Real Name: Apparently Pixie
Identity/Class: Sub-species of humanity (Eternal), pre-modern era and modern era
Group Membership: Eternals;
formerly First Line (Black Fox/Robert Paine, Blackjack, Doctor Mime, Effigy, Eternal Brain/William Carmody, Firefall, Flatiron/Russell, Frank (see comments), Katyusha/Anya, Liberty Girl/Beverly, Major Mercury/Makkari, Mister Justice/Tim Carney, Morph, Nightingale, Oxbow, Positron/Veronica, Rapunzel, Rebound, Reflex, Squire, Templar, Vulcan, Walkabout, Yankee Clipper/Patrick Carney, Yeti)
Affiliations: Mary Carmody, Agent Colby, Dr. Stephen Strange, Dreaming Celestial, Eternals (Akpaxa, Athena, Eramis, Ikaris, Legba, Makkari, Pannix, Sersi, Sigmar, Valkin, Vampiro, Thena, Virako, Zuras, and others), Jim Fitzpatrick, Gadfly (T. Ruth MacRae), Agent Groza, the Hipster/Captain Hip (Fred MacRae), Captain Edvard Hugo, Inhumans (Black Bolt/Blackagor Boltagon, Gorgon, Karnak, Medusalith Amaquelin), Iron Man (Tony Stark), Princess Khadijah, Cassandra Locke, Mako, Monster Hunters (Ulysses Bloodstone, Doctor Druid/Anthony Ludgate, Namora/Aquaria Nautica Neptunia, Zawadi), Namor the Sub-Mariner, Riot-Act, Sunshine (Autumn MacRae), Thor Odinson, Venus (Aphrodite; see comments), X-Men (Angel/Warren Worthington III, Beast/Hank McCoy, Cyclops/Scott Summers, Havok/Alex Summers, Iceman/Bobby Drake, Marvel Girl/Jean Grey, Polaris/Lorna Dane)
Enemies: Axis, Druig,
the Horde, Howler
(Luke Garrow), Jameel,
Kang the Conqueror (Nathaniel Richards), Korya,
Zombie Invaders & Red Skull, Rumor,
the Scythe, Skrull
invasion forces Typhoon,
formerly: Blackjack, Ikaris, Makkari, Positron, Sersi, Venus, X-Men (Angel/Warren Worthington III, Beast/Hank McCoy, Colossus/Peter Rasputin, Cyclops/Scott Summers, Wolverine/James "Logan" Howlett)
Known Relatives: Though all Eternals are related within a few generations, Pixie's relationship to the other Eternals is unrevealed, though she was apparently relatively young for an Eternal, perhaps "5th generation," like Aurelle, Sprite, and Titanis
Aliases: "Miss Pixley" (false identity coined by the Black Fox during the
"Pix" (nickname used by Oxbow and several others)
Base of Operations:
formerly Vorozeikha, city of the Polar Eternals;
formerly Carmody Institute, New England;
formerly First Line Headquarters, Colorado Rockies;
formerly Olympia, home of the Eternals
First Appearance: Marvel: The Lost Generation I#12 (March 2000)
Powers/Abilities: Pixie possesses many of the superhuman powers most commonly associated with Eternals. She is extremely durable and immune to disease, aging and temperature extremes. She has superhuman strength (though she barely ever uses it) and can fly. Like all Eternals, she is in complete control of her molecular structure, making her nigh impossible to kill. She can transmute living matter to stone for about 1 hour, usually claiming it's because of a compound she calls her "Pixie dust" (see comments). Pixie's dust can only affect living matter, making gods and the undead immune. She has natural psychic blocks that prevent telepathic intrusion below the surface level of her thoughts. Fun loving and outgoing, Pixie is considered relatively young for an Eternal even though she is several centuries old.
Weight: 150 lbs.
(Marvel: The Lost Generation I#3 - BTS) - The Eternal known only as Pixie was born several hundred years ago in either Olympia or the Siberian city of Polaris (see comments). In the mid 20th century, the naturally ebullient Pixie hungered for adventure and decided to explore the world outside the Eternals' sphere of influence. Traveling to the United States of America, she quickly realized she longed for a partner to share her dreamed adventures with. While visiting San Francisco in early 1961, she spotted the beatnik superhero Fred MacRae, better known as the Hipster.
(Marvel: The Lost Generation I#3) - As the Hipster was preventing another robbery by stomping on the thieves, he was about to be shot in the back. Luckily, Pixie saved him by using her transmutative powers to turn the man's trigger hand to stone. She then went on to turn all the thieves to stone, only missing one (who managed to get away and rushed his way back to the Claw and his lackey von Voltzmann). Impressed with the Hipster's abilities, Pixie proposed a partnership which startled the young beatnik who told the "chickerina" he was strictly a solo act. Annoyed, Pixie flew off, leaving MacRae behind in amazement.
(Marvel: The Lost Generation I#4 (fb) - BTS) - Around 1962, still looking for a partner, Pixie became aware of 18 year old Caucasian-Chippewa Sam Matonabbe living on a Chippewa reservation outside Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories of Canada. Observing his superhuman strength and durability, she decided to study Sam in an attempt to determine if he was fit to become her partner.
