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Real Name
Irene Merryweather
Aliases
Relatives
Rene Merryweather (future great-great grandson), unidentified parents
Affiliation
Daily Bugle; formerly Daily Bugle, Providence staff, Inquiring Eye staff
Base of Operations
Providence; Daily Bugle
Status
Living Status
Identity
Citizenship
Marital Status
Occupation
Investigative reporter; former Providence chief of staff, bibliographer
Education
Degree in Journalism
Characteristics
Gender
Eyes
Brown iris ; formerly Blue
Hair
Origin
Origin
Reality
Place of Birth
Place of Death
Daily Bugle Office, Manhattan, New York City, New York
Creators and Appearances

History

Irene Merryweather was a reporter for the "Inquiring Eye", researching a story on the Hellfire Club. Fearing that she might uncover something, Donald Pierce ordered Irene to be silenced and sent some Hellfire Club mercenaries after her. Cable came to Irene's rescue and decided that she would be the perfect person to chronicle his adventures.[2]

This lead to Irene traveling with Cable, and meeting his associates (Domino, G.W. Bridge, Blaquesmith, and Madelyne Pryor). It was during this time that Irene wrote her first news story for the Daily Bugle, after getting information on a Black Ops S.H.I.E.L.D. mission in Hell's Kitchen.[3]

When Cable renamed himself Soldier X and disappeared, Irene started to worry about him. Her work suffered as a result, but one year later she received a message from him. He sent her his diaries and confided in her.[4]

When Cable secretly used a virus to turn everybody on Earth pink, only to publicly restore them later to normal, he was lauded as a hero.[5] Irene interviewed the would-be mutant Messiah. She thought Cable's power was going to his head and called him on it, even bringing a gun to her office to protect herself from him, should he go insane.[6] Irene was fired for bringing the gun to work. Without a job, Irene moved to Providence, an island-state created by Cable to be an utopia. She took over administrative duties in the city and basically ran the whole city when Cable was on his missions. Irene even learned to put up with Deadpool, Cable's new associate, who often expressed a romantic interest in her. She didn't return his feelings, as Deadpool was an idiot.[7]

Providence was eventually shut down after Cable's apparent death and the attacks of Sabretooth and the Hecatomb.[8][9]

While being blackmailed by Stryfe, Cable's clone, Deadpool killed Irene at the Daily Bugle office.[10]

Powers and Abilities

Power Grid[12]
Intelligence3
Strength2
Speed2
Durability2
Energy Projection1
Fighting Skills1

Powers

Telepathic Immunity: Her mind was scrambled by Alecto that no one telepath can read her thoughts.[11]

Abilities

Irene is a skilled investigative journalist and a talented administrator.

Physical Strength

Normal human

Weaknesses

Poor eyesight

Paraphernalia

Equipment

Glasses

See Also

Links and References

Footnotes

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