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Final Fantasy

Up to date as of February 01, 2010

From Final Fantasy Wiki

Harpy may refer to:

Etymology

In Greek mythology, the harpies were cruel and violent giant birds with the heads of humans, and were daughters of Thaumas and Electric. In one myth about the harpies, King Phineas was banished to an island by Zeus for abusing his gift of prophecy. Phineas was blinded and given a daily buffet, but whenever he attempted to eat, the harpies would steal his food from his hands. When Jason and the Argonauts arrived, the Boreads drove the harpies from the island, and on the promise of their sister Iris, messenger of the gods, they never bothered Phineas again.


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Guild Wars

Up to date as of February 01, 2010

From GuildWiki

In Vabbi, fierce and filthy harpies prey upon wandering bands of travelers for anything they can steal. Some legends hold that the harpies were once beautiful winged creatures who proudly served Dwayna, the Goddess of the Air, until a catastrophic event cast them down from the heavens. Now they stalk the earth as they struggle to survive. Vabbi poets elaborate further, claiming that the fallen harpies now hate everything that walks on the ground. Vabbi scholars dismiss such romanticized notions—this race of screeching, vicious, petty thieves is probably too simple-minded, they say, for such complex motivations.

As jealous, hateful creatures, harpies delight in tormenting other intelligent races, sometimes raiding and robbing more for twisted amusement than out of a desire for wealth. Dervishes claim they’ve seen harpies stealing food from wanderers just to watch them starve, or in some cases, snatching bright treasures from adventurers purely out of envy for the shiny baubles wanderers wear.

Harpies gather in extended families, each with the social structure of a corrupt matriarchy. Once a harpy matron decides to sink her talons into a stretch of countryside, her descendents will make life miserable for any who pass through those lands. Most harpies are clever enough to hunt in lands frequented by defenseless travelers, but throughout history, a few harpy matrons have set their sights on rarer, brighter treasures.

In some Vabbi myths, only the matron of a harpy family can breed, making life even more unpleasant for other females—but this may just be a thinly veiled allegory attacking certain powerful wives in the estates of wealthy Vabbi.

Subtypes

Region Type Collectable Drop
Nightfall Campaign
Istan Warrior4, 12 Skree Talon
Warrior12 Harpy Mother2
Ranger2 Skree Hatchling (Ranger)2
Ranger8 Skree Fledgeling
Ranger11 Skree Hunter
Monk8 Skree Hatchling1
Monk12 Skree Griffon1
Monk14 Harpy Mother1, 2
Paragon5, 12, 13 Skree Warbler
Fledgling Skree Wing
Vabbi Warrior24 (26) Skree Raider
Warrior28 Elder Skree Raider3
Ranger24 (26) Skree Tracker
Ranger28 Elder Skree Tracker3
Monk24 (26) Skree Griffin1
Monk28 Elder Skree Griffin1, 3
Paragon24 (26) Skree Singer
Paragon28 Elder Skree Singer3
Skree Wing
  1. The species of Skree Hatchlings, Skree Griffons / Griffins and Elder Skree Griffins is unconfirmed, see notes.
  2. These Harpies only appear during quests.
  3. These Harpies only appear before completing the quests Destroy the Harpies and Population Control.

Hard mode levels are in brackets.


For a list of all harpies, including bosses, see Category:Harpies.

Notes

  • The Skree include both Harpies and allied or tamed Griffons, which are believed to be part of the same overarching species. However the Skree Battle blessing specifically says 'Skree Harpies', so it is also possible that they are considered four-legged, bestial harpies in the lore.

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Marvel Database

Up to date as of February 09, 2010
(Redirected to Elizabeth Ross (Earth-616) article)

From Marvel Database

Character Template Help
Real Name
Elizabeth "Betty" Ross-Banner
Current Alias

Aliases
Mr. Blue, Harpy; Betty Ross Talbot

Identity

Alignment

Affiliation
Former pawn of MODOK

Relatives
Bruce Banner (AKA the Hulk), husband), Thaddeus Ross (father, deceased), Karen Lee (mother, deceased), Glenn Talbot (divorced husband), Brian (ex-brother-in-law)

Universe

Base Of Operations

Characteristics
Gender

Height
5' 6"

Weight
110 lbs (50 kg)

Eyes

Hair

Status
Citizenship

Marital Status

Occupation
Former spy and field agent for the Team, supervisor and field agent for Home Base, former author, librarian, crisis hotline volunteer

Education
Formerly trained to be a nun

Origin
Origin
Betty Ross was in love with Bruce Banner who was at this time still secretly the Hulk. Her father disapproved of this love especially when Rick Jones revealed Banner was the Hulk, but eventually they were married.

Place of Birth

Creators

First appearance

Incredible Hulk #1
(May, 1962)

Contents

History

Born in California, Betty Ross Banner was the only child of Air Force General Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross and his wife Karen Lee. Karen Ross died when Betty was a teenager, and Thunderbolt Ross shut Betty out of his life, claiming that a military base was no place for a young woman. Betty went off to boarding school.

