GODDESS

Real Name: None

Identity/Class: "Good" aspect of Adam Warlock given form

Occupation: Crusader, would-be savior of the universe

Group Membership: Led a group in the Infinity Crusade

Affiliations: Formerly her followers: Archangel, Aurora, Black Knight (Dane Whitman), Captain America (Steve Rogers), Crusader (Arthur Blackwood), Crystal, Daredevil (Matt Murdock), Death, Dr. Strange (Stephen Strange), Firelord, Gamora, Jean Grey, Hercules, Invisible Woman, Living Lightning, Madrox the Multiple Man, Moondragon, Moon Knight, Namorita, Polaris, Puck, Pureheart, Quicksilver, Sasquatch (Walter Langkowski), Scarlet Witch, Silhouette, Silver Surfer, Sleepwalker, Spider-Man (Peter Parker), Storm, Talisman (Elizabeth Twoyoungmen), Thor (Thor Odinson), USAgent, Windshear, Wolfsbane, Wonder Man
    rejected Deathlok (Michael Collins)
    believed herself to be an agent of the supreme being;
    much of the universe was briefly under her sway, including the Absorbing Man,
Bio-Genes, Crippler, Hepzibah, the Power Platoon, Raza, Shi'ar, Skrulls, Somalian rebels, Wundarr;
    Neither Eternity nor Infinity saw her as a threat

Enemies: Aurora, Baron Strucker, Beast (Hank McCoy), Belasco, Cage, Cyclops (Scott Summers), Darkhawk, Dormammu, Drax the Destroyer, Eternals of Titan, Firestar, Forge, Jean Grey, Havok, Hulk (Bruce Banner), Human Torch (Johnny Storm), Hydra, Iceman (Bobby Drake), Iron Man (Tony Stark), Magus, Mephisto, Maxam, Mentor (A'Lars), Mr. Fantastic, Night Thrasher, Nomad (Jack Munroe), Northstar, Nova (Rich Rider), Pip the Troll, Polaris, Professor X, Psylocke (Betsy Braddock), Quantum, Quicksilver, Rage, Rogue, She-Hulk (Jen Walters), Silver Sable, Speedball (Rob Baldwin), Spider-Woman (Julia Carpenter), Starfox, Strong Guy, Thanos, Thing, Uatu the Watcher, Valkyrie, Vindicator (Heather Hudson), Vision, Adam Warlock, Wildheart, Wild Pack, Windshear, Witchfire, Wolverine (James Howlett/Logan)

Known Relatives: Adam Warlock (creator, primary self), Magus ("brother");
    Kismet (genetic twin)

Aliases: Wise Woman;
    formerly Adam Warlock, Him

Base of Operations: The Soul Gem;
    formerly Paradise Omega, orbiting Earth opposite the Sun

First Appearance: Infinity War#2 (July, 1992)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Powers/Abilities: The Goddess' form is patterned after Adam Warlock's and possessed Class 10 strength, and superhuman durability, speed, agility, and reflexes, as well as the ability to fly at supersonic speeds. An artificial being, she is immune to aging and conventional disease and can survive and navigate unaided in space. Her cells have receptors for cosmic energy, which she channels to power her body. She can presumably manipulate cosmic energy for a variety of effects. She may or may not have telepathic powers

    The Goddess is highly intelligent, and is an accomplished self-taught philosopher, and a master planner and schemer. She has limited fighting skills.

    The Goddess tapped into the power of the Cosmic Egg, a fusion of 30 Cosmic Containment Units stolen from several alternate realities. She could harness these energies to gain vast power, enabling her to restructure matter on a planetary scale, manipulate minds on a universal scale with extreme concentration, and create extremely powerful energy fields or fire energy bolts. By harnessing the collective will of much of the universe, she had the potential to bypass the self-imposed limits on the Containment Units and potentially destroy the entire universe.

Height: 6'
Weight: 200 lbs.
Eyes: White, no visible pupils
Hair: Blonde
Skin: Gold

 

 

 

 

History:
(Warlock Chronicles#5 (fb) - BTS) -  Due to years of continued suppression and repression, Adam Warlock's feminine side became increasingly frustrated.

(Infinity War#2 (fb)) - Following Adam Warlock's claiming of the Infinity Gauntlet from Thanos, Warlock sought to make himself a perfect god, guided by pure logic, clouded neither by good or evil. To this end, Warlock expelled his good and evil aspects from his mind and body.

(Warlock Chronicles#5 (fb) - BTS) -  Warlock's good side, made of his suppressed feminine side, went mad upon being released.

