Power Princess (Marvel)(Earth-712 - Squadron)
Real Name: Zarda Shelton
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Princess Zarda of Earth-712 lived on Utopia Isle, a small island in the southern sea, untouched by outside civilization. The Utopians believe themselves to be the result of genetic experimentation conducted upon Homo Sapiens; they are, indeed, the equivalent on the Squadron's Earth of the Inhumans. While the rest of Homo Sapiens were making flint spearheads, the Utopians developed an advanced culture based on peace, fellowship and experience or learning. On their little island community, people knew no poverty, injustice, war, crime, or sexual discrimination. After the outside world made the first atom bomb, the Utopians believed their way of life was in jeopardy. Building a star-ship, they left Earth to find a new home. Princess Zarda chose to remain behind as their sole emissary to the earth, a role she had assumed some years earlier as Power Princess. During this time, she was a member of the World War II team known as the Golden Agency, along with fellow members American Eagle and Professor Imam.
Living in Capitol City, she married Howard Shelton (mirroring the relationship between Steve Trevor and the golden age Wonder Woman), a sailor whom she met during "the war" (possibly World War II). Howard was the sole survivor of a sinking ship and the first outsider Zarda met. Howard aged normally while Zarda appears to be the same age as she was when they met, 50–60 years earlier. Unknowingly, Howard was killed by Hyperion 2, leaving Zarda free to pursue a romantic relationship with Hyperion.
Defending the Earth-712 against an attack by the Nth Man, Power Princess and the Squadron Supreme were stranded on Earth-616. Some time later, with the help of the Avengers, the Squadron Supreme were returned to Earth-712.
When Proteus, the Exiles' archenemy, showed up one day, he tricked the Squadron Supreme into battling the Exiles. While the Exiles were distracted, Proteus fled to another reality. When Hyperion decided to join the Exiles, Power Princess stopped him, saying that Hyperion is needed in his own world. Power Princess then left with the Exiles to catch Proteus, despite the objections of Blink. However, under her guidance and direction, the Exiles came the closest they have ever been to beating Proteus. Unfortunately, when she threw one of the blades of Longshot, she missed Proteus and hit the Maestro instead, setting him off. The Maestro fought the Exiles, and then Proteus fought Maestro. Proteus took the body of Morph and fled, despite Zarda's plan she considered foolproof. After finally defeating Proteus by trapping him in Morph's body, Power Princess remained an Exile to continue fixing damaged realities. She also suggested that Blink bury Mimic in his home reality. Otherwise Blink would have buried him in the desert of Panoptichron.
First Appearance: The Defenders (1972) #112
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All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z: Update (2007)
#3 Avengers (1998)
- 'Acts of Vengance to Zodiac Key'
#5 Avengers (2010)
- 'Accusation Most Foul'#6
- 'Earth's Mightiest Frauds?'#10
- 'Pomp & Pageantry'
Avengers/Squadron Supreme '98 (1998)
Captain America (1968)
Annual 1 Fantastic Four Unlimited (1993)
- 'Rules of the Game'#77
- 'World Tour: Squadron Supreme: Part 1'#78
- 'World Tour: Squadron Supreme: Part 2'#79
- 'World Tour: Future Imperfect : Part 1'#80
- 'World Tour: Future Imperfect: Part 2'#81
- 'World Tour: Heroes Reborn: Part 1'#82
- 'World Tour: Heroes Reborn: Part 2'#83
- 'It's Your Funeral'#84
- 'Back in the Saddle'#85
- 'The New Exiles: Part 1'#86
- 'The New Exiles: Part 2'#87
- 'Superguardians: Part 1'#88
- 'Superguardians: Part 2'#89
- 'Enemy of the Stars, Part 1: Fresh Blood'#100
- 'Home is Where the Heart is!'
Marvel Age (1983)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2008)
#13 She-Hulk (2005)
- 'The Earth You Have Reached...'#14
- 'The World My Laboratory'#15
- 'Death Watch'#16
- 'Germ of an Idea'#17
- 'Reborn to Run'#19
- 'Prolog: Refugees'#27
- 'From Here to Maternity'#50
- 'Horizon of Holes'#51
- 'The Conservation of Angular Momentum'#53
- 'To the Fifth Power'#60
- 'The Long Good-Bye'
#1 Squadron Supreme (1985)
- 'Deeper and Deeper'#2
- 'Shades of Truth'
#1 Squadron Supreme (2016)
- 'The Utopia Principle'#2
- 'A Small Sacrifice'#3
- 'Change Of Heart'#5
- 'Inner Circle'#7
- 'Love & Death'#8
- 'The Clash'#9
- 'Borrowed Time!'#10
- 'The Dark From Within'#11
- 'The Dregs Of Victory'
Squadron Supreme: Death of a Universe (1989)
OGN SC Squadron Supreme: New World Order (1998)
- 'Death of a Universe'
#1 The Defenders (1972)
- 'Once In A Blue Moon'
#112 The Marvel Encyclopedia (2006)
- 'Strange Visitor From Another Planet!'#113
- 'Moon Madness!'
HC The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition (1985)
- 'The Marvel Encyclopedia'
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Master Edition (1990)
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Update '89 (1989)
#5 The Phoenix Resurrection: Genesis (1995)
- 'Marauders to Power Princess'
Ultimate Power (2006)
#7 West Coast Avengers (1985)
- 'Part 7 of 9'#8
- 'Part 8 of 9'#9
- 'Part 9 of 9'
What If Jessica Jones Had Joined the Avengers? (2005)
#1 What If...? (1989)
- 'What If... Jessica Jones Had Joined The Avengers?"'
- 'What If the Avengers Had Lost The Evolutionary War?'
Exiles (Marvel)(03 - Trans-Dimensional)
Squadron Supreme (Marvel)(Earth-712)
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