DRAGONFLY

Real Name: Veronica Dultry

Identity/Class: Human mutate

Occupation: Criminal

Group Membership: None;
Formerly Ani-Men (Ape-Man (Gordon Keefer), Bird-Man (Henry Hawk), Cat-Man (Townshend Horgan), Frog-Man (Francois LeBlanc) );
  Femizons (Anaconda, Arclight, Battleaxe, Blackbird, Black Lotus, Bloodlust, Bombshell, Chimera, Dansen Macabre, Dragoness, Elektra, Ferocia, Frenzy (Joanna Cargill), Gladiatrix, Golddigger, Gypsy Moth, Ice Princess, Impala, Ion, Iron Maiden, Karisma, Knockout, Mindblast, MODAM, Moonstone (Sofen), Mysteria, Nightshade, Pink Pearl, Poundcakes, Princess Python, Quicksand, Screaming Mimi, Snapdragon, Steel Wind, Superia, Titania (Mary MacPherran), Vapor, Vertigo, Water Witch, Whiplash, Whiteout, Wrangler, Yellowjacket;
   Masters of Evil (Aqueduct, Bison, Blackwing, Boomerang, Cardinal, Constrictor, Crimson Cowl, Cyclone (Pierre Fresson), Eel (Edward Lavell), Flying Tiger, Icemaster, Joystick, Klaw, Lodestone, Man-Ape, Man-Killer, Quicksand, Scorcher, Shatterfist, Shockwave, Slyde (Jalome Beecher), Sunstroke, Supercharger, Tiger Shark);
  Stranger's prisoners

Affiliations: AIM, Ant-Man (Scott Lang), Black Talon (Samuel Barone), Dr. Stancheck, Flying Tiger, Gibbon, Hellen, Mr. Pain, Nekra, Over-Mind, Owl, Roughouse, a Scrier, Shocker (Herman Schultz), Slyde, Squadron Supreme (Dr. Spectrum, Lady Lark, Power Princess, Whizzer), Kenneth Sturdy, Terraformer, Tiger Shark (Arliss), Titania (Mary Macpherran), Trapster, White Rabbit

Enemies: Captain America (Steve Rogers), Falcon, Giant-Man (Hank Pym), Hyperion, Paladin, Quasar (Wendell Vaughn), Shang-Chi, Stranger, Thunderbolts (Atlas (Erik Josten), Charcoal, Hawkeye (Clint Barton), Jolt, Moonstone (Karla Sofen), Songbird), Underworld, X-Men (Banshee (Sean Cassidy), Cyclops (Scott Summers), Colossus (Piotr Rasputin), Nightcrawler (Kurt Wagner), Storm (Ororo Munroe), Thunderbird (John Proudstar), Wolverine (Logan/James Howlett))

Known RelativesMargaret Dultry (sister)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: None

First Appearance: X-Men I#94 (August, 1975)

Powers/Abilities: Dragonfly underwent a mutation by the Maggia that gave her long insectoid wings (granting her flight capabilities), red-hued skin, white eyes, and long antennae that allow her to hypnotize others. Dragonfly has an unstable mutation, sometimes slipping into other insect states and granting her the control of insects.

History:

(X-Men I#94 (fb) - BTS) - Count Nefaria, using his Maggia connections, had Ape-Man (who began calling himself Gort), Bird-Man, Cat-Man, Frog-Man, and new ally Dragonfly mutated by Dr. Kenneth Sturdy, Stanchek and Hellen to become more animal-like. Calling them his Ani-Men, he put together a plot to blackmail the world.

(X-Men I#94) - The Ani-Men teleported into the Valhalla base when Joe Harris inadvertently activated the teleporting technology. They defeated the men in the room before Count Nefaria joined them, flooding the rest of the mountain with anesthetic gas. Nefaria then released a media message, demanding a ransom from every country in the world or he would launch nuclear missiles at them. Dragonfly soon notified Nefaria that the X-Men's craft was approaching, and Nefaria was thrilled to get revenge on his old foes, launching missiles at them. When they evaded the missiles, he used a sonic disruptor on them, destroying their ship.

