Real Name: Dara Ko Eke
Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial (Badoon) sub-species (Inhuman/Fifth Caste) mutate
Occupation: Super hero, warrior
Group Membership: Light Brigade (Creeping Death/Hooud, Metallic Titan/Prax Ord, Midnight Blade/Kal Blackbane, Stonethrower/Els Udonta, Sun/Voorr)
Affiliations: Echo (Maya Lopez), Eldrac, Fantastic Four (Human Torch/John Storm, Invisible Woman/Susan Richards, Mr. Fantastic/Reed Richards, Thing/Ben Grimm), Human Torch (John Storm), Inhumans (Black Bolt/Blackagar Boltagon, Crystal/Crystalia Amaquelin, Flint/Jason, Gorgon/Gorgon Petragon, Maximus/Maximus Boltagon, Medusa/Medusalith Amaquelin, Sway/Jovana), Marvel Boy (Noh-Varr), Universal Inhumans (Avoe, Aladi Ko Eke, Oola Udonta, Onomi Whitemane)
Enemies: Annihilation Wave, Annihilus, Kree, Saarl the Slaughterer, Snarks (Hyinar, others), Supreme Intelligence
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Geunee;
formerly Novahala on Centauri-IV;
formerly the Universal City
First Appearance: (BTS, name unrevealed) Fantastic Four I#577 (May, 2010); (seen, name unrevealed) Fantastic Four I#578 (June, 2010); (name revealed) Fantastic Four I#600/2 (January, 2012)
Powers/Abilities: After undergoing Amphogenesis, All-Knowing developed psionic abilities, allowing her to sense the emotions of others and manipulate them, to read thoughts, and to psionically read the futures of others. All-Knowing is also a trained warrior, skilled at hand-to-hand combat. She has been killed and resurrected multiple times during her adventures in the Negative Zone. All-Knowing can also pilot a weaponized starship.
Height: 5'10" (by approximation)
Eyes: Blue (sometimes appear as brown)
Hair: Red (sometimes appears as brown)
(Fantastic Four I#578 (fb) - BTS) - A member of the Moord, or Inhuman branch of the Badoon, the All-Knowing trained as a warrior, using her telepathic powers to bolster her own skills. In time, All-Knowing was selected to be part of the new Light Brigade, along with Creeping Death and the Sun (of the Dire Wraiths), Stonethrower and Metallic Titan (of the Centaurians), and Midnight Blade (of the Incentaurian). The Light Brigade served the Universal Inhumans in the Universal City, which had recently moved to the surface of Earth's Moon. The six recruits were assigned to take place in the Offering, or a series of impossible challenges to help them prove their worthiness, and it was believed they would all die in the process, as every other version of the Light Brigade had done in generations prior.
(Fantastic Four I#578) - Onomi Whitemane assembled the Light Brigade for the new Offering. Needing to be tested, the Light Brigade asked Eldrac to send them to a battle that they could not win. He sent them to the Negative Zone to fight Annihilus' Annihilation Wave.
(Fantastic Four I#600/2 (fb) - BTS) - The members of the Light Brigade were captured in the Negative Zone and subjected to torture, death, and resurrection multiple times. Annihilus made them regularly fight in the arena until they died, then he would resurrect them.
(Fantastic Four I#600/2 (fb) ) - The members of the Light Brigade saw the Human Torch imprisoned, killed, and resurrected in the Negative Zone as well, and they introduced themselves to him during a quiet moment.
(Fantastic Four I#600/2 (fb) - BTS) - Months passed as the arena battles, deaths, and resurrections continued. The Human Torch began making plans to overthrow Annihilus and escape.
(Fantastic Four I#600/2 (fb) ) - When a gate was opened to Earth and Annihilus assembled his Annihilation Wave to attack, the Human Torch and the Light Brigade freed themselves and the Human Torch went nova, killing many of the Annihiliation Wave as the Light Brigade protected themselves behind a force field. The Light Brigade attacked Annihilus directly as the Human Torch seized control of the Cosmic Control Rod, thus taking over Annihilus' forces. With Annihilus chained, the Human Torch ordered the gate to Earth opened.
(Fantastic Four I#600/1 - BTS) - The Human Torch stepped through to Earth, where he found a massive battle taking place between the Kree and the Universal Inhumans.
(Fantastic Four I#601) - The Light Brigade helped the Fantastic Four repel a Kree invasion.
