Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Human (presumably, see comments)
Occupation: Unrevealed; disguised as a prostitute
Group Membership: Unrevealed
Affiliations: "1-Baker-7," Yankee
Clipper (Patrick Carney)
possibly the "Road Warriors" (see comments)
Known Relatives: Unrevealed
Base of Operations: Mobile on the streets of
Manhattan, New York
First Appearance: Marvel: The Lost Generation I#1
Powers/Abilities: "Decoy-5" appeared to be a normal
human being with no enhanced abilities. She carried a small hand-held
communication device (see comments).
Height: 5'6" (by approximation)
Weight: 110 lbs. (by approximation)
Hair: Unrevealed (she either wore a wig or dyed her hair pink)
(Marvel: The Lost Generation I#1 (fb) BTS) - The origins of "Decoy-5" are unrevealed.
(Marvel: The Lost Generation I#1) - Circa 1985, while walking the streets of Manhattan dressed as a prostitute, the woman known as Decoy-5 spotted a colorfully costumed individual, the Yankee Clipper, who had just time-jumped more than two decades into his future. She approached him while he was looking in a store window, stunned to see the price of clothes. She complimented him on his attire ("Oooo, that's a bad outfit, honey!") and asked him if he wanted a date. Remembering his fiancée Liberty Girl, who had just been killed shortly before his time-jump, Yankee Clipper declined her offer. The "prostitute" told him, "Your loss, sugar." As the Yankee Clipper walked away, the "prostitute" spoke into a small communication device, identified herself as "Decoy-5," and alerted "1-Baker-7" about the "masked weirdo" (Yankee Clipper) headed in his direction.
Comments: Created by Roger Stern (writer), John Byrne (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks).
I'm assuming "Decoy-5" was just an ordinary human
(...unless that was her natural hair color and she was a mutant or
Whatever her communication device was, it probably wasn't a cell phone--back in the mid-1980s, when this story sequence took place ("sliding time-line" aside), cell phone technology was just starting up, and cell phones themselves were quite a bit larger.
So exactly who was this mystery woman? She seemed to be more than just a "working girl," and I wondered if there was some significance to this story sequence--was "Decoy-5" just a policewoman on an undercover "sting" operation, or something else entirely? And "1-Baker-7"--who was he? (of course, I'm only assuming "he" was a he) Shortly after his encounter with "Decoy-5," Yankee Clipper came upon his brother, Mr. Justice, battling the "Road Warriors." Was "Decoy-5" perhaps working with the "Road Warriors," and was "1-Baker-7" one of them? Or was the "Decoy-5" mystery perhaps the set-up for a planned sequel to the Lost Generation series that never came about? Or maybe I'm just reading more into this than was intended.
When "Decoy-5" complimented the Yankee Clipper about his "bad outfit," it reminded me of a similar scene from the very first (and best) Christopher Reeve Superman movie.
Profile by Ron Fredericks.
"Decoy 5" should not be confused with
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Marvel The Lost Generation I#1, p14, pan5 (main image)
Marvel The Lost Generation I#1, p14, pan4 (closeup)
Marvel: The Lost Generation I#1 (February, 2001) - Roger Stern (writer), John Byrne (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Last updated: 03/21/15
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