Little is detailed about Nova’s life before the zombie plague arrived on Earth-2149, however it can be presumed that it followed much the same path as Nova (Earth-616).
While witnessing the carnage which is occurring in New York, Nova drops in on Spiderman, only to find him zombified, and chewing on the remains of his wife. Spiderman attacks him, and they spill onto an adjacent roof-top. Just then, Daredevil arrives, and tells Nova to help him kill the undead web-slinger. Daredevil isn’t quick enough though, and gets bitten, at which point, Nova beats a hasty retreat.
Battling though the city, Nova meets up with Thor, and they continue to fight they zombified horde, until the Fantastic Four turn up in the Fantasticar and tell them of the resistance movement being organised by Nick Fury.
Aboard the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier, Nick Fury tells them that it looks like the end of the world, and even though some them have had problems in the past, everyone should be on the same team.
Nova is part of a team that returns to the surface, in order to try and kill the zombie threat, unfortunately he is overwhelmed and turned, and when Beast and Reed Richards find a sizeable stash of meat in Latveria and the surrounding area, Nova and a huge horde zombies head off to lay siege to Castle Doomstadt.
Unable to break through the castles magical defences, Nova is presumably surrounded by the re-animated corpses of the Deadite Legion. Though apparently this is more of an inconvenience than anything else, as he is later seen in New York seemingly none the worse for wear (other than a touch of zombification, obviously).
Nova is presumably temporarily blinded by Ultimate Susan Storm when the Fantastic Four and Magneto flee, with a surviving pocket of humanity, to the Baxter Building in order to escape to Ultimate Universe. When Magneto destroys the teleport and the Baxter Building, Nova is part of the horde who try to catch the Master of Magnetism, but who get caught in a hail of debris, magnetically thrown by Magneto.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
PowersCan fly faster than speed of sound (mach 3) in Earth's atmosphere. Able to reach light speed and access hyperspace when in space. Nova force has increased Nova's strength, speed, stamina, durability, agilty, and relflexes to superhuman levels
AbilitiesNova derives his powers from an energy source called the Nova-Force, which all Nova Centurions wield. Richard Rider had the greatest potential for control as his knowledge of his power increased.
Strength level unknown.
- The character of Nova was created by Marv Wolfman and John Buscema.
- The zombified Nova was first depicted in "Ultimate Fantastic Four: Crossover" by Mark Millar, and Greg Land.
- 7 Appearances of Richard Rider (Earth-2149)
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- Character Gallery: Richard Rider (Earth-2149)
- Fan-Art Gallery: Richard Rider (Earth-2149)
- Characters killed by Nova
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