Real Name: Andrea Rodgers

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Unrevealed

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Man-Thing

Enemies: Man-Thing, several men from the Blue Moon Saloon

Known Relatives: Unidentified mother & father

Aliases: Circe, Miranda, Patti, She-Demon, Snake

Base of Operations: Last seen at Citrusville General Hospital, Citrusville, Florida;
    active within "the Man-Thing's swamp," outside Citrusville, Florida;
    previously an unrevealed location (close enough to the Citrusville swamp to drive there in a van for a camping trip) 

First Appearance: Rampaging Hulk I#7/2 (February, 1978)





Powers/Abilities: Andrea may or may not have possessed low-level psychic powers. It is equally possible that the abilities she demonstrated were purely a result of her identity disorder being affected by the mystical energy present at the Nexus of Realities, combined with the Man-Thing's empathic powers and the mysterious terror bound to the corpse of Mickey Hooper (released by contact with the Man-Thing).
    Otherwise, she was allegedly strong for her size and had some experience in dancing.

    During her trip to the Citrusville swamp, she manifested five aspects of her personality:
From left to right: Snake (macho/masculine), Patti (inner child), Miranda (reason), Circe (sensuality), and She-Demon (hate, violence).







(Rampaging Hulk I#7/2 (fb)) - As a young girl, Andrea was upset by the violence between her parents as they fought over her, her father encouraging Andrea to exercise, while her mother tried to keep her inside the house so she wouldn't hurt herself; Andrea did indeed fall out of a tree after watching her father strike her mother.

(Rampaging Hulk I#7/2 (fb)) - In grade school, Andrea was chastised for doing a problem incorrectly, even though she got the right answer by figuring it out by herself. At home, her mother told Andrea it was not her place to argue, and Andrea remembered that.

(Rampaging Hulk I#7/2 (fb) - BTS) - In Church, Andrea learned that fighting was wrong and that she would go to Hell if she even thought of fighting.

(Rampaging Hulk I#7/2 (fb)) - Eugene and another boy down the block took Andrea's bike and then beat her up when she asked for it back. Though quite strong, Andrea remembered the church lessons and didn't fight back, though it made her angry enough to want to kill the boys. And the fact that she wished this made her feel guilty, such that she felt the pain she was receiving was God's punishment.

(Rampaging Hulk I#7/2 (fb)) - When she was 13, Andrea's father abandoned her and her mother, leaving only a note. Her mother wouldn't let her read the vulgar note and told her she hoped that a man would never take advantage of her that way. Andrea wasn't sure what she meant. Soon after, Andrea began to suffer "primal tensions," which she tried to control with cold showers, religious tracts, and dancing lessons.

(Rampaging Hulk I#7/2 (fb)) - Eugene took a sexual interest in Andrea. Though afraid of Eugene, Andrea wondered about these potential pleasures, though she didn't dare tell her mother.

(Rampaging Hulk I#7/2 (fb)) - Noting that Andrea -- now 15 years old -- had grown sullen, morose, and laconic, she suggested they take a mother-daughter camping trip into the swamps in Citrusville. Andrea sensed the supernatural forces at work in the swamp (the Nexus of Realities), and she sensed that these forces were fostering further divisiveness within her. She felt that she might be going mad as she dreamed of murdering a man much like Eugene, but, not wanting to frighten her mother, she remained silent.

(Rampaging Hulk I#7) - Apparently affected by the sheer terror being exuded from the murdered (though long-dead) corpse of Mickey Hooper as the empathic Man-Thing touched it, Andrea unconsciously released her savage She-Demon persona in corporeal form, which assaulted the Man-Thing. When the Man-Thing fought back and hurt her, she became afraid and burnt at his touch and then faded from the physical plane to be reabsorbed into Andrea.
    Andrea, meanwhile danced to a record player at her campsite while her other personae discussed her problems in wraith-like form, though Andrea could here them and yelled for them to be silent. This caught her mother's attention, who mocked her for talking to herself, and Andrea argued back that her mother always disguised her emotions by joking. They continued arguing about Andrea wanting to go out on her own but her mother not being willing to support her unless she lived under her rules. Both women's emotions pained the nearby Man-Thing, who moved far enough away that he could simply sense their worries: the mother's ambivalence towards movement (and her affinity to the stagnant swamp); Andrea's progressive disintegration as she was unable to reconcile the disparate aspects of her personality; the mother's obsession with control; though not resenting her daughter's assuming the reins of her life, she did fear Andrea's capability; Andrea's unspoken fear that her mother may be correct; the love and respect each woman felt for each other, but which remained suppressed lest either betray her weakness.
    The argument reached its peak, and Andrea punched her mother to the ground and then took off in their van. As she drove off, her various personae took form alongside her. As Andrea drove to the parking lot of the Blue Moon Saloon, her Circe persona appeared within, expressing her carnal needs, only to walk away from the man who kissed her, mocking him as trying to give her a swimming lesson. When the man angrily grabbed Circe, she transformed into the powerful male Snake form, who punched and then kicked the man to the floor, then transformed into her young girl Patti form and ran out of the bar, crying. When someone tried to grab her, wondering who she was there with, she turned into the adult Miranda, who then departed. Returning to the van, Miranda talked to Andrea, explaining to her that these persona should be expressed through Andrea herself rather than taking corporeal form. In a daze, Andrea was virtually unable to respond, and she was unprepared when the man Snake had beaten up, alongside his friends, pulled her out of the van and prepared to express their frustration on her body. Andrea's various persona all then materialized in tandem and assaulted her attackers, while Andrea, virtually crippled by losing her personae, stumbled off, seeking a doctor. She encountered by the Man-Thing, who sensed that she was nearly devoid of emotion but that great torment still persisted within her. Sensing the various personae to be connected to Andrea, singularized and rarified, absurd in their insularity, the Man-Thing acted instinctually to rejoin them into Andrea.
    One by one, the Man-Thing took down Snake, Patti, the She-Demon, Circe, and Miranda, and each persona then returned to Andrea who wandered into Citrusville General Hospital, hoping that the regathered persona could be reunited into a whole person.

