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Lyra

Lyra

Publisher: Aspen MLT

Created by: J. T Krul and Micah Gunnel

1st appearance: Aspen Showcase- Benoist #1, 2008

Nationality: American

Legal Status:Unknown

Height: 5’5″     Weight: 150 lbs 

Eyes: Brown      Hair: Black

Relatives: Unknown

Skills and Abilities: Unknown

Powers: Lyra is a member of the Faye race and as such has insect like wings that sprout from her shoulder blades granting her flight. She also has peak human attributes in the areas of sight, smell, healing, and agility. Her other magical abilities are unknown.

Biography

 Lyra’s past is shrouded in mystery. She came to the world of man and after meeting Benoist in a bar after his limbs had been amputated [Aspen Showcase- Benoist #1, 2008]. Helping him with his recovery mentally they apparently fell in love. It is suggested by Benoist that she died at some point.


Fly girl

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Publisher: Image Comics

Created by: Todd Johnson and Larry Stroman

1st appearance: Tribe trading card, 1993

Nationality: Unknown

Team Affiliations: The Tribe

Legal Status: Unknown

Weight: Unknown         Height: Unknown

Eyes: Unknown                   Hair: Unknown

Relatives: Unknown

Skills and abilities: Skilled designer.

Powers: Nicolena dons a prototype costume called a TUX (Tricot Ultralight Exoskeleton) which enables flight. It was also said she wears a G.E.A.R (general Energy Abating Rags) suit that absorbs and redistributes energy.

Biography

Nicolena Johnson is Fly Girl. A high-fashion model, she is the face behind the successful ad campaign for the Touch of Velvet cosmetic firm. Along with partner Todd Innis, she is also co-owner of Rumble Wear, the fashion house responsible for designing most of the costumes of the Image universe. An avid thrill seeker, Nicolena dons a prototype costume called a TUX (Tricot Ultralight Exoskeleton) developed with the aid of friend Murdock Ellison. *Source: Back of card

She also has access to a G.E.A.R (general Energy Abating Rags) suit. If Tribe had remained at Image she would have made her debut in Tribe #5 at a fashion show where Savage Dragon, father of Malcolm Dragon and Youngblood made an appearance [Tribe collectible card Promo set, 1993].


Aizan

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Real Name:
Hela St.August

Publisher: Pyroglyphics Studios/Street Team Studios

Created by: Shawn Alleyne

1st appearance: Aizan Mixtape Sketchbook

Nationality: Barbadian

Team Affiliations: Street Team; The Sleeping 8s graffiti crew; Clan of Aizan

Legal Status: Dual citizen of Barbados and America with no criminal records

Height: 5’ 6”              Weight: 175lbs

Eyes:Light Brown/Green      Hair:  Black “loc-hawk” with burgundy highlights (which she changes periodically)

Relatives: Orville Moore(father); Carmeta St. August(mother; deceased)

Skills and abilities: Aizan is a self taught practitioner of par-kour and breakdancing, making her extremely agile and coordinated.  Through a special ceremony of The Aizan Clan, some of her mentor’s abilities were passed to her, allowing her to absorb some of his martial arts abilities. Aizan is now versed in the Clan’s martial art system “Anansea Vita Saana. With all of these elementsshe has created a new hybrid unorthodox fighting style all her own.

Powers:  It has been hypothesized that Aizan is able to cast a psychic aura or “web” that allows her to perceive parallel realities. This manifests in her being able to see through illusions, to the “truth” of reality. Aizan can “read” body movements and actions, giving her the ability to anticipate attacks or even tell when someone is lying. At her highest level she capable of forcing people to reveal truths. At this level she can also “share” her ability, allowing others to see the varied paths their actions could take.  This psychic aura also allows her to decipher codes and translate foreign languages. A strange side effect of her power makes her immune to the affects of vertigo. In addition, Aizan participated in a ritualistic ceremony of the Aizan Clan, where certain mental and physical attributes were transferred from her mentor Black Aizan to her. Mental attributes consisting of collected ancestral knowledge allowing her to pool wisdom from numerous past lives of experience; and psychical attributes consisting of enhanced reflexes, speed, flexibility, stamina, durability and agility, slightly above that of a human at peak condition. A combination of the two has gained her access to advanced “muscle memory” martial art techniques.

