Black Mamba
Black Mamba
Personal Info:
Real Name: Tanya Sealy
Also Known As: Tanya Sweet
Place Of Birth: Chicago, Illinois
First Appearance: Marvel Two-in-One Vol.1 #64 (1980) Bronze Age Villain
Known Associates: Anaconda, Asp, Black Racer, Boomslang, Bushmaster, Coachwhip, Cobra, Copperhead, Cottonmouth, Eel, Fer-de-Lance, Princess Python, Puff Adder, Rattler, Rock Python, Sidewinder, Viper, Death Adder, Diamondback
Group Affiliation: Serpent Solutions; formerly Army of Evil, Assassins Guild, Women Warriors (Delaware Initiative), Serpent Squad - Roxxon, Femizons, B.A.D. Girls, Inc., Crimson Cowl's Masters of Evil, Secret Avengers
Base Of Operations: Mobile
Grudges: Captain America
Creators: Mark Gruenwald, Ralph Macchio and George Perez
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Darkforce Manipulation: Black Mamba has the ability to project a cloud of extra-dimensional energy known as the Darkforce. She can telepathically scan the mind of someone within her vicinity for a single image: the image of some trusted friend of companion, usually of the opposite sex. She then projects an inky cloud of Darkforce as an illusion of that friend or companion and directs the illusion to embrace the target, constricting and/or suffocating them without their realizing it.
Tanya Sealy was an escort girl that was chosen by Roxxon Oil executives to become a meta-human agent in the highly confidential Clandestine Operations branch. She went under the knife at the Brand labs (a subsidiary of Roxxon) and emerged with psionic abilities, as well (like all the members of the team then assembled, called the Serpent Squad) special gills allowing her to breath underwater. After working for Roxxon she joined up with the Serpent Society.
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