Real Name: Chaos (presumably-see comments)
Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-634962) cosmic entity
Occupation: Goddess of devastation
Group Membership: None
Enemies: Silver Surfer (Norrin Radd), Thanos
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: "Beloved," "Darling," "Majesty," "the Mistress of Strategy," "My Dear," "My Lady," "My Love" (pet names from Thanos)
Base of Operations: Thanos' space ship, mobile throughout reality-634962
First Appearance: Silver Surfer cartoon episode, "The Origin of the Silver Surfer, Part 2" (February 14, 1998)
Powers/Abilities: In her true form, Lady Chaos
was capable of immense cosmic destruction, sufficient enough to destroy
stars and planets. She could grow in size at will and was strong enough
to crush Thanos in her hand. While trapped in a stone form, Lady Chaos
was still capable of generating electrical energy when angered and
could possibly communicate telepathically (see comments).
Height: Variable (presumably)
Weight: Variable (presumably)
Eyes: Unrevealed (see comments)
Hair: Unrevealed (see comments)
History: (Silver Surfer unproduced
script, "The End of Eternity, Part 2" (fb) - BTS) - Known as the
goddess of destruction, Lady Chaos went on wild forays, crushing stars
with her immense cosmic power.
(Silver Surfer cartoon
episode, "Innervisions" (fb) - BTS) - During a tour of the universe,
the child Thanos, Mentor and their family passed by the location of
(Silver Surfer unproduced
script, "The End of Eternity, Part 2" (fb)) - As the young Thanos
witnessed two nebulas crashing together in pure destruction, which also
drew the attention of the wild-haired, maniacally laughing Lady Chaos.
(Silver Surfer cartoon episode, "The Origin of the Silver Surfer, Part 2" (fb) - BTS/Silver Surfer unproduced script, "The End of Eternity, Part 2" (fb)) - The mad Thanos fell in love with Lady Chaos, worshiping and doing everything in his power to please her.
(Silver Surfer unproduced
script, "The End of Eternity, Part 2" (fb)) - Lady Chaos rejected
Thanos, causing a massive fight between the two that crossed galaxies
and eventually destroyed the planet Saturnan as collateral damage.
(Silver Surfer cartoon
episode, "The End of Eternity" (fb) - BTS) - While still trying to
please Lady Chaos, Thanos was led into the far reaches of space and
abandoned by her, where he began studying a massive energy source
there, soon learning that it was an interdimensional nexus.
(Silver Surfer unproduced
script, "The End of Eternity, Part 2" (fb) - BTS) - At some point,
Thanos trapped Lady Chaos in the form of stone statue and began
traveling the cosmos alongside her.
(Silver Surfer cartoon
episode, "The Origin of the Silver Surfer, Part 2") - Trapped in her
immobile, stone form, Lady Chaos was by the side of the mad Thanos as a
planet housing reptilian aliens was destroyed. Thanos asked Lady Chaos
if it pleased her to witness such ruinous grandeur. Mad, Thanos
imagined Lady Chaos agreeing with him about Galactus being the
definition of destruction. Continuing to think himself conversing with
the immobile Lady Chaos, Thanos agreed that control was power and
announced that the entire universe would fall beneath their feet.
Following a meeting with his master Galactus, Silver Surfer's departure
was witnessed by Thanos, who announced to Lady Chaos that he could
crush Silver Surfer with but a gesture. He continued, announcing that
if anyone knew Galactus' secrets, it would be the Silver Surfer and
that he must find a way to entrap the Surfer. After wracking his brain,
Thanos announced to Lady Chaos that he had a plan and the perfect pawn
to put into play. Later, Thanos watched on a viewscreen as Silver
Surfer nearly fell in a volcano on Ego the Living Planet and spoke to
Lady Chaos, remarking on how intriguing the events were and wondering
if the Surfer had any other weaknesses to exploit. Commending Lady
Chaos on the plan, Thanos praised her skills in strategy before he had
his ship fly into a wormhole. Emerging from the wormhole near Ego,
Thanos assured Lady Chaos that success was a heartbeat away and that,
soon, a metaphorical chain to bind Galactus would be Lady Chaos' to
lock into place. When Thanos later failed to learn the secret of
controlling Galactus from the Silver Surfer's mind, Thanos bowed to the
immobile Lady Chaos, claiming he had failed her and was unworthy. As
electricity flickered around Thanos, he begged for a chance to right
the wrong he had seemingly committed against her, promising he would
give her the universe so that together, they could destroy it.
