Priest-commander of the Red Thorns
Lady Absence is the Priest-Commander of the Red Thorns, a clan of psychic ninja for whom assassination is their livelihood and their calling. She is a master martial artist, able to stand toe-to-toe with Deja Vu and more than hold her own; her powers appear to be psychokinetic in nature; she is able to wield a pair of swords independent of her hands, making her a dangerous and difficult opponent to face in hand-to-hand combat. She is also a bizarre personality, utterly focused on the Red Thorn way of life and confused by the idea that anyone would live in ways different to hers — both in terms of death and killing being moral ills and in terms of not considering the furthering of one’s genetic line a moral imperative. Lady Absence first appeared in Volume 7, Issue #2, proposing to Deja Vu, in the latest attempt to recruit the family’s line and psychic heritage into the Red Thorns.