The Gondoliers. It premiered at the Savoy Theatre on 7 December 1889 and ran for a successful 554 performances, closing on 30 June 1891; this was the twelfth comic opera collaboration of fourteen between Sullivan. The story of the opera concerns the young bride of the heir to the throne of the fictional kingdom of Barataria who arrives in Venice to join her husband, it turns out, that he cannot be identified, since he was entrusted to the care of a drunken gondolier who mixed up the prince with his own son. To complicate matters, the King of Barataria has just been killed; the two young gondoliers must now jointly rule the kingdom until the nurse of the prince can be brought in to determine which of them is the rightful king. Moreover, when the young queen arrives to claim her husband, she finds that the two gondoliers have both married local girls. A last complicating factor is that herself, is in love with another man; the Gondoliers was Sullivan's last great success. In this opera, Gilbert returns to the satire of class distinctions figuring in many of his earlier librettos.
The libretto reflects Gilbert's fascination with the "Stock Company Act", highlighting the absurd convergence of natural persons and legal entities, which plays an larger part in the next opera, Utopia Limited. As in several of their earlier operas, by setting the work comfortably far away from England, Gilbert was emboldened to direct sharper criticism at the nobility and the institution of the monarchy itself; the Gondoliers was preceded by the most serious of the Gilbert and Sullivan collaborations, The Yeomen of the Guard. On 9 January 1889, three months into that opera's fourteen-month run, Sullivan informed the librettist that he "wanted to do some dramatic work on a larger musical scale", that he "wished to get rid of the marked rhythm, rhymed couplets, have words that would have a chance of developing musical effects." Gilbert counselled that the partnership should continue on its former course: I have thought over your letter, while I quite understand and sympathize with your desire to write what, for want of a better term, I suppose we must call'grand opera,' I cannot believe that it would succeed either at the Savoy or at Carte's new theatre....
Moreover, to speak from my own selfish point of view, such an opera would afford me no chance of doing what I best do — the librettist of a grand opera is always swamped in the composer. Anybody — Hersee, Reece — can write a good libretto for such a purpose. Again, the success of the Yeoman —, a step in the direction of serious opera — has not been so convincing as to warrant us in assuming that the public want something more earnest still. On 12 March, Sullivan responded, "I have lost the liking for writing comic opera, entertain grave doubts as to my power of doing it.... You say that in a serious opera, you must less sacrifice yourself. I say that this is just what I have been doing in all our joint pieces, what is more, must continue to do in comic opera to make it successful."A series of acrimonious letters followed over the ensuing weeks, with Sullivan laying down new terms for the collaboration, Gilbert insisting that he had always bent over backwards to comply with the composer's musical requirements.
Gilbert tried to encourage his collaborator: You say that our operas are Gilbert's pieces with music added by you.... I say that when you deliberately assert that for 12 years you, incomparably the greatest English musician of the age — a man whose genius is a proverb wherever the English tongue is spoken — a man who can deal en prince with operatic managers, music publishers and musical societies — when you, who hold this unparalleled position, deliberately state that you have submitted silently and uncomplainingly for 12 years to be extinguished, set aside and effaced by your librettist, you grievously reflect, not upon him, but upon yourself and the noble art of which you are so eminent a professor. Gilbert offered a compromise that Sullivan accepted — that the composer would write a light opera for the Savoy, a grand opera for a new theatre that Carte was constructing for that purpose. Sullivan's acceptance came with the proviso that "we are agreed upon the subject." Gilbert suggested an opera based on a theatrical company, which Sullivan rejected, but he accepted an idea "connected with Venice and Venetian life, this seemed to me to hold out great chances of bright colour and taking music.
