Real Name: Apate
era to modern era)
Occupation: Goddess of deceit
Group Membership: Formerly Olympians (Greek gods) (Apollo/Phoebus
Parthenos, Dolos, Hermes/Hermes
Diaktoros, Hypnos, Neptune/Poseidon,
Affiliations: Dolos, Hypnos, Nyx, Oizys, the Pseudologoi
Enemies: The Avengers
(Hercules/Heracles, Scarlet Witch/Wanda Maximoff, Spectrum/Monica
Rambeau, Vision/"Victor Shade"), the Lord High Librarian of Omnipotence
City, the Olympians (Apollo/Phoebus Apollo, Artemis, Athena/Athena
Parthenos, Hermes/Hermes Diaktoros, Neptune/Poseidon, Zeus/Zeus
Known Relatives: Nyx (mother), Aether, Charon,
Dolos, Eosphoros, Epahos, Epiales, Epiphron, Eros, Geres, Horcos,
Hypnos, Lysimeles, Mache, Momus, Phaethon, Phainon, Phoros, Ponos,
Porphyrion, Pyroeis, Somnia, Stilbon, Thanatis
(alleged brother), Algea, Amphillogea, Androctasia, Ate, Atropos,
Clotho, Dysnomia, Eleos, Eos-Hemera, Eris, Euphrosyne, Hemera,
Hesperides, Hybris, Keres, Lakhesis, Lethe, Limos, Neicea, Nemesis,
Oizys, Philots, Pseudea, Sophrosyne, Styx, Thalassa, Usmine (sisters), Alecto,
(alleged sisters), Ophion (alleged grandfather), Eurynome (alleged
grandmother), Ouranous (alleged great-grandfather, deceased), Gaea
(alleged great-grandmother), Pak-Man
Aliases: Fraus (Roman name)
Base of Operations: Olympus
First Appearance: Avengers: No Road Home#2
Powers/Abilities: Apate possessed the typical
attributes of an Olympian goddess, including superhuman strength,
durability, immunity to Earthly diseases and a halted aging process. In
addition to these abilities, Apate could also generate intense feelings
of furious anger in others, an ability she focused through a series of
daggers she carried hidden within her half-cloak.
Her daggers were composed of an extremely durable
metal capable of piercing even the superhumanly durable skin of other
Olympian gods. Apate was also extremely skilled at wielding her
daggers, capable of retrieving them from her cloak in the blink of an
eye and hurling multiple daggers at once.
Height: 5'9" (by approximation)
Weight: 140 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Blue (glowing yellow or white depending on emotion)
History: (Avengers: No Road Home#4 (fb)) -
After feeling as if she was not wanted by the other Olympian gods,
night goddess Nyx dreamed of betrayal and subsequently birthed the
twins Apate and Dolos.
deceit, deception, guile and fraud, Apate became a companion of the
Pseudologoi, malevolent spirits of lies and falsehoods.
(Avengers: No Road Home#4 (fb)) - Over time, Apate
and her brother Dolos sided with Nyx in her hatred of the other
Olympians, Apate causing conflict by attacking other gods. Nyx soon
began to think Apate and Dolos were bred for war, having been born out
of betrayal. Eventually, Apate joined Nyx and a small group of Apate's
siblings in an all-out attack on the other Olympian gods. During the
battle, Apate was taken down by the hunt goddess Artemis and, after
Zeus removed a portion of Nyx's power via black shards of her own soul,
Apate was cast into chained exile along with her other rebellious
family members for as long as the sun shined. Apate and her family
remained in exile until a game between the Elders of the Universe
Grandmaster and Challenger removed the Earth from its orbit around the
sun, negating Zeus' banishment spell.
(Avengers: No Road Home#2 (fb)/Avengers: No Road Home#4 (fb)) - From their place at the extraterrestrial Far Shore, the Elders of the Universe Voyager and Challenger witnessed the return of the Greek night goddess Nyx and her children Apate, Hypnos, Dolos and Oizys to Olympus. Attacking the Olympians, Nyx ordered Apate and the others to slaughter the gods, with Apate proving too fast for Artemis, whom Apate slayed. After killing all of the Olympian gods, Nyx claimed Zeus' throne and Apate and her siblings happily watched as Nyx called forth darkness to cover the universe.
(Avengers: No Road Home#3) - After a group of Avengers were sent to Omnipotence City in search of a black shard of Nyx's soul, finding it around the Lord High Librarian's neck, Apate and Dolos were transported to Omnipotence City and Apate announced that they would handle things from that point. Recognizing Apate and Dolos, Hercules ordered the other Avengers to protect the Lord High Librarian, feeling as if Apate and Dolos planned to separate them. Dolos soon managed to cloud the Avengers' judgment with his sand-like fog, leaving an opening for Apate to hurl a slew of daggers. While most of the Avengers dodged the daggers, Apate managed to hit Hercules with two daggers in the back, allowing her to cloud Hercules' mind with lies and anger. His mind overtaken with anger due to Apate's dagger, Hercules proclaimed that the Avengers were to blame for his fellow Olympians' deaths and announced his plans to kill his teammates.
