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Pye worked as a museum curator at the Gotham City Museum of Antiquities until her obsessive need to possess all of the priceless artifacts made her mind snap and she became her childhood nickname, Magpie, in truth. She made deadly versions of the things she stole, taking the originals for herself, and replacing them with the copies.


Magpie was created by John Byrne, and first appeared in The Man of Steel #3, November 1986.

Major Story Arcs

Former jewel thief and member of Penguin's gang, Magpie encountered both Superman and Batman in her first outing and their first team up post Crisis on Infinite Earths. Magpie would later be apprehended and sent to Arkham Asylum where she would team-up with Poison Ivy, who was her cellmate, to escape the facility. She was later killed by Tally Man along with other members of Penguin's gang, by order of the Great White Shark.

During the Blackest Night, her body was raised by a black power ring and became a Black Lantern, and has been terrorizing and killing innocents to feed on their fear.

Powers and Abilities

Magpie has no super powers, though she has the skill to create deadly booby-trapped copies of the pieces she steals.

Equipment and Weapons

Her museum replicas have a variety of booby-traps: explosives, airborne poisons, etc. She also uses handguns.

Other Media


Supeman/Batman: Public Enemies

In the animated direct-to-video movie Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (2009), Magpie is mentioned by Superman to Batman, but she doesn't appear in the movie.


Beware The Batman

Magpie appears in the 2013 CG animated show Beware the Batman, voiced by Grey Delisle. Her design for show based on popular singer Lady Gaga. Margaret Sorrow, a kleptomaniac thief, volunteered for psychiatric procedures at Blackgate Penitentiary to reform and reduce her sentence. The procedure worked, but repressed her criminal urges to the point where they re-appeared as a split personality, Magpie, while as Cassidy, a new identity, she was a meek, shy secretary. In addition, she lost the ability to feel pain and gained the ability to grow long claws as nails. As Magpie, she began to steal "shiny" objects as well as went on a quest to regain her old memories, as well getting her revenge on the head psychiatrists of the procedure. She was stopped by Batman, when she declared that Cassidy was "gone", and only Magpie remained.


In modern (2010) version It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman, musical about Superman, Magpie (named The BlackBird) - one of villains.

Lady Gaga outfit from "Telephone" music video very simulated to Magpie classic outfit, without a wig.

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