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Of all Jupiter City's vast array of comic conventions, Ubercon was undoubtedly the biggest. Named for the city's most prominent superheroine, Ubergirl, Ubercon took place once every three months - four times a year - and occupied the whole of the Jupiter City Arena! Usually home to the Jupiter City Giants, the local football team, the arena had facilities to accomodate almost a hundred thousand people, and for one long weekend every season, it was converted into the Ubercon.
Tickets always sold within minutes of becoming available. As well as the usual array of cool merchandise, cosplay competitions and assorted celebrity guests, Ubercon boasted an ever-expanding roster of Super Special Guest Stars! It was one thing to get an autograph from the woman who'd voiced Ubergirl in her old Saturday morning cartoons, but getting a photo with the heroine herself was something else entirely!
For four days, it was filled to capacity, with dozens - perhaps even hundreds - of stalls set up on the main field, giving the whole thing a festival atmosphere. People selling second hand comics, action figures and DVDs and homemade costumes and props were given just as much space as the bigger chain vendors, and every day thousands and thousands of people - quite a few of them in costume - milled around the field, eagerly awaiting the Super Special Guest's arrival.
The Super Special Guest's of each day were, of course, a closely guarded secret. But, as with any secret with this much fan interest, rumours were allowed to leak. Last year, everyone had known Ubergirl and Wonder Woman would be showing up! For the opening day of the first Ubercon of 2017, the rumour was that the event organisers had contacted a relative newcomer to the superheroic scene; Wisp!
Wisp, as far as anyone could tell, was a magical fairy, using her magic to help people. She'd been on TV a grand total of three times, and her relative obscurity worked to seperate the true fans, those who'd been following her adventures closely, from those who just pretended they knew who she was to sound cool.

Kimberly Starling fell, most definitely, into the first category. As a regular mall shopper, she'd been awfully worried when a spree of thefts had threatened to close down her favourite stores, and relieved beyond belief when the little fairy had caught the culprits. Kim had been taking a driving lesson and stuck in traffic when that monster had appeared on the road, and Wisp had sent it back to where it had come from and, of course, she (and everyone else who'd been at the Jupiter City Music Festival last year) would still be a mindless, hypnotized slave of Empress Mesmeratrix if Wisp and Ubergirl hadn't teamed up to save them all.
Wisp might even be her favourite superhero!
When she'd finally managed to book her ticket to Ubercon 2017, Kim's costume decision had been pretty cut-and-dry. Wisp was, as far as she'd been able to tell from the few glimpses she'd caught of her, about her age, and height, and they didn't look too totally different...

Clive o'Lector, on the other hand, didn't know all that much about this Ubercon's Super Special Guest. He had been, until quite recently, a fairly ordinary guy. That had all changed when the Toygirl had brainwashed him and used him to capture half the world's heroines, under the guise of the villainous Collector!
Almost two years after being freed from her control, and Clive had to admit; he'd developed a bit of a taste for supervillainy.
As the Collector, he'd taken on Wonder Woman, Wonder Girl, White Owl, Amazon Arrow, and even Ubergirl, and turned most of them into happily obedient little dolls for his collection. It was, without doubt, the most impressive thing he'd ever done, and he hadn't even been in control while he was doing it!
Now, he decided, was his time to strike again. Toygirl hadn't been heard of since Amazon Arrow and Ubergirl had stopped her, and all the world had forgotten about the Collector...
He didn't much care which superheroine he started with, but it was time to start building his collection again. He had booked his ticket to Ubercon 2017 with a fond chuckle; he'd brainwashed Wonder Woman at an Ubercon.

