Proxima Midnight is one of Thanos' lieutenants in the Black Order. She is the greatest warrior in all of Thanos' army. She has great physical power and ability. She is the wife of the another of the Black Order's lieutenants, the cruel Corvus Glaive.
Proxima Midnight was sent to Atlantis as part of Thanos' invasion. However, when she got there she found a broken man in Namor, as Atlantis had already been attacked by Wakanda. Promixa Midnight decided to spare Atlantis if he could tell her where she could locate the Infinity Gems that Thanos was looking for. Namor agreed to her terms and also gave his allegiance to her cause.
When the Avengers finally made their way to battle Thanos and the Cull Obsidian, Proxima used her spear to pin down Hulk, who arrived first, with the weight of a star while Corvus cut his throat. Proxima then reverted Hulk back into Banner. Between the two of them, the Avengers (including Captain America, Captain Marvel, and Hyperion) had their hands full. Cap was able to defect some of her deadly attacks and they ricocheted into Corvus, giving Hyperion the opportunity to destroy him. Proxima gathered his blade just before Thane incased her and Thanos in a state of 'living death.'
Proxima and Thanos were released by Namor and Corvus reformed from his blade. Namor asked them to join him in saving the Earth from Universal Incursions - by destroying alternate Earths. Together again, Proxima and Corvus continued to do what they do best.
As with all but Namor, Proxima takes great delight in the destruction, drawing out the death and misery needlessly.
Following the events of Secret Wars a Mjolnir entered the 616 universe after surviving the destruction of its own universe. Thanos tasked Proxima, Black Swan & Hela to retrieve the hammer. The group located hammer on The Collector's ship, who had stolen all of Asgard as he was unable move Mjolnir from where it landed. Whiles searching the ship the group was confronted by Thor, Beta Ray Bill and soon after The Collector.
The three groups began to fight for Mjolnir when Thor used it to create a blast of lightning rendering them unconscious. Force to return empty Thanos started to express his displeasure until Hela killed Black Swan and Proxima Midnight stating she doesn't need a token to prove her worth.
Proxima Midnight was created by writer Jonathan Hickman. She made a one panel cameo appearance in New Avengers #8, and then made her first full appearance in Infinity #1, where she is also named, and in which the Black Order first unites. Her first regular cover appearance then took place in New Avengers #9.
Powers and Abilities
Proxima Midnight possesses great strength, agility and fighting ability.
Her spear when thrown transforms into three tracers of black light that never miss. The beams are lethal to most creatures. Her spear was forged from a sun that was distorted in space-time. It has the power of a star and a supernova. It can also create nets with the weight of a star to hold any opponent.
Proxima Midnight appears as one of the antagonists in the third Avengers movie, portrayed by Carrie Coon. In the film, she (like the other members of the Black Order) is one of Thanos' adopted children, much like Gamora and Nebula. Early on, she and Corvus Glaive are sent to Europe to find Vision, whose head contains the Mind Stone, one of the legendary Infinity Stones. The two villains manage to overpower Vision and Scarlet Witch, but are forced to flee due to the arrival of the Avengers. Proxima Midnight later returns as the leader of the invasion of Wakanda, and has a rematch with Scarlet Witch. Okoye and Black Widow join in the fight, and three women ultimately manage to kill Proxima Midnight.
- Proxima Midnight appears in the second season of Avengers Assemble, voiced by Kari Wahlgren. She and the rest of the Black Order appear in the two-part episode "New Frontiers" and "Avengers World," where they spring Thanos from an intergalactic prison and help him invade New Korbin. After being defeated by the Avengers on Earth, she and the rest of her teammates are mentioned as having been taken into custody by the Guardians of the Galaxy.
- Proxima Midnight and the rest of the Black Order also appear in the Guardians of the Galaxy episodes "Undercover Angle" and "Stuck in the Metal With You," with Kari Wahlgren reprising her role.
- Proxima Midnight appears in What If...? with Carrie Coon reprising her role.
Marvel: Avengers Alliance
Proxima Midnight is a recurring villain in the game. She debuted in the Special Op 13: Infinity.
Her bio says: The greatest warrior of the armies of Thanos, Proxima Midnight can kill most beings with one throw of her spear. And she never, ever misses.
Marvel: Future Fight
Proxima is a playable character in the game. She is a universal type, and her description in the game says: Proxima Midnight is a master combatant in the armies of Thanos. She can kill most beings with one throw of her spear, which was forged by Thanos himself. It is said that she never misses.
She has different uniforms:
- Proxima Midnight - Infinity
- Proxima Midnight - Avengers: Infinity War
Marvel: War of Heroes
Proxima Midnight appears in several cards in the mobile card game Marvel: War of Heroes. Her cards are:
- [Battle Hunger] Proxima Midnight
- [Lethal Strike] Proxima Midnight
Marvel Contest of Champions
Proxima Midnight is a playable character in the game. She is a Comic type of Champion.
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order
Proxima Midnight appears as a boss character in the third Ultimate Alliance game, voiced again by Kari Wahlgren.
- Proxima Midnight was featured in the HeroClix Guardians of the Galaxy booster set.
- Diamond Select released a Proxima Midnight minimate as part of a two-pack with Iron Man.
- Proxima Midnight received a Marvel Legends figure from Hasbro as part of the Thanos Build-a-Figure wave. The figure depicted her as she appears in Avengers: Infinity War.
- Proxima was featured in Funko's product line for Avengers: Infinity War, including the company's Pop! bobblehead series.
- Proxima Midnight is featured in the "Hulkbuster Smash-Up" Lego kit alongside Bruce Banner, Falcon, the Hulkbuster armor and an Outrider.