Weapons/Paraphernalia: Aizan utilizes two specially designed collapsible fighting batons. When fully extended an electrical strip can be activated on one side. Along her arms are a total of four removable smoke cartridges. At low level they release smoke to mask her movements, and at high level they can be used as flash-bang grenades. Her costume is an advanced light-weight but highly protective suit that protects her from most minor firearms and damage. Her scarf is made of a hi-tech material with interwoven electromagnetic nanite fibers. As she moves, the nanites are released producing a jamming static that blocks all video frequencies, making Aizan invisible to cameras, video, etc. Aizan has also been known to carry paint cartridges to perform spontaneous graffiti-ing.

Biography: Hela St. August was born and raised on the island of Barbados, one of the few places on the planet not heavily populated with an emerging para-human community. The few that were on the island were studied at the medical facility where her mother and father worked as para-human gene researchers. While there, Hela’s mother become extremely ill, and it was hypothesized that exposure to a para-human’s unique energy caused her sickness. Her father tried for years to do his best for his wife, and though a brilliant researcher, he grew frustrated over his many failures to find a cure. This lead to heavy drinking, and him pulling apart from his family. Hela was very young when this happened and began to blame super-powered people for her family’s circumstances. Seeking new help, her father relocated them to the city of Bridgeport in the U.S, where the cutting edge genetic firm Genergy was located. He got a position as one of their top associates, and for many years he threw himself into new research, dedicating himself to finding a cure for his wife’s mysterious illness. It was to no avail, and Hela’s mother died a few short years later. This destroyed the already fragile relationship between Hela and her father, and she decided to make it on her own in her new adopted home of Bridgeport. A rebellious and troubled youth, she eventually became a member of The Sleepy 8s graffiti group, earning herself a rep as a daredevil tagger. It was soon after that the “Street Team war” occurred in Bridgeport City, where a group of vigilantes fought an overlord called Oguun, leaving Bridgeport devastated. Hela’s hatred of the parahuman community knew no bounds. She launched a viral and visual campaign against para-humans and government officials, blaming superpowered people for what she felt was wrong with society. A charismatic philanthropist by the name of Roman Gideon arose to restore the city to its’ past greatness, but Hela saw him as an opportunistic, greedy, government puppet businessman, and sought to expose the truth of his actions. One night while on a raid of one of Gideon’s new development sites, Hela discovered a secret chamber housing numerous para-human beings, and was attacked. She was gravely injured, but was rescued by the city’s notorious vigilante, Black Aizan who, after restoring her to health, revealed to Hela that she was chosen to take on his mantle of an “Aizan”, or protector.


Sun Girl

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Created by: Christopher Yost and David Lopez

Real Name: Selah Burke

1st appearance: Superior Spider-Man Team Up #1, 2013

Team Affiliations: New Warriors

Legal Status: Unknown

Height: 5’5              Weight: 110 lbs

Eyes: Brown                Hair: Black

Relatives:  Dr. Edward Lansky/Lightmaster (Father), Unnamed Mother

Powers: None

Costume: Sun Girl has access to her father Lightmaster’s technology granting her superhuman abilities. Her costume grants her resistance to injury, the harness grants her the ability to fly. She also carries two blasters capable of firing concussive light blasts, they can also release a flash to blind enemies.

