ACITUA

Real Name: Acitua

Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial (Watchers)

Occupation: Would-be judge

Group Membership: A group of rogue Watchers

Affiliations: Her group of rogue Watchers

Enemies: Elendil of Reality-22681, Exiles (Becky Barnes of Earth-86315, Blink/Clarice Ferguson of Earth-295, Captain America/Peggy Carter of Earth-86315, Iron Lad/Nathaniel Richards of Earth-18651, Khan/Kamala Khan of Earth-81111, King/T'Challa of Earth-18136, Nocturne/Talia Wagner of Earth-2182, Valkyrie of Reality-22681, Wolvie), the Time-Eater (temporally divergent counterpart of Earth-6311's Nathaniel Richards), Ulana, the Unseen (Nick Fury, Sr.)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Earth's Moon

First Appearance: Exiles III#2 (June, 2018)

Powers/Abilities: Like all other Watchers, Acitua possess cosmic beyond the realm of human comprehension and is effectively immortal. Not needing to eat or sleep and able to survive in space unaided, Acitua has also demonstrated the ability to shunt other beings into other realities.

As part of her duties as a would-be judge, Acitua has been known to carry a futuristic blaster that can project energy sufficient to kill another of her own race.

Height: Presumably variable
Weight: Presumably variable
Eyes: No visible irises (sometimes glowing yellow)
Hair: None

History: (Exiles III#12 (fb) - BTS) - Acitua was part of a band of rogue Watchers. Despite being overzealous, Acitua and her group of Watchers were not properly dealt with by the other Watchers.

(Exiles III#2) - Acitua and her group of rogue Watchers appeared on Earth's moon to pass sentence on the Unseen for interfering in Earthly affairs by helping form a new incarnation of the reality-hopping Exiles. The Exiles were also present and Earth-295's Blink asked if Acitua and her group were there to aid against the impending threat of the reality-devouring Time-Eater but Acitua replied that there to sentence the Unseen to annihilation for his interference. When Blink protested, claiming that they needed the Unseen's help and the Tallus device had summoned the Exiles together, not the Unseen, Acitua exclaimed that interference was not the Watchers' way and that the Unseen had violated his oath as she pointed a weapon towards the Unseen. Acitua then repeated her comments about the Watchers' ways but Blink questioned whether Acitua was interfering herself at that moment. Ignoring Blink's remarks, Acitua announced that the sentence of annihilation would be passed and reminded Blink that the sentence was not Blink's choice. Acitua then fired her weapon at the Unseen but the Exiles' Wolvie jumped in the way of the blast, only to be knocked out the way by the teleporting Blink, who absorbed the blast with her Tallus. Much to Acitua's surprise, the Tallus then shattered, uncontrollably shunting the Exiles into other realities.

(Exiles III#4 (fb) - BTS) - The Time-Eater located and killed Acitua and her group of rogue Watchers on the Moon.

(Exiles III#4) - When Blink and the Exiles were again transported to Earth's Moon by the Tallus, they found it covered in portals to other realities (in the form of mirrors) and Acitua and her group of rogue Watchers were lying dead on a set of stairs. Upon viewing records of what had transpired, Earth-18651's Iron Lad learned that the Time-Eater had killed the Watchers and gained his power by absorbing the power from multiversal Galactus counterparts.

(Exiles III#7 (fb) - BTS) - Acitua and her group of rogue Watchers were restored alongside the realities temporarily devoured by the Time-Eater after the Exiles defeated the Time-Eater by draining him of power.

(Exiles III#7) - Acitua and her rogue Watchers appeared before the Exiles once more and accused the entire group of conspiring with the Unseen to alter Reality-616's timeline. She then announced that the Exiles would face a tribunal of judgment on the charge of unsanctioned intervention, the penalty of which was everlasting death.

