Clea


Real Name: Clea

Classification: Extra-Dimensional Magic Manipulator

Nationality: The Dark Dimension

Place of Birth: The Dark Dimension

Occupation: Adventurer, disciple of Dr. Stephen Strange, revolutionary leader, princess and one-time ruler of the Dark Dimension, Sorceress Supreme of the Dark Dimension

Known Relatives: Stephen Strange (husband, according to the laws of the Dark Dimension), Umar (mother), Orini (father), Dormammu (uncle), Olnar (grandfather, deceased), Sinifer (grandfather), Victor Strange (Baron Blood II, brother-in-law, deceased)

Affiliations: disciple of Dr. Stephen Strange, Defenders, Dark Dimension's revolutionary forces

Extent of Education: Extensive studies of sorcery under Stephen Strange's tutelage and independently.

Base of Operations: (On Earth) 177A Bleecker Street, Greenwich Village, New York City (after destruction of this house Stephen Strange moved to a house in the same street, and so did she)

Distinguishing Features: When ruling the Dark Dimension she wears a plume of mystic fire called the Flames of Regency around her head.

Powers: The ability to tap this universe's infinite store of ambient magical energy and manipulate these to a variety of effects. A skill derived from three major sources: personal powers of the mind/soul/body, powers gained by tapping the universe's ambient magical energy and employing it for specific effects and finally, powers gained through the tapping of extra-dimensional energy by invoking entities or objects of power existing in mystical dimensions tangential to her own. The latter means of power is usually gained by the recitation of incantations.

Height:5' 8"
Weight:190 pounds
Eyes:Blue
Intelligence:Gifted
Strength:Enhanced human
Speed:Enhanced human
Stamina:Enhanced human
Durability:Enhanced human
Agility:Enhanced human
Reflexes:Enhanced human

Clea. currently the Sorcerer Supreme of the Dark Dimension, possesses formidable magical abilities due to her training by the mystic Dr. Strange and her Faltine descent. Presumably, she generates great mystical energy within her own body and may draw upon it to increase her basic power. Although the full range of her mystical abilities has yet to be seen, it has been theorized that she, at least potentially, can perform any magical feat that her mentor, Dr. Strange, or her mother Umar can, limited only by Clea's inexperience.

Some of these effects include forming magical energy bolts with a high degree of potency and control. Erect energy shields or screens with a high degree of imperviousness to both physical and magical damage.

The art of astral projection, the mental ability to separate the astral self-the sheath of the soul, or life essence-from his physical self, and in this form traverse through space unbounded by physical laws but fully retaining human consciousness. The astral form is invisible, intangible, and incapable of being harmed except by the most rigorous of mystical means. The astral form only possesses those magical powers residing in the sorcerer's mind: thought casting, psychokinesis, etc. She has such mastery that she can remain in astral form for up to 24 hours before there is corporeal deterioration of her physical form. The physical form is quite vulnerable to attack when the astral form is absent. If harm were to befall the physical form while in astral form, the astral form would be stranded in the wraith-like state. While the astral form is absent, the physical form remains in an inert death-like trance.

Thoughtcasting over short or vast distances in a manner virtually identical with telepathy. But the long distances are still very hard for her. Her reach of projection varies much. She will be able to have a greater range within the Dark Dimension's magical makeup. Providing she knew where to contact the specific mind she is seeking. She could simultaneously communicate with about a dozen minds at a time.

Utilizing local magical energy to teleport across the face of the Earth or into a mystical dimension (certain higher dimensions beyond height, width, depth, etc. where the physical laws can be based on magic rather than science). Oddly enough, teleportation within a dimension is more taxing than teleportation between dimensions. Such expenditure of energy leaves all sorcerers mystically debilitated for a varying length of time, making teleportation a dangerous and seldom used ability. Physical teleportation across time rather than space is the most power-draining feat of them all.

Clea has knowledge of a host sorcerous spells and incantations invoking the names and aspects of various extra-dimensional objects and beings of power. Through these incantations the mage is able to call upon these extra-dimensional power sources for very specific effects without taxing the personal abilities.

Aside of the above mentioned manipulations she has been known to use such spells capable of opening dimensional gateways, levitating, creating life-like illusions, mesmerizing others, mold physical shapes of objects and conjure objects seemingly from thin air.

Abilities: Clea is a good hand-to-hand combatant, trained by Dr. Stephen Strange. Remember that her body is a lot stronger than normal Earth humans. A result of being native to the Dark Dimension and, at least in part, Faltininian.

Paraphernalia: Clea doesn't own any mystical artifacts herself. She has, at times, lend some of the artifacts of Dr. Strange proving to be able to utilize these.

History: Clea is the daughter of Umar, member of the extradimensional Faltinian race, and Prince Orini, of the Dark Dimension, during Umar's exile in the Dark Dimension. Clea was raised by Orini, as Umar left soon after Clea's birth, disgusted with him and their child.

Clea befriended and aided Earth's sorcerer supreme, Dr. Strange, in his first journeys into the Dark Dimension to do battle with its then-ruler, the dread Dormammu, who was intent on conquering Earth's dimension. As a result of these encounters, Clea and Dr. Strange fell in love. When Dormammu found out about her betrayal, he imprisoned her. This left Strange no other option than to fight Dormammu again, forcing him to release her.

Later, when Umar managed to assume the rule over the Dark Dimension, she used Clea as her hostage to gain revenge on Dr. Strange. Freed by Strange and the Ancient One, the Ancient One was forced to send Clea to a pocket dimension in order to safeguard her from further harm, one of which she might never return. Eventually, however, she was freed by Strange and returned to Earth's dimension.

She moved into Dr. Strange's New York home and spent several years there as his lover and disciple. During this time, Clea developed a great deal of her mystical potential, and even helped with Dr. Strange'ssuper team, the Defenders, on occasion.

During this time Clea was captured by Silver Dagger and Strange had to go after her again. To overcome Silver Dagger, Strange sent his spirit to cohabit her body.

When Umar attacked them on Earth, Clea had to battle her alone. Proving to have become a skilled magician herself. She began leading the rebellion forces of the Dark Dimension while receiving aid from Strange. It was then that she learned of the fact that Umar was her mother. But this didn't stop her from defeating Umar in mystic battle. In doing so she was pronounced ruler of the Dark Dimension. A title that was hers by right.

Things seemed normal again till Clea learned of an ancient love that Morgana Blessing felt for Strange. She decided that her own love for him wasn't nearly enough and left Earth to reside in the Dark Dimension. But after the lovers sorted this out they finally were (un) officially married by wearing the Two-rings-who-are-one. Thus becoming a married couple according to her native Dark Dimensional laws.

When Dormammu returned he captured Clea and tried to kill Umar. Umar, Stephen Strange, Clea and baron Mordo managed to defeat Dormammu together. Umar took over the rulership of the Dark Dimension while Clea decided to stay on Earth.

Soon Dormammu returned again, wanting the throne of the Dark Dimension back. He took Umar and baron Mordo (who stayed in the Dark Dimension after their last encounter) by surprise. Absorbing their magical energy to gain in power. Clea went back to lead the revolution once more, this time without help from Stephen Strange who couldn't be there due to his own problems considering his magical powers.



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Clea created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko.


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