Real name: Sersi Other known aliases: Circe The Sorceress, Sylvia Sersi. Occupation: Adventurer Current group affiliation: Eternals of Earth, reserve member of Avengers. Past group affiliations: Avengers, Queen's Vengeance. Major enemies: Ghaur, formerly Proctor. First appearance: Strange Tales #109 Origin: Description: Sersi is an attractive woman with dark hair. She stands 5'9'' tall and weighs 140 lbs. She has blue eyes.
50 STR 40
23 DEX 39
27 CON 34
16 BODY 12
20 INT 10
23 EGO 26
20 PRE 10
20 COM 5
12 PD 2
10 ED 5
4 SPD 7
15 REC 0
54 END 0
55 STUN 0
Characteristics Cost: 190
Powers, Skills and Equipment
12 4/4 Armor
3 Life Support - Can hold breath for 1 hour.
15 Life Support,safe in vacuum/pressure,safe in radiation,safe
in heat/cold,immune to disease,immune to aging
15 20 Mental Defense
101 MP (101),"Cosmic mental powers."
7u 11D6 EB,1/2 END(+1/4) 2
19m 32" Flight,0 END(+1/2) 0
5u 8" Flight,x125 Non-Combat 2
2u 4/4 Force Wall 2
7u -0 Images,Sight Group,Hearing Group,Smell/Taste Group,x4
Increased Area,1/2 END(+1/4) 3
4u 7D6 Mind Control,telepathic contact 4
7u 43 STR TK,fine manipulation 7
3u 7D6 Telepathy 3
5u 10" Teleport,x2K Increased Range,14- Activation(-1/2) 2
4u 1D6 Transform,major,cumulative,any object 4
5 5 Power Defense
28 20" Running 4
30 3 BODY Regen
3 Acrobatics 14-
3 Acting 13-
3 Contortionist 14-
3 Conversation 13-
7 Disguise 13-
3 High Society 13-
5 Intl Police Powers
3 KS: Greek lore. 13-,(INT based)
5 Lang: English,imitate dialects
0 Lang: Greek,native
3 Martial Throw
5 Member of Aristocracy
15 Money,filthy rich
3 Navigation 11-
3 Oratory 13-
3 Persuasion 13-
21 14- Universal Translator,Psionic.(-1/4)
2 Radio XMIT/REC,"Avengers ID card.",OAF(-1)
Powers Cost: 366
Base Points: 100
5 Distinctive,"Extreme beauty.",easily concealable,minor
10 Hunted,"Various enemies.",as powerful,harsh,appear 8-
15 Psych Lim,"In love with Captain America or Black Knight
15 Psych Lim,"Attitude",very common,moderate
10 Public ID,"Sersi"
10 Rep,"Party animal.",occur 8-,extreme reputation
10 Rep,"Powerful Eternal.",occur 8-,extreme reputation
5 Rivalry,"With whatever woman is handy.",romantic
Disadvantages Total: 90
Experience Spent: 366
Total Points: 556
Explanation of the conversion:
History: Sersi is a third or fourth generation of the Eternals, an
evolutionary offshoot of the human race. Sersi is the daughter of the
Eternals Helios and Perse, and was probably born some time after the Great
Cataclysm that destroyed the continents of Atlantis and Lemuria, during a
an extended ice age known as the Hyborean Age.
At a young age, Sersi differed from her fellow Eternals in her desire to
live amongst humans. It was during her time in ancient Mesopotamia that
Sersi first met Captain America, who had travelled back in time. While
Sersi still had the appearance of a child at this time, she was already
thousands of years old.
A few thousand years later, Sersi was based in ancient Greece, where she
met the poet, Homer. Homer would later write one of the earliest works in
Western literature, The Odyssey. The character Circe, who lived on an
island in the Aegean called Aeaea, and turned the hero, Ulysses, and his
men into pigs, was based on Sersi.
