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Adrianna Tereshkova was the first Void. Merged with the Orb of Power, she could see into the future and teleport, though at the cost of her personality. She was a member of the WildC.A.T.s.

Early Years

Adrianna Tereshkova was born in Arkhangelsk, Russia, and was primarily raised by her father, as her mother has passed when she was young. Her father loved Adrianna and her ambition to become a cosmonaut, frequently encouraging her with legends of the Archangel after whom their city was named. In their tales, the Archangel was a creature made of silver who would take chosen ones to the stars.

When Adrianna was sixteen, her sister Svetlana died in a car accident. Adrianna never went to the funeral and instead found comfort with a musician. Her father disapproved, and one year after Svetlana's death, he got drunk and confronted her. Heartbroken by his sadness, Adrianna once again dedicated herself to becoming a cosmonaut.

Becoming Void

In her cosmonaut career, Adrianna achieved the rank of major and was sent into outer space on July 28th, 1980. Her father was unable to witness this culmination of a dream, as he had passed away due to heart failure 3 months prior. During extra-vehicular activity, Adrianna saw a sphere made of silver, which then collided with and destroyed their space shuttle. A second sphere landed on Earth in Antarctica, where it was collected by the American government organization International Operations (I.O.).

In the far future, the spheres had been part of Omnia, Mistress of Light. Omnia would lose her final battle against the darkness, but could not be destroyed. Instead, her power was dispersed into many small Orbs of Power. Another of these Orbs was bound to Cassandra Newland, who would turn into the enigmatic Providence.

The Orb and Adrianna merged and became Void. Void had precognition allowing her to see the future, but her control was imperfect and she could see only fragments. In 1990, Void met Jacob Marlowe, a homeless drifter who suffered amnesia. Void informed Jacob about his past as the Kherubim Lord Emp. Over the next two years, Emp would build a financial empire and gathered a group of warriors to form the WildC.A.T.s. Void created them to prevent the Daemonite Helspont from abusing the Orb of Power I.O. had found. Before Helspont could use it, a criminal known as the Gnome stole the Orb. He too tried to abuse it, but Emp threw the Orb into a cold fusion reactor. Void revealed that in a previous timeline, the Gnome had killed her, but part of her was able to go back in time and influenced Void to get help before battling the Gnome.

During her time with the WildC.A.T.s, Void came to learn of two other Orbs of power: Providence had become a member of Helspont's Cabal and often came in conflict with the WildC.A.T.s. The other Orb was in the possession of the mad Kherubim Lord Entropy. When Entropy kidnapped Emp and restored his memory, Void sensed the use of the Orb and took the WildC.A.T.s to him. They defeated Entropy and he and the Orb disappeared. Shortly afterwards, Void fought Providence, who had allied with the witch Tapestry. Tapestry betrayed Providence by refusing to hand over the captive Void to her. Tapestry used her magic to merge Providence and Void, enslaving them both. Tapestry was defeated though and Providence and Void returned to normal, though now they could no longer sense each other's presence.

When the WildC.A.T.s faced the alien Crusade, Crusade hit Void, dislodging her face. Her face fell like a mask to the floor and human reporters saw that there was nothing but emptiness behind it. Confronted with her loss of humanity, Void fled. When she returned Savant helped her deal with her loss by talking to the reporters telling them about the sacrifices she made for the human race. Void convinced Lord Emp to return to the WildC.A.T.s and her powers of time travel were essential during their following mission battling the time-traveling Puritans who wanted to prevent the Kherubim and Daemonites from ever landing on Earth. The strain of being a temporal anchor and making several time jumps were too much for Void and she disappeared, leaving the WildC.A.T.s stranded in ancient Rome. She eventually made her way back to the present due to the Gnome trying to recreate his Orb of Power. Void's essence was used for the Orb, but DV8 interfered with his plans and their member Copycat, guided by Providence, managed to restore Void to her regular self. Soon afterwards, the WildC.A.T.s disbanded following the apparent death of Zealot.

Separating from Void

Void became more and more inhuman over the years; where Void and Adrianna were once one and the same, now their personalities started to diverge. Finally Adrianna had enough; Void's inhumanity was driving her insane. Inside her mind, Adrianna and Void met, and Adrianna asked Void to finally release her soul. Void agreed as she no longer needed a human host.

Adrianna's spirit moved on and Void appeared in the Halo Corporation, home of former Wildcat Spartan, now known as Jack Marlowe. Void started working for Jack Marlowe, who was studying Void's ability of teleportation. When she teleported, Void moved through Otherspace, a dimension filled with energy. Marlowe's assistant, Noir, saw the possibilities in harvesting Otherspace, but he saw Void as a threat. He sabotaged a nuclear reactor, causing a leak. The leak caused Void's physical form to slowly break down. Marlowe did what he could to cure Void, but in the end found out that without Adrianna, Void had no will to live. Marlowe offered his robotic body as a new host and Void and Marlowe, merged, vastly increasing Marlowe's already impressive powers.

Armageddon and Worldstorm

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A paramedic named Nikola Hanssen became one with the Void entity and became the new Void.

Powers

  • Orb of Power: Void is driven by cosmic forces she often cannot understand, although she retains control over them. How she does what she does is largely unexplained, but her abilities are crucial in manipulating events and guiding the champions of the Earth. Her powers are cosmic psionic in nature; while she does not function as a "true" psion, her overall psionic powers are greater than an entire team of Psi-Ops at I/O.[citation needed]
    • Omni-Teleportation: Void can teleport virtually anywhere within a global radius. She can transport herself and others across thousands of miles and even through artificial barriers. However, she is limited by mass, and the additional strain may cause her to miss the mark on her intended location. Curiously, her teleportations are marked by the smell of fresh peaches.
    • Clairvoyance: Void's powerful clairvoyant abilities grant her an intuitive awareness of her environment on a cosmic level. She can search for and monitor people and occurrences across the globe and is slightly empathic. When utilizing these abilities, she is highly susceptible to cosmic and psionic attacks.
    • Precognition: Because the orb exists simultaneously in multiple time streams and dimensions, Void can witness future events in the time stream through visions. Most of the time, these precognitive flashes come in the form of waking dreams, although she has also received them before and during meditative periods. She cannot arbitrarily choose to try and view the future.
    • Astral Projection: Void is capable of pseudo astral projection and mental healing, using these abilities for astral combat and exploring the recesses of the mind.
    • Time Travel: The nature of the Void entity allows Adrianna to use and travel within the timestream, which she does sparingly and with great caution. The ability is increasingly draining the further away from the present she travels; if she goes too far from her initial jumping point, she may discorporate.
    • Telekinesis: Using her powerful telekinetic abilities, Void is capable of flight, levitating objects and people, and erecting force fields.
    • Quantum Energy Manipulation: Void can manipulate quantum energy fields and generate vast degrees of energy. Generally, she utilizes these energies in the form of devastating blasts of quantum force.
    • Orb Awareness: Void has a keen awareness of other 'Orbs of Power.' As both prophets of the orb, she and Providence are both mildly aware of each other at all times and can even detect the use of the greater 'Orbs' over large distances.

Weaknesses

  • Inhuman Nature: The Void entity causes Adrianna to become increasingly cold and distant, causing her to become almost inhuman as it gains more influence over her.


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Footnotes


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