Real Name: possibly Methinx
Identity/Class: Extra-temporal (@ 3442), extra-terrestrial technology user, possibly a cyborg (See Comments)
Occupation: Court Magician
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: The Lord High Protector of Lionheart, Major Oak
Enemies: Death's Head (Minion), Tuck, Yorick
Known Relatives: none
Aliases: The Dreaded Necromancer of Annwn
Base of Operations: Cordelion, Lionheart
First Appearance: Death's Head III#6 (May 1993)
Powers/Abilities: Methinx's advanced technology mimics magic. Advanced molecular engineering allows him to manipulate the elements for various effects: altering the appearance of stone, animating creepers, and controlling water. He can even manipulate things at an atomic level and generate fission reactions to produce massive explosions, but this requires a great amount of energy and leaves him weakened. His technology gives him the ability to create dimensional gateways that allow travel in time and space, generate and control energy, provide levitation, and also enhances his durability to superhuman levels.
History: (Death's Head III#8 (fb) - BTS) - Methinx met a band of Lionheart's crusaders on an alien planet and convinced them he was a sorcerer. He traveled to Lionheart and became court magician to the Lord High Protector.
(Death's Head III#6-8) - Methinx accompanied the Lord High Protector to Gibbet Gate Cemetery to watch the battle between Major Oak and Death's Head. Seeing that Death's Head had the upper hand, he altered the inscription on one of the grave's to read, "Here Lies Death's Head." This distracted Death's Head enough for Major Oak to defeat him. Later on, Methinx prevented Major Oak from executing Death's Head, and when the cyborg escaped Methinx followed him. He tracked Death's Head to Losers Weep and the two fought. During the battle, Death's Head revealed that he had guessed that Methinx was a technology user and not a true mage. Methinx admitted the truth and shed his disguise. He then generated a fusion reaction in order to finish off Death's Head, destroying Losers Weep in the process. Death's Head's body lay smoldering in the wasteland, seemingly defeated. With the battle over, he finally saw the destruction he had caused. Tuck and Yorrick made him realize what he had done and convinced him to help repair the damage to the planet. Death's Head awoke and made Methinx transport him and Tuck off planet.
Comments: Created by Dan Abnett and Simon Colby
While without his mage's disguise (see the picture to the right) his skin is apparently covered in circuitry and various gadgetry; he does describe himself as a technology user and not a cyborg. He also refers to Death's Head as a cyborg in a derogatory sense, something he'd be unlikely to do if he was one himself. While I admit it's possible he is a cyborg, I personally would assume the circuitry is part of a skin tight costume.
My theory: if the suit was to incorporate technology similar to a Virtual Reality Data Suit, it could monitor Methinx's postures and gestures. This would allow him to simulate magic as different gestures would access a different "power" in a manner similar in appearance to spell casting. As true magic users in the MU often use chants as well as gestures, the technology could be partly voice activated (to avoid accidentally blasting everything he points at!). The voice control aspect might also explain why Methinx was constantly describing everything he was doing!
While the technology Methinx used is unconventional by our standards, he states that it was widely used on his home world. Imagine that: there's a planet out there somewhere full of people capable of giving Death's Head a hard time!
Profile by Changeling
Profile updated/edited by Kyle Sims
Methinx has no known connection to:
The Lord High Protector and the Human Protectorate have no known connections to:
Protector - android created by Rhunians --Thor I#219
PROTECTOR (Thoran Rul) - Xandarian, Champions of Xandar--Fantastic Four I#205, 208
PROTECTORS - Life Foundation--Amazing Spider-Man I#321
PROTECTORS of the UNIVERSE - those who have served as agents of Eon—Captain Marvel I#26
Tuck has no known connection to:
Yorrick has no known connection to:
"Alas, poor Yorick!--I knew him, Horatio: a fellow of
infinite jest, of most excellent fancy..."
-- Hamlet, Act V, Scene i
The common misquote (usually when talking to a skull) is, "Alas, poor Yorick, I knew him well."
Death's Head III#6-8 (May-July, 1993) - Dan Abnett (writer), Simon Coleby (#6-7) & Anthony Williams (#8) (pencils), Andy Lanning (#6, 8) & Sean Hardy (#7) (inks)
First Posted: 03/24/2003
Last updated: 05/27/2003
Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.
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