Real Name: Presumably Extermina

Identity/ClassExtradimensional (Negative Zone);
    presumably the

Occupation: Warrior queen

Group Membership: Annihilus' queens (notably Eradica, Extirpia), Annihilation Wave

Affiliations: Annihilus, Ravenous;
Aegis, Skreet, Tenebrous, Thanos,

Enemies: Indirectly Galactus (Galan), Silver Surfer (Norrin Radd), the United Front

Known Relatives: Annihilus ("husband");
    Annihilus succesor/reincarnation (son);
Eradica and Extirpia (possible sisters);
    countless unidentified children

Aliases: None known

Base of Operations: Unrevealed;
    died on planet Kree-Lar, Greater Magellanic Cloud;
    formerly mobile throughout the Annihilation Wave's ships;
    formerly unspecified location within the Negative Zone

First Appearance: Annihilation#1 (October, 2006)

Powers/Abilities: Like Annihilus’ other Queens, Extermina possessed razor-sharp claws on her two fingers and opposable thumbs. Her bulk, inherent strength, and chitinous armor may have made her a formidable physical opponent.

    Annihilus’ Queens each telepathically controlled a portion of Annihilus’forces; if the Queen was incapacitated, the drones in her service are cut off from command and either move erratically or fall into quiescence; this telepathic control was referred to as a “monarchical cerebral beacon.” The nature and origin of this control is unrevealed; certainly Annihilus had many forces not under the Queens’ control. The Nova Corps' Worldmind noted, "One theory is that all the drones under a Queen’s control had been birthed by that Queen."

    The Queens also shared a mild telepathic link with one another, and they could receive telepathic commands from Annihilus himself. 

    Annihilus’ Queens also served as a safety net for Annihilus: Should he be killed, one of them would receive a biological imperative to give birth to a new Annihilus.

    When in egg-laying mode, each Queen’s body would distend an elongated egg-laying chamber from her abdomen; however, with a short period of notice these chambers could be severed, allowing the Queens to move around normally, though this behavior was unusual.

    On board their flagship vessels, the Queens’ heavily protected egg chambers (located deep within the heart of the ship) would also double as their command centers, with the Queens biotechnically linked into their ship controls. These chambers had their own life- support systems, enabling the Queens to survive the destruction of their flagships. 

    Each Queen was personally attended and protected by a small force of drones and chiggers.

Height/length: Unrevealed (7'6" is reported in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe; that would represent her height without the elongated egg-laying chambers; with those chambers, she looks more like 15-25' in length)
Weight: 1225 lbs. (presumably bereft of the egg-laying chambers; likely closer to 2500 lbs. or more with the egg-laying chambers)
Eyes: Green
Hair: None

Annihilation: The Nova Corps Files#1 / Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z hardcover#1) - Annihilus’ Queens (notably Eradica, Extermina, & Extirpia) are presumably descended from the same Tyannan spores that spawned Annihilus on the Negative Zone planet of Arthros. Annihilus has bred and modified many species of "insectivorids" to serve him, and these Queens served as mothers to at least one of these species.

(Annihilation#1) <Annihilation Day, plus 204 or 205?> - After former Galactus-herald Firelord captured Extirpia, Extermina expressed annoyance with Annihilus' agent Ravenous, pointing out the he was more interested in his own self -interest, slaying Galactus' heralds.

    Annihilus silenced both Extermina and Eradica, threatening to relieve them of their commands.

(Annihilation#1 (fb) - BTS) - Observing directly or via other members of the Annihilation Wave, Extermina witnessed as Thanos of Titan, allied with the ancient Proemial gods Aegis and Tenebrous, defeated Galactus and Silver Surfer in combat. Despite her imprisonment by the United Front, Extirpia witnessed these events in her mind via connection to the minds of Extermina and Eradica.

(Annihilation#6 - BTS) <Annihilation Day, plus 222> - Annihilus was slain by Nova (Richard Rider).extermina-annihilus-an6-death

(Annihilation#6 (fb) - BTS) - The Annihilation Wave was routed in the following days.

(Annihilation#6 - BTS) <Annihilation Day, plus 268> - One of Annihilus' loyal Seekers, Ravenous sued for peace and gained control of much of the Kree’s territories, including Kree-Lar, the former capital planet of the Kree.

(Annihilation#6 (fb) - BTS) - Extermina accompanied Ravenous to Kree-Lar.

(Annihilation#6 (fb) - BTS) <Annihilation Day, plus 277; also : Armistance Day, plus 9> - Extermina sacrificed her life in the ultimate role for those most favored of her lord and master: She died giving birth to a new incarnation of Annihilus.

Comments: Created by Keith Giffen and Andrea DiVito.

Profile by Snood.

should be distinguished from:

: (without ads)

Annihilation#1, pg. 16, panel 5 (face on viewscreen);
    #6, pg. 27, panel 2 (dead)

Annihilation: The Nova Corps Files#1 (2006) - Michael Hoskin (head writer), Anthony Flamini, Jeff Christiansen, Sean McQuaid, Ronald Byrd, Chris Biggs, Eric Englehard, Chad Anderson, Stuart Vandal, Mike Raicht, & Mark O'English (writers), Michael Short (assistant editor), Jennifer Grunwald & Mark D. Beazley (associate editors), Jeff Youngquist (editor)

Annihilation#1 (October, 2006) - Keith Giffen (writer), Andrea DiVito (artist), Andy Schmidt (editor)
Annihilation#6 (March, 2007) - Keith Giffen (writer), Andrea DiVito (artist), Daniel Ketchum (assistant editor), Andy Schmidt (editor)

Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z hardcover#1 Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z hardcover#1 (2008) - Jeff Christiansen (head writer/coordinator), Mike Fichera, Stuart Vandal, Mark O'English, Sean McQuaid, Madison Carter, Michael Hoskin, Ronald Byrd, Eric J. Moreels, David Wiltfong, Chad Anderson, Anthony Flamini, Jacob Rougemont, Gabriel Shechter, Rich Green, Chris Biggs, Al Sjoerdsma, David Sexton, Bill Lentz, Barry Reese, Jonathan Couper-Smartt, Mike Raicht, & Stephen Faulkner (writers), John Denning & Cory Levine (assistant editors), Mark D. Beazley (editor, special projects), Jeff Youngquist & Jennifer Grunwald (editors)

First posted: 01/29/2024
Last updated: 01/29/2024

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