Little is known about Stinger's past. Wendy Sherman originally hailed from San Fernando Valley in California. She was still a minor when Apocalypse found and recruited her. Quite young and very reckless, when she was recruited into the Alliance of Evil, and was their youngest member. She chose to wear bright colored clothes and bandannas with pink colored hair and a personality just as loud to match. On the battlefield, the last thing Stinger would inspire was fear in her foe. Like the other members of the Alliance of Evil, she opposed the Mutant Registration Act and would fight against it without question. She was relatively inexperienced in battle, as she would solely rely on her powers in combat. If anyone could get close enough to physically fight her hand-to-hand, then she could be easily disabled.
Stinger was created by Bob Layton and Jackson Guice in 1986 and first appeared in X-Factor # 5.
Alliance of Evil
During battle with X-Factor, Michael Nowlan was forced to provide a power boost to the Alliance of Evil who were holding his estranged wife hostage. However, Stinger's powers flared out of control and she accidentally killed Susan Nowlan when she was trying to stun her.
Stinger also had a massive had a crush on Angel, and often annoyed him with her inane flirting during the fights with X-Factor and the X-Terminators.
Although not seen for many years, Stinger took up the X-Men's offer for all mutants to join them on Utopia. While living there, she went to Iceman for advice. She was scared that while living there, Utopia would come under attack and all the mutants would die. She felt a connection with Iceman because he was a member of X-Factor whom she had fought while with the Alliance of Evil. However, he brushed her off.
Angered, Stinger took Dr Kavita Rao hostage in order to get a plane to get off the island. Iceman confronted her. He revealed that he remember her and that he liked her, even though she had been trying to kill him. Stinger broke down, agreeing to stay on Utopia and start a tentative friendship with Iceman.
During second coming, Stinger is one of the mutants that Cyclops gathered after the Dome is set on Utopia and the Nimrod's invade. He tells them to fight because today, they are all X-Men.
On Krakoa, Mr. Sinister, through his gossip column 'The Red Diamond', implies Wendy is pregnant as he wishes her "good luck with that baby bump". This is listed as Sinister Secret #18.
Powers and abilities
Stinger is a mutant who can build, store and discharge bio-electricity from her hands. Most generally, Stinger would release her potent energies from her hands because it allowed more focus and aim. Though fairly new to her mutant power's she show the ability to use them in varying ways. She was able to discharge her stored energies in differing levels of energy. Stinger could discharge her bio-electrical energies as minuscule as small static, to staggering bolts of lightning like energy that could be devastating.
As part of the Alliance of Evil, Apocalypse would regularly have the member's of his group take large doses of the Source's mutant enhancement energies. As a result each of the member's including Stinger had massively increased strength. The negative to these actions is that Source's mutant powers of enhancement were very addictive. It would make the receiver crave/need the energies to survive. Stinger would definitely feel the ramifications of her addiction.
- Known Relatives: Unknown
- Citizenship: Citizen of the United States. A minor, already with a criminal record.
- Place of Birth: San Fernando, California
- Marital Status: Single
- Occupation: Currently unknown (former, Terrorist, Mutant Rights Activist and Mercenary).
- Education: Unknown
- Height: 5'3"
- Weight: 110 lbs.
- Eyes: Blue
- Hair: Natural color unknown. Previously dyed Platinum blonde with pink streaks. Currently pale electric blue.
There was a young woman named Wendy that resided on Avalon. Both physically and in powers she resembled Stinger. Therefore it is unconfirmed, but presumed that this is an alternate version of Stinger. Wendy was mentally attacked and possessed by the Shadow King and used as a living weapon for him. Once she was completely under his thralls he used her power's against those she called her friends and dealt out serious damage to Avalon and those who lived there. She ravaged her surroundings doing serious damage, killing and injuring many until Mystique was forced to kill her. It was the only way to stop her uncontrollable rampage.