Real Name: Moussa
Identity/Class: Alternate reality
(Earth-38191) human (Iraqi) (sometime around the 10th century? - see comments)
Occupation: Medieval loan shark
Group Membership: None
Enemies: Aladdin, Blink (Clarice
Ferguson of Earth-295)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Baghdad, Iraq
First Appearance: Exiles III#9 (December, 2018)
Powers/Abilities: Moussa does not possess any
superhuman powers but he is very skilled in the use of scimitars and is not above killing anyone who crosses him.
Height: Unrevealed (approximately 6'6")
Weight: Unrevealed (approximately 200 lbs.)
Eyes: Brown (one appears solid white due to an injury)
Hair: Black (graying)
History: (Exiles III#9 (fb) - BTS) - At some point, Moussa sustained an eye injury that left a scar across his right eye. Moussa later loaned the boy Aladdin two silver dinars and after receiving the money, Aladdin proved difficult to locate. In order to get his money back, Moussa and his agent Ox began searching all over Baghdad for Aladdin.
(Exiles III#9) - When the reality-hopping Exile Blink
of Earth-295 was transported to Earth-38191 and forced into the role of
Aladdin, Moussa and Ox spotted Blink and assumed she was Aladdin.
Proclaiming that he had been looking all over for Aladdin, Moussa asked
if Blink had been dodging him when Aladdin owed him a full two silver
dinars. Ox immediately suggested he and Moussa take the money out of
Blink's hide but Moussa, still thinking Blink was Aladdin, calmly
threatened "unpleasantries" should Aladdin not have the money he owed.
When Blink tried to explain that Moussa had her mixed up with someone
else, Moussa exclaimed "Wrong answer, boy!" and pulled out his two
scimitars. As Moussa slashed his swords, Blink teleported behind the
two men and banged their heads together, knocking both men unconscious,
unaware that the events were being watched by the sorcerer Hakeem
Comments: Created by Saladin Ahmed, Javier Rodriguez and Alvaro Lopez.
It was never stated exactly what year the events on
Earth-38191 took place. The closest we got was a note of events
occurring in "medieval Baghdad" and, according to my historical
research, the golden age of Baghdad as one of the largest cities in the
world was anywhere between the mid-700s A.D. through around 1300 A.D.
or so. Since Moussa mentions Aladdin owing him two silver dinars, which
was first used in the late 7th century, it seems to fit in at least the
mid-700s and Baghdad was at its height in size around the 1000s.
Therefore, I placed the events a little before that, settling on an
assumption of occurring sometime around the late 10th century, possibly
early 11th century or even into the 12th.
Profile by Proto-Man.
Earth-38191's Moussa should be distinguished from:
Exiles III#9 (December, 2018) - Saladin Ahmed (writer), Javier Rodriguez (pencils), Alvaro Lopez (inks), Sarah Brunstad (editor)
First posted: 06/11/2022
Last updated: 06/11/2022
Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.
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