Lord Chaos (Marvel)
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Can manipulate and control events in its sphere of influence. May possess the Power Cosmic, or be able to manipulate vast amounts of cosmic energy. Can along with Master Order create beings with cosmic powers. It is either immortal or very long lived and it has a telepathic link with Master Order and their creation, the In-Betweener. Since Lord Chaos is rarely called into conflict its powers are widely unknown and untested.
Lord Chaos is an abstract cosmic entity that embodies chaos, disorder, randomness, and formlessness. Along with his "brother" Master Order they ensure and represent the balance between chaos and order. Their origins are unknown. A long time ago they managed to create the In-Betweener and charged him with the task of keeping the cosmos in balance for them. The In-Betweener was then sent out into the cosmos to fulfill its mission.
One Day Lord Chaos and Master Order sensed the threat of Thanos of Titan and began to manipulate the lives and events of Spider-Man, the Avengers, the Thing, and Adam Warlock in order to bring about Thanos' downfall. After Thanos was defeated Spider-Man freed Adam Warlock from the Soul Gem and had fulfilled his purpose which the two beings had apparently been planning and manipulating his life since birth for that one purpose.
Some time later the two, along with several other cosmic entities observed a chess game between Odin and Dormammu. Lord Chaos and Master Order were then seen with several other "omnipotent" beings plotting against the Beyonder several months later.
Lord Chaos and Master Order were then summoned by the Silver Surfer and Doctor Strange in order to gain control of their agent, the In-Betweener. After learning of the In-Betweener's plan to restore the cosmic balance by creating universal insanity the two imprisoned him for his ploy. During this battle Galactus devoured the Elders of the Universe who attacked him with the Infinity Gems. This caused a shift in the cosmic balance which gained the attention of Lord Chaos and Master Order. However shorlty afterwards Master Order and Lord Chaos ressurected the Elders and restored the balance. After some time the entity known as Eon died. Lord Chaos and Master Order attended Eon's funeral along with many other abstract beings.
After a long time Thanos had resurfaced and acquired the Infinity Gauntlet, boosting his powers to that of an omnipotent god. Disturbed by the increase in his power a meeting of abstract and metaphysical beings is called. Lord Chaos, Master Order, Galactus, Eternity, Infinity, Master Hate, Mistress Love, and many other beings arrive and decide to join Adam Warlock in opposing the mad Titan. Soon the group of beings attack Thanos and his consort Nebula. They fail and are all turned into stone, but are freed once Adam wrested the gauntlet from Thanos.
Determined to not let the gauntlet be possessed by Warlock Eternity calls upon the Living Tribunal to have Adam set on trial. All of the beings who fought Thanos arrive and are all in awe of the Tribunals power as he determines that Adam is not worthy of the gauntlet and must give one of the Infinity Gems to a being he trusts. The trial is adjourned and Lord Chaos, Master Order, and the other cosmic entities leave. Lord Chaos then arrives with other beings and question the Beyonder and a being called Dave in the Dimension of Manifestations. Recently Lord Chaos along with other cosmic beings who opposed Thanos when he acquired the Heart of the Infinite.
First Appearance: Marvel Two-In-One (1974) Annual 02
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All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z: Update (2007)
#3 Avengers Academy (2010)
- 'Acts of Vengance to Zodiac Key'
Avengers: Celestial Quest (2001)
#2 Damage Control (vol. 3) (1991)
- 'Madonna Reborn!'#8
- 'Death Itself!'
#3 Death's Head II (vol. 2) (1992)
- 'Damage Control: The Movie'#4
- 'Cleanliness is Next to Godliness'
#4 Die Spinne (1980)
- 'The Lotus FX, Part Four: X-Terminations'
#135 Doctor Strange (1974)
- 'Der Kampf um die Spinne'
#28 Fantastic Four (1961)
- 'Fate... Like A Wheel'
Guardians of the Galaxy (1990)
#49 Infinity Gauntlet (1991)
- 'Time Is the Rider That Breaks Us All'#50
- 'Coldly Sublime, Intolerably Just!'
#3 L'étonnant Spider-Man (1969)
- 'Preparations for War'#4
- 'Cosmic Battle on the Edge of the Universe!'#5
- 'Astral Conflagration'#6
- 'The Final Confrontation'
#179 Last Planet Standing (2006)
- 'Il viendra un champion!'
Marvel Two-In-One (1974)
Marvel Universe: The End (2003)
#1 Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2008)
- 'The Cure'
#19 Secret Wars II (1985)
- 'Prolog: Refugees'#26
- 'The Eight Billion Year Funeral'#37
- 'Infinity Manifestations'#38
- 'Whose War Is this Anyway?'#50
- 'Horizon of Holes'
Silver Surfer (1987)
#16 Thanos Annual (2014)
- 'Malice: a Four Thought'#17
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963)
#274 The Avengers (1963)
- 'Lo, There Shall Come A Champion!'#503
- 'Chasing a Dark Shadow'
The Marvel Encyclopedia (2006)
HC The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition (1985)
- 'The Marvel Encyclopedia'
#7 The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Master Edition (1990)
- 'Khoryphos to Magneto'
The Thanos Quest (1990)
#1 Thor (1966)
- 'Schemes and Dreams'
Warlock and the Infinity Watch (1992)
Warlock Chronicles (1993)
What If? (1977)
#32 What If? Newer Fantastic Four (2009)
- 'What If... The Avengers Had Become the Pawns of Korvac?'
#1 What If...? (1989)
- 'What If... Newer Fantastic Four'
X-Men Forever (2001)
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