VALKYRIE

Real Name: Samantha Parrington

Identity/Class: Human mutate

Occupation: Adventurer

Group Membership: Lady Liberators (Black Widow (Natasha Romanova), Hellcat, Invisible Woman, She-Hulk (Jennifer Walters), Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew), Storm, Thundra, Tigra);
formerly Defenders (Dr. Strange, Gargoyle, Hellcat, Hulk (Bruce Banner), Nighthawk, Silver Surfer, Starlight, Sub-Mariner)

Affiliations: Julie Angel, Aragorn, Ardina, Avengers (Captain America (James Barnes), Luke Cage, Mockingbird, Ronin (Clint Barton), Spider-Man (Peter Parker), Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew), Wolverine (James Howlett)), Bi-Beast, Mallory Book, Bunnyhopper, Captain America (Steve Rogers), Clea, Collector, Doctor Voodoo, Gamora, Gaea, Maria Hill, Hulk, Iron Fist (Danny Rand), Jessica Jones, Misty Knight, Lyja the Lazerfist, Mantis, Masters of the Mental Arts (Christopher Ganyrog, Romantic Objective Pamela), Namorita, Nova (Frankie Raye), Papa Hagg, Professor X, Quasar (Phyla-Vell), Red Raven, Red Raven (Dania), Valeria Richards, Everett K. Ross, Rupert, She-Hulk, SHIELD, Springthorpe, Valkyrior (Valkyrie (Brunnhilde)), Wasp (Henry Pym), Winter Guard (Crimson Dynamo (Vadim), Darkstar (Sasha), Red Guardian (Anton), Ursa Major), Tom Wolfe, Zeus

Enemies: AIM, Black Dragon, Bloodraven Cult, Chronarch, Deep Six (Attuma, Nagala, Orka, Piranha, Sea Urchin, Tiger Shark), Enchantress, Headmen (Chondu the Mystic, Gorilla-Man (Arthur Nagan), Shrunken Bones, Ruby Thursday), Helleyes, Lorelei, MODOK, Orrgo, Pluto, Rulk, Unum, Wayfinder, Yandroth;
formerly Order (Dr. Strange, Hulk (Bruce Banner), Silver Surfer, Sub-Mariner)

Known RelativesReginald Parrington (father), Malicia Biederman Parrington (mother)

Aliases: Val

Base of OperationsGreenwich Village, New York City, New York

First Appearance: Incredible Hulk II#142 (August, 1971)

Powers/Abilities: Due to mystic enhancements from Pluto and Lorelei (initially by the Enchantress), Samantha Parrington can mystically take upon herself the form of Brunnhilde, the Asgardian Valkyrie, inheriting her super-strength, swordsmanship, and durable form. It is unknown whether she can assume the resistance to injury or longevity of life that Brunnhilde uses. Valkyrie uses a long spear in battle as well as the enchanted sword Dragonfang (for more on the capabilities of Dragonfang, see Brunnhilde’s profile. Many of the swords’ properties have not been utilized by Samantha). An enchantment on the sword allows Valkyrie to switch from her clothes to her battle garb simply by unsheathing the sword, and she is capable of having the sword hang invisible at her hip while it is sheathed. She rides upon the winged horse, Aragorn. It is unknown if she has any mystic connections to Aragorn as Brunnhilde did. When Brunnhilde was killed in Asgard, she was wielding Dragonfang and on Aragorn’s back, so Samantha may have new weapons now or a new winged horse. For a time, Valkyrie’s actions were commanded by those who enchanted her and did not have access to her memories as Samantha, but she learned to command her own will and access her memories once again.

Height: 6’3’’ (as Valkyrie); 5’7’’ (as Samantha)
Weight: 475 lbs. (as Valkyrie); 130 lbs. (as Samantha)
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Blonde

History:

(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Women 2005) - Samantha Parrington was born into a wealthy family of eccentric philanthropists.

(Order#2 (fb) - BTS) - Samantha grew up playing with her imaginary friend, Bunnyhopper.

(Incredible Hulk II#142 (fb) - BTS) - Samantha's parents did not approve of her joining a womens' lib group, and they refused to throw a party to support her group.

