- "There is Senator Gaius Ponarian. I am repulsed by the sight."
Deals with Kasius
- "This is an auction, Lady Karaba, not a flea market. Take your useless toys back to the mudpits you crawled out of."
- ―Gaius Ponarian
Ponarian was invited by Kasius to come to the Lighthouse for an auction during which several Inhumans would be available for sale, the pinnacle of them being Quake, that Ponarian, like every other bidders, was very eager to purchase. After a dinner - during which Ponarian antagonized Boshtok the Marauder - Ponarian attended the first fight between Melinda May and Ben. Once the duel over, Ponarian made an offer for purchasing Ben, but Kasius revealed that he did not intend to sell him as Ben had been lying to him. Instead, Kasius had Sinara execute Ben.
- "Even the man's closest friends find his temperament to be that of a diseased child monster."
Beneath his smiles and his fine clothes, Ponarian appears to be a quite cruel and even deranged person. Enoch expressed disgust when he told Leo Fitz about him, comparing his mind to one of a child monster. Ponarian is also somewhat gross, openly admitting that he visits brothels, and he enjoys the sight of two people fighting to the death like the Inhumans Kasius offers for sale.