Personal Info:
Real Name: Mara Grace
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Turabeau
First Appearance: Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes Vol.1 221
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: Partner of Grimbor
Base Of Operations: Mobile, 30th Century
Grudges: Legion Of Super-Heroes
Creators: Jim Shooter and Mike Grell
Hypnosis: Charma is an alien being with the mutant ability to create a hypnotic aura causing receptive males to love her and females to hate her.
As a child, Charma Drisden and her family lived on a space colony whose population was devastated by plague. Her parents were both killed in a food riot shortly after the outbreak, and the authorities sent the orphaned Charma into the care of a strict and prison-like girl’s school.
Charma’s mutant ability began to manifest itself when she reached adolescence, changing her skin color to a pale yellow hue. She had no control over her power and was in the worst possible place for it to operate, since there were no men in the school and she was surrounded only by other females. Charma's classmates began to constantly assault and torment her. The school headmistress grew especially fond of abusing the unfortunate girl and wanted to do so indefinitely. Since Charma was reaching the age where she would be released from school soon, the headmistress called in Grimbor the Chainsman, a master of creating traps and physical restraints of all kinds, in order to keep Charma as her prisoner. However, this plan completely backfired. Being the first male to encounter Charma, Grimbor was hit by the full force of her hypnotic power, causing him to immediately fall in love with her and break her out of the school.
Together, the unlikely duo utilized their unique abilities to pursue a life of crime and extortion.