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Sungirl

Alias: Deborah Morgna

Titans East Member
Joined:
Teen Titans [third series] #42 [2006]

Sungirl Quick Bio: Time-displaced Deborah Morgna harnesses the power of the sun, but her real talent – and true love – is manipulating others. Seeing great potential and power in the young girl, Deathstroke has recruited Sun Girl for his nefarious Titans East team.

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History


Time-displaced Deborah Morgna harnesses the power of the sun, but her real talent – and true love – is manipulating others. Seeing great potential and power in the young girl, Deathstroke has recruited Sun Girl for his nefarious Titans East team.

Sungirl had a “history” with Miss Martian in the far future, where the naive alien was somehow responsible for a great tragedy in that era. To that end, Sungirl wanted to kill Miss Martian before that future would come to pass. Joining Titans East would help achieve that goal. As a member of the villainous team, Sungirl became romantically involved with Inertia.


ABOVE: Sun Girl displays her fiery temper in TEEN TITANS (third series) #43 [2007].
BELOW:  The future revealed in TEEN TITANS (third series) #43 [2007]. 


Titans East set up their own Titans Tower on the East River, the very same location of the old tower. Deathstroke had his own agenda, which was to reclaim his children, Ravager and Jericho. Titans East was nearly successful in that mission, until Nightwing, Flash, Troia and Beast Boy helped turn the tide and reclaim their island headquarters. The members of Titans East dispersed, unaware of Deathstroke’s true objective; By cementing his offspring as trusted members of the team, Slade knew the Titans would provide his children with a better family than he ever could.

Sungirl was later drafted by the deranged Superboy-Prime, who assembled his own ersatz “Legion of Doom” to gain a final revenge on the Teen Titans. But together, Titans past and present defeated the villains and trapped Superboy-Prime within the impenetrable Source Wall at the edge of the universe.

Sungirl joins Superboy-Prime’s Legion of Doom in TEEN TITANS (third series) #100 [2011].

Powers & Abilities


By harnessing power from the sun, Sun Girl can generate and manipulate flames of intense temperature.


Essential Reading


Teen Titans #43-46 [2006]: Led by Deathstroke, a Teen Titans East team consisting of Batgirl, Risk, Match, Kid Crusader, Enigma, Joker’s Daughter, Sun Girl and Inertia clash with the Teen Titans. Titans East fails, and it only results in cementing Deathstroke’s offspring as trusted members of the Titans. In truth, that was Slade’s true objective; He knew the Titans would provide his children with a better family than he ever could. First appearance of Titans East. First appearances of Kid Crusader and Sun Girl in issue #43.
Teen Titans (third series) #99-100 [2011]: It’s all-out war as Titans old and new come together to face the greatest threat to their existence. Superboy-Prime gathers his own “Legion of Doom,” comprised of various Titans villains. He then creates an army of Superboy clones to besiege the Titans. Together, Titans past and present defeat the villains and trap Superboy-Prime within the impenetrable Source Wall at the edge of the universe.


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Sungirl character sketch by Tony Daniel.

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 Deathstroke’s Dossier: Titans East


Meet Deathstroke’s new shock troops: Titans East!
Sneak a peek at his dossier on how they’ll take the Teen Titans down!

by Ben Morse & Geoff Johns
Originally published in Wizard Magazine #180 [2006]

DEATHSTROKE JOURNAL: ENTRY 5679

I know the Teen Titans well. I’ve gone up against every incarnation of this team, for money, for pride or out of obligation – I’ve even fought on their Side a few times. I know them well enough to know they can’t be underestimated, Particularly not when they have Something i want – and right now, that is what they have.

The Titans are not like the Justice League – you can’t beat them with mere force. Their youth makes them unpredictable so only by gaining the upper hand before the first punch is thrown can you defeat them. I’ve formed a strike force specifically designed to take the Titans apart so I can get what I need. Whether the weakness they’ve been selected to exploit is physical or emotional, every member of my team has been selected only after great thought. They’re all here for a reason.

MATCH: The impact of their beloved Superboy’s death on the Titans cannot be overestimated. Match’s strength is an asset, but his true value lies in the psychological edge he provides. His presence guarantees that Wonder Girl – the most powerful Titan – will not be operating at full capacity.

JOKER’S DAUGHTER: When most people look at Duela Dent, they only see a woman who is completely insane. They overlook that this is somebody who has been a Teen Titan – who has been in their Tower and lived among them. I can deal with insanity when information comes hand in hand with it.

KID CRUSADER: Even the best-laid plans can be thrown off by a single wild card. To me, Kid Devil is a wild card. To Kid Crusader – the only person I can find who has even heard of Kid Devil – he’s the face of evil and must be eliminated at all costs.

BATGIRL: I watched Cassandra Cain dominate my daughter, Rose, in hand-to-hand combat – something I thought nearly impossible. How will Rose react when the foe she could not defeat Stands at her father’s side? And perhaps more importantly, Batgirl provides me with insight into Robin that is second to none. I’ve underestimated the Titans’ leader before. I don’t make the same mistake twice.

RISK: Because he chose to fight for the Teen Titans, Risk lost an arm. In his mind, he might as well have lost his life. He’s furious at the world, and fury is easily manipulated. The Titans will hesitate against him out of guilt, and that hesitation will be their undoing.

INERTIA: If I learned anything working with Zoom in the Society, it’s the value of a speedster – and the Titans do not have one. While Zoom had at least some twisted social conscience, Inertia has no conscience at all. He can take two Titans off the board before the others know what hit them. And if control proves an issue, I have no problem aiming for his kneecaps.

SUN GIRL: My most dangerous weapon and my greatest concern, Deborah Morgna harnesses the power of the sun, but her real talent – and true love – is manipulating others. Disturbingly, she reminds me a great deal of Terra. Even more disturbingly, she reminds me of Rose. Hopefully neither of those assessments indicates things to come.

Additional Notes:

Geoff Johns on Sun Girl: “There’s a brand new character who, in a very strange way, is a pre-cursor to a character from the far future.” Geoff is referring to Dirk Morgna, Sun Boy from the Legion of Super-Heroes.

 


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