This is a list of short profiles of the best allies to the
Black Lightning/Jeff Pierce's ex-wife, who works as a business
exceutive in Los Angeles. Before they broke up, they had a
daughter, Anissa, who developed her own metaphysical powers, and
now runs a career as a superheroine, Thunder. Lynn still works
in California, and even after she and her husband broke up, they
still maintained good relationships with each other.
King Gregor Markov and Queen
Geo-Force/Brion Markov's brother and sister-in-law, the rulers
of Markovia, who helped the Outsiders on many of their mission
by providing funding for their operations. Sadly, they were both
murdered by the vampire Roderick, who was trying to stage an
overthrow of their country in 1995. Since then, Brion has taken
over rulership of his native homeland.
Metamorpho's girlfriend and later wife, daughter of a prominent
archaeologist and scientist, Simon Stagg. She was quite in love
with him, despite his shyness at times, and they later married.
Following his death on one of the Outsiders' adventures, she
remarried, but a few years later, she and Rex were reunited. Rex
and Sapphire bore a child, Joey, who had inherited mutagenic
powers from Metamorpho, though he was later cured of these
Force of July
This was a group of clumsy patriots who operated under the
influence of the American Security Agency's director B. Eric
Blairman. Though they fought with the Outsiders a few times,
they weren't truly villains, and just mistook the Outsiders for
subversive agents. Their leader was Major Victory, the only one
whose own true identity was not kept secret, but the source of
his powers (super-strength and endurance) was: they were
channeled by his costume, and should it be removed, so too would
be his powers.
The rest of the members included Lady Liberty, whose power was
via her hand-held torch weapon (flight and energy blasts),
Silent Majority, who could produce multiple duplicates of
himself (and usually spoke in one-syllable words like "yep",
"nope", and "huh?"), Mayflower, who could control plant life,
causing it to grow very fast, and Sparkler, a young boy who
could generate firework-like effects and fly.
They were even once captured by the Soviets, who analyzed their
powers to enable them to form their own super-team, the People's
Heroes. Later, they were killed off, and only Major Victory
survived, becoming a member of the Suicide Squad. But then, he
too was killed off, in the early 1990's.
Dr. Helga Jace
The scientific advisor to the Markovian government, who helped
Geo-Force and his younger sister Tara (Terra) create their
powers after Baron Bedlam took over. When Geo-Force joined the
Outsiders, she became a technical assistant to the team. She was
later revealed to be an agent of the Manhunters during the
Millennium crossover in 1988, and died during that battle.
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