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Capucine was created by writer Charles Soule and artist Kano in Swamp Thing #20.
Sanctuarium Folium Viride
Shortly after his run-in with Superman and Scarecrow in Metropolis, Swamp Thing returned to the Louisiana marshlands to find Capucine waiting there for him. Not knowing that he was a different Avatar of the Green from the one that she had known 800 years ago, she petitioned him for protection, invoking a rule called "Sanctuarium Folium Viride" --- "The Sanctuary of the Green Leaf" --- that Alec was unfamiliar with.
Swamp Thing did not recognize her or the rule, but he could sense that the Green was more familiar with the situation than he was. When a pair of hunters suddenly attacks the duo, Capucine's need for protection is revealed --- there is an old legend that says anyone who manages to kill her in close combat will receive her ten centuries of life as a reward. Capucine quickly kills the two men, much to Holland's ire as she was capable of simply disarming them. Holland then binds her with vines and tells her to wait as he confers with the Green.
The Parliament of Trees tells Swamp Thing that the rule of Sanctuarium Folium Viride was created by one of his predecessors, transporting him 800 years back in time to meet the Avatar in question, a French Swamp Thing who created the rule as a way of protecting worshipers of nature who were burned alive under suspicion of witchcraft. As they talk, the older Swamp Thing is attacked and seemingly killed by Seeder, although Alec escapes. Returning to his own time, he tells Capucine that he will protect her after Seeder is dealt with.
Powers and Abilities
Capucine is a lethal fighter, implied to have honed her skill over centuries of combat. She also bears an enchantment that grants her ten centuries of life, although her time seems to be running short.