Virgo is the name of several villains in the Marvel Universe, all of whom are part of the evil organization Zodiac.

Elaine McLaughlinEdit



Real Name
Elaine McLaughlin
First Appearance
Avengers (Vol. 1) #72 (January, 1970)
Roy Thomas, Sal Buscema
Team Affliations
Base of Operations
Denver, Colorado
Skills and Abilities
Criminal Experience and Leadership
Tools and Weapons

Elaine McLaughlin was the first member of Zodiac to take on the mantle of Virgo.


Elaine McLaughlin's past remains unknown.


Nothing of Elaine McLaughlin's past has been revealed, though it may be assumed that she had a history of crime, since the villain Taurus recruited her to join the Denver branch of the criminal group known as the Zodiac.  It is also known she was born between August 24th and September 22nd, as Elaine was in fact born under the sign of Virgo.  Due to the structure of Zodiac, it is also known that each year, she acted as boss of the Zodiac cartel during the time each year that falls under the sign of Virgo.  Her true identity was known only to Cornelius Van Lunt, who was the team leader Taurus.

At one time, Aries plotted to capture and kill the Avengers in a show of force, unaware that Nick Fury was disguised as team member Scorpio.  The plan was seemingly a success until the Avengers broke free and the Avengers and Nick Fury defeated the Zodiac's schemes, though the Zodiac members escaped.  Another plot, involving trapping Manhattan in a force field, also proved unsuccessful, due to intervention by the Avengers and Daredevil.

Eventually, the real Scorpio executed a plan to eliminate the original Zodiac Cartel leaders leaving only him and the android duplicated of the original members, which left Elaine dead.

Skills and AbilitiesEdit

Though Elaine's past is largely unknown, it is likely she was a considerable criminal presence before being recruited by Van Lunt (or was trained by someone after being recruited), and therefore was an experienced criminal leader.

Virgo (Life Model Decoy)Edit

Virgo LMD
The second Virgo was a Life Model Decoy (a kind of android originally created by the peacekeeping organization S.H.I.E.L.D.) designed by the villain Scorpio.