Information on the CameoEdit
Judge Cassandra Anderson is a major supporting character in the comic series 2,000 A.D., and the closest thing to a singular "sidekick" for Judge Dredd. She first appeared in the same story where arch-villain Judge Death made his debut.
Anderson is a mutant psychic with powers of telepathy and precognition, and thus a member of a special unit among Mega City One's justice department known as the "Psi Division". She generally does not wear a helmet, as such headgear interferes with her abilities. A more compassionate and merciful Judge than most, Anderson generally values common sense over the precise details of law, and occasionally serves as the voice of reason during Dredd's more irrational moments, such as talking him out of arresting Batman and letting a long-suffering forced accomplice walk away in Dredd (see below).
Anderson also appears as the deuteragonist in the 2012 film Dredd where she is a rookie Judge accompanying Dredd on a very elaborate and intense "drug bust" as her initiation test to be a proper Judge. She was portrayed by Olivia Thirlby.
Appearance in the BattleEdit
Judge Anderson appears halfway through Judge Dredd's main verse, saying "Go 'head and murdelate their asses!" in response to Dredd's line of "Your opinion, Anderson?"
This context draws on Anderson's canonical characterization of being kinder, more sensible and less "Judge-mental" compared to Dredd and her other peers, and thus her vehement affirmation of Dredd's intention to execute Big Brother and O'Brien provides a second opinion on the matter which reinforces the justification of Dredd's intention.
- First comic book character cameo in MERB.
- She is the first time Anna Valenzuela has appeared in a battle as a cameo only.