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Spitfire (Marvel)
Real Name: Lady Jacqueline Falsworth-Crichton
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As Spitfire, Jacqueline possessed the ability to run at lightning-fast speeds, with reflexes and agility to match. When she ran, a trail of non-damaging fire appeared behind her. Her skin was also hardened to withstand the rigors of such speed, providing a type of body armor.

During World War II, Jacqueline Falsworth bravely served in Britainís Home Guard. During an air raid attack on London, she had less to fear from the bombing, however, than from the vampire Baron Blood, who attacked her. She was saved by the android Human Torch, who drove the vampire off. Jacqueline invited the Torch and his team, the Invaders, to dinner at the Falsworth Mansion. Her father, Lord Falsworth, then revealed to family and company that there was one other super-hero in their midst ó himself! He told of his career during World War I as Union Jack and volunteered the use of his mansion as a base of operations for the Invaders.

This did not bode well for the other resident in the mansion, the Lordís visiting "nephew" (really his brother), John Falsworth, who was secretly Baron Blood and a Nazi sympathizer. He arranged for the capture of Jacqueline and her father by a Nazi spy operation which the Invaders had been fighting, and he again attacked Jacqueline, biting her. The Invaders saved Jacqueline and her father, uncovering the truth about Baron Blood, but Jacqueline had been drained of too much blood. She was rushed to a hospital and received a blood transfusion from the Human Torch, who had developed quite a crush on the young woman. She soon discovered that the transfusion of the Torch's android blood, plus the foreign enzymes introduced into her bloodstream by Baron Blood's bite, combined to give her super-human speed. When the hospital was invaded by a Nazi agent in battle armor, called the Blue Bullet, who was looking for the Invaders, Jacqueline used her new powers to save the weakened Torch and to help the other Invaders defeat the Blue Bullet.

Jacqueline made herself a costume and called herself Spitfire, after the British fighter plane of the same name. She joined the Invaders, soon helping them recover her brother, Brian Falsworth, from behind enemy lines. The Torchís feelings went unrequited, as Spitfire had developed her own crush on their teammate Captain America. Spitfire and Union Jack would continue to serve with the Invaders whenever they were in the U.K. Spitfire continued adventuring for some time, as the Invaders became the All-Winners Squad. She also joined her brother and the Destroyer in hunting war criminals. By 1951, they reorganized the V-Battalion with other heroes of the time, becoming the organizationís first ruling Penance Council. She left the V-Battalion after her brother died in a car accident, and retired from adventuring shortly thereafter.

During the 1950ís, Spitfireís super powers had waned significantly and, eventually, completely disappeared. By 1956, Jacqueline married an English nobleman, Lord Crichton. Her husband died sometime after they had a son, Kenneth. She then moved back into Falsworth Manor, to look after her ill father.

In more recent years, Baron Blood returned to haunt Jacqueline and her family, and Lord Falsworth called Captain America for help. Captain America was able to destroy Baron Blood, beheading the vampire with his shield, although Jacqueline's father died of an heart attack during the final confrontation. Captain America was aided in battling the vampire by a friend of Jacqueline's son, Joey Chapman, who assumed the identity of Union Jack to help. Initially, Jacqueline disapproved of Chapman's lower class standing, although she did not stop him from continuing his crime-fighting career, and she eventually grew to accept him as a willing successor to her father and brother's legacy.

Later, Jacqueline was approached by Namorita, who needed help rescuing Prince Namor the Sub-Mariner and the Human Torch from the latest incarnation of the Nazi villain, Master Man. Jacqueline was reunited with Captain America and Union Jack. In attempting to rescue their ally, Jacqueline raced in the path of a bullet meant for Namor, discovering the last remnants of her super-speed. She was mortally wounded, but after another emergency blood transfusion from the android Human Torch, Jacqueline's metabolism returned to superhuman levels and her Spitfire powers reactivated. A side effect of her returning powers caused her to become young again, as she reverted to the body of a 16-year old. Jacqueline helped Namor on several occasions with his corporation Oracle, Inc., but eventually returned to her home at Falsworth Manor.

After her son Kenneth became the new Baron Blood and died battling Union Jack, Jacqueline found herself with no living relatives and discovered that she was now aging at twice the normal rate. Determined not to miss anything life offered, she began a romantic relationship with Chapman. Both were recruited into a new version of the Invaders by the Thin Man, hoping to bring down the group Axis Mundi. After this new Invaders subsequently disbanded, she and Chapman amicably ended their relationship, and she has most recently assisted Chapman and Captain America in defending London from the Red Skull's latest plot.

The Exiles issues that she appears in, it is not really her, but a parallel universe version of her.

First Appearance: The Invaders (1975) #7

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Issue Appearances:
All-New Invaders (2014)
All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2006)
Avengers (1998)
Avengers Arena (2013)
Avengers/Invaders (2008)
Black Panther (2005)
Captain America (1968)
Captain America (2005)
Captain America And Bucky (2011)
Captain America: Steve Rogers (2016)
Captain Britain and MI13 (2008)
Citizen V and the V-Battalion: The Everlasting (2002)
Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America (2007)
Fantastic Four (1961)
Fear Itself: The Fearless (2011)
Giant-Size Avengers/Invaders (2008)
Heroic Age: Heroes (2010)
Invaders Now! (2010)
Knights of Pendragon (1992)
Marvel Comics Presents (1988)
Marvel Encyclopedia (2014)
Marvel Frontier Comics: The Complete Collection (2016)
Marvel Super-Heroes (1990)
Marvel Universe (1998)
Marvel's Mightiest Heroes (2013)
Mighty Avengers (2013)
Mortigan Goth: Immortalis (1993)
Namor, The Sub-Mariner (1990)
New Invaders (2004)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2008)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A To Z Update (2010)
Revolutionary War: Omega (2014)
Saga of the Sub-Mariner (1988)
Spectacular Spider-Man Adventures (1995)
Spitfire (2010)
The Best of Marvel Comics (1987)
The Invaders (1975)
The Marvel Encyclopedia (2006)
The Mighty Avengers (2007)
The Mighty World of Marvel (2009)
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (1983)
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (1989)
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Golden Age (2004)
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Master Edition (1990)
The Saga of the Original Human Torch (1990)
Union Jack (1998)
Vampires: The Marvel Undead (2011)
War of the Realms (2019)
What If? (1977)
X-Club (2012)
X-Men: Hellfire Club (2000)
X-Men: Legacy (2013)

Group Affiliation(s):
Braddock Academy staff
Invaders (Marvel)
MI-13 (Marvel)
V-Battalion (Marvel)

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