Real Name: Bridget Lockridge
Identity/Class: Normal human
Occupation: Troubleshooter for hire
Enemies: Vaneer, Hermano
Known Relatives: Baraka (husband), Madame Bernice (mother)
Base of Operations: Mystic Grove, Connecticut
First Appearance: Soulsearchers and Company #1 (Claypool Comics, June 1993)
Powers/Abilities: Extremely agile, good fighter. Armed with a magic pole that can expand or contract to any size at will, and which responds to her mental commands.
History: "Bridget Lockridge was a golden girl. Possessed of a mother who wanted to live out her own dreams of glory through her daughter, Bridget's Olympic prowess at track and field made her into a multiple Gold medal winner. Also, Bridget's drop-dead good looks, mane of red hair, and soft Irish lilt made her a media darling.
And then, after the Olympics, she burned out. The constant glare of the spotlight, the pushing of her mother to accomplish impossible goals, and the realization that her glory days were now behind her, pushed Bridget over the edge and into a lifestyle of drink and despair. Eventually, she hit bottom and climbed back out of the pit, but by then the public's eye was looking elsewhere for new heroines. Bridget was forgotten. Part of her was relieved, and part of her missed being in the spotlight.
Upon discovering herself to be flat broke (thank's to her mother's total mismanagement of her interests), Bridget found herself wandering from menial job, to menial job, moving on when the questions that began "Didn't you used to be...?" became too much for her."
Bridget was hired by Arnold Q. Stanley to be the figurehead for his mystic investigation company, Soulsearchers and Company. Her first meeting with Baraka got her a magic pole that responds to her mental commands. Later, when Arnold was turned into a prairie dog Bridget discovered that he had named her as an officer of the company as part of a tax dodge - and now that the law no longer recognises him in his new form, she was legally in charge of the company. She continues to run the business to this day.
Comments: Created by Peter David and Richard Howell.
These days her mother present "Pulpit Patter" as Madame Bernice on the fringe religious network Cabal-TV.
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