Femme Fatales (comics)

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Femme Fatales
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance Amazing Spider-Man #340 (October 1990)
Created by Erik Larsen
David Michelinie
In-story information
Member(s) Knockout

The Femme Fatales are a fictional group of female characters appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The are often depicted as antagonists to the superhero character Spider-Man.

Fictional team history[edit]

In the comic book series the females are villains and mutants that serve as mercenaries for hire. Group members Bloodlust and Whiplash have a history of working together prior to joining the Femme Fatales, as members of a previous group called the Band of Baddies.[1] They were hired by fellow villain the Chameleon to threaten an ambassador. Spider-Man intervened and saved the ambassador, making him an enemy of the Femme Fatales. They then joined forces with other villains the Scorpion and the Tarantula, but all of them were defeated by Spider-Man and his ally the Black Cat.[2]

The girls later received an invitation to join Superia and her organization of female criminals, the Femizons. They accepted, and battled Captain America and the Paladin in the process.[3] The group would splinter and disband sometime later: Bloodlust and Whiplash was seen at the A.I.M. Weapons Expo.[4] Bloodlust later lost her powers after Decimation. Mindblast, who retained her powers, briefly allied herself with Hammerhead.[5] The current status of Knockout is unknown.

Ultimate Marvel[edit]

The Femme Fatales also exist as a team in the Ultimate Marvel Universe. Bloodlust, Knockout, Mindblast and Whiplash briefly encounter the All-New Ultimates.[6]


  • Knockout (Elizabeth Rawson) - Has superhuman strength and endurance. Cybernetic parts of her costume suggest that her already advanced strength is augmented when needed and also provides body armor. She is also the master of the team.
  • Bloodlust (Beatta Dubiel) - Possesses superhuman senses, speed, agility, durability, healing factor and razor sharp claws and fangs.
  • Mindblast (Danielle Forte) - Telekinetic
  • Whiplash (Leeann Foreman) - Has three built-in retractable whips that release from each of her wrists. Unrevealed mutant power.

Other media[edit]

In Marvel: Ultimate Alliance, Femme Fatales is a team bonus for any four-person combination of Storm, Elektra, Spider-Woman, Invisible Woman, and Ms. Marvel.


  1. ^ Marvel Comic Presents Vol.1 #48
  2. ^ Amazing Spider-Man Vol.1 #340,342,343
  3. ^ Captain America Vol.1 #389-392
  4. ^ Captain America Vol.1 #411-413
  5. ^ Civil War: War Crimes #1
  6. ^ All-New Ultimates #8

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