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Benatu Eshu is the main antagonist of the second season of Vixen. He is a former warlord and later Zambesi ambassador.

He was voiced by Hakeem Kae-Kazim.

History

Background

In the past, Eshu was a ruthless military general in Africa who desired the Totems of Zambesi. Upon learning that the totems were located in a small Zambesi village, Eshu led a raid on the village, massacring its residents in an attempt to locate the totems. During his raid, Eshu came across a woman who possessed the Anansi Totem, which allowed the user to gain the powers of the animal kingdom. Eshu fought the woman and managed to gravely injure her. Despite this, she survived and managed to flee with her infant daughter.

Vixen

Many years later, Eshu arrived in Detroit posing as an ambassador, where he continued his search for the totems. Bribing a collector, Jones, into stealing the Fire Totem for him, Eshu promptly killed Jones and took the Fire Totem for himself. It was then that he met Mari McCabe, who he recognized as the daughter of the woman he had faced so many years ago. Mari now had the Anansi Totem in her possession, and used it to battle Eshu. However, with the Fire Totem's power, Eshu proved a difficult opponent. The battle ultimately ended in a stand-still, and Eshu left.

Renouncing his ambassador status, Eshu used the Fire Totem to go on a city-wide rampage, burning a massive portion of the city to the ground and demanding that Mari come out and face him. Mari, assisted by her sister Kuasa, the Atom and Black Canary, fought Eshu on the streets, but he soon overpowered the heroes and managed to kill Kuasa, leaving Mari alone to face him. Their fight brought them to the harbor, where Mari managed to steal the Fire Totem from Eshu. As Eshu attempted to continue the fight, he was knocked out by a kick from Mari, sending him sinking into the depths of sea and presumably drowning.

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