Kiana was a young girl and hunter in Alaska during the 11th century. During that time and at that age she was collected by the Goddesses of Earth.
She had been collected to assemble alongside fellow humans selected and empowered to become collectively known as the Young Gods.
The Godesses of the Earth were recruiting fine specimen of humanity to present to the Celestials
at the time of their next judgement. If the specimen were deemed worthy, humanity would be allowed to survive and further achieve their potential. If not they would be eliminated. They were in preparation for the coming of the Celestials in their Forth Host. Kiana represented humanity's potential given her hunting skills. Numbering in the dozen, the Young Gods were offered by Gaea
acting on behalf of the goddesses to the Celestials, examples of the great potential in humanity. Arishem the Judge
would accept the Young Gods and give a favorable verdict towards Earth and humanity and then the Celestials would depart taking the Young Gods with them to the Celestial Mothership. Enhanced by the Celestials, Kiana would adopt the name Moonstalker.
Moonstalker is a Marvel
comic book character. Created by Mark Gruenwald, Ralph Macchio, Keith Pollard
and Gene Day
she first appears in Thor #300
released in 1980. Many of the details of the character are first introduced in Spectacular Spider-Man #8 released in 1998. The character would also receive substantial development in the Marvel Comics Presents series.
Moonstalker is a member of the Young Gods, alongside many others such as Bright Sword, Caduceus, Calculus, Daydreamer, Genii, Harvest, Highnote, Mindsinger, Sea Witch, Splice, Varua.
The twelve share many similarities. All twelve were ordinary humans chosen by the Goddesses of Earths pantheons under the direction of the Elder Goddess Gaea. All twelve were chosen as for representing a certain particular ideal of humanity. Moonstalker for example hunting. All twelve were created to serve in a story that came into fruition starting with Thor #300, which dealt with various Earth pantheons confrontations with the mysterious Jack Kirby
creations the Celestials.
Major Story Arcs
Return to Earth
Upon the Celestial Starship, Moonstalker had become a student of Katos,
as had five of her fellow Young Gods, Caduceus, Calculus, Genii, Harvest, and Varua. The other six Young Gods, Bright Sword, Daydreamer, Highnote, Mindsinger, Sea Witch, Splice, were to become the students of Juniper.
Both Katos and Juniper were servants of the Celestials and would as a duty be the mentors of the Young Gods. Katos would favor teaching the philosophy and practice of defense and defensive measures, where as Juniper would teach and impart wisdom and teachings for more offensive combat skills. Daydreamer the Canadian Young God with the abilities of precognition and telepathy would learn of the High Evolutionary's
plans for humanity after her powers alerted her to the High Evolutionary's attempts to observe the Young Gods. Daydreamer as well as the rest of the Young Gods taught by Juniper decided to take aggressive actions against the High Evolutionary. Katos students including Moonstreaker would disagree with this course of action, and following their peers to Earth the two groups of Young Gods would clash in physical confrontation. However when Daydreamer would attempt to subdue Calculus by projecting psychically into his brain, she would injure him more than she had meant to, seriously incapacitating him. She and the rest of Juniper's Young Gods students would stand down after that incident bringing the conflict to an end. Caduceus would use his restorative healing powers to heal Calculus.
Powers and Abilities
Moonstalker possesses superhuman speed. She is a superhuman speedster and also has the ability to blent into her surroundings, invisible to the naked eye. Due to her training as a human, Kiana is an expert hunter.