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Shifter
Shifter
Information
Species: Metahuman (genetically engineered)
Hair: White
Eyes: Pink
Relatives: Downpour (brother)
Affiliations: Ultimen, Project Cadmus
Rogue of: Justice League
Abilities: Shapeshifting
Voiced by: Grey DeLisle

Shifter was the only female member of the Ultimen, and the twin sister to Downpour.

History

Though they were created as twins, Downpour saw himself more as the big brother. Shifter constantly argued with him, but would do anything to protect him. When the Ultimen found out they were merely the current batch from a perennially-doomed experiment of creating superpowered clones with implanted memories, the Ultimen rebelled. The Ultimen (minus Long Shadow, who had switched his allegiance to the Justice League) attacked the labs that created them, hoping to take down the League to boot. Shifter and Downpour attacked and were defeated by Aquaman. After their arrest, the Ultimen were taken to Cadmus where they are assumed to have soon died in captivity from cellular degeneration.

In order to support Galatea's attack on the Justice League Watchtower, Cadmus manufactured an army of Ultimen clones, including Shifter. While retaining the Ultimen's powers and expertise in using them, the clones were essentially mindless, possessing no free will so as to be used only as living metahuman weapons of destruction (which, ironically, was what the original Ultimen feared the government wanted them to be all along). The clones served to distract the League while Galatea went after the reactor. However, the assault failed as the League successfully defended their home in a massive battle.

Powers and abilities

Shifter had the ability to shapeshift into any animal she wants, though she retained her natural white skin color at all times.

Background information

Shifter as well as the rest of the Ultimen are based on original characters from the SuperFriends series. These characters were meant to add racial diversity to the team but are ironically regarded as racial stereotypes today. Shifter is an update of the Jayna of the Wonder Twins. Like the Wonder Twins, Shifter and Downpour tended to call out their form of attack before proceeding. (Downpour: "Flood!"; Shifter: "Sea Serpent!")

Appearances

Justice League Unlimited


Project Cadmus
Members
Leader Amanda Waller
Sponsor Lex Luthor
PR / Manager Maxwell Lord
Division Heads
Genetics Emil Hamilton
Psychology Hugo Strange • Moon
Splicing Milo
Mysticism Tala
Military Tactics Wade Eiling
Agents
Captain Atom • Doomsday • Galatea
Ultimen Downpour • Juice • Shifter • Long Shadow • Wind Dragon
Task Force X Captain Boomerang • Clock King • Deadshot • Rick Flagg • Plastique

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