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Edna Staples is Elvin Haliday's grandmother and was his primary guardian. Edna raised Elvin in Brooklyn. It is unknown what happened to Elvin's parents, but Granny Staples was Elvin's primary caregiver. Edna did not have much money but she raised Elvin best she could often making sacrifices for him. Edna was deeply religious and after Elvin was recovering from exposure to toxic waste she prayed beside his bedside.[1]

Edna was murdered by the street gang the Poison Memories. Several of the other members of the New Warriors' families were either attacked or kidnapped by the Poison Memories.[2]
Edna Staples (Earth-616) and Elvin Haliday (Earth-616) from New Warriors Vol 1 37 0001
Edna Staples (Earth-616), Elvin Haliday (Earth-616), and Dwayne Taylor (Earth-616) from New Warriors Vol 1 39 0001
After Edna's death Night Thrasher brought Rage to Paris. Edna had always wanted to see Paris and the Christmas before Elvin had bought her an Eiffel Tower figurine. Together Dwayne and Elvin threw photos of Edna off the Eiffel Tower so she could finally see Paris.[3]




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