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Official Name
Daughters of Liberty
Status
Status

Organization Identity

Universe

Organization
Organization Leader(s)


Former Members
The Dryad (Harriet Tubman), Alexa Volkoff, several unnamed members




First appearance

Unknown


History

Origins

The Daughters of Liberty were preceded by the Daughters of Light, a group of young women in late 18th century Europe that preached freedom; however, that group disbanded when their leader was set to be beheaded, though one of her followers fled to the colonies.

Spreading the message of freedom in the colonies, the Daughters of Liberty were born as a sisterhood of guardians protecting knowledge of the new era. They were trained in the ways of combat, such as swordsmanship. They were also trained in the ways of magic by Agatha Harkness and in science by their Dryad.

The Daughters of Liberty made it their mission to protect freedom at all costs and to protect humanity against its own excesses and powers, ensuring these were used wisely. This included former Dryad, Harriet Tubman, helping lead over 300 slaves to the freedom of the North during the 19th century.

By the mid-20th century, Alexa Volkoff recruited Peggy Carter, a young Virginian tomboy, into the organization. Volkoff became Carter's handler and trained her to become a lethal agent.

Carter's first mission was to make sure that the Super-Soldier Serum inside Captain America never fell into the wrong hands, though the two fell in love during her assignment.[1]

Modern Day

When Captain America was framed for the murder of Gen. Thunderbolt Ross, he turned himself into the authorities. This prompted the current Dryad to bring together the modern incarnation of the Daughters to help clear his name, many of whom were summoned by Sharon Carter.[2]

After returning from blackmailing Mayor Wilson Fisk for information, Sharon met with Misty Knight, Bobbi Morse, and Ava Ayala to reveal to them that Ross' true murderer was the Foreigner, the ex-husband of Silver Sable.[3]

The Daughters met up with the Dryad in order to discuss their plans, with Toni Ho having downloaded the schematics for the Myrmidon. Jess Drew and Sue Storm Richards discussed using a prisoner, Eliot Franklin, help stage a breakout. Bobbi suggested using brownouts to sneak in and the Dryad began doling out missions, stating she would go after the Foreigner herself.[4]

Five weeks later, Sue infiltrated the Myrmidon to begin enacting the escape plan and injected Dr. Franklin with an unknown substance that caused a blackout in the prison; meanwhile, the Dryad attacked five of the Foreigner's safe houses in New York City.[5]

Due to the blackout in the prison, the prisoners rioted, giving Rogers the chance to escape and meet up with Sue and Misty, who had apprehended the Myrmidon's warden, Baron von Strucker. Meanwhile, the Dryad faced the Foreigner directly, though their battle was cut short when Neo-Hydra attacked the two with a missile, seemingly killing the Foreigner. Bobbi and Jess then met with Sue, Misty, and Steve outside of the prison, while Sharon and Toni coordinated all of the missions.[6]

While the Dryad was having ex-S.H.I.E.L.D. psi-agents remove all pertinent intel from von Strucker's mind, the Winter Soldier was standing by, feeding information about Steve to Nick Fury on her request. During this time, Steve himself was asking for the Daughters to be his team and help him out of his current situation. Later on, Sharon met with Bucky and the Dryad to check on the status of von Strucker's intel, and the Dryad revealed herself to be Peggy Carter.[7]

On his first mission with the Daughters, Steve helped White Tiger, protect immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border from the Watchdogs, saving many with the added help of Echo, while the Dryad made sure Nick Fury found their Manhattan hideout.[8]

When a new Scourge began killing corrupt Russian mercenaries hired as NYPD officers by Mayor Fisk, Steve and Misty tracked down leads. This culminated in Steve, Misty, Sue, Bobbie, and Jess suppressing a riot on national television, and tracking Scourge to his hideout, where he committed suicide.[9]

Realizing Steve had discovered she was still alive, the Dryad had Agatha appear to him and inform him of the organization's history. She then revealed to him that all of the threats the Daughters had recently faced were linked in a massive conspiracy leading back to Volkoff, now known as Alexa Lukin, the wife of Aleksander Lukin.[1]

Trivia

  • The Daughters have two unnamed members who have appeared in issue 9, issue 12, and issue 19:
    • A Caucasian brunette wearing glasses and a choker resembling Victoria Hand, sans the red streak in her hair.
    • A woman sporting a mohawk and wearing a black tank top, who in issue 9 she is depicted as a Caucasian red-head resembling Gladiatrix, but in issue 12 she is depicted as a white-haired African-American resembling Storm. She is subsequently depicted in issue 19 with her African-American design. Although these may in fact be two distinct women, one Caucasian and the other African-American.

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