(X-Men I#95) - The X-Men (Banshee, Cyclops, Colossus, Nightcrawler, Storm, Thunderbird, Wolverine) survived and Nightcrawler teleported into Valhalla, where Frog-Man kicked him. Frog-Man chased Nightcrawler around the tunnel, incensed at being called a mutant, until the hero knocked him unconscious with a punch. Nefaria was furious at Frog-Man, but left him to his fate as he prepared to deal with the rest of the mutants. Nefaria tried gassing the X-Men, then had Dragonfly hypnotize a group of soldiers to go after the mutants, who easily persevered. The Ani-Men , with a revived Frog-Man, then attacked, Ape-Man jumped on Thunderbird and tossed him into Banshee. Cyclops fired on an evading Bird-Man. Nightcrawler jumped at Frog-Man. Colossus punched Ape-Man. Storm launched lightning at an evading Dragonfly. Cat-Man leapt on Wolverine, who fell back until Colossus knocked Cat-Man out with a punch. As Frog-Man leapt over Nightcrawler, Cyclops hit him with an optic blast, the Bird-Man picked up Cyclops until Nightcrawler knocked him out of the air. Storm zapped Ape-Man with lightning, but it took punches from Wolverine and Nightcrawler to down him. Dragonfly tried hypnotizing Cyclops, but his visor opened and the optic blast downed her. The X-Men soon defeated Nefaria, though Thunderbird was killed in the battle.

(X-Men I#104 (fb) - BTS) - Dragonfly was imprisoned on Muir Island.

(X-Men I#104 - BTS) - Dragonfly escaped. Though Wolverine noticed it due to a security alert, the X-Men had other things to do than go after her.

(Quasar#14 (fb) - BTS) - Brought aboard the Stranger’s craft under unknown circumstances, Dragonfly lived for months in a contained environment.

(Quasar#14) - Dragonfly, as well as the other captives on the ship, had her mind taken over the by the Over-Mind, who sought to command them as his army.

(Quasar#16) - Over-Mind commanded his makeshift army (Axi-Tun, Bi-Beast, Diamondhead, Monitor, Ten-For) and his captives in the Squadron Supreme (Dr. Spectrum, Lady Lark, Power Princess, Whizzer) to fight against Quasar, Hyperion, Makkari, and the Stranger. When they were freed form his control, Dragonfly attacked Lady Lark, demanding she be returned to Earth on the Squadron’s ship, but Lady Lark burst free with a sonic song. A group of Watchers appeared over the battle, which swiftly ended. The captives, including Dragonfly, were left behind.

(Quasar#19 - BTS) - Presence and Starlight aided Jack of Hearts in moving several of the former captives toward Earth.

(Iron Man Annual I#12/4 (fb) - BTS) - Dragonfly traveled to the home of her sister, Margaret Dultry, a famous actress in California. She found herself mutated into something more insect than human due to mutative effects of her space travel and Margaret planned to exploit her.

(Iron Man Annual I#12/4) - Margaret hired the company Electrolang to build animal pens, claiming it was to hold animal actors she was training. When company owner heard Dragonfly’s cry, he investigated that night as Ant-Man and found the mutated Dragonfly surrounded, in her pen, by swarming bugs. At insect size himself, he found the bugs nonresponsive to his cybernetic commands and realized they were under Dragonfly’s control. Lang grew to her size and injured Dragonfly with a bio-electric blast as Margaret, from outside, attempted to drown them both rather than be discovered. As the chamber filled with water, Dragonfly transformed back into her more human state as she fell unconscious. Lang then shrank her down and escaped through a vent. Margaret’s men tried killing them both with guns, but Lang escaped and Dragonfly was put in restraints and hidden. Ant-Man returned the next day with the police and found Dragonfly, implicating Margaret in her crimes.

(Captain America I#389) - Dragonfly attended a Pageant of Power alongside the other Femizons and watched as Princess Python hosted such guests as Impala and Screaming Mimi. Suddenly, Ferocia smelled Captain America and Paladin nearby, and the Femizons leapt to attack.

(Captain America I#390) - The Femizons surrounded the heroes and Dragonfly was quickly taken out of the fight when Paladin shot through her wing. The heroes were soon captured and taken to Superia.

(Captain America I#391) - Superia revealed her plans to sterilize the rest of the world’s women, putting all power into the hands of the Femizons.

(Captain America I#392 - BTS) - Captain America and Paladin stopped Superia’s plots.

(Captain America I#411) - Dragonfly checked into a hotel on Boca Caliente to attend the AIM Weapons Expo. Later, she attended a match between Crossbones (secretly Captain America) and other villains.

(Captain America I#412) - When the hero’s identity was exposed, the villains rushed the stage in a fury.

(Captain America I#413) - After battling the villains for a time, Captain America was aided by Falcon and Shang-Chi.

(Thunderbolts I#25 (fb) - BTS) - Dragonfly was recruited to the Masters of Evil alongside 24 other villains. Crimson Cowl had the villains move into Mt. Charteris in Colorado. They worked for weeks to put weather modifying equipment all over the globe.