(Incredible Hulk II#142) - When Samantha's parents decided to throw a party for the Hulk, she accompanied them to Liberty Island to get the Hulk.  When a cop wouldn't let them pass, Samantha tossed the cop overboard.  The Hulk wouldn't listen to the Parringtons, so Samantha convinced the Hulk that they could help him get his own country to live in. The Hulk trusted Samantha and agreed to accompany the Parringtons. Reginald claimed responsibility for the Hulk's recruiting to the press, and Samantha was furious.  She gathered her womens' lib group to protest outside the Hulk's party.  The Enchantress, from another dimension and seeking revenge on the Hulk, mesmerized Samantha away from the party and turned her into the Valkyrie, sending her against the Hulk in battle.  The Hulk refused to fight the girl and she easily defeated him by hitting a pressure point on his neck.  Under the Enchantress's command, Valkyrie tossed Hulk from the Empire State Building, and Samantha was immediately horrified when she came to her senses.  The Enchantress's spell wore off and Samantha returned to normal.

(Order#1 (fb) - BTS) - Samantha Parrington, in Greenwich Village, found herself drawn to an alleyway where she found a spear. Compelled to pick it up, she lost all sense of herself.

(Defenders II#4 (fb)) - In a plot to rule the Earth, the Asgardian Lorelei and the Greek God Pluto transformed Samantha into a Valkyrie once again, making her subject to both of their bidding. Pluto then turned on Lorelei, turning her into another Valkyrie and removing her memory and ability to speak, depositing her on Earth. Pluto marshaled his minions in Hades and prepared to invade Earth.

(Defenders II#2) - Pluto arranged an attack by his minions in northern Canada. When the Defenders (Doctor Stephen Strange, Hulk (Bruce Banner), Silver Surfer, Sub-Mariner) attacked, Pluto had Valkyrie vanquish them and a nearby mortal, knocking them all unconscious.

(Defenders II#3) - When the Defenders were held captive, Valkyrie watched as Pluto killed an innocent mortal man, and his control on her began to wane. Nighthawk, Hellcat, and the Lorelei-Valkyrie attacked, and the two Valkyries traded blows, sword on spear, while the Defenders fought Pluto's minions. Their powers matched, Lorelei was able to break Pluto's spell and return to her natural form. Lorelei and Pluto began trying to assert control over Valkyrie, driving her slightly mad, while the Defenders' destroyed Pluto's temple, allowing the denizens of the dead to began coming through to Earth.

(Defenders II#4) - While the Valkyrior, including Brunnhilde, joined the Defenders against the dead denizens, Valkyrie finally got control of herself when Pluto and Lorelei intensified their attempts to gain control over her. When the visage of Zeus appeared over them, Pluto and Lorelei fled. Brunnhilde bestowed her enchanted sword, Dragonfang, and her winged horse, Aragorn, upon Valkyrie, who agreed to join the Defenders, though the most powerful members did not agree that there was truly a team.

(Black Panther III#34) - When Everett K. Ross, looking like Mephisto, showed up at Strange's mansion, Valkyrie chopped off his head in defense.

(Black Panther III#35) - The Defenders attacked "Mephisto", Valkyrie knocking his head aside again, until Strange deciphered the truth. The Defenders were eventually knocked out by Black Dragon.

(Defenders II#5) - Nighthawk, Hellcat, and Valkyrie watched Strange's efforts to interpret the source of the curse, and viewed a taunting image of Yandroth appear before Strange, who dismissed his allies. The three of them changed and went out on the town, Valkyrie learning that her sword contained an enchantment that allowed her to change clothes at will. Valkyrie noted that the streets felt familiar and guided her companions into Ray's Original World Famous Pizza, a place that felt extra familiar to her. She commented on her waylaid memories, knowing nothing before her awakening in front of Pluto. They soon rushed off in a maddening cab ride to reach a museum where the Headmen were attacking. Valkyrie grabbed an idol they'd stolen, then traded blows with Gorilla-Man and Ruby Thursday, passing the idol to Hellcat for safe-keeping. Valkyrie maneuvered Gorilla-Man into Chondu the Mystic, knocking the villains out. Soon, the Headmen were all defeated, but they managed to teleport away with the idol anyway. They tried reporting to Dr. Strange, but the curse whisked him away.

