VIRGINIA HUNTER

Real Name: Virginia Hunter

Identity/Class: Normal Human

Occupation: Struggling artist, although she appears to have a lot of money from some other unknown source

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Emerson Bale (her attorney)

Enemies: None, unless you count her father

Known Relatives: Mary Hunter (mother, deceased), Nitro (Robert Hunter, father)

Aliases: "Virgie"

Base of Operations: New York City, Soho District

First Appearance: Spectacular Spider-Man II#55 (June, 1981)

Powers: None

Weaknesses: Trusts and believes in her father far too much.

Physical Description: She's a fairly young looking "middle-aged woman" (probably mid-thirties) who tends to dress like a Catholic schoolgirl.

History: Presumably after his first super-villain rampage (Captain Marvel I#34), Virginia tried to get her father Nitro committed to an insane asylum.

(Spectacular Spider-Man II#55) - At the Project: PEGASUS complex, Virginia Hunter and her attorney Emerson Bale arrived. Bale informed the men at Project: PEGASUS that they had no right to hold Virginiaís father captive against his will, because Robert Hunter had yet to go to trial or even be arraigned. Dr. Wilburn told Emerson that he left him no choice, and called for subject "N" to be brought up. When subject "N" arrived, Dr. Wilburn told Emerson and Virginia that Robert Hunter was captured in a gaseous state and had been kept in two separate tanks. Bale demanded that Robert Hunter be released. They complied, and released Nitro. After regaining his human form, he blew himself up, knocking out the Project: PEGASUS team, Emerson Bale and his daughter.

Nitro left Project: PEGASUS with Bale and his daughter, bringing them to Virginia's apartment. Virginia regained consciousness in her apartment, and Nitro smacked her around for previsouly trying to get him committed. Nitro revealed he wanted revenge on Captain Mar-Vell for his imprisonment, and asked if Virginia or Emerson knew where Captain Mar-Vell was. Virginia answered: "B-but I donít know where he is, you know I donít follow the news". Emerson told him that Captain Marvel was most recently seen in Denver. Nitro and an unwilling Virginia left together to rob a bank and get some money. In the bank, Nitro walked into Peter Parker, who was also in the bank on his way out. As Peter left the bank, there was suddenly an explosion from within. Inside, Virginia tried to make her father stop, but he ignored her. He was attacked and eventually defeated by Spider-Man. As he was taken away, Virginia thanked Spider-Man for stopping her father before he could hurt anyone else. She left in an ambulance with her father.

Comments: Created by Roger Stern and Luke McDonnell.

As far as I know, Virginia is not seen again or mentioned in any of Nitro's subsequent appearances.

Her mother's name was revealed in Nitro's OHotMU Master Edition profile.

Profile by: The Beetle

Clarifications: Virginia Hunter, is the daughter of Nitro, aka Robert Hunter, @ Captain Marvel I#34
But has no connection to:


Appearances:
Spectacular Spider-man II#55 (June, 1981) - Roger Stern (writer), Luke McDonnell (pencils), Jim Mooney (inks), Denny O'Neill (editor)


First Posted: 06/06/2002
Last updated: 11/13/2013

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