Can you not develop this with something we can both go into with warmth and enthusiasm and thus give me a subject in which we can both be interested....?"Gilbert set to work on the new libretto by the early summer of 1889, by the mid-summer Sullivan had started composing Act I. Gilbert provided Sullivan with alternative lyrics for many passages, allowing the composer to choose which ones he preferred; the long opening number was the librettist's idea, it gave Sullivan the opportunity to establish the mood of the work through music. The costumes were designed by Percy Anderson and sets were by Hawes Craven, with choreography by Willie Warde, they worked all summer and autumn, with a successful opening on 7 December 1889. Press accounts were entirely favourable, the opera enjoyed a run longer than any of their other joint works except fo
Tessa Blanchard is an American professional wrestler signed with Women of Wrestling, Impact Wrestling, The Crash Lucha Libre in Mexico, appears in numerous independent promotions across the U. S. performing under her real name. She is the current Women of Wrestling champion, one time Impact Knockouts Champion, one-time Crash Women's Champion, holds several championships on the independent circuit as well. A third-generation professional wrestler, Blanchard is the daughter of Four Horsemen member Tully Blanchard. Blanchard decided to start wrestling around late 2012 to early 2013. Blanchard trained with George South, she began her career at Queens of Combat 2 on June 13, 2014, where she interrupted a speech by Miss Rachel after her victory over Amanda Rodriguez. On 11 October, she participated in the Super 8 ChickFight tournament organized by the East Coast Wrestling Association, a federation of Delaware, where women under ECWA compete. Blanchard won the tournament by eliminating successively Tina San Antonio, Renee Michelle and Jenny Rose.
A week Blanchard defended her title of women's champion of the ECWA against Amber O'Neal. On November 8, 2014, Blanchard debuted for Women Superstars Uncensored and was defeated by Niya in a match for the WSU Spirit Championship at Breaking Barriers III. On February 21, 2015, Blanchard picked up her first victory in WSU. Blanchard debuted for Shine Wrestling as a villain at the Shine 26 event on April 3, 2015, was defeated by Evie. In the evening, Blanchard attacked Leva Bates, causing her and Jessicka Havok to be defeated by Saraya Knight and Su Yung, became the newest member of Valkyrie. At Shine 27, Blanchard was defeated by Bates. After the match and April Hunter both attacked Bates. On January 9, 2016, Blanchard made her Lucha Underground debut losing to Ivelisse Velez in a dark match. On June 16, 2018, Blanchard defeated Mercedes Martinez to win the WSU Championship. On September 1, 2018, at the event All In, Blanchard defeated Britt Baker, Chelsea Green and Madison Rayne in a Four Corner Survival match.
On July 7, Rise Wrestling had their Rise of the Knockouts cross-promotional event with Impact Wrestling. Blanchard won the Phoenix of Rise Championship, in a 30 minute Iron Woman match against Mercedes Martinez to win the vacated title. Blanchard lost the championship to Martinez on October 19, in a 75-minute iron woman match, in the longest women's wrestling match in history. On July 14, Blanchard defeated Lacey Santana Garrett to win The Crash Women's Championship. In 2016 Blanchard appeared in WWE, making her in-ring debut for NXT on April 2, 2016, in a match won by Alexa Bliss. On April 28, Blanchard lost to Nia Jax. On June 9, Blanchard wrestled her third match. On July 13, 2017, Blanchard returned as part of the Mae Young Classic, being eliminated from the tournament in the first round by Kairi Sane. In August 2016, Blanchard made her Japanese debut for the World Wonder Ring Stardom promotion by entering the 2016 5★Star Grand Prix, where she made it to the finals, before losing to Yoko Bito on September 22.
Blanchard returned to Stardom in April 2017. On April 30, she took part in the 2017 Cinderella Tournament, where she defeated High Speed Champion Kris Wolf in the first round, before being eliminated in the second round by eventual tournament winner Toni Storm. On May 14, Blanchard teamed with Jessicka Havok to unsuccessfully challenge Hiroyo Matsumoto and Jungle Kyona for the Goddess of Stardom Championship. Blanchard made her debut for Impact Wrestling on Redemption, when she joined the commentary team during a match between Kiera Hogan and Taya Valkyrie. Few weeks after attacking her during her match, Blanchard defeated Hogan in her first match on Impact!. On Slammiversary XVI, Blanchard scored her first pay-per-view win. On August 12 at Impact! ReDefined special, Blanchard defeated Allie and Su Yung in a three–way match to win the Impact Knockouts Championship for the first time in her career. At One Night Only: Bad Intentions, which aired the following night, Blanchard made her first successful title defense, defeating Gisele Shaw.
