Real Name: Vega
Identity/Class: Alternate Reality (Earth-715 / "Femizonia") human;
Group Membership: United Sisterhood Alliance (aka the Femizons; see comments)
Affiliations: Syrani and her Security Police
Enemies: Beast-Men, Mogon;
Known Relatives: Lyra (sister)
Aliases: "My queen" (from Syrani and presumably most others)
Base of Operations: The palace of the Sisterhood, New U.S.A., Earth-715 (see comments)
First Appearance: Savage Tales I#1/2 (May, 1971)
Powers/Abilities: Vega is an experienced ruler, leading the Sisterhood to fight against and hunt down and eliminate the savage Beast-Men.
She may or may not be an experienced combatant.
Unrevealed (she was mostly shown sitting down; she is taller than
Syrani but presumably not as tall as Lyra; perhaps 5'7" to even 6')
Weight: Unrevealed (perhaps 130 to 160 lbs.)
Eyes: Unrevealed (black and white story, and she is never shown clearly)
History: See comments for the past history of Femizonia...
(Savage Tales#1/2 (fb) - BTS) - At the end of the 22nd century (see comments), the Sisterhood took over Earth. Wishing to make certain that man would never rule again, the Sisterhood kept ten percent of the men as slaves to serve the needs of the Sisterhood, as well as to allow the continuation of the human race. The remaining ninety percent of all the male children were abandoned in the wilderness...where they were left to perish. However, not all of the males died. Most of those who remained grew strong -- and savage -- and more merciless, more brutal, than man had ever been before: The Beast-Men.
The Sisterhood kept a supply of sperm in their Temple of Genetics,
guarded by High Priestesses, which they used to maintain the population.
(Savage Tales#1/2 (fb) - BTS) - Vega and her sister, Lyra, were born from the same sperm vial. At some point, Vega became Queen of the United Sisterhood Alliance, and Lyra became princess.
(Savage Tales#1/2 (fb) - BTS) - Roving Beast-Men periodically assaulted the Sisterhood, apparently slaying some and carrying off others into the wilderness. The Sisterhood gradually tracked down the Beast-Men in their lairs and presumably slew those they found.
(Savage Tales#1/2 (fb) - BTS) - Mogon of the Hills, a member of a civilized tribe of men sworn to restore the balance to society, learned of Lyra's forbidden history-detailing brain tapes. Realizing that Lyra might be sympathetic to his cause, Mogon arranged to become Lyra's slave.
(Savage Tales#1/2) - After Lyra, defeated another female warrior in combat within Vega's court, Vega urged her sister to deliver the fatal strike, and Lyra struck down her fallen foe in the name of Vega and the New U.S.A. As a reward, Vega granted Lyra a handsome male slave (Mogon). When Vega's advisor, Syrani, noted that Lyra seemed less than pleased by her generous offering, Vega silenced Syrani, and Lyra noted that Syrani was just jealous because Syrani was the princess.
After Lyra departed, Syrani nonetheless caution Vega that, even though Lyra was birthed from the same sperm vial as Vega, Lyra should be watched. Vega told Syrani that she exaggerated the danger, and she asked what the queen had to fear. Syrani informed her that there was growing unrest within the Sisterhood and that she could not be too cautious.
(Savage Tales#1/2 - BTS) - Revealing his history and goal of destroying the Temple of Genetics and its sperm supply (presumably to force women to seek out relationships with men and eliminate the segregated societies), Mogon convinced the initially defiant Lyra to join his cause as he was one of the lost men of whom she had dreamed.
In the days that followed, Lyra and Mogon publically acted as mistress and slave, but when back in her chambers, safe from prying eyes, they became lady and lover.
Syrani remained suspicious of Lyra, and her Security Police apparently learned of a planned meeting with Mogon's tribe, whom they then presumably ambushed and replaced. When Mogon and Lyra traveled to meet with his tribe, the Security Police attacked them; Lyra and Mogon slew the police and then returned to their separate chambers.
