Shatterbird was a member of the Slaughterhouse Nine.
Shatterbird considers herself a scholar, and claimed to be "the Nine’s primary recruiter", and to "have an eye for people who can thrive among us". Alec describes her as being a control freak having a great deal of pride.
Jack Slash described her as pretending to be civil but growing restless when things got quiet. He also noted that she was very prideful, with her driving motivation being validation from those around her, while the threat of physical harm or embarrassment held her back.
Shatterbird enjoyed the long-lasting psychological effects that her city-wide attacks had on her victims and their loved ones.
Shatterbird was Middle Eastern in appearance. She wore a helmet of colored glass shards that covered the top part of her face, a flowing garment of colored shards on her body, and a beaked glass mask.
Abilities and PowersEdit
Shatterbird was a silicakinetic, having the ability to manipulate silicon through high-frequency sounds, giving her essentially perfect control over all glass, sand, and other siliceous compounds within multiple city blocks of her location. Often, she would use this ability to make every piece of glass in a city explode violently to announce the arrival of the Slaughterhouse Nine.
Shatterbird had finer control of glass that was closer to her. She leveraged this ability to create projectile weapons, fashion makeshift shields, and fly by controlling the glass in her costume. She could even use her power to shore up injuries with "constructs" made out of glass.
According to the Missing Interlude, Shatterbird was born in the United Arab Emirates and was unknowingly dosed with a Cauldron formula, prompting the manifestation of her powers and the deaths of thousands. She eventually made her way to London, then America, joining the Slaughterhouse Nine. According to the FAQ, this is probably "more or less accurate".
Shatterbird's induction into the Slaughterhouse Nine was the last time more than one of its "candidates" survived the Nine's tests previously to their arrival in Brockton Bay, and she presumably won her place in the Nine by killing the other candidate(s).
Several clones of her were made and used as part of the The Slaughterhouse Nine-Thousand, all are believed to be dead.
- Information is incorporated into this article from a non-canon source; see the page in question for details.
- In an early draft of Worm, Shatterbird was named "Breaker", an ironic moniker given that she does not fall under the Breaker classification.
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