full body on platformSUPERIA

Real Name: Dr. Deidre Wentworth

Identity/Class: Human mutate, technology user

Occupation: Scientist; would-be World Conqueror;
    former professor at Glasser Institute of Contemporary Psycho-physiology (possibly a front);
    former Minister of Education for A.I.M.

Group Membership: None; formerly A.I.M. High Council (Black Widow/Yelena Belova, Andrew Forson, Graviton/Franklin Hall, Jude the Entropic Man/Yagzan, Mentallo/Marvin Flumm, Taskmaster/Tony Masters);
   Dark Avengers (Hawkeye/Barney Barton, Hulk/Skaar, Iron Patriot/Norman Osborn, Ragnarok/Thor clone, Scarlet Witch/June Covington, Spider-Man/Ai Apaec, Wolverine/Tomi Shishido);
   (as Broad-Stripe on Earth-11418) AmeriCommand (Americop-1, Ameridroid/Machinesmith, Bright Star/Ursula Armstrong, Major America/Anti-Cap); formerly A.I.M.;
   (as Superia on Earth-616) former leader of the Femizons

Affiliations: Thundra (idol), unidentified henchmen;
   formerly Baroness (Heike Zemo, would-be ally), Victoria Hand, Dr. Kincaid, Madame Hydra (Viper, Ophelia Sarkissian), Dr. Carolina Washington;
    formerly served by her lieutenants (Blackbird (Heather O'Gara; formerly Jackdaw), Iron Maiden (Melina Vostakoff), M.O.D.A.M., Moonstone (Karla Sofen), Nightshade (Tilda Johnson), Snapdragon (Sheoke Sanada), Snapdragon (Rachel Leighton, actually Diamondback);
   empowered and trained Free Spirit (Cathy Webster);
   (as Broad-Stripe on Earth-11418) A.I.M., Americops, Miles Brickman, Enchantress (Amora), Invisible Woman (Susan Richards), Edwin Jarvis, Wasp (Janet Van Dyne);
formerly Avengers (Giant-Man/Henry Pym, Iron Man/Tony Stark, Thor/Odinson, Wasp/Janet Van Dyne)

Enemies: Adaptoids, A.I.M., Avengers (Cannonball/Sam Guthrie, Smasher/Isabel Kane, Sunspot/Roberto Da Costa, Wasp/Janet Van Dyne), Avengers of Earth-14325 (General America, Iron Monger/Edwin Jarvis, Thorr, Ant-Man, Hulk, Wasp), Baron Zemo (Helmut Zemo), Baroness, Alessandro Brannex (Super-Adaptoid), BAD Girls Inc. (Asp/Cleo Nefertiti, Black Mamba, Diamondback/Rachel Leighton), Captain America (Steve Rogers) from various realities, Captain America Corps (American Dream/Shannon Carter of Earth-982, Captain America/James Barnes, Captain America/Steve Rogers, Commander A/Kiyoshi Morales of Earth-11831, U.S.Agent/John Walker), Contemplator (Tath Ki), M.O.D.A.M., New Avengers (Luke Cage, Daredevil/Matt Murdock, Dr. Strange/Stephen Strange, Iron Fist/Daniel Rand, Jessica Jones, Mockingbird/Barbara Morse, Ms. Marvel/Carol Danvers, Spider-Man/Peter Parker, Thing/Ben Grimm, Wolverine/James Howlett), Next Avengers of Earth-10071 (Francis Barton, Henry Pym Jr., James Rogers, Azari T’Challa, Torunn), Paladin, Red Skull (Johann Shmidt), Skaar;
   (as Broad-Stripe on Earth-11418) Baron Zemo (Heinrich Zemo), Ulysses Bloodstone, Luke Cage, Daredevil (Matt Murdock), Jean DeWolff, Doctor Octopus (Otto Octavius), Dum Dum Dugan, Electro (Max Dillon), Fixer (P. Norbert Ebersol), Nick Fury, Henry Gyrich, Hawkeye (Clint Barton), Iron Man (Tony Stark), Kang the Conqueror, Misty Knight, Mar-Vell, Mentallo (Marvin Flumm), Paladin, Punisher (Frank Castle), Dr. Henry Pym, Red Skull (Johann Shmidt), Sleeper, Spider-Man (Peter Parker), Tigra (Greer Nelson), Vuk, Vulture (Adrian Toomes), Sam Wilson, Wyatt Wingfoot, X-Men (Angel/Warren Worthington III, Beast/Henry McCoy, Cyclops/Scott Summers, Iceman/Robert Drake)

Known Relatives: Thundra (alleged descendant)

Aliases: Broad-Stripe (Earth-11418), Ms. Marvel

Base of Operations: Unrevealed;
    formerly Barbuda/A.I.M. Island, Caribbean Sea;
    formerly the AmeriCommand HQ in Valhalla Mountain, west of Colorado Springs on Earth-11418;
    formerly the Glasser Institute?;
    formerly Femizonia Island;

First Appearance: (BTS) Captain America I#387 (July, 1991);
    (seen/identified) Captain America I#390 (late August, 1991)

Powers/Abilities: Superia is extremely intelligent and extensively educated, having mastered the disciplines of genetics, physics, biochemistry, metallurgy, architecture, and technology.

