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Dragonfly (Marvel Comics)

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Dragonfly
Publication information
PublisherMarvel Comics
First appearanceX-Men #94 (1975)
Created byLen Wein
Chris Claremont
In-story information
Alter egoVeronica Dultry
Team affiliationsAni-Men
Femizons
Masters of Evil
AbilitiesFlight
Hypnotic gaze

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Dragonfly (Veronica Dultry) is a fictional supervillainess appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.

Publication history[edit]

Dragonfly first appeared in X-Men #94-95 (August–October 1975), and was created by Chris Claremont and Len Wein.

Fictional character biography[edit]

Veronica Dultry is endowed with superhuman powers by Maggia scientists in order to serve the crimelord Count Nefaria as a member of the original Ani-Men. The Ani-Men take control of the NORAD base at Mount Valhalla, but are defeated by the X-Men,[1] and imprisoned in the mutant research complex at Muir Island. She escapes shortly after when Erik the Red breaks into the complex.[2]

She is later abducted by the alien the Stranger to his laboratory world, where she and other abductees are manipulated by the Overmind into battling Quasar.[3] After she returns to Earth, she mutates further due to the Stranger's experiments, but Ant-Man aids her in returning to her normal appearance.[4]

Later, she joins Superia's Femizons and battles Captain America and Paladin.[5] Dragonfly and several other former Femizons battle Captain America again during an A.I.M. weapons demonstration.[6]

Much later, Dragonfly is invited to join the Crimson Cowl's Masters of Evil, where she battles the Thunderbolts. They are defeated and sent to prison.[7]

In new battle armor, she is sent to attack Jackie Dio alongside several other criminals. Dio quickly defeats the villains by blowing up the building they were in.[8]

During the "Opening Salvo" part of the "Secret Empire" storyline, Dragonfly is recruited by Baron Helmut Zemo to join the Army of Evil.[9]

During the "Hunted" storyline, Dragonfly is among the animal-themed characters that are captured by the Taskmaster and the Black Ant for Kraven the Hunter's Great Hunt that is sponsored by Arcade's company Arcade Industries. She is seen fleeing from the Hunter-Bots created by Arcade Industries.[10]

Powers and abilities[edit]

Dragonfly can fly and possesses a hypnotic gaze. Her physical appearance has also been altered giving her wings, red skin, white pupils and antennae.

In other media[edit]

Dragonfly appeared in The Avengers: United They Stand episode "Command Decision", voiced by Susan Roman.[citation needed] She is seen as a member of Baron Helmut Zemo's Masters of Evil.

References[edit]

  1. X-Men #94-95. Marvel Comics.
  2. X-Men #104. Marvel Comics.
  3. Quasar #14-16. Marvel Comics.
  4. Iron Man Annual #12. Marvel Comics.
  5. Captain America #389-392. Marvel Comics.
  6. Captain America #411-413. Marvel Comics.
  7. Thunderbolts #24-25. Marvel Comics.
  8. Underworld #4-5. Marvel Comics.
  9. Captain America: Steve Rogers #16. Marvel Comics.
  10. Amazing Spider-Man (vol. 5) #18. Marvel Comics.

External links[edit]

  • Dragonfly at Marvel Database
  • Dragonfly at the Appendix to the Handbook of the Marvel Universe


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