PREPARED BY MARIA HILLEdit
S.H.I.E.L.D. PERSONNEL FILE: Spider-Woman
Real Name: Jessica Drew
Designation: Freelance Agent
Criminal Record: Extensive, but purged at Director Fury’s request (see below)
Powers: Super-Strength and Agility, Flight, Stinging “Venom Blast,” Clinging, Pheromone Production.
Known History: Jessica’s parents, Jonathan and Miriam Drew, were genetic researchers employed by Hydra to create “super soldiers” by splicing human and arachnid DNA. While pregnant with her daughter, Miriam was struck in the womb with a laser encoded with the chromosomes of thousands of spiders species.
Soon after she was born, Jessica began manifesting strange abilities stemming from her in utero accident. Hydra swiftly spirited the girl away and trained her to become one of their top operatives. However, after a few missions she grew disenchanted with the organization’s goals and defected to S.H.I.E.L.D. where she became one of our top agents.
Observations: “Jessica is a good looking woman and all, but being around her kind of creeps me out, I’ve got to admit. She told me that her body produces pheromones that make other people uneasy -- a ‘fear scent.’ I mean, and I thought I had it bad! At least my origin didn’t give me toxic B.O.” — Spider-Man