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None. When Nebula possessed the Infinity Gauntlet, she had unlimited control over power, the mind, space, reality, time, and the soul, in essence, becoming a god.
Nebula, feared across numerous star systems for her ruthless piracy, set her sights on Sanctuary II, the solar-orbiting satellite built and once used as a base of operations by the Thanos. She had sent a small band of her most trusted aides to Sanctuary II to repair its hyper-drive engines and teleport the station out of the solar system, but the activity coincided with the arrival of the hero Monica Rambeau (as Captain Marvel), who had been sent to investigate the craft by her team the Avengers. Nebula's minions warped the satellite out of the solar system with Captain Marvel aboard and rendezvoused with Nebula.
Nebula hoped to conquer the Skrull empire, at the time in the throes of chaos as their throneworld was destroyed by the planet-destroyer Galactus. Not knowing how to return home, Captain Marvel pretended to go along with Nebula's scheme but actually helped the Skrulls evacuate the outpost world Nebula was intent on destroying. The Avengers eventually located their missing member and allied themselves with the Skrulls to oppose her. Before the Avengers were able to catch up with Nebula, she annihilated both the Skrull outpost and the planet Xandar, home planet of the Avengers' ally Firelord. In battle with Nebula, the Avengersí Starfox, brother of Thanos, learned that Nebula claimed to be Thanos' granddaughter, and thus his great-niece. Shortly thereafter, the virtually omnipotent Beyonder, curious about the Avengers, arrived, and in an attempt to help the Avengers vanquish Nebula, helped her and her minions to escape them by teleportlng them out of the Andromeda Galaxy.
Nebula was later summoned to the side of Thanos, who had at the time assembled the Infinity Gems to create the Infinity Gauntlet and thereby give himself omnipotent power. Thanos scoffed at Nebula's claims to be his granddaughter, and as a gift to the embodiment of Death, transformed her into a hideous "living sculpture" of pain and living death. Unfortunately for Thanos, he allowed himself to be distracted by an assemblage of the universe's heroes and thus failed to notice Nebula until she stole the Infinity Gauntlet for herself. Now omnipotent herself, she faced an entourage of cosmic beings that included Galactus, Master Order, and Lord Chaos. Soon, however, the original Soul Gem owner, Adam Warlock, subverted the Infinity Gauntlet for himself. Starfox elected to take Nebula into custody of the Eternals on the moon Titan.
Somehow, under circumstances to be revealed, Nebula escaped and resumed her piracy career with her crew. They infiltrated a device known as the Infinity Union from the planet of the enigmatic alien Stranger. She then somehow learned of a scientist on earth who was developing a powerful energy source known as the Atomic Compressor. The Atomic Compressor succeeded in negating all of reality, which led her into conflict with the Avengers once again.
The Avengers, with their ally Spider-Man, defeated and captured the space pirate Nebula but an enraged Stranger burst in, searching for the Infinity Union, which had since absorbed the energies created from the negation of reality. Fearing that neither the Stranger nor anyone else was worthy of wielding such a dangerous device, the Avengers decide to track down the Infinity Union themselves. An increasingly unnerved Spider-Man, unaccustomed to dealing with cosmic menaces, found the device first-- and then accidentally set it off. Nebula had arranged to absorb the power of the Infinity Union and become a supreme being. The Avengers and the Stranger managed to thwart her regardless, stripping her of the Infinity Union's power, though Nebula managed to escape capture with her crewman Gunthar.
Nebula's next appearance was a sudden attack on the young hero Nova. Nebula claimed that Nova had previously murdered her father Zorr, an archemeny of Nova Prime, the hero of Xandar whose powers Nova had inherited. (This was the same reason that led her to destroy the planet Xandar before.) Zorr had, in fact, been accidentally killed when he activated an energy device when battling Nova. Nova succeeded in driving Nebula off, and she returned to deep space.
First Appearance: The Avengers (1963) #257
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All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2006)
#6 Annihilation (2006)
- 'Justice to Marvel'#7
- 'Victor Mancha to Phantazia'
Annihilation: The Nova Corps Files (2006)
Annihilation: Ronan (2006)
Annihilation: Saga (2007)
Avengers Alliance (2016)
#2 Avengers West Coast (1989)
- 'Chapter Two of Four: The Time is Now'#3
- 'Chapter Three of Four: What Rough Beast?'
#48 Avengers: The Terminatrix Objective (1993)
- 'This Ancient Evil'
#2 Avengers/JLA (2003)
- 'On the Side of the Angels'#3
- 'Day of Maximum Probability'
#4 Gamora (2017)
- 'The Brave...and the Bold'
Guardians Team-Up (2015)
#1 Infinity Gauntlet (1991)
- 'Guardians of the Galaxy Meet the Avengers Part One'#2
- 'Guardians of the Galaxy Meet the Avengers Part Two'
#1 Infinity War (1992)
- 'From Bad to Worse'#3
- 'Preparations for War'#4
- 'Cosmic Battle on the Edge of the Universe!'#5
- 'Astral Conflagration'#6
- 'The Final Confrontation'
#2 Marvel Universe Guardians of the Galaxy [II] (2015)
- 'Ethereal Revisionism'
#7 Nova (1999)
- 'The Backstabbers'#10
- 'Bad Moon Rising'
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2008)
Secret Defenders (1993)
#9 Silver Surfer (1987)
- 'Revenge, Part One'#10
- 'Revenge, Part Two'#14
Annual 05 Sleepwalker (1991)
- 'The Return of the Defenders Part 3'#38
- 'The Answer!!!'#45
- 'Thanos vs. Mephisto'#59
- 'Field of Honor'#67
- 'Sins of the Fathers'#69
- 'The Explorer'#70
- 'The Herald Ordeal, Part 1: Initiation'#71
- 'The Herald Ordeal, Part 2: Combustion'#72
- 'The Herald Ordeal, Part 3: Liberation'#73
- 'The Herald Ordeal, Part 4: Resurrection'#74
- 'The Herald Ordeal, Part 5: Negotiation'#76
- 'Armed & Dangerous'#110
- 'The Trouble with Chix!'
#7 Thanos (2017)
- 'The Ties That Bind!'
Thanos Annual (2014)
The Avengers (1963)
Annual 14 The Marvel Encyclopedia (2006)
- 'Fifth Column'#257
- 'Holocaust in a Hidden Land!'#258
- 'Pyrrhic Victory!'#259
- 'Duty Over All!'#260
- 'Assault on Sanctuary II'#311
- 'The Weakest Point'#312
- 'Has the Whole World Gone Mad?!?'#314
- 'Along Came a Spider...'#315
- 'Doomsday Plus One!'#316
- 'Spiders and Stars'#317
- 'Business as Usual'#318
- 'A Vengeful God!'
HC The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition (1985)
- 'The Marvel Encyclopedia'
#9 The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Master Edition (1990)
- 'Molecule Man to Owl'
What If? Newer Fantastic Four (2009)
- 'What If... Newer Fantastic Four'
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Marvel Super Heroes: War of the Gems (1996)
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