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Perdita Vladek is the Queen of Vlatava, and sororal[4] niece of Count Vertigo. She is the ex-girlfriend of meta-human actor, Garfield Logan.

Physical appearance

Perdita is a young girl with delicate features. She has green eyes and chin-length blonde hair that is swept back behind her ears. She has dark, arched eyebrows.[1] As she aged into her late teens, she grew her hair to her upper back and has a more athletic build.[5] She has a scar on her chest from her heart surgery,[6] which she used to cover up with make-up, before deciding to allow it to show.[7]

History

2010

On the night of September 29, the day following her father's murder,[8][3] Perdita arrived at Star City International Airport. As she entered the terminal, assassins attacked, shooting members of her security. Green Arrow soon intervened to help her.[9]

At some point, Perdita was taken ill and hospitalized at Seattle Medical Center. She required a heart transplant from a donor at Boston General Hospital. Her uncle, Count Vertigo, arranged for five flying ice fortresses to blanket the whole of North America in snow. Kid Flash was given the task of carrying the heart across the country. Vertigo hoped that Perdita would die and he would be made King of Vlatava.[1]

 
Seattle
November 11, 17:08 PST

Vertigo's henchman, Henchy, tricked Kid Flash into giving him the heart, but when Kid Flash learned the truth he managed to get the heart back and took it to Dr. Pieter Cross for the operation. It was subsequently announced on the news that Perdita had died on the operating table.[1]

 
Seattle
November 12, 06:39 PST

Count Vertigo, now believing himself to be King of Vlatava, spoke with Kid Flash as the young hero was recovering from his exertions. Kid Flash tricked Vertigo into incriminating himself in the attempted murder of Perdita, at which point Kid Flash revealed that Perdita was still alive. Perdita, who had been listening to and recording the conversation, charged Vertigo with high treason and stripped him of his diplomatic immunity. Everything had been part of a ruse that Kid Flash came up with, with Perdita's cooperation. Kid Flash offered her Vertigo's sword cane, but she in turn offered it to him as a reward or souvenir.[1]

2016-2018

Perdita met Garfield Logan at the funeral of Wally West, and the two started a relationship. As she was a queen and he a celebrated television actor, the high-profile relationship was dubbed "Gardita" by the press.[10]

2018

 
Markovburg
July 30, 19:23 EEST

Queen Perdita was invited to the pre-coronation of Gregor Markov, the new king of Vlatava's neighbor Markovia. As other guests arrived, she made small talk with Baron DeLamb.[11]

 
Markovburg
July 31, 00:02 EEST

While she was speaking with Gregor, Baron DeLamb's security forces secured them. The Baron explained the death of the former king and queen was a plot by Gregor's brother, Brion. Brion, claiming they were lies, attacked the reception and fought his uncle. Perdita was evacuated by Superboy.[10]

 
Beverly Hills
October 15, 18:39 PDT

After a tiring trade conference, Perdita met up with Garfield at the Luthor Grande Hotel in Beverly Hills. While she prepared for their date, Garfield tried out the Goode Goggles she had received as a gift. The technology in the Goggles identified him as a meta-human, but before he could follow other commands, it short circuited. Perdita tried to wake him up, but he was unresponsive even after she removed the goggles. She called paramedics as well as the Team for help. Miss Martian took over the care and helped him get out of his trance. After figuring out Gretchen Goode was involved, Garfield decided to let the full debrief wait for later; first he had to kiss Perdita to thank her for staying by his side.[5]

 
Taos
November 22, post-13:59 MST

Perdita and Gar attended the Harvest Festival at the Meta-Human Youth Center with Ed and the Team. After riding the bumper cars, Perdita noted Wendy was upset and set out to cheer her up. Shortly after, everyone was overcome by nausea, and "Count Vertigo" and "Henchy" appeared to abduct Perdita. They took her in a small helicopter, but Traci cut the fuel line, forcing them to land in Taos Pueblo.[12]

 
Taos Pueblo
November 22, 17:31 MST

Perdita was held in a building by "Vertigo", but when he became distracted, she was able to rise and kick him in the crotch. The psychic illusion then dispelled, revealing Psimon, who Perdita then punched in the face. Gar and the Team soon arrived to save Perdita. They realized Psimon had no interest in Perdita and used her as a distraction to lure them away from the Center so the rest of Onslaught could take the metas captive.

After they stopped Onslaught, Perdita reminded the Team that the press would soon arrive, but Gar wanted to make the events public.[12]

After Gar founded the Outsiders she worried about him, so Perdita set up an alert on her phone to notify her whenever the Outsiders went into action.[6]

2020

By February, Gar and Perdita's relationship was experiencing some difficulty. Gar was relieved to go on a three-month trip to Mars without her.[13]

Sometime prior to March 23, Perdita sent Gar a voicenote while he was on Mars. She talked about how much she missed him, and of the difficulties she was experiencing with the refugee crisis caused by Brion Markov's pro-meta-human policies in Markovia.[14]

After King Brion issued a statement welcoming meta-humans to Markovia on April 19, Perdita issued a statement in response.[15]

 
Hollywood
May 14, 19:48 PDT

Perdita surprised Gar at the Premiere Building, bringing him some of his favorite food, but Gar was distant.

