Real Name: Anastasia Inyushin

Identity/Class: Extra-dimensional (New Universe) human (Russian), paranormal

Occupation: Runaway, former test subject

Legal Status: Citizen of the Soviet Union with no criminal record

Group Membership: Psi-Force

Affiliations: Dr. Lucian Ballad, Mona Freemont, Stefan Grigarenko, Wilfred Linden, Grigori Mironenko, Jackie Prentiss, Emily Proudhawk, Emmett Proudhawk, Eugene Proudhawk, Psi-Hawk, Colby Shaw, Skipper

Enemies: CIA, Seth Cleveland, "Cool," Mr. Flowers, Foundations Inc., Bill Holstrum, House Master, KGB, Medusa Web, Mind-Wolf, Bert Olson, Michael Proudhawk, Rodstvow, Derek Shiningstar, the Siberian Project, SKits, Father Suniyoshi, Doug Tanner, Serge Vladimiroff

Known Relatives: Vladimir Inyushin (father, deceased), Anne Inyushin (mother, deceased), Masha (aunt, deceased), Yakob (uncle, deceased)

Aliases: "Stasi," Healer

Base of Operations: Sanctuary, San Francisco, California
formerly The Siberian Project, USSR
formerly her aunt and uncle's home in Kansas

Place of Birth: Moscow, USSR (June 17, 1970)

Religion: Jewish

Extent of Education: Unknown

First Appearance: Psi-Force#1 (November, 1986)

Powers/Abilities: Anastasia could induce rapid healing throughout the structures of any injured or diseased organism through stimulation of the organism's own healing process. In order for the healing to take place, she had to be in physical contact with the subject.

The main limitation to Anastasia's power was that it caused considerable strain on her body. The more severely damaged the victim was, the greater the strain placed on her body when she healed them.

When assembled with the other members of Psi-Force, Anastasia could summon the Psi-Hawk.

Height: 5'5" Weight: 115 lbs. Eyes: Brown Hair: Black

History: (Psi-Force#1 (fb)) - As a child, Anastasia was gifted with caring for plants. When she was still very young, her parents sent her to America to live with her aunt and uncle in Kansas. When her aunt and uncle were killed in a car accident she was sent back to the USSR, only to learn that her parents were dead. Serge Vladimiroff of the KGB took her into his custody, and sent her to the Siberian Project so that Soviet scientists could examine her latent ESP abilities.

(Psi-Force Annual#1 (fb)) <7/23/86> - At the Siberian Project, Anastasia's talent with plant growth was monitored daily, and she spent most of her time in a cell, where she began to throw tantrums. When the White Event occurred she blacked out. The next day, she was playing soccer with other children at the Siberian Project when a boy named Piotor broke his ankle. When she touched his ankle, she healed it, and this was observed by the Siberian Project's staff. They began to test her healing abilities, and her life became even more miserable as a result. She was finally rescued by CIA agent Emmett Proudhawk, who broke her out of the Siberian Project and brought her to America to be with other psychic teenagers he was gathering. Unfortunately, the KGB followed them.

(Psi-Force#1) <08/3-6/86> - Kathy Ling and Tyrone Jessup helped Anastasia and Emmett escape the KGB and they brought her to Sanctuary, where she met Wayne Tucker and Michael Crawley. Emmett explained to the five teens how they had to protect each other, but Anastasia felt that she was placing the others in danger by remaining. She contacted Vladimiroff to turn herself in, but Emmett and the others followed her. In a confrontation with the KGB's Mind-Wolf, Emmett was killed, but Wayne led the others in using Emmett's medallion to summon up the Psi-Hawk, which destroyed Mind-Wolf's mind. Crawley convinced the others that they should bring Emmett's body back to Sanctuary.

(Psi-Force#2) <8/7/86> - The teens were pursued by the police and CIA on their way back to Sanctuary, and Anastasia healed Wayne when Crawley accidentally caused a building to collapse, injuring Wayne's leg with debris. They were finally apprehended outside of the building with Emmett's body. When the CIA demanded to know the secret of their powers, Wayne had them create the Psi-Hawk, but they were all shot as the Psi-Hawk was created. The Psi-Hawk fought off the CIA, erased all knowledge of Psi-Force from their minds, then used Anastasia's powers to heal all five teens. Only the "Skipper," a CIA friend of Emmett's was allowed to retain his memories of them.

