The Weeping Woman
The Weeping Woman
Personal Info:
Real Name: Maria Salvaje
Also Known As: No known Alias
Place Of Birth: Unknown
First Appearance: Batwoman Vol.2 #1 (2011) Modern Age Villain
Known Associates: Bloody Mary, Falchion, Killer Croc, Maro, Medusa, Sune, The Hook
Group Affiliation: Medusa
Base Of Operations: Gotham City
Grudges: Batwoman
Creators: J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman
Unique Physiology: Maria is a watery ghost, her soul trapped in the manner that killed her.
Hydrokinesis: Maria can control her watery form as well as ambient water in her surroundings. She uses this ability to drown her victims.
The Weeping Woman is based on the Mexican folk tale of "La Llorona" in which a woman named Maria drowned her children so she could be with the man she loved, but the man rejects her, leading her to commit suicide. In heaven, she was asked where her children were, and when she didn't have them, she wasn't allowed into the afterlife with out them. She was doomed to a ghostly fate of wandering the Earth, weeping, and searching for her children, abducting those who don't listen to their parents.
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