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Amanda Reed

Alias: Taboo

Place of birth: New York City, USA

Eyes: Green in natural state, purple with no visible iris when using the symbiote
Hair: Red
Height: 5' 6''
Weight: 125 lbs.
Other distinguishing features: White skin when using the symbiote
Race: Human

Legal status: U.S. citizen with a criminal record
Marital Status: Single
Identity: Secret
Group affiliation: The Cabal
Base of operations: New York State, USA

Story: In 1990, Amanda was put to the final test by the Cabal. She was to enter a building and kill the target inside. When she discovered, that the target was doctor Elias Hoagland, who had fused the symbiote with her, she could not go thru with the mission and ran away instead. Pike who followed her, finished the job and set after her [Wildstorm #2]. Instead of killing her, Pike set her up to take the blame for the murder, and shortly after she was caught and sentenced to jail. Purgatory max, 25 to life with no parole. She had a brief visit by Pike who told her she was let go and it would be best for her never to say anything about the Cabal [Wildstorm #3].

Skills & abilities: Amanda carries a symbiote which serves as a versatile armor with minor healing capability. The symbiote is based in vampire DNA and is fueled by Amanda's blood, making her skin white when used. The vampiric origin gives her limited power of persuasion with her voice. The armor could originally only defend Taboo against blunt attacks and small arms fire. Later as she learned to use the symbiote better it could be morphed into various spiked weapons and wings for gliding.

Continuity: WildStorm part of the Image Universe
Publisher(s): WildStorm
First app.: Backlash #1 (1994)
Creator(s): Sean Ruffner
Jeff Mariotte
Brett Booth
Country of origin: USA USA

Related links/characters:
- WildStorm Characters
- Cabal, The
- Jodi Morinaka/Crimson
- Marc Slayton/Backlash