A portal was opened by Galactus' Herald Stardust in an attempted to send Beta Ray Bill through to the "cosmic hell". Beta Ray Bill was attacked by a being's tentacle but managed to escape by cutting the appendage, causing a fragment of Asteroth to remain outside the prison dimension. Realizing the danger, Stardust attacked Asteroth, but was unsuccessful.
Asteroth rapidly set her objectives: Consume order and birth chaos and destruction throughout the galaxy, then the universe, and eventually all universes, multiverses and megaverses, with herself in absolute control.
As only a fragment of her power had been set free, Asteroth began feeding to increase her power, seeking to destroy the entire universe. Stardust & Beta Ray Bill were unable to defeat her; with Stardust creating a black hole out of desperation, but the attempt was a failure as Asteroth manipulated gravity. Asteroth overpowered Bill and Stardust, and was about to take Bill's Meta-Orb when the returning Alpha Ray managed to push both Stardust and Asteroth into the black hole.
After arriving at the ruins of Asgard, Bill was again attacked by Asteroth. She sought to destroy Bill and find a way to reclaim the power she had lost. Beta Ray Bill used his equivalent of the godblast on Omega Ray, apparently destroying her.
Asteroth somehow returned in her former form.
Asteroth possessed vast cosmic powers, the limits of which are unknown; she displayed the ability to control & manipulate gravity.; and, is great enough to easily strike down both Stardust and Beta Ray Bill. She resisted a full blow of Stormbreaker to the face, smiling, but was knocked out by a surprise eye-beam blast from Stardust.
Asteroth can gain additional power by consuming planets, solar systems, galaxies, then the universe.
Her arms can seemingly transmit energy on touch, with possibly some special effect on her larger right arm.
- Astaroth, also known as Asteroth, was (in demonology) the Great Duke of Hell, derived from Ishtar and Astarte.
- Asteroth, created in Stormbreaker: The Saga of Beta Ray Bill #3 (May, 2005; written by Mike Oeming and Dan Berman, and penciled by Andrea Di Vito), as a "cosmic demon" from the beginning of creation, imprisoned for eons, is inspired by the Cthulhu Mythos.
- She was later listed as an Old One in a subnote about Hoggoth in "The Inner Planes" section of "Planes Prelude" (Marvel Tarot #1; August, 2007), and in the Demons' profile in Marvel Zombies: The Book of Angels, Demons & Various Monstrosities #1 (September, 2007), and then either as a Lesser Old One or a Great Old One in the update Demons' profile in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z #3 (July, 2008)
- In "Blossoms of the Black Lotus", in Savage Sword of Conan #122 and "There Will Come a Dark Stranger", in Savage Sword of Conan #124 (both written by Don Kraar), Conan invokes Asteroth's name. It is possibly another mistake (or an alternate name) on naming Ashtoreth (another name of Ishtar).
- 6 Appearances of Asteroth (Earth-616)
- 1 Minor Appearances of Asteroth (Earth-616)
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- Astaroth at Wikipedia.org
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