KAYLA

Real Name: Kayla ??

Identity/Class: Human; Koma Koi citizen

Occupation: Priestess of the Temple of the Sun and protector of the Tear of Heaven

Group Membership: Cult of the Temple of the Sun

Affiliations: Cultist of the Temple of the Sun (High Priest, guardians), Wolverine

Enemies: Coven (Blood Shadow, Fetish, Satyr, Vex, many assassins), Cyber

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Temple of the Sun on Koma Koi

First Appearance: Marvel Comics Presents I#132/1 (1993)

Powers/Abilities: None. She was very athletic.

 

History: (Marvel Comics Presents I#132/1 (fb) ): Kayla was captured by Cyber who also stole the Tear of Heaven from the Temple of the Sun. The Coven put a sacrificial mark on her and wanted to kill her in the ritual to bring on the Dark Age, but Kayla ran away from them.

(Marvel Comics Presents I#132/1) - Kayla ran away from the assassins of the Coven. Wolverine stopped her because he smelled the scent of his enemy Cyber on her. He saved Kayla from the assassins and she took him to her hut and made love with him. Afterwards she told Wolverine that she put her sacrificial mark on him and the Coven now had to kill him instead of her to bring the Dark Age to Earth.

(Marvel Comics Presents I#134/1) - Kayla returned to the Temple of the Sun. She passed all the traps, but the other cultists and the High Priest weren't too happy to see her. Kayla said that the Coven only thought that they had all cards in their hand and that the final Dark Age would never be. She told the High Priest that she found a worthy champion to handle the situation with the gem.

(Marvel Comics Presents I#135/1) - Kayla searched for Wolverine after his return to the Temple of the Sun because everyone was waiting for him. He tried to warn her from Cyber, but she didn't understand him.

(Marvel Comics Presents I#136/1) - Cyber hit Kayla hard and her blood was shed in the Temple of the Sun which enabled the Coven to start their attack on the temple. Wolverine saved Kayla from the attack of Cyber, but then Blood Shadow entered the room. He tried to take Kayla with him and she screamed for Wolverine who killed Blood Shadow. Kayla thanked Wolverine after the defeat of the Coven. He told them that it wasn't the real Tear of Heaven he returned to them and Kayla smiled because the real Tear never left the Temple of the Sun. It was all a plan to double cross the Coven.

Comments: Created by Dan Slott & Steve Lightle

Cyber took Kayla and the false Tear of Heaven with him. I wonder if Kayla was meant to die as a sacrifice to the Coven even by her own people. They weren't too happy when she returned. Without the real Tear of Heaven the Dark Age couldn't be summoned anyway. When Kayla returned the Coven lost their sacrifice and the Cultists of the Temple of the Sun had reason to be afraid of an attack which happened. The Coven could've found the real Tear of the Sun at the attack and then summon the Dark Age. It was really a dangerous move from Kayla when she ran away from the Coven.

Profile by Markus Raymond

Clarifications:

Kayla has no known connections to

The High Priest has no known connections to

The Temple of the Sun has no known connections to

The Tear of Heaven has no known connections to


Guardians of the Temple of the Sun

They were living in the Temple of the Sun and protected it and the priests within it. They weren't too happy when Kayla returned and even less when they had to let in Cyber together with Wolverine because they were handcuffed to each other with an adamantium shackle. Many guards fell in the battle against the Coven, but in the end they were victorious.

--Marvel Comics Presents I#134/1 (135/1-136/1

 

 

 

 


High Priest of the Temple of the Sun

He welcomed Kayla when she returned with some bitter words. He was afraid that they wouldn't be able to bring an age of enlightenment to humanity until the alignment of the stars passed. Later he welcomed Wolverine who returned to the Temple of the Sun with the Tear of Heaven and Cyber. He didn't want to let Cyber into the Temple, but the shackle couldn't be opened. After the Coven was defeated he showed Wolverine the real Tear of Heaven which never left the Temple.

--Marvel Comics Presents I#134/1 (135/1-136/1

 

 


Tear of Heaven

The false Tear of Heaven was stolen by Cyber and brought to the Coven along Kayla. He carried it around for awhile until it was brought to the Temple of the Coven. There it stayed in a hall until the ritual to the summoning of the Dark Age began. Wolverine took it away from Blood Shadow and returned it to the Temple of the Sun. After the Coven was defeated he told Kayla and the High Priest that the Tear of Heaven was just a replica of glass, but they already knew this.

The real Tear of Heaven never left the Temple of the Sun. It was shown to Wolverine after the Coven was defeated. It looked exactly like the false Tear of Heaven.

--Marvel Comics Presents I#132/1 (133/1-136/1

 


Temple of the Sun

It was a place on Koma Koi were a cult of enlightenment lived. It had traps like spikes or fire spewing statues. It was well guarded and was immune to an attack of the Coven as long as no blood was shed in the inside of the temple.

--Marvel Comics Presents I#134/1 (135/1-136/1

 

 


images:
Marvel Comics Presents I#132, p2, pan5 (main)
Marvel Comics Presents I#132, p6, pan4 (head)
Marvel Comics Presents I#136, barcode side, p3, bottom panel (Guardians)
Marvel Comics Presents I#134, p6, pan5 (High Priest)
Marvel Comics Presents I#133, p2, pan3 (Tear of the Sun)
Marvel Comics Presents I#134, p5, pan1 (Temple of the Sun)


Appearances:
Marvel Comics Presents I#132-133 (July, 1993) - Dan Slott (writer), Steve Lightle (artist), Terry Kavanagh (editor)
Marvel Comics Presents I#134-135 (August, 1993) - Dan Slott (writer), Steve Lightle (artist), Terry Kavanagh (editor)
Marvel Comics Presents I#136 (September, 1993) - Dan Slott (writer), Steve Lightle (artist), Terry Kavanagh (editor)


Last updated: 06/15/04

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