RYNDA

Real Name: Rynda

Identity/Class: Sub-species of humanity (Inhuman) mutate

Occupation: Queen, scientist

Group Membership: House of Agon/Royal Family of the Inhumans

Affiliations: Inhumans (Crystal/Crystalia Amaquelin, Lockjaw, others)

Enemies: Kree

Known Relatives: Agon (husband), Blackagar Boltagon (Black Bolt, son), Maximus Boltagon (Maximus the Mad, son), Mander (brother), Magnar (father), Zeta (mother), Symak (father-in-law), Tanith (mother-in-law), Korath (brother-in-law), Milena (sister-in-law), Azur (sister-in-law), Gorgon Petragon (nephew), Karnak Mander-Azur (nephew), Triton (nephew), Medusalith Amaquelin Boltagon (Medusa, daughter-in-law), Ahura Boltagon (grandson)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Attilan

First Appearance: Thor I#148 (January, 1968)

Powers/Abilities: After undergoing Terrigenesis, Rynda discovered her ability to filter whatever entered her body, giving her a natural immunity to poison. In time, she realized she could filter the Terrigen Mists themselves and used her powers to deliver concentrated pure forms of the Terrigen to both of her unborn children while she was pregnant, giving them access to the Prima Materia, and this resulted in Black Bolt and Maximus being born with their abilities. The full extent of her powers was likely unrevealed.

Given that Agon was the king of the Inhumans for over 100 years, it appeared that Rynda had an extraordinarily long life.

She was also a skilled geneticist.

Height: 5'10" (by approximation)
Weight: 140 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Gray; formerly black

History: (Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe I#5 – Inhumans entry (fb) – BTS) – Rynda grew up in Attilan with her parents, Magnar and Zeta, and her brother Mander. Eventually, she married Agon, who became the king of the Inhumans, and both of them dedicated themselves to science, focusing on the Terrigen Mists and their potential. Mander went on to marry Azur while Agon's brother Korath married Milena. Finally, Azur's sister Ambur married Quelin.  

(Secret Invasion: Inhumans#3 (fb)) – After Rynda discovered she was pregnant the first time, she and Agon began experimenting with Terrigen on the fetus.

(Black Bolt I#12 (fb)) – After Agon and Rynda exposed the fetus to the Terrigen, they were impressed by the remarkable readings and they realized this could impact all future Terrigen exposures. When Blackagar was born after nine months of steadily increasing doses of Terrigen, he didn't cry at all, making Agon and Rynda worry, yet when he did cry, his voice was destructive and they realized isolation may be necessary. 

(Thor I#148/2 (fb)) – Rynda informed Agon that it was time for them to go see what influence their genetic manipulations had had on their son. They observed that the baby could manipulate electrons in the air, hover and fire force blasts, which Agon realized when he drew a stun blaster gun to make the baby feel threatened, causing Blackagar to shoot the blaster out of his hand. When the baby cried, they realized his voice was in a sonic range that they could not perceive with their ears but they soon realized the sonic scream was destroying the lab and the surrounding area. As Agon and Rynda got to safety, Blackagar was buried in the rubble and the Inhumans dug for hours to find him, learning Blackagar had saved himself by creating a force field. Agon held his child with wonder and awe.

(Inhumans: Once & Future Kings#5 (fb)) – When baby Blackagar cried, his screams destroyed the room around him. Rynda rushed to be with him, ignoring the warnings of the guards and she held Blackagar to comfort him. Later, Blackagar had to be placed in stasis to keep them all safe from his screams.  

(Black Bolt I#5 (fb) – BTS) – When Lockjaw was born, Agon and Rynda introduced the puppy to the baby Blackagar and he refused to leave the infant's side. Once Blackagar was old enough to understand, Agon and Rynda left him a message explaining that he had to stay in isolation while they studied his powers. Lockjaw remained Blackagar's sole companion.

(Royals I#3 (fb) – BTS) – When Rynda became pregnant a second time, Azur (wife of Rynda's brother Mander) complained, arguing that perhaps Rynda shouldn't be experimenting on her children.

(Royals I#3 (fb)) – As Rynda prepared to expose her second child to in-utero Terrigenesis, Agon suggested the name Maximus. Rynda wondered if the name might be a little grandiose but Agon argued that the child would need to compete with his all-powerful brother, though he hoped they could raise this one outside of stasis. Rynda told Agon of Azur's complaints and he wondered if he didn't experiment on his own children, whose would he experiment on. In the chamber, Rynda used her own power to filter the Terrigen mists, both to avoid her own secondary Terrigenesis and to purify the Terrigen, accessing the Prima Materia and focusing it in on the fetus' brain, which Agon hoped would result in genius intelligence. Both Agon and Rynda expected great things for their second child.

(Royals I#3 (fb) – BTS) – Agon and Rynda made sure their experiments resulted in Maximus and Blackagar's powers being attuned toward one another. As the children grew, they realized that Maximus had developed mental abilities and in time, they realized that Blackagar was able to resist Maximus' mind control except in times of injury, illness or self-doubt, and in turn, they discovered that Black Bolt's voice had the potential to expand and unlock Maximus' powers under the right circumstances.

