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Queen Bee is the ruler of Greater Bialya.[4] She is also one of the leaders of the Light.[5]

Personality

As the dictator of Bialya, Queen Bee rules her country with brutality and an iron fist, though she claims it to be a constitutional monarchy.[6] Her claim to the throne holds some legitimacy, but is also partly propaganda.[7] She is a power-hungry, unscrupulous and manipulative despot who will do anything to achieve her goals—even threatening the life of an 8-year-old boy.[3]

Physical appearance

Queen Bee is a slender, dark-skinned woman with dark blue eyes and long black hair, which she sports pulled back with a golden diadem on her forehead. She also wears golden stinger-shaped earrings and an armband on her right forearm. She dons a strapless gray mini-skirt dress with black pants and high-heel boots. Around her shoulders hangs a translucent pale blue veil.

History

Somewhere between 2006 and 2007,[8][9] Queen Bee joined the ranks of the Light.

2010

 
Undisclosed location
July 5, 00:01 EDT

When Aqualad, Robin and Kid Flash broke into Cadmus, Mark Desmond requested an audience with the Board of Directors, and briefed them on the incident, also informing them that the three heroes had been apprehended. L-3 ordered Desmond to clone them and L-1 told him to dispose of the originals. This course of action ultimately failed and the boys broke out and took Superboy with them. L-1 dismissed the severity of the ordeal and remarked that the loss of the clone could be played to the Light's advantage.[10]

 
Undisclosed location
July 23, post-10:01 EDT

When Sportsmaster reported the loss of the batch of Kobra-Venom due to the young heroes' interference in Santa Prisca, L-6 conjectured that maybe they could reverse engineer the only salvaged vial. He then pointed out that this was not the first time the young heroes had thwarted their operations, recalling the breaking and entering of Cadmus and the destruction of Mister Twister, with L-1 now deaming the young heroes to be their new enemies.[11]

 
Poseidonis
September 3, post-21:08 UTC-2

Black Manta briefed the Light about the failure in retrieving the giant echinoderm and that he was compelled to enforce Plan B.[12]

During an audience with the Light, Queen Bee allays Psimon's concerns over the loss of the Sphere and Superboy.

 
Undisclosed location
September 4, post-00:16 EEST

When Psimon reported the foiling of their experiments on extraterrestrial technology in Bialya at the hands of the young heroes, Queen Bee dismissed the loss of both Superboy and the Sphere. She claimed instead that their "new partners"' delivery system was operational and with it, they would acquire more technology that would hopefully overpower both the Sphere and Superboy.[4]

 
Undisclosed location
October 1, post-19:00 CDT

After the arrest of the Injustice League, Queen Bee was present with the other members of the Light to hear Vandal Savage's view of the Kobra-Venom-enhanced plant test and the heroes believing they had exposed the secret society.[5]

 
Undisclosed location
November 7, post-09:16 EST

Queen Bee was attending a video conference, along with the rest of the members of the Light, when the Riddler and Sportsmaster arrived with the regenerated remains of the echinoderm.[13]

 
Al-Qawiya
November 17, unknown time UTC+2

In the hopes of incorporating her neighbor Qurac into her realm, Queen Bee sent Psimon to enthrall Rumaan Harjavti, so the unification would come with little bloodshed and limited international outcry.[3]

 
Al-Qawiya
November 22, 23:56 UTC+2

As a skilled politician, Queen Bee makes use of rhetoric to cozen the public.

Queen Bee kept up the charade that the unification of both countries was a peaceful and the best solution for both. She gave a speech about it in her palace, lauding Harjavti for his courage to go through with the plan.[3]

 
Qurac
November 23, post-22:11 UTC+2

Queen Bee takes Garfield Logan hostage to guarantee Miss Martian's cooperation.

The Team interfered, and with Miss Martian's shape-shifting help, Queen Bee was publicly disgraced. The monarch didn't take it well; but before he was taken out of commission, Psimon had informed her Miss Martian was a white Martian. She snuck into Garfield Logan's bedroom at the Logan Animal Sanctuary, waiting for Miss Martian to arrive. When she did, she laid out her plan to blackmail her. Queen Bee wouldn't tell anyone about Miss Martian's real appearance if she were to do what she said.[3]

 
Santa Prisca
December 30, 17:57 ECT

When the time came and the Light wanted to play their cards, Queen Bee ordered Miss Martian to Santa Prisca. There, Superboy, Artemis and Miss Martian would all be forced to betray their Team. What Queen Bee didn't realize was that the Team had already told each other their secrets, and took their villains on. Queen Bee was knocked out by a telekinetic blast from Miss Martian early on. Lex Luthor carried her to safety and they escaped by helicopter.[14]

 
Washington, D.C.
January 1, post-00:00 EST

Queen Bee, Ra's al Ghul, Lex Luthor, Brain and Ocean-Master raid Cadmus.

