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The Statue of Liberty, or Liberty Enlightening the World, is a large statue located near New York City on an island at the mouth of the Hudson River in New York Harbor.

The statue was given to the people of the United States of America by France, and was completed in 1886. Originally a symbol of America's unique freedoms and liberties, the Statue of Liberty later came to be accepted as a symbol of the principles of liberty espoused by United Earth and by the United Federation of Planets.

As a young father, David Gold took his son Nathan on a trip to the Statue of Liberty. This would remain a cherished memory of the elder Gold's for years after. (SCE eBook: Progress)

In 2375, Admiral Leonard McCoy and Captain Montgomery Scott piloted a runabout over New York City following the Breen attack on Earth, and were heartened to find, despite the minor damage to the rest of the city that "Lady Liberty" was intact. (TOS short story: "Safe Harbors")

In 2379, presidential candidate Nanietta Bacco delivered her opening campaign speech in New York City on the grounds of the Statue. (TNG novel: A Time for War, A Time for Peace)

Alternate Timelines

The Na'kuhl once attempted to interfere in human history, giving assistance to Nazi Germany during the Second World War. As a result of this assistance, the Nazis were able to invade and conquer a large portion of the eastern United States. Adolf Hitler visited the Statue of Liberty in 1944. Fortunately the Nakul were thwarted by Captain Jonathan Archer and the Enterprise (NX-01), and the timeline was erased from history. (ENT episode: "Storm Front")

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DC Comics

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Official Name
Statue of Liberty
Aliases
Lady Liberty; Libby

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Jersey City


Characteristics
Dimensions
Height: (Statue alone) 151'0" (46 m); (including base) 305'0" (90 m)

Weight: (Statue alone) 204 tons; (including base) 24,500 tons
Area: 12 acres (49,000 m²)

Coordinates: 40°41′21″N, 74°2′40″W

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First appearance

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History

The Statue of Liberty is a 150-foot high copper statue of a woman (Lady Liberty) located on Liberty Island at the mouth of the Hudson River near New York Harbor in New Jersey. Lady Liberty is seen holding a torch in her right hand and a tablet in her left hand which indicates the date, July 4th 1776 (the day that the American colonies declared independence from Great Britain).

The French sculptor, Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi designed the statue and donated it to the United States on October 28th, 1886. The statue was erected upon a 151-foot pedestal on Bedloe's Island where it quickly became a symbol representing freedom, patriotism and American values.

By 1941, Europe had already been fiercely embroiled in the Second World War. It was only a matter of time before America would be forced to recognize the atrocities of Nazi Germany and commit itself to the Allied cause. The United States government collaborated with all branches of the armed forces to create a special program specializing in psychological warfare. Their program became known in covert circles as Project M.

In the Spring of that same year, Project M established itself in a secret laboratory annex beneath the Statue of Liberty. One of Project M's most eminent scientists, Professor Mazursky, realized that psychologically, all humans were viscerally frightened by images of ghoulish, ghastly monsters. Taking advantage of such a paradigm, he labored to create a team of super-powered soldiers whose physical visage would inspire terror in enemy forces. At first, Mazursky recruited soldiers on a strictly volunteer basis. Three army officers named Warren Griffith, Vincent Velcro and Elliot Taylor were transformed into horrifying warriors that resembled a werewolf, a vampire and the Frankenstein Monster. Joined by a fourth female member, Doctor Myrra Rhodes, these monstrosities became known as the Creature Commandos.

The Statue of Liberty also became the headquarters for another well-known super-agent – Miss America. Mazursky employed a secret agent known only as X to recruit a man named John Dale to the Project's cause. However, X misread the file and John Dale, was actually Joan Dale – reporter for the Daily Star. They lured Dale to Bedloe's Island where they surreptitiously drugged her. They brought her beneath the Statue of Liberty to the Project M facility, where Mazursky exposed Joan to a special experimental radiation treatment. The treatment was designed to give its recipient super-human strength, but with Ms. Dale, it instead granted her the ability to alter the molecular structure of inanimate matter. Feeling as if their efforts were wasted, Mazursky ordered Agent X to bring her back to Bedloe's Island. When Joan revived, she began hallucinating and believed that the Statue of Liberty was actually speaking to her. So far as Joan was concerned, it was the spirit of Lady Liberty herself that granted her these strange fantastic powers. Inspired by her own vision, she decided to become a soldier of freedom using the name Miss America.

