Mayflower (comics)

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Mayflower
Publication information
Publisher DC Comics
First appearance Batman and the Outsiders Annual #1 (1984)
Created by Mike W. Barr (script)
In-story information
Team affiliations Force of July
Abilities Can control plants and accelerate their growth

Mayflower is a fictional superhero in the DC Universe. She first appeared in Batman and the Outsiders Annual #1 (1984).

Fictional character biography[edit]

Mayflower is a member of the Force of July, a patriotic themed superhero team run by the United States government. She has the power to control and grow plant life at a rapid rate, animating vines to capture or ensnare her opponents. Mayflower wears a costume similar to that of a Pilgrim of colonial America, along with a long, brown cloak but without a hat or bonnet. Mayflower also speaks with an English accent.

Mayflower is the daughter of Rose Canton, the Golden Age villainess the Thorn. This makes her the half-sister of Jade (Jennie-Lynn Hayden) and Obsidian (Todd Rice). It is unclear if she knew Jade and Obsidian were her half-siblings. It is unrevealed who her biological father was.

Mayflower dies during the early events of the Janus Directive, a victim of Amanda Waller's need to portray that she had been replaced by a subservient doppelganger. In a violent confrontation, the Suicide Squad attacks the Force at their own home. Others are killed, including Mayflower's teammate Sparkler. Mayflower is garrotted by Suicide Squad member Ravan.[1]

Powers and abilities[edit]

She can control all forms of plant life, causing them to grow and move at her will, and can secrete toxin extracts to kill or control minds.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Suicide Squad #27, May 1989

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