(Defenders II#6) - Nighthawk, Hellcat, and Valkyrie pursued the Defenders to Sky-Island, where they were conferring with Red Raven. Hulk, in anger, knocked out Dr. Strange then attacked Bi-Beast, but Valkyrie calmed Hulk down. While Strange got medical care, Nighthawk explained to Sub-Mariner why the Defenders meant so much to him. Soon Red Raven's daughter, Dania, appeared and alerted the Defenders to the Bloodraven Cult, who the Defenders subdued, but not in time to stop their mystic bomb from exploding.

(Defenders II#7) - After fighting off the Bloodraven Cult and helping repel the madness-inspiring Wayfinder (whose entrance into the world was blocked when Sky-Island itself plugged the dimensional portal), the Defenders agreed to aid Namor in liberating Atlantis, though Hulk had to be coerced by Nighthawk. Strange transported them there and granted them the ability to breathe underwater. At Atlantis’ gates waited Attuma’s Deep Six and the Atlantean military, which Hellcat sparred with. The Defenders vanished due to the curse, however, and Nighthawk, Valkyrie, and Hellcat followed, to see Helleyes already defeated.

(Thunderbolts I#57-58) - Along with many other heroes from Earth Valkyrie was trapped in the sky by Graviton. She was lowered back to Earth when Graviton was weakened by his fight with the Thunderbolts.

(Defenders II#8) - Nighthawk, Valkyrie, and Hellcat reported in to Strange that the Headmen had taken over the world.

(Defenders II#9) - After Hellcat got a large royalty check, she and Valkyrie got a new apartment together in Greenwich Village, where Valkyrie felt a strong connection, and Nighthawk helped them to move in. While walking the streets, Valkyrie remembered her real name when a stranger called her Sam. Hellcat, mobbed by people seeking autographs, donned her costume when an AIM agent tried to kill her. Valkyrie and Nighthawk joined her against an AIM force until they were pulled aboard MODOK’s ship in a tractor beam. They learned that since they’d touched the idol the Head-Men had been after, that they were immune to the effects of Orrgo, an alien monster the Head-Men planned to control the world with. Valkyrie burst free and freed the others, and they moved to attack Orrgo, who easily swatted them aside. Orrgo then used his powers to take over the entire world. Nighthawk, Valkyrie, and Hellcat ran for it.

(Defenders II#9/Defenders II#8) - Hellcat, Valkyrie, and Nighthawk contacted Strange, who was off-planet, to let him know what had happened.

(Defenders II#10) - The other Defenders returned to Earth still bickering and overly angry, but the whole team moved to attack Orrgo, who summoned dozens of super-villains to hold them off. After several minutes, Nighthawk, Hellcat, and Valkyrie snuck inside the facility and rested control of the idol from the Headmen, then Nighthawk stopped Orrgo, who soon returned the world to normal. The idol was smashed and Orrgo, convinced by Hellcat, left Earth.

(Defenders II#11) - The Defenders attacked Atlantis and battled Attuma’s forces again, this time following a carefully prepared plan of Strange’s. Valkyrie attacked Piranha while the other Defenders tackled other various foes. Valkyrie felled Piranha in short order, and made sure that Strange did not allow Sea Urchin to drown; she then turned her might to the gathered Atlantean military. The villains defeated, the Defenders briefly celebrated in Atlantis, where Hellcat encouraged Valkyrie to reunite with her parents.

(Captain America III#50/5) - Alongside several super heroes, Valkyrie attended the funeral of Captain America (who later turned out to be alive).

(Defenders II#12/2) - The Defenders defeated Chronarch and returned his mind-controlled dinosaurs to their own time periods. Nighthawk, Valkyrie, and Hellcat continued growing more concerned about the anger and aloofness of the cursed Defenders. Hellcat took Valkyrie shopping, in preparation to meet her parents, but Nighthawk chose to stay behind. Papa Hagg came to visit and Strange mystically threw him right back out.

(Captain America III#50/6) - Valkyrie along with the rest of the Defenders attended the funeral of Captain America (he was just presumed dead at the time).

