Real Name: Ravonna Lexus Renslayer
Identity/Class: Extratemporal human (Earth-93091), technology user
Occupation: Empress of a portion of
Limbo succeeding that ruled by Kang;
former princess of Eximietatius @ 41st Century Other Earth (Earth-6311)
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Alternate future
counterpart of Terminatrix;
Ally and lover of an alternate Kang
Enemies: Alioth, Avengers, Congress of Realities, Council of Cross-Time Kangs, Delubric Consortium, Kang, Terminatrix, and the Time Variance Authority
Known Relatives: Carelius (father, deceased), alternate Kang (husband), Marcus Immortus (son)
Aliases: Terminatrix (past self), Matriarch
Base of Operations: Limbo, the Odexis Alternate Earth System of 9999 A.D.
First Appearance: Avengers: Terminatrix
Objective#1 (September, 1993);
(named) Avengers: Terminatrix Objective#3 (November, 1993)
Ravonna first appeared in Avengers I#23 (December, 1965)
Powers: Revelation has no superhuman abilities herself. She has access to a vast array of advanced weaponry of her future era. She wears body armor which enables her to navigate the timestream, and possesses undefined offensive and defensive capabilities. Her equipment maintains her youth, even though she is at least a few thousand years old.
Revelation also has advanced knowledge of time travel, Limbo, and the timestream itself. She has ruled her empire for thousands of years.
Revelation differs from her past counterpart in that she has accepted her destiny in time, and plans to follow it out.
History: Ravonna was born into a kingdom in 31st Century Earth in an alternate future. Her realm was under attack by Kang the Conqueror, who fell in love with her. She initially spurned his advances, but after he saved her from an assassination attempt, she fell in love with him and jumped in front of an energy blast to save him.
Ravonna's body was preserved in stasis for an uncertain period of time, during which time, the time-traveling exploits of Kang and his temporal counterparts created a number of temporal counterparts of Ravonna, as well. One of these counterparts came to known as Nebula/Kang-Nebula, Hecate, the Temptress, and ultimately the Terminatrix.
(Avengers: Terminatrix Objective#1-4) - In one future, following the defeat of the temporal entity Alioth, the Terminatrix helped Kang rebuild Chronopolis and ruled by his side. With him she fathered a son, Marcus. At some point, probably either through the incapacitation of that counterpart of Kang, or the usurping of his empire, the Terminatrix took the name Revelation and became his successor. Revelation established herself as a powerful ruler in Limbo, and came to rule a five thousand year era that slightly overlaps and follows Kang's (the overlap is due to cross-time divergence).
Due to the nature of Limbo, Revelation's empire was threatened by events occurring downtime, or in the past, relatively speaking. After the near death of Kang during the events of "Citizen Kang," the Terminatrix impersonated him and sought to rule his empire herself. However, while exploring the outskirts of Chronopolis, the Terminatrix encountered Alioth, who was seeking to invade Chronopolis. The Terminztrix lacked Kang's means to ward off the attacks of Alioth. Revelation realized that if Alioth destroyed Chronopolis, then it would next attack, and likely destroy, hers. She also realized that if Alioth succeeded, it would destroy everybody's ability to travel through time.
Not wanting to risk traveling near the time of Alioth's attack herself, Revelation summoned from the modern era three costumed adventurers, Thunderstrike, USAgent, and War Machine, and duped them into believing that they were helping her prevent Kang from retaking his empire. She sent them to capture Kang in Chronopolis, who was actually the Terminatrix, posing as Kang. The Terminatrix escaped into the past of Earth, and recruited three of her own Avengers, Captain America, Iron Man, and Thor, and duped them into assisting her against the others. The Terminatrix then tracked the energy from the first group of heroes back to Revelation's realm and confronted her.
Revelation explained her own true nature and origins to the Terminatrix, and convinced her that she must go back and revive Kang in order to stop Alioth. Realizing that to do so might mean losing her own empire, but not doing so would mean the destruction of all empires, the Terminatrix returned to Chronopolis and did so. Kang, with assistance from the Avengers succeeded in imprisoning Alioth. However, the Terminatrix then returned Kang to his state of suspended animation, to free herself of the destiny of becoming Revelation.
(Avengers Forever#9 (fb) ) - Revelation, as an alternate temporal counterpart, survived and continued to oppose the empire of Chronopolis. The Terminatrix later revived Kang, who, after another period of existence as Rama-Tut, returned and took control of the empire for himself, leaving her behind. Tiring of the numerous empires opposing his own, and wishing to focus his abilities on preventing himself from becoming Immortus, Kang set the empires against themselves. Revelation was set against the empire known as the Delubric Consortium. This clearly occupied her for some time, but the conclusion of htis conflict is unknown.
At least in one future, Revelation has seen that she will be reunited with Kang and rule an empire beside him.
Comments: Created by Mark Gruenwald and Mike Gustovich.
Several other counterparts of Ravonna are seen in Avengers: Terminatrix Objective#2 and 3.
The empire of Kang which is described is meant to represent the "true" Kang, whereas the Kang who wed Terminatrix/Revelation and was succeeded by her is meant to represent an alternate temporal counterpart.
I believe Kang's empire is supposed to run from 2000bc-6000ad, making Revelations empire @ 6000-11,000ad, with some overlap.
Thanks to Brandon Nash for pointing out her home kingdom.
Clarifications: Revelation has no connection to:
images: (without ads)
Avengers: Terminatrix Objective#2, p17, pan2 (main image)
#3, p13, pan2 (head shot)
Avengers: Terminatrix Objective#2-4 (October-December, 1994) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Mike Gustovich (pencils), Bud LaRosa (#2-4), Martineck (#2), Don Hudson (#3-4) & Dell Barras (#4) (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Avenger Forever#9 (August, 1999) - Kurt Busiek & Roger Stern (writer), Carlos Pacheco (pencils), Jesus Merino (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Last Updated: 09/04/16
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