Sphinx (Marvel) (01 - Anatha-Na Mut)
Real Name: Anatha-Na Mut
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When in possession of the Ka Stone, Anatha-Na is actually able to alter reality within a several mile radius of where he is. He can also use the stone to project force or heat blasts from his eyes, hands or the stone itself. It allows him to create realistic illusions, to teleport over long distances, and to vastly increase his strength (ultimately being able to lift approximately 85 tons). His normal bodily resistance is increase, his endurance is vastly improved and his lifespan is elongated. In addition, the stone can be used to read someone's mind or drain someone's memory, killing them. When he used the Ka Stone on Condor, he was able to actually turn Condor into his namesake.
The Sphinx has had to create a meditative chamber where he restores himself after excessive use of the Ka Stone. After a time away from the Ka Stone and it's energies, the user loses their power, even reverting to their true age, which, if old enough, could cause one to simply turn to dust if they're unprepared to not possess the power of the stone anymore.
The magician of Pharaoh Ramses was banished from Egypt after failing his master in showing that the Egyptian gods are mightier than that of Moses. After stumbling through the desert, he eventually came to a temple and found the Ka-Stone that made him the Sphinx and immortal, which tires him after several thousand years.
Later he got limitless knowledge via the Living Computers of Xandar. After a fight with Galalctus, he must perpetually re-live his tormenting life.
First Appearance: Nova (1976) #6
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All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2006)
#10 Doctor Strange: Sorcerer Supreme (1988)
- 'Shadowoman to Tara'
#27 Fantastic Four (1961)
- 'Possession is 9/10 of the Logarithm'
Annual 12 Fantastic Four: Foes (2005)
- 'The End of the Inhumans... and the Fantastic Four'#206
- 'The Death of... The Fantastic Four!'#206 (Newsstand Edition)
- 'The Death of... The Fantastic Four!'#208
- 'The Power of the Sphinx'#210
- 'In Search of Galactus'#212
- 'The Battle of the Titans!'#213
- 'In Final Battle!'#217
#5 Heroic Age: Villains (2011)
- 'Part Five'#6
- 'Part Six'
#1 Howling Commandos of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2015)
- 'Heroic Age Villains'
#2 Marvel Age (1983)
- 'Mission 002: Ghost Train'
Marvel Encyclopedia (2002)
Marvel Encyclopedia (2014)
Marvel Two-In-One (1974)
#91 Night Thrasher (1993)
- 'In the Shadow of the Sphinx!'
#10 Nova (1976)
- 'Shell Games'#11
- 'Slave to the Past'#12
- 'Slave to the Past Act II'
#6 Nova (1994)
- 'And So...The Sphinx!'#7
- 'War in Space!'#9
- 'Fear in the Funhouse!'#10
- 'Four Against the Sphinx!'#11
- 'Nova No More!'#22
- 'The Coming of The Comet'#23
- 'From the Dregs of Defeat!'#24
- 'The New Champions!'#25
- 'Invasion of the Body Changers!'
#1 Nova (1999)
- 'Heavy Mettle'#6
- 'Part 3 of 8 - All That Was & Never Will Be'
#4 Nova (2007)
- 'The Condor Strikes!'#5
- 'Lo, There Shall Come A Spider'#6
- 'The Dying Game'
#32 Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2008)
- 'The Gathering'#33
- 'The Book of the Dead'#34#35
- 'Time Out'
#42 The Amazing Spider-Man (1963)
- 'Lead Me Not Into Temptation!'
Annual 26 The Marvel Encyclopedia (2006)
- 'The Hero Killers, Part One: Fortune and Steel'
HC The New Warriors (1990)
- 'The Marvel Encyclopedia'
Annual 01 The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (1983)
- 'Errant Knights'Annual 02
- 'Questions of Power The Hero Killers Part 4'#11
- 'Days of Present Past'#12
- 'A Betrayal of Hope'#47
- 'Like Flies in Amber'#48
- 'The More Things Change...'#49
- 'Till Death Do Us Part'#68
- 'Just Yesterday'#69
- 'Some Time To Kill'#71
- 'The Fire In Which We Burn'
#10 The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition (1985)
- 'S: From Shi'Ar to Sub-Mariner'
#19 The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Master Edition (1990)
- 'Book of the Dead (Nuke to Obadiah Stane)'
The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976)
The Thing (1983)
Web of Spider-Man (1985)
What If? (1977)
- 'What If... Someone Else Had Become Nova?'
Champions of Xandar
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