Flight of the Dove is something I've been working on since this summer. It of course concerns Jetman!
I was inspired partly based off of the need for a replacement for Gai if the Vyram somehow manage to return. And I was inspired by Red Hawk, the name Red Hawk. Ryu is essentially a military man. The word "hawk" can be used to describe people who are for wars (used during the Vietnam war). Dove was used to describe people who were against fighting, pacifists, based off of the dove as a symbol of peace. So I thought the perfect opposite to Ryu would be a Dove, a pacifist, someone who it would be even harder to get to join the team than Gai. And that's how I came up with Ariana. I put a little bit of myself in Ariana, without making her a Mary Sue character (mainly the political side of me, and my hair), just to warn you, it deconstructs the idea of an author avatar.
My worst fear is people thinking Ariana is a Mary Sue, though.
Think of Ariana as Haley Smith on American Dad.
Ariana's also kind of a female expy of Gai. She rides a motorcycle, hates Ryu initially and refuses to join the team, and smokes... stuff....
Also, the story breaks the forth wall a number of times, makes fun of a lot of conventions of super sentai, and fanfics.
You'll get to know where the rest of the team is now. And just so you know, Ako's going to end up with someone when the fic is over. I'm pretty sure you can guess who it can be.
The fic has some mature themes (Ariana and her friends smoke, like Gai, only what they are smoking is something Gai probably wouldn't touch). So if you go to fanfiction.net, it wouldn't appear through the pre-set filters. So here is the link.
Click Here to Read It!
Let me know if you find Ariana Mary Sue-ish at all.
Also, I know doves aren't silver, but white is already taken. And hawks aren't red, so there!