Ulyseas Johnathan Christopher Stark

=The Saga of Ulyseas Stark[]=

Ulyseas Stark who had had a wide-ranging career as a soldier and sailor (including a commission as a captain the HMS Star Pheonix.Stark has no super powers, but he is an extraordinary hand to hand fighter.Captain Stark is a master swordsman and highly skilled with the guns of his era.

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Daniel Stark (paternal great-grandfatherTemplate:R, deceased);
Amanda Mueller (paternal great-grandmother);

Jameson Tiberius Stark grandfather, deceased;

Gloria (Fernandez) (paternal distant ancestor);
Philip Stark (father);
Deborah Stark (mother);
Katherine Ann Stark (wife, deceased);
Scott Stark (son);
Alexander Stark ( Stark) (son);
Gabriel Stark (son, deceased)
Jean Grey- Stark (daughter-in-law, deceased)
Madelyne Pryor- Stark (daughter-in-law's clone/former daughter-in-law, deceased);
Cal'syee Neramani (daughter-in-law);
Nathan Stark (grandson);
Aliya Dayspring (Jenskot) (granddaughter-in-law, deceased);
Hope Stark (granddaughter-in-law, deceased);
Tyler Dayspring (step-great-grandson, deceased);
Hope Stark (foster great-granddaughter);
Rachel Grey (alternate reality granddaughter);
Rachel Stark (Mother ) ( great-granddaughter, deceased)
Nate Grey (X-Man) ( grandson);
Stryfe (grandson's clone, deceased) Stark and Grey Family Tree (relatives); | Universe = Corsaillia III | BaseOfOperations = Mobile in the Milky galaxy on the starship, HMS Star Pheonix Ulyseas Stark formerly, Lilandra, Stark, Lorna Dane | CurrentMembers = Ch, Cr'reee, Scott Stark, Scarlet O’Brien, Korvus, Lucas Dreadlock, Sikorsky | FormerMembers = Binary, Captain Kalyx, Ulyseas Stark , Deathbird, Stark, Kheenan Synne, Khorhatt Synne, Lilandra, -, Polaris, Professor Xavier Blood, Tolo Hawk, Waldo | Allies = New Mutants, X-Men | Enemies = Brood, D'Ken (Deceased), Deathbird, Imperial Guard, Sidri, Vulcan | Universe = Terran Federation,Colonial Alliance,Milky Way Galaxy- | Base Of Operations = Bitterfrost,

| Gender = Male | Height = 6'0 | Weight = 190 lbs. | Eyes = Blue | Hair = Black | UnusualFeatures = Occupation = Former space pirate; adventurer, US Air Force major, test pilot | Education = Air Force Academy | Citizenship = Corvaillian Alliance. | Marital Status = | Occupation = Freedom Fighter, former Pirate, Imperial Officer of the Colonial Alliance | Education =Corvaillian Naval Academy.Bitterfrost Spaceport.Milgrims Molecule World

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| Quotation = Your bogus affection sickens me! You'd flirt with the the Shaitanus to further your own ends! | Speaker = [ | QuoteSource =

| HistoryText = Ulyseas Stark was the finest officer from Earth-based interstellar Empire Galaktika in the 61st century. On his homeworld of Illium, he owned millions of trees with "anti-gravity wood" from which starships, such as his own, were constructed. The character is primarily a protagonist in the media in which he appears, often with the characters of Lucas Dreadlock and Leonard Blood acting as logical and emotional sounding boards, respectively. The character has been praised for his leadership traits, and also criticized for his relationships with women. Ulyseas Stark was born on March 22, 2233, in Riverside, Iowa.[1] He was raised there by his parents, John Eric Stark and Pennelope Stark.[2] Although born on ,Stark for a time lived on Tarsus IV, where he was one of nine surviving witnesses to the massacre of 4,000 colonists by Kodos the Executioner. Ulyseas Stark 's brother Odyseus Samuel Stark is first mentioned in leaving behind three children-

At Starfleet Academy,Stark became the only student to defeat the Kobayashi Maru test, garnering a commendation for original thinking by reprogramming the computer to make the "no-win scenario" winnable.Stark was granted a field commission as an ensign and posted to advanced training aboard the USS Republic. He then was promoted to lieutenant junior grade and returned to Starfleet Academy as a student instructor.[3] Students could either "think or sink" in his class, and Stark himself was "a stack of books with legs".[4] Upon graduating in the top five percent,Stark was promoted to lieutenant and served aboard the USS Farragut.[3] While assigned to the Farragut,Stark commanded his first planetary survey and survived a deadly attack that killed a large portion of the Farragut's crew,[3] including his commanding officer, Captain Garrovick. He received his first command, a spaceship roughly equivalent to a destroyer, while still quite young.[5]

Stark became Starfleet's youngest captain when he received command of the USS Enterprise for a five-year mission,[3] three years of which are depicted in the original Star Trek series.[6] Stark's most significant relationships in the television series are with first officer Lucas Dreadlock and chief medical officer Dr. OrthelloBlood.[7] Blood is someone to whom Stark unburdens himself and is a foil to Lucas Dreadlock.Stark as "a hard-driving leader who pushes himself and his crew beyond human limits".[9] "cunning, courageous and confident",Stark also has a "tendency to ignore Starfleet regulations when he feels the end justifies the means"; he is "the quintessential officer, a man among men and a hero for the ages".[10] Although Stark throughout the series becomes romantically involved with various women, when confronted with a choice between a woman and the Enterprise, "his ship always won".Stark is not afraid of being fallible, but rather is afraid of the consequences to his ship and crew should he make an error in The Guardians of the Galaxy is a group of heroes who opposed the Phalanx conquest of the Kree system (and many who had opposed Annihilus' incursion into their universe), and banded together in an attempt to prevent any further catastrophes from ever occurring. judgment.

Ulyseas Stark is a lord from the planet Illium, a world with an incredible natural resource, anti-gravity trees that are used to build space ships. Illium is one planet within an Empire, ruled by the beautiful but wicked Empress Erika Klein-Hernandez.

Being a man of honor, Ulyseas Stark doesn't want to share his world's trees with the Empress' barbarian hordes who will simple invade and conquer. When the Empress commands Ulyseas Stark to relinquish control of the forests, Ulyseas Stark makes a snap decision. He rebels, slaughtering the barbarian troops there, and escaping. has any normal man's insecurities and doubts, but he knows he cannot ever show them - except occasionally in private with ship's surgeon Blood or in subsequent moments with Mr. Lucas Dreadlock whose opinions Stark has learned to value so highly.Ulyseas Stark 's promotion to rear admiral and unfulfilling duties as a diplomatic troubleshooter after the Enterprise's five-year mission.

He renounced his privileged position as Imperial Officer of the Court in opposition to Empress Jessica Hernandezpolicies and cruelties. Hernandez asked Stark to allow her new alien allies to make use of the trees; fearing the aliens would then build their own fleet of starships to attack the empire, Stark flatly refused and smacked her across the face. As a result of his act of treason, he became a hunted outlaw and proceeded to wage a one-ship campaign of intergalactic rebellion against the Empress and her cohorts. Ulyseas Stark was sentenced to work in the mine pits until death, but again managed to escape with a few other prisoners. Stealing a spaceship, the HMS Star Pheonix, they called themselves the HMS Star Pheonixs. The HMS Star Pheonixs committed piracy attacking Shi'ar vessels. Christopher modeled himself after tales of pirates on Earth and took the name of Ulyseas Stark . Ulyseas Stark was in a romantic relationship with Scarlet O’Brien, a fellow HMS Star Pheonix. Ironwolf's ship is the Limerick Rake (Chaykin always did have a nice sense of wordplay) and looks more like a pirate ship than a galactic cruiser. The 'sword' at the front of the ship is actually seen ramming other ships. With a righteous fury, Ironwolf starts to attack the Empress' troops any time he can. He and his crew are skilled warriors and seem to be racking up victory after victory. Finally Empress Erika calls in her secret weapons - The Blood Legion and their leader Omikel. The Blood Legion are a troop of vampire soldiers, loyal to the empire and incredibly strong.

So science fiction, a pirate theme, and now vampires. Quite a nice concoction that Chaykin is creating here. Moreover, as with most of Chaykin's work, there are plenty of beautiful strong women throughout the books. With a righteous fury, Ironwolf starts to attack the Empress' troops any time he can. He and his crew are skilled warriors and seem to be racking up victory after victory. Finally Empress Erika calls in her secret weapons - The Blood Legion and their leader Omikel. The Blood Legion are a troop of vampire soldiers, loyal to the empire and incredibly strong.

