Mistress Love is an abstract being who is the cosmic embodiment of love itself. How she came to be and her true origins are shrouded in mystery. She is worshiped by the Amaru people and in return has given them paranormal abilities. She first appeared to the Asgardian
known as the Enchantress
who was seeking true love. However, in order to deem Amora worthy of her gifts Love tested her which pitted the Enchantress against the Defenders
. Having failed the test, Love abandoned the Enchantress and returned to the cosmos. Sometime later when Thanos
of Titan had the Infinity Gauntlet
in his possession Love, and Master Hate
were among several other cosmic entities who wished to remove the power from Thanos. During the battle that followed both Master Hate and Mistress Love were turned to statues alongside the other cosmic entities. However after Nebula
gained control of the glove, Love and the other entities again fought and were once again defeated. However once Adam Warlock
managed to wrest control of the glove from Nebula they were returned to normal once more. Again Love and Master Hate attended a hearing presented by Eternity
and the Living Tribunal
and other cosmic beings to decide whether Adam should continue to have the gauntlet or to take it away from him. The Tribunal decided to instead to spread the Infinity Gems to others. After the hearing ended Love and her counter-part Master Hate left.
Later a girl had fallen in love with the Silver Surfer
and Love appeared to her when she was summoned by an Amaru ritual. Sympathetic to her plea Love turned her into Avatar
, an avatar of love. However Love’s opposite Master Hate was watching and offered Avatar additional strength. She accepted and became even more powerful. She confronted the Silver Surfer and was eventually defeated by him. Later still Thanos again gained immense power when he gained control of the Heart of the Infinites and was confronted by Love, Hate, and other cosmic entities. However due to his immense power she along with the other cosmic entities were easily defeated. Thanos then destroyed the universe, but then had a change of heart and recreated it and everyone in it. Love and the other cosmic entities were among those who where recreated. Mistress Loves current whereabouts are unknown.
Mistress Love is a Marvel
comics character and was created by J. M. DeMatties
and Don Perlin.
for use in the Defenders, Volume 1 appearing in The Defenders #107 released in 1982.
Powers and Abilities
Mistress Love is one of the most powerful beings that exists in the Universe. Mistress Love, can control and manipulate the love that exists in other beings, up to a degree to various degrees. Essentially meaning that Mistress Love can cause extreme jubilation and joy associated with the euphoria of love, or the deepest lows of despair and desperation. As an abstract concept, Mistress Love is immune to the affects of aging and disease and can not be harmed of injured by conventional means. As long as any being can know and experience love, Mistress Love is said to exist. Mistress Love employs a manifestation body, and as such, is not truly a mistress, not having any gender, or sex, in the traditional sense. As well as being able to appear as any form. Mistress Love usually choses to appear in a very feminized form however. Mistress Love can also manipulate and project energy bolts.