(Psi-Force#3) - Anastasia went to school with the others and was threatened after class by a punk called "Cool," but Wayne saved them. Wayne began to wonder about how Emmett brought them together, and Tyrone learned from Skipper that Emmett had manipulated them into coming to San Francisco. They summoned the Psi-Hawk to ask it for guidance, but it just wrapped five branches together as a symbol. Wayne left the group was but was compelled to return by a tampering Emmett had made to him, and he returned to the others just in time to save them from Cool and his gang, but made it clear that he was only back because he had no choice.

(Untold Tales of the New Universe: Psi-Force#1) - Psi-Force met Michael Proudhawk, cousin of Emmett, who had the ability to generate a Psi-Hawk by himself. He attempted to recruit Psi-Force into the CIA, but they refused and their respective Psi-Hawks fought each other. When Proudhawk's Psi-Hawk was beaten, he was placed into a comatose state.

(Psi-Force#4) <10/20-26/86> - When Kathy tried to leave Psi-Force to rejoin her family, Wayne forced her to meet with the other four in an attempt to bring her back to Sanctuary, but she refused. When she went home, she found Olson showing her parents photos of her using her powers, advising them to turn her over to the government, and Kathy struck him down with her powers. The others came to her aid, as Anastasia healed Olson's wounds and Wayne erased Olson and her parents' memories. Kathy reluctantly returned home.

(Psi-Force#5) <11/9-15/86> - Anastasia used her powers to heal Wilfred Linden, a medical researcher, and he became curious about her abilities. Linden appealed to Anastasia to help prolong his life so that he could treat his patients and have enough time to possibly cure them, and she agreed, using her power on him nearly every hour. However, she was forced to return to Sanctuary when she sensed the others were in danger. She found them at the mercy of Thomas Boyd, an agent of Derek Shiningstar who posed as a runaway and had come to capture them. When Boyd tried to his leeching powers on Anastasia, her healing powers made her immune to him, and their powers locked them in a circuit until Anastasia won. After reviving her friends Anastasia was about to return to Dr. Linden, but heard on the radio that he had died 2 hours earlier.

(Psi-Force#6) <12/24-25/86> - On Christmas Eve, the teens kept to themselves while the rest of Sanctuary had a Christmas party, and Tyrone sent his astral form to visit his family. When Cool and his friends threatened Tyrone's body, the other four came to his defense, but Tyrone returned in time to beat up Cool. Colby demanded that the five of them move out of Sanctuary the day after tomorrow and an hour later, they were on the road, hitchhiking.

(Psi-Force#7) - The teens traveled to Seattle, Washington, where they wound up at the Sanctuary home located there, run by Mona Freemont. They befriended Jackie Prentiss and Doug Tanner, but later learned that Tanner was using girls at the Sanctuary for "auditions" with film producers that left them beaten up (presumably raped). After Jackie was beaten by Tanner, Anastasia healed her, and they learned that Kathy had gone to an audition. They rescued Kathy from Tanner, and Crawley destroyed Tanner's house in order to warn him against returning to Sanctuary. Afterwards, the five decided to return to San Francisco and deal with their problems.

(Psi-Force#8) - The teens went on a tour of the Alcatraz prison, but were ambushed there by Thomas Boyd. They summoned the Psi-Hawk to help fight him, but when Boyd realized he could absorb the Psi-Hawk's energies, he drained on it until it vanished, and all five teens were knocked out. He drained enough energy to keep Tucker, Ling and Crawley unconscious while he waited for Shiningstar's men to pick them up. As he waited, Anastasia and Tyrone tried to reason with him, but he considered them both brainwashed by Proudhawk. When the CIA men came with guns to kill the teens Boyd turned on them, and formed the Psi-Hawk with Jessup and Inyushin to drive them off. Boyd realized that he wasn't safe with Shiningstar, but didn't feel safe with them either, and left. The five teens decided to look up Emmett's grandmother for help.

