Like each of the Fear Lords, Nox was a mystery, and her origin (or even her very existence) was known to few. 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. Nox's true origins are unknown and are subject to contradictory accounts.
Some sources consequently stated she was an Olympian goddess, the daughter of Ophion and the sea nymph Eurynome, who later degenerated into a demon, becoming a "demonic fear lord". Another mentions her origin being unknown but states she actually predates the Olympians, and was an extradimensional sorceress.
In the 1930s, she allied herself with the General in an effort to gain power, leading him to the Amulet of Achilles 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. 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. ...
Nox later met with the other Fear Lords to discuss the Serpent's attempted conquest of Earth and the group was gathered again by Kid Loki to stop Nightmare from becoming the King of Fear by forgin the Serpent's fear into a crown and usurping all the other Lords. To this end they were tricked into a stalement where none could possess the crown without it being taken by another. This seemingly lasted until Mephisto claimed the crown for himself and the Fear Lords bent to his will, feeding off the fear Mephisto gave them from the crown. It is presumed that when Kid Loki sacrificed himself the crown faded and the Fear Lords left Mephisto's service.
Powers and Abilities
- Nox possesses the power to generate, manipulate, rearrange, and construct darkness. She can use this power in various ways, 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.
- Super-Genius Intelligence
- Although 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.
- 13 appearance(s) of Nox (Earth-616)
- 1 minor appearance(s) of Nox (Earth-616)
- 1 mention(s) of Nox (Earth-616)
- 6 image(s) of Nox (Earth-616)