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Marc Antony

In 41, B.C. Marc Antony, one of the triumvirs, has been given the Eastern sphere of the Roman Empire to rule. There, he meets and falls in love with Cleopatra, the Queen of Egypt, who was also a consort of Julius Caesar during his life. Despite marrying Octavius's sister Octavia, Antony continues to lust after Cleopatra. This leads to war with Octavius, which Antony loses, in part because Cleopatra withdraws her fleet at a crucial moment. Aware that Antony is furious with her, Cleopatra sends him false news that she has killed herself because of him. Thus convinced of her love, Antony falls on his sword to join her in death. Hearing of this, Cleopatra commits suicide by allowing herself to be bitten by a poisonous asp.[1]

Encounters with Time Travellers

She once felt strong feelings for Iron Man, who had been pulled back in time 2,000 years by her enemy, the mad King Hatap, who had rebelled against Cleopatra. Iron Man made his way to the court of Cleopatra and helped defend it against an attack by a Roman legion. Earning the gratitude and friendship of Cleopatra, Iron Man informed her of Hatap's plans and helped her fight off his army. Fearing defeat at Iron Man's hands, Hatap sought to use the charm to return to the modern era, but Iron Man squirted some oil on the charm, causing Hatap to drop it. Diving for the charm, Hatap inadvertently landed on an upturned sword, which apparently killed him. Hatap's army fled, and Iron Man used the charm to return to his time, despite Cleopatra's requests that he stay and rule by her side.[2]

In another encounter with a modern-day superhero, she was banished by the sorcerer Zota, where she ecnountered Doctor Strange. Strange defeated Zota and returned her home.[3]

1940s

After her death, Cleopatra's spirit was apparently welcomed by the Olympian gods, or at least one such Olympian usurped her identity. She was granted immortality or impersonated, a being calling themselves Cleopatra accompanied the Olympian gods when they briefly relocated to the planet Venus while under the rule of the goddess Venus. In 1948, Venus had gone to Earth and taken up a job as a model and editor of Beauty Magazine. Seeking out models to appear in an article featuring the 10 most beautiful women in the world, Venus returned to the planet that was her namesake and gathered women from there. Among those was Cleopatra, who participated in the photo shoot before returning to Venus.[4]




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