Psione is the first super-hero name of my character devised from my love of all the psychic characters in Marvel, particularly Psylocke (the main influence for my characters look and powers), and Jean Grey / Phoenix, Xavier, The White Queen, Kwannon, Legion etc from the X-Men a teen, created when I was around sixteen years old. Psione's name came about after watching Dogma and Bethany being the last Scion, I needed something kinda psychic sounding so I combined the Psi - with the sound of Scione and stuck an e on the end, Psione. A bit convoluted but thats how my brain works sometimes.
Psylocke is kick ass, awesome purple hair, love the 90's costume, and cool psychic abiltities I wished I could have in real life... be careful what you wish for I say :p more on my own psychic development in another post though.
|Pai from 3x3 eyes|
The idea of a split personality or two distinct entities within one body playing off the concept of the Shadow Aspect within us all, developed after watching my fave Manga 3x3 Eyes which helped give me an understanding of this idea, and work with it in my character development over the next 2+ decades - this theme also cropped up in Psylocke / Kwannon as well with both their minds swapped / split and merged between two bodies.
Darkfire emerged a bit later as a secondary persona derived from a past life aspect (the story developed over the years). Through her I'm able to explore my own darker aspects - parts of my *Shadow Side* if you will so she is as much a part of me as anything I express in real life.
The creation of Psione/Darkfire is a multi-level one, based on me, how I'd like to be, the Shadow Parts of me (both positive and negative), my emotional processed, my real life and inner experiences, and even the real-life experiences I've had around past lives, spiritual and psychic experiences.
The name Darkfire I took from the song sung by Frollo in Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame "Hellfire" lyrics, it just stuck out and I was like, cool for a name for my character and that was that!
"Hellfire Dark fire Now gypsy, it's your turn Choose me or your pyre Be mine or you will burn"