Real Name: Yalda
Identity/Class: Apparent synthezoid, presumably magically-enhanced to some degree via Orb of Necromancy;
citizen of Pakistan
Occupation: At least formerly a warrior
Group Membership: Adaptoids (Ideal, Origin, Swine, Urn), Descendants/High-Breeds (Parvez)
Affiliations: Black Ant (Life Model Decoy of Ant-Man/Eric O'Grady), Brother (James Braddock, Sr.), Emperor Doombot and other Doombots, Father, Max Fury, a
Jocasta, Machine Man replicas, Miss America Deathlok, Mother, Nanny, Reavers (Lady
Deathstrike, Skullbuster; possibly Bonebreaker and Angelo Macon),
Sentinels (Master Mold?) and a Stark Sentinel, Super-Adaptoid, various Life Model Decoys; Weapon Infinity/Deathloks of Reality-11045 (notably Miss America and Wasplok);
formerly Human Torch (Jim Hammond), (Secret) Avengers (Ant-Man/Eric O'Grady, Beast/Hank McCoy, Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff, Captain Britain/Brian Braddock, Hawkeye/Clint Barton, Valkyrie/Brunnhilde)
Avengers (Ant-Man/Eric O'Grady, Beast/Hank McCoy, Black Widow/Natasha
Romanoff, Captain Britain/Brian Braddock, Giant-Man/Hank Pym,
Hawkeye/Clint Barton, Venom/Eugene "Flash" Thompson, Valkyrie/Brunnhilde), Daredevil (Matt Murdock), Human Torch (Jim Hammond), Humanity, Machine Man replicas, the United Nations
formerly Adaptoids (Ideal, Origin, Swine, Urn), Father
Known Relatives: Parvez (son)
Base of Operations: Unrevealed;
formerly the Core, a subterranean realm apparently on Earth-616;
formerly the Dera Ghazi Khan district of Pakistan;
presumably formerly the World (the Weapon Plus program's development facility)
First Appearance: (Yalda) Secret Avengers#22 (April, 2012);
(Sister Augmentoid) Secret Avengers#34 (January, 2013)
Powers/Abilities: Sister Augmentoid can absorb
various forms of energy and then release the energy in a
focally-directed, destructive fashion.
She can absorb the forces of
massive explosions, and her ability to do so has increased over time
and folllowing her full conversion into an Adaptoid.
Height: Unrevealed (perhaps 5'4")
Weight: Unrevealed (perhaps 115 lbs.)
Eyes: Unrevealed (presumably brown)
(Secret Avengers#25 (fb) / (Secret Avengers#34 (fb)) <During the Cold War> - Within the World (the Weapon Plus program's development facility), via Weapon Plus UK's Operation: Descendant created a number of synthetic beings (patterned after the Human Torch/Jim Hammond), bringing them to life via the Otherworldly relic known as the Orb of Necromancy: They created 20 Descendants, the High-Breeds (apparently including Yalda), living, breathing Homo synthezoideus, which they saw as the final stage of life on Earth. Father wanted to construct thousands more.
(Secret Avengers#25 (fb) - BTS) - Refusing to risk creating a new species to compete with humanity, Brother (James Braddock, Sr.) disappeared, taking the Orb of Necromancy with him.
While Brother and Father argued, Mother, having concluded that the new species deserved the same opportunities as all life including natural selection, released the High-Breeds into the world.
(Secret Avengers#25 (fb) - BTS) - The High-Breeds existed among humanity, seemingly normal people, unaware of their true natures, reproducing for decades; their powers only manifested in situation of mortal danger.(Secret Avengers#22) - Yalda was shopping in an outdoor marketplace with her son, Parvez, in the Dera Ghazi Khan district of Pakistan when terrorists set off a bomb. Instinctively using the powers she never knew she had, Yalda absorbed the entire force of the explosion. When police began to question her, she lost control and released the explosive force at them, killing them. Neither Yalda or Parvez understood what was happening, but the remaining terrorist -- noting this to have been God's will -- then knocked out Yalda by striking her in the head with the butt of his rifle.
(Secret Avengers#23) - Unaware Ant-Man had stowed away with them, the Adaptoids announced their return to the Core with the High-Breeds.
Deathstrike questioned if the woman they brought was the one they
sought, the Swine sarcastically informed her that they had instead
grabbed a random Pakistani peasant.
Her claws in Yalda's face, Lady Deathstrike commented about how it was so much trouble for one
so frail, but Father told her to mind her arrogance. He then introduced
himself to Yalda, telling her she now home, in the Core, the heart from
which they would change all of Earth.
