Id, the Selfish Moon
Real Name: Id
Identity/Class: Allegedly an artificially created planetoid
Group Membership: None
Enemies: Deadpool (Jack, aka Wade Wilson), Funtzel, Kak, people of Kegger 24-7, Mondo's Intergalactic Mining and their mercenaries, Obb, Ongulian race, Orksa, colonists of Urrulu; unrevealed number of worlds he destroyed
Known Relatives: Ego (figurative sibling, or parent), Alter Ego (figurative sibling or uncle), Stranger (possible creator or figurative grandfather)
Base of Operations: Unrevealed;
formerly mobile throughout the Universe;
formerly the Black Galaxy
First Appearance: Deadpool IV#33 (April, 2011)
Powers/Abilities: A sentient moon-sized object, Id could traverse intergalactic distances under his own power. He could scan worlds for inhabitants and their activities. Able to produce seismic waves of catastrophic force, he could reduce whole planets to space-dust, which he then inhaled through his nostrils, generally eliminating all evidence of the planet's existence and destruction. Inhaling the motes of senseless death, Id gained a sensation of deranged euphoria and an implacable urge for more. The use of his seismic powers required Id's full concentration.
Diameter: Unrevealed; Ego is 4165 miles in diameter (as
compared to Earth, which is 7900 miles in diameter), and Id looks to be about
1/10 of Ego's size, but he may also be more distant. I'd estimate Id to be about
500 miles in diameter.
Weight: Based on the above estimation, I believe that should be about 6.6 x 1017 tons (as Ego is 3.82 x 1020 tons)
Hair: White (hair-like structure)
(Deadpool IV#34 (fb)) - Untold billions of years ago, when the planet Ego formed in the Black Galaxy, Id came into existence at the same time, a similarly sentient natural satellite (moon) orbiting Ego (see comments).
(Deadpool IV#34 (fb)) - While Ego fended off discovery by Rigellian explorers for millennia, Id wanted to party. Bored, he struck out on his own in search of excitement.
(Deadpool IV#34 (fb)) - Id traversed galaxy after galaxy, but there were no others like him, and he could not find anyone with which to have fun.
(Deadpool IV#34 (fb)) - Eventually, dementia overtook Id. His quest distorted as he compulsively sought any happiness and revelry, which he was now fixated on destroying.
(Deadpool IV#34 (fb)) - Id destroyed the planet Kegger 24-7, and upon inhaling the remaining space dust, he felt euphoric and was driven by an urge for more.
(Deadpool IV#33 (fb)) <6 years before the main story> - Id destroyed the planet Ongulia and everyone on it, laughing maniacally as he did. The blastwave further obliterated the entire Ongulian Defense Fleet, with the exception of the command ship. Id then apparently vaporized the debris of both the planet Ongulia and the destroyed fleet.
(Deadpool IV#33 (fb) - BTS) - Commander Kak, noting that he and his crew were the only evidence that Ongulia and its people ever existed, vowed that they would scour the galaxy to raise an army of fierce warriors willing to fight by their side, to avenge their families, friends, neighbors, and their world. One of his crew noted that he more appropriately meant "suicidal" instead of "fierce," as that what they'd have to be; Kak responded that that was what he was looking for then.
(Deadpool IV#34 (fb) - BTS) - The Ongulians specifically engineered a weapon to destroy Id; a robotic drilling machine, it would, once engaged, burrow into Id's core, at which point the Ongulians could remotely detonate its high-powered nuclear explosive. They were only able to design a single such weapon, and it was limited in that it had to be placed precisely upon one of the fault lines on Id's surface, and thus required someone able to survive on Id's surface long enough to place it appropriately.
(Deadpool IV#33 (fb) - BTS) - Kak attempted to hire Funtzel Intergalactic Towing & Recovery to destroy Id, but was turned down.
(Deadpool IV#33 - BTS) - After Deadpool joined Funtzel Intergalactic, Funtzel and his friend Obb decided to accept Kak's offer, hoping that Deadpool would be killed in the process of trying to destroy the powerful Id (amongst other issues, Deadpool had married Funtzel's sister, Orksa, who Obb was in love with). Funtzel contacted Kak, and he and two other Ongulians offered Deadpool an exorbitant sum on behalf of the last surviving members of the Ongulian civilization to destroy Id. Funtzel and Obb told Deadpool they thought the job was way too dangerous, and that if he took it on, he was taking it on alone. Deadpool accepted.
(Deadpool IV#34 (fb) - BTS) - Id was spotted in the D'Krian quadrant.
