Real Name: Sylvia Prell
Identity/Class: Sub-species of humanity (Inhuman) mutate
Group Membership: NuHumans
Affiliations: Spider-Man (Otto Octavius)
Enemies: Spectrum (Monica Rambeau), Thanos' minions
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: New York City
First Appearance: Superior Spider-Man Team-Up#3 (November, 2013)
Powers/Abilities: Fulmina's body was composed of pure electricity - she could fire electric bolts, fly, or travel through power lines. She was also quite knowledgeable in medieval history.
Variable; formerly 5'9" (approximate)
Weight: None; formerly 135 lbs. (approximate)
Eyes: Glowing yellow; formerly brown
Hair: Glowing yellow; formerly brown
History: (Superior Spider-Man Team-Up#3) - A medieval studies undergraduate with a disdain for modern life and technology, Sylvia Prell was studying in the Cloisters when she was given the word that the museum was being evacuated (due to Thanos' invasion of Earth). She lingered over her book, and by the time she tried to leave, she discovered that she'd been locked in. Just then, the Inhumans detonated their Terrigen bomb, spreading Terrigen gas across the globe and mutating any humans with Inhuman genes into full Inhumans (or "Nuhumans"). Prell was one such individual, and she found herself trapped in a coccoon, transforming. She emerged shortly afterwards as a being of pure electricity. In a panic, she flew to Times Square, where Spider-Man was battling Thanos' army. She accidentally blasted him to Central Park, but managed to communicate with him, telling him who she was. He was very impressed with her and her powers, and suggested that she could make "a better world", starting with teaming up to fight the aliens in Times Square. She was reluctant, so he recommended that she take on a new name, to reinforce her superheroic persona. She chose Fulmina, Latin for lightning (which Spider-Man found to be "admirably pedantic") and sped to Times Square via power line. Once there, however, she didn't know how to leave the power grid, and began broadcasting pleas for help on the Square's big screens. She contacted Spider-Man and told him she'd had a revelation about how to make a better world - by bringing the world back to a better time, six hundred years in the past. She then overloaded the screens, shattering them.
(Superior Spider-Man Team-Up#4) - Fulmina began shutting down the power grid all over Manhattan. As she did so, she spoke to Spider-Man, who questioned the wisdom of doing this during an alien invasion. She insisted that the invasion was a symptom of Earth's technological development, and that future generations would thank her. As Spider-Man's ally Spectrum went into the power grid, searching for Fulmina, Spider-Man went to Horizon Labs, where he used his Neurolitic Scanner to draw Fulmina into his own brain. There, he spoke with her within his memory of the Cafe Daphne, then conjured up an image of the world she wanted to return to - a world ruled by tyrants and ravaged by war, disease, and superstition. She threatened to kill him, but they were both interrupted by an alert from one of Spider-Man's Spider-Bots, as Thanos' reinfircements had been sighted over the blacked-out city. Spider-Man argued that Prell's perfect world would be totally vulnerable to the universe's depredations. He then freed her from his mind; convinced, she restored Manhattan's power and obliterated the alien fleet, apparently destroying herself in the process.
Comments: Created by Robert Rodi and Michael Del Mundo.
Fulmina could of course come back easily, because when has blowing up ever killed a character made of energy?
Profile by Minor Irritant.
Fulmina has no known connections to
Superior Spider-Man Team-Up#4, p15, pan1 (main image)
Superior Spider-Man Team-Up#4, p14, pan4 (pre-mutation)
Superior Spider-Man Team-Up#3-4 (November, 2013) - Robert Rodi (writer), Michael Del Mundo (art), Sana Amanat (editor)
Last updated: 09/22/13
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