(Infinity War#5 - BTS) - While the Magus battled Kang and Dr. Doom, the "good" side of Warlock stole the Magus' five Cosmic Containment Units from his base.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Infinity Crusade#1 (fb) - BTS) - The Goddess continued to gather Cosmic Containment Units from myriad dimension, much in the same fashion that the Magus had obtained his.

(Infinity War#6) - Charged with cosmic power, the "good" side was shown to be in possession of eight Cosmic Containment Units.

(Infinity Crusade#1 (fb) - BTS) - The Goddess continued to gather Cosmic Containment Units from myriad dimension.

(Warlock and the Infinity Watch#15 - BTS) - Eternity told Warlock he  would soon encounter five unique beings: (1) A being in need of a soul, (2) A being entangled in a web of past and future woes, (3) A being who would touch his heart, (4) A being whose trust Warlock would betray, (5) A being made of the terrible good within Warlock (see comments).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Infinity Crusade#1) - After Warlock had communicated with Eternity, both of whom noted an approaching cosmic change, Warlock was confronted by his "good" self, now calling herself the Goddess, who blasted him into another dimension. She then sent signals across Earth, communicating with those of strong religious faith, using their religious icons, and leading them to follow her.

(Warlock Chronicles#2 (fb)/Infinity Crusade#1) - The Goddess located and invaded the hidden sanctum of Thanos, accessing the Reality Gem with which Thanos had been entrusted by Adam Warlock. The Goddess then caused a massive disruption of the reality stream.

(Infinity Crusade#1) - The Goddess' nature and threat was detected by Mephisto, who noted that she held over 20 Cosmic Containment Units, and he began to scheme on how he might obtain one such Unit. The Goddess then transformed into a more humanoid form and exercised her will on her Cosmic Containment Units, beginning her crusade. Across the planet, people began to achieve bliss.

(Infinity Crusade#1) - The Goddess then began to appear before a number of super-beings she had selected as her loyal followers (for various reasons, such as deeply felt mortal stands, intense spiritual belief systems, having had after-death experiences, etc.), summoning them through trans-dimensional portal. At the same time, on the far side of the sun, she created a life-supporting planet which she dubbed Paradise Omega and made her base. She then brought her loyal followers--including Archangel, the Black Knight, Captain America, Crystal, Daredevil, Dr. Strange, Firelord, Gamora, Jean Grey, Hercules, Invisible Woman, Living Lightning, Madrox the Multiple Man, Moondragon, Moon Knight, Namorita, Polaris, Puck, Quicksilver, Sasquatch, Scarlet Witch, Silhouette, the Silver Surfer, Sleepwalker, Spider-Man, Storm, Talisman, Thor, USAgent, Windshear, Wolfsbane, Wonder Man, dark hair/dark outfit woman--to Paradise Omega.

(Warlock & the Infinity Watch#18) - The Goddess summoned Gamora and Moondragon through her portals.

(Avengers West Coast#96) - Living Lightning, the Scarlet Witch, and USAgent assaulted Spider-Woman and Roberto (the gardener of Avengers Compound), Goliath and Mockingbird (H'rpra), and War Machine respectively in order to get past them and enter the Goddess' portal.

(Alpha Flight I#122) - Taking on the aspect of Nelvanna, the Goddess convinced Puck, Sasquatch, Talisman, and Windshear to join her.
    Witchfire was contacted by her demonic father, who told her that the new age of enlightenment must not come to pass: the Goddess and all her kin must die.

(Iron Man I#294) - Despite his own death and rebirth, Iron Man remained to grounded in technology and the material world, and he rejected the Goddess' summoning. She told him that an imminent attack by one of his own creations would shake his faith in technology, after which he was attacked by the Technovore.

(Iron Man I#295) - After Iron Man defeated the Technovore, the Goddess again offered him to join her in her crusade, but he refused once again. He denounced him as evil and she blasted him from out of his encephalo-armor and back into his body.

(Web of Spider-Man#104) -  The Goddess appeared before Spider-Man, convincing him to join her. At the same time, her influence convinced the criminals Spidey had been fighting to turn themselves over to the arriving police without a fight.

(Moon Knight III#56) - The Goddess transported Moon Knight through one of her portals

(Thor I#463) - The Goddess visited Thor, trying to convince him to join her crusade. The Valkyrie--a manifestation of Thor's warrior-madness--assaulted the Goddess, but she manifested a sword and fought back. Thor eventually stopped the fight, agreeing to join the Goddess. When the Valkyrie continued to argue, the Goddess dispersed her.

(Thor I#464) - The Goddess brought Thor to Paradise Omega.