(Order#1) -Hellcat and Valkyrie met Reginald and Malicia Parrington, extremely wealthy parents of Samantha, and their butler, Springthorpe.  The Parringtons treated Samantha’s transformation into Valkyrie as a brief phase she was going through, even when Samantha briefly turned into Valkyrie. Springthorpe announced that Papa Hagg was there, and Hagg stated he was looking for Nighthawk. When reminded of the teleportation ring  Nighthawk wore, Papa Hagg retrieved Nighthawk from nearly freezing in the Himalayas, then fixed Nighthawk’s ring and departed.

(Order#2) -Parringtons showed Valkyrie, Nighthawk, and Hellcat the headquarters they had developed for the Defenders. Papa Hagg appeared on an elephant, then sent the elephant, and the Parringtons, away. He agreed to help them figure out the truth behind the curse, and sent the three allies, linked, into an astral plane where they encountered the more human sides of their allies just before the astral forms of their more savage sides attacked. Hellcat, Nighthawk, and Valkyrie, after a brief battle, were defeated, then teleported back to Earth by Papa Hagg, who said he’d gotten all the information he needed. The computer avatar, Bunnyhopper, then alerted them to the Order’s actions in Alaska.

(Order#3) - Papa Hagg summoned Nighthawk, Valkyrie, and Hellcat, having been shown by the mystic Loa a way to cure the Order of their curse. He summoned Nighthawk, Valkyrie, and Hellcat to act as his agents. Valkyrie retrieved Namorita from Atlantis, Hellcat retrieved She-Hulk, and then all five of them retrieved Clea from the Dark Dimension. They wondered how they would find a female counterpart to Silver Surfer, however.

(Order#4) - After interacting with the Parringtons and Bunnyhopper, the Defenders and their allies were sent by Papa Hagg to create a female Silver Surfer. They snuck into the Order’s headquarters on Sky-Island and managed to surprise the Surfer. Clea used a mystic dagger and a spell to create Ardina just before the other members of the Order attacked and teleported their enemies into another dimension.  

(Order#5) - Nighthawk, Valkyrie, Hellcat, Namorita, She-Hulk, Ardina, and Clea landed on the planet Yann, where they repelled a snail and bat predator and saved two children from a volcanic upheaval. Scientist Supreme Christopher Ganyrog and Romantic Objective Pamela appeared and healed Nighthawk and Hellcat’s injuries with an indigo ray. Hellcat deciphered that Yandroth had been behind the Order’s recent instabilities, and Ganyrog confirmed that if the Order continued with violent acts, Yann would be destroyed and Yandroth would be reborn with godlike power. He informed the allies that the Order must be stopped with no violence.

(Order#6) - The allies arrived back on Earth, where they found the Order battling dozens of heroes. Nighthawk, Hellcat, and Valkyrie pleaded to the heroes’ leaders, Captain America, Professor X, and others, to stop battling and hear them out. The heroes didn’t believe them, however, so Nighthawk summoned Ganyrog and his armed Masters of the Mental Arts. Yandroth, starting to reform, shot down Papa Hagg, and the Order’s female counterparts grew able to pass some of the humanity back to the Order, who refused to fight Yandroth anymore. Yandroth faded back into human form and was arrested by Ganyrog and returned to Yann. The Defenders were thanked by Gaea, then returned to the Parringtons. Nighthawk was granted the ability by Gaea to summon the Defenders, through his ring, if needed in the future.

(Marvel Universe: The End#5-6) - Valkyrie was among the dozens of heroes that were summoned to fight against an all-powerful Thanos.

(JLA/Avengers#4) - Valkyrie saved citizens alongside Defenders members Nighthawk, Starlight and Gargoyle from the disasters caused by the merging of the DC and Marvel Universe.

(She-Hulk I#9) - Valkyrie consulted with a lawyer at Goodman, Lieber, Kurtzberg, and Holliway about getting a license to operate a flying horse.

