- How wonderful, Klarion -- to speak -- to dance -- to mimic these silly mortals!
- — Teekl src
Teekl is the magical familiar of Klarion the Witchboy. Although Teekl usually remains by Klarion's side (or nestled atop his shoulders), it has been known to run off and get into mischief.
Teekl first encountered Klarion after the witchboy was sentenced to live entombment for practising forbidden spells. Teekl had survived in the walled off chamber for years since the death of her original partner, by feeding on the other unfortunates who were imprisoned. Klarion was cunning enough to have written some of the secret texts on his chest, including the Spell of Escape which transported the pair to Earth.
The Judges of Witch-World continued to hunt down Klarion, so the witchboy sought refuge with one he believed powerful enough to protect him, Etrigan the Demon. When "Uncle" Jason was poisoned by the draaga, it was Teekl who saved him from dying. However, Klarion soon revealed his true colours when he tried to control Etrigan, and the Demon banished them to another realm.
Wherever they were banished to, the denizens taught them a counter spell, and they soon returned to Blood's apartment with a far less affable demeanour. They subjugated Blood into servitude and Teekl celebrated through dance, transforming into an anthropomorphic cat-woman. Their plans were thwarted once again by Etrigan, who this time used Merlin's power to send them where they could never escape, the Beyond Region.
Klarion once traveled to Gotham to find the missing Teekl and sought out the teen hero Robin for assistance. A being known as Uriah created a monstrous chimera known as the Judgment Beast. The Judgment Beast was already extremely powerful, but it wanted to appropriate Teekl's power as well. Robin was not sure what to make of Klarion, but agreed to help him nonetheless. Robin and Klarion acquired a sample of Mugwort from the Gotham Botanical Gardens. With this, they now stood a chance against the Judgment Beast. The Judgment Beast consumed Teekl into its essence, and Klarion tried to free him. Unfortunately, Klarion was absorbed into the creature as well. Robin used the Mugwort as a cruciform, and was able to destabilize the Judgment Beast's form, setting Teekl and Klarion free.
Powers and Abilities
- Magic: Teekl is a familiar capable of various mystical feats.
- Enhanced Senses: Teekl has extrasensory perception and can see death and pre-empt the Horigal.
- Healing: Teekl is able to stalk death, and ward off illness. He saved Jason Blood from poisoning.
- Transformation: Through dance, Teekl is able to take anthropomorphic form.
- Size Alteration: Teekl also transformed into a savage beast about the size of a tiger.
- Superhuman Durability/Regeneration: Teekl was punched across a room into a wall by Lobo. While badly injured, she survived and recovered shortly after.
- Psychic Link: He is mentally linked to Klarion the Witchboy always. Klarion can see through his eyes and he can see through Klarion's.
- Claws: In feline form Teekl had standard claws, but in cat-woman form she could grow them savagely long.
- Fangs: Teekl has standard feline teeth, but with transformation could make them horrifically long.
- Dancing: Through dance, Teekl is able to take anthropomorphic form.
- Teekl's gender is tricky, as it's riddled with numerous inconsistencies. In its first appearance with Klarion in The Demon #7, its creator Jack Kirby referred to the cat using male pronouns. However, due to possible error, eight issues later in The Demon #15, Kirby would refer to it with female pronouns (and even have it magically transform into a human woman). Later writers would exacerbate the inconsistency by continuing to write Teekl sometimes as male (like Grant Morrison in his series Seven Soldiers of Victory (Volume 1)) and sometimes as female (like Alan Grant in The Demon (Volume 3)).
- 57 Appearances of Teekl (New Earth)
- 37 Images featuring Teekl (New Earth)
- 1 Quotations by or about Teekl (New Earth)
- Character Gallery: Teekl (New Earth)
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