While Jayd was originally a superhero design with just the ability to conjure weapons, when I adopted her to the RUNNERS universe, she got the backstory of having the hidden artistic side and the self-loathing about her power not having permanence. I really like that backstory and I find it gives her an emotional core that I find much more interesting than just “assassin for hire.”

I also figured her self-consciousness about being a “defect” would be a great way to have her connect with Sky once she is also called a defect by the pursuing assassins. That similarity was a good way to jumpstart the connection between them and immediately give them some common ground.