The Gotham City Sirens and Mr. J by Guillem March.
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It’s that time again. To reiterate, every Friday the Cupcake Rogues will randomly pick 2 characters to do battle – whether it be Marvel, DC, female, male, mutant, human, or human that pretends to be a mutant with magic (I’m looking at you, Juggernaut), they are all possible. Once we’ve randomly selected our two, they will go head to head in several categories with one being deemed winner. The winner will live on to fight another day, but a warning – with 200 possible characters, it may be awhile before round 2 🙂
Thirteenth week in the random selection:
Siryn vs Poison Ivy
|Origin||Daughter of Sean Cassidy, aka Banshee, Theresa Rourke Cassidy was born while her father was away working undercover for Interpol. His wife died in an IRA bombing before she could tell Sean anything about Theresa, so Sean’s cousin, Black Tom took care of her. When Sean returned and learned of his wife’s death, he blamed Tom – injuring him before he could tell Banshee of his child. Tom then swore revenge and raised Theresa himself. He used her as his apprentice in criminal activities when she was still a teenager. On one of these crimes, Black Tom was apprehended, where Tom exonerated Theresa of responsibility and finally told Sean about her. The X-Men hosted the joyful reunion.||Pamela Lillian Isley was a botanical biochemisty student when she was seduced by her professor, Dr. Jason Woodrue. As an experiment, Woodrue pumped Pamela full of plant based poisons which nearly killed her. Though she recovered, the poison would slowly drive her insane and make her incapable of bearing children. Pamela wanted to make a fresh start and moved to Gotham City. She decided to hold Gotham ransom with poisoned spores she’d created. Unfortunately for her, it was also Batman’s first year on the job and he managed to take her down. Thus began Ivy’s obsession with Batman as one of the only men to resist her charms.|
|Edge?||R2 – happy endings give me the warm fuzzies.||R1 – Although I love the villain-turned-hero (hello, we are the cupcake ROGUEs), I have a special place in my heart for the bat-sh*t crazies.|
|Powers/ Abilities||Siryn has a sonic scream like her dad. She also has the power of flight, the power of suggestion by voice modulation, enhanced hearing, and sound containment.||Poison Ivy possesses an immunity to virtually all poisons and toxins. Her body produces its own toxin and a potent pheromone. She also has the ability to mentally connect with plants and animate them, transforming them into an avatar of herself.|
|Edge?||Siryn – she can pop Ivy’s head like a balloon before Ivy even has time to get her mental freak on with the nearest Ficus.|
|Love interest||There are 2 worth mentioning here – Jamie Maddrox aka Multiple Man and Wade Wilson aka the man, Deadpool. When she first began dating Jamie, she found out that she was dating one of his duplicates and not him, thus ending their relationship.
Later, when she joined the X-Force, Theresa and Deadpool began an on-going flirtation. Ever since she had ran into him as a teenager while on a job with her Uncle, they had a connection. He becomes infatuated with her and watched her sleep while she’s at the X-mansion. This comforts her instead of creeping her out. Siryn is completely taken with Deadpool, in spite of his appearance, but she becomes overwhelmed with balancing the demands of his insanity. She promises that they’ll progress their relationship if he continues on the path of good and once she has her X-Force responsibilities secured. All of this time Warpath longed for her from a distance, causing his hate for Deadpool.
After that, Jamie Madrox, after a night of drinking, sleeps with Theresa while his dupe sleeps with Monet St. Croix. All kinds of drama ensues.
|While she may have had an interest in Dr. Jason Woodrue at one time, there’s no one Poison Ivy loves more than her plants.|
|Edge?||Siryn – It takes a certain type of woman to not only put up with Wade Wilson but to actually find him attractive.|
|Costume||She’s had a few – the most iconic probably being the full green bodysuit with cape or the green and yellow bodysuit with the striped cape that’s reminiscent of her father’s costume.||Poison Ivy usually varies between a foliage like bodysuit or wearing actual foliage to cover her naughty bits.|
|Edge?||Poison Ivy – If we need to explain, you’re probably comatose.|
|Least off-putting personality||Siryn is feisty and stubborn and an alcoholic– very Irish! Ha! However, she is also kind hearted and spirited which, if you ask me, just makes her well-rounded.||She. Loves. Plants. Think of that crabby old lady who yells at you for walking on her grass times 1,000. You better believe she’ll jam a pine-cone up your no-no for stepping on her lawn.|
|Edge?||Siryn – We’d rather share a brew with Theresa than listen to Pamela’s botany lecture.|
|Best story arch||Siryn is really more of a supporting character than a starring one. Siryn leaves X-Force when a former teammate turn villain, Feral, slashes her vocal cords – leaving her mute and powerless. Deadpool helps her by stealing a sample of Wolverine’s blood to heal her.||When Gotham City is destroyed during an earthquake, Ivy sequesters herself in Robinson Park creating a garden paradise for herself and orphans affected by the quake. When she’s imprisoned by Clayface for refusing to partner up with him and use her orphans as slaves, Batman comes to her rescue. Once freed, Ivy plants (haha, see what I did there?) a killing kiss on Clayface and uses his remains to fertilize her plants. Batman allows Ivy to keep her orphans provided she supplies produce for the starving masses of Gotham.|
|Edge?||Poison Ivy – She gained a little more character dimension with her storyline. Plus she turned Clayface into fertilizer!|
|Hotness||Siryn is a fiery lass with red hair and a scream that’ll literally make your bed rock. Also, she will fight a bitch if she hits on her man. Bring it!||Despite having green skin, there’s no denying men find Poison Ivy irresistible. Whether it’s the pheromones or the Garden of Eden bikini. Many men have died for (and from) one of Ivy’s kisses.|
|Edge?||Siryn – While Ivy might be the more alluring, she’s nothing but a tease. Theresa looks like she’d put out.|
|Fiercest foe||Siryn’s fiercest foe is Jamie Madrox. Although he didn’t do it purposely, you have to consider the guy that absorbs your baby your fiercest foe.||The Floronic Man is the reason Ivy is the way she is. What kind of guy seduces with poison?|
|Edge?||Poison Ivy – Dr. Woodrue never cared about her, he just wanted a test subject.|
|Biggest WTF Moment||Oh, there are a few:
– She was a background singer for Dazzler.
– She becomes an alcoholic, overcoming this with Warpath’s help.
– Theresa becomes pregnant with Jamie’s baby. In the midst of labor she proposes to him and he accepts. Just hours after the birth, to the horror of everyone, the baby is absorbed into Jamie’s body as he holds him as the baby is an “infant dupe.”
|Dr. James Woodrue AKA the Floronic Man approaches Poison Ivy with an offer – Her DNA for a boatload of cash. The Floronic Man wants to combine her DNA with his to create a child that can control the world through high powered marijuana. I am not making this up.|
|Edge?||Siryn – I bet that baby was pissed, he came out of one body only to be absorbed into another.|
|Person who should attempt an on-screen portrayal||Deborah Ann Woll from True Blood. She’s an attractive young ginger that, if she can pull off an Irish brogue, could nail the part.||Uma Thurman portrayed Ivy in the Oscar winning Batman and Robin. But since that was an abomination, lets go with Kate Beckinsale. She’s a decent actress and she’d look amazing wrapped in greenery.|
|Edge?||Siryn – Anything to do with that atrocious movie with Bat Nipples be damned!|
Poison Ivy: 4
And the winner is…. Siryn? We, ummm…. Hmm. I dunno, we’re as surprised as you are!