Real Name: Inapplicable
Identity/Class: Terrestrial humanoid construct
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: 3D Man (Hal & Chuck Chandler), Abomination (Emil Blonsky), Alpha Flight (Aurora (Jeanne-Marie Beaubier), Guardian (James Hudson), Northstar (Jean-Paul Beaubier), Sasquatch (Walter Langkowski), Shaman (Michael Twoyoungmen), Snowbird (Narya)), American Eagle (Jason Strongbow), Andromeda (Andromeda Attumasen), Angel (Angel Salvatore), Aquarian (Wundarr), Arabian Knight (Abdul Qamar), Avengers (Ant-Man (Scott Lang), Black Knight (Dane Whitman), Black Panther (T’Challa), Black Widow (Natalia Romanova), Captain America (Steve Rogers), Falcon (Sam Wilson), Firebird (Bonita Juarez), Hellcat (Patsy Walker), Hercules (Alcaeus), Iron Man (Tony Stark), Jack of Hearts (Jack Hart), Justice (Vance Astrovik), Living Lightning (Miguel Santos), Mantis (Brandt), Moondragon (Heather Douglas), Namor the Sub-Mariner (Namor McKenzie), Photon (Monica Rambeau), Quasar (Wendell Vaughn), Quicksilver (Pietro Maximoff), Scarlet Witch (Wanda Maximoff), Sersi, She-Hulk (Jen Walters), Starfox (Eros), Stingray (Walt Newell), Thor (Thor Odinson), Tigra (Greer Nelson), Triathlon (Delroy Garrett, Jr.), Vision (“Victor Shade”), Warbird (Carol Danvers), Wasp (Janet Van Dyne), Wonder Man (Simon Williams), Yellowjacket (Hank Pym)), Awesome Android, BattleStar (Lemar Hoskins), Kayla Ballantine, Beta Ray Bill, Black Cat (Felicia Hardy), Blitzkrieg (Franz Mittelstaedt), Blizzard (Donald Gill), Blue Shield (Joe Cartinelli), Box (Madison Jeffries), Brother Voodoo (Jericho Drumm), Cable (Nathan Summers), Captain Britain (Brian Braddock), Captain Marvel (Genis-Vell), Captain Ultra (Griffin Gogol), Captain Universe, Caregiver (Rubanna Lagenris Quormo), Celestials (Nezarr the Calculator, One Above All, Tefral the Surveyor, Ziran the Tester), Collective Man (Han, Chang, Lin, Sun & Ho Tao-Yu), Colossus (Piotr Rasputin), Contemplator (Tath Ki), Crimson Dynamo (Dimitri Bukharin), Damage Control (Lenny Ballinger, Robin Chapel, John Porter, Bart Rozum), Daredevil (Matt Murdock), Darkhawk (Chris Powell), Darkstar (Laynia Petrovna), Dazzler (Alison Blaire), Deathlok (Michael Collins), Defensor (Gabriel Carlos Dantes Sepulveda), Devil-Slayer (Eric Simon Payne), Diamond Lil (Lillian Crawley), Doc Samson (Leonard Samson), Doctor Druid (Anthony Druid), Doctor Spectrum (Earth-712’s Joe Ledger), Doctor Strange (Stephen Strange), Ego the Living Planet, the Enclave (Crucible (Maris Morlak), Crucible (Wladyslav Shinski), Carlo Zota), Epoch, Eternity, the Fantastic Four (Human Torch (Johnny Storm), Invisible Woman (Sue Richards), Mr. Fantastic (Reed Richards), Thing (Ben Grimm)), Galactus (Galan), Gargoyle (Isaac Christians), Ghost Rider (Dan Ketch/Noble Kale), Guardian (Heather Hudson), Havok (Alex Summers), High Evolutionary (Herbert Edgar Wyndham), Hulk (Bruce Banner), Hunab Ku, Hyperion (Earth-712), Ikaris, Imperial Guard (Earthquake, Gladiator (Kallark), Manta, Smasher (Vril Rokk), Starbolt), In-Betweener, Infinity, Inhumans (Black Bolt (Blackager Boltagon), Crystal (Crystalia Maximoff), Gorgon, Karnak, Medusa (Medusalith Amaquelin), Triton), Iron Fist (Danny Rand), Jocasta, Jubilee (Jubilation Lee), Juggernaut (Cain Marko), Kang the Conqueror (Earth-6311’s Nathaniel Richards), Karkas, Ka-Zar (Kevin Plunder), Khatylis, Kro, Living Mummy (N’Kantu), Living Tribunal, Longshot, Lord Chaos, Machine Man (X-51), Makkari, Man-Thing (Ted Sallis), Marvel Girl (Jean Grey), Master Hate, Master Order, Alicia Masters, Mentor (Alars), Mephisto, Mistress Love, Mockingbird (Barbara Morse), MODOK (George Tarleton), Moon Knight (Marc Spector), the Mourners (Fath, Kruggar, Sardan, Wayopex, numerous unidentified others), Namorita (Namorita Prentiss), Night Rider (Hamilton Slade), Night Thrasher (Dwayne Taylor), Nighthawk (Kyle Richmond), Nova (Rich Rider), Origin, le Peregrine (Alain Racine), Pip the Troll, Power Man (Luke Cage), Professor X (Charles Xavier), Psylocke (Betsy Braddock), Puck (Eugene Judd), Punisher (Frank Castle), Rage (Elvin Halliday), Red Wolf (Will Talltrees), Rom, Ronan the Accuser, Sabra (Ruth Bat-Seraph), Sandman (William Baker), Neal Saroyan, Shamrock (Molly Fitzgerald), Shang-Chi, Shanna the She-Devil (Shanna O’Hare), Shooting Star (Victoria Star), Shroud (Maximillian Coleridge), Silver Surfer (Norrin Radd), Sleepwalker, Son of Satan (Daimon Hellstrom), Speedball (Robbie Baldwin), Spider-Man (Peter Parker), Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew), Spider-Woman (Mattie Franklin), Sprite (Kitty Pryde), Starhawk (Earth-691’s Aleta & Stakar Ogord), Stranger, Sunfire (Shiro Yoshida), Super-Skrull (Kl’rt), the Supreme Intelligence, Talisman, Kenjiro Tanaka, Texas Twister (Drew Daniels), Thor (Eric Masterson), Thunderbolts (Amazon (Katrina Van Horn), Atlas (Erik Josten & Dallas Riordan), Fixer (Norbert Ebersol), Harrier (Donald Clendenon), Hawkeye (Clint Barton), Jolt (Hallie Takahama), Mach-Four (Abe Jenkins), Moonstone (Karla Sofen), Skein (Sybil Dvorak), Songbird (Melissa Gold)), Torpedo (Brock Jones), Uatu the Watcher, Ultron, Union Jack (Joey Chapman), Ursa Major (Mikhail Ursus), U. S. Agent (John Walker), U’sr’prians, Valkyrie (Brunnhilde), Valkyrie (Samantha Parrington), Vanguard (Nikolai Krylenko), Vishnu, the Warriors Three (Fandral the Dashing, Hogun the Grim, Volstagg the Voluminous), the Werewolf (Jack Russell), Whizzer (Bob Frank, Sr.), Whizzer (Earth-712’s Stanley Stewart), Windshear (Colin Hume), the X-Men (Archangel (Warren Worthington III), Beast (Hank McCoy), Bishop (Lucas Bishop), Cyclops (Scott Summers), Emma Frost, Gambit (Remy LeBeau), Iceman (Bobby Drake), Nightcrawler (Kurt Wagner), Rogue (Anna Marie), Stacy X (Miranda Leevald), Storm (Ororo Munroe), Thunderbird (Neal Shaara), Wolverine (Logan/James Howlett)), Zeus; possibly Groo, Richie Rich
Enemies: Chief Magistrate Tam Anderson, the Black Fleet, Collector (Taneleer Tivan), the Consortium (Chief Executive Officer, Commander, Trynx, others), Death, Deathbird (Cal’ysee Neramani), Edifice Rex, Grandmaster (En Dwi Gast), Neutron, Nova (Frankie Raye), Michael O’Brien, Paragon (MST-3K), Sphinxor and the Ring-Shippers, Starforce (Korath the Pursuer (Korath-Thak), Shatterax (Roco-Bai), Ultimus), Soul-Eater (K'rll), Thanos, U'sr'pr; indirectly Mister Entwender (Her’s appearance with Quasar caused Entwender to select a different security firm)
Known Relatives: Inapplicable
Her, J'Ridia Starduster, Ayesha, Subject 718
"She-Whose-Trail-Dusts-Hope,""She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed," "Goldengirl," "Golden One," "Golden Woman," "The Golden Madwoman"
Base of Operations: Mobile throughout outer space; formerly U'sr'pria, the Beehive on Shard Island in the Atlantic Ocean
Incredible Hulk Annual II#6 (1977);
(Her, unidentified): Marvel Two-in-One I#61 (March, 1980);
(Her, identified): Marvel Two-in-One I#62 (April, 1980);
(J’Ridia Starduster): Marvel Comics Presents I#35 (Mid November, 1989);
(Kismet): Quasar I#41 (December, 1992);
(Ayesha): Fantastic Four III#11 (November, 1998)
Powers/Abilities: The cells of Kismet's body function as cosmic energy receptors, allowing her to absorb and manipulate cosmic energy for a variety of effects including flight via graviton interaction, energy blast projection sufficient enough to blast through two-meter thick titanium, levitation, stasis field generation and the projection of cosmic energy into a corpse to restore life. She could also use her stored cosmic energy to open up hyperspace portals, allowing for near-instantaneous travel through space. Kismet also had cosmic senses, allowing her to sense the genetic material that made up those she came into contact with, for example, allowing her to determine if they had the mutant gene, or whether the person's body contained alien genes.
