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GUINEVERE

Real Name: Guinevere

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-93121) human (ca. Middle Ages)

Occupation: Queen

Group Membership: Knights of Justice

Affiliations: Breeze, Brick, Darren, Elaine, Gallop, King Arthur [Camelot], King Arthur (Arthur King), Lady of the Table, Lance, Lug, Merlin, Phil, Tone, Trunk, Wally, Zeke, Camelot and its inhabitants

Enemies: Axe, Bash, Blackwing, Lucan, Morgana, Slasher, Viper, Warriors of Vulcan's Forge, Watchdog

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Camelot

First Appearance: King Arthur and the Knights of Justice#1 (December, 1993)

Powers/Abilities: Guinevere displayed no powers beyond those of an average human. She was devoted to her love, King Arthur. She kept a tame pet leopard (name unrevealed) in her room (see comments).

Height: Unrevealed
Weight: Unrevealed
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Red

History:

(King Arthur and the Knights of Justice#2 (fb) - BTS) - Offended by the purity of love in Camelot between King Arthur and Queen Guinevere, Lady Morgana used magic to create an army of beings of animated rock, her Warriors of Vulcan's Forge, led by the loyal but brutal Warlord Viper and his warlord underlings, to overthrow the rulers and take over the kingdom for herself. Morgana dampened Merlin's magic and imprisoned King Arthur and his knights inside a hidden cave of glass, but claimed they were in exile; Guinevere believed only that they had gone missing.

(King Arthur and the Knights of Justice#1) - Warlord Viper commanded a strategic attack on Camelot that led to the successful kidnapping of Guinevere by Warlord Blackwing. Viper took her to Morgana's castle. However, Merlin, advised by the mystical Lady of the Table, instead called in an amateur American football team from the 20th Century as substitute knights to help carry on the fight against Morgana.

(King Arthur and the Knights of Justice#2 - BTS) - Viper swiftly brought Guinevere to Morgana's castle where she was chained up.

(King Arthur and the Knights of Justice#2) - Merlin revealed the history of Morgana's scheme to the sportsmen and mystically transformed them into the Knights of Justice. Their leader, Arthur King (who was also garbed in King Arthur's golden armor) and teammate Lance both admired Guinevere's beauty in a projection of Merlin's. The new knights set out to rescue her. Concerned and confused at the new arrivals' victories, Viper liaised mystically with Morgana while Guinevere sat nearby in chains and overheard their plans. She remained defiant. Meanwhile, Viper magically used her image to trap Lance and Trunk.

(King Arthur and the Knights of Justice#3) - One of Morgana's stone warriors took Guinevere to be chained alongside Lance and Trunk in Morgana's dungeons. But Arthur secretly followed on his mystical Dragon of Justice and freed the three captives. Seeing her king's armor, she threw her arms around her liberator and the substitute king did nothing to resist. Arthur fought his way outside and they escaped riding the Dragon of Justice. Back in Camelot, even though they were in out of armor, Guinevere still saw them as the original knights and king of Camelot, although she was aware of behavioral changes (which she ascribed to them fighting evil). While Arthur King brooded that Morgana had not been completely defeated, Merlin suggested that Guinevere could help distract him from despair.

Comments: Created by Diane Eskenazi & Avi Arad (animation); adapted by Mike Lackey (writer), Keith Wilson (pencils), and Evelyn Stein (inks).

Earth-93121 is the Marvel Comics adaptation of the "King Arthur and the Knights of Justice" cartoon (1992-1993) and which also featured a video game spin-off for Super NES (1995).

Guinevere may have had a calming influence over animals, given she had a pet leopard and Arthur's dragon warmed quickly to her.

The "purity of love" between Queen Guinevere and the actual King Arthur?? The real King Arthur goes missing and Guinevere falls for the next football jock who rolls into town! Well, maybe not that simple... it's evident that she thinks time-traveling footballer Arthur King is her King Arthur and is oblivious to the substitution, so I'm guessing that this is a case of omniversal Merlin up to his usual meddling hero-kidnapping tricks including quietly cloaking the football team to appear like the original Camelot knights.

Profile by Grendel Prime.

CLARIFICATIONS :
Queen Guinevere is the Earth-93121 counterpart to Earth-616's Queen Guinevere (Black Knight Comics#1), but otherwise has no known connections to:


Elaine

Elaine

Elaine is Guinevere's loyal friend and attendant. She doesn't do much else than stand nearby and witness events; she saw Warlord Blackwing kidnap Guinevere, then later watched the Lady of the Table speak to Merlin and stood by the wizard's side when the summoned sportsmen from the future arrived. She returned to Guinevere's side when the Queen returned to Camelot after escaping Morgana's clutches.

 

 

 

 

--King Arthur and the Knights of Justice#1 (2-3


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King Arthur and the Knights of Justice#2, p9, pan1 (main image)
King Arthur and the Knights of Justice#3, p22, pan2 (headshot)
King Arthur and the Knights of Justice#1, p22 (Elaine)


Appearances:
King Arthur and the Knights of Justice#1 (December, 1993) - Mike Lackey (writer), Keith Wilson (pencils), Evelyn Stein (inks), Tom DeFalco (editor)
King Arthur and the Knights of Justice#2 (January, 1994) - Mike Lackey (writer), Keith Wilson (pencils), Marie Severin (inks), Renee Witterstaetter (editor)
King Arthur and the Knights of Justice#3 (February, 1994) - Mike Lackey (writer), Keith Wilson (pencils), Marie Severin (inks), Renee Witterstaetter (editor)


Last updated: 07/24/17

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