- It's my duty and my responsibility to protect the galaxy. That includes the Earth... so why do I feel so helpless?
- -- Nova
- -- Nova
Richard Rider was recruited into the Nova Corps after washing out of basic training. He was then trained for years on the planet Xandar, where he became dedicated to protecting the galaxy. He even eventually became wrapped up in the group of former criminals to superheroes, the Guardians of the Galaxy, who he started splitting his time with between the Nova Corps.
He and the Guardians later answered Captain Marvel's call for help when Ultron covered the Earth in a Vibranium force field. Their efforts to destroy the force field proved hopeless, and eventually the Guardians moved on. However, Nova felt it was his responsibility to do what he could do help and tried recruiting other Novas to bring down the force field, but even they proved unable.
Since then, Nova has begun spending most of his time with Captain Marvel on the Alpha Flight Space Station, only leaving to fulfill his mandatory duties as Nova.
Powers and Abilities
- Super Strength
- Energy Absorption
- Energy Blasts
- Hand to Hand Combat
- Nova Helmet
Transportation: Capable of Inter-Space Flight
Weapons: None known.
- No special notes.
- When he becomes angry, he often lets it out on the vibranium field.
- After spending a long time cooped up in the Alpha Flight Space Station, he has begun to feel attraction to Captain Marvel. However, he would never act on it, as he is convinced it's only because of the extended close quarters.
- Appearances of Richard Rider (Earth-9999)
- Character Gallery: Richard Rider (Earth-9999)
- Quotations by Richard Rider (Earth-9999)
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