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Origin

Celestine was an Angel of the seraphim order and a renowned Hellspawn hunter before she was killed in battle by Violator. Her body was taken back to Heaven and two other Angels, who were at one time close friends with the deceased warrior, attempted to use a machine that could return Celestine to life even though it had been banned centuries earlier. Though successful, when Celestine awoke, she was not herself, and was in fact more violent and brutal than before. She then led an uprising in the home world of the Angels, Elysia, before being defeated by Glory and the freelance Angel known as Angela.

Creation

Celestine is an Image comics published character, the seraphic character first appearing in Violator vs. Badrock #1 - Rocks and Hard Places Part 1 released in 1996. The character of Celestine was created by writers Alan Moore, Rob Liefeld and Brian Denham.

Character Evolution

Celestine would first appear in 1996 in Violator vs. Badrock series, published under Image comics and her character would go on to be an antagonist for many of the most popular Image comic series. Celestine would feature in as well as being the main antagonist in the Image cross over ever series Rage of Angels, which covered such titles as Glory/Angela, Team Youngblood, Maximage, and Glory. Aside from that Celestine would also star in her own mini series Celestine, which ran for two issues. Celestine is very typical of the house style of Image comics in the mid 90's, with many of their characters adopting the bad girl art aesthetic, that would include Celestine, her two angelic companions Astra and Crystal, the character of Glory, Angela and Avengelyne from Image of the time, and contemporaries such as Lady Death, Vampirella and Witchblade. This would include Celestine having exaggerated physique, minimal clothing, increased sex appeal and an aggressive, assertive, gritty demeanor and attitude.

In many of Celestine's appearances she would be accompanied by the characters Astra and Crystal, all three seraphim warriors visually similar with Celestine distinguished by her bright white hair.

Major Story Arcs

Glory

When Celestine is seemingly killed by the Violator, Astra and Crystal collect what is left of her physical remains, notably her heart and return it to Elysium, the city of Angels to hopefully restore her. Astra and Crystal are successful and the renewed Celestine leads them on a charge to overthrow heaven, killing and slaughtering several angels and starting a rebellion. They head to the isle of the Paradise, the home of the mighty warrior race the Amazonian's to look for a source of tremendous power. Celestine enthralls a group of Amazonian warriors to her cause through deceit, which brings her and Astra and their group into conflict with the warriors Glory and Angela. Celestine captures Lady Demeter, Glory's mother and true leader of the Amazonian warriors. They plan to execute her. This plan is interrupted by the arrival of Glory and Angela who attempt to fight there way through the assembled rebel Angels and deceived Amazonian's. Although it seems like the two warriors would be overwhelmed, Glory calls upon the power of her birthright and home and summons a tremendous storm that drives Astra, Crystal and Celestine to retreat.

Powers and Abilities

Celestine possesses divine powers, as a result of being an angel and seraphim. She is noteworthy among the angels for being an incredibly proficient in killing and slaying demons and hellspawn. The warrior angel Angela supposes she might even be the best of angels. Metatron even recruits Angela under the concern only she may defeat Celestine. Celestine possesses enhanced strength levels, durability and resistance to most types of common disease or malady. She also possesses enhanced speed and agility, and is a capable fighter and warrior. Along with Crystal and Astra she was able to viciously slaughter many angels of heaven in a rebellion despite being outnumbered.

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