Real Name: Rina Smith
Identity/Class: Human spirit (World War I era to
Occupation: Former barmaid
Group Membership: None
Reese, unidentified hero (see
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: St. Matthew's Church graveyard, New York City, New York, USA
First Appearance: Marvel Super Heroes Official Game Adventure: New York, New York (1985)
Powers/Abilities: Rina is a ghost, bound to
wander the graveyard where she was buried.
She isn't able to communicate with the living but she could, with
to certain people though she often vanished if seen by the living.
Height: Unrevealed (see comments)
Weight: Unrevealed (see comments)
Eyes: Unrevealed (see comments)
Hair: Unrevealed (see comments)
History: (Marvel Super Heroes Official Game Adventure: New York, New York (fb) - BTS) - Rina Smith was born in 1902. Much of her life was unrecorded but by 1925, Rina, sporting curly, bobbed hair, was living in New York City and working as a barmaid at the 3 Deuces Bar despite being a devout churchgoer. She was dating a man named Charlie but she eventually grew weary of Charlie's criminal habits and secretly made records of his crimes. She later hid the evidence of Charlie's crimes in a strongbox in the St. Matthew's Church graveyard and eventually left Charlie. Subsequently receiving a letter from Charlie begging her not to leave him, Rina also hid Charlie's letter with the evidence. Confronting him near a bridge, Rina was thrown off the bridge by Charlie and her death ruled a suicide by police, who suspected Rina killed herself when Charlie supposedly began seeing another woman.
Super Heroes Official Game Adventure: New York, New York - BTS) -
Decades after that, Rina, now a ghostly apparition, would appear in the
St. Matthew's Church graveyard, hovering around her gravestone. The
elderly Father Reese remembered Rina and refused to believe her death
was a suicide due to her devout religious views. Having encountered
Rina's spirit himself, Reese began to suspect that Rina's restless
spirit had remained on Earth due to her death being ruled a suicide.
Later, an unidentified hero would spot Rina's spirit at night and
investigate her appearance. While Rina vanished as soon as the hero
approached, the hero sought out information elsewhere (see comments).
Comments: Created by Kate Novak, Jeff Grubb,
Dennis Kauth and the Mighty Marvel Bullpen (see Appearances list for
list of artists involved).
is a story from a role-playing game, what heroes Rina dealt with is up
to the players (though an image of
Captain America is seen next to the story in the Game Adventure...).
encounters the hero at night regardless. The references to the case
years old should be considered topical (though Rina's life could still be from
1902-1925 and firmly set during those dates. It would just be her
encounter with a hero in the modern era that would slide with Marvel's
sliding time scale. --Proto-Man)
It is the player's choice of how the hero can go about investigating the case. The player can follow Rina's spirit (who would eventually point out the spot where she buried the evidence against Charlie & the letter from a jilted Charlie that proved Rina had left him, disproving the police suspicions that she had committed suicide after Charlie began seeing another woman) or investigate via interviewing the still-in-business 3 Deuces Bar's regulars (where the hero would learn about Charlie's gangland ties) or the police (where the hero would find the old police reports about Rina's death). The player could also lose karma points if you annoy the police too much while investigating Rina's death.Yes, Charlie would be bumped off by none other than Silvermane (Silvio Manfredi).
Profile by David Lawrence.
Rina Smith should be distinguished from:
|--Marvel Super Heroes
Official Game Adventure: New York, New York (fb) - BTS
An elderly priest at St. Matthew's Church, Father
Reese remembered Rina Smith when she was alive and often saw her spirit
at night. He figured Rina Smith's spirit was restless due to her death
being ruled a suicide but he knew police would not waste time on such
an old case.
--Marvel Super Heroes Official Game Adventure: New
York, New York - BTS
Marvel Super Heroes Official Game Adventure: New York, New York (1985) - Kate Novak, Jeff Grubb (designers), Dennis Kauth (layouts), Jeff Butler, the Mighty Marvel Bullpen (Bret Blevins, Kerry Gammill, Butch Guice, Walt Simonson, John Romita Sr., Frank Miller, Jim Shooter, Luke McDonnell, Brian Postman, Mike Zeck, Bob Layton, John Byrne, June Brigman, Bob Wiacek) (interior art), Barbara Deer (editor)
First posted: 02/09/2022
Last updated: 02/09/2022
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