(Deadpool IV#34 - BTS) - Kak informed Deadpool that, due to Id
having been spotted in the D'Krian quadrant, that he thought Id had targeted the
planet Urrulu, because it was populated (as Id liked it), even only with one
settlement composed of about 1000 terra-farmers. Kak further revealed his plan
to destroy Id while Id was distracted in the process of destroying Urrulu by
approaching from Id's blind side and launching Deadpool onto Id's surface within
a tubular rocket carrying the explosive device designed to destroy Id. After Kak
gave Deadpool a sensor that would alert him when he was standing on a fault
line, Deadpool shot Kak in the arm to force the Ongulians to change their plans
to save the colonists on Urrulua.
Unhappy with the lot of farming the inhospitable planet they had inherited from their grandparents, the colonists happily agreed to Deadpool's evacuation plan, but first he forced them to carve a large message on Urrulu's surface for Id to see: "They're gone -- I'm the guy that did it" (surrounding a picture of Deadpool's symbol).
However, the colonists were less happy upon arriving on their new world, a frozen wasteland. Deadpool encouraged the colonists to blame one of the Ongulians helping to unload their freeze-dried food packets within an icy shelter; Deadpool then took the ship and left the Ongulians with the colonists.
(Deadpool IV#34) - As planned, Id was antagonized by the message, and he bypassed the frozen world of the former Urruluan colonists, as there was neither happiness nor revelry there. Id gained on Deadpool's ship, Deadpool had Orksa steal Obb's keys.
(Deadpool IV#35 (fb) - BTS) - Deadpool arranged for Orska to bring Obb's tow truck to pick up Deadpool after he fled U-235 in the Ongulian rocket. He then planned to remotely detonate the Ongulian weapon after Id had destroyed the planet and inhaled the uranium-235 rich dust and the weapon.
(Deadpool IV#34) - Deadpool led Id to the planet U-235, colonized by Mondo's Intergalactic Mining and some mercenaries (from whom Deadpool had previously repossessed a large drill for Terra-Co while working for Funtzel Intergalactic); Deadpool informed the mercenaries that they had 10 minutes to get the miners and get off the planet.
(Deadpool IV#35 (fb) - BTS) - As the miners fled U-235, Deadpool brought the Ongulian rocket and weapon to the planet's surface.
(Deadpool IV#35 - BTS) - Orksa flew Obb's ship to a rendezvous with Deadpool, while Obb took another ship and followed Orska.
(Deadpool IV#35) - Id threatened Deadpool, while Deadpool confirmed his plans to the arriving Obb. When Obb pulled a ray-gun, Deadpool simply swiped it from him, but told Obb he could have Orksa. The weapon drilled into U-235, causing the piece of ground Deadpool and Obb were standing on to break away...bringing with them the Ongulian rocket but separating them from Obb's ship.
(Deadpool IV#35 (fb) - BTS) - To fit into the rocket with Obb, Deadpool chopped off both his legs and one of his arms, then had Obb chop off the remaining one. They escaped as planned.
(Deadpool IV#35) - Laughing maniacally in his belief he was getting Deadpool at the same time, Id destroyed U-235, then inhaled its space dust, as well as the bomb, which Deadpool remotely detonated, destroying Id.
Comments: Created by Daniel Way, Carlo Barbieri, and Walden Wong.
Interestingly, this story came out around the same time as the Alter Ego story in Astonishing Thor, which revealed that Ego was a creation of the cosmic Stranger, and that he was created simultaneously with Alter Ego. If that is true (Ego has had like a half dozen origins), than Id was presumably created by the Stranger as well, though it could be that circumstances in the Black Galaxy caused Id to form in the wake of Ego's creation.
Big thanks to Mike Fichera, resident engineer of the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe team for his teachings on how people and objects' weights change in relation to their sizes!
Id, the Selfish Moon isn't Marvel's first living moon. In this Atlas Age story Earth's moon was a living moon (Strange Tales I#6 (4/52) 1st story). Perhaps the Stranger also created the Living Asteroids (at least 8 living asteroids) (Amazing Adult Fantasy#10 (3/62) 3rd story--"No Sign Of Life"--Official Index To The Marvel Universe#14 (4/10)).
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Deadpool IV#33, story page 3 (destroys Ongulia);
#34, pg. 5, panel 3 (with Ego)
pg. 7, panel 1 (main);
pg. 8, panel 1 (planet inhaling)
#35, pg. 13, panel 1 (death)
Deadpool IV#33 (April, 2011) - Daniel Way (writer), Carlo Barbieri (penciler), Walden Wong (inker), Jody Leheup & Jordan D. White (editors)
Deadpool IV#34-35 (May-June, 2011) - Daniel Way (writer), Carlo Barbieri (penciler), Walden Wong (inker), Jordan D. White (editors)
Last updated: 05/11/14
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