Real Name: Leeann Foreman

Identity/Class: Human mutant

Occupation: Mercenary

Group Membership: Femme Fatales (Bloodlust/Beatta Dubiel, Knockout/Elizabeth Rawson, Mindblast/Danielle Forte);
   formerly Superia's Femizons, Band of Baddies (Bloodlust/Beatta Dubiel, Critical Mass, "Dentist", "Savage Fin")

Affiliations: Chameleon (Dmitri Smerdyakov), Killer Shrike (Simon Maddicks), Krona, Orka, Scorpion (Mac Gargan), Shockwave, Soteira, Superia (Dr. Deidre Wentworth), Tarantula (Luis Alvarez), Stenya Ubacowits, Viper (Ophelia Sarkissian);
   formerly Sapphire Styx

Enemies: Black Cat (Felicia Hardy), Captain, Captain America (Steve Rogers), Domino (Neena Thurman), Heroes for Hire (Black Knight/Dane Whitman, Luke Cage, Iron Fist/Danny Rand, White Tiger), Jubilee (Jubilation Lee), Magneto (Max Eisenhardt), Mary, Paladin, Kitty Pryde, Psylocke (Elizabeth Braddock), Rogue (Anna Marie), Spider-Man (Peter Parker), Storm (Ororo Munroe), Wolverine (James "Logan" Howlett)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: Whiplash

Base of Operations: Viper's headquarter in Madripoor;
   formerly mobile;
   formerly Femizonia Island

First Appearance: Marvel Comics Presents I#48 (April, 1990)

Powers/Abilities: Snake Whip was a mutant with unrevealed abilities (see comments). She wields wrist-mounted metal cables and is a skilled hand-to-hand combatant. She originally wore a padded Kevlar uniform, and used gauntlets with spring-loaded omnium cables that could extend a maximum length of about 25' with needle-sharp adamantium barbs on the tips.

Height: 5'10"
Weight: 142 lbs.
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Blonde

(All-New Official Handboon of the Marvel Universe#4) - Leeann Foreman was born in Wilmington, Delaware.

(Marvel Comics Presents I#48 - BTS, 49-50) - Bloodlust and Whiplash were part of Critical Mass's Band of Baddies. The Baddies forced the mutant daughter to knock out the two heroes, but they quickly recovered. The daughter than unleashed her powers, blew up the warehouse they were in, and defeated all of the Baddies.

(Amazing Spider-Man I#340, [341], 342, 343) - Employed by the Chameleon (who was posing as Dr. Turner), the Femme Fatales attacked the plane of the ambassador of a newly freed Baltic country. They did this in order to make him question his powers, so he would return to Turner for further studies. They destroyed the ambassador's plane, and then caused a major explosion that Spider-Man narrowly escaped (having already saved the ambassador, of course). Spider-Man, chock full of angst (as always), decided to have Turner remove his powers, so that he would no longer risk his life, so he could be with his family. Turner successfully removed his powers.

   Turner then hired the Scorpion and the Tarantula and sent them to draw out the now powerless Spider-Man. Turner and his four female assistants (not to be confused with the Femme Fatales) quickly moved out of Turner's lab/apartment to escape Spider-Man's discovery. The powerless Spider-Man, assisted by the Black Cat, managed to fight off the Scorpion, and tagged him with a Spider-Tracer. Spidey and the Cat, using his old Tracer tracking device, traced the Scorpion (and the Femme Fatales, and Turner) to Turner's new base in the Botanical Gardens. Turner revealed himself to be the Chameleon, and the Black Cat broke in, hoping to cause a distraction so that Spidey could use the machine to regain his powers. The Black Cat accomplished her mission, but took quite a beating in the process. Spidey, back to his old self, rushed in and quickly fought off all seven of the villains, and destroyed the machine to prevent it from ever being used again. The Femme Fatales, and everyone else, escaped capture.

(Captain America I#387-388-BTS, 389-392, [393]) - All four of them were present on the S.S. Superia, and later Femizonia Island, after responding to Superia's invitation to join her army of Femizons. They participated in the initial capture of Captain America and Paladin when the two tried to sneak aboard the ship.

(Heroes for Hire I#4) - Whiplash teamed up with Killer Shrike, Orka and Shockwave in a plot to take over the retired aircraft carrier, the U. S. Intrepid, planning to use it extort money from the city of New York, or from the US Government. She and her allies were defeated by Heroes for Hire, and Whiplash turned into a big wuss when confronted by the savage White Tiger (the evolved tiger-woman, not the Kung-Fu dude).

(Spider-Man's Tangled Web#13) - She is seen in the background at one of the "Bar with No Name" joints.

