Dragonfly (Marvel Comics)

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Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance X-Men #94 (1975)
Created by Len Wein
Chris Claremont
In-story information
Alter ego Veronica Dultry
Team affiliations Ani-Men
Masters of Evil
Abilities Flight
Hypnotic gaze

Dragonfly (Veronica Dultry) is a fictional supervillainess appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.

Publication history[edit]

Dragonfly first appeared in X-Men #94-95 (August–October 1975), and was created by Chris Claremont and Len Wein.

The character subsequently appears in X-Men #104 (April 1977), Quasar #14 (September 1990), #16 (November 1990), #20 (March 1991), Captain America #389-391 (August–September 1991), #412-413 (February–March 1993), and Thunderbolts #24-25 (March–April 1999).

Fictional character biography[edit]

Veronica Dultry is endowed with superhuman powers by Maggia scientists in order to serve the crime lord Count Nefaria among the second group of Ani-Men. The Ani-Men take control of the NORAD base at Mount Valhalla, but are defeated by the X-Men,[1] and imprisoned in the mutant research complex at Muir Island. She escapes shortly after when Erik the Red breaks into the complex.[2]

She is later abducted by the alien Stranger to his laboratory world, where she and other abductees are manipulated by the Overmind into battling Quasar.[3] After she returns to Earth, she mutates further due to the Stranger's experiments, but Ant-Man aids her in returning to her normal appearance.[4]

Later, she joins Superia's Femizons and battles Captain America and Paladin.[5] Dragonfly and several other former Femizons battle Captain America again during an A.I.M. weapons demonstration.[6]

Much later, Dragonfly is invited to join the Crimson Cowl's Masters of Evil where she battles the Thunderbolts. They are defeated and sent to prison.[7]

In new battle armor, she is sent to attack Jackie Dio alongside several other criminals. Dio quickly defeats the villains by blowing up the building they were in.[8]

During the "Opening Salvo" part of the Secret Empire storyline, Dragonfly is recruited by Baron Helmut Zemo to join the Army of Evil.[9]

Powers and abilities[edit]

Dragonfly can fly and possesses a hypnotic gaze. Her physical appearance has also been altered giving her wings, red skin, white pupils and antennae.

In other media[edit]



  1. ^ X-Men #94-95
  2. ^ X-Men #104
  3. ^ Quasar #14-16
  4. ^ Iron Man Annual #12
  5. ^ Captain America #389-392
  6. ^ Captain America #411-413
  7. ^ Thunderbolts #24-25
  8. ^ Underworld #4-5
  9. ^ Captain America: Steve Rogers #16

External links[edit]

  • Dragonfly at Marvel Database
  • Dragonfly at the Appendix to the Handbook of the Marvel Universe