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"I am the Queen of Attilan! No one tells me what to do!"
―Medusa to Auran[src]

Medusalith "Medusa" Amaquelin is the wife of Black Bolt, sister of Crystal and the Queen of the Inhumans. During Maximus' coup, she was sent to Earth by Lockjaw, but not before being depowered by her brother-in-law. There she met and formed a close relationship with Louise Fisher, who helped Medusa reunite with her family. Upon returning to Attilan they tried to prevent Maximus to destroy the city, but being unsuccessful, Medusa and Black Bolt led the Inhumans to a settlement on Earth to become their new home.

Biography

Early Years

Conflict with Royalty

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Medusa and Crystal running from Agon and Rynda.

Medusa and her sister Crystal were born to a pair of Inhumans in the city of Attilan. Her parents believed in tearing down the caste system and overthrowing the royal family that had ruled Attilan for centuries. Her parents were then executed by the king and queen at the time. Medusa and her sister were spared from the fate of their parents.

Terrigenesis

Medusa, like most Inhumans went through Terrigenesis. She emerged from her cocoon with the ability to control her hair. Due to the caste system of Attilan she placed in the upper part, a place of comfort and relaxation. It was during this time or shortly before it that she befriended Maximus.

Meeting Black Bolt

Shortly after Black Bolt accidentally killed his parents Medusa went to visit him. She told him that everyone in Attilan feared him but she didn't. In actuality she went there to gloat about the deaths of Agon and Rynda as they had effectively made her an orphan. However, she saw pain in Black Bolt's eyes, the same pain she felt after her parents death. So instead of gloating she befriended the silent king. They developed their own sign language and became very close. This closeness eventually developed into a romance and then into marriage.

Queen of Attilan

Terrigenesis Ceremony

Many years after her marriage to Black Bolt Medusa ruled alongside him as Queen of Attilan, doing so required many responsibilities and duties. One of those duties was overseeing the Terrigenesis ceremony. At one of these ceremonies, Bronaja and his sister Iridia went through Terrigenesis. Irdia emerged with butterfly wings and Bronaja at first appeared to manifested no abilities. However, Maximus touched him in an act of reassurance but this caused Bronaja to collapse on the ground and his eyes to go completely white. Bonaja recovered but he told Maximus that "snakes had him pinned against a wall".

Later at dinner Medusa was informed of the apparent demise of her cousin Triton. It was here that Medusa was informed by Black Bolt of an Inhuman Outbreak on Earth. Inhumans who stayed behind on Earth when much of the Inhuman population fled to the moon had descendants with dormant Inhuman genes. Something was now causing these genes to activate and give these descendants powers, however this was often met with violence. Black Bolt had sent Triton to bring these new Inhumans back to Attilan. This revelation led to a heated debate between Maximus and the rest of the Inhuman Royal Family as realistically Attilan could not support a growing population. Maximus favored going to Earth and conquering it while Black Bolt favored staying on the moon.

Maximus' Advances

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Medusa choking Maximus with her hair.

After Black Bolt sealed himself away in his private chamber to consult on Triton's apparent demise, Medusa is approached by Maximus, who makes more advances towards her. In disgust, Medusa used her hair to restrain him and told him to leave her alone.

Uprising in Attilan

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Medusa's head is shaved by Maximus.

Maximus and several soldiers corner Medusa who manages to fend them off, until Pulsus used his powers to subdue her. As the guards restrain Medusa, Maximus shaves her head, effectively robbing her of her powers.

Stranded on Earth

"Black Bolt? It's me. I'm here on Earth, somewhere, I'm safe. I'm in a crater, I think. Are you here? Can you hear me? Please, just let me know you're okay. Thank you."
―Medusa to Black Bolt[src]
Her sister Crystal soon arrived with Lockjaw and teleported Medusa to Earth. She soon contacted Black Bolt and informed him of her escape. She promised to find him soon and started making her way out of a crater on the island of Oahu. She made her way onto a bus where Crystal contacted her, telling her of everything that had happened on Attilan after Maximus took over. Medusa soon realized that Auran was tracking the call and told Crystal not to contact her again for fear of being found. She ended the call and left her communicator on the bus in preparation of te confrontation between her and Auran.

