Panacea felt a gnawing sense of guilt, because every second she took to herself, she wasn't helping other people.
Like her absent biological father she holds herself to a strong code that governs her behavior and use of her power. Notably, she refused to kill using her power or interfere with human minds, even to heal. Breaking these guiding tenets caused her considerable mental stress.
Amy felt extremely lonely; her adoptive mother, Carol Dallon, never really wanted her and treated her coldly and suspiciously; while her adoptive father, Mark Dallon, suffered from clinical depression and found it difficult to look after her. The only person who consistently showed her affection was her sister, Victoria Dallon.
She also felt a strong attraction to Victoria, likely as a result of constant exposure to her sisters awe-inducing aura at a formative stage. Although she kept this a secret, fearing that it would ruin their relationship, it caused her to feel an extreme dislike for Victoria's boyfriend Gallant.
As a result of these various sources of stress, Amy was "steadily crumbling" at the start of Worm.
Amy is described as "mousy" with frizzy brown hair and freckles.
As Panacea, Amy wore a robe with a large hood and a scarf that covered the lower half of her face. The robe was alabaster white and had a medic’s red cross on the chest and the back.
During her time in the birdcage, she would acquire several tattoos as mementos to her life before the birdcage.
Abilities and PowersEdit
Amy is a biokinetic with an innate understanding of, and the ability to modify, the biology of any living organism she touches. For much of her life, Amy primarily restricted her use of the power to healing. She was one of the greatest healers in the world.
She has demonstrated the ability to render parts of a person's body numb and threatened to give Skitter time-delayed obesity or to make everything she ate taste like bile for the remainder of her life.
Amy is capable of modifying brains, but has a firm rule against it; she fears what may happen once she crosses this line.
Weaver compared her in power to Contessa, Glaistig Uaine or Labyrinth. She had what Glaistig Uaine called the "shaper" faerie, which she claimed was on a par with her own and the Queen Administrator, and would "clean up after we are all done here, one way or another". Her shard was a bud from Marquis'. She was not related to Bonesaw.
She was capable of modifying life into entirely new organisms:
- A coffin-like "cocoon" filled with clear liquid for an injured Glory Girl.
- Pheromones that attracted stray dogs and cats.
- An airborne plague.
- A contagious parasite that counteracted Bonesaw's miasma.
During the Brockton Bay Brigade's battle against Marquis, the Brigade discovered his daughter Amelia hiding in the closet. Brandish and Flashbang adopted her to keep her safe from the media and those who would exploit her due to the high chance of her manifesting superpowers. This was requested by Marquis.
Panacea triggered two years before the story began, when Glory Girl was injured by a gang attacking a mall. She would visit hospitals for two or three hours at a time every evening, curing people. Sometimes she would visit again during the night because she couldn't sleep.
Panacea was called by Glory Girl, who asked her to heal a suspect she had injured in a fight. The two argued about Victoria's excessive use of force, but she eventually acquiesced. She helped her sister interrogate the man.
Amy was present for the Battle at the Bank without her costume; she briefly incapacitated Skitter by interfering with the feedback she received from her bugs. At one point, Tattletale threatened to expose her secrets in front of Glory Girl.
She healed a lot of injured heroes and villains in hospital following Leviathan's attack.
Amy was chosen as Bonesaw's nominee for the Slaughterhouse Nine. She was forced to break a number of her rules, and in her distress, she modified her sister's mind to be attracted to her.
She voluntarily goes to the Birdcage.
Golden Morning Edit
After those events, she was reunited with her sister.
- Panacea was the name of the Greek goddess of universal remedy, from which the word and concept "panacea" is derived. The panacea was said to be a substance that cured all diseases and granted eternal life.
- Amy and Victoria were considered early on as protagonists for a story called 'Guts and Glory'. The story would have alternated between each of their perspectives on a chapter by chapter basis and covered many of the same events that were covered in Worm.
|Leader (unofficial)||Lady Photon|
|Members||Brandish • Flashbang • Fleur • Glory Girl • Laserdream • Lightstar • Manpower • Panacea • Shielder|
|Cell block leaders||Acidbath • Black Kaze • Crane the Harmonious • Galvanate • Gavel • Glaistig Uaine • Ingenue • Lab Rat • Lustrum • Marquis • String Theory • Teacher|
|Others||Bakuda • Canary • Cinderhands • Knot • Lizard Prince • Lung • Murderbeam • Panacea • Ramrod • Spruce • Trickster • Whimper|