- —Angelina Brancale[src]
Stunner was originally a video store clerk but she managed to get a job working for Carolyn Trainer, a former student of Otto Octavius, a.k.a Doctor Octopus. She immediately fell in love with Octavius, her devotion to him only increasing when he used his virtual reality technology to make Angelina powerful and beautiful, dedicating herself to him and everything he did.
She was first seen using her virtual powers to destroy a bar. While in her Virtual form she tried to resurrect Octavius (who was killed by Kaine) after a battle with Spider-Man. As her real body was actually tied down into the virtual reality machine, the explosion that followed Otto's resurrection knocked her true form into a coma from which it took her years to awake from.
Upon hearing that her love, Otto Octavius, was dead again, she swore vengeance on the one responsible for it: the Superior Spider-Man (not knowing that he was actually Otto trapped in Peter's body).
Using Octavius' machine, Angelina once again took the form of Stunner and tried to hunt down Spider-Man, causing havoc in the city in order to draw the attention of his Spider-Bots and minions and lure him out. Otto, in Parker's body, tried to calm her down and almost revealed his secret (that he was actually Otto Octavius), but Stunner's blind rage prevented him from doing so. Seeing no other option, Superior Spider-Man engaged in battle, rendering Stunner powerless with his new and stronger web formula. He then sent a holographic transmission signal via his Spider-Bots and ordered them to shut down the machine Angelina was connected to.
As "Parker" went to the university to meet his girlfriend Anna Maria, Stunner broke out of his web and pursued Spider-Man, throwing a bus at him. As he held the bus with his webs, his Spider-Bots managed to sever the connection to the Virtual Reality Machine, destroying Stunner and leaving Angelina unconscious. Upon getting to Angelina's apartment, Spider-Man took the V.R. Machine to his lab, where he created a Virtual Otto Octavius back to his former glory in order to calm down Angelina and make her think Doc Ock was still alive. "Parker" used this opportunity to break up with Angelina, saying that he had found a new love with Anna, but would always care for Angelina. She was last seen in her apartment, crying on her knees, as the Virtual Otto Octavius left the scene.
Powers and Abilities
Superhuman Strength: When in Virtual Form, Stunner possesses great superhuman strength, able to lift approximately 50 tons.
Superhuman Reflexes: Stunner possesses reflexes as good or better than the finest human athlete.
Superhuman Endurance: Stunner possesses a durable and resilient body strong enough to withstand conventional firepower.
Stunner is able to escape from difficult situations by reverting back to Angelina, in the VR machine, and therefore vanishing from the location her 'Stunner' form is in.
Superhuman to an extent that seems far greater than Spider-Man. She has been shown to easily break down walls, uproot trees, and was able to throw a city bus at Spider-Man from hundreds of feet away.
Her powers rely on the technology that projects her artificial virtual form as Stunner.
Virtual Reality Technology
Stunner has spiked gauntlets.
- Stunner's major enemies are Spider-Man (Peter Parker), Kaine, and Superior Spider-Man (Otto Octavius/"Peter Parker")
- During the first few years, Stunner was portrayed as extremely tall but with a slender feminine frame. Years later, during her appearances in Superior Spider-Man Vol 1, she was portrayed with a much more muscular frame.
- 20 appearance(s) of Angelina Brancale (Earth-616)
- 4 minor appearance(s) of Angelina Brancale (Earth-616)
- 11 image(s) of Angelina Brancale (Earth-616)
- 2 quotation(s) by or about Angelina Brancale (Earth-616)
Links and References
- Marvel Classic Figurine Collection