Guardian of Pandora's Box
Little Box of Horrors
Hope is a Guardian of Pandora's Box, a chosen mortal to protect the ancient Pandora's Box from evil and keeping the sorrows from being unleashed on the world. Before her destiny, she was an ordinary student at Berkeley University.
Becoming a GuardianEdit
In 2005, a woman named Nina was the current guardian, though she died trying to protect the box from a demon named Katya. However, before Kayta could obtain the box, it teleported itself to the next chosen one, a college student named Hope.
Hope was shocked to find the box in her dorm room and unknowingly unleashed a small portion of the sorrows. Meanwhile, the Elders informed the Charmed Ones of the existence of the box and the sisters tracked down Hope. However, Kayta impersonated Nina and worked with the sisters to obtain the box. She eventually kidnapped Hope's best friend Darcy. Katya then forced Hope to open the box by threatening to kill Darcy. The Charmed Ones later managed to vanquish Katya and Darcy convinced Hope she was able to recall the sorrows. Hope then closed the box and accepted her destiny as the new guardian.
Two years later, Hope had dropped out of college as her duties as Guardian demanded too much of her time. She moved into a small apartment and started working at a diner while training her skills to protect the box. When the Titan Prometheus was freed, the box started glowing in a golden light as a warning.
Prometheus later confronted Hope and asked her what had become of the Gods. Using the knowledge from the journals of previous Guardians, she informed him of what had happened, though they were quickly attacked by Harpies. While trying to run, Hope's bag was torn and the box fell on the ground. Prometheus became furious when he saw the box and then disappeared with it.
Hope was later sought out by the Chosen, though she mistook them for enemies and attacked. However, they later agreed to work together and traveled to the Underworld to attack the Harpies. They were quickly overpowered and Hope was taken to the Harpy Queen. However, this was part of the plan all along and the Chosen followed her to the Queen's lair.
Hope was beaten down by the Queen's minions in an attempt to get her to open the box, though Hope kept refusing. She was shocked to discover Prometheus had joined forces with the Harpies and tried to talk sense into him. However, Prometheus became angry and attacked her, nearly killing her when she brought up Pandora Luckily, the Chosen arrived at that moment, allowing Hope to escape. The Chosen then tried to vanquish the Queen, though Prometheus saved her.
Hope once again tried to talk sense into Prometheus along with the others, while the Queen tried to manipulate him once more. The confused Titan was ultimately driven mad and decided to end the world by destroying Pandora's Box. He vanquished the Queen and defeated Hope and the others, before destroying the box and unleashing the sorrows onto the world.
Hope and the Chosen later tracked Prometheus to the Golden Gate Park and engaged in battle with him. However, they were quickly overpowered. Hope nearly lost faith, but reminded herself to keep hoping. A golden light then appeared and took the shape of Pandora. She managed to convince Prometheus she had always loved him and that she only mean to stop him from making a mistake. She then asked him to join her, so they could be together forever and undo what had been done. As they disappeared in golden light, Pandora's Box was reassembled and the sorrows were returned. A relieved Hope then celebrated with her new friends.
City of DarknessEdit
After San Francisco was moved outside of space and time by the Brotherhood, Hope secured the box and joined her friends to find a way to free the city. She first assisted Billie and Tyler against the vampires and was later taken hostage after the Brotherhood attacked them at P3. During this time, she tried to reason with Taylor with little effect. She was later freed by her friends and helped the Chosen destroy the Brotherhood. After the spell was broken, Hope left to find the box.
Hope and her friend Darcy attended the housewarming party of the Chosen. While talking to Billie, Darcy revealed she was trying to get Hope to go back to school. After Darcy was captured by the demon Valefar, Hope tried to leave the house and was sucked into the void. After the Chosen vanquished Valefar, Hope and the others were freed.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
- Calling: The ability to summon an object to one's hands. As a guardian, Hope can recall the sorrows once they are unleashed.
- Sensing: The ability to determine the location of Pandora's Box by concentrating on it.
- Energy Blasts: The ability to fire blasts of magical energy from one's hands. Hope can fire blasts of concussive energy, which she can use to defend herself against evil and deflect attacks.
- Agility: The ability to possess magically enhanced agility. After two years of training, Hope became a highly skilled fighter.
- Immunity: the ability to be immune to certain magical powers, spells or potions. Hope is immune to the sorrows and to all forms of demonic infection.