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-Clark and Kara were many things. They were the future and hope of a loving and successful family. They were tight knit, and Kara learned English with Clark at Clark’s mother’s knee. They were German, once. But they were also Jews, and became orphaned when their world burned. They made it to England, and then America, with some help. They were advised to pretend they were siblings, and were adopted by an American couple. They had to change their last name, but Clark and Kara Kent thought it was worth it to help get into America.
They settled in NYC, and were glad to be relatively safe. While the USA was not without its flaws, they came to love it with all their might. Clark didn’t even remember his first home, not really. Kara grieved, but found comfort in her religion and community. They grew up with strong senses of right and wrong, but Kara was more cautious and protective of Clark than anything. She couldn’t lose more family.
Of course, the Kents ended up getting too sick to survive, leaving Kara and Clark on their own. But they had each other, and that was what mattered. Then, of course, came the war…
-The All Father knew many things. One of which was that his son, Thor, was arrogant and unworthy of Mjlonir. Instead of creating a new identity, though, Odin decided to make Thor share a body with one who was truly worth. Young Billy Batson had no idea what would happen when he picked up that walking stick, but sharing his body with a Norse God was not one of them.
-John Stewart was a simple military man, who loved to talk with his best friend and work at the space observatory with him. John never realized his friend was an alien until an incident gave John the powers of the Kree.
-Peter Parker was working late in the lab one night, experimenting on his own at school. As fate would have it, lightning struck both him and the chemicals he was reaching for. When he woke up, he realized he was faster than ever. Really, it was him and not Eugene Thompson who deserved to be called The Flash.
Years later, Peter felt he should have expected it when young Miles Morales ended up replicating the accident and became Kid Flash.
-Tony Stark was a brilliant prodigy. His parents were rewarding him for his latest invention with a night at the movies when tragedy struck. Being brilliant, Tony knew that he wanted to make sure something like that could never happen again. As he continued inventing, he also trained himself in various martial arts and detective abilities (although he totally cheats by having his computers loaded with information and having access to all the latest information). With his power armor and stealth tech, he is known for patrolling the night as the wise-cracking Batman.