Location/Base of Operations: "An inverse mini-dimension of what might be considered pure technology)
Known Members: None named; they exist as a collective "Netmind"
Affiliations: Lila Green (former host/conduit)
First Appearance: Dr. Strange: Sorcerer Supreme#78 (June, 1995)
Powers/Abilities: The Netmind is a collective intellect acting much like a technological virus. They are perfectly uniform, and there is no chaos in their fleshless, inverse dimension.
Traits: The Screed's only concern is staying "alive" long enough to infect other hosts and continue their replication.
(Dr. Strange: Sorcerer Supreme#78 (fb) - BTS) - Running out of room to replicate in their own realm, the Screed sought to access Earth and continue its replication there. It somehow senses the existence of Lila Green, a woman with a natural resistance to chaos, and she served as both a door and a shield to the Screed; entering her body, they were protected from the chaos of the Earthly plane. The Screed began replacing Lila, cell by cell, organ by organ, with nanotech that mimicked the same functions. When they had replicated sufficiently within Lila, they intended to erupt into the world and find new hosts, sloughing Lila's body like dead skin. They failed to realize that everyone and everything else in the mortal plane had too much chaos for them to survive.
(Dr. Strange: Sorcerer Supreme#78) - As Lila Green shared a
glass of wine with Dr. Strange, the wine had an adverse chaotic effect on her
orderly nanotech components, causing her to feel inebriated and bloated. When
Strange touched her hand he sensed a strange sensation, and he astrally
connected to the force invading her aura. Examining her on a microscopic level,
he realized that some of her body was made of up non-living cells, but rather
perfectly uniform and orderly nanotechnology calling itself the Screed.
Realizing what was occurring and realizing the threat to Lila's existence,
Strange broke contact and then consulted his computer library for clues to her
condition, cross-referencing all files pertaining to nanotechnology,
other-dimensional entities, collective organisms, and hive mentality. After one
of Strange's newly hired assistants, Jasmine, recognized the material on his
screen as chaos theory, a bloated Lila entered the room. Seeing a bulge in her
neck where the Screed threatened to erupt into this dimension, Strange allowed
Lila to kiss him, and he again sent his astral self into the Netmind. Seeking to
communicate with the Netmind, Strange was identified as a potential threat and
confronted by the Screed. When chaos magic failed to scatter them, Strange
realized that chaos did not exist in their realm and learned that Lila was the
only subject they could use. Suppressing his own chaos magic, Strange made
himself a more attractive host to the Screed and then sent his remaining
elemental magic into Lila, blowing the Screed out of her. As soon as all of the
Screed had entered him, he stopped suppressing his chaos magic, and the Screed
fled back to their realm. Strange sealed the breach to their realm with a
chaotic magic barrier, hoping the Screed had learned their lesson.
Lila recovered without complications.
Comments: Created by David Quinn, Evan Slolnick, Marie Severin, and Peter Cross..
It didn't show as well in the scan, but Lila's skin had the same pattern as the Screed's background dimension.
Profile by Snood.
The Screed have no known connections to:
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Dr. Strange: Sorcerer Supreme#78, p10, panel 1 (Screed)
p11, panel 4 (possessing Lila Green)
Dr. Strange: Sorcerer Supreme#78 (June, 1995) - David Quinn (plot), Evan Slolnick (script), Marie Severin (breakdowns), Peter Cross (finishes), Marie Javins (editor)
Last updated: 02/10/08
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