|Character- Black Sting|
Created by: Lawrenz Lano
First appearance: Novel Grey Legacy
Black Sting by John Becaro
Black Sting by Gilbert Monsanto
|Real Name: Helena Jordan |
Nationality: New Zealander
Familial status: Live-in partner (Vipera)
Base of operations: Sydney, Australia
Ethical alliance: Good
Helena was part of a scientific research team in the New Zealand jungles when extra-dimensional creatures ambushed her team. Trapped and tortured by the creatures, the team was unable to escape but Helena used the venom of a deadly spider to kill one of her jailers and escape. Armed with her black sting venom, she was about to rescue her teammates when Avatar Prime showed up.
She was relieved to see this powerful being come to her rescue but instead of assisting her, he gave life to a Redback spider tattoo on her back. The tattoo disappeared inside her and she was given its abilities. Avatar Prime told her to go rescue her teammates alone. After she rescued them, he offered her the chance to use her powers for Good and become part of Prime Force.
Black Sting and her teammate Vipera have become lovers and fight crime together when not part of Prime Force.
Animal abilities: Black Sting's powers are based on those of a spider.
Venom: She can release a paralysing sting from her palms but a high dose will liquefy anyone's insides.
Wall crawling: She can also secrete sticky webbing from her fingertips to allow her to stick to walls or virtually any surface.
Webbing: Usually discharged from Black Sting's fingertips but she can discharge it from any part of her body. Her suit is woven by producing webbing through her pores making it super resistant protection. While she is wearing it, the suit is bonded to her and can retain its properties indefinitely but once removed, it loses integrity within hours and dissolves.
Super strength: Enabling her to lift 20 tons.