Real Name: Rhonda Fleming
Identity/Class: Sub-species of humanity (Inhuman) mutate
formerly scientist/mutations expert
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: The Fist (Atropos/Aisa, Venture/Kweeg), Jasmine, Raul
Enemies: Lash, Spider-Man 2099 (Miguel O'Hara)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Unrevealed;
formerly New York City, New York, USA
First Appearance: (as Rhonda Fleming):
Spider-Man 2099 III#6 (April, 2016);
(as Glorianna): Spider-Man III#7 (May, 2016)
Powers/Abilities: Rhonda Fleming is a talented
scientist, specializing in mutations.
After undergoing Terrigenesis, Fleming emerged with a complex skill set and with golden skin and red eyes. Surrounded by a corona of fire (and with an internal temperature of over 150 degrees), Glorianna could manipulate flame, fly, move heavy objects with her mind and teleport herself or others long distances, and she showed super-strength and the ability to survive in vastly cold temperatures for long periods of time without food. When her powers were enhanced by machines, Glorianna could send others into the future. The full extent of Glorianna's powers is likely unrevealed.
History: (Spider-Man 2099 III#6 (fb) – BTS) – Five year old Rhonda Fleming was enamored of the Statue of Liberty when she first saw it. Years later, she worked as an intern in the World Trade Center and she saw the first tower collapse during a terrorist attack. She later became a mutations expert.
(Spider-Man 2099 III#7 (fb) – BTS) – Fleming met Jasmine, an employee of Parker Industries (P.I.), at karaoke night at a pub and they began dating.
(Spider-Man 2099 III#6) – When Medusa sent a sample of the Terrigen Mists to P.I., hoping the scientists there could discover a way to make it less harmful to mutants, P.I. contracted with Fleming to study the Terrigen but when Fleming was exposed to the mists, she was revealed to be an Inhuman as her cocoon formed around her. As Miguel O'Hara, Raul, Jasmine and others studied the cocoon, Lash, an evil Inhuman, showed up to try and recruit Fleming. Spider-Man 2099 and Lash fought over the cocoon and Lash teleported them over an active volcano in the Congo, where Fleming emerged from her cocoon as a fiery woman with wings.
(Spider-Man 2099 III#7) – Fleming proclaimed herself to be a god and she sent Lash away in a burst of energy before transporting herself and Spider-Man 2099 to the Statue of Liberty, where she announced her new name was Glorianna. Glorianna stated simply that she would help those who worshiped her then she disappeared. Glorianna reappeared in St. Patrick's Cathedral, where she tempted the Catholic god to strike her down. After she assaulted a Catholic priest for refusing to worship her, Glorianna was confronted by Spider-Man 2099 again. After the hero hit her with an explosive bomb, he recorded Glorianna's internal temperature at over 150 degrees. Unharmed, she fought back, crashing a bell to stop any of the parishioners from leaving. When Jasmine came in, she was accidentally impaled by a spear that Glorianna was throwing at Spider-Man and Glorianna departed in a panic while Spider-Man got Jasmine medical help. Glorianna buried herself deep in the snow of a mountain and stayed there.
(Spider-Man 2099 III#9) – Weeks later, Aisa and Qweeg of the Fist sought out Glorianna and invited her to join their cause. Glorianna immediately realized that there was more to Aisa than she said.
(Spider-Man 2099 III#10 (fb) – BTS) – Glorianna was returned to the Fist base in Denver and was given a costume. She struggled to make sense of reality, seeming disconnected with the others. Qweeg started using the name Venture.
(Spider-Man 2099 III#10) – As Aisa and Venture strapped Glorianna into a machine, seeking to power it, Spider-Man 2099 arrived but Glorianna easily teleported him away using the machine to send him through time.
Comments: Created by Peter David and Will Sliney.
Spider-Man 2099's battle with the Fist continued but Glorianna just kind of faded away. Maybe she returned to the mountain and buried herself in snow again or maybe she ended up in Attilan.
Profile by Chadman.
Glorianna should be distinguished from
Spider-Man 2099 III#6 (Glorianna, main)
Spider-Man 2099 III#6 (face)
Spider-Man 2099 III#10, p13, pan3 (with F.I.S.T.)
Last updated: 06/09/2020
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