    She is 6'6" tall and has superhuman strength (enhanced human), and likely enhanced human endurance, agility, speed, etc. She has mastered many forms of combat.

    She can project energy blasts able to be used for concussive force or as destructive energy able to blow a six inch hole through a person. It is uncertain which, if any, of her abilities are within her, and which are part of her costume.

    She at least formerly used a hover-platform to fly.

    Superia has developed several pieces of advanced technology. She created the time-probe, allowing her to snare inanimate objects from other time periods and bring them to her. The Feminization Process can allegedly transform men into women. She designed much of the technology at Femizonia Island, including the hermetically sealed barrier and the Sterility Seeds. Her dampening discs could neutralize the power source of A.I.M.'s Adaptoids (the Cosmic Cube's energy), and possibly other power sources as well. She developed an anti-serum to counteract the Super-Soldier Serum breakdown that occurred in Captain America and the Red Skull.

    She at least previously surrounded herself with a number of women warriors, some of whom are superhuman or technology users.

Height: 6'6"
Weight: 180 lbs.
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Black

masked face close-upHistory: Superia has undergone extensive education, and events in her life have guided her towards a disdain for men, a belief in the inherent superiority of women, and the desire for women to rule the Earth. She has undergone some derivation of the strength-augmentation process.

(Captain America I#391 (fb)) - Superia invented the time-probe, with which she acquired a history text from the 23rd century in the alternate future of Earth-Femizonia. This gave her definitive proof of the existence of Femizonia, which would be the leading nation state of the entire world. Femizonia covered most of North America, it was governed by women, and men served only as slaves. According to the history texts from Femizonia, something occurred in the 1990s, the Outbreak, which directly led to the founding of Femizonia. Her investigations also led her to believe that she herself was the direct ancestor of Thundra, greatest of the Femizons.

    Superia set out to bring about the potential future of Femizonia, a world ruled by women. She set up a base on what would become Femizonia Island. Her plan involved using missiles launched into the upper atmosphere that would then explode and emit special microbiological weapons of Superia's creation--Sterility Seeds. This would sterilize all of the women of the world. Meanwhile, Superia began to gather what she felt to be the best and the brightest women in the world (or at least those that would be interested in her plan) , all under thirty and physically fit, and bring them to Superia Island. Superia Island would be encased within a hermetically sealed dome, making the women within the dome humanity's most precious and vital resource. Her plan would lead to the nations of the world capitulating to her every demand, in order that the human race would survive. This in turn would give Superia control of the destiny of the human race, and make her ruler of the world.

(Captain America I#387-389 - BTS, 390-392) - "The Superia Stratagem"-After nearly a decade of work, Superia recruited Nightshade to assist her in adding to the technology of Superia Island. She recruited Blackbird, M.O.D.A.M. (on lease from A.I.M.), and Moonstone to act as her operatives. She had gathered over 10, 500 civilian women. Superia sent her operatives to gather the super-villain women of the world to her side. Included with at least some of the invitations were large sums of cash, as much as $100, 000. Approximately 50 super-villain women were brought aboard the luxury cruiseliner, the S. S. Superia, en route to Superia Island. After the super-women reached Superia Island, Superia introduced herself and revealed a portion of her plans to initiate the creation of Femizonia. Captain America and Paladin had traced Diamondback to the S. S. Superia and had been captured. Superia subjected them to the feminization treatment, hoping that once they had come over to the other side, they would see the light.

    The Asp and Black Mamba rebelled against Superia's plans, and they freed Captain America and Paladin. Captain America eventually confronted Superia, who challenged Captain America to single combat to determine who was...superior. After a short, inconclusive battle, Cap deflected one of Superia's blasts into the air, where it struck and damaged the Island's dome. Although Superia's missiles had already been launched, she was forced to flee to remotely deactivate the bombs, or everyone inside the dome would be sterilized as well. Cap, Paladin, and their female allies left aboard the Avengers Quinjet which arrived shortly afterwards. Meanwhile Quasar located Superia's missiles and transported them to Uranus (still funny no matter how old I get), where they would do no harm. The majority of the super-villainesses apparently went their separate ways.

(Captain America I#411-414) - Superia was left with a small group of allies, who now formed the core of the Femizons: herself, Blackbird, Iron Maiden, and Snapdragon. These four attended the A.I.M. Weapons Expo on Boca Caliente, with the plan of taking over the Island, and using their profits to finance Superia's further plans of worldwide conquest. Superia met with Alessandro Brannex, the head of A.I.M., and blasted a hole through his chest. She was quickly subdued by M.O.D.A.M., who retained her loyalty to A.I.M. and refused to aid Superia. Brannex was revealed to be an Adaptoid, and he recovered from the assault. Brannex directed M.O.D.A.M. to dispose of Superia.