(Exiles III#8) - Acitua watched as the Exiles were put on trial by her rogue group of Watchers. When Blink protested that they hadn't done anything wrong and did not have to explain anything to the Watchers, Acitua suggested the Exiles go along with the proceedings, as failure to do so would result the Watchers summarily passing judgment. She then ordered the Exiles to begin their accounting of their "tampering with the timeline." After Blink gave a short summary of her life leading up to her meeting of the Unseen and her current group of Exiles, Acitua accused the Unseen of being the orchestrator of the Exiles' interference in the timestream, exclaiming that he would also face trial before ordering Earth-2182's Nocturne to give her testimony. Nocturne refused and Acitua warned her that if she did not participate, she would waive the right to have her account entered into record, but Nocturne still refused, prompting Acitua to move on to Reality-22681's Valkyrie. Following Valkyrie, Wolvie and Earth-18651's Iron Lad's testimony, Acitua ordered the captive Earth-86315's Captain America and Becky Barnes to give their testimony. Acitua subsequently announced the end of the trial following the testimony of Earth-18136's King and announced that she would convene with the other Watchers. Returning shortly after, Acitua and the rogue Watchers judged the Exiles guilty and sentenced the team to annihilation. Blink protested and soon escaped her cell with Nocturne's help and Acitua was forced to duck as Nocturne hurled a hex bolt at her. As Acitua and her group of Watchers attempted to regain control of the trial, Blink freed the other Exiles and her Tallus teleported them away.






(Exiles III#12) - After the rogue Watchers sent former Exile Khan from Earth-81111 to apprehend her former Exiles teammates with her own group of Exiles, Blink's Exiles returned to Earth-616's Moon to confront Acitua and her rogue Watchers. When Blink demanded to know what the Watchers did with Khan's team of Exiles, Acitua explained that they were returned to the oblivion from whence they came. The Exiles and Watchers soon got into an argument over whether or not interference in realities should be tolerated and Blink accused Acitua's group of not even being legit Watchers, uncaring about their own interference in the timestream. Acitua responded by exclaiming that they were truer Watchers than any other of their brethren, interfering only to keep reality on its natural path. Tired of arguing, the Exiles decided to attack the rogue Watchers and Acitua and her allies cast the Exiles into damaged timelines in which they would live out their worst lives forever. Acitua and the rogues then turned their attention toward the Unseen, only to be surprised when Blink broke free of her torturous reality and freed her teammates. Before a battle between the rogue Watchers and Exiles could resume, they were interrupted by the arrival of the Watcher Ulana and a group of benevolent Watchers. Acitua and her rogue Watchers were immediately taken into custody and Ulana proclaimed that Acitua and her zealots had overstepped their authority. Admitted they had not properly taken care of Acitua and her rogues in the past, Ulana assured the Exiles that the rogue Watchers would now face judgment themselves and that the Unseen would resume his place on Earth's Moon. Ulana subsequently disappeared with Acitua and her rogues and the Unseen was freed from the cage Acitua and the rogues had placed him in.

Comments: Created by Saladin Ahmed, Javier Rodriguez and Alvaro Lopez.

While we do know that the rogue Watchers sent Khan's Exiles to apprehend Blink's Exiles in Exiles III#10-11, we don't have confirmation that Acitua specifically was with the group that recruited Khan (though it seems likely she was), only that she was present when Blink's Exiles returned to the Moon to confront the Watchers. Since we don't actually see Acitua and she is not mentioned by name in Exiles III#10-11, I have chosen not to include those issues as BTS appearances of Acitua herself in this profile.

Profile by Proto-Man.

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images: (without ads)
Exiles III#2, p17, pan1 (Acitua, main image)
Exiles III#8, p3, pan5 (Acitua, headshot)
Exiles III#4, p19, pan1 (Acitua, dead)
Exiles III#7, p20, pan3 (restored Acitua with group of Watchers)
Exiles III#8, front cover (Acitua standing over Blink with her group of Watchers)
Exiles III#8, p2, splash page (Acitua in trial outfit)


Appearances:
Exiles III#2 (June, 2018) - Saladin Ahmed (writer), Javier Rodriguez (pencils), Alvaro Lopez (inks), Wil Moss (editor)
Exiles III#4 (August, 2018) - Saladin Ahmed (writer), Javier Rodriguez (pencils), Alvaro Lopez (inks), Wil Moss (editor)
Exiles III#7 (October, 2018) - Saladin Ahmed (writer), Rod Reis, Lee Ferguson (pencils, inks), Sarah Brunstad (editor)
Exiles III#8 (November, 2018) - Saladin Ahmed (writer), Joe Quinones (pencils, inks), Joe Rivera (inks), Sarah Brunstad (editor)
Exiles III#12 (March, 2019) - Saladin Ahmed (writer), Javier Rodriguez (pencils), Alvaro Lopez (inks), Sarah Brunstad (editor)


First posted: 03/21/2022
Last updated: 03/21/2022

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