rigellian_colony_planet827-space-sundrrigellian_colony_planet827-spaceRIGELLIAN COLONY WORLD#827

Official Name: Rigellian Colony World#827

NatureExtraterrestrial planet, unidentified star system, somewhere in a spiral arm of the Milky Way Galaxy 

Environment: Life-sustaining biosphere

Gravity: Unrevealed (but presumably possessed a gravitational field in which it was comfortable for humans to function)

Atmosphere: An unspecified combination of gases (mostly nitrogen and oxygen) at least if it can be breathed by humans

Natural Satellites: Apparently at least one moon

Artificial Satellites: None known

Natives: None

Population: Unspecified number of Rigellians (only dozens were shown)

Capital City: Unrevealed, if relevant

Government: Empire, under the larger Rigellian rule

Languages: Presumably Rigellian

Monetary Unit: Presumably Rigellian

Planetary Defense: Unrevealed

Major Resources: Unrevealed

Places of Interest: None known

Prominent Residents: Unidentified Rigellian colonists, including unidentified presumed emperor/leader; unidentified

Visitors: Sundragon and a shipful of the Dance approached the planet's orbit, but did not appear to actually land on the planet.

First Appearance: Cosmic Powers Unlimited#2/3 (August, 1995)rigellian_colony_planet827-surface

History:
(Cosmic Powers Unlimited#2/3 (fb) - BTS) - Under unrevealed circumstances, an unidentified Rigellian or Rigellians colonized a planet that became known only as Rigellian Colony World#827.

(Cosmic Powers Unlimited#2/3) - Rigellian Colony World#827, which included an unidentified Recorder unit, was assaulted -- and the energies of their central computer network drained -- by the enigmatic extraterrestrial race known as the Dance. Some of the Rigellians considered the Dance to have gone mad.

    As the apparent emperor of this world urged the others to run for their lives, their Recorder unit considered that the Dance will have drained the entire world of power in 0.23 planetary rotations. In an effort to save that world, the Recorder transmitted "a stellar call for help on all frequencies." The Recorder further considered that outside intervention was their only hope and that only a being of cosmic power could help them now.

    Receiving the distress call, Sundragon traveled to Rigellian Colony World#827. When Sundragon's communication proved unfruitful and was met with assault by the Dance, the Recorder noted this his memory stored observed events from hundreds of Recorders throughout the cosmos. At Sundragon's request, the Recorder allowed her to interface his mnemonic circuits and access information about the Dance. After learning all she could, Sundragon blasted the Dance ship, striking the precise area controlling their power flow.

    Further resolving that the only way to stop the Dance was to cut off the source of their power, Sundragon apologized to the Rigellians and then drained the power of every energy output device on the Colony World#827. With nothing left to gain from the colony world and facing the threat of Sundragon if they remained, the Dance departed.

    The Rigellians thanked Sundragon for saving them for the Dance, although their apparent emperor noted that in the process she had destroyed their world-wide computer and the source of all of their power. Sundragon assured the Rigellians that she would do everything in her power to help them rebuild after she had gone after the Dance in an effort to stop them from causing any more grief to anyone ever again. The Recorder accompanied Sundragon.

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(Cosmic Powers Unlimited#2/3 - BTS) - The Dance subsequently attempted to protect an unidentified alien world from a comet. Appreciating that the Dance ship -- having failed to gain the power they needed from Rigellian Colony World#827 --  would fail to save the world and perish in the process, Sundragon destroyed the comet and saved both the planet and the Dance ship. After the Dance departed, Sundragon and the Recorder visited the world, which proved to be barren, bereft of surface liquid and lacking an atmosphere habitable for most.

    The Dance's purposes remained mysterious.

Comments: Created by Mariano Nicieza and Pasqual Ferry.

    In some of the images, the Rigellians appear to have green skin. I would think it was just the lighting that made it appear that way, but perhaps the Colonists were mutated in some fashion to survive on this world?

    I am not certain that the top left image, showing Sundragon flying over a planet and its moon is meant to be Rigellian Colony World#827.

