Real Name: Holly-Ann Ember

Identity/Class: Human mutant or mutate

Occupation: Unemployed (still a minor)

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: She-Hulk, Storm, Tigra, Wasp

Enemies: AIM (Advanced Idea Mechanics), Timekeeper

Known Relatives: Joseph and Mary Ember (parents)

Aliases: the power source

Base of Operations: Venture Ridge, Wyoming, USA

Education: Elementary school student

First Appearance: Marvel Graphic Novel#16: The Aladdin Effect (1985)

Powers: Holly-Ann can tap into virtually unlimited power to accomplish such feats as teleporting people to and from all over the planet. However, she has very little ability to consciously control this ability. In fact, she has only demonstrated this ability via unconscious use at this time. When she has deliberately tried to tap into it, she has been unsuccessful. She may have unconscious limits on her power to prevent her from directly hurting others.

Height: 4'2"
Weight: 65 lbs.
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Blonde

History: Holly-Ann Ember grew up in a town near an AIM base which was experimenting with a new power source called Broadcast Power. It is uncertain whether her abilities developed as a result of natural genetic mutation, or from long-term exposure to scatter Broadcast Power.
When Holly-Ann was eight years old, The Timekeeper, the leader of that AIM outpost, eventually discovered that there was an immense power source in Venture Ridge, which was actually Holly-Ann. In order to prevent the source from escaping before he could discover it, he used the Broadcast Power to create a virtually impenetrable shield around the entire town. The occupants of the city soon panicked, and chaos overtook the city. Holly-Ann's father, Joseph, the sheriff of Venture Ridge, declared Martial Law in the town. Nonetheless, desperation continued to overtake the town as supplies began to run out.




After two months, Holly-Ann, while looking through her clip book of super-heroines, wished that some of them were there to help. Surprisingly enough, four super-heroines, She-Hulk, Storm, Tigra, and the Wasp, soon found themselves suddenly within the city of Venture Ridge. After they regained their bearings, Holly-Ann told the heroines that she had somehow brought them to her, and explained what was going on in the city. The heroines decided to help the town, although even their power was not enough to stop the powerful army of the Timekeeper. Joseph rallied the townspeople around the heroines and together they began to overcome the army. When the Timekeeper himself blasted Holly-Ann's parents, she attempted to summon her power to kill him. However, she proved unable to deliberately tap into her abilities. Joseph, however, took advantage of that moment to ambush the Timekeeper, taking him out, and then arresting them. As the heroines left, Storm gave the Embers a card inviting them to contact Charles Xavier for help in developing and/or controling Holly-Ann's power.

Comments: Created by Jim Shooter, David Michelinie, and Greg LaRocque.


This would be a good character to follow-up on in X-Men Unlimited.

Holly-Ann Ember got a full entry in Marvel Legacy: The 1980s Handbook.

Clarifications:The Timekeeper has no connection to:


Joseph and Mary Ember...coincidence?...I doubt it.








Last updated: 08/02/02

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