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Mother Earth

Mother Earth 2
Real name
Rafaella Van Rijn
Current alias
Mother Earth
Alignment
Relatives
Husband (deceased); son (deceased)
Universe
Base of operations
Mobile

Characteristics
Gender
Eyes
Hair
Status
Marital status
Occupation
Time traveller
Origin
Origin
Normal Homo superior birth
First appearance
Last appearance

2000 AD prog 867 (1993)
2000 AD prog 872

History

The protagonist of the 2000 AD strip Mother Earth is a super-powered time-traveller from 1955 (her original timeline's 1955 was a lot more advanced) who wants to use her godlike powers to murder individuals who her computer has identified as being either directly or indirectly responsible for the widespread pollution of the planet by her time period.

Mother Earth isn't human. She is a member of a species called Homo superior, whose ancestors she killed so that Homo sapiens would inherit the planet instead. (Never mind the ensuing paradox, i.e. if she murdered her own ancestors then why is she still here?) Unfortunately, Homo sapiens proves just as prone to planet-wide pollution as her species had been, so after her 43rd attempt at saving the planet by altering the timeline she decides to enlist some help. So she kidnaps three teenagers: Jo (a girl), Kris (a girl) and Dex (a boy).

Powers and abilities

Strength level

Homo superior female who gets regular exercise.

Weaknesses

No social skills.

Paraphernalia

Equipment

Techno-mystical assault mechanism tuned to her body's energy nodes which goes FRAKOOOM! (see gallery).

Transportation

Self-sufficient time probe with cryo-capsule and sentient computer.

Weapons

Great big laser canons.

Notes

The series ran from 2000 AD prog 867 to 872.

Trivia

In the first episode Alan Moore's early 2000 AD spoof hero 'Rocket Redglare' is mentioned.

Links

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