Real Name: Amara King

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Undercover operative

Group Membership: CIA

Affiliations: the Shroud

Enemies: Garrick King, Lassiter, Scorpion

Known Relatives: Garrick King (husband, deceased)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Manhattan, New York

First Appearance: The Shroud#1 (March, 1994)

Powers/Abilities: Amara King is an experienced undercover operative, proficient in subterfuge and tapping phone lines. She is also capable with firearms.

History: (The Shroud#3 (fb))- Amara was assigned by the CIA to spy upon Garrick King after he stole $2 million in counterfeit money from the CIA. Adopting an "airhead" personality, she seduced King, and eventually married him, allowing her to conduct her surveillance more easily.

(The Shroud#1)- Amara spied upon Garrick's conversation with the Shroud, as the Shroud recruited him for his side.

(The Shroud#2)- Amara met with Garrick after he was nearly killed by the Scorpion, but left the room when the Shroud arrived. Later, she was confronted by Inspector Korngold, who suspected her husband's criminal ties. She contacted her superiors to inform them of the complication.

(The Shroud#3)- After an encounter with some of Amara's fellow agents, the Shroud confronted her, and she confessed to being an agent of the CIA. She attempted to seduce the Shroud, but he rebuffed her.

(The Shroud#4)- When Garrick fell into the hands of Lassiter and the Scorpion, they went to his home and took Amara captive to help force Garrick into leading them to the $2 million. The Shroud was able to inform Amara to have them set up a meeting to transfer the money, and Amara convinced Garrick to do so. When the Shroud came to save Garrick, Garrick turned him over to the Cult of Kâli, and attempted to escape, but Amara stole a gun from one of Lassiter's men, and shot Garrick dead.

Comments: Created by Mike Barr, M.C. Wyman and Malcolm Jones.

by Prime Eternal

Amara King is of no relation to:

Images taken from:
The Shroud#4, page 14, panel 2
The Shroud#3, page 13, panel 4

The Shroud#2-3 (April-June, 1994) - Mike Barr (writer), MC Wyman (pencils), Malcolm Jones III & Scott Koblish (#3) (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
The Shroud#4 (June, 1994) - Mike Barr (writer), A. Williams (pencils), Malcolm Jones III & Scott Koblish (inks), Mark Powers (editor)

Last updated: 11/15/04

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