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[[Image:|200px|center|Menagerie Pamela (New Earth)]]
Real Name
Current Alias


The Elite

Sonja (sister)



5' 9"





Marital Status


First appearance



The first Menagerie was a Puerto Rican woman named Pamela (last name unrevealed). While the origins of her powers are unclear, Manchester Black once stated that the rogue Men in Black (from the Department of Extranormal Operations) once picked up the dregs of society, turning them into weapons and selling them off to the highest alien bidder.[1] Pamela was bonded to an "alien warrior crèche" (or symbeasts). The beasts could be controlled to be used as weapons or to assemble into other shapes. The tale of Pam's first contact with these beasts has never been told, nor has any light been shed on the days before she met the villainous Manchester Black. Black recruited Pam to be a member of his group of extremely powerful metahumans called the Elite. This group took it upon themselves to "free the Earth of scum." They abided no laws and thus quickly came into conflict with Superman during their first mission in Tripoli, Libya. They quickly dispatched Superman then disappeared. Superman called them to a showdown on Jupiter's moon, Io, where they seemingly killed the Man of Steel. But Superman returned triumphant. He managed to poison Menagerie and disabled the others as well. The Elite were delivered into custody, but soon released by President Lex Luthor.

Now a government operative, Black began shadowing the Man of Steel. He betrayed Luthor and reassembled the Elite one last time. During an assassination attempt on Luthor, Menagerie revealed to Superman that the Elite were acting against their wills. For her betrayal, Black induced a stroke in her, putting her in a permanent vegetative state.

Powers and Abilities



Control over symbiotic alien parasites: The alien symbeasts have shown a variety of effects and uses when used by either Pam or Sonja. The symbeasts can be assembled to shift over the host to form various shapes and weapons such as claws, spikes or whips. Most commonly, they form around the body and take the form of wings, enabling Menagerie to fly. She can also instruct them to take other forms, or detach from her body and attack an opponent independently. Sonja also once used them to spy on a place of residence from afar by implanting a literal "bug" on the window. Also, she created a fascimile of a drug once from the secretion of one of her creatures for a specific "bait and switch" operation. According to Vera Black, there was also a creature among the creche that could create bioelectric bursts. Menagerie seemed to secrete acidic blood as well. The beasts have a sympathy for Pam's bloodline, as they readily bonded to her sister Sonja when Pam was incapacitated. It was said that the members of the original Elite all possessed Palmer Metahuman (PM) ratings which rivaled Superman.


It has been suggested that Menagerie is a DCU equivalent of Witchblade. However, as The Elite parallel The Authority in many respects, she can also be seen to share characteristics with Swift (wings) and the Engineer (being bonded with a powerful and uniquely adaptable alien weapons, although organic not technological).

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