BIG ENILWEN

Real Name: Enilwen

Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial, unknown race

Occupation: Collector

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Ally of U.S Archer and his Pit Crew (esp. Wide Load Annie); She-Hulk

Enemies: Xemnu the Titan, Spragg the Living Hill

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: The Star Stop Diner, a satellite located in planetary orbit around an unidentified planet somewhere in the outer regions of the Milky Way galaxy

First Appearance: Sensational She-Hulk#7 (November, 1989)

Powers: Superhuman size; possibly above human strength. Enilwen can possibly lift around 800 pounds.
--I'd say he's a lot stronger than that. Xemnu's modern form is 11' tall and has Class 90 strength. Enilwen's got to be at least 40-50' tall, and he was able to restrain Xemnu with no effort whatsoever. Maybe a large part of Xemnu's strength is psionically enhanced, but I'd still put Enilwen in at least Class 50, if not Class 100 strength. He'd presumably have a comparable level of superhuman durability. His mental capacity is more than a little sub-par, though--Snood.

History: (Sensational She-Hulk#7) - Big Enilwen is a member of an unidentified humanoid race characterized by their large size and simple-minded goals. Possibly thinking no higher than the level of a child, he has spent much of his life collecting one type of collectible from throughout the galaxy. Considering one of the commonest toys in the galaxy was based on Earth's teddy bear, he began collecting teddy bear variations from throughout the galaxy.

When the She-Hulk defeated Xemnu the Titan at the Star Stop Diner, Enilwen was chosen to take custody of Xemnu and keep him distracted from future trangressions. Enilwen was simply happy to have another "teddy bear".

(Sensational She-Hulk#43 (fb)) - Hampered by a psionic damper, Xemnu continued to barrage Enilwen's low brain functions until he could work a subtle influence on the simple-minded alien. As a result, Enilwen came to believe he was keeping his bears captive and released them thus giving Xemnu his chance to escape.

(Sensational She-Hulk#42) - Enilwen turned his collection into collecting rocks, and eventually added Spragg the Living Hill to his collection.

Comments: Created by John Byrne.

According to Scott Radcliffe:
believe Enilwen is Len Wein---former editor and writer for marvel.
--It's certainly an anagram, and seems likely. Anyone got a picture of Len Wein for comparison?--Snood.

Enilwen was definitely intended as a parody of Len Wein.Wein had the brown hair and beard (at least at the time) and I also remember reading in a letter column somewhere that Wein once had a big collection of stuffed teddy bears, including at least one human-sized one. When Wein was writing AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, he wrote Peter Parker having a huge stuffed bear somewhere in his apartment (I'd have to check for specific issues, though, and even I'm not nerdy enough to dig out the issues for that right now!) Roger Stern later had Peter give the huge bear away, saying something to the effect that "a grown man shouldn't have a teddy bear!" This was a little joke at Wein's expense. Wein has offered some unflattering opinions about John Byrne in the fan press over the years, so this was probably another jab at him in the comics.
--Continental Op

by Will Uchtman

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Sensational She-Hulk#7, p17, pan1 (Big Enilwen main pic)


Other appearances:
Sensational She-Hulk#42-43 (August-September, 1992) - John Byrne (writer/artist), Renee Witterstaetter (editor)


Last updated: 12/28/04

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