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Real Name
Gloriana Demeter
Current Alias
Aliases
Gloria West
Identity
Alignment
Affiliation
Relatives
Lady Demeter (mother)
Lord Silverfall (father)
Persephone (half-sister)
Hades (brother-in-law)
Nanaja (sister)
Riley (sister)
Diabolique (aunt)
Vandal (cousin)
Probe (daughter)
Universe

Characteristics
Gender
Eyes
Hair
Status
Citizenship
Origin
Creators
First appearance


HistoryEdit

Glory is a character from the Awesome Comics comic book series created by Rob Liefeld. The character's full name is Gloriana Demeter, a half-Amazon, half-Demon warrior. The character was clearly meant to be a version of Wonder Woman in the Image universe, especially given the ties to mythology.

Rob Liefeld's Glory

Glory was the result of an alliance between the Lady Demeter of the Amazonians and the demon Lord Silverfall of the Underworld against the human world. Raised in her mother's world and trained by the Amazonians, she emerged as their finest warrior. However, she also struggled to control the savagery which was her paternal gift/curse. Not at home in either Amazonia or the Underworld, Glorianna went to the world of man.

During World War II, Glorianna fought for the Allied forces against the Nazis, alongside Supreme, another Liefeld creation. She was part of the second and third Brigade teams with other superheroes.

Alan Moore's Glory

Writer Alan Moore joined Image after having left DC Comics and spending a period of time working for independent companies. As he did on other Liefeld/Image works like Supreme and Youngblood, Moore relaunched Glory in March 1999 under the Awesome Comics line, blending mythology, adventure, and romance to the superheroine much as he would shortly do in his subsequent series for ABC Comics, Promethea.

In the retooling, Glory takes on a human identity by a waitres] named Gloria West, in order to experience humanity. Only one issue was published (#0), but it was eventually republished with two additional issues for Avatar Press in 2001.

Rage of Angels

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Glory launches an attack on Celestine to free her Amazonian sisters.

Glory was summoned by Lady Demeter to return to the Isle of Paradise. Celestine had taken control of her sister's minds. Upon arriving, she teamed up with Angela, another angel, to take down Celestine. Glory used her birthright of Atmokinesis to free the minds of her sisters. Celestine escaped in the commotion.[1]

On Orbital Angel Station, Celestine retrieved her true goal, Elemental Fire. The U.S. Government dispatched Youngblood and Team Youngblood to investigate the station, but found Celestine has already fled to the Middle East where Angela and Glory headed to cut her off.[2][3]

In the Middle East, Glory and Angela battled the angels Celestine, Astra, and Crystal. They were soon outnumbered as Celestine used the Elemental Fire to raise the dead to fight for her. As the dead were slowly beaten back by Angela and Glory, Celestine thew a fit. Glory pointed out that something was amiss as an angel would not summon the dead nor throw a fit. Angela and Glory are shortly thereafter saved as all the corpses ceased to move as Maximage cut off the Elemental Fire power source to Celestine.[4]

Celestine soon knocked out Angela and cornered Glory. Maximage, who recently received her powers, struck Celestine with all her might and revealed that Celestine was being controlled by Malebolgia. Malebolgia returned to hell with Celestine's soul.[5]

Angela and Glory agree to travel to Hell to retrieve Celestine's soul from Malebolgia. They were initially toyed with as Malebolgia revealed he is all powerful and would soon overthrow his boss. However, Lucifer suddenly appeared and vanquished Malebolgia as punishment. Lucifer then offered Celestine's soul in exchange for Glory's. While Glory hesitated, Lucifer revealed he didn't actually need her. Having freed Celestine, Glory returns to Washington, D.C.[6]

Title history

  • Glory (vol.1)
  • Brigade (vol. 2) #17 and #20
  • Glory (Awesome Comics) #0
  • Glory (Avatar Press) #0–2
Character Powers and Equipment


Powers and AbilitiesEdit

Powers

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Glory demonstrates to be Supreme's equal in terms of strength.

  • Goddess/Demon Hybrid Physiology: Being the child of a Thule amazon goddess and a demon Glory possesses numerous superhuman abilities that make her far more powerful than a common amazon. Supreme himself stated that she is second only to him.
    • Superhuman Strength: Glory possesses an incredible physical strength that rivals that of beings like Supreme and Mighty Man. Glory can tear apart tanks with her bare hands and on one occasion was even able to tear off an arm from the invincible Supreme.
    • Superhuman Stamina
    • Superhuman Durability: Despite not being invulnerable, Glory can withstand blows and energy blasts that would easily destroy anyone else.
    • Superhuman Speed: During the early forties Glory beat both Superpatriot and Mighty Man in a race.
    • Flight
    • Immortality
    • Limited Regeneration: Glory has a powerful healing factor that allows her to regenerate a forearm in a couple of weeks. However, Glory's healing factor has its limitations: over the years it has left a lot of scars on her body and it has not been able to regenerate her right arm after it has been crushed by Supreme.
    • Teleportation: Glory can teleport through reflective surfaces like bodies of water and mirrors.
    • Magic: Glory can transform her civilian clothes into her battle gear and weapons.
    • Possession: When Glory decided to experience human life she did so by regularly taking control over the body of Gloria West.
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      Glory is forced to completely transform in order to take down a Knight of Thule.

    • Transformation: Thanks to her father's demonic blood Glory can turn into a great and monstrous creature. In this form her strength and resistance are higher than normal and vary according to the degree of transformation she chooses to achieve.
  • Cybernetic Enhancement: When Supreme crushed Glory's right arm she was forced to replace part of it with cybernetic components.

Abilities

Strength level

Presumably at least Class 100.

Weaknesses

  • Lack of Control: The aggressiveness of Glory depends on her degree of transformation, when Glory transforms completely into her monstrous form she loses control over her actions, assaulting friends and enemies alike.

Appearances, Images, and Quotes Edit


Trivia Edit

During Worls War II Glory was romantically involved with Suprene.

Glory was born with a tail but her parents cut it at birth.

Glory is bisexual.

ReferencesEdit

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