She returned to her father's home after finishing school, but then, as for much of her life, she was dominated by her father. By now General Ross was in charge of the top secret Gamma Bomb Project at Desert Base in New Mexico. Betty Ross greeted the bomb's creator, Dr. Robert Bruce Banner, when he arrived at the base. A strong attraction grew between Banner and Betty Ross. However, General Ross had contempt for the quiet, slender, nuclear physicist, thinking him a physical and emotional weakling. The general's dislike of Banner intensified when he realized that Betty was falling in love with him.

Exposure to intense gamma radiation caused Banner to transform repeatedly form then on into the monstrous Hulk. Although Banner managed at first to keep his double identity secret, his activities as the Hulk led to circumstances that caused General Ross and his security chief, Major Glenn Talbot, to suspect Banner of being a traitor. Talbot fell in love with Betty Ross himself. However, Betty remained devoted to Banner through all of his trouble, even when it became known that Banner was the Hulk.

At one point, Banner's condition changed so that he could now control his changes into the Hulk and could maintain his normal personality and intelligence when he was in the Hulk's form. Reluctantly, General Ross consented to the wedding of Banner with his daughter, which was held in the house in which she had been born. However, during the ceremony, just before Banner and Betty Ross could be pronounced husband and wife, the Hulk's archenemy the Leader, seeking vengeance, fired radiation that returned Banner to his previous condition, turning him into a savage Hulk. The enraged Hulk tore the house apart, and hopes for the wedding to occur were smashed.

Betty remained in love with Banner, but she eventually learned that he also loved Jarella, a queen from the sub-atomic world of K'ai. Believing she had lost Banner to another woman, Betty finally allowed herself to fall in love with Talbot, and they were soon married.

While the Talbots were on their honeymoon, General Ross continued his pursuit of the Hulk, only to be captured by the Soviet scientist known as the Gremlin and sent to a Soviet prison. Major Talbot joined a mission that rescued General Ross, but Talbot himself was captured. General Ross and the other Americans on the mission incorrectly believed that Major Talbot had been killed. When Betty Talbot learned of her husband's 'death', she suffered a nervous breakdown.

MODOK, then the leader of the subversive organization called AIM, took advantage of Betty Talbot's condition to use gamma radiation to transform her into the monstrous and insane Harpy, who then battled the Hulk. Betty's transformation was reversed shortly afterward, apparently permanently, after an encounter with the Bi-Beast, and she regained both her normal form and her sanity.

Major Talbot was finally rescued, but Betty Talbot realized that she was still in love with Banner, and the Talbots' marriage soon ended in divorce. For a time Betty Ross lived on her own, apart from her father. Ultimately, she returned to Banner. As for Glenn Talbot, he blamed the failure of his marriage on Banner and died in trying to destroy the Hulk.

Again Banner achieved a state in which he could control his transformations and maintain his normal personality and intelligence while in the form of the Hulk. This time, however, Betty Ross was upset because she wanted Banner to be rid of the Hulk, not to be in control of him. When Betty learned that General Ross conspired with MODOK to kill the Hulk, she accused her father of treason. Realizing she was right, General Ross nearly committed suicide and then disappeared.

The Hulk disappeared from Earth for an extended period, and Betty Ross became the lover of a man named Ramon. Upon learning that the Hulk had been sighted on Earth again. Betty left Ramon and returned to Gamma Base, where the Hulk was subjected to a process that split him and Banner into separate entities. Believing himself cured, Banner proposed to Betty, and she accepted. General Ross appeared at the wedding, armed with a gun and demanding that the marriage not take place before shooting Rick Jones. Courageously, Betty confronted her father, accused him of tyrannizing her throughout her life, and cowed him into surrendering the gun to her. Then, finally, Bruce Banner and Betty Ross were pronounced to be man and wife.

However, Bruce Banner began dying as a result of being physically separated from his other self, the Hulk. Banner and the Hulk were secretly merged together once more though Betty soon found out that Banner was again the Hulk.

General Ross died before his daughter's eyes when he sacrificed his life to destroy an unnamed mutant that nearly killed both herself and her husband whilst seeking a strong host to be parasitically linked to.

Betty was distraught on learning that Banner had sometimes consciously triggered his transformation in the past and was even now willing to become the Hulk in order to deal with certain menaces. She left Banner and returned to Ramon, but then changed her mind and abandoned Ramon as well. She was then captured by the Leader, who set her free after learning that she was pregnant with Bruce Banner's child. She was reunited with Bruce Banner, but soon afterward, the Hulk seemingly perished in the tremendous explosion of Gammatown. Believing the Hulk dead, Betty left for New York City, where she eventually began training to become a nun.