Biography

Selah Burke was born to an unnamed black mother and white father by the name of Dr. Edward Lansky. Her father would became the supervillain Lightmaster. She is currently a college student who after finding her father’s technology moonlights as the superhero Sun Girl. Selah had been observed by Superior Spider-man [Superior Spider-Man Team Up #1, 2013]. When she attempted to stop Whirlwind she was pulled into a gang war between the Superior Six Spider-man’s enforcers and the Masters of Evil. During the exchange she ran into her father as Lightmaster and revealed her identity as his daughter while helping Spider-man end the threat [Superior Spider-Man Team Up #6, 2013]. After saving the day she parted with Superior Spider-man on bad terms [Superior Spider-Man Team Up #7, 2013].

 

 


Queen of Diamonds

Queen of Diamonds

Queen of Diamonds

 

First Appearance: Spidey Super Stories #23, June 1977

Created by: Janet Gari and Winslow Mortimer based on the Electric company script by Tom Whedon

Team Affiliations: None

Legal Status: Unknown

Height: 5’5              Weight: 130 lbs

Eyes: Brown                Hair: Black

Relatives:  Unknown

Powers: None

Skills: Expert thief, infiltrator and escapist.

Biography

Her real name and background are unknown. She first appears stealing an engagement ring from right off the finger of a woman in a park. She goes on a spree which is halted by Spider-man when he sets a trap and sends her to prison [Spidey Super Stories #23].


Sphinx

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Created by: Fabian Nicienza

1st appearance: New Warriors #4, 1990

Nationality: Egyptian

Real Name: Meryet Karim

Height: 5’10”       Weight: 250lbs

Eyes: Green        Hair: Black

Skills and abilities: Has retained all the knowledge and skills of all her reincarnations over the centuries, including college educations

Powers: Due to the Ka Stone Meryet can alter reality within a several mile radius; can shoot het, light, or force blast from the stone, her hands or her eyes, enhance her strength, teleport of distances read minds or a person’s memories which will kill them, she is also eternally reincarnate and retains all of the knowledge of her past lives; without the stone the bearer will lose all the powers and revert to their true age and possibly crumble to dust

Weapons: none

Biography

Meryet Karim was a desert nomad who found Anath-Na Mut soon after he finds the Ka Stone and was unconscious. Meryet absorbs residual energies from the Ka Stone which grant her a fraction of its’ power while nursing Anath Na Mut back to health. After her death Meryet was reincarnated into new bodies and retained the knowledge of her previous lives with each perpetual rebirth. Meryet finds the pieces of the Ka Stone, rebuilds it, and becomes the new Sphinx. Meryet then alters history and has Anath-Na Mut kill Moses. By doing this Egypt was placed in position to conquer the world. Meryet’s plans are thwarted by the New Warriors. She resurrects Anath-Na in an attempt to reclaim his love. Anath, now being empowered again, battles the New Warriors. Anath-Na Mut was forced to face his feelings for Karim and decides to merge with her into a composite entity, which goes back in time to live a normal life (New Warriors #47-50, 1994, Nova #6-7, 1994, Night thrasher Vol. 2 #11-12, 1994)


Spider-Woman

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Created by: Jean Thomas, Winslow Mortimer, Mike Esposito and Tony Mortellaro based on the Electric Company script by Sara Compton

Real Name: Valerie

1st appearance: Spidey Super Stories #6, March 1974

Team Affiliations: None

Legal Status: Unknown

Height: 5’6              Weight: 120 lbs

Eyes: Brown                Hair: Black

Relatives:  Unknown

Powers: None

Costume: Valerie found a Spider-man costume and customized it to mimic the real Spider-man’s power. She used suction cups on the fingers and Feet of the costume to mimic his wall crawling abilities.

Biography

Valerie works at a library where she met Spider-man. In the library she had to deal with the Bookworm [Spidey Super Stories #6, March 1975] then the Vanisher [Spidey Super Stories #7, April 1975]. While working at a library she was attacked by ‘the April fool” who she managed to thwart with her quick thinking right as Spider-Man arrived [Spidey Super Stories #10, July 1975].