(Savage Tales#1/2 (fb) - BTS) - Informed of Syrani's suspicions, Vega had Lyra -- minutes after her return -- summoned before her.
(Savage Tales#1/2) - Syrani accused Lyra of highest treason against the queen and Sisterhood, and Vega asked how she pleaded against these gravest charges. Proclaiming her blood as royal as Vega's, Lyra instead drew her sword and asked to face her accuser in combat. However, Syrani instead then had her guards bring in the captive Mogon, and Vega explained that as Syrani had accused them both of conspiring against her crown, the only way to disprove her claim was to run her sword through the slave.
Wishing Lyra to slay him so that their cause could live (as they both knew that there were others like Mogon hidden in the hills), Mogon goaded Lyra, prompting him to follow his lead and stabbed her sword through Mogon's abdomen.
After Vega told Syrani that she had been wrong -- "Though she is strong-willed and reckless, she is still my sister!" -- Vega commanded the guards to dispose of this carrion and to send two more slaves to her chambers, as the night would be long. Vega could not see the tears in Lyra's eyes as she departed.
(Savage Tales#1/2 - BTS) - Lyra considered that there were other men like Mogon out there, and she resolved to seek them out and find them.
Comments: Created by Stan "the
Man" Lee and "Jazzy" John Romita.
Per my understanding, Stan Lee owns the Femizons, and Marvel can't even refer to them by that name anymore. Subsequent stories have diverged the realities, and the associated female-dominated groups are instead referred to as the Sisterhood.
In case it's not clear, Thundra is derived from the
Femizons/Sisterhood, and she is originally from Earth-715. However,
there have been numerous temporal divergences, and Thundra current
dwells on Earth-8009, while Lyra and the Femizons in this story have
not been seen again. While not directly confirmed, Thundra's daughter,
Lyra, is almost certainly an homage to this Lyra.
I've always suspected that Thundra is a descendant of Lyra, perhaps even via her union with Mogon, but there has never been anything to indicate that; it's just speculation on my part.
On the matter of the name Femizons, its interesting that the title of
the story is "The Fury of the Femizons" and the introductory text names
them as the Femizons, but the main story and the people refer only
to the Sisterhood.
There is an existing Femizons profile, but it contains a lot of information relevant to the various alternate counterparts. I'll cover the Femizons and Mogon, at least, and then cover Earth-715, and then move on to one of the variant/divergent realities, and go from there...I'll probably work on profile on Thundra during that time, and I'll try to sort out if/when the term Femizonia was used.
Here's the history of Femizonia courtesy of the Thundra profile. When I profile Earth-715, I will sort out all of the references; I'm not 100% certain this is fully accurate for the Femizons' world, but I'll do the research as I go.
In this world, the battle of the sexes turned literal over the centuries as women genetically enhanced themselves to become equal to men, and men strengthened themselves via radiation treatments. That radiation had the side effect of sterilizing the children they subsequently conceived, and it became impossible for men and women to have children together. By the end of the 22nd century, society had split formally into two camps, men and women, and cataclysmic wars had occurred between the sides. Each side developed its own methods of reproduction, men drawing on parthogenetic cloning, and women using genetically manipulated sperm samples held in their Temples of Genetics. North America was ruled for a century by a royal sisterhood, but after the royal family’s assassination and the destruction of the Genetics Temples (forcing the females to rely on cloning and genetic manipulation to create young) in the early half of the 23rd century, the USR (United Sisterhood Republic) assumed power.
Thundra's original OHotMU profile noted the event that led to the future of the Femizons/Sisterhood to have taken place at the end of the 20th century (which was still in the future at the time of that 1982-ish profile).
Vega originally had a sub-profile in the Femizons profile I originally posted 11/21/2001.
This profile was completed 9/19/2021, but its publication was delayed as it was intended for the Appendix 20th anniversary 's celebratory event.
Profile by Snood.
Vega should be distinguished from:
Savage Tales I#1/2 (May, 1971) - Stan "the Man" Lee (writer, editor, art director), "Jazzy" John Romita (artist)
First posted: 09/23/2021
Last updated: 09/19/2021
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