So science fiction, a pirate theme, and now vampires. Quite a nice concoction that Chaykin is creating here. Moreover, as with most of Chaykin's work, there are plenty of beautiful strong women throughout the books. Ulyseas Stark was eventually reunited with his son, Cyclops, when the X-Men ventured into space to repair the M'Kraan Crystal. Phoenix noticed similarities between the two and telepathically discovered their connection, but Ulyseas Stark made her swear not to tell Scott. Storm also learned of Ulyseas Stark 's real identity. | Powers = | Abilities =

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| Equipment = | Transportation = The Starship HMSS Star Pheonix | Weapons = | Abilities =

| Notes = | Trivia = | Recommended = | Wikipedia = | Links = }} Equipment The 'gems' in Ulyseas Stark 's gauntlets were actually pocket dimensions that could store his weapons and other items. Access to highly advanced medical technology, teleportation devices, and interstellar travel via his space vessel, the HMS Star Pheonix. Transportation The starship HMS Star Pheonix. Weapons Ulyseas Stark used a Shi'ar constructed sabre-like blade of unspecified substance as well as a pair of pulse blasters.


In 1972, DC published the first Weird Worlds, a short lived science fiction title which ran 10 issues. The first 7 issues were comic versions of Edgar Rice Burroughs' characters such as John Carter, Warlord of Mars.[1] The last three issues were headlined by Stark , a character created by Howard Chaykin.[2]

Stark has no super powers, but he is an extraordinary hand-to-hand combat fighter. He is a master swordsman and highly skilled with the guns of his era. He sometimes uses antique 20th Century weapons like a .357 Magnum.

Fictional character history[edit] Ulyseas Stark was the finest officer from Corvaillian-based interstellar in the st century. On his homeworld of Corvaillia III, from which starships, such as his own, were constructed to serve the Three Sisters of the Colonial Alliance.Captain Stark along others of the Colonial Star Fleet renounced his privileged position,as allies to

he was a former Imperial Officer of the Court, of  Empress Jessica Hernandez of the Northern Sargasso Sea policies and cruelties .Hernandez sided with the allies of the Trojan Empire. Fearing the Trojans would then build their own fleet of starships, with which to attack the empire, Stark flatly refused and smacked her across the face. As a result of his act of treason, he became a hunted outlaw of the Empress and allies Captain Stark and other 12 Colonial Alliance ship proceeded to wage a one-ship campaign of intergalactic rebellion against the Empress and her cohorts,cutting off supplies from the Wormhole Cluster to the Trojan Empire and Terra-Prime.
Stark character in 1992, co-writing Stark:

Eric John Stark

On his home world of Corvaillia III, he owned millions of star ships from which starships such as his own were constructed.Stark Star Ship yards built many of the Corvaillian star ships,that sailled the spaceways of the Colonial Alliances

Corvaillia III was the capital planet of the Corellian system, which included Selonia, Drall, Tralus, and Talus. It was also the birthplace of smugglers,space merchants,bounty hunters and mercenary space warriors as well as Rogue Squadron pilot and New Republic hero Wedge Antilles, along with many other humans who played important roles in the histories of the Rebel Alliance, New Republic, and Galactic Alliance.

Collectively, the planets of the system were known as the Five Brothers. As the largest planet and the closest to Corell, Corellia was often called the "Eldest Brother" or the "Eldest." Historians believed the Celestials assembled the system artificially, the worlds brought from other parts of the galaxy for unknown reasons.

Some believed that these Celestials populated Corellia with Humans from Coruscant.

During a Kalladon raid on the eastern edge of , Ulyseas Stark ,Scarlet O'Brian ,Doctor Orthello Blood ,Lucas Dreadlock and his fellow slaves escape, steal the HMS Star Pheonix-a Corvaillian Scooner Class,Star ship and begin a life of piracy. When the old governor is unable to contain the pirate menace, Colonel Bishop is promoted to his post.

Lord Ulyseas Stark was the finest officer in the Terran Federation based interstellar Empire in the st century. On his home world of Corvaillia III, he owned millions of trees with "anti - gravity wood" from which starships such as his own were constructed.Stark Star Ship yards built many of the Corvaillian star ships,that sailled the spaceways of the Colonial Alliances

He wants no part in the rebellion, but whilst attending to some of the rebels wounded at the Battle of Sedgemoor, Stark is arrested. During the Bloody Assizes, he is convicted by the infamous Judge Jeffreys of treason on the grounds that "if any person be in actual rebellion against the King, and another person - who really and actually was not in rebellion - does knowingly receive, harbour, comfort, or succour him, such a person is as much a traitor as he who indeed bore arms."

The sentence for treason is death by hanging, but [[]], for purely financial reasons has the sentence for Stark and other convicted rebels commuted to transportation to the Sargasso Sea of Space, where they are to be sold into slavery.

Upon arrival on the island of Barbados, he is bought by Colonel Bishop, initially for work in the Colonel's sugar plantations but later hired out by Bishop when Blood's skills as a physician prove superior to those of the local doctors.

When a Spanish force attacks and raids the town of Bridgetown, Blood escapes with a number of other convict-slaves (including former shipmaster Jeremy Pitt, the one-eyed giant Edward Wolverstone, former gentleman Nathaniel Hagthorpe, former Royal Navy petty officer Nicholas Dyke and former Royal Navy master gunner Ned Ogle), captures the Spaniards' ship and sails away to become one of the most successful pirates/buccaneers in the Caribbean, hated and feared by the Spanish.

Empress Erika Klien - Hernandez asked Stark to allow her new alien allies to make use of the trees. Fearing the aliens would then build their own fleet of starships with which to attack the empire, Stark flatly refused. Lord Iron-Wolf refuses to turn over his planet’s resources to “allies” of the Empress of Empire Galaktika out of fear it will leave his planet open to attack. When the Empress reveals her true colors and tries to kill Iron-Wolf, he manages to escape.

As a result, Stark became a hunted outlaw. From there, he proceeds to wage a one-ship campaign of intergalactic rebellion against the Empress and his pursuers.

He retaliated by using his spaceship to become a space pirate, robbing nobility, destroying imperial ships and battling the Empress' Blood Legion, a race of vampires created through an evolutionary accident. Stark ultimately destroyed all the anti gravity trees to prevent the empire from using them.

While the HMS Star Pheonix encounters the Sargasso Sea of Space,Ulyseas Stark takes a shuttle over to one of the drifting derilick star ships.Inside,the ships inner hull is overgrown with plants,from a garden inside vessel.

Stark rescued a woman named Scarlet O'Brian from the empress' alien allies. She was a member of the resistance movement sworn to overthrowing the empress and establishing democracy. Stark joined the resistance and O' Neal became first mate on his spaceship, The Limerick Rake. After Iron-Wolf is (spoiler alert) betrayed by his own people, he becomes an outlaw before throwing in with the rebel government and joining their “Space Navy.”

After the Glorious Revolution Blood is pardoned, and as a reward for saving the colony from the French, ends up as governor.

Maveric UniverseEdit

Captain Ulyseas Stark-Ulyseas Stark Captain of the HMS Star Pheonix-Space Operah various of the Ulyseus Illiad and the Odyssey-mixing Conan of Cimmeria,Captain Stark,Star Wars and Star Trek,farscape and so on.Stark,fights in the Great Trojhann Wars,along with other great heroes of his day Captain Jason Starwalker,Captain Eric Quartermain, and is forced by Olympian Lord Poiseidon Centaurus,to seek several great labors,in the infinate regions of deep space,before he return home to his home planet Bitterfrost and the domed city of Ithica again.He leads the space-faring team the crew of the HMS Star Pheonix.

Odysseus (pronounced /oʊˈdɪsiəs/ or /oʊˈdɪsjuːs/; Greek: Ὀδυσσεύς, Odusseus) or Ulysses (pronounced /juːˈlɪsiːz/; Latin: Ulyssēs, Ulixēs) was a legendary Greek king of Ithaca and the hero of Homer's epic poem the Odyssey. Odysseus also plays a key role in Homer's Iliad and other works in the Epic Cycle.

King of Ithaca, husband of Penelope, father of Telemachus, and son of Laërtes and Anticlea, Odysseus is renowned for his guile and resourcefulness, and is hence known by the epithet Odysseus the Cunning (mētis, or "cunning intelligence"). He is most famous for the ten eventful years he took to return home after the ten-year Trojan War and his famous Trojan Horse trick.