Comments: Created by Steve Gerber, Jim Starlin, and Bob Wiacek.

Profile by Snood.

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    Representing Andrea's sensuality, she manifested herself in the Blue Moon Saloon, flirted with a guy at the bar, and then walked off after a single kiss, mocking his wet kiss. When the guy angrily tried to force an apology from her, she turned into Snake and beat him up. After being manifested to oppose the man and his friends when they came after Andrea, she initially fought them men, but then turned on Miranda, whose logic opposed her passion. The Man-Thing's burning touch fused the two women's hands together, after which they both re-merged with Andrea.


--Rampaging Hulk I#7/2








Representing Andrea's logic, she manifested in the Blue Moon Saloon, replacing Patti, and stopping a man from chasing her. She then spoke to Andrea after the manifestations began, telling her that this was wrong and that the personae must be re-absorbed and re-united. She was forced to fight them men who came after Miranda, but ended up fighting Circe, who passion opposed her logic. The Man-Thing's burning touch fused the two women's hands together, after which they both re-merged with Andrea.


--Rampaging Hulk I#7/2






    Representing Andrea's inner child, she replaced Snake after he had punched out the man confronting Circe, and she ran out of the bar crying until Miranda replaced her. She was afraid to fight the men who grabbed Andrea and was swiftly tossed away by the men when all five personae manifested. She was terrified by the Man-Thins, burned at his touch, and then retreated to the safe haven within Andrea.


--Rampaging Hulk I#7/2








    Representing all of Andrea's anger, hostilities, and resentment, she attacked and fought whenever given the chance. She was the first form to manifest in the swamp, and she leapt atop the Man-Thing and began tearing at his body. When the Man-Thing fought back and hurt her, she became afraid, burnt at his touch, and then faded from the physical plane to be reabsorbed into Andrea. She savagely attacked the men who had assaulted Andrea, but the Man-Thing grabbed her by the head and swung her around repeatedly. She screeched in rage, but when she realized there was nothing she could do to stop it, she retreated to within Andrea's form.



--Rampaging Hulk I#7/2









    Representing Andrea's macho, masculine side, he appeared when the man in the Blue Moon Saloon grabbed Circe, then punched and kicked the man, knocking him to the ground. He fought that man and his friends in the swamp later, but when confronted by the Man-Thing, unable to conceive of a force more powerful than himself, retreated back into Andrea's form.


--Rampaging Hulk I#7/2








Mickey Hooper

    Under unexplained circumstances, he was killed in the swamp via a hatchet. His rotting corpse somehow retained an aura of sheer terror, which pained the Man-Thing who recognized that something was wrong. This energy may or may not have affected influenced Andrea's ability to manifest her personae (it would appear that the She-Demon had already manifested and was watching the Man-Thing before he touched Mickey's corpse; there's an eye in the shadows watching).

I have to scan his image and add it in to the profile.

--Rampaging Hulk I#7/2








Mrs. Rodgers

    She tried to keep Andrea sheltered, resulting in conflict with her husband who thought she should be out in the world, experiencing life. Sometimes physically abused by her husband, she joked about her feelings to try to cover her pain. After her husband left her, she tried to bond with Andrea who resented her control. During their camping trip, their disagreements came to a head, and Andrea punched her out.

    We don't actually know what her last name is. She could have changed her name after her husband left her.

--Rampaging Hulk I#7/2





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Rampaging Hulk I#7/2, p1, panel 1 & 4 (Mickey Hooper)
        p3 (She-Demon)
        p8, panel 3-4 (Circe & Patti)
            panel 6 (Andrea, main image)
        p9, panel 6 (mother)
        p10, panel 1 (Andrea face)
        p15, panel 3 (Miranda)
        p17, panel 6 (mindstorm)
        p18, panel 3(Snake) 

Rampaging Hulk I#7/2 (February, 1978) - by Steve Gerber (writer), Jim Starlin (penciler), Bob Wiacek (inker), Roger Slifer (editor), Ralph Macchio (associate editor), Roy Thomas & Len Wein (consulting editors)

Last updated: 08/08/07

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