Terinu webcomic

Australian online science fiction adventure drama (sifi) web comic

Terinu is a science fiction adventure comic, done in black and white India ink in comic page format. It is the story of the title character, a fifteen-year-old alien boy, the last known member of a genetically engineered slave race, who is a pawn in a brewing galactic war.

Leeza Blake

An Australian native, born and raised in Anakie, Victoria, Leeza is a civilian engineer under contract to the Galactic Sapiens Alliance military. In her mid to late twenties, she is the daughter of Admiral Blake, and cousin to Lance Freeman. She was raised by Lance’s mother, Vonnie Freeman, after her own mother died in an unspecified incident. At the beginning of the comic series, she is an engineer aboard the Treona, a GSA science vessel. In the course of the first issue she encounters Terinu, and they team up with Lance and Rufus to escape an attacking force of Galapodos Warriors, led by General Gisko.

In terms of personality, Leeza is forthright, moral, and empathic. She’s uncomfortable with some aspects of GSA policy, such as selling prisoners as contract laborers. She is also sympathetic to Terinu’s plight, but is sometimes frustrated by his flinty personality. She often finds herself defending Terinu against her cousin, who does not trust the boy’s motives.

She has a troubled relationship with her father, who wishes to either kill or capture Terinu. After discovering that the human government had hidden knowledge of the Ferin race's destruction from the rest of the GSA, her father had her imprisoned when she threatened to go public with that information.

Currently Leeza is Terinu’s legal guardian, having been maneuvered into the role by her father, after thwarting Admiral Blake’s attempt to have the boy held by Bio-Tech. Unbeknownst to her, she is also Terinu’s “Master”, after the boy successfully transferred his loyalty to her from Mavra Chan in an act of pure will.

Leeza’s only real known vice is an addiction to coffee, the lack of which tends to make her irritable.