The powerful beings known as the Cosmic Striders, mysterious, enigmatic,
and nearly omnipotent, these beings oversee many things that go on with
the universe. They take orders from a higher power though, for they
are only agents that do the bidding of the All Father. Gumora was part
of a group of Cosmic Striders that were charged with taking dying stars,
planets and other such cosmic junk, and turning them over to the rebirthing
order. Then for some reason one of thier number went insane, he called
himself Oblivion and instead of just destroying dying stars, and planets,
he began destroying eveything that got in his way. Secretly Oblivion
had been capturing small bits of power and adding them to his own, and
now decided that he needed more power to fuel him, so that he could
overthrow the All Father. Other cosmic striders banded togeather to
stop him, but ultimately in the end after the destruction of all but
a handful of Cosmic Striders, Oblivion was defeated by Gumora, who being
truely immortal released all her power to defeat him. Oblivion though
was not content to let Gumora just sacrifice her essence to destroy
him, for he had much more power than had been anticipated. Instead Oblivion
corrupted Gumora's essence as it reformed, and now Gumora returned to
the universe as an agent of Oblivion.
Gumora is immortal, her life force cannot be extinguished, yet it was
altered and corrupted by Oblivion. She has a tainted version of her
former powers, she can summon up storms when on a planet with an atmosphere.
She can survive in space without food, water, or air for an infinite
time period. She can command lightning to strike an opponent, as well
as make cutting whirlwinds of freezing particles. Gumora is highly resistant
to all damage having walked flown through the center of a sun. She is
not absolutely invulnerable though. Finally Gumora can generate energy
projectiles from her hands, in respective power she also may fly by
means of a pair of large wings that seem to be made of blackened feathers
and glow with a eerie light. This mode of flight is hyper-luminous,
and does not require her to “Flap” her wings. She may will
these wings to vanish at will.
Gumora carries with her at all times a spike headed mace is forged of
an indestructible substance, she uses this mace to attack, or she may
strike the ground causing an earth tremor within twenty feet of her.
She may also throw this mace a distance of three hundred feet, and may
also recall it to her hands when she wills it. Also Gumora carries a
large sword as well that she never seems to use. In reality she has
used this sword only once, and that was to defeat Oblivion. It seems
that the sword strapped to her back is not hers, and cannot currently
be used by her anymore, whoever owned the sword before remains a mystery.
She may unsheathe the sword but cannot strike with it.