THE SURVIVOR

Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Crimson Cosmos)/mystic entity hybrid magic user

Occupation: Passer of historical knowledge

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: The Avengers (Captain America/Steve Rogers, Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers, Iron Man/Tony Stark, Thor/Thor Odinson), the Juggernauts, her mother

Enemies: The Three Mothers (the Crawling, the Crown, the Wyrd);
    formerly the Avengers (Captain America/Steve Rogers, Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers, Thor/Thor Odinson)

Known Relatives: Cyttorak (father), unidentified mother

Aliases: "Kid"

Base of Operations: Miami, Florida, USA;
    formerly the Crimson Cosmos dimension

First Appearance: Death of Doctor Strange: Avengers#1 (January, 2022)

Powers/Abilities: While not completely skilled in the full use of magic, the Survivor has the ability to completely manipulate the mystic Crimson Bands of Cyttorak, notably using the Crimson Bands to create physical shells that she can animate. For example, she has been able to create hollow armored shells resembling the superhuman Juggernaut that she could animate, move, direct and reassemble, if damaged, at will. She has also been able to surround herself completely in a shell composed of the Crimson Bands of Cyttorak that she wore as a suit of armor. These shells are superhumanly strong, sufficient enough to crush a human being beneath the shell's feet and tear apart buildings down to their metallic components. When wearing a shell as armor, she is also granted this same superhuman strength.

The Survivor was extensively knowledgeable on how to assemble a Crimson Cosmos Mourningspyre, including not only how to build one but also how to activate its psionic capabilities.

Height: Unrevealed (approximately 3'5")
Weight: Unrevealed (approximately 45 lbs.)
Eyes: Red
Hair: None




History: (Death of Doctor Strange: Avengers#1 (fb)) - Born to the mystic entity Cyttorak within the Crimson Cosmos dimension, the child later known as the Survivor was discarded by Cyttorak and raised by the Crimson Cosmos residents as one of their own. In time, the child discovered she could manipulate the Crimson Bands of Cyttorak at will. When the mystic Three Mothers arrived in the Crimson Cosmos, the child helped fight the Three Mothers using an army of Juggernauts created from the Crimson Bands of Cyttorak and the appearance of Juggernauts made some think the child was Cyttorak himself fighting against the Three Mothers. Unfortunately, the child lost the battle and nearly all who lived in the Crimson Cosmos perished as the dimension was ravaged. The only survivor alongside her mother, the child was given one last chance to live when her mother opened a dimensional portal and the two fled through it as Cyttorak himself abandoned his throne within the Crimson Cosmos.







(Death of Doctor Strange: Avengers#1) - When servants of the mystic Tiboro, Aggamon and others planted a bomb at the Nexus of All Realities, the Survivor emerged from the Nexus, covered in the Crimson Bands of Cyttorak to resemble Cyttorak's Juggernaut, and plowed through the servants, feeling the servants' bones crunch beneath her feet as she marched forward. Soon after arriving in Miami, Florida and not wishing to hurt anyone, the Survivor created a small group of Juggernaut constructs and began assembling a metal spire in Miami, drawing the attention of the Avengers, and when the Avengers cut loose against the hollow constructs, the Survivor felt the rage of Thor as he destroyed some of the constructs. While the Avengers battled the reassembling Juggernauts, Iron Man worked to disarm the Nexus bomb and soon ventured into the Nexus itself, finding the Survivor's mother laying between two dimensional portals. Returning the Survivor's mother to the Crimson Cosmos, Iron Man learned from the Mourningspyre there of the Survivor's history and the decimation of the Crimson Cosmos. Following the death of the Survivor's mother, Iron Man realized that the Juggernaut constructs were attempting to assemble a new Mourningspyre there so the history of the people of the Crimson Cosmos would not be forgotten and he flew back through the Nexus to warn his Avengers teammates not to destroy the new Mourningspyre. Arriving in Miami as Thor hurled his hammer at the Survivor, thinking she was simply another Juggernaut construct, Iron Man shoved the Survivor out of the way and intercepted the hammer himself. His armor demolished, Tony Stark emerged from the armor and asked the Survivor to do the same, prompting the Survivor to dissipate her Crimson Bands Juggernaut armor. The Survivor grimly commented on how all of her people were gone and Stark promised her she had come to the right place. He then lifted the Survivor out of the still-dissipating crimson armor and had her touch the new Mourningspyre, activating it. The Mourningspyre then psionically projected the history of the Survivor and her Crimson Cosmos people, as well as her grief at losing her people. As the Avengers and the nearby Miami residents telepathically witnessed what could happen if the Three Mothers were not stopped, the Survivor wept at the potential that the Three Mothers' child may already be on Earth.