(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Fantastic Four 2005 – Inhumans entry - BTS) – Agon and Rynda convinced their siblings and spouses in the Royal Family (Korath and Milena, Mander and Azur, and Quelin and Ambur) to also experiment on their own children, resulting in a generation of royal offspring with fantastic abilities including Blackagar and Maximus, Medusa and Crystal, and Gorgon, and Triton, though Karnak chose not to undergo Terrigenesis.    

(Black Bolt I#11 (fb)) – Watching Blackagar as a child in his stasis cell, Agon continually caused Blackagar to see nightmares so he could learn to control his scream. When Rynda showed sadness at the way they treated their son, Agon scolded her.

(Royals I#3 (fb)) – Agon and Rynda told Maximus when he was 16 about their discoveries, detailing how Blackagar and Maximus' powers worked but they asked Maximus not to tell his brother. They told Maximus that he was meant to be a scientist while Blackagar was meant to be a king.

(Avengers I#95 (fb) – BTS/Marvel Graphic Novel I#39) – Black Bolt, after seeing Maximus mentally manipulating Le-Roj's girlfriend, caught his brother meeting with the Kree. When the Kree took off, Black Bolt tried to stop them but it caused the ship to crash into a nearby tower, where Agon and Rynda were working.

(Royals I#3 (fb)) – As the Kree ship barreled down on them, Agon and Rynda looked on in fear.

(Avengers I#95 (fb) - BTS/Marvel Graphic Novels I#39) - Agon and Rynda were both killed. For years afterward, Black Bolt believed his actions caused Maximus to go mad.

(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe I#5 - Inhumans entry (fb) – BTS) – In total, Agon and Rynda's reign (as king and queen) lasted approximately 110 years.

(Guardians of the Galaxy I#27 (fb) - BTS) - At some point, the Inhumans named a city square in Rynda's honor and later, during the modern era, the Inhumans assembled in Rynda Square.

Comments: Created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott. 

Rynda is a character that shows up in flashbacks about Black Bolt and Maximus once every ten years or so, emphasizing the narrative that she and Agon experimented on their sons in utero, that Black Bolt was cruelly raised in isolation and that they were killed by the crashing Kree ship. There is a lot left to reveal about her path and life.

Profile by Chadman.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Rynda has no known connections to:


Le-Roj

(Avengers I#95 (fb)) – In Attilan, Maximus mentally forced a woman to slap Le-Roj across the face.





--Avengers I#95 (fb)


Magnar & Zeta

(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe I#5 – Inhumans entry (fb) – BTS) – Magnar and Zeta were the parents of two known children, Rynda and Mander. Rynda went on to marry Agon and they had the children Black Bolt and Maximus. Mander married Azur and they also had two sons, Karnak and Triton. Little was known of Magnar and Zeta otherwise.

--Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe I#5 (fb) - BTS


images: (without ads)
Royals I#3, p6, pan4 (Rynda, pregnant, main image)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Deluxe Edition I#6, p29, pan2 (Rynda, face)
Inhumans: Once and Future Kings#5, p1, pan2 (Rynda in pink)
Avengers I#95, p12, pan2 (Le-Roj)


Appearances:
Thor I#148 (January, 1968) – Stan Lee (writer/editor), Jack Kirby (penciler), Joe Sinnott (inker)
Avengers I#95 (January, 1972) – Roy Thomas (writer), Neal Adams (penciler), Tom Palmer (inker), Stan Lee (editor)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe I#5 (May, 1983) - Mark Gruenwald (head writer/editor/designer), Peter Sanderson, Mark Lerer, Roger Stern, Tom DeFalco (writers), Mike Zeck (Inhumans entry penciler), Josef Rubinstein (inker)
Marvel Graphic Novel I#39 (December, 1988) – Ann Nocenti (writer), Bret Blevins (penciler), Al Williamson (inker), Bob Harras (editor)
Guardians of the Galaxy I#27 (August, 1992) - Jim Valentino (writer/penciler), Steve Montano (inker), Craig Anderson (editor)
Inhumans II#1 (November, 1998) – Paul Jenkins (writer), Jae Lee (artist), Bob Harras (editor)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Fantastic Four 2005 (2005) - Jeff Christiansen (head writer/coordinator), Sean McQuaid, Anthony Flamini, Michael Hoskin, Bill Lentz, Ronald Byrd, Mark O'English, Stuart Vandal (writers), Jae Lee (Inhumans entry art), Jeff Youngquist (editor)
Secret Invasion: Inhumans#3 (December, 2008) – Joe Pokaski (writer), Tom Raney (penciler), Scott Hanna (inker), Bill Rosemann (editor)
Royals I#3 (July, 2017) – Al Ewing (writer), Thony Silas, Will Robson (artists), Wil Moss (editor)
Royals I#4 (August, 2017) – Al Ewing (writer), Thony Silas (artist), Wil Moss (editor)
Black Bolt I#5 (November, 2017) – Saladin Ahmed (writer), Frazer Irving, Christian Ward (artists), Wil Moss (editor)
Black Bolt I#6 (December, 2017) – Saladin Ahmed (writer), Christian Ward (artist), Wil Moss (editor)
Inhumans: Once & Future Kings#5 (February, 2018) – Christopher Priest (writer), Phil Noto (artist), Wil Moss (editor)
Black Bolt I#11 (May, 2018) – Saladin Ahmed (writer), Christian Ward (artist), Wil Moss (editor)


First Posted: 05/02/2020
Last updated: 05/02/2020

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