Attack on Medusa

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Meeting Louise Fisher

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Finding Black Bolt

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Locating Crystal

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Reuniting with Royal Family

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Fighting Back

Sending a Message

"This has to stop! We can not go around killing everyone. Remember what you represent. What kind of king would you be if you killed your own brother? What kind of kingdom would Attilan be if you descended to that level?"
"There will be no kingdom unless we act!"
"Actions have consequences."
"A lesson Maximus is about to learn."
―Medusa and Karnak[src]
The next morning the family wrapped Gorgon's body and decided that they had to deal with Maximus before someone else dies. Black Bolt informed them that they had to send a message to Maximus, so he ordered Karnak to kill Auran, knowing she would heal from it, to get Maximus' attention. Medusa protested that she did not think that killing Maximus or anyone would fix anything, but Karnak stated that if they do not act, Attilan will be lost. Crystal then transported back to Attilan to inform Maximus of their demand to negotiate with him. When Crystal returned, she informed the family of the parley being at mid day, which Karnak claimed to be a good time for an execution, which Medusa informed that there can be no killing.

Triton's Return

"We thought you were dead."
"I was wounded in the attack. We set a meeting place in advance should anything go wrong. Our king felt it best that Maximus believe that his plan was working."
"Why were we kept in the dark?"
"I'm sure he had his reasons."
―Medusa, Triton, Crystal and Karnak[src]
Black Bolt then informed the family that they had to go to another destination, the beach where they had originally meant to be transported to at the beginning. Black Bolt then told Lockjaw to howl, causing a figure to approach through the ocean, revealing to be Triton. The family hugged Triton, after believing him to be dead, when he revealed that he was in hiding should the mission he was sent on failed. When Triton asked about Gorgon, they showed him the body. They all then transported to a bunker underneath Attilan that the family, excluding Black Bolt, didn't know about and made a plan to defeat Maximus.

Returning to Attilan

Confront Maximus

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Attilan's Demise

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New Life on Earth

Speech to the Inhumans

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Medusa begins her new life on Earth.

"People of Attilan, welcome home. We face an uncertain future, but we face it, with hope. Not as a conquering army, but as friends, who have come back to their birthplace after a very long time away. Here, on Earth."
―Medusa[src]

The Inhuman Royal Family then landed on Earth where they were soon joined by Black Bolt. They then changed into their normal royal clothes. They were then greeted by Louise Fisher who had prepared a suitable living environment for the people of Attilan, now that they were on the Earth. Black Bolt and Medusa then gave a speech to the Inhumans telling them that the Earth was once again their home. The Inhumans would then go on to live in the settlement set up for them whichever would go unnoticed to the public world.

Personality

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Powers and Abilities

Powers

Medusa is an Inhuman who achieved her genetic potential upon undergoing Terrigenesis, gaining superhuman powers.

  • Enhanced Durability: Medusa did not sustain any injuries after jumping out from the second floor of a motel and landing on her feet, a fall which would have severely crippled a regular human.

Former Powers

"Not much without your hair, huh?"
Auran to Medusa[src]

With her hair being shaved off by Maximus, Medusa remains powerless until it regrows to a usable length.

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Medusa controlling her hair against Maximus

  • Hair Manipulation: Medusa can manipulate the movement and length of her own hair, allowing her to utilize it as an additional limb to carry out a large range of tasks, such as handling small devices and combat. Her hair is also rather strong, as she was able to use it to strangle Maximus and knock down a series of charging guards. Despite this, Medusa's hair is still vulnerable to being cut off should she be subdued, which will effectively rob her of her power.

Abilities

  • Sign Language: Medusa is fluent in sign language, as she interprets for Black Bolt due to his powers forcing him to be mute.
  • Skilled Combatant: As a member of the Inhuman Royal Family, Medusa received extensive training in hand-to-hand combat. She was able to take on several Inhuman guards turning against her with minimal effort, and later fought against Auran, a highly skilled hand-to-hand combatant and martial artist in her own right; however, Auran was proven to be the superior combatant, as Medusa was forced to use a concealed blade to win the fight, catching Auran off-guard.
  • Leadership: As queen of the Inhumans, Medusa ruled over Attilan and its entire poulation for decades.

Equipment

Relationships

Family

Allies

Enemies

Trivia

  • Medusa's nickname of "Snakes" is a reference to her namesake Medusa, who had snakes for hair.
  • In the comics, Medusa was first seen as a member of the Frightful Four (which also consists of Wizard, Sandman, and Trapster) when she had amnesia. In later comics, Medusa becomes a member of the Illuminati, a group made of the smartest and most powerful characters in the Marvel Universe, including Blackagar BoltagonTony StarkBruce BannerStephen StrangeHank Pym and T'Challa.

Behind the Scenes

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