First up, Captain Kiwi himself. Designed to be a crime-fighter in the image of Batman, Daredevil or Spiderman -that is a street level superhero - there was only one certainty about Captain Kiwi - he would not have the power to fly! But what power would he have? The ability to grow his nose and root out tasty grubs? It was basically decided that like Captain America or Batman, Captain Kiwi would have no real super-powers; he would be a man in peak physical perfection, with a steel trap mind and an unshakable sense of duty.
|Captain Kiwi is Captain America without his shield.|
|Early concept art|
|Later developments, but I've decided against the shoulder pads - they are so 90s! The power sword didn't survive either.|
|Spectra used to be Triplicate Girl|
|Aura was Marvel Nightshade|
|Speed was Northstar|
Reimagining the whole team of Delta Wave, I've had a few thoughts. The first is that you can't have two people on the team named Ore and Aura. That is just inviting miscommunication. So Ore will once more become - Dustmaster! Set vacuums to stun! I've also been thinking about the team name. Delta Wave was supposed to refer to the mysterious delta waves that irradiated our heroes and gave them their powers. This was a good cover story for what was a rip-off of Alpha Flight (take another Greek letter and add second random word - they could have been Delta Broccoli). But over the years there have been other names: Photon Force (not to be confused with the riders of the magic couch - Futon Force); The Liberators (unspecific what they were liberating); and the Protectorate (they protect the Earth, so pretty obvious, right - all connections to the Christian Fundamentalist government of Oliver Cromwell to be ignored). So I will ask you, faithful readers, to help me out. Please leave a comment below answering this question:
|'Delta - WAVE!' OK, not the most impressive battlecry ever.|
a. Delta Wave
b. Photon Force
c. The Liberators
d. The Protectorate
Whichever is chosen will stick, and then I will use the other names for other teams...