31 years ago - Beatrice Bonilla De Costa is born the daughter of a Brazillian general.
14 years ago - 17-year-old Beatrice begins her professional modeling career.
11 years ago - 20-year-old Beatrice becomes a covert operative for the Brazilian government under her father's tutelage.
10 years ago - 21-year-old Beatrice is caught in a pyroplastic explosion & gains her green flame powers. She becomes the Brazilian hero Green Fury.
7 years ago - 24-year-old Beatrice joins the Justice League during it's first major recruitment drive. She meets Tora Olafsdotter & changes her name to Fire.
5 years ago - 26-year-old Beatrice & Tora leave the Justice League after the attack by Doomsday. They accept an invitation to join the Global Guardians.
3 years ago - 28-year-old Beatrice starts her modeling website.
I talk a lot of flack about sexism in comics, but I've never really had a problem with the inherent sexuality in Beatrice De Costa. She's often dressed provocatively or behaving in an overtly sexual manner, and it's pretty clear that it's all designed around the male gaze, but within the larger framework of her relationship with Tora having her be outrageous and unafraid of her sexuality contrasts with Tora's conservative nature. Fire and Ice. It's a simplistic concept, and it's pretty obviously written for teenage boys, but we ARE talking about comics here. As long as we never fall into the trap of depicting her as existing SOLELY for that purpose. There's a lot to be said about having Bea & Tora learning to respect each other's differences, as long as they're both depicted as people.
Bea has been a member of the Global Guardians briefly, but in our re-imagined team, She's become a central character. The idea behind the team is solid, but it needs strong characters in it's lineup, and as former Justice League members, Bea & Tora certainly qualify. It feels like a good home for them.