Fighting against her guards, Misery at last had escaped to the surface, grinning widely as she witnessed for the first time the ongoing revelry. "It would be a waste if I didn't enjoy myself now." Raising her hands, a glowing sphere of light started to form between her palms as ghostly demons marauded the surface, Misery's smile broadened as the people's screams reached her ears. At last, she had found the entertainment she had long sought.
Miss Misery is a fictional comic book character from DC Comics/Wildstorm. Gretchen McDonald was a very normal girl; an excellent student and kind to all. When she got older, Gretchen fell ill and doctors could find no cause for her illness. When she heard a male nurse tell another that her illness was all just in her head, she became furious and kicked him. She was surprised to feel better afterwards and began to seek therapy, but therapy didn't help either. Finally, an odd idea came to her: she had felt better when she had hurt another. She thrives on evil, increasing her health and strength when behaving amorally, while becoming weaker and sicker when doing the right thing.
Artwork by Pencil1203.