The Hulk, meanwhile, had found a way to prevent Banner from ever surfacing again while in the sub-atomic world of Jarella. Returning to Earth, the Hulk adopted the identity of "Joe Fixit," and began a romantic relationship with Marlo Chandler (later, Marlo Jones), although Bruce was still technically married to Betty. Marlo later ended the relationship, growing uncomfortable with the secrets Fixit would keep from her.

After many months, Banner learned of Betty's whereabouts during the Hulk's encounter with the villain Madman, and was soon reunited with her, but not before the green-skinned savage Hulk reappeared as well, in an encounter with the hero Prometheus. Banner and Betty searched for Rick Jones and were similarly reunited, as was the Hulk with Rick's new girlfriend Marlo.

Soon afterwards, the various personalities of the Hulk were fused to one whole, and the Hulk was contacted by the enigmatic leader Agamemnon to join his clandestine hero team Pantheon. The Hulk served with the Pantheon for a long tenure. During this time, his relationship with Betty became strained. She was not comfortable with the "merged" persona nor did she agree to live at the Pantheon's headquarters with the Hulk. With time and effort, however, the Hulk and Betty's relationship improved.

After many months, the Pantheon had a falling out with their former leader, Agamemnon, and in the subsequent battle the Pantheon's headquarters was destroyed and Betty was fatally wounded. The Hulk lost control over his form and the savage Hulk reassumed control but physically in Banner's form. Banner was remanded to SHIELD custody and Betty was hospitalized.

At some point, the Hulk snuck Betty out of the hospital that she was in and they began living as fugitives. They eventually settled in Sunville, Florida under assumed identities. The Hulk managed to keep their identities secret despite several adventures in Florida and New York. Eventually, however, Betty was captured by the U.S. Army's Matt Talbot who succeeded in capturing the Hulk despite the re-emergence of the Hulk's fractured personalities.

Betty was freed by the Leader's former creations, collectively known as the Headshop. Betty and the Headshop, in turn, freed the Hulk, but in the process the Hulk (still in Banner's body) jumped on a live grenade, which left him with shrapnel in his brain and a subsequent penchant for turning into a physical alter ego of the Maestro. After helping the heroes save the world from Onslaught, the Hulk left to begin a series of adventures, ultimately leading to Doc Samson and the U.S. Army hunting the Hulk once more.

As Banner returned from Counter Earth and continued his life under the Hulk's curse, Betty learned that her long association with the Hulk had left her dying from gamma radiation poisoning. The Hulk's arch-enemy, the Abomination, out of revenge for his brutal defeat by the Hulk, learned of this and then somehow used a transfusion of his own gamma-radiated blood to poison her, and Betty died.

However, she mysteriously reappeared with a new face and began to provide the Hulk with information under the codename of Mr. Blue. She did not seem to want to continue their relationship, although she felt obligated to continue to help Bruce.

However, some of the mysterious events surrounding the Hulk have been revealed to have been illusions made by Nightmare. Betty washed up on the same 'beach' where the Hulk learned of this manipulation. Nightmare seemed to have taken a particular interest in Betty, and his daughter Daydream seemed to have taken an appearance similar to hers.

Powers and Abilities

Powers

None. As the Harpy she could fly and had sharp talons

Power Grid [1]
Intelligence
 3
Strength
 3
Speed
 2
Durability
Energy Projection
 1
Fighting Skills
 3

Abilities

Betty is moderately skilled in the use of small firearms.

Strength level

Strength level unknown. As the Harpy, Betty possessed superhuman strength.

Notes

Betty's face was used on Harpy robots to ensure Bruce Banner did not escape from Gamma Base after being captured post-World War Hulk.

Links

Discover and Discuss

  1. OHOTMU Hulk 2004

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Starwars

Up to date as of February 04, 2010

From Wookieepedia, the Star Wars wiki.

Harpy was a Nebulon-B2 frigate under the service to the Galactic Empire. The frigate was at the Second Battle of Gelgelar where she attempted to attack the Liberty and was destroyed by Rebel B-wings.

Appearances

  • Star Wars: X-wing vs. TIE Fighter

Sources


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YCM

Up to date as of February 06, 2010

From Yu-Gi-Oh Card Maker Wiki

Harpy
Image:Back-EN.png
English: Harpy
Attribute: WIND Image:Wind.png
Types: Beast/Effect
Level: 4 Image:Star.pngImage:Star.pngImage:Star.pngImage:Star.png
ATK/DEF: 700/1100
Card Lore: Each time this card is destroyed by card effects, Special Summon it to your side of the field in face-down Defense Position. Each time this card is destroyed by battle, Special Summon 1 "Harpy" from your Deck or Graveyard
Sets with this Card: God of War
Card Limit: Unlimited
Other Card Information: Gallery - Rulings
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Tips - Errata - Trivia
Lores - Artworks - Names
Facts about HarpyRDF feed
Level 4  +

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