HistoryMay Shirabiu is a Level 9 S.H.I.E.L.D. agent and Japanese superhuman. She received her powers from the former Herald of Galactus known as Nova, who transferred her cosmic powers to May before dying in battle while trying to contain the first wave of the alien Builders during Infinity. Manifesting the same cosmic powers as Nova, May joined the Big Hero 6 in order to protect Japan during the offensive by the Builders and the Mad Titan Thanos. After the battle was won, the Big Hero 6 were integrated into S.H.I.E.L.D. in order to serve as a liaison between them and the Japanese government, and May was to maintain vigilance over the group's activities and report every action of the group to S.H.I.E.L.D.'s high command and keep that "bunch of otakus" in line. Despite that, Solaris is an extremely loyal and valued member of the team, and would not dream of betraying her teammates, even under the orders of her superiors from S.H.I.E.L.D.
Powers and Abilities
May was granted immense cosmic power by an infusion of cosmic energies from the former Herald of Galactus known as Nova. Solaris has the power to transmute her entire body into a form of cosmic energy resembling flames.
Cosmic Energy Manipulation: Solaris' primary use of the Power Cosmic is to manipulate cosmic energy in the form of stellar fire. Her entire organic carbon-based body was transformed to accommodate the nuclear energies that course through her. These energies make her the human equivalent of a miniature sun. Projected from any point on her body at mental command, Solaris' energies encompass the entire electromagnetic spectrum possessed by a star: heat, light, gravity, radio waves, and charged particles. The maximum amount of energy she can produce at once is determined by her mass. When all the atoms of her body are in fusion, her energy level is equivalent to the outer layers of a small star. By the slightest manifestation of her stellar powers, she can burn through any Earthly substance, with the known exceptions of true Adamantium and Captain America's shield. She can project a stream of fire resembling a solar flare for hundreds of miles. Solaris can control the path of her cosmic fire to such an extent that she can project a sustained ring at a fixed distance around a person or object.
Cosmic Knowledge: Along with the Power Cosmic comes great knowledge of the universe that Nova already knew. Solaris possesses the knowledge of the stars in space as easily as she knows the back of her hand.
Flight: By expelling her cosmic power unidirectionally, Nova can fly at near-light speeds through interstellar space. (Flying at such speeds near planetary bodies, however, could cause devastating gravitational disturbances.) Solaris can even traverse hyperspace without danger to herself. Nova uses the gravitational fields of stars to help her break her speed.
Superhuman Strength: Solaris' cosmically enhanced form grants her physical strength far in excess of a human being. While channeling the Power Cosmic into acts of physical strength, she can augment her musculature to the point of being able to lift up to 74 tons.
Superhuman Stamina: Solaris' enhanced musculature is vastly more efficient than that of a human being. During physical activity, Solaris' muscles produce virtually no fatigue toxins, granting her almost limitless physical stamina. However, her brain is still organic and does, on occasion, require her to sleep for the purposes of maintaining mental stability.
Superhuman Durability: Although Solaris still possesses a solid physical body, she is virtually impervious to most forms of physical harm. Her body automatically incinerates most projectiles before it reaches the surface of her skin. Solaris is also functionally immortal in the sense that she is immune to disease and to the effects of aging. She no longer needs to eat since her body takes its nourishment from the carbon-carbon cycle of solar fusion. She no longer needs to breathe air and hence can exist indefinitely in the hard vacuum of space. She can withstand the blazing heat of the stars in the universe.
Superhuman Senses: Solaris can sense/detect a speck of dust in motion a million miles away, and also scan the vastness of space to locate a specific object.
Superhuman Agility: Solaris' agility, balance, and bodily coordination are enhanced to levels that are beyond the natural physical limits of the finest human athlete.
Superhuman Reflexes: Solaris reflexes are similarly enhanced and are superior to those of the finest human athlete.
Solaris spoke several languages fluently.
As Solaris, May can lift (press) approximately 74 tons; however, she can augment her strength with the Power Cosmic.