(Marvel: The Lost Generation I#4) - On November 21st, 1963 Sam was on the reservation carrying a tree trunk while wearing only a shirt despite the freezing cold. Matonabbe was spotted by a group of Indians who started to verbally abusing him, thinking he was trying to be a show off by carrying the log. When Sam refused to engage them, they started pelting him with snowballs while hurling even more insults. Fed up, Sam swung the log around menacingly which caused the crowd to run off in fear. Sam was then startled by the sudden appearance of Pixie, who introduced herself and asked him to flex his muscles. Satisfied with what she felt, Pixie picked Sam up and flew off with him, telling the astonished Matonabbe he was ready to become her partner.
(Marvel: The Lost Generation I#5 - BTS) -
Shortly after she dragged Sam away, Pixie became pretty much
inseparable from her lover, even revealing her closely
guarded Eternal origins while swearing him to secrecy. Inspired by her
example, Sam adopted the costumed identity of the archer Oxbow. At
some point during the early to mid-1960s they both joined the First
Line (see comments).
(Marvel: The Lost Generation I#5) - During 1967's Summer of Love, acting on a tip from Captain Hip and his partner Sunshine, Pixie and the other members of the First Line decided to investigate a music festival hosted by Venus. Suspecting there might be mind control at work, Pixie and Effigy joined Hip and Sunshine on a fact finding mission to the event. There, Sunshine fell prey to the mental persuasion of both Venus and Rumor who was secretly adding his power to hers. While Hip went off to rescue his wife, only to succumb to its insidious influences as well, Pixie learned of Rumor's involvement moments before running into the Asgardian thunder god Thor (who had been ordered to Earth by Odin to deal with the situation). Startled by his sudden appearance, she tried to petrify him using her pixie dust, but found the Asgardian was left thoroughly unimpressed.
(Marvel: The Lost Generation I#5 - BTS) - Pixie managed to convince Thor to accompany her back to the First Line's temporary base. When a gigantic mind-controlled mob led by Sunshine and Hip ran through the streets, Mr. Justice led the First Line and the newly returned Pixie and Thor out to the streets.
Pixie and the others found it hard to deal with the mind-controlled hordes, not wanting to hurt them. When Rumor and Venus joined the scene, the aged Axis agent managed to control the childlike mind of the First Line member Frank, leading him to hurl Thor far and away and forcing Pixie to race after Thor. She returned with him just in time to witness the Black Fox defeating Rumor by disabling his vocal cords, thereby releasing everyone in his sway.
(Marvel: The Lost Generation I#6) - On July 20th, 1969 at 4:58 in the morning, Pixie, Oxbow and the other members of the First Line answered a summons from their leader Effigy (Velmax) who explained that he had sufficient evidence the alien race that had built the ship the team had encountered back on Long Island in 1958 was planning to destroy Apollo 11, scheduled to land on the Moon. When Pixie (quickly catching herself) commented they could not all "just fly to the Moon," Effigy revealed the alien saucer the team had encountered back in 1958 was now flight worthy and prepped for departure.
Upon entering the semi-restored ship bound for the Moon, Pixie thought to herself the craft was not of terrestrial design and that not even the Eternals ever built anything quite like this (see comments). While heading for Luna, Effigy used the ship's "lifeboat technology" – which temporarily supercharges the body's natural electromagnetic aura, while hyper-oxygenating its tissues, allowing anyone who uses it to freely operate in (outer) space – on his teammates. While on the Moon, Pixie and her partner joined the others in fighting the super-villains Positron, Typhoon, Howler, Axis and the Scythe who had been hired by three disguised Skrull agents to destroy the Apollo mission. The First Line proved ultimately victorious, with Pixie sitting on Oxbow's shoulder as he tied up the captive Scythe and Positron while the team headed home on the Skrull saucer.
(Marvel: The Lost Generation I#7 (fb) - BTS) - Sometime in 1973, Oxbow and his fellow First Liner Mr. Justice investigated a lead on Nocturne. Tracking him to an abandoned warehouse in Cleveland, the two heroes were surprised and quickly overpowered and captured by the vampire's unexpected allies: the Red Skull and the wartime heroes known as the Invaders (actually zombie versions, unbeknownst to the heroes). When they failed to report back in, Pixie (using her psychic connection to Oxbow, see comments) led the First Line to Nocturne's hideout.
(Marvel: The Lost Generation I#7) - After the First Line gained entry to Nocturne's base courtesy of Vulcan's fire powers, they spotted Oxbow and Justice tied together and hanging from the ceiling. While the team fought the Invaders, Reflex realized the Invaders and the Skull were actually zombies created and controlled by Nocturne, prompting Templar to kill them all with his enhanced broadsword. The team then briefly left Justice and Oxbow hanging while they searched the facility for Nocturne. Pixie chased Nocturne down some shadow covered ruins, only to have him turn into rats. Investigating further, Pixie incorrectly figured Nocture had escaped down an old drainpipe. With Nocturne's escape, Templar declared they should at least be satisfied with freeing their teammates and stopping the zombies.