Comments: Created by Alex Paknadel and Ryan Bodenheim.

I'd love to see the Survivor turn up somewhere else, perhaps in the Strange Academy series as a student...

Profile by Proto-Man.

CLARIFICATIONS:
The Survivor
should be distinguished from:


Juggernauts

The Juggernauts were hollow constructs composed of the Crimson Bands of Cyttorak and created by the Survivor. After covering herself in Crimson Bands armor, the Survivor assembled a small group of Juggernauts to build a Mourningspyre on Earth in an effort to psionically inform those nearby of her people's history and destruction as well as warn them about the impending threat of the Three Mothers and their child that had devastated the Survivor's world. When the Juggernauts began tearing apart Miami buildings for metal, they drew the attention of the Avengers, who tore apart the Juggernauts upon discovering they were empty shells. The Survivor, secretly among the Juggernauts in armor resembling theirs, continued to reassemble the Juggernauts almost as quick as the Avengers destroyed them. She continued her attempts to build the Mourningspyre despite the Avengers' unknowing interference until Iron Man, who had learned of the Mourningspyre and the Survivor's mission from the dying mother of the Survivor, halted the Avengers' attack and allowed the Survivor to finish her work and activate the Mourningspyre.

Each of the Juggernauts possessed superhuman strength sufficient to tear metal from buildings and crush human beings beneath their feet. Despite possessing superhuman strength, the Juggernauts, being hollow shells, did not possess superhuman durability and were easily shattered by superhuman foes.
--Death of Doctor Strange: Avengers#1

The Mourningspyre


The Mourningspyre was a large, spire-like device built within the Crimson Cosmos dimension to psionically inform anyone who found it about the history of the Crimson Cosmos natives and the decimation of their tribes by the Three Mothers and their child. The Survivor eventually made her way from the destroyed Crimson Cosmos to Earth via the Nexus of Realities in Florida and she immediately began trying to assemble a new Mourningspyre on Earth so her people and their plight would not be forgotten. Unaware of what had transpired in the Crimson Cosmos, the Avengers were called to the Nexus of Realities to stop a bomb and Iron Man remained behind to disarm the bomb while the other Avengers flew to Miami to stop the Survivor and the supposed rampage of her Juggernaut constructs, unaware of the true purpose behind the new Mourningspyre. Iron Man soon met the Survivor's dying mother in the Nexus of Realities and was taken back to the Crimson Cosmos' Mourningspyre, where he learned of the Survivor's true mission. Quickly returning to Earth following the death of the Survivor's mother, Iron Man convinced the Avengers to halt their attack and allow the Survivor to complete the construction of the new Mourningspyre on Earth, which the Survivor then activated, informing the Avengers and anyone nearby of the history of the Crimson Cosmos people and their deaths at the hands of the Three Mothers.


--Death of Doctor Strange: Avengers#1


images: (without ads)
Death of Doctor Strange: Avengers#1, p6, splash page (The Survivor in Crimson Bands armor, main image)
Death of Doctor Strange: Avengers#1, p28, pan7 (The Survivor unmasked headshot)
Death of Doctor Strange: Avengers#1, p21, pan6 (The Survivor as an infant)
Death of Doctor Strange: Avengers#1, p22, pan1 (The Survivor as a child, first using the Crimson Bands of Cyttorak)
Death of Doctor Strange: Avengers#1, p29, pan1 (The Survivor being lifted out of armor by Tony Stark)
Death of Doctor Strange: Avengers#1, p22, pan2 (Juggernauts)
Death of Doctor Strange: Avengers#1, p29, pan4 (Mourningspyre)


Appearances:
Death of Doctor Strange: Avengers#1 (January, 2022) - Alex Paknadel (writer), Ryan Bodenheim (art), Darren Shan (editor)


First posted03/17/2022
Last updated: 03/17/2022

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