The Femmes Fatales are a team of female thieves who all
possess metahuman powers. The group has committed a string of
successful high-profile roberies over the last few years that has
placed them on the DEO's Most-Wanted List. On the few occasions that members of the team have been captured, the rest of the
group have been quick to free their imprisoned sisters.
The first known encounter between the Femmes and a super-hero
team happened in Phoenix when the then newly-formed Enforcers of Justice tried to
stop the ladies from robbing a S.T.A.R. Labs. They would face a
different team of Enforcers in Pacific City some time later. In
both encounters the ladies escaped capture. At the time the
Femmes Fatales had four members:
- Elasta: the leader of the team. Elasta
can stretch and mold her body, much like Plastic Man of
- Sparx: the team's technical expert.
Sparx can control electricity, and electrical devices and
she can emit bolts of electricity and fly.
- Ms. Steele: is the muscle of the group.
Ms. Steele is nigh-indestructible and is strong enough to
lift hundreds of tons.
- Charm: a beautiful woman, Charm has the
power to cause people fall in love with her and she can
then control them. She also has the power to control the
emotions of hate and jealousy in a target.
More recently the team's roster has doubled with the addition
of four new members. This expanded group has faced Justice Inc and the new Enforcers of Justice. The
new members of the Femmes Fatales are:
- Sirocco and
Zephyr (The Storm Riders): twin Japanes women
with superspeed. The Storm Riders were originally sent to
the US by Kei Manga Corps to
serve as opponents for Nemesis
but they eventually left Kei's employ and were invited to
join the Femmes Fatales. The twins can run at many times
the speed of sound and, when they join hands, they can
generate powerful tornadoes and whirlwinds or generate
immense bolts of lightning. The Storm Riders maintain
secret identities as a Japanese pop music duo named the Samurai
a powerful elementalist. Equinox can control the four
mythic elements: Earth, Air, Fire, and Water. She has
also been seen to use her water powers to create ice and
- Ventura: the mysterious tactician.
Virtually nothing is known about Ventura, including how
long she has been with the Femmes Fatales. She operates
in secret, never out in the open with the other team
members. Ventura is a powerful psionic and uses her
mental powers to track and coordinate the rest of the
team from a safe distance. No matter what happens to the
other team members they know they can count on Ventura to
bail them out of trouble if things go wrong.
The Femmes Fatales were recently infiltrated by the hero Arachnia in her Skorpia identity.
Arachnia was able to learn a great deal about the Femmes Fatales
before her deception was uncovered. Despite Arachnia's efforts
the Femmes Fatales escaped before they could be taken into
custody and they remain at large.