    Blackbird and Iron Maiden flew to help Superia, while Snapdragon was confronted by Diamondback, who had been toughened by recent experiences and sought revenge for her near drowning on the S. S. Superia. Diamondback killed Snapdragon, while M.O.D.A.M. blasted Blackbird into submission, leaving the Iron Maiden unable to stop M.O.D.A.M. as she took off with Superia. Captain America took a sky-sled from A.I.M. and attacked M.O.D.A.M., forcing her to drop Superia into the water. Captain America saved Superia from drowning (she had been bound in manacles), but she gave him no thanks, and swam to shore.

BTS - Superia recovered, but apparently dissolved the Femizons.

Wentworth/unmasked(Captain America I#431-433) - As Dr. Deidre Wentworth, Superia began a research project on a performance-enhancing technique using subliminal learning tapes at the Glasser Institute (?). She sought young women for this project, and gained Cathy Webster as a volunteer. The process allegedly unleashed Webster's full potential and tore down the barriers that prevented her mind and body from achieving "holistic convergence." Wentworth guided Webster to form the costumed identity of Free Spirit, to speak out against sexist activities on campus. However, when Free Spirit got involved in a struggle at one of these events, the subliminal training pushed her to hate and want to hurt men. Webster overcame the "brainwashing" and sought out Wentworth for questioning, but she and her entire research facility were mysteriously gone.

    Superia traveled to Malpaso, Mexico to meet with the Baroness at Castle Zemo, in an effort to convince her to join her alliance of empowered, like-minded females. However, their discussions were overheard by Helmut Zemo, who was infuriated at the betrayal of his beloved Baroness, and he gassed and imprisoned the two of them. The Baroness convinced Helmut that she had lied to Superia to learn her motives, and so he released her.

    Meanwhile, a number of other costumed adventurers had converged on Castle Zemo. Captain America had come in investigation of the disappearance of a number of children, Diamondback had come following Captain America, and Free Spirit had followed Dr. Wentworth's trail. Diamondback happened across the still bound Superia, who revealed that she knew she had killed Snapdragon, and manipulated her into serving out the remainder of Snapdragon's contract with her. Superia convinced Diamondback by telling her that she could cure Captain America from the breakdown of the Super Soldier Serum that was currently debilitating him. Free Spirit attempted to stop Superia, but Diamondback clocked her from behind.

(Captain America I#439) - Superia claimed to have developed the cure she had predicted and offered it to Diamondback if she would serve as its test subject. Diamondback agreed, and Superia proclaimed the anti-serum a success.

(Captain America I#440, [Avengers I#387], Captain America I#441, Avengers I#388) - "Taking A.I.M."-As A.I.M. was working on the development of a new Cosmic Cube, Captain America and several allies traveled to Boca Caliente to prevent the energy of the Cube from raging out of control. Superia, with Rachel (as the new Snapdragon), went to Boca Caliente as well, hoping to steal the power of the Cube for herself, gain revenge on A.I.M. for her previous defeat, and to offer the cure to Captain America. When Captain America collapsed, paralyzed, from a total seize-up from his condition, Superia gave him a test dose of the serum, which temporarily restored his mobility.

    Superia and Snapdragon continued to infiltrate the island, fighting their way through A.I.M.'s army of Adaptoids. They encountered Captain America after another episode of total paralysis and prepared to take him from the island, to flee the Cube's energies, which were becoming dangerously unstable. A power surge blew out the ground beneath them, and Superia offered Captain America a full dose of her anti-serum in exchange for a debt of honor to be named at a later date. Captain America, although almost paralyzed, rejected her offer, and knocked the syringe containing the anti-serum from her hands. It was caught by the Red Skull, who was also investigating the Cube's energies, and suffering from the same breakdown process as Cap. The Skull used the serum on himself, and then blasted Superia, apparently killing her, to prevent her from developing more serum that might be used to help Captain America.

(Captain America Corps#4 (fb)) - At the moment of her death Superia projected her mind back in time into the brain of her younger self with all her knowledge and inadvertently creating the altered timeline of Earth-11418.

   The young Deidre joined A.I.M. and used their resources to recreate her time-probe and to empower herself to become Broad-Stripe.

(Captain America Corps#3 (fb) - BTS) - She also empowered a young weather girl (the counterpart of Ursula Armstrong of Vox Populi on Earth-616) to become the heroine Bright Star and helped the other future members of the AmeriCommand as well.

   She used a Cosmic Cube to power her time-probes.

(Captain America Corps#5 (fb) - BTS) - Wentworth used the energies of the Cosmic Cube to power her time-probes and displace Captain America (Steve Rogers) from her reality while he was frozen in ice. She also removed Steve Rogers from a few adjacent realities.

   She was unaware that her time-probe caused a ripple effect that kept removing more and more version of Steve Rogers from other realities.

(Captain America Corps#1 - BTS) - Steve Rogers was removed from various realities, a change that created an entropy wave that threatened the whole Multiverse according to the Elder of the Universe Tath Ki aka. Contemplator.

