face NONNA of the Lo-Kala

Real Name: Nonna

Identity/ClassExtraterrestrial  (Lo-Kala clan (see comments); planet Bwokk)

Occupation: Unrevealed (she may well have been some royalty in order to arrange her daughter's marriage to a rival clan chieftain to bring about peace)

Group MembershipLo-Kala clan

Affiliations: Unidentified members of the Lo-Kala clan;
    formerly Metz of the Qa-Kaba clan

Enemies: Metz (she was enraged at him, but she didn't want him killed), Ronan

Known RelativesHomma, other members of her clan

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Unrevealed;
    formerly an unidentifed location on the planet Bwokk
full - tiny/distant

First AppearanceAnnihilation: Ronan#1 (June, 2006)

Powers/Abilities: Nonna was sufficiently brave to challenge the powerful warrior Metz over her daughter's death. She apparently lacked the presence of mind to be able to fully explain the situation of her daugher's death  in a timely fashion, however.

Height: Approximately 3'6"
Weight: Approximately 70 lbs.
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Brown (including a pretty solid amount of facial and body hair)

smacked by MetzHistory:
Annihilation: Ronan#1 (fb) - BTS) - There was apparently long-standing feuding/hostilities between the Lo-Kala and Qa-Kaba clans.

(Annihilation: Ronan#1 (fb) - BTS) - A marriage was arranged between Metz and Homma of the Lo-Kala, and their union was to forge a lasting bond between the two clans and signal an end to hostilities.

(Annihilation: Ronan#1 (fb) - BTS) - Metz found Homma in bed with his shield-bearer, and -- as was his right by local law -- he executed both of them.

(Annihilation: Ronan#1) - As Metz walked through a crowd of beings, Homma's mother, Nonna, berated Metz for destroying any hope of reconcilation between their clans by slaying her daughter. Eventually Metz silenced Nonna with a slap to her face and then lifted her by her dress into the air, telling her that his was the only voice there (wherever they were) and that no one would waste breath on her whoring daughter. He was interrupted by Ronan, who -- ignoring the fact that he had been stripped of his rank of Supreme Public Accuser -- chose to speak for the deceased Homma and named Metz as the accused. Metz tried to defend himself, but Ronan quickly knocked Metz. Nonna told Ronan to wait, but Ronan then dragged the  Metz into what looked to be a gladiatorial ring (or some other sort of arena), stating they were adjourning to a setting fit for the administration of Kree law. 

    Nonna followed, and another spoke out, telling Ronan they weren't beholden to his absolutist laws, as things were different there. Ignoring this, Ronan ordered Nonna to state her name and repeat the offense, which she did, confirming that Nonna was now dead at Metz's hand. She tried to explain further, but Ronan interrupted her off and asked the revived Metz how he pleaded. Metz refused to acknowledge his authority. After Metz admitted to killing Homma but refused to saying anything further, Ronan  sentenced Metz to trial by combat, releasing a trio of velociraptor-looking creatures that swiftly slew him. As Ronan walked away, Nonna asked "What have you done??" He told her he had passed judgment, and justice had been done, but she covered her face and sobbed, noting that she had been angry, but that she had not meant nor wanted this.
    Ronan told her their business was concluded, and he departed.

(Annihilation: Ronan#1 - BTS) - Soon after Ronan departed, rioting began, as all of the clan chieftains sought to fill the power vacuum left by Metz's death. Though Ronan later had the circumstances of Homma's death, and the laws of Metz's people explained to him, he still felt justice had been done.

Comments: Created by Simon Furman and Jorge Lucas.

Profile by Snood.

should be distinguished from:

images: (without ads)
Annihilation: Ronan#1, pg. 1 (not including title page), panel 3 (getting smacked by Metz);
        pg. 4, panel 3 (face);
        pg. 7, panel 1 (full...tiny/distant)

Annihilation: Ronan#1 (June, 2006) - Simon Furman (writer), Jorge Lucas (artist), Molly Lazer & Aubrey Sitterson (assistant editors), Andy Schmidt (editor)

Last updated: 02/26/15

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