MEDUSA
(of Earth-8107)

Real Name: Unrevealed (see comments)

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-8107) Inhuman

Occupation: Adventurer

Group Membership: Inhumans (see comments)

Affiliations: Spider-Man (Peter Parker);
briefly Wizard

Enemies: Wizard

Known Relatives: None (see comments)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: The Great Refuge

First Appearance: Spider-Man cartoon episode, "Under the Wizard's Spell" (March 6, 1982)

Powers/Abilities: Medusa was an Inhuman that possessed hair with great tensile strength. She had total control over her hair, capable of manipulating it even if it was removed from her person.

Height: 5'11" (see comments)
Weight: 130 lbs. (see comments)
Eyes: Green
Hair: Red



History: (Spider-Man cartoon episode - "Under the Wizard's Spell" (fb) - BTS) - At one point, Medusa and the Wizard worked together to commit crimes. It was also during this time she met Spider-Man.

(Spider-Man cartoon episode - "Under the Wizard's Spell") - Via unrevealed means, Medusa was contacted by the Wizard. She arrived in New York in time to see Spider-Man being accosted by a policeman. Medusa wrapped the officer in her hair and explained that the man was wrong to arrest Spider-Man for an assault, as two punks (knocked down by Spider-Man) were the true culprits. Making small talk with the hero, Medusa spoke briefly about the Great Refuge before abruptly leaving. She made her way across the city to a large advertisement of hair spray, secretly the hidden entrance to the Wizard's lab. The Wizard offered to renew their old partnership but Medusa refused to break the law again, prompting the Wizard to slip a booby-trapped collar around her neck. Medusa ordered him to remove it but listened as the Wizard explained that only he could remove the collar safely. When she tried to remove a similar collar from a ruined statue, the feedback drove her back. The Wizard explained that he needed her for a very particular crime.


Later breaking into a lab containing rare elements under the Wizard's orders, Medusa tried to lift one of the canisters but it proved too heavy. Dropping it and setting off the alarm, Medusa dispatched the guards, who arrived while the Wizard fought Spider-Man, who had been taking photos in his dual identity of Peter Parker. After the Wizard escaped, Medusa stayed behind to help the hero put the solar converter wall back. As she tried to explain her actions, the guards attacked and forced her to flee. She rested on a nearby roof when Spider-Man caught her attention by webbing her hair. She responded by snagging him and flinging away. Horrified at her knee-jerk reaction, Medusa fled to back to the park where she had run into Spider-Man earlier. The hero caught up with her and offered to help (unaware of the exact nature of her problem) but Medusa refused. Spider-Man offered her an ice cream cone and some flowers from nearby vendors, and the two retired to a nearby bench. Medusa offered him some of her ice cream but Spider-Man refused as he couldn't eat through a mask.

Medusa created a privacy screen with her hair but when Spider-Man still refused to remove his mask, she angrily tossed the ice cream aside and cursed his not trusting her. When Spider-Man pressed about her working with the Wizard, she recalled the criminal destroying a statue with his power. She promptly ran back towards the Wizard, the flowers in her hair falling out and leaving a trail back to the Wizard's lab. Arriving at the lab, Medusa was surprised by Spider-Man's appearance, unaware that Spider-Man had followed the flower trail and that the Wizard was watching them on a hidden camera. She asked Spider-Man to wait for her at a nearby water tower within the hour.




In the lab, Medusa was outraged when the Wizard demanded she steal again. When she refused, he drove her to her knees via the collar. She begged him to remove the collar, which he agreed if she returned with the item and Spider-Man. Subsequently arriving at the water tower on an air sled (which she claimed to have stolen from the Wizard), Medusa claimed that she could defeat the Wizard if Spider-Man helped her recover something from a nearby base. On the trip, Medusa asked Spider-Man if he would still care for her if she were ugly. When Spider-Man protested that she could never be ugly, Medusa fell silent. Arriving at the base, Medusa engaged with the troops while Spider-Man stole the component. When they fired tear gas, Medusa used her hair to fan the fumes back at them.





Returning to the lab following the theft, Medusa took the component from Spider-Man and handed it over to the Wizard. After dumping Spider-Man into a death trap on the Wizard's orders, Medusa asked to be free but when the Wizard refused, she tried to attack but was driven to the floor by the collar. Overhearing the Wizard gloating, Medusa attacked, this time swearing to end it. When Spider-Man entered the fray, he webbed her to the wall and swore not to fall for her lines again. She watched the two fight and when Spider-Man was blasted with the Wizard's rays, she broke free of the webbing and caught the hero with her hair. The Wizard forced her to the floor with the collar but she overcame it enough to help Spider-Man knock the Wizard out and remove his anti-gravity discs. Explaining to Spider-Man how the Wizard had forced her to help him and how only he could remove the collar, Medusa was speechless as Spider-Man reversed the polarity on the Wizard's gloves and took the collar off. After the defeated Wizard was tied up, Medusa explained that she had to return to her people. She asked Spider-Man to come with her but he explained why he couldn't. She agreed but said she didn't care what he looked like before covering her eyes with her hair as Spider-Man removed his mask. The two then kissed on the rooftop. Medusa swore meet with him again before taking off on the Wizard's sky sled. Later, as Peter Parker sat at his aunt's kitchen table, he held a small memento in hand: a lock of Medusa's hair. The lock wrapped itself around his thumb as he stared off in remembrance.

Comments: Created by Creighton Barnes, Doug Booth, Francis X. Feighan, Donald F. Glut, Jack Hanrahan, Christy Marx, Larry Parr, Jeffrey Scott and Marvel Productions Ltd. (see Appearances list for artists involved)

According to a few online sources, Medusa was voiced by BJ Ward.

Her stats are from her 616 counterpart. No name given aside from Medusa. The Inhumans exist, as a costume of Black Bolt was once seen in a store window, but there was no other mention of the Inhumans.

Profile by David Lawrence.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Earth-8107's Medusa has no known connections to:


images: (without ads)
Spider-Man
cartoon episode, "Under the Wizard's Spell" (all images in this profile)


Appearances:
Spider-Man
cartoon episode, "Under the Wizard's Spell" (March 6, 1982) - Creighton Barnes, Doug Booth, Francis X. Feighan, Donald F. Glut, Jack Hanrahan, Christy Marx, Larry Parr, Jeffrey Scott (writers), Lyle Beddes, Bruce Bennett, Norm Cabral, Dan Faucett, Neil Galloway, Greg Garcia, Gary Graham, Rick Graham, Karl Hepworth, Stuart Heimdall, Larry Huber, Elaine Hultgren, Boyd Kirkland, Debra Pugh, Keith Sargent, Dave Sharp, Roy Smith, Grant Wilson, Roy Wilson, Bill Wray (layouts), Mario Piluso (layouts, storyboards), Rick Hoberg, Cullen Houghtaling, Larry Houston, Sherman Labby, Henry Tucker (storyboards), Gerry Chiniquy, Steve Clark, John Gibbs, Sid Marcus, Bob Richardson, Nelson Shin, Kay Wright (animation directors)


First Posted: 04/16/2019
Last updated: 04/16/2019

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