Rhiannon (Ultraverse Marvel comics) (Night Man character)




The immortal priestess Rhiannon played an important role in 1994-96 storylines in Night Man.

Night Man was one of the main books in the Ultraverse super-hero comics setting, but this universe vanished when Marvel Comics bought the rights.

You might wish to read the Night Man character profile first for context.

In case you can’t place it, the original Rhiannon is a goddess from Welsh myth. She’s an important figure there, and has a strong symbolic association with horses.


  • Real Name: Rhiannon.
  • Other Aliases: Rita Diamond.
  • Marital Status: Currently single.
  • Known Relatives: Mother (deceased – although she lived for a far longer time than Rhiannon has so far).
  • Group Affiliation: None.
  • Base Of Operations: San Francisco area for the last 150 years.
  • Height: 5’8” Weight: 140 lbs.
  • Eyes: Blue-green Hair: Red


Powers and Abilities

Rhiannon is a physically fit woman, faster and stronger than she seems. She also has thousands of years of experience, and the training of a Celtic priestess.

She has a nearly hypnotic effect on men she’s interested in. This makes them faithful and highly protective toward her.

The forces of nature tend to help Rhiannon, and her ancient hideouts are cunningly designed.


Johnny Domino crossed the path of a woman named Rita a few times, and felt strangely drawn to her.

She once invited him to play for a charity dinner, claiming that she knew of his music. Later during the soiree, the room was plunged in the dark and a hooded figure kidnapped two young women.

The Night Man followed, and stopped the hooded figure before it could sacrifice its victims. He then discovered that the hooded figure was Rita and that Rita was actually Rhiannon, an immortal prehistoric Celtic priestess. Rhiannon was intrigued by the Night Man, and although she fled it was obvious that they would meet again.


We shall meet again !

The Night Man later found another of Rhiannon’s hideout. He confronted her, and Rhiannon claimed that the Night Man was one of the few she met who was worthy of her love. Although strongly attracted toward her, the Night Man couldn’t act on these feelings. She had, after all, killed thousands over her long life.

During a subsequent scuffle, Rhiannon fell from a cliff into the sea. For the badly distraught and confused Night Man, the only thing that was left for this night was to play the blues. However the elements saved the priestess Rhiannon from her fall.

The Night Man since encountered Rhiannon on several occasions. The priestess was in love with him and was attempting to win him over. He always rejected her due to her murderous nature, despite being attracted toward her. And she always escaped him.


See illustrations.


This comes as no surprise. To anyone. I’d be surprised if that didn’t at least partially inspire the Night Man story.

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Rhiannon is a calm thrill-seeker. She enjoys life, no matter how interminable, and wants to have the best, most interesting existence possible.

A large part of her philosophy revolves around natural selection and over-the-top elitism. Only the best, most dedicated are of interest to her, and they must prove their mettle when faced with deadly danger.

Likewise, she does not see anything wrong with her immortality rituals. Feeding on lower classes of mammals, such as uninteresting humans, is seen as natural.


“Four thousand, seven hundred years since my mother bore me in the plains of Stonehenge, Night Man. Four thousand, seven hundred years for the priestess Rhiannon !”

“To live five millennia is to see men at their best and at their worst. There are no illusions left. But there is always passion – with passion comes life !”

DC Universe History

Rhiannon may have been an early disciple of Circe.

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Dex: 05 Str: 04 Bod: 05 Motivation: Thrill
Int: 07 Wil: 07 Min: 07 Occupation: Priestess
Inf: 08 Aur: 10 Spi: 11 Resources {or Wealth}: 011
Init: 022 HP: 055

Dumb Luck: 15

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Dumb Luck is only defensive (OV and RV enhancement, -2).
  • Dumb Luck must be explained though coincidence involving nature (trees, weather, soil, etc., -2).

Gadgetry (Medieval Traps): 06, Martial Artist: 05, Occultist: 08, Weaponry (Melee): 05

Attractive, Immortal, Gift of Gab (only with straight men), Headquarters (Expansive), Schtick (My playground my rules (Low – her Headquarters for traps, secret passages and medieval weapons)).

High society (Low).

Misc.: To perpetuate her immortality, Rhiannon must consume organs from two sacrificed young humans. She must do so every six years, following a cycle (first glands, then hearts, then eyes, to prepare specific elixirs).

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Ultraverse.