The Legend

This cave painting appears to be the first depiction of six immortal men whose immortality stemmed from this incident.The central figure has been known as a savage, a bloodthirsty conqueror, and a killer of his brother men. The other five men are the focus here, the two curious bystanders more so than the fleeing three men. You may be able to identify these men when I say that the three men from the other tribe were all rather short. One had a shaven head due to a ritual whose origins are lost in time, another was balding but with large tufts of hair on either side of his head, the last had a haircut that would one day be called the bowl haircut, also probably some ritualized style. Of course this information comes from other sources and cannot be seen from the cave painting. The two particular cavemen who are the subject of this group were ne'er-do-well's, probably low on the pecking order of their tribes and fairly inept at tool making or hunting. If it had not been for the falling meteorite that imbued them with immortality, they probably would have lived short violent lives. As Immortals they carried out this pattern of their lives. The pair was represented by numerous actors retelling their stories and jokes: Mutt and Jeff, Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble, Laurel and Hardy, Abbott and Costello. But the originals were actually Ollu and Buzsla.
Dennis Power-ImmortalBefuddled at the Wold-Newton site

Unbeknownst to the active participants in the foreground, there were also four persons in the area nearby otherwise occupied. There was the tribe's chief Shaman, The Wizard of Ugghh (W. C. Fields), the number 2 Shaman at this time tied up on the ground and being readied for sacrifice, Old Tumnus (Buster Keaton) and the latter Shaman's daughter and granddaughter, Cedar and Willow. Quite by accident these people were also passively granted Immortality. The two women were known to wander into and out of Ollu and Buzsla's lives throughout the ages and they were represented in later times by such actresses as Thelma Todd, Hillary Brooke, Christine MacIntyre, Leslie Easterbrook and Bobbi Shaw for the large and imposing woman Cedar; and ZaSu Pitts, Betty Grable, Jean Harlow, Vera-Ellen, Dorothy Provine and Teri Copley as the slighter and slightly forlorn woman Willow. On the Flintstones, Willow was represented as Wilma, and the women were joined by another Immortal (actually the daughter of Hercules, it was said), the darker-haired Beech, Betty Rubble on the Flintstones, most notably shown on films as Clara Bow and in cartoons as Betty Boop. The Wizard of Ugghh was created by Joe Kubert for Tor comics. The characters of Old Tumnus (Tunka), Cedar, Willow and Beech are all the sole property of Dale A. Drinnon

Thursday, January 29, 2015

B Jenet and The Family of the Fighting Furies

The Fury Family actually traces back in one of its branches the Wan Tengri AKA Prester John and Formerly The Roman Gladiator Known as Ursus or The Mighty Ursus
But that is not the part that concerns us here, we are more concerned at the point the Carters intermarried with the Furies and they became the Carter-Furies or better known as the Fighting Furies or the Black Furies. The Pirate branch. The best starting point for our purposes concerns the Deadly Lady of Madagascar

"The first time Richard Douglas saw Bonita, she stood tall and straight on the deck. Her long, dark hair spilled over her almost-naked shoulders; her beautiful body seemed charged with passion, ready for adventure. At that moment Douglas vowed he would win her. But that was before he knew that Bonita was the daughter of the infamous pirate Red Carter, the man he had sworn to fight. Or that she could handle a cutlass like a man - and commanded a ruthless and bloodthirsty pirate band of her own. Finally, it was she who chose him for a mate. But first he had to prove himself - as a pirate and a lover!"
Kirkus Review:   "The tale of Richard Douglas, employed by the East India Company, who turns spy when, in reporting to Sir Luke Metcalf in New York, is ordered to become part and parcel of the buccaneer nest commanded by Red Carter in Madagascar. His voyage to the East is complicated by the presence of Red Carter's daughter, the pirate princess Bonnie, whose authority he cannot brook and whose attractions he cannot withstand; of attacks and permanent commitment to the outlaw crew. Proving his worthiness to Red Carter, he is picked to be the father of Bonnie's child and, his allegiance given, is a more than interested observer of the conflict between Carter and the Company, in which Carter's defeat parallels Douglas for Bonnie vanishes as a lady pirate but leaves a trail for Douglas (after his conscience is at rest) to follow and find in her a respectable wife and mother"

