Real Name: Marian Pouncy
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Poundcakes was given superhuman strength, Class 25, from the Power Broker. She has extensive experience in streetfighting and wrestling. Roxxon Oil has given her "seismatic boots", the heels of which contain shockwave generators capable of creating minor localized earth tremors. The full force of her attacks are sufficient enough to overturn a small automobile.
Marian Pouncy began her career as a professional wrestler known as Poundcakes, until she was imprisoned for extortion. There, she met Screaming Mimi, and told her about her teammates in the Grapplers. After they escaped from prison, they rejoined Poundcakes' teammates Letha and Titania. The group was then contracted by the Roxxon Oil Company, and given special powers by the Power Broker. Poundcakes was given superhuman strength along with her teammates, but also a pair of "seismatic boots", which gives her the ability to create tremors and minor earthquakes by stomping the ground.
One mission joined the Grapplers with Thundra, a powerful female warrior. They were able to convince her to aid them in sabotaging Project Pegasus, but quickly turned on her and ran off to do their own thing. Poundcakes and Titania were confronted by Giant-Man. He was able to grab Titania, but Poundcakes launched him into a fiery pit of acid. He was able to climb back up, only to be attacked by both women. Poundcakes stomped on his foot, shrinking Giant-Man back down to size. Both Poundcakes and Titania grabbed one of Giant-Man's arms, planning to pull his limbs apart. However, using the last of his strength, Giant-Man grabbed the two mercenaries and smashed them together, knocking them out cold.
Poundcakes was next seen with her accomplices in prison. After Dazzler is charged for the death of Klaw, the Grapplers kidnap her and attempt to find out how she killed him. Dazzler refuses to answer anything, which causes Poundcakes to beat her. Dazzler tries to stop the large woman from attacking her, but is unable to do anything. However, as soon as Screaming Mimi uses her powers on Dazzler, she is able to absorb the sound and use it against the Grapplers, defeating them.
After breaking out of prison with her teammates, Poundcakes and the Grapplers decided to pay a visit to the Thing, who helped put them in prison after their mission against Project Pegasus. However, as soon as they arrived at the hospital where the Thing was, they were suddenly ambushed by Captain America. Poundcakes immediately attacked the super-hero, but he used his shield to protect him from her assault. He was soon able to defeat her by throwing her with his shield, but she and the other Grapplers quickly recovered. Captain America was soon given back-up by the X-Men, who made quick work of the Grapplers. They were later seen alongside a large army of super-villains, including MODOK, Constrictor, Whiplash, and Mole Man, as they banded together in attempt to kill the Thing.
Although her teammates Letha and Titania were soon killed by the Scourge of the Underworld, Poundcakes continued her career in villainy. She was approached by Jackhammer, who showed romantic interest in her. She, however, was not interested, and felt enraged that he would flirt with her in public. Fearing for her reputation, she began creating tremors and attacked Jackhammer. Anaconda, aiding her friend Diamondback on her date with Captain America, attacked Poundcakes and Jackhammer. Asp's paralyzing blasts rendered the pair unconscious, and they drove off, dumping their bodies elsewhere. Poundcakes later received an invitation to join Superia's Femizons, which she accepted. Aboard the S.S. Superia, Poundcakes battled Captain America and Paladin, once attempting to tear Paladin's limbs apart alongside Titania, Frenzy, and Pink Pearl. After Superia's plans failed, Poundcakes returned to being a freelance mercenary.
Poundcakes was most recently seen pushing contraband to Atlanteans, to which US Agent was sent after her. After she made the trade, the Atlanteans asked her to aid them in battle, but she refused and immediately left. US Agent found her, but she was able to escape to the surface, where they battled once more. Poundcakes was able to escape after a helicopter arrived to pick her up, but dropped her merchandise leading US Agent to the Power Broker.
First Appearance: Marvel Two-In-One (1974) #54
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#12 Avengers: The Enemy Within (2013)
- 'Wonder Man + The Beast - Captain America + Jubilee'
#4 Captain America (1968)
- 'The Brave...and the Bold'
Captain Marvel (2012)
#13 Dazzler (1981)
- 'The Enemy Within Part 3 Of 5'
#13 Marvel Two-In-One (1974)
- 'Trial... and Terror!'
#54 Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A To Z Update (2010)
- 'Blood and Bionics'#56
- 'The Deadlier of the Species!'#57
- 'When Walks Wundarr!'#64
- 'From the Depths'#96
- 'Visiting Hours!'
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963)
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition (1985)
#5 The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Master Edition (1990)
- 'Gardener to the Hulk'
The Thing (1983)
#33 The Unstoppable Wasp (2017)
- 'Battle of the Sexes!'#36
- 'Going for Broke'
#21 USAgent (2001)
- 'Decisions Part 2: Trust'#159
#1 Women of Marvel (2011)
- 'The One That Got Away'#2
Women of Marvel Digital (2010)
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