Although Project M has long since shut down its doors, the Statue of Liberty continued to stand tall as a symbol of freedom and prosperity for many years. In the early-mid 1980s (real time), the statue underwent a massive restoration project as part of its centennial celebration. During this time, the interdimensional demon Trigon invaded the Earth dimension and temporarily transformed all of New York into a wasteland of decaying rock. His enemies the Teen Titans were thrust into a nightmarish dreamscape where they were forced to combat evil versions of themselves. Wonder Girl Donna Troy fought her doppelganger in the sky above the scaffolding surrounding the statue. [1]

During the Sinestro Corps War, the heroes of Earth defended their planet against the onslaught of Sinestro and his followers, and New York was the central landing point for the Anti-monitor. In the heat of battle, the Cyborg-Superman punched Superman, sending him flying into the statue, destroying it. Shortly afterwards, the Sinestro Corps raised a giant statue of Sinestro in its place. [2] Following the Sinestro Corps War, Kyle Rayner and Guy Gardner repaired the statue. [3]

The Statue of Liberty was also the scene of a massive fight between the new Judomaster and the Ketsueki-Senshi, also known as the Blood Soldiers. [4]

Residents

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Notes

  • The Statue of Liberty suffered massive damage due to a villain uprising during the Crisis on Infinite Earths event. The torch was broken, and the Statue's head was removed. Reconstruction of the statue commenced shortly following the Crisis. [5]


Trivia

  • In the 1987 film Superman IV: The Quest For Peace, the Statue of Liberty can be seen located just outside of Metropolis. This is another example of both movies and comics attempting to draw a parallel between New York City and Metropolis.
  • In the 2000 film, X-Men, the heroic team of mutants had their final battle with Magneto inside the torch of the Statue of Liberty.
  • In JSA #29, Solomon Grundy defaced the Statue of Liberty by painting her face so that it resembled the garish countenance of the Joker.

Alternate versions

The Statue of Liberty appears to exist in most parallel counterparts of the planet Earth.

Kingdom Come: In the alternate dimension colloquially known as the "Kingdom Come" reality, the Statue of Liberty was the scene of numerous battles between the newest generation of metahumans. The right-wing activist known as the Americommando staged a revolt at the statue, declaring that immigrants were no longer welcome into their overly-populated city. The statue also had the words "Lobo Wuz Here" spray-painted across the body, presumably done so by Lobo himself. [6]

Earth-AD: In the post-apocalyptic future timeline of Kamandi, the Statue of Liberty still exists, though partially submerged by the flooded waters of what was once New York Harbor.

Metropolis: A version of the Statue of Liberty likewise exists in Metropolis but is known by another name.

2020: The Statue of Liberty still stands in the future era of the year 2020.

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The Statue of Liberty stands at the mouth of the Hudson River in New York Harbor. The statue is a gift from France, dedicated in 1886 to celebrate the centennial of the United States of America.

Miss Piggy has been pictured as the Statue of Liberty in many forms, including a Sigma Ceramics candlestick in the early 80's. Since that time, other such similar merchandise has been produced and she has gone on to appear as Lady Liberty in several on-screen and illustrated appearances.

A short comic in the Summer 1986 issue of Muppet Magazine tells the story of Lady Liberty's inspiration, Jeanne-Emilie Bartholdi as played by Miss Piggy. After cacthing a vase filled with flowers and a book titled "Theory of Flight," Bartholdi is instructed to stand in an awkward pose while a prototype is sculpted. The accompanying poster pull-out for the magazine is a photo of the result signed by Miss Piggy as "Miss Liberté."

Piggy appeared on screen as the Statue at the climax of Muppet*Vision 3D's closing number. She forms the centerpiece of the fountain outside the Muppet*Vision theater in Walt Disney World, and a number of Piggy items sold at the theme park have featured her in the Statue of Liberty costume.

The real Statue of Liberty appears in a MasterCard commercial with the Muppets, shot on location in New York, and had previously been seen with Kermit and Piggy in promotional material for The Muppets Take Manhattan.

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Marvel Database

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From Marvel Database

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Statue of Liberty
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Official Name
Statue of Liberty
Aliases
The Statue of Liberty

Galaxy

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Planet




Locale
Statue of Liberty

First appearance

Strange Tales Annual #2
(October, 1963)

Contents

History

Alternate Universes

Counter-Earth

On Counter-Earth, New York City is almost completely submerged under the Atlantic Ocean. This confused Proteus when he thought he was returning to Earth-616, but went to Counter-Earth instead.

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Trivia

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