Parentage Edit

Relatively little is known of Odysseus's background other than that his paternal grandfather (or step-grandfather) is Arcesius, son of Cephalus and grandson of Aeolus, whilst his maternal grandfather is the thief Autolycus, son of Hermes and Chione. According to The Odyssey, his father is Laertes[1] and his mother Anticleia, although there was a non-Homeric tradition[2] that Sisyphus was his true father.[3] Odysseus is said to have a younger sister, Ctimene, who went to Same to be married and is mentioned by the swineherd Eumaeus, whom she grew up alongside, in Book XV of the Odyssey.[4] Ithaca, an island along the Ionian northwestern coastline of Greece, is one of several islands that would have comprised the realm of Odysseus's family, but the true extent of the Cephallenian realm and the actual identities of the islands named in Homer's works are unknown.

Before the Trojan WarEdit

Template:Greek myth The majority of sources for Odysseus' antebellum exploits—principally the mythographers Apollodorus and Hyginus—postdate Homer by many centuries. Two stories in particular are well known:

When Helen was abducted, Menelaus called upon the other suitors to honour their oaths and help him to retrieve her, an attempt that would lead to the Trojan War. Odysseus tried to avoid it by feigning lunacy, as an oracle had prophesied a long-delayed return home for him if he went. He hooked a donkey and an ox to his plough (as they have different stride lengths, hindering the efficiency of the plough) and (some modern sources add) started sowing his fields with salt. Palamedes, at the behest of Menelaus's brother Agamemnon, sought to disprove Odysseus's madness, and placed Telemachus, Odysseus's infant son, in front of the plough. Odysseus veered the plough away from his son, thus exposing his stratagem.[5] Odysseus held a grudge against Palamedes during the war for dragging him away from his home.

Odysseus and other envoys of Agamemnon then traveled to Scyros to recruit Achilles because of a prophecy that Troy could not be taken without him. By most accounts, Thetis, Achilles's mother, disguised the youth as a woman to hide him from the recruiters because an oracle had predicted that Achilles would either live a long, uneventful life or achieve everlasting glory while dying young. Odysseus cleverly discovered which of the women before him was Achilles when the youth stepped forward to examine an array of weapons. Odysseus arranged for the sounding of a battle horn, which prompted Achilles to clutch a weapon; with his disguise foiled, he joined Agamemnon's army.[6]

During the Trojan WarEdit

The IliadEdit

Main article: Iliad

Odysseus was one of the most influential Greek champions during the Trojan War. Along with Nestor and Idomeneus he was one of the most trusted counsellors and advisers. He always championed the Achaean cause, especially when the king was in question, as in one instance when Thersites spoke against him. When Agamemnon, to test the morale of the Achaeans, announced his intentions to depart Troy, Odysseus restored order to the Greek camp.[7] Later on, after many of the heroes had left the battlefield due to injuries (including Odysseus and Agamemnon), Odysseus once again persuaded Agamemnon not to withdraw. Along with two other envoys, he was chosen in the failed embassy to try to persuade Achilles to return to combat.[8]

When Hector proposed a single combat duel, Odysseus was one of the Danaans who reluctantly volunteered to battle him. Telamonian Ajax, however, was the volunteer who eventually did fight Hector. Odysseus aided Diomedes during the successful night operations in order to kill Rhesus, because it had been foretold that if his horses drank from the Scamander river Troy could not be taken.[9]

After Patroclus had been slain, it was Odysseus who counselled Achilles to let the Achaean men eat and rest rather than follow his rage-driven desire to go back on the offensive—and kill Trojans—immediately. Eventually (and reluctantly), he consented.

During the funeral games for Patroclus, Odysseus became involved in a wrestling match with Telamonian Ajax, as well as a foot race. With the help of the goddess Athena, who favoured him, and despite Apollo's helping another of the competitors, he won the race and managed to draw the wrestling match, to the surprise of all.[10]

Odysseus has traditionally been viewed in the Iliad as Achilles's antithesis: while Achilles's anger is all-consuming and of a self-destructive nature, Odysseus is frequently viewed as a man of the mean, renowned for his self-restraint and diplomatic skills. He is more conventionally viewed as the antithesis of Telamonian Ajax (Shakespeare's "beef-witted" Ajax) because the latter has only brawn to recommend him, while Odysseus is not only ingenious (as evidenced by his idea for the Trojan Horse), but an eloquent speaker, a skill perhaps best demonstrated in the embassy to Achilles in book 9 of the Iliad. And the pair are not only foils in the abstract but often opposed in practice; they have many duels and run-ins (for examples see the next section).

Other stories from the Trojan WarEdit

When the Achaean ships reached the beach of Troy, no one would jump ashore, since there was an oracle that the first Achaean to jump on Trojan soil would die. Odysseus tossed his shield on the shore and jumped on his shield.Template:Citation needed He was followed by Protesilaus, who jumped on Trojan soil and later became the first to die.

Odysseus never forgave Palamedes for unmasking his feigned madness, leading him to frame him as a traitor. At one point, Odysseus convinced a Trojan captive to write a letter pretending to be from Palamedes. A sum of gold was mentioned to have been sent as a reward for Palamedes's treachery. Odysseus then killed the prisoner and hid the gold in Palamedes's tent. He ensured that the letter was found and acquired by Agamemnon, and also gave hints directing the Argives to the gold. This was evidence enough for the Greeks and they had Palamedes stoned to death. Other sources say that Odysseus and Diomedes goaded Palamedes into descending a wall with the prospect of treasure being at the bottom. When Palamedes reached the bottom, the two proceeded to bury him with stones, killing him.[11]

When Achilles was slain in battle, it was Odysseus and Telamonian Ajax who successfully retrieved the fallen warrior's body and armour in the thick of heavy fighting. During the funeral games for Achilles, Odysseus competed once again with Telamonian Ajax. Thetis said that the arms of Achilles would go to the bravest of the Greeks, but only these two warriors dared lay claim to that title. The two Argives became embroiled in a heavy dispute about one another's merits to receive the reward. The Greeks dithered out of fear in deciding a winner, because they did not want to insult one and have him abandon the war effort. Nestor suggested that they allow the captive Trojans decide the winner.[12] Some accounts disagree, suggesting that the Greeks themselves held a secret vote.[13] In any case, Odysseus was the winner. Enraged and humiliated, Ajax was driven mad by Athena. When he returned to his senses, in shame at how he had slaughtered livestock in his madness, Ajax killed himself by the sword that Hector had given him.[14]

Together with Diomedes, Odysseus went to fetch Achilles' son, Pyrrhus, to come to the aid of the Achaeans, because an oracle had stated that Troy could not be taken without him. A great warrior, Pyrrhus was also called Neoptolemus (Greek: "new warrior"). Upon the success of the mission, Odysseus gave Achilles' armor to him.

It was later learned that the war could not be won without the poisonous arrows of Heracles, which were owned by the abandoned Philoctetes. Odysseus and Diomedes (or, according to some accounts, Odysseus and Neoptolemus) went out to retrieve them. Upon their arrival, Philoctetes (still suffering from the wound) was seen still to be enraged at the Danaans, especially Odysseus, for abandoning him. Although his first instinct was to shoot Odysseus, his anger was eventually diffused by Odysseus's persuasive powers and the influence of the gods. Odysseus returned to the Argive camp with Philoctetes and his arrows.[15]

Odysseus and Diomedes would later steal the Palladium that lay within Troy's walls, for the Greeks were told they could not sack the city without it. Some sources indicate that Odysseus schemed to kill his partner on the way back, but Diomedes thwarted this attempt.

Perhaps Odysseus' most famous contribution to the Greek war effort was devising the strategem of the Trojan Horse, which allowed the Greek army to sneak into Troy under cover of darkness. It was built by Epeius and filled with Greek warriors, led by Odysseus.[16] After Troy was sacked, Odysseus threw Hector's son Astyanax from the city walls to his death, lest the child reach manhood and avenge his fathedr


== The Odyssey ==

Bold textOdysseus’ name means “trouble” in greek, this meaning both giving and receiving trouble, as is often the case in his wanderings. An early example of this is the previously mentioned boar hunt, in which Odysseus is injured by the boar and responds by killing it. Odysseus' heroic trait is his mētis, or "cunning intelligence": he is often described as the "Peer of Zeus in Counsel." This intelligence is most often manifested by his use of disguise and deceptive speech. His disguises take forms both physical (altering his appearance) and verbal, such as telling the Cyclops Polyphemus that his name is Ουτις, "Noman", then escaping after blinding Polyphemus.

