Missy the Werecat
When puberty brings on her first Shift, Missy goes into the mountains for two years until finally learning to Change back. She can Change from fully human in one instant to a mountain lion in the next. Everyone assumes her two year disappearance was because she’d been kidnapped by a sexual predator that she managed to kill.
The Hangman’s Owl
20 years ago the Hangman’s Owl disappeared. Hero. Villain. Monster. Fiend. The mysterious creature has had lingering effects on the beleaguered nation, long at odds with its own oppressed people. Without its omniscient avenger, crime runs rampant in the streets, and the country crumbles before foreign besiegers. The downtrodden and mighty alike have nowhere to turn.