Real Name: Bridgit O'Hare

Identity/Class: Human (Irish, 12th century to present), mutate

Occupation: Pupil of the Celestials, former sailor

Group Membership: Young Gods

Affiliations: Celestials, Gaea, Juniper, Katos, Spider-Man

Enemies: Eternals (Ajak, Ikaris, Legba, Makkari, Sersi, Thena), Gatherers, High Evolutionary, Nauda, Quint

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Celestial Mothership, mobile in space
formerly Ireland, 12th century

First Appearance: (unnamed) Thor I#300 (October, 1980); (named) Spectacular Spider-Man Annual#8 (1988)

Powers/Abilities: Sea Witch possesses the ability to exist underwater, and can control water in all of its forms (liquid, solid and gas).

History: (Marvel Comics Presents#101/2 (fb)) - Growing up in Ireland in the 12th century, Bridgit O'Hare was in love with a young man named Liam Connor.

(Thor I#301 (fb)/Spectacular Spider-Man Annual#8/3) - At the age of 17, Bridgit was contacted by the goddesses of Earth's pantheons, who recruited her into the Young Gods. She was watched over by the goddesses while they awaited the Fourth Host of the Celestials.

(Thor I#300) - O'Hare joined the 12 assembled Young Gods as they were presented to the Celestials by Gaea, and Arishm the Judge determined that, based on them, humanity should endure. The Young Gods were all taken aboard the Celestial Mothership with the Fourth Host.

(Spectacular Spider-Man Annual#8 (fb) - BTS) - O'Hare's powers manifested themselves aboard the mothership as she adopted an aquatic form. She took the name "Sea Witch" and began her training aboard the mothership under the guidance of Juniper, who favoured a philosophy of offense. Sea Witch also became romantically involved with Highnote.

(Spectacular Spider-Man Annual#8) - Sea Witch was training aboard the mothership with the other Young Gods when they were spied upon by the High Evolutionary. Daydreamer became determined to halt his plans to reshape humanity's evolution. Sea Witch joined the rest of Juniper's students in deciding to return to Earth and oppose the High Evolutionary, and they fought his agents Quint and the Gatherers alongside Spider-Man. However, Katos came in pursuit of them with his half of the Young Gods and they fought each other. After Daydreamer accidentally harmed Calculus with her powers, the Young Gods all stood down. Sea Witch returned to the mothership with the other Young Gods.

(Marvel Comics Presents#101/2) - Sea Witch had a dream which was invaded by an evil spirit, and the other Young Gods heard her in her distress. Daydreamer examined her dream, and she and Varua became convinced it was tied to a creature they had fought in Israel. They decided that they would have to return to Earth to investigate, but Katos and Juniper told them they would have to bring their petition to the Celestials.

(Marvel Comics Presents#102/2) - Juniper and Katos led the Young Gods to the Celestials to present their request to visit Earth. They were granted 3 days on Earth in which to investigate the matter.

(Marvel Comics Presents#103/2) - Sea Witch, Caduceus, Highnote and Moonstalker investigated northern Ireland, and fought a band of terrorists. They located a mystical stone guarded by a creature from Sea Witch's dream, and Sea Witch destroyed it with a torrent of water.

(Marvel Comics Presents#105/2) - Sea Witch, Caduceus, Highnote and Moonstalker were contacted by Daydreamer, who had found another one of the stones. Unable to contact the other four in Sri Lanka, they decided to rendezvous in Sri Lanka.

(Marvel Comics Presents#107/2-109/2) - Caduceus, Moonstalker, Sea Witch, Highnote, Genii, Harvest, Mindsinger and Daydreamer journeyed to Sri Lanka, and found a stone which enabled them to contact Nauda, who demanded that they bring him the stones from Ireland and Wisconsin in exchange for the other Young Gods' lives. They tried to fight their way through Nauda's forces, but were overwhelmed. Daydreamer seemingly granted Nauda's wishes, but she actually gave him illusionary stones. The Young Gods were reunited, and joined in a Uni-Mind to destroy Nauda.

(Eternals Annual II#1 (fb) ) - Ignored by the Celestials the Young Gods slowly went mad. To get the Celestials' attention the Young Gods fought each other in vicious battles and had decadent bacchanals. Eventually Varua thought they were empowered to turn Earth's populace into a new Celestial. The Young Gods led by Varua returned to Earth and created an ever-growing Uni-Mind from the minds of Madripoor, which soon expanded ot other islands, consuming the minds of citizens in Indonesia and Singapore to its mass.

(Eternals Annual II#1) - Alerted by the growing Uni-Mind the Eternals Ajak, Ikaris, Makkari, Sersi and Thena went to Madripoor. Brightsword, Highnote, Genii, Mindsinger, Moonstalker and Sea Witch attacked them when the Eternals arrived. Sea Witch attacked Sersi and soon had her encased in her water-form. Sersi turned her into silicon to defeat Sea Witch. The Young Gods' plan had failed after the Eternal Legba had killed Varua.

Comments: Created by Mark Gruenwald, Ralph Macchio, Keith Pollard and Gene Day; fleshed out by Gerry Conway, Mark Bagley and Keith Williams.

by Prime Eternal

Sea Witch should not be confused with:

Images taken from:
Spectacular Spider-Man Annual#8, page 56

Thor I#300 (October, 1980) - Mark Gruenwald & Ralph Macchio (writers), Keith Pollard (pencils), Gene Day (inks), Jim Salicrup (editor)
Thor I#301 (November, 1980) - Mark Gruenwald & Ralph Macchio (writers), Keith Pollard (pencils), Chic Stone (inks), Jim Salicrup (editor)
Spectacular Spider-Man Annual#8 (1988) - Gerry Conway (writer), Mark Bagley (pencils), Keith Williams (Story 1) & Mike Esposito (Story 2 & 3) (inks), Jim Salicrup (editor)
Marvel Comics Presents#101-102 (1992) - Gerry Conway (writer), Tom Sutton (artist), Terry Kavanagh (editor)
Marvel Comics Presents#103 (1992) - Gerry Conway & Eric Fein (writers), Tom Sutton (artist), Terry Kavanagh (editor)
Marvel Comics Presents#104-105 (1992) - Gerry Conway & Eric Fein (writers), Tom Sutton (pencils), Jonathan Holdredge (inks), Terry Kavanagh (editor)
Marvel Comics Presents#107-109 (1992) - Gerry Conway & Eric Fein (writers), Scott Kolins (pencils), Jonathan Holdredge (inks), Terry Kavanagh (editor)
Eternals Annual II#1 (January, 2009) - Fred Van Lente (writer), Pascal Alixe (artist), Mark Paniccia (editor)

Last updated: 03/14/05

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