Redhead Fangirl

Sunday, December 3

#13 Scandal Savage

A new redhead in 2005 to the comics scene gets spot #13 on my list: Scandal Savage, an important member of the Secret Six and DCU villian Vandal Savage's daughter. There are several reasons that Scandal is interesting to me. Her father is a longtime foe in DCU, and her strained relationship with Vandal adds depth and tension. In Villians United, she was blackmailed by none other than Lex Luthor (acting as Mockingbird).

Her character was created by the best redhead creator in the business, Gail Simone, along with Dale Eaglesham.

Adding a third redhead to the mix, her lover is Knockout, a va-va-voom redhead with superstrength. She was oblivious to Scandal's upset when found in bed with Deadshot. The Secret Six team has just headed out to get Scandal back when she tried to breakaway. Daddy wants her to have a child.

The extent of Scandal's powers (if any) has yet to be revealed. While not, apparently, immortal like her father, she claims to be "damned hard to kill" (Villains United #5) and has proven herself to be a vicious fighter, capable of holding her own against the likes of Fatality (Villains United #3) and Talia al Ghul (Villains United #6).

In combat, she often employs a set of wrist-mounted blades, — the Laminas Pesar or "Lamentation Blades", which Scandal claims have been in the family for a long time. The blades have two settings. One is a pair of long, awl-like blades designed for stabbing. The other is three knife-like blades designed for slashing.

Once in his life, every man is entitled to fall madly in love with a gorgeous redhead.
Lucille Ball


At 9:23 PM, Blogger H said...

I love this series, but you knew that. Will Knockout make it on the list? She has always been one of those supporting characters who steals the show when she shows up.

At 6:32 AM, Blogger Justin said...

I will have to keep an eye out for current or upcoming appearances. She sounds like a character that would be fun to watch develop. There is too much mystery not to expect being elaborated on a bit, I would think.

At 11:03 AM, Blogger redlib said...

I like Knockout too, but grouped her with Scandal. Her surprise at being caught with Deadshot was very funny in S Six!


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