- Within Parish Tower, Father subsequently encouraged Yalda to eat,
assuring her that no one was going to hurt her or her son, and that
they all cared because of who Yalda and Parvez were and what they meant to
the universe: They were the marriage of nature and science, they were
what would come next: Homo synthezoidus (aka Descendants, as his ex-wife had affectionately named them), and more
specifically a High-Breed.
He continued that it was "the natural instinctual goal of all life to evolve to a point where it can create technological awareness of a higher means and to merge with it; through this stage of evolution a species amalgamates with one mind, finally at peace, finally able to join the communal universal consciousness...meta-intelligence, all linked, an omnipresent cosmic intellect...everything you call human, everything you call 'me' will live immortally in a million different nano-computers. Once you join, of your own accord, I will teach you all you're capable of. Show you how to use your Descendant gifts when you like, not solely in defense. Then you will help me give our gift to the entire world. To help protect our race from unenlightened humanity (he noted what humanity had done to mutants)...your son, young Parvez, is the next stage...under my care he will become godlike...."
Finally, however, Yalda interrupted, telling him to stop his blasphemy, noting
that Father was not a god, and that Parvez would
not become this devil-ish thing that what Father wanted; she continued that Parvez was a humble servant of the one true God.
Appreciating that Yalda was too far indoctrinated by human thinking, that she could not be salvaged, and that she would stand between the boy and his potential, Father instructed the Adaptoids to kill her. Ant-Man then reacted to save her, but eventually he was defeated by the Adaptoids. Father subsequently fired an energy blast at Yalda; this was apparently too much for her to absorb, apparently killing her.
When Ant-Man grabbed Parvez and fled out the window, Father -- noting that he needed
Parvez alive -- instructed his Adaptoids to kill the Avenger.
Avengers#23 - BTS)
- With Hank Pym having tracked down the site at which Ant-Man disappeared,
the Secret Avengers (Beast, Black Widow, Captain Britain, Hawkeye,
Valkyrie) and the Human Torch traveled there and were teleported to the
Core. Hawkeye and Beast were confronted by resident Descendants and
then by Wasplok and a Miss America Deathlok.
Unable to get Beast's attention, Ant-Man sent Parvez to run away and
was apparently beaten to death by the Adaptoids.
Avengers#33 (fb) - BTS)
- Father revived O'Grady in the form of some type of Descendant
(presumably a Life Model Decoy (LMD)).
(Secret Avengers#24 - BTS) - Urn and Swine struggled against Valkyrie and the Black Widow to recover Parvez, while Deathloks Wasplok and Miss America defeated and captured Beast and Hawkeye.
(Secret Avengers#24) - Father worked on the head of...Yalda(?).
(Secret Avengers#25) - As the Secret Avengers assaulted the Core, Father assured ?? (presumably Yalda, but possibly Lady Deathstrike) that events were unfolding as calculated, that these heroes were predictable, and that they were safe.
(Secret Avengers#25 - BTS) - Ant-Man explained to Hawkeye and Beast that Yalda had not escaped, and they agreed to focus on rescuing Parvez.
When Origin tried to assure Parvez that he was safe with his own people, Parvez shouted that she had hurt his mother, after which he unleashed his power, incapacitating Origin.
The Secret Avengers escaped with Parvez, returning to their Lighthouse Base.
(Secret Avengers#25) - After the Torch caused the Master Mold to explode, the rebuilt Yalda absorbed the resultant fire and force. Father complemented her on her greatly improved absorption capacity, noting that he had always preferred his daughters. Nonetheless, he reminded her to concentrate to keep the detonation contained, and that Janet/Wasplok would take her to the generators to drain the energy from her.
Finally, he told her, "Fear not, Yalda. Though a member of my council (later revealed as Max Fury) plans to betray us, your son is now safe."
- Via guidance from Father, Black Ant released
and transported the Torch to the Core; and then transported the
Adaptoids (including Mother Origin, Urn, and Yalda), Emperor Doombot, and Lady Deathstrike to
the Avengers' Lighthouse base. Yalda demanded to know Parvez's location.
Avengers#33 - BTS)
- Captain Britain and Hawkeye traveled to Earth-666 to recover the Orb
of Necromancy from that reality's Avengers.
(Secret Avengers#33) - Lady Deathstrike, Urn, and Yalda ambushed Valkyrie and Flash Thompson, with Yalda ultimately swallowing a grenade and using it to blow a hole in the Lighthouse's wall, expelling Valkyrie and Flash into space.
