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Alias: Angela Hawkins III

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Born a member of the British aristocracy with the power to make people experience their worst fears, Angela Hawkins was a “bad seed” who rejected any help from her family.

When the Brain came to London to recruit her for the reformation of the Brotherhood of Evil, Angela was more than ready to join. She joined the New Brotherhood of Evil in the hopes of covering her own fears by unleashing those of others. Sometimes, man-hating tendencies rose up in her. Angela suffers from the fear of being alone. Since then, Phobia and the Brotherhood have opposed the New Teen Titans on numerous occasions.

A later encounter with Raven made Phobia confront the fears and insecurities that lay within herself – stemming back to issues with her childhood, and her father, Lord Hawkins. It appeared Phobia might reform and abandon her criminal ways following this encounter.

Phobia later returned to her criminal ways as a member of the Brotherhood of Evil.

The new Brotherhood of Evil makes their deadly debut in NEW TEEN TITANS #14-15 [1981],
with new members Warp, Phobia, Houngan and Plasmus. 


Powers & Abilities

Phobia’s natural born psychic powers allow her complete and total mastery over the fear centers of the human mind. She is able to probe into the psyches of her victims, discovering the things they most fear and then manifesting those fears in their minds with illusions, which cause them to be consumed with terror.



Essential Reading

New Teen Titans #13-15 [1981-1982]: Robin, Cyborg and Kid Flash meet up with Robotman, and the group rescues a drugged Steve Dayton from Madame Rouge’s underground city in Africa. The Titans reunite and are attacked by Steve Dayton in his Mento identity, who is under Madame Rouge’s control; Raven brings Dayton back to normal, and the heroes follow Madame Rouge and General Zahl to Zandia; Zahi’s forces defeat and capture the Titans while Changeling is taken prisoner by the New Brotherhood of Evil. Changeling agrees to work with the New Brotherhood of Evil, and the group rescues the Titans; General Zahl is killed by a bullet which ricochets off Robotman’s body, Madame Rouge is killed by Changeling, and the Brotherhood is allowed to go free. First appearance of New Brotherhood of Evil in issue #14; First appearance of Warp, Houngan, Phobia and Plasmus.
New Teen Titans #29 [1983]: The Brain, believing that Raven has information that will help him defeat Brother Blood, sends his New Brotherhood of Evil to capture the empath; Frances Kane returns because her powers are resurfacing, and witnesses a battle between the New Brotherhood of Evil and the Titans, in which Raven thinks that Kid Flash is Trigon (due to Phobia’s manipulation) and nearly kills him; Raven leaves the Titans because she cannot handle Kid Flash’s hatred.
New Teen Titans #30 [1983]: The New Brotherhood of Evil follows Raven; Raven seeks solitude in St. Peter’s Cathedral, where the New Brotherhood of Evil finds her; During the Titans’ and the New Brotherhood of Evil’s battle in Times Square on New Year’s Eve, Raven’s soul-self is shattered yet again when she tries to envelop Brotherhood member Plasmus; The New Brotherhood of Evil takes Raven to Zandia.
New Teen Titans #31 [1983]: Kid Flash is confused about his feelings for Raven, who is being tortured by the New Brotherhood of Evil; Raven takes the New Brotherhood of Evil to Brother Blood’s pool, and the Titans clash with them; In the ensuing battle, the Titans and the New Brotherhood of Evil are defeated when Raven becomes so enraged that Trigon is temporarily unleashed.
New Teen Titans (second series) #43 [1988]: Raven fights Phobia of the New Brotherhood of Evil and apparently reforms her.
New Titans Annual #6 [1990]: The Titans fight the Society of Sin [formerly the Brotherhood of Evil], with their new member, Trinity. Following that, they are summoned to Tamaran.
Teen Titans #34-37 [2006]: One Year Later, it’s “The New Teen Titans!” A new year of exciting adventures begins with the “new” Teen Titans, the bizarre Doom Patrol and the mysterious and secretive Titans East! The latest version of The Brotherhood of Evil debuts.
Titans (second series) #21-22 [2009]: Phobia attacks Starfire and Cyborg at Titan Compound.

Sources for this entry: DC Who’s Who Series, The New Titans Sourcebook [Mayfair Games, 1990], supplemented by

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