(Hulk III#7/2) - Seeking help against the new red Hulk, called Rulk, She-Hulk called on several former allies, though only Valkyrie and Thundra could make it right away. Maria Hill of SHIELD showed them footage of Rulk in action and supplied them with weapons. A few days later, they attacked Rulk at Mt. Rushmore and he easily held them off./p>

(Hulk III#8/2) - Using teamwork, Valkyrie (with her winged horse and sword), Thundra (with her chains and a gun), and She-Hulk battled Rulk savagely at Mt. Rushmore, seemingly killing Rulk (with Valkyrie's sword deep in his chest), but he soon attacked anew, severely damaging the landmark. They were joined by the rest of the Lady Liberators (Black Widow, Hellcat, Invisible Woman, Spider-Woman, Storm, Tigra)./p>

(Hulk III#9/2) - The Lady Liberators attacked Rulk savagely and briefly defeated him, though he did manage to disarm Valkyrie briefly. After he woke up and fled, Valkyrie helped repair Mt. Rushmore./p>

(She-Hulk II#34) - Valkyrie responded to another call of aid from She-Hulk and soon met her at her trailer park. Leaving Aragorn outside and taking a beer, Valkyrie learned of the political atrocities being committed in Marinmer while Thundra and the Invisible Woman arrived outside. She-Hulk told them of the country's leader, Darqon Par, and his refusal to give anyone in the country relief after a recent earthquake. They rode on a ship belonging to She-Hulk's ally Jazinda, who appeared to be a Shi'ar; Valkyrie had to convince Aragorn to get on to the pungent ship. When they arrived in Marinmer, they liberated the relief supplies, but were then attacked by the Winter Guard (Crimson Dynamo, Darkstar, Red Guardian, Ursa Major)./p>

(She-Hulk II#35) - As the two teams leapt into battle, Red Guardian held off Valkyrie's sword thrusts with his shield. Jazinda, on the ship, got involved, but Darkstar held them off with her gravity powers until the Winter Guard, seeing the suffering of the citizens of Marinmer around them, conceded to help the Lady Liberators. They delivered the supplies, but were moved by the suffering of the people, even Valkyrie finding herself in tears. She-Hulk went off to confront Par himself./p>

(She-Hulk II#36) - As Valkyrie continued helping the civilians, she questioned Red Guardian on his government's cruelties, but he reminded her that her gods were no less cruel. She-Hulk soon toppled Par's regime./p>

(She-Hulk: Cosmic Collision#1) - Valkyrie was taking the soul of an honorable soldier with her into Valhalla when she was suddenly taken forcibly and reawakened in a room with She-Hulk, Thundra, Invisible Woman, and Storm. In a nearby room, Jazinda, Quasar (Phyla-Vell), Mantis, Gamora, and Lyja the Lazerfist had been similarly taken. Despite their protestations at confinement, they soon learned from the Collector, who'd retrieved them, that an insanely powerful female warrior named Unum was seeking to kill all super-heroines. Working together, and using Dragonfang (which gets stronger from blood) as their focus, they disabled the barrier between the two illusion rooms and found themselves aboard the Collector's ship. Unum savagely attacked the women, but She-Hulk eventually identified the power behind Unum was the cosmic being Enmity and she successfully defeated both. Valkyrie returned to the slain soldier./p>

(She-Hulk II#38) - When Jazinda was captured by the government and exposed as a Skrull, She-Hulk moved to save her and ended up fighting the Behemoth. Thundra, Invisible Woman, and Valkyrie soon came to her aid, despite her lies about Jazinda. They freed Jazinda and defeated Behemoth. Mallory Book saw She-Hulk cleared of the charges against her. /p>

(New Avengers#59) - After learning Luke Cage was sick and had been apprehended by Norman Osborn, Hellcat and Valkyrie showed up along with Thing, Dr. Voodoo, Misty Knight, Daredevil, and Dr. Strange to help him, called there by his wife Jessica Jones. They met the New Avengers (Captain America, Mockingbird, Ronin, Spider-Man, Spider-Woman, and Wolverine) and stormed the HAMMER Helicarrier to rescue him.

(New Avengers#60) - Hellcat and Valkyrie were present when Luke woke up, and the heroes learned from Strange that a bomb had been placed on Luke's heart. Dr. Voodoo and the Wasp went into Cage to cure him, which they managed to do before Osborn's forces found them.

(Heralds#1) - At Cyclops' request, Valkyrie, Hellcat, Monica Rambeau, She-Hulk, and Abigail Brand showed up for a birthday party for Emma Frost in Las Vegas. They surprised her, wearing moustaches, and Valkyrie turned to the bar for the mead immediately. They were soon beset by a psychic barrage and an attacking alien dragon, which Valkyrie promptly stabbed to death. A group of cloned scientists, dinosaurs, and other monstrosities attacked the city, and Brand explained they were from a SWORD base. Hellcat punched Einstein as they rushed into battle.

