Real Name: Tess Walker
Occupation: None known
Group Membership: None known
Affiliations: Coogan, Jimmy, Leon Mackenzie (Black Moray), Will
Enemies: Namor, Namorita
Known Relatives: Chance Walker (father), unidentified mother (deceased)
Aliases: None known
Base of Operations: Pacific Northwest
First Appearance: Namor I#26 (May, 1992)
Powers/Abilities: None known.
History: (Namor I#29 (fb) - BTS) - Tess Walker grew up as the only daughter of Sheriff Chance Walker. After her mother died, Chance spent nineteen years as a single dad bringing Tess up.
(Namor I#27 (fb) - BTS) - Tess was the prettiest girl in town and quickly grew bored with her life there. She looked for a way to get out.
(Namor I#29 (fb) - BTS) - When west coast Oracle head, Leon Mackenzie, contacted Tess, she listened to his plot to connive others into acting as eco-terrorists against Oracle's holdings. Leon asked Tess to be his inside-man and promised her large sums of money. Seeing this as her way out, Tess agreed. The 'eco-terrorists' began committing acts of terrorism that resulted in some loggers' lives being lost.
(Namor I#26) - Tess arrived with lunch for Chance, and he left to do his rounds. She found an amnesiac Namor in the jail. Seeking to know the stranger better, she stayed and talked to him about his origins, though he didn't recall anything. After Chance let Namor free, Tess walked with him and discussed his memory challenges. Tess invited Namor to stay, saying it was boring around there without him, and decided to call him Rex. She took him back to their place and showed him his room. They were briefly interrupted by Leon calling, though Tess said she couldn't talk. Tess tried flirting with Namor, then looked out the window to see one of the 'terrorists' destroying the jail in a logging machine. She screamed as her father was in there still, and Namor rushed off to battle the machine.
(Namor I#27) - Tess watched as Namor stopped the machine and was shocked at his strength. The man who'd driven the machine ran away, and the surrounding crowd grew surprised at Namor. She later told her father what had happened, though Chance had a hard time believing it. Tess sought to 'recruit' 'Rex' to their cause, seeing his strength as a bonus. Leon, who thoroughly disgusted her, called once again to 'confirm' their 'appointment.' Tess snuck out that night, unaware that 'Rex' had followed her, and met Leon's car. After she resisted his flirtations, Leon gave her a bank account information with her eleven million in it. She then moved to go home.
(Namor I#28) - When 'Rex' rushed out of the woods, he startled Tess. After a brief argument, they embraced until some of their allies came out to attack Namor. Tess convinced the 'terrorists' that Namor was on their side, though, and later called to report that to Leon. He was pleased that she was now going to involve 'Rex' in their plot, seeing more potential for destruction and thus more money. Tess directed 'Rex' and her allies to move against Oracle's headquarters, an act that would disable the logging in the area. As they led the attack, Tess climbed in a logging machine and propelled it forward, killing all in her path. Tess was shocked when 'Rex' leaped aboard the machine and pulled her mask off. As she tried to stammer an explanation, the machine rolled into fuel bins, exploding.
(Namor I#29) - Tess felt the last of her air give way as she sunk in the wreckage beneath the water. Soon, Namorita took her corpse from the waters.
Comments: Created by John Byrne, Jae Lee, and Bob Wiacek.
Tess Walker has no known connections to
(Namor I#26) - Working in the Pacific
Northwest cutting down trees, Will was killed when his chainsaw struck
a spike that was planted in a tree.
(Namor I#26) - Coogan was working in the
Pacific Northwest cutting down trees when one of his coworkers, Will,
was killed by a spike planted in a tree. Assuming the nearby
amnesiac Namor to be responsible, Coogan and his buddies attacked
Namor, and Coogan downed Namor with a lucky shot with a chainsaw.
They later saw Namor checked by a doctor and put into jail.
(Namor I#29 (fb) - BTS) - After Sheriff Chance Walker's wife died, he worked to raise their daughter, Tess, for the next nineteen years and was oblivious to Tess's boredom in their small community.
(Namor I#26) - Chance Walker was working in the Pacific Northwest. After a logger was killed, they assumed an amnesiac Namor to be the culprit and fought him. The battle put Namor in the hospital and in jail. He and the doctor worked to find traces of Namor with hospitals, sanitariums, and the FBI. Soon, Tess arrived with dinner, and Chance left to do his rounds. Chance later freed Namor, realizing he wasn't guilty, and arrested the real villain, having his aide Jimmy lock him away. One of the loggers soon attacked the jail in a logging machine.
(Namor I#27) - Namor stopped the logger, saving Chance's life, though he had a hard time believing it.
(Namor I#29) - Chance went to the logger's Oracle
headquarters where an attack had led to an explosion and several had
been killed. He was beside himself when Namorita presented him
with Tess's corpse. He'd thought she'd been kidnapped by the
terrorists, and Namorita couldn't find a way to tell him that Tess had
caused it all. After the paramedics failed to revive her, he
lashed out against Namorita briefly. He took Tess's body away,
feeling like a failure.
--Namor I#26 ( 29 (fb), 26, 27, 29
(Namor I#26) - An aide to Sheriff
Walker, Jimmy locked away a murderer that Walker had caught.
I#26, p7, pan3
(Coogan) Namor I#26, p11, pan5
(Chance Walker) Namor I#26, p15, pan4
(Jimmy) Namor I#26, p19, pan4
Namor I#26 (May, 1992) - John Byrne (writer), Jae Lee
(penciler), Bob Wiacek (inker), Terry Kavanagh (editor)
Namor I#27, 28 (June, July, 1992) John Byrne & Joey Cavalieri (writers), Jae Lee (penciler), Jeff Albrecht (inker), Terry Kavanagh (editor)
Namor I#29 (August, 1992) - John Byrne (writer), Jae Lee (penciler), Jeff Albrecht (inker), Terry Kavanagh (editor)
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