(Marvel: The Lost Generation I#8 (fb) - BTS) - Oxbow went to Canada to visit with family, leaving Pixie behind. She used this time to check out the team's abandoned headquarters in the Rockies. While she was there, a call came in from an Agent Colby, alerting the team to Nocturne's possible return. Convinced the Black Fox would like to know about this, she immediately went to his base at Illinois' Foxwood Farms.
(Marvel: The Lost Generation I#8) - Returning home from a regular crime fighting round in the Chicago area, the Black Fox was pleased to see Pixie. After she explained the situation, the Fox agreed to go to Washington D.C. with Pixie to meet with Colby. Once there, they were shown the footage of suspected Romanian criminal Ionel Caescecu meeting with an invisible man. This confirmed the Fox's suspicions Nocturne was back. Overcome with the grim resolve to keep hounding him until he held his heart in his hand, the Fox agreed to travel to the Romanian town of Petralova to meet with Colby's contact, field agent Groza. Worried about her teammate, Pixie decided to tag along.
Arriving in Petrova, they went to meet with Groza only to find him dead in his hotel room, with Nocturne's signature 5 mark puncture wounds in his neck. The two heroes were then nearly arrested by Captain Edvard Hugo of the Home Militia, who suspected they were responsible for murdering Groza. Paine tried to sell their cover story, claiming he and his secretary Miss Pixley were working for Canadian Grains and were meeting Groza to firm up a trade agreement. Luckily, Dr. Stephen Strange arrived to vouch for Paine and Pixie. Catching up at a local cafe, the trio exchanged information, with Strange revealing he had sensed portents indicating someone might be tampering with the tomb of the alchemist Diablo. Quickly deducing Nocturne was the one responsible, the three rushed to Castle Diablo.
Pixie was the first to gain access to the laboratories inside castle Diablo. Impressed by the bizarre collection of 19th century technologies, she was ill prepared to resist the sway of Diablo who called her from his prison, demanding she freed him. Nocturne intervened at the last minute, forcing Pixie to obey his superior will instead. He used his hypnotic abilities to tie the super-strong Eternal to a table using ordinary ropes, explaining to her that he was in fact a true member of the undead, dispelling the long held belief among the First Line that he was merely playing the part of a vampire. As he enjoyed a drink of blood from a nearby mason jar, he pointed out to Pixie that he used his five pronged blood siphon to ensure he wouldn't create more vampires, claiming that he didn't need the competition. However, he did consider turning Pixie, figuring the irony of the First Line being forced to hunt down and kill one of their own amused him.
Before he could strike, however, the Black Fox swooped in and stabbed Nocturne through the heart with a wooden stake in hopes of killing him. Momentarily stunned, Nocturne quickly got up and pulled out the weapon, explaining that that assault only served to trap a vampire in his coffin, not kill him (see comments). The Black Fox had freed Pixie while Nocturne was stunned, after which the newly arrived Dr. Strange attempted to kill Nocturne by exposing him to the purifying light of the all-seeing. Much to everyone's surprise, Diablo's potions had removed Nocturne's vampiric weakness to direct sunlight. Boasting that he had regained enough humanity to withstand the light of day, he grabbed Pixie and planned to snap her neck. The quick thinking Pixie used her dust on him, reasoning that the villain just might be vulnerable to her powers now. Nocturne was shocked to find most of his lower right arm was petrified. In the confusion, Pixie slipped away, leaving Nocturne wide open for the Black Fox who happily tore into his old foe. Realizing he was vulnerable, Nocturne transmuted into his mist form and slipped away. However, he couldn't control his still petrified right arm, which fell off and was picked up by Pixie who assured the Black Fox his archenemy would be back, because he needed his lost limb.
(Marvel: The Lost Generation I#9 - BTS) - Around 1980, Halwan's ruler princess Zafina ordered her troops to capture three American diplomats stationed in her country. In response, US officials sent Mr. Justice to liberate the hostages. However, en route to Halwan, his experimental jet was shot down over the Strait of Hormuz. This led undersecretary Scott (Effigy/Velmax) to assemble a new incarnation of the First Line. Scott invited Pixie, Oxbow and several other former First Liners to gather at professor William Carmody's institute off the coast of Maine.
(Marvel: The Lost Generation I#9) - Pixie and the others agreed to Scott's proposal to go into Halwan and rescue Mr. Justice. Excited by the prospect of going on another adventure with her teammates, Pixie accidentally bumped into Reflex. This caused his reverse-kinesis field to activate, which sent the Eternal flying. Angered by this, her overly protective mate Oxbow was ready to punch Reflex out. Even though she tried to calm Oxbow down, claiming it was merely an accident, the archer remained annoyed. Still, with this misunderstanding cleared up, the First Line traveled to Halwan unaware their presence there was actually meant as a diversion (so that CIA agent Nick Fury and a team of covert agents could carry out Operation: Clean Sweep to free the hostages). Watching them go, Professor Carmody and his associate Jim Fitzpatrick discussed the interesting bond between Pixie and Oxbow. Recalling how Oxbow couldn't have been much more than 18 when they joined the team in the early 60s, Carmody observed that the archer was clearly younger than Pixie then, while these days he was clearly the elder of the two. Chastised by his daughter, Mary, for snooping, the telepathic Carmody then admitted his mind-reading powers were insufficient to pierce Pixie's mental blocks, only allowing him to monitor surface thoughts only.
