Real Name: Cha'tima
Identity/Class: Normal human (Native American,
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Ahote, Arnie Berman, Human Fly
(Rick Rojatt), Blaze Kendall, Ted Locke, Nakwach.
Enemies: Frank Sturgis and his thugs
Known Relatives: Ahote
Base of Operations: Hopi reservation near Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA
First Appearance: Human Fly I#18 (February, 1978)
Powers/Abilities: Cha'tima was a normal girl, proud of her Hopi heritage, who bravely stood up to bullies.
Height: 5' (by approximation)
(Human Fly I#18 (fb) - BTS) - A resident at the Hopi
reservation near Las Cruces, New Mexico, Cha'tima was unhappy at white
bar owner Frank Sturgis' aggressive efforts to undermine Hopi culture
and stage a tourist fair for profit the same day as a sacred Hopi festival.
(Human Fly I#18 (fb)) - When her cousin Nakwach
returned with their dead grandfather, murdered in a deliberate
hit-an-run, Cha'tima accused the helpful stuntman Human Fly as a
clownish performer in league
business interests and the intoxicated Hopi Tribal Council. This caused
the Human Fly to angrily confront Sturgis, who instead set his thugs
after the stuntman. The Human Fly rejoined his troupe and Cha'tima;
they were warned by
Nakwach of the approaching thugs of Sturgis, keen for a fight.
(Human Fly I#19 (fb)) - Although abhorring violence,
the Human Fly and his troupe, alongside Cha'tima, overcame their
attackers. Nakwach and Cha'tima
invited the Fly and his troupe to the home of their uncle and respected
elder Ahote for sanctuary. Ahote introduced the respectful newcomers to
their legends and beliefs, including racial unity and opposing greed,
and Ahote devised a plan with Cha'tima and the Human Fly for the stunt.
The next day, the
Human Fly stopped one of Sturgis' men aggressively harassing Cha'tima,
who was dressed in more traditional clothes. The Human Fly then rode
his rocketcycle for the stunt along a highwire above the
aptly named Misty Gorge. To inspire the gathered Hopi people, Cha'tima
secretly projected stock footage of Hopi myths onto the mist to make it
appear as if the Human Fly was being welcomed by Hopi gods; this
inspired the Hopi locals to overcome racial disunity and, combined with
the Human Fly's assassination attempt by Sturgis' sniper, the Hopi
guard stopped Sturgis and his thugs.
Cha'tima and Nakwach accompanied the Human Fly and his troupe to the
(Human Fly I#18-19) - West-TV reporter Harmony Whyte typed a report covering the events.
Comments: Created by Bill Mantlo (writer), Lee Elias (pencils) and Ricardo Villamonte (inks).
Profile by Grendel Prime.
Cha'tima has no known connections to:
Ahote was a respected Hopi tribal elder and uncle to
Cha'tima and Nakwach. Apparently a signatory to the first treaty that
formed the Las Cruces Pueblo reservation decades before, he provided
sanctuary to the Huamn Fly and his troupe against the roving thugs of
Frank Sturgis. Ahote introduced the newcomers to their legends and
beliefs, including racial unity and opposing greed. Ahote helped Cha'tima devise a plan with the Fly for the stunt.
--Human Fly I#19
Nakwach was Cha'tima's cousin, also proudly Hopi and
a resident on the reservation. He saw his grandfather killed by a
driver and was distraught by his side when the Human Fly's troupe
arrived. Initially defiant, he challenged the Human Fly, but met his
gaze and trusted him, and they took the body to the Hopi reservation.
He later warned the Human Fly, his troupe and Cha'tima when they were
menaced by Frank Sturgis' thugs, and took the stuntman and his group to
his uncle's home for sanctuary. The next day, he foiled sniper Hankus' murder attempt of the Human Fly, and joined the stuntman and his troupe in celebrating the sacred Hopi festival.
--Human Fly I#18 (19
Human Fly I#19, p16, pan1 (main image)
p11, pan4 (headshot)
p5, pan2 (Ahote)
p17, pan1 (Nakwach)
Human Fly I#18 (February, 1978) - Bill Mantlo (writer), Lee Elias (pencils), Ricardo Villamonte (inks), M.J. Duffy (editor)
Human Fly I#19 (March, 1978) - Bill Mantlo (writer), Lee Elias (pencils), Ricardo Villamonte (inks), Allen Milgrom (editor)
First Posted: 10/11/2017
Last updated: 10/11/2017
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