Unlike the majority of her fellow Eternals, who stay in their hidden
cities, Sersi revels in her humanity, and has lived amongst humans more
than any other Eternal, save the Forgotten One. Thus, it is no surprise to
find that Sersi has lived in various places of historical importance, from
Nero's Rome, to Camelot, the Court of the legendary King Arthur, where she
helped Merlin the magician to defeat an impostor who had usurped his
In more recent times, Sersi was one of the Eternals anthropologist Dr
Samuel Holden introduced to the world at large at New York's City College.
Sersi became fascinated with the quiet spoken Doctor, and began a
relationship with him.
Although she gives the impression that she would rather be at a party,
Sersi has proven to be a staunch ally to the Eternals in their recent
struggles with the Deviants.
Sersi does value her independence however, and often refuses to come to the
Eternals gatherings, preferring to party! It was during an instance such
as this that Domo of the Eternals sent the Delphan Brothers to bring her
to Olympia so that all the Eternals could form the Uni-Mind in order to
debate their future. Sersi had decided not to attend as she would continue
doing what she wanted regardless of the outcome anyway.
Unbeknownst to the Delphan Brothers, two of Sersi's party guests were
actually members of Earth's Mightiest Heroes; The Avengers known as the
Wasp and Starfox. They came to Olympia as well,
where it was revealed that Starfox
was actually the son of A'lars, brother to Zuras. While the majority of
Eternals decided to leave Earth for space, Sersi was one who choose to
Some time later, the Avenger Captain America had need of someone with
illusion casting or shape changing abilities regarding a case he was
working on. He found Sersi's address on the Avenger's database, and
considered it worthwhile asking her for help. Sersi was more than happy to
aid Cap, she quite fancied him, and was constantly flirting with him,
much to his embarrassment, although she told him it would require a
favour from him in return, an invitation to dinner as it turned out.
Sersi also aided the Avengers in their struggle against the Deviants and
the Elder God Set. When her fellow Eternal, Gilgamesh, was injured while
serving as an Avenger, the Avengers came to Sersi for help.
Due to her previous assistance, Avengers Chairman Captain America decided
to ask Sersi to join the Avengers. Perhaps based on her
attraction to Cap, or due to the fact that she discovered that she enjoyed
heroics more than she let on, Sersi accepted Cap's proposal, and became
one of Earth's mightiest.
Sersi proved to be a powerful addition to the Avengers roster, although her
harmless flirtation still managed to embarrass Captain America. Sersi
served with the team for quite a long time. Then, during an attack on the
Earth by the Brethren, Sersi formed a Uni-Mind with the Brethren leader,
Thane Ector. Such a union, between two different species, is forbidden by
the Eternals, as it may lead to the breakdown of the Eternals mental
Some months after this, Sersi became more aggressive, and was one of the
Avengers involved in the attempted murder of the Kree Leader, the Supreme
Intelligence, during the Avengers involvement in the Kree-Shi'ar War.
This aggressiveness may have been due to the Uni-Mind Sersi shared with the
Brethren, or, it may also have been due to the machinations of Proctor, a
man from an alternate reality who had been spurned by the Sersi from his
world, and had created the Gatherers, and was planning to kill all the
Sersi's across the multiverse.
During this time, Sersi began a relationship with fellow Avenger, the Black
Knight. Unbeknownst to both of them, however, was the fact that Proctor
was actually an alternate reality version of the Black Knight V himself.
Sersi's now aggressive nature caused tensions between herself and her
teammates. These tensions weren't helped by the fact that the newest
Avenger, Crystal, had come between Sersi and the
Black Knight V. These tensions came to a tumultuous climax when the Avengers
travelled to the planet Polemachus, at the behest of it's leaders Arkon and
Thundra. When the priest Anskar cowardly murdered the young Polemachan girl,
Astra, Sersi slew him in fiery retribution.