With Ra's al Ghul, Lex Luthor, Brain and Ocean-Master, Queen Bee staged a raid on Cadmus. They took Match and Roy Harper, among other things.[15]

2011-2015

She had placed Sumaan Harjavti under her command ruling Qurac as a puppet regime with him as the apparent ruler.[16]

2011

 
Qurac
January 16, 16:16 UTC+2

Not considering herself above petty revenge, Queen Bee dispatches Marie Logan to meet her demise.

As an act of revenge against the Team, she enthralled Marie Logan to drive off a cliff, plummeting to her death.[17][18]

2015

 
Metropolis
December 1, 18:03 EST

With Noor Harjavti's bodyguard under her thrall, Queen Bee advances the Light's plan.

Queen Bee plotted to remove Noor Harjavti, who was becoming a thorn in the side of her puppet ruler Sumaan, from the equation. She got her chance when she enthralled Noor's bodyguard. After the heroes guarding Harjavti left her at Bibbo's Diner in order to deal with a situation regarding the Collector of Worlds, he immediately contacted his mistress. Queen Bee and her goons took Noor—and the sole eyewitness Bibbo Bibbowski—captive. Noor was defiant to the end, but Bee wasn't planning to kill her. Instead, she turned the captives over to the Kroloteans, who had already fabricated lifelike body doubles of the two.[16]

2016

 
Unspecified location
January 7, post-07:07 HAST

Queen Bee was present at the conference held with Black Manta, in which Vandal Savage lauded the latter for his efforts and officialized his induction into the group.[19]

 
Bialya
February 20, post-10:34 UTC+2

Queen Bee organized the abduction of stray teenagers for the Partner. After taking them, they were brought to a facility in the desert and stored in special containers.

After the Team liberated the majority of the kidnapped children, Queen Bee came down to the base to personally assess the damage. Luckily, she reasoned, their credibility had not been completely destroyed, as there was still another shipment of abductees.[20]

 
Atlantic Ocean
March 24, 03:17 EDT

The Light welcomes Kaldur into its fold.

Black Manta summoned Queen Bee and the other members of the Light to introduce his son, Kaldur'ahm, and welcome him to their ranks.[21]

 
Khüiten Peak
April 9, 07:12 ICT

Queen Bee was present with the rest of the Light as Sportsmaster aired his grievances regarding the death of Artemis and they revealed to him that Deathstroke had replaced Sportsmaster as the Light's new enforcer.[22]

 
Bialya
June 14, 05:19 UTC+2

In the aftermath of the Team's successful mission to cleanse Blue Beetle, Queen Bee met with Devastation, Mammoth, and Shimmer. She sympathized with their frustration at being told to throw the fight against the "children", but it was a necessary evil. Because of this, the Light could now proceed with their plans for the Reach, the League, and the Team.[23]

2018

 
Greater Bialya
September 28, 22:03 UTC+3

Queen Bee met with the Light to discuss two matters of business. While she believed Lady Shiva could handle the first, she asked Vandal Savage if Lobo was up to the second task. Savage said he was certain.

 
Greater Bialya
September 30, 01:01 UTC+3

Lady Shiva briefed the Light on the success of her mission and Queen Bee praised and welcomed her as the new enforcer of group. Queen Bee further observed that, while Lobo may have not killed Forager, the real purpose of his appearance was to confirm if Nightwing had in fact put together his own team of heroes.[24]

2019

 
Khüiten Peak
January 22, 17:20 ICT

Queen Bee attended a Light meeting via a conference call, in which Gretchen Goode briefed them on Dick Grayson, Jefferson Pierce and Motherbox being rescued from her house.

Hours later, the Light had another conference, minus Gretchen. Deathstroke explained how the Markovs escaped Helga Jace's control without blowing Tara's cover. Ultra-Humanite posited that by handing Halo over to Darkseid, the galactic balance of power would shift irrevocably, as she was the living key to the Anti-Life Equation. Savage was alarmed by this news and crushed his tablet in his bare hands.[25]

 
Khüiten Peak
February 15, 09:02 ICT

Along with the rest of the Light, minus the ousted Gretchen Goode, Queen Bee watched Tod Donner's report about the Justice League taking down a meta-human trafficking ring in outer space and rescuing 316 abductees. The Light decided to proceed with the next step of their plan.