(Marvel: The Lost Generation I#9 - BTS) - After the First Line traveled to Halwan and managed to gain access to the Halwani royal palace, it soon became apparent Mr. Justice had already freed himself (but by then First Liner Blackjack had already been killed by the Halwani hero Scimitar). Oxbow and Effigy then came up with an escape plan. Locating the real princess Zafina, the duo overpowered her and locked her away while Effigy assumed her form.
(Marvel: The Lost Generation I#9) - Pretending to hold Zafina hostage, Oxbow put an end to the hostilities by showing his prisoner, and Pixie flew up to Ox to congratulate her lover with his conquest. Not wanting to spill the beans, Ox used "Zafina" to escape Halwan safely. Only after they were safely en route and headed for Israel where Mr. Justice was being treated at Tel Aviv's Ben-Gurion Medical Center did they reveal the truth. Undeterred, Pixie comforted Positron, who was grieving the loss of her long-term lover Blackjack. There, Oxbow and Pixie had to physically restrain the Black Fox, who was furious at Effigy for allowing the government to use the First Line as pawns. Pixie, Oxbow and the Black Fox later joined Effigy and Nightingale in the hospital room where Khadijah was trying futilely to save Mr. Justice's life. Pixie was delighted to see Justice make a full recovery at the hands of Nightingale, even if it did take a lot out of the healer to make it so; Pixie congratulated Nightingale, telling her "ya done good, Birdie." However, her good mood following Justice's recovery turned to despair after the Black Fox quit the team in protest. Despite the fact Oxbow was comforting her, Pixie couldn't shake her worries this might be the end of the First Line.
(Marvel: The Lost Generation I#10 - BTS) - Unbeknownst to Pixie and the others, CIA operative Nicholas Fury was trying to infiltrate the Carmody Institute in an attempt to get a handle on both Professor Carmody and the new First Line stationed there. At the same time, Deviant Warlord Kro decided it was high time to act on rumors he'd received about an Eternal (most likely Pixie) trying to encourage humanity's interest in "super-heroics." He guided a small army through the subterranean tunnels in order to deal with the problem, even as 22nd century historian Cassandra Locke from Earth-700 time-warped into the First Line's Maine base.
(Marvel: The Lost Generation I#10) - At
roughly the same time the Carmody created automaton Walkabout detected
and apprehended Nick Fury when he tried to enter the institute, Kro ordered his Deviant forces to attack the Eternal (Pixie)
he had detected on his gouger. Moments before the Deviant troops
attacked, Pixie picked up on their presence, which caused Oxbow to be
on high alert. The Deviants immediately recognized their quarry,
classifying Pixie as "just a pup" who only needed a good z-ray to be
dealt with. As Pixie dodged the blasts, Oxbow told her to go airborne
while the Carmody Institute's claxons went off alerting new recruits
Morph, Yeti and Rapunzel to the crisis. They came a-running, evening
out the odds. In the midst of this confrontation, Cassandra Locke popped up but, after confirming where and
when she was, decided to stay out of the way. She watched how Effigy
confronted Pixie during the battle, demanding to know if and how Pixie
knew their assailants. Enraged by this, Oxbow forcefully pushed the
First Line's leader aside which caused the shapeshifter to threaten
the archer. Just then, Cassandra Locke ran out in an attempt to stop
the fight, surprising Oxbow and the others with her presence. Before
they could hear her story, Morph alerted Pixie and the others that
Yeti was running wild. While Rapunzel calmed the feral First Liner,
Oxbow shot a net-arrow that covered the hole the Deviants were trying
to retreat back into.
(Marvel: The Lost Generation I#10 - BTS) - Unwilling to have his troops captured or interrogated, Kro decided he should "purify" the men under his command so they could not further contaminate the gene pool. Throwing a hidden switch, he killed his forces on the spot before beating a hasty retreat to Lemuria.
(Marvel: The Lost Generation I#10) - Oxbow followed Pixie down the hole when the Eternal figured the Deviant commander would still be nearby. Finding hide nor hair of him, save for a deep tunnel, Oxbow asked his partner if they shouldn't inform the First Line about the Eternals and the Deviants. Pixie dismissed this, claiming mankind wasn't ready to handle the notion they shared the Earth with two other human races, one genetically deviant, the other immortal and eternal.
(Marvel: The Lost Generation I#10 - BTS) - While Oxbow and Pixie were underground, the other First Liners listened to Cassandra Locke revealing their future fate at the hands of a Skrull invasion force. Moments after Cassandra's departure, however, Pixie and everyone else who met Cassandra instantly forgot about her due to a counter effect set in motion in the 22nd century (designed to limit the risk of temporal divergences caused by visiting the past).(Marvel: The Lost Generation I#11 - BTS) - Nocturne hatched a new scheme to destroy his enemies via his newly-developed Alchem-Tech. He covertly took over the top floors of Manhattan, New York's Baxter Building, planning to unleash the fast spreading, continuously mutating virus-like technology from there. Nocturne took the building's occupants prisoner, locking them into containment capsules. He then managed to lure the First Line to the Baxter Building, though only Firefall, Pixie and Walkabout (without Carmody inside him) were available. Ordered by Effigy to maintain a low profile, they quietly entered the building but soon found themselves besieged by the virus. Pixie and Firefall were overtaken and placed in stasis as well, while Walkabout was hit in mid-air by a blast that short-circuited his systems.
