The Religious Affiliation of
Carrie Burke

Religion: manifestly non-religious CBR Scale: U

Name: Dreadface

Alter Ego: Carrie Burke

Classification: villain villain  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: Fantastic Four Annual #26 (June 1993): "Dreadface Lives!"

Creators: Tom DeFalco, Herb Trimpe, Bud LaRosa

Number of Appearances: 1

Enemy of: The Fantastic Four

Occupation: prostitute

Gender: female

Note: gangster moll (girlfriend)

Carrie Burke was a gangster moll. A "moll" is a gangster's girlfriend or kept woman. The word almost always refers to a current or former prostitute. Even if Carrie Burke was not a currently a prostitute in the technical sense, she was still a de facto prostitute by virtue of the fact that she was essentially a gangster's kept woman. She knew that the income that kept her in in financial ease and relative luxury was ill-gotten criminal gain and she knew that the gangster who claimed her viewed her more as an object or possession than a genuine companion or anything comparable to a wife.

Carrie Burke's body was possessed by the malevolent alien known as Dreadface, who used her to strongarm her boyfriend, Manny King, into summoning the Thing and Human Torch to him. While thus possessed, Carrie Burke was known as "Dreadface," although it was really the alien intelligence who controlled her body's actions at the time. When the alien's plot against the heroic Fantastic Four failed, Carrie Burke's body was abandoned by Dreadface, leaving behind only an empty shell.

But even before his bizarre incident happened, Carrie Burke's actions and choice of lifestyle had already turned her into something of an empty shell. The true cause of Carrie Burke's soulessness was her own choices to abandon morality in favor of greed, carnality, and generally taking the "easy" way out.

This character is in the following story which has been indexed by this website:
Fantastic Four Annual #26 (June 1993): "Dreadface Lives!"

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