Two things in particular unite Bonne Jenet and Bonnie Carter three hundred years earlier: her fondness for wrapping herself in the Jolly Rodger and her name. But she is actually on a direct line of descent. Her surname was Carter before she was adopted by her aunt (who had married a wealthy merchant shipper named Behm) but that was because her mother and father were Espionage agents killed in the line of duty. Her father was one of the men called Nick Carter in the books, but then there were several Nick Carters. His cousin Nick Fury was also a Nick Carter. The line of descent came through several other Furies and Black Furies, some of which also wrapped themselves in the Jolly Rodger and many of whom made a career out of assassination. But at an important point in time. The current Pirate Princess had beenm taken under the wing of one Jacques Lafitte and that woman (that the pirate called his "Sister") became the Bride of the Phantom and the ancestress of all future well as some other lines of descendant Fighting Furies
A mock-up for my redesign for the character intended to be the modern-day
 Deadly Lady of Madagascar, from my High School days. My sister saw my
 redesign and said "That outfit is no better than the first one on the book cover"

The line of Red Carter's descendants by way of Richard Douglas and Bonnie Carter continued on for  nearly a century fighing on the seas both as pirates and also as pirate hunters. In the dying days of piracy, a descendant of the line, known as  Jeannette Carter, was under prosecution from their base in Madagascar and came secretly to Jean Lafitte as a protector. Since he owed that family some favours he proclaimed that she was his "Sister" and inviolate. Both of them understood this to mean "Sister Pirate" but others took it literally. This would have been shortly after 1800. She became enamoured of the 13th member of the Phantom line
Bonnie Carter and Jeanette Carter were the two notorious pirate woman ancestors that Bonne Jenet (Bonnie Jeanette, more casually in English as Bonnie Jean) had been deliberately named after
The Thirteenth Phantom was shorter than most of the other men of his line... that is to say, he was merely of average height, though stocky and powerfully built. He was affectionately referred to by later Phantoms as "the runt".He was born shortly after the American Revolution. Because his mother was American, he was sent to the new nation for his education. His mother's family was a prominent one, so the boy was able to meet George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin. He grew to be a dashing, romantic young man and one of the finest swordsmen in the country. In 1812, he was visiting his maternal grandfather in the Mississippi Delta when he saved a beautiful, mysterious young woman from a highwayman. They parted, but Kit couldn't forget her. Against his grandfather's warning, he set out to find her. After weeks of searching, he traced her to her brother's estate, where she was locked away. The Phantom was shocked to learn she was Jeanette Lafitte, sister of the notorious pirate Jean Lafitte. This was a terrible revelation, as all the Phantoms are dedicated to wiping out piracy everywhere. But he was deeply smitten with her, and took the risk of visiting her on her balcony, despite the dangers involved.Shortly afterwards, he received news that his father lay dying in Bengalla and he must return home. When he went to say goodbye to Jeanette, he found that her brother had taken her aboard his pirate ship. Kit swam to the pirate vessel and braved Lafitte's men to kiss her goodbye and vow that he would return for her. Then he had to fight the alligators to return safely to shore.The Thirteenth returned to Bengalla. After burying his father in the crypt of the Skull Cave, where he would rest with 11 previous Phantoms, the Thirteenth assumed the identity and duties of the Phantom.Meanwhile, Lafitte and his men joined the American forces fighting against the British in the Battle of New Orleans, (during the War of 1812) in exchange for a full pardon from President Madison. But after the war, Lafitte returned to piracy, was caught and ordered to destroy his fleet. Because of his service in the war, he was allowed to keep one ship, and it was on that ship that (according to legend) he disappeared in the Atlantic and was never seen again. His true end is known, however, in the Phantom Chronicles.As soon as the Thirteenth had established himself as the Phantom Bengalla, he was determined to return to America and keep his vow to retrieve Jeanette. On open the Atlantic, his passenger ship was attacked by Lafitte's vessel. The pirates quickly swarmed over the Phantom's ship, despite his own fierce resistance. During the battle, Lafitte recognized the Thirteenth as his sister's suitor. Jeanette, emerging on deck, also recognized the Phantom's voice, just in time to see Lafitte drawing his pistol to dispatch the sword-wielding Phantom. Before Lafitte could pull the trigger, he was shot by someone else. His dying words expressed his admiration for the Phantom's courage, and he gave his blessing to their marriage. Then he instructed his pirates to follow the Phantom's orders, and he died.
The Phantom instructed the pirates to sail back to Bengalla, where they joined the Jungle Patrol. (This is well within the unusual traditions of the Jungle Patrol, which was founded by the Sixth and the notorious pirate Redbeard.) The Phantom and Jeanette were married, and Jean Lafitte was buried in a special crypt in Skull Cave --The Secret Vault of Missing Men.
 At least four traceable lines of descent came from Jeanette and the 13th Phantom, one being the direct line of Phantom inheritance and three others being side branches. Most of the descendants of the sidelines faded into obscurity BUT some of them continued on being Furies and Black Furies, including a few of the families that became Catwomen. And then there was a line of the Terrors and Black Terrors. Several of these Furies wore all-black and some of them proudly bore the Skull and Crossbones as their emblem. One of the lines of descent became the Executioners and then again the Punishers, continuing the tradition (Several successive versions of each)