She Witnesses Spider-man save a jewelry store from the Vulture. Then she has the Spider-man costume fall in her lap while thinking about how cool Spider-man was. After getting the suit she customizes it to compensate the fact she naturally has no spider powers. Spider-man met her in costume as she crawled up a wall and allowed her to continue operating as the other “Spider-person”. She later helps Spider-man battle and defeat The Vulture and turn him over to the police [Spidey Super Stories #11, August 1975].

After easy reader reads a magic book they are stuck walking on ceilings and run through more spells before spidey manages to show up and save the day [Spidey Super Stories #27, October 1977].

N.B: This Spider woman made her debut in costume in Spidey Super Stories #11, August 1975 this makes her the FIRST Spider-woman to appear in a marvel comic beating Jessica drew by two years who made her debut in Marvel Spotlight #32, February 1977. The only other Black Spider-Woman was Ashley Barton.


Marie Laveau

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Created by: Gene Coleman and Roy Thomas

1st appearance: Dracula Lives #2,September 1973

Team Affiliations: None

Legal Status: Unknown

Height: 5’6              Weight: 120 lbs

Eyes: Brown                Hair: Black

Relatives:  Charles Laveau (Father), Darcantel Marguerite (Mother), Several unnamed children (Status Unknown)

Skills and Abilities: Skilled Dancer, hair dresser and voodoo sorceress.

Powers: Unrevealed.

Biography

Early Years

Marie Laveau was the daughter of a wealthy estate owner named Charles Laveau and a slave Darcantel Marguerite in Saint Domingue located, Haiti in the year of 1794. After a slave revolt in Haiti she arrived in New Orleans in 1809 where she made a living as a hairdresser.  Sometime later she began practicing voodoo magic and married Jacques Paris in 1819 but soon after he mysteriously died. By 1830 she was well known as a seller of charms. In 1835 she wed again and just as before he mysteriously died. Over the course of the 1800’s she had fifteen children. Marie was reported as dead in 1881 but was still seen roaming the streets soon after. Marie is also reportedly the cause of the 1895 hurricane which struck New Orleans.   

During the dawn of the 19th century men came from across the globe to watch her dance naked in the moonlight and by day women bought her love potions. The sorcerer Cagliostro was enthralled by her and became her lover.  From him she learned the secrets of immortality which he had learned from the Darkhold itself. She aged so slowly that many came to believe that there had been two Marie’s, a mother and a daughter. Cagliostro eventually did leave her and by that time she was an old woman in form as he had given her an incomplete formula for immortality. She was tended to by her most faithful of followers’ generation to generation [Dracula Lives #2 and #7].  Gaston her latest caretaker managed to bring Dracula to her side and use his blood to complete an immortality ritual which fully restored her youth and vitality while transferring all her age to Gaston. Laveau then proposed an alliance with Dracula though he refused [Dracula Lives #2 and #7].

Modern Times

She came into conflict with Doctor Strange when she was bound to the will of Silver Dagger. During the conflict she saved his life [Marvel Team-Up v1. #76-77]. After the Montessi Formula was used to banish vampirism from the Earth plane she realized that her immortality formula would be compromised and thus used her powers to control Monica Rambeau who she sent through time to bring back a vial of vampiric blood. Monica was successful but upon returning to the present the blood was rendered useless [Marvel Fanfare #42]. She was allies with the Minoru family [Mystic Arcana: Sister Grimm #1]. She again failed to find a substitute Vampiric blood in a failed plan involving Morbius and Victor strange which left her home burnt to the ground [Doctor Strange v3. #14]. Crossing paths with Dr. Strange once more she manages to get her hands on the ‘darkhold’ and make her way to Haiti. Raising small army of vampires she was opposed by Brother Voodoo and an army of Zombies. Defeated and her vampires killed she fled once more. The next time she used the Darkhold to resurrect the first vampire Varnea, who had created Dracula years before. The spell was imperfect and thus she had to find a host body for Varnea. With the dark lord returned she attempted to flee with the Drakhold but was captured by Brother Voodoo and lost the Darkhold [Doctor Strange v3. #15-18].

