Yo-Yo Rodriguez is a young teen who was recruited by Daisy Johnson
to join Nick Fury's Secret Warriors
. She was trained for a number of months under Nick Fury
and Daisy Johnson who acted as team leader. Yo-Yo first appeared with the Secret Warriors as Slingshot during the Skrull invasion.
Slingshot was created by Brian Bendis
and Alex Maleev
and first appeared in Mighty Avengers
Major Story Arcs
Nick Fury: Agent of Nothing
During dinner at a Chinese restaurant her teammate Alex
(Phobos) revealed to her and the other members their future. Yo-Yo is told that she will get hurt badly during a mission.
Yo-Yo and her new team go on to engage HYDRA
during various recon missions for Nick Fury. During a mission briefing, Daisy tells the team that HYDRA has secretly controlled SHIELD
for decades and that Baron Strucker
and a number of powerful HYDRA agents have resurfaced. Their next mission is to beat HYDRA to a quarantine facility called Red Worm which was SHIELD's dirty little secret: a center for intelligence gathering. The team reach the containment facility located in Zzyzx, California
but are too late and discover that HYDRA and the Gorgon
are already there. As they witness the Gorgon killing numerous PSI-Agents, Daisy commands the team to engage. Kraken
teleports the prisoners back to Gehenna but Gorgon decides to stay. During the battle, Gorgon ends up cutting off both of Yo-Yo's hands when she tries to help Hellfire
and the Druid
grabs Yo-Yo and the team retreats. They end up in one of Fury's hidden bases where she gets immediate medical attention. Her teammate Jerry stays by her side as she recovers from her traumatic injuries.
Yo-Yo recovers and receives cybernetic arms to replace her missing limbs. Yo-Yo and the rest of the Secret Warriors quickly come into conflict with Norman Osborn
and members of his Dark Avengers
when they discover one of Fury's secret bases. Yo-Yo is ready for some action and speeds into the fray. Yo-Yo beats down on Bullseye
after he shoots Stonewall from behind. She next makes a trip to San Juan, Puerto Rico with Jerry and visits her mother whom she has not seen in quite some time. Yo-Yo tells Jerry she was so glad to see her mom again and that it felt so good to feel human again. Yo-Yo drives Jerry to the Lacoochee Supermax Prison to meet his super villain father, Crusher Creel, aka the Absorbing Man
Siege: Secret Warriors
In Siege: Secret Warriors
, Nick Fury, Yo-Yo and the rest of the Secret Warriors join up with Steve Rogers
and members of the New Avengers
. Together they repel incoming HAMMER
agents and return to the Avengers safehouse in Brooklyn. They learn about the assault on Thor
and Asgard by the Initiative
and prepare to strike back. Yo-Yo and the rest of the Secret Warriors aid Thor and the Asgardians against Norman Osborn's assault. When Osborn's reign comes to an end, Nick Fury along with the rest of the Secret Warriors decide not to stay and fall back to their secret base and continue to fight Hydra.
Powers and Abilities:
Yo-Yo has super speed and is well trained in hand-to-hand combat. Her primary weapon is a bo staff.