And as mentioned there was a series of Nick Carters, and one branch of the carters that included both Nick Fury and Sharon Carter, mentioned on this blog before and the Wold Newton version as outlined by Dennis Power. Currently I am not assuming all of the females were the same person (As I had stated previously on this blog), but one of the married teams of Carter cousins was the set I have been calling "Tommy and Chickie" on this blog most often (and meaning especially the ones that were in operation from the 1960s to the 1980s, although they got a start in the 1950s.) The man was a cousin of Nick Fury and the woman was a cousin of Sharon Carter, both of them bearing a strong family resemblance to their named cousins. They were the biological parents of Bonne Jenet, who was born in about 1974 and then swallowed up into an alternate universe within the decade after that. She returned as a grown woman some years later to find both of them dead in her absence but she was readily taken in by her mother's sister, who was particularly interested in the fact that she had noit yet come of legal age and was the sole heir to a vast fortune (accrued from two lifelong careers in looting, assassinations and espionage work that paid extremely well...also her mother was another "Catwoman" in the meantime, the Bronze Age one most likely, and she had an affair with Batman)

 Bonne Jenet's parents on a sampling of paperback book covers
several examples of such illustrations have been featured on this blog already
Actually, not only was the name "Catwoman" already known in comics OUTSIDE of National Comic's  Batman in the years of 1940-1945, and including an obvious variation on the Black Fury/ Miss Fury black bodystocking outfit...
 The Golden Age Catwoman dress is very similar to the "Catwoman" (Panther Dancers) dresses seen in The Ziegfeld Follies
And this is the version most favoured by Bonne Jenet's mother and by Jenet herself when making  contact with other "Masks". When actually doing a jewelry heist or anything, the black bodysuit was actually more practical. However the slit-sided skirt was also a Fury Family tradition from other sources already known. Following is a Femme Fatale character design in the style of Bruce Timm (Batman the Animated Series) representing a Bonne Jenet character design "In idiom"

And Bonne Jenet compared to the Golden Age/ Golden Age Revival Catwoman dress.
The Tail she is sometimes shown with is said to be the handle of the whip she has wrapped around her waist hanging down, only in Jenet's case this is usually shown as a grappling hook:

And here is a "Blonde Catwoman" picture that I thought was particularly likely to be Jenet
She seems to have adopted her mother's alternate identity when she first returned, in the 1990s, but then she seems to be the "Brave and Bold" Catwoman seen more recently. In either Catwoman or Pirate Woman guises, Bonne Jenet is out to get the jewels, by burglary or by bullying if needed

 It also does turn out she was born in the Year of the Tiger, which was one of the things specified earlier about the corresponding character on this blog already.

Bonne Jenet, Main Article

This time this blog is making an adjustment to several older entries that revolve around a blonde woman pirate. This is now a separate character and identified as especially as Bonne Jenet out of the SNK Fighter games. She has been mentioned before but as identified with other characters I now prefer to keep separate. The key blog entry that deals with my own pre-existing woman pirate character is:

An interesting lineup of suggested Pirate character designs is on another blog at: with the fat pirate on the left (Likely to be Lucky Roo) cut off. The captain is obviously Whitebeard and the blonde woman obviously a young Bonne Jenet. The smaller brunet is her kid sidekick, possibly later Mikan Kurenai and then still later as  Hotaru Futaba

At one point Ace and B Jenet (as Silk) were both members of Whitebeard's pirates and they got matching tattoos on their backs. After the death of both Ace and Whitebeard, she had it altered and added a large rose over the design. The rose design is a special tattoo design denoting Regeneration. But the basic design of the original can still be made out


