Personal Info:
Real Name: Gustav Brandt
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Unknown
First Appearance: Avengers Vol.1 72
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: Former member of the Zodiac Cartel
Base Of Operations: The Between/Place
Grudges: Avengers
Libra is physically blind, but possesses psychic senses, which compensate completely for this. He is also highly skilled in the martial arts.
Mystic: Libra can access the Place Between Places, appearing and disappearing at will, and avoiding the detection of even such advanced beings as Immortus and the Time-Keepers. He can stimulate the Destiny Force and even direct its use. He can sense disruptions in the balance of all things and take actions to stabilize them, though he does not always understand the exact reasons for the necessity of what he does. He can affect the perceptions of others, such as when he faked his own death.
Gustav Brandt was a mercenary soldier with the French Forces in Vietnam. While relaxing in Saigon, he met and fell in love with Lua. After a whirlwind courtship lasting only two months, they were married. However, as they left the church they were confronted by Lua's brother, the crime lord Monsieur Khruul, who hated occidentals (Europeans and Westerners) and led his men to try to kill them. They barely escaped with their lives.
After ten months on the run, Lua, who had become pregnant, had to stop to give birth. After they delivered their daughter, they built a small hut to live in, but then Khruul's men caught up to them, using flamethrowers to torch their home. Lua was killed, and the flames blinded Gustav, though he managed to escape with their daughter, fleeing into the jungles. After an unknown number of days, he came across the temple of the Priests of Pama, who offered to teach him to see by other means and train him towards enlightenment. However, as he was a soldier, they refused to allow him to raise his daughter, raising her themselves instead.
The Priests of Pama trained Brandt who, over the course of years, learned to function perfectly without eyes. He then began to sneak away, observing his daughter's training. However, he was never allowed to communicate with her.
Brandt gradually forgot his love for the daughter he no longer knew, and eventually he left the Temple, allegedly trained in body, but not in mind; his previous goals in life money, power, love remained untouched.
Libra joined the Zodiac Cartel that was founded by Cornelius van Lunt (Taurus), as part of his nationwide criminal network. There ultimate goal being world economic and political domination.