5 years ago - 12-year-old Traci' begins learning how to spellcast. Her father Doctor Thirteen forbids her from using her magic to help people.
3 years ago - 14-year-old Traci disobeys her father Doctor Thirteen, helping Superboy in Hawaii. He has a crush on her.
1 year ago - 16-year-old Traci helps save Superman from Metallo along with Natasha Irons and Miss Martian. He convinces her father Terry Thirteen to allow her to use her powers to help people.
Traci is a pretty neat phenomenon in comics, because she's had a relatively minimal number of appearances, but each time she's managed to strike a very positive note. Every version of her has been fun, but what's even more interesting is that each version of her has been wildly different.
There are, more or less, two versions of her that have cropped up. Her original appearances depicted her with a very exotic, gothy, punk-rock skater vibe. She was as close to the sort of spell-caster charter you might see at in a D&D game as DC has ever gotten, even going so far as giving her a familiar in her cool little iguana familiar. This character had a LOT of promise, and she actually started to crop up more often in Action Comics. It was always fun to read her adventures, although for some reason her standard costume stopped featuring pants.
Her original costume was always pretty needlessly skimpy, what with her weird reverse-cleavage (which is even more bizarre for a character that's supposed to be a teenager). Suddenly having her in what basically looked like some sort of sexy pajamas probably made it harder to use her all that often, because it was just way too sexual a design for a regular character. Still, she was part of a neat threesome of young female heroes that saved Superman from Metallo, and cemented herself as a character you looked forward to reading.
Later, she started to appear again in the pages of Blue Beetle. She had met him during his time with the Teen Titans, and in a fun bit of comic interplay, they started dating. She began to appear down in Jaime's hometown of El Paso, introducing herself to his friends and family. It's always fun to watch characters you like get along with each other, and her presence made for a lot of great moments.
Of course... whenever a character gets picked up by a new writer, there can be a transition in the way they're depicted. This new version of Traci stopped wearing her weird sexualized costume and became a much more humanized person, but she also became considerably less exotic and punk-rock. She brought cookies when she met his parents, and would sometimes react to situations more like Jaime's girlfriend than as a fellow hero.
I'm nitpicking here, because she was a wildly successful character and a joy to read, and someone we are very eager to incorporate into our continuity. There has to be a middle ground somewhere between the two versions of her, something that includes all the elements of her wonderfully likable and heroic personality and the wild edginess of her original look without slipping into the blatant sexualization of her original costume. I'd love to see someone take a crack at it.