During her reign, Blanchard was able to retain her title against various competitors such as Su Yung, Faby Apache. In October, Blanchard started a feud with Taya Valkyrie, whom she defeated on two different occasions — at Bound for Glory and three weeks in a rematch at Impact. Valkyrie was able to submit Blanchard in a mixed tag team match that earned her another title opportunity. On January 6, 2019, at Impact Wrestling Homecoming, Blanchard lost the championship to Valkyrie, after the special guest referee Gail Kim performed her finishing move that allowed Valkyrie to pin her, ending her reign at 147 days. A few weeks on Impact Wrestling, she was suspended for 30 days by attacking Gail Kim. On the February 15 episode of Impact Wrestling Blanchard returned from her suspension where she failed to regain the title against Valkyrie. On September 5, 2018, it was announced that Blanchard have signed with Women of Wrestling, would made her debut through the tapings from October 2018. On January 18, 2019, where WOW premiered on AXS TV, Blanchard made her televised debut, where she confronted the WOW World Champion Santana Garrett, establishing herself as the villain, as the two would feud over the championship.
Blanchard won the championship for the first time on the February 15 episode of WOW by defeating undefeated Jungle GRRRL. She is the granddaughter of wrestler Joe Blanchard, daughter of Tully Blanchard and the stepdaughter of Magnum
Tessa Violet Williams, better known as Tessa Violet and known as Meekakitty, is a singer-songwriter and video blogger from the United States. Violet grew up in Oregon, she performed in theatre productions while in high school. Violet began daily vlogging in 2007 for a school project under the username Meekakitty when working in Hong Kong and Thailand as a fashion model. However, she quit modelling by 2009. Violet's early content focused on storytelling and music videos, including fan-made music videos for popular artists such as Relient K, Family Force 5, Mika. After moving to New York City in 2009, Violet gained attention after winning $100,000 in a YouTube competition by receiving the most comments on her video entry. In 2011, Tessa Violet featured in fellow YouTube creator Nanalew’s video Sail; the video has since amassed over 260 million views. On September 24, 2012, Violet appeared in the music video for Cray Button by Family Force 5, she directed the music video for the group's song Chainsaw, featuring Tedashii.
Since beginning to record and release music in 2013, the focus of Violet's channel has shifted to her original music. She has dropped the moniker Meekakitty, instead using her real name Tessa Violet across all platforms. Violet released her self-written first album Maybe Trapped Mostly Troubled on March 18 2014; the album was produced by Seth Earnest at Maker Studios, with John Zappin as A&R. Despite the lack of attention from traditional media sources, the record debuted at number 10 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart and sold 5,000 copies in the first 3 months. Violet released the lead single Dream from her EP Halloway on September 16, 2016; the full EP was released October 14, 2016. In 2018, Violet revealed she was working on Bad Ideas. Crush, the first single from the record, was released June 15, 2018. An accompanying music video directed by BigForestLLC was released on YouTube on the same day; as of April 2019, the music video has reached over 35 million views. The single led to Violet being featured on YouTube's Artist On The Rise.
