Friday, April 6, 2007

The Body Doubles

The Body Doubles are DC Comics villains. They first appeared in Resurrection Man #1. (March 1996)

Bonny Hoffman and Carmen Leno are hired killers who work for the Requiem, Inc. Assassination Agency. Bonny is the daughter of an East Coast mob boss who wanted to prove to her father that she could be as tough as any man, while Carmen is a former adult film star and exotic dancer, who hoped to advance her career as a legitimate Hollywood actress. Both women met and became assassins and use many types of hi-tech firearms and concealed weapons, often found in their make up accessories

The Body Doubles began working for Bonny's Uncle Nick, an assassin himself, and a magnificent drag queen to boot. As hired killers, the Body Doubles often came into conflict with Resurrection Man.

The two spent some time working for a beauty-obsessed alien warrior woman named Mystress. She wanted to use the energies of several female superheros as part of a makeover. Usually she used normal female victims but this time was special.

The ladies kidnapped Argent, Power Girl and Deep Blue. They went after Black Canary but this was during the time she had no powers so they ended up letting her go.

They also tried to kill Catwoman when she was running for mayor of New York City, but they were defeated.

They continue to work for Uncle Nick, merrily murdering assigned victims while pursuing their dreams. The Body Doubles, as of Villains United #1, have joined the Secret Society of Super Villains, as well as having aided the Riddler and several other villains in Gotham City in Infinite Crisis #1.

Later on in their careers, they adopted a manner of dress reminiscent of the Manga duo The Dirty Pair, as envisaged by Adam Warren.

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