Henrietta Hunter

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Henrietta Hunter
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance X-Statix #13 (October, 2003)
Created by Peter Milligan, Mike Allred
In-story information
Alter ego Henrietta Hunter
Species Human Mutant
Team affiliations X-Statix
Abilities Empathy; enhanced physical abilities; can communicate with ghosts.

Henrietta Hunter is a fictional character in the X-Statix series. She is a mutant with superhuman powers.

Publication history[edit]

In X-Statix #13, Peter Milligan had planned to use Diana, Princess of Wales in a storyline which featured her returning from the dead as a mutant superhero. News of this leaked out to the media and there followed a series of objections, most notably from the British tabloid newspaper The Daily Mail. Quesada and Marvel announced that they would alter the character of Princess Diana, replacing her with a fictional pop star, Henrietta Hunter (still physically resembling Diana, but with black hair and a different hairdo).[1][2]

Fictional character biography[edit]

Henrietta Hunter was a "pop star" from the fictional country of "Europa".[volume & issue needed] She was the one-time leader of the X-Statix.[volume & issue needed]

Powers and abilities[edit]

She was a mutant with empathic powers, the ability to read and feel the emotions of others. She could sense the pain of others. After the first time she returned from the dead, she not only regained her empathic abilities, but also increased athletic prowess and the ability to communicate with ghostly spirits. Following her second death, Henrietta once again returned in a zombie-like form. In this form, she, like other zombies, did not appear to require food or oxygen to survive. She also appeared to be able to cause unlikely events to happen that would cause death to those who sung her song. It is unknown whether she retained any of her previous powers, as she did not display any as a corpse.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Milligan, Peter (June 25, 2003). "Princess Diana, superhero". The Guardian. 
  2. ^ Henrietta Hunter (X-Statix leader/charity worker/pop star) at the Appendix to the Handbook of the Marvel Universe, Retrieved September 3, 2009.