LORE

Real Name: presumably Lore

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (unnamed) magic user

Occupation: Sorceress

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Gargan and his Iron Golems, the Scatter
    Formerly
Master Pandemonium;
    Avengers West Coast (pawns)

EnemiesAmazites, Avengers West Coast, Century, Eleyn, Agatha Harkness, Master Pandemonium, Scarlet Witch

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Currently unknown;
    Formerly a series of unidentified dimensions;
    Dimension of origin unidentified

First Appearance: Scarlet Witch#1 (January, 1994);
    (fully seen and identified) Scarlet Witch#3 (March, 1994)

Powers/Abilities: Lore had great magical powers. She could travel between dimensions, ensnare the minds and manipulate the physical forms of others, raise and control the dead, fire mystic bolts and project shields. She could drain other sources of energy, including whole planets, to replenish her stores. Her full power was only glimpsed at.

 

 

History:
(Scarlet Witch#4 (fb)) - Lore is the nexus being--the one who personifies the realm's character and serves as the focal point or anchor of that reality--of her dimension, a realm where necromancy if the common order. Eons ago, she exhausted her own world, after which she began to travel from dimension to dimension, devouring each realm. Her powers would bind the dimension into helpless stasis while her agents would drive that dimension's resident nexus being insane. With the nexus guardian helpless and vulnerable, Lore would take over its body and become physically manifest, gaining a solid form through which to feed.

(Century: Distant Sons#1 (fb) - BTS) - The alien race known as the Scatter discovered that worlds injured by Lore made easy pickings, and so they took to following her and finishing off her leftovers.

(Century: Distant Sons#1 (fb) - BTS) - Lore laid waste to the homeworld of the Homodur, which was then further scavenged by the Scatter.

(Century: Distant Sons#1 (fb) - BTS) - The Homodur created Century to track down and destroy Lore.

(Scarlet Witch#3 (fb) - BTS) - Lore targeted the Earth-616 dimension's nexus being, Wanda Maximoff, the Scarlet Witch. She recruited Master Pandemonium as her agent, freeing him from Mephisto's realm of Hell.

(Scarlet Witch#1) - Lore's agent, Gargan, assaulted the world of Amazar, claiming its leader and nexus being, Eleyn, for Lore.

(Scarlet Witch#2) - As Master Pandemonium began his attacks against the Scarlet Witch, Lore traveled to Avengers Compound, ensorcelling each the Avengers West Coast in succession: Living Lightning, Spider-Woman (Carpenter), USAgent, War Machine, and transforming them into her Iron Golems. The Golems joined Master Pandemonium in tormenting the Scarlet Witch.

(Scarlet Witch#3) - The Scarlet Witch fled the Iron Golems, while Agatha Harkness tracked down Wanda. Agatha and Wanda defeated and trapped Pandemonium, at which point Lore revealed her presence.

(Scarlet Witch#4) - Lore overpowered Wanda and Agatha and explained her goals, after which Wanda managed to cast a hex which brought Lore into physical form. Lore rose an army of the dead to attack Wanda, but the Witch managed to grant them eternal peace. Agatha recovered to join the fight, but a stray blast freed Pandemonium, who grabbed and pinned Wanda. Lore, caring little for her ally, blasted both of them, and then seemingly destroyed Pandemonium when he complained about the treatment. The Avengers were released from Lore's control as she gathered her energies into herself, and Lore then attempted to summon forth the spirits of all of the Nexi she had ever slain, so she could drain their powers to rejuvenate herself so she could destroy Earth-616. However, the spirits of the Nexi turned on Lore, tearing her apart. The Scarlet Witch them hurled Pandemonium's sword into Lore, who apparently exploded.

 

 

 

 

 

Comments: Created by Andy Lanning, Dan Abnett, John Higgins, and Mark McKenna.

They name the location of Avengers Compound as Boca Caliente in Scarlet Witch#2. That's the island location of AIM HQ. Avengers Compound was in Palos Verde, IIRC.

Presumably, Lore visited each of the worlds that the Scatter visited, but that is unconfirmed, and so only confirmed worlds will be mentioned.

Who the H!@# cares about Lore. I want more Gargan!!!

Profile by Snood.

CLARIFICATIONS:
No known connection to:

Amazar and the Amazites have no known connection to:

Eleyn, the Witch Queen of Amazar has no known connection to:

Gargan has no known connection to:

The Iron Golems have no known connection to:


Amazar

 

    An alien dimension, it was a world of swords and sorcery, ruled by the witch-queen Eleyn. It was assaulted by Gargan and his Iron Golems, after which it was presumably fed on by Lore, and whatever was left when she was done was likely scavenged by the Scatter. It appeared as a lone island floating in the void of space.

 

--Scarlet Witch#1

 

 

 

 

 

 


Amazites

A group of warrior women and sorceress, they fought savagely against Gargan and his Iron Golems, but were no match for the powerful wizard, who captured their witch-queen Eleyn and turned her over to Lore. It is not known if any of them survived Lore's draining their world's energy, or the likely follow-up attack by the Scatter.

--Scarlet Witch#1

The Iron Golems

Their origins unknown, they were the  powerful warriors of Gargan. They slaughtered the Aamzites and assisted in the capture of Eleyn. They were apparently made of iron, and their fingertips were sharp enough to cut through solid rock.

--Scarlet Witch#1

 

 

 

 

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Eleyn

 

    Witch-queen of the Amazites, she was the nexus being of Amazar, and was driven to madness by nightmares caused by Gargan and Lore, after which her physical form was possessed by Lore, until she used up its energy and moved on to her next conquest. Her spirit was among those that took their vengeance on Lore, and she thanked the Scarlet Witch for her help in attaining final peace.

 

--Scarlet Witch#1 (4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Gargan

A wizard conqueror of unknown origins, he was an agent of Lore and led the assault on Amazar, assisted by his Iron Golems. He rode atop a winged dragon, could fire powerful energy blasts, and perform the ritual to summon Lore.

--Scarlet Witch#1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


images:
Scarlet Witch#4, p1
    p24 (destroyed)
Scarlet Witch#1, p1 (Amazar)
    p2-3 (Amazites & Golems)
    p4, panel 1 (Gargan + dragon)
    p5, panel 3 (Gargan, full body)
    p6, panel 3 (Eleyn)


Scarlet Witch#1-4 (January - April 1994) - Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning (writers), John Higgins (pencils), Mark McKenna (inks), Nel Yomtov (editor)
Century: Distant Sons#1 (February, 1996) - Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning (writers), Jim Calafiore (pencils), Peter Palmiotti (inks), Nel Yomtov (editor)


Last updated: 12/26/13

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