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Opal Winters was a talk-show hostess who ended up in a wheelchair after an on-stage accident.
She is an attractive woman who veils her face and uses a wheelchair which she doesn't need.
Her onstage personality is nice and sympathetic, but she is self-centered and unpleasant to the people she works with.
Scooby-Doo! (DC Comics)
Opal gave up the show to Tad Williams, rather than to Nancy Johnson, who was supposed to get it. Opal thought Nancy would be too good and overshadow her. When Opal secretly made a full recovery she wanted Williams out so she could make a comeback, but he had a long contract. She dressed up as the Phantom of the Opal to get rid of him. (The Phantom of the Opal!)
- Her name echoes Oprah Winfrey.