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- Innocent lives are an oxymoron.
- -- Enchantress src
June Moone is the Enchantress, a powerful magic-user who has been both a super-hero and a super-villain. The "Enchantress" is usually portrayed as a separate personality than June, trapped inside her and desperately trying to get out. For a long time, June could only use her magical powers when she released the Enchantress.
June Moone is a freelance artist dating importer Alan Dell, when Dell invites her to a party at the haunted Terror Castle. There is a secret chamber that she falls into, where a strange being called Dzamor grants her magic powers. By speaking the word "Enchantress" she can change from blonde-haired blue-eyed June Moone into the raven-haired green-eyed Enchantress. In her first adventure, the Dzamor has her rid Terror Castle of an ancient evil presence. Alan is attracted to the Enchantress, and June does not reveal that they are the same person. Enchantress saves the life of Alan Dell again when he is attacked by an underground monster. Alan and June stumble on a group of gangsters robbing a museum. June turns into the Enchantress again and defeats the gangsters when they steal a magic artifact.
June takes a job teaching parapsychology at New Athens in Santa Augusta, where her coworker Linda Danvers is secretly Supergirl. This location is the center of an astral alignment where she can gain omnipotent power, but this causes earthquakes that devastate the surrounding area. Enchantress believes endangering the town is necessary, because this power will allow her to protect Earth better. Supergirl stops her by kicking the moon out of alignment, and Enchantress swears revenge on Supergirl. Enchantress tricks Supergirl into moving the moon back in alignment, and nearly gains omnipotent power again. Supergirl does not trust Enchantress with omnipotent power, and fights her to reverse this phenomenon. Supergirl figures out June's secret identity, but June uses magic to erase it from Supergirl's mind.
Enchantress became involved with the Forgotten Villains, a group built to oppose the Forgotten Heroes. This team consisted of unpopular villains who had been forgotten by history and society. The other members were Atom-Master, Faceless Hunter, Kraklow, Mr. Poseidon, Ultivac, and Yggardis the Living Planet. She was also among the villain army during the Crisis on Infinite Earths.
Enchantress is recruited by Amanda Waller to work in the Suicide Squad under Task Force X. It is stated that she became a voluntary member for personal reasons. They are sent to destroy Brimstone at Mount Rushmore. Enchantress contains the nuclear explosion, then Bronze Tiger knocks her out when she tries to betray the team. Enchantress does not leave when other members of the team are released from prison. Waller sends the team to assassinate Captain Boomerang when he threatens to expose the Squad. Deadshot tries to shoot Boomerang, but Rick Flag instead has Enchantress disable the Warhounds guarding him.
June decides to stay with the Suicide Squad, because Amanda Waller promises to help her learn how to control her evil side. Her psychologist Simon LaGrieve diagnoses her with schizophrenia. Their next mission is destroying the terrorist group Jihad in Qurac, and Enchantress neutralizes their operative Djinn. When Belle Reve is attacked by the Female Furies, June is under heavy sedation. Enchantress uses her powers again when they discredit the racist vigilante William Hell. June confides in LaGrieve that containing the Enchantress takes all of her energy, and the Enchantress tells the team that she grows stronger every time they release her. Despite this, she is sent on an undercover mission to Moscow. Enchantress goes on a rampage that alerts the Russian army, and Deadshot is forced to shoot her non-lethally. Enchantress nearly kills Pravda when they battle the People's Heroes, and tries to kill Deadshot in revenge, but Captain Boomerang knocks her out. Bronze Tiger takes June to see Madame Xanadu. Xanadu explains that June is not trained to use magic, so magic use has eroded her aura that would normally deflect evil influences. The erosion of this aura twisted the Enchantress into a monster. Her aura will build up over time if she does not use magic. Xanadu gives her a necklace and ring that will control the Enchantress, but warns that this will make the Enchantress more dangerous if she ever escapes. Xanadu tells Bronze Tiger that June is a mystical ticking time bomb, and her personas might merge over time. June is sent on a secret mission to Colombia, where she unsuccessfully flirts with the team's pilot Briscoe. Enchantress is supposed to destroy the cocaine stockpile of Xavier Cujo, but she turns on her handler Nightshade. The two women fistfight without using powers, until Nightshade puts Enchantress in a chokehold and forces her to submit.
Day of Judgment
Her next major appearance was during the Day of Judgment. In this story her personality had changed, making her less a villain, but still a far cry from being a hero. During the course of the story, the Enchantress portion of June Moone was murdered by Faust to re-ignite the fires of Hell. This left June in a passive, but not quite catatonic state.
June next showed up, with Faust removing her from a sanitarium. This also introduced Anita Soulfeeda, a succubus working with a group of Mafia-styled demons to resurrect Hermes Trismegestus. In the final act, Anita is revealed to be the Enchantress portion of June’s soul. When they are reconnected, a new entity called Soulsinger is created. At the end of the story, the Soulsinger entity fades, leaving Enchantress behind, but once again cut off from her powers.
Most recently, as part of the build-up to Infinite Crisis, she and other members of the Sentinels of Magic joined the Shadowpact to combat a Spectre gone mad in Day of Vengeance. The group forms out of a large gathering of mystics, who had hid in the other-dimensional Oblivion Bar. The Spectre had already killed hundreds of powerful mystics and was not stopping.
Enchantress helps the team by mystically tapping into the mind of Eclipso, who was goading the Spectre along. They gain much information from this tactic, though Enchantress has to stop in the middle and rest, not being able to keep up the tactic for long.
The team leaves the Oblivion Bar as it is an obvious target for the Spectre. They travel to the site of the deaths of the other mystics, there to form plans.
During this, she worries she might become overwhelmed by use of her powers and turn to the "dark side". She entrusts her ally Ragman with a mystical pistol designed to kill her. He turns down the gun but tells her that his suit can take care of her if she really turns evil. Ragman then misunderstands the situation and tries to kiss her, something she mocks him for later in front of their other allies.
Enchantress and the others were summoned again by the Phantom Stranger when the town of Riverrock, Wyoming was entrapped in a large bubble of blood. She appears with a new costume, willing to help save the innocent people inside, endangered by a team of supervillains called Pentacle. Their goal was to sacrifice many of the townspeople in a very specific way in order to bring back the entity they followed. Thirty seven people perish before Enchantress and her allies manage to defeat the villains. During the fights it is noted each villain strongly resembles one of the members of the Shadowpact.
Due to unexpected side effects of the magic spells needed to defeat the villains, the outside world believed that the Shadowpact had been dead for about a year. Enchantress and the rest had been honored with a team statue set inside a park in Metropolis.
- Magic: Enchantress is a very powerful sorceress. She appears to possess the ability to manipulate magical energy for any number of effects. A unique aspect of her power is her sensitivity to magic. She was able to link to the essence of Eclipso, using the connection to speak Eclipso's thoughts to the rest of the group. She was able to mystically track the Spectre by divining his magical trail. Enchantress is even able to remotely access another magic-user's power, as she did with Captain Marvel to aid him in his battle with the Spectre, and again with Strega of the Pentacle, ending her spell.
- Artistry: June Moone was a freelance artist before becoming the Enchantress.
- Occultism: June Moone has taught a course in parapsychology.
- Although this character was originally introduced during DC's Earth-One era of publication, their existence following the events of the 1985–86 limited series Crisis on Infinite Earths remains intact. However, some elements of the character's Pre-Crisis history may have been altered or removed for Post-Crisis New Earth continuity, and should be considered apocryphal.
- Enchantress has been nicknamed "The Switcheroo-Witcheroo" in publication. She is also called the "Charming Charmer."
- 110 Appearances of June Moone (New Earth)
- 61 Images featuring June Moone (New Earth)
- 5 Quotations by or about June Moone (New Earth)
- Character Gallery: June Moone (New Earth)
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe #7
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Strange Adventures #187
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 Strange Adventures #191
- ↑ Strange Adventures #200
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Superman Family #204
- ↑ Superman Family #205
- ↑ Legends #3
- ↑ Legends #4
- ↑ Legends #5
- ↑ Legends #6
- ↑ Suicide Squad #1
- ↑ Suicide Squad #2
- ↑ Suicide Squad #3
- ↑ Suicide Squad #4
- ↑ Suicide Squad #5
- ↑ Suicide Squad #6
- ↑ Suicide Squad #7
- ↑ Suicide Squad #8
- ↑ Spectre (Volume 2) #11
- ↑ Suicide Squad #11
- ↑ Suicide Squad #12
- ↑ Reign in Hell #1
- ↑ Reign in Hell #5
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