Real Name: Avoe
Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial (Dire Wraith) sub-species (Inhuman/Direst Wraith) mutate
Occupation: Goddess of the Direst Wraiths
Group Membership: Universal Inhumans
Affiliations: Arris, Eldrac, Fantastic Four (Human Torch/John Storm, Invisible Woman/Susan Storm, Mr. Fantastic/Reed Richards, Spider-Man/Peter Parker, Thing/Ben Grimm), Aladi Ko Eke, Inhumans (Crystal/Crystalia Amaquelin, Flint/Jason, Gorgon/Gorgon Petragon, Lockjaw, Maximus/Maximus Boltagon, Medusa/Medusalith Amaquelin, Swain/Jovana), Light Brigade (All-Knowing/Dara Ko Eke, Creeping Death/Hooud, Metallic Titan/Prax Ord, Midnight Blade/Kal Blackbane, Stonethrower/Els Udonta, Sun/Voorr), Marvel Boy (Noh-Varr), Moonlight Eye (Syyr Greyrun), Nathaniel Richards, Oola Udonta, Wayfinder (Dal Damoc), Onomi Whitemane
Enemies: Corvus Glaive, High Evolutionary (Herbert Wyndham), Kree, Outriders, Snarks (Koyoti, Lord Dyngo, Prince Hyinar), Professor R (Reed Richards), Progenitors, Thanos, Vox
Known Relatives: Black Bolt (Blackagar Boltagon, husband)
Base of Operations: Novahala, Centauri IV;
formerly Universal City, Attilan
First Appearance: Fantastic Four I#577 (May, 2010)
Powers/Abilities: After undergoing Exogenesis, Avoe developed a "nightmare touch", which likely inspires bad memories or fears into those it influences, though the details around the power remains unrevealed. Avoe's powers manifest as a black circle over her hands when they are used. Avoe has access to the powers of the Direst Wraiths she rules, as well as the weaponry and capabilities of the other Universal Inhuman races. Aboard the Universal City, Avoe is able to travel across space.
(Fantastic Four I#577 (fb) - BTS) - Avoe rose to power as the Goddess of the Direst Wraiths, the Inhuman segment of the Dire Wraith population. Her subjects numbered as 44,500 (31,250 males, 13,250 females).
(Royals#8 (fb) - BTS) - After undergoing Exogenesis, Avoe developed a "nightmare touch".
(Fantastic Four I#577 (fb) - BTS) - The group od Direst Wraiths was rejected by the wider Dire Wraith society, so they joined together with other races of alien Inhumans, including those of the Kymellian, Centauri and Badoon, and they formed the Universal Inhumans. The four royal families governed their thousands of followers aboard the Universal City, a flying city. The four queens, including Oola Udonta, Onomi Whitemane, and Aladi Ko Eke knew of an old prophecy that all of them had a genetic marker within them that represented a divine duty they had to pledge themselves to the long-foretold Midnight King, Black Bolt of Earth.
(FF I#6 (fb) - BTS) - When Black Bolt was seemingly killed on Earth, the four queens sensed it and cried out in pain, worrying that all was lost.
(Fantastic Four I#577) - The Universal City landed on Earth's Moon, where they were greeted by Wayfinder, who had been left there by Earth's Inhumans to greet them. The Fantastic Four soon visited and met the four queens. Wayfinder predicted they would all soon form a new society on Earth.
(FF I#3) - Professor R, an alternate Reed Richards, approached the Universal Inhumans, making an offer to aid them if they allowed he and his allies access to certain areas of the Blue Area of the Moon. The four Queens sat listening as Arris, a Centauri telepath, realized the man was lying. One of the Direst Wraiths killed Professor R, absorbing his memories and realizing that he and his allies posed a terrible danger. The Universal Inhumans readied themselves for war.
(FF I#7 (fb) - BTS) - The Universal Inhumans captured a rogue Kree, who told them about Black Bolt's return, and they realized the Kree threatened them and their plans.
(FF I#7) - After the queens contemplated the threat of the Kree, Black Bolt returned through a portal and Wayfinder showed him in. The queens acknowledged Black Bolt's superiority, promising him marriage and sons as was possible.
(FF I#8) - At Black Bolt's orders, the Universal Inhumans took the Universal City, along with the city of Avalon, and declared war on the Forever City of the High Evolutionary.
(FF I#9) - Medusa and Lockjaw brought Mr. Fantastic, Spider-Man, and Nathaniel Richards to Attilan, where Black Bolt, flanked by his other four wives, told the heroes to not interfere with the plans of the Inhumans.
(Fantastic Four I#600/1) - The forces of the Universal Inhumans in Attilan were attacked by a vast armada of Kree ships and soldiers. The Inhumans were overwhelmed by the Kree and Medusa recommended they flee, but Black Bolt ordered them to hold their ground.
(FF I#20) - The Light Brigade returned home from a mission to the Negative Zone, triumphant over Annihilus, and the queens of the Universal Inhumans greeted them.
(FF II#1) - The four queens stood by as Medusa greeted Crystal and the Invisible Woman.
(New Avengers III#7) - The four queens and Medusa wondered where Black Bolt was, as they heard about threats pending from space.
