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Real Name
Melissa Joan Gold
Current Alias

Mel, Screaming Mimi, Mimi Schwartz, Margie Green



Thunderbolts; formerly the Grapplers, Unlimited Class Wrestling Federation

Mr. Gold (father), Mimi Schwartz Gold (mother, deceased)






Unusual Features
Pink streaks on her hair


Marital Status

Adventurer; former professional criminal, mercenary, wrestler, aspiring singer

High School Drop-out

Melissa's vocal cords were bionically enhanced by Roxxon technicians and underwent the Power Broker augmentation procedure.

Place of Birth


First appearance


Early life

Melissa Gold was a troubled runaway from an alcoholic father and incarcerated mother. In order to survive on the streets, Melissa developed a hard edge to her personality, referring to herself as "Mimi." She eventually found work as a costumed professional wrestler, taking the stage name Screaming Mimi, and joined the wrestling team known as the Grapplers.

Screaming Mimi

The Grapplers became renowned for their colorful personalities and ringside antics, but the wrestling federation denied them the opportunity to make the amount of money their male counterparts made. Thundra was pitted against the Grapplers including Screaming Mimi, all of whom Titania managed to defeat easily. The group agreed to earn supplementary income by performing a covert operation for the Roxxon Oil Company and were given special paraphernalia to assist them in their mission. The mission failed due to the hero Quasar, and the Grapplers were tried and jailed for their misdeeds.

Sent to Ryker's Island prison the Grapplers encountered and fought Dazzler, but were defeated when Mimi let loose her voice increasing Dazzler's powers. When the Grapplers were finally paroled, they discovered that the woman's wrestling movement had lost its momentum without them, so they continued to perform crimes to support themselves.

Unlimited Class Wrestling Federation

Later, the Grapplers set their sights on a woman's division of the super-powered Unlimited Class Wrestling Federation. Their manager, Auntie Freeze, arranged for the women to augment their artificial powers with natural ones created by the agency Power Broker, Inc. The all-new Grapplers made a legitimate professional comeback that proved short-lived. The team dissolved when two of their members, Titania and Letha, were killed by the vigilante Scourge.

Angar the Screamer

Later, she formed a romantic and criminal partnership with the similarly-empowered Angar the Screamer, at one point battling the Avengers, Hawkeye and Mockingbird.

Mimi joined the Femizons and their goal was to conquer Earth and create a utopia where women ruled over men. Led by Superia, the group was composed of several established female criminals and super villainesses. However the group's plans were stopped by Captain America.


Angar and Mimi continued to commit robberies together for a time until they split up. Immediately afterwards, Melissa was contacted by Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross and she accepted his offer to join a team of redeemed villains.

Powers and Abilities


Melissa possesses various superhuman attributes as a result of undergoing the Power Broker augmentation treatment, augmentation of her vocal cords by Roxxon technicians.

  • Augmented Vocal Cords: Technicians from the Roxxon Oil Company bionically altered and greatly enhanced Melissa's vocal cords. She can emit a high pitch scream sufficient to drown out the sound made by a jet engine if a jet were to be within a few feet of a person.
    • Acoustikinesis: She can generate powerful sonic blasts, sonic force-fields, and can even create solid objects created from sound including battering rams, pincers and platforms. Melissa can also generate high pitched sonic vibrations that are subtle enough to avoid her being consciously detected by others and, thereby, allowing her to influence the actions of others.
      • Emotional and Physiological Control/Manipulation: Melissa can alter her vocal cords so that every note on the scale that she screams induces a different effect on those that hear it. An A cord can result in temporary blindness, a B cord results in an extreme sense of euphoria, and a high C results in people experiencing vivid visual hallucinations. Other effects include a low C causing a person to experience low level anxiety and a shortness of breath, D causing a high level of anxiety and panic attacks, an E causes dizziness and vertigo, an F results in nausea and stomach cramping and a G usually results in severe headaches and fatigue.
  • Flight: By creating wings out of pure sound energy, Gold can propel herself through the air at great speeds; most likely supersonic at the speeds of sound.
  • Superhuman Strength: After undergoing the treatment, Melissa's musculature, skeletal structure, and connective tissues were drastically strengthened and augmented. As a result, she was granted superhuman strength. At her highest peak of strength and power, Melissa possesses sufficient strength to lift about 2 tons.
  • Superhuman Speed: The superior energy output and force of her muscles enables Melissa to run and move at speeds that are beyond the natural physical limits of the finest human athlete.
  • Superhuman Stamina: Melissa's muscles are more efficient than those of an ordinary human. As a result, they produce less fatigue toxins during physical activity than those of normal humans. At her peak, she can exert herself for several hours before the build up of fatigue toxins in her bloodstream begins to impair her.
  • Superhuman Durability: Melissa's bodily tissues are tougher and more resistant to some forms of physical injury than those of a normal human. Melissa's body is able to withstand great impact and blunt force trauma. She can withstand impacts, such as falling from several stories or being repeatedly struck with superhuman force, that would severely injure or kill a normal human with little or no injury to herself.
  • Superhuman Agility: Melissa's agility, balance and bodily coordination are enhanced to levels that are beyond the natural physical limits of the finest human athlete.
  • Superhuman Reflexes: Melissa's reflexes are similarly enhanced and are superior to those of the finest human athlete.


Skilled Combatant: Melissa has extensive training in hand to hand combat, particularly wrestling. Although she burned out her original vocal cord powers, Gold still has her superhuman physical attributes, which makes her a much more effective hand to hand combatant.

Strength level



None known.


Equipment: None known.
Transportation: None known.
Weapons: None known.


  • Melissa is a natural redhead.


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