Titans redesigns, part 3 of 5.
I asked you all to pick your favourite of a list of Teen Titans and Aquagirl (AKA Tula) placed fourth. Out of 86 votes, Tula received 7 votes.
When it came to re-envisioning the Teen Titans, I felt the team needed another female. While Donna makes an excellent den mother, it wouldn't have hurt to try to establish more gender equality on the team. As such, I decided to replace Aqualad with Aquagirl. She's been one of the most overlooked characters in the DC Universe and has been doomed to being consistently fridged in every incarnation. I wanted to spotlight her and give her further importance in my re-envisioned DC Universe. That meant that she'd be among the characters who receive a hard reboot. In this incarnation, Tula would be the youngest sister of the royal family of Xebel. Her oldest sister is the vicious Hila whose manipulative streak and bloodthirsty tendencies make her an outstanding warrior while Tula's middle sister is the sassy Mera who was selected by their father to take part in a mission to assassinate the heir to the throne of Atlantis. When Mera left home, Tula rebelled against her father's decision to send Mera away as his personal assassin and decided to take it upon herself to spoil her sister's mission. However, she soon discovered that Mera had hastily abandoned her mission when she fell in love with the handsome Atlantean prince Arthur Curry AKA Aquaman. It was around this time that Tula was taken under Aquaman's fin and became his partner. She took on the codename Aquagirl and soon after joined the Titans. Tula is a personable individual who is gentle and caring but often puts people off due to her impetuousness and her quirkiness. She is close friends with her teammate Kid Flash but remains blissfully unaware of his feelings for her.
When it came to redesigning Tula, obviously had to really switch up her look to fit her reworked origin. The first thing I did was alter her hair colour from brown to red. I also gave her a turquoise mermaid tips and styled her hair in a mermaid braid. The costume itself is very simple and it's meant to really compliment Aquaman's. In fact, they're matching. I gave her a one-piece suit with a belt similar to his and accessorized the look with a holster for a knife (a nice Honey Ryder reference), golden bracelets and some foot gear. I'm quite happy with how Tula came out actually. For purposes of comparison, you can check out Aquaman's design below.
Remember, the other DC Comics redesigns I've done can be found in my gallery. Also, the information here is a speculative and creative re-imagining of the character so it is essentially non-canon.