ORACLE

Real Name: Lady Sibyl

Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial (race of origin unknown)

Occupation: Member of Shi'ar Imperial Guard

Group MembershipShi'ar Imperial Guard

AffiliationsAraki, Arc, Astra, Avengers (Black Widow (Natasha Romanova), Hercules, Quicksilver), Binder, Blackthorn, Blimp, Commando, Cosmo, Deathbird, Deathbird, D'ken, Delphos, Earthquake, Electron, Fang, Flashfire/Tempest, G-Type, Gladiator, Hobgoblin/Shapeshifter, Hussar, Impulse, Rick Jones, Ka'ardum, Manta, Moondancer, Neosaurus, Nightside, K'rk N'Kzaii, N'rill'iree, Davan Shakari, Schism, Scintilla/Midget, Shi'ar Death Commandos (Blackcloak, Colony, Devo, Flaw, Hypernova, Krait, Offset, Sega, Shell, Warshot), Spaceknights (Rom, Scanner, Seeker, Trapper), Squorm, Starjammers (Ch'od, Raza), Stuff, Titan, Una, Voyager, Vulcan, Warstar, Webwing, White Noise, Ya'lont, Yon-Rogg;
formerly Black Light, Lilandra Neramani, Magique/Magic, Mentor, Neutron/Quasar, Plutonia, Praetorians (Pn'zo, Strontian (Xenith), Symbiote, Uncreated), Smasher (Vril Rokk), Smasher (Salac Tuur), Starbolt, Voltar

Enemies: Atlas, Avengers (Captain America (Steve Rogers), Hawkeye (Clint Barton), Iron Man (Tony Stark), Living Lightning, Mockingbird, Scarlet Witch, Spider-Woman (Julia Carpenter), USAgent, Wonder Man), Cosmo, Doc Samson, Elamron the Changeling, Eson, Excalibur (Captain Britain (Brian Braddock), Lockheed, Meggan, Nightcrawler, Shadowcat, Phoenix (Rachel Summers), Widget), Guardians of the Galaxy (Gamora, Jack Flag, Mantis, Martyr, Moondragon, Star-Lord, Adam Warlock), Her, Hulk, Janus, Jason of Sparta, Hodinn, Inhumans (Black Bolt, Crystal, Gorgon, Karnak), Izumbard, Rick Jones, Liberator, Lobo (DC), Maker, People's Underground Militia (Primus, others), Quasar (Wendell Vaughn), Samédàr, Scy'ar Tal, Sea Spine, Sentry #372, Skrulls, Sp'yxx, Starjammers (Corsair, Cr+eee, Havok, Hepzibah, Korvus, Marvel Girl (Rachel Grey), Lilandra Neramani, Polaris), Supreme Intelligence, T'cahr, Trypthe, Warskrulls, X-Men (Angel (Warren Worthington), Banshee, Beast (Henry McCoy), Colossus, Cyclops, Forge, Gambit, Jubilee, Nightcrawler, Phoenix, Phoenix (Jean Grey), Psylocke, Sprite (Kitty Pryde), Storm, Wolverine), X-Men (xenoform);
formerly Starjammers (Ch'od, Raza)

Known Relatives: Flashfire (ex-husband)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Mobile throughout Shi'ar Empire

First Appearance: X-Men I#107 (October, 1977)

Powers/Abilities: Oracle is a telepath of varying ability, able to read minds, project her thoughts, track auras, and various other abilities. She can also shut down the minds of other beings, rendering them comatose. It is unknown if her abilities are possessed by her entire race or solely her. The full extent of her abilities are likely unknown.

Height: 5' 5"
Weight: 160 lbs.

History:

(Untold Tales of Captain Marvel#2 (fb) - BTS) - Deathbird led a small group of the Guard into Kree space to track down a Brood ship. Guard members in this mission included: Fang, Oracle, Smasher, and Starbolt.

(Untold Tales of Captain Marvel#1) - The Guard's ship was attacked by dozens of Skrulls, and they fought them off, protecting Deathbird. Some Kree, including Captain Marvel (Mar-Vell) aided them.

(Untold Tales of Captain Marvel#2) - The Guard, contained by the Kree, sought to fight their way free in order to be at Deathbird's side, but she ordered them to stand down. They revealed the nature of their mission to the Kree.

(Untold Tales of Captain Marvel#3) - Weeks later, they saved a few surviving Kree (Mar-Vell, Una, and Yon-Rogg) after the Kree had fought the Brood.

