Found from the 1910s in the broader sense ‘an extremely villainous woman’.
In the end it turns out that the Valkyrie is actually a fake. She is really the Enchantress, an evil supervillainess who was never actually the victim of male chauvinism but is merely a woman scorned.
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A featured supervillainess in the main story line is The Star Sapphire, who is the Green Lantern’s love object, under the influence of hypnosis.
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The woman’s look was clearly inspired by the notorious super-villainess known as the Viper.
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Batman’s enemy, the supervillainess Poison Ivy, has a toxic touch and a lethal kiss.
We next encounter the vast, monitor-lit basement complex of a super-villainess where part of Alma’s too-elaborate personality sits in a swivel chair amongst the shifting screens and contemplates deranged agendas.
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