Mindboggler is a supervillain and enemy to Firestorm, who was given powers by Breathtaker of the Assassination Bureau. Her powers allow her to create convincing illusions and induce feelings in her victims. This lead her to become a high-priced assassin for hire, although she has also sometimes worked with heroes.
Amanda Waller recruited Mindboggler to become a member of her new Suicide Squad. Mindboggler stated that she had never felt like she belonged anywhere, and she hoped she would find a home with this team. Captain Boomerang sexually harassed her other teammate Plastique, so Mindboggler used her powers to embarrass him in front of the team. The Suicide Squad is sent to destroy the terrorist group Jihad in Qurac. Mindboggler is tasked with keeping the soldiers occupied in their fortress Jotunheim. Rustam gets behind her and prepares to cut her down with a machine gun. Captain Boomerang witnesses this, but decides not to intervene and leaves her to die because she humiliated him. Rustam murders Mindboggler, and Captain Boomerang tells the rest of the Suicide Squad he got there too late.
The terrorist group Jihad later used a digital assassin called Ifrit, similar to their earlier member Djinn. Ifrit had the appearance and personality of Mindboggler. She was used to attack the Suicide Squad.
- Mind Control: The Mindboggler can psionically induce highly convincing illusions in the minds of anyone in her vicinity. She can take such complete control of a person's mind that she can induce her victim to do one thing while the victim believes that he or she is doing something entirely different. By making her victim think that the walls, floor, or ground is shifting about, she can make her victim suffer a loss of equilibrium, with accompanying feelings of vertigo and nausea. Strangely, when the Mindboggler uses her powers on Firestorm, she affects his dominant Ronnie Raymond consciousness, but not his Martin Stein consciousness. She can affect Stein, though, when he is in his own normal form. Allegedly, the Mindboggler must periodically renew her powers through the Breathtaker's energy treatments. However, this could be untrue, since her powers have not faded since the Breathtaker was sent to prison.
- 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.
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