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SuperFriends Comic Book Character
Jeannine Gale
Sylph Jeannine
Information
Real name: Jeannine Gale
AKA: The Slyph
Species: Human and
Elemental Spirit
Homeworld: Earth
Universe: Earth-1A
Hair: blonde
Affiliations: Elementals
Rogue of: The Overlord
Abilities: Flight
The Ability to Control Wind
The Ability to Control Lightning
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The elemental, Sylph was summoned by Sandor Fane aka the The Overlord to inhabit the body of Gotham City socialite Jeannine Gale; the famous singer/song writer. Sandor also created a costume for Jeannine to wear. This costume was not conceived well.


Background Information on Jeannine Gale

As a local celebrity, Jeannine Gale has helped host the Gotham City telethon. On one occasion, during the summer of 77' while hosting a telethon with the SuperFriends, a villain named Greenback interrupts the telethon by announcing that he had kidnapped Bruce Wayne. It is not long before Aquaman, Wendy Harris, Marvin White, and Jeannine were captured by him. They were soon rescued by Wonder Woman, but only because Jeannine had started to sing a song about Wonder Woman and while listening to her song she gained enough strength to save them.

About a year later, in late 78' at a dinner party with Mr. Wayne, Crystal Marr, Jeannine Gale, Ginger O’Shea, Grant Arden, and Sandor Fane and others were talking about Sandor's studies on Paracelsus and his studies of Alchemy. He told them he had discovered a way of summoning the four spirits of the elements.

After dinner, Bruce took off to protect the city. Sandor kidnapped Jeannine, Crystal, Ginger, and Grant to test his theory of inhabiting with the spirits of the elements.

Sandor Fane tells the elementals about the SuperFriends and how they were evil. After hearing this, the elementals decide to put an end to the SuperFriends. The Overlord then gave them costumes to hide their hosts identities, and then stationed each one of them at a location for each member of the SuperFriends to face.

Jeannine was stationed in New York City to fight Wonder Woman. Once Wonder Woman arrived Sylph began her attack on her. She first tried shooting lighting at her but Wonder Woman blocked her. Wonder Woman then tried to hit her but Sylph turned her body to air which made her punches go right through her. She then tried to fly away but Wonder Woman caught up with her. But she tricked her so that she could trap her in a tornado. The Wonder Twin Jayna soon arrived in the form of an alien bird, and was able to free Wonder Woman. Jeannie then tried to escape but got her clothing stuck in a bunch of tree branches. Jayna then tied Jeannine up in Wonder Woman's lasso. Wonder Woman then removed her mask only to be shocked to see her fan was attacking her.

Soon all the elementals are subdued by the SuperFriends who eventually decide to help them become heroes. Ginger creates a new costume for each one of them that reacts with their powers.

The Overlord broadcasts that he would attack selected locations each residing with the four elements. Jeannine and Robin head to Texas to stop an oil field from exploding. While Robin is inside, Jeannine then changes the weather to make it snow and freeze the whole factory. Upon completion, the pair returns to the Hall of Justice.[1]


Songs Jeannine has Written[2]

Wonder Woman Song
There's a lady who opposes crime and evil
Wonder Woman is her name.
She has might with which to fight the worst upheaval.
And she puts strong men to shame.
When she Twirls her golden lasso...
Crooks had better start making tracks.
But although they flee from here to the Saragasso,
she'll be breathing down their backs!
On an island somewhere out in the Atlantic,
she was molded out of clay.
Aphrodite then, that ancient Greek romantic,
gave her life that very day.
Queen hippolyte's young daughter grew to be in Amazon
To work for love and pieces what they taught her...
And to keep her bracelets on!
There's a woman with the gifts of strength and beauty
who is also swift and wise;
in the face of wrong, she always does her duty as
all evil she defies
She would cure the painful blister that is known to us is crime.
She's the woman who is every woman's sister,
and she wins out every time!

Superman's Song
Out of the sky comes of muscular being.
Heroic, his costume red, yellow and blue.
The criminal element turns and is fleeing
for all fear the powerful, great you know who!
And if you do not know, don't let it frighten you
I'll enlighten you!
He's Superman! The mightiest man on the face of the Earth,
all on account of his alien birth.
Yes Superman! The bullets bounce off him like droplets of rain;
the wisdom of ages resides in his brain.
The man of Tomorrow is here today
all hoodlums had better stay out of his way...of Superman!
That hero from Krypton... Whom everyone's hipped on...
Does things that nobody else can... he's Superman!


Background Information on the Elemental Sylph

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Sylph (also called sylphid) is a mythological spirit of the air. The term originates in the 16th century works of Paracelsus, who describes sylphs as invisible beings of the air, his elementals of air.[3]


Abilities of the Element Sylph

Inhabited by the elemental Sylph, Jeannine has:

  • the ability to control wind
  • the ability to control lighting
  • the ability to fly
  • the ability to turn her whole body into air to evade physical harm


Gallery


Appearances


Notes

  • Sylph (also called sylphid) is a mythological creature in the Western tradition.
  • The term originates in Paracelsus.
  • There is no known substantial mythos associated with them.
  • "Sylph" has passed into general language as a term for minor spirits, elementals, or faeries of the air.
  • Fantasy authors will sometimes employ sylphs in their fiction.
  • Sylphs could create giant artistic clouds in the skies with their airy wings.


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References

  1. As revealed in Super Friends, Vol. 3 #14 and issue #15 (November, December 1978).
  2. Songs are from Super Friends, Vol. 2 #5 (June 1, 1977).
  3. Statement on Sylph from Wikipedia.

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