Princess Nyxlygsptlnz was born to the Mad King Brpxz in the Fifth Dimension, and was the younger sister of her older brother. At some point, she met Mxyzptlk and considered him to be a "wild card".
Banishment to the Phantom Zone
Nyxly was banished to the Phantom Zone for the crime of being the heir to the throne and trying to cut her father's throat. Her father being a paranoid narcissist who was threatened by anyone who might take his power. Nyxly's older brother was murdered by her father, and she was imprisoned in the Zone. Ever since the Zone fractured, Nyxly received fake memories of a different reality.
At some point, Nyxly met Az-Rel and stole his lighter, because she needed to make campfires since she did not have her magical powers.
Nyxly stumbles upon Scar and his men capturing Zor-El and attempting to take an injured Kara Danvers. She lies about approaching Phantoms and enraged White Martians, causing the bandits to flee. She takes Kara to her small refuge, where she tells Kara that Scar is going to sacrifice Zor to a creature that lives within the nearby Shadow Lake. Kara reveals she was sent to the Zone by a madman, and until recently she thought her father was dead.
Nyxly divulges the location of Shadow Lake to Kara. Kara wants to go alone to save her father, so Nyxly confides in her that her father murdered her older brother and banished her to the Zone because he saw them as a threat to his power. Kara decides they should both go to save Zor, since they both don't belong in the Zone. Nyxly is able to remove her power-dampening cuff with a powerful orb from her dimension, granting her magic again. She uses her magic to heal Kara's leg and begins to feel like her old self again.
Nyxly teleports herself into the den of Scar and his men, and with a snap of her fingers she causes the bandits to disappear. Kara unties Zor and reveals that since her mother built the Zone, she knows of a way out and Nyxly agrees to work with them.
Trickery and betrayal
Using Scar's form, Nyxly attacked Zor-El and told Kara that she chased Scar away before he could hurt Zor-El further.
Powers and abilities
- Reality manipulation: As a Fifth Dimensional imp, Nyxly possess incredible abilities native to her species that enable her to seemingly warp reality.
- Healing: Nyxly healed Kara Danvers's leg after regaining her powers.
- Pyrokinesis: Nyxly can control and manipulate fire. She was able to rekindle ebbing embers.
- Shapeshifting: She glamoured herself as a prisoner with a scar in order to injure Zor-El.
- Teleportation: Nyxly is able to teleport herself and others with a snap of her fingers manifesting a smokey blue light.
- Superhuman strength: She was able to effortlessly throw a depowered Supergirl around the Phantom Zone anchor and damage the control console upon impact.
- Invulnerability: Nyxly claimed that a barbed bat would be ineffective against her.
- Magic-imbued cuff: Nyxly's father outfitted her with a cuff imbued with Fifth Dimensional magic that was capable of nullifying her powers.
- Az-Rel's lighter: Nyxly stole a lighter from Az-Rel in the Phantom Zone to make campfires.
- Fifth Dimensional orb: Nyxly kept an orb hidden on her was she was banished to the Zone. The orb is a "powerful tool" from her dimension which was able to display an image of Zor-El, confirming he was still alive after being captured by Scar.
Behind the scenes
- In the DC comics, Nyxlygsptlnz was the partner of Mxyzptlk, living in Metropolis as Superman's landlady. She debuted in Action Comics #1 (November, 2011).