Psi (comics)

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Psi
Publication information
Publisher DC Comics
First appearance Daring New Adventures of Supergirl #1 (November 1982)
Created by Paul Kupperberg (writer)
Carmine Infantino (artist)
In-story information
Alter ego Gayle Marsh
Team affiliations Suicide Squad
Black Lantern Corps
Abilities Psychic

Psi is a DC character created by Paul Kupperberg and Carmine Infantino for Daring New Adventures of Supergirl #1 (November 1982).

Fictional character biography[edit]

Her real name is Gayle Marsh. At the age of twelve, she developed psychic powers, primarily psychokinesis. After her parents died she was raised by the scientist David Pendergast who was preparing to fight a new menace called "the Decay." In college, she took the alias of Psi and fought Supergirl several times, thinking that Supergirl was the Decay. The truth was that David Pendergast was an extension of her own fears. Realizing that the Decay was David and herself, she put a stop to Pendergast and herself.

Later she joined the Suicide Squad for a mission in Central America, but she was killed by the Rocket Red Brigade. Her allies, Mister 104, the Thinker and the Weasel do not survive the mission.[1]

During the events of Blackest Night, Psi's corpse is reanimated as a member of the Black Lantern Corps alongside several other fallen Suicide Squad members.[2] Psi is apparently destroyed by the Manhunter's self-destruct mechanism to unleashing an explosion of Green Lantern energy that eradicates the Black Lanterns.[3]

In the Post-Crisis retcon, Supergirl was replaced by Power Girl.

In "The New 52" (a reboot of the DC Comics universe) during the "Forever Evil" storyline, Psi is shown as a prisoner in A.R.G.U.S.'s Detroit station called "The Circus." Steve Trevor and Killer Frost visit her cell to see if she can disrupt the Firestorm Matrix in order to free the imprisoned Justice Leagues. When Psi touches him however, Trevor is flooded with images, which he realizes connects everything he already knew, based on the clue Madame Xanadu told him, and tells him how to save the Justice League. One of the visions that Psi showed Steve Trevor was that Wonder Woman's lasso is in the possession of Cheetah.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Doom Patrol and Suicide Squad" #1 (1988)
  2. ^ Suicide Squad #67 (January 2010)
  3. ^ Secret Six (vol. 3) #18 (February 2010)
  4. ^ Forever Evil: A.R.G.U.S. #4