Mun Prompt - Explain why you picked a particular face for your muse.
Technically, I didn't even get to choose the PB for Hera. Hera, Joe, and all of the "kids" of the canon characters from "Battlestar Galactica" came about from a night of crack talking, and I was told that I would be playing Hera since I play Sharon in another community. Her PB was already chosen by a friend of mine, who said that the only girl she could think of who was half-Asian and the right age was Kristin Kreuk. It was too bad that I absolutely hated the actress and really didn't want her to be Hera, until I started looking around to try and find pictures of her that felt like they were "Hera" and not "Lana Lang" from "Smallville".
I lucked out and found a lot of ones where she had a softer look with tons of curls, which is how Hera looks on the show right now. Hera Agathon isn't a true OC in the sense that she is an actual character on "Battlestar Galactica", but I've aged her 18 years and made up more of a background for her so that now the only thing that remains anywhere near canon would be the fact that she is the daughter of Sharon & Karl Agathon.
I never considered anyone else simply because I wasn't allowed to in our little crack game, but it all worked out beautifully because Joe, the boy Hera loves, has a PB of Jensen Ackles. Lucky for me, Jensen guest-starred as Lana's boyfriend on "Smallville", so icons could be made easily!
I think the thing that brings Hera to life are the soft look contrasted by the wild curls of her hair in certain pictures of Kristin, which to me describes Hera perfectly. She's soft-spoken, but due to her half-Cylon nature, there's another side to her that is always at the surface, just waiting to come out. So all in all, everything worked out well and I love my little girl.
Mun for Hera Agathon Fandom: Battlestar Galactica Word Count: 329