Real Name: Danielle Moonstar
Identity/Class: Extradimensional/alternate reality (Earth-2301), human mutant
Group Membership: None
formerly X-Men (Cyclops/Scott Summers, Marvel Girl/Jean Grey, Rogue, Storm/Ororo Munroe, Wolverine/Logan)
Affiliations: Antman (Hank Pym), Dr. Bruce Banner, Black Panther (T'Challa), Colossus, Doctor Strange (Stephen Strange), Fantastic Four (Human Torch/Jonatha Storm, Invisible Girl/Sioux Storm, Mister Fantastic/Reed Richards, Thing/Benjamin Grimm), Iron Girl (Antoinette "Toni" Stark), S.H.I.E.L.D., Tigra, Thor, Wasp (Janet van Dyne)
Enemies: Azure (Beast, Mystique, Nightcrawler), Dormammu, Hulk, Hydra (Attuma, Baron Strucker), Magnus, Namor, Amanda Sefton
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: "the witch" (called by Nightcrawler)
Base of Operations: Unrevealed
formerly Xavier Institute, New York
First Appearance: Marvel Mangaverse: Eternity Twilight (March, 2002)
Powers/Abilities: Moonstar is a mutant with the superhuman ability to telepathically project black, green and pink gremlins with but a gesture of her hands. These "gremlin"-blasts can either render a hostile combatant unconsciouss or explode, the true extent of these abilities remains unrevealed. Moonstar is also a skilled hand-to-hand combatant.
Hair: Purple (dyed)
(Marvel Mangaverse: X-Men - BTS) - Moonstar became part of the X-Men where she befriended her teammates: Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Rogue, Storm and Wolverine.
(Marvel Mangaverse: X-Men (fb) - BTS) - Moonstar became romantically involved with Wolverine sometime after he ended his relationship with Jean Grey.
(Marvel Mangaverse: X-Men (fb)) - During a particular sunny day Wolverine and the X-Men enjoyed a day at the pool while one of their own, Rogue felt like an outcast.
(Marvel Mangaverse: Eternity Twilight) - Learning of the impeding attack on Stark Island by the joined forces of the enormous Hulk, Namor and his Atlantean army and Baron Strucker's Hydra in an effort to summon the elder god Dormammu the X-Men decided to go and help. Upon arrival at Stark Island, Moonstar and the X-Men easily tore through the hordes of Hydra soldiers until Prince Namor himself attacked the team, keeping them busy long enough for Baron Strucker to successfully summon Dormammu. Unable to defeat Namor themselves, the X-Men were rescued by the Fantastic Four, who amongst other heroes had joined the fight. However, with Dormammu's arrival the heroes seemed unable to stop or even harm him and the enormous Hulk. It wasn't until Doctor Strange realized Dr. Bruce Banner himself was a conduit to the Ethereal Realm they summoned the thunder god Thor to deal with the Hulk and his master Dormammu. He called upon the might of Moonstar and all other heroes to gather enough strength to defeat the enemy.
(Marvel Mangaverse: X-Men) - When their team member Rogue had disappeared Moonstar and the X-Men decided to go and find her. Wolverine and Moonstar visited a local bar where they ran into the foul Nightcrawler who challenged them. But when Cyclops appeared to help, Nightcrawler realized he was outmatched and tried to teleport away but couldn't stop Wolverine from cutting off his blue tail. With the enemy gone Wolverine noticed Rogue's smell and threatened the bartender into revealing he'd seen her looking for the sorceress Amanda Sefton. Upon returning to the X-Mansion, Moonstar and Cyclops listened while Wolverine revealed what had transpired to Storm and Jean found Rogue's diary. Through the pages in her diary the X-Men learned Rogue had felt like an outcast even amongst the X-Men and was regularly visited by the electromagnetic demon Magnus who helped her to feel again and set out to find Sefton in an effort to help Magnus get a physical form. Hearing this news Storm immediately lost control letting her winds destroy the X-Men's living room while Moonstar and the others ducked for cover. Once Storm regained her senses she revealed the demon had been summoned to Earth years before by Sefton when they were part of a witches coven, who was destroyed by Magnus who couldn't be contained. The X-Men knew that Sefton would seize the opportunity to kill Magnus once and for all and feared she would go after their friend Colossus, since his metal body was the only one who could sustain Magnus. Determined to stop Sefton and Magnus they set out to locate her.
Upon arrival, Moonstar and the X-Men were faced by Sefton who send her Azure (Beast, Nightcrawler and Mystique) to attack them. The bloodthirsty blue Beast jumped Jean Grey prompting Moonstar to fire one of her "gremlin"-blasts at the creature, but when Beast simply devoured the blast Moonstar felt excruciating pain. Both Moonstar and Jean Grey were then rescued by Cyclops who killed Beast with his optic blast. Meanwhile the other X-Men had also killed Mystique and Nightcrawler, leaving the X-Men to face Magnus who'd already killed Sefton and now possessed Colossus' body. Horrified, the X-Men attacked Magnus, but thanks to the body of Colossus he easily managed to defeat the superheroes. In the end, he was defeated by Rogue who absorbed the powers of Storm and Jean Grey to separate Magnus from Colossus. Without a host form, Magnus dissipated into the atmosphere.
Comments: Created by Ben Dunn.
It's a shame that when X-Men: Ronin#1 was published a year later there was no sign of Moonstar and Rogue, no comment was made about their absence. Still three years down the line in New Mangaverse: The Rings of Fate#1 Nick Fury (hating playing second fiddler to the superhuman community) and the Hand had developed a special virus to target and eradicate mutantkind, it seems likely Moonstar would've been affected and died from this virus.
Although unconfirmed it seems like the Mangaverse Moonstar is of Indian descend instead of Native American like her Earth-616 counterpart, although the red dot on her forehead also reminds us of Sinister.
Due to the Asian specific nature of the Mangaverse reality, it goes without saying that while characters might look similar to their 616 counterparts, they most likely will have distinctly different names, codenames or powers. Therefore we will only list the names when they have been used in the comics.
Profile by MarvellousLuke
Moonstar has some connections to
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Marvel Mangaverse: X-Men, cover (main image)
Marvel Mangaverse: X-Men, p4, pan2 (using her powers)
Marvel Mangaverse: Eternity Twilight (can't fly)
Marvel Mangaverse: Eternity Twilight (March, 2002) - Ben Dunn (writer, pencils, inks), Brian Smith, Ralph Macho (editors)
Marvel Mangaverse: X-Men (March, 2002) - C.B Cebulski (writer), Jeff Matsuda, A.J. Jothikumar (pencilers), Andy Owens (inks), Brian Smith (editor)
First Posted: 12/28/2021
Last Updated: 12/28/2021
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