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"Guardians, perhaps it will provide you solace that your deaths are not without purpose. They will serve as a warning to all of those tempted with betraying us. Don't screw with the Sovereign."

Ayesha was the Golden High Priestess of the Sovereign, a race created by the High Evolutionary. She hired the Guardians of the Galaxy to protect Anulax Batteries from an Abilisk, but after Rocket Raccoon stole several of the batteries with the intention to later sell them, she became enraged and sent her fleet of Omnicrafts to kill them. The Guardians managed to escape through a Quantum Asteroid Field, and Ayesha later hired Yondu Udonta and his Ravagers to complete the task, only to later be betrayed by him. After gaining information from Taserface, Ayesha's army was unsuccessful in another attempt to destroy the Guardians. Ayesha then created the Sovereign's greatest weapon, Adam Warlock, to finally get revenge on the Guardians.

She and Warlock worked with the High Evolutionary to capture Rocket Raccoon, before Ayesha was caught in an explosion on Counter-Earth and killed by her creator.


Seeking Revenge[]

Deal with the Guardians[]

"Well, perhaps someday, you could give me a history lesson in the archaic ways of our ancestors, for academic purposes."
―Ayesha to Star-Lord[src]
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Ayesha greets the Guardians of the Galaxy

Due to the Guardians of the Galaxy's new reputation as heroes, High Priestess Ayesha, leader of the gold-skinned, xenophobic Sovereign, hired the Guardians to defend valuable batteries from an inter-dimensional monster, the Abilisk, in exchange for Nebula, whom the Sovereign captured following the Battle of Xandar, trying to steal the batteries.[2]

Pursuing the Guardians[]

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Ayesha orders the Guardians be destroyed

"Our concern is the slight against our people... We hire them and they steal from us. It is heresy of the highest order."
―Ayesha to Admiral[src]

Although the Guardians of the Galaxy accomplished their mission and Ayesha thanked them for their help, Rocket Raccoon stole several of the Anulax Batteries for himself. When the Sovereign discovered this, they attacked the Milano, the Guardians' ship, with their own fleet of Sovereign drones. The Milano was heavily damaged and forced to crash-land on a nearby planet, but the rest of the Sovereign fleet was single-handedly destroyed by Ego, a Celestial who was the father of Star-Lord, the Guardians' leader.

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Ayesha makes a deal with Yondu Udonta

Still desiring to get her revenge against the Guardians of the Galaxy, Ayesha hired Yondu Udonta, Star-Lord's adoptive father, who had been exiled from the greater Ravager community for trafficking children, to recapture the Guardians. Said and done, Udonta's crew tracked down the Milano and captured Rocket Raccoon and Groot, with the help of Nebula.[2]

Battle on Ego's Planet[]

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Ayesha attacking the Guardians of the Galaxy

Ayesha later led a Sovereign fleet against the Guardians of the Galaxy, as they were attacking the core of Ego, who had revealed his true intentions of assimilating the whole universe for himself even if that meant destroying every single species, the Sovereign among them. The whole fleet was eventually destroyed, much to Ayesha's anger and dismay, but Ego was defeated by Star-Lord, saving trillions of lives, including Ayesha's.[2]

Creating Adam Warlock[]

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Ayesha admires her creation of Adam Warlock

"That, my child, is the next step in our evolution. More powerful. More beautiful. More capable of destroying the Guardians of the Galaxy. I think I shall call him... Adam."
―Ayesha to her Sovereign Chambermaid[src]

Unaware that the Guardians of the Galaxy had saved her as well as her species and the whole universe, however, Ayesha's obsession to get them all killed remained. As such, Ayesha decided to develop a new breed of Sovereign, more beautiful and powerful enough to destroy the Guardians, whom she named Adam.[3]

Working with the High Evolutionary[]

Releasing Adam Warlock[]

"You removed Adam from his cocoon early, my liege. He is still a child."
―Ayesha to High Evolutionary[src]

By 2026, Adam was still gestating in his Birth Pod when High Evolutionary demanded the premature release of the subject, being known as the Warlock. High Evolutionary planned to use Warlock to capture a former subject, 89P13, or as Ayesha knew him, Rocket. Ayesha warned High Evolutionary about releasing her son too early, but High Evolutionary did not care.[1]

Reporting to High Evolutionary[]

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Ayesha helping Adam Warlock heal

"You knew of 89P13's existence for years without alerting me. That's not what I require!"
"I'm sorry, my liege."
"Find 89P13 and return it to me. Or, I will destroy your entire civilization as is my right as your maker!"
High Evolutionary and Ayesha[src]

Adam Warlock returned from his mission with a stab wound through his chest. A devastated Ayesha quickly grabbed a Med-Pak and placed it on his chest. Suddenly, High Evolutionary arrived to see the failure of the Warlock. Ayesha stood up for her son, saying that he was removed from his cocoon too early. However, High Evolutionary did not care. He simply told her to open her mouth so he could see and then he examined her eye.

