Real Name: Egma
Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial (Watchers)
Group Membership: Watchers
Affiliations: Acba, Edda, Uatu
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Unspecified area of the universe
First Appearance: Quasar#25 (August, 1991)
Powers/Abilities: Like all members of her race, Egma possesses vast mental, physical, and (cosmic) energy manipulating powers. Watchers are telepathic, able to scan the minds of virtually every known form of sentient life, as well as transmitting their thoughts and intentions. Watchers can alter their appearance at will through psionic means, rather than actually shifting their physical form. Watchers can convert their bodies into living energy which allows them to transport themselves, and others, through space at hyper-light speeds. Watchers can also psionically manipulate energy in the electromagnetic spectrum. Extremely long lived though not immortal, most Watchers are several millennia old.
Eyes: White, without visible irises
(Quasar#25 (fb) - BTS) - At an unrevealed point in time, Egma the Watcher was assigned to observe an unspecified sector of space. Relatively recently, Egma's sector briefly became of universal importance when Maelstrom, as an agent of Oblivion, picked it as the location of a black hole so massive it would eventually draw in all the matter in the known universe.
(Quasar#25) - The creation of Maelstrom's black hole gained the attention of a great number of Watchers, including the Watcher of the Sol system Uatu. They joined Egma in observing the rapidly expanding hole, forced to accelerate from it at 89 light speed in order to keep clear from the event horizon. The other Watchers asked Egma what had transpired, though it was Uatu who explained who Maelstrom was. Just then, the Prime Celestial Host arrived, only to find they were powerless to stop the end of existence as well. Egma and Uatu conversed that they were thankful the ending of the universe was one of unparalleled visual magnificence. Egma asked Uatu if he would want her to watch their end together.
(Quasar#25 - BTS) - After an extended, convoluted confrontation, Quasar eventually managed to defeat Maelstrom and his master Oblivion, saving the universe in the process.
Comments: Created by Dan Slott (writer), Joan Bubillo (pencils), Marcelo Sosa (inks).
I personally liked how Egma asked Uatu if he would hold her to watch the end together. This was one of the first times we even saw a female Watcher, even hinting at a potential love interest for Uatu.
Profile by MarvellousLuke
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Acba was present during the universe's potential collapse and wondered if Maelstrom had perished as he had ventured into the black hole. When the other Watchers conversed over Eon's death, Acba noted that other nigh-omnipotent entities sure were capable of reanimating features.
Edda was present during the universe's potential collapse. When the Prime Celestial Host arrived, Edda wondered if they would attempt to undo the damage or would, like themselves simply come to watch.
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Quasar#25, p1, pan1 (main image)
Quasar#25, p2-3 (gathering of Watchers)
Quasar#25, p4, pan3 (Acba)
Quasar#25, p5, pan2 (Edda)
Quasar#25 (August, 1991) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Greg Capullo (pencils), Keith Williams (inks), Ralph Macchio, Len Kaminski (editors)
Last updated: 02/01/14
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