THERESA BESWICK

Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Human/Spy

Occupation: Espionage agent for the KGB

Affiliations: Member of: KGB

Enemies: Shang-Chi, MI-6 and of other intelligence agencies over the world

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: Theresa “Terry” Beswick, probably numerous others

Base of Operations: Mobile

Appearance: Master of Kung-Fu#32 (September; 1975)

Powers: None. “Theresa” is an excellent actress, fooled Shang-Chi and Black Jack Tarr into believing her blind, good hand-to-hand combatant, excellent spy

History: (MOKF#32): Pretending to be blind, Theresa was helped onboard a ship from Marseille, France to England by Shang-Chi. She Thanks him, and says she hope they’ll get a chance to talk again. At dinner, Shang-Chi invites the girl to stay at their table. She introduces herself to Sir Denis, has a short conversation with him, and is interrupted by screaming from outside the restaurant. Shang-Chi runs outside and begins to fight someone--he can't actually see their faces because of the fog. The men escape, and the man whom Shang-Chi has saved--whom Sir Denis has recently called “The Aristocrat”--reveals that his attackers told him that they were after some secret documents. “The Aristocrat” reveals that he has know idea what they were talking about; Sir Denis tells Black Jack that both “The Aristocrat” and Theresa Beswick could be the agent whom they’re to meet. Later Shang-Chi is attacked by the crew, who are all defeated and revealed to have replaced the real crew. The Captain is found dead, killed by long daggers. Shang-Chi decides to go look for the girl. Meanwhile four persons with hoods attack “The Aristocrat” again; Shang-Chi comes to his rescue, defeating three of the four persons. Shang-Chi manage to pull off the mask off the fourth person, revealing it to be “Theresa”, she tries to kill him with the dagger, put falls off the ship. Shang-Chi manages to rescue her before she drowns. When she is pulled back on the ship. Sir Denis reveals that he himself was the real agent they had to meet, and that he had saved the documents in the life preserver. He also reveals that the whole operation was a set-up, to try to bait foreign agents, and among those who fell for was the KGB with their spy “Theresa Beswick”. Before being taken in, “Terry” says to Shang-Chi that it was nothing personal, and under different circumstances they might even had become friends

Comments: Created by Doug Moench, Sal Buscema & Mike Esposito

Profile by: The Beetle
 

Clarifications:
Black Jack Tarr is not to be confused with:
Black Jack @Marvel: The Lost Generation#9



 

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