We had earlier dissected in depth that discussed the Black Orchid and her counterpart, the original Red Tornado. After a lengthy absence, Orchid came out of retirement when one of her old foes, Lisa Patrick, once more impersonated her as she had done previously as a member of the Legion of Black Orchids. This time, Patrick faced the Super Friends, aided by her new gang to purloin green Kryptonite she intended to use against Orchid whom she believed was a Kryptonian! However, it was revealed in this tale by Orchid's comments to Superman that she is a native of Earth-One, and removed the radioactive rock before it harmed Kal-El further. Then, as was her custom, she mysteriously left the scene.
About the same time as that had transpired, over on Earth-Two the original Thorn came out of retirement leading her own gang of Thorns as well as villains-for-hire Sportsmaster and his wife the Huntress in a takeover of Keystone City. The Justice Society of America quickly became embroiled in a conflict with this nefarious nemesis, and despite nearly losing Wildcat's life in the process, succeeded in vanquishing Rose Canton's adversarial alter ego. Thorn would return later to bedevil Infinity, Inc. in Los Angeles, while Black Orchid would likewise return in her Los Angeles to aid Blue Devil and others... both around the time of the Crisis on Infinite Earths. At that point, the Orchid... and her two alter egos... would disappear through the mists of time; while the Thorn and her Rose persona would have one final dual to the death that would claim both sides of the woman.