Real Name: Roma (probably)

Identity/Class: Unknown

Occupation: Guardian of the Omniverse

Affiliations: Captain Britain, Captain U.K., the Corps, Merlyn, Saturnyne, X-Factor, X-Men

Enemies: Abraxas, The Adversary, Necrom, Necromon, Mad Jim Jaspers

Known Relatives: Merlyn (father)

Aliases: Lady of the Northern Skies, Goddess of the Northern Skies

Base of Operations: Otherworld

First Appearance: Captain Britain Weekly #1

Powers/Abilities: Roma possesses the ability to use both magic and highly advanced science to do virtually anything she desires. She has shown herself capable of reconstructing the dead from the tiniest remains, resurrecting people. She can teleport across interdimensional space at will, communicate telepathically, and is virtually immortal. She is an accomplished swordswoman, having led the defence of Camelot against the hordes of Necromon.

History: Daughter of Merlyn, Roma assisted her father in the empowering of many members of his interdimensional Corps of heroes. In her persona as "Lady of the Northern Skies" she was present the night that Brian Braddock was chosen to become Captain Britain, and watched as he took his first faltering steps down the road to becoming a hero. She met him a second time when he was brought to a shadowy dimension to be given his star sceptre. When the Captain and his ally the Black Knight later came to Otherworld to help defend Camelot against the forces of Necromon, she met him once more, this time using the name Roma. She led the knights of Camelot in battle against the trolls and goblins who besieged the castle, cutting a swathe through the enemy forces.

When Captain Britain was slain by the Fury after he had been sent to the damaged Earth-238, Roma worked with her father to resurrect him. While Merlyn rebuilt the dead hero's mind, she reconstructed his body, transferring his powers from his costume to his body, and enhancing his abilities further, in preparation for the trials to come. Together they watched their champion return to his homeworld, unaware of horrors in his future. As Merlyn manipulated things to have his champions destroy the reality warping mutant known as Mad Jim Jaspers, he was apparently slain, much to Roma's shock. After Jaspers was destroyed, Roma summoned the Corps to Otherworld, where she gave her father a state funeral.

She subsequently followed plans he had set in motion prior to his death, forging a new weapon, the superhero team called Excalibur. Roma allied herself with the X-Men to battle a foe known as the Adversary, but at the end of this, she sent the heroes, who included Captain Britain's sister Betsy, through the Siege Perilous; the world believed them dead. She used shared grief to unite surviving X-Men Nightcrawler and Shadowcat with Meggan and Captain Britain, then bonded them together saving Rachel Summers, a.k.a. Phoenix, from Mojo's Warwolves.

Excalibur subsequently defeated Necrom, the foe they had been gathered to battle, and Merlyn revealed he was still alive after all. Roma however remained in charge of Otherworld. She later presided over the wedding of Brian Braddock and Meggan. Following this she crossed paths with the Fantastic Four, when she decided that young mutant Franklin Richards was too powerful to be left free; the Human Torch convinced her to entrust him to his parents to raise, and she backed down.

Otherworld was attacked by forces led by Mastermind, an insane computer, and Roma was overthrown. Upon being rescued by a new Excalibur temporarily formed by Brian Braddock, she destroyed Mastermind and yielded the throne of Otherworld to Brian. Soon afterwards she seemed to die at the hands of a being called Abraxas...

...but Merlyn was also once believed to be dead...

Comments: Created by Chris Claremont, greatly evolved by Alan Moore and Alan Davis.

CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with

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