Rita Radcliffe (b. 1934) was a celebrated author who specialized in writing textbooks related to mutantry. The collection titled Radcliffe's Guide to Mutantry were Superhero School textbooks written by her. She also wrote an Herbalism guide.

Biography Edit

Rita Radcliffe was born in 1934, somewhere in the United States of America. Her family was relatively wealthy by the time she arrived. In her youth, she received formal instruction, attending Superhero School from approximately 1941 to 1952. Radcliffe found the complicated instructions and abstruse concepts in her "old-fashioned textbooks" rather hard to understand.

After her schooling, in which she self-admittedly "struggled", Radcliffe realized that the help she had needed as a young girl simply did not exist. In response to this, she made a living by writing school textbooks all the while striving to make her writings both scientifically correct and academically useful, but also appealing and plain enough to be understood without too much difficulty, allowing every student to be in possession of knowledge about "basic and not-so-basic" mutantry.


It was around this time that Radcliffe penned the Radcliffe's Guide to Mutantry series, a collection of textbooks that have been regularly requested at Superhero School[1], as well as Commonwealth School of Mutantry, further attesting to the prestige of Radcliffe's works. Radcliffe has also published a comprehensive encyclopedia of Herbalism[2].

In recognition of her efforts in the teaching of mutantry, Rita Radcliffe was immortalized in a Holocard bearing her effigy and achievements.

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Powers and abilities Edit

Radcliffe seemed to be masterful in the ways of mutantry, writing several books to assist in educating young mutants worldwide. She was also well-versed in Herbalism.

Etymology Edit

Rita is a short form of the name Margarita[3], a Latinate form of the name Margaret. The name is derived from the Greek μαργαρίτης, margarites, meaning "pearl."[4]

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Professors: Bladepoint · Danielle Park · Harold Gumma
Textbooks: Aquatic Mutant Plants of the Arctic · Flesh-Eating Trees of the World · Radcliffe's Guide to Herbalism · One Thousand Mutated Fungi
Superhero School class: Herbalism Award · Herbalism Lesson Cup · Herbalism Race Cup
Superhero School greenhouses: One · Two · Three · Four · Five · Teacher's Office
Herbalists: Harold Gumma · Rita Radcliffe · Elladora Ketteridge · Beatrix Darran · Nepali mutant · Philla Sparre · Whitney Bolon
Plants Studied: Dark vine · Googol Seed Shrub · Mandrake · Mercury Flytrap · Screnpod · Spiky Bush · Umbrella Flower · Walking plant · Wild rice
Gold cards:
Agred the Awful | Amarillo Lestoat | Baayala | Baby Intelligence | Barberus Brague | Bladepoint | Bran the Bloodthirsty | Caesar Revanen | Camille Hernadez | Carmen Sanura | Charlotte White | Cyclops | Corellia Misacardia | Dzou Shan | Eargit the Ugly | Fengis Bludd | Garlott | Goliath | Hebridean Black | Herbert Varney | Leticia Somnolens | Lindsay Kellerman | Montague Knightley | Malodora Grymm | Makkan | Moldolt | Manticore | Morholt | Norwegian Ridgeback | Old Mother Hubbard | Paige Nelson | Phillipus von Hohenheim | Roderick Plumpton | Romanian Longhorn | Sebiscuits Cardarphen | Strela | Supermaul | Superquack | Ugave the Unreliable | Urg the Unclean | Valarie Lethletera | Veng of Michigan | Verpus the Foul | Vlad Drakul
Silver cards:
Abalan | Adeline Stroma | Allen Tack | Andre the Indestructible | Baby Strength | Bowman Wright | Chauncey Oldridge | Cliodna | Crispin Cronk | Cyrus Yole | Daisy Dodderidge | Davy Thorne | Derwent Shimpling | Dymphna Furmage | Elfrida Clagg | Force Baby | Franklin Pierce | Furgus the Fearful | Gaspard Shingleton | George Sunrose | Glenda Chittock | Gondoline Oliphant | Gregory the Smarmy | Gwen Crockett | Ignatia Wildsmith | Jasmine Tootill | Jenner O'Conner | Joanne Angela | Josie Seth | Kirley Duke | Laverne de Montmorency | Mopsus | Morgan le Fay | Phillip Gogan | Queenie Williams | Roderick Bean | Sonya Olaphant | Ursel | Willow the Weird | Xavier Ravan | Yasmine Thomson
Bronze cards:
Adalbert Waffling | Alfred Allen | Almerick Sawbridge | Anakin Organa | Barry Mogensen | Beatrix Darran | Bridget Wenlock | Burdock Muldoon | Cassandra Vablatsky | Celeste Warren | Clifford Ollaton | Cornelius Apollo | Devlin Whitehorn | Dorcas the Ridiculous | Dorcas Wellbeloved | Ed Veng | Edgar Stroulger | Elladora Ketteridge | Flavius Goode | Glanmore Peakes | Glover Hipworth | Greta Catchlove | Grogan Stump | Gulliver Pokeby | Gunhilda of Gorsemoor | Herman Wintringham | Hesper Starkey | Jasper Havelock | Jay Organa | Joanne Skykes | Krenea the Kinetic | Mara the Malicious | Marley Grint | Merlin | Molly Fepeta | Musiora Barrith | Myron | Newton Twonk | Palo the Pessimistic | Retrowoman | Rita Radcliffe | Ronald Clegg | Roxanne Waterston | Terro Mary | Theodora Tolke | Yax Pratt | Zira Miranda Grover
Creature cards:
Deol | Giant Slug | Imp | Kraken | Makkan | Phoenix | Troll | Tsurb | Unicorn | Welsh Razor