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NEBULOS

Real Name: Nebulos

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Planets Perilous), magic-user
apparently active (at least within his realm) from the distant past to the modern era

Occupation: Lord of Planets Perilous

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Victoria Bentley, Doctor Strange (Stephen Strange), Living Tribunal

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: Wonder of wonders, Lord of the Planets Perilous

Base of Operations: Planets Perilous dimension

First Appearance: Strange Tales I#161/2 (October, 1967)

Powers/Abilities: Nebulos is an extradimensional being who rules and lives in the Planets Perilous dimension. Most likely an immortal being, Nebulos had lived for several eons before encountering Doctor Strange. Nebulos has the ability to see through different dimensions and transport sentient beings and object through dimensions. Nebulos wields the Staff of Polar Power, a scepter which is used to collect and hold evil power. The scepter easily absorbs all magical spells thrown at it, leaving the wielder of the scepter unscathed. When performing magical spells, the wielder of the scepter automatically taps into the power of the scepter, giving those spells additional power.

Height: 15' (by approximation)
Weight: Unrevealed (It is unrevealed whether Nebulos is made of flesh and blood, ectoplasm, some mineral, etc.)
Eyes: one green eye without a visible iris
Hair: None

History:

(Strange Tales I#163/2 - BTS) - Nebulos was the lord of the Planets Perilous dimension. There, he spend eons to increase the power of his Staff of Polar Power for his own evil purposes.

(Strange Tales I#161/2 - BTS) - Nebulos witnessed the arrival of Doctor Strange who'd been banished to the Planets Perilous dimension by Baron Mordo. Seeing an opportunity to use Strange to increase the power of the Staff of Polar Power, Nebulos used his power to transport mystic and Strange's friend Victoria Bentley to the Planets Perilous.

(Strange Tales I#161/2) - Strange and Victoria Bentley eventually ran into Nebulos who claimed he was the wonder of wonders.

(Strange Tales I#162/2) - Strange urged Nebulos to return them home as he was determined to stop Baron Mordo's evil power. This prompted the lord of the Planets Perilous to order Strange to take hold of the Staff of Polar Power which then transported Strange back to Earth, where he used the Staff to defeat Mordo, drain his power, and banish him countless galaxies away.

(Strange Tales I#162/2 (fb) - BTS) - To ensure Strange's return, Nebulos hid Bentley away.

(Strange Tales I#162/2) - Nebulos then transported Strange and the staff back to the Planets Perilous. After Nebulos reclaimed his staff, Strange noted the approach of the Living Tribunal.

(Strange Tales I#163/2) - The Living Tribunal told Strange he had saved Earth, but that the accumulation of pure evil still had to be destroyed. After Nebulos bragged that for eons he had used the Staff of Polar Power to gather evil power, the Tribunal told him that for too long he had overlooked his crimes and now had to destroy the Staff. But with Bentley hidden away, Strange fired a blast at the Tribunal's feet and bade him to halt until the innocent girl had been recovered. Caring little for a single human life, the Tribunal sent Strange's bolt back at him, at which point Nebulos attacked the Tribunal with his Staff's power.

As the Tribunal grabbed the Staff of Polar Power, both he and Nebulos were seared by the evil force it contained. Strange again tried to mystically distract the pair and then pleaded with the Tribunal to reason with Nebulos, as their conflict's power might rend the very framework of the universe. Retorting that there could be no truce with such as Nebulos, the Tribunal unleashed the talons of cosmic fire to teach him wisdom as Nebulos tried to escape.

Realizing power used against Nebulos would be absorbed by the Staff, the Tribunal instead summoned the Flames of the Faltine and threatened to destroy Nebulos' world. Nebulos watched in horror as the Tribunal shattered a mountain with a single blast and then told Nebulos he might have mercy if he relinquished the Staff immediately. Nebulos refused and prepared to unleash the Staff's full power, however, Strange swooped in and snatched the Staff from Nebulos' hands; lacking the Staff's power, Nebulos was buried by the avalanche caused by the Tribunal's blasts. Strange then gave the Staff to the Tribunal. Impressed by Strange's actions the Tribunal send him to the world on on which Nebulos had imprisoned Victoria Bentley.