Kismet could also use the cosmic energy to augment her own physical attributes, giving herself superhuman strength up to 70 tons and durability. At maximum augmentation, Kismet's body was beyond conventional harm, immune to radiation, piercing, most impacts, and the pressures and oxygen deprivation of outer space. As such, only an injury capable of dispersing a major portion of her body's molecules could truly destroy Kismet. The cosmic energy coursing through her body also left her able to expend her powers at maximum level for up to 24 hours continuously before fatigue would set in, and it also left her immune to the effects of aging. If a severe enough injury occurred, Kismet could surround herself with a developmental cocoon to heal her injuries and also transform her own body as need be. While inside her cocoon, she could send herself post-hypnotic suggestions to break any sort of mind control and link her mind with surrounding computer systems for data gathering.
Kismet could also rearrange matter to her whim, as much as 3 cubic feet at one time, and had limited telepathic abilities, allowing her telepathically to process any language she heard into English and control minds.
Weight: 390 lbs.
Eyes: White (no visible irises) (originally light brown)
Hair: Blonde (originally black)
(Incredible Hulk Annual II#7 (fb) - BTS) - Having apparently learned from their previous "mistake" of Him, the scientist Enclave created another potentially perfect being. While still in its developmental cocoon, the new being linked with the Enclave’s computer systems and learned of their previous being, Him, and how Him had earlier banished the Enclave to another dimension that they had only recently emerged.
(Quasar I#29 (fb) - BTS) - While their being was still in a developmental stage, the Enclave programmed it to seek out a perfect mate in order to create the perfect race.
(Incredible Hulk Annual II#7) - Hoping to avoid the being turning on them like Him had, the Enclave sent for Dr. Stephen Strange in order to have him perform brain surgery on their new being and prevent it from going mad. Bringing Dr. Strange to their new being's developmental cocoon within their headquarters, the Beehive, the Enclave explained to Strange that while his damaged hands were not steady enough to perform the surgery himself, he could perform the surgery by utilizing the Neuro-Control Module that controlled special micro-lasers to perform the surgery. Once the cocoon reached a critical development phase, the Enclave had Strange begin the surgery despite Strange's protests that the Neuro-Control Module could be programmed to perform the surgery without a human to guide it. Insisting that Strange's knowledge of the brain would help the Neuro-Control Module deal with any unforseen x-factors, the Enclave watched as Strange performed the surgery, prompting the being to emerge from its cocoon as the male Paragon. With the surgery complete, and unsure whether Paragon would obey their orders, the Enclave ordered Paragon to eliminate Dr. Strange. Revealing himself as Master of the Mystic Arts, Dr. Strange attempted to mystically free Paragon from the Enclave's mental control but Paragon instead delivered a harsh punch to Dr. Strange and generated a stasis field to contain the mystic. Paragon then began directing the stasis field toward a giant fan on the Beehive's ceiling in an effort to kill Strange. Despite his hands being contained within the stasis field, Dr. Strange managed to direct a mental spell toward the fan, causing it to fall toward Paragon, who levitated it away. Realizing that Paragon must be stopped, Dr. Strange attempted to hit Paragon with a mystic force bolt, which Paragon absorbed and redirected back at Strange. Shortly thereafter, the Hulk busted his way into the Beehive, having been summoned by Strange, and joined the battle against Paragon. Strange soon noticed that Paragon seemed to be getting stronger over the course of the battle and Paragon soon transformed into a dark energy form, claiming that he answered to no one. Turning on the Enclave, Paragon revealed that Him had been right. Judging the Enclave as evil just as Him had earlier done, Paragon began destroying the Beehive. After Dr. Strange and Hulk escaped via the Enclave's transporter device, Paragon re-entered its developmental cocoon to complete its metamorphosis, believing that it was form without purpose and that meditating within the cocoon could bring a purpose. As the Beehive was destroyed, Paragon monologued that it would return when a new purpose could be found. Paragon's cocoon then fell into the ocean as the Beehive island sank.
(Marvel Two-in-One I#61 (fb)) - While inside its cocoon, Paragon concluded that its purpose was to mate with the Enclave's other "perfect" creation, Him, to create the perfect race. To do so, Paragon altered its form to become female.
(Marvel Two-in-One I#61) - Paragon's cocoon washed up near Pier 17 along the East River in New York City, USA, where it was found by a group of dock workers. Emerging from the cocoon in a feminine form and announcing that its metamorphosis was complete, Paragon traveled to the New York loft housing blind sculptress Alicia Masters (who was dining with the Thing), seeking her out as the Enclave's computershad reported Alicia as the last person to see Him. Announcing that she had come for Alicia Masters, Paragon explained to Alicia that she had no name but that she needed Alicia to help her find Him. After knocking the Thing away and repairing Alicia's damaged loft, Paragon flew away with Alicia and stopped in a nearby park to explain her origins to Alicia. Their conversation was interrupted by the arrival of Moondragon, who had sensed Paragon's cosmic presence. After briefly trying to contain Moondragon within a stasis sphere, Paragon agreed to listen to Moondragon's attempts at aiding Paragon. Moondragon then revealed to Paragon that she had met Him, whom Moondragon knew as Adam Warlock, and that he had died battling the mad Titan Thanos. Paragon announced that death meant nothing to her kind and offered to prove her claims if Moondragon would agree to take Paragon to Warlock's body. Alicia also agreed to accompany them but before they could leave, the Thing and his ally, Earth-691's Starhawk, arrived in the park. Tired of the Thing's interference, Paragon blasted his Sky Cycle, causing him to fall to the ground, where Paragon rearranged the cement to imprison Thing. Starhawk quickly freed the Thing just as Moondragon's spacecraft emerged from a nearby river. Paragon warned the two heroes not to interfere but Starhawk flew after her, explaining that he was simply trying to rescue Alicia at the Thing's behest. Paragon then left Alicia floating in a stasis field to deal with Starhawk, whom she launched into the river. Paragon then left into space with Moondragon and Alicia.
(Marvel Two-in-One I#62/Incredible Hulk II#266 (fb)) - Now calling herself simply Her, Paragon accompanied Alicia Masters and Moondragon into space as they traveled to the High Evolutionary's Counter-Earth. During the trip, Her asked Moondragon how Adam Warlock had come to be buried on Counter-Earth. Moondragon explained that Warlock was buried there due to his attempts at redeeming Counter-Earth in the High Evolutionary's eyes. Soon arriving to find Counter-Earth gone, Moondragon docked her ship on Counter-Earth's moon, where the trio was caught in a stasis ray. Projecting her energy blasts downward, Her blasted through the ground then through the planet itself, then doubled back to blow open the docking bay hatch to free Moondragon and Alicia. The trio then entered the High Evolutionary's headquarters, where they found him seemingly dead. Before they could further investigate, the Thing and Starhawk arrived, having following them using a Skrull ship that had been earlier confiscated by the Fantastic Four. Her quickly joined the fight against them, battling Starhawk while the Thing battled Moondragon. Starhawk managed to take Her by surprise by temporarily changing his form. The fighting stopped when Alicia was able to explain to the Thing that she came with Her willingly. Agreeing to help, the Thing asked about the High Evolutionary, whom Moondragon explained was dead but whose lifeforce still lingered. Her immediately announced that they must reunite body and spirit then began bombarding the High Evolutionary's body with cosmic energy, causing his spirit to appear and re-enter his body. Newly restored, the High Evolutionary explained how Adam Warlock had attacked and killed him. The High Evolutionary then asked Her how she was able to restore his life. Her explained her origins and purpose to him, who was quickly distracted upon hearing that Counter-Earth was gone. Immediately going to his scanners, the High Evolutionary found traces of Counter-Earth's radiation leading out of Earth's solar system. Despite his misgivings, the Thing agreed to accompany Her, Alicia, Moondragon, and the High Evolutionary in locating the missing Counter-Earth by following its radiation trail.