(X-Men I#107) - Members of the Imperial Guard fought the X-Men (Banshee, Colossus, Cyclops, Nightcrawler, Phoenix (Jean Grey), Storm, Wolverine) and Starjammers (Ch'od, Corsair, Cr+eee, Hepzibah, Raza) at the M'kraan Crystal, in order to stop them from rescuing Lilandra from D'ken and Davan Shakari. During the battle, Wolverine leaped at Oracle to attack, and tossed her into Starbolt. D'ken was rendered comatose and Lilandra took over as the new Majestrix. Members of the Guard in this mission: Astra, Electron, Fang, Gladiator, Hobgoblin, Impulse, Magic, Mentor, Midget, Nightside, Oracle, Quasar, Smasher, Starbolt, Tempest, and Titan.

(X-Men I#108) - The Guard lay unconscious as the battle resolved.

(X-Men I#109 (fb) - BTS) - The Guard was stopped by Lilandra from killing the X-Men. Later the Guard watched the X-Men return to Earth.

(X-Men I#137) - Lilandra sent the Imperial Guard against the X-Men (Angel (Warren Worthington), Beast (Henry McCoy), Colossus, Cyclops, Phoenix, Storm, Wolverine) on the moon to give the Shi'ar rights to slay the Phoenix. If the X-Men won, the Shi'ar would leave the Phoenix to them. A massive battle broke out and the Imperial Guard soon won. Guard members in this mission: Earthquake, Gladiator, Hussar, Manta, Smasher, Starbolt, and Warstar. During the battle, Oracle hit Angel with a stun-blast. She later joined Smasher and Starbolt in trying to defeat Phoenix and Cyclops.

(Uncanny X-Men#157) - Members of the Guard were assigned to assist Lord Samédàr in attacking the Earth. Nightcrawler and Sprite convinced Gladiator, N'rill'iree, Oracle, and Starbolt that Dark Phoenix was attacking the ship, then teleported Oracle below ship while she was still panicked. Weakened, she tried to run, but Shadowcat stopped her and had Oracle read her mind to prove that Samédàr was acting against Lilandra's orders; Oracle then convinced the other three. Other members of the Guard loyal to Samédàr attacked and a fight ensued until a Brood weapon attached to B'nee (of the Warstar duo) knocked them all unconscious. Samédàr prepared to destroy the Earth with the four guard members, two X-Men, and Captain K'rk watching, but Lilandra revealed herself and stopped him. Guard members in this mission included: Blackthorn, Fang, Gladiator, Hussar, N'rill'iree, Oracle, Quasar, Starbolt, Warstar, Webwing, and others.

(Uncanny X-Men#158) - At Lilandra's request, Oracle, who'd mentally prepared herself for the task all day, scanned the mind of Professor X to try and determine what was causing him mental problems. She was quickly overcome by images of the Brood-queen inside him and Oracle's mind began to be taken over. Storm propelled Wolverine into Oracle, and his metal claws severed the psychic bonds. Oracle explained to Moira MacTaggert that Professor X's mind had impressive defenses.

(Rom Annual#4) - In far space, Guard members Binder, Chakar, Kwill, and Voltor were killed by the maddened Spaceknight Pulsar. Former Shi'ar ally Dr. Tyreseus donned Pulsar's armor and, calling himself Liberator, began slaying Shi'ar ships. Members of the Guard were sent to investigate, and battled other Spaceknights, Rom, Scanner, Seeker, and Trapper. During the battle, Trapper caught Magic in a net and threw her into Oracle. Gladiator ended up aiding the Spaceknights in destroying the Liberator. Guard members in this mission: Electron, Gladiator, Magic, Manta, Oracle, Tempest, and Warstar.

(X-Men: Spotlight on Starjammers#2) - At Deathbird's orders, a large group of the Guard attacked the Starjammers and Excalibur (Captain Britain (Brian Braddock), Lockheed, Meggan, Nightcrawler, Shadowcat, Phoenix (Rachel Summers), Widget) on Earth at Deathbird's orders, but they were ordered to retreat when Deathbird was put at risk. During the battle, Guard members who participated in this assault: Astra, Black Light, Blackthorn, Earthquake, Electron, Gladiator, Hobgoblin, Impulse, Magik, Mentor, Midget, Nightside, Oracle, Smasher, Starbolt, Tempest, Titan, and White Noise.

(Uncanny X-Men#275) - The Imperial Guard was attacked by a group of Warskrulls posing as the Starjammers. The Guard seemed to be winning until the X-Men (Forge, Gambit, Jubilee, Psylocke (a Warskrull), Storm) joined the fight against them, and the Guard was quickly overwhelmed. Guard members in this mission: Earthquake, Gladiator, Mentor, Oracle, Smasher, Starbolt, Tempest, Titan, and Warstar.

