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|Publisher|| Malibu Comics |
|First appearance||Giant-Size Mantra #1 (July 1994)|
|Created by||Mike W. Barr|
|Place of origin||Gwendor|
Queen Topaz is a character from Malibu Comics' series, Ultraforce . She first appeared in Giant-Size Mantra #1.
Rachel House appeared as Topaz in the superhero film Thor: Ragnarok , set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Topaz was a warrior Queen from the extradimensional matriarchal realm of Gwendor. A crashed alien spacecraft (connected to the Entity on the Moon) created a series of random pan-dimensional gateways, briefly connecting Gwendor to the Ultraverse, and leaving Queen Topaz stranded in a strange world; one in which males were not properly subservient slaves, but thought themselves equal to or even superior to women, also dominate them into submissive objects. Topaz was outraged by this blasphemous notion, but Pixx of the Ultraforce calmed her by showing her an image of the "true power behind men": Hillary Clinton. Pixx explained that Earth males have fragile egos, and that it was easier for women to let males think they were in charge. Despite the fact that the women lived in a patriarchal system and thus the struggle for equality is not finished. Pixx is shown to be a self-alienate. Topaz, still disturbed by this world's unnatural order, reflecting that the fact that humans were initially in more matriarchal societies, nonetheless consented to join the Ultraforce, even though it was led by a male (Hardcase).
Topaz is a female supremacist; she believes that males are inherently inferior and becomes quite easily angered when men talk down to women or act chauvinistic. She gets along well with Pixx, but though she initially respected Contrary, she now looks down on her for often using seduction as a way to deal with men. The males on the team are beneath her notice, although she grudgingly starts to respect Hardcase as a warrior.
Topaz and her team were plucked out of the Ultraverse by the Grandmaster and forced to battle the Avengers. Topaz went up against Black Widow, but was defeated.
Topaz has strength, stamina and durability that are all significantly greater than those of normal Earth humans. She carries a power staff which is able to project tremendously powerful energy blasts. When using her staff, her skin takes on a smooth, pale purple crystalline appearance as well. Topaz is also an extremely skilled warrior, highly agile and athletic, and experienced in fighting superhuman opponents.
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