(Marvel Two-in-One I#63) - Soon locating Counter-Earth as it was being towed by numerous spaceships, the High Evolutionary deduced that the ships each projected stasis rays, leaving the inhabitants of Counter-Earth in suspended animation. Her deduced that if they were to venture onto Counter-Earth, they too would be trapped by the stasis rays, therefore, they would be forced to deal with the planetary thieves before Her could continue her mission to restore and mate with Adam Warlock. Starhawk informed the heroes that the ship over the north gravitational pole was the command ship of the planetary thieves. Knowing that they needed to direct their attention toward that ship, Her, Starhawk and Moondragon had themselves teleported into the command ship, Ringship 1, where Her immediately rushed into battle against the giant aliens onboard. Upon defeating the immediate alien threat, the three made their way to the ship's bridge while Ringship 1's commander, Sphinxor, teleported the Thing, High Evolutionary and Alicia Masters onboard the ship. Sphinxor explained the situation just as Starhawk, Her and Moondragon busted into the bridge. The High Evolutionary quickly had the other heroes halt their battle and gave Sphinxor time to explain why he had stolen Counter-Earth. Sphinxor proceeded to explain that the Ring-Shippers had been contracted by the cosmic Beyonders to retrieve Counter-Earth. After hearing Sphinxor's story, the High Evolutionary agreed to allow Sphinxor to continue towing Counter-Earth away in hopes that the Beyonders could save Counter-Earth from destruction via its unstable core. The Thing helped persuade Sphinxor to let the High Evolutionary accompany the Ring-Shippers with Counter-Earth, and that Her, Moondragon, Thing, Alicia and Starhawk be allowed to conduct their brief business on Counter-Earth. Her and the others soon found Adam Warlock's gravesite on Counter-Earth and Her began projecting cosmic energy to restore Adam Warlock to life, as she had earlier done for the High Evolutionary. Upon restoring Warlock, Her embraced her potential lover, only to find that she had restored only his body and that his soul was unable to be restored. Returning Warlock to his grave, Her shed a tear before fleeing into space, unable to express her feelings.
(Marvel Super Hero Contest of Champions#1) - Her was transported into a giant arena alongside nearly every active hero in the universe by Grandmaster and Death, who planned to pit the heroes against one another over the life of the Grandmaster's fellow Elder of the Universe, the Collector.
(Marvel Super Hero Contest of Champions#2 - BTS) - Her remained inside the arena while Grandmaster and Death pitted their heroic champions against one another.
(Marvel Super Hero Contest of Champions#3 - BTS) - Her continued to remain inside the arena, awaiting the final outcome, while Grandmaster and Death's champions fought each other. She later watched when Death announced that Grandmaster had won the contest but that the Collector could only be restored if a sufficient life force was extinguished in the Collector's stead. After Grandmaster agreed to the rules of the contest and the Collector was restored, all of the collective heroes were sent back to the locations they were teleported from.
(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe#5 - Her entry - BTS) - While in space, Her began a search for another suitable mate.
(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Deluxe Edition#5 - Her entry - BTS) - Having searched space, Her began a trek back toward Earth.
(Marvel Comics Presents I#35/4/Alpha Flight I#99 (fb)) - While continuing her trek through space, Her searched for knowledge, understanding and a sense of humanity. Upon learning that the nearest system was a binary star, she began to look forward to interacting with sentients once more. As Her grew closer to the system, she was contacted telepathically by a U'sr'prian alien, who informed Her that the system was comprised of the debris left over by "hardworking U'sr'prians." She then ventured further into the planetary system, telepathically commenting to the alien that the planet was certainly not lacking in technological by-products. Determining that the U'sr'prians seemed very dislocated, Her asked to meet with "He-Who-is-Above-All" and was led into an area lush with vegetation, unlike the rest of technological planet. The alien telepathically led Her to U'sr'pr himself, who asked Her her opinion of his handiwork. Angry that he had twisted such a lush planet into a technological waste-filled dystopia, Her attacked U'sr'pr, draining his cosmic energy into herself while the U’sr’prians chanted "J'Ridia." With U'sr'pr defeated, Her dropped him into a gathering of U'sr'prians, who forced him to work on cleaning up the planet. Soon realizing that the U'sr'prians were referring to her as J'Ridia Starduster, or "She-Whose-Trail-Dusts-Hope," Her denounced their worship of her and announced that she would help them rebuild their badly damaged planet by toiling alongside the U'sr'prians, rather than standing above them.
(Damage Control III#4) - Her briefly returned to Earth to face the universal threat of Edifice Rex. When Edifice Rex arrived on Earth, Robin Chapel of Damage Control fired him before the heroes could act against Edifice Rex. Once Edifice Rex was fired, he did not have a reason to "clean up" the universe and gave up his plans for universal cleansing, prompting the gathered heroes to leave.
(Alpha Flight I#97 (fb) - BTS) - Her returned to U'sr'pria, becoming the planet's protector and accepting the name of J'Ridia Starduster.
(Marvel Encyclopedia Vol. 6: Fantastic Four - Ayesha/Her entry) - Unbeknownst to J'Ridia, U'sr'pr had allies in the intergalactic Consortium who sought J'Ridia's death.
(Alpha Flight I#99 (fb)) - J'Ridia's efforts to restore U'sr'pria to their original, non-industrious agricultural society further drew the attention of the alien business conglomerate Consortium when it disrupted their financial interests. The Consortium's agents appeared on U'sr'pria, announcing that U'sr'pria was in violation of legally binding contracts and were forfeiting their self-determination to Consortium control. J'Ridia attempted to repel the Consortium but was limited by her desire to keep the U'sr'prians safe. Therefore, she led the Consortium away from the planet.
(Alpha Flight I#97) - The Consortium chased J'Ridia through the galaxy as she led the Consortium away from the planet. Nearly drained of her cosmic energy due to the Consortium's dissipater (sp?) torpedoes, J'Ridia used the last vestiges of her cosmic energy to shunt herself into hyperspace toward Earth. Severely weakened from the hyperspace jump, J'Ridia found herself unable to control her fall. Despite attempts to angle her fall toward New York City in hopes of locating the Thing, J'Ridia crash landed in Canada's Eaton Centre, prompting Alpha Flight to investigate. Shortly after hearing her story, Alpha Flight was confronted by agents of the Consortium, who had arrived on Earth and accused Alpha Flight of harboring the "fugitive" J'Ridia. When Guardian explained to the Consortium that they could not just hand her over without further discussion, the Consortium fired on Guardian, provoking Alpha Flight into a battle against them. After numerous civilian injuries caused by the battle, the Consortium announced the end of hostilities, revealing their previously cloaked, gigantic home vessel and demanding that Alpha Flight surrender J'Ridia or face immediate obliteration.
(Alpha Flight I#98) - Having regenerated enough of her cosmic energy to defend herself, J'Ridia joined the fight against the Consortium's mothership. As the fight progressed, causing many civilian casualties, J'Ridia began questioning whether she should just turn herself in. Before she could decide, the Avengers arrived as reinforcements against the Consortium.
