Real Name: Unrevealed
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Captain America, Nick Fury, Rick Jones
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Reno, Nevada
First Appearance: Incredible Hulk II#417 (May, 1994)
Powers/Abilities: The Ecdysiast is skilled at the art of ecdysiasm (stripping). She wields a hair dryer while in costume.
History: (Incredible Hulk II#417 (fb, BTS))- While Captain America was preparing a bachelor party for his one-time sidekick Rick Jones, he was convinced by Nick Fury to hire the Ecdysiast. Captain America did not know what an ecdysiast was, but was told by Fury that it meant she was a stage magician.
(Incredible Hulk II#417)- The Ecdysiast appeared at Rick’s bachelor party, demanding that the super-heroes gathered turn Jones over to her. Captain America, still believing her to be a magician, had the other heroes comply. She sat Rick down in a chair, kissed him, then began to remove her clothes. It was only then that Captain America realized he had been tricked.