Real Name: Ada
Identity/Class: Transformed human
Occupation: Beautician, owner of a beauty salon
Affiliations: Didi (assistant to Ada); Dodong (friend, object of Ada's affections)
Enemies: Zombies; Queen Femina Suarestellar Baroux and the Amazonistas from the Planet X(x-x-x-x-x... echo)
Known Relatives: Father (deceased)
Aliases: None known
Base of Operations: A rural province in the Philippines
First Appearance: Ang Kagila-gilalas na Pakikipagsapalaran ni ZsaZsa Zaturnnah #1 (Alamat Comics, 2002)
Powers/Abilities: Super strength, and giant leaps. Other powers/abilities, if any, have yet to be discovered.
History: Ada was the gay stylist and owner of a beauty salon in a rural province of the Philippines whose life (and body) was transformed when a mysterious melon-sized stone fell from the sky, crashed through his roof and hit him in the bath. Examining the stone, Ada discovered he could use it to trigger a transformation into an amazonian woman, whom he called ZsaZsa. Shortly after gaining this alter ego her new powers were put to the test battling zombies and women from outer space.
Comments: Created by Carlo Vergara. She is a spoof and affectionate homage to Philippine superheroine and cultural icon, Darna (thanks to ZsaZsa creator Carlo Vegara himself for informing me of this). Carlo also informs me that the film rights for the character have been optioned by a major film company in the Philippines, and that pre-production is under way. There's also a successful musical stage play based on the character.
Raffy adds that the film has now been released, "Zsa Zsa Zaturnnah, Ze Moveeh" and the preview trailer can be seen on YouTube. The movie's title role was given to Philippine Pop Diva- Ms. Zsa Zsa Padilla whose first name was the inspiration for this superhero/heroine's name.
Many thanks also to Earl Vergara for clarifying both this character's correct name, and informing me of what her powers are.
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
Darna, who inspired this character
Any Additions/Corrections? Please let me know.
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