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Eviless is a DC Comics supervillain, primarily known as an enemy of Wonder Woman.

Eviless
Publication information
PublisherDC Comics
First appearanceWonder Woman vol. 1 #10 (Fall 1944)
In-story information
Alter egoEviless
Team affiliationsSaturnian Invasion Force
Villainy Inc.
AbilitiesSkilled hand-to-hand combatant, wields a bullwhip

A slave driver from the planet Saturn, she formed the ruthless group of female foes called Villainy Inc. in Wonder Woman #28, the last story by Wonder Woman creator William Moulton Marston as another embodiment of emotionally misaligned people whom Wonder Woman must reform, but never appeared again.

Fictional character biographyEdit

Pre-CrisisEdit

Eviless was introduced in Wonder Woman #10 (1944), but not formally by name until issue #28.

A slave driver from Saturn (later retconned as a subatomic earthlike world near or within Saturn), Eviless and Duke Mephisto Saturno (of the Saturnian Invasion Force) battled Wonder Woman.[1] Although defeated by Wonder Woman, she later returned after being taken to Transformation Island. She pretended to die by controlling her heartbeat and stole the Golden Lasso. She placed a splinter in the lock of the Venus Girdle, meaning it did not affect her, though she pretended she had reformed. After taking control of a guard using the lasso, she freed several prisoners from Transformation Island (criminals previously captured by Wonder Woman) and banded them together as Villainy Inc. The team was unsuccessful against Wonder Woman, despite kidnapping her mother, and were defeated and captured.[2]

Post-CrisisEdit

Post-Crisis, Villainy Inc. was led by Queen Clea and the existence of Eviless has not yet been revealed, even in Post-Infinite Crisis continuity.

DC RebirthEdit

After the events of DC Rebirth, Eviless' history was altered. She took the name Saturna (a reference to her original name Saturnette) and became the leader of the Crimson Men, a doomsday cult. She possessed necromantic abilities, such as forming black wings on her body or controlling the dead. Saturna battled Steve Trevor and his team while investigating a mystical island inhabited by children. Steve Trevor defeated Saturna twice, the second of which left her deep within a chasm, covered with rocks. However, drops of the island's magical water fell into Saturna's unconscious mouth, implying she will return.[3]

Powers and abilitiesEdit

Eviless does not appear to have any superpowers, but skillfully uses a whip to control her subjects. At times, she has appeared to put herself into a deathlike trance at will by stopping her heart.

Post-Rebirth, Saturna has an array of magical necrotic abilities.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Wonder Woman #10 (1944)
  2. ^ Wonder Woman #28 (1948)
  3. ^ Wonder Woman: Steve Trevor Special #1 (2017)
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  • Marston, William Moulton. Emotions Of Normal People. London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co, Ltd. 1928. ISBN 1406701165
  • Valcour, Francinne. "Training "love leaders": William Moulton Marston, Wonder Woman and the "new woman" of the 1940s", (Dissertation) (1999): 1-150.
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