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Alien attributes of the Rigellian race, she can increase her density at will, this also increases her strength and resistance to physical injury.
Psionic ability to control the mind of other humanoid beings. This includes overriding control of voluntary muscles. She is good in hand-to-hand combatant, and trained in Rigellian martial arts.
Solar beam communicator device, worn on wrist, permitting instantaneous communication between Earth and Rigel via hyperspace transmissions. Tana's armor allows her to rearrange the molecular structure of her body and clothing to disguise herself as an Earthling and possibly other beings.
Tana Nile was one of the Rigellian Empire's most noted Colonizers, contributing to the designation and literal re-location, via Rigel's unique Space Lock technology, of planets selected for absorption into her race's multi-galactic empire. In her capacity as potential Empress of Earth, she familiarized herself with the planet while in Terran guise. She shared a residence with Jane Foster, the companion of the Asgardian Thor. After Thor dissuaded her superiors from inducting Earth into their Empire, Tana Nile returned to Rigellian space and became engaged to her government's High Commissioner. She and Thor again met during a failed terraforming experiment utilizing a portion of the living planet Ego. Later she accompanied the Thunder God to Earth, where she briefly resided after resuming human form. She accompanied Thor on trips to his home dimension and assisted him in dismantling the Vrellnexian/Sssth slave ring.
Tana Nile returned to her people following Rigel 3's destruction by the Rhunians. She led an investigation into the murder of several high-placed officials of the multi-galaxy Charter enabled her to assist the short-lived group known as the Star Masters. Her exposure to Earth standards may have ultimately contributed to her rebellion against the Rigellian way, as she attempted using discourse and resistance, to encourage the abandonment of forced colonization practices.She was declared a traitor by her fiancÚ, the Grand Commissioner. Tana Nile returned to Earth seeking sanctuary with Thor's team of Avengers. She visited the Xavier Institute for Higher Learning maintained by subordinates of the infamous Charles Xavier. She was in the company of three juveniles, Franklin Richards, Artie, and Leech. The confirmed Guardian of the Nexus of All Realities the Man-Thing and the avian-based extra dimensional adventurer Howard the Duck were also present. She underwent a series of adventures in non-linear realms which proved to be constructs of one of her companions, Franklin Richards.
Following the destruction of over two-thirds of the Rigellian Empire by Thanos, Tana Nile was reassigned as an infiltration agent on a Skrull hubworld, there she allegedly witnessed Ronan the Accuser conspire with the Skrull Baroness S'Bak to overthrow the Kree Empire's current regime. After fleeing from the exiled and vengeful Ronan, Tana Nile found refuge on Godthab Omega with Gamora and her Graces. It was there that she fell victim to the Annihilation Wave when it assaulted Godthab Omega. She died before she could reveal her reasons for framing Ronan.
First Appearance: Thor (1966) #129
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Annihilation: The Nova Corps Files (2006)
Annihilation: Ronan (2006)
Annihilation: Saga (2007)
Cosmic Powers Unlimited (1995)
#1 Generation X (1994)
- 'Once Upon a Time...'#2
- 'Across the Universe'#3
- 'Dark Eyes'
#23 Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2008)
- 'For All This... We Give Thanks'#25
Secret Warriors One Shot: Who's Your Daddy? (2009)
#1 The Avengers (1963)
- 'The Stars, My Desperation'#3
- 'Cauldron of Conversion'
#105 The Marvel Encyclopedia (2006)
- 'In the Beginning Was... the World Within!'
HC The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Master Edition (1990)
- 'The Marvel Encyclopedia'
#129 Thor (1998)
- 'The Verdict of Zeus!'#130
- 'Thunder in the Netherworld!'#131
- 'They Strike From Space!'#132
- 'Rigel Where Gods May Fear to Tread!'#133
- 'Behold... the Living Planet!'#134
- 'The People-Breeders!'#160
- 'And Now... Galactus!'#162
- 'Galactus is Born!'#198
- '-- And Odin Dies!'#199
- 'If This Be Death..!'#201
- '-- And None Dare Stand 'Gainst Ego-Prime!'#203
- 'They Walk Like Gods!'#204
- 'Exiled on Earth!'#211
- 'The End of the Battle!'#212
- 'Journey to the Golden Star!'#213
- 'The Demon Brigade!!'#214
- 'Into the Dark Nebula!'#215
- 'The God in the Jewel'#216
- 'Where Chaos Rules!'#217
- 'All Swords Against Them!'#218
- 'Where Pass the Black Stars There Also Passes... Death!'#219
- 'A Galaxy Consumed!'#220
- 'Behold! The Land of Doom!'#221
- 'Hercules Enraged!'
Thor: The Legend (1996)
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