With a contented sigh, Kim collapsed into a corner by the Ubercon food hall, a few armfulls of shopping bags settling around her. There were never any chairs left free, so the event organisers set aside a designated picnic area near the various restaraunt and snack stalls where conventiongoers could sit without fear of getting mud on their bum. She took a moment to adjust her fairy wings before reaching into one of her many bags. There, wrapped in paper, nestled atop the box of her Ubercon Exclusive Wisp delux action figure, was her lunch, still radiating warmth from beneath the McBurger Baron wrapping.
As a student, Kim didn't have a whole lot of money to throw around. She'd been saving ever since the last Ubercon, back in October, and even then had managed to blow through all the cash she'd brought with her in barely over two hours! It was, of course, totally worth it.
She saw a little girl waving excitedly at her, and gave a friendly wave in reply, smiling as the girl skipped towards her and her dad lagged behind, lugging their shopping.
"Hi there!"
The little girl stared at her in an awestruck silence.
"Sorry to bother you, but she'd like a picture with you. If that's not too much trouble." her father explained.
"Sure! No trouble at all!"
"Thank you." His face showed more relief than his words could ever convey. "Wisp is her favourite superhero."
Kim set her burger back down in amongst her shopping and stood, stooping over so as not to be too much taller than the little girl. She smiled at the camera, pulling a quick 'peace' sign with one hand and giving the girl a hug with her free arm. After the photo was taken, the little girl hugged her and told her she was the bestest superhero ever, and her dad thanked her more times than Kim had ever thought were even possible.
She'd just sat back down and picked her burger back up when another voice caught her attention.
"Excuse me! Wisp?"
"Yup?" She turned, and was greeted by an odd looking man with generic facial features and a moustache that she thought looked practically perfect for twirling while doing an evil laugh. "Hi!"
He smiled at her, and she did her best to smile back, pretending not to notice how his gaze lingered on her legs, then her breasts, and never quite made it all the way up to her face.
"Sorry to bother you while you're eating, but..." he held a watch up on a slender silver chain, dangling it in front of her face. "I lost my glasses. Would you be able to tell me the time, please?"
"Um..."

The Collector grinned wickedly, admiring the look of confusion on Wisp's face as the girl was captivated by his special watch. The pursed lips, the furrowed brow, the eyes flitting to and fro as they frantically failed to keep up with its hands as they rapidly spun in opposite directions, bamboozling her poor little mind.
After barely a few seconds, that frown melted away, leaving only a placid, tranquil, utterly vacant stare in its place. Her head dropped forward, her jaw lolling open as her eyes remained fixed on the watch, wide and unblinking.
He allowed himself a little chortle of disbelief. Wisp had dropped into a trance without even the faintest protest!
"Huh...hah...hahahaha...haha..." he cleared his throat, threw back his head, and unleashed his very first evil laugh.
"MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!"
The Collector was back!

"Now, little fairy...SLEEP!" He delightedly snapped his fingers, watching as Wisp's eyes fluttered closed and she toppled back, her wings flattening against the grass as she laid down. After a few seconds, she began to snore. Hardly anybody paid them any attention, and those who did merely started filming on their phones, assuming he was just another idiot in a costume playing pretend, and the heroine was humouring him...stupid fools. Why bother pretending when you could snatch away the free will of any of the most powerful women on Earth? 
The Collector couldn't believe quite how easy this had been!
Wisp, an actual superheroine, was totally at his mercy! Sure, he'd beaten bigger, better heroines before - even Wonder Woman had fallen helplessly under his control - but he hadn't been in the driving seat for any of that. A mere passenger, watching as Toygirl played with his body and used him to turn his victims into HER toys...He hadn't needed her, though. He'd just hypnotized a superheroine without her help!
Maybe he was cut out of this whole supervillainy thing after all...
"Now, little fairy, when I snap my fingers, you will wake up, but remain in a deep hypnotic trance. You will do everything you are told...understand?"
"Mmhhhh..." she moaned softly, her sleepy head moving ever so slightly up and down.
Grinning at just how simple it had been to take control of her pretty little mind, he raised his hand, fingers ready to click, and-
...
...wait...what was that shadow?

He turned, taking a quick look around as he did so: the people on their phones weren't filming him...
His heart sank.
There she was, hovering above him, little pink butterfly wings fluttering rapidly to keep her in the air.
"Hey there!"
"W-Wisp...the...the real one?"
"Yup."
With a groan, he looked at the slumbering form of his victim. Damn. He'd nabbed a moronic cosplayer...
Thinking quickly, he grabbed for the watch, hoping it would work on the real thing just as easily as it had taken the bimbo playing dress-up under. 'Think of her as practice', he told himself. Unfortunately, no sooner had his fingers closed around the end of the watch's silver chain than a mighty gust of wind yanked it away from him, tossing it somewhere off into the crowd.
Wisp winked at him, a little miniature tornado swirling around the palm of her hand.
"You really aren't very smart, are you?"
He spun, running as fast as he could. With a flick of her wrist, Wisp sent the tornado at him, and it grew in both size and power, effortlessly lifting him into the air. The Collector cried like a little girl as the whirlwind carried him and, eventually, dumped him in front of the nearest member of Ubercon security staff.
"Um..." As he fruitlessly struggled to think of a plan, he felt a sharp zap of electricity at his rear. He yelped, leaping into the air, and blushed as he heard the crowd around him laugh.
Wisp flew over to the security guard, waving at the crowd as she did so.
"Thanks, everyone! Um...if someone could call the police and let them know about this guy trying to kidnap that girl over there, that'd be nice." She looked up at the security guard; the little fairy barely came up to chest-height on the big, burly member of the event staff. "You can look after him until he gets arrested, right?"

