Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Irani Rael

Real Name
Irani Rael 

Nova Centurion, Peace Keeper


Place of Birth

Known Relatives

Group Affiliation
Nova Corps 






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.

Other Info
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 GalaxyThanos, 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,

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.


  1. Any guesses as to why they made her Nove Prime for the movie? Seems odd...

  2. Well, it seems like there has been a push recently to have more strong women roles in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (there are way more men than women right now). So, assume they made her Nova Prime to portray a strong female character. :-)