Silver Age crimefighter.
|Quotation||"Violence is quite effective at solving problems, in the short term."|
|Real Name||Ilyena Lydia Vasilievna Mironov|
Lydia Mironov is a fit, attractive woman in her mid 60s.
Lydia Mironov, better known as Young Cleopatra, was the sidekick of Archimedes during the late 1950s and early 1960s. Archimedes discovered her at an orphanage in Whitechapel, England when she was eight years old. She was quite intelligent, but was born with an unusual form of learning disability which made language difficult for her. When Archimedes found her, she knew less than two dozen words; she was unable to read until she was nearly eighteen years old, and rarely spoke even into her twenties.
At age seventeen she dropped the "Young", and simply went by "Cleopatra". She retired from crimefighting at age 21, but kept in contact with Archimedes through regular correspondence up until his death.
Today she is a professor of Linguistics at the University of Auckland. She also works with children who have learning disabilities.
As a child, Young Cleopatra was reserved and aloof, expressing affection only toward a very small group of people, Archimedes among them. She was uncomfortable in crowds, and preferred to be alone most of the time.
Today, Lydia Mironov has long since overcome her learning disability and actively enjoys speaking with people, although she still dislikes crowds.
Young Cleopatra had a mysterious power (commonly thought to be either telepathic or precognitive in nature) which allowed her to predict with stunning accuracy the behaviour of those around her. Her abilities in hand to hand combat were well beyond those of even the best trained martial artists of the era: only her small size and commensurate strength prevented her from being one of the most powerful hand to hand fighters on Earth.