(Dr. Strange III#54) - Dr. Strange detected the presence of the Goddess. Sometime later the Goddess appeared before him, asking him to join her crusade.

(Deathlok II#28) - The Goddess appeared before Deathlok (Michael Collins), offering to heal his pain and suffering in exchange for his service in ridding the universe of the evil that pervades it. However, before he could respond, she decided that he was no longer a man of virtue and thus was unworthy of her grandeur. She then vanished.

(Terror INC#13 - BTS) - Terror showed Hellfire (Mikal Drakonmegas) a group of monks now worshipping the Goddess.

(Warlock Chronicles#1 - BTS) - The incapacitated Adam Warlock was found by Darklore and Meer'lyn, who showed him a rift in reality. Suspecting the Reality Gem to be the cause, Warlock traveled into the rift to locate the cause.

(Warlock & the Infinity Watch#18) - Pip summoned Reed Richards to Monster Island to help uncover what was going on. Investigating the Orb of Eternity, they learned of the Goddess and her Cosmic Containment Units. Under Reed's instruction, Pip transported Maxam, Reed, and Drax to Avengers Headquarters, where they joined a meeting of Darkhawk, the Hulk, Nomad (Jack Munroe) and the remaining members of Alpha Flight (Aurora, Northstar, Vindicator, Wildheart, Windshear), the Avengers (Iron Man (Tony Stark), She-Hulk, Spider-Woman (Julia Carpenter), Vision), Fantastic Four (Human Torch, Mr. Fantastic, Thing), New Warriors (Firestar, Night Thrasher, Nova, Rage, Speedball), X-Factor (Forge, Havok, Polaris, Quicksilver, Strong Guy), the X-Men (Beast, Cyclops, Jean Grey, Iceman, Professor X, Psylocke, Rogue, Wolverine).

(Infinity Crusade#2) - As the Goddess' influence spread across Earth, people stopped committing crimes, and Reed Richards recognized the Cosmic Containment Unit energy's presence across the Earth. Reed correctly reasoned that this energy was being used to influence the Goddess' allies.
    Back on Paradise Omega, the Goddess introduced her agents to the Cosmic Egg, forged by her spirit from 30 Cosmic Containment Units from a dozen different realities. She told her followers that while her one will could not use the Cosmic Egg to alter the entire universe, the collective soul of the universe could indeed do such a thing. She told them she would enter the Cosmic Egg, intending to use it to awaken the Holy Spirit in every enlightened being in the heavens, and she would guide the collected consciousness to true bliss and salvation. She instructed her followers to protect her, as she would be vulnerable in such a state, and they vowed to lay down their lives for her.
    On Earth, Aurora reverted to her Jean-Marie persona, which was subject to the Goddess' influence. Realizing she could lead them to the Goddess' secret base, Reed Richards, Iron Man, and the Vision accompanied Aurora aboard a space Quinjet, following her lead. At the same time, the Goddess prepared her followers for their arrival. She allowed them to peacefully land on Paradise Omega so that she could demonstrate her power, after which she instructed the male arrivals to return to their world and tell their fellow sinners that to cross her will would prove instantly fatal. When she told them that her followers served her of their own free will, Reed mentioned the CCU energy permeating Earth, though none of her followers could recognize it. When Reed made the offer to assist her in her efforts, the Goddess recognized that he and his allies would sabotage her work at the first opportunity, and she banished the three men back towards Earth. They instead charted a path to the moon and met with Uatu the Watcher.
    The heroes of Earth discussed whether the Goddess could truly bring about universal bliss and whether they should even oppose her at all.
    The Goddess the entered the Cosmic Egg, bringing it into a protected sphere within the molten core of Paradise Omega, and from there she began to spread her influence outwards from Earth.

(Web of Spider-Man#104) -  On Paradise Omega, the Goddess spoke to her followers, promising--with their help--to deliver the universe from pain and sorrow.
    After the Goddess' disappearance, Spider-Man began to feel doubt and attempted to investigate, at which point Moondragon psychically assaulted him to force him back into line.

(Moon Knight III#57) - The Goddess welcomed Moon Knight and the others to Paradise Omega, though she told Moon Knight that she doubted he would prove worthy.

(Web of Spider-Man#104 - BTS) -  Spider-Man battled the other followers of the Goddess, after which he decided that the Goddess' path was the correct one to follow.

(Moon Knight III#57 - BTS) - Moondragon directed Moon Knight to stop Spider-Man during his period of doubt.

(Dr. Strange III#55) - Dr. Strange sent his astral self to follow the Goddess, but Dormammu attempted to turn him against the Goddess.