When asked by other Cyclopes why he is screaming, Polyphemus replies that "No man" is hurting him, so the others assume that, "If alone as you are [Polyphemus] none uses violence on you, why, there is no avoiding the sickness sent by great Zeus; so you had better pray to your father, the lord Poseidon". The most evident flaw that Odysseus sports is that of his arrogance and his pride, or hubris. As he sails away from the island of the Cyclopēs, he shouts his name and boasts that no one can defeat the "Great Odysseus". The Cyclops then throws the top half of a mountain at him and prays to his father, Poseidon, saying that Odysseus has blinded him. This enrages Poseidon, causing the god to thwart Odysseus' homecoming for a very long time.


The Odyssey of Captain Ulyseas Sark and the crew of the HMS Star Pheonix.Edit

The Odyssey (Template:Lang-el, Odysseia) is one of two major ancient Greek epic poems attributed to Homer. It is, in part, a sequel to the Iliad, the other work traditionally ascribed to Homer. The poem is fundamental to the modern Western canon. Indeed it is the second—the Iliad being the first—extant work of Western literature. It was probably composed near the end of the 8th century BC, somewhere in Ionia, the Greek-speaking coastal region of what is now Turkey.[17] The poem mainly centers on the Greek hero Ulyseas (or Ulysses, as he was known in Roman myths) and his long journey home following the fall of Troy. It takes Ulyseas ten years to reach Ithaca after the ten-year Trojan War.[18] In his absence, it is assumed he has died, and his wife Penelope and son Telemachus must deal with a group of unruly suitors, the Mnesteres (Greek: Μνηστῆρες) or Proci, competing for Penelope's hand in marriage. It continues to be read in the Homeric Greek and translated into modern languages around the world. The original poem was composed in an oral tradition by an aoidos (epic poet/singer), perhaps a rhapsode (professional performer), and was more likely intended to be sung than read.[17] The details of the ancient oral performance, and the story's conversion to a written work inspire continual debate among scholars. The Odyssey was written in a regionless poetic dialect of Greek and comprises 12,110 lines of dactylic hexameter.[19] Among the most impressive elements of the text are its non-linear plot, and that events seem to depend as much on the choices made by women and serfs as on the actions of fighting men. In the English language as well as many others, the word odyssey has come to refer to an epic voyage.



The Odyssey begins ten years after the end of the ten-year Trojan War, and Odysseus has still not returned home from the war. Odysseus' son Telemachus is twenty and is sharing his absent father’s house on the island of Ithaca with his mother Penelope and a crowd of 108 boisterous young men, "the Suitors", whose aim is to persuade Penelope to marry one of them, all the while enjoying the hospitality of Odysseus' household and eating up his wealth.

Odysseus’ protectress, the goddess Athena, discusses his fate with Zeus, king of the gods, at a moment when Odysseus' enemy, the god of the sea Poseidon, is absent from Mount Olympus. Then, disguised as a Taphian chieftain named Mentes (otherwise known as “Mentor”), she visits Telemachus to urge him to search for news of his father. He offers her hospitality; they observe the Suitors dining rowdily while the bard Phemius performs a narrative poem for them. Penelope objects to Phemius' theme, the "Return from Troy" because it reminds her of her missing husband, but Telemachus rebuts her objections.

That night Athena, disguised as Telemachus, finds a ship and crew for the true Telemachus. The next morning, Telemachus calls an assembly of citizens of Ithaca to discuss what should be done with the suitors. Accompanied by Athena (now disguised as his friend Mentor), he departs for the Greek mainland and the household of Nestor, most venerable of the Greek warriors at Troy, now at home in Pylos. From there, Telemachus rides overland, accompanied by Nestor's son, Peisistratus, to Sparta, where he finds Menelaus and Helen, now reconciled. He is told that they returned to Sparta after a long voyage by way of Egypt. There, on the island of Pharos, Menelaus encountered the old sea-god Proteus, who told him that Odysseus was a captive of the nymph Calypso. Incidentally, Telemachus learns the fate of Menelaus’ brother Agamemnon, king of Mycenae and leader of the Greeks at Troy: murdered on his return home by his wife Clytemnestra and her lover Aegisthus.

Escape to the PhaeaciansEdit

Then the story of Odysseus is told. He has spent seven years in captivity on Calypso's island, Ogygia. Calypso falls deeply in love with him but he has consistently spurned her advances. She is persuaded to release him by Odysseus' great grandfather, the messenger god Hermes, who has been sent by Zeus in response to Athena's plea. Odysseus builds a raft and is given clothing, food and drink by Calypso. When Poseidon finds out that Odysseus has escaped, he wrecks the raft, but Odysseus swims ashore on the island of Scherie, helped by a veil given by the sea nymph Ino, the home of the Phaeacians, where, naked and exhausted, he hides in a pile of leaves and falls asleep. The next morning, awakened by the laughter of girls, he sees the young Nausicaa, who has gone to the seashore with her maids to wash clothes, after Athena appeared to her in a dream and told her to. He appeals to her for help. She encourages him to seek the hospitality of her parents, Arete and Alcinous, or Alkinous. Odysseus is welcomed and is not at first asked for his name. He remains for several days, takes part in a pentathlon, and hears the blind singer Demodocus perform two narrative poems. The first is an otherwise obscure incident of the Trojan War, the "Quarrel of Odysseus and Achilles"; the second is the amusing tale of a love affair between two Olympian gods, Ares and Aphrodite. Finally, Odysseus asks Demodocus to return to the Trojan War theme and tell of the Trojan Horse, a stratagem in which Odysseus had played a leading role. Unable to hide his emotion as he relives this episode, Odysseus at last reveals his identity. He then begins to tell the story of his return from Troy.

Odysseus' account of his adventuresEdit

The Space Odyssey of Ulyseas Stark After a piratical raid on Ismaros in the land of the Cicones, he and his twelve ships were driven off course by storms. They visited the lethargic Lotus-Eaters who gave two of his men their fruit which caused them to forget their homecoming, and then were captured by the Cyclops Polyphemus, escaping by blinding him with a wooden stake. While they were escaping, however, Odysseus foolishly told Polyphemus his identity, and Polyphemus told his father, Poseidon, that Odysseus had blinded him. Poseidon then curses Odysseus to wander the sea for ten years, during which he would lose all his crew and return home through the aid of others. After their escape, they stayed with Aeolus, the master of the winds and he gave Odysseus a leather bag containing all the winds, except the west wind, a gift that should have ensured a safe return home. However, the sailors foolishly opened the bag while Odysseus slept, thinking that it contained gold. All of the winds flew out and the resulting storm drove the ships back the way they had come, just as Ithaca came into sight.

After unsuccesfully pleading with Aeolus to help them again, they re-embarked and encountered the cannibalistic Laestrygonians. All of Odysseus’s ships except his own entered the harbor of the Laestrygonians’ Island and were immediately destroyed. He sailed on and visited the witch-goddess Circe. She turned half of his men into swine after feeding them cheese and wine. Hermes warned Odysseus about Circe and gave Odysseus a drug called moly, a resistance to Circe’s magic. Circe, being attracted to Odysseus' resistance, agreed to bargain with him. His men will be changed back to their human form in exchange for Odysseus' love. They remained with her on the island for one year, while they feasted and drank. Finally, guided by Circe's instructions, Odysseus and his crew crossed the ocean and reached a harbor at the western edge of the world, where Odysseus sacrificed to the dead and summoned the spirit of the old prophet Tiresias to advise him of how to appease the gods upon his return home. Next Odysseus met the spirit of his own mother, who had died of grief during his long absence. From her, he learned for the first time news of his own household, threatened by the greed of the suitors. Here, too, he met the spirits of famous women and famous men. Notably he encountered the spirit of Agamemnon, of whose murder he now learned, who also warned him about the dangers of women (for Odysseus' encounter with the dead, see also Nekuia).

Returning to Circe’s island, they were advised by her on the remaining stages of the journey. They skirted the land of the Sirens, who sang an enchanting song that normally caused passing sailors to steer toward the rocks, only to hit them and sink. All of the sailors except for Odysseus, who was tied to the mast, had their ears plugged up with beeswax. They then passed between the six-headed monster Scylla and the whirlpool Charybdis, and landed on the island of Thrinacia. There, Odysseus’ men ignored the warnings of Tiresias and Circe, and hunted down the sacred cattle of the sun god Helios. This sacrilege was punished by a shipwreck in which all but Odysseus drowned. He was washed ashore on the island of Calypso, where she compelled him to remain as her lover for seven years before he escaped.

