Personal Info:
Real Name: Cleo Nefertit
Also Known As: Cleopatra, The Temptress
Place Of Birth: Tanta, Egypt
First Appearance: Captain America Vol.1 #309 (1985) Bronze Age Villain
Known Associates: Sidewinder, Cobra, Diamondback, Black Mamba
Group Affiliation: Serpent Society, formerly Women Warriors (Delaware Initiative); formerly B.A.D. Girls, Inc., Secret Avengers, Femizons
Base Of Operations: Mobile
Grudges: Captain America
Creators: Mark Gruenwald and Paul Neary
Gallery: Click
Paralysis Rays: The Asp possesses the ability to generate and project a form of radiant energy which, causes paralysis in those exposed to it. Her body constantly produces the energy, which upon exceeding her body's storage capacity, discharges itself in minute amounts through her skin. By tapping her body's total store of energy, she can emit directed, visible lightning-like discharges she calls her "venom bolts." At maximum strength, these venom-bolts can kill an average size man. The energy causes a rapid paralysis of its victim's nervous system. A non-fatal discharge will retain its potency for about four hours, depending upon the strength of the blast and the strength of the nervous system of the victim. When Aspís energy store is discharged it takes about 30 minutes for it to reach peak power levels again.
Intelligent yet soft-spoken, Asp was born in Tanta, Egypt. It was there that she earned her reputation as an exotic dancer, being able to charm snakes with her sensual movements. Her ability to generate blasts of energy that caused paralysis intrigued the leader of the Serpent Society, Sidewinder, and he invited her to join the group.
Asp at Marvel Database
Asp at Marvel Universe: The Appendix
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