(Infinity#1 (fb) - BTS) - Rifts in the house of Black Bolt began to show as he and Medusa began fighting and sleeping in different rooms. It was reported that, of his four alien wives, he loved one, hated one, and was indifferent to the others.
(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#8 (fb) - BTS) - A mysterious Skyspear landed on Centauri-IV in the Great Desert, concerning the queens, and they kept it a secret from their people. They called it the Obelisk.
(Royals I#8 (fb) ) - Moonlight Eye of the White Room, who had the power of "sight beyond sight" examined the Obelisk and it took possession of him and his gifts and forced him to repel all who approached. It eventually consumed Moonlight Eye, leaving him dead.
(Royals#8 (fb) - BTS) - The Universal Inhumans began translating runes that randomly appeared on the Obelisk, discovering a Wraith-Mark that meant "look to find" and a word in Old Kymellian that meant "seed" or "fruit".
(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. When Medusa admitted she had banished Black Bolt to a forbidden prison and was now dying, the queens were shocked, and Medusa convinced them that Maximus was her prisoner and could only die when she did. The Inhumans showed the queens evidence of the Skyspears, and shared their theories that the spears were sent by the Progenitors, or the space-gods that created the Kree.
(Royals#7) - The Inhuman queens, who still felt disdain toward Medusa for imprisoning Black Bolt, took Medusa, the captive Maximus, and Marvel Boy to the Obelisk and told of their research. When Medusa told them that the Skyspear they had researched on Earth had shown them a sigil meaning genocide, they agreed to let Maximus examine it, but he took hold of Oola Udonta's mind, forcing her to use her telekinesis to throw Marvel Boy into the Obelisk.
(Royals#8) - Hyinar, Koyoti, and Dyngo, of the Snarks, attacked the queens at the Obelisk. Maximus took mental control of the queens, taking over their own powers: Avoe's "nightmare touch", Oola's telekinesis, Onomi Whitemane's "breath of absolute frost", and Dara Ko Eke's energy claws and head spikes. Hyinar used Swain's skills to block Maximus' powers, then seized control of them himself using All-Knowing's power. The Light Brigade remained in stasis until Gorgon escaped and set them free. Gorgon and the other captives escaped and Koyoti used Sun's powers to kill Metallic Titan before Medusa killed Koyoti with an energy gun. Flint touched the Obelisk, boosting his powers, and then he crushed the Snarks with a large rock.
(Death of Inhumans#1 (fb) - BTS) - The Kree, led by Vox, declared war on all Inhuman races, including with a deadly attack on New Arctilan. The Universal Inhumans made plans for a summit on a remote planet where they would meet Black Bolt to vote on whether to declare war on the Kree Empire or surrender. Believing the forces of the Kree were too vast, the four queens were voting to surrender before Black Bolt arrived, but Vox saw this as a weakness, so he killed all four queens and their envoys.
(Death of Inhumans#1) - Black Bolt and his allies discovered the mutilated corpses of the four queens. Shortly after, one Universal Inhuman who had been left alive detonated from a Vox-made bomb in her chest, and the bodies of the queens were seemingly destroyed.
Comments: Created by Jonathan Hickman and Dale Eaglesham.
The dynamic between Black Bolt and his queens has remained a bit undefined, though they all offered to bear him sons once. None are seen to spend any direct time with him, and they always appear as a group. Any animosity between the queens, particulary Medusa, also remains largely unexplored.
Much of Avoe's character, history, and powers remain unrevealed as well.
Profile by Chadman.
Avoe has no known connections to:
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Fantastic Four I#577, p20, pan2 (main)
Royals#6, p11, pan5 (face)
Royals#8, p12, pan1 (using powers)
Fantastic Four I#577 (May 2010) - Jonathan Hickman (writer), Dale Eaglesham (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
FF I#3 (July, 2011) - Jonathan Hickman (writer), Steve Epting (penciler), Rick Magyar, Butch Guice (inkers), Tom Brevoort (editor)
FF I#6-7 (September, 2011) - Jonathan Hickman (writer), Greg Tocchini (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
FF I#8 (October, 2011) - Jonathan Hickman (writer), Steve Epting (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
FF I#9 (November, 2011) - Jonathan Hickman (writer), Steve Epting (penciler), Rick Magyar (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Fantastic Four I#600/1 (January, 2012) - Jonathan Hickman (writer), Steve Epting (penciler), Rick Magyar (inker), John Denning (editor)
FF I#20 (July, September, 2012) - Jonathan Hickman (writer), Nick Dragotta (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
FF II#1 (January, 2013) - Matt Fraction (writer), Mike Allred (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
New Avengers III#7 (August, 2013) - Jonathan Hickman (writer), Mike Deodato (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Infinity#1 (October, 2013) - Jonathan Hickman (writer), Jim Cheung (penciler), Mark Morales, John Livesay, David Meikis (inkers), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Royals#6-7 (October-November, 2017) - Al Ewing (writer), Kevin Libranda (artist), Wil Moss (editor)
Royals#8 (November, 2017) - Al Ewing (writer), Kevin Libranda, Javier Rodriguez (pencilers), Alvaro Lopez (inker), Wil Moss (editor)
Death of Inhumans#1 (September, 2018) - Donny Cates (writer), Ariel Olivetti (artist), Wil Moss (editor)
First Posted: 01/18/2021
Last updated: 01/18/2021
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