Real Name: Acitua
Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial (Watchers)
Occupation: Would-be judge
Group Membership: A group of rogue Watchers
Affiliations: Her group of rogue Watchers
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
of Reality-22681, Wolvie),
Time-Eater (temporally divergent counterpart of Earth-6311's
Nathaniel Richards), Ulana,
the Unseen (Nick Fury,
Known Relatives: 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)
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
(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
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.
Acitua should be distinguished from:
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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