(Captain America Corps#3 (fb)) - After the Avengers returned from a mission in Gibraltar they were saved by Broad-Stripe and Bright Star from an attack by the alien Vuk before it ever began.

   While Broad-Stripe and Bright Star joined the Avengers, Thor soon left the team to return to Asgard with the Enchantress. Broad-Stripe supported his decision.

(Captain America Corps#4 (fb) - BTS) - Broad-Stripe and Bright Star conspired against the Avengers.

(Captain America Corps#3 (fb)) - Broad-Stripe's influence increased and she supplied the weaponry the Avengers used to kill Kang the Conqueror.

   Months later Avengers Mansion was attacked by Hawkeye, who was caught by Broad-Stripe and arrested.

(Captain America Corps#3 (fb) - BTS) - A week later the Avengers disbanded.

(Captain America Corps#3 (fb)) - Broad-Stripe and Bright Star introduced the AmeriCommand to the public as their new team.

(Captain America Corps#2 (fb) - BTS) - The AmeriCommand became an autonomous peacekeeping force after the Avengers disbanded.

(Captain America Corps#3 (fb) - BTS) - Broad-Stripe used her knowledge of the future to her team's advantage to hunt down super villains.

(Captain America Corps#3 (fb)) - Broad-Stripe recovered the Red Skull and his aides from the bunker where they had spent decades in suspended animation and ended him.

(Captain America Corps#4 (fb) - BTS) - Dr. Deidre Wentworth's investigation concluded that Reed Richards, Ben Grimm and Johnny Storm died in the Negative Zone due to system failure (which presumably was a lie and she was somehow involved in their deaths).

   Wentworth took Tony Stark's brain after he died in the operating room.

(Captain America Corps#3 (fb) - BTS) - She kept Stark's brain in a glass jar and connected it to computers to be able to communicate with him and use his knowledge to further her goals.

(Captain America Corps#3 (fb)) - The AmeriCommand soon went after alien invaders and mutants as well. Broad-Stripe took out Captain Mar-Vell.

   They supported politician Miles Brickman and even endorsed him for president.

(Captain America Corps#3 (fb) - BTS) - Doctor Wentworth ordered to keep Henry Pym drugged up at the psychiatric ward he was kept after his psychiatric breakdown.

(Captain America Corps#4 (fb) - BTS) - At some point Broad-Stripe tried to recruit Misty Knight and the Cat (Greer Nelson) for a Femizon Squad. She promised them to make them stronger and even regrow Misty's arm. They didn't take her offer because they didn't trust her.

(Captain America Corps#1) - The heroes Bright Star and Broad-Stripe were welcomed on Times Square by a senator and celebrated by the crowd.

(Captain America Corps#2) - Broad-Strip was standing behind Bright Star while the latter tried to talk some sense into American Dream through a video feed to Seagate Prison where the alternate reality Captain America Corps were brought after they got captured. Broad-Stripe tried to learn more about the Steve Rogers of this group from American Dream, but she lost contact to Seagate when a storm over the prison caused a blackout.

   Broad-Stripe took the AmeriCommand to Seagate, which was damaged by the prisoners that had been freed by the Captain America Corps. Major America ordered Americop-1 to bring in all escapees dead or alive, but Broad-Stripe changed his order to bring in the Captain America Corps alive so they could continue their interrogation. Bright Star was surprised until Broad-Stripe told her that she thinks the death of the Captain America Corps could threaten everything they have worked for.

(Captain America Corps#3 - BTS) - Susan Storm and Janet Van Dyne were warned of the Captain America Corps by Broad-Stripe and Bright Star.

(Captain America Corps#3) - Susan Storm contacted Bright Star at the AmeriCommand HQ after a run-in with American Dream and Commander A. Broad-Stripe wanted to know what was going on and learned from Bright Star that the Captain America Corps were popping up all over the United States and causing problems. Bright Star switched the monitors to mute before calling Broad-Stripe by her real name, but Broad-Stripe still reminded her to be ever vigilant to not accidentally reveal their true identities. Bright-Star got mad at the orderlies at the Leonard Samson Memorial Psychiatric Hospital when Captain America (Steve Rogers) and Captain America (James Barnes) vanished with Dr. Henry Pym.

(Captain America Corps#3 - BTS) - The Captain America Corps learned that a Doctor Wentworth was responsible for keeping Pym drugged. American Dream recognized the name as Superia's civilian name, but knew that she was supposed to be dead. Commander A compared archival footage of Wentworth with Broad-Stripe and it became clear that it was the same person. American Dream also knew about Superia's time-probe and the team began to realize that Superia could possibly behind everything they were fighting against.