Snap!
Kimberly Starling's eyes fluttered open, as commanded. She stared ahead blankly, exactly as instructed, still held in a deep trance.
Wisp looked down at her, brow furrowed with concern. The heroine thoughtfully chewed on her lip for a moment.
"Uhh...hello? Um...can you please snap out of it...please?"
Kim blinked.
"Huh? What...what happened?" She sat up. Blinked. Rubbed the last vestiges of sleep from her eyes. Shook her head a little, to clear away the weird haze that seemed to have fallen over her mind.
Then, finally, she looked directly ahead, at the woman knelt in front of her, in the little pink dress, with the little butterfly wings. Kim's eyes went wide.
"Oh wow...you're...you're really...wow! You're her! I'm, like, your biggest fan! Uh...hi?"
"Hi! And, uh, thanks? I like your costume!"



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Just a quick little somethin' somethin' I put together for fairyprincessjess's birthday.
(HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JESSIE! *hugs!*)
Jess, you're brilliant, fantastic, and lovely. I hope your day is as wonderful and amazing as you are, and may you eat lots and lots of yummy cake! ^.^
(I tried to schedule this so it uploaded at midnight for you, but time zones are confusing, so sorry if this is a little early!)
Thankies to everyone who helped out with this: Phantasam114 , cougarreach , darknessfromlight12 , and thankies to schmud and White0wlsuperheroine  for indirectly inspiring this! (Damn, I wish I'd had an idea like this in time for Heroine Appreciation Day...ah well, Kim will probably be popping up in other stories later on)
Credit to Jessica Nigri, the unofficial 'face' of (and, let's be totally honest, the obvious inspiration for) Kimberly Starling.
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:iconlordlard:
LordLard Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017
The Collector sounds like my kind of guy :-)
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zorro-zero Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017
d'aaaaaaaw!!! all those "uuuh..." and "uuum"... from Wisp were lovely! luuuuvly!!! you have a superpower to allows you to give each of your characters an unique voice of their own... :love:
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Cracoviia Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That was fun :D Ubercon sounds like the best convention ever! Wonder if they have Cracovia action figures, or at least plushy dolls :D

I hope the Ubergirl merchandise comes with a free spirally pocketwatch ;)

I like a bit of soft, quite funny peril with a heroic conclusion, Wisp is definitely getting better and more confident at this stuff. Zap!
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TheStonemiester1 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017
Heh. There is most definitely a cuddly Cracovia doll somewhere. Bonk her on the head to hear all 12 different sound effects, including chirping birdies, sleepy snores, and many, many more, all recorded by the Polish Powerhouse herself! ^.^
OR be like everyone's favourite villain, with one of our multi-useful Rozette branded frying pans! Perfect for sending a grumpy ol' heroine off to lala land, AND making breakfast!
Ah, or perhaps it's a more sophisticated evening you're looking for, madame? Well then, allow me to show you to our very special, Ubercon Exclusive Eau De Chloroforme...for every naughty vixen who definitely wants to get noticed...
...ahhh, yes, I think you like, qui madame? Please, take a niiiice, deep breath...take the fragrance in...let it seduce your senses and lull your noisy mind off to a relaxed, blissful haze...



...wow...sorry. May have gotten a teeny bit carried away there...
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Cracoviia Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now I'm imagining a toymaker employee bumping Cracovia on the noggin again and again to get a good sound recording :D

Hmmf. You like her, do you? *makes a date for Ubergirl and Różette in the diary* ;)

...yeah, you seem to be enjoying that slightly too much. Though I can sort of imaging Cracovia and Ubergirl's friendship being the kind that their arguments are occasionally settled with a big smelly whiff of chloroform or a shiny swinging pocketwatch ;)
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TheStonemiester1 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017
Heh. Best job ever, amirite? ;)

:O OHMYGOSH, REALLY? You...you really think she'll be up for that? EEK! SO EXCITED!
*Ubergirl happily skips away to prepare for her date*

The perfect trap to shut the both of them down? A giant swinging pendulum dangling from the ceiling! Wait until Cracovia's stood in its arc to let it drop, bonking her on the noggin, while its gentle swinging motion will easily entrance Ubergirl, leaving both silly superheroines totally at your mercy!
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Cracoviia Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, you are not right...wait, is that you who keeps hitting me on the*boof* Unnn.... *tweet tweet*

Heh. Now thinking how Różette could hypnotise Ubergirl after she comes round from being frying panned. Shiny frying pan? One of her sparkly grenades? I'm sure we could come up with something.
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cougarreach Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017
Loved reading this! I didn't do much to help Sweating a little...  but I'm glad I could be of some assistance. 