(Uncanny X-Men#276, 277 - BTS) - Oracle was placed in a web with other captured enemies of the Warskrulls. Everyone was freed after the X-Men had defeated the Warskrulls.

(Captain America I#398) - Warstar fought Captain America on Earth while Electron, Oracle, and Tempest grabbed Jones, who had been mentally controlled by Oracle into surrendering.

(Avengers West Coast#80) - Oracle got the information they needed from Jones' mind, learning his whole history with Captain Marvel (Mar-Vell), and they returned to the Kree base and retrieved the machinery. After they were rejoined by Warstar, Kree Sentry #372 attacked and the Avengers Avengers (Captain America (Steve Rogers), Hawkeye (Clint Barton), Iron Man (Tony Stark), Living Lightning, Mockingbird, Scarlet Witch, Spider-Woman (Julia Carpenter), USAgent, Wonder Man) arrived. Battle ensued, and Oracle soon realized the Sentry was resistant to her powers. Oracle guarded the component and tried to retreat with Jones, but had to leave them behind. Oracle was knocked down by Captain America, and she mentally controlled Living Lightning into forming an electric wall, allowing the Guard to escape to their ship and return to Shi'ar space.

(Quasar#33) - Members of the Imperial Guard attacked Quasar and Her when the heroes neared the Guard ship. He boarded their ship and the Guard agreed to release Atlas to him so as not to damage the ship. Oracle discovered that Quasar's mind could not be read, and ordered Warstar to retrieve Atlas. Quasar quickly departed before they could pursue him. Guard members in this mission: Electron, Hobgoblin, Manta, Neutron, Nightside, Oracle, Scintilla, Starbolt, Tempest, and Warstar.

(Avengers I#347) - Members of the Imperial Guard accompanied Lilandra and Araki to claim Hala and the Kree Empire as part of Shi'ar territory. Guard members in this mission: Impulse, Oracle, Tempest, and others.

(Silver Surfer III#79) - Tempest and Oracle monitored Gladiator, who was on a mission far from Shi'ar space and chose to investigate a mysterious anomaly. They grew very worried when they lost contact with him.

(Starjammers I#4) - Members of the Guard were summoned to aid Lilandra against the Uncreated, but the Starjammers saw the threat defeated first. They stood by when Lilandra ordered T'cahr arrested. Members of the Guard in this mission included: Electron, Fang, Flashfire, Gladiator, Nightside, Oracle, Scintilla, Smasher, Starbolt, and Titan.

(Imperial Guard#1 (fb)) - Lilandra sent eight of the Guard to Earth to watch out for Kree militants and to protect the planet in the absence of its heroes (many of whom had been seemingly killed by Onslaught, a composite entity of Professor X and Magneto). Members on this mission included: Commando, Earthquake, Electron, Flashfire, Gladiator, Mentor, Nightside, and Oracle. They aided the Avengers (Black Widow (Natasha Romanova), Hercules, Quicksilver) against Primus and his People's Underground Militia. Oracle and Gladiator decided they should ask the X-Men to help Lilandra, since the Guard was ordered not to return to Shi'ar space. Gladiator left to contact the heroes.

(Imperial Guard#1) - While Gladiator was gone, Oracle took over the Guard and sent a report to the Shi'ar. After some down time, the Guard battled the Militia again, but were defeated this time. 

(Imperial Guard#2) - The Guard escaped, and discovered the Militia were Kree operatives. They fought the villains again after Oracle tracked them by their brain wave patterns. The Guard helped authorities clean up after the villains escaped.

(Imperial Guard#3) - Oracle failed in tracking the Militia again, but Commando led them in the right direction. One of the Militia fled past them, and Oracle read his mind, discovering a new Nega-Bomb had been built in the sewers. Despite their protestations, Gladiator sent Oracle, Nightside, and Earthquake to round up the runaway Militia while they tended to the Bomb. After a deadly battle, they managed to stop the bomb from going off and defeated the Militia. They allied with Rick Jones (who'd been powered by the Supreme Intelligence) and learned the Supreme Intelligence was on Earth.

(Incredible Hulk Annual 1997) - While practicing the use of her powers to cast mental illusions, Oracle suddenly sensed the presence on Earth of an old Shi'ar enemy, Elamron the Changeling. She mentally contacted Gladiator and they tracked down Elamron's new form, that of the small boy David Banner, claiming to be the son of the Hulk. They explained what the boy was and stated he must be destroyed, but Hulk refused and attacked. While Oracle held the boy, Janus (who'd tried harming Oracle), and Leonard Samson to the side with her powers, Gladiator fought the Hulk. Elamron, seeing the Hulk's destructive potential, fled and abandoned his form. Oracle and Gladiator could no longer sense him.

