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.
Batman & Robin
In the Batman and Robin movie, Magpie TNT, along with Fiddler's violin and Scarface are seen in the supply room in Arkham Asylum.
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.
Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths
In the animated direct-to-video 2010 movie Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Scream Queen, the evil counterpart of Black Canary, mixed with Magpie.
The Batman series robotic villain D.A.V.E. possible based on Magpie. His horns look-a-like Margaret hair style.
Beware The Batman
She is listed as being a key role villain in the upcoming Beware the Batman, CGI-animated tv series, scheduled for 2013. Her design for show based on popular singer Lady Gaga.
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.