Lord Chaos (Marvel Comics)
|First appearance||Marvel Two-in-One Annual #2 (1977)|
|Created by||Jim Starlin|
Fictional character biography
Lord Chaos is an abstract entity that embodies disarray and confusion and is the opposing force to "brother" entity Master Order. The pair are rarely seen, but appear to manipulate events to prompt Spider-Man to solicit the Thing to join the Avengers and Warlock in the first war against the Titan Thanos and defeat him. Lord Chaos and Master Order were then seen observing King of the Norse Gods Odin and master villain Dormammu play a cosmic game of chess. Lord Chaos and Master Order next conspired with other metaphysical and "omnipotent" beings against the Beyonder. Lord Chaos and Master Order were then summoned by the Silver Surfer to regain control over their servant the In-Betweener. They imprisoned the In-Betweener for his transgressions. Lord Chaos and Master Order also attend the funeral of Eon and speak with cosmic hero Quasar.
Lord Chaos and Master Order participated in the congress of metaphysical and abstract beings to determine Thanos's fitness to wield the Infinity Gauntlet. They chose to join Adam Warlock and the other cosmic deities in a bid to stop Thanos. With the other abstract beings, they battled Thanos, and then battled Nebula when she obtained the Gauntlet from Thanos. The congress of abstract beings then witnessed Adam Warlock's cosmic trial to determine his worthiness to wield the Infinity Gauntlet. Lord Chaos and Master Order were next seen among a group of abstract beings questioning the Beyonder from the Dimension of Manifestations.
Powers and abilities
Lord Chaos is an abstract being who embodies the metaphysical concept of Chaos; as such it has no physical form, although on occasion it has manifested as an image of a disembodied bald inhumanly warped and distorted male head.
It has been implied that Lord Chaos, and its counterpart, Master Order, have vast powers which they use to manipulate events within their sphere of influence in subtle ways. It is known that, through some as yet unknown process, Lord Chaos and Master Order worked together to create the metaphysical being known as the In-Betweener.
- Marvel Two-in-One Annual #2 (1977)
- Thor Annual #9 (1981)
- Secret Wars II #6
- Silver Surfer vol. 3, #17 (Nov. 1988)
- Silver Surfer vol. 3, #18 (Dec. 1988)
- Quasar #26 (Sep. 1991)
- Infinity Gauntlet #3 (Sep. 1991)
- Infinity Gauntlet #4 - 5 (Oct. - Nov. 1991)
- Infinity Gauntlet #6 (Dec. 1991)
- Warlock and The Infinity Watch #1 (Feb. 1991)
- Quasar #38 (Sep. 1992)