(Psi-Force#9) - After Alan Moran, a resident of Sanctuary, committed suicide, Wayne was overcome with guilt because he thought he had made Alan kill himself. Crawley ultimately helped Wayne come to terms with his guilt.

(Psi-Force#10) - In Arizona, at last on their way to the Proudhawks, Kathy was annoyed by a redneck named Bill Holstrum and some of his friends, and the teens drove them off with their powers. They went to the Apache reservation where Emmett's brother Eugene and grandmother Emily lived, but Eugene was suspicious of them because of his brother's death. Emily began to try and help them determine what their destinies were, but when Holstrum came to the reservation for revenge and hurt Eugene, they summoned the Psi-Hawk to drive Holstrum and his friends off. The Psi-Hawk used Anastasia's powers to heal Eugene, and he was amazed to see that it resembled Emmett. Although Emily was now uncertain about the teens, Eugene gave them his complete support.

(Psi-Force#11) - Eugene helped train the teens with their powers and told them about Emmett's past, particularly about his friend Derek Shiningstar. Wayne began to drift away from the others when he became involved with Jenny Skytower, a girl on the reservation, but when an agent of Shiningstar set off dynamite in a cave where Eugene and the other four were training, Wayne revealed his powers to Jenny as he helped coordinate the rescue effort, and Anastasia helped heal everyone's injuries. Jenny left Wayne because she was afraid he might have used his powers to make her love him. Eugene finally decided that it was time for them to return to San Francisco.

(Psi-Force#12) - Anastasia met a young Russian man named Stefan Grigorenko at a theater, and he brought her to Haven House, home of a cult run by Father Suniyoshi. Anastasia was placed in a trance during a visit, and she revealed everything about her powers to Suniyoshi. Suniyoshi then took advantage of her, having her use her abilities to drum up financial support by healing potential contributors. The others suspected that Anastasia was in trouble and came to investigate, and when Anastasia tried to leave the cult, they revealed their true colors, and tried to force her to stay. Father Suniyoshi threatened Anastasia, but the police had been called by Colby Shaw, and they broke up the cult. Stefan was unaware of Suniyoshi's activities, and he parted ways with Anastasia as a friend.

(Psi-Force Annual#1) - When Boyd sent the teens a letter asking for help against the CIA, they discussed whether or not they could trust him. With Colby's help, they found floppy discs that Emmett had left at Sanctuary, and read his files on Boyd. They learned that Emmett had named them Psi-Force, and saw each of the codenames Emmett had for them. Anastasia's was "Healer." They ultimately aided Boyd against the CIA, and the six of them formed the Psi-Hawk to battle the agents, but the Psi-Hawk exhibited wild behavior, and turned on them when they tried to calm it down. Crawley realized that the Psi-Hawk could only merge five minds, and had Wayne knock him out so that the Psi-Hawk would vanish. Anastasia healed Boyd's wounds afterwards, as he was now able to trust her. Crawley decided that Boyd needed the others and that he could manage all right on his own, and left the group so that they would be able to function.

(Psi-Force#13) - Anastasia was visited by Grigori Mironenko, an old family friend, who asked her to come to the Russian Consulate to help heal his wife, but it was actually a ploy by Vladimiroff to recapture Anastasia. The other members of Psi-Force broke into the grounds and brought in the State Department. Ultimately when Mironenko realized that Vladimiroff had infected his wife just to capture Anastasia, he let Anastasia off of the consulate grounds.

(Psi-Force#14) - While Tyrone was in astral form searching for Crawley, his body was stolen by Seth Cleveland, who demanded that Jessup spy on a meeting and report on it to him in order to get his body back. While the rest of Psi-Force tried to learn Cleveland's identity, Jessup attended the meeting and learned that Cleveland was after a truck containing nerve gas, and needed to know what route it was taking. Unwilling to share the information, they tried to find Cleveland first, but Boyd took over the situation by finding Cleveland's family and holding a gun on them to make Cleveland turn Jessup's body over. Boyd had wanted to prove himself to the others, but Jessup was furious when he got his body back, because he thought Boyd had crossed the line. Tucker wiped the minds of Cleveland, his family, and his associates.

