JUDICATOR

Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial (unidentified) energy-manipulator

Occupation: Chief Justice of the Cosmos

Group Membership: Elders of the Universe

Affiliations: Captain America (zombie of unrevealed reality), Caregiver, Explorer, Obliterator, Origin, Possessor, Quasar

EnemiesContemplator Imposter, Maestro (Bruce Banner) of Battleworld

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: The known universe

First Appearance: Quasar#47 (June, 1993)

Powers/Abilities: The Judicator has supreme authority over her fellow Elders and all those who enter into a dispute with them. She can strip away illusions (or return others to their true form) with a blast from her eyes. Based on Caretaker's request for aid, it would appear that the Judicator had some degree of energy manipulation power.

    As an Elder of the Universe, the Judicator is immune to aging and conventional disease. She is apparently able to survive and navigate in the vacuum of space without assistance. She also possesses the ability to teleport. As she has dedicated her entire existence to the arbitration of rights to possession, etc., she may possess abilities to examine matter and energy that are as yet unrevealed. She likely possesses vast knowledge from her millennia of exploration. Her physical abilities are undefined.

 

History:
(Quasar#47 (fb) - BTS) - When Quasar lost his Quantum Bands during the Infinity War, Origin transported the Bands to itself for safekeeping. This led to a number of Elders, including the Possessor, the Explorer, as well as the Skrull posing as the Contemplator, to seek possession of either or both the cosmic infant or the Quantum Bands.

(Quasar#47) - Quasar learned of the Bands' location and sought to reclaim (kept alive by remnants of the Starbrand energy), but found himself in dispute over their ownership with the Possessor, Explorer, and Contemplator imposter. Quasar began gasping for air as he exhausted the Starbrand's power, but the Judicator merely instructed Quasar that she would hear his petition to approach Origin. Caretaker intervened, saving Quasar's life by allowing him to reclaim the Bands, while Judicator questioned his right to do so. When the Contemplator imposter stole one of the Bands, a struggle between Quasar and the imposter escalated into an imminent energy explosion. Caretaker requested Judicator's aid in protecting Origin from the explosion, but the Judicator replied that it was not her jurisdiction, and she teleported away.

(Quasar#48) - Returning once the threat was past, the Judicator began to question the Contemplator imposter for his uncharacteristic behavior. When Quasar revealed the imposture, the Judicator fired an eyeblast which reverted the imposter to his Skrull form. The Judicator then teleported the imposter away to seek out the true Contemplator to press charges against him and so he would be tried in accordance with cosmic law.

(Quasar#58) - The Judicator attended the Galactic Marathon.

(Annihilation: Ronan#3) - The Judicator was one of a number of beings who traveled to the planet Godthab Omega, presumably drawn there by Glorian. The newly arrived group witnessed the arrival of the Annihilation Wave/Swarm.

(Annihilation: Ronan#4 - BTS) - The new arrivals' fates are unrevealed, though Glorian eventually wiped out the Annihilation Wave.

SECRET WARS HAPPENED

(Contest of Champions III#6 (fb) - BTS) - Following the defeat of God Doom and the subsequent omniversal reconstruction, Judicator and the other Elders of the Universe became aware of Battlerealm, the former, broken "Secret Wars" reality at the edge of spacetime.

(Contest of Champions III#6 (fb) ) - The Elders traveled to Battlerealm and visited the husk of the old Battleworld where they still sensed an immense source of power waiting to be claimed (the recently formed ISO-8). All the Elders immediately lusted after it, ready to follow the path of their individual obsessions to claim it. Judicator suggested to work out a stringent system of checkes and balances to work out how to divide the power on this world. In the end the Elders all agreed to the Grandmaster's proposal of deciding through a contest of champions. All twelve of them would get to pick a champion from the new multiverse to fight in their stead, with Grandmaster already selecting Maestro (Bruce Banner) who they found alive and defiant in the ruins of Battleworld.

(Contest of Champions III#6 (fb) - BTS) - Judicator picked a a zombified Captain America as her champion.

(Contest of Champions III#6 (fb) ) - The Elders' champions duked it out in Arcade's Killiseum arena. Grandmaster's champion Maestro quickly slew the zombie after puttin on the armor of Korean hero Gun-R. Judicator looked on as her champion was defeated.

Comments: Created by Mark Grunewald, Andy Smith, and Ralph Cabrera.

I got requests for profiles on the Architect and the Grand Astrogator. I believe those two Elders have been named, but not seen. If someone else wants to do the profiles, go for it.
P.S. - Not that Architect, ya hammerhead!

The extent of the Judicator's power and authority is unknown. She is certainly below the level of the Living Tribunal.

According to memory and the Caregiver profile, "the Judicator remanded the infant (Origin) to the care of Caregiver."
    I didn't see this when I reviewed the issues.

Contest of Champions update by Norvo & Markus Raymond.

Profile by Snood.

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images:
Quasar#47, p18, panel 4
    p19, panel 4


Appearances:
Quasar#47-48 (June-July, 1993) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Andy Smith (pencils), Ralph Cabrera (inks), Mike Rockwitz (editor)
Quasar#58 (May, 1994) - Mark Gruenwald & Peter Sanderson (writers), John Heebink (pencils), Aaron McClellan (inks), Mike Rockwitz (editor)
Annihilation: Ronan#3-4 (August-September 2006) - Simon Furman (writer), Jorge Lucas (artist), Andy Schmidt (editor)
Contest of Champions III#6 (May, 2016) - Al Ewing (writer), Paco Medina (pencils), Juan Vlasco (inks), Chris Robinson & Mark Paniccia (editors)


Last updated: 04/10/16

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