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|First appearance||The Amazing Spider-Man vol. 2 #46 (Dec 2002)|
|Created by||J. Michael Straczynski, John Romita, Jr., and Scott Hanna|
|Notable aliases||Sharon Keller, Spider-Wasp|
Fictional character biography
Shathra is a totem of the spider wasp, much as Spider-Man is rumored to be a totem of the spider. As spider wasps kill spiders, she escaped the astral world where she lived to find Spider-Man (Spider-Man had previously visited her world and accidentally alerted her to his presence). Her plan was to feed "the spider" to her children once she killed him.[volume & issue needed]
After a first encounter, Shathra found out who he was and assumed a human form. Calling herself Sharon, she went to Fox News and claimed to be Spider-Man's lover to draw him out and disgrace him. Spider-Man quickly came to the studio and angrily attacked her, revealing her wasp form. After an intense battle, she poisoned him with wasp venom to paralyze him. After falling into a museum exhibit, he was found by Ezekiel Sims and taken to Ghana in Africa.[volume & issue needed]
There, as Peter waited in an ancient Spider Temple, Shathra tracked him, and they fought in an intense showdown. However, she was attacked by a swarm of spiders, which covered her and killed her.[volume & issue needed]
Shathra next appeared disguised as Kaine's friend Annabelle and seduced him. When she morphed into her natural Shathra form she was able to beat up Kaine, but when shed tried to kill Kaine's friend Wally Kaine morphed into a man-spider and ripped her to shreds.
Powers and abilities
Shathra is an extremely powerful foe, almost on the level of Morlun. She is very, very strong, and is very agile. Shathra also has the ability to shoot stingers out of her wrists (akin to an actual wasp), which causes her prey to be paralyzed-much as a spider-wasp actually does to a spider. Spider-Man later gained this ability (temporarily) during The Other storyline.
- Scarlet Spider vol. 2 #24 (Nov. 2013)
- Scarlet Spider vol. 2 #25 (Dec. 2013)
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