Real Name: Khadijah
Identity/Class: Human, citizen of Halwan (pre-modern era)
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: First Line (Black Fox/Robert William Paine, Blackjack, Effigy/Velmax, Flatiron/Russell, Mr. Justice/Timothy "Tim" Carney, Nightingale, Oxbow/Sam Matonabbe, Pixie, Positron/Veronica, Reflex)
Known Relatives: Princess Zafina (cousin), Kadar (uncle, former king, deceased)
Aliases: "Doc," "Pretty lady" (nicknames used by Mr. Justice)
Base of Operations: Unrevealed;
last seen in Israel;
formerly United States of America
First Appearance: Marvel: The Lost Generation#9 (June, 2000)
Powers/Abilities: Khadijah possessed no known superhuman abilities. She was an experienced, trained physician who -- due to her moral code -- had great difficulties watching people suffer under her cousin Princess Zafina's brutal rule.
Height: 5'6" (by approximation)
Weight: 115 lbs. (by approximation)
(Marvel: The Lost Generation#9 (fb) - BTS) - Born into Halwan's royal family, Khadijah traveled to America, where she trained as a medical doctor. Upon completing her studies, she returned to Halwan, where Princess Zafina had by then succeeded her father King Kadar as the country's rightful ruler. Zafina put her cousin in charge of caring for those who survived the torture chambers. However, Khadijah never had any patients.
(Marvel: The Lost Generation#9 - BTS) - After Mr. Justice (Tim Carney) was shot down over the Strait of Hormuz and brought to the castle of the Lion Throne for questioning, he spent two brutal days getting tortured and grilled by Zafina's inquisitor Jameel. When he wouldn't break, Zafina allowed the severely injured hero a brief respite while she planned another way of extracting information from him.
(Marvel: The Lost Generation#9) - Khadijah visited Mr. Justice to tend to his wounds; initially, he mistook her for Zafina, but she quickly corrected him. After explaining how she spent several happy years training in the United States, she complimented him on his remarkable resistance to pain. Mr. Justice revealed he was trained by the best before getting up, suavely paying her compliments and buttering the doctor up into helping him escape the palace.
(Marvel: The Lost Generation#9 - BTS) - While the First Line arrived in Halwan to rescue him, Mr. Justice, Khadijah had already left the Lion's Throne. Khadijah aided Mr. Justice in commandeering a Halwani jet they forced to head for Tel Aviv, Israel. There, Khadijah escorted the injured Justice to Ben-Gurion Medical Center, where she stabilized his condition and made a proper diagnosis of his many severe injuries.
(Marvel: The Lost Generation#9) - When the First Line arrived in Tel Aviv, Khadijah escorted the team to Mr. Justice's hospital room. There, she explained that despite his great endurance and determination, their teammate would never fully recover from some of his injuries. The team's healer Nightingale proved her wrong, however, when she used her empathic restoration powers to completely mend Mr. Justice's wounds within moments. To her astonishment, Khadijah examined Carney and noted that his vital signs were completely normal.
Comments: Created by Roger Stern (writer), John Byrne (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks).
According to Mr. Justice, the name "Khadijah" means "trustworthy", though Wikipedia (talk about trustworthy) lists its meaning as "born prematurely."
Khadijah was a fun little character you could just imagine becoming part of the First Line's support staff had the series continued in real time. As for her title, it's a little hard to believe she was still considered a princess after defecting, even though the current Halwani rulers might look more favorably upon her actions.
Profile by Norvo.
Khadijah should not be confused with
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Marvel: The Lost Generation#9, p13, pan3 (main image)
Marvel: The Lost Generation#9, p23, pan5 (astonished at Mr. Justice's recovery)
Marvel: The Lost Generation#9 (June, 2000) - Roger Stern (writer), John Byrne (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
First Posted: 02/23/2014
Last updated: 11/23/2019
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