(Alpha Flight I#99) - The battle against the Consortium agents continued, with J'Ridia working closely with Quasar to help quell the Consortium's air assault. The Consortium eventually back-tracked, leading to a lull in the fight. During that time, J'Ridia decided to leave Earth to take her burden away from the planet, but Quasar explained that pretending it was not Earth's problem was not the solution. Quasar then asked how exactly the hostilities started. After J'Ridia explained how the Consortium had followed her from U'sr'pria, the Consortium's Chief Executive Officer appeared on Earth and suggested a business proposal: turn J'Ridia over to the Consortium and all hostilities would cease. Provided that the heroes did so, the Consortium promised to continue their negotiations with J'Ridia away from Earth, but warned that if the Earth heroes refused, all of Earth would be taken over by the Consortium. In an effort to spare Earth further harm, J'Ridia prepared to surrender, but Vindicator was shortly thereafter zapped by an energy beam that took over his mechanical components. While under control of the beam, Vindicator teleported J'Ridia, Vision, Quasar, Guardian, Sersi, Box, Hercules and Windshear away, leaving Sasquatch, Puck, Captain America, Northstar, Diamond Lil, Black Widow and She-Hulk to battle the Consortium on Earth. Once the teleported heroes had arrived at their destination, the planet Quwrrl, they found that they had been teleported there to defend Quwrrl from Galactus.
(Alpha Flight I#100) - J'Ridia watched as Alpha Flight argued with the Quwrrlans about their manipulation of Vindicator and the folly of trying to engage Galactus in physical combat. When Quasar admitted that his status as Protector of the Universe meant that he had to protect all universal life including the morally questionable Quwrrlans, J'Ridia agreed with Quasar, asking whether the actions of Galactus were all that different than the Consortium's. Guardian replied that despite how Galactus' actions were based on survival not greed like the Consortium's, they were still obligated to defend life, meaning that they had to attempt to stop Galactus. The heroes then attacked Galactus, who ordered Nova to detain the heroes without serious injury. J'Ridia and the others made quick work of Nova and, when Galactus' powers seemed to fail him, the collective heroes managed to topple Galactus. Upon hearing that the heroes were battling the Consortium on Earth, Nova suggested that the heroes work together with Galactus to solve both of their problems. Constructing a transdimensional warp device from Quwrrlan parts and salvaged pieces of Galactus' technology, the heroes agreed to use the warp device to transport Quwrrl to its original location as well as transport the Consortium mothership for Galactus to feed on. Vindicator stayed behind to power the device as the other heroes were transported back to Earth. With J'Ridia and the others' successful trip back to Earth, the Consortium fleet was teleported to Galactus' location, where Galactus prepared to consume their mothership.
(Alpha Flight I#101) - Days later, after assisting Alpha Flight in the cleanup following the Consortium's defeat, J'Ridia watched as Hercules gave Sasquatch the "gift" of battle. J'Ridia asked if they should be stopping Hercules and Sasquatch and, after no one else volunteered, Quasar halted their fight. Eventually, it became time for the Avengers to return to the USA, and Quasar asked J'Ridia if she would be staying. She replied that, while she would not stay in Canada, she had decided to stay on Earth and explore the planet. Quasar responded to act as a guide, should she need one; J'Ridia replied that Quasar might be hearing from her soon. She then said her goodbyes to Sasquatch and Windshear and flew off to explore Earth.
(Quasar I#26) - While traveling Earth, J'Ridia returned to using her alias of Her and noticed a cloaked spaceship. Thinking it had nothing to do with her, she continued her travels until sensing a similar cosmic pattern emanating from Dr. Strange's Sanctum Sanctorum. Upon meeting the Silver Surfer outside of the Sanctum Sanctorum, Her revealed her renewed purpose of finding her ideal mate. Silver Surfer replied that he did not have time for her, as the universe was on the verge of potentially losing half its population. The Surfer then asked Her to join the fight but she explained that she had had her share of fighting lately, which prompted the Surfer to tell Her to go away. Sensing the residual cosmic energy of Adam Warlock on the Surfer, Her was left contemplating what to do next.
(Quasar I#27) - Donning a costume similar to the one first worn by Adam Warlock, Her returned to Dr. Strange's Sanctum Sanctorum, where she found Adam Warlock. Introducing herself as his female counterpart, Her revealed her intentions to procreate with Warlock, who shrugged her off, claiming that procreation was a ridiculous idea in the midst of such universal conflagration. He then told Her to either join the fight or begone. Her pleaded with Warlock to wait and when Warlock ventured back inside the Sanctum Sanctorum, Her contemplated using force to make Warlock see the error of his ways but found herself unable to harm her beloved Adam Warlock. After contemplating what to do next, Her quickly found herself surrounded by slimy tentacles that seemed to be invading New York City (in reality, th as the decaying corpse of the immense being Eon, pouring into Earth). Realizing that Warlock might have been right about the universal danger, Her fought back against the tentacles to prevent their spread.
(Sleepwalker#7) - Her continued her fight against the invading tentacles alongside other heroes such as Dr. Strange (in his astral form), Sleepwalker, Moon Knight, Darkhawk, Deathlok, and Earth-712's Hyperion and Dr. Spectrum.
(Quasar I#28 (fb) - BTS) - Following the defeat of the tentacles, Her meditated on her purpose, determining that Adam Warlock and herself would produce genetically redundant offspring due to their near-identical genetic makeup.
(Quasar I#28) - Her renewed her quest for the perfect mate, meeting and passing over Jack of Hearts as she flew. Soon passing over Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters, the curious Her landed just as Cyclops, Colossus and Wolverine rushed outside to meet the apparent menace that their security systems had deemed as having Phoenix-level power. Determining the mutant' genetic material as too unstable, she left the X-Men wondering what had just happened. The next day, Her detected another potential mate nearby and flew into the offices of agent Neal Saroyan, who was speaking with his client Wonder Man. After breaking the window to enter the offices, Her was asked to repair the window, which she did. Her then explained that she was now close enough to kiss Wonder Man. While kissing Wonder Man, she placed an alien-looking cocoon on Wonder Man's back, then announced that Wonder Man's genetic material was acceptable and that he had been chosen as one of Her's mates. Twenty-four hours later, Her had passed on many other heroes including Dr. Druid, Dr. Strange, Captain Britain, Hulk, the Thing, Earth-712's Dr. Spectrum and Whizzer, Nova, Aquarian, Namor, Vanguard, Cable, Rage, BattleStar, Makkari and U.S.Agent. Having found three acceptable mates and saved several for later possibilities, Her thought that surely one of them would make the ideal mate. Later that day, Her arrived at Avengers Headquarters, where she passed over Thor due to the enchantment merging him with human Eric Masterson, Captain America due to his human status, and Quasar due to his power being in his Quantum Bands. Her selected Hercules as another potential mate, placing an alien cocoon on his back before leaving. After seeing the cocoon on Hercules, Quasar flew after Her, nearly bumping into Earth-712’s Hyperion along the way, who had also been selected as a potential mate by Her. Eventually catching up to Her, Quasar created paracute boots out of Quantum energy to slow Her down. Quasar then demanded to know what Her was up to sticking alien "parasites" onto several heroes. Her explained that the coccoons were pods of Her's genetic material that would soon combine with the others' genetic material to produce ideal offspring. When Quasar exclaimed that Her could not force others to procreate with her, Her angrily announced that no one could order her around and proceeded to blast Quasar, who began draining Her's cosmic energy into his Quantum Bands. Realizing that Quasar could only drain energy that she was using, Her mentally shut down all cosmic energy expenditure, going unconscious and falling from the sky. Wrapping Her in a Quantum cocoon, Quasar asked how to remove the coccoons from his friends but Her replied that there was no way to remove them until the offspring come to term. Soon after, Quasar explained the situation to Hyperion, leaving himself distracted enough for Her to attach a cocoon to Quasar, announcing that due to Quasar's resourcefulness in battle, she had also chosen him as a mate. Witnessing the event, Jack of Hearts arrived to defend Quasar.
