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Quote1.png I thought if I fixed things, someone might finally care about me. After coming back from all that Thunderbolts stuff and "saving" the city, I was so excited. I thought, hey, maybe I have a purpose after all, even if I still suck. It turned out it's harder to be good than to just be...me. Angry. Lonely. Quote2.png
Ripley Ryan

Appearing in 1st story

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After Ripley Ryan talks with her therapist about feeling good about herself helping the Thunderbolts during the invasion, she becomes enraged when the therapist abruptly ends the session to ask how Ripley will pay for their talk. Using her Reality Stone powers, she declares "No. More. Co-pays!" and everyone in town selling something give away whatever for free. Ripley takes some cute dogs and passes by Peter Parker, who immediate suspects a reality warper after noticing he no longer has ice cream in hand but cannot deduce who. Ripley uses her Compulsion effect going on a shopping spree to manipulate people into giving her things, leaving them confused and upset after they are dispelled, giving Peter a light trail to follow but remains uncertain which reality warper is culpable.

Unsatisfied with her material abscondings, Ripley moves to take revenge on the people who tormented her in her past. Arriving at Midtown High School and enchanting the student body to adore her, Ripley learns that one of her old bullies, Mike Delladova, is the current Phys Ed teacher. Forcing him to remember the bullying he did to her, she then makes real the "it just tears me apart" comment and kills him in the locker room. From this, Peter is called by high school alumni Devon Lawson, calling Peter due his journalism work, as the principle and NYPD are covering up a murder at school. Remembering seeing Ripley Ryan and knowing her abused past, Devon directs Peter to one of Ripley's old bullies, Lacey Fisher. When Ripley finds Lacey as Star, she is intercepted by Spider-Man who informs her of knowing her inexperience and how the school body recalled her being there. Telling her that people change as they grow up and her powers are unstable, she proves his point getting woozy while fighting. She replicates his Web-Shooters but doesn't get far before falling, and escapes to "home" when he tries talking to her.

As she said "home", Spider-Man deduced her childhood home where he has a holographic scene playing her mother. Despite the heartwarming scene, it ends when Spider-Man calls her "Star" and reveals himself and the scene as a graveyard where Ripley's mother was buried. Enraged, Ripley's power come to an immediate end during her tantrum as Spider-Man learned from other geniuses that she had a finite period of activity with the powers. On the ground crying, Spider-Man shares his sympathies and explains he knew her reality warping was active because of all the regrets he wished he could change in the graveyard. Ripley responds that she felt happy being part of a "superhero" project with the Thunderbolts, and realized it was harder to be good than to be lonely as herself, changing everything just so people could finally care about her. As Spider-Man tells her she can break the cycle of violence if only she just does better, he also still had to bring her to in for killing Mike Delladova, and she reveals she was stalling to recharge her power enough to escape. Alone in the graveyard, Spider-Man finds a note from Ripley, thanking him for his long speech and that she was keeping Tater-Tot, the corgi she abducted.

Appearing in "Infinite Fury: Part IV"

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SPIDER-MAN VS. STAR!

The next can’t-miss installment of the “Infinite Destinies” saga is here! Spider-Man thinks he knows reality warpers — but he’s never met Ripley Ryan. Mass murderer and occasional Thunderbolt, Star is still searching for her own path…and the power to shape her future however she wants. But can the wielder of the Reality Stone really go up against a hero who’s fought gods?! Find out here — and get the next piece of the Infinity Stone puzzle!

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE: Part 4 (of 8) of “Infinite Fury”!

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  1. First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks
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