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Abigail Arcane-Cable (DC Comics)

Abigail Arcane-Cable

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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game
  • This old thing was primarily meant to archive her game stats from a game supplement.


  • Real Name: Abigail Arcane-Cable
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Known Relatives: Tefe (daughter), Gregori Arcane (father, deceased), Anton Arcane (uncle, deceased), Matthew Cable (husband, deceased).
  • Group Affiliation: None
  • Base Of Operations: Houma, LA
  • Height: Unknown Weight: Unknown
  • Eyes: Unknown Hair: White w/ black streaks


Abigail Arcane was the daughter of businessman Gregori Arcane, who lived in a village in the Balkan Mountains of Eastern Europe. Since Gregori was continually called away on business, his neighbors initiated legal action to take Abigail away from him. Returning to the village, Gregori was nearly killed by stepping on a mine planted during World War II. His brother Anton reconstructed him as the creature known as the Patchwork Man, whom he kept imprisoned.

As an adult, Abigail acted as her village’s only medic. She met United States intelligence agent Lt. Matthew Cable when he came to her village in search of the Swamp Thing. The Patchwork Man escaped and abducted Abby, but he and the Swamp Thing cooperated to save her from falling into a chasm. Abby recognized the Patchwork man as her father before he fell into the chasm himself.

Incorrectly believing both her uncle and father to be dead, Abby decided to leave the village and accompany Cable. The Swamp Thing saved their lives on subsequent occasions, and eventually, Cable and Abby became the Swamp Thing’s friends.

Abby’s later marriage to Cable was troubled by Matt’s alcoholism. Moving to Houma, Louisiana, near the swamp when the Swamp Thing lived, Abby took a job caring for autistic children. Shortly thereafter, the evil Anton Arcane returned to plague Abby by taking possession of Matt Cable’s body. Cable succeeded in regaining control of his body bus was left in a comatose state.

Abby and the Swamp Thing fell in love with each other and came to regard one another as husband and wife. She now calls herself Abby Holland, taking the last name of the Swamp Thing’s deceased human counterpart. When Abby’s relationship with the Swamp Thing became public knowledge, morals charges were brought against her in Houma. She went to Gotham City but was captured. However, the enraged Swamp Thing used his great powers to throw Gotham City into chaos, the Batman succeeded in having the charges against Abby dropped.

Abby returned to Houma and lives happily with the Swamp Thing in an exotic organic “house” that he built for her. Abby had a baby (TefT, the next Earth elemental), split up with Alec, and has made a recent appearance in The Dreaming. But now in the newest Swamp Thing they seem to be back together again…


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Abigail Arcane-Cable

Dex 02 Str 02 Bod 02 Motivation: Unwanted Power
Int 03 Wil 02 Min 03 Occupation: Free spirit
Inf 04 Aur 04 Spi 05 Resources {or Wealth}: 00
Init 009 HP 015

Skills: Charisma: 05, Medicine: 02, Occultist: 05

Advantages: Area Knowledge (Louisiana Bayou)

Connections: Swamp Thing (High)

Drawbacks: Married, Mistrust

By The Shadow Knight site (stats), other stuff compiled by Sébastien Andrivet

Helper(s): Mark Ayen, Phil Dixon – and the Who’s Who for the history.

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