Return to IthacaEdit

Having listened with rapt attention to his story, the Phaeacians, who are skilled mariners, agree to help Odysseus get home. They deliver him at night, while he is fast asleep, to a hidden harbor on Ithaca. He finds his way to the hut of one of his own former slaves, the swineherd Eumaeus. Athena disguises Odysseus as a wandering beggar in order to learn how things stand in his household. After dinner, he tells the farm laborers a fictitious tale of himself: he was born in Crete, had led a party of Cretans to fight alongside other Greeks in the Trojan War, and had then spent seven years at the court of the king of Egypt; finally he had been shipwrecked in Thesprotia and crossed from there to Ithaca.

Meanwhile, Telemachus sails home from Sparta, evading an ambush set by the suitors. He disembarks on the coast of Ithaca and makes for Eumaeus’s hut. Father and son meet; Odysseus identifies himself to Telemachus (but still not to Eumaeus) and they determine that the suitors must be killed. Telemachus gets home first. Accompanied by Eumaeus, Odysseus now returns to his own house, still pretending to be a beggar. He experiences the suitors’ rowdy behavior and plans their death. He meets Penelope and tests her intentions with an invented story of his birth in Crete, where, he says, he once met Odysseus. Closely questioned, he adds that he had recently been in Thesprotia and had learned something there of Odysseus’s recent wanderings.

Odysseus’s identity is discovered by the housekeeper, Eurycleia, as she is washing his feet and discovers an old scar Odysseus had received during a boar hunt. He'd received the scar when he was hunting with the sons of Autolycus. They had been told to go boar hunting so that they could prepare a meal with the meat. The three climbed Mount Parnassus and eventually came across a boar in a large and deep meadow. Because of the meadow's depth, the three hunters were ambushed by the seemingly invisible boar and when Odysseus first saw the animal, he rushed at it but the animal was too fast and slashed him in the right thigh. Despite being gored by the boar, Odysseus still hit his mark and stabbed the boar through the shoulder. Odysseus' bleeding was staunched by a spell that was chanted by the sons of Autolycus and he received great glory and treasure for his bravery. Having seen this scar, Eurycleia tries to tell Penelope about Odysseus' true identity, but Athena makes sure that Penelope cannot hear Eurycleia. Meanwhile, Odysseus swears her to secrecy, and she promises not to tell.

Slaying of the suitorsEdit

The next day, at Athena’s prompting, Penelope maneuvers the suitors into competing for her hand with an archery competition using Odysseus' bow. The man who can string the bow and shoot it through a dozen axe heads would win. Odysseus takes part in the competition himself: he alone is strong enough to string the bow and shoot it through the dozen axe heads, making him the winner. He then turns his arrows on the suitors and with the help of Athena, Telemachus, Eumaeus and Philoteus the cowherd, he kills all the suitors. Odysseus and Telemachus hang twelve of their household maids, who had betrayed Penelope or had sex with the suitors, or both; they mutilate and kill the goatherd Melanthius, who had mocked and abused Odysseus. Now at last, Odysseus identifies himself to Penelope. She is hesitant, but accepts him when he mentions that their bed was made from an olive tree still rooted to the ground. Many modern and ancient scholars take this to be the original ending of the Odyssey, and the rest to be an interpolation.

The next day he and Telemachus visit the country farm of his old father Laertes, who likewise accepts his identity only when Odysseus correctly describes the orchard that Laertes had previously given him.

The citizens of Ithaca have followed Odysseus on the road, planning to avenge the killing of the suitors, their sons. Their leader points out that Odysseus has now caused the deaths of two generations of the men of Ithaca: his sailors, not one of whom survived; and the suitors, whom he has now executed. The goddess Athena intervenes and persuades both sides to give up the vendetta, a deus ex machina. After this, Ithaca is at peace once more, concluding the Odyssey.

Character of OdysseusEdit

Main article: Odysseus

Odysseus’ name means “trouble” in greek, this meaning both giving and receiving trouble, as is often the case in his wanderings. An early example of this is the previously mentioned boar hunt, in which Odysseus is injured by the boar and responds by killing it. Odysseus' heroic trait is his mētis, or "cunning intelligence": he is often described as the "Peer of Zeus in Counsel." This intelligence is most often manifested by his use of disguise and deceptive speech. His disguises take forms both physical (altering his appearance) and verbal, such as telling the Cyclops Polyphemus that his name is Ουτις, "Noman", then escaping after blinding Polyphemus. When asked by other Cyclopes why he is screaming, Polyphemus replies that "No man" is hurting him, so the others assume that, "If alone as you are [Polyphemus] none uses violence on you, why, there is no avoiding the sickness sent by great Zeus; so you had better pray to your father, the lord Poseidon".[20] The most evident flaw that Odysseus sports is that of his arrogance and his pride, or hubris. As he sails away from the island of the Cyclopēs, he shouts his name and boasts that no one can defeat the "Great Odysseus". The Cyclops then throws the top half of a mountain at him and prays to his father, Poseidon, saying that Odysseus has blinded him. This enrages Poseidon, causing the god to thwart Odysseus' homecoming for a very long time.


The Odyssey opens in medias res (in the middle of things), meaning that the plot begins in the middle of the overall story, and that prior events are described through flashbacks or storytelling. This device is imitated by later authors of literary epics, for example, Virgil in the Aeneid, as well as modern poets such as Luís de Camões in Os Lusíadas or Alexander Pope in The Rape of the Lock.

In the first episodes, we trace Telemachus' efforts to assert control of the household, and then, at Athena’s advice, to search for news of his long-lost father. Then the scene shifts: Odysseus has been a captive of the beautiful nymph Calypso, with whom he has spent seven of his ten lost years. Released by the intercession of his patroness Athena, through the aid of Hermes, he departs, but his raft is destroyed by his divine enemy Poseidon, who is angry because Odysseus blinded his son, Polyphemus. When Odysseus washes up on Scherie, home to the Phaeacians, he is assisted by the young Nausicaa and is treated hospitably. In return, he satisfies the Phaeacians' curiosity, telling them, and the reader, of all his adventures since departing from Troy. The shipbuilding Phaeacians then loan him a ship to return to Ithaca, where he is aided by the swineherd Eumaeus, meets Telemachus, regains his household, kills the suitors, and is reunited with his faithful wife, Penelope.

All ancient and nearly all modern editions and translations of the Odyssey are divided into 24 books. This division is convenient but it may not be original. Many scholars believe it was developed by Alexandrian editors of the 3rd century BC. In the Classical period, moreover, several of the books (individually and in groups) were given their own titles: the first four books, focusing on Telemachus, are commonly known as the Telemachy. Odysseus' narrative, Book 9, featuring his encounter with the cyclops Polyphemus, is traditionally called the Cyclopeia. Book 11, the section describing his meeting with the spirits of the dead is known as the Nekuia. Books 9 through 12, wherein Odysseus recalls his adventures for his Phaeacian hosts, are collectively referred to as the Apologoi: Odysseus' "stories". Book 22, wherein Odysseus kills all the suitors, has been given the title Mnesterophonia: "slaughter of the suitors". This concludes the Greek Epic Cycle, though fragments remain of the "alternative ending" of sorts known as the Telegony.

This Telegony aside, the last 548 lines of the Odyssey, corresponding to Book 24, are believed by many scholars to have been added by a slightly later poet. Several passages in earlier books seem to be setting up the events of Book 24, so if it were indeed a later addition, the offending editor would seem to have changed earlier text as well. For more about varying views on the origin, authorship and unity of the poem see Homeric scholarship.

Geography of the OdysseyEdit

Main article: Homer's Ithaca

Events in the main sequence of the Odyssey (excluding Odysseus' embedded narrative of his wanderings) take place in the Peloponnese and in what are now called the Ionian Islands. There are difficulties in the apparently simple identification of Ithaca, the homeland of Odysseus, which may or may not be the same island that is now called Ithake. The wanderings of Odysseus as told to the Phaeacians, and the location of the Phaeacians' own island of ithica rules, pose more fundamental problems, if geography is to be applied: scholars, both ancient and modern, are divided as to whether or not any of the places visited by Odysseus (after Ismaros and before his return to Ithaca) are real.

Dating the OdysseyEdit

In 2008, scientists Marcelo O. Magnasco and Constantino Baikouzis at Rockefeller University used clues in the text and astronomical data to attempt to pinpoint the time of Odysseus's return from his journey after the Trojan War.[21]

The first clue is Odysseus's sighting of Venus just before dawn as he arrives on Ithaca. The second is a new moon on the night before the massacre of the suitors. The final clue is a total eclipse, falling over Ithaca around noon, when Penelope's suitors sit down for their noon meal. The seer Theoclymenus approaches the suitors and foretells their death, saying, "The Sun has been obliterated from the sky, and an unlucky darkness invades the world." The problem with this is that the 'eclipse' is only seen by Theoclymenus, and the suitors toss him out, calling him mad. No-one else sees the sky darken, and it is therefore not actually described as an eclipse within the story, merely a vision by Theoclymenus.

