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Thorn


Thorn on the cover of Flash Comics # 89 Image File history File linksMetadata Roseandthornflash. ...

Publisher DC Comics
First appearance Flash Comics # 89 (November, 1947)
Created by John Broome
Carmine Infantino
Characteristics
Alter ego Rose Canton
Abilities Limited control over plants, the ability to spin at high speed, knowledge of plant poisons.


Rose and Thorn are the two personalities of a character in DC comic books. DC Comics is one of the largest American companies in comic book and related media publishing. ... In comic books, first appearance refers to the date or issue of a characters first appearance. ... The Golden Age Flash as created by Gardner Fox & Harry Lampert The Flash is a DC Comics superhero possessing super-speed. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... John Broome (aka: pen names John Osgood and Edgar Ray Meritt) was a writer-contributor to DC Comics. ... Carmine Infantino (born May 24, 1925, Brooklyn, New York City) is an American comic book artist and editor who was a major force in the Silver Age of Comic Books. ...


Thorn (Rose Canton) is a woman with a split personality whose villainous personality has the ability to control plants. Initially, she and her hired thugs opposed The Flash. After being (apparently) cured of her Thorn persona, Rose married Alan Scott and had two children, Jennie-Lynn Hayden and Todd James Rice by him. After a resurgence of her madness, she committed suicide. Jay Garrick is a fictional character in the DC Comics Universe and the first Flash. ... Cover to Green Lantern: Rebirth #6, art by Ethan Van Sciver. ... Jade is the codename of Jennie-Lynn Hayden, a fictional character, a superhero from DC Comics. ... Obsidian is a fictional character, a sometime superhero in the DC Comics universe. ... Suicide (from Latin sui caedere, to kill oneself) is the act of willfully ending ones own life. ...


Years later, a second "Rose and Thorn" appeared, Rhosyn Forrest. Thorn is a fictional character in DC Comics, a superhero who suffers from multiple personalities Rhosyn Rose Forrest is the daughter of Metropolis police officer Phil Forrest who died from the attack of a crime group named the 100. ...


Rose Canton

As a child, Rose Canton would use an imaginary friend, "Thorn" to deflect blame for bad things that she did. Over the years, Thorn developed as a distinct persona in Rose's head. As an adult, Rose was studying biology on the island of Tashmi, where she was exposed to the sap of a jungle root, which transformed her into Thorn. After killing her teacher, Professor Hollis, she reverted back to Rose. Rose returned to America and settled in Keystone City where Thorn headed a gang which harassed the Flash. When she was in control, Rose would approach Jay for help, claiming to be Thorn's sister. Keystone City is a fictional city featured in stories of the Flash published by DC Comics. ...


The Amazons of Paradise Island undertook her psychological treatment and apparently managed to rid Rose of the Thorn persona. During the time of her recovery, Rose developed a crush on Alan Scott. Dyeing her hair black, she assumed the identity of Alyx Florin and romantically pursued him, leading to their marriage. Tragedy struck when, on their honeymoon, Thorn returned. The personality of Rose was able to prevent Thorn from killing Alan, but she chose to run, preferring Alan to believe that she had perished in the fire that consumed their cabin. Their brief honeymoon resulted in the conception of twins, the children who were to become Jade and Obsidian. Fearful that Thorn might kill them, she gave the children up for adoption. In Greek mythology, the Amazons () were an ancient legendary nation of female warriors, or a society dominated by women, at the outer edges of the world known to the Greeks. ... Themyscirian Amazons Art by Phil Jimenez Themyscira is a fictional island nation in the DC Comics universe. ... Jade is the codename of Jennie-Lynn Hayden, a fictional character, a superhero from DC Comics. ... Obsidian is a fictional character, a sometime superhero in the DC Comics universe. ...


Thorn continued to fight Alan, who was still unaware of his wife's alter ego. On the island of Tashmi, she faced her husband and two children, both now adults. To keep Thorn from killing them, Rose fatally stabbed herself in the heart (Infinity, Inc. Annual # 1, 1985).


External links

  • Thorn I's profile on Flash: Those Who Ride the Lightning
  • Thorn I's profile on The Unofficial Guide to the DC Universe

 
 

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