Real Name: Rebecca Stevens
Identity/Class: Normal human
Occupation: Author, historian
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Black Knight (Dane Whitman) (loose)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Mobile, notably New York City, USA
First Appearance: Original Sins#2/1 (August, 2014)
Powers/Abilities: Rebecca Stevens is a noted and published historian who has researched in depth the legacy of the Ebony Blade and the history of the Black Knights across the centuries.
5'5" (by approximation)
Weight: 130 lbs. (by approximation)
(Original Sins#2/1 (fb) - BTS) - Rebecca Stevens was a historian researching the Black Knights' heritage and the Ebony Blade. She met Dane Whitman at the opening of the Black Knight Museum and had a book published, Black Knight: Black Legacy. Some time later, Whitman had again fallen under the dark influence of the Ebony Blade and brutally assaulted a thief in the Savage Steel armor. Soon after, Stevens was near one the secrets-revealing eye bombs from the deceased Watcher which revealed to her Whitman's secret attack.
(Original Sins#2/1) - Stevens tracked down the now reclusive Whitman to an apartment to confront him about the addictive and destructive Blade, and what he had recently done under its influence. She pleaded with him to surrender the Blade to authorities, but he refused, turning her away.
Comments: Created by Frank Tieri (writer) and Raffaele Ienco (art).
It's suggested in Avengers World#10 that Captain America knew of Whitman's breakdown and hence did not seek to recruit him into the expanded Avengers roster. Was Captain America alerted by the concerned Stevens, or had he deduced the situation himself?
Rebecca mentions in Original Sins#2 that she met Dane at the opening of the
Black Knight museum. Though it isn't explicitly said to be the opening,
we see Dane visiting the museum in New Excalibur#10, and the way he is
talking to someone there (Miss Sterling, who is either a Black Knight
historian or in charge of the museum, given how she dresses and her
knowledge of the exhibits and past Knights) comes across like it is his
first time discussing the exhibit with her. Anyway, it might be worth
noting that the opening may have been what we saw in New Excalibur#10, making
Rebecca BTS there.
Profile by Grendel Prime.
Rebecca Stevens has no known connections to:
Original Sins#2/1, p4 (main image)
p2 (headshot, book)
Original Sins#2/1 (August, 2014) - Frank Tieri (writer), Raffaele Ienco (art), Tom Brevoort & Wil Moss (editors)
Last updated: 06/02/16
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