(Silver Surfer cartoon
episode, "Innervisions") -
After viewing a hologram of a peaceful planet he visited as a child,
Thanos returned to the bridge of his ship and remarked to the immobile
Lady Chaos how they were twin flames and thanked her for the joy
released by their love. As thanks, Thanos announced that he was going
to offer her the small gift of annihilation with the promise of more to
come. As the petrified Lady Chaos stared blankly, Thanos used his ship
to destroy a nearby planet's sun, with the resulting explosion
eradicating the planet. Unaware the Silver Surfer had witnessed Thanos'
trail of destruction towards the planet Harmony, Lady Chaos remained
immobile as Thanos answered Lady Chaos' unasked question of why Thanos
had chosen that particular solar system to destroy. Still thinking Lady
Chaos was speaking to him, Thanos explained that the particular system
was the same system visited by his family during his childhood as they
toured the universe. Recalling how Mentor had been welcomed during
their tour while Thanos himself was disdained, Thanos announced that,
together with Lady Chaos, their powers would educate them all. When the
Silver Surfer arrived to investigate the destruction, Thanos thanked
the immobile Lady Chaos for the gift of a chance to revenge himself
against Silver Surfer for his earlier failure. Lady Chaos then silently
watched as Thanos blasted Silver Surfer with his ship, prompting the
Surfer to enter a wormhole and emerge at the planet Harmony, hoping to
warn them of Thanos' impending attack. Following, Thanos later exited a
wormhole and as Lady Chaos silent watched, Thanos informed her that the
planet Harmony was the last stop on his family's tour of the universe
during his childhood. Recalling hurtful memories, Thanos continued to
monologue to Lady Chaos, exclaiming that it was on Harmony that his
father was given the suggestion that the child Thanos could benefit
from studying on the peaceful planet of Zenn-La. As they neared
Harmony, Thanos claimed that Lady Chaos asked for a closer look at
Harmony's civilization, the Whynnm. Always eager to please his supposed
beloved, Thanos zoomed in his viewscreen and learned of the Silver
Surfer's presence on Harmony. Hugging Lady Chaos, Thanos exclaimed that
he would not deprived of his revenge after all and, deeply moved by
such a gift, Thanos expressed hope that the day would soon come when
Lady Chaos abandoned her form of cold stone to show her true appearance
to Thanos. As Thanos and Lady Chaos approached Harmony in Thanos' ship,
Thanos remarked on his desire to eradicate the last part of his
childhood torment but Silver Surfer had awakened the Whynnm from their
illusory existence caused by the Zenn-Lavian Dream Weaver device.
Silver Surfer and the Whynnm Beta Ray Bill then used the Dream Weaver
to hit Thanos with a beam from the Dream Weaver, causing Thanos to see
Harmony destroyed and what he thought was Lady Chaos' true form.
Affected by the Dream Weaver, Thanos imagined Lady Chaos praising him
and announcing that nothing would ever separate them, prompting the
affected Thanos to warp his ship away from Harmony. After emerging from
the warp, Thanos witnessed the Dream Weaver's illusions fade and Lady
Chaos "return" to her stone form, much to his emotional agony.
(Silver Surfer cartoon
episode, "The End of Eternity") - As Lady Chaos stood in her frozen
stone form, the mad Thanos beseeched her to see what he had wrought.
When she remained silent, Thanos accused her of mocking him and when
she still remained silent, Thanos asked if she was ignoring him.
Revealing his new time-reversing weapon, Thanos proclaimed that no
woman could ignore a man who possessed the ultimate weapon. Upon
showing Lady Chaos his weapon's time-reversing effects on a plant,
Thanos realized his weapon was out of power and announced his plans to
return to the source of its power to prove himself a worthy opponent.
Shortly arriving at the power source, Thanos asked if Lady Chaos
remembered the location as the interdimensional nexus where she had
once betrayed him. Continuing to gloat at Lady Chaos, Thanos explained
that the interdimensional nexus had been interwoven with time itself,
allowing him to manipulate time itself by controlling the nexus. When
Lady Chaos again remained silent, Thanos asked why he received no
praise from her, demanding to know what he had to do to win her over.