(Avengers West Coast#97) - The influence of the Goddess caused Wundarr and the Power Platoon to stop fighting in mid-battle with the Avengers and depart for space.

(Cage I#17) - The influence of the Goddess awakened the power of the Crusader with Arthur Blackwood, who returned to the identity and assaulted those he saw as sinners until being defeated by Cage.

(Darkhawk#30) - Across the world sinners and criminals repented their actions, including the Beetle, who halted in mid-theft of an armored car and assisted the injured drivers. Insanity, however, such as that of Broderick Bazin, continued to exist. In the Bermuda Triangle, the evil of Earth--which had not been eradicated but merely driven away--took form as Pureheart and then attempted to attack the gathered heroes within Avengers Headquarters. Pureheart was destroyed by Darkhawk before it could reach them.

(Alpha Flight I#123) - Witchfire continued her assault on Alpha and Beta Flight, extending her influence even to Paradise Omega, where she struck at Sasquatch and Talisman

(Thor I#465 - BTS) - Moondragon sent Thor to stop the Super-Skrull when the Skrull generals sent him to destroy the Goddess. After Thor defeated the Super-Skrull, Moondragon stopped Thor from killing him, summoning him back to Paradise Omega on urgent matters.

(Warlock Chronicles#2) - When Adam Warlock traveled to Thanos' hidden sanctum, he was nearly destroyed by the reality warp. Using his Soul Gem to focus on Thanos, Warlock navigated through the chaos, saving both himself and Thanos in the process. Learning that the Goddess had stolen the Reality Gem, Warlock returned to gather the rest of the Infinity Watch while Thanos began to gather intelligence and prepare armaments and logistics for the coming struggle.

(Warlock & the Infinity Watch#19) - Galactus, the Celestials, Death, and others felt the Goddess' influence as it spread across the universe.
    Thanos prepared his weapon, Dreadnought-666, which he intended to use to fight his way towards Paradise Omega to learn more about the Goddess.
    Moondragon served as the Goddess' second-in-command, directing the Silver Surfer on his exploration of the surround space sectors to search for potential threats. The Surfer was distraught to find Eros and Mentor immobilized and entranced upon Titan, but he was summoned back to Paradise Omega before he could learn anything more.
    When Gamora began to question the Goddess' methods, Moondragon delivered a psychic blast that brought her back into line.

(Infinity Crusade#3 (fb)) - The Goddess' influence washed over the Skrulls and Shi'ar, causing them to stop in mid-battle and return home.

(Infinity Crusade#3 - BTS) - Uatu allowed Reed Richards, Iron Man, and the Vision to remain in his base while he reviewed his data gathered on the Goddess, after which he returned them to Avengers Headquarters.

(Infinity Crusade#3 / Dr. Strange III#56) - Meanwhile, Dr. Strange secretly spied on the heroes on Earth, and Moondragon reported their conspiracy against her to the Goddess, who instructed her to deal with them appropriately while she continued to expand her influence.

(Infinity Crusade#3 - BTS) - On the Shi'ar throneworld, the Goddess' influence caused the Starjammers Raza and Hepzibah to lay down their weapons and wander off.
    The Absorbing Man turned himself in to the heroes in Avengers Headquarters, repenting his sins.
    Adam Warlock met with Thanos aboard his ship, and they were both joined by Mephisto, who wished to join them in opposing the Goddess, asking in exchange to receive one of the Cosmic Containment Units.
    As the heroes continued their debate on whether the Goddess should be stopped, Professor X reached out to commune with Moondragon, who struck him down, rendering him comatose.

(Infinity Crusade#3) - Reed Richards completed a Harmonic Disruptor to disable the Goddess' Cosmic Egg, but Moondragon observed this and reported it to the Goddess, who altered the Egg's harmonic frequency, rendering the planned assault ineffective.

(Infinity Crusade#3 - BTS) - The heroes of Earth soon boarded a pair of Mark V Quinjets--large scale assault ships--to travel to Paradise Omega. Prepared for this assault, Moondragon summoned the Silver Surfer and Firelord back to Paradise Omega, but the Surfer throw off her control. Moondragon then sent Firelord to assault the Surfer.

(Silver Surfer III#83 - BTS) - The Surfer fought Firelord, trying in vain to get him to resist the Goddess' control, but was ultimately forced to incapacitate him. The Surfer was then contacted by Thanos.

(Infinity Crusade#3) - Having learned the location of the Cosmic Egg from contact with Professor X earlier, Pip the Troll teleported into the core of Paradise Omega, landing atop the Cosmic Egg, claiming its power for himself, and turning the Goddess into salt.