(Inhumans IV#3 - BTS) - Flashfire and Oracle grew determined to marry and leave the Guard together.

(Inhumans IV#3) - The Shi'ar Empire decided to join in alliance with the massive Spartoi Empire. Religious ceremonies were to be held on the neutral planet, Kritnah. Lilandra arrived with the Guard flanking her. Guard members in this mission: Astra, Gladiator, Hussar, Neutron, and Oracle.

(Inhumans IV#4) - Lilandra represented the Shi'ar Empire on the planet Kritnah in the marriage ceremony with Emperor Eson of the Spartoi while the Imperial Guard stood by. Black Bolt moved to attack Lilandra, who set up a shield and activated the Guard against the Inhumans. Black Bolt screamed, seemingly slaying Lilandra. The Guard moved in at full force. The Inhumans teleported away, escaping. Lilandra's form was revealed to be Hobgoblin, who appeared to be dead. Lilandra, as a hologram, revealed herself and told the Spartoi that the union was off due to their atrocities. Jason of Sparta was blamed for being behind it. Members of the Guard in this mission: Astra, Delphos, Earthquake, Fang, Flashfire, Gladiator, Hobgoblin, Hussar, Mentor, Neutron, Nightside, Oracle, Smasher, Starbolt, Titan, Warstar, and others.

(New X-Men I#124 (fb) - BTS) - At some point in the past Oracle and other Imperial Guards members (but not Manta) were sent to erase the Anti-Paradise of Edun.

(Marvel Encyclopedia: X-Men/Realm of Kings: Imperial Guard#4 (fb) - BTS) - For unknown reasons, Oracle and Flashfire broke up (it was something Flashfire did). She returned to the Guard in the guise of a disheveled, naked harridan.

(New X-Men I#124) - When ordered by Lilandra to do so (she being influenced by Professor X, who was possessed by Cassandra Nova), Gladiator led Arc, Blimp, Manta, Neosaurus, Oracle, Plutonia, Schism, Squorm, and Stuff in an attack on the X-Men (Beast, Phoenix, Wolverine) and their students (including the Stepford Cuckoos). Oracle scanned the grounds with her telepathy, detecting how many mutants were there, and the Guard attacked. The Stepford Cuckoos managed to draw Oracle into a frightening astral plane, rendering her temporarily inert. Oracle soon stopped Stuff from taunting the prisoners. Smasher then rejoined them, and told them of Nova's actions.

(New X-Men I#125 - BTS) - Nova returned to Earth and easily defeated the Guard there.

(New X-Men I#126 - BTS) - The X-Men managed to defeat Nova.

(JLA/Avengers#1) - The Imperial Guard fought Lobo. Members of the Guard in this mission: Astra, Fang, Electron, Flashfire, Hobgoblin, Hussar, Impulse, Magique, Manta, Mentor, Neutron, Nightside, Oracle, Scintilla, Smasher, Starbolt, Titan, Warstar.

(Thanos#10 (fb)) - Gladiator led Electron, Oracle and Quasar (Neutron) to investigate the sudden disappearance of the entire Shi'ar settlement of Eru-7. There, they discovered that the Maker (formerly the Beyonder) had wiped out over 64,000 people, and Oracle contained the threat by using her telepathic powers to shut the Maker down cerebrally. In doing so, Oracle unwittingly immersed herself in the Maker's madness and carried a bit of it back into her own mind.

  The madness drove Oracle slightly insane. Despite this, she revealed to Gladiator that the Maker had formerly been the Beyonder and that it was now in mortal form.

(X-Force II#5) - Gladiator, Oracle, Smasher, and Fang stopped a band of Skrull insurgents who'd tried smuggling proton bombs into Shi'ar territory. They soon received word that an ancient Shi'ar enemy, the Skornn, had manifested on Earth. Gladiator and Admiral Ya'lont discussed the legality of intervening on Earth yet again. They departed for Earth, planning on getting Lilandra's permission on their way.

(X-Force II#6 - BTS) - Gladiator, Starbolt, and Ya'lont received word that the terrans had managed to defeat the Skornn.

(Uncanny X-Men#477 - BTS) - The Imperial Guard was dispatched to defeat Vulcan, who'd been destroying ships in Shi'ar space.