(Thunderbolts I#24) - Crimson Cowl gathered her team, now prepared to blackmail the world.

(Thunderbolts I#25) - As the Crimson Cowl began modifying the world’s weather systems, the villains went about their tasks until Moonstone, of the villains-turned-heroic Thunderbolts, tried to join the team. The Thunderbolts soon attacked and a battle broke out. Dragonfly avoided a blast from Songbird, then joined Sunstroke in protecting the Crimson Cowl in her escape craft, along with the manacled Moonstone. Crimson Cowl worked to continue her plot from the craft, but Moonstone soon escaped and defeated Sunstroke and Dragonfly by smashing their heads together. The Masters of Evil were soon defeated.

(Underworld#4) - In new battle armor and working for mob boss the Owl, Dragonfly was ordered by Mr. Pain to attack Jackie Dio (later called Underworld) alongside several other criminals. Other villains included Black Talon, Gibbon, Nekra, Scrier, Shocker, Slyde, Terraformer, Tiger Shark, Titania, Trapster, and White Rabbit.

(Underworld#5) - Dio swiftly defeated the villains by blowing up the building they were in.

(Avengers Academy#15) – While seeking to escape the Raft during a mass breakout alongside Flying Tiger and others, Dragonfly was detained by Giant-Man (Hank Pym).

Comments: Created by Chris Claremont, Dave Cockrum, and Bob McLeod.

Profile by Chadman.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Dragonfly has no known connections to


Margaret Dultry

(Iron Man Annual I#12/4 (fb) - BTS) - Dragonfly traveled to the home of her sister, Margaret Dultry, a famous actress in California. She found herself mutated into something more insect than human and Margaret planned to exploit her.

(Iron Man Annual I#12/4) - Margaret hired the company Electrolang to build animal pens, claiming it was to hold animal actors she was training. When company owner heard Dragonfly’s cry, he investigated that night as Ant-Man and found the mutated Dragonfly surrounded, in her pen, by swarming bugs. At insect size himself, he found the bugs nonresponsive to his cybernetic commands and realized they were under Dragonfly’s control. Lang grew to her size and injured Dragonfly with a bio-electric blast as Margaret, from outside, attempted to drown them both rather than be discovered. As the chamber filled with water, Dragonfly transformed back into her more human state as she fell unconscious. Lang then shrank her down and escaped through a vent. Margaret’s men tried killing them both with guns, but Lang escaped and Dragonfly was put in restraints and hidden. Ant-Man returned the next day with the police and found Dragonfly, implicating Margaret in her crimes.

--Iron Man Annual I#12/4 (Iron Man Annual I#12/4 (fb) - BTS, 12/4












images: (without ads)
X-Men I#94, p10, pan5 (main)
Iron Man Annual I#12, p49, pan5 (mutated form)
Underworld I#4, p22, pan1 (3rd)
Iron Man Annual I#12, p46, pan1 (Margaret Dultry)


Appearances:
X-Men I#94 (August, 1975) - Chris Claremont (writer), Dave Cockrum (penciler), Bob McLeod (inker), Len Wein (editor)
X-Men I#95 (October, 1975) - Chris Claremont (writer), Dave Cockrum (penciler), Sam Grainger (inker), Len Wein (editor)
Quasar#14 (September, 1990) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Mike Manley (penciler), Dan Panosian (inker), Len Kaminski (editor)
Quasar#16 (November, 1990) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Mike Manley (pencils), Keith Williams (inks), Len Kaminski (editor)
Iron Man Annual I#12/4 (1991) - Gavin Curtis (writer/penciler), J. Tartaglione (inker), Nel Yomtov (editor)
Captain America I#389-392 (Early August-Late September, 1991) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Rik Levins (penciler), Danny Bulanadi (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Captain America I#411-413 (January-March, 1993) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Rik Levins (penciler), Danny Bulanadi (inker), Mike Rockwitz (editor)
Thunderbolts I#24 (March, 1999) - Kurt Busiek (writer), Mark Bagley (pencils), Scott Hanna (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Thunderbolts I#25 (April, 1999) - Kurt Busiek (writer), Mark Bagley (penciler), Bob Wiacek, Al Vey (inkers), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Underworld#4-5 (July, August, 2006) - Frank Tieri (writer), Staz Johnson (penciler), Tom Palmer (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers Academy#15 (August, 2011) – Christos Gage (writer), Tom Raney (penciler), Scott Hanna, Andrew Hennessy (inkers), Bill Rosemann (editor)


Last updated: 07/16/14

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