Real Name: Dionne McQuaid
Identity/Class: Human Paranormal (New Universe)
Occupation: Leader of the Black Powers gang
Group Membership: The Black Powers (Bazooka, Chill, Blindspot, Squirm)
Affiliations: The Clinic
Enemies: Charlotte Beck, Freefall, Tangler, DDTeens, Scuzz, Randy O'Brien, Jeff Walters, Mothball
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: The Clinic
First Appearance: DP7#14 (December, 1987)
Powers: Indigo had the ability to generate a field of violet-colored energy. She could surround herself with this field for protection, or extend it into other shapes, including fists, and blasts of force beams.
History: Sometime after the White Event (9/24/1986), Dionne McQuaid discovered she possessed paranormal abilities. She entered into the Clinic for treatment on May 10, 1987, and joined therapy group E.
(DP7#14)- As the authority of those in charge of the Clinic began to wane, Indigo set up her own team of paranormals, called "the Black Powers". Each member of the Black Powers was an African-American like herself, bound together for mutual protection from those in the Clinic she suspected to be racists. Her first recruits were Blindspot, Chill, and Squirm. She also approached Jeff Walters, but he turned her down. Charlotte Beck was also invited, but she found herself unable to participate in the Powers' assault on Freefall and Tangler, two racist paranormals, and ran from them during their fight with Randy O'Brien. Finally, Charlotte joined.
(DP7#15)- Indigo also recruited the paranormal Bazooka to the Black Powers.
(DP7#16)- Inspired by the Black Powers, the paranormal Scuzz formed his own team of paranormals, all young people, called "the DDTeens". To prove his authority over the DDTeens, Scuzz confronted the Powers', asking Charlotte to join them, but Indigo grabbed him with an energy-fist, and crushed him until he cried. Determined to get back at Indigo, Scuzz led the DDTeens in an attack against her. At the sight of this, Charlotte attempted to end the fight by sticking the others to the floor with her power, but Indigo attacked her with her powers. She was finally halted by the DDTeen Mothball, who neutralized her powers. In the aftermath, Charlotte quit the Black Powers.
(DP7#17)-<12/7/1987> Learning that Tangler and Freefall were out of the hospital from the injuries they had sustained before, Indigo planned to assault them with the Black Powers, and murder them. She invited Charlotte back to the Powers, to aid in stopping Freefall and Tangler before all the Powers were killed, but Charlotte contacted her friend Lenore Fenzl, and had her use her powers to halt the attack.
(DP7#18)-<12/23/1987> Still recovering in the hospital, Indigo left her bed to attack Charlotte, determined to harm her for turning against the Powers. She nearly succeeded in her assault, until O'Brien's Anti-Bodies came to her rescue.
(DP7#21)-<1/4/1988> With Squirm and Charlotte having quit the Powers, and Blindspot and Chill slain by Freefall and Tangler, Indigo and Bazooka were now the only Black Powers left. The two of them fell in love, but when police officers arrived at the Clinic to investigate local sightings of paranormals, she and Bazooka jumped to the wrong conclusion, and attacked the police, causing a horrific fight between the paranormals and the police. Ultimately, Indigo was slain by a policeman's bullet.
Comments: Created by Mark Gruenwald and Paul Ryan.
The New Universe possesses interesting temporal characteristics. The White Event occurred on September 4, 1986, after which events moved in real time, at least up to the War, sometime in later 1989, or early 1990. They interacted with the Marvel Universe in 1991-1992 of real time, and were last seen in 1994, at the conclusion of the Star Blast saga. It's unlikely that the characters of the NU will be seen again (a true shame), but I'd like to think that they should somehow stay in real time. In addition, as the Prime One points out, since the Living Tribunal has isolated them from the rest of the Universe, they should be isolated from Eternity as well, meaning they won't be a part of 'Marvel Time' (or lack thereof). It's an especially moot point for Indigo.--Snood.
by Prime Eternal
Clarifications: Indigo should not be confused with:
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DP7#15-18 (January-April, 1988) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Paul Ryan (pencils), Danny Bulanadi (inks), Howard Mackie (editor)
DP7#21 (July, 1988) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Paul Ryan (pencils), Danny Bulanadi (inks), Howard Mackie (editor)
Last updated: 08/02/02
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