The entire album was set to release on August 3, 2018 before an alteration in the album's release plan. The album will be released one song at a time over the course a year and a half, with the final song estimated to be released in 2020; these will make up three EP's entitled Bad Ideas ACT I, ACT II, ACT III. Violet plans to release Bad Ideas as a full album with two additional songs, totalling eleven songs on the record; the album's title track, Bad Ideas, was released as a single on November 30, 2018. Violet has been involved in numerous musical collaborations. In December 2014, Violet teamed up with fellow YouTube musician Rusty Clanton to form the band People You Know; the pair released a Christmas album named You, Me and Christmas, featuring four cover songs and one original song entitled You and Christmas. She has collaborated with artists such as Dodie Clark and Bry. Violet cites artists such as Lorde, Lily Allen, Taylor Swift and Julia Michaels among her influences. Violet played the role of Tricia in the 2016 independent film The Matchbreaker.
Her song Cash Cash Money was included on the film's soundtrack
Tessa Lynn Thompson is an American actress and songwriter. Her breakthrough role was in Tina Mabry's independent film Mississippi Damned, she gained further recognition for her starring roles as Nyla Adrose in the drama film For Colored Girls, civil rights activist Diane Nash in the historical drama film Selma, Bianca Taylor in the sports drama film Creed and its sequel Creed II, Valkyrie in the superhero film Thor: Ragnarok and Avengers: Endgame, Josie Radek in the science-fiction horror film Annihilation, Detroit in the science-fiction comedy film Sorry to Bother You. On television, Thompson has starred as Jackie Cook in the mystery drama Veronica Mars, Sara Freeman in the period crime drama Copper, Charlotte Hale in the HBO science-fiction thriller Westworld. Tessa Lynn Thompson was born on October 1983, in Los Angeles, California, she was raised between Brooklyn, New York. Her father, singer-songwriter Marc Anthony Thompson of the musical collective Chocolate Genius, Inc. is of Afro-Panamanian descent, while her mother is of European and Mexican ancestry.
She attended Santa Monica High School where she played Hermia in a student production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. She attended Santa Monica College, where she studied cultural anthropology. While at SMC, she attended lectures by Lisa Volpe of Los Angeles Women's Shakespeare Company. In 2002, Thompson made her professional stage debut in as one of three actors portraying the role of Ariel in LAWSC's production of The Tempest. In 2003, she appeared as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet: Antebellum New Orleans, 1836 with The Theatre @ Boston Court in Pasadena, which earned her an NAACP Theatre Award nomination. In 2016, Thompson appeared in the off-Broadway run of the Lydia R. Diamond play Smart People at Second Stage Theatre, starring alongside Mahershala Ali, Joshua Jackson and Anne Son. Thompson made her first television appearance in a 2005 episode of the CBS series Cold Case in the role of a bootlegging lesbian from the 1930s. In the same year, she rose to fame as she landed the role of Jackie Cook on the UPN/CW neo-noir drama series Veronica Mars, starring as a series regular season two.
In 2006, she appeared on the ABC medical drama Grey's Anatomy. In 2007, she was a part of the cast on the CW's short-lived drama Hidden Palms, portraying Nikki Barnes, she worked on guest star roles on Life and Private Practice, appeared in season four of Heroes. In 2010, she had a guest role as the wife of a detective on Detroit 187. In 2012, Thompson had a guest role as Sasha, on 666 Park Avenue. In 2013, she starred in BBC America's first original series Copper. In 2016, she began a starring role in the HBO science-fiction drama series Westworld as board director Charlotte Hale. Thompson's first feature film appearance was in the 2006 remake of the horror film When a Stranger Calls playing the role of Scarlett. Thompson was next seen opposite Mary Elizabeth Winstead in the dancing film Make it Happen in 2008. In 2010, Thompson appeared in Tyler Perry's stage play adaptation For Colored Girls, after she directly approached Perry to be cast in the film. In 2014, she starred as Samantha White in Justin Simien's Sundance-winning comedy Dear White People.
