Classification: Extraterrestrial race
Location/Base of Operations: Planet Prosilicus, possibly the Andromeda Galaxy
Known Members: None named
Affiliations: "Victims" of the Watchers
Appearances: Tales of Suspense I#53/3 (May, 1964)
Powers/Abilities: Roughly human abilities. Initially possessed limited technology, then had nuclear power, and now the few survivors live in squalor in the post-war world.
Traits: Bellicose to the point of near genocide.
(Tales of Suspense I#53/3) - Shortly after the race known as the Watchers gained the ability to transform themselves into energy, they decided to travel to other worlds to share their knowledge. The first planet they attempted this was Prosilcus. The Watchers shared with the Prosilicans the power of nuclear energy, and taught them how to use it improve transportation, save money, can cure diseases. However, after the Watchers left, other Prosilicans saw the destructive power of nuclear energy and a war erupted which rapidly reduced their civilization to ruins. When the Watchers returned, the few survivors cursed them as demons for destroying their society.
Comments: Created by Stan Lee and Larry Lieber.
OHotMU I#7 gives an incorrect file for the Prosilicans. It appears that their file was switched with another, although the picture is correct. I'm not sure who the other is yet, but it's not the Prosilicans.
These events are referred to as the Prosilicus Experiment, and form the basis for the Watchers' Oath of Non-Interference.
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Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe I#7, profile (main)
Tales of Suspense I#53/3, p4, pan3 (in front of rocket)
Tales of Suspense I#53/3, p4, pan5 (after war)
Tales of Suspense I#53/3 (May, 1964) - Stan Lee (plot/editor), Larry Lieber (script/pencils), Paul Reinman (inks)
First Posted: 09/08/2001 (?)
Last updated: 05/01/2005
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