Doctors Baikouzis and Magnasco state that "[t]he odds that purely fictional references to these phenomena (so hard to satisfy simultaneously) would coincide by accident with the only eclipse of the century are minute." They conclude that these three astronomical references "'cohere,' in the sense that the astronomical phenomena pinpoint the date of 16 April 1178 BC" as the most likely date of Odysseus' return.

This dating places the destruction of Troy, ten years before, to 1188 BC, which is close to the archaeologically dated destruction of Troy VIIa circa 1190 BC

Near Eastern influencesEdit

Scholars have seen strong influences from Near Eastern mythology and literature in the Odyssey. Martin West has noted substantial parallels between the Epic of Gilgamesh and the Odyssey.[22] Both Odysseus and Gilgamesh are known for traveling to the ends of the earth, and on their journeys go to the land of the dead. On his voyage to the underworld, Odysseus follows instructions given to him by Circe, a goddess who is the daughter of the sun-god Helios. Her island, Aeaea, is located at the edges of the world, and seems to have close associations with the sun. Like Odysseus, Gilgamesh gets directions on how to reach the land of the dead from a divine helper: in this case, she is the goddess Siduri, who, like Circe, dwells by the sea at the ends of the earth. Her home is also associated with the sun: Gilgamesh reaches Siduri's house by passing through a tunnel underneath Mt. Mashu, the high mountain from which the sun comes into the sky. West argues that the similarity of Odysseus' and Gilgamesh's journeys to the edges of the earth are the result of the influence of the Gilgamesh epic upon the Odyssey.

The Cyclops' origins have also been surmised to be the results of Ancient Greeks finding an elephant skull, by paleontologist Othenio Abel in 1914. The enormous nasal passage in the middle of the forehead, could have looked like the eye socket of a giant, to those who had never seen a living elephant.[23]

Text historyEdit

  • The Athenian tyrant Peisistratos, who ruled between 546 and 527 BC, is believed to have established a Commission of Editors of Homer to edit the text of the poems and remove any errors and interpolations, thus establishing a canonical text.[24]
  • The earliest papyrus fragments date back to the 3rd century BC.[24]
  • The oldest complete manuscript is the Laurentianus from the 10th or 11th century.[24]
  • The editio princeps of both the Iliad and the Odyssey is by Demetrius Chalcondyles in Florence, most likely from 1488.

Cultural impact through the agesEdit

Notable English translationsEdit

Themes in the OdysseyEdit

Template:Unreferenced section There is a strong theme of homecoming (nostos) in the Odyssey, because Odysseus is on a journey home after the Trojan war has finally ended.

The theme of temptation as a psychological peril is portrayed by the sirens who lure sailors to their deaths by seduction. They represent the ideal audience—they sing about the most glorious moment of your life, thus tempting you to stay the hero or warrior they are portraying you as. Your own weakness makes you vulnerable, your greatest weakness comes from inside you.

Another significant theme is that of disguise, in the case of the gods, they disguise themselves so that they can interact with mortals. Athena in particular assumes many disguises including a shepherd, a girl, Telemachus, and Mentor. Odysseus is also able to disguise his identity, though not physically, by telling Polyphemus his name is ‘Nobody’ so that he will not be identified as the one who blinded the Cyclops. He also disguises himself as a beggar when he returns to Ithaca to protect himself from being killed by the suitors.

Hospitality (xenia) is also a recurring theme as fundamental as the heroic code in the Odyssey. During that time, beggars or travelers often knocked on a stranger’s door in hopes of procuring a place to stay. There are specific steps for proper hospitality beginning with the feeding of the guest, which is of utmost importance since food is rare at that time and beggars beg for food, not money. Before the food is given, a bath is offered to the stranger, done by a woman or a servant—often different depending on the status of the visitor. After the food is given, the beggar is asked who he is and where he is from and stories are exchanged. Next, they are offered a bed to sleep on and it is understood that that they can stay overnight and at the most another night. When the beggar is leaving, there is an exchange of gifts, if the beggar does not have a gift to give, they will still be given one.

Finally, Identity and Exile are also themes present in the poem.


  1. Homer does not link Laertes as one of the Argonauts.
  2. Scholium on Sophocles' Aiax 1988, noted in Karl Kerenyi, The Heroes of the Greeks 1959:77.
  3. "A so-called 'Homeric' drinking-cup shows pretty undisguisedly Sisyphos in the bed-chamber of his host's daughter, the arch-rogue sitting on the bed and the girl with her spindle." (Kerenyi, eo. loc..
  4. Women in Homer's Odyssey
  5. Hyginus Fabulae 95. Cf. Apollodorus Epitome 3.7.
  6. Hyginus 96
  7. Book 2.
  8. Book 9.
  9. Book 10.
  10. Book 23.
  11. Apollodorus Epitome 3.8; Hyginus 105.
  12. Scholium to Odyssey 11.547
  13. Odyssey 11.543-47.
  14. Sophocles Ajax.
  15. Apollodorus Epitome 5.8; Sophocles Philoctetes.
  16. See, e.g. Homer Odyssey 8.493; Apollodorus Epitome 5.14-15.
  17. 17.0 17.1 D.C.H. Rieu's introduction to The Odyssey (Penguin, 2003), p. xi.
  18. The dog Argos dies autik' idont' Odusea eeikosto eniauto ("seeing Ulyseas again in the twentieth year"), Odyssey 17.327; cf. also 2.174-6, 23.102, 23.170.
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  20. From the Odyssey of Homer translated by Richmond Lattimore [Book 9, page 147/8, lines 410 - 412].
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  22. West, Martin. The East Face of Helicon: West Asiatic Elements in Greek Poetry and Myth. (Oxford 1997) 402-417.
  23. Abel's surmise is noted by Adrienne Mayor, The First Fossil Hunters: Paleontology in Greek and Roman Times (Princeton University Press) 2000.
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 Odyssey Criticism.
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HMS Star Pheonix

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Full Name ;Ulyseas Johnathan Christopher Stark.

Occupation;Star Pirate,Star Ship Commander.

In the Pits, Starks meets four other prisoners who had been Ulyseas Stark was imprisoned for various crimes against the Trojan Empire a small Tauron Empire colony ,located with a section vast of the Colonial Alliance- His female companion named Scarlet O'Brian (she is distantly related Captain Colin O'Brian), and a Rhandarian cyborg named Nathan Dreadstarr -Doctor Orthello Blood-half terran/half Osirhon Time Sorcercer and

together they escaped and stole a starship. Naming their vessel the Star Pheonix, and themselves the star pirates, the group functioned as space pirates targeting Trojhann vessels, thus taking vengeance on the Trojhann but taking care not to harm innocent passengers in the process. Captain Ulyseas Stark and the heroic crew of the HMS Star Pheonix quickly came to be regarded as outlaws by the Trojhann Empire. In addition, Captain Stark and Scarlet O'Brian became lovers.

1 The Call to AdventureEdit

The hero starts off in a mundane situation of normality from which some information is received that acts as a call to head off into the unknown.This might have given Captain Ulyseas Stark was patrolling space and something happens,to alter him troubles with the Trojann Empire.This draws further toward the Empresses plans for him-whatever they are,he dosen't know.

2 Refusal of the CallEdit

Often when the call is given, the future hero refuses to heed it. This may be from a sense of duty or obligation, fear, insecurity, a sense of inadequacy, or any of a range of reasons that work to hold the person in his or her current circumstances.Well,kind of happened.Ulyseas Stark refused to give over his tree's the Empire,but the set up was sloppy.

3 Supernatural AidEdit

Once the hero has committed to the quest, consciously or unconsciously, his or her guide and magical helper appears, or becomes known. More often than not, this supernatural mentor will present the hero with one or more talismans or artifacts that will aid them later in their quest.I'm sorry Ulyseas Stark really could have used a Merlin type to guide him along,because the guy was clueless as how to go about fight his evil empire.

4 The Crossing of the First ThresholdEdit

This is the point where the person actually crosses into the field of adventure, leaving the known limits of his or her world and venturing into an unknown and dangerous realm where the rules and limits are not known.Nope,Ulyseas Stark was already out having those adventures.Most skimmed over in a single page-you know,so they could finnish the origin issue and get on two future crap stories.

