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Asteroth claimed to had been born from the Chaos of creation, and to be "the blood and tears of the Universe".[4] She was either a Great Old One or a Lesser Old One.[9]


Long ago, Asteroth was imprisoned in a "cosmic hell" dimension, a celestial domain meant to contain "cosmic demons, beings of hate and destruction",[3] by members of her own race.[8]

Hyborian Age

Invocations or mentions of Asteroth during the Hyborian Age are likely to be in fact a misspelling or one of the alternate spellings of Ashtoreth / Ishtar (Inanna) (see notes).

Asteroth's name was possibly invoked during the Hyborian Age.[1][2]

Modern days

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,[3] causing a fragment of Asteroth to remain outside the prison dimension.[4] Realizing the danger, Stardust attacked Asteroth, but was unsuccessful.[3]

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.[4] 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.

Korbinite form as "Omega Ray"

Having hidden in the Korbinite Meta-Orb,[8] Asteroth fed upon most of the Korbinites, adopted a Korbinite form. and declared herself Omega Ray.[7]

After arriving at the ruins of Asgard, Bill was again attacked by Asteroth.[8] She sought to destroy Bill and find a way to reclaim the power she had lost. Beta Ray Bill used his equivalent of the God-Blast on Omega Ray, apparently destroying her.[8]


Asteroth somehow returned in her former form.

She attended the Devil's Advocacy meeting where the demons discussed of the threat posed by the Serpent.[10]



Asteroth possessed vast cosmic powers, the limits of which are unknown; she displayed the ability to control & manipulate gravity.[4]; 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.


She acquired all the knowledge from the Korbinite people by consuming the Korbinite in the Meta-Orb.[8]


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