(Quasar I#29) - Attacking Her, Jack of Hearts inadvertently destroyed the Quantum construct holding Her, who broke free of Quasar's construct and began battling Jack of Hearts. Eventually, Her took her chance to escape and flew off at several times the speed of sound, unknowingly leaving a cosmic energy trail that Quasar could track. During her flight, Her was telepathically contacted by Moondragon, who demanded that Her release Quasar from the genetic pod. When Her refused, Moondragon activated a radiation lamp capable of dampening Her's cosmic energy stores then attempted to forcibly take the information on how to remove the pod from Her's mind. When Moondragon proved unable to break Her's will, she physically began battling Her until Quasar arrived on Moondragon's ship, having followed Her's trail. Jack of Hearts soon arrived as well and began a fight with Quasar in retalitaion for the earlier scuffle. Quasar soon demanded that Moondragon cease her assault on Her and grabbed Her up, flying her away from Moondragon's ship. Her quickly regained her full strength once she was away from Moondragon's radiation lamp and prepared to renew the assault on Moondragon, only to find that Moondragon had fled, renouncing her romantic obsession with Quasar that had drawn her to attack Her in the first place. Her almost immediately felt the psychic feedback of her podlings as the Avengers attempted to remove them from the backs of Her's other chosen mates. Her then revealed that the pods would wither and fall off if not fertilized. Quasar asked Her why she felt the need to mate and Her replied that her creators had programmed the desire to mate in Her. Quasar then suggested to Her to seek out her own destiny rather than someone else's idea of destiny. Agreeing with Quasar, Her released Quasar of the genetic podling and announced that there was plenty of time for procreation. She then decided that, since she had already explored space, she would remain on Earth and that Quasar would make an ideal companion until Her decided when to procreate.
(Quasar I#30) - Returning to Earth, Quasar attempted to explain to Her that she should find her own destiny rather than following him around, but Her replied that her destiny lay with Quasar. In an effort to show Her that his normal life was much more low profile than his life as Quasar, he took Her to his security firm's offices, only to find them with a client, forcing him to pretend to be a hero looking for the Fantastic Four and leave the building with Her. The Eternal Makkari, who was in the office at the time, followed Quasar to the top of Four Freedoms Plaza, where Quasar introduced Her to Makkari and announced that Makkari was going to show Her around New York City while Quasar attempted to salvage his career after his earlier mistake of flying in during a client meeting.
(Quasar I#31) - Her tracked Quasar to the Watcher's base on the Moon, where the Watcher informed Her that Quasar had stumbled upon an alternate reality version of Maelstrom and shortly after, had ceased to be. Angry, Her demanded the Watcher allow her to follow Quasar into the alternate reality portal, but the Watcher explained that Her following would serve no purpose other than risking Her's life as well. Her then asked the Watcher if he was sure Quasar was dead and the Watcher replied that he could only be certain that Quasar was beyond the Multiverse observed by the Watcher. Refusing to believe that Quasar could be dead, Her announced that she would remain until Quasar was found. When Quasar returned to Earth-616 via the Nexus of All Realities, the Watcher informed Her of his return. Her immediately flew off toward the Nexus' location in Florida.
(Avengers I#345) - During Operation: Galactic Storm, after Quasar used his Quantum powers to create a stargate to transport the Avengers into the Kree and Shi'ar empires, Her located Quasar shortly after the Avengers had disappeared into the stargate. Overhearing Quasar's comments to himself about how the Avengers might be in for the fight of their lives, Her revealed herself and told Quasar not to be so pessimistic, reminding Quasar that she was there to comfort him.
(Avengers West Coast#81) - She-Hulk contacted Quasar in space to check on a Shi'ar cruiser. Still in space with Her, Quasar answered She-Hulk and was informed of the Shi'ar cruiser heading his direction. Quasar was asked by She-Hulk to intercept the cruiser and retrieve the Kree Captain Atlas and any Shi'ar prisoners. Her announced that where ever Quasar went, she would also be there. The Shi'ar cruiser soon entered Quasar and Her's space and Her told Quasar that they could smash their way into the cruiser once he had halted it with his Quantum Bands. Unfortunately, Her and Quasar were met by Shi'ar Imperial Guardsmen Neutron and Starbolt.
(Quasar I#33) - Her and Quasar battled Neutron and Starbolt, with Quasar encasing Starbolt within a Quantum cube and Quantum-jumping Neutron nearly a light year away. Upon returning from dropping Neutron off, Quasar explained to Her that he would need to go after the Shi’ar cruiser and Her asked for Quasar to take her with him. Quasar replied that he would need Her to guard the captured Starbolt and the stargate from further attack. He then thanked Her for staying on guard and promised he would be back as soon as he could.
(Quasar I#34) - While guarding the stargate, Her noticed a ship heading toward the stargate and used her cosmic powers to create an energy lattice surrounding the stargate in an effort to prevent the ship from passing through the stargate. The Super-Skrull soon emerged from the ship and began attacking Her.
(Quasar I#34 - BTS) - This assault forced Her to leave her post at the stargate, during which time the ship carrying the Nega-Bomb apparently passed through.
(Quasar I#34 - BTS) - When the Starjammer Binary arrived near the stargate to retrieve the Kree Nega-Bomb, Her attacked Binary to prevent her from accessing the stargate.
(Quasar I#34) - Later, when Quasar returned, hoping to use Her's powers to help the fluctuating solar energy of the sun, he found Her battling the Starjammer Binary. Quickly breaking up the fight, Quasar explained that the Kree Nega-Bomb had already gone through the stargate and how he had been busy trying to save Earth's sun. Her then told Quasar about how the earlier Super-Skrull attack had forced Her to leave her post guarding the stargate but Quasar interrupted her so they could Quantum-Jump to save the sun. Her and Quasar soon arrived near the sun, where the cosmic being Epoch informed them that the anti-matter within the sun had to be contained. Unsure of how exactly to do that, Quasar determined that Her's cosmic energy would not have much effect and decided to shunt the anti-matter into the Quantum Zone using his Quantum Bands. Quasar then ordered Her to fly back to Earth and see if Dr. Strange could help using magic. Before Her could argue, he Quantum-Jumped into the Quantum Zone. Her then left for Earth, briefly running into Binary once more before explaining to Binary that Quasar was in the sun and departing once more toward Earth.
(Quasar I#35) - Following the end of the Shi'ar/Kree conflict and the saving of Earth's sun, Quasar returned to Earth, where Her caught up with him. Her then accompanied Quasar and the Eternal Makkari into the Kree galaxy for some reconnaissance work. Along the way, Quasar mentioned that Her needed to do something about her name, as some confusion occurred when Quasar used the pronoun "her" to refer to Kayla Ballantine and Her thought he was referring to her. Once on the Kree planet Hala, Quasar, Her and Makkari flew around the planet looking to aid survivors of the recent conflict with the Shi’ar. The trio was soon discovered by Deathbird and remnants of the Kree Starforce: Korath, Shatterax and Ultimus. Deathbird demanded they surrender but Quasar soon Quantum-Jumped them away from the danger. Quasar then had Epoch find him the nearest inhabited area to Hala: the starship Mourning Star, where Her and Makkari accompanied Quasar onboard. There, the trio of heroes joined the alien Mourners as they performed a funeral service for those fallen at the hands of the Kree Nega-Bomb but the empathic Wayopex announced that the Kree were not dead. When Epoch checked on Wayopex's claims for Quasar, she learned that there was a power disturbance not far from Quasar's location, and both Her and Makkari accompanied Quasar to investigate. Finding the energy phenomenon causing the disturbance, they charged into it, with Her thinking to herself that it was her destiny, her kismet, to explore the unknown with Quasar, "the most gifted human being the species had produced." Upon further investigation, the heroic trio learned that the "energy disturbance" was, in fact, a gigantic being called the Soul-Eater.
(Quasar I#36) - Noticing the heroes, the Soul-Eater reached for Makkari but Makkari avoided it by running up its arm. The Soul-Eater soon inhaled Her, Quasar and Makkari into its mouth, causing Her and Makkari to fall into its gullet while Quasar Quantum-jumped out of its maw. After Quasar attempted to attack the Soul-Eater, the Soul-Eater turned away from Quasar and warped away, with Her and Makkari still inside it. Following it, Quasar found the Soul-Eater attempting to drain the energies of the cosmic being Origin. Quantum-jumping inside the Soul-Eater, Quasar communicated with the souls that the Soul-Eater had drained and, together with the restless souls, Quasar cut the Soul-Eater to pieces from the inside out, freeing Her and Makkari in the process. Her and Makkari quickly reunited with Quasar, who explained how he had defeated the Soul-Eater. With the Soul-Eater destroyed and the souls it had absorbed destroyed, Quasar suggested to Her and Makkari that they have a moment of silence in observation of the Kree souls' final deaths.
