I scrapped my Purple Rose MindControl/Empathy character, after Doug's comments made me realize that it didn't really fit my style of play/level of skill (I am not up to keeping track of everybody's current status to see who needs healing–I can barely keep track of which way I'm facing!).
So instead I created a Defender with Darkness Powers…ooooh, scary! So far her powers are a Darkness zap that damages the enemy and lowers their defenses, a Dark mist that drains the enemy's health into her (shades of the Necromancer in Baldur's Gate 2!), and a create Tar Pit power that roots the enemies to the spot so they can't come pummel her. Pretty fun stuff, although she does spend a lot more time running away than my Tankers do.
I'm proud of my character design for her–I really was able to get a pretty good likeness of Betty Cooper, with the blond hair in a ponytail. The first time any other player has actually commented on my any of character's names or appearances came when somebody asked “Do you have a friend named Dark Veronica?” I don't know if they thought they were being funny or not, but I was satisfied.