Real Name: Sequoia
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Quoi had enhanced abilities of a plant and a human. He could breath oxygen like a human, or photosynthesize, and thus did not require food or oxygen to survive. He could survive in the vacuum of space, possessed super human strength, and could manipulate the oxygen and carbon dioxide in the air. He also could absorb power from other beings, even powerful beings such as Thanos. He has limited ability, which will presumably grow as he matures, to control the power cosmic.
There was a prophesy that one day, the perfect human, the Celestial Madonna, would have a union with the perfect plant, and from their union would spring the perfect child, the Celestial Messiah, who was destined to change the universe. As it ended up, Mantis was the Celestial Madonna, and the perfect plant was none other than the eldest Cotati on Earth. Their offspring, the Celestial Messiah, was Quoi.
Mantis gave birth to the offspring of the perfect union with the Elder Cotati. She spent a year or so raising her son in Connecticut.
The Cotati decided that only they were fit to raise the Celestial Messiah. The Elder Cotati removed the powers Mantis had gained as the Celestial Madonna and stole away the pod that was their offspring.
The High Cotati traveled within a pyramid to Earth, standing beside Kang and revealing the pod that would become the Celestial Messiah. They asked Mantis to cease her vendetta to reclaim her son. She refused, and a battle involving Mantis and the Fantastic Four against the Priests of Pama and Kang ensued. Eventually, the Cotati were unable to stand up to Mantis' mental assault, fueled by her burning desire to be reunited with her son, and the High Cotati fled with the pod to their chosen realm, a realm of pure thought. Mantis sent her psychic essence after them, leaving her physical form behind.
First Appearance: Fantastic Four (1961) #325
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All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2006)
All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z: Update (2007)
#3 Avengers: Celestial Quest (2001)
- 'Acts of Vengance to Zodiac Key'
#2 Fantastic Four (1961)
- 'Madonna Reborn!'#3
- 'What Goes Around...'#4
- 'The Chase!'#7
- 'Death Itself!'
#325 Marvel Fanfare (1982)
- 'A Christmas Tale'
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2008)
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