change-kendra-vampire-main KENDRA CHANGE

Real Name: Kendra Change

Identity/Class:Human vampire;
    18th century
    presumably an English citizen

Occupation: Predator

Group MembershipVampires of Earth;

Affiliations: Unidentified merchant

Enemies: Howard Douglas, Jeremy Haynes (although they may or may not have become subservient to her after their transformation into vampires)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: Jeremy mistakenly called her "witch"

Base of Operations: Unrevealed;
    formerly the Henrietta ship, docked in Liverpool, England, United Kingdom (she sought to travel to London, but we don't know that she ever got there)

First Appearance: Vampire Tales#7/6: "Agents of the Night Road" (October, 1974)

change-kendra-vampire-facePowers/Abilities As a vampire, Lawrence presumably had superhuman strength (typically enhanced human) and required regular blood meals to survive.

    Further, feeding on a human victim would turn that victim into a vampire, depending on the extent of the feeding and other circumstances.

    Those she vampirized may have been subservient to her.

    When fully fed, she could likely heal rapidly from non-fatal wounds. Being shot and then stabbed in the chest with a rapier-like sword gave her little pause, although it did draw blood.

    She likely possessed vulnerability to religious icons and a wooden stake through the heart. 

    She presumably had the standard vampire vulnerabilities, including sunlight and garlic.

    She may have been able to mesmerize others with a gaze and/or transform from human to bat form at will; however, not every vampire possesses such abilities.

    She notably had a star-like marking over her right zygomatic arch (cheek bone).

Height: Unrevealed (she looked as tall as Jeremy, so perhaps 5'8 - 5'10")
Weight: Unrevealed (perhaps 135 lbs.; she seemed fairly lean)
Eyes: Unrevealed (black and white story, but presumably red at least some of the time); original eye color unrevealed
Hair: Blonde


change-kendra-vampire-fangs(Vampire Tales#7/6 (fb) - BTS) <3 days before the main story> - Having recently arrived in Great Britain and seeking to travel to London, Kendra Change met with an unidentified merchant, telling him of a large wooden chest stowed aboard the freighter ship Henrietta, docked in Liverpool, and promising him a thousand quid to transport it to London via his carriage.
    Kendra considered the merchant slight, weak, and timid, and not worthy of feeding upon.

(Vampire Tales#7/6 (fb) - BTS) - Kendra had her coffin, complete with some of her native soil, stowed aboard the Henrietta as it was docked in Liverpool (or perhaps sometimes before that).

(Vampire Tales#7/6 - BTS) - Highwaymen Howard Douglas and Jeremy Haynes assaulted this merchant en route to the Henrietta.

    In a futile effort to save his life, the merchant told them of the chest aboard the Henrietta, which he imagined must be filled with a king's ransom if the woman was willing to pay so much.

(Vampire Tales#7/6 (fb) - BTS) - When Howard boarded the Henrietta while Jeremy hung back as lookout/backup, Kendra fatally drained Howard's blood.

(Vampire Tales#7/6 - BTS) - Jeremy, tired of waiting, boarded the Henrietta.

(Vampire Tales#7/6) - Shortly after Jeremy found the wooden box empty except for some soil and then discovered Howard's corpse, Kendra appeared behind Jeremy, terrifying him with a hellish growl. She informed him that he was the second man to visit her that night, neither one being the man she had conscripted to transport her coffin.

    After Kendra noted that she was certain that the small merchant lacked the blood Howard possessed, Howard warned her back; when she did not retreat, he shot her with his single-shot pistol and then rushed forward and stabbed her with his sword.

    Smiling, Kendra removed the blood-slimed sword and whispered, "I will have your blood, man." She laughed as Jeremy stumbled backwards, knocking over a table and dousing its candle. Jeremy caught a glimpse of her barbed fangs before the light vanished, and a wail of agony bloomed from the Henrietta.

Comments: Created by Doug Moench and Howard Chaykin.

    Kendra's name was revealed in the Vampires appendix in Vampires: The Marvel Undead (December, 2011)

Profile by Snood.

Kendra Change
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    The Henrietta was a freighter ship docked in Liverpool.

    Kendra Change had her coffin placed on board the Henrietta and then arranged with a merchant to pick up the "chest" and transport it to Liverpool.

    Howard Douglas and Jeremy Haynes ambushed and slew the merchant while he was en route to the Henrietta, and he told them of the chest in a vain attempt to save his life.

    Douglas and Haynes traveled to the Henrietta and Douglas entered while Haynes watched outside as back-up, but Kendra vampirized Douglas, and then Haynes when he boarded the Henrietta shortly thereafter.

Vampire Tales#7/6: "Agents of the Night Road"

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Vampire Tales#7/6, pg. 7, panel 3 (Henrietta, closer shot, shadowed);
        pg. 8, panel 4 (full);
          panel 5 (face);
       pg. 9, panel 5 (fangs);
          panel 8 (Henrietta, distant shadow)


Vampire Tales#7/6: "Agents of the Night Road" (October, 1974) - Doug Moench (writer), Howard Chaykin (artist), Tony Isabella (consulting editor), Marv Wolfman (editor)
Vampires: The Marvel Undead (December, 2011) - Jeff Christiansen, Mike O'Sullivan, and Stuart Vandal (head writers/coordinators); Markus Raymond & Mike Fichera (assistant coordinators)

First posted: 06/10/2019
Last updated: 06/10/2019

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