Monica Rappaccini is a female comic supervillain that features in Marvel Comics.
She came to be placed on Project: Adaptoid where she met the timid George Tarleton where she was drunk and hooked up with him for the day. He came to believe that the pair were in a relationship but she grew disgusted with him and told him to stop approaching her. This led to him volunteering for a new project that would transform a volunteer into M.O.D.O.C. (Super-Villain Team-Up MODOK's 11 v1 #1)
Monica later came to learn the location of Tyrannus's Subterranea kingdom beneath Las Vegas containing the Fountain of Youth and struck at the location. She managed to overpower the people at the site and attempted to turn the Fountain into a Wishing Well but her plans were interrupted by Tyrannus's consort the Red She-Hulk. Rappaccini barely managed to escape but the effects of the well caused her to age into her elderly years whilst monsters began to appear in Las Vegas. In desperation, Monica went to her old lover Bruce Banner in order to enlist the aid of the Hulk to stop the Red She-Hulk from creating a catastrophe with the Wishing Well. (Incredible Hulks v1 #630)
Rappaccini led A.I.M. in an alliance with H.A.M.M.E.R. after the rogue organization freed their leader Norman Osborn. He intended to ally the various criminal organizations together under his leadership to take down the Avengers. She came to offer aid and revealed that A.I.M. had acquired the clone of Thor that was known as Ragnarok to be used for Osborn's superhero team of Dark Avengers. (New Avengers v2 #18) This led to them ambushing the superhero team where Monica looked to try to remove Tony Stark from his Iron Man Armor. (Avengers v4 #23)
Monica was later brought in to help the Avengers in treating the Hulk after he was exposed to an experimental fusion reactor on Kiber Island. After absorbing the energy, the Hulk' body was overwhelmed and threatened to explode thus killing millions around him. (Totally Awesome Hulk v1 #2) Ultimately, the group could not find a solution to stopping Hulk from exploding and thought to teleport him into the Negative Zone to detonate harmlessly over there. When Amadeus Cho learnt of their plans, Monica used a sedative to render him unconscious but he managed to trick the group where he absorbed the Hulk's energy into himself thus turning him into Bruce Banner permanently whilst the gamma radiation transformed Cho into a new Hulk. (Totally Awesome Hulk v1 #3)
Rappaccini hijacked a portal used at the G.I.R.L. Expo allowing her and her A.I.M. forces to arrive at the site in order to steal all the achievements developed there. (Unstoppable Wasp v2 #8)
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- Monica Rappaccini was created by Fred Van Lente and Leonard Kirk where she made her first appearance in Amazing Fantasy v1 #7 (June, 2005).
In other media
- In Spider-Man, Monica Rappaccini appeared in the setting of the 2017 animated television series starting in the second season episode "School of Hard Knocks" where she was voiced by actor Grey DeLisle. She was the Scientist Supreme of A.I.M. where she secretly operated as the headmistress of the elite boarding school of Bilderberg Academy that she used as a front for her criminal experiments and operations.
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- Unstoppable Wasp v2: