Other Names: Kali-Ma; Kali Ma; Durga; "Black"; The Black One; "Fanged Deity"; Mother Kali; Kara-Kai; Shakti; The Ferry across the Ocean of Existence; Kalika; Kali-Ma; Mistress of Time
First Appearance: Amazing High Adventure #5 (Dec. 1986): "Whom the Gods Would Destroy"
First Appearance (Additional Details): (mentioned) Savage Sword of Conan #49 (Feb. 1980); (seen, Marvel comic) Amazing High Adventure #5 (Dec. 1986): "Whom the Gods Would Destroy"; (mainstream Marvel Earth) War Machine (vol. 1) #6 (Sep. 1994): "Instant Karma's Gonna Get You!"
Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes
Number of Appearances: 50
Note: death goddess, destruction
BELOW: Nick Fury feels he can't admit the possibity of Norse gods (e.g. Thor), because it would force him to adopt a whole new framework or worldview: Nick Fury is frustrated by his own inability to make up his mind about what he believes about Thor and Thor's claims of divine nature.
From the bridge of the Altair, Nick watched Thor join the battle. If there's one thing I hate, he thought, it's not being able to make a decision. And I just cannot decide whether Thor is the real thing or not. All of the jabbering about Loki makes me think he's a nutcase, but then he brings the lightning and teleports bombs to other dimensions.He just doesn't fit in any framework I can put together.
One possibility, Nick had to admit, was that he needed a new framework, but he was not about to admit the existence of Norse gods. If you let the Norse gods in, next thing you knew you had Kali and Ogun and Quetzalcoatl and Jesus H. Christ Himself wearing costumes and fighting bad guys. No man could stay sane for long if he took that scenario seriously.
Whatever Thor was, he sure could kick a--. that was what Nick needed right then, and that was all he was going to think about until this operation was over and they could all take a breath.
Source: The Ultimates: Against All Enemies (2007), pg. 303. Written by Alex Irvine. See also: gods; disbelief; Jesus Christ; Hindu; Norse/Teutonic paganism; Vodoun; Aztec; Christian (generic); Mayan; Jesus Christ (Jesus of Nazareth); Ogun; Quetzalcoatl; Kali
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