Real Name: Inapplicable
Identity/Class: Human, proto-husk
Occupation: Serve Arnim Zola
Group Membership: Arnim Zola's Proto-Husks
Affiliations: Arnim Zola (creator), Typhoid Mary
Enemies: Deadpool, Mary Walker
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Dallas, Texas
First Appearance: Deadpool III#6 (June, 1997)
Powers/Abilities: The Vamp's
proto-husk probably had normal strength and reflexes, and
she could transform into Animus.
The real Vamp wore a belt to duplicate abilities of those around her, and it is not known if the proto-husk had this ability.
Animus is male and is larger than a normal human, stronger (class 25?), more agile and resistant to injuries and can re-transform into Vamp. Animus sometimes uses a club and also probably has the same telekinetic powers as the original Animus.
History: (Deadpool III#0 (fb) - BTS) - Vamp/Animus was created by Zola by infusing some of the real Vamp's genetic material into his one proto-husks, and she also received awareness of her abilities and (some of) the memories of her previous life.
(Deadpool III#6 (fb) - BTS) - The Vamp Proto-Husk was hired by Bloody Mary to kill Deadpool who was hired by Mary Walker to kill her and by Typhoid Mary to free her (normal Typhoid Mary lunacy).
(Deadpool III#6) - Vamp saw through Deadpool's disguise and attacked him. A man who had just got over his fear of women saved Vamp from being shot. She turned into Animus (the aforementioned man was now afraid again), and Deadpool was pummeled by her. Deadpool found Mary Walker and took her with him. She still wanted to die and asked Animus to kill Deadpool, but luck was on Deadpool's side as Weasel came through a window with a stolen ambulance and ran over Animus.
(Deadpool III#0 - BTS) - Zola again proto-husked Vamp/Animus. Vamp accepted to perform another mission for Zola. Animus introduced herself in the house of a Texas petroleum seller, just as Deadpool was playing with the rich man.
(Deadpool III#0) - Animus fled before Deadpool could stop him, but was followed by the killer to Arnim Zola's lair.
(Deadpool III#0) - There he transformed into Vamp and gave the money to her master, learning how Zola re-created her and her "brothers." She also thought that Zola's metallic head was sexy (possibly a conditioning by Zola through DNA modifying). Shortly afterward they were surprised by Deadpool, and she immediately attacked the killer but was shot by Deadpool.
Comments: Created by Joe Kelly, Ed McGuinness, Nathan Massengill and Norman Lee.
Vamp/Animus is derived from
and has no known connections to anyone else with a similar name.
Deadpool III#0, page 3, panel 6 (Vamp/Animus proto-husk)
Deadpool III#6 (June, 1997) - Joe Kelly (writer), Ed McGuinness (pencils), Nathan Massengill & Norman Lee (inks), Matt Idelson (editor)
Deadpool III#0 (December, 1998) - Joe Kelly (writer), Yancey Labat (pencils), Sean Parsons (inks), Matt Idelson (editor)
Last updated: 06/20/05
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