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Quote1.png It sounds ludicrous, I know, but... Sometimes, I believe I can remember the day I was born. I remember you holding me for the first time and the look of... horror that came over your face. And then you picked up a scalpel and tried to murder me. I'm sorry, mother. I'm sorry they wouldn't let you. Quote2.png
Thanos[src]

History

Origins and early years

Sui-San belonged to a race of ancient beings called the Eternals. She was part of a faction of the Eternals that followed Uranos and believed that the best way to fulfill the Eternal Principles was to scour the Earth of the other species.[2] After the Uranos War against the opposing faction, the Uranites were banished from Earth and ended on Planet Uranus, where they built a spaceship to return to Earth. During their trip back, however, the spaceship was destroyed by a Kree fleet, thus leaving only seven Eternals alive. Those that survived decided to abandon their plans for revenge and, instead, created a colony on Saturn's moon Titan.[3]

With time, however, the Titanians fell to warlike tendencies once more. As a result, the colony of Titan was ravaged by another civil war, thereby causing the death of all its residents save for Sui-San, who lived in isolation.[4] When A'Lars (son of Kronos) left Earth and came to Titan, he met Sui-San, and together they used their genetic material to found a new species of Eternal-derived beings, the Titans. They developed Titan into a wonder of science and built the super-computer ISAAC to help them run the environment.[4][5]

Sui-San trying to kill Thanos

Sui-San bore A'Lars two children. The first was Eros. Sui-San planned for the second to be named Dione. However, upon lying her eyes on the newborn, who was afflicted with Deviant Syndrome, Sui-San was driven mad and named him Thanos.[6] She also tried to kill him, sensing the death in his eyes. Sui-San was stopped by A'Lars and she was institutionalized not long afterwards.[7]

By the time Thanos was twelve years old,[6] Sui-San had already been returned home, though she was noticeably unresponsive. Following the disappearance of two of Thanos' classmates by his hand, she suddenly spoke to him alone, and accused him of knowing who he was.[8] Having killed seventeen people in total, Thanos targeted Sui-San in hopes of finding in her body the key to who he was, both spiritually and physically.[8]

After her death, Sui-San went to Hell.[9]

Modern Age

When a now adult Thanos and Deadpool arrived in Hell to find Death, Sui-San, along with the other victims of Thanos and Deadpool, tried to kill them, but the duo were able to fend them off.[9]

Eventually, after the Eternals went mad and slaughtered each other, they were all resurrected by the Great Machine on Earth, including Sui-San and Mentor. However, with the Titan experiment deemed a failure, both Sui-San and Mentor were excluded for having sired Thanos.[2]

Notes

  • Many aspects of Sui-San's history were altered depending on the comic:
    • In some tellings, Sui-San's death is caused by Thanos as part of the assault on Titan,[10][11][12] while in others she is murdered by her son.[13][14]
    • Sui-San is sometimes presented as caring for her son[15] while in other tellings she is disgusted by him.[7]
    • In Daredevil #105, Thanos' mother was presented as Kazantra instead of Sui-San.
  • Sui-San was originally intended to be a third-generation Titanian Eternal,[16], but, with Gillen's relaunch, it appears she's been retconned as one of the original 100 Eternals.[2]

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