PRIESTS OF PAMA
(of Earth-17383's 26th century)

Membership: None identified

Purpose: To protect history from contradictions in time

Aliases: None

Affiliations: Infant Nathaniel Richards (Earth-6311), Wasp (Nadia)

Enemies: Kang, Scarlet Centurion (both divergent counterparts of Earth-6311's Nathaniel Richards)

Base of Operations: The Eternal Flame of Pama, Earth-17383

First Appearance: Avengers VI#3 (March, 2017)

History: (Avengers VI#3 (fb)) - When the infant Nathaniel Richards of Earth-6311 was plucked from his rightful place in the timestream by the Avengers' Vision, the infant essentially became a living time paradox and was placed in the care of the Priests of Pama. The infant's presence ultimately granted Earth-17383's Priests of Pama a range of minor temporal abilities. Over centuries of succeeding generations, the Priests of Pama began to require time itself for sustenance, prompting the Priests of Pama to surgically feed off meaningless seconds of time to survive.




(Avengers VI#3) - In Earth-17383's 26th century, the remaining Priests of Pama rescued Earth-616's present-day Wasp and the infant Nathaniel Richards of Earth-6311 from the timestream and the legions from various time periods attempting to destroy the infant. After hearing the origins of the Priests, Wasp questioned whether they had become, in effect, Kangs, but the Priests of Pama insisted that they protected the timestream rather than destroyed it. They then led Wasp to their Eternal Flame of Pama, which was fueled by time paradoxes, and suggested that Wasp turn over the infant Nathaniel Richards to them so that they could sacrifice the infant to the Eternal Flame and remove his paradoxical existence from the timestream. Wasp immediately declined, reminding the Priests that even if he was destined to become Kang, Nathaniel was still just a baby. When the Priests peacefully tried to explain how the infant Nathaniel had become a living paradox and the Flame would remove the threat of Kang, Wasp feigned misgivings and pretended to hand over the infant to the Priests, only to instead fly away from them. After hiding the infant, Wasp then flew through the Eternal Flame to aid her Avengers teammates, much to the shock of the Priests of Pama. Returning moments later by pulling the Avengers back through the Flame, Wasp revealed that she had pulled the Avengers through to correct the time paradox that the Avengers had become after the prime Kang had destroyed their infant selves. With the Avengers' paradoxes corrected by the Flame, Wasp then confirmed with the Priests that they fed on time paradoxes as the prime Kang and Scarlet Centurion erupted from the Flame, only to be attacked by the hungry Priests of Pama. Leaving Kang and Scarlet Centurion to Priests of Pama, the Avengers then returned the infant Kang to his proper time period on Earth-6311.

Comments: Created by Mark Waid and Mike del Mundo.

Profile by Proto-Man.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Earth-17383's Priests of Pama have no known connections to:


images: (without ads)
Avengers VI#3, p13, pan1 (Priests of Pama, main image)
Avengers VI#3, p16, pan1 (Priests of Pama, headshots)
Avengers VI#3, p8, pan4 (Priests of Pama, in the past)


Appearances:
Avengers VI#3 (March, 2017) - Mark Waid (writer), Mike del Mundo (art), Tom Brevoort (editor)


First Posted: 04/20/2018
Last updated: 04/23/2018

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