Crimson Daffodil
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance Cloak & Dagger vol 3 #6(behind the scences)
Cloak and Dagger vol. 3 #7 (Oct 1989) (full)
Created by Terry Austin and Mike Vosburg
In-story information
Alter ego Vernon French
Species Human Mutant
Team affiliations Cloak
Notable aliases Wombat
Abilities Limited empathy.

Crimson Daffodil (Vernon French) is a fictional character, a mutant in the Marvel Comics Universe. His first appearance was in Cloak & Dagger vol 3, #6.

Fictional character biography[]

The Crimson Daffodil was an adventurer who encountered Cloak and Dagger during a failed bank robbery. He became smitten with Dagger, and claimed the she had redeemed him.[1]

He soon returned and assumed a new identity as the Wombat in an attempt to win Dagger's affection, however this attempt failed.[2]

The Initiative[]

Vernon is being considered as a "potential recruit" for the Initiative program[3].

Powers and abilties[]

His mutant power is the ability to turn another person's fear into pleasure, rendering that person more cooperative, and could persuade people to do whatever he asked by speaking to them. He is also very acrobatic.


  1. Cloak and Dagger Vol. 3 #7-8
  2. Cloak and Dagger Vol. 3 #11
  3. Civil War: Battle Damage Report

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