The OBEAHMAN

Real Name: Emeneya Nkrumah

Identity/Class: Human magic-user, African citizen

Occupation: Sorcerer, Writer

Affiliations: Avram Siegel, other Obeahmen

Enemies: Zahgurim, Armorer

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: a realm of Hell; formerly the Manhattan, New York; Africa

First Appearance: Hellstorm#12 (April, 1994)-behind the scenes only

Powers: Emeneya has an unknown level of magical power and knowledge, but his abilities are undefined. He is described as the greatest Obeahman of his time, indicating significant ability.

History: Emeneya's history is for the most part unknown. He was an Obeahman, one of a group of sorcerers of African descent. He was an old and close friend of Avram Siegel, a New York rabbi with occult interests.

(Hellstorm#12(fb)-BTS) - During a visit to Manhattan, Emeneya had a hard time sleeping, and so took a late night stroll. In an ally behind East 57th Street and 2nd Avenue, he found himself confronted by "the Armorer." Emeneya's powers were unable to stop the "Armorer," who killed him, eviscerated him, and used his body parts for magical armor, as part of a plot to grant the demon Zahgurim control over all of the souls in Manhattan. Emeneya was the fourth such victim.

Comments: Created by Warren Ellis and Leonardo Manco.

    Obeah (oh-bee-uh) is defined in Webster's dictionary as "a system of belief among Negroes chiefly of the British West Indies, the Guianas, and the South-Eastern U. S. that is characterized by the use of sorcery and the magic ritual." In the Hellstorm stories, is seems to describe a specific group.

    One of the "Armorer" 's later victims, Dust Johannsen, was apparently sent to Zahgurim's branch of hell after his murder. It seems reasonable to assume that other victims shared a similar fate.

CLARIFICATIONS:
No known connection to:
N'Krumah 2099, a Wakandan who commanded the Panther's Rage and served in Doom's Black Cabinet, Doom2099#28


Appearances:
Hellstorm#12 (March, 1994) - Warren Ellis (writer), Marie Javins (editor)


Last updated: 05/23/07

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