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Swearing revenge against the Teen Titans, The Brotherhood of Evil gathered some of the worst foes the Titans have ever faced. Among them: The agile Asian assassin known as Cheshire! Her cheshire-cat grin masks the poison-tipped claws of a lethal adversary.
The Brotherhood began to capture teen heroes around the world, eliminating them one by one. When Robin was captured, it was up to Beast Boy to save them all. Gathering new allies Jericho, Herald, Pantha and Mas, Beast Boy successfully led an assault team to liberate the Titans and defeat the Brotherhood of Evil.
- In the comics, Speedy and Cheshire faced an undeniable attraction to each other; After a brief relationship, Cheshire gave birth to Speedy’s daughter, Lian.
- Despite her career as an assasin, Cheshire still harbors deep feelings for Speedy and her daughter, Lian.
- Cheshire’s trademark smile was something artist George Pérez gave the character to make her distinctive; Her smile was based on the smile of his own wife.
Story Editor Amy Wolfram on CALLING ALL TITANS: “For part one, CALLING ALL TITANS, that was definitely a challenge to have 54 characters fighting each other – and to have it build in a way that’s satisfying. So we used a trick from that old shampoo commercial, ‘so she told two friends, and he told two friends, and so on…’ So it’s constantly building exponentially, which I think was really cool. [...] The mixing and matching [of the characters] from my scenes came a lot from the board artists; They’d say, ‘Wouldn’t it be cool if…’ So I would say, ‘Yeah. Let’s go for it.’”
The asian assassin known as Cheshire made her first appearance in NEW TEEN TITANS ANNUAL #2 . Vietnamese orphan Jade Nguyen learned to survive in the Far East through the study of martial arts and the craft of poison. Taking the name Cheshire, she became a feared and famous international assassin. Jade later had a daughter named Lian, the product of a brief yet passionate affair with Speedy. In this episode, the battle between Speedy and Cheshire has some special significance for long-time fans.
Calling All Titans
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