(Marvel: The Lost Generation I#1 (fb) - BTS) - When the Fox was visited by the time lost Yankee
Clipper who had somehow jumped from November 21st 1963 to the mid 1980s,
Paine figured Pixie and the Eternals would be best suited to help him
cope. Contacting Pixie without the Clipper's prior knowledge, Paine
arranged for Pixie to meet up with Patrick Carney moments after he left
fort his parents' cabin in the woods.
(Marvel: The Lost Generation I#1 (fb)) - In late 1985, Pixie took the Clipper to stay with the Eternals.
(Marvel: The Lost Generation I#1 - BTS) - Spending over a year with the Eternals studying Cassandra's 22nd century tachyon belt, the Yankee Clipper gained a rudimentary control of its time-traveling capabilities. Figuring it would be for the best if he jumped ahead, the Clipper programmed the belt to deliver him several years into the future.
(Marvel: The Lost Generation I#12 - BTS) - Pixie and Oxbow joined the First Line and their allies in opposing a Skrull invasion army headed for Earth. The heroes went out into space to confront the aliens aboard the armada's flag ship. They encountered heavy resistance from the Skrull troops and the Earthers soon found themselves outnumbered and outmatched. The Black Fox and Effigy tried to reach the ship's main control systems in order to activate the self destruct. En route, Fox sacrificed himself, drawing fire from three Skrull soldiers to allow Effigy to continue on. Severely injured, the Fox still managed to escape his assailants and secure the hatch behind him.
(Marvel: The Lost Generation I#12) - Oxbow and Pixie, convinced they were losing but bravely soldiering on, went to find Effigy. On the way, they encountered the three Skrull soldiers the Fox had encouontered. After Pixie had turned them to stone, Oxbow blew the hatch with a concussive shaft. They soon found the Fox slumped over in a corridor. Explaining what had happened to him, the Black Fox ordered his two teammates to continue on and help Effigy. They soon found Effigy rigging the ship's engines to overload and take out the entire armada. Effigy ordered Oxbow and Pixie to head for a nearby escape craft. Before they could comply, Skrull forces stormed their position and fatally wounded Effigy. While Oxbow dealt with the attackers, Pixie was stunned to learn the First Line's leader had been a Skrull all these years. With his dying breath, he instructed Pixie how to initiate the resonance overload that would wipe out the entire Skrull fleet. Unsure if she should go through with it, Pixie found strength and resolve in Oxbow's old motto "just beat the bad guys." After a brief encounter with Cassandra Locke, who had just arrived from the 22nd century to investigate the Skrulls' hidden history with humanity, Pixie angrily told her she'd arrived a little late (see comments). This encounter urged Cassandra to travel further backwards into the past. With Locke gone, Pixie reluctantly faced the control set to destroy the entire fleet. Realizing Effigy had lied about there being a time delay, she threw the switch and destroyed the armada. The Skrull forces and most of the First Line apparently perished.
(X-Men: The Hidden Years I#16 (fb) - BTS) - Surviving the destruction of the Skrull armada via her virtually indestructible nature as an Eternal, Pixie returned to Earth. Learning her fellow First Liner Yeti had also survived (presumably by using the escape vessel Effigy had intended for her and Oxbow), Pixie sought him out in his Himalayan retreat. There, she encountered her emotionally troubled teammate, guarding the corpse of his lover, the Skrull spy Korya. While she tried to deal with the situation, she met Yeti's people, the Inhumans. She became friendly with their royal family whilst trying to deal with the Yeti issue.
(Marvel: The Lost Generation I#1 - BTS) - Pixie reconnected with the Yankee Clipper following his time jump into the modern day.
(Marvel: The Lost Generation I#1) - Pixie and her fellow Eternal Makkari had lunch with the Clipper (in his civilian guise as Pat Carney) in New York City, shortly after the Fantastic Four had defeated a band of shapeshifters out to besmirch their reputation. Reading the Daily Bugle's report on the incident over lunch, Carney complained that no one pointed out the FF's enemies were actually Skrulls. Pixie was mostly outraged by Daily Bugle editor in chief J. Jonah Jameson's editorial, which slammed the First Line, calling them prime examples of the fact superheroes couldn't be relied on. Still, Pixie wondered if Carney, with the FF exonerated, shouldn't make a comeback as the Yankee Clipper. Pat dismissed the notion, claiming it wasn't his time,because everyone he knew except the Eternals was dead. Pixie lamented this notion, feeling that this is the problem in living alongside humans: old friends die while they live on and on. Pixie then promised herself, Makkari and Patrick that she'd make sure the First Line and Cassandra Locke's legacy on the Apollo lander would not be forgotten (see Pixie of Earth-700's 22nd century)
(X-Men: The Hidden Years I#16 - BTS) - While visiting the Inhuman royal family, Pixie was alerted to the fact her old teammate Yeti was causing trouble again (hurling rocks at aircraft belonging to the X-Men which led to an inevitable confrontation between him and the mutants). Joined by Black Bolt, Gorgon, Karnak and Medusa, she raced to the feral First Liner's Himalayan hideout.
