She's on a mission...Trinity of Sin: Pandora
is an ongoing series in the New 52
. It follows Pandora, the innocent woman who opened the box and released the Seven Deadly Sins
to the world. Because of this, she was summoned to the Rock of Eternity
for judgement by the council of wizards. Cursed to be immortal and undead as punishment, she walks the Earth
trying to find a way to defeat the Sins for good and redeem herself.
Pandora was one of the people who created
the New 52
. In the last issue of Flashpoint
, she appeared to The Flash
while he was trying to fix the DC Universe timeline and told him to merge the Vertigo Comics
universes with it. As a result, she makes a cameo in the background
of almost every first issue of a series in the New 52.
Trinity of Sin: Pandora provides examples of:
- Acquitted Too Late: Inverted. In her first issue, Jeremiah of Canaan comes to her and apologizes, because the wizards at the Rock of Eternity punished her severely for the crime of simple curiosity, but the problem is that he and the rest of the wizards are the Almost Dead Guys, and can't do anything about it. Pandora is not amused.
- The Ageless
- Antagonistic Offspring: Because she was the one who released them, the Seven Deadly Sins refer to Pandora as their mother.
- Artifact of Doom: Pandora's Box contained the Seven Deadly Sins and can re-imprison them if someone with the strongest or darkest heart opens it. Those that are not get possessed.
- Even more, said Box is also a portal to Earth 3.
- The Atoner: Pandora brought evil in the world by opening the box and releasing the Sins. She wants to redeem herself by destroying or re-imprisioning the Sins.
- Cursed with Awesome: A side-effect of her curse is that she can quickly heal from any injury; making it hard to keep her down.
- Eye Scream: Pandora does one of these on Giganta with an exploding knife. And later to Vandal Savage.
- Feel No Pain: Subverted. According to Signal Man, she in incredible pain when she fights Giganta, but it doesn't stop her.
- Guns Akimbo: Her signature weapons are a pair of .45s with runes inscribed on them so she can shoot any physical or spiritual threat that comes her way.
- Half the Woman She Used to Be: The result of her second showdown with Giganta, who twists her in half, just for the fun, and as payback for the earlier Eye Scream. Good Thing You Can Heal indeed.
- Healing Factor: Tied with her nature as an Implacable Woman
- Implacable Woman: Pandora is a cursed, undead, immortal woman that has been around since hunter-gatherer times. In issue 2, she is pummeled by Giganta and all her injuries quickly heal. Among her injuries in her fight with Giganta, where a compound fracture in her femur, skull, and her vertebrae, didn't even slow her down.
- In the Hood: Pandora wears her cloak wherever she goes.
- Mass "Oh, Crap!": In issue 3, the sins have one when Pandora, having recognized her own status as a Green-Eyed Monster, kills Envy.
- Mystical White Hair: Pandora originally had black hair, but a side-effect of her curse turned it white.
- Not So Different: Vandal Savage seems to think so.
- The Needless: According to Signal Man in issue 2, she doesn't need to breath.
- Older than They Look: Looks to be in her twenties, but is much, much older.
- Power Trio: She is 1/3 of the Trinity of Sin along with The Phantom Stranger and The Question. If her demeanor in issue six of Justice League is anything to go by, she's confident she can take on the Phantom Stranger and isn't afraid of The Spectre, both who are regarded as among the most active powerful beings in the DCU.
- Pure Is Not Good: Only the strongest of heart, or the darkest can open the box. That is, someone from its home dimension, Earth-3.
- Reincarnation Romance: One-sided, but according to the solicit for issue 13, she has had a relationship with a single soul over and over as it died and reincarnated throughout the millennia, while she kept living.
- Really 700 Years Old
- Rule of Three: Forms the Trinity of Sin, with The Phantom Stranger and The Question.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: Pandora's Box, which in this story is actually a golden skull with a third eye. It also isn't a prison, it's the doorway to Earth-3, of the Crime Syndicate.
- Seven Deadly Sins: Pandora's antagonistic offspring and primary enemies.
- Super Mode: Pandora gets one after talking to the Presence during the events of Forever Evil: Blight.
- Walking the Earth: Being an immortal, Pandora had a lot of time to travel and survey the Sins' corruption of humanity. She tried her best to limit their reach, but with little success. She then decides to spend her time learning magic, training her body, and making allies to have a better chance at fighting the Sins.
- Who Wants to Live Forever?: Sure, she's immortal, but everyone she cares about are dead, she's stuck watching the Seven Deadly Sins devastate human life, and she's remembered in myth as the woman who cursed humanity with her curiosity.