Real Name: Florence Sharples
Identity/Class: Human mutate
Occupation: Former enforcer/agent of Jasper Keaton, former employee of Keaton's savings and loan company
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Agent of Jasper Keaton, ally of Captain Rectitude
Enemies: She-Hulk, Phantom Blonde
Known Relatives: Allegedly at least three ex-husbands (none named or seen)
Base of Operations: Las Vegas, formerly the Nebuchadnezzar resort
First Appearance: Sensational She-Hulk#21 (November 1990)
Powers: Vast superhuman strength, durability, and leaping ability. She pretty much has the powers and appearance of a female version of the Abomination, right down to her two toes.
She particularly enjoys landing on victims from a great height. She is a big fan of her soap operas and bon-bons. If you interfered with one of these, she was pretty likely to land on you.
History: (Sensational She-Hulk#23 (fb)) - The woman who would become the Abominatrix was an employee of Jasper Keaton's savings and loan company. Following government deregulation of the S&L industry, Keaton made a large profit with short-term investments. He created a genetic research division which empowered two of his employees, creating the Abominatrix and Captain Rectitude. The Abominatrix was the product of a failed medical experiment (presumably using gamma rays, naturally) to control PMS. Instead, the experiment left her permanently in that condition.
(Sensational She-Hulk#21-23)- Keaton employed the Abominatrix to kidnap Louise Mason. Mason, formerly known as the Blonde Phantom back in the 1940s, had been part of the All-Winners Squad's attempt to prevent gangster Dutch Malone from stealing the nuclear warhead nicknamed Rosebud. Keaton wanted to learn the current location of Rosebud so he could use it to force the US Senate Banking Committee to give him control of the Savings and Loans. Unfortunately for Keaton, Mason did not know where it was.
The Abominatrix battled She-Hulk on several occasions while she was trying to free Mason. Mason's daughter, now the Phantom Blonde, inadvertently revealed that Rosebud was hidden in a statue in front of Rosenblatt's hotel, the Benchmark. Rosebud's detonator was connected to Rosenblatt's pacemaker, and surprisingly enough, the aged Rosenblatt died of a heart attack while in a shoot-out with Keaton's men. She-Hulk succeeded in temporarily incapacitating Abominatrix in time to hurl the missile into the empty desert, where it destroyed Keaton's resort headquarters, the Nebuchadnezzar.
Comments: Created by Steve Gerber, Buzz Dixon and Tom Artis.
Her real name was revealed in World War Hulk: The Gamma Files. She has a small profile among the Gamma Mutates in this book.
The Abominatrix is not to be confused with:
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Sensational She-Hulk#21, Cover (main image)
Sensational She-Hulk#21-23 (November, 1990 - January, 1991) - Steve Gerber & Buzz Dixon (writers), Tom Artis (pencils), Jim Sanders III (inks), Bobbie Chase (editor)
Last updated: 04/08/04
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