Raquel/Witchblade (Character)


Publisher: Top Cow Comics

Created by: Bill O’Neil/Michael Turner and Christian Zanier/Clarence Lansang

1st appearance: Tales of the Witchblade #7,

Nationality: Egyptian

Team Affiliations: none

Legal Status: Diplomatic immunity as the princess of Egypt

Height: 5’7                                     Weight: 110 lbs
Eye Color: Brown                       Hair color: Black

Relatives: Unknown

Skills and Abilities: Unknown

Powers: typical abilities granted a novice Witchblade wielder


Born into royalty around 1000 B.C in Egypt this Princess was betrothed to Prince Sallah since her birth. Right before their wedding, Raquel discovered Sallah having an affair with a cat goddess named Bastet. She warned Sallah of the consequences for mingling with the Gods, but he ignored her. Raquel became desperate and prayed to Anubis to stop him. Anubis directed Raquel to a cave that was holding the Witchblade.

Once their she bonded with the living weapon. This allowed her to trap Bastet’s soul in a statue. However, Sallah had been given immortality by Bastet and became enraged with Raquel for what she had done. He then killed her with his bare hands.


I'm a Caribbean born Lecturer, Multidisciplinary specialist/Androgogue/Philosophical Pedagogue; with backgrounds in Philosophy, Social Studies and Geography; founder/CEO of World of Black Heroes, freelance writer and all around comic book geek. I enjoy a good book, video games, movies and most of all fatherhood. Written credits include work for Islandstage.net where my writing inspired the music compiliation "Kindah" available in multiple languages on Itunes, The Caribbean Journal of Education, The University of the west indies, Comicvine, Independent comics etc.

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