(Uncanny X-Men#480) - The Guard finally defeated Vulcan (keeping him alive at the orders of K'tor) after a deadly battle which left some Guard members, including Cosmo, Impulse, Smasher, and Titan, seemingly slain. During the battle, Nightside bathed Vulcan in darkness and Oracle guided Hobgoblin into assuming the form of a young Vulcan. Hobgoblin tried taunting Vulcan, who was not fooled for long. He lashed out with his energy, knocking out all three of them. Guard members in this mission: Astra, Cosmo, Electron, Gladiator, Hobgoblin, Impulse, Manta, Mentor, Neutron, Nightside, Oracle, Plutonia, Scintilla, Smasher, Starbolt, and Titan. (Oracle was back in her standard form at this point.)

(X-Men: Emperor Vulcan#2) - The Scy'ar Tal waged war on the Shi'ar and destroyed the planet Feather's Edge. Vulcan, with Deathbird and the Imperial Guard (Gladiator, Manta, Nightside, Oracle, Starbolt, Titan, Warstar) teleported aboard the Starjammers' ship.

(X-Men: Emperor Vulcan#3) - Vulcan held off Havok's energy attack while Oracle blocked Marvel Girl's telepathy. Vulcan offered an alliance against the Scy'ar Tal, claiming that they were the bigger threat, then left with his allies to let the Starjammers think things over. Vulcan, Deathbird, and the Imperial Guard (joined by Scintilla) greeted the Starjammers, who agreed to the alliance. Deathbird had reservations, but Vulcan quelled them. Soon, Araki entered with his private guard, the Shi'ar Death Commandos (Blackcloak, Colony, Devo, Flaw, Hypernova, Krait, Offset, Sega, Shell, Warshot). Marvel Girl grew furious and lashed out in a powerful attack, sending the Commandos scattering and threatening Araki's life, even accusing him of running the secret order of the Shi'ar and ordering the death of her family, until Polaris stopped her. After the Commandos left, they started a planning session and Havok insisted they destroy the Finality weapon, which had destroyed Feather's Edge, first. Vulcan ordered the Starjammers and Imperial Guard to go after the weapon while Ka'ardum lead the fleet to defend the M'kraan Crystal. They soon arrived at the Finality, where they found dozens of stars ready to be used as weapons.

(X-Men: Emperor Vulcan#4) - While the Starjammers were engaged the Scy'ar Tal ships, Gladiator, Oracle, Nightside, and Mentor of the Guard narrowly saved the Starjammers from being shot down.

(X-Men: Emperor Vulcan#5) - After the Scy'ar Tal had been destroyed, Deathbird lead the rest of the Imperial Guard and defeated the Starjammers, then teleported back to save Vulcan from Havok. The Imperial Guard (Electron, Flashfire, Gladiator, Manta, Mentor, Nightside, Oracle, Plutonia, Scintilla, Titan, Warstar) stood by Deathbird, Araki, and Ka'ardum as the Shi'ar cheered on Vulcan. The Starjammers (Ch'od, Havok, Polaris, Raza) lay captive.

(X-Men: Kingbreaker#1 (fb) - BTS) - As Vulcan worked to expand the borders and conquests of the Shi'ar Empire, he had the Imperial Guard head up the war efforts on the Empire's fringes.

(X-Men: Kingbreaker#1) - Oracle and Nightside stood by while Vulcan checked the status of the captive Starjammers (Havok, Polaris, Ch'od, and Raza). Oracle soon notified Vulcan of the liberation of the Starjammer by the rogue Starjammers. He furiously demanded their capture, and Oracle reminded him that the Imperial Guard, the Death Commandos, and the empire itself were already stretched. Vulcan announced his intentions to create a new Guard of villains, then.

(X-Men: Kingbreaker#2) - Oracle was horrified when Vulcan ordered the Hodinn, Pn'zo, Symbiote, and Uncreated to be freed and placed on the Guard. He then freed the deadly Strontian to lead them.

(X-Men: Kingbreaker#3) - Oracle reported that the Hodinn had destroyed the Clench worlds, shocked that there was potentially a Hodinn still left alive as G-Type had been the only one not hunted down. Vulcan seemed indifferent to this news, though, and ordered the Guard to find the Starjammers. Guard members present: Electron, Flashfire, Gladiator, Manta, Mentor, Nightside, Oracle, Plutonia, Scintilla, Starbolt, Titan, and Warstar.

(X-Men: Kingbreaker#4) - Joined by Smasher (Salac Tuur), the Guard fought off the Starjammers, who eventually escaped after putting Deathbird into a coma. During the battle, the Hodinn and Pn'zo were killed. Later, Oracle, Mentor, and the Strontian stood by Ka'ardum and Vulcan later as Deathbird received medical treatment. Vulcan authorized the Imperial Guard to join the military in expanding the Shi'ar empire.

