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Figured we might as well wrap the week up with something sad.

Kay and Dion MaNatta have a tragic backstory, and they are not nearly as happy about it as the Hero Agency was.  They’ve been estranged from their father since they were born.  When they were teenagers, over the course of less than a year, Dion lost his sight, they developed their powers, and their mother died of cancer.  They came to Metro City from Japan on a scholarship program to a superhero prep school.  After that, they graduated from Hero School a couple of years ahead of Val and became the Ninja Twins of Metro City.

Kay was always the more outgoing of the two.  She was happy, cheerful and made friends easily.  Dion was shyer and more reserved, and often impatient dealing with other people.  But they had been each other’s best friend their entire lives.  They had never been apart, until the Coroner took Kyoko away and set Dion on his mission of revenge.

Kyoko is still remembered in the hearts of all her loved ones.  Dion is currently incarcerated in a Hero Agency prison.

5 responses to “Family Week: Kyoko and Dion”

  • ParanoidSpy on September 14, 2013 at 3:35 PM

    No, no, no. You’re supposed to start off with the sad, and then move on to the happy, so the happy can heal the sad. Unless you’re evil, then you start out happy and then slowly but surely bring everyone to sad.

  • the_blank on February 19, 2020 at 11:13 PM

    even with braille keys how is dion using a normal laptop?

  • Sidekickgirl on February 20, 2020 at 7:39 PM


  • Greywolf1963 on October 14, 2020 at 4:34 AM

    There are programs that will translate text to voice to aid with sight just as there are programs that convert voice to text for the deaf.

  • Greywolf1963 on February 15, 2021 at 6:43 PM

    For what it is worth, in my job working retail I have gotten to learn about a phone service that transcribes voice into text over phone. It takes a different way of speaking, but for me it is worth the effort to be able to treat my audio challenged customers with the same level of care, attention, and especially respect as every one deserves.

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