat similar to the one Hoda wore as Wonder Girl in my costume designs turned up for purchase in the DCUO Marketplace (Hoda’s was decorated more like Diana’s tiara, but this worked also), so I dusted her off and made her in-game (Gadgets/Brawling/Flight build…even her name says “Tech” but I HAD to make her Mentor be Wonder Woman). I hit a stumbling block when I read up on Sinbad’s belt and found it wasn’t the source of his powers, it was just a power booster, but I tweaked with Hoda a little and had it turn out that, in addition to her natural intelligence, she also has the power to psychically interface with and repair technology, the more advanced and “alien” the better, which would end up serving her story better later.
Combined with a few other characters, both in my deviantArt gallery and made in DCUO, she’d end up being the catalyst which inspired me to make more “Not-Titans” based on obscure, forgotten, or outright disavowed legacies.
…I need to try and draw these.