Real Name: Kenesha
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Savant's real name is Kenesha. She is the daughter of Lord Majestros (aka Mr. Majestic) and Lady Zannah, better known as Zealot. However Zannah, wanting to be a warrior, could not be a mother. Zannah chose not to kill her child, but to ensure her daughter's happiness, Zannah's mother offered to pass the child off as her own instead. She named the child Kenesha, which means "The Survivor". This has lead Kenesha to believe she is actually Zannah's sister, rather than daughter.
Like the other Kherubim on Earth, Kenesha and her mother Zannah were stranded thousands of years ago when their Explorer ship crashlanded after a battle with a Daemonite warship. Kenesha and the other survivors were scattered, forced to hide themselves amongst the human population. Their enemies had likewise been forced down, and though less humanoid, the Daemonites used their powers of possession and shapeshifting to blend in too. For the next few millenia, a secret war raged, with the Kherubim defending the vulnerable and oblivious humans from their would-be conquerors.
Kenesha's mother, Zannah, embraced the Coda, a warrior lifestyle, and took the name Zealot. However Kenesha chose another path, becoming interested in archaeology. At one point subsequent to this, Kenesha was poisoned, and in order to save her life, Zealot made a deal with a Witch named Tapestry. The witch healed Kenesha, but took a century of servitude from Zealot in return. Realising Tapestry was trying to reshape her personality to make them more alike, Zealot made her sister promise to kill her should the witch succeed. Over the years she eventually began a love of history and became a pioneer in the field of archaeology. During this period she discovered the legendary 7 League Boots which allow Savant to run increadibly fast and teleport herself to various locations. She also came into possession of a mystic bag that seemingly has no bottom. She uses the bag to store many of her treasured finds, which usually she can somehow find and pull out of the bag's opening no matter what size or length the item inside seems to be.
In modern times, Zealot helped found a team of warriors, the WildC.A.T.S., to fight the Daemonites. When the original team appeared to have been killed, Kenesha (now calling herself Savant) joined forces with another Kherubim, Majestros (a.k.a. Mr. Majestic), and formed a new team to carry on their legacy. At the time both Savant and Majestic were oblivious to their relation to one another. The team was however short lived, but Savant stayed with and helped out the WildC.A.T.S. on occasion.
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First Appearance: WildC.A.T.s: Covert Action Teams (1992) #11
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Alan Moore's The Complete WildC.A.T.s (2007)
TPB Backlash (1994)
- 'Alan Moore's The Complete WildC.A.T.s'
#8 DC/Wildstorm: DreamWar (2008)
- 'Wildstorm Rising Part 8'
#3 Divine Intervention/Gen13 (1999)
- 'Bad To The Bone'#6
- '...Perchance To Dream'
Divine Intervention/WildCats (1999)
Fire From Heaven (1996)
#1 Gamorra Swimsuit Special (1996)
- 'Chapter One: Gamorra Rising'
James Robinson's The Complete WildC.A.T.s (2009)
TPB Majestic (2005)
- 'James Robinson's The Complete WildC.A.T.s'
#12#13 Nova (1990)
- 'Big Day'#14
- 'T Minus'#15
- 'The Enemy of My Enemy'#16
- 'To The Death'#17
- 'The End of the Beginning'
Point Blank (2002)
Savant Garde (1997)
Savant Garde: Fan Edition (1997)
Shattered Image (1996)
#1 Stormwatch (1993)
- 'Part 1 of 4'#2
- 'Part 2 of 4'#3
- 'Part 3 of 4'#4
- 'Part 4 of 4'
WildC.A.T.s Sourcebook (1993)
WildC.A.T.s: Covert Action Teams (1992)
TPB vol. 02 Wildcats: Nemesis (2005)
- 'Family Secrets'#9#10#11#12
- 'Cracked Halo'#13
- 'In Max We Trust'#15
- 'Left Behind'#16
- 'Family Meeting'#17
- 'The Truth Hurts'#24
- 'The Protectorate'#26
- 'Desert Storms'#27
- 'Bad Medicine 1 of 4: The Broken Heart of the World'#28
- 'Bad Medicine Part 2 of 4: Firebreak'#29
- 'Bad Medicine Part 3 of 4: Change'#30
- 'Bad Medicine Part 4 of 4: In Practice'
TPB Wildstorm Chamber of Horrors (1995)
- 'The Art of Living Dangerously'#2#3
- 'The Dark Side of the Blade'#4
- 'The Dark Side of the Blade'#5
- 'The Nemesis Affair'#7
- 'Hell is for Heroes'#8
- 'By The Sword!'#9
- 'Love's a Bitch'
Wildstorm Revelations (2008)
TPB#1 Wildstorm Rising (1995)
- 'Part One: The Coming Storm'#2
- 'Part Two: Bleeding Hearts or... I Fight The Authority and The Authority Always Wins'#3
- 'Part Three: Blast from the Past!'#4
- 'Part Four: Generation Gap'#5
- 'Part Five: Truth or Consequences or... Things Fall Apart...'#6
- 'Part Six: Fear the Reaper or... This is THE END, Beautiful Friends...'
Wildstorm Swimsuit Special (1994)
Wildstorm Universe 97 (1996)
Wildstorm Winter Special (2005)
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