Just my dumb imagination. I also wanted to draw Julie in a new outfit. It seems ponytail fits her pretty well.
When I visted Dwayne Mcduffie Forum, I kinda liked Ursalink's idea that Julie can use the power of nanochip after the nanite queen tries to take over her body. Based on this idea, I drew this. The original idea was Julie gets a new battle armor, but I drew Julie actually controlling the chips.
▽It's a fic scenario I made up, so you can just ignore it; it's pretty stupid and cliche.
Elena invades Julie's body, so she can have Ben. At first, Julie is under the nanochips' control. However, as the queen stays in her body, Julie's mind are somehow linked to that of Elena. And in her deep subconscious, Julie discovers Elena's hidden true self. In reality, Elena does love Ben, but she doesn't want to hurt his friends. Because of the queen's strong power, she cannot stop herself. After realizing the truth, Julie encourages her to try to resist the queen's influence, reminding her of her true love for Ben. Elena finally becomes free from the queen's control and regains her real self. At the same time, now Elena can freely manipulate the chips.
Since Elena's body was destroyed a long time ago, Julie allows Elena to stay in her body. They often share their thoughts and communicate with each other. And Elena gives Julie the nanochip power when it is needed. But she can't fully exert the power, because Elena worries that it might wake up the queen again. Also, Julie can't move her body when there is a huge disagreement with Elena. Sometimes Elena uses her body for a moment, and this sometimes gets Julie in trouble or sometimes helps her.