Incredibly gifted intellectual with few equals Alyssa Moy excelled in physics, mechanical engineering, biochemistry, economics and archaeology among other sciences and fields. Wealthy, privileged and with a zest for life her extraordinary genius invited a natural rivalry and friendship with a fellow college student at the time Reed Richards. Richards also known as extraordinarily brilliant the two would collaborate on many projects together during their time at State University and the University of Vienna. The two characters would tease romance with Alyssa typically the one to dissuade the idea even as far as joking that it was their responsibility to spread their genius as wide as possible within the human genetic pool. Years of friendship would develop into something more with Reed Richards at one point proposing marriage however he would be turned down. Despite that bump in the road and despite slightly differing world views, Moy paying less care for the ethical idealism that Reed would possess the two intellectuals would endeavor themselves on a number of round the world adventurous journeys. The two would participate in the The Endurance Rally Association - London to Cape Town Rally using a classic muscle car they had built from scrap pieces. Although the two would not win the ten week race it would be a highlight of their friendship. The more adventurous Alyssa would influence Reed into other strange expeditions and adventures such as an excursion to the Himalayans to rescue a child prince Bayan from an evil mystic General Lao-Tse. The Scepter of Bast, was given to Reed as thanks by Bayan. This artifact would actually be but one component of a larger artifact the Claw of Bast. Joined in part by Professor Francesca Fischer the three would track and attempt to find the pieces that make up the Claw of Bast, acquiring the Eye of Bast but also having to contend and face off against Victor Von Doom in the process. Alyssa and Reed would use this powerful artifact to heal his mentor Roderick Van Nuys to full health.
Fantastic Four: Season One shows a new origin tale for the Fantastic Four and this origin tale includes Alyssa Moy in a major way. Alyssa is with Reed Richards as he makes plan for the trip into space and she searches for the Fantastic Four and finds them after they crash back on Earth. Alyssa goes on to assist in giving tests to the Human Torch and the Thing. When a press conference is held to introduce the Fantastic Four to the public, it is Alyssa who announces their names. Despite the fact that Alyssa tells Sue prior to the press conference that her codename will be the Invisible Woman, in an obvious demonstration of her jealousy of Sue and in an apparent attempt to diminish her, Alyssa tells the crowd that Sue Storm is the Invisible Girl.
Alyssa Moy-Castle is a Marvel comic book character that was created by writer Chris Claremont and artist Salvador Larroca. She first appears in Fantastic Four vol 3 #5 released in May 1998. Moy would feature significantly in Mark Millar's and Bryan Hitchs Fantastic Four run, starting with World's Greatest story arc. She is generally associated with the Fantastic Four team but is also distinguished by her extraordinary levels of intelligence which are often alluded to be on par with Reed Richards.
Although their are many intelligent female characters in Marvel comics character library, its rare that any of them come to the popularity, level or esteem their male counterparts do. Created by Chris Claremont Alyssa Moy was essentially designed as a female version of Reed Richards, and with that coming an extraordinary level of intelligence within the character. Still only as a supporting character she would not be utilized with frequency and would fall out of use with time. Eventually the character would be reused by writer Mark Millar for his Fantastic Four run starting with #554 intrigued by the possibility of exploring the character and her similarities to Mr Fantastic ""It just always struck me that Reed would have had someone prior to Sue, since he's ten years older than she is. Also, Sue's so different from Reed and I felt the girl out there would be much more like he was, a female Reed Richards of sorts, and someone he'd have met at university. As luck would have it, Chris Claremont created exactly such a character and her name is Alyssa Moy. Her nickname in our story is Mrs. Fantastic and you'll see why when you read the first issue."
Major Story Arcs
Upon meeting Alyssa again years later, and after a devastating fight, Alyssa discovers that Reed had lost part of his intelligence as a result of that fight. In one of their infamous mental chess matches, Reed made a wrong move and she deduced that something was wrong. After that, she stayed in the life of the Fantastic Four for a little while longer. She became a babysitter to Franklin, and she was one of the first people to meet Valeria Richards/Valeria Von Doom, when she "timed danced" into the main 616 universe.
Marriage and Nu-World
Alyssa was then married to Ted Castle. However, as she revealed, she still loved Reed. She and her husband created a replacement for Planet Earth called Nu World, in the event it became unsuitable for man to live on after some years. In order to construct this world they take trillions of photographs to reproduce every detail of our Earth. Having a lot of things to work on to create it perfectly, they ask for the help of Reed Richards and suggest he return to being a scientist and leave the Fantastic Four. This new world is called Nu-World , and weapons are totally banned. To make this new planet safe, she creates CAP , the indestructible Conserve and Protect. However, because it is programmed to attack anyone with weapons, it headed south and looked for soldiers to kill. The Avengers and the X-Men together with other Marvel heroes helped each other to stop CAP, but they failed and lost. CAP however, was programmed not to hurt Alyssa and Ted since they were his creators. Reed created another gigantic robot called Anti-Galactus and used to fight CAP alone. He discovered that aside from the couple, he too was part of the exemption of those people not to hurt. CAP did not attack Reed, and, using the Anti-Galactus, he destroyed the robot. Afterwards, Reed and Alyssa had time alone and Alyssa confessed she still loved Reed. However, Reed said that he really loved Sue. Reed kissed her goodbye and left to celebrate his anniversary with Sue. Alyssa soon learned that she had been deceived by her husband, and that Nu-World was only for the selected rich, famous and powerful of Earth. Any one else would be left behind to die. She went to the Invisible Woman to tell her because she would have felt stupid confessing this to Reed. With this information, Sue and Reed transported six billion refugees from a dying future Earth to Nu-World, destroying any plans Ted may have had for the world.
Death and Revival
At some point, an unknown event happened that caused Alyssa to lose her body. Preserving her brain, Ted eventually created a walking device for her. But the sun of Nu-World had collapsed on it's self and created a black hole. The people had lost their will and Lightwave and Alex Ultron took over control of the planet. While they were trying to find a solution, Alyssa was killed by Psionics. It would turn out that Alyssa survived what appeared to be a fatal attack and was given a more adequate body. Designated Alyssa Moy-2512, a cybernetic reconstruction of her body housed her reassembled persona.
Powers and Abilities
Alyssa Moy does not possess any super human powers or abilities, however she is extremely intelligent with a level of genius intellect comparable and rivaling such great intellectual geniuses as Reed Richards. She is skilled and knowledgeable in such fields as biochemistry, economics, electronics, and engineering. Alyssa Moy possesses expertise in archaeology, artificial intelligence, robotics, extra dimensional travel among other fields. She has a bold and wild streak, and is a keen adventurer. Alyssa has experience and skill with a number of basic weapons, such as pistols and handguns, and has demonstrated above average marksmanship. Alyssa Moy could be described as a polymath and polyglot, possessing numerous talents and having demonstrated prodigy like expertise in a wide range of disciplines and activities, not surprisingly, usually involving and or as a result of her extraordinarily intelligence and brain power. Among the activities Alyssa possesses above average talents in, including chess, driving, encryption, and code breaking. Alyssa Moy is also one of the minds behind such incredible engineering and invention wonders and creations as Nu-World and Conserve and Protect (CAP). Alyssa will often utilize an advanced eletric powered flying car.
- Height: 5'9"
- Weight: 129 lbs
- Hair: Black
- Eyes: Brown