|Featured In||The Reckoners|
She is an African-American woman in her seventies. She has white hair and is described as looking "distinguished". She is described as grandmotherly by some, at least in her physical appearence. When David discovers her real body, he finds her appearance to be more of sickly version of her projections.
Long before the arrival of Calamity she was an attorney, and later a judge. She did not serve very long as she quit to star in her own reality show, Judge Regalia, which aired for six years. She then quit to join the Light of Heaven Television Ministry. She eventually became known as "one of America's most controversial religious figures" because of her divisive preaching. 
Not long after the arrival of Calamity she gained her Epic abilities while on air. After revealing a level of intolerance and brutality not seen before, she lost most of her followers. For reasons unknown she killed her remaining followers then went to New York City where she killed the reigning Epic. She then flooded the streets, renaming the city Babylon Restored.
When the Reckoners discover that Regalia had been sending Epics such as Mitosis and Sourcefield to Newcago to engage with the team, they set their sights on Babilar to take down Abigail. She is served by the High Epics Newton and Obliteration in Babilar. Throughout the book, the Reckoners realize that she has some kind of connection to Prof and a plan involving their leader. Prof informs David Charleston that he had previously been a part of a team of Epics, including Abigail, that attempted to do good. She later reveals that she has a connection with the Epic, Calamity, and tries to turn David into an Epic, but David rejects the influence of Calamity and seemingly fails to turn into an Epic. Later it is revealed that she planned to corrupt Prof so she could succeed her as it turns out that Regalia is actually terminally ill with cancer and is treated by a doctor who also takes care of Dawnslight. The Reckoners find her and kill her before she she could succumb her disease. Although dead in the next book, her influence still remains as she is responsible for Prof's corruption and the creation of Epic-based technologies made from Obliteration's DNA.
Abilities and Attributes
- Water Manipulation
- The "Class B" ability to control massive amounts of water. She used this ability to flood the streets of Manhattan.
- Water Tendrils
- The ability to control tendrils of water. She used this ability to attack David, as well as other people. These tendrils cannot feel, requiring light to be effective.
- The "Class A" ability to project images of herself anywhere she wishes. She is able to see and interact through these images however she can not be injured through them. Due to this ability her true location is unknown. David assumed that she has a range that limits how far away she can be to create projections and manipulate water, and the Reckoners attempted to use this to their advantage in order to discern her location. However, it was later revealed that this was false as she appeared in the Reckoner's base in Babilar when David attempted to contact her.
- The ability to both see and hear anything near an open body of water. Supposedly, this body of water needs to be at least two inches deep. Regalia looks into a dish of water, and can see out of any surface of water that touches air. This can be prevented by placing suds of soap on the top of the water. However, she is far from omniscient. She cannot see all bodies of water at once, nor can she scan or randomly find things.
- The "Class F" ability to see the future. However, she can rarely interpret what she sees, so this does not elevate her to High Epic status.
- She is featured in a full-color Epic File found in the Books-a-Million special edition of Steelheart.
- Despite David's attempt to find her weakness, it has never been revealed. Outside of the books, it was revealed to be "being proven wrong." This is why her projection dissipated after David resisted Calamity.
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- Firefight chapter 6 Summary: Firefight/Chapter_6#
- Firefight chapter 39 Summary: Firefight/Chapter_39#
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Steelheart · (Mitosis) · Firefight · Calamity
|Characters||David Charleston · Megan Tarash · Jonathan Phaedrus|
|Places||Newcago · Babilar · Ildithia|
|Reckoners||Abraham · Cody · Exel · Mizzy · Tia · Valentine · Sam|
|Epics||Calamity · Conflux · Faultline · Firefight · Fortuity · Nightwielder · Obliteration · Regalia · Steelheart · Loophole|
|Other||Faithful · Coven · Great Transfersion|