 
Metropolis
February 15, 18:35 EST

Through a monitor, Queen Bee convened with the Light. She tacitly agreed to sanction the death of Garfield Logan by the hand of their mole, Tara Markov, and thus publicly disgrace the Outsiders and inevitably enforce worldwide registration and regulation of heroes and meta-humans.[26]

 
Khüiten Peak
February 23, 00:00 ICT

In the aftermath of Brion Markov's crowning, Queen Bee and the Light discussed their victories, as they now controlled Markovia through the "Puppet King" Brion, thanks to their newest Light member: Zviad Baazovi. Vandal Savage briefed them on his partnership with Darkseid and remarked that they should keep an eye on Halo, for she could be the key to their partner's much sought out Anti-Life Equation, and likewise the key to their own victory.[27]

2020

 
Undisclosed location
May 14, 07:32 ICT

Queen Bee called in to a meeting of the Light, where Zviad Baazovi updated them on the meta-human program in Markovia. Zviad was interrupted by Klarion, who teleported out in a panic.[28]

Powers and abilities

Queen Bee using her power to enthrall Marie Logan.

  • Pheromone control:[2] Queen Bee has the power to enthrall men, and to some extent women as well, to do her bidding, based on her quarry's sexual attraction to women.[29] Her power, however, only works in close proximity to her target,[3] only affects humans,[30] and wears off unless renewed.[31]

Appearances

Background information

  • In the comics, there have been four villains with the name Queen Bee (not counting earlier one-issue characters).
    • The first, Zazzala, was an alien queen bent on destroying the Justice League of America. She has also acted as the commander of H.I.V.E. in later comics.
    • The second, on which the Queen Bee in Young Justice is based, was an adversary of the Justice League International, the leader of the rogue state of Bialya.
    • The third Queen Bee is Tazzala, Zazzala's sister. She fought the Creature Commandos.
    • The fourth was Beatriz, the sister of the Bialyan Queen Bee.
  • This is the human Queen Bee's first animated appearance. Zazzala appeared in the last season of Justice League Unlimited, as part of the Legion of Doom.
  • Queen Bee is voiced by Marina Sirtis, also known for her work as Demona, from Gargoyles, another Greg Weisman production. Both characters share similar physical traits: Queen Bee dons a veil around her shoulders, which mirrors Demona's wings when furled; she also wears a gold armband similar to the one that Demona used on her left arm, and a golden diadem that resembles Demona's headpiece; and both wear golden earrings. Weisman has denied any intended similarities between their appearances.

References

  1. Weisman, Greg (2012-01-10). Question #13943. Ask Greg. Retrieved 2012-01-10.
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  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Dubuc, Nicole (writer) & Oliva, Jay (director) (March 17, 2012). "Image". Young Justice. Season 1. Episode 21. Cartoon Network.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Dubuc, Nicole (writer) & Chang, Michael (director) (March 11, 2011). "Bereft". Young Justice. Season 1. Episode 9. Cartoon Network.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Hopps, Kevin (writer) & Chang, Michael (director) (October 14, 2011). "Revelation". Young Justice. Season 1. Episode 14. Cartoon Network.
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  12. Hopps, Kevin (writer) & Oliva, Jay (director) (March 4, 2011). "Downtime". Young Justice. Season 1. Episode 8. Cartoon Network.
  13. Weisman, Greg (writer) & Chang, Michael (director) (March 3, 2012). "Misplaced". Young Justice. Season 1. Episode 19. Cartoon Network.
  14. Hopps, Kevin (writer) & Oliva, Jay, Divar, Tim (directors) (April 14, 2012). "Usual Suspects". Young Justice. Season 1. Episode 25. Cartoon Network.
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  20. Vietti, Brandon (writer) & Murphy, Doug (director) (May 26, 2012). "Beneath". Young Justice. Season 2. Episode 5. Cartoon Network.
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  22. Giacoppo, Paul (writer) & Zwyer, Mel (director) (January 19, 2013). "True Colors". Young Justice. Season 2. Episode 12. Cartoon Network.
  23. David, Peter (writer) & Zwyer, Mel (director) (March 2, 2013). "Intervention". Young Justice. Season 2. Episode 18. Cartoon Network.
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