Rite (Character)



Publisher: Wildstorm Comics

Created by: Warren Ellis and Tom Raney

1st appearance: Stormwatch #48, 1997

Nationality: Unknown

Team Affiliations: Stormwatch

Legal Status: Unknown

Height:  6’6        Weight: 190 lbs

Eyes: Brown           Hair: Brown

Relatives: Unknown

Skills and abilities: Skilled fighter.

Powers: Superhuman strength, endurance and stamina.


Rite was from an undisclosed nation in which women were stronger and more powerful than men. As she grew her pain tolerance and greater stamina made her a soldier in her people’s army. Also since women’s dialogue with the outer worlds of the human race is a more intuitive, emotionally truer thing and so rite is also a priestess. As an act of salvation for the world she was sent out as Ambassador, in its strictest literal and political definition; anointed as liberator. She joined Stormwatch and went on a few missions most notably to China where female children were being drowned because their parents wanted males instead. She rescued an entire generation. Rite was also a secret member of the “Changers” a group of super powered beings led by the High who wanted to change the world into a paradise without the need for any form of authority. Ironically it was this alliance which caused her death when the teams destroyed each other.


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