Shiera Sanders

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Real Identity: Shiera Sanders
Affiliations: Big Borger
Appearances (Episodes): #TheBirdAndTheBee
Powers/Skills: Musical Aptitude
Voiced By: Stephanie Lemelin

Shiera Sanders is the current reincarnation of Princess Chay-Ara. In ancient times, Chay-Ara was the true love of Prince Khufu and they were part of a royal family who ruled over a kingdom in Egypt. They were killed by Hath-Set, an evil sorcerer and leader of the rebellion who overthrew their kingdom, then cursed to an endless cycle of reincarnation. After they found each other in a new life and fell into a love that surpassed death, Hath-Set would appear and destroy them again. In one life, she was a maiden. In another, a gunslinger. In another, a pirate. In the present, Khufu and Chay-Ara were reincarnated in the United States and grew up in Metropolis as Carter Hall and Shiera Sanders, but did not meet until they were teenagers. One day, during art class, Karen Beecher noticed Hall drew a girl instead of the assigned bowl of fruit. He was adamant it was a bowl of fruit.

Beecher recalled a scene from "Just Before Dusk" when Aiden sketched Caitlyn because emojis weren't capturing how he felt. Hall still stated it was a bowl of fruit. She took a closer look and asked him if he was in love. She got excited and kept asking over and over. Hall sighed and admitted the truth. She wanted details. Hall explained she was Princess Chay-Ara and he was her true love, Prince Khufu, their past lives, and their curse. During a field trip to a museum, Carter Hall and Karen Beecher stopped at an Egyptian exhibit that had art of Princess Chay-Ara. Beecher thought their story was the most romantic thing she ever heard. Hall couldn't help but point out this creepy feeling he had that it always ended badly. Beecher was excited and asked a flurry of questions: did he find her yet, what the wedding theme would be, and if she could be a bridesmaid. Hall pointed out it could take a lifetime to find her but vowed he would search the world to its end until he found her. In a stroke of luck, she happened to be in the same hall as them.

Hall blushed and waved but she walked right past him. Hall informed Beecher that sometimes when they were reincarnated, they didn't remember their past lives. He recalled he once forgot the past 4 lives and Chay-Ara was really mad with him. He was ready to call it quits but Beecher had other plans. She got out her cell phone and did a search. She ran to Hall and informed him her name in this lifetime was Shiera Sanders, leaped on his chest, and showed him 17 of her social media accounts. Hall thought Beecher was being pretty creepy. In the zone, Beecher told him Sanders was in a band, worked at a Big Borger, was off on Wednesdays, and loved the Metropolis Generals professional basketball team. Hall groaned and realized Beecher was going to make him do things he didn't want to do. Beecher tried to play matchmaker with Hall and Sanders to rekindle the love from their past lives. She had him go to the Big Borger drive through when she was on the clock. Sanders greeted them with the standard phrase, "Welcome to Big Borger, how mayo I help you?" Hall got too nervous and sped off without ordering.

After a failure at the Big Borger, Karen Beecher got another idea to get Carter Hall and Shiera Sanders to fall in love. Later that day, in the evening, she led Hall to the property line of Sanders' house. Hall pointed out they would go to jail for trespassing. She gave him a rock and shrank, confident that wooing a girl under her bedroom window never failed since it was in every good fan-fiction ever. Hall groaned, inhaled, and threw the rock. It shattered a window. Sanders called out and vowed whoever the creep was who did that would pay for the replacement. Hall ran for it. Beecher was annoyed. Karen Beecher found Shiera Sanders at a Metropolis Generals basketball game and came up with her next scheme to get her and Carter Hall to fall in love. She swapped Carter Hall's hat for a Generals hat and pushed him to the open seat next to her. Before he could get her attention, they appeared on the Kiss Cam. He bolted before she saw him. The Kiss Cam declared it was a fail. She looked up in confusion.

Karen Beecher had Hall stand on Sanders' porch with cards that made a sentence, "Will You Be Mine?" Beecher waited by the mailbox. He exhaled and rang the doorbell. He watched as the doorknob turned. He panicked and ran away. Sanders saw the cards on the ground along with feathers. She nervously closed her door. Karen Beecher took Carter Hall backstage at the Lazarus Pit to fall in love with Shiera Sanders. Alluding to all the past failures, Hall thought it was a bridge too far. Beecher assured him her next idea was straight out of "Just Before Dusk 4" and shoved him into Sanders' dressing room. To his horror, Beecher had added romantic decorations, photos of him, and a wedding photo with Hall and Sanders' faces taped on. He quickly gathered it all up and ran outside right into Sanders. She angrily told him to watch it. He ran off. Beecher asked when the wedding was. Hall grunted in defeat and was sure she hated him forever. Beecher was adamant there had to be another way and got an idea to push Sanders in front of a bus so Hall could save her.

Hall agreed. She was about to check the bus schedule when Hall clarified she was right about the part where there had to be another way. He hoped he could at least be her friend. He knocked on her door and after she answered, he apologized and promised he didn't mean to scare her or make her feel uncomfortable. He admitted she reminded him of someone he used to know and wanted to talk to her but he promised to leave her alone. As he walked away, she stopped him and suggested they talk the next day at Bessolo Bistro at 8 pm. Hall agreed to it and was elated he got a date. He declared everything was perfect. Beecher echoed him. They were both gleeful. However, Hath-Set had resurfaced and recovered his Nth Metal scimitar. The night of the date, Sanders arrived first but it never came to be because Hath-Set battled Hawkman and Bumblebee outside. Eventually, Hath-Set demanded to know where Chay-Ara was so he could destroy her, too. Hawkman stated they didn't even go on their first date yet.

Hath-Set was stunned and realized he was early and the pair had not yet fallen into a love that surpassed death. Hawkman confirmed. Hath-Set couldn't believe it and had no choice but to leave. He sarcastically implored Hawkman to take his time then vowed their doomed destiny would be fulfilled. He teleported away. Beecher and Hall returned to the Bistro. Beecher was relieved that Sanders was still at their table and gave him the flowers. Hall smiled, dropped the flowers, and walked away. Beecher promised him the Super Hero Girls would deal with Hath-Set for them. Hall thanked Beecher for all her help. Beecher implored him to go inside or he would never get the chance to love her. Hall pointed out leaving was the only way he could. She realized that staying away from Sanders was his way of defeating the curse but she teared up nonetheless. Sanders drew Hall on a napkin, put it to her chest, put it down the table, and left.