Real Name: unknown

Identity/Class: Extra-Terrestrial technology user

Occupation: Tester of Worthiness

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Fantastic Four, Fantastic Four Android doppelgangers of the Mad Thinker, familiar Alien

Enemies: Fantastic Four, his own force-field

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Four Freedom Plaza, New York

First Appearance: Marvel Comics Presents#66/3 (1990),

Powers/Abilities: Unknown power level. He can manipulate the most sophisticated technologies with the energy of his suit.

Height: 6' 6"
Weight: 200 lbs.

History: An unknown time ago the Exile lived on a distant planet but he did something very bad and had to leave his home planet. Since then he called himself the Exile and wandered many years through the galaxy, unable to return to his home planet. He took notice of the Fantastic Four, when one of Reed's machines opened an inter-dimensional doorway by accident. He began to investigate the heroes and discovered many super-powered beings on earth. He began to test if they were worthy of their powers.

(MCP64/3 - BTS) - The Exile starts his tests on the Fantastic Four. He manipulates the Molecular Regenerator of Reed Richards and an alien comes through and attacks Reed. Reed overcomes his ignorance and saves the dying alien. Reed passed the test of the Exile.

(MCP65/3 - BTS) - The Exile activates the Fantastic Four Android doppelgangers (created by the Mad Thinker) and sends Susan Richards' doppelganger to her house. Somehow it takes away the mind of Susan. Later the android finds out that it is not the real Susan and finds Susan Richards lying in her room. The Android sacrifices its own existence to return its mind into the real Susan Richards. Susan passed the test of the Exile.

(BTS) - The Exile wants to start the Test of Ben Grimm but an accident happens and he gets trapped in a web made of the opposite energy to the one of his suit. He can't get out of it and anytime he touches the web it causes an explosion.

(MCP66/3) - Thing wakes up by an emergency call of Reed Richards who tells him that their Android doppelgangers are reactivated. Thing fights them until a powerful energy finishes them. Thing goes to the center of the energy and a big explosion stops him for a moment. The Exile congratulates Thing for saving them some more minutes by absorbing the excess energy with a door. The Exile hopes that everything he heard about Ben Grimm is true, because only then they will survive. The Exile is still trapped in the web.

(MCP67/3) - The Exile tries to explain everything to Thing. He tells him about the trap he tried to build for Thing and the accident that brought him into this web. It shifts constantly and the Exile is afraid of the big explosion. Meanwhile Johnny Storm defeats the reactivated Androids. The Exile tells his story to Thing and what he did to Reed and Susan. Thing only becomes angry at him because he was next on the Exiles list. Thing wants to help the Exile anyway to get out of the web because an explosion could destroy the building.

(MCP68/3) - Thing is joined by his team-mates and they see the trapped Exile. The Exile explains his plans to Mr. Fantastic. He just wants to know if the Fantastic Four are worthy of their powers. He wanted to be sure that they are not easily corrupted and weak-willed like most other creatures with great power. The Fantastic Four work together to free the Exile. The Exile is surprised that Susan tries so hard to save his life after what he did to her. The Exile gets free and looks at the Fantastic Four. Reed is angry at him and the Exile leaves with words that show his own guilt from the past. It seems that he wasn't worthy of his powers and he envies the innocence of the Fantastic Four.


Comments: Created by Robert Denatale and Tom Morgan.

The F4's android doppelganger first showed up in Fantastic Four I#96.

Profile by Markus Raymond

CLARIFICATIONS: The Exile should not be confused with:

familiar Alien

The Alien came through the molecular regenerator of Reed Richards which was manipulated by the Exile. It attacked Reed but he managed to knock it out. Reed found out that it was dying and worked on a way to communicate with the Alien. With the brain pattern of the Alien recorded he found out that the Alien saw everything different. He adjusted the brain scanner and stepped into the Alien's world. The Alien was now able to see Richards and asked him to end his misery of madness. Richards explained to the alien that it wasn't mad but trapped by his machine when it teleported and that his machine recreated an unstable body for the Alien. The Alien learned that Earth is full of life and promised that the plans to colonize or invade this world will be stopped. Richards brought the Alien back to his machine and sent it back to his home world.

The Alien looked familiar to Reed because the molecular regenerator tapped somehow into his brain to find a pattern. So I've chosen to name it familiar Alien (how unoriginal)

--Marvel Comics Presents#64/3


images: (without ads)
Marvel Comics Presents#66, p24 (main image)
  #68, p23, pan3 (head shot)
  #64, p19, pan1 (familiar alien)

Other appearances:
Marvel Comics Presents#64-65 (1990) - Robert Denatale (writer), Mike Harris (pencils), Sam Grainger (inks), Terry Kavanagh (editor)
Marvel Comics Presents#65 (December, 1990) - Robert Denatale (writer), Tom Morgan (artist), Terry Kavanagh (editor)
Marvel Comics Presents#67-68 (January, 1991) - Robert Denatale (writer), Tom Morgan (artist), Terry Kavanagh (editor)

Last updated: 12/27/03

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