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Black Orchid
Black Orchid

Full Name

Susan Linden






Batman (Allies)

Abilities and Powers

Nutrient Absorption, Enhanced Strength, Flight

First Appearance

The Mask of Matches Malone!

Voiced By




After living under the roof of an abusive father, Susan Linden married Carl Thorne, a wealthy gun dealer who worked for the billionaire industrialist, Lex Luthor. Thorne stole a weapons shipment but Linden found out. After she went to the authorities, Thorne killed Linden. Philip Sylvian, a childhood friend and botanist, combined Linden's genetic material with an experimental hybrid of animal and plant matter. The being known as Black Orchid was born. She used her newfound powers to fight crime as a super hero.

Black Orchid teamed up with Batman to defeat Poison Ivy. She took out one of the Flower Children henchwomen and disguised herself accordingly. Orchid easily dispatched the Flower Children then punched out Poison Ivy. She disappeared before Batman could even notice.

Physical Appearance[]

Her physical appearance is unknown because of her ability to shapeshift. Her hero costume consists is a pink colored bodysuit with darker magenta boots and belt. The mask that hides her identity is apart of her suit. A cape attached to her arms and it is the same pink color with black and lighter pink highlights.

Personality and Traits[]

Black Orchid is mysterious. She doesn't talk, but is also very good at crime fighting.

Powers and Abilities[]

Black Orchid has had super strength, flight, and can absorb nutrients from the air. She can also generate seductive pheromones.



In Black Orchid's first comic, Adventure Comics #428 (1973), her first disguise is a blonde women named Adele that resembles her unmasked appearance in this episode.