(JLA/Avengers#4) - Whiplash was among the villains pulled forth from time and space by Krona to guard his stronghold from an onslaught by the Avengers and the JLA.

(Marvel Knights Spider-Man#6) - The Femme Fatales attended the auction in which the Venom symbiote was sold.


(Hunt for Wolverine: Mystery in Madripoor#1 (fb) - BTS) - The Femme Fatales became employees of Madripoor crimelord Viper.

   Whiplash was rechristened Snake Whip.

(Hunt for Wolverine: Mystery in Madripoor#2 (fb) - BTS) - The Femme Fatales and Viper captured Magneto.

(Hunt for Wolverine: Mystery in Madripoor#1) - Lured to the King's Impresario Restaurant in Madripoor at 10 PM by Mindblast the X-Women were attacked by Viper and the Femme Fatales. Snake Whip was a bit annoyed when Viper sent her after Jubilee, but did as she was told, and tied her up with her whip. Kitty Pryde phased through Knockout and got hold of Domino and Jubilee to escape with them into the sewers by phasing through the ground. Snake Whip promised to Viper that they won't get far, but Viper still considered the Femme Fatales' assault a success because they had easily defeated half the team were facing.

(Hunt for Wolverine: Mystery in Madripoor#2) - At Viper's headquarter Snake Whip stayed with Viper and poured her a drink while Viper reported to Soteira.

(Hunt for Wolverine: Mystery in Madripoor#3) - Viper and Snake Whip got into a confrontation with Sapphire Styx, who maniacally talked about Wolverine standing in front of them. Sapphire used a psychic attack to knock out Snake Whip.

   Due to the psychic attack Snake Whip later saw a psychic manifestation of Wolverine attacking Sapphire while Viper was still unaware of its existence.

(Hunt for Wolverine: Mystery in Madripoor#4) - Viper and Snake Whip tried to keep the X-Women and Magneto occupied so they could finish their mission for Soteira, the launch of a satellite, but Snake Whip knocked herself out when she hit the ground jumping at an illusion created by Psylocke. Snake Whip later surrendered when Domino threatened her with a gun.

Comments: Created by Erik Larsen (writer/pencils) & Joe Rubinstein (inks).

Considering the way she uses her whips I would say she possesses telekinesis.
--Markus Raymond

Whiplash has an entry in the OHotMU Master Edition.

Profile by Snood & Markus Raymond.

Snake Whip aka. Whiplash should not be confused with:

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Hunt for Wolverine: Mystery in Madripoor#4, p11, pan1 (main)
Hunt for Wolverine: Mystery in Madripoor#1, p19, pan5 (head shot)
Marvel Comics Presents I#49, p3, pan1 (first appearance, blue costume)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition#12, Whiplash profile
Heroes for Hire I#4, p2, left bottom corner (yellow, green & black costume)
Hunt for Wolverine: Mystery in Madripoor#2, p7, pan1 (serving Viper)

Marvel Comics Presents I#48-50 (April-May, 1990) - Erik Larsen (writer/pencils), Joe Rubinstein (inks), Terry Kavanagh (editor)
Amazing Spider-Man I#340-343 (October, 1990 - January, 1991) - David Michelinie (writer), Erik Larsen (pencils), Randy Emberlin & Mike Machlan (#340) (inks), Jim Salicrup (editor)
Captain America I#389-392 (August-September, 1991) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Rik Levins (pencils), Danny Bulanadi (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Heroes for Hire I#4 (October, 1997) - John Ostrander (writer), Pascual Ferry (pencils), Jaime Mendoza (inks), Mark Bernardo (editor)
Spider-Man's Tangled Web#13 (June, 2002) - Ron Zimmerman (writer), Sean Phillips (artist), Axel Alonso (editor)
Marvel Knights Spider-Man#6 (November, 2004) - Mark Millar (writer), Terry Dodson (pencils), Rachel Dodson (inks), Axel Alonso (editor)
JLA/Avengers#4 (February, 2004) - Kurt Busiek (writer), George Perez (artist), Tom Brevoort & Dan Raspler (editors)
Hunt for Wolverine: Mystery in Madripoor#1-3 (July-September, 2018) - Jim Zub (writer), Thony Silas (artist), Jordan D. White & Mark Paniccia (editors)
Hunt for Wolverine: Mystery in Madripoor#4 (October, 2018) - Jim Zub (writer), Thony Silas & Leonard Kirk (artists), Jordan D. White & Mark Paniccia (editors)

First Posted: 11/25/2001 (as sub-profile)
Last updated: 06/01/2019

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