(Fantastic Four I#604) - The Light Brigade stood ready for battle.
(FF I#17) - The Human Torch had the Light Brigade over for a party with alcohol and poker, and they partied with Spider-Man.
(FF I#20) - The Light Brigade and the Human Torch returned Annihilus to the Negative Zone without his Cosmic Control Rod. Later, the Light Brigade returned home in triumph, the first group to ever have done so. The team was shown in to Black Bolt, their new king.
(Royals#6 (fb) - BTS) - Unable to find welcome on their home planets, the four queens of the Universal Inhumans relocated their peoples to the city of Novahala, on the continent of Akuunos on Centauri-IV.
(Royals#7 (fb) - BTS) - The Light Brigade established the Circle of Testing Fire, both a temple and a training arena, where they could strengthen their bonds as teammates.
(Royals#6) - The four queens saw the arrival of a delegation of Earth's Inhumans (Medusa, Gorgon, Crystal, Flint, Swain, Maximus) and Marvel Boy, as the Light Brigade watched and welcomed them.
(Royals#7) - In the Circle, All-Knowing sensed Swain's emotional distress and flirted with her, but Swain confessed she had a love on Earth, so All-Knowing offered a listening ear instead. Soon, a group of Snarks, having stolen super powers from other Universal Inhumans and Gorgon, attacked the Inhumans and the Light Brigade, knocking them out and placing them in restraints.
(Royals#8 (fb) - BTS) - The Snarks, including Koyoti, stole the powers form the Light Brigade and kept them in stasis. Midnight Blade was killed.
(Royals#8) - The Light Brigade remained in stasis until Gorgon escaped and set them free, though Metallic Titan and Koyoti were killed in the subsequent conflict. Flint touched the Obelisk, boosting his powers, and then he crushed the Snarks with a large rock.
(Marvel Voices: Indigenous Voices#1/2 (fb) - BTS) - Abandoning the name All-Knowing, Dara Ko Eke settled on the planet Geunee with a group of Badoon women, where they formed a self-sufficient society. They were frequently attacked by Saarl the Slaughterer, who used his superior strength to force the women to fight each other in gladiatorial combat.
(Marvel Voices: Indigenous Voices#1/2) - Dara Ko Eke was shocked when Loki, for mysterious reasons, dropped Echo off on Geunee, and the Badoon initially attacked her, thinking she was an enemy. Befriending Echo, Dara invited her to sit around the fire and share stories with her people. Later, sensing Echo's homesickness, Dara used her powers to read Echo's future, but all she could see was fire. The next day, when Saarl demanded more combat, Echo attacked him and easily defeated him. Echo soon left for Earth, leaving Saarl to the Badoon women to face justice.
Comments: Created by Jonathan Hickman and Dale Eaglesham.
One of the wives of Black Bolt, and the leader of the Badoon Inhumans, is named Aladi Ko Eke. It is possible there is a relationship between Aladi and Dara. Also, hooray for queer aliens! Dara appears to be either gay or bisexual, based on her flirtations with Echo.
Profile by Chadman.
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Royals#7, p6, pan6 (All-Knowing)
Royals#7, p7, pan1 (face)
Marvel Voices: Indigenous Voices#1, p8, pan1 (discussing powers)
Fantastic Four I#578 (June, 2010) - Jonathan Hickman (writer), Dale Eaglesham (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Fantastic Four I#600/2 (January, 2012) - Jonathan Hickman (writer), Carmine Di Giandomenico (artist), John Denning (editor)
Fantastic Four I#601 (February, 2012) - Jonathan Hickman (writer), Steve Epting (penciler), Rick Magyar (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Fantastic Four I#604 (May, 2012) - Jonathan Hickman (writer), Steve Epting (penciler), Rick Magyar (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
FF I#17 (June, 2012) - Jonathan Hickman (writer), Nick Dragotta (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
FF I#20 (September, 2012) - Jonathan Hickman (writer), Nick Dragotta (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Royals#6-7 (October-November, 2017) - Al Ewing (writer), Kevin Libranda (artist), Wil Moss (editor) Marvel Voices: Indigenous Voices#1/2 (February, 2021) Rebecca Roanhorse (writer), Weshayat Alvitre (artist), Sarah Brunstad (editor)
First Posted: 12/28/2020
Last updated: 12/28/2020
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