Real Name: Catherine Moranis
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Daydreamer possesses telepathy, limited precognition, mind control, and the ability to create images from the minds of others.
Catherine Moranis grew up on a farm outside of Ottawa, Canada, during the 19th century. Her nearest friend lived two miles away, but they still felt as close as sisters.
(Thor I#301 (fb)/Spectacular Spider-Man Annual#8/3) - At the age of 25, Catherine was contacted by an Algonquin goddess, who recruited her into the Young Gods. She was watched over by the goddesses of Earth's pantheons while they awaited the Fourth Host of the Celestials.
(Thor I#300) - Daydreamer joined the 12 assembled Young Gods as they were presented to the Celestials by Gaea, and Arishm the Judge determined that, based on them, humanity should endure. The Young Gods were all taken aboard the Celestial Mothership with the Fourth Host.
(Spectacular Spider-Man Annual#8 (fb) - BTS) - Moranis adopted the name "Daydreamer" and began her training aboard the mothership under the guidance of Juniper, who favoured a philosophy of offense. Mindsinger became very protective of her, and nicknamed her "Katrinka." She also developed a rivalry with Varua.
(Spectacular Spider-Man Annual#8) - Daydreamer was training aboard the mothership with the other Young Gods when they were spied upon by the High Evolutionary, and Daydreamer revealed his presence with her powers before he could escape. Daydreamer had a vision of his plans, and became determined to halt his plans to reshape humanity's evolution. The rest of Juniper's students joined her in deciding to return to Earth and oppose the High Evolutionary, and they fought his agents Quint and the Gatherers alongside Spider-Man. However, Katos came in pursuit of them with his half of the Young Gods and they fought each other. Daydreamer attempted to take Calculus out of the action by creating a vision for him in which the world did not exist, but it had such a strong effect on his psyche that he went insane. Caduceus was able to heal his mind, and Daydreamer and the others agreed to stand down. As one last act, Daydreamer undid the "illusion" of the Gwen Stacy clone who had been in the High Evolutionary's clutches, revealing that she had not been a clone after all, just a genetically-modified victim of Miles Warren. Daydreamer then returned to the mothership.
(Spectacular Spider-Man Annual#8/2) - Daydreamer guided Mindsinger, Harvest, Genii, Brightsword and Varua to Jerusalem, Israel, to investigate an unusual psychic presence she had sensed. They discovered a artificial creature powered by the anger found in Israel, and it attacked the Young Gods. Daydreamer was defeated by the creature, but Varua, Harvest and Mindsinger were able to destroy it by forming a Uni-Mind. Daydreamer examined the creature's remains, and learned that it was created by one of the gods of Earth's pantheons.
(Marvel Comics Presents#101/2) - After Sea Witch had a dream which was invaded by an evil spirit, Daydreamer investigated her dream and she and Varua became convinced it was tied to the creature they had fought in Israel. They decided that they would have to return to Earth to investigate, but Katos and Juniper told them they would have to bring their petition to the Celestials.
(Marvel Comics Presents#102/2) - Juniper and Katos led the Young Gods to the Celestials to present their request. They were granted 3 days on Earth in which to investigate the matter. Daydreamer and Varua determined that the places they should investigate were Sri Lanka, Ireland, and Central Bend, Wisconsin.
(Marvel Comics Presents#104/2-105/2) - Mindsinger, Daydreamer, Genii and Harvest investigated the evil threat at Central Bend, Wisconsin. Mindsinger and Daydreamer searched at a shopping mall, and were attacked by shoppers possessed by the evil spirit. They ultimately uncovered a mystical stone, and Daydreamer had a vision of Nauda, the agent behind the stones. She contacted the four Young Gods in Ireland to arrange a rendezvous with the other four in Sri Lanka, who they could contact.
(Marvel Comics Presents#107/2-109/2) - Caduceus, Moonstalker, Sea Witch, Highnote, Genii, Harvest, Mindsinger and Daydreamer journeyed to Sri Lanka, and found a stone which enabled them to contact Nauda, who demanded that they bring him the stones from Ireland and Wisconsin in exchange for the other Young Gods' lives. They tried to fight their way through Nauda's forces, but were overwhelmed. Daydreamer seemingly granted Nauda's wishes, but she actually gave him illusionary stones. The Young Gods were reunited, and joined in a Uni-Mind to destroy Nauda.
First Appearance: Thor (1966) #300
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Marvel Comics Presents (1988)
#101 Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A To Z Update (2010)
- 'In the Center Ring.../The Gods Return/Running/Vices'#102
- 'Wherever We Go.../A Meeting with the Masters/Gathering/Stunt Show'#104
- 'You Know That We Do It Together/Mall Massacre/The Other Side/Fight the Right Thing'#105
- 'Through Thick and Thin.../Artifact of Evil/Enter the Realm of Gorn!/Crystal Quest!'#107
- 'Bad Moon Rising/Fuel for the Fire/Whatever we do, We'll Muddle Through Together/Behold, Nauda'#108
- 'Claw and Bone/Into the Abyss/Together Forever... A Pair/Nauda's Tale'#109
- 'Battle on the Brooklyn Bridge/Legion of the Doomed/It's Never Over/The Final Conflict'
#1 The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976)
- 'Marlene Alraune to Zuri'
- 'Twilight of the Gods!'#301
- 'For the Life of Asgard!'
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