INFINITY THRALL

Real Name: None

Identity/Class: Unstoppable Energy Creature

Occupation: Killing Adam Warlock

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Man-Beast, Triax the Terrible

Enemies: Adam Warlock

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Man-Beast's Spaceship, high Earth Orbit

First Appearance: Warlock and the Infinity Watch#5 (June, 1992)

Powers: The Infinity Thrall has the might of five Infinity Gems backing him up. (All but the soul gem--see comments.) The Thrall has demonstrated absolutely unlimited strength, disintegration beams, and instant teleportation, but likely this is just a small fraction of its capabilities.

Weaknesses: The incarnation of Infinity Thrall that we've seen requires machinery to draw power from the Infinity Gems, to keep the Infinity Thrall powered up and directed. If any direct possessor of the Infinity Gems brought it back, presumably its only weakness would then be in the concentration of the wielder of the gems.

Physical Description: The Infinity Thrall is an energy being, composed of fluffy pink energy, with black claws on each hand and foot. His height seems to vary between fifty and hundreds of feet.

History: (W&IW#5) The Man-Beast had kidnapped four members of the Infinity Watch and was holding them unconscious in a stasis tank, in his ship high above the Earth. Man-Beast decided to 'safely' draw power from the Infinity Gems through a computer system of his, rather than directly. He used this "Instrumentality" to avoid becoming intoxicated with the power of the Infinity Gems as Thanos previously had. Warlock came to rescue his captured teammates, and succeeded in defeating the Man-Beast's soldiers and Triax the Terrible. When Warlock confronted the Man-Beast, Man-Beast used his "Instrumentality" to create the Infinity Thrall and sent it to kill Warlock.

(W&IW#6) This resulted in one of the best cosmic battle-issues of all time, as Warlock tried desperately to stay alive while being hunted by the truly unstoppable and invincible killing machine. I can't do it any justice, you just have to see it. Warlock eventually comes up with a plan, luring the mindless Thrall into destroying the Man-Beast ship's engines and generators, depowering the machinery that was creating the Thrall, and destroying half the ship. The Thrall vanishes after destroying its own power source.

Comments: Created by Jim Starlin and Angel Medina.

If you want some of the best butt-kicking-est cosmic action ever, this is the issue for you. It's one of my all-time favorites. If you want some stories about the solitary existential prison of modern living, go read some Jimmy Corrigan. It's good too.

Hmmm...without having re-read the issues to be certain, I'd suspect that the Infinity Thrall did not have the power of the Reality Gem, which was in the hands of Thanos. The Man-Beast's agents captured Drax, Gamora, Moondragon, and Pip, which would have given them the Power, Time, Mind, and Space Gems, respectively--Snood.

Clarifications:
Infinity Thrall has no known connection to:

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Other appearances:
Warlock and the Infinity Watch#6 (July, 1992) - Jim Starlin (writer), Angel Medina (pencils), Bob Almond (inks), Craig Anderson (editor)


Last updated: 06/15/03

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