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Diamondback (Marvel)(02 - Rachel Leighton)
Real Name: Rachel Leighton
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Powers:
Diamondback is an excellent martial artist, and very skilled at aiming and throwing objects.

Bio:
Raised in Austin, Texas, the Leighton family eventually moved to New York City. Growing up on the streets of New York was rough. Rachel got involved with the wrong crowd and ended up joining a local gang called the Savage Crims. The leader, Brock Rumlow (Crossbones) eventually brutalized Rachel to the point her two brothers assaulted Rumlow.

Years later Rachel would join one of Taskmaster’s academies to receive training in order to find a purpose in her life. There she met Anaconda for the first time and eventually learned that one of the instructors was Brock Rumlow.

After her training was complete Rachel took the name Diamondback and was contacted by Sidewinder to join the Serpent Society. Her first mission as part of the group was to track down and kill MODOK. During this mission she fought and was instantly smitten by Captain America.

The Serpent Society was hired to steal items for Llyra and Ghaur. During this mission Mr. Jip caused Diamondback and the X-Men’s Dazzler’s bodies to switch with each other. While teaming with the X-Men to get her body back, Rachel took the opportunity to steal the item Llyra and Ghaur desired.

During her next encounter with Captain America she betrayed the Serpent Society and led Captain America to their headquarters. Diamondback and Captain America attempted to save the members of the Society who had sided with Sidewinder. Diamondback abandoned the Serpent Society once the battle was over.

Diamondback and Captain America began to develop a relationship and eventually went on their first date. Asp, Black Mamba, and Anaconda acted behind the scenes to ensure that the date would go by uneventfully.

After learning of Diamondback’s involvement with Captain America, the Serpent Society’s new leader, King Cobra placed Diamondback on trial by the Serpent Society fearing she would reveal the Societies secrets to Captain America. Diamondback was found guilty and sentenced to death. Black Mamba and Asp contacted Sidewinder, who rescued Diamondback. King Cobra retaliated by capturing Asp and Black Mamba. Diamondback then hired Paladin to help her free her friends. With Captain America, Paladin and Diamondback freed Asp and Black Mamba, and the five combined to defeat the Serpent Society.

Fearing retaliation from members of the Serpent Society, Diamondback, Asp and Black Mamba formed the mercenary group B.A.D Girls, Inc.. The remaining Serpent Society members captured Diamondback but MODAM intervened, kidnapping Anaconda and the B.A.D. Girls for Superia’s army of Femizons. While on Superia’s cruse ship, Diamondback was attacked and nearly killed by her old enemy Snapdragon. Traumatized, Diamondback decided to quit adventuring as soon as possible. Captain America and Paladin came to their rescue and the B.A.D. Girls Inc helped them defeat Superia.

When Black Mamba pulled the image of Diamondback’s greatest fear (Snapdragon) from her, Diamondback quit the group. Diamondback tracked down Snapdragon in hopes to confront and overcome her fear of Snapdragon. During the fight between the two, Diamondback killed Snapdragon. Soon after this B.A.D. Girls Inc. lost their immediate goals and the group eventually dissolved.

Diamondback was infected with mind-control nanoprobes and sent to steal information from the V-Battalion. During this conflict Citizen V (Baron Zemo (Helmut)) fried the nanoprobes in such a way that her central nervous system was severely damaged causing her to be paralyzed.
B.A.D. Girls Inc. reunited when Cable hired them to steal a computer hard drive form the Dominus Corporation. After battling with Deadpool for the technology, they determined that it had already been stolen by Shen Kuei (the Cat), and they confronted him in Hong Kong. Aiding Deadpool against an army of Makeshift and Rive clones, they completed their contract and the trio went their separate ways.

Notes:


First Appearance: Captain America (1968) #310

Favorite Characters:
Diamondback (Marvel)(02 - Rachel Leighton) is a favorite character of 8 users

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Issue Appearances:
All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2006)
Avengers Unconquered (2009)
Avengers: The Initiative (2007)
Cable & Deadpool (2004)
Capitão América (Portuguese edition) (1979)
Captain America (1968)
Captain America (2002)
Captain America (2005)
Captain America (2011)
Captain America Comic-Taschenbuch (1988)
Captain America Theater Of War: America The Beautiful (2009)
Captain America: The Legend (1996)
Citizen V and the V-Battalion (2001)
Civil War (2006)
Civil War Chronicles (2007)
Fearless Defenders (2013)
Giant-Size Avengers (2008)
Heroic Age: Heroes (2010)
Iron Man Legacy (2010)
Marvel (1988)
Marvel Swimsuit Special (1992)
New Avengers Finale (2010)
New X-Men: Hellions (2005)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2008)
Punisher War Journal (2007)
Secret Invasion (2008)
Siege (2010)
Siege - Die Belagerung (2010)
Siren (1995)
The Avengers (1963)
The Marvel Encyclopedia (2006)
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition (1985)
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Master Edition (1990)
Uncanny X-Men (1963)

Group Affiliation(s):
Avengers Resistance
Avengers Support Crew
BAD Girls, Inc.
Femizons (02 - Superia's Group)
Initiative (Marvel)
Serpent Society
Women Warriors

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