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Origins

Like each of the Fear Lords, Nox was a mystery, and her origin (or even her very existence) was known to few.[4][5] Nox was considered the most mysterious of the Fear Lords by the Dweller-in-Darkness, as few in all the Multiverse had even heard of her.[6] Nox's true origins are unknown and are subject to contradictory accounts.

She was believed to be Nyx,[7] the Olympian goddess of the night,[3] of the ancient Greek myths. Nyx was possibly her true name.[1][2]

Some sources consequently stated she was an Olympian goddess,[3][8] the daughter of Ophion and the sea nymph Eurynome,[2] who later degenerated into a demon,[8] becoming a "demonic fear lord".[9] Another mentions her origin being unknown but states she actually predates the Olympians,[10][1] and was an extradimensional sorceress.[1]

Early years

Posing as Aphrodite, she mated with Ares and conceived two sons whom she named Phobos ("fear") and Deimos ("terror").[1] She also sired numerous offspring with Cerberus.[11]

1930s

In the 1930s she allied herself with the General in an effort to gain power,[12] leading him to the Amulet of Achilles,[13] and forcing him to make human sacrifices to sustain his own life, and occasionally enabling her to enter the mortal realm by inhabiting their corpses.[12] Following the General's sacrifice of the town of Dark Hollow, West Virginia, she was finally able to fully appear on Earth, helping him carry out their plans.[14] ...[11][15]

Modern Days

Nox introduced the Microverse scientist Psycho-Man to the study of fear. She also guided Thog in his scheme regarding Nightmare Boxes.[16][1]

Power Grid [18]
Intelligence
Strength
 3
Speed*
 3
Durability
Energy Projection
 3
Fighting Skills
* Teleporter

Powers

  • Nox possesses the power to generate, manipulate, rearrange and construct darkness. She can use this power to various effect, projecting darkness, generating darkness then constructing weapons such as swords out of it, constructing tendrils that can capture and ensnare foes, bind or slash. Many of her constructs of darkness can be used to absorb energy. Nox is especially thrilled and delighted seeing others in fear and terror states.[citation needed]

Abilities

  • Super-Genius Intelligence[2]



Thought she was considered to be the Olympian goddess, she was retconned by Jim Zub into being an usurper, as the real Nyx was introduced in Avengers: No Road Home #1.[7]

Discover and Discuss

Footnotes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Marvel Zombies Handbook #1; Nox's entry
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z #8
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Thor & Hercules: Encyclopaedia Mythologica #1; Phobos' entry
  4. Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme #31; The Book of the Vishanti: A Gathering of Fear Part One
  5. Fear Itself: Fellowship of Fear #1; Fear Lords' entry
  6. Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme #32; The Book of the Vishanti: A Gathering of Fear Part Two
  7. 7.0 7.1 Jim Zub answering CBR's tweet "Avengers: A Minor Villain Just Killed Some of Marvel's Strongest Gods"
  8. 8.0 8.1 Fear Itself: Fellowship of Fear #1; Fear Lords's entry
  9. Mystery Men #2's recap
  10. Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme #31
  11. 11.0 11.1 Mystery Men #4
  12. 12.0 12.1 Mystery Men #1
  13. Mystery Men #2
  14. Mystery Men #3
  15. Mystery Men #5
  16. Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme #32
  17. Marvel Zombies Handbook #1
  18. Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z hardcover Vol. 8



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