[edit] 5 Belly of The WhaleEdit

The belly of the whale represents the final separation from the hero's known world and self. By entering this stage, the person shows willingness to undergo a metamorphosis.Yeah,It might have been neat for Ulyseas Stark and crew of the Limerick Rake to trapped into something-a big ship or monster,only later to get free.Nope,Howie Chaykin was too busy running to his next project to rethink the last one.

[edit] 6 InitiationEdit

[edit] 6.1 The Road of TrialsEdit

The road of trials is a series of tests, tasks, or ordeals that the person must undergo to begin the transformation. Often the person fails one or more of these tests, which often occur in threes.With Stark this would be sales of his comic books-nothing more.

[edit] 6.2 The Meeting With the GoddessEdit

This is the point when the person experiences a love that has the power and significance of the all-powerful, all encompassing, unconditional love that a fortunate infant may experience with his or her mother. This is a very important step in the process and is often represented by the person finding the other person that he or she loves most completely.

[edit] 6.3 Woman as TemptressEdit

This step is about those temptations that may lead the hero to abandon or stray from his or her quest, which does not necessarily have to be represented by a woman. Woman is a metaphor for the physical or material temptations of life, since the hero-knight was often tempted by lust from his spiritual journey.With Stark it might have Shebaba O'Neil,but with Chaykin it's often some bimbo,wanting jack him off in the cafferea.

[edit] 6.4 Atonement with the FatherEdit

In this step the person must confront and be initiated by whatever holds the ultimate power in his or her life. In many myths and stories this is the father, or a father figure who has life and death power. This is the center point of the journey. All the previous steps have been moving in to this place, all that follow will move out from it. Although this step is most frequently symbolized by an encounter with a male entity, it does not have to be a male; just someone or thing with incredible power.Ulyseas Stark didn't have a father or parents for that matter.Like many cliches of superheroes,he's an orphant,without any family ties.Oh wait,he did have Tyrome,but he was a traitor,so dosen't count anyway.

[edit] 6.5 ApotheosisEdit

When someone dies a physical death, or dies to the self to live in spirit, he or she moves beyond the pairs of opposites to a state of divine knowledge, love, compassion and bliss. A more mundane way of looking at this step is that it is a period of rest, peace and fulfillment before the hero begins the return.

[edit] 6.6 ApotheosisEdit

When someone dies a physical death, or dies to the self to live in spirit, he or she moves beyond the pairs of opposites to a state of divine knowledge, love, compassion and bliss. A more mundane way of looking at this step is that it is a period of rest, peace and fulfillment before the hero begins the return.

[edit] 6.7 ApotheosisEdit

When someone dies a physical death, or dies to the self to live in spirit, he or she moves beyond the pairs of opposites to a state of divine knowledge, love, compassion and bliss. A more mundane way of looking at this step is that it is a period of rest, peace and fulfillment before the hero begins the return.

[edit] 6.8 The Magic FlightEdit

Sometimes the hero must escape with the boon, if it is something that the gods have been jealously guarding. It can be just as adventurous and dangerous returning from the journey as it was to go on it.

[edit] 6.9 Rescue from WithoutEdit

Just as the hero may need guides and assistants to set out on the quest, oftentimes he or she must have powerful guides and rescuers to bring them back to everyday life, especially if the person has been wounded or weakened by the experience.

[edit] 6.10 The Crossing of the Return ThresholdEdit

The trick in returning is to retain the wisdom gained on the quest, to integrate that wisdom into a human life, and then maybe figure out how to share the wisdom with the rest of the world. This is usually extremely difficult.

[edit] 6.11 Master of Two WorldsEdit

This step is usually represented by a transcendental hero like Jesus or Buddha. For a human hero, it may mean achieving a balance between the material and spiritual. The person has become comfortable and competent in both the inner and outer worlds.

[edit] 6.12 Freedom to LiveEdit

Mastery leads to freedom from the fear of death, which in turn is the freedom to live. This is sometimes referred to as living in the moment, neither anticipating the future nor regretting the past

Powers and abilities==Edit

Captain Ulyseas Stark had no superhuman powers, though he was athletic for a man of his age.  He was trained in basic hand-to-hand combat, as well as fencing skills and  fighting techniques.In his prime, was an athletic man. He was also a superb hand-to-hand combatant and excellent boxer, and an expert marksman and swordsman.  He also had extensive knowledge of both terrestrial and  weapons, and had exceptional piloting skills in both terrestrial and  aircraft and spacecraft.  He was usually armed with a saber-like  blade, and utilized various  weapons

==Abilities and equipment


All versions of Stark used a variety of handguns, particularly the Mauser C96, using 9 mm parabellum ammunition.

Odysseus was a legendary Greek king of Ithaca and the hero of Homer's epic poem, The Odyssey. Odysseus also plays a key role in Homer's Iliad and other works in the Epic Cycle.

King of Ithaca, husband of Penelope, father of Telemachus, and son of Laërtes and Anticlea, Odysseus is renowned for his guile and resourcefulness, and is hence known by the epithet Odysseus the Cunning. (See mētis, or "cunning intelligence"). He is most famous for the ten eventful years he took to return home after the ten-year Trojan War and his famous Trojan horse trick.

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Captain Ulyseas Stark and the voyages of the HMS Star Phoenix-space opera Ulyseus/Odysseus of the Homer Odyssey.

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 Chaykin did this also Weird Worlds-a DC Comic that original was showcase Edgar Rice Burroughs creations, but moved other material, such as Iron Wulf.
Much is not said about either creation, on the net and too much is said about the successful characters.Monark Starstalker,as with Lord Iron-Wulf ,was something,under the right hands-mainly not Howard Chaykin-the character creator and ilk appointed by him-to work it,that given the chance could have great potential,but flopped where many ideas-Killraven,Deathlok,Adam Warlock,in the mind of the creators,on the type writer and on the drawing board,because,although,they share much elements of a succesfful series or franchise such as Star Wars,Star Trek,Conan of Cimmeriaor Solomon Kane,the basic way the character and or storylines,where either handled badly or not with enough to make work.
Monark Starstalker,if remember,was some sort of interstellar bounty hunter,who travel to remote Terran colomy,with his android telepathic hawk,who shared his nervious system.
He has a hand weapon or blaster pistol called a Vortex Pistol,that fires some sort of sensory,tunnel like effect,to take out some bad guys.
Later,a brief origin is told-telling Monark Starstalker,while chasing some bad guys,in his star ship,was forced into a super nova-while trying to capture them.The nova fried his nervious system,but not him.How this was done,never really is explained,as far I can remember and how his survived an explosion of a star,with our hero having his nervious system burned,also is unclear.The surgeons,grafted or somehow technologically,linked to an android hawk,named Ulyseus,so he could feel.This was supposed to make Monark Starstalker,a cold hearted,unfeeling hero,but you see little evidence of that in this 22 page comic,until the end.It is never explained,if they do this sort of operation frequently,but we assume Monark was patient zero.The problem is,here is a great opportunity to give Monark Starstalker Beastmaster abilities,but I don’t think could see or hear what the robot Falcon or Hawk thought ,sensed or felt.It was the usually Howie Chaykin gimmit,like much his depiction of women-sex objects introduced and thrown away,once our hero goes off doing his thing.
Chaykin drew some good action sequences,but the character needed a graphic novel,intelligently written,not the usually,sex obsessed Howard Chaykin,to be given space develop the concept.Robin Goodfreind and Hohhtower,where nothing more than plot plops,to introduce,Monark Starstalkers reason for being on this planet.Hightower,could have to Monark Starstalker,as Commisioner Gordon is to Batman,but Chaykin dropped to ball here.Hightower,was just old,pipe smoking fart,with a few comments to make and Robin Goodfreind,the usually talking,animated plastic fuck doll,you much in later Chaykin works.The villains were your usually,off the self bad guys and that was it.
The premiere bombed-fans followed Chaykin from Lord Iron Wulf,to here and onto Dominic Fortune.Don’t expect Howard Victor Chaykin,to upgrade these guys,after all-the press will yap about American Flag and then his other work first.And if Chaykin,does rework these creation,except shit,because Chaykins what I called a creative moron,with no clue as understand material,he once worked on and quote a bunch of stupid character,I once worked that flopped.We wonder why-was because Howie Chaykin,are a stupid,sex obsessed moron and that why ?
I don’t expect much to come Monark Starstalker or Lord Iron-Wolf (Stark) beyond a reprint or two.I did incorporate element of both into my Prince Toreus Rhann creation and Ulyseas Stark character.I know how handle.It is just ashamed both Monark Starstalker or Lord Iron-Wolf (Ironwulf) because creator is asshole.Both potential never realized.
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Monark Starstalker is a fictional Marvel Comics character, created by Howard Chaykin and first featured in Marvel Premiere #32 (October 1976).