(Silver Sable#16 - BTS) - As Silver Sable, her Wild Pack, and the Intruders battled Somalian rebels, though the Goddess' influence dulled the heroes fighting ability. Eventually all laid down their arms, but Baron Strucker--unaffected by the Goddess' influence--led Hydra to confront them.

(Silver Sable#17 - BTS) - Strucker led the attack, and Crippler--made passive by the Goddess' influence--was easily captured and then tortured by Strucker. Fury led SHIELD to assist against Strucker, but even loyal agents like Clay Quartermain were driven to passivity by the Goddess' power. Fury and Sable cornered Strucker and had him at their mercy, but they were unable to strike him down and he escaped.

(Warlock Chronicles#3 - BTS) - Thanos agreed to Mephisto's offer (though Warlock wanted no part of it), and Mephisto revealed how the CCUs retained some degree of sentience, and that they had generally imposed certain limits on themselves before entering their containment state. Mephisto further revealed that billions of souls bound together as one could overturn the CCU's limitations, and Thanos and Warlock realized the Goddess' intent was to forge a universal will to gain absolute power through the CCUs. Warlock returned to Monster Island and the Orb of Eternity to divine the Goddess' goal, while Thanos summoned Dreadnought-666. Warlock communed with Eternity and Infinity, learning the Goddess' goal in spite of them, and he returned and shared with Thanos alone this information. Transferring the information into his Soul Gem, Warlock gave Thanos the Gem, which then consumed Warlock's Soul...and Thanos knew the Goddess' intent.

(Warlock & the Infinity Watch#20) - Pip made plans on what he would do with his near-infinite power, but the Goddess' hidden ally, Silhouette, emerged from the shadows and knocked him unconscious before he could react. Silhouette then used the Egg to restore the Goddess to life and return control of the Egg to her.

(Darkhawk#31 - BTS) - En route to Paradise Omega, Darkhawk got into a fight with some of the other heroes, all of whom were tensely preparing to battle their friends who were under the Goddess' sway. That battle damaged the ship and nearly killed them all.

(Infinity Crusade#4) - The Goddess informed her followers of Pip's actions, and then instructed them to stop the other infidels. Strange opened a portal to Avengers Headquarters, but found the heroes already gone.

(Infinity Crusade#4 - BTS) - Thanos met the Silver Surfer, enlisting his aid against the Goddess. Both then transmitted their images aboard the quinjets bound for Paradise Omega, convincing the suspicious heroes to follow his plan of assault against the Goddess. Thanos teleported the unconscious form of Professor X aboard his ship.

(Infinity Crusade#4 - BTS) - Dreadnought-666 arrived, while the Surfer drank in power from the Earth's sun. The solar flares knocked out Paradise Omega's surveillance systems, and the Hulk and Drax guided the mad-with-power Surfer towards the major satellite base of Paradise Omega.

(Infinity Crusade#4) - Moondragon requested the Goddess' aid against the incoming assault, but the Goddess could spare none of her concentration from her crusade, and the satellite was destroyed, forcing those aboard to flee back to Paradise Omega and preventing them from interfering with the heroes' approach. Thor assaulted the two quinjets, but the Hulk and Drax attacked and distracted him, though the Hulk's propulsion unit was destroyed and he began to drift towards Paradise Omega. The followers of the Goddess were teleported across Paradise Omega to defeat the arriving heroes from Earth.

(Silver Surfer III#84 - BTS) - Bloated with energy, the Surfer crashed into the Goddess' satellites surrounding Paradise Omega, after which he was caught by the planet's gravity and pulled to its surface.

(Infinity Crusade#4 - BTS / Warlock Chronicles#4) - Within Soul World, Warlock sought out the Magus to enlist his aid against the Goddess. The Magus refused to aid Warlock, battling him savagely before being left behind again in Soul World.

(Web of Spider-Man#106 - BTS) -  As the Silver Surfer and the heroes of Earth approached, Spider-Man and several other of the Goddess' followers fought amongst themselves until Captain America broke it up. Despite instructions from the Goddess, Spider-Man refused to kill any of the approaching heroes.

(Alpha Flight I#124 - BTS) - Belief in the Goddess helped Sasquatch, Puck, and Talisman to throw off Witchfire's assaults. They were drawn back to Earth and helped defeat Witchfire before returning to Paradise Omega.

(Warlock & the Infinity Watch#21 - BTS) - Thor and Drax battled relentlessly and single-mindedly, and eventually Moondragon tried to bring it to a halt and convince Thor to leave Drax behind and help in the struggle planet side. Still afflicted by warrior madness, Thor refused, resisting when Moondragon tried to force him to obey. He ultimately cast off the Goddess' influence and returned to battle Drax.

