Real Name: Terraxia
Identity/Class: Artificial being (patterned after Eternal or Thanos' own physiology)
Group Membership: None
Enemies: Mephisto, Nebula, Mistress Death, and most of Earth's heroes, Spider-Man and Iron Man in particular
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Thanos' Space Monument to Death
First Appearance: Infinity Gauntlet#3 (September, 1991)
Powers/Abilities: Terraxia possessed superhuman strength, agility, stamina that were either a duplicate or on par with Thanos' non Infinity Gauntlet augmented abilities (at least class 50). Fiercely loyal to her lover/creator, she was devoted to Thanos and would retaliate with lethal force if she felt he was threatened. Terraxia could not survive in space without artificial means.
Height: 6'6" lbs. (by approximation)
Weight: 545 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Black, with no visible irises
(Infinite Gauntlet I#3) - Fed up with Mistress Death continued refusal to acknowledge his affections, even though he had already used the Infinity Gauntlet to kill half the life in the universe in her honor, Thanos decided to move on. Hoping to make Death jealous, he used his omnipotence to create a new, completely devoted lover. Shaping her in his image, the Titan dubbed the being Terraxia. She immediately began to fawn over Thanos, unaware her lover and creator was more interested in watching the effect her existence had on Mistress Death. A little while later, Terraxia was at Thanos' side when Earth's superhuman expeditionary force appeared on his space altar, ready for a seemingly futile attempt at stopping the mad Titan.
(Infinite Gauntlet I#4) - Terraxia watched how Thanos used the Infinity Gems to stop time. With obvious amusement, she observed heroes like the feral mutant Wolverine frozen in their tracks. She said nothing while Thanos' deceitful ally Mephisto convinced the Titan that Mistress Death might be impressed by his courage if he made the battle challenging. To do so, he shut off his cosmic senses, allowing a slim 0.5 percent chance the heroes might surprise him. When Thanos turned time back on, she first stood back so Thanos could take care of the first wave of assailants. She decided to help out when Iron Man got a shot in. She jumped the golden avenger, forcing him to the ground and then tried to get his helmet off, eventually decapitating Tony Stark in the process. She proudly presented the still bleeding helmet to Thanos, who told her she was everything he dreamed she would be. Just then, a second wave of heroes, including Quasar, Spider-Man and Thor. Furious because the webslinger hit her lover, she grabbed him and pounded his skull in with a piece of rock while Thanos defeated the remaining heroes. A little while later, Terraxia was visibily stunned when Adam Warlock's cosmic allies (including the Celestials, Galactus, Eon and the Stranger) arrived to fight Thanos.
(Infinite Gauntlet I#5) - Thanos used his omnipotence to keep Terraxia safe during his fight against the cosmic entities. After he defeated them and shed the flesh to take Eternity's place as the living representative of the universe, Terraxia and his family members Starfox and Nebula reappeared on the reconstructed space altar. However, Terraxia was unable to stop Nebula from grabbing the Infinity Gauntlet and taking its power for her own. Now omnipotent, she decided to banish Thanos and Terraxia to an empty part of space. Because Thanos had forgotten to make sure Terraxia could survive in space without the gauntlet's powers, she quickly suffocated and died. Thanos watched the lifeless corpse of his perfect love float in deep space until he was rescued by Doctor Strange at the request of Adam Warlock (see comments).
(Infinite Gauntlet I#6 - BTS) - When Nebula used the Infinity Gauntlet to undo everything that had occured in the universe in the past 24 hours, Terraxia's existence was erased from history.
Comments: Created by Jim Starlin (writer), George Perez (pencils), Joe Rubinstein (inks).
Well, what many of you are asking right about now, is "Who?" I don't blame you. Terraxia only showed up in the "Infinity Gauntlet", a cosmic proportion saga from 1991, written by Jim Starlin, which featured the Eternal Thanos just after he conquered the 6 Infinity Gems, which granted him the omnipotence. Then, what so special about her? Simple. She killed Spider-Man and Iron-Man. --- Henrique Ferreira
It's interesting to note that Thanos had the gauntlet for at least several weeks, allowing him all the time he needed to study the future. He could have foreseen the creation of Terraxia and corrected the flaw in her make-up that would prove fatal. Let's chalk that particular oversight up to the fact he subconsciously never truly cared for Terraxia and only made her in a pointless attempt at making his true love Death jealous. He could have known that was hopeless from the get-go, but hey... they don't call him the mad Titan for nothing after all. --- Norvo
Original profile by Henrique Ferreira
Updated and Expanded by Norvo
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Infinity Gauntlet#3, p32, pan6 (main image)
Infinity Gauntlet#4, p34, pan3 (kills Iron Man)
Infinity Gauntlet#4, p30, pan4 (death)
Infinity Gauntlet#3 (September, 1991) - Jim Starlin (writer), George Perez (pencils), Joe Rubinstein (inks), Craig Anderson (editor)
Infinity Gauntlet#4 (October, 1991) - Jim Starlin (writer), Ron Lim & George Perez (pencils), Joe Rubinstein & Bruce N. Golotoff (inks), Craig Anderson (editor)
Infinity Gauntlet#5 (November, 1991) - Jim Starlin (writer), Ron Lim (pencils), Joe Rubinstein (inks), Craig Anderson (editor)
Last updated: 08/04/15
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