"Wannabe Part 1"
Synopsis for "Wannabe Part 1"
Kiden Nixon (First appearance)
Cameron Palmer (First appearance)
Gordo (First appearance)
Mister Nixon (First appearance)
Mrs. Nixon (First appearance)
Ty Nixon (First appearance)
Danny Nixon (First appearance)
Danny Nixon's Twin Brother (First appearance)
The story begins with the introduction of Kiden’s family. Her mom, two twin younger brother and her older brother Ty. Kiden Nixon is approximately 4 at the beginning of this story. Her mom drops her of at the police station to spend time with her dad so the rest of the family can be a cake and get his birthday party ready. Since his shift has only a few minutes to go, he punches out and takes Kiden to the local park. He buys her an ice cream on the way. From the way they talk it is clear that she is Daddys’ little girl and he is her favorite parent. As they are getting ready to cross the street to the park a car comes speeding down the street, stops in front and Kiden is pushed away by her dad but, she sees him get shot several times. Years later, teenage Kiden spends school nights out with her friend dancing and doing drugs. Kiden’s mom has never remarried and has done her best to raise the four kids by herself. Kiden thinks nothing of pilfering cigarettes from her mom’s purse or her neighborhood store. Her neighborhood is an inner city one rife with gangs and drug dealers. Kiden gets on the wrong side of one of the local gangsters at school. He misses a handball that hits her as she is sitting and talking with Kara before school. He slaps her to get the ball back and she pulls out his golden earring. He goes to the nurse’s office and she goes to the guidance counselor. Kiden returns to class late afternoon only to be told by Kara that the gang kids are going to be after them as soon as the bell rings. Kiden and Kara are caught in the hall after school before they can leave. Kara is getting badly beaten by Hector’s gang girls while Hector attempts to deal with Kiden. It is during this fight when, Kiden is experiencing a berserker rage, as her mutant power manifests itself. Kiden finds she is the only one able to move while the rest of the kids and teachers in the hall are frozen in place. She even tries to talk to Kara with no results. She touches Hector’s arm and is surprised as it snaps in two. Reality returns to its normally maddening pace as Hector screams. Kiden has no idea how this has happened.