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Perenna is a telepathic meta-human therapist who is helping Jennifer Pierce understand and control her powers better.

Biography

Perenna was contacted by Jefferson Pierce and Lynn Stewart at Peter Gambi's suggestion to counsel their daughter, Jennifer, and help her control her powers. Perenna approached Jennifer on the street in order to meet her without expectations, using her powers to pull her into an illusionary world. Despite assurances that Jennifer was safe and that her parents were involved, Jennifer demanded to be released which Perenna did. Jennifer later contacted Perenna to try again. Meeting in the park, Perenna introduced her to an illusionary construct that took the form of a beauty salon. As they began the training, Perenna built a box for Jennifer to put her feelings in, and asked her what material to make it out of. After demonstrating wood and rock, Jennifer settled on gold. During a later session, Perenna told Jennifer that it was not just about building a box to put her feelings in – she had to know what those feelings were. Perenna touched Jennifer and triggered a vision of Jennifer seemingly burning and screaming from the use of her powers.[1]

Perenna continued to help Jennifer learn to control her powers, encouraging her even when she failed to cage her feelings in the mind-box she created.[2]

Powers and abilities

  • Meta-human physiology: Through unknown means, Perenna’s DNA was altered and her cells supercharged, turning her into a meta-human and thereby allowing her to access her powers.
    • Telepathy: Perenna has the ability to read minds. She also can use her ability to bring others into a mental landscape allowing her and the people she brings in to manipulate her surroundings at will.
      • Mental detection: Perenna can feel and detect the minds of others, as well as their intentions, emotions and mental states.[3]
      • Psychic illusion: Perenna can project realistic illusions in other people's minds and make them experience or feel things that aren't actually real.
      • Memory manipulation: Perenna can search memories to obtain specific information.
      • Pain Inducement: Perenna can induce mental pain inside people’s minds, as shown when she rendered two men writhing on the ground in pain.[4]
      • Empathy: Perenna possesses limited empathic abilities, as she could read Jennifer emotions and sense the pain Jennifer was enduring.
         

Appearances

Black Lightning


References

  1. "The Book of Consequences: Chapter Three: Master Lowry"
  2. "The Book of Consequences: Chapter Four: Translucent Freak"
  3. "The Book of Consequences: Chapter Three: Master Lowry"
  4. "The Book of Secrets: Chapter Two: Just and Unjust"
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