(Guardians of the Galaxy II#14) - As Warlock battled Vulcan, the Imperial Guard (Fang, Mentor, Oracle, Scintilla) rushed to help, seeking Magique for aid when they realized Warlock wielded magic. They attacked, with Neutron and Hussar joining them, and Magique put Warlock in a glamour snare, but he easily dispelled it and painfully drained her glamours from her. Vulcan was furious with them when Warlock escaped, but Oracle sensed Magique had marked him with a witch-mark, with which they could track him. They followed to Knowhere, using Voyager to transport them, and found a battle breaking out between the Guardians of the Galaxy (Gamora, Jack Flag, Mantis, Martyr, Moondragon, Star-Lord, Warlock) and the Inhumans (Black Bolt, Crystal, Gorgon, Karnak).

(Guardians of the Galaxy II#15) - The Imperial Guard (Fang, Hussar, Magique, Mentor, Oracle, Scintilla, Voyager) landed on Knowhere, where the Inhumans and Guardians of the Galaxy were already battling. As Fang was hit by a mental blast from Cosmo the telepathic dog, Mentor ordered the Guard to kill Black Bolt. After Oracle knocked back Cosmo's telekinetic barrier, Black Bolt knocked them back with a small scream and the Inhumans teleported off-site through Lockjaw. Mentor ordered the Guard, with their Shi'ar operatives, to separate and find Warlock and the others, knowing Voyager's needed time to recuperate before seizing reinforcements. After a brief battle, Hussar ordered Voyager to aid them in retreat, even as Mentor informed Rocket that Lilandra had been assassinated, a message he'd heard through intel-feed. Magique was killed in battle.

(Realm of Kings: Imperial Guard#2 (fb) - BTS) - Oracle helped Neutron's imbalance through various hypnotic sessions, teaching Neutron how to keep his hyper-dense core in balance.

(Realm of Kings: Imperial Guard#1) - After a mission on Izumbard, members of the Imperial Guard got into a fight in their barracks. When Mentor, Smasher, and Oracle interrupted the fight, Mentor told them that they'd just volunteered for a special strike force mission due to their bad behavior. The next day, they learned they'd be going for recon into the Fault, the rip in time and space, alongside Ch'od and Raza of the Starjammers.

(Realm of Kings: Imperial Guard#2) - After being briefed by Gladiator, the Imperial Guard (Fang, Flashfire, Hussar, Manta, Mentor, Neutron, Oracle, Plutonia, Smasher, Starbolt, Warstar) were sent into the Fault to investigate, with Ch'od and Raza among them. The ship was soon under attack by energy leeches and the crew struggled to stay in the air. When one breached the ship, Mentor ordered Warstar not to fire on it, but to instead trap it in a force field, in which the creature fed upon itself. Mentor recommended the ship run on silent so as not to attract more leeches, and Ch'od reluctantly agreed. Within minutes, a giant ship approached, and they prepared the Starjammer for battle. The ship, bio-organic in nature, fired on them, and then caught them in a tractor beam, pulling it inside. As they battled off biological monsters, Oracle surmised they were aboard a rotting corpse that was seeking to use its enzymes to kill them.

(Realm of Kings: Imperial Guard#3) - Over the following six hours, as the dead ship grew around the Starjammer, the Guard worked to repair their ship. Oracle soon discovered the ship had been killed while running from something else. As enzymes attacked them, they realized they need to rush away before they were digested, and they narrowly escaped. They soon came across a massive field of debris. They followed an energy signature, hoping to find Vulcan, when Warstar and Neutron were hit by a massive energy burst. When the air cleared, they saw Quasar (Wendell Vaughn) there, with a massive biological entity pursuing him.

(Realm of Kings: Imperial Guard#4) - Oracle managed to send a telepathic call for help through Quasar's quantum powers into the M'Kraan Crystal, reaching Gladiator. The Guard hid themselves in the debris zone and worked to lay mines on the surrounding debris. Many of the members shared a final toast before the alien beings arrived aboard their massive ship and began moving through the mines. Ch'od soon let Mentor know that someone had sabotaged the ship's hyperdrive capacitor, and Mentor soon realized it was Smasher. When Smasher returned, Oracle tried reading his thoughts and realized she couldn't. Plutonia soon took two amulets out of Smasher's hands and he furiously attacked Ch'od and Raza, demanding the amulets. He explained that he was one of the Fraternity of Raptors, not the one who assassinated Lilandra (that was Darkhawk, an earthling) and that his race had been involved in setting up the Shi'ar Empire for thousands of years. He said that he could give them major firepower for the coming battle if they let him have the amulets back. Outside the xenoform beings attacked in the form of the X-Men and Starbolt was quickly killed in battle. Oracle worked to fend off a deadly telepathic attack from the Xavier being. Gladiator then arrived to aid them.

