The Religious Affiliation of
The Flying Nun
Sister Bertrille

Religion: Catholic nun CBR Scale: D

Name: The Flying Nun

Alter Ego: Sister Bertrille

Other Names: Elsie Ethrington

Classification: hero hero   clergy/religious leader clergy/religious leader  

Publisher(s): ABC Doubleday

First Appearance: The Fifteenth Pelican (1965)

Creators: Tere Rios, Arthur King, Sally Field (actress)

Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes

Number of Appearances: 83

   TV, Film Appearances: 82

   Prose/Text Book/Story Appearances: 1

Employer: Convent San Tanco

Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA

Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Race: white

Gender: female

Sister Bertrille is a num with the ability to fly. In the TV sitcom "The Flying Nun," it is revealed her real birth name is "Elsie Ethrington." She took the name "Sister Bertrille" when she became a nun. (It is common for nuns to adopt new names.)

This character is in the following 2 stories which have been indexed by this website:
The Fifteenth Pelican (1965) (lead character)
The Flying Nun - Season 1, Episode 1 (7 Sep. 1967): "The Flying Nun" (lead character)

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