Profile by Snood.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Rigellian Colony World#827  has no known connections to:



Emperor?

rigellian_colony_planet827-rigellians-emperor-drained      The Rigellian who arranged the colonization of a world is considered emperor or empress of that world, and this being seemed to be the leader of the colonists of Rigellian Colony World#827

(Cosmic Powers Unlimited#2/3) - As the Dance assaulted colony world#827, the apparent emperor of this world urged the others to run for their lives.

    After Sundragon had drained the world' energies to make it useless to the Dance, the Rigellians thanked Sundragon for saving them from the Dance, but the apparent Emperor noted how she had destroyed their world-wide computer and the source of all of their power. Before heading out to prevent the Dance from doing this to another world, Sundragon promised to do everything in her power to help them rebuild.

--Cosmic Powers Unlimited#2/3

Note: The character presumed to be the emperor is shown in the bottom right portion of the main image.

     Per the Rigellians entries in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe:

Colonizers have authority under Rigellian law to claim any habitable planet not previously registered with the Rigellian Division of Claims. If the Colonizer’s claim is approved, he or she becomes emperor or empress of the new colony and absolute ruler in the eyes of Rigellians.



Rigellian colonists

rigellian_colony_planet827-denialrigellian_colony_planet827-rigellians-grateful(Cosmic Powers Unlimited#2/3 (fb) - BTS) - Under unrevealed circumstances, an unidentified Rigellian or Rigellians colonized a world that became known only as Rigellian Colony World#827.

(Cosmic Powers Unlimited#2/3) - Rigellian Colony World#827, which included an unidentified Recorder unit, was assaulted -- and the energies of their central computer network drained -- by the enigmatic extraterrestrial race known as the Dance. Some of the Rigellians considered the Dance to have gone mad.

    As the apparent emperor of this world urged the others to run for their lives, their Recorder unit considered that the Dance will have drained the entire world of power in 0.23 planetary rotations. In an effort to save that world, the Recorder transmitted "a stellar call for help on all frequencies." The Recorder further considered that outside intervention was their only hope and that only a being of cosmic power could help them now.

    Receiving the distress call, Sundragon traveled to Rigellian Colony World#827. When Sundragon's communication proved unfruitful and was met with assault by the Dance, the Recorder noted this his memory stored observed events from hundreds of Recorders throughout the cosmos. At Sundragon's request, the Recorder allowed her to interface his mnemonic circuits and access information about the Dance. After learning all she could, Sundragon blasted the Dance ship, striking the precise area controlling their power flow.

    Further resolving that the only way to stop the Dance was to cut off the source of their power, Sundragon apologized to the Rigellians and then drained the power of every energy output device on the Colony World#827. Pained by the process, the Recorder noted that it would survive. With nothing left to gain from the colony world and facing the threat of Sundragon if they remained, the Dance departed.

    The Rigellians thanked Sundragon for saving them for the Dance, although their apparent emperor noted that in the process she had destroyed their world-wide computer and the source of all of their power. Sundragon assured the Rigellians that she would do everything in her power to help them rebuild after she had gone after the Dance in an effort to stop them from causing any more grief to anyone ever again.

--Cosmic Powers Unlimited#2/3



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Cosmic Powers Unlimited#2/3, pg. 2-3, panel 2 (panic as world assaulted by Dance ship; main image);
       pg. 4, panel 1 (maybe colony world and its moon);
          panel 2 (Sundragon observing Dance ship attacking colony world);
       pg. 6, panel 1 (view of surface as Dance ship attacks);
       pg. 8, panel 3 (colonists distraught as Sundragon drains power);
       pg. 10, panel 3 (colonists grateful);
          panel 4 ("emperor" noting destruction of source of power);


Appearances:
Cosmic Powers Unlimited#2/3: Sundragon (August, 1995) - Mariano Nicieza (writer), Pasqual Ferry (penciler/inker), Joe Andreani (assistant editor), Mark Gruenwald (editor)


First posted: 03/31/2024
Last updated: 03/31/2024

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