Artwork by Scott Kolins. Scott Kolins is an American Illustrator, writer and creator for multiple different Superhero and Science fiction Comic books.
|First appearance||The New Teen Titans #17 (March 1982) as Francis Kane, Teen Titans Spotlight #16 (Nov 1987) as Magenta|
|Created by||Marv Wolfman|
|In story information|
|Alter ego||Frances 'Frankie' Kane|
|Team affiliations||Injustice League|
|Abilities||Magnetism manipulation - ability to control and/or generate magnetic fields. In Comic books and other stories with a long history first appearance refers to the first occurrence to feature a Fictional character. For the animated TV series based on this comic see Teen Titans (TV series. Marvin A "Marv" Wolfman (born May 13, 1946) is an award-winning American Comic book Writer. George Pérez (born June 9, 1954) is an illustrator and writer of Comic books born of Latin-American (Puerto-Rican descent The Injustice League is the name of two Fictional teams of Supervillains in the DC Comics Universe. This article is about a specific group of comic-book villains In generalDO NOT ADD INFORMATION THAT DOES NOT CONCERN COMIC BOOK CHARACTERS In Physics, a magnetic field is a Vector field that permeates space and which can exert a magnetic force on moving Electric charges|
Magenta is a fictional character in appeared in the DC Comic's series Teen Titans. DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company For the animated TV series based on this comic see Teen Titans (TV series. She is a former hero turned villain.
Frances Kane was Wally West's girlfriend during his Kid Flash days. Wally West is a Fictional character, a Comic book Superhero in the DC Comics Universe, the first Kid Flash and the When he discovered that she had magnetic superpowers, he pushed her to become 'Kid Flash's girlfriend' - a superhero. In generalDO NOT ADD INFORMATION THAT DOES NOT CONCERN COMIC BOOK CHARACTERS She became "Magenta", and used her powers as Kid Flash's "super girlfriend", and as a Titan's ally. But pressure of being a superhero put a lot of stress on her, and the pair broke up. West regretted this in his adult life.
Despite the break-up, Frances still had feelings for Wally (some of them negative), and when the Justice League of America fought the Teen Titans, Magenta came to help, even using her abilities to jumpstart a machine that was vital in saving Earth from massive chunks of debris from a falling planet. The Justice League sometimes called the Justice League of America or JLA for short is a Fictional DC Comics superhero team.
But her heroic efforts masked her growing mental illness. Though Frances was often called "bipolar", as a darkly humorous pun on her magnetic powers, her illness more closely resembled multiple personality disorder; all the stress and resentment emerged into a vindictive and aggressive new identity, while her "regular" personality became unusually weak-willed and mousey. Dissociative Identity Disorder ( DID) as defined by the American Psychiatric Association 's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM (It is notable that this split personality problem has also cropped up in another magnetically-powered DC Comics character, the criminal Doctor Polaris, though the Polaris character's mental illness apparently had a cause that predated his super-villain career). Doctor Polaris is a DC Comics Supervillain who is chiefly an enemy of Green Lantern.
The "new" Magenta forced a confrontation with Wally West (now the third Flash) which quickly devolved into a brawl, and when police intervened, she used her powers to rip the fillings from their teeth. Flash was horrified by Frances' nearly homicidal tendencies.
Frances would encounter Wally on and off again many times. In one incident, she was calm and non-violent, realizing that to use her powers would be to awaken her 'darker' side. Unfortunately, she had to use her powers as one of Flash's enemies had teleported a bomb to a computer-determined random location in the city. Frances, riding on Flash's back, was able to detect the bomb with her powers and, risking turning evil, levitate it high enough so it's explosion harmed no one. During her time, she formed a friendship with Linda Park, Wally's girlfriend, bonding over things Wally had done in the past. Linda Park (born July 9, 1978) is a Korean American actress who is best known for her portrayal of communications officer character Hoshi Sato
Later, she would return and attempt to kill the Flash. Using her powers to hijack a car transport vehicle, she raced it through town. She flung car after car at the Flash, who didn't have the simple luxury of just dodging the cars, he had to protect the townspeople from Kane herself. With the help of Linda, Frances calmed down enough to end her rampage.
Later, when Cicada began to attack the Flash, Magenta was an early convert. Cicada is a fictional DC Comics Supervillain. Cicada first appeared in Flash (v She was present at the final battle between the two, but escaped. She joined Blacksmith's rogues and garnered the unrequited attraction of Girder. Blacksmith is a DC Comics Supervillain and a rogue to the Flash III ( Wally West) This article is about a specific group of comic-book villains Girder is DC Comics Supervillain and a new rogue to the Flash ( Wally West) She came to her senses and ripped Girder in half.
In the 2005 'Rogue War' storyline, she was shown as a member of James Jesse's reformed Rogues (alongside Heatwave, Jesse and the Pied Piper). The Trickster is the name of two Fictional characters DC Comics supervillains that are both enemies of the Flash. Heat Wave is a fictional villain in the DC Universe and a primary foe of the Flash. Pied Piper (also known as Piper) is a Fictional character in the DC Universe. When they attacked Captain Cold's group, she was defeated by the Weather Wizard. Captain Cold, also known as Leonard Snart, is a comic book villain created by John Broome and Carmine Infantino and the Archenemy of Flash for Weather Wizard is the name of a fictional DC Comics Supervillain.
Most recently, she was seen among the new Injustice League and is one of the exiled villains in Salvation Run. The Injustice League is the name of two Fictional teams of Supervillains in the DC Comics Universe. Salvation Run is a seven-part 2007 - 2008 DC Comics Limited series which was designed to tie in to the company's major event series
Although she was referred to as Francis Kane when she first appeared in New Teen Titans #17, all of her subsequent appearances had her name spelled Frances.
An early concept design for Magenta by George Pérez appeared in DC Sampler #2, with the character's initial name being Polara and her color scheme consisting of red and blue rather than magenta and white. George Pérez (born June 9, 1954) is an illustrator and writer of Comic books born of Latin-American (Puerto-Rican descent
Magenta can generate and control magnetic fields, which she can use to move, lift, and manipulate ferrous metals. Ferrous, in the chemical science realm indicates a bivalent iron compound (+2 oxidation state (as opposed to Ferric, which indicates a trivalent iron compound (+3 oxidation She can focus her powers into blasts of concussive magnetic force that can shatter steel, or fire electromagnetic pulses to disrupt electronic systems. The term electromagnetic pulse ( EMP) has the following meanings Electromagnetic radiation from an Explosion (especially a Nuclear She can concentrate her magnetic powers into a protective shield that repells metals and most physical assaults. By surrounding herself with an aura of magnetism that has an equal polarity to the Earth's own geomagnetic field, she can cause the Earth to repel her upward, and thereby fly by magnetic levitation. In Physics, magnetism is one of the Phenomena by which Materials exert attractive or repulsive Forces on other Materials. Earth 's magnetic field (and the surface magnetic field) is approximately a Magnetic dipole, with one pole near the North pole (see Magnetic levitation, maglev, or magnetic suspension is a method by which an object is suspended with no support other than Magnetic fields The