Character- Aerial Silk
Aerial Silk

Created by:  Rodney Lockett

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First appearance: 
Guardians of Creation
(Forthcoming issue) 


Real Name: Maria Silva
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
Height: 5 foot 8 inches
Age: 24

Born in:  Brazil

Ethical alliance: Evil


Maria along with two of her friends and coworkers from the Cirque Du Soleil were traveling through Europe. When they arrived in France, the Show stopped at a small village to get supplies and the three friends went into an old Antique shop to look around.

As they browsed the cluttered shop, an almost buried and dusty box caught their attention. Inside, they discovered three unique and stunning masks as well as a ribbon, 2 kali sticks and a pair of satin gloves. The three felt such items would be an added boost for their act. But the store owner didn't want to sell them. He said they had been hidden for a reason and swore that they were bewitched and would curse whoever wore them.

But Maria and her troop were hooked. Being acrobats they threw down some money and took off with the box doing flips to avoid the owner from stopping them.

Maria chose her mask and grabbed the ribbons.

It was now opening night. They had tried their masks on while practicing their routine but it would be their first time wearing them in front of a crowd.

As they donned their masks ready to dazzle the crowd something unexpected happened. The cheer of the crowd awakened the power in the masks. The ancient evil or spirit within took control of the performers. The three went out to perform but instead of entertaining the audience they attacked them, injuring many and killing others.

Exhilarated by their murderous performance, the three longed to repeat it again but the circus had them expelled. That, however, did not stop them. For a brief time the three travelled the countryside performing and murdering under the name, the 3 Ringer Circus.

In time, word of their killing spree spread and Hero groups started hunting them down. Since most of these hero super groups were larger in numbers, the three decided to join forces with others as depraved as they were and joined with the Freak Show.


Power accessory: Aerial Silk's mask gives her the ability to control her silk bandages as if they were her own limbs. She can use them to swing around or grab and strangle anyone in her way.

Agility: Her acrobatic skills and reflexes are formidable making her a very dangerous opponent.

Weaknesses: Although unconfirmed, it is possible that removing her mask may also remove her ability to control her bandages.