Real Name: Mariana ??
Identity/Class: Human magic user
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: NYPD (Phil Jones, Len Mico, others), unidentified client
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: "Gypsy Rose" (called by Phil)
Base of Operations: Her home somewhere in New York City, New York
First Appearance: Werewolf by Night II#6 (July, 1998)
Powers/Abilities: Mariana possessed psychic powers that enabled her to predict other people's future through palm reading. She can communicate with the spirits of dead and re-experience their final moments before death. She was atuned to death and could sense when someone was going to die in the near future. She could also psychically hear screams from supernatural beasts from miles away.
Height: 5'7" (by approximation)
Weight: 126 lbs. (by approximation)
(Werewolf by Night II#6 (fb) - BTS) - The psychic Mariana was called in by "you-know-who" to look at a victim.
(Werewolf by Night II#6) - Touching the brutally murdered victim's face she used her psychic powers and asked the murder victim to tell her who had done this to him. She learned from the victim's spirit that he had run from a fanged monster (readers were meant to believe it was Jack Russell mid-transformation; see comments) until it caught up to him and killed him. Mariana felt sorry then went over to Detectives Len & Phil. Looking at them she saw their mutilated forms. They asked her if she had found out anything to help in the case and replied that she saw death (she didn't reveal that it was actually the detectives' death). She then left the crime scene.
(Strange Tales IV#1/2) - Mariana gave a palm reading to a client when she heard Jack Russell's scream due to her psychic powers (he screamed for help after reverting to human form and finding a dead body, seemingly a victim of his Werewolf-persona, next to him). She quit the reading and told her client about the sound of a beast she was hearing. The client didn't hear anything and asked where it was coming from. Mariana replied that it came from below (which is actually correct because Jack was still in the sewers).
Comments: Created by Paul Jenkins (writer) & Leonardo Manco (artist).
Was it actually Jack Russell, who had been seen in #6 as the murderer or was it one of the Children of the Night, who had been behind a series of murders. Will we ever know? No! Cancellation be damned!
Profile by Markus Raymond.
Mariana has no known connection to:
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Werewolf by Night II#6, p3, pan4 (main image)
Werewolf by Night II#6, p1, pan5 (head shot)
Strange Tales IV#1/2, p5, pan1 (giving palm reading)
Werewolf by Night II#6 (July, 1998) - Paul Jenkins (writer), Leonardo Manco (artist), Joe Andreani (editor)
Strange Tales IV#1 (September, 1998) - Paul Jenkins (writer), Leonardo Manco (artist), Joe Andreani (editor)
Last updated: 12/12/15
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