He soon claimed to hear Lady Chaos telling him that he must abandon his
scattershot approach in favor of containing the entire nexus and use it
to destroy the entire universe. Later, Lady Chaos unmovingly watched as
Thanos contained the entire nexus then ventured into the center of the
nexus, where they would be protected from its effects, able to watch as
the universe destroys around it. Thanos announced to Lady Chaos that
the destruction of everything in existence would be the truest
expression of his love for her as the time-reversing nexus spread
outward as a field, destroying everything in its path.
(Silver Surfer unproduced script, "The End of Eternity, Part 2") - Thanos gloated about the universe's destruction to the immobile, stone Lady Chaos. He then beckoned for Lady Chaos to open her true eyes to gaze upon his ultimate gift that proved him worthy of her love. Bragging that not even Lady Chaos' vaunted power could have accomplished such an act as reducing the entire universe to its pre-Big Bang state, Thanos extended his hand to Lady Chaos to show her the orb containing the remnants of the universe, unaware that the Silver Surfer still lived within it, unaffected by the nexus' time-reversal. When Lady Chaos again remained silent and immovable, Thanos grew angry and demanded to know where his deserved thanks and rewards were, remarking that Lady Chaos could only be remaining so cold because she was jealous of his true power. Immediately apologizing, Thanos admitted that he did not intend to judge Lady Chaos so harshly but asked what was left for him to do to prove his worthiness of her love now that he had achieved his life's goal. Receiving only stone-cold silence from Lady Chaos, Thanos angrily shook the orb containing the pre-Big Bang universe and left the room, exclaiming that he did not need anyone, not even Lady Chaos, now that he had his own universe. Later, after venting his anger on plant replicas of his brother and father, Thanos confronted the Silver Surfer, whom he asked for appreciation after admitting that he had a mistake in expecting to share his success with Lady Chaos. When Silver Surfer refused to praise Thanos and a fierce fight ensued, Lady Chaos emerged from her stone prison, announcing her freedom. Appearing before Silver Surfer and Thanos, Lady Chaos stunned Thanos, who pleaded with her, only to be called vain and foolish. Growing to gigantic size, Lady Chaos then grabbed Thanos and crushed him within her fist, leaving only purple dust. Lady Chaos then announced that Silver Surfer's battle with Thanos had weakened Thanos enough for her to free herself from the stone prison he had placed her in and for Silver Surfer's role in her freedom, she offered the Surfer a place at her side at they created a universe devoted to destruction. Still growing, Lady Chaos was surprised when Silver Surfer refused her offer and hurled the orb containing the universe into Lady Chaos, her own chaotic nature recreating the Big Bang and restarting the universe, returning nearly everything to what it was.
(Silver Surfer unproduced
script, "Rebirth" - BTS) - Feeling as if Silver Surfer had turned Lady
Chaos against him and stole his earlier victory, Thanos ambushed the
Comments: Created by Larry Brody and AKOM Production Co. (see Appearances list for list of artists).
It was never clear whether the immobile, stone-formed
Lady Chaos was actually speaking to Thanos or if his love for
her/madness only made him imagine she was speaking to him. We never
actually heard her speak (except for in Thanos' imagination when
affected by the Dream Weaver) so IF she was truly speaking to him, it
would have to be telepathically.
Lady Chaos was only ever shown in an immovable stone
form in the actual aired episodes and it was never revealed what her
true form, including her true eye and hair color, were. She was seen in
an illusory form when Thanos was affected by the Zenn-Lavian Dream
Weaver but this form was what Thanos imagined her to look like and he
only saw what he wanted to see. In this form, she possessed glowing
purple eyes and flaming green "hair" but there was no way of knowing if
this was her actual true form or just Thanos' imagination.
Unfortunately for viewers, Lady Chaos' true form was to be shown in the
first episode of Season 2, which ended up never being produced due to
the show's cancellation.
While the Silver Surfer cartoon was canceled after Season 1, eight scripts for what was intended to be Season 2 were written and never produced. For the sake of completeness, I've included Lady Chaos' appearances in those scripts in this profile...
