Classification: Intergalactic spaceship

Creator: Inhumans

User/Possessors: Crystal (Crystalia Amaquelin), Flint (Jason), Gorgon (Gorgon Petragon), Marvel Boy (Noh-Varr), Maximus the Mad (Maximus Boltagon), Medusa (Medusalith Amquelin), Swain (Jovana)

First Appearance: Royals#1 (June, 2017)

Powers/Abilities/Functions: The Astarion is a massive ship capable of flying vast distances across the universe, presumably at warp speed. Once severely damaged, it was repaired by the Plex Intelligence, and later destroyed by the Progenitors.

(Royals#1) - Medusa assembled a team that included Marvel Boy, Flint, Gorgon, Crystal, Black Bolt (soon revealed to be a disguised Maximus the Mad), and Swain, and they boarded the Astarion and flew into space. Swain acted as the pilot for the ship.

(Royals#2) - The Inhumans piloted the Astarion through a Chitauri wave, and successfully escaped.

(Royals#3) - The Astarion continued going through space as the Inhumans dealt with the revelation of Maximus among them.

(Royals#4) - Near the ruins of Hala, Ronan the Accuser attacked, badly damaging the Astarion. The ship crash landed on the surface, losing one of the ship's wings.

(Royals#6) - The Plex Intelligence helped repair the Astarion, improving its capabilities, and the Inhumans soon headed into space again. They soon landed on Centuari IV, where they saw the Universal Inhumans.

(Royals#9) - The Inhumans piloted the Astarion to the World Farm, where a giant space god, a Progenitor, grabbed the ship in its giant fist.

(Royals#10) - As the Progenitor destroyed the Astarion, the Inhumans narrowly escaped alive, using a combination of their powers.

Comments: Created by Al Ewing and Jonboy Meyers.

It's called the Astarion - named for a hero of Inhuman legend who may or may not have been a distant ancestor of Gorgon, and the inspiration for the Minotaur. That story's one for, "if we have time." It's probably closer to the Millennium Falcon - it's big, big as a building, big enough to comfortably house seven, but it's not the Enterprise. There's most of everything you might need - a medbay, weapons systems, what-have-you – and there's a bridge that we'll probably end up spending some time on, but there isn't a support staff. I felt the mythical nature of the journey was best served by having everyone on the ship be a central part of the cast.

Profile by Chadman.

The Astarion has no known connections to:

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Royals#1, p20, pan1 (main)
Royals#6, p6, pan1 (2nd)

Royals#1 (June, 2017) - Al Ewing (writer), Jonboy Meyers (artist), Wil Moss (editor)
Royals#2 (June, 2017) - Al Ewing (writer), Jonboy Meyers, Thony Silas (artists), Wil Moss (editor)
Royals#3 (July, 2017) - Al Ewing (writer), Thony Silas, Will Robson (artists), Wil Moss (editor)
Royals#4 (August, 2017) - Al Ewing (writer), Thony Silas (artist), WIl Moss (editor)
Royals#6 (October, 2017) - Al Ewing (writer), Kevin Libranda (artist), Wil Moss (editor)
Royals#9-10 (December, 2017) - Al Ewing (writer), Javier Rodriguez (penciler), Alvaro Lopez (inker), Wil Moss (editor)

First Posted: 11/08/2020
Last updated: 11/08/2020

Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.

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