Comments: Created by Raymond Marais and Dan Adkins.

It seems unlikely Nebulos would've perished from being buried underneath those rocks, he could easily return.

The Planets Perilous have no known connection to Roma's Siege Perilous.

An eon in astronomical terms, is a billion years; a major division of geological time, subdivided into eras. An indefinite and very long period of time, often a period exaggerated for humorous or rhetorical effect.

This profile was completed 3/20/2019, but its publication was delayed as it was intended for the Appendix 20th anniversary 's celebratory event.

Profile by MarvellousLuke

CLARIFICATIONS:
Nebulos has no known connections to


Staff of Polar Power

  A scepter which is used to collect and hold evil power. The scepter easily absorbs all magical spells thrown at it, leaving the wielder of the scepter unscathed. When performing magical spells, the wielder of the scepter automatically taps into the power of the scepter, giving those spells additional power.

Nebulos, Lord of the Planets Perilous wielded the Staff of Polar Power for eons, ever increasing its evil power. When the Lord of the Planets Perilous encountered Doctor Strange from he forced the mystic to hold onto the scepter after being transported to Baron Mordo. Strange successfully used the scepter to absorb Mordo's spells and defeat the madman after being transported back to the Planets Perilous.

Nebulos encounter with Strange, however, soon attracted the attention of the multiversal Living Tribunal who was determined to put a stop to Nebulos' evil. After dealing with Nebulos, Strange offered the Staff of Polar Power to the Living Tribunal.

--Strange Tales I#161/2 (Strange Tales I#162/2, Strange Tales I#163/2







Planets Perilous

  The Planets Perilous was a mystic dimension ruled by the extradimensional being Nebulos, whose mystic Staff of Polar Power enabled him to steal sorcerous power. The dimension consisted of a gravity and atmosphere similar to Earth with barren wastelands and an ocean. The Planets Perilous was home to several creatures (most likely races), some of which resemble insects from Earth. The only intelligent life seen on the Planets Perilous was that of its lord Nebulos who appeared to be one of a kind.

--Strange Tales I#161/2 (Strange Tales I#162/2, Strange Tales I#163/2
















Planets Perilous mystic entity

  Doctor Strange encountered this minor mystic entity while making his way through the Planets Perilous dimension. The entity had an ameba-like body which could unfold gigantic wings and lived (or kept imprisoned) in one of several globes floating through space. The entity was eager to devour Strange who then used a magical spell to shatter the creature and the globe itself.

--Strange Tales I#161/2





Planets Perilous creature

  Doctor Strange encountered this giant cenitpede-like creature while exploring the Planets Perilous dimension. Although intrigued by Strange's presence the creature didn't attack the mystic who continued his exploration.

--Strange Tales I#161/2












Planets Perilous creature

  When the mystic Victoria Bentley was transported to the Planets Perilous dimension by Nebulos she encountered this towering ant-like creature. Bentley was rescued by Doctor Strange who used his magic spells to stop the creature, making it collapse.

--Strange Tales I#161/2














images: (without ads)
Strange Tales I#161, 22, pan2 (main image)
Strange Tales I#163, p15, pan3 (fighting the Living Tribunal)
Strange Tales I#163, p21, pan4 (defeated)
Strange Tales I#162, p16, pan2 (Staff of Polar Power)
Strange Tales I#161, p17, pan4 (Planets Perilous)
Strange Tales I#161, p16, pan3 (flying creature)
Strange Tales I#161, p19, pan1 (giant centipede)
Strange Tales I#161, 20, pan3 (giant ant)


Appearances:
Strange Tales I#161/2 (October, 1967) - Raymond Marais (writer), Dan Adkins (artist), Stan Lee (editor)
Strange Tales I#162/2 (November, 1967) - Jim Lawrence (writer), Dan Adkins (artist), Stan Lee (editor)
Strange Tales I#163/2 (December, 1967) - Jim Lawrence (writer), Dan Adkins (artist), Stan Lee (editor)


First Posted: 09/18/2021
Last Updated: 09/17/2021

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