Real Name: Seesha
Identity/Class: Human; citizen of the Savage Land
Group Membership: Fall People
Affiliations: Fahé, Ka-Zar, Khonsah, Kronak, Karl Lykos, Nereel, Shakani, Tandy Snow, X-Men (Banshee/Sean Cassidy, Colossus/Piotr Rasputin, Cyclops/Scott Summers, Nightcrawler/Kurt Wagner, Storm/Ororo Munroe, Wolverine/James "Logan" Howlett)
Enemies: Gordon Greig, Sheenarians
Known Relatives: Tongah (husband), Barok (son, see coments), Tatia (sister-in-law, deceased), Emuel (brother-in-law)
Base of Operations: Fall People village, Savage Land, Antarctica
First Appearance: Savage Tales I#11/1 (July, 1975)
Powers/Abilities: Seesha possessed no superhuman powers. She had the average strength of a human female of her size, height and build who regularly engages in extensive exercise. She was most likely trained and experienced in the use of spears and similar weaponry.
Height:5'6" (by approximation)
Weight: 130 lbs. (by approximation)
(Savage Tales I#11/2 (fb) ) - Seesha of the Savage Land's Fall People tribe became romantically involved with Ka-Zar.
(Savage Tales I#11/2 (fb) ) - Ka-Zar eventually broke off their relationship leaving Seesha in tears.
(Savage Tales I#11/2 (fb) - BTS) - Chief Tongah of the Fall People took Seesha as his second wife (see comments).
(Savage Tales I#11/2 (fb) - BTS) - Seesha made her way over to the river to fetch fresh water for the village when she came across two outlanders; big game hunter Gordon Greig and paleontologist Bernard Kloss. Kloss had hired the hunter to guide him to the Savage Land, Greig, however, had lied hoping only to prospect and scout locations for potential hunting trips. The duo had accidentally stumbled on the valley after getting lost in a blizzard. Now Greig only wanted to escape the prehistoric jungle. Greig took Seesha and planned to use her as a guide to escape the Savage Land although the kind-hearted Kloss tried to stop the hunter. Greig answered by hanging Kloss by binding the man's arms between two trees where he would make for a handy snack for one of the many feral jungle animals in the jungle after which he left with Seesha.
(Savage Tales I#11/2) - Greig took her to a raft on the river and verbally abused her to show him a way out of the jungle. Although Seesha didn't even know a way out she simply answered she'd rather die, causing Greig to knock her upside the head with his gun. To convince the girl, Greig uncovered his right hand, revealing a metal prosthetic with which he easily destroyed a crate. Just then Greig and Seesha noticed somebody shot an arrow towards the raft. Seesha assumed it was Tongah who had come to save her and yelled out his name before finding out it was Ka-Zar. He jumped from the trees on the raft, threatening Greig who believed he was now facing Tongah. Seesha could do nothing but watch as Ka-Zar threw the hunter in the river after which an enormous dinosaur emerged from the water ready to devour the duo. As Ka-Zar fought the dinosaur and was seemingly eaten, Greig climbed back on board the raft, determined to pick up where they'd left. Greig grabbed Seesha by the neck, choking the girl. However, Ka-Zar had escaped death and after returning to the raft he took a knife and killed Greig after which he dumped the hunter in the river. Seesha rushed towards Ka-Zar's side, holding him tight she confessed to still love Ka-Zar but when the jungle lord gave her the cold shoulder she commented that though Tongah had her mind and body he didn't have her heart. Moments later Seesha was reunited with Tongah.
(Ka-Zar: Lord of the Hidden Jungle#15 - BTS) - Seesha was at the Fall People's village when the other-dimensional Sheenarian invasion forces arrived in the Savage Land. Though the Fall People tried to mount a defense, they were no match for their armed assailants. Most of the Fall People were slaughtered by the invaders. While Seesha and several others survived, only Khonsah managed to escape.
(Ka-Zar: Lord of the Hidden Jungle#16 - BTS) - Seesha and the remaining survivors were taken prisoner by the Sheenarian army who planned to use them for slave labor.
(Ka-Zar: Lord of the Hidden Jungle#16) - Forced to follow the Sheenarian army on foot, Seesha walked by the decimated corpses of her people wondering what could have happened to her husband. In an act of panic Seesha ran up to one of the commanders shouting what they did to Tongah, pummeling her fists against his steed in rage. The commander simply kicked Seesha away in the face, seemingly enjoying to treat the prisoners as mere insects. While Seesha lay on the ground sobbing the commander turned away and ordered his fellow invaders to set up their first outpost in the remnants of the destroyed village.
(Ka-Zar: Lord of the Hidden Jungle#17) - Forced to carry a pile of wood across the land Seesha walked besides Kronak. She was worried sick about the fate of her husband, chieftain Tongah, fearing he was dead. Kronak tried his best to console the woman but secretly shared her fears. They were unaware Tongah had in fact joined forces with Ka-Zar to stop the Sheenarians. Kronak noted the invaders had nearly conquered the entire valley even as they were moving in on the Zebra People.
