Real Name: None

Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial (A-Chiltarian race) robot

Occupation: Abductor

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Created by Kraglin and other members of an advance scouting party from A-Chiltar

Enemies: Ant-Man (Henry Pym) and the Wasp

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: The Cyclops

Base of Operations: The Greek Isles, The Mediterranean Sea

First Appearance: Tales to Astonish I#46 (August, 1963)

Powers/Abilities: The Cyclops robot stood over six stories tall (@ 60 feet). It possessed great superhuman strength (at least Class 25) and durability. It was controlled by mental impulses from the A-Chiltarians, although this control could be overridden from within the robot's control center in its "brain." It is believed to be as susceptible to rust as anything else made of metal, although this was not confirmed.

History: The A-Chiltarian race sought to determine if Earth was suitable for conquering and colonization. A group of at least five A-Chiltarians, including Kraglin, were sent to Earth as an advance scouting party. The aliens either built a robot on A-Chiltar and brought it to Earth, or built it once on Earth. In an effort to use superstition to cloak their activities, the aliens set up a base on one of the Greek islands and designed their robot in the form of a giant cyclops out of Greek mythology.

The aliens sent their Cyclops robot to capture ships sailing in the vicinity of their island base, successfully convincing the locals that one of the ancient Cyclopes inhabited the islands, convincing them to avoid the islands. The people on board those ships were subjected to a "Mentalscope," which could read their mental patterns. Kraglin believed that these patterns indicated that humans were inferior to them and would be easily conquered.

Unfortunately for the A-Chiltarians, the super-heroes Ant-Man and the Wasp chose that time to vacation in the Greek Isles. They learned of the Cyclops and investigated it. Initially, they were paralyzed by pain caused by their insect communication antennae picking up interference from the telepathic speech of the aliens. After adjusting their wavelengths, they learned of the aliens' plans, including the fact that the Cyclops was a robot. Correctly figuring that he might be able to override the aliens' mental control of the robot from within it, Ant-Man flew in the Cyclops' mouth and did so. Ant-Man sent the Cyclops after the A-Chiltarians, who incorrectly assumed that the Earthlings possessed greater powers of mental control than they. The aliens fled Earth and apparently returned to A-Chiltar and reported that Earth was too powerful to conquer. Ant-Man commanded the Cyclops robot to wander into the Mediterranean Sea, intending it to rust and fall apart.

Comments: Created by Stan Lee, H. E. Huntley, and Don Heck.

There is no definitive proof that the Cyclops robot was built out of steel or any metal of Earth. Perhaps it was created from a rust resistant metal native to A-Chiltar. If that's the case, it could be found at some point by some Atlantean, or anyone else exploring the depths of the Mediterranean Sea, and used in another plot.

Clarifications: The Cyclops robot is obviously based on the actual race of Cyclopes. It has no connection to:

Tales to Astonish I#46 (August, 1963) - Stan Lee (plot/editor), Ernie Hart (script), Don Heck (artist)

Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.

Last Updated: 08/16/12

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