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37 Facts About Cassandra Nova
Cassandra Nova is a "mummudrai, " a parasitic life form born bodiless on the astral plane.
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The mummudrai that became Cassandra Nova became telepathically entangled with the future Charles Xavier, who possesses vast mutant telepathic powers.
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Cassandra Nova is Xavier's ideological dark shadow, bent on destruction and genocide.
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Cassandra Nova is most infamous for commanding an army of Sentinels to massacre 16 million mutants within the mutant homeland of Genosha.
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In 2009, Cassandra Nova was ranked as IGN's 50th Greatest Comic Book Villain of All Time, the only villain from the 21st century to make the list.
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Cassandra Nova grew with her brother until she had fully formed hands and eyes, when she decided to try to kill Charles by attempting to strangle him with his own umbilical cord.
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Cassandra Nova convinced the last living relative of Bolivar Trask, Donald Trask III, to activate a pair of enormous wild Sentinels and send them to destroy the mutant homeland of Genosha, killing 16 million mutants.
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Cassandra Nova was taken to the X-Mansion, where she broke free and defeated most of the X-Men easily.
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Cassandra Nova then put herself into Xavier's machine Cerebra and switched minds with her brother before Emma Frost snapped Cassandra Nova's neck.
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Now in Xavier's body, Cassandra Nova mentally forced the Xavier Institute student Beak to beat Beast into a coma after he discovered that Xavier and Cassandra Nova shared the same DNA.
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Cassandra Nova had planned on using Cerebra to eliminate all mutants.
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When Cassandra Nova used Cerebra and focused on all the mutants, the pieces of Xavier's mind were brought back together; at the same time, Jean Grey telepathically attacked, successfully defeating Cassandra Nova, and forcing her out of Xavier's body.
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Cassandra Nova seemed to have returned in her original form in the "Danger" story arc of Astonishing X-Men, alongside Sebastian Shaw of the Hellfire Club.
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Cassandra Nova then played up on Emma's survivor guilt over not perishing during the Genosha massacre and her general guilt over her past life as the villainous White Queen in the Hellfire Club.
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Cassandra Nova's influence resulted in Emma creating manifestations of Cassandra Nova in her human form, Sebastian Shaw, Emma's younger self as the White Queen, and Negasonic Teenage Warhead, a former student of Emma's who was killed in Genosha.
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Cassandra Nova's plans were foiled by a revived Cyclops, and other students at the Xavier Institute.
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Cyclops revealed that while "Cassandra Nova" had influenced Emma to recruit Kitty to free her from the container, Emma had subconsciously recruited Kitty to the team to kill her in the hopes that this would thwart Cassandra Nova's plans.
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Cassandra Nova then attempted to have Emma transfer her mind into Hisako.
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Cassandra Nova created a microscopic sentinel tech which she then used to controlled governments by implanting it in the brains of several humans.
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Cassandra Nova had recruited an unwilling Forge to her cause and reveals that her mutant hatred is motivated by her near-death at the hands of her brother Charles Xavier.
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Cassandra Nova was eventually moved to the mutant-only nation of Krakoa, where she resides in a hidden section that even the island itself forgot.
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Cassandra Nova is able to access the full spectrum of latent mutant functions in Xavier's genome, granting herself vast psionic powers.
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Cassandra Nova was able to block the considerable telepathic abilities of Charles Xavier, create psionic armor, disintegrate the complete tissue of Wolverine's arm, and make her body completely intangible to an extent that even allowed her to withstand a direct blast from Cyclops.
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Cassandra Nova has all the powers of the "average" mummudrai as well, which are astral manipulation, mental possession and genetic alternation.
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Cassandra Nova was destroyed by Sublime after it unleashed Phoenix on the X-Men.
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Cassandra Nova's hope was to bond with the Phoenix and thus be able to destroy all existence.
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Xavier and Cassandra Nova admit that they are scared of each other, and Jean tells them that this is part of being human.
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On Earth-TRN342, Cassandra Nova has somehow survived for four thousand years and nearly conquered the world as the Great White Owl after she unleashed the Great Corruption and dropped entirely the Veil that separated the Main Reality with the reality of the Revenants, better known as the Mummundrai.
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Cassandra Nova zeroed in on a new mutant named Ginny Guzman, but the girl was already being fought over by Spiral and a team from the Jean Grey School.
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Charles, working together with Psylocke and Cable, is able to remove Shadow King from Cassandra Nova and destroy him, with Cassandra Nova making her escape, and later encountering Joseph.
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In Joss Whedon's third arc of Astonishing X-Men, a psychic projection of Cassandra Nova seeks Stuff's gelatinous, green form, locked inside a metal case.
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