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Voodoo

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Powerful crossbreed with the Sight

Alter ego: Priscilla Kitaen

Species: Daemonite-Kherubim-Human hybrid

First appearance: WildC.A.Ts #1 (January 1992)

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Voodoo is a superhero created by Jim Lee and Brandon Choi, originally appearing in WildC.A.Ts before getting her own short-lived series written by Alan Moore.

Priscilla Kitaen was a half-human/half-Kherubim hybrid who used to work as an exotic dancer in New Orleans before being rescued from the Daemonites by the Wild Covert Action Team, whose ranks she joined under her stage name, Voodoo. As a result of her alien heritage, she possessed a unique ability known as "The Sight", which allowed her to perceive a being possessed by a Daemonite and exorcise it from its host body. She was therefore important to both sides in the war. Upon joining the WildC.A.T.s she developed more significant and powerful psychic abilities as well as animalistic powers.

In 2011, Voodoo was given a new series as part of the New 52 line of books. This series is a complete overhaul of the character and information about it can be found in Voodoo (2011).

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Another version of Priscilla Kitaen appears in The Wild Storm.


Tropes:

  • As Long as It Sounds Foreign: She is not actually a practitioner of Voodoo. Her stage name was merely an attempt to play up her exotic heritage.
  • The Big Easy: She lived in New Orleans as a stripper.
  • Expy: In her original incarnation, she was basically a palette and race-swapped version of Jean Grey.
  • Fantastic Racism: When the team relocated to Khera, Voodoo was forced to live in a ghetto because of her mixed heritage.
  • Half-Breed Angst: Voodoo is part-Daemonite. The knowledge that one of her ancestors belonged to an Always Chaotic Evil race causes her no shortage of grief, especially when the other WildC.A.Ts find out and shun her.
  • Hooker with a Heart of Gold: Despite being a former stripper, she is one of the nicer Wildcats.
  • Human Alien Discovery: Voodoo was an exotic dancer saved by the Wild C.A.T.s who has the "gift" of knowing who was possessed by a Daemonite and who is not, also splitting the alien from the host. After joining the team and put in a coma by a bullet, she and his friends discovered the truth: she was a descendant of Daemonites with Kherubin roots.
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  • New Powers as the Plot Demands: She somehow gained the ability to sprout claws from her fingertips at one point. Another story had her develop magnetic abilities.
  • Robosexual: Voodoo when it comes to her relationship with Spartan/Jack Marlowe. She's a half-breed stripper from Florida and he's an alien android construct. Their relationship could be a homage to the relationship between the Vision and Scarlet Witch from Marvel due to Jack's continuous doubt of his humanity and Voodoo's continuous reassurance of him being the man she loves.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: After Zealot turned against her because of her Daemonite heritage, Voodoo quit the team.
  • Super Zeroes: Her ability to see Daemonites makes her an asset to the team, but her lack of combat training made her a liability when she first joined. She later got combat training from Zealot.
  • Telepathy: Her main power is the ability to read minds.
  • Twofer Token Minority: She is mixed race (half-black, half-Kherubim) and bisexual.

Alternative Title(s): Voodoo

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