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Encyclopedia > Lady Styx
Lady Styx


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Publisher DC Comics
First appearance 52 #31 (December 06, 2006)
Created by Geoff Johns
Grant Morrison
Greg Rucka
Mark Waid
Characteristics
Team
affiliations
Darkstars
Abilities Turns deads into undead slaves, recreation of her body when killed

Lady Styx is a fictional supervillain in the DC Comics Universe. Her first appearance occurred in the weekly series 52. DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company. ... In comic books, first appearance refers to first comic book to feature a character. ... 52 is the title of a comic book limited series published by DC Comics, which debuted on May 10, 2006, one week after the conclusion of the seven-issue Infinite Crisis. ... Geoff Johns (born 25 January 1973 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American comic book writer, best known for his work for DC Comics. ... Grant Morrison (born January 31, 1960) is a Scottish comic book writer and artist. ... Greg Rucka is an American writer of novels and comic books. ... Mark Waid (born March 21, 1962 in Hueytown, Alabama) is an American comic book writer. ... Darkstars Issue 1 A fictional intergalactic squadron of cosmic cops that no one had heard of before 1992 in DC Comics. ... Doctor Doom, one of the most archetypal supervillains and his arch-enemies The Fantastic Four (in background). ... DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company. ... Cover to the History of the DC Universe trade paperback. ... 52 is the title of a comic book limited series published by DC Comics, which debuted on May 10, 2006, one week after the conclusion of the seven-issue Infinite Crisis. ...


Character history

Lady Styx's origins are at this time unknown, though the Guardians of the Universe (clearly distressed by her presence) believe she originates from somewhere outside the known cosmos. Worshipped as a goddess by her followers, the Lady sends forth her legions to ravage planets and transform their populations into her undead slaves. This is known as the "Stygian Passover." In her twisted mind, this is a way of bringing order to a chaotic universe, uniting all peoples as one race with a single purpose, the worship of her. The Guardians of the Universe are fictional characters in the DC Comics universe. ... Statue of Ceres, the Roman goddess of agriculture For the 1934 film, see, see The Goddess (1934 film). ... Undead is a collective name for mythological beings that are deceased yet behave as if alive. ...


Lady Styx's missionaries are known as Darkstars, a name taken from a former intergalactic peacekeeping force. Transformed into zombies and robbed of their individual identity, these brainwashed beings preach the glory of the Lady, urging their enemies to "believe in her." Darkstars Issue 1 A fictional intergalactic squadron of cosmic cops that no one had heard of before 1992 in DC Comics. ... For other uses see Zombie (disambiguation) A zombie is a kind of undead, or figuratively, a very apathetic person. ...


In 52, it is implied that Lady Styx put a bounty on the heads of Starfire, Adam Strange and Animal Man, DC heroes who'd been stranded in space following the events of Infinite Crisis. Seeing the destruction wrought by her followers and fearing their homeworlds could be next, the trio of space heroes decide to make a stand against her. They are begrudgingly aided by the former intergalactic bounty hunter Lobo, who takes them to the Lady under the guise of collecting on their bounty. The resulting battle leads to the apparent death of Animal Man via a necrotoxin (though he was later resurrected by the very aliens who originally gave him his powers). Lady Styx is apparently killed in Week 36 of 52, absorbed by a Sun-Eater while battling the Green Lantern Ekron (a.k.a. the "Emerald Head"). Some time later, she's able to grow new flesh for herself from a pregnant captive. Starfire is the name of three superheroes who have appeared in comic books published by DC Comics. ... Adam Strange is a fictional superhero published by DC Comics. ... Animal Man (Buddy Baker) is a fictional DC Comics superhero. ... Infinite Crisis was a seven-issue limited series of comic books published by DC Comics, beginning in October of 2005. ... Lobo is a DC Comics antihero. ... This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... For the DJ, see DJ Green Lantern. ... The Emerald Empress is a fictional DC Comics supervillain, an enemy of the Legion of Super-Heroes and a member of the Fatal Five. ...


One Year Later

Following the one year gap during which 52 takes place, she has re-appeared in several of DC Comics' science fiction series. In Mystery in Space, she is the source of Captain Comet's death and rebirth, a cycle which began when her forces attacked him in 52. In the 2006 Omega Men miniseries, Lady Styx appears as the central antagonist, seeking powerful artifacts known as "heartstones" in her attempt to remake the universe and usurp the role of God. Apparently trapped in another dimension, Lady Styx manifests in this series as a giantess. One Year Later event logo. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... Mystery in Space was a science fiction comic book published by DC Comics from 1951 to 1966, and later in 1980/81 (issues #111-117). ... Captain Comet (Adam Blake) is a fictional character, a DC Comics superhero created by writer John Broome and artist Carmine Infantino. ... The Omega Men are a team of alien comic book superheroes in the DC Comics universe. ... An ... This article discusses the term God in the context of monotheism and henotheism. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Once again, she tries growing new flesh from the bodies of her followers. Using the stones as a focus, she recreates a new, giant body, combining and reshaping her supplicants' bodies. She is stopped in her plan by the Omega Men and finally killed by a resurrected and empowered Felicity (wife of the Omega Men's commander-in-chief Tigorr), now re-christened Nimbus. However, Lady Styx was apparently able to hold her consciousness together in Felicity's subconscious. There, the Lady waits to strike again.


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