(Captain America Corps#3) - Broad-Stripe held a meeting with the other members of the AmeriCommand. She wanted all members of the Captain America Corps dealt with, but reiterated that she wanted Steve Rogers (or rather the imposter as she called him) alive. Broad-Stripe blasted Major America when he questioned her orders and reminded him and the others how she had saved their lives and made them what they were today. After the meeting Bright Star tried to calm down Broad-Stripe, who angrily reminded her that what she told the others also applied to Bright Star. She then ordered Bright Star to alert her as soon as Rogers was captured while Broad-Stripe went to her office. She opened a hidden room where she communicated with the captive brain of Tony Stark. She told him about the Captain America Corps causing some problems, but revealed that deep within Valhalla Mountain was the Cosmic Cube that supplied the energy for all her time-probes and would soon empower her to rule the world. Tony's brain was shocked.

(Captain America Corps#4 (fb) - BTS) - Broad-Stripe had Major America confined to his quarters.

(Captain America Corps#4) - After Americop-1 and the primary body of Ameridroid were taken down, Machinesmith, who was inside the Ameridroid, transferred his mind into Valhalla Mountain's computer systems to inform Broad-Stripe of the attack on the AmeriCommand HQ by the Captain America Corps and at least a dozen rebels. Broad-Stripe ordered Bright Star to seal the corridors and activate the emergency alert.

(Captain America Corps#5 (fb) - BTS) - Broad-Stripe, Bright Star and Major America attacked Wyatt Wingfoot and Henry Gyrich from behind to get into Lab Omega.

(Captain America Corps#4) - Broad-Stripe, Bright Star and Major America confronted Captain America (Steve Rogers) and American Dream in Lab Omega after the Contemplator was sucked into the Cosmic Cube. Broad-Stripe told them to step away from the Cosmic Cube and surrender, but they didn't. Meanwhile the Contemplator found an ever-growing number of Steve Rogers frozen in suspended animation inside the Cosmic Cube.

(Captain America Corps#5) - Broad-Stripe, Bright Star and Major America had the upper hand against Captain America (Rogers) and American Dream until Captain America (Barnes), Commander A and U.S.Agent joined the fight. Their advantage quickly turned again when the Ameridroid in a more gigantic robot form joined the fight as well. When the reality altering ripple effect caused by Broad-Stripe's actions hit the lab, she was transformed into Superia, Major America vanished and Ameridroid became Machinesmith and was quickly dispatched by U.S.Agent. Superia fired at U.S.Agent and tried to get her hands on the Cosmic Cube to seize its full power, but Bright Star stole it because she wanted the power for herself. Superia warned her that she had no clue what she was doing and was proved right when Bright Star failed the gain control over the Cosmic Cube. Instead the Contemplator from inside the Cosmic Cube created a vortex that sucked everyone alive in the lab into the Cube. Contemplator convinced Steve Rogers to merge with one of the countless Steve Rogers inside the Cube that remained in suspended animation. The Contemplator confronted Superia with the side effects of her careless actions, but she didn't want to believe him. Rogers agreed to the Contemplator's plan while Superia tried to warn him that it could result in his death. She tried to stop Rogers, but the rest of the Captain America Corps stood in her way. After Rogers merged with one of his frozen counterparts everyone seemed to be returned to whence they came from, which apparently included Superia, who was also drawn down into a vortex. The Contemplator promised that Superia would not be able to orchestrate such a scheme again.

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(New Avengers II#12 (fb) – BTS) – Superia set up a new criminal organization made up of former H.A.M.M.E.R. agents. She sent an invite to Victoria Hand, not knowing she was working with the New Avengers.

(New Avengers II#13 (fb) – BTS) – Superia began working on perfecting a strain of the Infinity Formula, as well as one of Mutant Growth Hormone. She gave the MGH to her agents, powering them up in dangerous ways.

(New Avengers II#9) – In Barrington, Rhode Island, Wentworth arrived at the Things-N-Things store and ordered the henchmen there to get her office set-up immediately. The New Avengers attacked, shocking Superia.

(New Avengers II#10) – As her agents battled the New Avengers, Superia sought to contain the situation, but she was attacked by Ms. Marvel. Superia fought back, demanding to know how the heroes had known about her scheme when she’d worked so hard to stay off the radar. As the battle wound down, Superia caused several trucks to explode by blasting their gas tanks, sending the New Avengers reeling. Mockingbird was horribly wounded in the fight.

(New Avengers II#12) – Realizing Victoria Hand was behind the New Avengers finding her, Superia went to confront her, slamming her head into a wall. Hand told Superia she had had no choice, as Captain America was watching her so closely.

(New Avengers II#13 (fb) – BTS) – Superia planned on escaping via boat to Cuba along with a few scientist allies. Guessing that Hand would betray her again, Superia prepared for the New Avengers to find her.

(New Avengers II#13) – On the docks, Superia had a powerful ship hit the New Avengers with offensive weaponry while she fired an energy rifle at them, but she was soon overwhelmed. She offered them the Infinity Formula if they would let her go, but Dr. Strange simply took the formula from her, then Ms. Marvel knocked her out. Superia was placed in the Vault without due process. When she found a symbol for the Goblin Nation in her cell, she commended Hand on her good work.

