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Real Name: Margot Neil

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Unrevealed

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Avengers (Beast/Hank McCoy, Captain America/Steve Rogers, Falcon/Sam Wilson, Ms. Marvel/Carol Danvers, Scarlet Witch/Wanda Maximoff, Vision, Wasp/Janet Van Dyne), Red Wing

Enemies: Grey Gargoyle (Paul Duval)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: "Dim-witted witch" (nickname used by the Grey Gargoyle)

Base of Operations: New York City

First Appearance: Avengers I#191 (January, 1980)

Powers/Abilities: Margot Neil possesses no known superhuman abilities, but did show considerable grace under pressure while being attacked in her own home by a supervillain and then witnessing the Avengers trashing her place while fighting the aforementioned villain. Neil was a drinker.

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Height: 5'8" (by approximation)
Weight: 130 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Green
Hair: Black


(Avengers I#191 (fb) - BTS) - When the Grey Gargoyle (Paul Duval) moved to New York to continue his criminal career there, he rented an apartment in one of the city's many highrises. He kept all his chemicals and supplies there while he prepared for his next move. However, when the Gargoyle disappeared for several months, his landlord decided to look for a new tenant and offered the place to Margot Neil. She happily moved in, redecorated, cleared out all of Duval's belongings including his chemical supplies and made the place her own.

Margot hiding (Avengers I#191) - Margot Neil was surprised by the arrival of the Grey Gargoyle who, while being chased by the Avengers, decided to return home and use his chemicals to replenish his strength. He was equally surprised to find Margot in the apartment and stopped her from running out by turning her front door to stone. He then explained his origins and purpose for being there, while heading for the supplies he had hidden behind the mirror. To his shock and dismay, he discovered Neil had thrown "that smelly stuff" out,putting in a wet bar instead. The furious villain was about to  assault her, but was stopped by the Falcon and Redwing who had been trailing the Gargoyle ever since he fled the scene of the battle. Falcon first made sure Margot was relatively safe underneath a table before engaging his far superior foe.

(Avengers I#191 - BTS) - With Margot away, Falcon pressed the attack but found he was out of his league. The Gargoyle even petrified Redwing before the bird could fly off and signal the other Avengers. However, the team soon caught up with Falcon anyway and, through teamwork, managed to defeat the Grey Gargoyle, trashing Neil's apartment in the process.

(Avengers I#191) - When the dust had settled, the slightly shaken Margot came out from under the table, examined the devastation and wondered if one of the heroes would mind explaining all this to her landlord.

Comments: Created by David Michelinie (writer), John Byrne (pencils), Dan Green (inks).

During his Avengers days, David Michelinie had the tendency to name bit players and bystanders. A cute, innocent touch and if nothing else, it makes them seem more real.

Profile by Norvo.

Margot Neil should not be confused with

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Avengers I#191, p9, pan5 (main image)
Avengers I#191, p11, pan1 (closeup)
Avengers I#191, p13, pan4 (hides under a table)

Avengers I#191 (January, 1980) - David Michelinie (writer), John Byrne (pencils), Dan Green (inks), Roger Stern (editor)

Last updated: 08/01/15

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