And here she is, folks: my latest OC, Sofonisba the poison dart frog. She's sort of a party animal, punk-rocker, rebel-without-a-cause type of person. Her story would be about her growing as a person from her experiences with the turtles and learning about trust- that is, how to put trust in others and how to be a trustworthy, dependable person herself.
A brief bio: Sofia as a human lived in a halfway home for teens. She often snuck out, misbehaved, acted up, etcetera. She was just trying to have fun. She often would party or parkour with her friends, and often liked to challenge any of them or any other people who happened to be out and about. She was always a thrill seeker. The Kraang were out looking for healthy specimens to experiment on with the mutagen, and as Sofia had no traceable family history and was just one of many in the halfway home, so it was likely her absence could go unnoticed. She was walking to the home alone from a party one night, and the Kraang snatched her and injected her with mutagen and tree frog DNA while in the van. She was able to get away quickly, and as she was running the increased heart rate circulated the materials through her blood even faster. She hid in the sewers, hearing the van coming back, and blacked out. The brothers found her stumbling around, mumbling to herself. She freaked out a bit, but eventually calmed down once she got used to her new flipper feet. Splinter agreed (reluctantly and after a bond-building fight alongside the team as well as considerable begging) that she could stay with them, as she had nowhere else to go as a mutant. He gave her the new name Sofonisba.
She uses senbon as her weapon, and keeps them in the bags at her hips. She coats them in poison secreted from her own skin. Effects can vary- a little poison can cause mild hallucinations and dizziness; more will cause vivid hallucinations, painful sensations, fever, and induce vomiting in most; a lot of it can kill. She never uses that much, and usually just uses small doses-only enough to incapacitate.
I chose the name Sofonisba to keep with the Renaissance artist theme. Sofonisba Anguissola was one of the few women during the renaissance to gain prominence in a painting career. She was a friend and colleague of the artist Michelangelo, and they often sent artwork to each other.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy this. She was a lot of fun to think up and draw.
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Sofonisba the Poison Dart Frog is my own character, and the artwork is mine. Do NOT steal either.