Created by: Lawrenz Lano
First appearance: Novel Grey Legacy
First Comic book appearance:
The Return of Gaia Force #1
Original costume by John Becaro
New- New look by Joe de Santos
© 2013 Gaia Force by Lawrenz Lano
|Real Name: Alyssa Stamford |
A.K.A.: The Australian Beauty Queen (The name she used when she fought Farpoint in the Arena)
Height: 6 foot 1 inch
Age: 25 in 2012
Occupation: Co-owner of Rogues' Café/Bartender
Base of operations: The Citadel/Tapek, Andaleb IV
Ethical alliance: Good
Alyssa was a promising beauty queen. She was to enter the Miss Australia pageant, but one of her competitors had a different idea. She orchestrated an assault and Alyssa was attacked, beaten and disfigured. Alyssa knew that her dream was now over and instead of adjusting to her new life, she began to hide herself from everyone. She could not bear looking at her face in a mirror and contemplated ending her life. The Guardian prevented her from doing so by sending Avatar Prime to recruit her.
Although her whole life had been in pursuit of perfect physical beauty, what most would call vanity, she attained it with humility. Unlike most that succeeded through arrogance, pride and manipulation, Alyssa had never done so. Rather, she had encouraged her competitors and even helped them better themselves. The Guardian found her altruism and love of life to be an asset to the team he was creating. He healed her and granted her wish by making her the undisputed perfect woman.
Unlike all the members of Gaia Force who are at the peak of their genetic potential, Meridian’s physical appearance represents the ultimate peak of human perfection. She possesses no junk DNA and is absolutely perfect.
She is also the strongest member of Gaia Force surpassed only by Avatar Prime.
300 years later, having fulfilled their duty towards Gaia, Gaia Force disbanded. Meridian, her lover Farpoint and her best friend Roguestar left Earth and relocated to the Shifu system where they could keep watch on the human colonies who had also established there. On the moon Andaleb IV, she and Roguestar opened a club, The Rogues' Café. Not long after, her relationship with Farpoint took a bad turn, and he eventually left.
Meridian was heartbroken, and in a moment of weakness, turned to her best friend, Roguestar. The two became intimate, but their relationship was hurting their friendship, so they called it quits a few months later.
When it was learned that the rogue guardian Q'Aestor was hunting down other guardians, before confronting him, she and Roguestar set out to find the former members of their team in the hopes of reuniting them once again.
Super strength: Meridian is the strongest member of Gaia Force, with the possible exception of Avatar Prime. Her strength hasn't been accurately measured, but it far exceeds 500 tons of lift. Her strongest feat to date has been keeping a Gatari ship from going to warp by holding its two pyramidal shaped halves from spinning. Each half exceeds Giza's great pyramid in size.
The truth, however, is that her strength is also bound to endospace, the same dimension that Farpoint can access. As such, her strength is greatly amplified, enabling her to do feats capable of potentially destroying small moons, at the very least. Her link to endospace also enables her to hold objects whole as she picks them up. Ordinarily they would crumble under their own weight, but she could pick up an entire building without it crumbling down.
Meridian hasn't yet displayed her nigh-limitless strength, as the opportunity to display it has not yet been called upon. She must reach a point of utter rage to tap into this ability.
Indestructibility: She can resist the harshest physical attacks and has even faced Roguestar's Nova Blast point-blank. She has been punched by Farpoint and Obsidian, whose hits exceed 150,000 pounds of force, and has brushed them off with a smile.
Substance secretion: Meridian also exudes sexuality and sensuality in the form of pheromones, enticing those around her.
Extended lifespan: Like all members of Gaia Force, she possesses long life.
Self-sustaining: Her body is nourished by starlight, thus eliminating her need to eat. She can, however, enjoy the experience, and often indulges her customers by having a drink with them.
Space travel: She can fly and possesses interplanetary travel capabilities.
Omnilinguilism: Like all members of Gaia Force, she can communicate with any intelligent life form through guardian speech, an ability that emits vocal messages on multiple frequencies, including the psionic.
Energy resistance: Has a high resistance to energy attacks and radiation.
Enhanced vision: Like all members of Gaia Force, can see in various modes and can stare directly at the sun.
Weaknesses: Her pheromone-like powers are ineffective against females, as well as her fellow guardians.
She can be stopped by telekinesis.
Appearance: Meridian has an assortment of clothes that she wears, and although they can all withstand the ravages of planetary re-entry, none compares to her pink ones. Her pink outfit was created by the Guardian, while the others were molecularly enhanced by Silverlance.
She also wears her hair in such a way that it hides part of her face. She adopted the look at the time her face was injured, and although she has no reason to do so today, she still does. This shows that she still harbours some side effects to this day.
Curiosities: All members of Gaia Force are sterile and cannot have children. It is unclear if this is Gaia's doing or the Guardian's.