(Heralds#2) - At a local diner, Hellcat served Valkyrie (Samantha Parrington), Monica, Emma, and She-Hulk food (Valkyrie had a stein) and they watched news footage of their battle. After hearing of a fiery car crash connected to their battle, and they decided to investigate. At the local morgue, Emma did a reading on the corpse that led them to investigate the accident site (after flying on the X-Men's ship). There, they found the wounded body of Frances Hyatt, and they returned her to the Fantastic Four, fearing she may be a clone of Nova (Frankie Raye).

(Heralds#3) - As Frances lay in a healing stasis, the women argued about being there, and about who Frances might be. Hellcat briefly grew frustrated with Valkyrie for not sharing the memories of her predecessor. The Fantastic Four investigated Frances' connection to Nova as Nova seemingly attacked, putting them and young Valeria Richards in danger.

(Heralds#4) - After they chased away Nova, the heroes debated angrily about Frances and her connection to Nova, struggling to piece things together. They took Frances back to the old apartment of Frankie Raye, and met her old roommate Julie Angel, when Nova attacked again, kidnapping Valeria.

(Heralds#5) - The heroes went into space on the Fantastic Four's ship, and Hellcat and Frances reassured each other. They found the Nova force, which sent Valeria aboard the ship in a sentient fiery bubble which soon bonded with Frances, and took her off the ship against her will.

Comments: Created by Roy Thomas, Herb Trimpe, and John Severin.

Valkyrie appeared on the cover of She-Hulk I#7, but not in the issue. She received an entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Women of Marvel 2005 special.

The image of Rupert is, obviously, black and white. If anyone cares to scan a color version, send it in and we'll replace it.

Special thanks to Will U for the color scan of Rupert.

Profile by Chadman.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Valkyrie is loosely connected to, but not meant to be confused with

  • Valkyrie, disguise of Enchantress @ Avengers I#83
  • Valkyrie, Brunnhilde @ Defenders I#3
  • Valkyrie, embodiment of Thor's madness @ Thor I#460
  • Valkyrie, disguise of Lorelei @ Thor I#337
  • other members of the Valkyrior
  • or any other "Valkyrie" characters

Reginald and Malicia Biederman Parrington

(Incredible Hulk II#142 (fb) - BTS) - Wealthy socialites Reginald and Malicia Parrington did not approve of their daughter, Samantha, joining a womens' lib movement.

(Incredible Hulk II#142) - When the Parringtons read of the Hulk being holed up on Liberty Island, they decided that holding a party for him, an oppressed individual, would ensure their social standing for some time. Samantha wondered why they didn't simply hold a party for her womens' lib group, but another socialite had already done so. The Parringtons rode with chauffer Rupert to Liberty Island where they tried to convince a cop to let them pass, but Samantha simply tossed the cop overboard.  Samantha convinced the Hulk to accompany them by telling the Hulk they could help him get his own country.   When Reginald claimed full responsibility for the Hulk's recruiting, Samantha was furious.  At the party, attended by reporter Tom Wolfe, Samantha lobbied outside with her womens' lib group. The Parringtons raised over a hundred thousand dollars for the Hulk, but he tossed their money aside in disinterest.  Later, the Valkyrie came bursting through the wall and battled the Hulk, destroying much of the Parringtons' party. The Parringtons did not realize that the Valkyrie was their transformed daughter.

(Order#1 (fb) - BTS) - Samantha went missing for several months.

(Order#1) - Samantha returned and informed her parents that she had become a superhero, Valkyrie, bringing her friend and roommate, Patsy Walker (Hellcat) with her. The Parringtons had Springthorpe serve tea, and tried to be understanding and comfortable with Samantha’s new “phase” as Valkyrie, though Malicia thought Samantha was trying to vex her purposefully in ways. Springthorpe announced the arrival of Papa Hagg, who suddenly cast a spell and brought the near frozen Nighthawk into the house.

(Order#2 (fb) - BTS) - Seeking to show an interest in their daughters’ life, Reginald and Malicia constructed a headquarters, developed from Samantha’s old playroom, for her team with state-of-the-art technology, Adamantium enforced floors, and a stable and staff to care for Aragorn. They also made her computer icon a holographic representation of her childhood imaginary friend, Bunnyhopper.