(Ka-Zar: Lord of the Hidden Jungle#19) - Determined to escape, Kronak and Seesha waited for nightfall and used a rock to break the chains that bound them to the ground while the other prisoners were sleeping. Even though the duo was still bound together, they could now move. They attempted to sneak away through the jungle's thick foliage in hopes of reaching the Zebra People. However, a Sheenarian sentry spotted them and fired his lasergun at them. The beam hit Kronak who was killed instantly. With only a smoldering skeleton remaining, Seesha was now free from the chain that bound the two together. This allowed her to successfully escape into the jungle.
(Ka-Zar: Lord of the Hidden Jungle#20) - Traveling through the marshlands on her way to the Zebra People Seesha hid in the long grass while a group of Sheenarian invaders passed on by riding their steeds. Seesha, however, was unaware Charn, one of the Zebra People was close-by watching the invaders from the trees when they suddenly noticed his presence. Afraid to be caught herself Seesha stayed hidden while Charn was captured by the Sheenarians. She did decide to continue her journey to warn the Zebra People of the incoming threat.
(Uncanny X-Men I#115 - BTS) - Queen Priestess of the Sun People, Zaldane used outlander Kirk Marston as a vessel for the rebirth of Garokk, the Petrified Man. The godlike entity was most displeased by the presence of outerdimensional invaders in "his" land. Using his incredible powers, Garokk effortlessly banished everyone and everything related to Quarl back to its native dimension.
(Uncanny X-Men I#115 - BTS) - With the disappearance of the Sheenarians to their dimension, Seesha and the others safely returned to their village. Ka-Zar's friend Tandy Snow and Karl Lykos also stayed behind with the Fall People.
(Uncanny X-Men I#114 - BTS) - Seesha and the Fall People received a surprise visit from the X-Men, who'd dug their way to the Savage Land following a fight against Magneto in Antarctica. Chieftain Tonagh and Seesha offered their hospitality to the outlanders, giving them opportunity to catch their breath and freshen up. To replace their torn clothes, Seesha provided Storm with a new set of robes.
(Uncanny X-Men I#115) - After encountering and fighting Sauron the X-Men were confronted by Ka-Zar who took them back to the village of the Fall People for dinner. Seesha was present for the encounter.
Comments: Created by Doug Moench (writer), Steve Gan (pencils), Rico Rival (inks).
Seesha was Chief Tongah's second wife. His first wife and child were slaughtered by the Sun People on orders of their Queen priestess Zaldane.
Seesha's appearance in Uncanny X-Men I#115 was identified by the Official Index to the Marvel Universe: The Uncanny X-Men. Seesha hasn't appeared since, it's likely she too died in the decimation of the Savage Land by Jorro, a Deviant wielding the power of Terminus in Avengers I#256-257. In Uncanny X-Men Annual I#12 (1988) it was revealed most of the Fall People died including Seesha's friend Fah, her husband and child.
Seesha would most likely have been present during the burial ceremony of Shakani in Classic X-Men#21.
Uncanny X-Men I#114 was reprinted in Classic X-Men#20, Uncanny X-Men I#115 was reprinted in Classic X-Men#21.
Profile by MarvellousLuke
Seesha has no known connections to
Little Barok was playing with his siblings and/or friends when the Fall People provided temporary shelter to the mutant heroes the X-Men. Curious about the blue elf he asked Nightcrawler what his tail was, Nightcrawler gladly explained the children about himself.
--Uncanny X-Men I#114
Note: The Official Index to the Marvel Universe: The Uncanny X-Men lists Barok as "possibly one of Tongah and Seesha's sons".
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Ka-Zar: Lord of the Hidden Jungle#16, p5, pan2 (mainimage)
Savage Tales I#11, p15, pan7 (romance with Ka-Zar)
Savage Tales I#11, p28, pan2 (on a raft)
Ka-Zar: Lord of the Hidden Jungle#19, p7, pan1&2 (escaping the Sheenarians)
Uncanny X-Men I#115, p11, pan1 (meeting the X-Men)
Uncanny X-Men I#114, p11, pan1 (Barok)
Savage Tales I#11 (July, 1975) - Doug Moench (writer), Steve Gan (pencils), Rico Rival (inks), Archie Goodwin, Len Wein, Roy Thomas, John Warner (editors)
Ka-Zar: Lord of the Hidden Jungle#16 (June, 1976) - Doug Moench (writer), Val Mayerik (pencils & inks), Marv Wolfman (editor)
Ka-Zar: Lord of the Hidden Jungle#17 (August, 1976) - Doug Moench (writer), Val Mayerik (pencils & inks), Marv Wolfman (editor)
Ka-Zar: Lord of the Hidden Jungle#19 (December, 1976) - Doug Moench (writer), Val Mayerik (pencils & inks), Archie Goodwin (editor)
Ka-Zar: Lord of the Hidden Jungle#20 (February, 1977) - Doug Moench (writer), Val Mayerik (pencils), Ernie Chan (inks), Archie Goodwin (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#114 (October, 1978) - Chris Claremont (writer), John Byrne (writer, pencils), Terry Austin (inks), Roger Stern (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#115 (November, 1978) - Chris Claremont (writer), John Byrne (writer, pencils), Terry Austin (inks), Roger Stern (editor)
First Posted: 06/30/2018
Last Updated: 06/30/2018
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