Real Name: Charisma Venus (legally changed from Gladys Schwartz)
Identity/Class: Human, technology user
Occupation: Cosmetics manufacturer
Enemies: Gay Guy
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Canada
First Appearance: The Emily Weal (15th October 1971)
Powers/Abilities: Charisma's make-up made men fall under her spell, willing to do anything she asked. However the homosexual hero Gay Guy proved immune.
History: Charisma Venus was a cosmetics manufacturer. But her company went bankrupt when an atomic power plant was built next door to her factory. A lead shield-wall was ruptured, and her stored up stock was left radioactive. No one would buy from her anymore, and without cash coming in she couldn't pay the bills and went bankrupt. However the irradiated stock metamorphasized, so that the wearer became irresistible to the opposite sex, rendering them puppets to the wearer's will. Using this she began a life of bank robbery, until she was finally captured by the hero Gay Guy.
Comments: Created by John Byrne for his college newspaper. He would re-use the character as Karisma in #266 of Fantastic Four.
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
Karisma , her Marvel Comics counterpart
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