ORESTEZ

Real Name: Orestez Natchios

Identity/Class: Human (martial artist)

Occupation: Unrevealed

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Elektra

Enemies: Christina Natchios

Known RelativesChristina Natchios (mother, deceased), Hugo Kostas Natchios (father, deceased), Elektra Natchios (sister), Demetrios Natchios (paternal uncle), Alexia (paternal aunt by marriage)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Greece

First Appearance: (In shadows) Elektra: Root of Evil#2 (April, 1995);
    (fully seen) Elektra: Root of Evil#3 (May, 1995)

Powers/Abilities: Orestez is an accomplished warrior and swordsman.

 

 

 

History:
(Elektra: Root of Evil#3 (fb)) - A drunken Hugo told Orestez that his mother was a whore and that he wasn't sure that her second child was his own. When Hugo complained that his mother shamed them both, Orestez told him "Never again..."

(Elektra: Root of Evil#3 (fb)) - Angered by his mother's open affections and his belief that she had become pregnant by a man other than a husband--and by his father's grief and subsequent drinking--Orestez hired men with a talent for cruelty to punish her.

(Elektra: Root of Evil#3 (fb) - BTS) - Shortly before noon on August 13th, a helicopter flew over the vacationing Hugo and Christina who were relaxing on an isle, firing down on them. Though Christina was the target of the attack, Hugo was shot as well. Christina died, but her baby, Elektra, was born alive.

(Elektra: Root of Evil#3 (fb)) - Guilt over injuring his father drove Orestez away from his family.

(Elektra: Root of Evil#4 (fb)) - Nine years later, Orestez saved the young Elektra from being assaulted by a group of lecherous adults, slaughtering the men. His father gratefully thanked him and asked him to come back to his family, but Orestez's shame was as great as the day his mother died, and he left them, telling Hugo to keep Elekta safe and teach her how to protect herself.
    The next day, Hugo flew in a sensei to begin training Elektra in the martial arts.

 

 

 

 

 

Comments: Created by D. G. Chichester, Scott McDaniel, and Hector Collazo.

I had TOTALLY forgotten about this guy and came across him while doing research for the Daredevil Handbook's Elektra profile.

Profile by Snood.

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images:
Elektra: Root of Evil#3, p3, panel 1 + 3


Elektra: Root of Evil#4 (June, 1995)


Last updated: 01/02/05

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