(X-Men: The Hidden Years I#16) - Just as Yeti was ready to rip into the X-Men, Pixie and the Inhumans showed up. She immediately transmuted the incensed Inhuman to stone. Introducing herself, Pixie was pleased to know the young mutants remembered her and the First Line. She listened as Medusa recounted the history of the team the Inhumans had gathered, including Yeti's condition and his irrational obsession with the deceased Skrull spy Korya. Pixie then went on to reveal the final fate of the First Line, telling Xavier's students they hadn't abandoned anyone but rather died to save the world. When Havok (Alex Summers) asked Pixie why she'd kept this a secret, the former First Liner wistfully commented that revealing Earth had just barely survived an invasion and as a result its chief life of defense was gone would have caused immense panic. The X-Men, much to their regret, agreed with Pixie and the Inhumans that it was better for mankind to think the First Line were quitters than that they learned they were defenseless against another alien race trying to invade and enslave them.
(X-Men: The Hidden Years I#16 - BTS) - With a little help from the Inhumans, the X-Men fixed their damaged aircraft and headed home, with both Pixie and the royal family seeing them off.
(X-Men: The Hidden Years I#21 - BTS) - With Sub-Mariner and Magneto teaming up to invade New York City, the X-Men found themselves separated. Angel, Havok and Polaris were holed up in the Promise's headquarters, while Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Iceman and Beast were lost in the Mole Man's subterranean realm.
(X-Men: The Hidden Years I#21) - After telepathically conferring with Professor Xavier, Angel decided to head into the subterranean tunnels near the Promise's base in an attempt to find his teammates. As he made his way throughout the corridors, he was surprised by a petrifying cloud of pixie dust, courtesy of Pixie. The Eternal and her cousin Ikaris observed Angel's stone body, commenting that humans were not yet ready to fully understand the underground trails used by the Deviants. Using his telekinesis, Ikaris moved Angel's statue form outside of the Deviant tunnels, even as he and Pixie discussed the idea the recent appearance of mutants might somehow be linked to the coming of the Celestials' fourth host. Unwilling to stay around and offer the X-Man any plausible explanation, the two Eternals took off and headed for the Eternals' hidden cities.
(Civil War: Battle Damage Report) - Through unrevealed ways, Tony Stark became aware of Pixie's existence and considered her as a possible recruit for his Fifty State Initiative following the superhuman civil war.
(Eternals III#1-7 (fb) - BTS / Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z Vol. 9) - When fellow Eternal Sprite used the Dreaming Celestial's power to alter reality, all the Eternals, presumably including Pixie, were reborn in mortal form with no memory of their former life (see comments).
(Eternals IV#7 - BTS) - After several decades out among mankind, Pixie returned to her own people. She moved to Vorozheika, home of the Polar Eternals. There, she radically altered her appearance, changing the color of her hair from red to white while transmuting her skimpy costume into a smooth white and purple body armor (see comments).
(Eternals IV#7 - BTS) - In recent times, Pixie fell prey to the mind control of Vorozheikha's ruler Druig.
(Eternals IV#7) - Pixie and the other Eternals under Druig's control stood ready to defend him when the rogue Eternal Ikaris invaded Vorozheika, hungry for revenge. She joined her allies in a joint attack on Ikaris, only too have the far more formidable Eternal slam all of them aside as he took off. Pixie and the others followed Druig as he pursued Ikaris, eventually catching up with their enemy on a tiny island off the coast of San Francisco. Moments after Druig's forces landed, they realized they were on the mutant island nation of Utopia when Ikaris came out accompanied by his new allies, the X-Men.
(Eternals IV#8) - Pixie and her mind controlled fellow Eternals joined Druig in their fight against Ikaris and the X-Men until the skies darkened, announcing the arrival of the Celestials' deadliest enemies: the Horde.
(Eternals IV#9 - BTS) - Alerted by the arrival of the Horde, Thena, Zuras and all available Eternals realized they had to join the rest of their people in San Francisco. Druig was so focused on fighting the Horde threat, he inadvertently released Pixie and the others from his mental domination.
(Eternals IV#9) - Pixie stood side by side with Ikaris and Druig as both factions of warring Eternals joined forces, along with the X-Men, to combat the Horde. Ikaris led his brethren to the site of the Dreaming Celestial, planning to form a Uni-Mind which could take over the space god so they could use his power to destroy the Horde. Arriving near the Celestial, Druig suddenly demanded he should be elected Prime Eternal and lead everyone in forming the Uni-Mind. The arrival of Thena, Zuras, Makkari and a score of other Eternals tabled that discussion. Pixie, after the Eternals hadelected Ikaris as Prime Eternal, followed him into the Uni-Mind. Together, they took over the Dreaming Celestial who in turn destroyed the Horde threatening Earth.
