Gilded Lily
Gilded Lily
Personal Info:
Real Name: Lillian Von Loont
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Unrevealed
First Appearance: Alpha Flight Vol.1 20
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: None
Base Of Operations: Tamarind Island
Grudges: Alpha Flight
Gilding: Gilded Lily is able to encase a victim in a gold like substance that keeps the victim alive and frozen in a statue like form forever.
Alchemy: Gilded Lily's powers stem entirely from an arsenal of alchemical potions. The diversity and extent of the effects of her alchemy at times seem magical in nature. Her alchemy enables her to control or influence the molecules and elements in her own body, the bodies of others, or the environment itself.
Longevity: While not true immortality Gilded Lily has devised a technique that has prolonged her life for centuries. However, it has required her to shed virtually all the vestiges of her humanity.
In 1875 Lillian Van Loont and her husband were driving through the Transylvanian alps when disaster struck. Lillianís husband Lionel was killed outright, but Lillian survived disfigured and barely alive. She wandered through the Balkan woods until she collapsed at the gates of a castle. When Lillian awoke again she had been healed and now resided in the castle of Esteban Diablo. Esteban was of course the super villain known as Diablo and as he continued to nurse Lillian back to health the two became lovers. Diablo began to teach his alchemical arts to Lillian and she in turn was a willing student. However, Diablo held the local villages in a grip of terror and one day when Diabloís powers were at their weakest he was captured and sealed in his own laboratory. Lillian escaped the wrath of the villagers and fled to England. Using the skills taught to her by Diablo Lillian tried to discover the key to immortality. She did not quite succeed but discovered a link between gold and Immortality. Using her powers and her fortune she set about avenging her lover Diablo by tracking down and immortalising his betrayers in a living death.