Debrii

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Debrii
NEWWAR004cover.jpg
Cover art for New Warriors vol. 3 #4.
Art by Scottie Young.
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance New Warriors vol. 3 #4
Created by Zeb Wells
Scottie Young
In-story information
Alter ego Deborah Fields
Team affiliations Secret Avengers (Civil War)
Counter Force
The Initiative
New Warriors
Abilities Telekinesis

Debrii (Deborah Fields) is a fictional character, a superheroine from Marvel Comics. She debuted in New Warriors vol. 3 #4. She was created by artist Skottie Young with the help of writer Zeb Wells. Little is known about her at this time. She avoided being killed in the opening shots of Marvel's Civil War by not reuniting with the team after their reality show was cancelled the first time in New Warriors vol. 3 #6.

Fictional character biography[edit]

New Warriors[edit]

Debrii was introduced by the New Warriors' TV producer, Ashley, and so was the only member of Night Thrasher's revised team to have not been hand-picked by him. The TV company's board of directors felt that there was no "friction" in the current team - they all liked each other too much - and that the show would get better ratings if an unknown quantity was added to the team. Debrii's abrasive, antagonistic personality was perfect in this regard; she didn't get on well with any of the team members, frequently making snide comments about Microbe's relatively useless powers, and constantly arguing with Namorita.[1]

Civil War[edit]

Debrii was one of the former Warriors who felt the sting of the growing anti-New-Warriors movement when her secret identity was "outed" online through a New Warriors hate site, after which her car was overturned and set on fire.[2]

After the death of Black Goliath at the hands of a cloned Thor, Debrii was compelled to become involved and joined up with Captain America's Secret Avengers.[volume & issue needed]

Initiative[edit]

Deborah has been identified as one of the 142 registered superheroes who are a part of the Initiative program.[3][4] She was one of the former Warriors that was accused of Gauntlet's beating. In truth it was her fellow recruit Slapstick who performed the crime, he was sick of Gauntlet insulting his dead friends.[5]

Debrii later quit the Initiative, along with Justice, Rage, and Slapstick forming the a team called Counter Force.[6] She later returned to Camp Hammond with the team, now calling themselves the New Warriors again,[7] and battled Ragnarok, the clone of Thor.[8][9]

Debrii eventually quits the team, and leaves the country to go into hiding with Heavy Hitters members Nonstop and Telemetry.[10][11] After the fall of Osborn, she is no longer a fugitive but remains in Paris, working as the snarky judge of a TV talent competition, "Superpouvoir."[12]

Powers and abilities[edit]

Debrii is described as a "low level telekinetic magnet".[13] She is able to move masses of huge objects in her immediate vicinity at will, and is capable of manipulating many such objects at one time. She can use any "debris" around her to defend herself from attacks, or to attack her enemies. During the New Warriors' battle with the Mad Thinker's Intellectual Robots, she took control of a pile of scrap metal, crafting a shell in the form of a large monster around her body, and manipulating this creation as a weapon.

In the New Warriors series where they star on a reality television show Debrii is actually considered a low level electromagnetic telekenetic. Although she is able to move massive amounts of debris she cannot lift anything really heavy with her powers. She can also levitate herself a little (probably not faster as she can comfortably walk), but cannot really fly.[14]

Other versions[edit]

Age of X[edit]

In the Age of X reality, a memory experience by Tempo revealed that a woman resembling Debrii was captured by the Sapien League and paraded down the street as a dangerous mutant.[15] However, since the anti-mutant forces of this reality also targeted the non-mutant Spider-Man as part of their anti-mutant purge,[16] this is not confirmation that Debrii is a mutant, even if the unnamed woman in Tempo's memories is Debrii.

References[edit]

  1. ^ New Warriors vol. 3 #4-6
  2. ^ She-Hulk vol. 2 #8 (2006)
  3. ^ Avengers: The Initiative #1
  4. ^ Avengers: The Initiative #1 Character Map
  5. ^ Avengers: The Initiative #6 (2007)
  6. ^ Avengers: The Initiative #12
  7. ^ Avengers: The Initiative #21
  8. ^ Avengers: The Initiative #22
  9. ^ Preview: Avengers: The Initiative #22
  10. ^ Avengers: The Initiative #28
  11. ^ Christos Gage's War "Initiative"
  12. ^ Avengers: The Initiative #35
  13. ^ New Warriors vol. 3 #4, page 20
  14. ^ New Warriors vol. 3 #4 (April 2009), page 20
  15. ^ Mike Carey (w), Clay Mann (p), Jay Leisten (i), "Age of X" (Chapter 1), X-Men: Legacy #245 (April, 2011)
  16. ^ Age of X Universe #1

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