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SISTER HOWARD the DUCK
(Reality-32951)

Real Name: Presumably Howard (see comments); surname possibly Duckson

Identity/Class: Extradimensional / Alternate Reality (Earth-32951; see comments)

Occupation: Adventurer; presumably a nun (see comments)

Group Membership: Legion of Howards (Ever-Lovin' Blue-Eyed Howard the Duck of Earth-88011, Howard the Roboduck of Earth-19171, the Mjolnir-wielding Howard the Duck of Earth-20160, Duck-bill costume wearing redheaded human woman Howard the Duck of Earth-89517 (presumably Beverly Switzler?), Strangeduck of Earth-80118);
    see comments

Affiliations: S.H.I.E.L.D. of Earth-616 (notably Leo Fitz and indirectly Jeremiah Warrick...and -- even less directly -- Phil Coulson);
   
Howard the Duck; (you know...not FROM -616, but lives there);

Enemies: Ducanard of Earth-15110, Liverer of Reality-12115;
    very likely people who say "Hey, Y-You're a duck!";
    evil-doers in general

Known Relatives: Presumably the same as the "mainstream" Howard the Duck;

Aliases: None revealed

Base of Operations: Presumably mobile throughout the universe of Reality-32951;
    perhaps across realities on a regular basis in the Legion of Howards;
    possibly formerly his native reality (see comments)

First Appearance S.H.I.E.L.D.III#10 (November, 2015)sister_howard_the_duck-39251-stretch

Powers/Abilities: Howard-32951 has some degree of stretching ability, like Mr. Fantastic/Reed Richards, although we've only see her (see comments) stretch her right arm perhaps 10-20' feet.

    She was strong enough to hold onto something while supporting someone who likely weighs at least four times her body weight.

Height: Unrevealed; approximately 2'7" (based on height of Earth-616 dwelling Howard)
Weight: Unrevealed; approximately 40 lbs.

Eyes: Brownish-red
Feathers: Very light yellow (almost white...Howard has been shown with whiter feathers in his more recent stories, perhaps further attempts to distance him from Donald Duck, or maybe he's just getting old)
Unusual Features: Sister Howard is a semi-humanoid duck, possessing characteristics of both humanoids and ducks. She generally has human proportions, with arms instead of wings, three fingers and a thumb on head hand, and a large bill for a mouth.

History:
(S.H.I.E.L.D.III#10 (fb) - BTS) -At some point, Howard the Duck somehow became a nun (see comments) and adopted the title of Sister Howard the Duck.

(S.H.I.E.L.D.III#10 (fb) - BTS) - Sister Howard the Duck helped form the Legion of Howards, a "cross-existential reality force" (group of alternate reality) Howard the Ducks that fought for "hyperjustice," including <at least> the ever-lovin' blue-eyed Howard the Duck of Earth-88011, Howard the Roboduck of Earth-19171, the Mjolnir-wielding Howard the Duck of Earth-20160, a Duck-bill costume wearing redheaded human woman Howard the Duck of Earth-89517 (presumably Beverly Switzler?), and Strangeduck of Earth-80118.

(S.H.I.E.L.D.III#10 (fb) - BTS) - The Legion of Howards did not invite the Howard the Duck active on Earth-616 because, well, you know...
    For the rest of the profile, I'm going with the 616-dwelling Howard for conciseness/clarity/because I feel like it).
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(S.H.I.E.L.D.III#10 (fb) - BTS) - The Multiversal "Spider-Verse" conflict involving numerous alternate reality Spider-beings fighting the spider-totem-eating Inheritors led to progressive spatial anomalies that apparently threatened the entire Multiverse.

    After the "Zipper Unripper" was spat out by the chaos, Earth-616's S.H.I.E.L.D. mystic agent Jeremiah Warrick determined that it could only be utilized to mend the damage by a being from an alternate reality. It was determined that Howard the Duck could be that being.