That same year, Thompson played civil rights activist Diane Nash in Ava DuVernay's Martin Luther King Jr. biopic Selma. In 2015, she appeared in Ryan Coogler's Rocky sequel Creed, in Nate Ruess' short film The Grand Romantic. In April 2016, Thompson was cast as Valkyrie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero film Thor: Ragnarok, released on November 3, 2017, she appeared in the science-fiction horror film Annihilation, released on February 23, 2018. In June 2017, Thompson was cast in the science-fiction comedy Sorry to Bother You, released on July 6, 2018, she reprised her role as Bianca Taylor in Creed II, released on November 21, 2018. She will have a starring role in the Men in Black spin-off film, Men in Black: International; the film, which reunites her with Thor: Ragnarok co-star Chris Hemsworth, is set for release on June 14, 2019. Thompson is a singer-songwriter, she has in the past been a member of the Los Angeles-based indie electro soul band Caught a Ghost, contributed to the soundtracks for both Creed and Creed II, for which she co-wrote and performed several songs with producer Moses Sumney.
Thompson came out as bisexual in an interview published in June 2018, declaring: "In my family you can be anything you want to be. I'm attracted to men and to women. If I bring a woman home, or a man, we don't have to have the discussion". Thompson, critical of Hillary Clinton, endorsed Senator Bernie Sanders for President in the 2016 US presidential election. Tessa Thompson on IMDb
Tessa Bonhomme is a former Professional Canadian ice hockey player and is a television sports reporter for TSN. She was an Olympic gold medalist as a member of the Canadian national women's hockey team and played for the Toronto Furies in the Canadian Women's Hockey League, she was co-captain of the Ohio State Buckeyes women's ice hockey team in the NCAA. Bonhomme was a member of the Sudbury Lady Wolves from 1998 to 2003 and served as a captain in 2003. During that same time she competed for the Lasalle Secondary School hockey team from 1999 to 2003 and was the captain in 2003, she was the league leader for three consecutive years. In 2001, she led Lasalle to a second-place finish in its league and a city championship title in 2001; the 2003–04 season marked Bonhomme's freshman year with the Buckeyes. She played in 34 of 35 games and her 20 points led the Buckeye freshman class and tied for third on the squad. In WCHA conference games, Bonhomme tied for fifth among freshmen and seventh among defencemen with 13 points.
Her 107 shots paced the freshman class and was third on the team while her four power play goals tied for first on the team. On October 17, 2003, she registered her first career assist versus Minnesota. Versus Wisconsin, Bonhomme scored her first career goal. Said goal was the game-winning goal. From October 25 to November 15, she had a five-game point streak. November 22 marked the first multi point game of her career, she had two assists versus Bemidji State. Heading into her sophomore season, Bonhomme appeared in 30 of 37 games, her 27 points ranked third on the team. Of her seven goals, three were scored on the power play. For the season, she was the only Buckeye to finish with positive rating at plus-3. On December 11, 2004, Bonhomme scored two goals against North Dakota in a 3–1 win. In a 5 -- 4 win against the Yale Bulldogs, Bonhomme registered. During the season, she had a five-game point streak that began on January 21 and ended on February 4. In a WCHA tournament game, she had two assists vs. Minnesota State.
Of note, she was the first Buckeye to compete for the Canadian National Team when she was one of 20 Canadian players selected to participate in the Four Nations Cup from November 10–14. Bonhomme returned to the Buckeyes in 2006 after redshirting the 2005–06 season while taking part in the Canadian Centralization Program in association with the National Women's Team. Through two seasons, the two-time letterwinner ranked fourth all-time in defencemen scoring with 47 points, she was co-captain of the team along with Katie Maroney and Lacey Schultz. In her first series back with Ohio State, Bonhomme had two goals and five assists in a series sweep of Northeastern. In the October 6 contest, Bonhomme scored a career-high four points, she attained a career high in points with 36. On the power play, she contributed 17 points, her four game-winning goals led the Buckeyes. Her 1.09 points per game ranked fourth in the NCAA among defenders. During the season, Bonhomme had three multi-goal and three multi-assist games.
