Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial entity

Occupation: Scientist, Explorer

Group Membership: Member of long extinct extra-terrestrial race

Affiliations: Empowered the Angler,

Enemies: Project: PEGASUS, Quasar, Squadron Supreme; apparent rival of the geometer Yingar the Dissembler

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None. He is actually a Geometer, not the Geometer. However, for simplicity, he will be referred to as the Geometer in this profile.

Base of Operations: Formerly the extraterrestrial world of his birth, then mobile throughout a number of dimensions, currently unknown

First Appearance: Quasar#51(October 1993), Quasar#52 (named, November, 1993) (see comments)

Powers/Abilities: He possesses the Lathe of Perfection, an extra-dimensional receptacle for metamorphic energy of unknown origin. This enables him to transform objects, beings, or energy forms into whatever form he desires. He prefers geometrically distinct shapes, such as prisms, cubes, cones, etc. He twisted Hyperion into knots, turned Dr.Spectrum paper-thin, and transformed Quasar into a form resembling cubist art. He used this device to mutate the Angler, as well as to attempt to alter all matter and energy in reality. He could control it when not in direct contact with it, even when it was surrounded by energy such as from the Quantum Bands or Dr.Spectrum's power prism.

In addition, he is approximately ten feet tall and covered in an exoskeleton of unknown composition. This likely affords him superhuman strength and durability. He is virtually immortal, having been alive for about three billion years.

He is capable of inter-dimensional travel, most likely through technological means. He was not previously capable of time travel, but left to unlock its secrets.

Height: 10'
Weight: 3660 lbs.
Eyes: Green
Hair: None

History: (Quasar#52 (fb) ) - His individual name has not been revealed. He is a geometer, which apparently refers to his extra-terrestrial race, although it could be a guild to which he belonged. He was the first entity to create a mathematical equation to fully describe the workings of the universe, from atoms to galaxy. His work gave him great status among his scholarly people until a fellow scientist (possibly Yingar) made a physical observation that could not be accounted for by his equation.

Disillusioned that the physical universe would betray him, he left the Earth-616 dimension to find a universe more mathematically pleasing to him. Although he was unable to find his desire, after some time he did discover the Lathe of Perfection. Using it, he began the mission of correcting, refining, and adjusting what he perceived as the inaccuracies in creation. He spent nearly three billion years on the mission, remaking one universe after another.

(Quasar#51-52 (fb) ) - In the modern era, a member of Roxxon Oil Company's Nth Command fell through a dimensional rift when his projector malfunctioned. When the man encountered the Geometer, he fled, but not before the Geometer blasted him with a ray from his Lathe, partially remaking him, mutating him into the Angler.

(Quasar#51) - The Geometer sensed that the man was from the universe of his birth and traced his "disharmonic trail" back to Earth. When Quasar used an Nth Projector to banish the Angler from Project: PEGASUS, the Geometer used the inter-dimensional portal to step through to Earth.

(Quasar#52) - Despite the efforts of Quasar and several members of the Squadron Supreme, the Geometer made his way to the surface and used the Lathe to create an expanding Dodecahedron which would transform all matter within its volume to conform to his ideas. While all of Earth might be affected in a relatively short time period (such as days to weeks), it would take billions of years to affect the entire universe. Quasar convinced him that the universe was riddled with too many impurities for him to "fix" everything in a timely method. Quasar convinced him to try to travel back to the dawn of time and alter the values of the universe at the very moment they came into being. Intrigued, the Geometer reversed the effects of the Lathe (lest they eliminate the possibility of time travel) and left Earth to unlock the secrets of time travel.

Comments: Created by Mark Gruenwald, the original source of all knowledge in the Marvel Universe.

    Quasar felt safe sending the Geometer back in time, secure in the knowledge that one of three things would happen: 1) The Geometer would get atom-smashed by the condition of the universe at the Big Bang, 2) The Geometer would succeed only in diverging his own universe, or 3) If he did succeed no one would ever realize the change, because things would have always been that way.

    A Geometer, who may or may not be the same guy (This information was per Kurt Busiek) was sent to earth during the Maximum Security series, as one of the prisoners banished to Earth by the Shi'ar in an effort to occupy the heroes of Earth while making their world a prison planet. This Geometer was in Maximum Security#1, [2], 3

    Geometer has an entry in the All-New OHotMU Update#3.

    Should the Geometer be counted as one of the Elders of the Universe? According to Epoch, the Geometer was "born about three billion years ago" and is "a member of a long-extinct race." He also demonstrated that he was obsessed with making every universe he encounters "more mathematically perfect" and claimed that he had been doing so for billions of years. He certainly sounds like an Elder to me.
--Donald Campbell

    --Most sources list the Elders as being more like 5.5 billion years old, but I have to admit that he fits the bill pretty solidly. I don't think there's anything that indicates when the ancient races had to have perished. Just that they were one of the first races to come around after the Big Bang. Maybe the race was much older, and the Geometer was ONLY born 3 billion years ago. If you accept that, he pretty much fits the mold perfectly.

The Geometer describes his Lathe of Perfection as a "receptacle of metamorphic energy." Could this mean that the device is actually a Cosmic Cube? Or maybe the Lathe is a device which draws its power from a Cosmic Cube?
--Donald Campbell

--Sounds possible!

Quasar#51 (October, 1993) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), John Heebink (pencils), Ralph Cabrera, Jim Amash & Michael Aven Oeming (inks), Mike Rockwitz (editor)
Quasar#52 (November, 1993) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), John Heebink (pencils), Ralph Cabrera (inks/editor)

Last updated: 12/03/12

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