Returning to Earth, Sersi fled to Warrior Falls, Wakanda, in a futile
attempt to try and escape the guilt she felt at her responsibility for
Anskar's death, and the fear she felt due to her rash actions. The Black
Knight found her, however, and convinced her to return to Avengers
headquarters. Sersi confessed to the Black Knight V that she feared she was
going insane. Little did either of them realize that Sersi's apparent
instability was due to the subtle manipulations of Proctor.
Upon her return to Avengers Headquarters, Proctor used his powers to cause
her to attack her fellow Avengers. She was only stopped by the
intervention of the Vision II, who was actually a
member of Proctor's own team of Gatherers who had infiltrated the Avengers
in the guise of their teammate.
By this time, Sersi's fellow Eternals had become aware of her unstable
nature, and had sent three of their kind, Ikaris, Ajax and Sprite, to New
York in order to return her to Olympia.
The Eternals feared Sersi was suffering from what they call the Mahd W'yry,
a mental breakdown of the mind due to the Eternals extended lives. Sersi
rejected their archaic fears, and refused to accompany them back to her
homeland, the Avengers were also loath to let them take her against her
will, especially when they learnt that if she was found to be suffering
from the Mahd W'yry the Eternals planned to 'cleanse' her of it by
molecular discorporation, in other words, death!
A fight between the Eternals and the Avengers erupted, and was only
contained when Sprite, who had learned of Sersi's feelings for the Black
Knight, insisted that he be made her Gann Josin, a word the Eternals use
to describe an intimate joining of two minds as soulmates, in their own
Before this could be further discussed however, Ikaris used his powers to
cause it to happen, and the Eternals departed.
The Black Knight V was less than enthusiastic at being used in this manner
however, for he had come to the conclusion that it was Crystal he loved,
The Avengers, by their very nature, had little time to reflect on these
matters before they were once again involved in other affairs, first with
the assault on Proctor's Andean citadel, then against the Kree suicide
squad, then in the Genoshian conflict, where Sersi fought Exodus, and even
venturing to Lemuria, in a battle against Ghaur.
Relations between the various teammates continued to deteriorate though,
and Sersi remained in an unstable state. The Avengers called on former
member Hank Pym to try and find out the cause of her problems. At one
point, Sersi confided in Avengers butler Jarvis that she had been having
dreams of a sort about a strange man dressed in black who was assaulting
young men she had befriended. Jarvis probed her further, in an effort to
have her talk about her fears, and she used her powers to pull the image
of Proctor from her mind. Neither Jarvis nor Sersi had ever seen Proctor
however, and both failed to recognize him.
Proctor was infact causing Sersi to befriend young men who he would then
murder. He then contacted the NYPD and, on the pretence of being a
concerned citizen, aided them in framing Sersi for the murders. Sersi was
astounded at this new calamity in her life, and was astonished to find
that members of the Avengers, her supposed friends, actually believed her
capable of the crimes.
This was all part of Proctor's plan however, and he intended to have Sersi
destroy the Avengers, her only real hope of salvation. When the police
attempted to arrest her, Sersi destroyed Avengers mansion, and fled to
Brooklyn Bridge in her maddened state, using the Gann Josin mind meld to
call the Black Knight V to her side, the two of them prepared to fight their
fellow Avengers with all their power. When Sersi threatened Crystal
however, the Black Knight V faltered, and broke the Gann Josin bond, freeing
himself from Sersi's control. Shocked by his betrayal, Sersi destroyed the
Brooklyn Bridge, and seemingly the Avengers with it.
Confused, bewildered, and shocked at the person she had become, she was
finally approached by Proctor, who revealed to her at last the full extent
of his mad plan. Capturing her, Proctor returned to his New York base of
operations, and revealed that it was he who was behind her madness and
seizures, and it was he who was responsible for the murders of the young
men. With her full memory of events returned to her once more, Sersi broke
free from his control long enough to stumble upon Proctor's trophy room,
where Ute, the defeated Watcher Proctor used to traverse the multiverse,
lay in stasis, as well as the various Sersi's of other worlds Proctor had
already defeated. In her confused state, the Gatherer Rik was able to
contain her once again.
