Real Name: Eliza Willis
Identity/Class: Normal human
Occupation: Grower of prize-winning roses
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Quicksilver (Pietro Maximoff), Scarlet Witch (Wanda Maximoff)
Enemies: Leonard Tippit
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: California, USA
First Appearance: Avengers I#101 (July, 1972)
Powers/Abilities: Eliza Willis had no superhuman powers but was a skilled grower of prize-winning roses.
(Avengers I#101 (fb) – BTS) – Eliza Willis eked out a living growing and tending to her roses, which she entered into prize-winning contests. She was named by the cosmic Watcher as someone Leonard Tippit should kill in order to “save the Earth.”
(Avengers I#101) – Aware of Leonard Tippit’s predicament, Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch watched Eliza Willis’ home from a distance until Tippit appeared. When Tippit attempted to blast her, Eliza dodged the blast, causing it to hit some of her roses. Before the weakened Tippit could fire again, Quicksilver rushed in front of Tippit, creating a wall of speed to act as a barrier to protect Eliza. Quicksilver rushed just as Tippit teleported away, causing Quicksilver to hit the wall, knocking himself out while Eliza cowered behind the Scarlet Witch. Unfortunately, Tippit was still able to blast Eliza, knocking her into a coma.
Comments: Created by Harlan Ellison, Roy Thomas, Rich Buckler and Dan Adkins.
Eliza Willis was revealed to have been from California in the Avengers Assemble one-shot (July, 2010).
Profile by Proto-Man.
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Avengers I#101, p18, pan3 (main image)
Avengers I#101, p18, pan2 (headshot)
Avengers I#101 (July, 1972) – Harlan Ellison (plot), Roy Thomas (script), Rich Buckler (pencils), Dan Adkins (inks), Stan Lee (editor)
Last updated: 03/29/13
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