(Avengers: No Road Home#4) -
insistence that Apate and Dolos were clouding Hercules' mind, Hercules
viciously attacked his fellow Avengers and Apate managed to get the
jump on the Lord High Librarian, putting a dagger to his throat and
warning him to be silent. As the Avengers stumbled over themselves,
affected by Dolos' sand, Apate replied to Dolos' remark of the Avengers
not being much of a challenge by asking Dolos what he expected of
humans. She then asked Dolos to hold the Lord High Librarian as she
planned to carve him. Unfortunately, Apate and Dolos had not planned on
the then-blinded Scarlet Witch being able to see Nyx's power within
them and they were knocked aside by a hex bolt from Scarlet Witch.
While Apate and Dolos were subdued by the Scarlet Witch, Spectrum
managed to restore Hercules' sanity with a specific strobe light
frequency. Nyx soon arrived, having sensed the shard of her soul using
Scarlet Witch's eyes, and a newly-freed Apate held the Lord High
Librarian as Nyx retrieved the black shard from the Librarian's neck.
(Avengers: No Road Home#5) - While Nyx focused on her
shard, the blind Scarlet Witch used Spectrum to trace magic sigils and
attack Nyx, much to the surprise of Apate, Dolos and Nyx herself.
Scarlet Witch then kept Nyx distracted while Spectrum flew to take on
Apate, who hurled her daggers at Spectrum, only to watch them go
through Spectrum's incorporeal form. The two then continued fighting
until Nyx became aware of her son Hypnos' death at the hands of the
Avengers ally Hulk and Hercules took advantage of the distraction of
Nyx's mourning outcry to defeat Apate by slinging her over his shoulder
using Apate's half-cloak.
(Avengers: No Road Home#7 (fb)) - Spectrum used her
light-manipulating powers to holographically make Apate and Dolos
appear to Nyx as the Avengers Hercules and Vision while making the true
Hercules and Vision appear as Apate and Dolos.
(Avengers: No Road Home#5/Avengers: No Road Home#6
(fb)) - In anger over Hypnos' death, Nyx lashed out at the Avengers,
obliterating "Hercules" and "Vision," unaware of Spectrum's ruse.
(Avengers: No Road Home#6 - BTS) - Nyx arrived,
alongside "Apate" and "Dolos," in the Hyborian past of Earth, having
tracked one of her black shards there using Scarlet Witch's eyes.
(Avengers: No Road Home#7 -
BTS) - As Nyx gloated about what to do with Scarlet Witch and her new
ally Conan, Spectrum (who had followed Nyx to the Hyborian era
disguised as light) revealed her ruse to Nyx, who became distraught
over having been tricked into destroying her own children and savagely
attacked the Avengers.
Comments: Adapted into Marvel Comics by Al Ewing, Jim Zub, Mark Waid, Paco Medina and Juan Vlasco (and Joshua James Shaw-see comments).
While Al Ewing, Jim Zub, Mark Waid, Paco Medina and Juan Vlasco adapted Apate into Marvel Comics, Joshua James Shaw is credited for her design.
Despite being destroyed in her last appearance, it
seems likely that Apate could someday be resurrected, much like most
gods and goddesses are capable of being resurrected by other gods if so
Profile by Proto-Man.
Apate has no known connections to:
images: (without ads)
Avengers: No Road Home#3, p18, pan2 (Apate teleporting into Omnipotence City, main image)
Avengers: No Road Home#4, p7, pan5 (Apate headshot)
Avengers: No Road Home#4, p7, pan2 (Apate as an infant)
Avengers: No Road Home#4, p12, pan1 (younger Apate battling Olympians)
Avengers: No Road Home#7, p4, pan4 (death)
Avengers: No Road Home#2 (April, 2019) - Al Ewing, Jim Zub, Mark Waid (writers), Paco Medina (pencils), Juan Vlasco (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers: No Road Home#3 (April, 2019) - Al Ewing, Jim Zub, Mark Waid (writers), Paco Medina (pencils), Juan Vlasco (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers: No Road Home#4 (May, 2019) - Jim Zub, Mark Waid, Al Ewing (writers), Sean Izaakse (art), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers: No Road Home#5 (May, 2019) - Jim Zub, Mark Waid, Al Ewing (writers), Sean Izaakse (art), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers: No Road Home#6 (May, 2019) - Jim Zub, Mark Waid, Al Ewing (writers), Sean Izaakse (art), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers: No Road Home#7 (May, 2019) - Jim Zub, Mark Waid, Al Ewing (writers), Paco Medina (art), Tom Brevoort (editor)
First Posted: 06/01/2019
Last updated: 06/01/2019
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