Alter Ego: Cynthia Leigh Reynolds (Cindy)
Occupation: Crime Fighter, Adventurer, Counselor, Professional Storyteller
Martial Status: Single
Known Relatives: Edward and June Reynolds, parents (deceased); Evan Reynolds, brother (deceased)
Adoptive Family: Martian Manhunter (J’Onn J’Onzz), Vixen (Mari Macabe)
Group Affiliation: Justice League of America, JL Task Force, Birds of Prey Operative
Base of Operations: Mobile
Weight: 115 lbs
History: When the reformed Justice League of America relocated to Detroit, they encountered a 15-year old street urchin known only as Gypsy. At first, Gypsy kept her distance from the League, but found herself curious about her new neighbors. Using her apparent natural power to blend in with any background, the young woman breached the security of the JLA's new headquarters. Gypsy quickly escaped, but kept returning and shadowing various members.
It was rumored that Gypsy was living on the streets for quite some time. She was known mostly for stealing food and clothing to stay alive. It was not until weeks after the League settled in Detroit that Gypsy took an active part in a case, helping them defeat the menace of the evil Cadre. Shortly thereafter, Gypsy chose to remain with the group and became their newest full-time member. She became close friends with Vixen, whom even to this day, Gypsy supports as the sister she never had.
After this incarnation of the JLA disbanded, Gypsy revealed that she was a runaway and desired to return to her family. Several months later, a vengeful Despero arrived at Gypsy’s home and callously murdered her parents and brother. Gypsy would have been his next victim, but for the timely intervention of J’Onn J’Onzz, who managed to halt the insane rampage. Devastated by the loss of her family, Martian Manhunter became much like a father to her, and Gypsy eventually returned to active heroine status.
Powers, Abilities, and Weapons: Gypsy has the ability to blend into any background, much as a chameleon adapts to colors of a particular location to remain hidden. The chameleon-shadings alter rapidly and there is no locale she is unable to blend with. If she moves from one background to another too quickly, the blending camouflage gives her a truly bizarre appearance. Moving virtually unseen, Gypsy is a superb stealth combatant and detective. She has superior knowledge in the martial arts due to extensive training.
Gypsy is able to project totally credible and tangible illusions into the minds of target individuals, human or animal.
Gypsy has developed the ability to scan objects telepathically, picking up ‘psychic visions’ that help tie them to certain places and people. She is also able to mentally vision and/or project glimpses of the past, present, and future of anyone through her illusionary ‘crystal ball’.
Gypsy’s choice weapon is an energy baton, a creation of her own imagination.
Personality: Gypsy is a very clever and charming young woman. She is sweet, gentle, competent, cooperative, and deeply caring for friends and family. But beneath her exterior lies the heart and mind of a fearsome warrior, either of which she can summon forth at anytime.
Gypsy loves music and dance. She has become an avid storyteller; always captivating her audience while sharing tales based on her past exploits. Because of her ‘psychic vision’ abilities, Gypsy always acquires a sentimental memento from every adventure. She is seriously considering writing a book in the near future.
Gypsy’s most dominant traits are her charisma and curiosity. People gravitate to her for encouragement and support. When she’s not adventuring, Gypsy volunteers her time as a counselor at a local shelter for troubled teenaged runaways.
Gypsy has a wandering spirit and has never revealed the true origin of her camouflage and illusion powers to anyone.