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Ruth Webster

Ruth Webster
Real name
Ruth Webster
Aliases
Ruth Kreelman
Alignment
Affiliation
Friend of Johnny Alpha
Relatives
Nelson Bunker Kreelman (father, deceased); Diana Kreelman (mother, deceased); Johnny Alpha (brother) Nigel Webster (husband); Marci (daughter)
Base of operations
Charity Valley

Characteristics
Gender
Hair
Status
Marital status
Education
College
Origin
Origin
Normal human birth
Place of birth
First appearance

History[]

Ruth Webster is a character in the Starlord and 2000 AD strip Strontium Dog. Born Ruth Kreelman, she is the sister of Johnny Alpha and the mother of his niece, Marci. She is married to an amiable, rather old-fashioned bloke called Nigel who constantly smokes a pipe and says things like, "Steady on, old girl."

Ruth disapproves of Johnny's violent profession of bounty hunting (even though it's the only job mutants are allowed), and of the crowds of bigots who come and throw things at her house whenever he visits (as though it wasn't ten times worse for Johnny, who has to face this sort of stuff wherever he goes).

In 2180 AD Ruth's peaceful life in the small town of Charity Valley was disrupted when her brother dropped in for a visit with his friends Wulf Sternhammer (whom Nigel, at least, had obviously met before) and the Gronk. It turned out that they were hunting a 'demon-maker' called Sadan who was trying to hurt Johnny by attacking his family.

Sadan, also known as the Master of Chaos, used his psychic powers to invade the Websters' home and kidnap Ruth's daughter Marci. Even though Johnny and Wulf rescued Marci, Ruth decided that her brother was too dangerous to be allowed to visit them any more. She ordered Johnny to leave and never return.

Powers and abilities[]

Strength level

Average human female.

Paraphernalia[]

Equipment

Porto-vidfone; radio; Mr Softee (a robot).

Transportation

Charity Valley's teleport station; Nigel's car.

Weapons

None. She doesn't hold with that sort of thing.

Trivia[]

Ruth Webster is mentioned in the Big Finish audio drama Fire from Heaven, but not by name.

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