She may be a scientist, but she can kick your ass just as good as Cap
"Avengers Assemble! As in get your asses up and let's go!"
Mockingbird. Avenger. Secret Agent. Badass. Biochemist.
You name any type of female superhero, chances are she's been it once.
Barbara 'Bobbi' Morse was first introduced Astonishing Tales
#6 (June, 1971), though it took a while for her to get her character down. At first she was hinted to have some kind of psychic powers, then it was never mentioned again. To make a long story short, Bobbi was introduced as a biochemist and fiancÚ of the missing Dr Paul Allan, only for it to turn out she was really undercover for S.H.I.E.L.D.
, and Allan was an agent of AIM. After spending time with Ka-Zar as a jungle lady and bouncing around a little, she settled as a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent and crime fighter.
She first used the codename 'Huntress' in Marvel Super Action
#1 (January, 1976), but that was a one-shot. She next appeared as 'Mockingbird' in Marvel Team-Up
#95 (July, 1980). She was reportedly given the nickname 'Mockingbird' for her penchant to insult, or 'mock', opponents while fighting.
After becoming a freelance agent, Bobbi met Clint Barton, AKA the then-former Avenger Hawkeye
, who was working as a security agent for Cross Tech Enterprises. The company he worked for was secretly corrupt, and with Clint's help Bobbi took down Crossfire, the company's head, and the two decided that, since they had natural chemistry, to skip the dating process and just get married. Bobbi joined Clint as a founding member of the West Coast Avengers
, or WCA, and the two enjoyed a happy relationship.
Then, on a mission through time, Bobbi was hit with a love potion by the recently gone insane Phantom Rider
, who believed Bobbi was destined to belong to him. After he had already consummated their 'relationship' with her
, Bobbi came back to her senses and, traumatized by the ordeal, allowed Phantom Rider to die by falling from a cliff
. She kept the truth to herself until Phantom Rider's spirit caught up with her and Clint in the present and, the knowledge that Bobbi had killed someone, put a great strain on their relationship. Unable to get past his hangups on killing
, the two began to divorce...
...Until they worked past their problems and rebuilt their relationship...
...And then she died
However, as luck would have it, it turned out that Bobbi had been replaced by a Skrull imposter years ago
and the Bobbi that died wasn't the real Bobbi, but a sleeper agent who thought she was the real deal. Bobbi spent the time on the Skrull homeworld, being tortured by a Hawkeye-disguised Skrull, until she killed them, infiltrated the Skrulls, and basically kicked a load of alien ass until she was freed and returned to Earth.
With her marriage to Clint over, the two decided to reunite their relationship, only for it to end when Clint and Bobbi realized that her lifestyle and his are too conflicting. During this time, she made her own spy agency, the World Counter-terrorism Agency (WCA
), and joined the New Avengers
, got some powers, and continued kicking a variety of ass.
Bobbi also got a cameo in one of the Micro-Episode prologues for The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes
, then later a full guest episode as Mockingbird. She returned in her second season as a supporting character during the Skrull Secret Invasion Storyline during which, she's revealed as being the Skrull Queen in disguise, in place of Spider-Woman.
It was also announced that she will be the main character in a Live Action TV Show. No casting has been announced, but Jeph Loeb
has described the show as detailing her time after being recruited by S.H.I.E.L.D. right out of college, as she evolves into the character from the comics, ala Smallville
. The show seems to be in Development Hell
as no other announcements have been made.
In 2014, she joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe
during the second season of Agents Of SHIELD
, with Adrianne Palicki cast in the role.
On the video game front, she was winnable as the first limited time Special Operations hero in Marvel Avengers Alliance
, and is now available if you can get enough SHIELD points.
She joined the Secret Avengers
in the 2013 Marvel NOW!
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