WeirdSpace - Culture without borders

Erica Pierce




Alias: Mothergod


Eyes: Brown
Hair: Brown
Race: Human


Occupation: Former scientist at Edgewater Nuclear Plant
Legal status: U.S. citizen
Marital Status: Widow
Known relatives: Bert Pierce (husband, deceased)
Albert Pierce (son, deceased)
Base of operations: The Lost Land (Galyanna)


Story: Erica worked as a physicist along with Phil Seleski at Edgewater Nuclear Plant when it almost exploded the first time. The accident gave Phil Seleski his powers, and Erica was not affected. She was however interested in what had happened to Seleski and wanted to see what he saw. Seleski showed her the real physical world as he experienced it and inadvertently gave her powers like his [2]. Later, when Seleski accidentally destroyed Earth and send himself back in time, Erica was sucked back with him [4].

The second time there was an accident at the reactor, Erica was present with Phil Seleski. Like Seleski, she retained a part of the radiation giving her powers like Seleski only on a smaller scale [2].

Erica's domestic life was bad and getting worse. It ended with her killing her abusive husband one evening [3]. While being in shock from the killing, the Erica Pierce who had traveled back in time came in an killed the Erica Pierce of this timeline and took over as her [4].

She took her son and went into hiding until august 5, 4001 when she set Unity in motion [4]. Seleski's trip back in time had messed up the timeline and Erica saw no way to untangle the mess. Instead she wanted to start on a fresh [1]. Her plans were stopped and she was put in a wormhole of non-existence to keep her from doing any more harm [5]. Erica was last seen in the wormhole during the second Unity [6].


Powers: Erica can manipulate energy at the atomic level. This allows her to change the physical properties of materials, to fly and enables her to travel between realities.


Continuity: Valiant VH-1
Valiant VH-2
Publisher(s): Valiant
Acclaim Comics
First app.: Solar Man of the Atom (vol. 1) #1 (1991)
Creator(s): Bob Layton
Jim Shooter
Barry Winsor-Smith
Country of origin: USA USA


Related links/characters:
- VH-1 Characters
- VH-2 Characters
- Phil Seleski/Solar


Cross cultural references:
If you enjoyed this character/series, you might enjoy
Jan Arrah/Element Lad: Legionnaire from the pre-crisis version of the Legion of Super-Heroes. Transmutation of elements.
Jonathan Osterman/Dr. Manhattan: Scientist and adventurer from DC Comics series Watchmen. Similar powers.
Philip Solar: The original Dr. Solar, Man of the Atom from Gold Key. Similar powers.


References:
  1. Shadowman (1992 series) #4
    Valiant, August 1992
  2. Solar Man of the Atom (1991 series) #9
    Valiant, May 1992
  3. Solar Man of the Atom (1991 series) #11
    Valiant, July 1992
  4. Solar Man of the Atom (1991 series) #12
    Valiant, August 1992
  5. Unity (1992 series) #1
    Valiant, October 1992
  6. Unity 2000 (1999 series) #2
    Valiant, December 1999