They went to Gar's, now very messy, bedroom, and Perdita offered to help Gar deal with his grief, noting her own losses. Gar did not react. Perdita then received an alert on her phone that Gar had left Space Trek 3016. She had also noticed his break from the Outsiders and wondered if he had taken a break from her as well. She accidentally knocked over Gar's large supply of sleeping pills, and realized he was using them as a way to disconnect from the world. Perdita implored Garfield to get help, but he insisted he didn't need it. When Perdita told him she wouldn't stay around just to watch him self-destruct, he showed her the door.[6]

 
Happy Harbor
September 16, post-16:16 EDT

Perdita attended Conner and M'gann's wedding. Before the ceremony, she spoke with Gar, telling him she was glad he was doing better and would always love him, but she had moved on and encouraged him to do the same.[16]

 
Star City
November 09, 08:00 PST

Perdita flew in on a private jet for a visit to the city, including an economic conference and embassy dinner. She was not happy to be returning to that particular airport. She was greeted by Bowhunter Security, who escorted her to her first destination; a tour of STAR Labs. They soon came under attack by armored assailants and Perdita was taken away.[3]

Appearances

Background information

  • The character of Perdita was created by Greg Weisman for DC Showcase: Green Arrow, where she was also voiced by Ariel Winter. The Perdita in Young Justice is a blonde rather than a brunette; she also speaks with a more Eastern European-based accent, akin to her uncle, than she did in the short.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Weisman, Jon (writer) & Cook, Victor (director) (March 10, 2012). "Coldhearted". Young Justice. Season 1. Episode 20. Cartoon Network.
  2. Weisman, Greg (w). Jones, Christopher (a). Wright, Jason (col). Abbott, Wes (let). Meares, Ben, Kubert, Katie (ed). "Evocative Intel" Young Justice: Targets (August 9, 2022), DC Universe Infinite: DC Comics
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Weisman, Greg (w). Jones, Christopher (a). Wright, Jason (col). Abbott, Wes (let). Meares, Ben, Kubert, Katie (ed). "Cherry Gig" Young Justice: Targets (June 14, 2022), DC Universe Infinite: DC Comics
  4. Weisman, Greg (2022-01-07). Question #25388. Ask Greg. Retrieved 2022-03-26.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Weisman, Greg (writer) & Heuck, Vinton (director) (January 25, 2019). "Nightmare Monkeys". Young Justice. Season 3. Episode 12. DC Universe.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Weisman, Greg (writer) & Berkeley, Christopher (director) (December 30, 2021). "Kaerb Ym Traeh!". Young Justice. Season 4. Episode 13. HBO Max.
  7. Weisman, Greg (2022-07-19). Question #26117. Ask Greg. Retrieved 2022-07-20.
  8. Weisman, Greg (2022-07-12). Tweet. Twitter. Retrieved 2022-07-14.
  9. Weisman, Greg (w). Jones, Christopher (a). Wright, Jason (col). Abbott, Wes (let). Meares, Ben, Kubert, Katie (ed). "Ominous Tidings" Young Justice: Targets (July 12, 2022), DC Universe Infinite: DC Comics
  10. 10.0 10.1 Vietti, Brandon (writer) & Berkeley, Christopher (director) (January 4, 2019). "Eminent Threat". Young Justice. Season 3. Episode 3. DC Universe.
  11. Robinson, Andrew (writer) & Zwyer, Mel (director) (January 4, 2019). "Royal We". Young Justice. Season 3. Episode 2. DC Universe.
  12. 12.0 12.1 Weisman, Greg (writer) & Berkeley, Christopher (director) (July 2, 2019). "Illusion of Control". Young Justice. Season 3. Episode 16. DC Universe.
  13. Weisman, Greg (writer) & Berkeley, Christopher (director) (October 16, 2021). "Inhospitable". Young Justice. Season 4. Episode 01. HBO Max.
  14. Blanchette, Andrew (writer) & Heuck, Vinton (director) (October 16, 2021). "Needful". Young Justice. Season 4. Episode 02. HBO Max.
  15. Vietti, Brandon (writer) & Sotta, Christina (director) (November 11, 2021). "Artemis Through the Looking-Glass". Young Justice. Season 4. Episode 06. HBO Max.
  16. Weisman, Greg (writer) & Heuck, Vinton (director) (June 9, 2022). "Death and Rebirth". Young Justice. Season 4. Episode 26. HBO Max.
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