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Rhode (Earth-616)

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Ancient History

Rhode was the daughter of Olympian god Neptune. During the days of ancient Greece she was worshiped as a sea-goddess and the patron goddess for the island of Rhodes, named after her.

When Zeus withdrew all the Olympians from Earth, it is presumable that Rhode returned to Olympus with her fellow gods.

20th Century

In the 1950s, Rhode came to believe that her father was killed during the nuclear bomb tests conducted by the United States on Bikini and Einwtok, and she began crafting a plan to avenger her father's death. To this end, she took to calling herself Neptunia and developed the mortal guise of Diana Seacrest. She founded Seacrest Real Estate Corporation and by 1951, she was selling affordable seaside homes along the Atlantic coast, particularly to retired soldiers. When her development was sold out, she summoned a massive tidal wave to wipe it out, killing everyone living there. The freak occurrence prompted the Federal Housing Association to investigate the disaster and although they found no wrong doing, they called Seacrest to their offices in Washington D.C. There Seacrest was informed that the FHA did not want her to continue building houses along the coast for the sake of public safety and that they were pulling all of her government grants. Furious Seacrest refused to stop developing the area, the move gained a lot of press attention. The headlines grabbed the attention of of Beauty Magazine owner Whitney Hammond assigned his editor Venus (unknown to Hammond she was really the Olympian love goddess Aphrodite) to investigate Seacrest.

To this end, Venus purchased a home in one of Seacrest's newest developments. Shortly thereafter, Neptunia called upon another storm to wipe out the development that Venus bought into. Seeing Neptunia in the waves, Venus thought she was a drowning woman and came to her rescue just moments before a massive tidal wave wiped out the development. Realizing that the woman in the water was Seacrest, Venus tried to capture her, but Neptunia vanished in the waves. Unaware of her godly heritage, Venus assumed that she had drowned. The next morning she was shocked to find Seacrest alive and well at her companies head office. When Venus questioned her about her involvement in the accident, Seacrest ejected her from her offices.

Venus became suspicious of Seacrest and convinced the company that insured her developments to stop paying out to her for the accidents and then had the last of her developments evacuated by the military. Neptunia resurfaced once more and attempted to wipe out the development anyway and was confronted by Venus once again. Both revealed to each other their godly heritages and Venus learned Neptunia's motivation in causing the disasters. During their struggle, Neptunia was swept up in a whirlpool and vanished.

Neptunia has not been seen since, her present whereabouts are unknown.


Neptunia possesses various superhuman attributes common to the Olympian gods.

Superhuman Strength: Like all Olympians, Neptunia is superhumanly strong. Her strength is about average for an Olympian female and she can lift about 25 tons.

Superhuman Speed: Neptunia can run and move at speeds superior to that of the finest human athlete. Neptunia is also a superhumanly fast swimmer, capable of reaching speeds of up to 60 miles per hour.

Superhuman Stamina: Neptunia's musculature produces considerably less fatigue toxins during physical activity than the musculature of a human being. She can physically exert herself at peak capacity for about 24 hours before the build up of fatigue toxins in her blood begins to impair her.

Superhumanly Dense Tissue: The tissues of Neptunia's body have about 3 times the density that the bodily tissues of a human being has, contributing somewhat to her superhuman strength and weight.

Superhuman Durability: Neptunia's body is much harder and more resistant to physical injury than the body of a human. She can withstand powerful impact forces, falls from great heights, and powerful energy blasts without sustaining injury. Neptunia's body is also specifically conditioned to withstand the frigid temperatures and pressures found along the deepest depths of Earth's oceans without sustaining any injury or discomfort.

Superhuman Agility: Neptunia's agility, balance, and bodily coordination are all enhanced to levels that are beyond the natural physical limits of even the finest human athlete.

Superhuman Reflexes: Neptunia's reflexes are similarly enhanced and are superior to those of the finest human athlete.

Immortality: Neptunia, like all Olympians, is, for all intents and purposes, functionally immortal. Neptunia is immune to the degenerative effects of aging and hasn't aged since reaching adulthood. She is also immune to all known Earthly diseases and infections. However, this doesn't mean that Neptunia can't be killed.

Regenerative Healing Factor: Despite her resistance to injury, it is possible to injure Neptunia. However, her godly life force enables her to rapidly regenerate damaged tissue with much greater speed and efficiency than a human being. However, she is unable to regenerate severed limbs, missing organs, or brain cells without the aid of powerful magical assistance.

Energy Manipulation: Neptunia can manipulate great amounts of energy for various purposes including teleporting herself across dimensional barriers and creating powerful storms.


Neptunia, like all Olympians, has had some training in both armed and unarmed combat, though she herself rarely participates in combat situations.

As Neptune has been seen alive since her revenge scheme, he clearly did not perish during the nuclear tests at Bikini and Eiwntok. Why Neptunia believed her father to have been killed in these nuclear tests are unknown, but she was clearly mistaken on these facts.

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