(Quasar I#37) - Noticing that Origin was leaking fluid, Her attempted to use her cosmic energies in conjunction with some Quantum-clamps created by Quasar to keep Origin alive. The trio of heroes were soon met by the Elder of the Universe Contemplator, who wished to contemplate Origin but had no expertise in saving an embryo's life. Contemplator summoned another Elder, Caregiver, who began repairing Origin's damaged embryonic sac as Her, Makkari, Quasar and the Contemplator watched. Quasar received a message from Captain America asking him to locate the cosmic being Eternity and Contemplator offered to help once more by transporting himself and Quasar into Eternity's plane of existence. Quasar soon departed, asking Her and Makkari to return to the Mourners' ship to inform them about the Kree souls lost when the Soul-Eater was destroyed. Her replied that it was her kismet to aid Quasar, who commented that the word "kismet" had a nice ring to it. Her and Makkari then left for the Mourners' ship while Quasar departed with the Contemplator.
(Quasar I#39) - Once Her and Makkari had informed the Mourners of the Kree souls' fate, Her wished to leave their ship but Makkari talked her into staying long enough to learn how the Mourners found those to mourn. The Mourner Fath soon introduced Her and Makkari to Kruggar, a psychic who could sense the death-screams of others. When Her overheard that the Mourners sensed death-screams in the Advinter system and that the Mourners were doing nothing to prevent the deaths, an angry Her flew off toward the Advinter system. Following Her to the planet Scadam, the Mourners found the planet under attack by the mysterious Black Fleet. Her announced that she would do her best to save lives or die trying, warning the Mourners that if she did die, they should not mourn her. She then began attacking the Black Fleet ships.
(Quasar I#40) - Her continued her assault on the Black Fleet while the Mourners and Makkari watched from the spaceship Mourning Star. As she fought, Her thought to herself how it seemed to be her kismet to become involved in interstellar battles, at which point she decided that her new name should be Kismet.
(Quasar I#41) - Now calling herself Kismet, she continued to draw the Black Fleet away from Scadam, but when one of the ships hit Kismet with a photonic blast, she found her skin scabbing over. Realizing that she needed to rest before her body retreated into a protective cocoon, Kismet flew toward the planet itself to find a place to recuperate.
(Quasar I#43) - Recovering on Scadam, Kismet thought it odd that she no longer heard the disintegration rays of the Black Fleet and began wondering if the Black Fleet had halted their attack on Scadam. Feeling well enough to fly, Kismet flew off to investigate, finding Scadam's atmosphere empty of the Black Fleet but also noticing that the Mourning Star ship was nowhere to be found. Weaving her cosmic energy into a net, Kismet soon located the Mourning Star and returned to it, reuniting with Makkari, who asked Kismet what she had done to drive away the Black Fleet. Kismet replied that she had done nothing and that it had to be something on Scadam itself. Kismet shortly thereafter announced her intentions to return to Scadam to discover the origins of the power that repulsed the Black Fleet. When she asked Makkari to accompany her, Makkari informed her that the Mourners had learned of an alien species that could move faster than light and that he wanted to accompany them to learn more about such a species. Kismet offered to accompany Makkari to the aliens once she had learned about the power on Scadam but when Makkari commented about how long that could take, Kismet decided to part ways with Makkari in order to continue her investigation.
(Quasar I#44) - Kismet journeyed down to Scadam while continuing her investigation into the origins of the power that had driven off the Black Fleet. Soon finding a crashed Black Fleet ship, Kismet found it strange that she could not identify the energy signature left behind on the ship (unaware that it was actually Kayla Ballantine's Star Brand energies). Tracking the energy signature as she flew off, Kismet followed the energy trail to a giant alien sphere, where she witnessed a small shuttle being pulled into the sphere.
(Quasar I#45) - Witnessing the alien sphere going into warp with the shuttle in tow, a frustrated Kismet decided to quit her investigation and return to the Mourning Star. As she got close to the ship, Kismet arrived just in time to witness it go into warp as well, leaving her behind.
(Quasar I#48) - Kismet began a trek toward Earth, hoping to find Quasar and unaware that a cloaked spaceship witnessed her pass by.
(Quasar I#49) - Arriving back on Earth, Kismet sensed the same energy signature she had sensed on Scadam and tracked it to the apartment of H.D. Steckley (secretly the Deviant Ereshkigal) and her friend, Kayla Ballantine. Asking Kayla about the Black Fleet's destruction, Kismet was asked to leave by Steckley and then Ballantine as well. Kismet attempted to explain that she simply wished to learn more about Kayla's Star Brand energies, but was met with a punch from the super-powered Kayla. Despite Kismet's efforts to talk sense into Kayla, Kayla continued to battle Kismet, claiming that she was sick of being a victim. Eventually, Kayla blasted Kismet, forcing Kismet to uncontrollably generate a protective cocoon to heal from her injuries. Kismet's cocoon fell into a New York river.
(Quasar I#51) - After the Star Brand energies were transferred from Kayla to Steckley, who revealed herself as Ereshkigal and was defeated, Quasar visited the river housing Kismet inside her cocoon. Retrieving the cocoon from the river, Quasar placed it into a Quantum-energy truck and took the cocoon to Project: PEGASUS, where the cocoon was placed in a secure room until such a time that Kismet would emerge.
(Quasar I#57) - Wladyslav Shinski sent Maris Morlack and another Enclave agent to retrieve Kismet's cocoon from Project: PEGASUS. Despite efforts from Earth-712's Squadron Supreme, the Enclave succeeded in retrieving the cocoon and returning to the Enclave's headquarters. Once there, the Enclave cut open Kismet's cocoon and placed the seriously ill Shinski inside the cocoon to restore his health. The Enclave then bandaged and tranquilized the not-yet-recovered Kismet. When Shinski asked to see Kismet, the Enclave had Kismet brought to Shinski, who was happy to see his "daughter" before the illness took him. Realizing that in her weakened state, she was at the mercy of the Enclave, Kismet agreed to their suggestion that a sample of her DNA could completely restore Shinski. Before the DNA could be injected into Shinski, Enclave assistant Frank (secretly A.I.M. agent MST-3K) revealed himself and prepared to kill the Enclave members on behalf of A.I.M. Adrenaline accelerating her healing process, Kismet removed her bandages and prepared to defend her creators, prompting MST-3K to reveal himself as an A.I.M. adaptoid by transforming himself into a duplicate in both form and name of Kismet's original Paragon form. Kismet and Paragon battled furiously until Shinski managed to hit Paragon with a weaponized genetic virus designed to dissolve Kismet's DNA. With Paragon destroyed, Kismet asked Shinski about the weapon, who explained that the other Enclave members had designed the genetic virus in case Kismet proved resistant to their control. Shinski then explained that he planned to betray the other Enclave members to save Kismet if things came to that and when Kismet led Shinski to a healing cocoon, Shinski asked that Kismet help the other injured Enclave members as best she could. Placing the other Enclave members in similar healing cocoons, Kismet pledged herself to watch over the Enclave as they recovered from their injuries.
(Quasar I#60) - Quasar tracked Kismet's energy signatures to the Enclave's headquarters, where he found the slightly-different-looking Kismet watching over the injured Enclave. Quasar asked about her different appearance and Kismet explained her recent encounter with the Enclave. Quasar then admitted that he was glad she was okay and hoped that Kismet had not thought that Quasar had abandoned her. He then revealed that he was about to return to space and asked her to accompany him, but Kismet replied that she would rather wait until the Enclave revived before she decided what to do next. An understanding Quasar then said his goodbyes to Kismet.
(Cosmic Powers Unlimited#2/1) - Months later, Kismet's meditation was interrupted when she inadvertently infused the recovering Enclave members with a portion of her cosmic energy, causing them to emerge from their healing cocoons imbued with the Power Cosmic. Immediately deciding that the Enclave should heal the world's ills and pain, Maris Morlak grew impatient and tried to fly away, only to find that he was cosmically linked to the other two Enclave members. Somewhat unsure if the Enclave could handle such power, Kismet agreed to chaperone the Enclave as they grew accustomed to their new powers. Despite Kismet's insistence that they progress in the use of their powers slowly, the Enclave quickly mastered their powers by stopping a tornado, healing AIDS patients, bringing rain to drought-plagued areas of the world, eliminating diseases and safely disposing of nuclear waste. Kismet soon began noticing that the Enclave's attempts to help the world seemed to cause more problems than they solved, as once-dry areas were now flooded by rains brought by the Enclave. Finally deciding that the Enclave had not heeded her warnings to use their powers sparingly, Kismet attacked the Enclave during their attempts at stopping the erupting Mt. Takashi volcano in Japan. She revealed to the Enclave that their attempts to help had only spread more disease and the magma they had diverted from the volcano had caused an earthquake. Kismet quickly announced she would vent the magma and join them below the surface so they could stop the tectonic plate slippage. Once the Enclave had repaired their damage, Kismet claimed she had discovered the source of the Enclave's power and escorted the Enclave into space, where they could more safely learn to use their powers.