(S.H.I.E.L.D.III#10 (fb) - BTS) - The Legion of Howards gathered to oppose the threat of Ducanard of Earth-15110, who felt he was born to create a perfect pate from the blended livers of one single duck who existed in many forms across diverse realities.

(S.H.I.E.L.D.III#10 - BTS) - On Earth-616 Warrick and fellow agent Leo Fitz summoned (616-dwelling) Howard the Duck and informed him of his role, after which Warrick magically transported Howard to an alternate Earth (or perhaps a location where realities were crossing-over) to utilize the Zipper Unripper...and then he accidentally transported Fitz there as well.

(S.H.I.E.L.D.III#10 (fb) - BTS) - Strangeduck informed the rest of the Legion that the 616-dwelling Howard had the device needed to save their universes.

(S.H.I.E.L.D.III#10) - The Legion of Howards encountered the 616-dwelling Howard and Fitz and introduced themselves. Sister Howard stretched her right to give Howard her card.

    When the 616-dwelling Howard questioned the Legion's story, asking why he had never been invited to join their group, the other Howards all looked away awkwardly (presumably preferring to avoid voicing something like, "because you're a jerk.").sister_howard_the_duck-32951-unripper

(S.H.I.E.L.D.III#10) - As the Mjolnir-wielding Howard-20160 advised the 616-dwelling Howard that he needed to use the tool he had been given to save all of their universes, Ducanard suddenly impaled Howard-20160 with his long fork deal, apparently killing him.

    After Ducanard blew up Howard the Roboduck-19171, explained his motives (in French, but there were subtitles/translation boxes), and wounded Fitz with his fork-deal, Fitz apparently modified pieces of Roboduck into a weapon he used to blast and incapacitate Ducanard.

    A blast from the giant Liverer them apparently incinerated Ducanard. Seeing the giant, partially open zipper/warp on the Liverer, the 616-dwelling Howard drew the Zipper Unripper, but the Liverer grabbed the 616-dwelling Howard, causing him to drop the Unripper. 

    However, Sister Howard grabbed the Unripper, and Fitz apparently picked her up and rushed up the fire escapes to gain some height.

    With Fitz on her back, Sister Howard dove at the Liverer, telling him the kitchen was closed and to tip his waitress, and used the Unripper to grab the zipper and pull it down to reclose it.

    Howard-89517 ("Bev") noted that it was working and the zipper was closing, and she grabbed Fitz's foot and helped pull; Strangeduck then grabbed Bev's foot, and the Ever-Lovin' Blue-Eyed Howard/Thing/Duck-88011 grabbed Strangeduck's foot and held Howard.re-zipping the Liverer

    As the zipper approached closure, Fitz noted that everyone was headed back to their proper realities and they had to stay together if they wanted to end up back home.

(S.H.I.E.L.D.III#10 - BTS) - Glimpsing and considering multiple other realities, the 616-dwelling Howard nonetheless completed the zipper's closure and returned to Earth-616 with Fitz.

    Warrick noted that the Multiversal anomaly had vanished a second before Howard and Fitz had reappeared.

    Sister Howard was presumably returned to Earth-32951.

Comments: Created by Mark Waid and Evan "Doc" Shaner.

    Pretty much everything we know about Howard-32951 is discussed above, so anything else is purely speculative. So, let's speculate...

Profile by Snood.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Sister Howard the Duck
should be distinguished from:


images: (without ads)
SHIELD #10, pg. 9 (upper body; main image);
        pg. 10, panel 1 (stretching; card);
            panel 3 (face close-up);
       pg. 17, panel 2 (with Unripper);
          panel 3 (closing Liverer's zipper)


Appearances:
S.H.I.E.L.D.III#10 (November, 2015) - Mark Waid (writer), Evan "Doc" Shaner (artist) Jon Moisan (assistant editor), Tom Brevoort (editor)


First posted: 08/22/2020
Last updated: 08/29/2020

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