Monday, October 25, 2010

Typhoid Mary

Real Name
Mary Alice Walker


Adventurer; Former mercenary, assassin, professional criminal, actress


Place of Birth

New York City, NY

Known Relatives
Unidentified Mother

Group Affiliation
The Hand; Formerly Kingpin, Deadpool, Initiative, Shadow Initiative


5' 10"

140 lbs.



Typhoid Mary is a mutant and possesses a number of psionic powers. Due to her mental illness, Mary's powers differ on which personality is "in control."

She has telekinesis which allows her to levitate people and can project a telekinetic shield or force field. She can also release devastating force blasts. With this power she can fly at great speed. She can levitate small objects over short distances (such as weapons of under 10 pounds; knives, razors, etc., which her "Bloody Mary" persona often gathered and assembled into improvised battle-armor).

Mary is also a powerful pyrokinetic. This gives her the power to create, control, and absorb fire within line of sight.

She also posses telepathy. This allows her to implant mental suggestions in the minds of others. Mary can induce sleep in weak-minded individuals and most animals. She also has the power to seduce and make others fall in love with her using her mind. However, certain individuals are mentally resistant to her hypnotic powers.

Each of Mary's personas have a different heart rate and voice pattern; even Daredevil's super-senses were long unable to tell the different personas all belonged to the same woman.

As Mutant Zero, Mary appears to possess the same psionic powers utilized by both "Typhoid" and "Bloody Mary." It is unknown whether the powers possessed by this personality are stronger than those of the "Bloody Mary" personality.

Typhoid Mary is in excellent physical condition. She has peak human reflexes and agility, and is highly athletic. She is also trained in martial arts, particularly Judo and Zen-Sword. She has exceptional skill in wielding and throwing bladed weapons, and is usually armed with a variety of machetes and smaller knives.

Other Info
Mary Walker is mentally ill and is not entirely responsible for her actions as a result. Suffering from dissociative identity disorder, Mary Walker has 3 other abnormal personalities in addition to her seemingly healthy one. Her "Mary" personality is a timid, quiet, and pacifist; her "Typhoid" personality is adventurous, lustful, and violent; and her "Bloody Mary" persona is brutal, sadistic, and hates all men. Mary once claimed that there was a fourth personality, who is "lost," but it has not since been mentioned. The Typhoid Mary personality seems to be the craziest and most lustful of all her personalities, where Bloody Mary seems to be the strongest and most unstable. (When the Typhoid personality takes over, Mary gets a high fever as though she was sick, however, she becomes far more athletic than timid Mary Walker. She can also unconsciously call upon all of her personalities at will, but Mary can not recall anything that "Bloody" or "Typhoid" do.) Bloody Mary says she only hurts men who hurt women; she sees herself as a feminist fighter that is fighting for the rights of women that can't protect themselves. (The forth picture posted is of the Bloody Mary persona.)

Mary's condition was accidentally caused by Matt Murdock (before he became
Daredevil). Matt had tracked a villain down to the brothel where Mary worked. He attacked the man, but to his surprise, the girls working there came at him. Panicking, Matt lashed out, knocking Mary out a window. It was at this moment Mary became Typhoid Mary, vowing no man would ever hurt her again. However, she would later imply that she was a victim of child abuse. (Click on the highlighted name above to learn about Daredevil.)

Mary was soon hired as an assassin by the Kingpin to bring down Daredevil. Kingpin wanted to play a cruel game with Daredevil by have Mary charm him as Mary Walker and tormenting him as Typhoid.
Interestingly, her "Mary" personality had a romantic relationship with Daredevil, but her "Typhoid" personality had a romance with the Kingpin. During this time, she hired Bushwacker, Bullet, Ammo, and the Wild Boys to assist her in attacking Daredevil. This attack nearly killed Daredevil. (To learn about the above highlighted characters, just click on their highlighted names.)

Later on, through hypnosis, her abnormal and psychotic personalities were suppressed and Mary Walker's consciousness gained dominance. At that point, she had begun to lead a normal life, even becoming a soap opera star. However, she sometimes struggled to keep her multiple personalities under control. It was during this time that she befriended Mary Jane Watson. And at one point, her Bloody Mary persona resurfaced and battled with Spider-Man. During this time, Bloody Mary began killing men who committed domestic abuse. But, with Spider-Man's help, Mary was able to regain control and was able to voluntarily turn herself in to the police for treatment. (To learn about the above characters, click on their highlighted names. Note: Beware of the low-cut shirt on Mary Jane's bio page.)

Sometime later, Mary was confined to a mental institution. At the institution, each personality hired a mercenary: Mary Walker hired Deadpool to kill her, Typhoid Mary hired Deadpool to break her out, and Bloody Mary hired Vamp/Animus to break her out to resume a killing spree. Because of the different requests, Deadpool ended up fighting and defeating Vamp/Animus, but refused to kill Mary Walker, allowing the Typhoid personality to become dominant. Following this, Typhoid and Deadpool had a few adventures together until Deadpool attempted to reform Typhoid. This did not go well and the two eventually separated. (To learn about the highlighted characters, just click on their names above.)

Later on, the abnormal personalities came back and Mary confronted Daredevil in his secret identity, Matt Murdock, and set him on fire. However, Dardevil's bodyguards (Luke Cage and Jessica Jones) managed to take Mary down. She was then imprisoned on the "Raft" (a maximum security prison for super-powered criminals). Later, Electro led an attack on the Raft, helping the prisoners break out. But, while the Avengers came on the scene and managed to stop some of the prisoners, Mary was one of the prisoners that managed to escape. (Click on the highlighted names above to learn about the characters, place, and/or team. Note: Beware of the form-fitting outfit on Jessica Jones's bio page.)

After the events of
M-Day, Mary was one of the few mutants to retain her powers. But, she was not initially included in the official record of the remaining mutants (the 198). (To learn about M-Day and/or the 198, click on their highlighted names above. Note: Beware of the revealing outfits worn by some characters in the main picture on the M-Day bio page.)

At some point after the events of the superhuman Civil War, Mary was found by Henry Peter Gyrich and was recruited into the Initiative program. (The reason why she actually joined the Initiative was later revealed that she couldn't merge or block out her four personalities, so she offered to join in exchange for a pardon and to help integrate her fractured mind.) Technically not existing in any official capacity, Mary's true identity was made classified and she was given the codename of "Mutant Zero."(As Mutant Zero, Mary was equipped with a suit of full body armor that appears to enhance her physical strength and given her an arsenal of weapons, including guns and various blades.) However, according to Dr. Leonard Samson, Mutant Zero was still mentally unstable and that referencing any of her other identities could lead to a period of instability. Eventually, Mutant Zero was inducted into the Initiative's black ops team (Shadow Initiative); but, due to her mental instability she could only be "activated" once per mission. (To learn about the different characters, programs, and/or event above, just click on their highlighted name. Also, the fifth picture posted is of Mutant Zero.)

Recently, Mary answered Daredevil's call for superheroes to join him and The Hand in providing martial law for an ever increasing area of New York City. She claims that her time as Mutant Zero appears to have finally joined all the aspects of her personality together, putting her completely in control of herself and her powers; however, Daredevil does not believe her. (To learn about the Hand, click on their name above.)

To learn more about Typhoid Mary, click on the following link,

In the
Elektra movie, Typhoid does not have the same abilities as she does in the comics. In the film, her breath or touch kills whatever they come into contact with. Her poison touch spreads vastly throughout an area at will, killing life, and she can poison her weapons by breathing on them.

1 comment:

  1. I bet her ex-boyfriends all were super traumatized by the emotional whiplash from her and her three personalities... poor guys.