Nobody wants to get on the bad side of Black Mariah (real name: Mariah Dillard), a Super Villain with a super appetite for both food and crime. And while she's got quite a lot meat on her bones, she's much more dangerous than she appears. Short-tempered, smart, and painful should she sit on top of you, Black Mariah is an enemy who, like Wilson Fisk (AKA Kingpin), is a lot more than they appear at first sight—in more ways than one.
New York Origins
A native of Manhattan's Lower East Side, Black Mariah is the leader of a gang of New York criminals called the Rat Pack. Their primary source of criminal activity is using a stolen ambulance to pick up the bodies of the recently deceased and then stealing whatever valuables they have on them. She takes her street name from the British term for the paddy wagon or van used by police officers to transport criminals.
Mariah's power lies in her excessive weight, which she can use to hit people and objects with respectable force. She delivers a mean sucker punch and can withstand a good amount of pain. Her large size includes a lot of muscle as well—she can yank a car door free and use it as a weapon. She also uses guns and a pair of poisoned knitting needles to drug her opponents. Mariah likes to give the impression that she's a defenseless old lady in order to lure her enemies and victims into letting their guards down. While not a power or weapon per se, Mariah also stinks of cheap perfume that might dissuade anyone from getting too close to her.