The highly anticipated Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is finally within grasp, and while you know plenty about Star-Lord, Gamora, and Rocket, you probably don't know much about Ayesha, aka that gold lady from all the trailers. Played in the film by Elizabeth Debicki, there's been suspiciously little footage of her, even though she's supposed to be one of the film's main villains. With that in mind, we've assembled a quick course on everything you'll need to know about Ayesha before seeing her on screen Thursday night. And don't worry. There are no spoilers from the film in this piece.

Much like several of the characters James Gunn has adapted into the MCU, there probably won't be much in common between Ayesha and her comic book counterpart. Movie-Ayesha is the High Priestess of the Sovereigns, who at the beginning of the movie hires the Guardians for a mission -- a mission that quickly goes sour and makes her an enemy. But knowing comic book backstory usually teases what to expect from a character in a movie, so here are five things to know about Ayesha/Paragon/Her/Kismet/Whatever she's going by these days.

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Ayesha Is An Artificially Created Being

Though she looks pretty alien, Ayesha is unlike most beings. She was a creation of a group called the Enclave, a quartet of scientists who wanted to genetically engineer a new superior human race that would master the Earth. The being they created in their Citadel of Science (also known as "the Beehive") became known as Him, and, wouldn't you know it, he turned against his creators and set out to chart his own destiny. Well, anything worth doing is worth doing twice, so the Enclave tried again. But THIS time the being they created... also wasn't down to be their puppet and entered a cocoon to finish its evolution. What emerged would one day call herself Ayesha.

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