The stupid things we do for love.
Julia “Jules” Kidd has been in love with Eric Ardor for as long as she can remember. He’s one of her best friends, and yet doesn’t see her as anything more than that. When Eric gains super powers and becomes the dashing new super-hero Epic, she thinks she’s about to lose any shot at winning his heart. After all, if she couldn’t compete with other high school girls, how is she going to fair now that he’s hanging out with super chicks?
Jules steals the a keycard from Beanie Barnes, one of her friends who is interning at MetaTech, a government funded super-human research facility. There she ingests an experimental powers serum. Though it knocks her out at first, eventually she comes to and starts to manifest powers. She has increased strength and speed, and the ability to bend and manipulate light in strange ways, giving her illusionist powers.
She assumes the secret identity of Jewel, and adopts a flirty and brash new attitude, in contrast to the meek Jules, in hopes of getting Eric/Epic to view her in a new light. Will it work? Or will it blow up in her face? You’ll just have to wait to find out…