Real Name: Sandra
Identity/Class: Extra-terrestrial (Mercurian) magic user (?).
Occupation: Researcher of alien planets (i.e. Earth), princess
Affiliations: Claire Conway (best friend)
Known Relatives: Berthold (brother), Zandro Dal (father)
Base of Operations: Unidentified UK town
First Appearance: Princess Tina (IPC, 8th March 1969)
Powers/Abilities: Full extent unknown, but introduced as: Sandra the girl from Mercury who can make almost everything happen with She brings to Earth a Touch of Mercury Magic. Her powers are consistently described as magic, but seem very different from those shown by various fictional wizards. Her powers seem to be more or less typical for her race, as her brother seemed to have the same abilities and Sandra considers her powers as normal.
Depicted uses of her powers include, but are not limited to: teleportation of herself and Claire (maximum distance unknown, but more than 1 light-second and less than 1.0 ± 0.4 Astronomical Unit, as she cannot teleport from planet to planet) and telepsimathy (like teleportation but just moving cargo, not the gifted person); becoming invisible; making other people transparent; shrinking and growing of herself, people and objects; exchanging real clothing with clothing in a picture; making a dodo appear; reading, modifying and influencing minds, memories and intentions of other beings; instantaneously changing clothes; telekinesis; changing voices; causing weather changes; making fluids disappear; giving people new abilities; providing life support in a hostile environment like the surface of Earths moon. Her magical powers can be exhausted for a day, which leaves her still an extremely athletic and agile girl by human standards.
History: The daughter of Mercury's ruler, Sandra was sent to Earth to study Earth's people and report back her findings, in anticipation of "when all the people of the universe will travel back and forth to each others' worlds." Travelling via a "transference machine," she materialises in the garden of schoolgirl Claire Conway, who luckily takes this in her stride and becomes Sandra's best friend. Sanda had numerous adventures, some of which made Earth a slightly better place, but she came as a researcher, (anthropologist-like), not as a superhero, researched and after some time she went back home.
Comments: Thanks to Theodoor Westerhof for providing information on Sandra. He notes "Super-Girl Sandra was published in colour in the Dutch girl comic Tina, as Sandra, het Meisje van Mercurius (The Girl from Mercury) and the slogan (in Dutch) With her magic power she does miracles on Earth, until the she had to go home-story in #14 of 1971, (that was back in the good old time when girl comics just had comic stories and make yourself clothes). The names of the main girls were not changed for this translation. And thanks to Steve Holland for the information about Princess Tina."
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
Supergirl, Lucy Regent
Supergirl, Kara Zor-El
Supergirl, Kara Zor-L
Supergirl, Jenny Brown, British martial artist
Any other Super-Girl, Supergirl or Sandra
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