The Avengers meanwhile, didn't perish in the destruction of the Brooklyn
Bridge, but were rescued by the Eternals Thena and Sprite. Based on the
description Jarvis gave to them of the man in Sersi's dream, the Avengers
had reached the conclusion that he was responsible for her actions, when
they were approached by the astral form of Ute, who warned them that
Proctor must be defeated, or all that is would cease to be. The Black
Knight meanwhile, had reached the conclusion that he and Proctor were one
and the same, albeit from differing realities.
Proctor meanwhile, had begun his final gambit, and was using the life
energies of Sersi and Ute to collapse the various realities on one
The Avengers and their allies, Thena and Sprite, rushed to the scene, only
to be confronted by the Gatherers. While his fellow Avengers fought the
various Gatherers, the Black Knight V approached Proctor himself, only to be
defeated by the Ebony Blade from Proctor's own world! Sersi and the
Watcher looked on helplessly from the vortex that contained them as
Proctor began to 'gather' the Black Knight V's essence into himself.
Proctor would have succeeded in 'gathering' the Black Knight V, were it not
for the timely intervention of Quicksilver, Crystal's estranged husband.
Quicksilver was still suffering from injuries sustained in Genoshia
though, and Proctor would have defeated him were it not for the combined
powers of Crystal and Thunderstrike, who caused a terrific bolt of
lightning to strike Proctor. This in turned freed Sersi and the dying
Approaching Proctor, Sersi used his own sword to end his madness, once and
for all. With his dying breaths meanwhile, Ute used his powers to undo the
damage that had been done to Avengers mansion, the Brooklyn Bridge, and
various other locations, as well as opening a dimensional rift to another
reality. Sersi, fearing that the manipulations of Proctor were
irreversible, decided to enter this door between worlds, so that she may
be able to live free of his madness, of his curse.
The Black Knight V, with his own mind clear for the first time in months,
decided to join Sersi in her exile, in part because he felt in some way
responsible for the suffering Sersi had endured, as well as because he
knew that he wouldn't be able to remain in the Avengers if it would mean
him coming between Quicksilver's attempts to reconcile with Crystal.
Thus the two Avengers entered the dimensional rift, never to see their
colleagues again... or so they thought.
The two of them were actually headed for the Ultraverse, a world similar to
their own, but also with vast differences. Becoming separated in the
dimensional rift, Sersi ended up in Equatorial Africa, while the Black
Knight found himself in Miami.
If Sersi thought she would be free from disaster in this new world, she was
mistaken. Almost straight away, she was possessed by the spirit of one of
the Infinity Gems, fabled jewels of power that had once been the
embodiment of the being known as Infinity.
The Gem that possessed Sersi had been separated from it's fellow Gems for
untold millennia, and now intended to use Sersi to be reunited with them
once more, for the six other Gems had also been transported to the
Ultraverse, along with Loki, the Norse God of lies. Sersi's will proved
too strong for the Gem though, and her bond with the Black Knight V caused
her to seek him out. The Gem, realizing that she would fight it, gave her
one day to make peace with her past.
The Black Knight V meanwhile, had taken up with the superteam Ultraforce, the
mightiest heroes of the Ultraverse. Learning of Loki's control of the
Infinity Gems, he attempted to contact the Avengers, but was foiled when
Sersi showed up. The Seventh Gem, realizing that it could use Ultraforce
to reunite with it's 'brothers', forced Sersi to send them after the six
other Gems. The Black Knight V and Ultraforce failed to wrest the Gems from
Loki's control, however, and with her last act of free will before the
Seventh Gem took control of her completely, Sersi returned them to their
Now totally under the Seventh Gems control once more, Sersi became aware of
the Grandmaster's presence in the Ultraverse. This Elder of the Universe
had once controlled the Mind Gem, and had journeyed to the Ultraverse in
an attempt to regain it once more. Realizing that it could use the
Grandmaster in order to get close to Loki, and thus the other six Gems,
the Seventh Gem forced the Grandmaster to do it's bidding as well.