(Realm of Kings: Imperial Guard#5 (fb)) - Gladiator had more of the Guard (Arc, Black Light, Commando, Electron, G- Type, Moondancer, Titan, Voyager, White Noise) assembled at his order, to rescue the stranded team (Fang, Flashfire, Hussar, Manta, Mentor, Neutron, Oracle, Plutonia, Warstar), with Ch'od, Raza, Talon (previously thought to be Smasher), and Quasar, from within the Fault. Voyager, with great strain, opened a gateway to within the Fault, then stayed behind while Moondancer used her powers to guide them through the debris and to the ship, which was surrounded by bizarre and deadly xenoform beings patterned after the X-men.

(Realm of Kings: Imperial Guard#5) - The two sides of the Guard savagely attacked the aliens, killing them swiftly and decisively. Mentor soon reported to Gladiator that "an abominable universe of reciprocal otherness" was upon them from the other side of the Fault, full of cancerous aggression and new physical laws. Talon then ensured them that using his amulets would allow them to create two more Raptor beings, and Mentor and Plutonia volunteered, becoming Strel and Kyte respectively. During the battle, Black Light and Neutron were killed. The combined Guard narrowly escaped a savage telepathic attack when Ch'od and Raza launched the Symbiote (formerly of the Praetorians) at the Xavier being the attack had originated from; Oracle's telepathic powers had provided a brief early warning against the attack, but had not been sufficient to stop it. After they successfully escaped, Gladiator reported their success to the Inhumans, and announced the pending war with the Fault universe. While honoring their newly dead (joining the ranks of thousands of others) on the mausoleum world of Elysialla VII, the Guard stood with newly appointed members in the roles of Mentor, Neutron, Plutonia, Smasher, and Starbolt. Fang recited the Guard's oath. "I will not falter, and I will not swerve. From the rising of the suns to the setting of the stars. With Sharra and K'ythri to guide me, I will serve out the term of my duty with courage and conviction for it is the greatest honor any being of any species can know to be allowed to guard the Imperium of the Shi'ar and stand, each of us, as a light in the darkness. So I make my oath of allegiance."

Comments: Created by Chris Claremont, Dave Cockrum, and Dan Green.

Oracle was pictured in OHotMU I#5, had a partial entry in OHotMU Deluxe Edition#6 and one in the OHotMU Master Edition.

It is possible that the madness that Oracle inherited from the Maker was the catalyst for her failed marriage and her brief harridan-looking appearance. Special thanks to Don Campbell for pointing out some missing information from Thanos#10!

The Imperial Guard was a takeoff of DC's Legion of Super-HeroesThe Imperial Guard was a takeoff of DC's Legion of Super-Heroes. Oracle is based on the DC character Saturn Girl.
----Eric J. Moreels

Oracle was also one of the Imperial Guard members active in the novel X-Men: Empire's End by Diane Duane. It has to be seen if this story is canon.

Thanks to Spidermay for adding the New X-Men I#124 flashback though I have no clue where to place it.
--Markus Raymond

Profile by Chadman.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Oracle has no known connections to


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Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition#6, p16, pan3 (main image)
Avengers West Coast#80, p1, pan4 (second image)
Imperial Guard#1, p2, pan2 (civilian)
Incredible Hulk Annual 1997, p13, pan5 (3rd)
New X-Men I#124, p8, pan1 (in harridan form)