While I'm here and all, I just thought I should wish fairyprincessjess a very happy birthday! Hope your day was absolutely amazing!!:D (Big Grin) 
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fairyprincessjess Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017
Thank you very much!
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darknessfromlight12 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017
Thanks for the shout out, although I really didn't do much ^^;

I thought that was Jessica! I wasn't really sure until you posted this! Anyway, great job as always, loved the ending, and keep up the good work! :)

fairyprincessjess how does it feel now to have a fan almost as devoted to wisp as wisp is to Ubergirl? ;)
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fairyprincessjess Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017
It feels pretty cool! I like it :)

Thanks for helping Svetta with this :)
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darknessfromlight12 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017
anything for a mutual friend :)
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Hadalis Featured By Owner Edited Jan 23, 2017
That was fantastic. And the potential of Wisp as played by Jessica Nigri? Whoa. Totally in love now. 

Happy birthday, :iconfairyprincessjess:! I am afraid that my gift will be a bit...darker. But also part of the Wisp mythos. 

And :iconthestonemiester1: I was working on a character called The Collector as well (just ask Jess)...perhaps they are related in a Harrison Wells Earth-2 sort of way...we'll see....
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fairyprincessjess Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017
It was a pretty cool present from Svetta!!! I look forward to reading yours. You guys are spoiling me!

I'm pretty sure The Collector is a common name. I think :iconphantasam114: did one as well. But I'm not entirely sure
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Ordo-Perditio Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017
Goddamit now you've released something cool and I need to at least try to do the same...*grumbles* Curse your amazing writing for making me DO things...
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White0wlsuperheroine Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I LOVE it! Happy Birthday Jess!!
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fairyprincessjess Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017
Thank you!
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White0wlsuperheroine Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:cake:
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fairyprincessjess Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017
:squee: :squee: :squee:

THIS IS AWESOME! IT'S AMAZING AND EPIC AND FANTASTIC AND :squee: Thank you SO much! I smiled all the way through it! I thought the part with the security guard was funny.

Also, it's really cool to know that Wisp has got a fan! A fan who thinks that Wisp is the coolest! Not Ubergirl, not anyone else; Wisp! Kimberly Starling might very well pop up again in another story of mine :)


The only problem with this story is that you've inadvertently stolen a scene from me! I was writing my Valentine's Day story, which has a small thing in a convention. A little girl asks Wisp for a hug and photo. Wisp does the peace sign. :/ That's just a tad awkward! Oh well. I'm not changing it!
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TheStonemiester1 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017
N'aww, shucks, thankies Jess! Hope you have a really, unbelievably fantastic day!

It could be the same little girl!
(I was actually setting this at that same convention! This was right at the very start, but the convention runs from Friday through the weekend to Monday, so you've still got three days of Ubercon to play around with :P ...I didn't specify which month this was in, right? Just that it was early 2017...hang on, lemme check that...)

Kimberly Starling most definitely WILL pop up again in another story of mine! You are, of course, welcome to use the founder and president of the Wisp fanclub however you wish! Kimberly Starling is at your command @.@
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fairyprincessjess Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017
That's a pretty cool idea actually! I could do that!! I'll have to mention that it's Ubercon! Thank you :)

Founder and president of the Wisp fanclub? Ooh cool! She's got a fanclub!!! Wisp is getting recognised! Now she just needs some corporate backing and she can replace Ubergirl ;)
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kinghypno2016 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Student Filmographer
Happy bithday
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fairyprincessjess Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017
Thank you!
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kinghypno2016 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Student Filmographer
And oh jess i get a little something from my job and yes i am the boss of my own company jess let me give this bracelet mode with special technology and done by myself hope you like it
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fairyprincessjess Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017
You got me a little something? Aww, that's so sweet of you!

*Accepts the bracelet and puts it on*
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kinghypno2016 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Student Filmographer
staying at Jupiter City for a while i am I so come to this con
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fairyprincessjess Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017
Well, I'm always happy to meet a fan!
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kinghypno2016 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Student Filmographer
I am fan of your and your the reason why i become a superhero myself you as ryan constable the head and boss of Ryan Industries but at night i am batarrow
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kinghypno2016 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Student Filmographer
Your welcame
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kinghypno2016 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Student Filmographer
Hello Jupiter City i am ryan constable from the tech brand Ryan Industries i nice to be here today to bring you my 1st Tower Here in Jupiter City the home of your superheroine uber girl
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Curia-DD Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Very awesome prezzie...and I definitely owe Toygirl and the Collector some serious payback! !!
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