MIARKA

Real Name: Miarka (last name, if any, unrevealed)

Identity/Class: Human magic user; Transylvanian native

Occupation: Witch-Queen of the Gypsies

Group Membership: Gypsies

Affiliations: Cagliostro (father); Nikolai, Baron of Mordo (lover/student in the mystic arts)

Enemies: Unrevealed

Known Relatives: Cagliostro (father), Lubya (Mother), Taboo (brother), Lilia Murgo (daughter from Nikolai, Baron of Mordo), Lilia Calderu (granddaughter), Astrid Mordo (great-granddaughter)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Transylvania

First Appearance: Doctor Strange III#6 (August 1989) 

Powers/Abilities
:  As Witch-Queen of the Gypsies and the Daughter of Cagliostro, Miarka was a highly-skilled practitioner of the Mystic Arts; she was also the keeper of the
Book of Cagliostro.

 History:  
(Unpublished Book of Vishanti story/OHotMU 2006 A-Z#2) - In the early days of the 19th century, Cagliostro returned to Europe from Tibet to reclaim his control of the Gypsies; he married Lubya, making her Witch-Queen of the Gypsies, and they had two children, the sorcerer who became known as Taboo, and Miarka, who inherited her mother's title.

(Doctor Strange III#6/2) - Miarka became the mistress (perhaps in order to protect her people?) of the Transylvanian nobleman Nikolai Baron of Mordo and taught him the Mystic Arts.

(Doctor Strange III#8/2) - It was revealed that Miarka and Nikolai had a daughter named Lilia who, in turn became Witch-Queen of the Gypsies.

Comments: Created by Jean-Marc Lofficier, Roy Thomas (writers) and Tom Sutton (artist)


"Profile by" Jean-Marc Lofficier (yes, that Jean-Marc Lofficier!--Snood).

CLARIFICATIONS:  
Miarka should be distinguished from:


Images:

Doctor Strange III#6 , p.25, panel 4



Last updated: 04/18/04

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