- —Sally Floyd[src]
Sally Floyd used to be the writer for a newspaper column called the Mutant Diaries in the Alternative newspapers, a left-wing journal. She was married to Ken Floyd, and had a daughter Minne who turned out to be a mutant. After a few months of life, Minnie started de-aging until she was back to a fetal stage, and subsequently died. With the death of her daughter and being abandoned by her husband, Sally began to rely on alcohol to ease her pain.
Decimation : Ex-Mutant Diaries
During those periods, she interviewed several mutants with and/or without powers including: Marrow and the Morlocks, Angel (who faked being depowered), Collider, and the Former Order of Mutants, a group of support for depowered mutants.
As a result of her writings, a killer began sending her pictures of ex-mutants he'd killed and calling her mysteriously, telling her that "not enough mutants" had died. While she briefly considered giving up her column, she was convinced by detectives to continue, in the hope that it would draw him out. Eventually at a meeting with a seemingly depowered Angel (Warren Worthington III), the killer (Ghoul) appeared and attacked her. Angel's depowered status was revealed as a mental illusion by Emma Frost, and several X-Men also revealed their presence, attacking and eventually defeating the Ghoul (seemingly killing him in the process).
Following the battle, Sally told the story of her daughter in the Ex-Mutant Diaries and willingly entered Alcoholics Anonymous.
During the Civil War she worked with fellow reporter Ben Urich to cover the various angles of the conflict. During the conflict, she earned an exclusive interview with Captain America at one of his safehouses. She also interviewed Battlestar and his squad of Secret Avengers. Eventually, with the aid of Ms. Marvel, she and Ben Urich discovered that Tony Stark had orchestrated many of the events of the war, including Norman Osborn's attempted assassination of an Atlantean diplomat.
During the conflict she was introduced to Detective Danny Granville, a New York police detective in the super-human division, who she had begun dating. Toward the end of the Civil War, she quit the Alternative and joined with Ben Urich to create a truly independent newspaper, the Front Line. When the newspaper almost failed, a mysterious benefactor, who was revealed to be J. Jonah Jameson. Jameson bought out the Alternative's office and handed it over to Ben Urich, who renamed it Front Line and became its Editor-In-Chief. Sally Floyd became the lead reporter.
World War Hulk
When Hulk returned to Earth, Sally was one of the few who stayed in Manhattan in order to cover the event. Sally had moved in with Danny Granville, she had also begun occasionally drinking again when things weren't going well with Front Line. During this time she also became aware that J. Jonah Jameson was the one who had bought out the Alternative so they could form Front Line, to act as underdog competition to him and boost his circulation, and decided to keep this fact from Ben Urich.
When Hydra took control of the USA under the leadership of Captain America, who had been secretly replaced with an alternate reality version of himself by a Cosmic Cube, Sally was offered an exclusive interview with the new Supreme Leader. Even though the interview was meant to have no topics off-limit, she was requested not to talk about a bombing ordered by Hydra on Las Vegas. Sally pointedly questioned Hydra's regime, the persecution of super-powered minorities, the erosion of personal liberty, freedom, and equality, and their overall double-sided discourse. When the discussion escalated, Sally blurted out a mention of Las Vegas, leading to her subsequent arrest and imprisonment.
Powers and Abilities
Expert Journalist: Sally was a writer of a newspaper who was known for her article entitled Mutant Diaries.
Sally is a recidivist alcoholic.
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