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High Evolutionary threatens Adam Warlock

Soon enough, Warlock spoke, but High Evolutionary was not having it. He used his gravity powers to throw Warlock against a wall. Ayesha apologized for Warlock, saying that he did not know any better than to back talk his creator. High Evolutionary turned his anger on Ayesha saying how she knew of Rocket's existence for years, but did not report it. He then gave Ayesha an ultimatum, find Rocket or her species would be killed.[1]

Interrogating Fitz-Gibbonok[]

"Fitz-Gibbonok, it's me. Outpost, come in."
"Yes, Gamora. Salutations. May I help?"
"Well, I need you guys to come pick me up. I'm gonna upload the location link to the craft I'm on."
"Oh, I think we can arrange that."
Gamora and Ayesha[src]

When it was reported that the Guardians of the Galaxy infiltrated the Orgoscope, Ayesha and Adam Warlock went to the biological planet. Upon arrival, Ayesha picked up a Ravager outside of the Orgoscope for interrogation. She sat Fitz-Gibbonok down with his pet, Blurp. They then tried to interrogate Fitz-Gibbonok, who would not talk. Ayesha told Warlock to show him they meant business. Not knowing what she meant, Warlock wrongly obliterated Fitz-Gibbonok, much to Ayesha's anger.

This caused Kwol to chuckle as Ayesha berated Warlock for his insolence. However, Warlock was only focused on Blurp, who was very sad about his owner. Warlock decided to take Blurp under his wing. Suddenly, Fitz-Gibbonok's transmitter beeped. Ayesha picked it up to find Gamora on the other side. Gamora thought Ayesha was a Ravager and gave her the location of the Bowie, much to Ayesha's delight.[1]

Arriving at Counter-Earth[]

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Ayesha talks to her son

Adam Warlock[src]

On the way to Counter-Earth, which was the location of Gamora, Adam Warlock brought aboard Blurp. Ayesha and Warlock argued about this as Ayesha said he was just an animal and had no business being with them. She then ordered Warlock to kill it. However, he refused to give Blurp up.

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Ayesha is killed

When they got to Counter-Earth, Warlock took off towards the Bowie to capture Rocket while Ayesha sat back. A little later, Ayesha heard commotion, she looked out of her ship to see Counter-Earth being destroyed. She then saw Warlock racing towards her. Despite Warlock's attempts to save her, Ayesha was blown up.[1]


"Don't screw with the Sovereign!"

Ayesha, much like the rest of the Sovereign people, was a xenophobe. She saw the Guardians of the Galaxy as being rude and disrespectful to her and her fellow Sovereign, but displayed interest in Peter Quill. However, she was very grateful to them for defeating the Abilisk. When Rocket stole some of the Anulax Batteries, she saw this as an act of war and one of the highest restrictions, becoming obsessed with defeating them. Additionally, Ayesha could be extremely arrogant, thinking of herself and the Sovereign people as much more superior than any other race in the galaxy. Like the rest of the Sovereign, she was somewhat immature, prone to frustrated screaming and fits when embarrassed or defeated.

Despite her arrogant demeanor, she is extremely submissive towards her creator, the High Evolutionary. While she initially chastised the High Evolutionary for underestimating the Guardians of the Galaxy, she quickly lost her haughty demeanor and did nothing as the High Evolutionary began inspecting her as a test subject. She resorted to begging the High Evolutionary for forgiveness and apologizing for her failure in notifying him about Rocket's existence to protect Adam. Ayesha's demeanor showed how she and her entire people were another one of the High Evolutionary's abused creations who live under his tyrannical rule.

Ayesha cared deeply for Adam Warlock. Though he was not her biological child, she still treated him as though he was her own son. She cradled him in her arms after he'd been stabbed by Nebula and defended Adam when the High Evolutionary questioned his competency. She would occasionally grow irritated by Adam's stupidity and naïve attitudes, such as accidentally killing Fitz-Gibbonok when she told Adam to show they meant business. She also objected to his decision of taking in Blurp as a pet and asked that he killed it. In spite of this, she never punished him for making these mistakes or disobeying her, showing in spite of her flaws, she was still a good mother to Adam.


"Every citizen is born exactly as designed by the community. Impeccable, both physically and mentally. We control the DNA of our progeny, germinating them in birthing pods."
  • Genius-Level Intellect: Ayesha possessed a high level of intelligence, something that she took great pride in, and often made her feel superior when comparing herself to other species, even towards other Sovereign citizens. She alone was able to genetically re-engineer her race into something more powerful.
  • Master Tactician: As the leader of the Sovereign, Ayesha was responsible for many decisions including, hiring the Guardians of the Galaxy, attacking them for treason, and creating Adam Warlock.
  • Expert Pilot: Ayesha was capable of piloting an aircraft that is remotely controlled by the pilot in the planet. The system then feeds into the actual aircraft that is in battle.



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  • In the comics, Ayesha was created by the Enclave, with the unacknowledged aid of Stephen Strange, in order to resurrect their plan to end war and crime through the creation of an artificial human after the failure of the first attempt with "Him". Originally referred to as Paragon, she would later be called other names like Her, Ayesha and Kismet.


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