Knockout is a female fury from the nightmare world Apokolips, where she was raised and trained by Granny Goodness. When Big Barda escaped Apokolips, Knockout followed in suite and traveled via boom tube to Earth. Like the other furies and New Gods, she’s a skilled warrior and possess super strength, durability, healing, and endurance.
When Knockout first arrives on Earth, she becomes a nuisance in Superboy’s life. At first, he helps her keep away the Female Furies who follow her to take her home. Superboy believes that Knockout could be a good person. However, after it’s revealed that she killed a policeman who got in her way, Superboy puts her in prison.
Scandal’s first appearance was in Villains United #1, and she was created by Gail Simone. She is the daughter of the immortal Vandal Savage. While she vows not to be like her father, Scandal is still a villain and an anti-hero. She sees the world as broken down between noble and ignoble actions.
Scandal was raised in Brazil by her human mother. However, Vandal came around to teach her combat skills and seemingly wanted her around as an heir. (How an immortal can have a true heir, I don’t know either.) He gave her a set of Lamentation Blades, which marked her as a Savage. Scandal also seemingly inherited some of his immortality, or at least, she has healing powers. Continue reading “Queer Comic Book Character: Scandal Savage (Oct 17th)”