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Disambiguation

There are 4 characters in DC Comics continuity who have taken on the mantle of Black Orchid. This page is for the 4th and current Black Orchid, Alba Garcia, from the New 52's Justice League Dark.

Origin

Black Orchid with the rest of the JLD
Black Orchid with the rest of the JLD

Alba Garcia was a private in the army. She had her arms amputated during an army experiment known as Project: Ascension where she was known as Subject 28 and subsequently gained the powers she now uses as the Black Orchid.

John Constantine was particularly interested in Black Orchid's origins. She denies of having no relation to magic or anything of the like, but the sorcerer argues that her shape-shifting powers seem to tie in with the Web of Life, or the Red; and that her plant controlling abilities lead to a relation to the the web that connects all plant life, or the Green.

Nothing much from her past has been revealed yet, aside from the allusion to her involvement into a secret A.R.G.U.S project called Project: Ascension. She is still currently part of the Justice League Dark.

Creation

Alba Garcia was created by writer Jeff Lemire along with artist Mikel Janin for Justice League Dark #9.

Her real name was not revealed for several issues and was assumed to be the original version of the Black Orchid, until it was revealed to be a new version of the character all together.

Major Story Arcs

Justice League Dark: The Books of Magic

After dealing with Cain and his vampire army, Steve Trevor contacts John Constantine. Felix Faust and his cult are becoming a real threat in South America after obtaining a powerful magic item. If Constantine and the Justice League Dark can take him down and retrieve their operative Doctor Mist, Constantine gets five minutes in The Black Room (where ARGUS keeps magic artifacts). Trevor assigns Black Orchid to the team as well, to help them and keep an eye on them. Orchid accompanies the team (Constantine, Zatanna, Deadman and Andrew Bennet) to South America. After battling through Faust's forces, they battle Faust. Black Orchid sucker punches him, knocking him out. While she saves Doctor Mist, the team finds the object Faust was hiding was the long lost map to The Books of Magic.

Other Media

Animation

DC Super Hero Girls (TV and Web Shorts)

Black Orchid in DC Super Hero Girls
Black Orchid in DC Super Hero Girls

Black Ordchid appears as a background character in the web series.

DC Super Hero Girls: Super Hero High

Black Orchid in Super Hero High
Black Orchid in Super Hero High

Black Orchid is a background character in the film. She has no lines in the movie.

DC Super Hero Girls: Super Hero of the Year

Black Orchid in DC Super Hero Girls: Super Hero of the Year
Black Orchid in DC Super Hero Girls: Super Hero of the Year

Black Orchid is a background character in the film. She has no lines in the movie.

Justice League Dark

Black Orchid in Justice League Dark.
Black Orchid in Justice League Dark.

Black Orchid appears in the fil as a manifestation of the House of Mystery's. She aid the team and bonds with Dead Man.

She is voiced by Colleen Villard.

DC Super Hero Girls: Intergalactic Games

Black Orchid in DC Super Hero Girls: Intergalactic Games
Black Orchid in DC Super Hero Girls: Intergalactic Games

Once again, Black Orchid appears as a background character in the film (as a student of Super Hero School High), making cameos during the movie. She has no speaking lines.

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