(Infinity Crusade#5) - The heroes of Earth arrived on Paradise Omega and were beset by the Goddess' followers.

(Infinity Crusade#5 - BTS) - Thanos then used the Soul Gem to transfer Warlock into the spirit of the Goddess.

(Infinity Crusade#5) - As the Goddess began to harness the universal will to override the inhibitions of the Cosmic Egg, Thanos unleashed the full power of Dreadnought-666 on Paradise Omega, straining its force fields to the limits while he teleported with the comatose Professor X into the core of the planet. Tapping into Xavier's power, Thanos attempted to force the Goddess to halt, but her inner defenses appeared to be too strong, and Thanos was unable to stop her from spreading a wave of destruction across the universe and causing the stars to explode.

(Warlock Chronicles#5) -  With the Goddess' psyche, Warlock encountered the Wise Woman, who was offended by the Goddess' twisted scheme. She told Warlock that his chances of stopping the Goddess were minimal because he was detached from his feminine self and limited in his perspective. Through a series of experiences she showed Warlock how he had so long repressed his feminine side, which eventually went mad upon gaining her own existence. At the journey's end, Warlock learned that the Goddess planned to eliminate all evil by eliminating all existence. Vanishing, the Wise Woman told Warlock that the way to stop the Goddess' pain and end her threat was to accept her.

(Warlock & the Infinity Watch#22) - Warlock journeyed to the inner core of the Goddess' psyche, finally coming upon her ultimate desire, which he entered. Coming upon a manifestation of her black heart, he attempted to bend her will to his own by the power of his spirit. However, he found that the Cosmic Egg bolstered her defenses, making her too powerful to be stopped in such a fashion.

(Infinity Crusade#6 (fb) - BTS) - Unable to stop the Goddess by force, Warlock succeeded in using his presence within the Goddess to access the Cosmic Egg, causing the Goddess and the rest of the universe to see the illusion of her goal occurring seconds before it would have occurred.

(Thor I#466 - BTS) - Thor battled Drax.

(Warlock & the Infinity Watch#21 - BTS) - Thor and Drax were seemingly overcome by the Goddess' flame that appeared to be consuming the universe.

(Thor I#467 - BTS) - Thor seemed to perish in the flames, but his mind merely retreated into itself, where the Valkyrie led him further down the path towards madness.

(Web of Spider-Man#106 - BTS) -  Spider-Man and Puck fought Firestar and Strong Guy; Spidey was stunned by a blow from Strong Guy, but went on to help Hercules against Darkhawk and Sleepwalker, and later got into the middle of a fight between Jean Grey and the Thing.

(Moon Knight III#57) - Moon Knight suffered visions of his sins during the battle against the invading heroes.

(Silver Surfer III#85 - BTS) - The Surfer was attacked by Storm and Wonder Man after struggling in vain to get them to resist the Goddess' manipulations.

(Deathlok II#28-29 - BTS) - Deathlok and his ally Siege seemingly melted under the Goddess' purifying flames, during which times he had visions of his various perceived sins.

(Infinity Crusade#6) - The Goddess' rapture seemed to consume all life in the universe by causing all of the suns to go nova, but then the illusion faded. With her followers having seen her true goal, the universal will she had forged fell apart, robbing her of the infinite power of the uninhibited Cosmic Egg and the potential to purge the universe. However, she nonetheless possessed the vast power of the inhibited Cosmic Egg, and she unleashed it against Warlock and Thanos. As Warlock was pure spirit, he was immune to the Cosmic Egg's power, and so the Goddess unleashed her astral self against him. Her spirit fired by what she believed to be divine purpose, the Goddess began to overpower Warlock, but Thanos and Professor X's powers were then unleashed against her. As she began to succumb, she feigned surrender, then fled back to her body and attempted to use the Cosmic Egg to destroy Thanos and Professor X. However, during the time she had abandoned her body and attacked Warlock, he had focused his own spirit on bonding with the Egg, and his control proved superior to hers. As Warlock restrained the Goddess, Thanos drew her soul into the Soul Gem, after which he restored Warlock's spirit to his body.
    Thanos used the Egg's power to return the various heroes to Earth before destroying Paradise Omega, and the Egg was set to destroy itself as well. Mass denial caused most people to forget the seeming destruction of the universe.
    On Soul World, the Goddess found that she lacked sufficient spirit to interact with or even be detected by the other residents. Only the Magus and she could detect each other, though they quickly found that they could not even touch each other when she attempted to attack him.
    Thanos fulfilled his obligation to Mephisto by giving him one Cosmic Cube, though it proved to be a non-functioning unit.