Her 137 shots on goal led all Buckeyes players. In WCHA conference play, Bonhomme tallied 23 points 24 conference games. Against WCHA opponents, she scored three game-winning goals. On January 19, she had a career high nine shots on goal against St. Cloud State. From December 30 to January 26, Bonhomme had a seven-game point streak; the February 16–17 series against Minnesota State was the only series where she was held without a point. Bonhomme participated at Canada's National Under-22 Team Development and Selection Camp from August 15 to 21, 2004 in Waterloo, Ontario. From August 25 to 28, 2004, she took part in a three-game series with Canada's Under 22 team vs. the US National Under-22 Team in Lake Placid, N. Y. and Burlington, Vt. In 2005–06, Bonhomme redshirted her season with Ohio State to take part in the Canadian Centralization Program in preparation for the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy. Bonhomme was one of 27 players selected to centralize but was one of two players to miss the final cut for the Canadian Olympic roster.
In addition, she was a member of the 2005–06 Canadian Under-22 team. She captained the squad to a 3–1 record in an international round-robin tournament in Germany, she attended the Canadian National Women's Team Conditioning Camp from June 10 to 18, 2006. In autumn 2006, Bonhomme was named to the Canada's National Women's Under-22 Team for the third time in her career. From August 24 to 27, 2007, she participated with the U-22 team in an exhibition series vs. the US National Under-22 team. Bonhomme participated in the Canadian National Women's Team Fall Festival, from August 31 to September 9, 2007 in Prince George, British Columbia. In the first game of the 2011 IIHF Eight Nations Tournament, Bonhomme scored two goals in a 16–0 victory over Switzerland. Bonhomme scored Canada's second goal in their first game of the tournament, 3 minutes and 6 seconds into the first period and was awarded an Olympic Gold Medal in Women's hockey at the 2010 games in Vancouver. In the 2010 CWHL Draft, Bonhomme was the first overall selection.
She appeared with the Toronto Furies in the championship game of the 2011 Clarkson Cup, would help the club win the 2014 Clarkson Cup. With the Cup victory, she became the twelfth woman in hockey history to win IIHF World Gold, Olympic Gold and the Clarkson Cup. 2007 European Air Canada Cup, Tournament All-Star team 2010 Olympic Gold Medalist Bonhomme was selected by The Hockey News on its annual list
Tessa Noël is a fictional character in the television series Highlander: The Series, portrayed by Alexandra Vandernoot. A mortal artist and sculptor, Tessa is the French lover of the protagonist Immortal, Duncan MacLeod, played by Adrian Paul. Tessa is introduced in the pilot episode "The Gathering", first shown in 1992, appears in all subsequent episodes until "The Darkness", the fourth episode of season two, in which she is killed. Vandernoot returned to the program for a number of guest appearances in the season two finale, "Counterfeit", broadcast in 1994, the two-part series conclusion "To Be" / "Not To Be". Tessa bears the consequences of his immortality; these include her aging while he does not, the impossibility of having children together and the dangers of MacLeod's involvement in the Game, an ongoing battle in which all Immortals must behead each other until a single victor remains. Aware of this situation, Tessa stays with MacLeod, demonstrating her courage, understanding and compassion.
The first series of Highlander was a multi-national co-production including the French entertainment conglomerate Gaumont, which resulted in a French-speaking actor playing Tessa. Vandernoot had to adapt to the North American, fast-paced method of series production and worked with a dialect coach, her performance was praised by reviewers, who praised the strong on-screen relationship that Vandernoot and Paul created between their characters. When Vandernoot decided to leave the show, her character was killed, leading to fierce protests among the show's audience and subsequently prompted the producers to have Vandernoot play an evil lookalike of Tessa in the episode "Counterfeit". Despite her return, Tessa's death influenced the rest of the series, making it more pessimistic, creating a significant precedent. Tessa Noël is a central character, who appeared in every episode of the first season of Highlander: The Series, in the first four episodes of the second. After the character's death, she returned for cameo appearances in the episodes "Counterfeit Part Two" in the second season, "To Be" and "Not To Be", the sixth season's final two episodes.
