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Doris Zuel is the giantess Giganta, a genius scientist and thief with the ability to increase her size to hundreds of feet in seconds. Her criminal activities have made her a regular foe of Wonder Woman.
As a child, Doris Zuel was bullied because of a rare blood disease. When she got older, she tried to cure herself with a radical procedure that gave her the power to change her size.
Doris Zuel was among the many supervillains to join the Secret Society. She assisted the Vandal Savage and Signalman into tracking Pandora. When the three villains attacked Pandora, Pandora successfully subdued Giganta. After her first encounter with Pandora, Giganta returned for revenge. While facing Pandora, Pandora looked into Giganta's soul and learned of her past.
Agent of S.H.A.D.E
Giganta was recruited by agents of S.H.A.D.E to serve as a supernormal asset, fighting vampires and other monsters. She was tempted by the offer of a pardon for her crimes almost as much for the chance to kill things.
Powers and Abilities
- Size Alteration: Ability to increase her size to several hundred feet in seconds.
- Superhuman Strength: Above average in normal form, superhuman when gigantic.
- Superhuman Durability: Her durability is superhuman when in gigantic form.
- Sonic Cry: In gigantic size, Giganta possesses a rumbling voice that, when shouting, is capable of causing a potent sonic attack, able to damage and stun opponents or objects, to the point of shattering glass and damage buildings.
- Giganta was created by William Moulton Marston and Harry G. Peter, first appearing in Wonder Woman #9. However, in the Prime Earth continuity, Giganta first appeared as part of the New 52 DC Universe in Swamp Thing (Volume 5) #13 by Scott Snyder and Yanick Paquette.
- 59 Appearances of Doris Zuel (Prime Earth)
- 16 Images featuring Doris Zuel (Prime Earth)
- 3 Quotations by or about Doris Zuel (Prime Earth)
- Character Gallery: Doris Zuel (Prime Earth)
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