Real Name: Nirvana

Identity/Class: Extra-terrestrial (native of Tebbel), Deviant

Occupation: Wife of Tantalus, former astronomer

Affiliations: Blackwulf (Lucian), Blackwulf, Khult

Enemies: Tantalus

Known Relatives: Tantalus (husband, deceased), Khult (father), Blackwulf (Pelops, son, deceased), Blackwulf (Lucian, son), Id (son), unnamed son

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Armechadon;
    formerly Tebbel

First Appearance: (image) Blackwulf#2 (July, 1994);
    (full) Blackwulf#8 (January, 1995)

Powers/Abilities: Nirvana was a genetically stable Deviant. As such, she was immune to the Black Legacy powers of Tantalus. After her death, she was restored to life as an undead figure by Khult, but the field of Black Legacy energy which Tantalus had placed around her made it impossible for her to touch anyone without killing them.

History: (Blackwulf#9 (fb))- Nirvana was born on the planet Tebbel, part of a controlled breeding program which had resulted in her being a stable Deviant. She grew to become an astronomer alongside her father, Khult. When Tantalus invaded Tebel, he was surprised to find that Nirvana was immune to his Black Legacy, and fell in love with her. To save her planet, she became his consort, and he renamed his home planet of Arqua "Armechadon" in honor of her.

On the eve of each of his conquests, Nirvana bore Tantalus a son, each more genetically perfect than the last, until the birth of their fourth son, Lucian, who had inherited the Black Legacy. Tantalus blamed Nirvana, and beat her. The evening that Tantalus was to depart for earth, Nirvana killed herself. Tantalus placed her within a field of his Black Legacy as a symbol of his eventual return, then left Armechadon. After he disappeared, Khult brought Nirvana back to life with his magic, but she was now a walking corpse, still surrounded by the Black Legacy. Over the centuries, a rebellion against Tantalus sprung up, inspired by Nirvana. The rebellion leaders, called "Blackwulf", each hoped to set Nirvana free.

(Blackwulf#8)- When Tantalus finally returned to Armechadon, he was shocked by what Khult had done to Nirvana. She begged Tantalus to end her life, but he became engaged in battle against Khult.

(Blackwulf#9)- Nirvana attempted to sway Tantalus into remaining on Armechadon, but he struck her down, and continued to battle Khult.

(Blackwulf#10)- As members of the Undergrounds from both earth and Armechadon arrived to combat Tantalus, the Blackwulf of Armechadon promised to set Nirvana free from her torture. However, Tantalus hurled him into Nirvana, and he was instantly killed by the Black Legacy. With the arrival of Nirvana's son Lucian, now the Blackwulf of earth, Nirvana asked him to set her free by absorbing the Black Legacy, even though it meant Lucian would again be possessed by that dark power. Lucian agreed, and as he embraced his mother, she crumbled into dust, leaving behind only her dress and hair. Dr. Caitlin Maddox, who bore a strong resemblance to Nirvana, used Nirvana's clothes and hair to distract Tantalus shortly afterward, providing Blackwulf the opportunity to slay his father.

Comments: Created by Glenn Herdling, Angel Medina and Bill Anderson.

by Prime Eternal

Nirvana should not be confused with:

Last updated: 12/27/03

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