Tessa was born on August 1958 in Lille, France. When she was seven years old, she fell in love for the first time with then-nineteen-year-old Alan Rothwood. Tessa recalls in "Nowhere To Run" that she was "heartbroken" when he completed his studies and left the country, she remembered that at her first Christmas party in the ballroom of Alan's house, she "couldn't believe anything could be so beautiful." Tessa mentions in "See No Evil" that she was educated at the Sorbonne in France. Tessa's first encounter with MacLeod is shown in a flashback sequence in "For Evil's Sake", she had left the Sorbonne and was working as an artist and conducting tours of the River Seine in Paris. On April 1, 1980, to escape Immortal Christoph Kuyler, trying to behead him, MacLeod jumped on a Bateau Mouche on which Tessa was working, charmed her so that he could stay on board. Another flashback scene in the episode "Counterfeit Part Two" shows how MacLeod revealed his immortality to Tessa. On April 1, 1983, MacLeod made.
After he revived, MacLeod revealed himself to be an Immortal who could not age or father children, but did not mention the Game. MacLeod expected Tessa to show disgust or fear, but instead Tessa expressed compassion and sadness for his loneliness; as Tessa remains unaware of the Game, MacLeod fights other Immortals without her knowledge. When the series begins and MacLeod have been in a relationship for twelve years and are the proprietors of an antiques store, "MacLeod and Noel's Antiques", in the fictional city of Seacouver, United States. Immortals Slan Quince and Connor MacLeod break into their store; when she learns of this ultimate battle of good and evil, in which Duncan MacLeod must behead or be beheaded, she sarcastically remarks. When Quince threatens Tessa to distract MacLeod, she first wants to flee with MacLeod, who prepared for her departure and beheads Quince. Aware that other Immortals will challenge MacLeod, Tessa decides to stay with him, they allow Richie Ryan, a quick-talking petty thief and street punk, to live with them because he was aware of MacLeod's immortality.
In "Eyewitness", Tessa witnesses the brutal murder of former artist Anne Wheeler, reacts angrily when she realizes that the police will do nothing about it, saying: "I'm not hysterical, I don't see things, I'm not looking for attention. I just want something to be done." She decides to find the murderer on her own. When MacLeod tells Tessa that she is stronger than Anne, that if something happened to him she would be fine, Tessa retorts, "You only think so because it suits you." The murderer is Chief Police Officer Andrew Ballin, beheaded by MacLeod after Ballin failed to kill Tessa. In "Band of Brothers", Tessa is chosen as the curator of a traveling exhibition entitled "An historical retrospective on sculpture and form", based in Paris, France. Meanwhile, Immortal Grayson is seeking a protegee of MacLeod's friend Darius. Tessa decides to leave to Paris before MacLeod fights Grayson and her parting words are: "Remember. Paris is our city. I'll be waiting for you". After MacLeod beheads Grayson, he, Tessa and Richie, live in a barge on the Seine near Notre Dame de Paris.
In "Avenging Angel", MacLeod and T
Sage known as Tessa, is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. She has most been associated with the X-Men and the Hellfire Club, whom she spied upon for Professor Charles Xavier. A mutant, Sage possesses a number of mental abilities and was presented as the personal assistant to the Hellfire Club’s Sebastian Shaw, but an extended retcon revealed that she was one of the first mutants discovered by Professor Xavier, she has been a member of the original X-Men teams, the Exiles, a cross-dimensional X-Men team similar to the Exiles known as the X-Treme X-Men. Sage appears in the television series The Gifted played by Hayley Lovitt. Tessa first appeared in The X-Men #132, was created by Chris Claremont and John Byrne. Sage's exact country of origin remains unrevealed, but she claims to have come from a war-torn region. By the time she reaches young adulthood, she is living by herself in Afghanistan. Although she tries to keep out of the conflicts between the rebels and the government, she is willing to use her guns and other weapons on anything that poses a threat.