The Grandmaster approached Loki, and proposed a game. if he won, the
Grandmaster would be given the Mind Gem. If Loki won, he would be told the
location of the Seventh Gem. At first, Loki tried to gain the location
using the Gems he already possessed. The Grandmaster was immune to their
power though, protected as he was by the Seventh Gem. Thus Loki eventually
accepted his challenge.
The game was called Worlds and Warriors, a simplified version of an Earth
card game. Instead of cards, however, actual heroes would be used. The
Grandmaster choose the Avengers, while Loki was given Ultraforce. Due to
his membership of both teams, the Black Knight V was made the wild card.
Members of each team were pitted against members of the other. The
Avengers, for their part, were told it was in order to stop Loki, and to
save the Black Knight V, while Ultraforce were told that the Avengers were
part of an invading force.
The various battles ended in stalemates however, and Loki, claiming that he
had only played not to lose, claimed victory. The Grandmaster, still in
the thrall of the Seventh Gem, revealed Sersi to Loki. She would never
have been able to get close to him were it not for the diversion.
Launching herself at him, she was able to separate him from the Gems
before he could act. Free at last to reunite with it's brothers, the
Seventh Gem released Sersi from it's power. Reuniting with the six other
Gems, they were rendered entirely sentient, anthromorphing into something
calling itself Nemesis.
Nemesis proclaimed a desire to create, and, joining elements from both the
Avengers and Ultaforce's worlds, created a strange amalgam universe. There
were too many conflicting elements though, and when Topaz made physical
contact with Loki, elements from two wildly different continua, the
In her panic, Nemesis teleported to the Ultra's Earth, and intended to
continue creating there, even if it meant the destruction of the world
that was there already. The six other Gems were resisting her though, for
the being called Nemesis lacked the controlling influence that was needed
to unite them.
The Avengers and Ultraforce joined forces to stop her. Creating a
diversion, they attacked her enmass, allowing the Black Knight V to get
close enough to separate the Gems once more.
In the resulting explosion, the Avengers were returned to their Earth,
while Ultraforce, Sersi and the Black Knight V returned to the Ultraverse.
In time however, the two Avengers found a way to return to their Earth, but
not before travelling back in time to the era of the Crusades, where they
fought the man who would become Exodus.
On their return to their correct time line, they two were separated once
more. The Black Knight V found himself in New York, but finding the Avengers
dead in the wake of Onslaught, he joined the Heroes for Hire.
Sersi found herself in Lemuria, and learning of yet another plot by Ghaur
escaped to get aid. Also finding the Avengers dead, she turned to the
Heroes for Hire.
Foiling Ghaur's plot, Sersi and the Black Knight V decided that after all
they had been through, they both needed some time apart.
Sersi returned to Olympia, and, apart from aiding the Avengers in their
battle against Mogana Le Fey, remained there until recently, when she
joined the New Breed, a group of Eternals posing as a human super team, in
order to control the Deviants, who have become mindless monsters.
Her ties to the Black Knight V, and indeed the Avengers, remain strong
however, and she may team up with them again in the future.
Powers: Sersi is a member of the offshoot of humanity known as the
Eternals. Her body has been enhanced by cosmic energy to the point that
it no longer ages and is superhumanly strong and resistant to harm. Sersi
has numerous psionic and energy manipulation powers which allow her to fly,
shoot energy beams, move objects by her force of will, transform inanimate
and living objects, read minds, control minds and teleport herself.
Links to other Sersi pages:
Character created by Marvel Comics.
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Last Updated - March, 2001