Real Name: Charisma Desiree

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Mother and drug addict

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Harvey Kincaid
they tried to help her, but she didn't want their help: Blade, Morbius, her family

Enemies: Harvey Kincaid, Xavier Rath, Ulysses Sojourner

Known Relatives: Unidentified child, Newton Desiree (father), Zinnea Desiree (mother), Martine Bancroft (2nd cousin)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: A shotgun house in New Orleans

First Appearance: Blade I#2 (December, 1998)

Powers/Abilities: None. She was just a drug addict with a baby.


(Strange Tales: Dark Corners#1/2 - BTS) - When Charisma was still a baby Martine was visiting her family and changed her diapers.

(Blade I#2 (fb) - BTS/Strange Tales: Dark Corners#1/2 (fb) - BTS) - Charisma was the 15-year-old teenage daughter of Newton and Zinnea Desiree. She got pregnant from some guy and when the child was born the father was nowhere to be found. She stayed with the baby at her parents' house. Secretly she became addicted to drugs.

(Strange Tales: Dark Corners#1/2 - BTS) - Zinnea called Martine to tell her everything that had happened with Charisma and that she was in trouble. Morbius overheard the call and went to New Orleans to help.

(Blade I#2 (fb) - BTS) - One day Morbius, the former boyfriend of Zinnea's cousin Martine Bancroft showed up to help the family.

(Blade I#2 (fb) ) - One night in the Jaded Palate the restaurant's owner Xavier Rath saw how Charisma looked drawn to Morbius when he arrived.

(Blade I#2 (fb) - BTS) - Charisma looked sicker and sicker every time she was seen and Morbius followed her everywhere like a stalker.

(Blade I#2 (fb) ) - Charisma came home with her baby and Dominique Levant tried to talk to her, but Charisma couldn't even focus her eyes and seemed to have problems staying awake because she just took some drugs.

(Blade I#2) - Morbius and her parents had an argument in front of the house when Charisma left again with her baby. Morbius asked her why she looked so unhealthy, but Charisma's answer was that she didn't look as unhealthy as he did. Charisma left and didn't tell her father where she was going at 11 o'clock in the night.

(Blade I#2 - BTS) - Charisma returned home with the baby.

(Blade I#3) - Charisma left again with the baby even though her father didn't want to let her go. Morbius followed her again, but they were watched by Blade and Dominique Levant.

(Blade I#3 - BTS) - Charisma went to her dealer Harvey Kincaid and bought some drugs.

(Blade I#3) - Charisma was ready to inject the drugs when she saw Morbius feeding on Harvey. She laid her baby on the ground and attacked Morbius with her purse. Morbius grabbed her, but lost hold when she kept on fighting him. Charisma jumped to her baby, took it and the drugs and ran away. She passed Blade, ran into a parked car and continued her retread when Morbius came after her. When she saw the St. Charles Streetcar she stopped it and asked the driver to get her as fast as possible away from Blade and Morbius. At the market place she told the driver to let her off. There she ran to her father followed by Morbius and Blade.

Comments: Created by Don McGregor (writer), Brian Hagan (pencils) & Sandu Florea (inks).

This series occured after the one-shot Blade: Crescent City Blue as revealed in the intro page in issue #1. OHotMU Marvel Knights 2005 though placed it before Crescent City Blues.

Profile by Markus Raymond.

The Desiree family has no known connections to:

  • Desire, wife of the Dark Man aka. Fear @ Thor I#323
  • Henri-Désiré Landru, Dr. Strange character @ Marvel Super-Heroes III#12
  • Desiree Longbow, resident of Revelation @ Fantastic Four III#33
  • Desiree Winthrop, fashion model @ Sensational Spider-Man#0
  • Desiree Vaughn-Poper, business woman @ Spectacular Spider-Man II#48
  • any other character with a similar name

Kincaid has no known connectino to:

  • Cessily Kincaid, Mercury of the Hellions @ New Mutants II#2
  • Jimmy Kincaid, son of Jane Foster and Keith Kincaid @ Thor I#402
  • Dr. Keith Kincaid, Avengers physician, former husband of Jane Foster @ Thor I#136
  • Mr. & Mrs. Kincaid, parents of Hellions member Mercury @ Hellions#2
  • Otis Kincaid, impersonated Spider-Man @ Marvel Knights Spider-Man#6
  • any other character with a similar name

Newton Desiree

(Blade I#2 (fb) - BTS) - Newton worked at one of the large fresh produce markets in New Orleans. Since he was doing business through Dominique Levant with Xavier Rath he could eat at Rath's restaurant for a lower price. Nine months after his first grandchild was born by his teenage daughter Charisma, the former boyfriend of his wife's cousin Martine Bancroft visited Newton's family to help their daughter.

(Blade I#2 (fb) ) - One night Newton went with his family to Rath's restaurant. Newton's mood changed when Morbius came to them and lost his temper.

(Blade I#2) - Morbius visited the Desiree's house again, but Newton didn't want to let him in. He didn't want his help with Charisma and threatened Morbius to get a restraining order against him. When Charisma left the house she didn't tell her father where she was going.

(Blade I#3) - Newton again got into a fight with his daughter when she left the house. Later that day she came running to him at the fresh produce market when she fled from Morbius and Blade.

--Blade I#2 (Blade I#2 (fb), Blade I#2-3

Zinnea Desiree

(Blade I#2 (fb) - BTS) - As a kid and teen she played together with her cousin Martine Bancroft. They stayed friends until their lives were separated when they grew older. Since then she only talked to her on the phone once or twice a year. Other family members talked about Martine's life and how it was ruined by Morbius.

(Strange Tales: Dark Corners#1/2 - BTS) - Zinnea called Martine to tell her that Charisma, who had given birth recently, was in trouble. Martine couldn't come to New Orleans herself to help, but Morbius overheard the call and went to New Orleans to aid Martine's family.

(Blade I#2 (fb) ) - Zinnea was with her family at the Jaded Palate when Morbius came to them and lost his temper. On another day Morbius knocked at her door and talked with her.

(Blade I#2) - Morbius visited the Desiree's house again and Zinnea opened the door. She knew that he meant well and that he wanted to make up for the hurt he brought to Martine, but her husband thought otherwise. Zinnea told Morbius what other family members thought about him. She ended the conversation by telling him that helping them wouldn't help his relationship with Martine and that they didn't need his help.

--Blade I#2 (Strange Tales: Dark Corners#1/2 - BTS, Blade I#2 (fb), Blade I#2

Harvey Kincaid

He was a drug dealer in New Orleans and Charisma was one of his customers. Morbius followed Charisma a few times and knew about her meetings with Kincaid. One night after Kincaid had sold drugs again to Charisma; Morbius attacked him and fed happily on Kincaid's blood. Kincaid didn't survive the encounter.

--Blade I#3



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Blade I#2, p18, pan6 (main image)

#3, p5, pan2 (head shot)
#2, p17, pan6 (Newton Desiree)
#2, p18, pan4 (Zinnea Desiree)
#3, p9, pan2 (Harvey Kincaid)

Strange Tales: Dark Corners#1 (May, 1998) - Don McGregor (writer), Mike Dringenberg (artist), Mark Bernardo (editor)
Blade I#2-3 (December, 1998 - January, 1999) - Don McGregor (writer), Brian Hagan (pencils), Sandu Florea (inks), Joe Andreani (editor)

Last updated: 06/24/06

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