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Lambda-Zero was an Ethereal that was transformed into Stardust, becoming a herald of Galactus. The first planet Stardust fed to Galactus was New Korbin, after she slaughtered most of the planet's inhabitants.[3]

This led to the confrontation with Beta Ray Bill, who was busy attempting to rescue the Korbinites. The two fought each other, and after the first confrontation, Stardust sought out Bill after he obtained the Meta-Orb. Planning on crushing Bill with it, the two fought each other until Stardust opened a portal to a dimension filled with the most evil beings of the universe, hoping to trap Bill in there. Bill managed to escape, but a being named Asteroth escaped and began devouring galaxies. Stardust and Bill joined forces, with Stardust using her powers to open a black hole behind Asteroth hoping to lock Asteroth in it. However, Asteroth resisted and the hole instead sucked both Stardust and Bill to a near death.[4]

As the two recovered, Stardust had earlier fought Alpha Ray. Galactus had empowered Ray to help Stardust take down his opponent. With the black hole still open, Ray managed to do this, but in return was sucked into the hole together with Asteroth. Stardust was later revealed to have returned through unknown means.[5]

Stardust was sent by Galactus to ask the Silver Surfer to meet with Galactus. Stardust meanwhile was under orders to help the other remaining heralds Red Shift and Firelord as they combatted the Annihilation Wave. Later the three heralds joined with Nova's United Front and were able to defeat and capture one of Annihilus' queens. With the Silver Surfer and Galactus captured and Firelord half-dead, Stardust and Red Shift were the only two active heralds.[6][7] Stardust and Red Shift were presumed dead after holding back a massive energy blast from Galactus' absorbing device. Stardust was able to reform themselves later.[1]

It was later revealed that Stardust is an Ethereal, a race of beings made up of pure energy, and that by being imbued with the Power Cosmic has, in effect, made Stardust immortal, since the Power Cosmic allows her to reconstitute herself if she were to be "destroyed". She was then confronted by the few remaining members of her race who were nearly made extinct by the Annihilation Wave. Trying to attack Stardust due to her 'treason' for leaving them, Stardust "killed" the remaining members of her race in self-defense and then absorbed their still sentient remains. However, she then found Galactus and, distraught that she had been replaced as Herald by the Silver Surfer, gave up the remains of her race to feed Galactus against their protests; an act that surprised Galactus, as no herald had ever willingly given up their race to him. Stardust was then named Galactus' second herald, as Galactus's now increased hunger required more worlds to devour. It was also then revealed that Galactus was the only creature that Stardust will ever love.[2]


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Power Cosmic: Like other heralds, Stardust was granted the almighty and divine "infinite" Power Cosmic by Galactus himself.[8] She was deemed to be a "universal" threat level by the Nova Corps.[9] Her abilities before becoming a herald are unknown.



  • Cosmic Halberd: Stardust carries a halberd that she uses to focus her energy blasts.[8]


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