(New Avengers II#16.1) – When Norman Osborn escaped from the Vault, he broke Superia out with him.

(New Avengers II#18 (fb)) – Superia introduced Osborn to their new allies, including Dr. Monica Rappaccini, who led A.I.M., Gorgon, who lead the Hand, and Madame Hydra, who led Hydra.

(New Avengers II#16.1) – Later, they stood before thousands of criminals with Madame Hydra and were cheered on.Ms. Marvel

(Avengers IV#18) – Superia, Osborn, and Madame Hydra met with Dr. Carolina Washington, who had genetic samples from much of the super hero community.

(New Avengers II#17) – Superia, Osborn, Madame Hydra, and Gorgon tasked A.I.M. to build an Ultimo to attack the New Avengers, with the goal of obtaining Iron Man’s armor. When the New Avengers got the upper hand, Superia authorized the collection of Wolverine’s blood instead.

(New Avengers II#18 (fb)) – Superia accompanied Osborn to a jungle in South America to recruit Ai Aipec, and they gave him a serum that turned him into a six-armed Spider-Man. She soon helped Osborn form a new Dark Avengers team, including Wolverine/Gorgon, Scarlet Witch/Toxic Doxie, Hulk/Skaar, Hawkeye/Barney Barton, Spider-Man/Ai Aipec, and Superia herself joined as the new Ms. Marvel.

(Avengers IV#20) – Superia was present when Osborn questioned Madame Hydra about her new octopus head.

(New Avengers II#19) – Osborn led his Avengers team in battling an Atlantean threat, then the New Avengers showed up.

(New Avengers II#20) – “Ms. Marvel” briefly sparred with Daredevil before attacked the New Avengers’ ship, destroying it. Luke Cage hit “Ms. Marvel”, then the New Avengers cast a spell and teleported away.

(New Avengers II#21) – The Dark Avengers watched from afar as Ragnarok, the Thor clone, battled the New Avengers across the city, but the heroes soon dumped the body of Ragnarok at Osborn’s feet.

(New Avengers II#22) – The Dark Avengers saw news that the New Avengers were being kicked out of Avengers Mansion. The Dark Avengers were on their way to attack the New Avengers again when Skaar turned on them.

(New Avengers II#23) – As Skaar lashed out at them, the Dark Avengers attacked, with “Ms. Marvel” punching Skaar in the face with an energy blast. Skaar easily defeated the others. As the Dark Avengers woke up, they found the New Avengers attacking them. The real Ms. Marvel easily defeated Superia.

(Avengers IV#24 (fb)) – Superia was present with Madame Hydra and Dr. Rappaccini when Norman Osborn got super-powers related to the Super-Adaptoid.Minister of Education

(Secret Avengers II#2 (fb) – BTS) – Superia joined the new government of A.I.M., taking the position of Minister of Education.

(Secret Avengers II#2) – On A.I.M. Island, Superia was attended to by beautiful women. Later, the High Council met on Barbuda, the island nation now recognized by the United Nations.

(Avengers V#14) – Superia watched A.I.M. agents tend to a mysterious pod, and they used harmonics to open it.

(Avengers V#15) – The Pod armor escaped from containment and overpowered A.I.M. as it flew away. Superia sat in the hallway in shock, regretting ever bringing the unit back to the island.

(Avengers V#16) – Superia reviewed the Pod problem with Andrew Forson, and they monitored Pod’s battle with the Avengers in Australia. Seeing Pod as having great power, they determined to try to reacquire it.

(Avengers V#17) – In Australia, over the unconscious forms of the Avengers, Superia approached Pod calmly, saying that she could help the armor achieve its goals, then she helped A.I.M. take it by force. Soldiers picked through the area, taking things, including items from the bodies of the Avengers, and Superia wondered why they simply didn’t kill the heroes, but Forson forbid it. Manifold attacked and used teleportation gates to send A.I.M. and Superia to random locations, with Superia landing in an unfamiliar desert.

(Secret Avengers II#7) – The Secret Avengers attacked Barbuda, and Superia gathered A.I.M. forces to get Forson to safety. Superia yelled at Taskmaster for having been unavailable when he was needed before.

(Secret Avengers II#8) – When Forson called a meeting, Superia entered Graviton’s lair to call him, but she privately invited an alliance between them in case things with A.I.M. went south.

(Secret Avengers II#12) – Posing as Andrew Forson, Mockingbird called a meeting of the High Council to discuss the Extremis and nanobot projects, then “he” asked for more time to work on them. Superia and the other leaders later met to discuss Forson’s inadequacies as a leader.

(Secret Avengers II#13) – Superia grew annoyed with Forson for gloating about his petty victories over the Avengers.

(Avengers V#25) – Superia received a report from A.I.M. about their collection of energies into the Negative Zone. Soon, a group of evil alternate reality (Earth-14325) Avengers (General America, Iron Monger/Edwin Jarvis, Thorr, Ant-Man, Hulk, Wasp) appeared in the portal. Superia and Forson confronted the team, who soon departed. They made plans to continue delving into other realities for resources.

