Karen Constantine waited nervously as the machine whirred into action. Her physics research lab was about to present to their investors the world's first stable, energy-efficient device that could trap and store anti-matter particles. It would be the first step on the road to an energy revolution and a huge boon to her company that just 3 years earlier had most of their research stolen.
As the safety sensors came online however, they detected what should be the impossible; a huge, nearby buildup of highly charged particles. With the machine shut down, the investors long gone, Karen settled in for a long night's work of troubleshooting. Could the machine already have built up a critical mass of particles, even before being activated? An interesting thought, but not as worrying as the truth. She soon found out the source of the intensely unstable, powerful energy signal... herself.
This is the beginning of Quanta
Karen Constantine's story revolves around her search for clues about her condition, the development and use of a high-tech suit she creates to harness and control the energy and her struggle to control her emotions and the power inside her. I see her working on new gadgets that can focus the energy in different ways (energy blasts, shields, flight), eventually losing the suit and having to control the energy on her own, even wrestling with revenge issues regarding the corporate espionage she uncovers.
Created for this - [link]
I didn't want to go the typical "bruiser" or "funny" fat superhero since the problem all boils down to the fact that people don't think that an overweight female figure can be idealized. I specifically set out to make an attractive overweight superhero to prove them wrong.
(Just FYI, Quanta is the plural of Quantum which is a packet of energy. I see her using the term a number of times when dealing with specific amounts of energy in her search for the unknown source of particles.)