Okay I get so sick & tired of people making fan stories of April as some damsel in distress that gets hurt for attention, or acts like a piece of furniture that just stands there while people stand around & fight. She is not a cheerleader, she is an active character learning from the most kick-ass Sensei!
She is not a Disney Princess from the 1950's.... she is more like Merida from Brave than Snow White or Sleeping Beauty (Seriously, I have never ever met a wimpy GINGER! They have a fiery temper like their hair!). So here I wanted to portray her more than just a character trope... or what others have portrayed her in fan-stories.
She is more than just an object of Donnie's affection.
She lost her father to the Kranng! She is not crying & moping in her room, cause no-one understands her....she is not some damn Bell from Twilight!
She is learning to fight back & learning fast (cause she know she has to & also...who doesn't want to learn to be a kick-ass ninja????).
She is being stalked & chased by a mafia gang, who have taken her freedom away... but she is feisty, she is not going to let a bunch of jerks take her down easy!
She is also funny with her quick wit & not one to dwell or go woe is me (like some tropes & fan-stories that I can't stand to read).
She is a fighter in spirit & if pushed comes to shove, she will shove back.
Here she is standing up & defending Donnie... she knows she will most likely get killed or worse, but she is not going to run away & cry, she is standing up for her family & kick ass doing so!.... like any New Yorker I know would do!
I also wanted to experiment in using a bit of Adventure Time stye with a manga influence....
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