First Appearance: Blood Syndicate #1, April 1993
Created by: Dwayne McDuffie, Ivan Velez Jr. and Denys Cowan
Weight: Variable Height: Variable
Eyes: Variable Hair: Variable
Known Relatives: Unknown
Notes: Masquerade was comics first transgendered superhero, her powers allowed her to live life and change sex to that of a man.
Powers: Granted the power of shape shifting from the big bang. Masquerade can shift his molecular structure into virtually any form though she usually chooses that of a variety of animals. After her powers were later amplified she could also assume the powers of fellow “bang babies” by assuming their forms.
The young woman who would come to be known as only Masquerade has a past shrouded in mystery. From an early age she thought that she was a man trapped in a woman’s body. How she arrived on Paris island is a mystery as well but after the Big Bang she gained the power to shape shift and immediately used her powers to make her body reflect what’s always been in her mind, she became a man. She kept the secret of her gender identity away from her teammates until they fought the demon fox. Here Fade found out her birth gender of being female. Not trusting that Fade would keep her identity secret she blackmailed him into keeping silent as if he revealed her gender she would reveal he was gay.
Later she betrayed her teammates and was booted off the team. She later returned pretending to me dead leader Tech-9.