Ice Boy and Storm Girl, never got out of my head. I would think about them as I fell asleep, in class, while playing video games, and while watching TV. I would think about what it would be like to play as Ice Boy and Storm Girl in video games, and fly around New York City with all the other heroes. I used to wonder what it'd be like if they had their own television show. Who would their villain be? That's when I realized; they didn't have any villains to save the world from.
Family drama is always entertaining to hear about. Gossip is very popular among people. It's why I decided to make their villain their new older brother. Ice Boy and Storm Girl now had to save the world from Manfire, their jealous older brother turned evil.
Manfire's original concept doesn't really make sense to me anymore. He was supposed to grow jealous of the attention Ice Boy and Storm Girl received from their parents. The twins were perfect in every way he was not. He grew to hate the twins, and wanted all eyes on him. The only thing he could think of was conquering the world. He made it his mission to conquer the world, and destroy the twins. It feels very cliché to me today. That's why in the future I rewrote his story.
Ice Boy and Storm Girl now had someone to protect the world from, but their world was still very small. Although the twins lived in NYC, their universe only consisted of three characters. I also no longer saw myself in Ice Boy. He had become someone I wanted as a friend, but he was not a reflection of who I was. December of 2008, King Blandon was born.