15 Sparks Fly
When it came time to join the Hero Force super group, I wanted to join with a brand new character who could be my Hero Force toon from day one, that I could level all the way to 50 and earn a lot of prestige for the SG. I also was very interested in the high-AoE potential of electric melee/shield defense, it was one of the farming flavors of the month for a while. I checked the Virtue Name Watch thread for a good name and came up with Sparks Fly, and thus one of my favorite characters was born.
She wasn't my favorite right away -- I got her to 50 in due time, but it wasn't until I borrowed a "money is no object" electric melee/shield defense build from Fury Flechette on the forums and rebuilt Sparks Fly with it that I really grew to love the toon. She was damage incarnate, by best farmer hands down, and a really tough scrapper who could tank -- shield's taunt aura was always quite strong. I played Sparks Fly more than any other character, which is why I picked her when we had a Brickhouse Chat group photo earlier this week (the one that Maressa used in one of her last blog posts on the game, found here).
I did some fun things with Sparks Fly. I solo'd a Citadel. I could have solo'd many of the TFs in the game, but there was always something interesting to do and it wasn't a high priority for me. I did the rikti challenge on her though, it's up on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYjb2fuE3Lk But on the whole I was never about what AVs I could solo or how quickly I could destroy a pylon. But I did use her to PL a lot of my other toons!
Sparks Fly is probably my most-loved character and the one I'll miss the most. She was truly a joy to play. On the last day of the game's existence I brought her along for one last ITF run with friends, and we utterly destroyed everything we saw. Much fun! I'll never play a character quite like her again, I think.