(Order#2) - After watching Nighthawk and Hellcat train together, the Parringtons showed Valkyrie and her teammates the new headquarters. Papa Hagg suddenly appeared on an elephant, and then sent the elephant on to the new stables. The Parringtons rushed to check on it.

(Order#3) - While Reginald tried riding Aragorn, much preferring a properly saddled horse, Malicia showed off her fencing skills to Valkyrie, claiming she’d once been ladies’ fencing champion at Bryn Mawr. Valkyrie disarmed Malicia, and was then summoned away by Papa Hagg.

(Order#4) - The Parringtons met the Defenders’ allies, She-Hulk, Clea, and Namorita, and showed them Samantha’s baby pictures. Papa Hagg returned and they put together plans to take down the Order (Doctor Stephen Strange, Hulk (Bruce Banner), Silver Surfer, Sub-Mariner). Malicia wondered why they wanted to do this, and Valkyrie explained that trying to parent an adult was tyranny.

(Order#5) - The Parringtons, worried about Valkyrie’s long departure, checked in with Bunnyhopper, who informed them that she and her friends had seemingly disappeared off the face of the Earth.

(Order#6) - The Parringtons greeted Valkyrie and all six of her teammates, Malicia finally acknowledging that Valkyrie was her own woman. Reginald reserved the Russian Tea Room so they could all celebrate.

--Incredible Hulk II#142 ( Incredible Hulk II#142 (fb) - BTS, 142, Order#1-6


BUNNYHOPPER

(Order#2 (fb) - BTS) - Part blankie, part imaginary friend, Bunnyhopper was the childhood friend of young Samantha Parrington. When her parents, Reginald and Malicia Parrington, sought to establish a superhero headquarters for Samantha, now the Valkyrie, they used Bunnyhopper as the computer avatar.

(Order#2) - Bunnyhopper appeared before Valkyrie, Hellcat, Nighthawk, and Papa Hagg, and made them aware of the Order’s (Doctor Stephen Strange, Hulk (Bruce Banner), Silver Surfer, Sub-Mariner) actions in Alaska.

(Order#4) - Bunnyhopper congratulated the Defenders on securing new allies Namorita, She-Hulk, and Clea.

(Order#5) - Bunnyhopper, having disabled his optimism equipment, reported to the Parringtons that Valkyrie and her friends were in danger as they seemed to have disappeared off the face of the Earth.

--Order#2 (Order#2 (fb) - BTS, 2, 4-5

 

 

 

 

 

 


Rupert

(Incredible Hulk II#142) - Rupert, chauffer to the Parringtons, drove them to Liberty Island to meet the Hulk.

--Incredible Hulk II#142

 

 

 

 

 

 


Springthorpe

(Order#1) - Springthorpe served tea to his masters, the Parringtons, and their guests Valkyrie (their daughter) and Hellcat. He later showed in Papa Hagg, who disturbed him.

--Order#1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Defenders II#3, p4, pan1 (main)
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Order#5, p2, pan2 (Parringtons)
Order#5, p1, pan1 (Bunnyhopper)
Incredible Hulk II#142, p4, pan2 (Rupert)
Order#1, p12, pan4 (Springthorpe)


