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Real Name
Delphyne Gorgon
Affiliation
Base of Operations
Status
Living Status
Identity
Citizenship
Amazon
Marital Status
Occupation
Deposed Queen of the Amazons,[2] former commander of 6th Themiscyran Phalanx[2]
Characteristics
Gender
Eyes
Yellow iris (Gorgon form); Green (human form)[1]
Hair
Green (Gorgon form); Red (human form)[1]
Unusual Features
Snake-like appearance, including miniature snakes for hair (formerly reversed to human form)
Origin
Origin
Gorgon Amazon (formerly Human due to curse lifting)
Reality
Creators and Appearances

History

Delphyne Gorgon is a descendant of the original Gorgon sisters who were cursed by Athena Panhellenios, and has made it her life's goal to kill Athena in order to lift the curse. In the course of her travels, she met Amadeus Cho, and they have been dating.[3]

Delphyne and the Amazons sided with Hera and the Olympus Group against Athena, the hated goddess who cursed the Gorgon line.[4] Delphyne arranged for a special helmet to be crafted by Hephaestus for her to unlock her latent petrifying powers, like those of Medusa. Delphyne used this power to turn Athena to stone and in exchange would turn her over to the Smith God. She intended to officially become a couple with Cho but in truth, he loved her just the way she was before the curse was lifted.[1] When she found out Hephaestus' true intentions for Athena however, she rescued her inanimate form from him just as Continuum had begun erasing reality. At the moment of Zeus & Hera's demise, Athena rose again brandishing her father's lightning bolt; reinstating the curse of Delphyne's ancestry reverting back to her Gorgon form again.[5]

Powers and Abilities

Powers

The snakes making up her hair could cause blindness with their venom. Due to being serpentine in nature she is invisible to infrared scans.[6]

Abilities

She is a very skilled combatant, showing skill in swordplay and archery, enough so to cut an arrow shot by Hawkeye mid-flight.[7]

Paraphernalia

Equipment

Enchanted Helm: Delphyne commissioned a gold helmet through which she could channel her ancestral power of the Gorgon Sisters through, turning all who she looked upon to stone. It has multiple holes within its platting for which the snakes making up her hair could fit through.[8]

Weapons

  • Short sword/dagger,[citation needed]
  • bow and arrows,[citation needed]
  • Spartan Xiphos (sword),[2]
  • Ka-bar U.S.M.C. (combat knife),[2]
  • Polish WZ 63. Caliber 9X18 Makarov PM (twin machine pistols)[2]

See Also

Links and References

Footnotes

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