Amethyst is the mystical champion of Gemworld.
Amethyst's parents were the most powerful magic users in all of Gemworld, Lord and Lady Amethyst. They were the natural rulers until Dark Opal arose and slew them. In the ensuing chaos, the witch-mother Citrina whisked Amethyst off to Earth to be raised by the Winston family in Hudson, and she was known as Amy Winston.
Amy discovered on her 13th birthday that she was in fact the Princess from a magical world. Amy also learned that Dark Opal was out to destroy her. Amy had to travel to Gemworld, becoming older through the voyage (since time moved differently in Gemworld, Amy aged into a woman in her early twenties while there) and fought the evil that was attacking her. She led a rebellion that eventually killed Dark Opal and restored freedom to Gemworld.
However, some time later, during the war between Order and Chaos, the Lords of Chaos decided to reclaim Gemworld, and sent the Lord called Child to do so. Amethyst was only able to stop him by merging with him, and then merging both of them with the Gemworld itself, effectively trapping them both.
During the events of Infinite Crisis, Amethyst battled the Spectre on Gemworld and was either powerful enough to repel his assault on the planet or simply clever enough to escape him. She appeared later on as one of many magical beings summmoned to aid in the reconstruction of the shattered Rock of Eternity. Amethyst departed from the Rock of Eternity in the aftermath of her battle with Doctor Fate, and was later seen with many other sorcerers pooling their powers to summon the restored Spectre to Stonehenge. She is currently the only known surviving Lord of Order in the Tenth Age of Magic.
Powers and Abilities
- Unique Physiology: Being the result of a Lord of Order and a human, Amethyst is the unique among fellow Lords of Order in that she was born one with a human form, with Doctor Fate considering her potentially being one of the most powerful creatures in the universe.
- Weaponry Amy got trained in various weaponry in Gemworld, among which lances, shields, swords and bows and arrows.
- Tactical Analysis
- Amethyst Necklace: The Amethyst necklace is shared in both identities. For Amethyst, the necklace increases her powers; For Amy, it allows her to travel to the Gemworld and become Amethyst there.
- Although this character was originally introduced during DC's Earth-One era of publication, their existence following the events of the 1985–86 limited series Crisis on Infinite Earths remains intact. However, some elements of the character's Pre-Crisis history may have been altered or removed for Post-Crisis New Earth continuity, and should be considered apocryphal.
- The letter column of Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld #2 relays that when Dan Mishkin and Gary Cohn first came up with Amethyst's concept, they planned to call her Changeling. However, before Amy Winston could debut, writer Marv Wolfman assigned the moniker to Garfield Logan, who had previously been using the name Beast Boy. Eventually, Mishkin thought of the word "Amethyst" one afternoon, which set of a spark of creativity that helped Mishkin and Cohn create the Gemworld setting.
- Amethyst Recommended Reading
- 67 Appearances of Amy Winston (New Earth)
- 20 Images featuring Amy Winston (New Earth)
- 2 Quotations by or about Amy Winston (New Earth)
- Character Gallery: Amy Winston (New Earth)