Lord Fanny

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For the Restoration English Lord Hervey, a.k.a. "Lord Fanny", see John Hervey, 2nd Baron Hervey.
Lord Fanny
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The cover of The Invisibles volume 2, issue 14, illustrated by Brian Bolland
Publication information
Publisher Vertigo imprint of DC Comics
First appearance The Invisibles #2 (1994)
Created by Grant Morrison (writer)
Steve Yeowell (artist)
In-story information
Alter ego Hilde Morales
Team affiliations The Invisibles
Abilities Magical adept
Psychic
Generates "Magic Mirror"

Lord Fanny is a fictional character in the comic book series The Invisibles, a series published by DC Comics as a part of that company's Vertigo imprint. She is a shaman and a trans woman.[1]

History[edit]

Fanny was male-assigned at birth and given the name Hilde Morales in Brazil in 1972. This angered her grandmother who was the most feared witch in the city and wanted her lineage continued. Since men could not become witches, Hilde's grandmother raised the child as a girl.

Hilde's mother was murdered in 1979, and shortly afterwards Hilde underwent magical initiation in Teotihuacan at which it was revealed her patron goddess was Tlazolteotl, deity of filth and lust. By 1990 Hilde had become a prostitute in Brazil, a career which ended when she was brutally raped at a party. She briefly contemplated suicide before joining The Invisibles, a group of freedom fighters who want to free mankind from oppression at the hands of extradimensional demons, at the request of one of the cell leaders, John-a-Dreams.[1]

Similar to her meeting with the god Mictlantecuhtli, during which she is granted a great deal of magical powers because she made the death-god laugh, Fanny and Jack Frost dance for an entity called "Harlequinade", who gives them an artifact known as the "Hand of Glory" in exchange. During an invasion of the "Dulce facility", she destroys Mr. Quimper, and she later banishes the demon Orlando.

In the story's future, in 2012, Fanny is shown to be obese and dissipated.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Irvine, Alex (2008), "The Invisibles", in Dougall, Alastair, The Vertigo Encyclopedia, New York: Dorling Kindersley, pp. 92–97, ISBN 0-7566-4122-5, OCLC 213309015