Woman Crush Wednesday: Flint
This week’s WCW is a heroine that isn’t fully known mainstream wise. She hails from the Wildstorm Universe. Here is her bio from wiki:
“Flint is Kenyan, and has survived much of the worst in Kenya’s recent history. Her father and brother were killed in border skirmishes with Tanzania in the mid ’70s, and her mother was murdered two years later. She thus was brought up as a ward of the State. Her increased strength was noticed early, and she was thought as a potential Olympic competitor for Kenya; a few years after, her Seedling powers began to emerge, and she was noticed by the UN.
When the superhuman members of the StormWatch agency were decimated during the Despot crisis, the UN found itself facing a severe shortage in metahuman manpower and hired or recruited various superhumans from all over the world. She eventually made it to full StormWatch operative status when the superhuman assets were reorganized; Flint was assigned to StormWatch Red. At this point, Bendix’s madness was taking its toll. This affected Flint personally, as she was sent in by part of a small team to attack Kaizen Gamorra’s island nation in response to a terrorist bomb that killed 223 innocent aircraft passengers and crew. Though Flint and teammate Fahrenheit’s role was to destroy abandoned property, they had to watch as ally Rose Tattoo obeyed Bendix’s orders to kill 223 Gammoran citizens. Any citizens, man, woman or child. The organization eventually went into a crisis when the madness of Bendix became obvious. Jenny Sparks attacks Bendix and seemingly kills him; however he survives the encounter”
Now, I’m going to admit that I didn’t know much about Flint before looking her up. She’s basically a stronger, woman version of Luke Cage. The only thing I found that hurt her was Xenomorph blood (alien) and that was barely. She has super strength, super speed (not running, but super fast reflexes), and able to create shockwaves with her hands (Hulk much?). She is morally sound, idealistic, strong willed, and cares for the people she fights to protect and the members of her teams (besides Bendix). So lets take the time to appreciate a lesser known but still great heroine, Flint! As always, Nerd Out!