ANTHROPOMORPHO

Real Name: Anthropomorpho

Identity/Class: Extradimensional, non-physical

Occupation: Prime Manifester

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Leader(?) of Dimension of Manifestations;
    Ally/Associate of all abstract/non-physical beings (i.e.
Anomaly, Eternity, In-Betweener, Living Tribunal, Lord Chaos, Master Hate, Master Order, Mistress Love);
    Formerly employed by
Magus, directed creation of Infinity War doppelgangers (including Hellspawn, Moonshade, Gambit Doppelganger, Spider-Man doppelganger, and many others)
Ally of the Contemplator, Quasar

Enemies: None

Known Relatives: None known

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Dimension of Manifestations

First Appearance: Quasar#37 (August, 1992)

Powers/Abilities: Like all natives of his realm, Anthropomorpho is a living fractal, able to shape himself in an infinite manner. He can assume a physical form for non-physical or abstract beings. These forms have access to the full power of the original being. He can also assume forms similar to other physical beings, duplicating their powers and abilities in the process. Any form he assumes would be allowed varying amounts of input and independent action depending on the wishes of the entity for which it is manifesting. It is not known if he would actually be harmed if one of his forms were injured or destroyed. It is likely that he could simply reform or reshape himself anew by returning to the Dimension of Manifestations.

History: Anthropomorpho's origin is unrevealed. As his realm appears to exist at a different time flow than the physical universe, it is impossible, or even inapplicable, to attempt to determine his age. He is the Prime Manifester of the Dimension of Manifestations. It is likely that this is a position he ascended to, although it is possible that he formed or was created to serve this position.

As Prime Manifester, he communicates with any being desiring Manifestation Bodies, or M-Bodies. This includes numerous abstract or non-physical entities desiring contact with the physical universe. In addition, other beings of power may use M-Bodies to manifest their form at multiple sites simultaneously. Young Manifesters serve as finite beings, taking on the role of more powerful and/or abstract entities as they increase in ability and experience.

(Secret Wars II#6 (BTS)) - Anthropomorpho assisted an assemblage of cosmic beings in the use of the Dimension of Manifestations in order to confront the Beyonder.

(Infinity Gauntlet#3-6 (BTS)) - The Dimension of Manifestations was employed by various cosmic beings during their confrontation with Thanos over the Infinity Gauntlet.

(Warlock and the Infinity Watch#1 (BTS)) - The Dimension of Manifestations was used by cosmic beings in their trial of Adam Warlock after he had obtained the Infinity Gauntlet.

(Quasar#38 (fb)) - In recent times, Anthropomorpho was contacted by the Magus, who made a deal with him to create doppelgangers of his opponents during the events of the Infinity War. These doppelgangers were sent to attack their counterparts to occupy them while he obtained the power of the Infinity Gauntlet.

(Quasar#37) - Instructed to locate Eternity, Quasar was directed to the Dimension of Manifestations by the Contemplator, and was introduced to Anthropomorpho, who explained to him how beings have employed him for the use of M-Bodies. Quasar eventually located Eternity, who had been rendered catatonic by the Magus.

(Quasar#38) - After Quasar departed the Dimension of Manifestations, the Contemplator came across the scene of Anthropomorpho creating the Magus' Doppelgangers for him.

(Quasar#49 (BTS)) - Quasar later made use of the Dimension of Manifestations in order to confront Death, in the hopes that he could keep her from taking his mother's life, but he soon realized the futility of doing so and departed.

(Quasar#58) - Quasar again made use of the Dimension of Manifestations, and Anthropomorpho set up a meeting with the Living Tribunal for him. Quasar attempted to have the Living Tribunal release his girlfriend Kayla Ballantine from the New Universe's Earth, but the Living Tribunal refused to do so.

(Avengers Infinity#4 (BTS)) - Quasar and his fellow Avengers made use of the Dimension of Manifestations in order to summon up Eternity to oppose the Infinites, beings who threatened the universe.

Comments: Created by Mark Gruenwald, Greg Capullo and Harry Candelario.

The use of M-Bodies makes sense, and explains a previously unexplored corner of the Marvel universe. However, thinking too much about exactly how they work and what they do makes your brain hurt.

    anthropomorphism
              n.  the attribution of a human form or personality to a god, animal, or thing.
            - When you have animals speaking in cartoons, etc., that is anthropomorphism.

by Snood and Prime Eternal

CLARIFICATIONS:

Anthropomorpho should not be confused with:

  • Anthos of Earth-Guardians, god worshipped by Centaurians, @ Marvel Presents#3

Images taken from:
Quasar#37, page 12, panel 6


Other Appearances:
Quasar#38 (September, 1992) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Greg Capullo (pencils), Harry Candelario (inks), Kelly Corvese (editor)
Quasar#58 (May, 1994) - Mark Gruenwald & Peter Sanderson (writers), John Heebink (pencils), Aaron McClellan (inks), Mike Rockwitz (editor)


Last updated: 10/04/04

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