(Avengers World I#2) – Superia, Graviton, and Jude oversaw the captivity of Avengers members Smasher, Cannonball, and Sunspot.

(Secret Avengers II#15) – Sensing that A.I.M. was about to be defeated, Superia wondered if they could stop it, but Graviton and Jude assured her that the end was inevitable.

(Avengers II#27) – Superia tracked the result of recent A.I.M. experiments on the Adaptoids, and reported that the alternate reality Avengers were now fighting the real Avengers. She sent a team to retrieve the rogue Avengers.

(Avengers II#28) – When the rogue Avengers returned, Superia helped send them back to alternate realities.

(Avengers World I#5) – On Barbuda, Superia, Graviton, and Jude met with Forson to discuss A.I.M.’s expansions, and they prepared to utilize the controlled Smasher against the attacking Avengers.

(Punisher X#4) – Forson and Superia hired Domino to raid a S.H.I.E.L.D. station.

(Avengers World I#9) – Superia interacted with the other leaders on Barbuda.

(Avengers World I#10) – Jude, Superia, and Graviton stood with Forson as he assembled A.I.M.’s soldiers on Barbuda.

(Avengers World I#11) – Flanked by A.I.M. agents, Superia and Graviton faced against the future Avengers (Francis Barton, Henry Pym Jr, James Rogers, Azari T’Challa, Torunn), Manifold, and Maria Hill. Wasp-616 (Janet Van Dyne) knocked Superia with a blast to her inner ear.

(Avengers World I#14) – Superia stood with Graviton, Jude, and Forson before Barbuda fell, with A.I.M. defeated by the Avengers.


(M.O.D.O.K. Head Games#1 (fb) - BTS) - Superia joined the A.I.M. Board of Directors with Taskmaster and Andrew Forson, and they set up a new base at A.I.M. Mountain.

(M.O.D.O.K. Head Games#1) - Superia and the others heard Monica Rappaccini and M.O.D.O.K. report on a recent failure.

(M.O.D.O.K. Head Games#4) - Superia and the others were attacked by M.O.D.O.K. and his Super-Adaptoids.

Comments: Created by Mark Gruenwald and Rik Levins.

    For the record, in Savage Tales, the first appearance of the Femizons of the future, the catalyst that triggered the formation of Femizonia, was said to have taken place "at the end of last century." Since that story took place in the 23rd Century, "last century" should refer to the 22nd century (2100s) or possibly the 21st century (2000s). That means that Superia's plans were off by 100-200 years...which may be why her plot was foiled.

    The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe I#11 detailed the events that created the world of Femizonia, but named the date as the end of the 20th Century. The two sources are not mutually exclusive, and it is possible to integrate them. For more information, see the Femizons of Thundra.

    A lot of people complained about the Superia Stratagem, but I liked it. The Feminization Process was a little too campy for me, though. Holy ovaries, Batman!

    References in the Superia Stratagem to the 1990s are obviously topical.

It took some time for me to wrap my head around it, but I strongly believe that Superia is back from the dead in the regular Marvel Universe because she was brought back by the Cosmic Cube after her alternate reality excursion. Earth-616's version had clearly added her mind to her past self, which means she was active in the altered reality. At the end of the series everyone ended up back in their reality. At this point Superia had already been used again by Bendis in New Avengers. As usual Bendis gave no explanation, but apparently Roger Stern did with Captain America Corps. It would make sense!
--Markus Raymond

    Superia has a full entry in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe 2006 A-Z#11, updated/reformatted somewhat in 2009's Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z hardcover#11.

    Thanks to Mike Castle for providing Superia...I mean, superior digital images to the old, low-resolution ones from when I did the profile in October, 2001.

Profile by Snood. Updates (2011-2014) by Chadman and Markus Raymond (Captain America Corps).

Clarifications: Superia's Femizons are to be distinguished from:

Femizonia Island, the base of Superia's Femizons, is to be distinguished from:

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Captain America I#390, p17, pan1 (main)
Captain America I#390, p17, pan3 (head shot with helmet)
Captain America I#433, p12, pan2 (head shot without helmet)
Captain America Corps#4, p15, pan4 (young, alternate Deidre Wentworth)
Captain America Corps#3, p16, pan1 (Broad-Stripe, side shot)
Captain America Corps#4, p20, pan6 (Broad-Stripe, front)
New Avengers II#9, p12, pan1 (in leather skirt)
New Avengers II#18, p22, pan1 (as Ms. Marvel)
Secret Avengers II#2, p11, pan2 (Minister of Education)

