Destiny (Marvel Comics personification)
|First appearance||Marvel Two-in-One #6 (November, 1974)|
Steve Gerber |
|Alter ego||Not applicable|
|Abilities||Unrevealed, perhaps vast: she is the manifestation of the concept of destiny in human form.|
Destiny is a fictional cosmic character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character was created by Steve Gerber and George Tuska, and her first appearance was in Marvel Two-in-One #6. The character was re-imagined for Tales of the Thing #1.
Fictional character biography
Destiny was intended to be the embodiment of Destiny, in much the way the DC character is. This character was apparently killed (though, being mystical in nature, there is some ambiguity on this point) and has never again appeared in a canonical story, although she appeared in a retelling of the story, in which she did not die, in the all-ages title Tales of the Thing #1 (May 2005). She appeared in the form of a dark-eyed teenage girl who wielded a powerful harmonica that she insisted Doctor Strange save at the expense of her own life when she was pushed in front of an oncoming subway train. In the Marvel Age retelling, she narrowly (thanks to The Thing) missed being hit by a car, and continued to participate in the story's similar events, and befriended the young boy added to the center of the story.
In the original story her physical body was instantly destroyed upon being hit by the train, leaving no debris save sparkling fragments representing a metaphysical dispersement of fate into the various characters' lives, and later she was able to communicate with Strange through the Eye of Agamotto, and her image appeared when she did so. This image dispersed as well, and she implied that her corporeal state was a random happening.
- Tales of the Thing #1
- Marvel Two-in-One #6
- "The Appendix to the Handbook of the Marvel Universe - Sister Celestia". Jeff Christiansen. Retrieved April 5, 2013.
- Destiny on Marvel wiki
- Ray Tate Commentary on Tales of the Thing #1
- Don MacPherson commentary on Tales of the Thing #1
- Tales of the Thing #1 on Marvel.com
- Blog on Marvel Two-in-One #6