KELLY GARNETT

Real Name: Kelly Garnett

Identity/Class: Human mutant (? - see comments)

Occupation: Red Cross volunteer

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Jeremy Briggs, Finesse (Jeanne Foucault), Striker (Brandon Sharpe)

Enemies: Norman Osborn

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Haiti

First Appearance: Avengers Academy I#14.1 (August, 2011)

Powers/Abilities: Kelly Garnett could heal wounds and cure simple diseases with a touch. Though she was unable to cure complicated sicknesses such as cancer, it was hinted that perhaps as she got older, her powers would increase to cure even that.

Height: 5'7" (by approximation)
Weight: 135 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Green
Hair: Brown

History: (Avengers: Roll Call - Avengers Academy entry (fb) - BTS) - Healer Kelly Garnett was captured and used as a test subject by Norman Osborn during his tenure as head of the Initiative program.

(Avengers Academy I#14.1 (fb) - BTS) - Upon being freed from captivity, Kelly Garnett began using her powers for humanitarian work, soon befriended and possibly romancing young billionaire and fellow Norman Osborn captive Jeremy Briggs, who supported Kelly's work. Briggs soon funded a reality show starring Kelly and provided her good publicity.

(Avengers Academy I#14.1) - When Jeremy Briggs was showing the Avengers Academy students the status of some of the other former Osborn captives, he took Academy students Striker and Finesse to Haiti to meet Kelly Garnett, who was using her healing powers to work miracles in areas where medical equipment was limited. Shaking hands with Striker, Kelly admitted she had seen him on television and mentioned that she had also recently signed a deal for her own "feel-good" reality show, asking Striker to get the word out about the good work she was doing in Haiti in hopes of getting more funding for her show. Kelly then invited Striker to be a guest of her upcoming show but when Striker replied that he would need to get approval from the Avengers, Kelly sarcastically commented that Striker needed a permission slip. Kelly quickly apologized for her condescending remark, commenting that she had a problem with the whole "hero/villain" thing when people could be doing so much more with the gifts they were given. Kelly then asked why superhumans didn't just become cops since costumes painted them a target for sociopaths and when Finesse replied that some would consider superheroes sociopaths, Kelly laughed and said she liked Finesse. Kelly then invited the Avengers Academy students to assist her in helping the needy, claiming they could always use extra hands, and Striker replied with an awkward bit of flirting. Calling Striker cute, Kelly suggested he look her up when he was of legal age before Jeremy Briggs interrupted, mentioning that it was time to leave. When Briggs thanked Kelly for her time, Kelly joked that Briggs' talk was cheap and he knew how to thank her, and Briggs joked back that her check was in the mail.

Comments: Created by Christos Gage, Sean Chen and Scott Hanna.

Kelly Garnett's last name was first revealed in the Avengers Academy Handbook profile in Avengers: Roll Call (2012).

It was never revealed how Kelly Garnett acquired her superhuman powers but it seems somewhat likely that she could've been a mutant though I suppose it's equally possible that she had been mutated to gain powers.

Profile by Proto-Man.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Kelly Garnett has no known connections to:


images: (without ads)
Avengers Academy I#14.1, p10, pan3 (Kelly Garnett amidst crowd of those she helped, main image)
Avengers Academy I#14.1, p10, pan1 (Kelly Garnett, headshot)
Avengers Academy I#14.1, p9, pan1 (Kelly Garnett using her healing powers)


Appearances:
Avengers Academy I#14.1 (August, 2011) -
Christos Gage (writer), Sean Chen (pencils), Scott Hanna (inks), Bill Rosemann (editor)
Avengers: Roll Call (2012) - Jeff Christiansen, Mike O'Sullivan, Stuart Vandal, Sean McQuaid (head writers, coordinators), Rob London, Markus Raymond, Patrick Duke, Roger Ott, Patrick D. Ryall, Madison Carter, Ronald Byrd, Anthony Cotilletta, Kevin Garcia (writers), Sean Chen (Avengers Academy entry art), Jeff Youngquist (editor)


First Posted: 02/09/2019
Last updated: 02/09/2019

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