Captain America I#388-392 (late July - late September, 1991) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Rik Levins (pencils), Danny Bulanadi (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Captain America I#411-413 (January-March, 1993) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Rik Levins (pencils), Danny Bulanadi (inks), Mike Rockwitz (editor)
Captain America I#414 (April, 1993) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Rik Levins & M.C. Wyman (pencils), Danny Bulanadi & friends (inks), Mike Rockwitz (editor)
Captain America I#431 (September, 1994) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Dave Hoover (pencils), Danny Bulanadi (inks), Mike Rockwitz (editor)
Captain America I#432 (October, 1994) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Dario Carrasco (pencils), Danny Bulanadi (inks), Mike Rockwitz (editor)
Captain America I#433 (November, 1994) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Dave Hoover (pencils), Danny Bulanadi (inks), Mike Rockwitz (editor)
Captain America I#439 (May, 1995) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Dave Hoover (pencils), Scott Koblish & Danny Bulanadi (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Captain America I#440 (June, 1995) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Dave Hoover (pencils), Marie Severin, Danny Bulanadi & Don Hudson (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Captain America I#441 (July, 1995) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Dave Hoover (pencils), Danny Bulanadi, Don Hoover, Rick Hudson, R. Hoover & Williams (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Avengers I#387-388 (June-July, 1995) - Bob Harras & Terry Kavanagh (writers), Mike Deodato (pencils), Tom Palmer (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
New Avengers II#9-10 (April-May, 2011) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Mike Deodato Jr, Howard Chaykin (artists), Tom Brevoort (editor)
New Avengers II#12-13 (July-August, 2011) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Mike Deodato Jr, Howard Chaykin (artists), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Captain America Corps#1-3 (August-October, 2011) - Roger Stern (writer), Philipe Briones (artist), Thomas Brennan (editor)
New Avengers II#16.1 (November, 2011) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Neal Adams (penciler), Tom Palmer (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Captain America Corps#4-5 (November-December, 2011) - Roger Stern (writer), Philipe Briones (artist), Thomas Brennan (editor)
Avengers IV#18 (December, 2011) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Daniel Acuna (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
New Avengers II#17 (December, 2011) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Mike Deodato, Will Conrad (artists), Tom Brevoort (editor)
New Avengers II#18 (January, 2012) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Mike Deodato (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers IV#20 (February, 2012) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Daniel Acuna (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
New Avengers II#19-21 (February-April, 2012) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Mike Deodato (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
New Avengers II#22 (April, 2012) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Mike Deodato Jr (penciler), Will Conrad (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers IV#24 (May, 2012) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Daniel Acuna (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
New Avengers II#23 (May, 2012) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Mike Deodato Jr (penciler), Will Conrad (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Secret Avengers II#2-3 (May-June, 2013) - Nick Spencer (writer), Luke Ross (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers V#14-16 (August-September, 2013) - Jonathan Hickman, Nick Spencer (writers), Stefano Caselli (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers V#17 (October, 2013) - Jonathan Hickman, Nick Spencer (writers), Stefano Caselli, Marco Rudy, Marco Checchetto (artists), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Secret Avengers II#7 (October, 2013) - Nick Spencer (writer), Butch Guice, Steve Epting, Brian Thies (pencilers), Rick Magyar (inker), Lauren Sankovitch (editor)
Secret Avengers II#8 (October, 2013) - Nick Spencer (writer), Luke Ross (artist), Lauren Sankovitch (editor)
Secret Avengers II#12 (February, 2014) - Nick Spencer, Ales Kot (writers), Butch Guice (artist), Lauren Sankovitch (editor)
Secret Avengers II#13 (February, 2014) - Nick Spencer, Ales Kot (writers), Butch Guice (penciler), Joe Rubinstein, Tom Palmer (inkers), Lauren Sankovitch (editor)
Avengers V#25 (March, 2014) - Jonathan Hickman (writer), Salvador Larroca (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Secret Avengers II#15 (April, 2014) - Nick Spencer, Ales Kot (writers), Luke Ross (artist), Lauren Sankovitch (editor)
Avengers V#27-28 (May-June, 2014) - Jonathan Hickman (writer), Salvador Larroca (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers World I#5 (June, 2014) - Jonathan Hickman, Nick Spencer (writers), Stefano Caselli (artist), Will Moss (Editor)
Punisher X#4 (June, 2014) - Nathan Edmondson (writer), Mitch Gerads (artist), Jake Thomas (editor)
Avengers World I#9 (September, 2014) - Nick Spencer (writer), Stefano Caselli (artist), Wil Moss (editor)
Avengers World I#10 (September, 2014) - Nick Spencer (writer), Marco Checchetto (artist), Will Moss (editor)
Avengers World I#11 (October, 2014) - Nick Spencer (writer), Raffaele Ienco (artist), Will Moss (editor)
Avengers World I#14 (December, 2014) - Nick Spencer (writer), Marco Checchetto (artist), Will Moss (editor)
M.O.D.O.K. Head Games#1 (February, 2021) - Jordan Blum, Patton Oswalt (writers), Scott Hepburn (artist), Annalise Bissa (editor)
M.O.D.O.K. Head Games#4 (April, 2021) - Jordan Blum, Patton Oswalt (writers), Scott Hepburn (artist), Annalise Bissa (editor)

First Posted: 10/25/2001
Last updated: 03/06/2023

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