Character- Keto 

Created by:  Rodney Lockett

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Art by Joe de Santos 

First appearance:
Guardians of Creation #3

Real Name: Ketea
Hair: Black
Eyes: Red
Height: 8'4" (regular size), 100 ft (Titan size)
Age: Thousands of years old

Nationality: Greek

Ethical alliance: Evil


Keto was a primordial deity of the sea in Greek mythology. She is the daughter of the Titans Pontus and Gaea, and the personification of all the dangers of the sea. Her spouse was Phorcys, with whom she had a number of children. These were regarded as monsters and known as Phorcydes.

The Phorcydes included Echidna, the Gorgons (the three sisters Euryale, Stheno and Medusa), the Graeae, and Ladon. Sometimes, the monster Scylla was also considered a child of Keto.

When the legends of gods began to fade, Keto grew bored and looked for mischief to fill her time. She used her power and gifted humans she had saved with inordinate abilities, and as payment, they would serve her and bring her souls.

At the moment, Keto's main servants are Jolly Roger, Shipwreck, Sue Nami and Gail Force, although she is currently intrigued by Killer Wail and working to corrupt him and add him to her collection of Sea Soldiers.


Power endowment: Keto draws her powers from a cosmic source, which enables her to bestow uncanny abilities to beings of her choice.

Aerokinesis/Weather control: By controlling the wind, she can cause great storms and tsunamis

Size changing: She also has the ability to grow in size attaining that of a giant sea creature.

Super strength:  As a god, she has natural-born abilities like super strength enabling her to lift 25 tons.

Physical/energy resistance: Keto has nearly indestructible skin enabling her to resist attacks of the highest magnitude.

Resuscitation: She has the ability to revive the dead who have died in her watery embrace.

Necromancy: Keto can also animate the dead to make her do her bidding.

Weaknesses: It is unknown if she has weaknesses, although it could possibly be fire or lack of water.