Well for those of you who don’t know, Nova (Richard Rider) is one of my favorite characters ever. And over the course of the last few months I was busy getting the right scans to pay homage to him. I was busy with school so it took me while to get this right, but this thread is my pride and joy and I hope I did justice to the character. I also thought this would be the best time to post it, since there are rumors of Nova appearing in GOTF film later this summer, and also because Nova fans will finally get to see what happened to Rich at the end of the Thanos Imperative. So I hope you enjoy.
This thread will only cover Rich’s feats and abilities as Nova Prime.
The World Mind contains all the knowledge and history of Xandar. It also helps regulate the Nova force within the host's body. Without the aid of the World Mind, Nova's mind could be damaged from the excess energy of the Nova Force
The world Mind also allows Nova to access all channels of communication across the galaxies.
Finally, the World Mind during battle's, allows Nova to access the data banks to retrieve information from all other known species across the galaxies in order to help formulate strategies during combat.
During the battle between Vulcan’s Praetorians, Nova engaged in battle with Xenith a member of the Strontian, who are of the same race of Gladiator. She has the power that Gladiator has, and has been shown to be on par on every level of strength and durability. Not saying there the same, but close to it. Nova was able to gain the upper hand in the battle and was able to take her down.
Has shown instances of having incredible speed reaction during fights. During a battle with Drax the destroyer, Nova is able to dodge Drax’s punch with ease.
During his return to Earth after the Annihilation war, Nova has a battle with the Thunderbolts. He is able to handle all forms of attacks including Radioactive Man’s blast, Peanace's kinetics blast and Moonstone’s gravity manipulation. And he held his ground and was about to do some major butt kicking if Stark hadn't interrupted.
When a Raptor version of Darkhawk blast Nova and the original Darkhawk, the blast causes the planet to explode. But, Nova and DarkHawk were both able to survive the blast.
Before the battle between Nova and Annihilus, Galactus unleashes a cosmic blast that destroys all of Annihilus fleet, and surrounding planets near the Kree system.
Nova's flight as been identified by the Phalanaz, as having superluminal velocity, this is just using a fraction of the Nova force under the control of the World Mind.
Using a combination of flight and the protective barriers and the Nova force, Rich can plow through large space ships, destroying them. All without getting damaged in the process.
Nova force blast
The blast that Nova utilizes, relies on how much output of energy he uses from the Nova force. Generally using a small amount of the Nova force, still has a devastating effects.
Vs Kree Sentries
Vs Annhilius drones.
Vs PlanetFall using just a small portion of the Nova force.
Vs Ego the Living Planet. Again, only using a small portion of the Nova force, Nova was able to lobotomize Ego.
Using the World Mind and the Nova force, Nova is able to manipulate gravity.
First, he can increase gravity, using it as an offensive and defensive weapon.
He can also manipulate the gravity of a neutron star. In this instance, Nova was able to manipulate the gravity around the neutron star to create a wormhole in order to escape from the infected Gamora and Drax.
Nova can generate force fields to protect himself or for other people around him. Even though after the destruction of the planet they were in, and having lost connection to the World Mind and having been damaged, Nova is able to created a force field to protect himself and Darkhawk from his blast, when they were battling against the Djins.
Using the Nova force, he can create space gates, which are like worm holes in order to travel to any parts of the galaxy.
The space gates can also be used for offense. During the fight with the Kree sentries, Nova was able to create a space gate around him. The intense gravity that the space gates create caused all of the Kree Sentries to be destroyed.
Using the spacegate to remove Sphinx from the realm, causing him to be destroyed in the process.
And of course I'm leaving one of his greatest and more memorable accomplishments for last.
Nova vs Annihilus
Finally, because this is a respect thread for Nova, I thought it would only be fitting to put these in here. Nova has earned both the respect of Galactus, as he spared his life when Nova helped him figure out that Vernmin was inside of Galactus' ship. And he also earned the respect of the Kree empire, as well as Ronin's respect as he was offered a chance to become honorary Kree, which is a big deal if you know your Kree history.
I hope I did Richard Rider justice in this thread and I hope that it shows what a great hero, character and person he was (and may still be ;) )
Don't pay attention to Starlord, only Nova :D