Personal Info:
Real Name: Estelle Hawkins
Also Known As: No known Alias
Place Of Birth: Unknown
First Appearance: Secret Defenders Vol.1 #1 (1993) Modern Age Villain
Known Associates: Decimator, Tokamak, Macabre, Stasis
Group Affiliation: Zusommin
Base Of Operations: Second Chance Institute, Phoenix, Arizona
Grudges: Secret Defenders
Creators: Roy Thomas and Andre Coates
Dreadlox has a joint mind with her team mates, giving them a supreme hive intellect making them a deadlier team.
Illusion Casting: Dreadlox is able to create powerful and deadly illusions of her victims' worst fears and nightmares.
Healing (Others): Dreadlox also has the ability to heal and create youth in others.
When Lilith Mother of all Demons was freed from Leviathan, her mystical prison, and summoned her Lilin, their presence weakened the dimensional fabrics and this led to a reality rip to occur in Phoenix, Arizona, in a rundown building basement. This rip allowed a hive-minded bacteria known as the Viral Swarm to enter Earth-616. In the Viral Swarm's home world, they were the dominant life-form as they had fed on and consumed all other living beings. The Viral Swarm, seeing the reality rip into Earth-616, saw this as an opportunity for new life energy to feed on.
The basement in Phoenix, Arizona was being used by several homeless people as a shelter. The Viral Swarm bacteria separated and in doing so found amongst the various homeless people individual hosts. This particular part of the hive bacteria would enter a female and transformed herself into the being known as Dreadlox.
Dreadlox at Marvel Database
Dreadlox at Comic Vine
Dreadlox at Marvel Universe: The Appendix