(Eternals IV#9 - BTS) - The Uni-Mind controlled Celestial perished while destroying the Horde. It's not been revealed if Pixie returned to her own body, but it seems likely considering Ikaris and several other Eternals survived (and because they're...Eternals!--see comments)
Comments: Created by Roger Stern (writer), John Byrne (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks).
Pixie's "dust" is most likely a harmless effect she creates by altering ambient dust particles in an attempt to conceal her Eternal origins.
The one reason Pixie was able to remember Cassandra Locke was the fact she encountered her in Marvel: The Lost Generation I#12, well before Cassandra's father ordered the 22nd century scientists to activate a counter wave designed to make everyone she encountered forget about her. That still doesn't explain how the Clipper was able to recall Locke, considering he met her at the end of her journey when the wave should still have been active...but, as speculated in that entry, his use of Cassandra's time belt may have countered that counter wave.--Snood
Pixie's 1969 musings on the fact the Eternals were apparently never able to build a ship capable of space travel is a little odd if you consider that almost two millennia before Neil and Buzz walked on the Moon there was Zuras' brother Alars (Mentor) and his band of Eternals establishing themselves on Titan.
Though unconfirmed, there are a lot of signs pointing to
Pixie having turned Oxbow into her Gann Josin during the early 1960s.
Quoting from the site that mirrors the Encylopaedia Olympiana, the Gann Josin is a "bonding that occurs between Eternals and their lovers that is similar to the Uni-Mind process. It gives them an intimate connection, that includes telepathy."
The bonding process allowed some Eternals to avoid the "Mahd W'yry: When the Eternals have gone too long without forming a Uni-Mind, they believe that a madness, called the Mahd W'yry, can cause them to go insane." I personally took it that the term, which looks and sounds a lot like "mad weary" was a madness sometimes brought on by eternal life, or a weariness of the mind. Bonding to another, often a human (in the limited examples we have seen) helped to stabilize an Eternal's mind.
So was Pixie born in Olympia or is she one of the Polar Eternals like Ikaris? That's a little difficult to determine ever since Neil Gaiman's 2006 Eternals series claimed Olympia had been in the arctic all along. But considering she was intimately familiar with established Ikaris well before he witnessed the arrival of the Fourth Host as "Ike Harris," not to mention the fact Pixie was residing in the Polar Eternal home of Vorozeikha during Druig's takeover, all point to her being of that particular delineation.
Charles Knauf, co-writer of the 2008 Eternals series, was kind enough to confirm that despite her radically different look the (mostly mind-controlled) Pixie appearing in that series is actually the Stern and Byrne creation. As Knauf remembers it, all the Eternals they used were existing Marvel creations. Eternals artist Eric Nguyen was free to redesign some of them, just as long as it didn't interfere with their role in the story. To offer an in universe explanation: Pixie's altered appearance might also have been a result of Sprite tampering with the Dreaming Celestial and indirectly causing all the Eternals to forget who they really were during Neil Gaiman's 2006 Eternals limited series.
I'm no writer (of comics anyway), but Pixie's promise to Alexander Locke no one would forget his time traveling daughter, Cassandra, seems like an ideal starting point for a sequel to Marvel: The Lost Generation. Locke, Pixie and their ally Omega-20 could use similar tachyon belts to go back in time and visit all the (courtesy of the sliding timescale) history we've yet to cover. What did the First Line do when Iran/Contra went down? Is it true the team tried to regain their government clearances during the Carter administration? How come the Gipper didn't exonerate the Clipper? Is it true Effigy used Skrull technology to help Al Gore invent the Internet in the early 90s so a system was in place that could quickly alert and mobilize a world otherwise ill prepared for global invasion?
Pixie received a profile in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z I#9 (2008)
Can anyone confirm the
specific/relevant issues that show Sprite erasing the Eternals' memories and
sending them out to live a mortal existence?
Ikaris, at least, appeared in --if not before -- the recent All-New Invaders (check it out!) #3, so he survived the Dreaming Celestial's destruction while it was animated by the Uni-Mind. Sounds like solid evidence that Pixie and everyone else could have survived it, too.
The story in Lost Generation#9 was
noted to have occurred in 1980 in the OHotMU, though a date wasn't mentioned
in the original story. The dates become increasingly problematic as the
sliding timescale rolls on...I guess we need a sequel! C'mon...Stern and
Byrne...or any other lovers of continuity.
Despite what Nocturne said in
Marvel: The Lost Generation#8, a wooden stake through the heart is indeed
sufficient to slay most conventional vampires. Nocturne, obviously, was an
The Rumor profile in Thor: Asgard's
Avenger, erroneously notes the Venus who was involved with Rumor to have
been the siren. The Venus/Aphrodite/goddess profile in her Official Handbook
of the Marvel Universe entry confirms this to have been the goddess. The
Rumor entry is in error.
Additionally, it's not clear whether
Frank from the First Line is definitely the Frankenstein monster or not. The
First Line and Frankenstein Monster profiles in the OHotMU are contradictory
in this regard, with the former saying they are the same and the latter
saying it is "unknown."
