Era is the son of Eon, who dispatched Eon and assumed his identity. He is responsible for convincing the Silver Surfer to abandon Earth during the War of the Worlds and lured Quasar to his death at the Abrogate. He also stole Quasar and Kismet's son Starhawk from his mothers arms on the day of his birth.
Era was plotting a war between the cosmic beings and setting up the Hawk God as the renegade deity. Once together, Kismet and Starhawk sought to stop his plots and schemes.