Comments: Created by Jim Starlin, Ron Lim, and Al Milgrom.

The Goddess has entries in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition#36 and Marvel Legacy: The 1990s Handbook.

Eternity told Warlock he  would soon encounter five unique beings:

  1. A being in need of a soul: Count Abyss
  2. A being entangled in a web of past and future woes: Maxam
  3. A being who would touch his heart: Maya
  4. A being whose trust Warlock would betray: Kray-Tor
  5. A being made of the terrible good within Warlock: The Goddess

Profile by Snood.

CLARIFICATIONS:
No known connection to:


images:
Infinity War#2, p23, panel 4 (split off from Warlock)
        #6, last page (original form surrounded by eight CCUs)
Infinity Crusade#1 (last page)
        p24 (final form surrounded by 24? CCUs)
    #2, p17, panel 6 (face)
    #3, second to last page, panel 1 (with Cosmic Egg)


Infinity War#5 (October, 1992) - by Jim Starlin (writer), Ron Lim (pencils), Al Milgrom (inker), and Craig Anderson (editor)
Infinity War#6 (November, 1992) - by Jim Starlin (writer), Ron Lim (pencils), Al Milgrom (inker), and Craig Anderson (editor)
Warlock and the Infinity Watch#16 (May, 1993) - Jim Starlin (writer), Tom Grindberg (pencils), Keith Williams (inks), Craig Anderson (editor)
Warlock and the Infinity Watch#17 (June, 1993) - Jim Starlin (writer), Tom Grindberg (pencils), Bob Almond (inks), Craig Anderson (editor)
Infinity Crusade#1 (June, 1993) - Jim Starlin (writer), Ron Lim (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Craig Anderson (editor)
Dr. Strange III#54 (June, 1993) -
Roy Thomas (Script), Frank Lopez (layouts) (Pencils), Geof Isherwood (finishes) (Inks)
Thor I#463 (June, 1993) - Ron Marz (writer), Bruce Zick (pencils), Mike DeCarlo (inks), Mike Rockwitz (editor)
Warlock Chronicles#1 (July, 1993) - Jim Starlin (writer), Tom Raney (pencils), Keith Williams (inks), Craig Anderson (editor)
Alpha Flight I#122 (July, 1993) -
Simon Furman (Script), Pat Broderick (Pencils), Bruce D. Patterson (Inks), Rob Tokar (editor)
Avengers West Coast#96 (July, 1993) - Roy & Dann Thomas (writers), Andrew Currie (penciler), Don Hudson (inker), Nel Yomtov (editor)
Terror, Inc#13 (July, 1993) - D.G. Chichester (writer), David Pace (penciler), Temujin (inker), Marcus McLaurin (editor)

Warlock and the Infinity Watch#18 (July, 1993) - Jim Starlin (writer), Angel Medina (pencils), Bob Almond (inks), Craig Anderson (editor)
Infinity Crusade#2 (July, 1993) - Jim Starlin (writer), Ron Lim (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Craig Anderson (editor)
Dr. Strange III#55 (July, 1993) -
Roy Thomas (Script), Geoff Isherwood (art), Mike Rockwitz (editor)
Thor I#464 (July, 1993) - Ron Marz (writer), Bruce Zick (pencils), Mike DeCarlo (inks), Mike Rockwitz (editor)

Warlock Chronicles#2 (August, 1993) - Jim Starlin (writer), Tom Raney (pencils), Keith Williams (inks), Craig Anderson (editor)
Iron Man#294 (August, 1993) - Len Kaminski (writer), Kevin Hopgood (penciler), Steve Mitchell (inker), Nel Yomtov (editor)
Avengers West Coast#97 (August, 1993) -
Roy Thomas (writers), Andrew Currie (penciler), Don Hudson (inker), Nel Yomtov (editor)
Alpha Flight I#123 (August, 1993) -
Simon Furman (Script), Pat Broderick (Pencils), Bruce D. Patterson (Inks), Rob Tokar (editor)
Warlock and the Infinity Watch#19 (August, 1993) - Jim Starlin (writer), Tom Grindberg (pencils), Keith Williams (inks), Craig Anderson (editor)
Infinity Crusade#3 (August, 1993) - Jim Starlin (writer), Ron Lim (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Craig Anderson (editor)
Cage I#17 (August, 1993) - Marc McLaurin (writer), Scott Benefiel (pencils), Frank Turner (inker), Chris Cooper (editor)
Darkhawk#30 (August, 1993) - Danny Fingeroth (writer), Anthony Williams (penciler), Ian Akin (inker), Nel Yomtov (editor)
Dr. Strange III#56 (August, 1993) -
Roy Thomas (Script), Geoff Isherwood (art), Mike Rockwitz (editor)
Thor I#465 (August, 1993) - Ron Marz (writer), Bruce Zick (pencils), Mike DeCarlo (inks), Mike Rockwitz (editor)
Silver Surfer I#83 (August, 1993) - Ron Marz (writer), Cully Hamner (penciler), Tom Christopher (inker), Craig Anderson (editor)

