Candra is a member of the immortal Externals and is the legendary Benefactress of the Thieves' and Assassins' Guild of New Orleans where she provided them with power in exchange for large monetary offerings. While she was able to keep both guilds under her influence for some centuries, her deal was later broken by Gambit when he traveled back in time in order to retrieve Apocalypse's Elixir of Life in order to save Bella Donna. Because of this, the guilds were unable to give the Elixir to Candra. stop his guild from giving Candra Apocalypse's secrets. In an attempt to get back at Gambit, Candra convinced Bella Donna to trap Rogue by kidnapping her first boyfriend, Cody. Candra attempted to kill the X-Men's southern belle, however she manage to survive the ordeal and rescue Cody in the process.
It was later revealed that Candra had placed a large portion of her energy into a gem, which was later referred to as the heart stone. With the stone in tact, Candra would have been able to achieve true immortality as her essence would always be restored. However, at one point, the stone was stolen by a young Storm in Cairo. Candra eventually lured Storm into a trap in order to finally retrieve her gem, but, after a lengthy battle, the stone was destroyed by Cyclops, causing Candra to dissipate into nothingness.
Candra is a member of the immortal Externals. This causes her to have a delayed aging process and advanced healing capabilities. She is also a very powerful telekinetic, able to levitate herself and others, hide herself and others from detection, and even send out powerful psionic bolts of energy. Candra's telekinesis is so powerful that she can use it at the molecular level and is capable of genetic manipulation, allowing her to activate or deactivate superhuman powers in others. She has also shown the ability to control another's mind on at least one occasion.
Earth 295: Age of Apocalypse
During the Age of Apocalypse reality, as chronicles told, Candra was one of Apocalypse's four Horsemen and served as his official Herald. She became the leader of the Horseman of Apocalypse after Sabretooth refused to use nuclear weapons to attack North America. After her attack on Cape Citadel she was not seen again, but it was reported that she was killed by Holocaust after secretly working with the Assassins Guild of New Orleans.
Candra only appears in one of the comic book adaptions; X-men The Animated Series ( season 2 episode 6 titled X-ternally Yours). Here she is mention as being an External. She has The Thieves and Assassins Guilds bring her tithes as a scared tradition (this tradition has been going on for centuries but it only happens every 10 years ). But it is for an unknown itention for the tradition. After she is given a tithe she chooses a "chosen one", who will lead the guild. Their guild mates and themselves obtain strength and protection. However if one does not bring a tithe one of their members will disapear never to be seen ever again. She later makes Bella Donna "the chosen one." Later she almost eliminates the remaining members of The Thieves Guild, beacause Bobby (Gambit's brother in this version) brought a false tithe. She is soon after telepathicaly convinced by Jean Grey that Bella Donna gave The Thieves Guild the false tithe. She then is about to destroy Bella Donna but Gambit steps in and says "Take her powers.. Not her life." With that she does what was requested and disappears nowhere to be seen or heard of ever again.