Appearances:
Incredible Hulk II#142 (August, 1971) - Roy Thomas (writer), Herb Trimpe (penciler), John Severin (inker), Stan Lee (editor)
Defenders II#1 (March, 2001) - Kurt Busiek (writer), Erik Larsen (writer/penciler), Klaus Janson (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Defenders II#2 (April, 2001) - Kurt Busiek (writer), Erik Larsen (writer/penciler), Klaus Janson, Dick Giordano (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Defenders II#3 (May, 2001) - Kurt Busiek (writer), Erik Larsen (writer/penciler), Klaus Janson (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Defenders II#4 (June, 2001) - Kurt Busiek, Erik Larsen (writers) Ron Frenz (penciler), Scott Hanna (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Black Panther III#34-35 (September-October, 2001) - Priest (writer), J. Calafiore (penciler), Livesay (inker), Mike Marts (editor)
Defenders II#5 (July, 2001) - Kurt Busiek (writer), Erik Larsen (writer/penciler), Sal Buscema (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Defenders II#6 (August, 2001) - Kurt Busiek (writer), Erik Larsen (writer/penciler), Al Gordon (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Defenders II#7 (September, 2001) - Kurt Busiek (writer), Erik Larsen (writer/penciler), Sal Buscema (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Thunderbolts I#57 (October, 2001) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Patrick Zircher (pencils), Al Vey (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Defenders II#8 (October, 2001) - Kurt Busiek, Erik Larsen, Eric Stephenson (writers), Ron Frenz (penciler), Al Vey (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Defenders II#9 (November, 2001) - Kurt Busiek, Erik Larsen, Eric Stephenson (writers), Ron Frenz (penciler), Scott Hanna (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Defenders II#10 (December, 2001) - Kurt Busiek, Eric Stephenson (writers), Erik Larsen (writer/penciler), Scott Hanna (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Thunderbolts I#58 (January, 2002) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Patrick Zircher (pencils), Al Vey (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Defenders II#11 (January, 2002) - Kurt Busiek (writer), Erik Larsen (writer/penciler), Sal Buscema (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Defenders II#12 (February, 2002) - Jo Duffy, Kurt Busiek (writers), Ivan Reis (penciler), Randy Emberlin (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Captain America III#50 (February, 2002) - Evan Dorkin (writer), Kevin Maguire (artist), Andrew Lis (editor)
Order#1 (April, 2002) - Jo Duffy, Kurt Busiek (writers), Matt Haley (penciler), Dan Panosian (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Order#2 (May, 2002) - Jo Duffy, Kurt Busiek (writers), Chris Batista (penciler), Dan Panosian (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Order#3 (June, 2002) - Jo Duffy, Kurt Busiek (writers), Matt Haley, Luke Ross (pencilers), Dan Panosian (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Order#4 (July, 2002) - Jo Duffy, Kurt Busiek (writers), Dan Jurgens (penciler), Bob Layton (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Order#5 (August, 2002) - Jo Duffy, Kurt Busiek (writers), Ivan Reis (penciler), Jose Pimentel (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Order#6 (September, 2002) - Jo Duffy, Kurt Busiek (writers), Matt Haley (penciler), Dan Panosian (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Marvel Universe: The End#5-6 (July-August, 2003) - Jim Starlin (writer/penciler), Al Milgrom (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
JLA/Avengers#4 (February, 2004) - Kurt Busiek (writer), George Perez (artist), Tom Brevoort & Dan Raspler (editors)
She-Hulk I#9 (January, 2005) - Dan Slott (writer), Paul Pelletier (penciler), Rick Magyar (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Hulk III#7-9 (December, 2008 - February, 2009) - Jeph Loeb (writer), Frank Cho (penciler/inker), Mark Paniccia (editor)
She-Hulk II#34 (December, 2008) - Peter David (writer), Vincenzo Cucca (penciler/inker), Bill Rosemann (editor)
She-Hulk II#35-36 (January-February, 2009) - Peter David (writer), Pasquale Qualano (penciler), Vincenzo Acunzo (inker), Bill Rosemann (editor)
She-Hulk: Cosmic Collision#1 (February, 2009) - Peter David (writer), Mahmud Asrar (penciler), Scott Hanna (inker), Bill Rosemann (editor)
She-Hulk II#38 (April, 2009) - Peter David (writer), Steve Scott (penciler), Vicente Cifuentes (inker), Mark Paniccia, Bill Rosemann (editors)
New Avengers#59-60 (January-February, 2010) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Stuart Immonen (penciler), Wade Von Grawbadger (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Heralds#1 (September, 2010) - Kathryn Immonen (writer), Tonji Zonjic (penciler/inker), Jeanine Schaefer (editor)
Heralds#2-3 (August, 2010) - Kathryn Immonen (writer), Tonci Zonjic (penciler), James Harren (inker), Jeanine Schaeffer (editor)
Heralds#4 (August, 2010) - Kathryn Immonen (writer), Tonci Zonjic (penciler), Emma Rios, James Harren (inkers), Jeanine Schaeffer (editor)
Heralds#5 (August, 2010) - Kathryn Immonen (writer), Tonci Zonjic (penciler), James Harren (inker), Jeanine Schaeffer (editor)


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