Real Name: Tadj (full name unrevealed)

Identity/Class: Human (Celsian)

Occupation: Ambassador of Celsia

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: His troops

EnemiesLena Ivana, Dr. Morgan Michaels (Morbius), Rayessa

Known RelativesRayessa (sister)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Celsian Embassy, New York City

First Appearance: Morbius#30 (February, 1995)

Powers/Abilities: None. He is a true traditionalist (and a real jerk).


(Morbius#30 (fb) - BTS) - Tadj moved into the Celsian Embassy in New York City. Celsia spent a billion dollars to turn the former brownstone building into a palace.

(Morbius#30) - One night Tadj and his bodyguard pulled Rayessa out of the Acid Pit club and forced her into the ambassador's limousine. They were bothered by Lena Ivana, who called the police, but due to Tadj's diplomatic immunity they couldn't do anything. Tadj even asked the police to arrest Lena, but they only led her away from the limousine.

(Morbius#31) - Tadj informed his sister that the council had decided that Rayessa would be taken back to Celsia to be executed. Tadj didn't oppose the verdict because Rayessa had disgraced his family by becoming engaged to an American. It was Tadj's responsibility to deal the death blow to her.

  Later that night Dr. Morgan Michaels (Morbius) and Lena Ivana broke into the embassy to save Rayessa. When Tadj saw Lena he sent his guard after her and ordered his troops to bring him the other intruder. His men failed and he threatened to have them all shot if they didn't bring him the intruders. Tadj went to his sister, but Lena, transformed into a bird, entered the room before him. Rayessa revealed that she had poisoned herself and Tadj was angered that she robbed her family of justice. Morbius entered the room as well and Lena, still as bird, saved him when Tadj tried to shoot him. While Morbius left the embassy with Rayessa, Lena, still a bird, injured Tadj's eyes.

Comments: Created by Lisa Trusiani, Craig Gilmore & Mike Witherby.

Profile by Markus Raymond.

Tadj and Rayessa have no known connection to:


(Morbius#31 (fb) - BTS) - Rayessa went to medical school in New York City and had been accepted for an internship at New York Hospital. Unfortunately she disgraced her family by becoming engaged to an American.

(Morbius#30) - Rayessa was having fun at the Acid Pit club when her brother and his guard forced her into a limousine. Lena Ivana saw them and called the police. She led the police to the limousine that was stuck in a traffic jam. Rayessa could only watch when Lena herself got into trouble with the police for harrassing her brother.

(Morbius#31) - Rayessa was informed by her brother that the council had decided that she had to return to Celsia to be executed by being pressed to death by her own possessions. She couldn't understand how her brother couldn't speak up for her and only wanted to know which of her possession he would use to kill her.

  Her servant Tory brought Rayessa her eyeglass case with some pills in it and took them all. While Lena Ivana and Dr. Morgan Michaels (Morbius) broke into the embassy, Tadj found his sister dying in her room. Dr. Michaels and Lena tried to save Rayessa from Tadj. Michaels took Lena and jumped with her out a window, but it was already too late. Rayessa died in Morbius' arms.

--Morbius#30 (Morbius#31 (fb) - BTS, Morbius#30-31

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Morbius#31, p16, pan5 (main)

p10, pan3 (head shot)
p8, pan1 (Rayessa)

Morbius#30 (February, 1995) - Lisa Trusiani (writer), Craig Gilmore (pencils), Mike Witherby (inks), Bobbie Chase (editor)
Morbius#31 (March, 1995) - Lisa Trusiani (writer), Fabio Laguna (pencils), Mike Witherby (inks), Bobbie Chase (editor)

Last updated: 01/29/06

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