Classification: Semi-humanoid, alternate reality (Reality-81049) extraterrestrial race 

Location/Base of Operations: Planet Moensien in a region far distant from the known galaxies, Reality-81049

Known Members: Shareen (Firefrost), Xanth (Ebon Seeker), unidentified Elders

Affiliations: None identified

Enemies: None identified (beyond themselves)

First Appearance: (Ebon Seeker and Firefrost in transformed states) Fantastic Four I#229 (April, 1981)
    (native Moensien forms, planet Moensien) Fantastic Four I#230 (May, 1981)

Powers/Abilities: None revealed.
    Ebon Seeker and Firefrost's abilities are due to being re-created by energy creatures.
    They were able to constuct a single starship, thought it took 40 years to find anything of significance, indicating either that the ship was slow, or there was nothing to find.

Traits: Having once achieved an advanced level of technology, culture, etc., the Moensiens reached a dead-end and then began a decline into violence, decadence, and corruption.

Type: Bilaterally symmetric semi-humanoid bipeds
: Most were bald, though some were seen to have thick beards or a tiny shock of apparently dark hair on their heads
: Two (on head; white sclera with black iris and pupil (or equivalent structures) color seen)
: Four (including opposing thumb)
: Unrevealed
Skin color: Gray, green, and pink seen (art error vs. racial variation?)
Average height: Approximately 5'4"? (that's how tall Xanth was pre-transformation, but we don't see him standing next to anyone for comparison)

(Fantastic Four I#230 (fb)) - Billions and billions of years in a far distant sector of the universe in the future of Reality-81049, the Moensien race reached an evolutionary, moral, scientific, and philosophical dead-end. The inhabitants had begun a slow but inexorable decline into decadence and corruption. The Moensien Elders realized the scientific means to restore their society was slipping from their loosening grasp; they decided that hope for their world's revitalization could be found only in contact -- and exchange of ideas, knowledge, and experience -- with other life, other planetary cultures and civilization.







    Two native pilots, the lovers Xanth and Shareen, were chosen to explore space for other lifeforms with which to interact with and enrich their stagnant race. Two of the rare natives who still believed in the old ways, embracing progress and rejecting decadence, they were inculcated with the absolute necessity for success. Together they left their dying world behind, seeking new life with the hope and faith of youth.

     After forty fruitless "solar years," they discovered a derelict ship floating towards a black hole. Desperate to not lose the ship, Xanth flew the ship into the black hole after the derelict. Within the black hole, their bodies were destroyed, but their minds survived as their vaporized life-energies fused with the ships' dead matter. They encountered swirling energy beings who sought to commune them. Refusing to listen, Xanth was transformed into the dark Ebon Seeker, while Shareen, who communed with the energy beings was transformed into the light-energy-infused Firefrost.

    The Ebon Seeker exited the black hole at a point in the distant past of Reality-616, and sought out other worlds only to destroy them. Watching futilely over countless worlds, Firefrost finally intervened on Earth-616, and the Fantastic Four helped her convince Xanth to return to the black hole where they belonged.

Comments: Created by Doug Moench, Bill Sienkiewicz, and Joe Sinnott.

    There may be counterparts to Moensien, etc. in Reality-616, but as we saw them at the end of their existence billions and billions of years in the future, they may not even exist yet in Reality-616's modern era.

Their race appears to be named after their creator Doug Moench.

    Thanks to MarvellousLuke for the image upgrades! Thanks to James Cope for pointing out a recurring typo.

Profile by Snood.

The Moensiens have no known connections to

images: (without ads)
Fantastic Four I#230, pg. 4, panel 1 (Moensiens and sea cities);
            panel 2 (elders view violent battle);
            panel 4 (Shareen and Xanth's ship, front view);
        pg. 5, panel 4 (ship, side/oblique view)

Fantastic Four I#229-230 (April-May, 1981) - Doug Moench (writer), Bill Sienkiewicz (pencils), Joe Sinnott (inks), Jim Salicrup (editor)

First Posted: 12/13/2001
Last updated: 05/17/2014

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