Black Knight

Frenzy's history directly mirrors that of her Earth-616 counterpart up through the Age of X-Man.

Frenzy was eventually welcomed into the new Hellfire Club as the new Black Knight to assist in the supremacy of mutantkind over humankind.

Powers and Abilities


Joanna Cargill is a mutant with a wide variety of superhuman powers at superhuman levels and representing a near-perfect human being even where her powers do not supplement her.

Superhuman Physiology: All of Joanna Cargill's physical skills are greater than the natural physical limits of even the finest human athlete. Her mental capabilities are similarly enhanced, being beyond that of most average humans.

  • Superhuman Strength
  • Superhuman Speed
  • Superhuman Endurance
  • Supernaturally Dense Tissue
  • Superhuman Reflexes
  • Accelerated Healing Factor: Despite her incredible resistance to harm, it is possible for Joanna Cargill to be injured. However, she possesses a regenerative quality allowing her to heal and quickly recover from near-fatal wounds. The effect also has the added benefit of making her more resistant to toxins, disease, and possibly the aging process.
  • Enhanced Senses: Joanna's senses are so advanced that she possesses telescopic and night vision, as well as superhuman hearing.
  • Superhuman Intuitive Ability: Joanna can process information quickly, giving her vast knowledge and intelligence, an accelerated learning aptitude, a knack for quickly analyzing vast quantities of information and operating machinery, eidetic memory, the ability to read at superhuman speeds, and incredible deductive and reasoning skills.

Flight: Joanna is able to fly through the air through sheer act of will. While her top speed is not currently known, it is at least Mach 7. She caught up with and leisurely maintained the speed of a passenger plane carrying a suspect while inducing a psychic illusion. Recently she reached flight speeds of up to Mach 15 as she flew all the way from Hungary to the United Arab Emirates.

Telepathy: Joanna has the ability to read minds, project her thoughts into the minds of others, and defensively mask her mind against telepathic intrusion. She has also been shown to be capable of other basic telepathic abilities such as illusion casting and memory wiping.

Telekinesis: Joanna has recently displayed the ability to affect matter on a questionable scale projecting thought waves as concussive force.

Mutant Aura Perception: Joanna was capable of perceiving the auras of mutants, allowing her to distinguish them from normal humans. 


Superhuman Intelligence: Joanna has genius level intellect due to her mutant powers. She has perfect memory, superhuman intuitive skills, and is capable of using computers and electronic devices with ease.

Multilingual: Joanna is capable of speaking English and French fluently.

Hand-to-Hand Combat: Joanna is a formidable hand-to-hand combatant.

Strength level

Joanna Cargill was shown to have enough physical strength to at least initially endure a one-to-one fight on almost equal terms with the She-Hulk. Obviously she is not so strong but she is proven that she can lift or press 75 tons.


  • Despite the name "Black Knight," she has absolutely no relationship with the superhero of the same name; her name refers to the "Black Knight" chess piece, since the members of the Inner Circle of the Hellfire Club are named after the hierarchy of the chess game.
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