Could Mysterious X Of Swords Character Be Ashake From New Mutants?

Ashake was a character created by Chris Claremont and Steve Leialoha in New Mutants #32 way back in 1985 and she hasn't appeared much since, save for a retelling of her story in the Mystic Arcana mini-series over twenty years later. Might that be about to change?

Could Mysterious X Of Swords Character Be Ashake From New Mutants?
New Mutants #32

Ashake is an ancient Egyptian sorceress and servant of the goddess Ma'at, also known as Oshtur, the mother of Agamotto. She aided Magik and Mirage when they were lost in time and her resemblance to her direct descendant, Ororo Munroe, initially confused them. Her magical powers included the ability to create illusions, telepathically read the memories of others, sense the presence of other sorcerers even across time, learn other languages, and cast a "guiding spell."

Could Mysterious X Of Swords Character Be Ashake From New Mutants?
Mystic Arcana

She is also able to use bone cards, which function similarly to modern-day tarot cards, to understand the influences that shape the lives of herself and others.

Could Mysterious X Of Swords Character Be Ashake From New Mutants?
Mystic Arcana

Egyptian, tarot reading, swords, white-haired, blue-eyed ancestor of Storm. You can see where we are going with this. From the Free Comic Book Day tarot cards as read by Saturnyne, alongside Egyptian mutant history.

Could Mysterious X Of Swords Character Be Ashake From New Mutants?
FCBD X-Men page.

And revealed as returning in mystery form in the upcoming X-Men: Stasis.

Could Mysterious X Of Swords Character Be Ashake From New Mutants?
X For Swords: Statis promo

Some folk have seen this character as Storm, and indeed, she may be. But could it also be Ashake? Or another of the Ororo clan? Ayesha of Balobedu, Ashake of Meroë, N'Daré or Shetani may also be candidates.

Could Mysterious X Of Swords Character Be Ashake From New Mutants?
Mystic Arcana
Could Mysterious X Of Swords Character Be Ashake From New Mutants?
Mystic Arcana

She has her own language for tarot cards as well. And in her bone tarot, Swords mark a loyalty to Ma'at, grey goddess of balance and order. And she wields a sword as well…

Could Mysterious X Of Swords Character Be Ashake From New Mutants?
Mystic Arcana

Speculators, New Mutants #35, Mystic Arcana: Magik and Mystic Arcana: Sister Grimm are the first and few appearances you will be looking for if this pans out.

 

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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