Back in the mid-50's, some of the first known superheroes emerged to the public after many of them had worked in secret -- either solo or with their respective governments -- to combat the various forces of evil threatening the world. It would be these heroes, and the groups they founded, who would eventually pave the way for superheroism as it is known today. Two of the most notable were Spectrum and Nightray, a brother-sister team who became key members of the 'Liberty Alliance' with a number of other heroes who would later become historic. Unfortunately, Spectrum left the Alliance after her husband, a police officer, died during a bank robbery while she was away on a mission overseas and without his sister to curb his more anti-social tendencies, Nightray soon followed. The Liberty Alliance was disbanded almost twelve years later, and that time saw Spectrum as a retired mother to her only child and Nightray working with the government's special metahuman division as a liaison to various local police departments.
Eventually, Spectrum would become a grandmother to the girl who later became Pulse
... making Nightray her great-uncle as well.
In their primes, however, they were forces of justice to be feared. Spectrum's abilities came from her psionic powers of emotional, and therefore limited mental, manipulation. She could influence the emotions of those around her, or focus on only one target -- a number of battles were curbed by her influence over the enemy, turning their courage to terror or turning their loyalty around to the other side. Nightray, on the other hand, relied moreso on various gadgets and his own innate abilities of increased stamina and strength -- he leveled above normal humans, but nowhere near the level of the more powerful heroes.
Ironically, Nightray is the younger by almost 7 years.
He is also property of: Fishbug
Spectrum belongs to me.Note:
The universe these heroes reside in is an OC based superhero-centric one not really affiliated with Marvel or DC. I've mentioned it before in these pictures: this