(of Earth-148)

Real Name: Ai'sha

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-148) human magic user (?-see comments)

Occupation: Queen

Group Membership: Rebellion against Necrom;
possibly the Sorceress Sisterhood (see comments)

Affiliations: Kylun (Colin McKay), Princess Sa'tneen, Yeoman UK, Zz'ria

Enemies: Necrom

Known Relatives: Sa'tneen (daughter, deceased)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Ee'rath

First Appearance: Excalibur I#1 (October, 1988)

Powers/Abilities: While Queen Ai'sha never displayed any superhuman powers, she possibly possessed a significant ability to manipulate mystical energy for a variety of effects (see comments).

Height: 5'8" (by approximation)
Weight: 140 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Unrevealed (see comments)
Hair: Unrevealed (see comments)

History: (Excalibur I#43 (fb) - BTS) - The last member of her regal dynasty to actually rule on Ee'rath, Queen Ai'sha was presumed to have been a member of the mighty Sorceress Sisterhood. 

(Excalibur I#46 (fb) - BTS) - Very little has been revealed about Queen Ai'sha's life. Although it is known that she led her forces in a war against the evil sorcerer Necrom and his army, it has never been revealed if Necrom's forces first attacked during her reign or if the war was something that she had inherited from the monarch (presumably one of her parents) who preceded her. Her trusted counselor was the mystic Zz'ria.

(Excalibur I#43 (fb) - BTS) - At some point, Queen Ai'sha gave birth to her only (known) child, a daughter who she named Sa'tneen. The identity of Sa'tneen's father has never been revealed so he may (or may not) have been Ai'sha's consort (assuming she had one). It has also not been revealed if Sa'tneen was born before or after the war against Necrom began.

(Excalibur I#1 (fb) - BTS) - Eventually, the war against Necrom reached a point where it became clear that Queen Ai'sha's forces would not be able to prevail. Under circumstances that have never been revealed, Queen Ai'sha apparently decided that surrendering was her only viable choice, presumably in order to prevent her followers from needlessly dying in an unwinnable fight. In exchange for her surrender, Necrom apparently agreed to only exile Queen Ai'sha, her daughter and her followers (instead of simply killing them)

(Excalibur I#1) - A ceremony to mark Queen Ai'sha's dethronement was held in the Chamber of Infinity. Queen Ai'sha was present, sitting cross-legged on a floating pillow, and was accompanied by her counselor, the mystic Zz'ria, and Yeoman UK, leader of the guardians of Ee'rath known as Excalibur. Necrom was not known to be present but was represented by two of his Druids and multiple other warriors. Partway through the ceremony, a "blue demon" (actually Earth-616's Nightcrawler/Kurt Wagner) emerged from the Tower That Crosses Time, surprising the participants and provoked several verbal reactions, with Ai'sha saying, "Vajna-majents Quee!" to which Yeoman UK replied, "Rästne-bajan! Kodamöe!" When the two of Necrom's warriors reacted with hostility, the demon spat out what seemed to those present to be an alien curse and vanished in a burst of flaming brimstone.

(Excalibur I#46 (fb) - BTS) - Following the demon's departure, the ceremony resumed, and the demon's visit came to be remembered in legend as an omen that heralded the enslavement of Ee'rath.

Following her dethronement, Queen Ai'sha went into exile at a location on Ee'rath that has never been identified. She was joined in exile by Sa'tneen, Zz'ria, and an unspecified number of royal supporters.

Soon afterwards, a seven-year-old mutant boy named Colin McKay stepped through a interdimensional doorway (created by his friend Widget) from the highlands of Scotland on Earth-616 and arrived on the ice plains of Ee'rath. The people who found him (before he could freeze to death) considered his arrival to be a good omen so they brought him to the exiled royal household. Queen Ai'sha (with her young daughter peering out from behind her mother's throne) welcomed "Kylun" and placed him in Zz'ria's care.

Over the next twenty or so (local) years, while Zz'ria trained Kylun as a warrior, Sa'tneen received training in sorcery, presumably from her mother and/or Zz'ria (and possibly others). During this period, Sat'neen and Kylun fell in love. Eventually, after Kylun had come of age and chosen the image of Widget as his totem, he pledged his heart to Princess Sa'tneen as Queen Ai'sha, Zz'ria and others of the royal court looked on happily.

Sadly, this happiness was not destined to last. Despite being in exile, Queen Ai'sha had remained a symbol of opposition to Necrom and, over the years, the evil tyrant's reign of terror had caused many people to travel to her place of exile where they joined the royal supporters in order to one day fight back against him. Necrom eventually became fearful of the growing strength of her army, so much so that he had his forces launch a "cowardly" (surprise?) attack on the settlement where the exiles lived. Queen Ai'sha, Zz'ria and thousands of royal supporters were killed in the massacre while hundreds of others, including Princess Sa'tneen, were taken captive and imprisoned.

Kylun, who had been badly wounded and left for dead, survived and organized a rebel army who rescued the princess from being sacrificed. Together, Kylun and Sa'tneen led the rebels against Necrom's army and ultimately brought an end to his evil empire. Sadly, Sa'tneen was mortally wounded by Necrom after thwarting his attempt to use the animated corpses of the Excalibur members to take his revenge on her and Kylun. The death of Princess Sa'tneen ended Queen Ai'sha's dynasty forever.

Comments: Created by Chris Claremont, Alan Davis and Paul Neary.

This profile was originally a subprofile written entirely by Donald Campbell for the Princess Sa'tneen profile. It was expanded into a full profile using all of Donald's original text and some new text/links/brightly-colored images to upgrade it to full profile status by Proto-Man.

Queen Ai'sha did not actually appear and was not mentioned by name in Excalibur I#43 but in that issue, her daughter Sa'tneen was mentioned as the last of a regal dynasty, meaning that Ai'sha was obviously the last herself before Sa'tneen was born. It also referred to Sa'tneen as the last of the Sorceress Sisterhood, suggesting that Ai'sha had been before her. If Queen Ai'sha indeed was a member of the Sorceress Sisterhood, then she would have possessed a significant ability to manipulate mystical energy for a variety of effects. However, since she was never depicted using any magic, it's possible that she was not actually a sorceress herself.

Queen Ai'sha has only been depicted clearly in three images, all three included in this profile as well as an image of the massacre in which she died.

Profile by Donald Campbell and Proto-Man.

Queen Ai'sha has no known connections to:

images: (without ads)
Excalibur I#1, p14, pan2 (Queen Ai'sha being dethroned, main image)
Excalibur I#46, p14, pan4 (Ai'sha, headshot)
Excalibur I#46, p14, pan2 (Ai'sha on her throne)
Excalibur I#46, p14, pan6 (Ai'sha death at settlement massacre)

Excalibur I#1 (October, 1988) - Chris Claremont (writer), Alan Davis (pencils), Paul Neary (inks), Ann Nocenti, Terry Kavanagh (editors)
Excalibur I#43 (November, 1991) - Alan Davis (writer, pencils), Mark Farmer (inks), Terry Kavanagh (editor)
Excalibur I#46 (January, 1992) - Alan Davis (writer, pencils), Mark Farmer (inks), Terry Kavanagh (editor)

First Posted: 03/13/2019
Last updated: 03/13/2019

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