(Cosmic Powers Unlimited#2/2) - Kismet and the Enclave's trek through space was halted when they came upon the gigantic Khatylis manipulating the very fabric of the universe itself. Sensing life within Khatylis' manipulated energies, Kismet was shocked to see the Silver Surfer emerge from the energy matrix. The Surfer quickly warned Kismet to stay away from Khatylis but Kismet announced that the Enclave were still within the matrix. The Enclave were soon seemingly destroyed by Khatylis, prompting Kismet to lash out at the cosmic being. The Surfer attempted to stop her, firing a cosmic blast that combined with both Kismet and Khatylis' energies, causing the energy matrix to implode. As Khatylis desperately tried to reverse the disaster, Kismet began blaming herself for causing such devastation. With Kismet finally listening to reason, the Silver Surfer explained that Khatylis was a creator of worlds, not a destroyer, collecting the universe's waste and converting its energies into new worlds. Determined to help reverse the disaster her actions had helped caused, Kismet attempted to aid Khatylis in reversing the implosion, but Khatylis blasted Kismet and the Surfer, who realized that the Enclave still lived within the energy matrix and that there was nothing Kismet and the Surfer could do on their own. The Silver Surfer then explained that both he and Kismet needed to merge their own cosmic energies with that of Khatylis. Kismet agreed and merged her energies with the Silver Surfer. Their energies were then channeled into Khatylis himself, who, with the aid the Enclave's energies, succeeded in reversing the matrix implosion. Emerging on the newly created world, the Silver Surfer, Kismet and the Enclave members witnessed the new world taking shape, but soon learned that they would need to leave lest they become part of the new world itself. As they departed, Kismet admitted that she was frightened at how destructive her power could be but the Silver Surfer reminded her that her sense of responsibility would guide her in using such power.
(Marvel Encyclopedia Vol. 6: Fantastic Four - Ayesha/Her entry) - The Enclave turned against Kismet, apparently brainwashing her into serving them and remaking her as Ayesha, or "She-Who-Must-Be- Obeyed."
(Fantastic Four III#11/Fantastic Four III#12 (fb)) - When the Fantastic Four flew to the island nation Genosha to find their missing leader, Mr. Fantastic, their plane was forced down by Ayesha. Easily disintegrating the wreckage that the Thing prepared to hit her with, Ayesha warned that she could do the same to the Thing. She then reminded him that resistance was futile and ordered the surrender of the Fantastic Four. The Invisible Woman then entered the fray, capturing Ayesha within an invisible force globe, but Ayesha warned that the Invisible Woman would have to kill to stop her. Ayesha then turned her attentions to the Human Torch, who she seemingly forced to burn up, followed by the Thing, who was seemingly torn to pieces by demonic imps summoned by Ayesha. Ayesha then seemed to break down the molecules of the Invisible Woman. The Fantastic Four soon awoke in new physical bodies and saw Ayesha at the side of their enemy, Crucible.
(Fantastic Four III#12) - Having escaped Crucible and despite not being in their own bodies, the Fantastic Four, together with Genoshan Chief Magistrate Tam Anderson, led an assault against Crucible's forces. During the fight, Ayesha confronted Anderson and demanded to know why she was causing disruption. Anderson asked the same of Ayesha, who explained that Genosha had caused its own conflicts and that the Enclave was seeking a resolution. When Anderson demanded to know what right the Enclave had to interfere, Ayesha explained that they were all superior beings and superior beings imposed their will on the inferior. Ayesha was interrupted by Crucible, who announced that the Fantastic Four had been restored to their proper bodies, and Ayesha explained that she dealt with the FF before and she would do so again. Anderson angrily announced that Ayesha would never get the chance to stop the FF and when Ayesha asked if Anderson was going to stop her, Anderson detonated a black hole grenade in Ayesha's face. The grenade imploded the entirety of the Enclave's headquarters in Genosha and Ayesha disappeared along with it.
(All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z#6 - Kismet entry) - Ayesha and Crucible were shunted into another dimension by the black hole grenade.
(Marvel Encyclopedia Vol. 6: Fantastic Four - Ayesha/Her entry) – Ayesha was restored to her Kismet form.
(Marvel Universe: The End#5) - Kismet was one of hundreds of heroes, villains, gods and cosmic beings gathered together to stop the Heart of the Infinite-empowered Thanos.
(Marvel Universe: The End#6 - BTS) - Kismet participated in the assault on Thanos and was erased from existence along with all of the other combatants. Thanos eventually restored all of the heroes to normal, Kismet included.
Comments: Created by David Kraft, Len Wein, Herb Trimpe, Frank Giacoia and Mike Esposito.
Her was not specifically identified in the immense gathering of heroes seen in Marvel Super Hero Contest of Champions#1-3, although she was listed in the listing of heroes in the back of the issue. Given that there were tons of heroes seen only as shadows in the background of the gathering and the book specifically stated that each and every super-powered hero had been gathered, I think it’s a safe bet that she was there since she was listed in the back of the issue as being an active hero. One thing of note, in the final panel of Contest of Champions#1, there is a golden-skinned female that could possibly be Her, although it could just as easily be Tigra, drawn without her trademarked cat-like eyes. Therefore, I chose to include that appearance in her history and the characters in her affiliations and enemies.
Kismet had an entry as Her in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe#5 (May, 1983), the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Deluxe Edition#5 (April, 1986), as Ayesha in Marvel Encyclopedia HC Vol. 6: Fantastic Four (2004), and as Kismet in All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z#6 (2006).
Her's appearance in Damage Control III#4 was in a large crowd scene that also featured Sergio Aragones' Groo and Richie Rich in the background. Given the omniversal threat of Edifice Rex that the heroes had gathered to stop, I suppose one could argue that Groo and Richie Rich might have jumped realities to stop Edifice Rex as well but we all know it was just a throwaway gag put in there by the artists... Despite this, I chose to include them as possible affiliations in Kismet's affiliations section. There was also a "faux"-hawked female character with black hair seen in the large crowd scene, but I could not recognize her. Another thing of note about Her's Damage Control III#4 appearance: Thor was drawn in his classic outfit, placing the Damage Control story prior to Thor I#433 and prior to the Infinity Gauntlet storyline, despite the mention of the storyline on the issue's cover.
An interesting thing of note: On Reality-691, Kismet-691 and Quasar (Wendell Vaughn)-691 had a child who grew up to become Earth-691's Stakar Ogord, who, as Starhawk, was one of the first superhumans encountered by Kismet when she first emerged from her cocoon as Her.
The novel She, A History of Adventure and others
depicted the lost African kingdom of Kôr ruled by She or
"She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed" or Ayesha. Marvel's character of
Kismet/Paragon, also known as Her or She Who Must be Obeyed or Ayesha,
is an obvious homage.
Profile by Proto-Man.
