Public Domain Super Heroes
The Bride of Frankenstein's Monster?
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Real Name


First Appearance

Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus (1818)

Created by

Mary Shelley


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Victor Frankenstein is tempted by his monster. He argues that as a living thing, he has a right to happiness. He promises that if Victor grants his request, he and his mate will vanish into the wilderness of South America uninhabited by man, never to reappear. Fearing for his family, Victor reluctantly agrees and travels to England to do his work. Working on a second being on the Orkney Islands, he is plagued by premonitions of what his work might wreak, particularly the idea that creating a mate for the creature might lead to the breeding of an entire race of creatures that could plague mankind. He destroys the unfinished female creature after he sees his first creation looking through the window. The monster witnesses this and confronting Victor, the monster vows to be with Victor on his upcoming wedding night. The monster murders Clerval and leaves the corpse on an Irish beach.

In the Saga of Frankenstein which appeared in The 1974 Psycho Yearbook, Victor created a mate for the creature and she is revived with the Monster promising to teach her how to walk and talk. Victor leaves the Monster with his new bride and goes into town to get drunk at a local tavern. After becoming intoxicated, he returns to his lab and kills the Monster's bride. His creation retaliated by going into town and murdering Victor's wife Elizabeth in revenge.

Public Domain Literary Appearances[]

  • Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus

Public Domain Comic Appearances[]

  • The 1974 Psycho Yearbook


  • While this character was a failed experiment that never came to life in the book, it is pretty intuitive to imagine a scenario in which she did come to life.
  • The title of the film, "Bride of Frankenstein," makes no sense as "Frankenstein" was the doctor who created the monster. The monster (and the intended groom for the bride) never had a name.

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