While the unproduced Silver Surfer scripts
refer to Lady Chaos as the "goddess of destruction," her status as a
cosmic being suggests she is the cosmic embodiment of destruction, in a
similar way that Eternity is the cosmic embodiment of the universe.
Based upon the description in Larry Brody's series bible Lady Chaos might also be considered a counterpart to 616's Lord Chaos.
--David A. Zuckerman
Profile by Proto-Man.
Earth-634962's Lady Chaos has no KNOWN connections to:
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Silver Surfer cartoon episode, "The End of Eternity" (Lady Chaos stone form, main image)
Silver Surfer cartoon episode, "Innervisions" (Lady Chaos stone form, headshot, & illusory form)
Silver Surfer cartoon episode, "The Origin of the Silver Surfer, Part 2" (February, 1998) - Larry Brody (writer), Roy Burdine, Shannon Denton (character design), Patricio R. Agnasin, Vadim Sokolov (layout design), John Dorman, Bill Dubay, Mike Hedrich, Scott Heming, Tec Menalac, Chuck Patton, Dave Simons, Mike Swanigan, Craig Wilson (storyboards), Kelly Akins, June M. Micu (painted backgrounds), Geoffrey Kater (ship designs/models), Susan Ishida, Emanuel Stone, Glen Miller, Bryan Hillestad, William Ward, Tim Wilson, Joe Clasen, Ryan "Spike" Dauner, Adam Chrystie, Brian Thomas, Kevin Carney (CGI artists, animators), AKOM Production Co. (animation studio), Jimmy A. Agnasin, John Fang, Frank Gomez, Kay Park (model inks/clean-up), Roy Allen Smith, Tom McLaughlin (producers, directors), Don L. McCoy (CGI technical director), Karen Peterson (animation director), Laurie A. Wetzler (track reader, editor)
Silver Surfer cartoon episode, "Innervisions" (April 4, 1998) - Larry Brody, Alan Swayze (writers), Ray Burdine, Shannon Denton (character design), Patricio R. Agnasin, Vadim Sokolov (layout design), John Dorman, Bill Dubay, Mike Hedrich, Scott Heming, Tec Menalac, Chuck Patton, Dave Simons, Mike Swanigan, Craig Wilson (storyboards), Kelly Akins, June M. Micu (painted backgrounds), Geoffrey Kater (ship design/models), Susan Ashida, Emanuel Stone, Glen Miller, Bryan Hillestad, William Ward, Tim Wilson, Joe Clasen, Ryan "Spike" Dauner, Adam Chrystie, Brian Thomas, Kevin Canrey (CGI artists, animators), AKOM Production Co. (animation studio), Jimmy A. Agnasin, John Fang, Frank Gomez, Kay Park (model ink/clean-up), Roy Allen Smith (producer, director), Don L. McCoy (CGI technical director), Karen Peterson (animation director), Laurie A. Wetzler (track reader, editor)
Silver Surfer cartoon episode, "The End of Eternity" (May 16, 1998) - Larry Brody (story, writer), Dallas Barnes (writer), Roy Burdine, Shannon Denton (character design), Patricio R. Agnasin, Vadim Sokolov (layout design), John Dorman, Bill Dubay, Mike Hedrich, Scott Heming, Tec Menalac, Chuck Patton, Dave Simons, Mike Swanigan, Craig Wilson (storyboards), Kelly Akins, June M. Micu (painted backgrounds), Geoffrey Kater (ship design/models), Susan Ishida, Emanuel Stone, Glen Miller, Bryan Hillestad, William Ward, Tim Wilson, Joe Clasen, Ryan "Spike" Dauner, Adam Chrystie, Brian Thomas, Kevin Carney (CGI artists/animators), AKOM Production Co. (animation studio), Jimmy A. Agnasin, John Fang, Frank Gomez, Kay Park (model inks/clean-up), Roy Allen Smith (producer, director), Don L. McCoy (CGI technical director), Karen Peterson (animation director), Laurie A. Wetzler (track reader, editor)
Silver Surfer unproduced script, "The End of Eternity, Part 2"
Silver Surfer unproduced script, "Rebirth"
First Posted: 09/21/2017
Last updated: 07/21/2019
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