Kismet has no known connections to
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Quasar I#57, p21, pan5 (Kismet, main image)
Cosmic Powers Unlimited#2, p18, pan2 (Kismet, headshot)
Incredible Hulk Annual II#7, p18, pan2 (Paragon, normal look)
Incredible Hulk Annual II#7, p29, pan6 (Paragon, energy form)
Marvel Two-in-One I#61, p4, splash page (Her in original outfit)
Quasar I#28, p8, pan5 (Her, in Adam Warlock-inspired outfit)
Avengers I#345, p21, pan5 (Her, in Adam Warlock-inspired outfit, minus cape)
Quasar I#57, p8, pan1 (Kismet, prematurely emerged from healing cocoon)
Fantastic Four III#11, p12, pan1 (as Ayesha)
Incredible Hulk Annual II#7 (1977) - David Kraft (writer), Len Wein (co-plotter, editor), Herb Trimpe, Frank Giacoia, Mike Esposito (art)
Marvel Two-in-One I#61 (March, 1980) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Jerry Bingham (pencils), Gene Day (inks), Jim Salicrup (editor)
Marvel Two-in-One I#62 (April, 1980) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Jerry Bingham (pencils), Gene Day (inks), Jim Salicrup (editor)
Marvel Two-in-One I#63 (May, 1980) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Jerry Bingham (pencils), Gene Day (inks), Jim Salicrup (editor)
Incredible Hulk II#266 (December, 1981) - Bill Mantlo (writer), Sal Buscema (art), Al Milgrom (editor)
Marvel Super Hero Contest of Champions#1 (June, 1982) - Bill Mantlo (story, script), Mark Gruenwald (story, editor), Steven Grant (story), John Romita, Jr. (pencils), Pablo Marcos (inks), Tom DeFalco (editor)
Marvel Super Hero Contest of Champions#2 (July, 1982) - Bill Mantlo (story, script), Mark Gruenwald (story, editor), Steven Grant (story), John Romita, Jr. (pencils), Pablo Marcos (inks), Tom DeFalco (editor)
Marvel Super Hero Contest of Champions#3 (August, 1982) - Bill Mantlo (story, script), Mark Gruenwald (story, editor), Steven Grant (story), John Romita, Jr. (pencils), Pablo Marcos (inks), Tom DeFalco (editor)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe#5 (May, 1983) - Her entry - Mark Gruenwald (head writer, designer, editor), Peter Sanderson, Mark Lerer, Roger Stern, Tom DeFalco (writers), Allen Milgrom (pencils), Josef Rubinstein (inks)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Deluxe Edition#5 (April, 1986) - Her entry - Mark Gruenwald (writer, producer), Peter Sanderson (writer, researcher), John Buscema (pencils), Josef Rubinstein (inks), Howard Mackie (assist editor), David Wohl (editorial assistant)
Marvel Comics Presents I#35 (Mid November, 1989) - "Gods R' Us" story - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Erik Larson (pencils), Al Gordon (inks), Terry Kavanaugh (editor)
Damage Control III#4 (September, 1991) - Dwayne McDuffie (writer), Ernie Colon (art), Fabian Nicieza (editor)
Alpha Flight I#97 (June, 1991) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Michael Bair (pencils), Chris Ivy (inks), Bobbie Chase, Danny Fingeroth (editors)
Alpha Flight I#98 (July, 1991) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Michael Bair (pencils), Chris Ivy (inks), Bobbie Chase (editor)
Alpha Flight I#99 (August, 1991) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Michael Bair (pencils), Chris Ivy (inks), Bobbie Chase (editor)
Alpha Flight I#100 (September, 1991) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Michael Bair (pencils, inks), Tom Morgan, June Brigman, Dave Ross, John Calimee (pencils), Chris Ivy, Danny Bulanadi, Larry Mahlstedt (inks), Bobbie Chase (editor)
Alpha Flight I#101 (October, 1991) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Tom Morgan (pencils), Chris Ivy (inks), Bobbie Chase (editor)
Quasar I#26 (September, 1991) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Dave Hoover (pencils), Fred Fredricks (inks), Kelly Corvese (editor)
Quasar I#27 (October, 1991) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Greg Capullo (pencils), Keith Williams (inks), Kelly Corvese (editor)
Quasar I#28 (November, 1991) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Greg Capullo (pencils), Harry Candelario (inks), Kelly Corvese (editor)
Sleepwalker#7 (December, 1991) - Bob Budiansky (writer), Bret Blevins (pencils), Michael Bair (inks), Don Daley (editor)
Quasar I#29 (December, 1991) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Greg Capullo (pencils), Harry Candelario (inks), Kelly Corvese (editor)
Quasar I#30 (January, 1992) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Joel Zulueta, Pat Broderick & Company (pencils), Fred Fredricks (inks), Kelly Corvese (editor)
Quasar I#31 (February, 1992) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Greg Capullo (pencils), Harry Candelario (inks), Kelly Corvese (editor)
Avengers I#345 (March, 1992) - Bob Harras (writer), Steve Epting (pencils), Tom Palmer (colors, inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Avengers West Coast#81 (April, 1992) - Roy Thomas, Dann Thomas (writers), Dave Ross (pencils), Tim Dzon (inks), Nel Yomtov (editor)
Quasar I#33 (April, 1992) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Rurik Tyler (pencils), Fred Fredricks (inks), Kelly Corvese (editor)
Quasar I#34 (May, 1992) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Rurik Tyler (pencils), Keith Williams (inks), Kelly Corvese (editor)
Quasar I#35 (June, 1992) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Greg Capullo (pencils), Harry Candelario (inks), Kelly Corvese (editor)
Quasar I#36 (July, 1992) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Greg Capullo (pencils), Harry Candelario (inks), Kelly Corvese (editor)
Quasar I#37 (August, 1992) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Greg Capullo (pencils), Harry Candelario (inks), Kelly Corvese (editor)
Quasar I#39 (October, 1992) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Steve Lightle (pencils), Harry Candelario, Mark McKenna (inks), Kelly Corvese (editor)
Quasar I#40 (November, 1992) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Steve Lightle, Andy Smith (pencils), Mark McKenna, Ralph Cabrera (inks), Kelly Corvese (editor)
Quasar I#41 (December, 1992) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Andy Smith (pencils), Ralph Cabrera (inks), Mike Rockwitz (editor)
Quasar I#43 (February, 1993) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Andy Smith (pencils), Ralph Cabrera (inks), Mike Rockwitz (editor)
Quasar I#44 (February, 1993) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Andy Smith (pencils), Ralph Cabrera (inks), Mike Rockwitz (editor)
Quasar I#45 (April, 1993) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Grant Miehm, David Day, Dan Day (art), Mike Rockwitz (editor)
Quasar I#48 (July, 1993) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Andy Smith (pencils), Ralph Cabrera (inks), Mike Rockwitz (editor)
Quasar I#49 (August, 1993) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Grant Miehm (pencils), Ralph Cabrera (inks), Mike Rockwitz (editor)
Quasar I#51 (October, 1993) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), John Heebink (pencils), Ralph Cabrera, Jim Amash, Michael Avon Oeming (inks), Mike Rockwitz (editor)
Quasar I#57 (April, 1994) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Peter Sanderson (co-plotter), John Heebink (pencils), Aaron McClellan (inks), Mike Rockwitz (editor)
Quasar I#60 (July, 1994) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), John Heebink (pencils), Aaron McClellan (inks), Mike Rockwitz (editor)
Cosmic Powers Unlimited#2 (August, 1995) - “Kismet” story – Gregory Wright (writer), Geof Isherwood (pencils), Don Hudson (inks), Mark Gruenwald (editor-in-chief); “Second Genesis” story – Gregory Wright (writer), John Buscema (pencils), Geof Isherwood (inks), Mark Gruenwald (editor-in-chief)
Fantastic Four III#11 (November, 1998) - Chris Claremont (writer), Salvador Larroca (pencils), Art Thibert (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
Fantastic Four III#12 (December, 1998) - Chris Claremont (writer), Salvador Larroca, Anthony Williams (pencils), Art Thibert, Andy Lanning (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
Marvel Universe: The End#5 (July, 2003) - Jim Starlin (writer, pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Marvel Universe: The End#6 (August, 2003) - Jim Starlin (writer, pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Marvel Encyclopedia Vol. 6: Fantastic Four (2004) - Ayesha/Her entry - Jeff Christiansen (head writer, research), Ronald Byrd, Michael Hoskin, Mark O’English (writers, research), Salvador Larroca (art), Jeff Youngquist (editor)
All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z#6 (2006) - Kismet entry - Jeff Christiansen (head writer, coordinator), Sean McQuaid, Michael Hoskin, Mark O’English, Stuart Vandal, Ronald Byrd, Eric J. Moreels, Barry Reese, Madison Carter, Anthony Flamini, Chris Biggs, Mike Fichera, Al Sjoerdsma, Rich Green, Eric Engelhard (writers), John Buscema, Jerry Bingham (art), Jeff Youngquist, Jennifer Grunwald (editors)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z HC Vol. 6 (2008) - Kismet entry - Jeff Christiansen (head writer, coordinator), Sean McQuaid, Michael Hoskin, Stuart Vandal, Ronald Byrd, David Wiltfong, Madison Carter, Mike Fichera, Chad Anderson, Chris Biggs, Eric J. Moreels, Mark O’English, Al Sjoerdsma, Jacob Rougemont, Gabriel Shechter, Jeph York, Markus Ettlinger, Rich Green, Michael Gariepy, Andrew Goletz, Olav Rokne, Peter Sanderson (writers), Jonathan Couper-Smartt, Eric Englehard, Bill Lentz, Barry Reese (past writers), John Buscema, Jerry Bingham (art), Jeff Youngquist, Jennifer Grunwald (editors)
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