Nina Mazursky

    Character » Nina Mazursky appears in 41 issues.

    Daughter of Dr. Mazursky and member of the Creature Commandos.

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    Current Events

    Nina is presently a member of S.H.A.D.E. and its strikeforce, the Creature Commandos. After returning from the assault on Monster Planet, the team awaited redeployment, but while waiting they were attacked by the Humanids, who had become self aware. The team was eventually successfully able to defend the Ant Farm.


    A gifted doctor, she undertook a procedure on herself which left her as a human-fish hybrid. This was only to match those who she operated on to create the Creature Commandos.


    Nina Mazursky was created by Jeff Lemire and Ibraim Roberson. She was created for the Flashpoint version of the Creature Commandos and remained part of the team in the rebooted DC universe.

    Character Evolution


    Nina Mazursky (Flashpoint)
    Nina Mazursky (Flashpoint)

    Nina is the daughter of the brilliant scientist Myron Mazursky. Her childhood was altered when a disease ravaged her lungs. Desperate to save her, her father used radical experiments to transform her into an amphibian. When the military learned of his work, they recruited him for Project M, in which they attempted to create super soldiers for World War II.

    Post-Flashpoint / Earth 0

    Nina Mazursky (Earth 0)
    Nina Mazursky (Earth 0)

    As a character that has very few appearances, she has not exhibited a great deal of character development, though she has learned to trust her teammates. She and Frankenstein share a bond after their pairing together on Monster Planet.

    New 52

    In the New 52, Nina is revealed to have gained her amphibious form as a result of her own scientific experimentation. After the death of her newborn daughter causes her husband to leave her, Nina begins working for S.H.A.D.E. in earnest, seemingly working to develop a cure for the mysterious illness which took her daughter by creating stronger strains of human genetics. It is revealed that the first "cure" she creates are fully sentient "monsters" similar to the successful Project M subjects, but with no control over their emotions. This eventually led them to insanity and they became a dangerous threat. Nina (not being able to see her creations killed) instead imprisoned them at S.H.A.D.E headquarters, in a microscopic prison called The Zoo. The second subjects she uses were originally human turned monster (this includes Nina herself), giving them the ability to have control over their emotions, unlike the first group created. They turned out successful and a suitable team to work alongside Frankenstein. In the Futures end portion of the new 52, Nina is seen working with Stormwatch, whether she became a member or not is unknown.

    Major Story Arcs

    Post-Flashpoint / Earth 0:

    Monster Planet

    The team's first mission was the destruction of an alien menace on Monster Planet.

    Powers and Abilities



    She is able to breathe only in water, but as a water breather can also withstand water pressure to a certain degree. She wears a water filled suit which allows her to breathe. She is also a gifted doctor and is quite knowledgeable in the life sciences.

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