Silk and Ann were two early attempts to launch a continuing female character in One Piece in the prototype series Romance Dawn, in the 1990s. They can both be looked upon as different versions of the same character. The story was later retold as the One Piece Anime story Romance Dawn, reset at the beginning of the Whitebeard War in which both Ace and Wjitebeard were killed. Here is "Ann" in a Bonne Jenet style dress as a Whitebeard Pirate, from Deviant Art. Above is a mock-up of the Whitebeard Pirates adding a character for Silk / Bonne Jenet at front row center.
Another Look for the Younger Bonne Jenet
Looking very much like Silk from One Piece including Straw Hat
Silk would have been "Officially" a Straw Hat pirate in adventures made BEFORE the regular series started and in the retelling of Romance Dawn, the last shot shows her painting a straw hat and a rainbow on the side of her rebuilt tavern after Luffy had run the enemy pirates off.
Below, independent evidence also leads me to believe that Silk knew Roronoa Zoro before he became a regular member of the Straw Hat Pirates himself. Fan Fictions have her romantically involved with both Ace and Zoro at different times and apparently the two men never compared notes to find out they had both known the same woman. Silk was supposed to have married Zoro in the "Happy Ending" of one of these stories but I imagine that was not actually a lasting union.

 My next step after this is to assume that  Silk became the character Rushuna Tendo in another alternate story scenario and after she had physically matured. Spectacularly, some might say.

 Another artwork found while Googling showing Silk visiting the memorial to Ace and Whitebeard at the finish of the Whitebeard War. My guess is that she was heartbroken and assumed a new identity at that point. She was already proficient in both gunplayand swordplay as established in the Romance Dawn stories. Her origin story where she was "an orphan found floating in a Baby Moses ark" would be just the story she had been told while growing up, actually according to the Bone Jenet story both of her parents were fabulously wealthy. Time and space traveling Pirates had stolen her from the King of Fighters reality when she was still very young (but probably not as an infant) and intended to collect a ransom for her. The problem then was they l;ost track of her and several years later she made her way back home by another route...being the Senshi of Smiles along the way.

    Rushuna, looking a lot like Silk from Romance Dawn
    Below: Rushuna compared to Bonne Jenet

The Wikipedia entry reviews the plot of the anime:
Grenadier follows the travels of the buxom and beautiful Rushuna Tendō, an expert senshi, and the samurai Yajirō Kojima, a mercenary swordsman. A Senshi or "Enlightened" is one who is skilled to some degree in the use of guns. The series begins with Yajirō and a small army of samurai launching a frontal assault against a fort in an attempt to free their lord, which was taken over by a group of gunners. The assault fails.
Yajirō orders a retreat, but is spotted by the enemy and chased to a small cliff, which he jumps off of to escape. With his pursuers still following, he follows a nearby hot-water stream upcurrent where he finds Rushuna bathing in a hot spring. She seems undisturbed by his presence or her own nudity and hides him in the hot spring with her ample breasts as cover until the enemy passes them by. After this, she introduces herself as a traveler and reveals the ultimate battle strategy to Yajirō; to avoid battle by removing an enemy's will to fight.
Hearing the gunfire of the renewed assault upon the fort, Yajirō leaves Rushuna to rejoin combat. He arrives in time to see the leader of the gunners use a Gatling gun to decimate the samurai. Rushuna also arrives at this point and shows her considerable gun talent and effectively ends the battle by defeating the lead gunner and rescuing the lord by herself.
Something in him changing, Yajirō decides to become Rushuna's partner and travel with her.
During their travels, Rushuna and Yajirō face a mysterious masked figure known only as "The Jester" who is responsible for a weapon called "Enlightened Evil". Then they discover that Tenshi, who sent Rushuna to travel in order to learn the "Ultimate Battle Strategy", had apparently put a price on her head. Joined by a young girl named Mikan Kurenai, a balloon maker, Rushuna and Yajirō make their way to the capital of Tento. Along the way they overcome many of the Juttensen, Tenshi's elite personal bodyguard.
When the three reach Tento they discover the truth and the final showdown against the Jester begins.

Below is Rushuna with Yojiro. Yojiro has the same voice actors as Roronoa Zoro in both Japanese and English. I have mentioned that I identify Yojiro as Zoro (Disguised with blackened hair) in an earlier blog article that reviewed the Rushuna story some while back.