(Psi-Force#16) - Anastasia healed Kathy's wounds after she had been cut by glass from a telekinetic outburst. Later, Psi-Force allowed themselves to be studied by the scientists of Foundations Inc., but when Tyrone learned that they intended to operate on them, Wayne used his telepathy and learned they intended to abuse their powers, and they escaped from the facility, with Wayne erasing the memories of the head, Dr. Emilio Licciardo.

(Psi-Force#17) <10/19/87-11/25/87> - While shopping for a present on Wayne's birthday, Boyd, Ling and Inyushin encountered Troublemaker, a paranormal working for the Medusa Web mercenary organization. Troublemaker managed to outfight Boyd and escape. Ling and Inyushin presented Wayne with his present, an earring of a cross. Later, Troublemaker contacted them and set up a meeting at Golden Gate Park, but this time Ling managed to hold him with her telekinesis and Boyd beat him until he gave the location of the Medusa Web's cameras. Psi-Force destroyed the camera's films, unaware that Medusa Web member Imprint had recorded everything with his powers. When Anastasia began to heal Boyd from his injuries outside of Sanctuary, they fell for each other and kissed. Suddenly, the Russian paranormal Rodstovw appeared and unleashed a blast of energy that destroyed Sanctuary.

(Psi-Force#20 (fb)) <11/25/87> - Boyd ran into the flames and returned with Kathy, who Anastasia healed. Uncertain of where Wayne was and thinking Jessup dead, they ran from Rodstvow.

(Psi-Force#19) <1/2-5/88> - Kathy, Anastasia and Boyd were followed to San Diego by the mercenary outfit the Medusa Web, and fought them in the halls of the Horton Plaza. Anastasia was pursued by Relampago, and accidentally caused her death by tripping her with a Christmas tree light cord. Anastasia's fingers were severed in the act, and she spent all of her energy putting them back on, then blacked out.

(Justice#23/2 (fb)) - Anastasia taxed her healing powers to the limit by healing Kathy's chest wound. She passed out for three days due to the strain.

(Justice#23/2) <3/8/88> - At the Bethesda Naval Hospital in Washington D.C., Kathy and Anastasia were treated by Dr. Lucian Ballad. When a paranormal named Pippin ran wild, Kathy blasted him with her powers, and Ballad had Anastasia help treat his injuries.

(Psi-Force#24) <4/5/88> - Anastasia was reunited with Boyd, Jessup and Tucker and met Lindsey Falmon when they came to break her and Ling out. Anastasia was reluctant to leave because she felt she belonged at a hospital, but the others convinced her to come with them. They decided that their next mission should be to confront the CIA directly and settle matters with them. They entered CIA Headquarters, but found the halls littered with bodies of victims of Rodstvow. Some nervous soldiers shot at them, and everyone except Jessup was wounded. Jessup defeated the soldiers, and Anastasia, ignoring her own injuries, healed everyone else. With her last breath, she saved Boyd's life, then died in his arms.

(Psi-Force#25) <4/5/88> - Anastasia's body lay in CIA Headquarters as her friends fought Rodstvow.

Comments: Created by Archie Goodwin and Walter Simonson.

Anastasia received an OHOTMU style biography in Psi-Force#21.

Boyd went on to befriend the autistic paranormal Dehman Doosha. When he spoke his first words to Boyd, "L-love y-you!," Boyd exclaimed, "Oh, Stas...I hope you can see this..."

by Prime Eternal

Anastasia Inyushin should not be confused with:

Images taken from:
Psi-Force#21, page 26
Psi-Force#24, page 14, panel 7

Psi-Force#2-14 (December, 1986-December, 1987)
Psi-Force Annual#1 (1987)
Psi-Force#16-17 (February-March, 1988)
Psi-Force#19-20 (May-June, 1988)
Justice#23 (September, 1988)
Psi-Force#24 (October, 1988)
Untold Tales of the New Universe: Psi-Force#1 (May, 2006) - Tony Bedard (writer), Russ Braun (artist), Mark Paniccia (editor)

Last updated: 04/20/14

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