==== Blood of the Martyr ====

This is a power source in the Superheroes Universe. When Jeniyus came to Earth 2, she opted to undergo a procedure that will inject her with “the Blood of the Martyr.” This substance is blood obtained from a dead hero from the Guild of Heroes. This hero was known for donating as much as he could to various credible charities that looked out for people who truly needed the most help, such as people in famine and/or war-stricken nations. He met with a tragic end when he was shot in the head by a bank robber. His death motivated a great number of heroes to become more powerful and fight even harder. For this, the Guild of Heroes dubbed him a martyr.

Long before he died, the hero requested that, upon his death, his blood be used for scientific research. His whole life, he knew his blood was special, but didn’t know precisely how. He knew this from the strange feeling he got whenever he shed his blood. And whenever anyone saw his blood, they swore that it appeared to almost glow.

It was discovered that injecting this blood into people could make them, permanently, more powerful in a few ways. If the person does not have superpowers, it will give them enhanced endurance and resilience. If the person already has superpowers, those powers will be amplified to a small degree, and the person will also receive the aforementioned enhanced abilities.

The scientists desired to make enhanced super-soldiers that would protect Earth 2 for as long as they were willing. However, after all the experimentation, the Blood of the Martyr could only be given to twenty-three heroes, given that there was only some left over. The Guild of Heroes decided to allow the heroes of their guild to sign up if they wanted the blood, and told them that they would choose twenty-three deserving members.

Jeniyus signed up for the procedure and became one of the chosen. The guild was very impressed with her charity work over the years, having donated a considerable amount of money to various causes. They felt this embodied the spirit of the martyr hero quite well, even though she had never heard of him before joining the guild. She became the seventeenth person to receive the Blood of the Martyr.

The enhanced heroes feel that their increased abilities make fighting the Guild of Villains easier, and so, they are grateful to the scientists who made them stronger and to the Guild of Heroes for choosing them.