Black Alice had her DC Comics debut in Birds of Pray #76 in January 2005. She is really Lori Zechlin from Dayton, Ohio(another one from Ohio, check out Bill Knightly from my first A-Z blog post). She can borrow the magical abilities of any other magic user for a limited time. Black Alice is considered one of the most powerful magic-users on the Earth. She had a very unhappy and alienated childhood that grew unbearable after her mother committed suicide. When she discovered that could manifest vast magical powers by “borrowing” from other magic users, she set forth to take revenge on those who had done her wrong in the past. Alice was stopped by Black Canary and the Birds of Pray. She has had chances to show her heroic side. Her gifts were handy prior to the Infinite Crisis, when she helped the Shadowpact by take the powers of the Specter(Shadowpact and Specter were mentioned in my Arion A-Z blog post). Alice has also had to deal with her mother being resurrected in a Zombie-like state by Felix Faust. With the power to stealing magic abilities there was one thing that could cause temptation, yet she resisted the temptation to claim the omnipotent helmet of Doctor Fate.
Black Alice came from troubled and humble beginnings. All she ever really wanted was to help people and make a better life for herself. But her ways didn’t always sit well with everyone, yet when she was near a magic user to take powers from she was nearly unstoppable.
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