Nova Centurion, Peace Keeper
Place of Birth
Being a Nova Centurion, Irani is granted powers through the Nova-Force. She can manipulate energy and use it defensively as a force-field, and offensively through blasts. She can also fly and has some invulnerability. In addition, she has super strength enough to lift approximately 20 tons.
Nova Corps training, including unarmed combat and commanding standard starships.
When the Nova Corps was eliminated by Annihilus and his Annihilation Wave, the Xandarian supercomputer, known as the Worldmind, convinced the sole survivor of the Corps--Richard Rider--to let it uploaded itself to him to keep the Nova-Force and their
people's history from being lost. Upon uploading, the entirety of the
Nova-Force was given to Rider and he became the Nova Prime (aka Nova). (To learn about the above highlighted teams, characters, and/or race, just click on their names above.)
Later, during the Skrulls' Secret Invasion, the Worldmind began secretly recruiting new Nova Centurions while Nova was sleeping. A Rigellian named Irani Rael was among those selected. She joined with four other Nova Centurions who were also selected by the Worldmind--Malik Tarcel, Qubit, Fraktur, and Morrow. Irani and the rest of the new Nova Corps showed up on Earth to help Nova with peace-keeping
operations to stop the chaos left over from the Skrulls' invasion. These efforts included
dealing with a hostage situation with the Serpent Society, which Irani swiftly neutralized one of their members, Sidewinder, with a single blast. (Click on the highlighted names above to learn more about the races, event, characters, and/or team. Note: Beware of the revealing outfits worn by some on the Serpent Society's bio page.)
Soon after, the Worldmind began to mass recruit the people of Earth,
resulting in the Nova Corps growing from a half dozen to hundreds within
minutes. Among these new recruits was Nova's own younger brother, Robbie Rider. However, the most disturbing of all was when the Worldmind had his new recruits lobotomize Ego (the Living Planet)
to establish a new base for the Nova Corps--calling it "Nu-Xandar."
Nova thought that Worldwind was out of control,
but he found himself alone in this belief. In fact, when the Worldmind
asked that he download
the Nova-Force into Nu-Xandar, Nova hesitated. Claiming that the
Nova-Force had taken its toll on Rider's sanity, the Worldmind ordered
the Nova Corps
to restrain Nova. The Worldmind then forcefully removed the Nova-Force
from Rider; thus, stripping
Rider of his powers and rank as Nova Prime, and banished him to Earth.
One of Irani's fellow Nova Centurions, Malik Tarcel, was chosen as the new Nova Prime. Soon after, however, Rider learned that the Worldmind was employing mind control to manipulate the Nova Corps. (Click on the highlighted
names above to learn about the different characters.)
At one point, Irani followed the lead of Robbie Rider in capturing the creature known as Dragon Man. (To learn about Dragon Man, click on the highlighted name above.)
Later on, when the War of Kings ignited between the Kree-led Inhumans and the Shi'ar,
the Worldmind chose to immediately leave Earth to have the new and
inexperienced Nova Corps members to intervene in the galactic conflict.
Unfortunately, the Corps had massive
casualties and the new Nova Prime, Malik Tarcel, was captured by the
Shi'ar Imperial Guard. However, it was Richard Rider who returned with the power of Quasar;
thus, forcing the Worldmind to stand down. Rider retook his position as
Nova Prime and called on the Nova Corps to
retreat while they still could, saving whoever he could. Afterward, Nova
had all of the newly recruited Centurions depowered and sent
home. But, not all
of the Centurions wanted to return home. Irani Rael was among those that requested to stay with Nova as his Nova Centurions. Others included Robbie Rider,
Morrow, Fraktur, Qubit, Irani Rael, Lindy Nolan, and Tre Owens. With their small numbers, Irani and her fellow Centurions became a smaller Nova Corps. (To learn about the event, races, team, and/or characters above,
just click on their highlighted names.)
More recently, when an invasion force from the Cancerverse came through The Fault, Irani Rael was among the Nova Corps that helped the Shi'ar, the Kree, and Blastaar's Negative Zone
forces in holding them off. They continued fighting the forces while the Guardians of the Galaxy, Thanos, and Nova went through the Vault to destory the invaders at their home. (To learn about the above highlighted characters, places, and/or team, click on their names above.)
To learn a tiny bit more about Irani Rael, just click on the following link, http://marvel.com/universe/Irani_Rael.
In the film, Guardians of the Galaxy, Irani Rael is shown as the Nova Prime, rather than just a Nova Centurion as she is in the comics.