    Mikan Kurenai who is probably with Rushuna all along and who was most likely her girl sidekick and "Cabin boy" under Captain Whitbeard
Mikan seems to have a never-ending supply of magic tricks up her sleeve and she has a special sleeve for storing them in. She has a small compressed gas nozzle on the back of her glove to inflate her special effects balloons (Special effects ballons were also a feature of the original Batgirl)
 When Jenet returned to "Our" world after being Rushuna, Mikan seems to have come with her and then became her friend and associate Hotaru
B Jenet above and Hotaru Below 
             Bonne Jenet's real birth name is Bonnie Janet Carter. Behm (pronounced as in "Beam") is her name after she was adopted by relatives because her real parents had died while she was away. Yes, her family is quite wealthy, but her real parents were adventurers engaged in dangerous business. After Bonnie Jean returned from being Silk and then Rushuna, her mother's sister took her in. Her aunt had married a shipping tycoon named Behm in the meantime.

Full nameJennie "Bonne Jenet" Behrn
BirthdateJanuary 23; 19 years old
BirthplaceGb England
Height167cm (5'6")
Weight49kg (108 lbs)
Blood typeAB
Family/RelativesWealthy father and mother
Job/OccupationLillien Knights captain
LikesHer 'Lilien Knights' companions, the silence and stillness of 1000 meters deep in the sea, the newest weapons of the 'Lilien Knights'.
DislikesDiesel ships (because they stink)
HobbiesNail Art, invading territorial waters
Favorite foodSirloin Steak (she saves them in the galley)
Forte in sportsTennis, Equestrian
Special skillHer 'internal clock' is never off by more than one minute
Most unpleasantMornings
Favorite musicEurobeat
Measurements (bust, waist, hip)86cm, 57cm, 89cm

  Among her other skills, Jenet is an accomplished Equestrienne and an Airbender (Air Elementalist)
Her measurements are 34.5"-22"-35.5" and she is 5'6" tall. Her bra size is 35 D (American)

According to Fan fictions, B Jenet had a fight with Kalifa of CP9 and associated also with Nefertari Vivi in One Piece. Crossovers naming her as Rushuna were also mentioned. But actually these encounters could have happened before she was using those names and identities because they were all the same person. Here are some mockups done as illustrations for those ideas, though

Bonne Jenet's usual crew were the Lillien Knights (Name is misspelled in the picture)
 In this case the big guy was a former Fighter character, now retired and Jenet now uses him as her personal bodyguard and heavy-lifting man. The games give him a different name but his name is really Adam. The "sissy-looking cabin boy" at his side is actually a "Girl dressed as a boy, in hiding" and its actually his little sister Tabitha. The little pit bull pup is his dog, named Lassie, and he is also a trained jewel thief  (or "Bandit"). It looks likely to me now that the pictures I made earlier in this presentation piece to represent "Tommy and Chickie" actually represent B Jenet and her strong henchman. They would NOT actually be the "Tommy and Chickie" I mentioned frequently in earlier blog postings, "Chickie" would have been her mother. More on that in a separate blog to come.

 In this case I wanted to also draw attention to the fat pirate shown as  one of the Lillien Knights: It is clearly one of the One Piece pirates, Lucky Roo (Lucky Roux)

           The special significance of that is that Lucky Roux was also featured in Romance Dawn
            He seems to have some innate control over the flow of time in a "Stopwatch" effect.

Silk and Lucky Roux from Romance Dawn

           The Later development is that B Jenet seems to evolve into another character, Ruby Heart
            (I also had a Ruby Heart as a separate character since the mid-1980s)

Ruby Heart is from the Marvel Vs Capcom game and she has a flying time-travelling and dimension-spanning pirate ship (Much as my independent character also had). In this pictures her allies include an obvious Roronoa Zoro figure at the far right and a Nefertari Vivi princess dressed in fuschia pink. Doubtless there is also an associated Mikan / Hotaru character not shown in this picture.

Ruby Heart speaks French and it is a second language to her: Bonne Jenet also speaks French, the name "Bonne Jenet" itself is French

As Ruby Heart, she has added at least an inch to her bust, waist and hips measurements and some of the artwork looks like substantially more. However she also seems to have been of a "Healthy" build all along and she tends to show small weight gains in her bust first and then in her waist and hips.

Ruby Heart is usually shown wearing an eyepatch. As Bonne Jenet she is already shown as wearing an eyepatch although her eye looks perfectly normal without it. I presume she only wears it as a disguise but she might also be weak in the one eye since that seems to be a family trait. She is a Carter by heritage and related to both Nick Fury and Sharon Carter (they are cousins), more on that later also. But it could also be that she wears it as a homage to her illustrious relatives

There shall be more to add on this idea later but this establishes the basic framework