Real Name: Unrevealed (see comments)

Identity/Class: Human (as far as we know-see comments)

Occupation: Librarian;
former criminal

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: None identified

Enemies: None

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None (see comments)

Base of Operations: Pleasant Hill, Connecticut, USA

First Appearance: (mentioned): Avengers Standoff: Assault on Pleasant Hill Alpha#1 (May, 2016)

Powers/Abilities: Betsy the librarian presumably was a skilled librarian. It was unclear what powers, if any, that she possessed as a criminal.

Height: Unrevealed
Weight: Unrevealed
Eyes: Unrevealed
Hair: Unrevealed

History: (Avengers Standoff: Assault on Pleasant Hill Alpha#1 (fb) - BTS) - The woman who would become the Pleasant Hill librarian Betsy was once a criminal but her form and memories were altered using the fragmented sentient Cosmic Cube called Kobik. Once sufficiently altered, Betsy was imprisoned in Pleasant Hill, Connecticut and instilled as the librarian there.

(Avengers Standoff: Assault on Pleasant Hill Alpha#1 - BTS) - When Steve Rogers learned of Maria Hill's usage of Cosmic Cube fragments, he was taken to Pleasant Hill, where Hill revealed S.H.I.E.L.D.'s plan to imprison super criminals in false identities/forms in plain site within Pleasant Hill. Introducing Steve to the transformed Absorbing Man, Maria remarked that Absorbing Man was a puppy dog compared to Betsy the librarian or the groundskeeper, Willie (actually a transformed Trapster). 

Comments: Created by Nick Spencer and Jesus Saiz.

It was never revealed which super criminal had been altered to become Betsy the librarian. It could have been one we've seen before but it very well could have been an entirely new super criminal. Since we do not have Betsy's past identity, we can only assume she is human and no other aliases are known. Personally, I like to think she is Cousin Betsy, the Plant Lady. I mean, Cousin Betsy hasn't been seen since 1977 so it would make sense that she might have been taken off the radar by S.H.I.E.L.D. and deposited in Pleasant Hill...just my two cents.

Since Betsy was never actually seen, her physical stats were impossible to determine.

Profile by Proto-Man.

Betsy the librarian has no known connections to:

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Avengers Standoff: Assault on Pleasant Hill Alpha#1 (May, 2016) - Nick Spencer (writer), Jesus Saiz (art), Tom Brevoort (editor)

First Posted: 02/16/2019
Last updated: 02/16/2019

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