One day, she hears a call from a cave, considered haunted by the locals. The voice guides her deeper into the cavern, where she finds Charles Xavier, trapped underneath a pile of debris, his legs have been crushed during his battle with the alien Lucifer. Xavier senses that Sage is a mutant, explains the meaning of her abilities. Although Sage says that this was about the same time he located Beast, in other accounts he found Sage first. Sage helps Xavier and tries to get him to a hospital, but during their journey down the mountain, they come across a United Nations relief convoy under attack by robbers, who have raped and killed the UN workers. Sage exacts revenge on their behalf and kills the robbers, though she despises herself for being so brutal. Years Sage meets up again with Xavier, who at the time is recruiting the original X-Men. Instead of being chosen for the first X-Men class, she is instead sent to spy on the Hellfire Club as Tessa, to keep watch on Sebastian Shaw, something which returns to haunt her in the following years.
While working at the Hellfire Club she encounters Psylocke, Jean Grey, Emma Frost, who at this point is the White Queen. While she is able to warn Psylocke away from the Hellfire Club, Tessa is remorseful that she is unable to prevent the corruption of Phoenix into the Black Queen; this transformation is a key factor in the creation of Dark Phoenix. Sometime during Tessa's time with the Hellfire Club, Sebastian Shaw and Emma Frost dare the man known as Elias Bogan to wager in a game of poker. Though he holds no official rank in the Inner Circle, the telepathic Bogan is one of the Club’s most important and powerful members. By the terms of the wager, if Shaw lost, Frost would "belong" to Bogan, but if Bogan's agent lost his fortune would be turned over to Shaw. Thanks to Tessa's advice and analytical skills, Bogan loses the game and is forced to honor the wager. Having never lost before, Bogan harbors a grudge against Tessa. During the X-Men's initial conflicts with the Hellfire Club, Tessa maintains a background role and is seen as only Shaw's unusually intelligent assistant.
Hints of her more complex role are indicated when she and Xavier are kidnapped by Donald Pierce, a renegade member of the club, with grudges against both organizations. Based on the interactions between Xavier and Tessa, it is unclear whether he is helping to maintain her cover or whether he feels as if he has lost his agent, since the interaction between the two is kept impersonal; the two are rescued by the nascent team of New Mutants, Tessa takes Pierce into custody on behalf of the Hellfire Club. Tessa's next notable interaction with Xavier's students happens months when the X-Men and Hellfire Club are hunting down Rachel Summers after her attempted murder of Selene, the newly installed Black Queen. In the middle of their fight, both teams are taken by surprise by Nimrod, a mutant-hunting robot from the future. Recognizing the more immediate threat, the two groups join forces and are able to damage Nimrod; the X-Men and Hellfire Club each are forced to flee the scene quickly. Tessa offers Storm and the X-Men temporary sanctuary with the Club, which results in Magneto and Storm jointly accepting the role of White King in the Inner Circle.
Magneto becomes more involved with the Hellfire Club after the X-Men's supposed death in Dallas at the climax of the Fall of the Mutants. Tensions between Magneto and Sebastian Shaw grow until Magneto ousts Shaw from the group. Although Tessa remains with the Hellfire Club after his departure, her role diminishes. Shortly thereafter, the Upstarts begin to hunt down mutant leaders, starting with former and current leaders of the Inner Circle. Shinobi Shaw murders his father, Sebastian. Tessa continues to serve as Shinobi's assistant, much as she had his father, she begins to use her telepathic skills more openly. After Tessa prevents Shinobi from solidifying his hold on the Hellfire Club, the younger Shaw ceases to work with her. Sebastian Shaw returns after a period of recuperation with the extradimensional Holocaust at his side. Seeking assistance in controlling this powerful mutant, Shaw calls Tessa back into his service, her minor telepathic abilities are able to keep him in check since most telepaths in his native reality had been killed and he had not developed psychic defenses.
The two lose Holocaust, when Onslaught decides he needs that mutant for his own purposes. Selene and her new amnesiac thrall Madel