Appearances:
X-Men I#107 (October, 1977) - Chris Claremont (writer), Dave Cockrum (penciler), Dan Green (inker), Archie Goodwin (editor)
X-Men I#108 (December, 1977) - Chris Claremont (writer), John Byrne (penciler), Terry Austin (inker), Archie Goodwin (editor)
X-Men I#109 (February, 1977) - Chris Claremont (writer), John Byrne (penciler), Terry Austin (inker), Archie Goodwin (editor)
X-Men I#137 (September, 1980) - Chris Claremont (writer), John Byrne (penciler), Terry Austin (inker), Jim Salicrup (editor)
Uncanny X-Men#157-158 (May-June, 1982) - Chris Claremont (writer), Dave Cockrum (penciler), Bob Wiacek (inker), Louise Jones (editor)
Rom Annual#4 (December, 1985) - Bill Mantlo (writer), Steve Ditko (penciler), Al Milgrom (inker), Mike Carlin (editor)
X-Men: Spotlight on Starjammers#2 (1990) - Terry Kavanagh (writer), Dave Cockrum (penciler), Jeff Albrecht (inker), Kelly Corvese (editor)
Uncanny X-Men#275-277 (April-June, 1991) - Chris Claremont (writer), Jim Lee (penciler), Scott Williams, Karl Alstaetter (#275) (inkers), Bob Harras (editor)
Captain America I#398 (March, 1992) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Rik Levins (penciler), Danny Bulanadi (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Avengers West Coast#80 (March, 1981) - Roy & Dann Thomas (writers), Dave Ross (penciler), Tom Dzon (inker), Nelson Yomtov (editor)
Quasar#33 (April, 1992) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Rurik Tyler (penciler), Fred Fredericks (inker), Kelly Corvese (editor)
Avengers I#347 (May, 1992) - Bob Harras (writer), Steve Epting (penciler), Tom Palmer (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Silver Surfer III#79 (April, 1993) - Ron Marz (writer), Ron Lim (penciler), Tom Christopher (inker), Craig Anderson (editor)
Starjammers I#4 (January, 1996) - Warren Ellis (writer), Carlos Pacheco (penciler), Cam Smith, Bob Wiacek (inkers), Suzanne Gaffney (editor)
Imperial Guard#1-3 (January-March, 1997) - Brian Augustyn (writer), Chuck Wojkiewicz (penciler), Ray Snyder (inker), Terry Kavanagh (editor)
Untold Legend of Captain Marvel#1-3 (April-June, 1997) - Tom Brevoort, Mike Kanterovich (writers), Scott Kolins (penciler), John Lowe (inker), Mark Bernardo (editor)
Incredible Hulk Annual 1997 - Chris Cooper (writer), Jeff Rebner (penciler), Mark Irwin (inker), Bobbie Chase (editor)
X-Men: Empire's End (October, 1997) - Diane Duane (writer)
Inhumans IV#3 (August, 2000) - Carlos Pacheco, Rafael Marin (writers), Jose Ladronn (penciler/inker), Mark Powers (editor)
Inhumans IV#4 (September, 2000) - Carlos Pacheco, Rafael Marin (writers), Jorge Lucas (penciler/inker), Mark Powers (editor)
New X-Men I#124-125 (May-June, 2002) - Grant Morrison (writer), Igor Kordey (artist), Mark Powers (editor)
New X-Men I#126 (July, 2002) - Grant Morrison (writer), Frank Quitely (pencils), Tim Townsend (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
JLA/Avengers#1 (September, 2003) - Kurt Busiek (writer), George Perez (artist), Tom Brevoort & Dan Raspler (editors)
Thanos#10 (July, 2004) - Keith Giffen (writer), Ron Lim (penciler), Al Milgrom (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
X-Force II#5-6 (February-March, 2005) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Rob Liefeld (penciler/inker), Mike Marts (editor)
Uncanny X-Men#477 (October, 2006) - Ed Brubaker (writer), Clayton Henry (penciler), Mark Morales (inker), Mike Marts (editor)
Uncanny X-Men#480 (January, 2007) - Ed Brubaker (writer), Clayton Henry (penciler), Mark Morales (inker), Mike Marts, Nick Lowe (editors)
X-Men: Emperor Vulcan#2-5 (December, 2007 - March, 2008) - Christopher Yost (writer), Paco Diaz Luque (penciler), Vicente Cifuentes (inker), Nick Lowe (editor)
X-Men: Kingbreaker#1 (February, 2009) - Christopher Yost (writer), Dustin Weaver (penciler), Jaime Mendoza (inker), Nick Lowe (editor)
X-Men: Kingbreaker#2 (March, 2009) - Christopher Yost (writer), Dustin Weaver (penciler), Jaime Mendoza & Victor Olazaba (inker), Nick Lowe (editor)
X-Men: Kingbreaker#3-4 (April-May, 2009) - Christopher Yost (writer), Paco Diaz Luque & Dustin Weaver (penciler), Vicente Cifuentes & Jaime Mendoza (inker), Nick Lowe (editor)
Guardians of the Galaxy II#14 (July, 2009) - Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning (writers), Brad Walker (penciler), Victor Olazaba (inker), Bill Rosemann (editor)
Guardians of the Galaxy II#15 (August, 2009) - Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning (writers), Brad Walker (penciler), Victor Olazaba, Livesay (inkers), Bill Rosemann (editor)
Realm of Kings: Imperial Guard#1-5 (January-May, 2010) - Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning (writers), Kevin Walker (penciler/inker), Bill Rosemann (editor)


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