When the host body died she was forced to perform another spell to bring back Varnea and this time clashed with Blade and the Nightstalkers. She was successful though Blade eluded her [Nightstalkers #18 and Blade #4,#5].

Allied with Deacon Frost she tried to take over new Orleans but was thwarted by Brother Voodoo who managed to turn the Loa against her [Blade Crescent City Blues]. She later managed to get a page of the Darkhold from an old Mirror thanks to Nico Minoru. She turned over the page to Ian Mcnee [Mystic Arcana: Sister Grimm #1 and #3].


Rosalyn

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Rosalyn

Publisher: Image Comics

Created by: Todd Johnson and Larry Stroman

1st appearance: Tribe #1, 1993

Nationality: American

Team Affiliations: Tribe

Legal Status: Unknown

Weight: 150 lbs    Height: 5’5

Eyes: Brown            Hair: Black

Relatives: Unknown

Skills and abilities: Highly proficient in unarmed combat.

Powers: Though her powers are described as ‘mysterious’ Rosalyn has displayed superhuman strength, nigh invulnerability and one of her eyes glows when angry. Rosalyn can also transform into a godlike armored being with seemingly immeasurable power.

Biography

Rosalyn was a voluptuous beauty and a member of the superhero movement called ‘Tribe’. Blindspot recalled that he met her by chance on the street. He stumbled for words hoping compliments would sweep her off her feet. He struck out but they became friends and allies over the years [Tribe #3]. She was training with Short Order when they were contacted by Blindspot [Tribe #1]. She’s always a topic of fan debate and easily the most popular character from TRIBE. Rosalyn is theorized to be the most powerful member of Tribe [Tribe Trading Card #2, PressPass Jan 1993]. She was called in to fight forces from Europan [Tribe #2-3]. During the ordeal the seemingly immortal ‘Deus’ appears and she transforms into a godlike armored being with seemingly immeasurable power. Transformed she proclaims she “remembers her true past”, implying there is more to her than originally thought. Deus though defeated escapes and her friends are left confused by her transformation [Tribe #0].


Valkyra

Valkyra

Valkyra

Publisher: DC Comics

Created by: John Byrne

1st appearance: Jack Kirby’s Fourth World #7, 1997

Nationality: New God

Team Affiliations: New Gods of New Genesis

Legal Status: Unknown

Weight: 125 lbs    Height: 5’9

Eyes: Brown            Hair: Black

Relatives: Vykin the Black (Son)

Skills and abilities: Highly proficient in armed and unarmed combat as well as war fare with centuries worth of experience.

Powers: As a member of the immortal race known as the New Gods, Valkyra is also immortal, having physically stopped aging in the youthful prime of her life. As a new god she is also faster, stronger and more durable than a human being in peak physical condition.

Biography

A member of the new gods race who reside on New Genesis and are adversaries of the gods of Apokalips. Valkyra is one of the most skilled warriors of her planet having trained Orion who can go toe to toe with both Superman and Wonder woman. With an unknown god she gave birth to Vykin who was called before the highfather at a young age along with five other children and given personalized Mother Boxes with which they were encouraged to bond. As a warrior she trained her son in the ways of a warrior but he instead developed an affinity for machines and technology. This caused the two to drift apart which worsened when he left New Genesis with the forever people.

When Orion was amnesic after his battle/death/resurrection with Desaad she was instrumental in helping him regain his memories by retraining him. They soon started a relationship as they had always been attracted to each other but never acted upon it [Jack Kirby's Fourth World #11].

Later while Orion was dyeing at the hands of his brother Kalibak on Apokalips she was given foresight by the god Metron and rushed to Orion’s aid. The Black Racer had arrived to claim Orion soul but she threw herself in front of her love and died in his steed upon being touched by the death god [Jack Kirby's Fourth World #17].


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