Eliora ‘Elle’ Ha’elohim
Elle is the first recruited to run the Hachiman Group’s forces to assist Masahiro Hachiman in his quest to run Center City. Young, ambitious and violent, Elle tackled the task and soon was running an army of followers, recruiting her proteges and setting her sights on the daily tasks associated with secretly ruling an entire society in the shadows. Elle is no fool. She quickly discovered the endgame Hachiman planned and vowed to destroy his seat of power and the entire city it resides in. Vicious, vindictive, brilliant, and wicked this lady has set her hat to the ultimate prize; complete control of Center City and the personal and professional destruction of her mentor, M. In the face of the greatest army ever created, she takes on the mantle of Lilith.
While I find myself endlessly looping back to every moment of her creation, the craftily constructed nuances in her back-story, I find myself wholly unable to describe her succinctly. Lilith/Elle is one of the most amazing characters I’ve ever come across. When I first started writing the comic I was completely unaware of the way in which I would see my characters start to take over the story and write it themselves. Lilith/Elle is a force to be contended with and I find her in every sketch, every line, every bit of dialogue; her voice echoes somewhere in my head. More than anything, you will see- yes through her eyes- the world that shaped Elle and the world that Lilith inhabits. She is familiar in her insanity. She is the steak in a world of potatoes. She is a woman who will not stand down or step backwards. I frequently size her up in comparison to the greats; Spawn, Lady Death, Nny (JTHM), Black Widow, Power Girl, and Tank Girl. More than anything she is not the woman I would dream of being but rather the woman the world I dreamed of created. While I can make so many points about women in comic books, about heroes and gender, about how we’re in need of a few more women in power; there isn’t a single cliche that will convey just how far down this rabbit hole goes. I’m thrilled, excited, practically falling out of my seat to lift the veil between our world and Lilith.