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- Grace is my name, not my manner!
- -- Grace Choi src
Before the Outsiders
Grace Choi is the daughter of an Amazon of Bana-Mighdall, which accounts for her strength and resilience. She is headstrong and opinionated, and doesn't "take crap" from anyone. Over the years, she has developed a very long list of ex-lovers (amongst them Green Arrow and, apparently, Plastic Man). She also had a casual sexual relationship with Arsenal.
She was one of the surviving victims of a prostitution ring that exploited abducted and runaway children as its "merchandise". Upon reaching puberty, Grace used her then-nascent metahuman powers to escape, and spent the next several years living independently until her recruitment into the Outsiders.
Joining the Outsiders
She was the bouncer for the metahuman nightclub Chaney's in Metropolis; Arsenal recruited her for the newly-formed Outsiders. Even if she and Arsenal were old friends, she wasn't very keen on joining until he told her the Outsiders job would pay her three times more than her bouncer job.
Her relationship with the other Outsiders was a difficult one from the start, with her constant chastising of the others, most notably the android Indigo. She continually questioned the team's effectiveness and their role in the overall heroing scheme, which caused her to be on the outs with leader Nightwing at times.
Her casual attitudes towards sexuality also led to insults by others, most notably Thunder. Nonetheless, she earned the group's respect and in return respected each of the other members' capabilities, sometimes even pushing them farther than they thought they could go.
During the team's battle with Sabbac, Grace's face was badly burned, but her power of regeneration allowed her to heal within hours. Her brutal methods in dealing with her opponents were exemplified in this battle, as she sought payback against the villain.
One Year Later
Grace Choi remains a member of the Outsiders, and assisted in toppling the regime of Mali. She gets along quite well with the team's newest member, Captain Boomerang, and the two have been involved in the somewhat questionable interrogation of some soldiers involving torture. It has been revealed that Grace has been secretly involved in a lesbian relationship with Thunder, Anissa Pierce. After an unsuccessful mission in North Korea involving Checkmate, Nightwing hands over the Outsiders to Batman, who elects to decide on his own roster.
Grace features prominently in the Amazons Attack storyline, where during an attack on the United States by the Amazons, she encounters the Bana-Mighdall Amazons. One of their members tells her that she is actually part of their tribe, the explanation for both her metahuman abilities and earlier allusions by others to "her kind". In the aftermath of the war, Batman assigns Wonder Woman and Grace to a cleanup mission which serves as an audition for his Outsiders roster. Grace identifies herself as half-Amazonian and displays a deep knowledge of Bana-Mighdall history. Batman and Wonder Woman accept that she is a Bana, and this is confirmed when Grace successfully handles a bomb engineered so that only women with Bana DNA might control it. Diana and Grace end their joint mission describing each other as cousins.
Pleased with her performance, Batman welcomed Grace as the final member of his Outsiders. Despite being angry that Thunder "washed out" during Batman's try-out and has been excluded from the team, she accepts.
Outsiders No More
When Batman disappeared without a trace, the Outsiders went looking for him across Gotham. Grace and Metamorpho went to Arkham Asylum, where Dr. Arkham informed them that Joker has instructed the inmates to sing a song about Batman after giving them a picture of Batman's tombstone. When they returned to the headquarters, Grace argued with Batgirl about Batman's trust in them.
Grace was devastated when Thunder was left in a coma after an explosion that caused REMAC's death and the destruction of the Outsiders’ HQ. She blamed the accident on Batgirl, who unintentionally allowed the attack to happen. Grace went to the hospital where Thunder was recovering and after one last discussion with Batgirl, Grace was the first member to leave the Outsiders and almost all the others followed her.
- Divine Empowerment: As a half-Amazon, even of a mingled Bana bloodline, Grace still carries the gifts of Athena, Aphrodite, Demeter, Hera and Hestia.
- 103 Appearances of Grace Choi (New Earth)
- 45 Images featuring Grace Choi (New Earth)
- 11 Quotations by or about Grace Choi (New Earth)
- Character Gallery: Grace Choi (New Earth)
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