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Melissa on the german cover of The Foe of Barnabas Collins

Melissa Henry was an alias used by the immortal witch known as Angelique. In 1910, Melissa partnered herself with occult student, Chris Jennings, in the hopes of establishing a wolf-cult in Collinsport.

She first arrived at the Jennings home at Cranshaw House under the guise of a housekeeper – assigned to replace a servant named Peg. Chris’ wife, Paula Jennings distrusted Melissa and soon learned of the woman’s dual identity as Angelique.

One night in April, Melissa broke into Paula’s room in the middle of the night. She attempted to attack her, but the spirit of Josette Collins manifested itself inside the room and drove Melissa away. Despite all of her power, she was no match for Josette’s strength of spirit.

Melissa terrorized Paula some more by summoning elaborate phantasms that chased her about the second floor landing at Cranshaw House. It was her intention to weaken Paula’s reserve and hopefully drive her mad.

She later used her magic to adopt the characteristics of a werewolf. As werewolves, Chris Jennings and she attacked Paula once more outside the front steps of Cranshaw House. The vampire, Barnabas Collins, flew down in the form of a bat and distracted the wolves long enough for Paula to reach safety inside the house.

The following evening, Chris and Melissa abducted Paula from the kitchen and brought her down into a secret vault below the cellar of the house. There, they erected an elaborate altar and planned on indoctrinating Paula into their wolf-cult. Barnabas Collins arrived and rescued Paula. He trapped Chris and Melissa inside the secret vault, and flooded the room with water channeled from the nearby sea.

Although the body of Melissa Henry died that day, the soul of Angelique is immortal and can never truly die.


  • As Melissa Henry, Angelique's features were dramatically different. She was described as having ebon, black hair, a dark, Mediterranean complexion, and penetrating black eyes. She maintained an austere and often dour demeanor – one more akin to an aristocrat than that of a house servant.


The Foe of Barnabas Collins