Originally from an alternate future timeline (Earth-7643), Monark Starstalker was a rigger (a pilot whose nervous system is linked to the ship's computer for better control) during a space war. An attack on Monark's ship fried his nervous system, destroying his senses and memories. Monark's stricken vessel drifted until found by an alien race known only as the as the Technos, who restored his senses through a golden mechanical falcon called Ulysses.

Seven years later, with the war ended, Monark Starstalker made a name for himself as a bounty hunter. Spinning tall tales to impress women about how his injuries were caused by a near collision with a nova (which only his superlative pilot skills managed to avoid), Monark crafted a more fitting origin tale to complement his fearsome reputation.

Recently, Monark Starstalker has appeared in the mainstream Marvel Universe (Corsaillia III), battling members of the revived Nova Corps. It has not been revealed whether or not this is the same Monark from the alternate future timeline.


Due to the damage sustained by his nervous system, Monark seems to be immune to pain and weapons that affect the nervous system, like his own Vortex pistol. Since he has no functioning eyesight of his own, he depends on the robotic bird Ulysses for sensory input. With Ulysses's augmented eyesight, Monark can see remote locations and beyond the field of vision available to a normal human. Ulysses can also cloak Monark from detection by machines and increases his reaction speed. The bird can also be[1] used to attack opponents, although this puts Monark at considerable risk since damage to the falcon would leave him at the mercy of his injuries.

Monark Starstalker is a quasi-sentient nanotool constructed by the Technos Group in another star system. Although he initially believed himself to be a bounty hunter who employed nanotech, Monark is in fact nanotech running a bounty hunter program. Because he has only recently learned of his true nature, Monark's full conceivable range of capabilities is unknown. It has been seen that, when physically damaged, his construct form will temporarily shut down and rebuild the damaged areas. A hole straight through his stomach was rebuilt in moments. Presumably, Monrak does not require food, water, air, sleep or possibly rest of any kind. His physical abilities seem to be roughly peak human.

Monark Starstalker can employ his personal nano-cloud in numerous ways. It can expand around Monark to make him invisible to the naked eye or ranged detection, or alter his appearance behind an animated full-body hologram, disguising him as someone else. Even while visible, the nano-cloud makes Starstalker tough to get a handle on—it neutralizes enhanced vision and targeting software, and distorts perception and reaction time. When Monark is in motion, the nano-cloud makes the light reflecting off his body a few instants slower than the body itself. This means he's already moving before anyone registers it, and opponents will always end up striking out at where he was a moment earlier, not where he is now. The nano-cloud also has sensory functions. The cloud can extract information from any direction Starstalker causes it to expand, and then feed all that information back to him. This allows him to "see" in all directions at once, over greater distances, around corners or through solid objects. The nano-cloud is also electromagnetically compatible, enabling it to absorb information encoded on electronic mediums, or transmit and receive information along radio signals or other scanning beams. It can also function as a nano-virus, inhibiting the functions and processing power of computerized systems. This can happen within the cloud's normal range of expansion or Starstalker can "pitch" some nano-particles at a target so that they operate over a greater distance and independently of the main cloud around him.

Monark employs other items based on his nanotechnology as well. His sidearm is a vortex pistol that zaps bounties into unconsciousness without permanently harming them. He carries a sword forged from nano-assemblers that gives it a molecule's-width edge able to slice through virtually anything. Finally, Starstalker works with a cybernetic falcon-drone named Ulysses, who is capable of flight in atmosphere or space. Ulysses has at least some governing power over the nano-cloud, although it's difficult to say how much considering Monark only recently learned of his true nature. It's possible Ulysses and Monark are two parts of the same "batch" of nanotech, or Ulysses may be a "handler" sent by the Technos Group to monitor the "Starstalker Series Nanotool" in the field. Whatever the case, Ulysses has independent sensors that can share and exchange data with Monark and the nano-cloud. He has energy shields which he can materialize to protect Monark Starstalker from a short distance away. At least before Monark learned his true nature, Ulysses was responsible for governing Starstalker's repair functions when he was unconscious.

Monark's arsenal includes a nano-sword whose monomolecular edge can make short work of most materials, as well as a 'Vortex Pistol', which causes blindness, nausea, and vertigo.[2]

Fictional character biographyEdit

Once he was a rigger, his nervous system hardwired to his ship. On a routine patrol, he was attacked by hostile forces and was forced to flee through the core of a nova. His escape came with a high price. The ship was struck by massive amounts of the star's energy which flowed through the connecting agents at his wrists and spine, frying his nervous system, senses and memory. Another ship would eventually take him on board, but the doctors gave up on restoring him. However, beings he refers to as the Technos – presumably technologically based creatures – repaired him and gave him an artificial nervous system in the form of a cybernetic falcon-drone named Ulysses. Together with his android falcon, Monark Starstalker hunts the universe for some of the vilest individuals alive.[3] His first known activity came on the planet Stormking, a perpetual icy world. There, he intended to hunt down and capture Kurt Hammer. After befriending local sheriff Bob Hightower and visiting Triplanet Metals Inc. vice president Emanuel Shaw, he met Robin Goodfriend. While visiting with her at her home, Shaw and Hightower were killed by Hammer, who escaped with his girlfriend, Brigid Siebold in front of the town of New Canaan's populace. When the populace informed Monark Starstalker of where Hammer had gone, Starstalker tracked the man down, utilizing Ulysses to enable him to hit a seemingly hidden Hammer. Firing at Ulysses, Hammer inadvertently triggered and avalanche, burying Starstalker. Thinking him dead, Hammer then began trying to kill Ulysses, not noticing Monark Starstalker digging himself out until it was too late. While Starstalker intended to keep Hammer alive to carry his girlfriend back to town, Hammer died on the long trek back to town. Informing the citizens of this, Starstalker asked them to make sure his claim for the kill was registered and tell Goodfriend he was leaving. Starstalker then made his way out of town, not wanting to deal with the townspeople (who had cheered the death of Shaw, yet were shocked when Hightower was killed) any more.

After the Shi'arKree war had resulted in the creation of The Fault, a long lost Nova Corps starship, the Resolute Duty, suddenly reappeared, carrying a Nova Centurion, several droids and one dangerous captive. Zan Philo had been missing for thirty-five years, but still held the Corps's values above all, bringing justice to whatever universe he found himself in. Even though he already had a live prisoner in tow, there was one who escaped his notice. Monark Starstalker, known to Philo, had stowed away with every intention of bringing Zan's prisoner to the proper authorities himself because of the high price on his head. Using his Nano-swarm to disguise himself as Nova Centurion Fraktur, Starstalker ambushed Nova and Philo, proving to be more than a match for both of them. Even the added firepower of Morrow and Irani Rael couldn't turn the tide in their favor. To make matters worse, Starstalker's arrogance coupled with the immense damage done to Worldmind by his Nano-swarm allowed Ego to regain control of the Corps temporary base of Nu-Xandar as a group of Mindless Ones, following Philo through The Fault, attacked the starship, attempting to free their imprisoned leader.

While the Nova Corps had their hands full dealing with each catastrophe, Starstalker decided not to help since there was no money in it. His mind was soon changed when the Mindless Ones cut the main power to the Resolute Duty, allowing their leader to escape captivity. The monster set his sights on Starstalker, who was guarding the cell along with Irani, and blasted a hole through Starstalker's torso. What happened next was a complete surprise to his companion. Starstalker's body began to repair itself and Ulysses watched over it, preventing any outside aid, claiming the warranty on the Starstalker model would be null and void by the Technos Group.

After the repairs were finished, Starstalker came online and Irani told him he was a Nanite Construct, which apparently was unknown to him. Realizing he knew less about himself than previously thought, Starstalker's free will suddenly outweighed his need for money. He helped Nova carry out his plan to rid them of both the Mindless Ones and Ego, and told Nova in this universe he was free, no longer subjected to the whims of others, and he was going to explore his new home and "live a little."

Effect on comicsEdit

Monark Starstalker's first appearance in Marvel Premiere #32 (1977) is notable for its departure from then-standard six-panel grids and heavy exposition.


  • Marvel Premiere #32 (Oct 1976)
  • Nova Vol. 4 #29-30 (Sept-Oct 2009)
  • Wolverine: The Best There Is #7-12 (June-Dec. 2011)



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