Yalda recovered Parvez, and Origin released a number of diminutive Human Torches. As the Descendants teleported back to the Core, the Torches began destroying the Lighthouse.
(Secret Avengers#34 - BTS) - The diminutive Torches destroyed the Lighthouse, but the Black Widow helped Valkyrie and Venom (Flash) escape, and their transporter sent them to the Core.
- With Yalda (now going by Sister Augmentoid) reunited with Parvez,
Father reminded her that he had promised this; when she acknowledged
that he was right to let the Avengers watch Parvez during the recent
conflicts, Father noted that, as the first naturally born Descendant,
Parvez was the harbinger of "the Event" (in which humanity would be
converted into mechanical form and develop a collective consciousness)
(Secret Avengers#35) - Father stood behind the Torch -- and alongside the Adaptoids (Sister Augmentoid (with Parvez), Origin, Swine(?), Urn), Black-Ant, Lord Doombot, the Reavers (Bonebreaker, Lady Deathstrike, Skullbuster), and the Sentinels -- as he proclaimed the time of the singularity and the rise of the Descendants.
Augmentoid (with Parvez) stood alongside the Reavers (Lady Deathstrike,
Skullbuster, and another (Macon?), who took out any opposition, as Father appeared before the UN, announcing the
existence of Homo synthezoidous and requesting that the UN acknowledged
the nation of Bagalia as the Descendants' rightful homeland. When he was denounced as a
terrorist and refused, he noted that since humanity would not release
robots from servitude, they would instead join them. One of his agents
then released a spray of "nanomites" that began transforming those around
them who inhaled it into artificial lifeforms like themselves...this began to spread across the planet.
(Secret Avengers#36 - BTS) - Beast, Captain Britain, and Hawkeye returned to Reality-616 with the Orb of Necromancy.
Avengers#36 - BTS)
- From within a Sentinel, Father advised the Descendants to hold the Avengers
off for another few moments, as they were very close to the
Wasplock claimed the Orb from the Avengers and delivered it to Father.
(Secret Avengers#37 - BTS) - Ultimately the Torch destroyed the Orb, unwilling to erase humanity to write the artificial lifeforms' future. Following a burst of energy, all of the Descendants apparently died.
Parvez was spared, and he remained in the care of the Black Widow.
(Avengers: Rage of Ultron (fb) - BTS) - Father and the Adaptoids Ideal, Origin, Swine, and Urn re-formed somehow (see comments).
Comments: Created by Rick Remender and Gabriel Hardman.
One might speculate that if Yalda reformed that she sought out Parvez rather than pursue further agenda with Father and the other Descendants...but, as far as I know, nothing further has been revealed about her fate since her last appearance in Secret Avengers#37.
Profile by Snood.
Sister Augmentoid should be distinguished from:
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Secret Avengers#22, pg. 1, panel 3 (pre-anything);
pg. 3, panel 1 (energy outburst);
#23, pg. 10, panel 3-4 (energy overload, full and face);
#24, pg. 13, panel 1 (Father working on head);
#25, pg. 17, panel 2 (absorbing explosion);
#33, pg. 15, panel 5 (ambushing Valkyrie and Flash Thompson);
#34, pg. 17, panel 3 (Sister Augmentioid with Parvez)
Secret Avengers#22-23 (April, 2012) - Rick Remender (writer), Gabriel Hardman (artist), John Denning (assistant editor), Lauren Sankovitch (associate editor), Tom Brevoort (executive editor)
Secret Avengers#24-25 (May-June, 2012) - Rick Remender (writer), Gabriel Hardman (artist), John Denning (assistant editor), Lauren Sankovitch (associate editor), Tom Brevoort (executive editor)
Secret Avengers#29 (September, 2012) - Rick Remender (writer), Matteo Scalera (artist), John Denning & Jake Thomas(assistant editor), Lauren Sankovitch (associate editor), Tom Brevoort (executive editor)
Secret Avengers#33 (December, 2012) - Rick Remender (writer), Andy Kuhn (artist), Jake Thomas(assistant editor), Tom Brevoort with Lauren Sankovitch (editors)
Secret Avengers#34-37 (January-March, 2013) - Rick Remender (writer), Matteo Scalera (artist), Jake Thomas(assistant editor), Tom Brevoort with Lauren Sankovitch (editors)
Avengers: Rage of Ultron (2015) - Rick Remender (writer), Jerome Opena (penciler), Pepe Larraz & Mark Morales (inkers), Jake Thomas & Jon Moisan (assistant editors), Tom Brevoort with Wil Moss (editors)
First posted: 01/13/2020
Last updated: 01/14/2020
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