Warlock Chronicles#3 (September, 1993) - Jim Starlin (writer), Tom Raney (pencils), Keith Williams (inks), Craig Anderson (editor)
Warlock and the Infinity Watch#20 (September, 1993) - Jim Starlin (writer), Angel Medina (pencils), Bob Almond (inks), Craig Anderson (editor)
Iron Man#295 (September, 1993) - Len Kaminski (writer), Kevin Hopgood (penciler), Steve Mitchell (inker), Nel Yomtov (editor)
Web of Spider-Man#104 (September, 1993) - Terry Kavanaugh (writer), Alex Saviuk (breakdowns), Don Hudson (finisher), Eric Fein (editor)
Alpha Flight I#124 (September, 1993) -
Simon Furman (Script), Pat Broderick (Pencils), Bruce D. Patterson (Inks), Rob Tokar (editor)
Darkhawk#31 (September, 1993) - Danny Fingeroth (writer), Anthony Williams (penciler), Ian Akin (inker), Nel Yomtov (editor)
Infinity Crusade#4 (September, 1993) - Jim Starlin (writer), Ron Lim (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Craig Anderson (editor)
Silver Sable#16 (September, 1993) - Gregory Wright (writer), Steven Butler (penciler), Pam Eklund (inker), Craig Anderson (editor)
Silver Surfer I#84 (September, 1993) - Ron Marz (writer), Tom Grindberg (penciler), Tom Christopher (inker), Craig Anderson (editor)
Thor I#466 (September, 1993) - Ron Marz (writer), Bruce Zick (pencils), Mike DeCarlo (inks), Mike Rockwitz (editor)
Warlock Chronicles#4 (October, 1993) - Jim Starlin (writer), Tom Raney (pencils), Keith Williams (inks), Craig Anderson (editor)
Deathlok II#28 (October, 1993) - Gregory Wright (writer), Kevin Kobasic (penciler), Greg Adams (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Warlock and the Infinity Watch#21 (October, 1993) - Jim Starlin (writer), Tom Grindberg (pencils), Bob Almond (inks), Craig Anderson (editor)
Web of Spider-Man#105 (October, 1993) - Terry Kavanaugh (writer), Alex Saviuk (penciler), Stephen Baskerville (inker), Eric Fein (editor)
Infinity Crusade#5 (October, 1993) - Jim Starlin (writer), Ron Lim (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Craig Anderson (editor)
Silver Sable#17 (October, 1993) - Gregory Wright (writer), Steven Butler (penciler), Pam Eklund (inker), Craig Anderson (editor)
Silver Surfer I#85 (October, 1993) - Ron Marz (writer), Ernie Stiner (penciler), Tom Christopher (inker), Craig Anderson (editor)
Thor I#467 (October, 1993) - Ron Marz (writer), Bruce Zick (pencils), Mike DeCarlo (inks), Mike Rockwitz (editor)
Web of Spider-Man#106 (November, 1993) - Terry Kavanaugh (writer), Alex Saviuk (breakdowns), Don Hudson (finisher), Eric Fein (editor)
Moon Knight III#56 (November, 1993) - Terry Kavanaugh (writer), Stephen Platt (penciler), Scott Koblish (inker), Sarra Mossoff (editor)
Deathlok II#29 (November, 1993) - Gregory Wright (writer), Kevin Kobasic (penciler), Greg Adams (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Warlock Chronicles#5 (November, 1993) - Jim Starlin (writer), Kris Renkewitz (pencils), Keith Williams (inks), Craig Anderson (editor)
Warlock and the Infinity Watch#22 (November, 1993) - Jim Starlin (writer), Angel Medina  (pencils), Bob Almond (inks), Craig Anderson (editor)
Infinity Crusade#6 (November, 1993) - Jim Starlin (writer), Ron Lim (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Craig Anderson (editor)
Moon Knight III#57 (December, 1993) - Terry Kavanaugh (writer), Stephen Platt (penciler), Scott Koblish (inker), Sarra Mossoff (editor)


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