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Hope Pezzini
Hope Pezzini
Vital statistics
Occupation n/a
Alias Hope Estacado
Race Unknown
Gender Female
Status Alive
Relatives Estacado Family (Bloodline)
Sara Pezzini (Mother)
Jackie Estacado (Biological Father)
The Darkness (Spiritual Father)
Julie Pezzini (Aunt)
Location New York City, New York
First Appearance {{{first appearance}}}

Hope Pezzini is the daughter of Sara Pezzini and Jackie Estacado. Her mere existence, however, is a strategic move that threatens to shift the tides of power in the ongoing struggle between Light and Dark.

HistoryEdit

Sara Pezzini is puzzled when she discovers she is pregnant, as she has not had sex in over a year.[1] Deciding that she can't keep the Witchblade, she passes it on to Danielle Baptiste.[2]

First BornEdit

Jackie Estacado discovers he is the father, having been used by the Darkness to conceive a baby while Sara was in a coma. The Darkness wished to create a new weapon with which to destroy its adversary, The Angelus. When the current Angelus host, Celestine, and her warriors attempt to take the unborn child by force, Jackie takes them to a mob safe house to hide. Patience also arrives, after Sara leaves her a message asking for help.[3] Sara goes into labor and Dani acts as midwife while Jackie and Patience fend off a new assault by the Angelus. Hope's birth nearly kills Sara, but Dani heals her using the Witchblade and it is split between them. Celestine manages to grab hold of Hope, but the baby creates an explosion that destroys all the Angelus warriors and Celestine leaves in defeat.[4]

ArtifactsEdit

A person known as the Survivor, revealed to have been the Curator, employs Aphrodite IV and gives her The Coin of Solomon in order to kidnap Hope as part of his plan to bring the Artifacts together.[5] It is revealed that Hope is the "codex" for the entire universe, meaning that she has to die once all thirteen Artifacts are brought together so the Survivor's universe can be reborn. However, Jackie attacks the Survivor just as it happens. [6] Jackie, Sara and Hope soon appear to be the only survivors as the universe fades to nothing. Realizing that Hope has to die for the sake of the world, Sara reluctantly chooses to kill her.[7] When the universe is reset, it is revealed that Hope still lives, apparently the eight-year old daughter of both Jackie and his ex-flame Jenny Romano.[8]

Powers & AbilitiesEdit

Hope is not of the Angelus, nor is she completely of the Darkness. She is, technically, a spiritual hybrid of primordial (Darkness) and the Witchblade, while her physical body is human.

  • Angelus Vanquishing - There is immense power within Hope. After she was born, she effortlessly abolished an entire army of Angelus Warriors in a massive supernova-like explosion that smote all creatures of light but did no harm to the Darkness, the Magdalena, or the bearers of the Witchblade. This power also severely weakened the Angelus to the point of retreat. Since then, this power has laid dormant.
  • Pyrokinesis - She can create supernatural fire.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Witchblade #101, September 2006
  2. Witchblade #103, February 2007
  3. First Born #2, October 2007
  4. First Born #3, November 2007
  5. Artifacts #1, July 2010
  6. Artifacts #12, December 2011
  7. Artifacts #13, January 2012
  8. Artifacts #13, January 2012

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