Water Witch of the Outcasts (Spider-Man Winter Olympics) (Marvel Comics)

Water Witch



The Outcasts are obscure Marvel characters. Their main and original appearance was in a charmingly childish 1980 issue of Marvel Treasury Edition.

We don’t have a Subterranea article yet. But for some context you can check the entries for Grotesk and Queen Kala.


  • Real Name: Unrevealed.
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: Outcasts ; Femizons.
  • Base Of Operations: Subterranea.
  • Height: 5’5” Weight: 90 lbs.
  • Eyes: Unrevealed Hair: White


Powers and Abilities

The Water Witch has a Kirbyesque dowsing rod that can animate water, even if she cannot see it. She often insta-freezes this water with her rod, as she seems to like trapping people in ice blocks.

Otherwise, she’s just a crone.


The Outcasts are disfigured or otherwise hideous people who fled the surface world. They explored the extensive network of underground caves under Marvel Earth. They eventually found the subterranean realm of the Mole Man, who had undergone similar trials, and gradually formed the Outcasts.

The Mole Man gave the Outcasts superhuman powers. He occasionally relied on them as a group of super-operatives.

The Outcasts where first seen when the Mole-Man and Kala clashed during the Winter Olympic Games in a contest to find the source of eternal youth. They tangled with Spider-Man (Peter Parker), the Hulk (Bruce Banner) and some Olympic champions who had been outfitted with high-tech gear.

The Outcasts later fought against an invasion of Dire Wraiths in parts of Subterranea under Virginia – then against Rom and Starshine. The Outcasts had briefly mistaken the Space Knights for Wraiths, and the Space Knights thought the Outcasts were responsible for disappearances in the surface world.


During the 1991 Subterranean War, Kala fled Subterranea to gain assistance from the heroes of the surface world. She went to Iron Man (Tony Stark), whom she had met years before. The Mole Man sent the Outcasts after Kala to force her to return.

The Outcasts attacked Iron Man, with Digger and Landslide grabbing Kala and heading back to their realm. Kala convinced them to take her to the Netherworlders instead. But the Netherworlders sought to kill her for past actions. However, Iron Man arrived. He and the Outcasts fought the locals off.

The Netherworlders, fearing destruction from her allies, elected to offer Kala their rule once again. However, Kala declined the offer, and left to try to find the missing Mole Man.

Water Witch was seen in some crowd scenes depicting the Femizons assembled by Superia, among many other obscure female supervillains. Finding her on the surface world, in the sun, among a throng of good-looking young women was weird, though. Maybe she was just on a short mission there for the Mole Man.


See illustrations.


Not much. She always talk like in her quote, though.


“Aged I may be, Spider-Man… yet still I command the dowsing rod given me by the master to draw water from the earth, encasing you in a block of solid ice !”

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Water Witch

Dex: 03 Str: 01 Bod: 02 Motivation: Unwanted power
Int: 02 Wil: 03 Min: 03 Occupation: Outcast
Inf: 03 Aur: 03 Spi: 03 Resources {or Wealth}: 003
Init: 006 HP: 010

Accuracy (Powers of her dowsing rod): 07

None demonstrated.

Outcasts (Low), Mole Man (Low).

Age (old), Creepy Appearance, Attack Vulnerability (-2CS OV/RV against bright lights), Misc: body mass is 1 AP.


  • Protective hood [BODY 03, Shade: 02].
  • Dowsing rod [BODY 08, Bomb: 06, Detect (water): 06, Fog: 10, Ice production: 10, Water control: 10, Limitation: Bomb is heat-based (steam-based, actually)].

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Old Marvel comics.

Helper(s): Marvunapp.com for describing events in Iron Man annual #12, which I don’t have.