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Real name: Dr. Karla Sofen Occupation: Psychiatrist, psychologist Identity: Publicly known Legal status: Citizen of the United States with
a criminal record Place of birth: Van Nuys, California Group affiliation: Thunderbolts Base of operations: Mt. Charteris First appearance: (as Karla Sofen) CAPTAIN AMERICA
#192, (as Moonstone) INCREDIBLE HULK #228, (as Meteorite)
History: Dr. Karla Sofen, a former associate and
student of the criminal mastermind Dr. Faustus, used her
profession to satisfy her craving for power and control
over others. A noted psychiatrist, she was asked to help
cure Byron Becton, the original Moonstone. Using hallucinogenic
gas to make Becton think she was a monster, Sofen caused
him to reject the moonstone -- a rock taken from the Blue
Area of the Moon and believed to be invested with some
of the Watcher's power. When she took the rock from him
and absorbed it into her hand, she assumed the energy
abilities that were his.
When most of Earth's heroes, including the Avengers and
Fantastic Four, seemingly died battling Onslaught, Sofen
joined forces with Baron Zemo. To gain the trust of the
populace, the villains led the world to believe that they
were new heroes known as the Thunderbolts. Zemo's plan
failed, but Sofen and other members decided they preferred
being good guys, and set out to make the Thunderbolts
a legitimate super-hero team.
After the team broke with Baron Zemo, Sofen assumed leadership
of the Thunderbolts. But since Hawkeye's arrival, she
has returned to her role as second-in-command.
Height: 5 ft. 11 in. Weight: 130 lbs. Eyes: Blue Hair: Blond
Known superhuman powers: The moonstone grants
Meteorite super-strength and invulnerability. She can
fly at high speeds, emit energy blasts and phase through