As the head writer of the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe at that time, I can tell you, the official policy is: Frank of the First Line is apparently either a Frankenstein monster – meaning a creature created in the manner of Victor Frankenstein’s first creation – or just a being with a similar appearance and abilities who adopted the name Frank due to the notable similarities. However, it as yet remains unrevealed whether Frank is actually the original creation of Victor Frankenstein, aka “the Frankenstein monster.” Previous entries referencing Frank as “Frankenstein monster” were unclear in specifying/clarifying this point.
Profile by Norvo.
Pixie should not be confused with
In the future of Earth-700, the potential future from which Cassandra Locke traveled back in time, Pixie survived into the 22nd century, at least. Aware of the Skrulls' lies and past misdeeds, she sought out people who could be able to help her prove what she knew. Traveling to Tranquility City on Earth's Moon, she eventually found allies in Cassandra's father, Alexander, and Locke's lover, the cyborg Gene Omega-20. She informed them of the proof that was hidden inside the Lunar Lander, which Locke found hard to believe. Before she could stress her point further, she was arrested by the Tranquility City police department on falsified charges, including threats against the Skrull ambassador, as well as suspicion of sedition. Before she was hauled away, she once again urged Locke and Gene to "check under the porch" (meaning the area directly underneath the Lander). While Pixie was in prison pending her trial, Locke and Gene realized the Eternal was telling the truth when Skrull forces tried to kill them. After escaping the alien soldiers, Gene went out to the Lunar Lander to retrieve the evidence. Joined by Alexander Locke, he rushed to bring Cassandra Locke's records to the attention of the courts. They barged in just as Pixie was standing trial. Gene denounced the Skrull ambassador's peace mission as being based on revisionist lies. While Gene made his case, Pixie congratulated Alexander Locke on the success of her daughter's mission, promising him she'd make sure no one would forget the sacrifices his daughter had made.
-- Marvel: The Lost Generation I#7 (Marvel: The Lost Generation I#6, Marvel: The Lost Generation I#2 (BTS), Marvel: The Lost Generation I#1
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OHOTMU A-Z I#9 (2008)) (main image)
Marvel The Lost Generation I#3, p9, pan2 (in San Francisco, Spring 1961)
Marvel The Lost Generation I#7, p17, pan2 (prevented by Katyusha from entering a pipe)
Marvel The Lost Generation I#8, p22, pan1 (petrifies Nocturne)
Marvel The Lost Generation I#9, p10, pan5 (analysed by Carmody)
Marvel The Lost Generation I#10, p7, pan3 (attacked by Deviants)
Marvel The Lost Generation I#12, p10, pan2&3 (turns Skrulls to stone)
X-Men The Hidden Years I#21, p17, pan4 (and petrified Angel)
Eternals IV#8, p3, pan3 (mind controlled by Druig)
Eternals IV#9, p13, pan3&4 (mad at Druig)
Marvel The Lost Generation I#7, p13, pan4&5 (Pixie of Earth-700)
Marvel: The Lost Generation I#12 (March 2000) - Roger Stern (writer), John Byrne (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Marvel: The Lost Generation I#11 (April 2000) - Roger Stern (writer), John Byrne (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Marvel: The Lost Generation I#10 (May 2000) - Roger Stern (writer), John Byrne (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Marvel: The Lost Generation I#9 (June 2000) - Roger Stern (writer), John Byrne (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Marvel: The Lost Generation I#8 (July 2000) - Roger Stern (writer), John Byrne (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Marvel: The Lost Generation I#7 (August 2000) - Roger Stern (writer), John Byrne (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Marvel: The Lost Generation I#6 (September 2000) - Roger Stern (writer), John Byrne (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Marvel: The Lost Generation I#5 (October 2000) - Roger Stern (writer), John Byrne (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Marvel: The Lost Generation I#4 (November 2000) - Roger Stern (writer), John Byrne (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Marvel: The Lost Generation I#3 (December 2000) - Roger Stern (writer), John Byrne (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Marvel: The Lost Generation I#2 (January 2001) - Roger Stern (writer), John Byrne (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Marvel: The Lost Generation I#1 (February 2001) - Roger Stern (writer), John Byrne (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
X-Men: The Hidden Years I#16 (March 2001) - John Byrne (writer, pencils), Tom Palmer (inks), Jason Leibig (editor)
X-Men: The Hidden Years I#21 (July 2001) - John Byrne (writer, pencils), Tom Palmer (inks), Jason Leibig (editor)
Eternals IV#7 (March 2009) - Charles & Daniel Knauf (writers), Eric Nguyen (pencils & inks), Bill Rosemann (editor)
Eternals IV#8 (April 2009) - Charles & Daniel Knauf (writers), Eric Nguyen, Sara Pichelli (pencils & inks), Bill Rosemann (editor)
Eternals IV#9 (May 2009) - Charles & Daniel Knauf (writers), Eric Nguyen (pencils & inks), Bill Rosemann (editor)
First Posted: 03/24/2014
Last updated: 05/14/2014
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