Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Unrevealed (possibly terrestrial animal)

Occupation: Predator

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: None

EnemiesAquaria, Atlanteans, Namor, Strange

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: Conqueror Worm

Base of Operations: A forbidden cave nearby Aquaria

First Appearance: Dr. Strange: Sorcerer Supreme#64 (April, 1994)

Powers/Abilities: The Brilliant One was an immense, carnivorous, eel-like creature. She was over 60 feet long, possessed bone-crushing fangs and could easily swallow a human with one gulp. Due to her size she was extremely strong and durable allowing her to break through solid ground without injuring herself. Her lifespan like everything else about her was extraordinary as she had been alive for several thousand years. She was mystically drawn to the Coral Crab and attacked its possessor without mercy.


(Dr. Strange: Sorcerer Supreme#64 (fb) - BTS) - According to ancient texts the Brilliant One was put to sleep by the magics of the Coral Crab. She was asleep for several thousand years. Eventually her story became a legend, which was told to young Atlanteans. The cave wherein she slept became a forbidden place.

(Dr. Strange: Sorcerer Supreme#64) - When the Coral Crab was stolen by Strange the Brilliant One's eternal sleep ended and it rose from its cave to wreak havoc. The seismic disturbance of her awakening threatened the nearby undersea station Aquaria. Namor begged Strange to help him pacifiy the creature, but Strange ignored Namor's plea and just tried to escape with the Coral Crab. The Brilliant One attacked them and got a bite out of Strange, who rematerialized after being gnawed on by the creature. In believe that she had killed Strange she left.

(Dr. Strange: Sorcerer Supreme#65) - The Brilliant One returned when it realized that Strange was still alive and devoured him, but once again Strange proofed more resistant than the creature suspected when Strange's mystic energies brought her only agonizing pain when its head was warped while Strange phased through it. The Brilliant One then returned to her cave.

Comments: Created by David Quinn, Melvin Rubi & Fred Harper.

Yes, its a girl! It was stated several times in story that the Brilliant One was a female monster.

I really thought there was more to the Brilliant One, but she was there and then she was gone again. Maybe taking another nap for a few thousand years.

Mix together a bit of catfish, eel, barracuda and serpent teeth. Increase the size a hundred fold and voila you have a sea monster.

Could she be related to the Iceworm and therefore Set? Or maybe her origins are of Olympian nature?

Profile by Markus Raymond.

The Brilliant One aka Conqueror Worm has no known connection to:

Coral Crab has no known connection to:

Coral Crab

(Dr. Strange: Sorcerer Supreme#64-65) - Strange stole the Coral Crab from the Brilliant One's lair. He stashed it in his chest, but lost it to Namor, who was secretly empowered by Salomé, in a fight in New York City. Namor returned the Coral Crab where it belonged.

(Dr. Strange: Sorcerer Supreme Annual#4) - Somehow Dr. Strange got his hands on the Coral Crab again and added it to his Forge Inventory.

--Dr. Strange: Sorcerer Supreme#64 (Dr. Strange: Sorcerer Supreme#64-65, Dr. Strange: Sorcerer Supreme Annual#4

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Dr. Strange: Sorcerer Supreme#65, p4, pan4 (main)
Dr. Strange: Sorcerer Supreme#64, p17, pan1 (head shot)

p12, pan3 (Coral Crab)

Dr. Strange: Sorcerer Supreme#64-65 (April-May, 1994) - David Quinn (writer), Melvin Rubi (pencils), Fred Harper (inks), Evan Skolnick (editor)
Dr. Strange: Sorcerer Supreme Annual#4 (1994) - David Quinn (writer), Kyle Hotz (artist), Evan Skolnick (editor)

Last updated: 01/29/06

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