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Originally known as Paragon, Kismet was created artificially by the Enclave, their second attempt (the first being Him, later known as Adam Warlock) to create a superpowerful being under their control. "Born" before she was fully formed, Paragon appeared as a muscular man who battled the Hulk until she overrode the Enclave's control and sunk their Beehive headquarters before incubating herself in a cocoon much like Warlock often would.
When she emerged from the cocoon in her more familiar blonde-haired, golden-skinned form she was dressed scantily-clad only in a red swimsuit. As a female replicant of Warlock, she took the name of Her (a reference to Warlock's original name of "Him") and sought Warlock out to mate with him. However, Warlock had died some years earlier, travelling a short time into the future to steal his own soul with his Soul Gem in a twisted suicide. Confident she would be able to revive him, she manages to restore and reanimate his body, but with his mind and soul missing, she was forced to sadly return him to his grave.
Some time after this, she discovered that he had been resurrected body and soul - but caring nothing for her, he rejects her, leaving her sobbing on the ground. After this, she held a "competition" among some of the most powerful men on Earth, attaching pods to their necks to see how they would react. As Quasar was the only one who did not destroy his pod, she turns her attentions to him for a time, until his girlfriend Kayla Ballantine (in possession of the Star Brand) severely beat her and forced her to return to cocoon form to heal.
Around this time, she examines the other heroes of Earth, judging them on mating status. For example, she rejects the men of the X-Men, as their genetic structure makes them too unstable. She also helps Quasar out in Operation: Galactic Storm, willingly guarding the Star Gates that, by their very operation, threaten Earth's existence. This does not go well, as she becomes involved in a fight with Binary.
During her adventures with Quasar she took the name Kismet, after the Arabic for fate.
Later still, she changed her name again, this time to Ayesha. During this time, she was under the control of Crucible on Genosha
First Appearance: Marvel Two-In-One (1974) #61
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Alpha Flight (1983)
#97 Avengers West Coast (1989)
- 'Decisions of Faith'#98
- 'Decisions of Strength'#99
- 'Decisions of Loyalty'#100
- 'Decisions of Trust!'#101
- 'Death and How to Live It'
#81 Damage Control (vol. 3) (1991)
- 'Operation: Galactic Storm, Part 9: They Also Serve...'
#4 Marvel Comics Presents (1988)
- 'Cleanliness is Next to Godliness'
Marvel Two-In-One (1974)
#61 Quasar (1989)
- 'The Coming of Her!'#62
- 'The Taking of Counter-Earth!'#63
- 'Suffer Not a Warlock to Live'
#26 Sleepwalker (1991)
- 'The Eight Billion Year Funeral'#27
- 'From Here to Maternity'#28
- 'Mating Dance'#29
- 'Having Her Baby!'#30
- 'Calling All Lasers'#31
- 'Brave New Universe'#33
- 'Operation: Galactic Storm, Part 10: Spatial Deliveries'#34
- 'Operation: Galactic Storm, Part 17: The Scorched Sun'#35
- 'Empire of Dust'#36
- 'Soul Cage'#37
- 'Infinity Manifestations'#39
- 'To Be or Not To Be'
#7 The Avengers (1963)
- 'The Ties That Bind!'
Annual 17 The Marvel Encyclopedia (2006)
- 'Prometheus Mutans!'#263
- 'What Lurks Below?'#345
- 'Operation: Galactic Storm Part 5 Storm Gatherings'
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (1983)
#5 The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition (1985)
- 'H-J: From Hangman to Juggernaut'
#5 X-Men: Phoenix Rising (2001)
- 'Gardener to the Hulk'
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