Name: Mary Ellen
First Appearance: Captain America (vol. 1) #431 (Sep. 1994): "The Next Generation"
Number of Appearances: 1
Studied at: Hayden College
Worked for: Hayden College
Note: R.A. who suspended Cathy Webster (Free Spirit)
Cathy Webster returned to her dorm room one day and found her roommate Jennifer making out with a new boyfriend: Joe. Although it was Cathy's roommate Jennifer who snuck this male student into their dorm room, it was Cathy herself who was caught with the young man by resident assistant Mary Ellen. The R.A. was furious at Cathy for breaking the rules about having boys in the dorm rooms. Cathy did not want to get Jennifer in trouble by snitching on her, so she didn't tell Mary Ellen what really happened, and Cathy herself ended up getting suspended from school. This led to Cathy deciding to take Dr. Wentworth up on her offer to undergo an experiment, which empowered Cathy and led to her becoming the costumed hero "Free Spirit."
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