Heroes of Freedom City
Spirit of Liberty
*Name*Lady Liberty AKA Elizabeth Walton Wright
Height 5’ 11" (5’ 8" as Beth)
Weight 150 Lbs (110 as Beth)
Hair Color Black
Occupation Super Heroess, Lawyer
Affiliations The Freedom League
Power Source Mystic
Power Level Delat Metahuman
Threat Level Blue
During the American Revolutionary War, Elizabeth Forester disguised herself with a mask and fought the British as the mysterious Lady Liberty, a rallying symbol for the American people. Unfortunately, Elizabeth did not live to see the freedom she wanted for the Colonies.
While she nearly made it to her contacts with stolen information on British troop movements, she was ambushed by Hessian mercenaries and gravely injured. Dying alone in the wilderness of western Massachusetts, she prayed for guidance and felt a warm and glowing light enfold her. The Spirit of Liberty heard the prayers of her loyal daughter and carried Elizabeth home with her.
In succeeding generations, the Spirit of Liberty sometimes embraced a young woman to embody her power. Lady Liberty has appeared on the battlefields of both World Wars, in student protests in the United States and China, and many other places over the years. A French artist captured her image in the late 18th century, creating the Statue of Liberty that stands to this day in New York harbor.
In 1941, Donna Mason wore the silver, red, white, and blue of Lady Liberty in America. She was more powerful than any previous incarnation with her super-strength and her ability to fly, and she proudly fought for America against the Axis powers and the threats at home. She was a sterling member of the Liberty League and was one of the few heroes to remain active without fail through the 1950s and 1960s. By 1972, her powers were fading, as was her health, so she retired after a successful crime-fighting career.
The current Lady Liberty may outshine even her illustrious predecessors in time. Beth Walton loved the Statue of Liberty ever since she was a little girl in New York City. She always looked like such a kind lady, welcoming people to a new land of hope and opportunity. She fondly remembers her father, a police officer, taking her to Liberty Island. As she grew up, Beth realized Lady Liberty looked sad and thoughtful, too. When she graduated high school, Beth had already decided to become a lawyer. She pursued pre-law with great diligence, scoring high marks and making her way into law school. Shortly after graduation, she met NYPD officer Trevor Wright. They began dating and eventually their relationship became quite serious.
Trevor asked Beth to marry him atop the Statue of Liberty, but unfortunately the terrorist group VIPER seized control of the statue, threatening to destroy it. Trevor tried to intervene but was shot and badly injured. In her fear and anger, Beth called out to a higher power for strength and found it when the Spirit of Liberty filled her, bringing Lady Liberty to life once again. She captured the terrorists and healed the injured, including her fiancé. Although they were both stunned by Beth’s newfound powers, they kept them a secret and she began using her powers as Lady Liberty to help people. They married a year later, although Beth’s superhero life has threatened to tear them apart at times.