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Medusa
Medusa
Vital statistics
Real name Medusa
Species Inhuman
Location Attilan
Physical description
Gender Female
Eye color Green
Relationships
Affiliation Inhuman Royal Family
Powers and abilities
Powers Prehensile hair
Weaknesses None
Production details
First appearance Inhuman Nature
Voiced by Mary Faber

Medusa is the Queen of the Inhumans and the primary interpreter for her husband Black Bolt, the King of the Inhumans. Medusa is best known for her long, thick head of red hair, which she can psychokinetically wield like countless extra appendages.

BiographyEdit

OriginEdit

Inhuman NatureEdit

A-Bomb's crush on a mysterious girl named Crystal leads the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. to Attilan the secret home of the Inhumans, an isolationist race that keeps themselves cut off from mankind. The Agents of S.M.A.S.H. even take action when Maximus the Mad makes plans to annihilate mankind.

Powers and AbilitiesEdit

Inhuman Metabolism: Besides strength, Medusa possesses certain physical skills superior to those of human athletes. Her Inhuman metabolism affords her slightly greater reaction time, endurance, and speed than the human race's most perfect physical specimen, Captain America. 

  • Enhanced Reflexes
  • Enhanced Endurance
  • Enhanced Speed
  • Enhanced Strength

Hair Manipulation: : Medusa can control the movement of her hair as if it were countless thin appendages growing from her head. A psionic field permeates her mutagenically altered hair-cells, causing mutual attraction across the gaps between strands. These relatively small forces operate in conjunction to develop larger forces. Through concentration, she can psionically move her hair in any manner imaginable. She can snap the length of it through the air like a whip (the tip of which moves faster than the speed of sound), or rotate it in a fan-like manner. She can bind persons or objects with it as if it were rope or use it to lift objects which weigh more than she could lift with her arms. Medusa can also perform delicate manipulations with her hair such as lock picking or threading a needle, and such complex acts of coordination as typing or shuffling a deck of cards. Although she has no nerve endings in her hair, she can "feel" sensations on all parts of her hair by a form of mental feedback from her psionic field.

  • Highly Resilient Hair: Medusa possesses a long, thick head of hair, every strand of which has greater tensile strength, modulus of elasticity, and shear resistance than an iron wire of the same thickness (average hair diameter: .045 inches), as well as the psychokinetic ability to animate her hair for a number of feats. Her hair, approximately 6 feet in length while relaxed, can elongate to almost twice its normal length with only about a 25% loss of overall tensile strength. One strand of hair, 2-feet long, can support 6.4 pounds, a fist-sized lock of hair can support about 750 pounds and her whole head of hair can lift about 3,200 pounds (1.6 tons). A portion of her hair must be used to anchor the rest at these greater weights, so that more than her scalp/skull is used as a brace.

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